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Welcome to Burncoat High
BULLYING PREVENTION AND EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Bullying Prevention and Education Conference invite
School News & Information
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!

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S.A.T. EXAM FOR JAN. 24 CANCELLED


Due to upcoming inclement weather, the S.A.T. exam scheduled for Saturday, January 24 at Burncoat High School is cancelled.  This exam has been re-schedule to Saturday, February 7, 2015. 
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Burncoat's O'Connor scores century point with Worcester Wildcats hockey squad
Congrat's to Seamus O'Connor - star Hockey Player for BHS on the Worcester Wildcats Hockey Team.  Read about his accomplishments here!

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SPIRIT WEEK FEB. 9 THRU FEB 13
Spirit Week is HERE!!!!  The Events are as follows...
  • Monday - Green and White Day
  • Tuesday - Neon Day
  • Wednesday - Dress to Impress
  • Thursday - International Day
  • Friday - Color War
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M.L.K. ESSAY AND POETRY CONTEST
Congratulations to Mateus Dos Santos, Kelley Ho, and Sonia Bamfo for being  finalists in the MLK Poetry Contest.  Please congratulate them when you see them.  Way to Go!!!

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BOOSTER CLUB NEWS
Booster Club Meeting will be February 4th @ 6 PM.
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
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Book Club News!
Book Club for students will meet Friday, Feb. 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  Night Circus  by Erin Morgenstern.  All students are welcome!

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THEATRE NEWS.....
  • Feb 28th Drama Club goes to the State Festival
 
  • Jan 20 and 21 and if needed callbacks on the 22nd 2-4:30 pm in the BMS Auditorium
 
  • See Ms. Kewley, Mr. Woloski, and Mr. Twiss
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M.C.A.S. Testing Dates
ACCESS for W.I.D.A.  testing is  Jan 27 & 28
  • This test is for English as a Second Language Students Only
M.C.A.S. Biology Re-test  is February 2 & 3
  • 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. 
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 24-26
  • This exam is for first time grade 10 students
M.C.A.S. English Language Arts Grade 10 Make up Day is April 2.

M.C.A.S. Mathematics Grade 10 is May 12 & 13
  • This exam is for first time grade 10 students
M.C.A.S. Biology  for Grade 9 is June 2 & 3
  • This exam is for first time Biology students, typically all of grade 9

May 4 thru 29 Open Window for PARCC Exam

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Meanwhile in E2....Creative Writing

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.
 
Click here to read their book.  
Students may register for the Spring Semester...now! or for next year with their guidance counselor.
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Foreign Language Honor Society
The Foreign Language Honor Society and the Foreign Language Department will celebrate Foreign Language Week from March 16-20.  There will be special events in the foreign language classes celebrating the study of a second language and the cultural heritage of our students.  The Foreign Langue Honor Society  will have its annual fundraiser during that week.  See Mrs. Friedman for any comments, questions, or suggestions. 
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BUY BACK DATES
For students in need of Buy Back....Mr. Gibbons will have BB available on
Jan. 31, Feb 7, Feb. 28 8 am to 12 noon in room A6.  See him in B17 Office.


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BHS Dance Dept. News
BHS Dance Dept.  presents "Beginnings" on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 PM in the BMS Auditorium.  Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.  

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Card Club for Students
Card Club - trading card games - meets on Fridays in room C-8 right after school.  All students welcome!

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VHS On-Line Classes...Time to Join!
Anyone interested in taking a virtual class via VHS, please see Mrs. Cartagena in room B2 to sign up.  Spring semester starts mid - January and ends Mid May for 1 credit!!!!    For a list of classes click here....
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Green Reaper's Robotic News!


The BHS Robotics team is headed into a busy 2015 season.  Check out the Green Reaper's News Page


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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 on February 2nd
 
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SAT/ACT COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM DATES
Seniors - upcoming SAT and ACT Exam Dates.
SAT Dates as Follows:
  • 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:
  • 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.
  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.

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