We enter the homestretch of the school year in high spirits and with high hopes. Commencement is five weeks away, and these weeks are filled with challenges and celebrations: final projects, exams, presentations, showcases, AP tests, and so much more.
Each year, this phase of the school year is exciting, but this year feels momentous as well. Two years ago, our school was shut down completely due to Covid. Thanks to a community wide effort, we reopened in August 2020 and remained open through the ups, downs and the stresses, all in service of our students and our community.
There is a unique satisfaction seeing this year‘s seniors, who have had a disrupted high school experience yet can look forward to a future that is bright, exciting, with life lessons that come from overcoming challenge.
In my view, these past two years were a pressure test to see just how strong our community really is, and I am proud to say we passed with flying colors. We stuck together, worked together, learned together, grew together, and at commencement on June 3, we can celebrate together.
Let’s savor these last five weeks of school.
Mark H. Tashjian
Congratulations to the Class of 2022 Graduates, especially Success Scholars! This is a month of "lasts" for you all. Finish strong and soak it all in as it will go by fast.
As the year wraps up, be sure to watch your emails for important reminders, events, and more! Click through for information about the Northshire Career Expo and AP exams.
May is a busy month around BBA. Despite the continued flakes of snow, there are sure signs of spring; the buzz of the post April break, the blooming of the daffodils, the preparation for AP exams, and making final senior year decisions. May also happens to be Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental Health has been one of the main conversation points of the last 2 years. This month, we will push pause, highlight what mental health is, and have fun and interactive activities for students and faculty to participate in everyday.
Vermont All State Music Festival! Congratulations to the following students who will be representing Burr & Burton Academy at the Vermont All State Music Festival:
The 2022 Burtonian, BBA’s Yearbook has been printed and will be ready for pick-up at the end of May!
Seniors: Don't miss the postcard that was mailed home with all the key upcoming dates for seniors.
On the role of belief in Athletics and information about the upcoming Athletic Leadership Academy.
Come chill at the Senior Day 2022 on May 27th from 11:30 am to 2 pm. This epic senior send-off celebration has it all! Please CLICK HERE
to sign up to help.
On May 10th, prepare to embark on a tour of World War II Germany, present day Ohio, Ancient Greece, and more in the world debut of these original one-acts ranging from comedy to drama. Then, on May 19th, don't miss the annual BBA Spring Theater and Dance Showcase.
With Thanks to Our Generous
2022 Gala Sponsors
Church Street Hospitality
Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty
Express Copy, Inc.
High-Tech Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Lily of the Valley Florist
Nathan Auction & Real Estate, Inc.
RE/MAX Four Seasons
Above All Vermont
The Barn @ Center Hill
Brook Valley Appliance
Heritage Family Credit Union
Hogback Mountain Country Store
Langway Chevrolet VW of Manchester
Polar Beverages, Inc.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care
Vermont Kitchen Supply
Baierlein Landscaping, Inc.
Manchester Capital Management, LLC
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Spivey Lemonik Swenor PC
Wright Construction Co., Inc.
Cover photo by Tony Cirelli
May 2022 Events:
Mountain Campus Green Mountain Expedition and Solos
Common Application Workshop for Juniors
12:40 PM to 1:30 PM
Northshire Career Expo 2022
3:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Parent Association Meeting
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Mountain Campus Day Off
One - Act Festival
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sophomore Service Day
SBAC Testing for Juniors
International Student Farewell Party
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Spring Theater & Dance Showcase
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Spring Fest - 12:00 Dismissal
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Junior & Senior Prom
7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
With thanks to our generous local business supporter,
Burr and Burton Academy | 57 Seminary Avenue | Manchester, VT | 802-362-1775