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Lions Club supports the Performing Arts at Burr and Burton
Lions Club supports the Performing Arts at Burr and Burton
On behalf of the Lions Club of Manchester, Ben Beers presents a check to the cast of Burr and Burton Academy’s “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”.  Due to the Lions Club generosity, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” played to full houses and presented a free matinee to over 150 students from Sunderland Elementary, The Dorset School, The Mountain School at | Read More »
"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" Cast Gives Back
Burr and Burton Academy’s cast of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” raised money for the Manchester Community Food Cupboard during it’s highly successful recent run. Instead of using the money for opening night gifts they combined that with donations they collected after each show with signed posters raising over $1,000. They feel very fortunate to give back to their community | Read More »
Faculty Travel Grants, Rowland Sabbatical and Rowland Chairs Announced
Faculty Travel Grants, Rowland Sabbatical and Rowland Chairs Announced
At the faculty meeting on Monday, April 7, recipients of two annual faculty travel grants, the Rowland Sabbatical, and the Rowland Chairs were announced. Headmaster Mark Tashjian said, “This is my favorite faculty meeting of the year as we celebrate professional development opportunities and the individual initiative for personal growth.” The Bigelow Fund for Excellence, encourages teachers to seek enriching | Read More »
BBA Mountain Campus Awarded LEED Platinum Certification
BBA Mountain Campus Awarded LEED Platinum Certification
Burr and Burton Academy’s Mountain Campus in Peru was awarded the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, recognizing best-in-class building strategies and practices, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. To receive LEED certification, building projects must satisfy rigorous prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Fewer than 10 buildings in all of | Read More »
The Fourth Installment of BBA News
The Fourth Installment of BBA News
Here is the third installment of BBA News for your enjoyment. Stories include: Homework Academy, Slopestyle Team, Senior Parking Lot, Best of BBA, BBA Iron, Questions with Cubby and you may even hear some barking. See it here: http://vimeo.com/93255160
2014-2015 Course of Study
2014-2015 Course of Study
The 2014-2015 Course of Study is available for viewing! The course of study booklet is designed to help you map out your studies at Burr and Burton Academy, along with guidance from your counselor, advisor and teachers. In order to properly plan your curriculum, please see the 2014-2015 Course of Study and sign up for your next year’s classes by completing the 2014 Course | Read More »
BBA's K1BBS Two-Time Defending High School World Champion
BBA's K1BBS Two-Time Defending High School World Champion
The ham radio contest team at K1BBS was on fire in the 2014 School Club Roundup.  During the week of February 10-14, 26 participants activated K1BBS for 24 hours … making 859 contacts (a K1BBS record) and scoring 237,084 points (another K1BBS record).  BBA’s contest team put in an amazing performance on a worldwide stage. The numbers: 859 countable contacts | Read More »
Stratton Foundation Sponsors BBA Student Success Program
Stratton Foundation Sponsors BBA Student Success Program
The Stratton Foundation, Stratton Mountain and Burr and Burton Academy have announced a partnership to support the Student Success Program at Burr and Burton Academy.  Stratton Foundation Executive Director Tammy Mosher explained, “The Stratton Foundation has been looking for a high-impact way to support underserved students in our communities, and the Student Success Program was a perfect fit.”  Sky Foulkes, | Read More »
Senior Survey results show the Mountain Campus as highlight of students’ BBA careers
Senior Survey results show the Mountain Campus as highlight of students’ BBA careers
When the senior class of 2014 was asked “What would you characterize as the single most important or meaningful activity, opportunity or experience (at BBA)?” the overwhelming response from Mountain Campus graduates was their semester on the mountain.  In fact, their voices were so united, their responses skewed the entire dataset and emerged as the most significant experience for the entire | Read More »
BBA Students Ranked Nationally and Regionally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
BBA Students Ranked Nationally and Regionally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
