Welcome To Ninth Grade Parent Night (Class of 2013) February 23, 2010
Faces To Know At Burlington High Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Eric Conti – [email_address]
Faces To Know At Burlington High Patrick Larkin Principal [email_address] Rick Sheehan Associate Principal [email_address]
Faces To Know At Burlington High Mark Sullivan Associate Principal [email_address] Joseph Attubato Support Services Coordinator [email_address] Mark Sullivan Associate Principal [email_address]
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.
The staff and administration at BHS was thrilled to learn of our recent ranking in Boston Magazine as one of the top public high school's in Massachusetts. This is truly a testament to the generous support that the Town of Burlington offers its public schools. We are fortunate to have such wonderful students from supportive families coming through our doors each day. The true challenge is for us to continue to find internal measures that will affirm our high school is providing students with the highest quality education possible.
Last spring, our teachers recommended close to 100 students from the junior and senior classes to serve in this important role. Following this students completed an application process committing to training over the summer to help them handle their new responsibilities. We now have 51 trained mentors matched up with 9th graders and they will have their first formal meeting on Friday morning during extended homeroom.
FLITE F riends L earning I ntegrity T hrough E ducation
smooth transition to high school
monthly interaction between mentors and mentees
topics of discussion
building community and promoting a positive attitude
The family makes critical contributions to student achievement from pre-school through high school. A home environment that encourages learning is more important to student achievement than income, education or cultural background.
When parents are involved in school as well as at home, children do better and stay in school longer.
When children and parents talk regularly about school, the research also says children perform better academically.
Three kinds of parental involvement at home are consistently associated with higher student achievement: Actively organizing and monitoring a student’s time, helping with homework and discussing school matters.
Positive results in parental involvement in schooling include improved achievement, reduced absenteeism, improved behavior and restoring confidence for parents about how their kids are doing. What is most important is for parents to indicate they are interested and care about school. When parents value the education, children are impacted directly at school.