Burkholder: The Jag Wire

Week of January 25-29, 2021

From the Student Success Office (SSO):

Dear Burkholder Families,

Thank you for being incredible partners in educating our children. Building our social-emotional learning skills is an important goal for our school this year as we work together through this Pandemic and the challenges of distance learning.

We will be asking for your child to reflect on their own mindsets and approaches to learning via an online survey they will be completing during class. The survey shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes to complete. 7th graders will take theirs during 1st period on January 25th, and 8th graders will take theirs during 1st period on February 1st.

The survey content will ask students to self-reflect on their positive feelings, challenging feelings, supportive relationships, and how they view themselves as learners.

We are asking that all of our students participate in the surveys, as their responses will provide invaluable insights into their experiences and how we can improve and adapt our school’s response to their needs. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether. The responses to these surveys will be completely confidential.

If you have any questions about the SEL survey, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 702-799-8080 ext. 4202

Your partner in education,

Jessica Maleskey

Assistant Principal

What's Happening this Week!

Monday: January 25, 2021

  • Student Survey: 7th graders take survey in 1st Period

Tuesday: January 26, 2021

  • Evening Study Sessions, 5-7PM

Wednesday: January 27, 2021

  • Evening Study Sessions, 5-7PM (Last Day of Evening Sessions)

Thursday: January 28, 2021

  • FACES: Insight into Graduation Enrollment options for Secondary Students; 5-6pm

Friday: January 29, 2021

  • Have a great weekend!

Counselor's Corner

Secondary Enrollment Options:

Dear Burkholder Families,

Please join our School Counselors, Julia Bush and Marisa Cady, to explore secondary enrollment options for CCSD students on Thursday, January 28 at 5:00 pm. This video and discussion will give parents and students avenues to discuss options for high school within CCSD that you may not be aware of yet. Please use this link to RSVP https://forms.gle/jb8LWza1mnQ9nbFr6 and then you will be sent the link for the event. If you are unable to attend, but would like to view the content, please email the counselors.

Course Planning:

Hello Jaguars!

It's hard to believe that the time is almost here for us to begin course planning for next school year! Ms. Cady and Mrs. Bush will be visiting 6th and 7th grade classrooms beginning February 8th to help with your course selections for next year.

Basic High School and Foothill will be working with 8th graders as they transition to high school beginning mid February.

For all Jaguars, once we have finalized the course planning schedule we will notify you. 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 bushjl@nv.ccsd.net for all current 7th grades and 6th graders A-L and Ms. Cady at Cadymj@nv.ccsd.net for all current 8th graders and 6th graders M-Z.

Counselor Assistance

Ms. Julia Bush


Students: 6th Graders A - L & ALL 7th Graders

(702) 799-8080 X 4301

Ms. Marisa Cady-Burkhardt


Students: 6th Graders M - Z & All 8th Graders

(702) 799-8080 X 4302

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


Come down to Panda Express, located at 120 E. Lake Mead Parkway Henderson, NV 89015, Tuesday, February 2nd from 9:30 am- 10pm to raise money for Burkholder! You must present this flyer, either digitally or printed, for us to receive credit towards our fundraiser.

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Parent Notification: Title 1 Budget Information

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Still time to join an after school club!

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Final Week of Evening Support Sessions:

January Evening Sessions

Burkholder Middle School offers additional support and teacher-led tutoring every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from 5-7pm this month, January.

If your child needs extra support in math, ELA, science, or social studies, be sure to attend a tutoring session. Also, a counselor or social worker is available to chat or answer academic/social questions. Google Meet Links will be shared with your child through Canvas.

Evening Sessions will no longer continue after January 2021.

Need Chromebook repairs or have permanent connectivity issues?

If you are in need of Chromebook repairs or have permanent connectivity issues, please fill out the Google Form at burkholderms.org on the main page header "tech needs 2.0" button or click on the link here for assistance: Technology Needs 2.0

Our Master Schedule

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BMS-Distance Learning Master Schedule
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Buy Your Yearbook Today!

We sincerely thank all the students and families who have already sent us pictures and information for our 2020-2021 Yearbook! We encourage all families to participate!

Please download this app (hjeshare.com -Code- JAGUARS- all caps) on your phone or desktop to send us pictures for our YEARBOOK..
We need you (all 550 students and families) to be our photographers this year! Below are the topics we need pictures for.
Our yearbook staff is excited to use your photos in the new 2020-2021 Yearbook.

We appreciate you so much! Thank you again for your help!


1. Your Workspace at home- Students with their Chrome Book
2. Mask Fashion- Show off your fancy mask
3. Favorite footwear-Take a picture of your tennis shoes, slippers, dress shoes...
4. Quarantine Hair- Easy one- Pics of your hair!
5. Family Time- Activities with family members
7. Birthday Celebrations- We know you have these!
8. PARENTS- with Names- THX
9. Siblings- with names THX
10. Future Careers??? Let us know- send a picture
11. Life Skills- Students in action doing household chores, etc...
13. Favorite Outfits- W\with names THX
14. School Dress Up days.....

The Burkholder Yearbook Staff

Important Numbers and Contact Information

Mr. Hermes, Principal -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4100 or hermecl@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Morlacci, Office Manager -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4100 or morlaja@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Mendoza, Assistant Principal -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4200 or mendome@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Smith, Assistant Principal Secretary -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4200 or villaba@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Maleskey, Assistant Principal -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or malesjl@nv.ccsd.net

Mr. Nagy, Assistant Principal Secretary -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or nagyzk@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Claessens, Registrar -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4065 or claesjr@nv.ccsd.net

Mr. Gongos, Computer Tech -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4015 or gongodj@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Little, Nurse -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4021 or littlpm@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Allman, FASA -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4022 or allmacr@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Deputy, Attendance -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or deputk1@nv.ccsd.net

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.