The Paw Print

Burke County Public Schools - Home of the Bears

Welcome back to everyone's favorite newsletter, The Paw Print! This week's Paw Print is being sent right before Halloween! The cover for this newsletter is supposed to be creepy, so just visualize walking through a haunted library!

While there are a lot of scary things in the month of October, the SCARIEST thing that could happen is our Bears not performing their best in school! Don't eat too much candy this weekend... we don't think it helps improve any grades! As always, Stay #BearBuilt!

The Paw Print can be viewed every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. The newsletter features sports updates, events in the community, and fun activities for the family... so stay tuned!

Homecoming Queen

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Congratulations to Miss Jemerya Dixon for being crowned the 2021 Burke County High School Homecoming Queen! You are beautiful inside and out!

BCPS wishes a big congratulations to all of our ladies on the Homecoming Court!

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Pictured above, (L-R) Seniors: Taylor Clark, Anobyia Mims, Ryleigh Baker, Jemerya Dixon, and Laura Spicer

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Pictured above, top row, (L-R): Juniors, Sage Jordan, Savannah Salemi, Jasmin Golphin

Bottom row, (L-R): Sophomores, Tommie Conner, Kaneria Wesby, Gloriahna Roberson

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Pictured above, (L-R), Freshman: Kameran Walden, Logan Wright, Braylin Fare

What's Happenin' in the DEN?

Bears Basketball Schedule

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In it for the long run.

Our Bears Cross Country Team will be competing in their region championship TODAY, Wednesday, October 27 at Morgan County High School! May their feet not fail them in getting them to the finish line! Go Bears!

Making a Scene!

The Burke County High School Theatre Department will be competing in their annual Georgia High School Association (GHSA) One Act Play regional competition this Friday, October 29 at Burke County High School! Burke County wishes them a big "Good Luck!" as they represent our county! The competition is not open to the public, but future showtimes will be posted in the Paw Print and the Bear Bulletin, so stay tuned!

Click on the image above to watch the report from WFXG Fox 54 News!

October 15th, the Burke County Public School’s School Nutrition Program hosted its Annual Feed My School Event and first-ever Farmer's Town Hall! Before enjoying a delicious lunch at Waynesboro Primary School, local farmers came together at our Teaching & Learning Center to talk about farming issues in today’s environment.

Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black and U.S. Representative Rick Allen were located at a table in the front of the room where they heard questions from local farmers. Also in attendance were staff from Senator Warnock's Office, staff from Senator Ossoff's Office, and The Washington Post.

Topics of discussion for the Farmer’s Town Hall:

· Farm Labor Challenges

· Agriculture Water Protection

· Environmental Regulations impacting farming

· Farm Bill 2023

National Day Calendar

October 27 commemorates National Black Cat Day, perfect for the upcoming holiday! Burke County families can celebrate National Black Cat Day by staying clear of any ladders, broken mirrors, or open indoor umbrellas... I think we all can agree that we need all the good luck that we can get!

Word of the Day

The Word of the Day is APPARITION! Apparition is a noun (person, place, or thing) that means ghost or ghost-like image of a person. Stay clear of any haunted places, such as old libraries, on Halloween night because you may come across an APPARITION!

We challenge you all to use this word as many times as you can this week, extra points if you use it in the right context, EVEN MORE points if you have to explain to somebody what it means!

Kidz Korner

Spooky Sweets

For all of you BLOODCURDLING BAKERS out there, the link in the image to the left provides 60 different spooky recipes to share with your family friends! It is perfect way to bring families together... or (you know) break them apart- because the snacks are too tasty to share!

White Squirrel Sighting!

The BCHS White Squirrel has been spotted... I repeat! The BCHS White Squirrel has been spotted! Hailey Burden, a Burke County High School junior, has spotted the White Squirrel and sent a picture just in time for it to be posted in the newsletter! Her white squirrel picture and her gift are on the graphic to the right!

Instagram: @burkecountyps

Facebook: Burke County Schools

If you don't have a picture, that's okay! White squirrels are known to be symbols of good luck and peace so you will receive some kind of prize in due time!

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Download our free Burke County Public School App today!

Our district app is intended as an on-the-go information source for parents & families. With the BC App, all information is brought together and delivered to one platform.

One feature of the app is that those without social media can access the district’s social media posts via the News section of the app. Additional features include access to breakfast & lunch menus, individual school calendars, push notifications, sports scores, one-click email to staff via the Directory section, and much more!

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Amy J. Nunnally

Public Information Officer

Burke County Public Schools


Jada Curd, BCHS Junior

Work-Based Learning