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Welcome to Burncoat High
WPS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR
Video of the Worcester Public Schools 6th Annual Science and Engineering Fair held on Thursday, March 12 at the EcoTarium is now available for viewing.

View more about the fair...
 
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.
CLARK UNIVERSITY SPLASH PROGRAM
Splash gives the opportunity for high school students in the Worcester area to come to Clark and take classes taught by Clark professors, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Read more...

When: April 25, 2015
Registration: ends April 17th
SENIORS IN THE ARTS AWARD RECIPIENTS
 
Congratulations to all the Seniors in the Arts Award Recipients!
 
View a list of winners with biographies.
 
DAR logo
GOOD CITIZEN AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to the Worcester Public School seniors who were awarded the “Good Citizen Award” by the Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Each year the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors a program for local High School Seniors centered on the theme of “Good Citizens”. See winners...
73RD ANNUAL WPS ARTS FESTIVAL
 
Join us in celebrating the artistic achievements of student artists from throughout the Worcester Public Schools.

Most events are at the Worcester Public Library, March 13th - 30th.
WEDF DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF THE WPS AWARDS
The Worcester Educational Development Foundation (WEDF) is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Distinguished Alumni & Friends of the Worcester Public Schools Achievement Awards. Use this packet to nominate candidates.
Nominations close on April 1st.

School News & Information
BOOSTER CLUB NEWS

    Our next meeting is Wednesday April 1st @ 6PM

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

​Buy Your BHS Patriot Gear Here!



Click here to look at all the great Sweatshirts, hoodies, T-shirts, bags, and other clothing items all with BHS Patriot Logos!  All proceeds support our athletes!  Time to look like a true Patriot!






 



 
 
 
 
 
Green Reaper's Robotic News! RI Champions!
BHS Green Reaper's Wins Award at Meet...
Congratulations...Read about their win HERE!
RI Champions!!!
The BHS Robotics team 
is headed into a busy 2015 season.  
Congratulations to the Green Reapers who won the Engineering Inspiration Award for the second year in a row.  The 20 or so  judges selected Burncoat as the outstanding team out of 39 others for their passion, spirit, professionalism, engineering excellence and community outreach. It is the second highest award given next to Chairman's Award. We hope to make it to WPI New England Championships in 4 weeks. To do this, we have to be one of the top 50 robots out of the 250 plus robots in New England. We placed 5th in Reading playoffs as part of the 2nd seed alliance.

Telegram & Gazette Recent Article
http://www.telegram.com/article/20150314/TOWNNEWS/303149989&TEMPLATE=TOWNPORTAL
Check out the
Green Reaper's News Page. 



 
Congratulations to Unique Jackson - Super Player!
​Unique Jackson, junior, who averaged 21 points a game for the Varsity Basketball Team, was voted to the 2015 Telegram and Gazette Super Team. In addition to this honor, Unique was named Inter High MVP. Lastly, Unique was selected to compete against BABC on March 20, 2015 as one of the best players from Central Mass.   
Read more here!
 

WPS Arts Festival 2015
Congratulations to all of the BHS Artists and BHS Art Teachers who exhibited their work at the Worcester Public Library on March 17, 2015.  What a great show.  Such talent!  If you missed the show, check it out below!

 


March 9, 2015 from

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
 
Congratulations to the Fastest Sophomore in the U.S.
Congratulations to Rodney Agyare-May for finishing in 4th place at New Balance Indoor Nationals on Friday with a school record time of 49.43. He ends the season as the fastest sophomore in the entire country in the 600m dash and the third fastest sophomore in the country in the 400m dash. In addition, he was the MIAA Division 4 State Champion in the 600m dash setting a state meet record!


Read More About It Here!
 

BHS Senior Year Art Awards 2015

Congratulations to our Senior Art Award Winners!!
Dance: Burncoat

Nicole Perno is a Senior Dance Magnet Member from Burncoat High School.

She has been a member of the Burncoat Dance Department for six years.  She is ranked 9th in the class and is the Captain of the State Champion Burncoat Dance Team.  Upon graduation Nicole plans on attending college with a double major in Dance and Bio Technology.

 

Music: Burncoat

Mathew Abraham

Mathew started out his musical journey through church and learning the genre of Assyrian Music. Since then, he has  played in multiple orchestras and ensembles, including two different chamber music camps and toured with St. Ephrem’s Assyrian Orthodox Church. He was involved in the BHS Quintet, playing for Worcester tech’s graduating class and and  President Barack Obama. He is looking forward to continuing his musical education in college as a violin performance major.

 

Theater: Burncoat 

Shyiesha Brown

Shyiesha Brown has been a student of the theater magnet program since the 7th grade. In her six years of middle and high school she has never missed a day of school. She will be the urchin in Little Shop of Horrors this year. She is also an accomplished musician, singing in the highly rated school chorus The Quadrivium.

