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Welcome to Burncoat High
SUPERINTENDENT'S HOLIDAY MESSAGE

FOOTBALL MVP AWARD RECIPIENTS
Congratulations to the High School Football MVP Award Recipients

North High School: The "John 'Red' Comer Award" winner was Madison Greene

South High Community School: The "John O’Neil Award" winner was Jordan Barber

Doherty Memorial High School: The "Ralph Raymond Award" winner was Jahkari Carpenter

Burncoat High School:  The "Brian Dougal Award" winner was Nathan Dubay
School News & Information
THEATRE NEWS.....
 
Coffee House will be presented on December 23.
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YEARBOOK SALES FOR SENIORS

Yearbook sales are happening now! $75 pay early discount until Nov. 30th.
See Ms. Binkoski in room D1. Order online here!
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Quadrivium Sings at Mohegan Sun
What an honor!  Mr. Twiss and Quadrivium Select Chorus have the honor of singing with the legendary Kenny Rogers on December 19 at the Mohegan Sun.  Please celebrate the holidays with us and listen to our amazing Select Chorus.  Click here for details and ticket information.  

Hard work!!! Practice, Practice, Practice!




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QUADRIVIUM CELEBRATES THE SEASON

BHS Quadrivium performed at the State House on Tuesday, Dec 2. Our students were the first performers in Secretary Galvin's "State House Holiday Music Series" which features many great Boston performers over the next 2 weeks and culminates with a performance by James Taylor on December 19. The kids did an outstanding job representing BHS and themselves at the event. 

Attached is a photo of the kids on the Grand Staircase, where they performed, with Representative Jim O'Day and Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Galvin. 






Friday night's tree lighting ceremony on the the Common.
This was a very busy week for the Quads with the State House performance on Wednesday, a 6:00am performance at the Worcester Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Breakfast at Holy Cross and The a Festival of Lights on Friday. They have been representing BHS very well.  WE ARE SO PROUD!

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MUSIC MAGNET WINNERS! CONGRATS!
CONGRATULATIONS TO Matthew Abraham, Gwen Bui, Christian Bacelis and Josiah Furcinitti who were selected to participate in the Central District Music Festival at Mechanics Hall in January.  They will be performing in an orchestra with students from over 60 schools.  

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DONOR'S CHOOSE...THE SEASON OF GIVING

Mr. Donington, ESL teacher here at BHS, thanks everyone for their charitable donations.  Great news.....HE REACHED HIS GOAL!    He hopes to to have his new technology up and running after the Holiday break!

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B.H.S. Booster Club News 2014 - 2015
BOOSTER CLUB 
 
  • The next MEETING is January 7, 2015 at 6PM A Conference Room.  No December meeting.
Help Support our Students! Come and Join Us! 
 
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BHS BROWNIE TIME!

BHS Brownie Bakers! 

BHS students in room E 6 and E 8 have been making the most delicious brownies as a fundraising effort to support the needs of their class!  Every Friday these students are baking & selling!  Everyone loves FLY-BY-BROWNIE-FRIDAY!
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GUIDANCE NEWS......

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR STUDENTS
Seniors....
  • For Seniors:
    Next Wednesday Dec. 11  Mr. Burgos will be doing QCC applications periods 2,3 and 4 for any student interested in applying
    Scholarship- Latino Students- Make sure you apply for the "Dollars for Scholars" Scholarship- See Guidance
     
    Juniors and Seniors
    Dual Enrollment opportunities available for this spring- QCC- on campus at BHS- PSY 115: Self Assessment and Career Planning
    Worcester State University:
    MA 105:  Survey of Math
    GS 101:  Physical Geography
    PH 100:  Introduction to Philosophy
    Eng 101:  English Composition
     
    Sophomores and Juniors
    Guidance will be distributing and reviewing all PSAT Score Reports next Wednesday and Thursday
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SAT/ACT COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM DATES
Seniors - upcoming SAT and ACT Exam Dates.
SAT Dates as Follows:
  • Oct 11 Test - Scores Out & Ready on October 28
  • December 6 Test Date - Registration Deadline for this is Nov. 6
  • January 24, 2015 Test Date - Registration Deadline is Dec. 29
  • March 14, 2015 Test Date - Registration Deadline is Feb. 13
  • May 2, 2015 Test Date - Registration Deadline is April 6
  • June 6, 2015 Test Date - Registration Deadline is May 8
  • For More Information AND Practice Tests  http://www.collegeboard.org
ACT Dates as Follows:
  • December 13 Test Date - Registration Deadline is Nov. 7
  • February 7 Test Date - Registration Deadline is Jan. 9
  • April 18 Test Date - Registration Deadline is March 13
  • June 13 Test Date - Registration Deadline is May 8
  • For More Information: http://www.act.org
AP EXAMS FOR 2015

May 4-8 and May 11-15, 2015

Week 1

Test Date Morning (8 AM) Afternoon (12 PM)
Monday
May 4
AP Chemistry
AP Environmental Science
AP Psychology
Tuesday
May 5

AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC

AP Seminar
AP Chinese Language and Culture
Wednesday
May 6
AP English Literature and
Composition
AP Japanese Language and Culture
AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
Thursday
May 7
AP Computer Science A
AP Spanish Language and Culture
AP Art History
AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
Friday
May 8
AP German Language and Composition
AP United States History
AP European History

Studio Art: Last day for your school to submit digital portfolios and to gather 2-D Design and Drawing students for the physical portfolio assembly. Students should have forwarded their completed digital portfolios to their teachers well before this date.

Week 2

Test Date Morning (8 AM) Afternoon (12 PM)
Monday
May 11
AP Biology
AP Music Theory

AP Physics C: Mechanics

 IMPORTANT ALERT AFTERNOON (2 p.m.)
Special Exam time.
AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
is the only exam given at 2 p.m.

Tuesday
May 12
AP United States Government and Politics AP French Language and Culture
AP Spanish Literature and Culture
Wednesday
May 13
AP English Language and Composition AP Statistics
Thursday
May 14
AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP World History
AP Italian Language and Culture
AP Macroeconomics
Friday
May 15
AP Human Geography
AP Microeconomics
AP Latin
     
Always discuss your plans with your Guidance Counselors.


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  School Information  
  School Hours: 7:20 am - 1:43 pm
 
 
     
  Instructional Focus  
 

Burncoat High School will continue to implement a formal communication system as a means to transfer information on effective practices and needs. All faculty will participate on a regular basis in professional development activities targeted toward the school’s Instructional Focus and the school-wide Best Practices. All students will experience a rigor-based curriculum taught through instructional strategies meant to improve reading comprehension as measured by MAPS, MCAS, PSAT, ACT, ACCESS, and AP scores as well as other formative assessments.

View School Accountability Plan for more details about our school.

 
     
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