Burlington High School Mission Statement
Burlington High School prepares students for
lifelong learning and responsible citizenship by
offering a challenging, relevant curriculum and
varied activities in a safe environment.
August 24 9th Grade Orientation, 9–11:30 a.m.
September 1 First Day of School
September 6 No School - Labor Day
September 16 Back to School Night, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
September 23 Sr. College Planning Night, 6:30 p.m.
September 27 No School – Professional Development
October 11 No School – Columbus Day
November 2 No School – Professional Development
November 11 No School – Veterans’ Day
November 18 Parent Conference Night, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
November 19 No School - Parent Conferences
7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
November 24 Half Day – School Spirit Day
November 25-26 No School – Thanksgiving Recess
December 6 No School – Professional Development
December 24-31 No School – Mid-winter Vacation
January 3 School Re-opens
Cashless Lunch Program
BHS Food Services recently introduced a cashless lunch program. Students may add money to their accounts at any time during the summer while the school is open (8 a.m. - 3 p.m.) using the reverse ATM in the cafeteria. For questions about this program, a voicemail line has been set up at 781-238-5312.
Mr. Patrick Larkin
I hope that this newsletter finds everyone in the midst of a restful and enjoyable summer. I am looking forward to my fourth year as the Principal of Burlington High School and I feel fortunate to work in a community which is so supportive of its students. Please follow the Burlington High School Principal’s Blog for all of the latest news from BHS. In addition the blog has a link to our school’s Facebook Fanpage which is another great source of information on BHS.
As always, I encourage you to contact me by e-mail email@example.com or phone 781-273-7662 with concerns, questions, comments, etc.
9th Grade and New Student Orientation
Tuesday, August 24th
BHS will hold its annual summer orientation for 9th graders, as well as any new students, on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. This annual event will allow students to get a feel for the high school and interact with their upper-class mentors prior to the start of the new school year. Students should meet in the auditorium with their schedules. Refreshments will be served.
* * * Scheduling Conflicts * * *
Please take time to review the enclosed schedule with your child for any conflicts or errors. The Guidance Office is closed for two weeks as of Monday, August 2nd. The office will reopen on Monday August 16, 2010. Counselors will be available to resolve any issues by appointment only from August 17-20. Walk-ins are welcome during the week of August 23rd. Contact information is shown below.
Counselors Ms. Stephanie Diozzi 781-270-1852
Mrs. Molly Leary 781-270-1849
Mrs. Barbara Malatesta 781-270-1854
Mrs. Leisel Smith 781-270-1848
Mrs. Gloria Wojtaszek 781-270-1843
Coordinator Mr. Joseph Attubato 781-270-1856
Secretary Mrs. Patricia Lewis 781-270-1853
Registrar Mrs. Theresa Cavanaugh 781-270-1827
Thursday, September 16th
Burlington High School will host its annual Back-to-School Night on Thursday, September 16th, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Parents will have the opportunity to meet with teachers while experiencing a simulated school day. Guidance counselors and administrators will also be available throughout the evening to answer questions. In addition, we are excited to have Angela Maiers with us to speak about the importance of embracing the new technology tools that are available to help engage our students in a more meaningful education process.
Cashless Lunch Program
BHS Food Services recently introduced a cashless lunch program. Students use their IDs to purchase lunch. For questions about this program, a voicemail line has been set up at 781-238-5312.
Summer 2010Our updated sports schedule can be viewed at
Get the latest news from a student perspective in the Devil's Advocate, BHS’ student newspaper at: http://bhsdevilsadvocate.blogspot.com
Attention Senior Parents!
College Planning Night
September 23rd, 6:30 p.m.
College Planning Night will be held in the Fogelberg Auditorium on Thursday, September 23, at 6:30. If you cannot attend, please feel free to contact your child’s Guidance Counselor to discuss any questions and concerns regarding the college process.
Also, be sure to check out the BHS Guidance website http://burlingtonhsguidance.blogspot.com. There you will find a link called, “college snapshots”. This link provides you with a brief summary, pictures, application information, etc. at a variety of colleges and universities. This research has been completed by the Burlington High School Guidance staff. The department plans to continue visiting surrounding campuses in order to provide you with up-to-date information. We hope to continue to expand this list each year.
If you haven’t already done so, we urge you to take full advantage of our college management program “Naviance” at https://connection.naviance.com/fc/signin.php?hsid=burlington. If you should happen to experience a problem logging on to the program, please call me directly and I will be happy to assist you.
Juniors – Class of 2012
MCAS is over and it’s time for junior year. This is a very important year. You are strongly encouraged to take PSAT and SAT or ACT exams this school year. Registration information is available on the Naviance program. This year is also the time to develop your list of possible colleges/universities or other post-graduation plans and discuss them with your respective Guidance Counselor. Senior year stress can be greatly reduced by making a solid plan during your junior year. Please be sure to use the Naviance program to start your first steps towards decisions on college and possible future areas of study and/or career interest. PSAT registration information will be mailed to you sometime in mid-September. We recommend juniors take the PSAT exam, EVEN if they took the test as a sophomore.
Sophomores – Class of 2013
The freshman hump is over and this will be an exciting year! You will all be required to take the PSAT exam in school on Wednesday, October 13th. The PSAT is a Preliminary SAT exam which can help to identify strengths and weaknesses and help with the selection of future courses. Also all sophomores have been given access to the Naviance program. This is an excellent college and career planning tool that BHS has been utilizing for the last several years. The Naviance program will also provide you with the opportunity to complete assessments to help define your strong areas and assist in identifying your future career goals.
Freshmen – Class of 2014
Welcome to BHS! Please note that the name of your Guidance Counselor is listed on their schedule in the upper right-hand corner below the grade level. The guidance staff is happy to assist you in a variety of areas. Whether you have a schedule concern, personal issue, or just some general questions about BHS, please feel free to give us a call.