Burkholder: The Jag Wire

Week of March 15-19, 2021

What's Happening this Week!

Monday: March 15, 2021

  • Happy Monday!

Tuesday: March 16 , 2021

  • WIDA Testing (select students), 9am-1pm
  • Lunch Bunch, 11:10-11:40am

Wednesday: March 17, 2021

  • WIDA Testing (select students), 9am-1pm
  • Parent Information Session- Hybrid, 10:30-11am
  • Lunch Bunch, 11:10-11:40am
  • Parent Information Session- Hybrid, 5-5:30pm

Thursday: March 18, 2021

  • Lunch Bunch, 11:10-11:40am

Friday: March 19, 2021

  • Have a great weekend!

PARENT MEETINGs To be held on March 17, 2021

Burkholder MS will host two parent meetings on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 to discuss the upcoming in-person instruction (hybrid schedule). Parents will be able to join the Google Meets by using their child's CCSD email address. The meeting times are as follows:



WIDA TESTING (select students)

We will be administering the WIDA assessment in support of English proficiency for students identified as English language learners (ELLs). This assessment monitors the development of growth in attaining English proficiency. WIDA testing will be March 16 & 17 (two days of testing) from 9:00AM - 1:00PM.

Specific information was emailed to parents and students who will be assessed during the two testing dates.

Hybrid Schedule-Effective March 22, 2021

As we prepare to welcome back Cohorts A and B onto Campus (6th graders will return the week of March 22nd and 7th and 8th will return the week of April 5th), we will be changing the schedule times to accommodate in-person and distant learners. Please view the attached schedule and be advised it will take effect on Monday, March 22nd.

Classroom Highlights:


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Reading Plus Leaderboard:

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Library Lounge

Book Recommendation of the Week:

Shelly and her grandmother catch ghosts. In their hair.

Just like all the women in their family, they can see souls who haven’t transitioned yet; it’s their job to help the ghosts along their journey. When Shelly’s mom dies suddenly, Shelly’s relationship to ghosts—and death—changes. Instead of helping spirits move on, Shelly starts hoarding them. But no matter how many ghost cats, dogs, or people she hides in her room, Shelly can’t ignore the one ghost that’s missing. Why hasn’t her mom’s ghost come home yet?

Read it here!

Class Code: xki6528

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Counselor's Corner

Future Basic High School Wolves:

For those of you that attended the pre-registration meeting last week, thank you! If you did not attend, this will provide you with the information that you need in order to submit your pre-registration form.

1. The pre-registration link is below. This is where you will select the classes that you want to take next year. If you do not submit this form by Wednesday, May 26th, the basic counselors will select your classes for you.


2. Also attached, is the course catalog which gives descriptions of the electives/CTE programs that Basic Academy offers.

3. The link below is a video that explains the ROTC program.


4. Check out the website for sports and up to date information.


Your Counselors at Basic
Mrs. Gutierrez (Last Name A - J) gutiekl@nv.ccsd.net
Ms. Marchon (Last Name K - Z) marchsl@nv.ccsd.net

8th graders attending Foothill High School:

Is your student is attending Foothill High School for the 2021-22 school year? Burkholder counselors have been hosting sessions to get students ready for the transition. Please talk to your child and make sure that they have watched the videos and have completed the Google Form below. Please email Mrs. (Cady) Burkhardt with any questions.
Falcon Preview 2021
All You Need To Know From Your Foothill High School Counselors

Course Planning:

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 have visited all 6th and 7th grade ELA classes and did a Course Planning and Career Exploration lesson with students. If you missed the lesson, it is imperative that you turn in your Google form for your elective choice. Here are the Google codes for your elective choices:

6th graders going to 7th grade- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdb4cdQzDNABMYtc5erPFgTHvXCKyi9RtAu1RMA4h0lW5A2tw/viewform

7th graders going to 8th grade-https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfS5C52QNYSWt7pPdwzl4Qq9rr0uaP0Zc8_jDz0QPtSB7LG0g/viewform

Students that do not turn in an elective form will be assigned an elective and no changes will be made in the fall when schedules are already developed. Also, be sure to review your transcript on Infinite Campus, under reports, and unofficial transcript to see if you met the promotion requirements. Here is a link to the CCSD promotion/retention policy: https://ccsd.net/departments/guidance-counseling/graduation-and-promotion

Mrs. (Cady) Burkhardt will be presenting the CCSD Moving On Guide later in March. If you did not complete your course selection for high school, and need assistance, please contact Mrs. Burkhardt.

Please feel free to reach out to your School Counselor with any questions or concerns about courses for next year or academic standing. Mrs. Bush can be reached at bushjl@nv.ccsd.net 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.

Also, students beginning next week, Lunch Bunch will be only on Wednesdays. This will accommodate all students on all cohorts. Please look for the flyer and join us on Wednesdays for some socialization and fun.

Students: Don't forget that you can still join us for Lunch Bunch!!


Please join us, virtually, for "Lunch Bunch" every Wednesday from 10:50 am to 11:10 am, starting March 24th.

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 bushjl@nv.ccsd.net for the Google Meet Link

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Attention all students ages 13 and up. Here is a free resource for you:

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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

Burkholder MS School Counseling Vision Statement: Students are life-long learners who are productive community leaders that emulate the core values of the school. They do so with an emphasis on excellence while having integrity and respect for themselves and others. They continue to demonstrate volunteerism in their communities and maintain a generous spirit of giving. They embrace differences and acknowledge the vast similarities in the human race. They are reflective in words and actions and are forward thinking individuals who continually make a positive impact on the world. Every student adapts to the ever-changing and complex world around them.

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

Food Distribution:

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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

Hope Squad:

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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

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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.