Burkholder: The Jag Wire

Week of February 22-26, 2021

A letter from Admin:

Dear Burkholder Parents/Guardians,

At this time, we are still unsure as to when CCSD middle schools will transition to the hybrid instructional model or return to full in-person instruction. The purpose of this letter is to update our Jaguar community that currently the instructional model for middle school students continues to be distance learning. However, we are required to hold mandated state assessments.

State-mandated testing:

  • State-mandated testing will take place between March 1, 2021 and April 30, 2021.

  • Students may not take the SBAC, NAA, or WIDA outside of a secured testing environment; ALL testing must be done on campus.

  • Parents may opt their child/student out of any state mandated testing but our school has a goal of 95% student participation.

WIDA>Parent survey forms will be released early next week, so please check your email.

NAA>TORs will contact parents concerning their child.

Please complete the SBAC & CRT Survey by Friday, February 26, 2021. Our goal is to have a returned parent survey for each Burkholder student regardless of whether or not your child(ren) is participating in any state mandated testing. Additionally, if you have questions regarding the survey, we will host informational sessions to answer any parent questions.

Schedule for Parent Sessions:

Session #1 - Monday, February 22 @ 1-1:30PM

Session #2 - Thursday, February 25 @ 4-4:45PM

Session #3- Friday, February 26 @ 9-9:30AM

Please indicate a session date on the Parent Session Meeting form to receive a link to one of the meetings.

Thank you,

Melissa E. Mendoza

Assistant Principal

Burkholder MS

What's Happening this Week!

Monday: February 22, 2021

  • Acelero Food Distribution, 180 N Westminster Way, Henderson- 7:30am
  • Parent Information Session for testing- 1-1:30pm

Tuesday: February 23, 2021

  • Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am

Wednesday: February 24, 2021

  • Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am
  • Foothill Freshman Parent Night, 5pm

Thursday: February 25, 2021

  • Lunch Bunch, 11:10 -11:40am
  • Parent Information Session for testing- 4-4:45pm

Friday: February 26, 2021
  • Community Food Assistance, 350 S. Racetrack Rd. Henderson, Nevada, 9-11am
  • Parent Information Session for testing- 9-9:30am

Reading week is next week!

March 1st- March 5th!

Reading Week Dress Up Days:

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Come support our fundraiser!

Come down to Chipotle, located at 246 E Lake Mead Pkwy, Tuesday, March 2nd from 4pm-8pm to raise money for Burkholder! Bring this flyer, printed or digitally, or tell the cashier you're there for Burkholder! Or order online.
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Classroom Highlights:


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Reading Plus Leaderboard:

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Library Lounge

Book Recommendation of the Week:

Fifteen-year-old slacker Charlie Harker is stuck in the sleepy town of Rolling Hills for the summer, helping his mom renovate his great-grandfather's creaky old inn. It's not entirely dull, thanks to Charlie's new neighbor Miles Van Helsing, who insists there's paranormal activity happening in Rolling Hills. Charlie chalks it up to Miles being the town nutcase. But many townspeople are falling prey to a mysterious illness, and wisecracking Charlie quickly gets wise?: there's something sinister going on in Rolling Hills.

Read it here!

Class Code: xki6528

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Counselor's Corner

Foothill Freshman Parent Night:

Is your child going to be attending Foothill High School in the fall? Please join the Foothill Counseling Team on February 24th at 5PM to learn all about becoming a freshman!


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Dear parent/guardian,

You are invited to a virtual FACES (Family and Community Engagement Services) presentation, "College Prep Tips for the Middle School Parent". This will be held via Google Meets on Thursday, March 11, at 5:00 pm. Contact Mrs. Bush or Mrs. (Cady) Burkhardt for any questions, Please RSVP by March 9th at: https://forms.gle/nCw6XuKh6ZhWAB4z9. After you register, a link will be emailed to you on the day of the presentation.

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 bushjl@nv.ccsd.net for the Google Meet Link

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Counselor Assistance

Ms. Julia Bush


Students: 6th Graders A - L & ALL 7th Graders

(702) 799-8080 X 4301

Ms. Marisa Cady-Burkhardt


Students: 6th Graders M - Z & All 8th Graders

(702) 799-8080 X 4302

Burkholder MS School Counseling Vision Statement: Students are life-long learners who are productive community leaders that emulate the core values of the school. They do so with an emphasis on excellence while having integrity and respect for themselves and others. They continue to demonstrate volunteerism in their communities and maintain a generous spirit of giving. They embrace differences and acknowledge the vast similarities in the human race. They are reflective in words and actions and are forward thinking individuals who continually make a positive impact on the world. Every student adapts to the ever-changing and complex world around them.

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

Food Distribution:

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Community Food Assistance

Friday, Feb. 26th, 9-11am

350 South Racetrack Road

Henderson, NV

Pop-up food assistance for Clark County residents in need.

Each order contains approximately 40 pounds of assorted, essential food items (starch, protein, fruits, vegetables, etc.).

All recipients must always wear a face covering while picking up food.

Presented by The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas and City of Henderson.

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

Hope Squad:

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Still time to join an after school club!

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Need Chromebook repairs or have permanent connectivity issues?

If you are in need of Chromebook repairs or have permanent connectivity issues, please fill out the Google Form at burkholderms.org on the main page header "tech needs 2.0" button or click on the link here for assistance: Technology Needs 2.0

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Our Master Schedule

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BMS-Distance Learning Master Schedule

Important Numbers and Contact Information

Mr. Hermes, Principal -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4100 or hermecl@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Morlacci, Office Manager -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4100 or morlaja@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Mendoza, Assistant Principal -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4200 or mendome@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Smith, Assistant Principal Secretary -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4200 or villaba@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Maleskey, Assistant Principal -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or malesjl@nv.ccsd.net

Mr. Nagy, Assistant Principal Secretary -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or nagyzk@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Claessens, Registrar -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4065 or claesjr@nv.ccsd.net

Mr. Gongos, Computer Tech -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4015 or gongodj@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Little, Nurse -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4021 or littlpm@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Allman, FASA -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4022 or allmacr@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Deputy, Attendance -- 702-799-8080 ext. 4202 or deputk1@nv.ccsd.net

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.