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).


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Friday, March 31, 2017

Our first ever "Parent University" ... good info for parents_Burlington_Sat. April 29th_8:30am-12noon

Hello:
Please see this great information, from our Principal's blog ...

Burlington Public Schools are proud to host Burlington’s first ever Parent University! Parents will have the opportunity to attend workshops and interact with education and health professionals regarding a variety of topics including:

Stress Management
Athletics: From Youth Sports to Varsity
RAD Kids
The Adolescent Brain
and many more!

Please save the date and Join us on Saturday, April 29 at Burlington High School from 8:30-12:15pm for this first time event.

In order to better serve our parents who attend, childcare will be offered and provided by the Burlington High School’s Child Development students and staff. Parents who are looking to utilize this offering must register their child prior to attending Parent University.

Please check the website https://bpsparentuniversity.wordpress.com/ at the end of next week when information on workshops will be listed and registration will be officially open.


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* credit given to our Principal's blog, Mr. Sullivan's blog_BHS_Spring 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

The kids in my extracurricular club are super! _ Henna Tattoo Fundraiser, 3/16/17

I'd like to give a big shout-out and thank-you to the students in my extracurricular club, the BHS Multicultural Club!

Once again, we were successful in raising money for our designated charity, through another successful "Henna Table Fundraiser."

Here are two pictures of our students who ran the table last night, during the BHS Spring Open House.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

information, Open House & MCAS, March 2017

Burlington High School Open House & MCAS Information

OPEN HOUSE:  

Burlington High School will be hosting its annual Open House on Thursday, March 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event provides you with an opportunity to meet with teachers and view the Art Exhibit and Fashion Show.  Administrators will also be available throughout the evening to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you on the 16th.

MCAS TESTING:

This year’s 10th Grade English Language Arts MCAS testing will take place from March 21-23.  Additional MCAS will be held on May 16 and 17 (Math, Grade 10 only) and on June 5 and 6 (Science, Grade 9 only).

MCAS TESTING SCHEDULE:  

Please note that there will not be a delayed opening for the MCAS Exam.  Buses will pick up students at their regularly scheduled time.  Homeroom will begin at 7:30 a.m., with dismissal 2:00 p.m..  Testing will begin after homeroom at 7:40 a.m.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Open House or MCAS exams, please do not hesitate to contact me, Mr. Chiocca.