Burke Town School 
Odyssey of the Mind  
VT State Competition 
March 18th 2017

Twelve creative minds from 5th and 6th grade competed in the VT State Odyssey of the Mind Competition yesterday. Their collaboration, dedication, respectful nature, and persistence all shined through yesterday at competition. 

The Odd-a-bot team created a simple, yet functional robot, that played an important role is a humorous retro-holiday themed performance. Of note from the judges was their well developed character's. This problem was defined by the head judge as the most difficult technical problem he has seen in his 20 years with Odyssey. In fact, only 3 teams in the state of VT even attempted this problem! 
Burke's Odd-a-bot team placed 1st in their division!

The Superhero Cliffhanger team created a comical performance in which creativity was saved by a "secret superhero" from a mad doctor nemesis character. This was a popular theatrical problem. This team's overall placement will be released this week.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who donated materials (including PTO and Burklyn Arts), teacher's who supervised teams, and to 5/6 teachers for allowing students to miss class to add their final touches on Thursday. You help make this a successful experience for our students. ~Ms. Scanlon, 2017 Odyssey of the Mind Coach.


  • April 4: CNSU Kingdom After School Student Dance Recital at Lyndon Institute Alumni Auditorium, performance from 5:00 to 5:30 pm

  • April 4: Burke PTO Meeting (6pm) - Now located at the Community Building, 212 School Street, West Burke, VT 05871

  • April 5: 8th Grade Kingdom Career Connection at Lyndon State College, leaving at 8:30, returning at 2:00. Kingdom Career Connection, which provides students with an opportunity to explore potential occupations and it allows students to begin thinking about course selections at the high school- level. Local businesses and community leaders in the major industry clusters of Entrepreneurship, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare and Human Services, and  Agriculture will hold interactive workshops to provide students an opportunity for hands-on learning in the respective field.  Students have a chance to engage with professionals and take part in an activity relevant to the industry. Presenters will be available at a wrap-up session to answer student questions on education and training needs, career outlooks, and “what it takes to be successful” in their career fields. A complimentary lunch will be provided.

  • April 10: School Board meeting (4:00 pm) - NOTE: Meeting is scheduled for an earlier time this month.

  • April 13: 8th Grade Career Day at Lyndon Town School, buses will leave at 8:40 and return by 11:30 for lunch.

  • April 14: 6th,7th & 8th Grade Honor Roll and Citizens of the Trimester “Tea” 8:00-9:00am at BTS cafeteria. Invitations will be mailed to individual students and families.

  • April 17-21: NO SCHOOL - April Vacation

  • April 28: Outdoor Club Trip to Canoe with Northwoods Stewardship Center on the Clyde River.

  • April 29: 4th Annual H.O.P.E. Color Walk & Run - Check-in begins at 9:30 am in Bandstand Park; course runs the length of the Little Stevens Loop. Course opens at 10:30, kids course opens at 11:00.

Hello everyone!
Last Friday, March 10th, five 7th graders participated in the Northeast Junior High District Festival. I'm sharing with you a video I took of the band and chorus that our students participated in! They had a fun day of music making and certainly grew as musicians! 

​Enjoy!, Megan Carpenter​- Burke Town School Music Teacher

Click on the links below to view their performances.

Winter Carnival Photos
~photos from Friday, February 24th 



Girls 7th & 8th Grade Team- March 18, 2017


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8:00 A.M. – 2:50 P.M.

Burke Town School- OUTDOOR CLUB- Zealand Hut and CT River Canoe Trip photos:  On November 5th and 6th, the Burke middle school students Outdoor Club spent the weekend at Zealand Hut, partnering with the AMC.  On October 4th & 5th, the Outdoor Club spent the weekend canoeing the CT River and Island Pond. A partnership between the Burke Conservation Commission, NorthWoods Stewardship Center and the BTS Outdoor Club allowed students to learn canoeing and camping skills. It was great to be on the river during this beautiful time in Vermont! Everyone had fun and was glad to be outside, even though it was rainy!


Walk & Roll to School! 

Hike it or Bike it to School

~photos from October 13th 2016



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