Burnett Bulletin

November 15, 2019

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Howdy Bucs-

If you don't think we are the absolute BEST school around, let me tell you MANY reasons why...

Fiddler on the Roof Jr - Did you see the musical?! If you didn't, you missed out! Thank you to Carly King and Jon Reid for an AMAZING show. The students' acting, singing, and dancing showcased a TOP NOTCH performance!

Band - The Buccaneer Band has 33 students in the All-City Band (the most ever!), and we are so proud of their hard work! Great performances like theirs don't happen without hard work, dedication, and support from families!! See below for even more amazing results!

Choir - In the Wylie ISD Solo Festival on November 12th, 64 Burnett Choir members received a 1 (Superior) rating, and 14 were chosen as Wow Soloists (the top soloists in their rooms). This is up from 39 Superior Ratings and 10 Wow Soloists in 2018. We are proud of our growing program!

7th A Team Football - Finished the season with a PERFECT undefeated record! Way to go boys!

Basketball - We had 7th A Team boys, 8th B team tying and A Team with a big win last night! Our UNDEFEATED 7th grade A and B team girls from last season started strong last night and are STILL UNDEFEATED with C Team picking up a win as well! Come watch some basketball, it is SUPER exciting!

Burnett PTA: Burnett was named Secondary Program of the Month for the district thanks to the amazing work of our PTA. They have done so many great events this month - Trunk or Treat, Howdy Dance, In and Out Burger Tailgate, and SO much more!! And a huge shout out to Mendie Triguero who was named Volunteer of the Month! Way to go Mendie!

Grant Winner: WOOHOO!!! Way to go Paige Walton!!! Grant funding for our junior high online SORA/Overdrive ebook & audiobook systems! Books for Burnett, Cooper, and McMillan! #teamwork #wylieisdlibs #OurWylieISDEF Thank you to the Wylie Education Foundation!

Canned Food Drive - Thank you for your donations! The students brought 3,888 cans which will help feed several local families. Our Burnett staff then donated $1,310 to purchase any other needs. So blessed to work with these amazing students and staff.

I wanted to thank you for dealing with all the free dress days and running out to get canned foods. I know this can feel like a burden at times (amazing how much kids love free dress), but our efforts have fed SO many LOCAL families and stocked their pantries. The students and families of Burnett should be so proud of all you have done for the community. The wonderful thing about the Christian Care Center and Wylie ISD working hand in hand is we donate the food to our students and families in the district. So know, you made a difference to a student who shares classes, lunch, athletics, etc... with your child.

It is so easy to be the Principal at Burnett because I get to walk all over the community, into other schools, any store and I BEAM with pride... look at all the AMAZING things our Buccaneers are doing!

One blessed lady!

Enjoy the weekend! One week until Thanksgiving!


Principal, Burnett JH



Administrator Information

Ryan Bickley - Principal



Michelle Lindsay - Assistant Principal A-L



Justin Mork - Assistant Principal M-Z



Tuesday Night School and Grades

If your student did not pass a class in Term 1 AND

They are not passing the same class at P2B (ending 11/22)...

They will be assigned mandatory Tuesday Night School on December 3rd, 10th and 17th to make up their missing / recoverable work.

Look for a phone call and/ or email from your child's teacher if this applies to you and say, "Yes! my child will attend Tuesday night school for you." We want to send our Bucs into the new year with success!! Thank you for your help.

Wylie Way Christmas - Tags are HERE!!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Wylie Way Christmas and the holidays are upon us, and we would love your help in meeting the needs of Wylie families.

How can you help?

Come by our front office and sign out a Christmas tag with our front office staff. Make sure you sign that tag out so we know who is taking care of each child.

Important dates:

Tags are available for adoption beginning on Monday, November 19th.

All gifts WITH THE TAG need to be returned to Burnett UNWRAPPED by Thursday, December 5th.

Let’s make the holidays a little brighter! It’s the Wylie Way.

PTA Thanksgiving Lunch Sign Up

PTA will be providing Thanksgiving Lunch for the Burnett Staff on Wednesday, November 20th. If you are able to donate, please sign up at the link below:


PTA Updates

We are only 138 STUDENT members away from 100% PTA membership. ANY student that is a member will have FREE DRESS on November 21st/22nd AND December 19th/20th. If your child is NOT a member, they may pay $7.50 next week to become a member and will earn all 4 free dress days. PTA will be at lunch passing out wristbands to current members and taking up money for anyone who wants to join.

Buccaneer Band News

The Buccaneer Band has 33 students in the All-City Band (the most ever!), and we are so proud of their hard work! Great performances like theirs don't happen without hard work, dedication, and support from families. Here is the list of students making the All-City Band:

Isaac Abuga, alto sax

Shane Branum, trombone

Caleb Carroll, trumpet - 1st chair!

