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January 20th

Burleson High School

Developing productive members of a global community



Elk Announcements & Information

Make-up MAP Testing will be Jan. 22-24th

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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

Johnson County Junior Livestock Show

Congratulations to all of our Burleson FFA members who exhibited their livestock animals at the county show!

The following exhibitors were fortunate to secure a spot in the Premium Auction:

Dayton Allen (Swine and Goat)

Kay Gurry (Meat Pen Rabbits)

Gabby Huber (Meat Pen Rabbits)

Gunner McElroy (Swine)

Rylee McKneely (Swine)

Trinity Peacock (Craft)

Lacey Pendley (Swine)

Jalyne Tate (Dairy Cattle)

Alex Cochran (Swine)

Thank you for the hard work to all our Agri-Science teachers and the Burleson FFA Alumni!

Dayton Allen with his Champion Middle Weight goat

Band UIL Area Competition

Congratulations to Sydney McCarty, Sean Lasker, and Noah Teer for competing at UIL Area competition on Saturday January 11th. A special congratulations to Noah Teer who earned a spot in the All-State Band on trumpet! Thank you Noah, Sydney, and Sean for representing BHS so well, we are so proud of y'all!

Amazing JrROTC Celebration

Cadet Jacob Wernette is one of 200 Air Force Junior ROTC cadets around the world to receive the scholarship from Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. More than 2575 cadets applied for one of the 200 scholarships. There are more than 125,000 high school students enrolled in Air Force Junior ROTC at almost 900 high schools in the U.S and overseas. The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license. The scholarship is valued at approximately $22,500.

The Flight Academy Scholarship Program is Air Force-level initiative in collaboration with the

commercial aviation industry to address the national civilian and military pilot shortage.

Those who participate in the program do not incur a military commitment to the Air Force or other branch of service, nor does completing the program guarantee acceptance into one of the military’s commissioning programs. The mission of Air Force Junior ROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community, while instilling values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and sense of accomplishment. When looking to fill tomorrow’s career needs with the best candidates, there is simply no better place for the nation to look than Air Force Junior ROTC!

College & Career Ready Elks


1/23/19 Parent and Student meeting for Juniors

1/30/19 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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National Honor Society


  • 2/5/20 February Meeting at 8:15 in the BHS Library

  • 3/4/20 March Meeting at 8:15 in the BHS Library
  • 4/1/20 April Meeting at 8:15 in the BHS Library
  • 4/14/20 NHS Induction
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Burleson High School Calendar

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