Simon Aborn of Burr and Burton Academy has ranked nationally in the 75th annual event, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours.  Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.  Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French. Nearly 100,000 students in all 50 states | Read More »
Burr and Burton Creative Arts Department
Burr and Burton Creative Arts Department
View a short video by cinematography teacher Bill Muench about the Burr and Burton Creative Arts Program: here. This video was part of the recent first Burr and Burton Creative Arts Expo held on Saturday, May 31. Burr and Burton Academy believes that the arts are an integral part of every student’s education. The arts speak to our students’ creative spirits, | Read More »
BBA Mountain Campus students build Jamaica Cottage Shop woodbine
BBA Mountain Campus students build Jamaica Cottage Shop woodbine
Three students from the Burr and Burton Mountain Campus partnered with Jamaica Cottage Shop to build a 6’ x 14’ woodbine for firewood storage at the campus in Peru.  This project was an extension of the Mountain Campus’ emphasis on sustainable economic, environmental and community development.  Prior to building the woodbin, the students toured the Jamaica Cottage Shop production facility in South | Read More »
Kevin Pearce to Deliver BBA's 181st Commencement Address
Kevin Pearce to Deliver BBA's 181st Commencement Address
Burr and Burton Headmaster Mark Tashjian announced that Kevin Pearce, former professional snowboarder, inspirational survivor, sports commentator, motivational speaker and advocate for brain injury research and Down syndrome, will be the 2014 commencement speaker. The commencement ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm on Friday, June 13 on Pettibone Field, and Pearce will be speaking in front of 170 BBA graduates. The commencement | Read More »
See the recent Annual Gawlik Awards
See the recent Annual Gawlik Awards
A video of the recent 4th Annual Gawlik Awards can be seen online here.
A Short BBA Video Shown at the Gala
A Short BBA Video Shown at the Gala
The video shown at the 2014 Burr and Burton Gala “Passport to the World” on May 23 can be seen here.  This video was conceived and produced by BBA cinematography teacher Bill Muench.
Lions Club supports the Performing Arts at Burr and Burton
Lions Club supports the Performing Arts at Burr and Burton
On behalf of the Lions Club of Manchester, Ben Beers presents a check to the cast of Burr and Burton Academy’s “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”.  Due to the Lions Club generosity, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” played to full houses and presented a free matinee to over 150 students from Sunderland Elementary, The Dorset School, The Mountain School at | Read More »
"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" Cast Gives Back
Burr and Burton Academy’s cast of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” raised money for the Manchester Community Food Cupboard during it’s highly successful recent run. Instead of using the money for opening night gifts they combined that with donations they collected after each show with signed posters raising over $1,000. They feel very fortunate to give back to their community | Read More »
Faculty Travel Grants, Rowland Sabbatical and Rowland Chairs Announced
Faculty Travel Grants, Rowland Sabbatical and Rowland Chairs Announced
At the faculty meeting on Monday, April 7, recipients of two annual faculty travel grants, the Rowland Sabbatical, and the Rowland Chairs were announced. Headmaster Mark Tashjian said, “This is my favorite faculty meeting of the year as we celebrate professional development opportunities and the individual initiative for personal growth.” The Bigelow Fund for Excellence, encourages teachers to seek enriching | Read More »
BBA Mountain Campus Awarded LEED Platinum Certification
BBA Mountain Campus Awarded LEED Platinum Certification
Burr and Burton Academy’s Mountain Campus in Peru was awarded the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, recognizing best-in-class building strategies and practices, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. To receive LEED certification, building projects must satisfy rigorous prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Fewer than 10 buildings in all of | Read More »
The Fourth Installment of BBA News
The Fourth Installment of BBA News
Here is the third installment of BBA News for your enjoyment. Stories include: Homework Academy, Slopestyle Team, Senior Parking Lot, Best of BBA, BBA Iron, Questions with Cubby and you may even hear some barking. See it here: http://vimeo.com/93255160
