Monday, March 5, 2018

March 2018_Burlington High School Open House and MCAS Testing

Please check out our Principal's blog, to learn about the upcoming BHS Open House, and upcoming MCAS Testing.
In ELL, we wrapped up our annual WIDA ACCESS Testing, and all went well.
As always, feel free to email or call me, Mr. Chiocca, at BHS, if you'd like to talk about your child's academic progress.
All the best,
Mr. Chiocca

Thursday, November 9, 2017

November 2017_info from the ELL classroom

We are getting back to emailing each and every ELL family/ parent/ guardian; I have asked all ELL students for their parent/ guardian emails, if I didn't already get it, from you.

Ok, so you should see an email from me, Mr. Chiocca, soon.

Also, please note this info, from the Principal's blog (slightly edited):
Quarter 1 report cards are now published on the Aspen parent portal. If you are having trouble accessing the portal or are unsure of your portal account information, please email the Student Information Office at

Day Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, November 9th from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

September 2017_Greetings from the ELL Classroom @ BHS


My name is Mr. Chiocca, and I'm the ELL Teacher, here at Burlington High School.  Let me start this school year off by sharing info about the Aspen BPS Family Portal.  Through this Aspen Burlington Public Schools Family Portal, you can monitor your child's academic progress.  Please click on the links below, to learn more.
If I can be of help, feel free to visit, call, or email.

Adam Chiocca, M.A.T., M.Ed.
ELL Teacher, Burlington High School
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA  01803
(781) 273-7095 


Aspen Family Portal Handout

Aspen Family Portal Reference Sheet

Friday, May 26, 2017

An idea for school districts_setting some rules for students, on tech use_May 2017

It has been a while since I posted about the new modern way, of technology integration, in schools, so let me take a moment to share this poster (see picture).  Upon recently visiting another high school, Fitchburg High School, in Fitchburg, Mass. I was impressed by this poster, which hangs in their main lobby.
I like some of these ideas.  I must share that a common theme, among many teacher conversations around technology, at least at the high school level, is that it seems all too common now, that our teenagers walk around always watching movies, tv shows, videos on social media, or are busy with video games.  I've heard more than one colleague say "God forbid I interrupt him during his movie-watching."
In short, I think that school districts would do well, to provide some rules for students, with their use of technology; right now, it feels like 100% total freedom.  Thanks to Fitchburg High, for these rules (see picture).