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Welcome to Burncoat High
2015 TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
We would like to take this opportunity, in honor of National Educational Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, to express our sincere thanks to each and every member of the Worcester Public Schools staff. Each staff member who helps our students to grow and develop into fine and contributing citizens is to be congratulated.

Thank you again for all you do to make our school system a first class educational community.
TENTH ANNUAL BOOK DRIVE
 
The 10th annual book drive is up and running! Gently used and new books can be dropped off at designated locations until May 15th. View press release for details and drop off locations.
School News & Information
AP Literature & Composition Students
ATTENTION AP ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION STUDENTS IN MRS. HENRION'S PERIOD 3 & 5 CLASSES! 

After-school AP Sessions continue this week, every afternoon in Room C-21 through Friday (May 1), 2:00 - 2:45.
Get your mock exam scores. Beef up your preparation for the AP exam on Wednesday, May 6th!!
 

SAT/ACT COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM DATES
Seniors - upcoming SAT and ACT Exam Dates.
SAT Dates as Follows: ACT Dates as Follows:
  • 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.

AP Art Studio.   All Digital Submissions Must be into Collegeboard by May 1 and forwarded to the teachers.
Classics Day at Holy Cross with Mr. Davis
On April 16, Holy Cross sponsored its annual "Classic Literature Day" for area high school students.  It is an all day event with high school students from across the state who study Latin.  Students compete in academic contests, theatrical contests, and last, but not least, a chariot race.  Our students made an amazing...lightening fast .... chariot that carried our own little
 Michelle Le! Sadly we did not win the chariot race, but we did win an award in the theatrical contest thanks to Rebecca Zoufaly Patterson and Veronica Wylie.  See some highlights of the day below.

classics day movie from michaela curran on Vimeo.
 


  
Conrats to Lauren Giard!


Congratulations to Lauren Giard who will be attending Assumption College
next year and playing on the Division 2 
Field Hockey Team! Here she is signing her letter of intent to attend & play. 
 
Way to Go Lauren!  We are very proud!




 


Buy Back Schedule
For those students in need of making up time, see Mr. Gibbons for information. The following dates are available for making up your time
  • April 28    5-9
  • May 2      8-12
  • May 5      5-9
  • May 11    5-9
  • May 16    8-12
  • May 18    5-9
 

Music Magnet Announcements
Josiah Furcinitti, Burncoat Music Magnet senior, is in rehearsals for his newest composition, The Burncoat Symphony.  Josiah will conduct the premiere on May 14th at 7:00PM. As you know, a symphony is a  major composition, involving a huge amount of knowledge and application, arranging, orchestration, etc. For more information, contact Deb Cole at coled@worc.k12.ma.us
 

Quadrivium News

May 9, at 7:30pm, The BHS Quadrivium will join The Salisbury Singers for a concert entitled 

 

THE AMERICAN SPIRITUAL TRADITION 

At THE CHAPEL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
ASSUMPTION COLLEGE
500 SALISBURY ST.
WORCESTER, MA 01609

From slave times right up until today, African Americans have created meaningful and inspiring music.  Salisbury Singers will explore 150 years of this folk music we call the “spiritual.”  From William Dawson and Jester Hairston to Moses Hogan and André Thomas, these composers have given us music that will have your toes tapping and your heart swelling!  Salisbury Singers is pleased to be joined on this concert by the Burncoat High School Quadrivium choir.
$25 adults
$20 seniors
Student tickets available for $10 at the door with student id
 
An Evening of Dance
 BHS Dance Program presents

 A Night with Elsa and Anna - Frozen!  

Wednesday, May 20 at the Hanover Theater!

  For More Information
click here!
 

M.C.A.S. Testing Dates
The After-School MCAS Tutoring Program will be starting up again very soon. Please contact Ms Wake for information about that program.

Sign up for Tutoring in Room B 2!
 
M.C.A.S. Mathematics Grade 10 is May 19 & 20
  • This exam is for first time grade 10 students
M.C.A.S. Biology  for Grade 9 is June 8 & 9
  • This exam is for first time Biology students, typically all of grade 9
 


Prom & Graduation Updates!
 
Graduation Rehearsal is May 22!
&
Also on June 2 at 9:30 AM at the DCU

Graduation Night  is June 2, 6:00PM at DCU Center


The BHS Junior/Senior Prom will be Friday, May 29 @ Mechanics Hall.  Price per student is $45.00.  Deposits were due on 4/17.  The remaining balance will be collected on May 18, 19, and 20. 
 



Donors Choose & Burncoat !




We have 2 classes who are asking for assistance in purchasing needed items for their classrooms.  Please look at their pages below and help in any way you can!  Thank you!
  • Mrs. Wrenn & Mrs. Muschetta Smith in room E6 have created a donors page.  Their students need materials for hands-on activities. LEGOs and erector sets will help with creativity, language, and academic learning. Headphones are for reading groups.  Click here to learn more about their project & donate!
  • Mr. Donington in the E.S.L. Dept has also created a donors choose page.  He is looking to purchase chromebook laptops for all of his students so each student can work on a computer at the same time during class.  Chromebooks for College & Career Readiness.  Click here to learn more about his goals & to donate.  

Josh Thibodeau Helping Hearts Foundation









Burncoat High School will host a free Youth Heart Screening for ages 12 thru 19 in honor of Josh Thibodeau on May 21, 2015 2pm - 7:30 pm.    The JTHHF was created in memory of Josh Thibodeau, who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and died in 2011 at a soccer camp at the age of 12.  Josh had an undiagnosed heart condition.  We are trying to save young lives in Josh's name, and prevent parents, like us, from unnecessary heartache.  Please see the website for more information. 


 
AVID Survey for Teachers & Students
Students and Teachers
Please complete the survey below for our Avid Classes.  Thank you!
 


 




 
Burncoat's Got Talent Video Highlights!

The Talent at BHS is amazing!  Burncoat's Got Talent Night was a great success.  Thank you to all who planned the event, participated in the event, judged, and attended!  Can't wait to see how many more contestants we have next year.  Check out some of the video highlights below!


Burncoat's Got Talent (1) from on Vimeo.

 

BOOSTER CLUB NEWS

 
Sports Night is going to be Wednesday, May 27 
at @ Hanover Insurance, it will be an Ice - Cream Sunday Bar!



 



 
 
 
 
 
Book Club News!
Book Club for students will meet Friday, May 1 after school in C -9 with Mrs. Curran. We meet the last Friday of each month.  We will be discussing the book we just finished entitled  Looking for Alaska by John Green.  All students are welcome!



 


VHS On-Line Classes...Sign Up for September!

Burncoat High School started its spring 2015 VHS classes. 25 students are presently enrolled. They are pursuing exciting online courses like Criminology, Constitutional Law, Entrepreneurship, Screenwriting Fundamentals, and Mandarin Chinese, among others.

For over 9 years, The Virtual High School (VHS) Collaborative has been part of Burncoat.  They offer full-time and supplemental online courses in STEM, AP®, Honors, Gifted & Talented, and electives to help prepare students for college and careers.

Thinking about signing up for one of many classes with VHS, that’s great! The next semester is fall 2015. In the meantime,  get information for classes from Ms. Cartagena in B2 or the VHS Collaborative website.  Dates for signing up will be announced in the spring.

 


 

GUIDANCE NEWS......

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR STUDENTS

Scheduling for Next Year has begun!  Check in with your guidance counselor to create the perfect academic schedule for your future!


  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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