The Marshall Simonds Learning Commons will be hosting its first Tech Savvy Parenting event of the school year this upcoming Tuesday, on October 7th and will focus on Digital Safety. More information about the event can be found in flyer below.

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The Burlington Public Schools Educational Technology Team is host an important parent tech night titled,  “Putting Your Best (Digital) Foot Forward.” Access detail of this night by clicking here.



MSMS hosted a crowd of over 200 educators and administrators this past Saturday. The New England 1:1 Summit, hosted in Burlington the past few years, helps educators across the Massachusetts and beyond maximize the advantages within instructional technology tools. NESS (New England Student Showcase) featured student-led presentations. Students from Burlington and other local towns showcased how they’ve been using their favorite apps and technologies to maximize their learning. The event also featured Q&A panel discussions with students at all grade levels, discussing what has worked well and what needs improvement in a technology-rich learning environment.

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Mrs. Tate’s session focused on video creation and how it helps her grade 6 math students.

The Summit also featured many individual sessions offered by educators and educational technology companies. Assistant Superintendent, Patrick Larkin’s keynote speech offered the theme, “Where do we go from here?” suggesting that attendees have a choice of whether or not they apply their new knowledge in their teaching when they return to school.

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Memorial Elementary showed off their favor apps and even brough their party hats.

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BHS freshmen demonstrated the use of 3D printing and other BHS students showed off their weekly music show called, The Devil’s Playlist.

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NESS empowered students to teach adults. A fresh and helpful teaching dynamic.

Join the ongoing conversation on Twitter: #NE1to1 and #bpschat




It’s that time of year again. Can you believe it? To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Learning Commons is running our own poem contest. All you need to do is submit your own spring – themed poem to the form below. By submitting a poem you automatically enter the chance to win a prize. All poems need to be submitted by Friday, May 2nd.




Join us at the Burlington Public Library for a DIVERGENT PARTY!

Thursday, March 20th @ 3:30pm!

We will have Candor cupcakes and Abnegation cheese and crackers!

We will make Dauntless (temporary) tattoos!

We will play Erudite trivia!

We will make Amity friendship bracelets!

See you there!

Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with Shamrock Shakes! We will show you how to make your own!

This Friday, March 14th @ 3:30pm @ the Burlington Public Library!

See you there!

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To celebrate Women’s History Month the Learning Commons has put together a collection of books of outstanding women throughout history. Students can also participate in the “Name that Famous Woman” contest. To enter the contest, students need to look at the bulletin board in the Learning Commons and name each woman and state what accomplishments she has achieved. All submissions into the contest will have a chance to win an iTunes gift card.  Students can also enter the contest simply by checking out one of the selected books.


Dr. Who Fan Club 

Feb. 28th @ 3:15 pm

Calling all Whovians! If you love Dr. Who or would like to learn more about it, stop by for all kinds of Dr. Who activities! February Craft: Who Duct-Tape Crafts!


Don’t miss our Cookie Decorating Contest!

This Friday, February 14th @ 3:30pm!

For students in grades 5-12.


Stop in after school for popcorn and a movie! 

Friday, January 31st @ 3:15pm!


We will be watching R.I.P.D. and one lucky teen will win a copy of the movie!


See you there!