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Spectacular Senior Night

Spectacular Senior Night

Alexus Robinson, Staff Writer
May 26, 2017
Filed under News

On May 17, 2017, there was a Senior Night that will go down in Burke history. Historically, Burke's Senior Night is a celebration of all the accomplishments of BHS seniors as they prepare for graduation. This year was no exception. Held in the BHS auditorium, the ceremony began with the entrance of...

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

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

James Snipe, Co-Editor, Staff Writer
May 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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

A Senior Send-Off

May 16, 2017
Filed under News, Student Life

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
Filed under News

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

Micah Brown Voted Burke’s Rookie Teacher of the Year

Keoshia Ferguson, Staff Writer
May 1, 2017
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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 Comes Back Home to Tell His Story

Darricka Richardson, Staff Writer
April 22, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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 Gives Back, Helps Feed Homeless Veterans

Kiera Ashley Smith, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017
Filed under News

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!

Attention Burke Families: We Need You!

March 21, 2017
Filed under News, Uncategorized

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

Burke Welcomes Mrs. Cheryl Swinton as new Executive Principal

Zarea Pelzer, Staff Reporter
March 4, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Teachers, Video

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...

School Board to Consider Burke-Allegro Shared Campus Proposal 3/13

School Board to Consider Burke-Allegro Shared Campus Proposal 3/13

James Snipe, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under News

Burke High School and Allegro Charter School for Music are presenting a plan to share Burke's campus to the CCSD Board of Trustees in the upcoming March 13 meeting. Dr. Barbara Dilligard, a retired Burke teacher and co-founder of the Burke Foundation, outlined the proposal in a series of meetings...

Mrs. Dassing Talks Tech, Cooking and the Road Ahead

Mrs. Dassing Talks Tech, Cooking and the Road Ahead

Demetria Woodard and Madison Jones
February 28, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Teachers

Anna Dassing has served this year as Burke’s interim executive principal. It hasn’t been an easy job, and we thank her for all the hard work. Now, as she prepares to step aside for new Executive Principal Cheryl Swinton, she talked to us about the new and expanded programs that are making Burke ...

Tea Time with the Bulldogs

Tea Time with the Bulldogs

Qui-Yon Richards, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2017
Filed under News, Student Life

We wanted to know what fellow Burke students thought about the announcement of our new Executive Principal, Mrs. Swinton. Here's what they had to say: I think having a female principal is a great way to influence girls and let them know that females can be great leaders, too. I think Mrs. Swinton will do a great job like she did at Wand...

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