The BHS Quadrivium will be participating in the elite Disney Sings Festival at Disney World March 5-9, 2015. As part of the festival they will be participating in workshops with Disney music professionals and the music director and music director of Cirque du Soliel's La Nuba and performing at the Stage By The Waterside in Downtown Disney. We are so lucky at BHS to have such an amazing Chorus Teacher, Mr. Dave Twiss, and such dedicated and talented students! Best of luck and have a great time!
Edith Mensah Otabil from Burncoat High School is the proud recipient of a $20,000 Coca Cola Scholarship which is a highly competitive national scholarship that recognizes student who have shown great leadership potential, not only in academics, but most importantly, in dedication and actions that positively impact others. Edith has a 4.33 GPA, is taking honors and AP classes and was accepted Early Decision to the College of the Holy Cross. She is the recipient of numerous community service and academic awards.
Best Wishes to Edith on her future academic endeavors.
Read about the scholarship program here!
Worcester Public Schools 6th Annual Science Fair
Public viewing of the projects is 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony at 6:30 pm. Many thanks to the EcoTarium staff and all of the teacher volunteers who make this event such a big success!
On February 11th, thirteen Burncoat Juniors and Seniors completed the Girl's Inc. Leadership Academy to help them ready themselves for college and careers. The girls showed grit during their five-month commitment.
Special thanks Girls Inc. and Hanover Insurance mentors! Congratulations to our young women! In the photos several participants receive certificates from Ms. Coral Titone of Girls Inc. of Worcester.
WORCESTER — In this historic, stormy winter, just as the snow levels have kept climbing, the points have kept piling up for
Burncoat High basketball star Khadijah Hames with her outstanding performances in gyms throughout the area. "Khadijah is a tremendous student-athlete," said Burncoat head coach Dan Rushton. "She first competes in the classroom, and then she competes on the basketball court."
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The Burncoat High School Music Magnet program would like to congratulate the following students who played in the U Mass Honor Band program in Amherst, MA on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
This event has been going on for many years and everyone is happy they attended! Girls going to the event with be paired with a "fairy godmother" who will take them around and try on as many dresses as they like, jewelry, shoes, pocketbook, and even free make - up. All items are free. They even have seamstress on hand that will help with any alteration a dress may need to fit you properly! Sign up in the library or email your request to Mrs.Curran at email@example.com.
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The BHS Junior/Senior Prom will be Friday, May 29 @ Mechanics Hall. Price per student and/or couple will be determined.
Mary Nancy Kamanga and Laurana Nyman.
Read More about the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards here! Here are the Silver Key Award Art pieces! Congratulations Artists!
Artist Laurana Nyman
Artist Mary Nancy Kamanga
Mr. Donington’s Google Coding Challenge
Attention, any students who are interested in working with computers, or think it might be fun to try it out! Google is offering a FREE introductory course on computer coding through Khan Academy, and Mr. Donington can get you started! This free class is open to anyone, but is especially intended to help students of color and young women gain FREE experience in this high-demand, high-paying field. What’s more, for completing the course, you will receive a $100 DonorsChoose.org gift-card that can be used to buy new computers and technology right here at Burncoat! Even better, if at least 10 underrepresented students complete the course by March 15th, Google will donate an extra $1,000 to Burncoat’s tech needs, and those first 10 students will receive a pizza party on Mr. Donington’s dime! To participate, you don’t need any experience, but do need access to the internet. You take the class on your own time, from wherever you please. Please see Mr. Donington’s signup sheet outside D-8 if interested. See the flyer here!
Please join us and support our students
- Dairy Queen Fundraisers coming up on February 17, March 17, and April 9 from 5-8 PM.
- Meat Raffle at The Press Box on Lincoln St on Saturday March 28th @ 4pm
- Congratulations to the The Winners at the METG Drama Festival held on Sat. Feb. 28. The All Star Award Winners are... are....
- Upcoming Shows...The cast has been chosen...hard work is ahead....Keep an eye out for our upcoming Presentation of "Little Show of Horrors" on April 30, May 1, and 2 at 7 PM.
- This test is for English as a Second Language Students Only
- This test is for those students who have yet to pass their initial Biology M.C.A.S. exam. Grades 10, 11, 12 and repeat 9th graders. Also, students new to Massachusetts Public Schools who have never taken the M.C.A.S. and are in grades 10, 11 or 12.
- This test is for those students who have yet to pass their initial ELA M.C.A.S. exam. Grades 11, 12 and repeat 10th graders. Also, students new to Massachusetts Public Schools who have never taken the M.C.A.S. and are in grades 11 or 12.
- This test is for those students who have yet to pass their initial Math M.C.A.S. exam. Grades 11, 12 and repeat 10th graders. Also, students new to Massachusetts Public Schools who have never taken the M.C.A.S. and are in grades 11 or 12.
- This exam is for first time grade 10 students
M.C.A.S. Mathematics Grade 10 is May 12 & 13
- This exam is for first time grade 10 students
- This exam is for first time Biology students, typically all of grade 9.
May 4 thru 29 Open Window for PARCC Exam
The students in the Fall Semester section of Creative Writing with Mrs. O'Connor worked hard perfecting their writing skills. Each week they learned and practiced a new writing technique. At the end of the semester, each student picked one or two of their favorite pieces to make a book entitled, Meanwhile in E2..... It is wonderful! To commemorate the end of the class, their hard work, and the book they made they held a book signing party in room E-2 and invited teachers, administrators, and fellow students to admire their work.
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Feb. 28 from 8 am to 12 noon in room A6. See him in B17 Office.
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.
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IMPORTANT DATES FOR STUDENTS
Scholarships Available NOW! Check Out the Scholarship Book in the A 9 Guidance office
Greater Worcester Scholarship Foundation due March 9th
will be available in the Guidance office as of February 2nd
SAT Dates as Follows:
- February 7, 2015 Test Date
- 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
- 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
May 4-8 and May 11-15, 2015
|School Hours: 7:20 am - 1:43 pm
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.