Parent Connection

April 2021

Hello April!!

Despite all of these challenges our students produce incredible work and we are grateful for your partnership. The energy of students excitement of returning to campus brings us joy. Let's continue to stay strong together by staying safe and healthy.

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Parents

Parent Survey

Burton Families,

Our district is working each day to provide a great place for students to learn, teachers to teach, employees to work, and parents to send their children for an excellent education. During our return to learning this fall, we are committed to listening and responding to your experiences as a parent or guardian to student(s) in our school system. Our partners at Studer Education are providing an opportunity for you to provide feedback anonymously, at the link below.

The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete.

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On Monday evening, Burton Middle School Principal Adriana Franco was appointed to be the next Principal of Summit Charter Academy Mathew. She will begin her service July 1st. Mrs. Franco started her teaching career in Delano in the year 1999 as a 4th and 5th grade teacher. In the year 2000, she started working in Lindsay as a dual immersion teacher and taught various grade levels. Mrs. Franco has worked at Burton since 2007. She began with Burton as a 7th grade math teacher at Burton Middle School and has spent the past 4 years as a Principal. Mrs. Franco is currently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in Educational Leadership at CSU, Bakersfield.


"It’s been my honor and privilege to have served at Burton Middle School for the last fourteen years as a teacher, counselor, vice principal, and principal. I’ll definitely miss our BMS community. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve and broaden my experience as an educational leader at the elementary level at SCA Mathew. My two children attended SCA Mathew, and I truly believe in their dual immersion program that helps students become bilingual and biliterate. I’m excited and look forward to serving the students, staff and families of SCA Mathew."


‘“ Mrs. Franco’s dedication and commitment to our students will continue as the new principal at SCA Mathew. We are excited about the experience Mrs. Franco has in dual to carry the vision of excellence at SCA Mathew as the new leader. We would like to congratulate Mrs. Franco.”, Superintendent Mendoza said
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On Tuesday evening, Vice Principal of Summit Collegiate High School, Casey Rangel was appointed to be the next Principal of Burton Middle School. Mrs. Rangel began her service in education in 2010 as a 7th and 8th grade teacher, first self contained, then later as an ELA and History teacher. In 2018, Mrs. Rangel began her journey at Burton School District where she has been a leader with her work as a district instructional coach, Curriculum Coordinator, and Vice Principal of our district's high school, Summit Collegiate High School. Mrs. Rangel obtained her Teaching and Administrative Credentials from Fresno Pacific University, as well as her Masters in Organizational Leadership. Mrs. Rangel’s work at the district has been deeply rooted in programs that Burton Middle School provides including GATE, Enrichment Camps, VAPA Camps, and the extension of their visual and performing arts opportunities.


“I believe in what Burton Middle School provides the students in our community. I feel a calling to the campus and believe in its staff and students. I am excited for the what's to come for Burton Middle School” said Mrs. Casey Rangel


“We would like to congratulate Mrs. Rangel. Mrs. Rangel brings years of knowledge and experience in a secondary setting to her new role as principal. We are excited to have her as the principal of Burton Middle School”, Superintendent Mendoza said.

Band is Back!!

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Our Board of Education approved our Burton Community Resolution in honor of our staff, students, families and community.

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Save the date!

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Teacher Induction Program Employee Spotlight!

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This month BSD TIP (Teacher Induction Program) is thrilled to spotlight Shana Watson. Shana’s dedication to lifelong learning has inspired both of the candidates she supports. Here is what they have to say:


“I have had the amazing opportunity to have Shana Watson as a mentor for the past two years. I cannot put into words how much I have grown under her guidance, support, and modeling. She always has an open door and is always willing to listen to me brainstorm. She asks questions that challenge me and leads me to think deeper. I have been so fortunate to see her model lessons, co teach with me, collect data for me, and provide beneficial feedback that allows me to adjust and grow. I consider her to be not only a role model, but a close friend as well. Shana, thank you so much for all that you do!" -Alyssa Wall



“Shana is an excellent support provider. From the start, she has made it a priority to provide insightful and instant feedback. As a mentee, her exceptional communication skills have been very helpful. Shana’s detailed feedback has assisted me to improve strategies delivered in the classroom, such as supporting students to be self-reflective in their own work. She has made every aspect of the Teacher Induction Program beneficial by connecting the work and it’s purposes. During every Individual Learning Plan cycle, she supported my goals to solve my chosen problems of practice by dissecting the problems, change ideas, and the research. Her hard work has not gone unnoticed this year. Thank you, Shana!” -Ashley Garcia


Thank you Shana for all you do!

Check out our annual Burton Film Festival here! You don't want to miss it!

Burton Student Film Festival 2021

Lunch Schedule

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Check out our VAPA Newsletter which features art projects to do at home, Family Fun Nights and Student Highlights!

For the latest up to date news in the palm of your hand! Receive messages from your school, view our parent calendar of events, Aeries Portal and much more!

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Are you having issues with your student's device? Do you need a free internet hot spot?

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Community

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