Burkholder: The Jag Wire
Week of February 15-19, 2021
A letter from Our Principal:
The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of School Trustees voted on January 14, 2021, to approve the Superintendent's recommendation that schools be permitted to invite individual or small groups of students back to campus on a voluntary basis. The focus of these school visits may include: social-emotional wellness supports and interventions, academic screenings, academic interventions and/or small-group instruction. School faculty and staff are currently reviewing guidelines, assessing building readiness, and evaluating a variety of factors to identify students who may benefit from being invited to campus.
At Burkholder Middle School, we are using academic progress indicators, participation/attendance rates, and social/emotional wellness data to prepare a list of students who will most benefit from intermittent visits to school. Likewise, we are using survey responses to ensure we have faculty and staff available to be on campus to provide in-person support. This information will also determine the number of students we can meaningfully assist. At this time, there has not been a start date established for bringing small groups into the building, but we are developing a site proposal to be reviewed and approved by region leadership. Once we are given a start date, we will communicate directly with those parents whose students have been identified for on-campus opportunities.
We understand that many families are looking forward to the time when all students can return to school campuses. As we look forward to welcoming back our communities, we will keep you informed of any additions or enhancements to these plans. As always, health and safety will be our priority. We appreciate your support and patience as we begin offering limited opportunities for students to return to campus.
Your partner in education,
Principal, Burkholder Middle School
What's Happening this Week!
Monday: February 15, 2021
- NO SCHOOL, President's Day
Tuesday: February 16, 2021
- Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am
- 7th Grade Course Planning continues- during ELA
Wednesday: February 17, 2021
- Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am
Thursday: February 18, 2021
- Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am
Friday: February 19, 2021
- Have a great weekend!
Saturday: February 20, 2021
- Battleborn Girls Innovate Workshop, 10am-1pm
Come support our fundraiser!
Reading Plus Leaderboard:
Greetings from the Math Department! We would like to thank all the students who have participated in class. There are many ways that students participate. They answer math questions in the chat or in a Jamboard, show their daily work by sharing their screen, share their notes on a camera, send work through a Google Doc and answer aloud in class.
When students need extra help they have shown up in the office hours or attended support sessions. They also have worked together in groups in the breakout rooms; some even connected with friends in a Google Meet to collaborate on math homework outside of “school”. Please take advantage of the available free resources to help support your child. CLICK HERE to see some available resources.
Our math classes also try to relax and have fun. Some classes have participated in a scavenger hunt, such as, “Show me something green in your camera” or solved riddles with the teachers. Other classes may “rap” with a teacher. Mr. Ballard “danced” with a student’s grandma one day to the song “To Be Real.” Some classes share jokes, quotes and riddles. We also have great talent, as shown when the students unmute themselves to sing happy birthday to fellow classmates.
Starting this week, our school will begin the MAP Accelerator Challenge! Grade-Levels will compete to see who can gain the most “levels up” per student in MAP Accelerator. Check out the Leaderboard Standings in the weekly JagWire.
We look forward to the upcoming months!
A little math trivia: the number of minutes in the month of February can be represented by x!
A math riddle: What is the number of squares on the outside edges of a chessboard, and how does that number relate to the month of February? Stay tuned for the answer in the next JagWire...
You are invited to a virtual FACES (Family and Community Engagement Services) presentation, "College Prep Tips for the Middle School Parent". This will be held via Google Meets on Thursday, March 11, at 5:00 pm. Contact Mrs. Bush or Mrs. (Cady) Burkhardt for any questions, Please RSVP by March 9th at: https://forms.gle/nCw6XuKh6ZhWAB4z9. After you register, a link will be emailed to you on the day of the presentation.
Attention 8th grade girls!
Join us for Lunch Bunch
Please join us, virtually, for "Lunch Bunch" every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 11:10 am to 11:40 am, starting February 2nd.
This time to chat and hang out will be hosted and monitored by Mrs. Bush, Ms. Cady, and Ms. Groth during your lunch time.
Bring your lunch! Bring your pet! Just hang out! Students are expected to have cameras on during this time for maximum participation! Drop in for a few minutes to say hello or stay the whole time.
We know how much our kids miss socializing, so come hang out with us!
Please email Mrs. Bush at email@example.com for the Google Meet Link
It's hard to believe that the time is almost here for us to begin course planning for next school year! Mrs.(Cady) Burkhardt and Mrs. Bush will be visiting 6th grade ELA classrooms February 8th and February 9th to help with your course selections for next year during Live sessions.
Seventh grade course planning will be February 11-Feb. 19th; also in ELA classrooms. Your ELA teacher will let you know which Live session day you will be meeting with Mrs. Bush.
Mrs. (Cady) Burkhardt will be presenting the CCSD Moving On Guide later in February. She will also be coordinating with Basic High School and Foothill for 8th graders as they transition to high school. Once dates are confirmed, they will be posted.
Please feel free to reach out to your School Counselor with any questions or concerns about courses for next year. Mrs. Bush can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for all current 7th grades and 6th graders A-L and Mrs. (Cady) Burkhardt at Cadymj@nv.ccsd.net for all current 8th graders and 6th graders M-Z.
Need our Social Worker
Do you need assistance with mental health, emotional support, family issues, or community referrals? Please click the "Social Worker Assistance" button below to fill out the form and Mrs. Groth, our School Social Worker, will contact you.
Ms. Alexis Groth
702-799-8080 X 4351
Special Ed Facilitator (SEIF)
If you need assistance or have questions regarding Special Education Services, please click the "Special Ed Facilitator Assistance" button below to complete the form and Mrs. Perez will contact you.
Ms. Eliza Perez
702-799-8080 X 4032
Book Recommendation of the Week:
JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.
Class Code: xki6528
Calling all Artists!
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit artwork for the 2021 VISION Middle School Art Exhibition. The exhibition is non-juried; all submissions will be displayed at the Winchester Culture Center Gallery from April 1 until April 29, 2021. An Opening Reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. on April 12, 2021, at the Winchester Culture Center Gallery [3130 McLeod Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89121] or virtually if necessary. This is an excellent opportunity for your students to share their artistic success and gain the experience of showing artwork in a public space.
Submission deadline is February 19, 2021
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Important Numbers and Contact Information
Mr. Hermes, Principal -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4100 or email@example.com
Ms. Morlacci, Office Manager -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4100 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Mendoza, Assistant Principal -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4200 or email@example.com
Ms. Smith, Assistant Principal Secretary -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Maleskey, Assistant Principal -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or email@example.com
Mr. Nagy, Assistant Principal Secretary -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Claessens, Registrar -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4065 or email@example.com
Mr. Gongos, Computer Tech -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Little, Nurse -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4021 or email@example.com
Ms. Allman, FASA -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4022 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Deputy, Attendance -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or email@example.com
Burkholder Middle School
Burkholder Middle School focuses on being an exemplary learning community through rigorous academic experiences to enhance knowledge. We build the foundation of this learning community through meaningful relationships, relevant and engaging learning, empowering student successes, and effective communication. We challenge students to advocate for themselves to become lifelong learners, inspire a love for learning, and utilize technology in today’s world.