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Welcome to Burncoat High
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: November 16, 2014
Registration: ends November 10th
FLU CLINICS
sneezing maleGet protected this season, attend a Worcester Public Schools flu clinic:
 
Union Hill School
October 27, 2014
4:00 – 6:00 P.M.


Goddard School of Science and Technology
November 5, 2014
4:00 – 6:00 P.M.


Worcester Arts Magnet
November 6, 2014
3:30 – 5:30 P.M.


DPH, Meade Street (WPS Staff)
November 10, 2014
2:00 – 4:30 P.M.


Elm Park Community School
November 13, 2014
3:30 – 5:30 P.M.

ATTENDANCE MATTERS FACT:
By 9th grade, missing 20% of school can be a better predictor of drop-out than 8th grade test scores.
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COLUMBUS DAY PARADE AWARDS
Congratulations to North High School, South High School and Burncoat High School in the Columbus Day Parade. The parade committee issued the following awards: 

Marching Bands, Musical: second place, South High Community School Marching Band 

Color Guards/Drill Teams: first place, North High School JROTC; second place, South High Community School JROTC; third place, Burncoat High School JROTC
COLUMBUS DAY ART CONTEST WINNERS
Students from various grade levels participated in the Columbus Day Art Contest. The six winning artists and other participants marched in the Columbus Day Parade. The winning posters will be on display at business establishments on Shrewsbury Street. View winners
School News & Information
Burncoat HS High Five!
 

Click here to see the Entire Video from WCVB

The JV and varsity field hockey teams from Burncoat were part of the High 5 with Mike Lynch last night. The link for it is below for your viewing. The video clip is great showing for Meg Brunelle and her players, the school, and our district as a whole. Mike Lynch was very impressed with how welcoming everyone was from Burncoat was to him and his crew as well as being very impressed with how Burncoat and Doherty came together for such a worthy cause to fight breast cancer. 

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Yahoo! Congratulations to Us!


Burncoat​ High School has won a place on the TOP 
 Most Challenging High Schools in the U.S. List formulated by The Washington Post.   Dr. Melinda Boone will acknowledge our achievement during her state of the schools address on Oct. 20 at 6:00 PM at North High School. 
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Geek is Glam



BHS Robotics Teams takes part in the Geek is Glam Competition at W.P.I.
The event, sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts and WPI, drew 450 girls in Grades 4-8 and also featured a variety of speakers and a STEM expo.  Local high school robotics teams also joined in on the fun.  Click here for the entire Telegram & Gazette Article.

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BUY BACK DATES
Students in need of BUY BACK HOURS...the dates are 
           Saturday, November 1   8 to 12 Noon   
           Wednesay, November 5 - 9 PM
                                                        Wednesday, November 19    5-9PM
See Mr. Gibbons in the B Office if you have any questions.
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Mt. Monadnock Fun
HOW IS CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN LIKE LIFE ITSELF?










Students in our ESL classes enjoyed a beautiful day on Mt. Monadnock!  What a wonderful day out!   Here are some their comments...
 
  • "I noticed others laughing."  D.G.
  • "Mr. Donington wasted no time getting up the mountain."  V.T.
  • "What helped me most on the climb was the thought of the oreos that Ms. Matieson promised." P.G.
  • "I felt like passing out when I was going up the large hills." 
  • "I think I lost my cell phone on the trail." T.V.
  • "Mister Kavanagh, do you feel old?" E.T.
  • "I got to know Rania and Aseel better." M.H.
  • "When can we go again?" A.A.
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B.H.S. Booster Club News 2014
BOOSTER CLUB MEETING WEDNESDAY,
Nov. 15 AT 6:30 in the A  Conferenece 
Room
 
The Booster Club is having a fundraiser at Dairy Queen on West Boyolston St. on 10/23 from
5-8pm & again on 11/13 5-8pm!  
Come and Join Us!
Help Support our Students!

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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.
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GUIDANCE NEWS......

 IMPORTANT DATES FOR STUDENTS
Seniors....
  • Hanover Scholarship Deadline for Seniors is November 30.  Click here for the application. 
  • Early Action College Applications due by November 1 or November 15.  
  • Seniors applying for financial aid should be completing their CSS Financial Aid Profile .  Click here to begin.
  • Financial Aid Night - MEFA Night @ 6:30 PM for all seniors and Parents
  • Seniors should be working on their Common Application - click here to begin Common App or complete individual college applications if the college does not accept the Common APP
  • Teacher Recommendations should be requested well in advance of deadlines (NOW!) and teacher's busy schedules.  Remember to write a resume or outline of all your activities courses and give that to the teacher you are asking for a recommendation  from.  After receiving your recommendation, remember to write a thank you note to those teachers for their time and effort on your behalf.  
College Visits for Juniors and Seniors
  • 10/27 College Fair @ Assumption College grades 9-12 AP and AVID Student
  • Bryant 10/21 @ 9am
  • Plymouth State 10/22 @ 10am
  • UHart 10/23 @ 12pm
  • Anna Maria 10/24 @ 10 am
  • QCC 10/24 @ 1 pm
  • Fitchburg State 10/29 @ 9 am
  • 11/13 Westfield State fieldtrip – 30 student campus tour (seniors, bring application and fee waived)
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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
  • November 8 Test Date - Registration Deadline for this is Oct. 9
  • 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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THEATRE NEWS.....

THE 39 STEPS
will be presented  Dec. 4, 5, 6 @ 7pm 
 
 
Junior Class Play will be presented December 17 & 18 
 
Coffee House will be presented on December 23.
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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.  
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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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