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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.

Important Dates

August 24          9th Grade Orientation, 9–11:30 a.m.

September 1          First Day of School

                          Picture Day

September 6          No School - Labor Day

September 16          Back to School Night, 6:30–9:30 p.m.

                  Featuring - Nationally acclaimed speaker and author Angela Maiers

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.

Summer 2010

Mr. Patrick Larkin

BHS Principal

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 or phone 781-273-7662 with concerns, questions, comments, etc.  

9th Grade and New Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 24th

9:00-11:30 a.m.

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

Support Services

  Coordinator        Mr. Joseph Attubato        781-270-1856

Secretary                Mrs.  Patricia Lewis        781-270-1853

Registrar                Mrs. Theresa Cavanaugh        781-270-1827

Back-to-School Night

Thursday, September 16th

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Featuring Nationally acclaimed speaker and author Angela Maiers

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

Devil’s Advocate

Get the latest news from a student perspective in the Devil's Advocate, BHS’ student newspaper at:

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  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 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.



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