Elk Call

January 26th

Burleson High School

Developing productive members of a global community



🔴 ⚫ 🔴 Elk Announcements & Information 🔴 ⚫ 🔴

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Representatives from the BRiCk will be here during lunches on Monday, January 27th to answer any questions regarding seasonal and regular part-time positions for ages 16 and up such as: lifeguards, camp counselors, fitness, admin, aquatic, and kidzone attendants. Please feel free to stop by their table to get more information!

Gifted and Talented Referrals

Notice to Parents:

The Burleson Independent School District will be accepting referrals for testing for gifted and talented services January 7-January 31, 2020. Gifted & Talented Services are designed to serve the unique educational needs of academically gifted students. These students perform or have the potential to perform at a remarkably high level, beyond the performance of their peers. Approximately 3-5% of the population is gifted. The full referral notice and parent forms can be found here: BISD Gifted and Talented Education .

Aviso a los padres:

El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Burleson aceptará referencias para pruebas de servicios para dotados y talentosos del 7 de enero al 31 de enero de 2020. Los servicios para alumnos dotados y talentosos están diseñados para satisfacer las necesidades educativas únicas de los estudiantes académicamente dotados. Estos estudiantes se desempeñan o tienen el potencial de desempeñarse a un nivel notablemente alto, más allá del desempeño de sus compañeros. Aproximadamente el 3-5% de la población es superdotada. El aviso de referencia completo y los formularios para padres se pueden encontrar aquí: BISD Educación para Dotados y Talentosos.

Burleson High School Balfour Site

Need to purchase your Senior Ad or yearbook? Click the button and you will be redirected to our BHS Balfour site.

Balfour will be here February 19th during all three lunches in the cafeteria to take Class Ring Orders, Senior Announcement Orders and Senior Cap and Gown Orders. Extra Class Ring and Senior Graduation packets are in the front office. If you miss Balfour at school, you need to order at balfour.com ASAP to avoid a late fee.

🔴 ⚫ 🔴 Elk Family Celebrations 🔴 ⚫ 🔴

BISD Film Festival Results

Congratulations to all of our Elk Family who participated in the BISD Film Festival! BHS students took home the following awards:

A Day at the Station

Best Soundtrack

Best Costume

Best Location

Best Drama

Best Overall Group Film, High School

Viewers Choice Award

Bananas Adventure

Best Animation/Claymation

Anthony Solis won Best Music Video

Relieving the Biggest Sports Moments

Best Action Sports


Best Cinematography

🔴 ⚫ 🔴 College & Career Ready Elks 🔴 ⚫ 🔴


2/27/20 TSI Testing at BHS Sign-up here

3/12/20 TSI Testing at BHS Sign-up here

4/26/20 TSI Testing at BHS Sign-up here


College Scorecard that students and families can use to compare college costs and outcomes

College Readiness Website

Go Center Website

SAT/ACT Waiver Request

Apply Texas and Common Application



This link will take you to a pdf of all the scholarships that the district has information on. They are all organized by due date. The ones highlighted in teal are local scholarships.

I know searching for scholarships can get overwhelming. Start by exploring the pdf and to making a list of the ones you potentially qualify for and then make a schedule or set a goal to complete a certain number of applications a week. Some students try to do one a week and some try to do more; it kind of depends on the types of scholarships they are filling out.

Make sure you check the College & Career Twitter page for new scholarships!



  • Complete FAFSA
  • Send SAT/ACT to colleges
  • Apply to at least 3 colleges (most deadlines are before Thanksgiving)
  • Send transcripts to colleges (link here)
  • Begin applying for Scholarships (ideally, 4-5 per week)


  • Sign up to take SAT/ACT in fall 2019 or spring 2020
  • Take SAT/ACT again over summer and/or Aug./Sept. of senior year
  • Identify at least 5 colleges where you’d want to apply and figure out admission requirements
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Dual Credit


If you have any questions about dual credit, please email Mrs. Houk at khouk@bisdmail.net

National Honor Society


  • 2/5/20 February Meeting at 8:15 in the BHS Library
  • 2/21/20 2020-2021 Officer Applications Due
  • 3/4/20 March Meeting at 8:15 in the BHS Library
  • 3/13/20 Senior Scholarship Applications Due
  • 4/1/20 April Meeting at 8:15 in the BHS Library
  • 4/14/20 NHS Induction
  • 4/17/20 Powder Puff Applications Due

Don’t forget to check with Ms. Essex about PASS dates.

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Burleson High School Calendar

Want to stay up-to-date on all #Elk Family events? Click the button to be redirected to the Burleson High School Calendar.