The Parvenue

The New Mr. and Miss Burke!

Mr. and Miss Burke

Raven Mitchell, Staff Writer

May 11, 2018

The annual Mr. and Miss Burke Pageant, held Wednesday, May 9 in the Burke auditorium, was a huge success. Congratulations to our new Mr. and Miss Burke, Xavier Jacques and Tayler McCray! Other contestants for Miss Burke included Alexandria Brown, 2nd runner up and Danielle Brown, 1st runner up. Steven...

BHS Wins New Tech’s “Best in Network”

BHS Wins New Tech's Best in Network

May 7, 2018

Burke's sophomore English and Government classes' project, Finding a Voice, was recently awarded New Tech Network's "Best in Network" award. The graphic novel project done by Ms. Navarrete's World Literature and Mr. Johnson's Government classes "exemplifie(d) the goal of successfully combining activ...

Burke/Wando Expedition to Bulls Island

Bulls Island Expedition

Joshua Bostic, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018

On April 11, fifteen Burke students and seven Wando students went on a exciting trip together to explore Bulls Island, the largest of four barrier islands in the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Together the students explored the 5000-acre maritime forest that remains virtually untouched and and...

Bulldogs’ Civil Rights Project with CCPL Featured in the News

BHS students featured on WCIV

February 17, 2018

When the sophomore English and history Bulldogs BARKed about civil rights suppression, Charleston listened! Recently, BHS sophomore English/History New Tech classes were featured on WCIV News, The Charleston City Paper, and in a documentary produced by the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) for their graphic historical novels that highlight civil rights suppression aro...

Roaring 20s live museum launches New Tech’s project based learning at Burke

Roaring 20s Live Wax Museum

James Snipe, Co-Editor, Staff Writer

May 19, 2017

On April 27th, students at Burke experienced Roaring 20s without a time machine. In a cooperative learning experience between the English and History Departments, students witnessed a live performance wax museum in the BHS media center based on the book “The Great Gatsby.” Teachers and staff dressed and ...

A Senior Send-Off

Senior Sendoff

May 16, 2017

It's graduation time! Make sure you don't miss out on these important events celebrating the Senior Class of Burke High School, 2017: Senior Night - Wednesday, May 17 at 6 pm in the Burke High School Performing Arts Center Baccalaureate Service - May 24, 2017 at 6 pm. Located at the Morris Brow...

Parenting Partners Workshops at BHS

Parenting Partners Workshops at BHS

Alexis Gregg, Staff Writer

May 4, 2017

Burke realizes that parenting is hard work. This spring, Burke hosted a Parenting Partners Workshop to help parents with the challenges of parenthood.  We tackled tough questions like how to get your child to follow family rules, how to avoid the homework hassle, and reducing family stress and frustration. A...

Micah Brown Voted Burke’s Rookie Teacher of the Year

Mr. Micah Brown, Rookie Teacher of the Year

Keoshia Ferguson, Staff Writer

May 1, 2017

Congratulations to Mr. Micah Brown, voted BHS’s Rookie Teacher of the Year! Mr. Brown teaches Digital Art & Design I & II, and in one short year has quickly become a favorite with students and faculty alike. A Charleston native, Mr. Brown attended Charleston County schools all his life...

Harvey Gantt Comes Back Home to Tell His Story

Harvey Gantt

Darricka Richardson, Staff Writer

April 22, 2017

On April 4, 2017, Mr. Harvey Gantt walked back onto the campus he once attended as a student and into the building he later designed as an architect to visit with Burke’s Parvenue Staff members. In a rare interview, Mr. Gantt shared shared with us his life’s greatest accomplishments. A Burke alumnus,...

JROTC Gives Back, Helps Feed Homeless Veterans

JROTC helps host hunger drive

Kiera Ashley Smith, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

On April 7, 2017, Burke's JROTC students helped feed hundreds of hungry veterans as part of Soldiers' Angels Hunger Relief Program. The event, located at Johnson Hagood Stadium parking lot, was able to provide grocery bags of food for over 165 veterans. Each veteran received three grocery bags full...

Attention Burke Families: We Need You!

Burke High School

March 21, 2017

Please plan to join us for both of these important events! Community Meeting: Learn about the possible partnership with Burke High School and Allegro Charter School of Music. Saturday March 25 at 10 am in the Burke Auditorium Spring Title 1 Parent Meeting: Please join us for a Spaghetti Dinner Tuesday March 28 at...

Burke Welcomes Mrs. Cheryl Swinton as new Executive Principal

Cheryl Swinton Named BHS Executive Principal

Zarea Pelzer, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2017

On Valentine's Day, Charleston County School District announced that Burke HS and Simmons Pinckney Middle School were getting a new Executive Principal. Mrs. Cheryl Swinton, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher and Job Placement Coordinator at Burke, will return as its new head. "I really...

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