 

Art: Burncoat 

Kelsey Spinazzola

Kelsey is an honor student at Burncoat Arts Magnet High School. She is bright, extremely articulate and extraordinarily creative.Kelsey is an A.P. Art History and A.P. Studio Art student. She has been accepted at Mass College of Art, Art institute of Chicago and Monserrate School of Art.
 




Congratulations to the Dance Team!
The Burncoat Dance Team won the State Championship this weekend   in the New England Dance Tournament in Braintree.
 
The Burncoat Dance Team competed in the MSSAA High School Dance Team State Tournament and took home 3rd place in All-Styles and top honors in Hip Hop.


They are the 2015 MSSAA State Champions!

The team qualified in both divisions for the New England High School Dance Championships. There they competed against over 30 teams in Jazz and Hip Hop. The team took home
2nd overall in Jazz and 3rd overall in Hip Hop in New England and top in both categories in MA!
  • The dance team also received a Community Service Award yesterday from the MIAA from the participation in "We are High School" at the 2014 NFHS Summer Meeting in Boston, MA.  They will also be receiving the MIAA Gold award for Academic Excellence during the 2014-2015 season this year with a GPA combined average of over a 3.5. ​​  Amazing!!!


Check out their AWARD WINNING PERFORMANCE!!




BHS Dance Team Championship 2015 from michaela curran on Vimeo.
 



Congratulations Quadrivium!

The BHS Quadrivium won the the Platinum Award at the elite Disney Sings Festival at Disney World March 5-9, 2015. Congratulations on all of their hard work and dedication. Click here to see their score in detail. 


 
 

on Vimeo.

Read about more of their trip here!


Congratulations to Edith Otabil
 
 

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!


 

THEATRE NEWS.....
  • Congratulations to the The Winners at the METG Drama Festival held on Sat. Feb. 28.  The All Star Award Winners are...   are....
 
Marta Brodeur, Sivan Amir, Grace Weber, Valenia Bergier, Nana Anane,  Livia La Cava, and Gianna Mastrocola. 
 
 
 
  • 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. ​
Theatre Magnet Students will be going to NYC on Wednesday, March 11 to see the Broadway Show "Matilda", attend a theater artists workshop, and have lunch at the Famous Ellen's Startdust Diner.   There is one spot available, if interested see Ms. Kewley A.S.A.P. 


SUPPORT THE ARTS PROGRAM - BUY A T-SHIRT!



BHS ARTS T-SHIRTS ARE ONLY $10!

CLICK HERE FOR  AN ORDER FORM...or see
Ms. Kewley in the Auditorium!




 


Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards 2015
 
Congratulations to our two Silver Key Winners of the Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Contest 2015 ,
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


 
Want to Learn How to Code?

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!

 


 

Prom Update!


The BHS Junior/Senior Prom will be Friday, May 29 @ Mechanics Hall.  Price per student and/or couple and the theme will be determined soon and posted!

Need a Prom Dress?  
One Enchanted Evening Free Prom Dress Event!

 
The One Enchanted Evening Project was started by Madeline Dolan, a high school student at Shrewsbury High School. She saw a need for high school girls in central Massachusetts who were unable to attend prom because of their financial situation and wanted to find a solution – so she started the One Enchanted Evening Project. The goal of the project is to promote self-confidence for high school girls by providing them with free gowns for their high school prom. We hope to continue this project for years to come.
 
Register for the Event at
http://oneenchantedeveningproject.com/
 by April 5th
Or
 check it out on
Facebook.com/oneenchantedeveningproject
 
The pickup date to get your dress is Saturday, April 11.
 



Book Club News!
Book Club for students will meet Friday, March  27 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  100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson.  All students are welcome!

 


BUY BACK DATES
Students in need of BUY BACK HOURS
...the dates are 
           March  14 from 8-12
           March 18 from 5-9
                                                     March 28 from 8-12
                                                     April 1 from 5-9
 
See Mr. Gibbons in the B Office if you have any questions.
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Worcester Night Life Spring Classes Available

 

VHS On-Line Classes...Time to Join!

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.

 


 

M.C.A.S. Testing Dates
M.C.A.S. English Language Arts Re-test  Exam is March 2 thru 4 
  • 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. 
M.C.A.S.  Mathematics Re-test is March 5 & 6
  • 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. 
M.C.A.S. English Language Arts Grade 10 is March 31, April 1 & 2
  • This exam is for first time grade 10 students
M.C.A.S. English Language Arts Grade 10 Make up Day is April 3.

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

June 1 Begins the Window for PARCC Exam...Our school is a pilot school for this exam. 
 

GUIDANCE NEWS......

 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
 
Smalley Scholarship applications due January 28th
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National Honor Society Applications
will be available in the Guidance office as of February 2nd
 
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SAT/ACT COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM DATES
Seniors - upcoming SAT and ACT Exam Dates.
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
ACT Dates as Follows:
  • 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.

AP Art Studio.   All Digital Submissions Must be into Collegeboard by May 1 and forwarded to the teachers.
  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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