Burkholder: The Jag Wire
Week of February 1-5, 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. 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,
What's Happening this Week!
National School Counseling Week
Monday: February 1, 2021
- Student Survey: 8th graders take survey in 1st Period
Tuesday: February 2, 2021
- Panda Express Fundraiser; 120 E. Lake Mead Pkwy Henderson, NV 89015, 9:30am-10pm
- Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am
Wednesday: February 3, 2021
- Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am
Thursday: February 4, 2021
- Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am
- FACES Workshop for Families; STEM engineering; 5-6pm
Friday: February 5, 2021
- Have a great weekend!
National School Counseling Week
National School Counseling Week will be celebrated from Feb. 1–5, 2021. School counselors are actively engaged in helping students examine their abilities, strengths, interests and talents; for working in a partnership with parents as they encounter the challenges of raising children in today’s world; for focusing on positive ways to enhance students’ academic, postsecondary and social/emotional development; and working with teachers and other educators to provide an educational system where students can realize their potential.
Our school counselors challenge all Burkholder families to complete one Family Mental Health Lesson available through Hope Squad in celebration of National School Counselor Week. Please visit the website below, scroll down to the section titled "Family Mental Health Lessons" and choose a lesson to complete that interests you and your child(ren): https://hopesquad.com/parents/
Please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Bush (6th graders with last names A-L and all 7th graders) or Mrs. Cady (6th graders with last names M-Z and all 8th graders) anytime you need assistance. They are here for you!
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
Hey Jaguar Families!
Here is a fun family activity for you! This is Thursday, February 4 at 5:00 pm. Please rsvp: https://forms.gle/J8M6Ra4fRZP4kdkv5. You will also need index cards and a toy car. This course is designed to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(S.T.E.M.) practices. Parents/guardians will experience an engineering challenge by building a
parking garage. Parents/guardians will receive suggestions to engage their families in similar
challenges at home. Email Mrs. Bush or Ms. Cady if you have any questions.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
SCHOOL FUNDRAISER!! WE NEED YOU TO HEAD TO PANDA EXPRESS
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.
Leaderboard for Reading Plus:
Please join the Library Google Classroom for book recommendations and Library updates. The class code is: cnuzrh4
Book Recommendation of the Week:
PSS 118 is just your typical school―except that it's a rickety old spaceship orbiting Jupiter. When the school is mysteriously attacked, thirteen-year-old Jack receives a cryptic message from his father (the school's recently-fired-for-tinkering-with-the-ship science teacher). Amidst the chaos, Jack discovers that his dad has built humanity's first light-speed engine―and given Jack control of it. To save the ship, Jack catapults it hundreds of light-years away and right into the clutches of the first aliens humans have ever seen. School hasn't just gotten out: it's gone clear across the galaxy. And now it's up to Jack and his friends to get everyone home.
In our orchestra classes we first ventured into “The Carnival of the Animals”, and we found out that many animals have their own songs written for them, including the lion, roosters, tortoises, elephant, and kangaroos. The students had a lot of fun figuring out what kind of music and sounds each animal can create. However, in “The Carnival of the Animals” one important animal was surprisingly left out from the piece, the sharks. Thus, we have been dedicating our time in beginning orchestra classes learning about sharks, all kinds of sharks. We learned how to play baby shark, mommy shark, daddy shark, grandma shark, grandpa shark, and it goes something like this, D E GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG….to be continued…..F#.
The Burkholder orchestra students also learn how different movies and anime themes were made more effective and dramatic because of the soundtrack that is played in the background. These soundtracks affect the way we feel and pull our emotions to feel what the characters feel.
In this lesson, students will explore what it is like to view the world through someone else's eyes.In this art project, students created a “mask” to allow others to see what it might feel like looking out from their point of view. This can be a physical or metaphorical mask.
"This mask represents my happy side and my stressed side"
"My mask is about how much I improved my art skills and why I think art is fun to do"
"My mask represents how much I've grown as a person and how much love I have in me."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Morlacci, Office Manager -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4100 or email@example.com
Ms. Mendoza, Assistant Principal -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Smith, Assistant Principal Secretary -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4200 or email@example.com
Ms. Maleskey, Assistant Principal -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Nagy, Assistant Principal Secretary -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or email@example.com
Ms. Claessens, Registrar -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4065 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Gongos, Computer Tech -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4015 or email@example.com
Ms. Little, Nurse -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Allman, FASA -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4022 or email@example.com
Ms. Deputy, Attendance -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.