2014-2015 Course of Study
2014-2015 Course of Study
The 2014-2015 Course of Study is available for viewing! The course of study booklet is designed to help you map out your studies at Burr and Burton Academy, along with guidance from your counselor, advisor and teachers. In order to properly plan your curriculum, please see the 2014-2015 Course of Study and sign up for your next year’s classes by completing the 2014 Course | Read More »
BBA's K1BBS Two-Time Defending High School World Champion
BBA's K1BBS Two-Time Defending High School World Champion
The ham radio contest team at K1BBS was on fire in the 2014 School Club Roundup.  During the week of February 10-14, 26 participants activated K1BBS for 24 hours … making 859 contacts (a K1BBS record) and scoring 237,084 points (another K1BBS record).  BBA’s contest team put in an amazing performance on a worldwide stage. The numbers: 859 countable contacts | Read More »
Stratton Foundation Sponsors BBA Student Success Program
Stratton Foundation Sponsors BBA Student Success Program
The Stratton Foundation, Stratton Mountain and Burr and Burton Academy have announced a partnership to support the Student Success Program at Burr and Burton Academy.  Stratton Foundation Executive Director Tammy Mosher explained, “The Stratton Foundation has been looking for a high-impact way to support underserved students in our communities, and the Student Success Program was a perfect fit.”  Sky Foulkes, | Read More »
Senior Survey results show the Mountain Campus as highlight of students’ BBA careers
Senior Survey results show the Mountain Campus as highlight of students’ BBA careers
When the senior class of 2014 was asked “What would you characterize as the single most important or meaningful activity, opportunity or experience (at BBA)?” the overwhelming response from Mountain Campus graduates was their semester on the mountain.  In fact, their voices were so united, their responses skewed the entire dataset and emerged as the most significant experience for the entire | Read More »
BBA Students Ranked Nationally and Regionally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
BBA Students Ranked Nationally and Regionally in Le Grand Concours (National French Contest)
Simon Aborn of Burr and Burton Academy has ranked nationally in the 75th annual event, according to Lisa Narug, National Director of Le Grand Concours.  Le Grand Concours is a national competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.  Students were evaluated for their written, oral and listening comprehension skills in French. Nearly 100,000 students in all 50 states | Read More »
Burr and Burton Creative Arts Department
Burr and Burton Creative Arts Department
View a short video by cinematography teacher Bill Muench about the Burr and Burton Creative Arts Program: here. This video was part of the recent first Burr and Burton Creative Arts Expo held on Saturday, May 31. Burr and Burton Academy believes that the arts are an integral part of every student’s education. The arts speak to our students’ creative spirits, | Read More »
BBA Mountain Campus students build Jamaica Cottage Shop woodbine
BBA Mountain Campus students build Jamaica Cottage Shop woodbine
Three students from the Burr and Burton Mountain Campus partnered with Jamaica Cottage Shop to build a 6’ x 14’ woodbine for firewood storage at the campus in Peru.  This project was an extension of the Mountain Campus’ emphasis on sustainable economic, environmental and community development.  Prior to building the woodbin, the students toured the Jamaica Cottage Shop production facility in South | Read More »
Kevin Pearce to Deliver BBA's 181st Commencement Address
Kevin Pearce to Deliver BBA's 181st Commencement Address
Burr and Burton Headmaster Mark Tashjian announced that Kevin Pearce, former professional snowboarder, inspirational survivor, sports commentator, motivational speaker and advocate for brain injury research and Down syndrome, will be the 2014 commencement speaker. The commencement ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm on Friday, June 13 on Pettibone Field, and Pearce will be speaking in front of 170 BBA graduates. The commencement | Read More »
See the recent Annual Gawlik Awards
See the recent Annual Gawlik Awards
A video of the recent 4th Annual Gawlik Awards can be seen online here.
A Short BBA Video Shown at the Gala
A Short BBA Video Shown at the Gala
The video shown at the 2014 Burr and Burton Gala “Passport to the World” on May 23 can be seen here.  This video was conceived and produced by BBA cinematography teacher Bill Muench.