Arle Casillas, flute

Xavier Cater, tuba

Nia Clark, bass clarinet

Ryan Davis, trumpet

Will Dozier, alto sax

Efetobore Eruvwetaghware, tuba

Tyler Harbison, percussion

Ryan Harris, euphonium

Ethan Johnston, trumpet

Angela Kenfack, clarinet

Romney Lamarche, percussion

Christopher Lugo, alto sax

Nathan Mai, oboe

Aiden Morris, clarinet

Matthew Oksanen, bass clarinet - 1st chair!

Gloria Olajimi, flute

Jeffrey Porter, percussion

Jonah Roach, trombone

Jackson Rogers, horn

Deborah Smith, flute

Bryce Staffeld, euphonium

Colin Swanson, alto sax - ​1st chair!

Logan Taber, horn

Hezekiah Talbert-Haase, trumpet

Allen Thekkanal, tenor sax

Alexandra Tran, clarinet

Emma Wilson, euphonium

Kate Winters, bassoon - 1st chair!

Takumi Yasueda, trumpet

Isabel Zambrana, flute

This was also our most successful year ever with having students make our All-Region Bands! Our region includes Wylie, McKinney, Allen, Lovejoy, Rockwall, Sherman, Denison, and Princeton. These students just went to contest this past weekend, and Burnett placed 28 students in the All-Region Band! Congratulations to these students:


Wyatt Moore, flute

Isabel Zambrana, flute

Allen Thekkanal, tenor sax

Bryce White, bari sax

Takumi Yasueda, trumpet

Jackson Rogers, horn

Sarah Montez, horn

Daniel Ast, trombone

Emma Wilson, euphonium

Ian Bell, percussion


Arle Casillas, flute

Alex Tran, clarinet

Isaac Abuga, alto sax

Hezekiah Talbert-Haase, trumpet

Jay Davis, trumpet

Bryce Staffeld, euphonium

Ryan Harris, euphonium

Tyler Harbison, percussion


Gloria Olajimi, flute

Aiden Morris, clarinet

Matthew Oksanen, bass clarinet

Nia Clark, bass clarinet - 1st chair!

Colin Swanson, alto sax

Caleb Carroll, trumpet - 1st chair!

Nathan Hunter, trombone

Shane Branum, trombone

Tobore Eruvwetaghware, tuba

Jeffrey Porter, percussion

Thanksgiving Break

I hope you enjoy time with your family and friends!!

November 25th - November 29th ... See you December 2nd!


Monday, November 18th

7th Boys @ Willow Springs

7th Girls @ Burnett

Thursday, November 21st

8th Boys @ Burnett

8th Girls @ Willow Springs

C Team - 5:30

B Team - 6:30

A Team - 7:30

A Painting party Night - Friday, December 6th

Burnett Advanced Art Presents: A Painting Party Night

5:00-8:00 pm

***$25 per Canvas***

We provide everything you need: Canvas, paint, supplies, and FOOD!!

Payment and Registration forms DUE BY Friday, November 22nd!!!

***Stop by and see Mrs. Walling in room 304 to drop off payment or contact at mary.walling@wylieisd.net

***Registration forms are located in the front office or front table of the cafeteria!

A Message from Ms. Walton - Librarian

Bucs –

Over the past few weeks Burnett students have received online training from Ms. Walton in the library regarding SORA/Overdrive, Wylie’s new eBook & audiobook checkout system.

Students now have the ability to check out digital books from the local public library when they sync their public and Wylie ISD accounts. We are very excited to help them access many more reading choices and hope that you will assist in linking this information at home with your public library card numbers.

Students were given instructions in class and received an informational flyer. Flyer information can be accessed by students when they use their Google accounts and proceed to the eBook/Audio book access button on the Library Orientation page of the BJHS Google site: (https://sites.google.com/a/apps.wylieisd.net/pwalton/library-orientation ).

Here is a link to our library resources for junior high and the SORA app is located in the eBooks section: https://www.wylieisd.net/Page/8748

If you have additional questions or need assistance, feel free to email Ms. Walton and she will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 anytime about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds. To find out more visit the website using the link below.

Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via text. Here’s how it works:


Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: Regular Standardized Dress

Thursday- Think College Thursday: Jeans may be worn with a college shirt.

Friday Spirit Day: Spirit Shirt and Jeans.

No holes, rips or tears.

No sandals without a back.

If you have questions regarding if something is allowed, please check the district website under, DRESS CODE OVERVIEW, for clarification.


***You need to find jeans that DO NOT have rips or holes. We will be much stricter on enforcing this rule this year. Student will be asked to call home to get different pants or given a pair of "loaner" khakis to wear for the day if they are deemed out of dress code!!!***

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What's for Lunch??

Please make sure you have added money to your child's lunch account before the first day of school. You can make payments via your Parent Skyward Account. Menus can be found on the Wylie ISD website as well as Wylie ISD app.



Your birthday message will run continuously for a week. The cost is $20.00 and goes to our donation account to help with Field Day and Awards Day at the end of the year. Go to the following website to sign up: