Burkholder: The Jag Wire
Week of March 1-5, 2021
Last week, Supt. Jara announced a hybrid return to schools with a timeline. This announcement changed our school's testing plan so we closed the ability to accept responses for both parent surveys.
We are working hard to plan for the hybrid return of students and to revamp our school's testing plan. We will communicate with parents/guardians as soon as we have information to share.
What's Happening this Week!
Monday: March 1, 2021
- Happy Monday!
Tuesday: March 2, 2021
- Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am
- Chipotle Fundraiser, located at 246 E Lake Mead Pkwy, 4pm-8pm
Wednesday: March 3, 2021
- Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am
Thursday: March 4, 2021
- Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am
Friday: March 5, 2021
- Have a great weekend!
Reading Week Dress Up Days:
This week is Reading Week!
Nevada Reading Week serves to promote a life-long love of reading. From students in Pre-Kindergarten listening attentively on a circle rug to their teacher’s riveting read-aloud to high school seniors engaging in rigorous discussions about a novel, the joy of reading is evident.
This year’s theme is Change Your World - Read!
Book Recommendation of the Week:
Beyond the Door, the first in the Time Out of Time duet from Maureen Doyle McQuerry, weaves a compelling coming-of-age story with fantasy and mythology. With his love of learning and the game of Scrabble, Timothy James feels like the only person who understands him is his older sister, Sarah, and he’s fairly certain nothing interesting will ever happen to him. But one night, while his parents and sister are away, the door opens, and mythical creatures appear in his own living room! Soon, a mystery of unparalleled proportions begins to unfold, revealing an age-old battle of Light against Dark, and Timothy must embark on a quest to prevent the Dark from controlling the future and changing the past. But he can’t complete the quest alone. Timothy has to team up with his sister and the school bully, Jessica, to face an ancient evil, and in the process, this unlikely trio discover they are each more than meets the eye.
Class Code: xki6528
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That idea of inner strength felt like a natural theme to bring into our 13th annual Doodle for Google contest: The 2021 contest theme is “I am strong because…” We’re asking students to creatively share how they keep moving forward when things get tough. When you make mistakes or get scared, what helps you clear the clouds above your head? When people around you are feeling down, how do you use your inner strength to lift them up?
We are exploring our creative side with our art project.
Check out our Doodle for Google….
JV Quiz Club:
Let the games begin!!!
Burkholder vs Del Webb
If you like Jeopardy, or trivia, this is the club to watch!! Coached by Mr. Oliver and Mrs. Wapneski, we play a Jeopardy type trivia game every week. We meet online after school, typically on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. The coaches ask the questions (sometimes we give hints) and the players race to buzz in, answer the questions and gain points for their team.
This year has been a little different. We are all online. We have learned a new buzz-in system that we will use at our matches against other middle schools in the district. We are learning how to collaborate on answers when we have a team question. Collaborating online is definitely different than when we can collaborate sitting right next to our teammates.
We have 5 fabulous trivia - brained students that meet every week to practice: Kaden B., Italia I., Odely R., Caitlyn R. and Meilea S. We practice while scrimmaging each other. Our first interscholastic scrimmage will be held on Tuesday, March 2. We will scrimmage Del Webb Middle School. Go JAGS!!!
Reading Plus Leaderboard:
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. 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 or academic standing. Mrs. Bush can be reached at email@example.com 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.
Girls In aviation day:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the Google Meet Link
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
Need Chromebook repairs or have permanent connectivity issues?
Our Master Schedule
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.