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MSMS Teacher, Fred Hickman Honored with Outstanding Science Teacher Award June 22, 2016

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The Burlington Science Center is proud to honor and highlight the career achievements of eighth grade science teacher, Fred Hickman with the North Shore Science Supervisor Association’s 2016 Outstanding Science Teacher Award.

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Mr. Hickman and Miss Pavlicek at the MSMS eighth grade end of year assembly

Fred has been teaching at MSMS for 16 years as a biology and physical science teacher. Prior to pursuing a career in education, he was an environmental scientist and vice president for environmental research at Tetra Tech in Pasadena, CA. During that time, he managed high-level environmental impact studies concerning the deployment of strategic and defensive missile systems for the United States Air Force and Army.

As a teacher, Mr. Hickman has been a leader in understanding the importance of the science standards and their reinforcement within the classroom. Fred has designed numerous lab experiments in physics and chemistry for eighth grade students that are now used as the basis for physical science study within the department. Fred’s classroom instruction is centered around student lab investigations and exciting teacher demonstrations. He also serves as a mentor to the other MSMS physical science teachers.

Fred has also taken on an “unofficial” capacity as a member of the MSMS music instructional staff. Fred is a model for aspiring scientists and musicians alike, performing with several organizations including the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra with his bass clarinet and the Shriners Swing Band with his baratone saxaphone.

Above all Fred has been a quality science teacher who cares about his students and their success. Thank you Fred for your continued outstanding service to the town of Burlington and its students!

Ms. Pavlicek named “Teacher of the Month” for Pitsco Education May 5, 2014

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Congratulations to our K-5 Science Director and “Rocket Girl” as Ms. Pavlicek was named “Teacher of the Month” for Pitsco Education!  Read about on Ptisco’s website here!

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Anita Mason honored with “Exemplary Science Teacher Award” May 2, 2014

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Last night, third grade teacher, Anita Mason of Francis Wyman Elementary School was honored by the Science Center and the North Shore Science Supervisors Association (NSSSA) with the “Exemplary Science Teaching Award.”  This award was presented during the NSSSA’s end of year banquet at the Danversport Yacht Club.  The Burlington Science Center is a member of the NSSSA and nominated Anita for her outstanding hard work and attention to the sciences as a classroom teacher. We are so proud of her!  The Science Center appreciates her passion for teaching and her dedication to the students of Burlington Public Schools! It is our goal to nominate and honor more of the amazing teachers from all the Burlington schools in future years.

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Black Rat Snake Naming Contest Winner June 12, 2013

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The Burlington Science Center would like to announce the winner of the 3rd-5th grade “Name the Endangered Snake Contest.”  Our previous snake, Amelia, passed away at an old age of 18.  Our new snake is one year old and captive bred from Las Vegas.

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And the winner is……….

Laelia Fowler from Mrs. Bernstein’s 3rd grade class at Fox Hill School!

She chose the name “Kusari” which is a type of tool that ninjas use.  Laelia received an award plaque and a goody bag of science prizes.

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We would like to thank all the students who participated in the contest.  The winner was chosen by our high school Science Center aides.

The Black Rat snake is an endangered reptile in Massachusetts.  It is also MA largest snake.

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Click here and here to learn more about this snake.

Jane Lynch Honored at NSSSA Banquet May 15, 2013

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On Monday, May 5th, third grade teacher, Jane Lynch of the Pine Glen School was honored by the North Shore Science Supervisors Association (NSSSA) with the “Exemplary Science Teaching Award”  during its end of year banquet at the Danversport Yacht Club.  The Burlington Science Center is a member of the NSSSA and nominated Mrs. Lynch for her outstanding hard work and attention to the sciences as a classroom teacher. We are so proud of Mrs. Lynch!  The Science Center appreciates her passion for teaching and her dedication to the students of Burlington Public Schools! It is our goal to nominate and honor more of the amazing teachers from all the Burlington schools in future years.

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Congratulations Jane!

2012 Name the Alligator Contest Winner January 4, 2013

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Every year the Science Center holds a “Name the Alligator Contest” for the 2nd grades.  This years winner is Khya Summerville from Fox Hill School.  She chose the name “Gabriel.”  Khya received an award plaque and had her picture taken for the front page of the local newspaper.  Congratulations!

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The Science Center uses its alligator for educational programs throughout the schools.  The alligator is loaned to us from Rainforest Reptile Shows.  They are amazing! Check out their link below:

http://www.rainforestreptileshows.com/