Approximately 250 student athletes from all over Vermont attended the Vermont State Athletic Directors Association Athletic Leadership Conference was held Monday, Nov 13th and Tuesday, Nov 14th at the Double Tree Conference Center in Burlington VT.
The Burr and Burton Academy Music Department will present a Winter Concert Tuesday, December 5th, 6:30 p.m. in the Riley Center for the Arts. The performance will showcase a diverse menu of music presented by various instrumental and vocal ensembles. Tickets are available at bbatickets.com, $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. A livestream link to the performance can be found here. Contact Julie Freebern at email@example.com for more information.
Burr and Burton Presents - “A Winter Showcase of Dance, Drama and Film”
Burr and Burton Academy’s Performing Arts Department is proud to present, A Winter Showcase of Dance, Drama, and Film, onDecember 14, 2023, at 6:30 pm in the Riley Center for the Arts. The performance of this semester's dance, acting, and film classes include classical, contemporary, original written scenes and film projects from the Cinema Class and various dance pieces including musical theater favorite “Crunchy Granola”, hip hop, and lyrical jazz pieces.
Burr and Burton is excited to announce that Charley Stevenson, parent of two BBA alumni and a trustee since 2020, has been appointed Chair of the Board of Trustees, succeeding longtime Trustee Ed Campbell.
Stevenson brings a broad range of experiences in education to his role as chair. Starting his career as a math and science teacher, Stevenson taught at middle and high schools for several years before joining the staff at Williams College as an advisor and resource coordinator.
This past couple weeks BBA enjoyed the visit of our French friends from our sister school in Pau, France. They enjoyed attending classes with their American correspondents, climbing mountains all over the area, carving pumpkins, eating cider donuts, doing the slide at Bromley Mtn, trying a maple creamee, and seeing the fall foliage.
In early October, Special Olympics announced that Burr and Burton has earned national recognition as a Unified Champion School.
“We are immensely proud of Burr and Burton Academy for achieving this well-deserved honor,” said Sarah McCaffrey, President and CEO of Special Olympics Vermont. “Thanks to the hard work of the entire school community, and dedication of school leadership, especially Assistant Athletic Director Julie Crosier, Burr & Burton has become a clear leader in the Unified Champion Schools movement in Vermont. Their commitment to the core values of inclusion and respect makes their impact truly exceptional."
Read on for the full press release from Special Olympics.
On Friday, September 15th, Burr and Burton students, alongside students from other area schools, participated in a Climate Strike at the Factory Point Town Green in Manchester.
The event was a student-led rally to draw attention to the effects of climate change and the possibilities of a renewable energy-based solution. BBA Environmental Club members Dahlia Cohn, Kallen Fenster, Lily Kajah, Anna Markcrow and Hudson Via all planned and participated in the event in collaboration with students from surrounding schools and Earth Matters Manchester.
We look forward to welcoming parents and students to our Annual Fall College Night on Wednesday evening at 6:30 in Founders Hall. Middlebury College Director of Admissions Sam Prouty, will join us as our keynote speaker. Sam has 11 years of experience working on the high school “side of the desk” and ten years on the “college admission side.” His candid wit and years of wisdom will provide insight into college admission.
Burr and Burton's mission is to educate students for a life of responsibility, integrity and service. Ninth graders will live this mission by spending their school day completing service projects with their advisory on Monday, September 11th.
Rhoni Midden Basden ’04 is adept at crafting her surroundings into powerful teaching tools, a skill she learned, in part, at Burr and Burton. Rhoni is the Executive Director of Vermont Works for Women, a nonprofit based in Winooski that “promotes economic justice by advancing gender equity and supporting women and youth at every stage of their career journeys.”
Burr and Burton senior Chris Alfano recently joined Vermont State Senator Brian Campion and Secretary of State Sarah Copeland on GNAT's News project to weigh in on civics education. Alfano shares his motivation for co-creating a new app called Civicly, which engages people of all ages in learning about civics.