Burkholder: The Jag Wire

Week of May 17-21, 2021

What's Happening this Week!

Monday: May 17, 2021

  • Cohort A 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students on campus
  • All Cohort B students and Cohort C will be Distance Learning

Tuesday: May 18, 2021

  • Cohort A 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students on campus
  • All Cohort B students and Cohort C will be Distance Learning
  • SBAC Makeups in the school Library *signup required
  • 8th Grade Awards Event 5pm

Wednesday: May 19, 2021

  • All students will be Distance Learning
  • MAPs Makeups in the afternoon (11:30am-1:30pm)
  • Lunch Bunch, 10:50am-11:10am

Thursday: May 20, 2021

  • Cohort B 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students on campus
  • All Cohort A students and Cohort C will be Distance Learning
  • SBAC Makeups in the school Library *signup required

Friday: May 21
, 2021
  • Cohort B 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students on campus
  • All Cohort A students and Cohort C will be Distance Learning

Online Registration for the SY2021-22 (Opt-in by May 21)

Online registration for Clark County School District (CCSD) students for the 2021-22 school year is now open.

The school year will open with students attending full-time face-to-face five days a week at all schools. Families who wish to continue with distance education will need to opt-in for distance education. The deadline to opt-in for full-time distance education is May 21, 2021, to allow schools time to plan staffing for the upcoming school year. Late requests for full-time distance education will be based on available space at each school.

Additional CCSD Press Release Information

- YouTube

learn about camp burkholder

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Program Requirements


This optional, in-person program is designed to help students get ahead for the 2021-2022

school year, to help prevent the summer slide, and to provide fun, project-based learning

experiences in math, ELA, social/emotional learning, and in extracurricular activities. While this program does not count for credits towards graduation, it is a great opportunity for students to get reintroduced to the school environment and to receive academic and social/emotional support. Regular attendance is not required but is strongly recommended to help students fully adjust to the regular school year.

Credit Retrieval

This in-person program is a more intensive program that counts for credit towards

graduation (this program counts for either ½ a credit in math or ELA). This program is to

help 7th and 8th grade students who did not earn credit in either ELA or Math during the

2020-2021 school year and would like an opportunity to earn ½ a credit before the 2021-2022

school year begins. Regular attendance is mandatory. (Students will be dropped from the course after 6 absences or 18 tardies. 3 tardies is equivalent to 1 absence.)

Information for both programs:

1. Camp Burkholder will take place from 8:10 am - 2:26 pm Monday-Friday June 1st-30th.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

2. Both programs are free of charge and voluntary.

3. Students will be expected to follow all school rules while on campus and may be subject

to disciplinary action, including removal from the summer acceleration/remediation program, if they do not comply with school rules.

4. Students will be expected to wear masks and practice social distancing and all relevant

state and county safety mandates. Additionally, parents will be required to check their students

before bringing them to school and must keep sick students home.

5. Transportation may be available based on staffing availability. More info to follow.

CCSD Summer Information

Summer is here and it offers plenty of time for our students to keep learning and explore what Clark County and the outdoors have to offer. Below are some resources for parents and students to help them make the most out of their summer.


Don’t forget to register at register.ccsd.net for the 2020-2021 school year. Families with currently enrolled students can complete registration using Parent Portal via Infinite Campus.

Families new to CCSD may begin their registration process online via register.ccsd.net. Parents should note that the 2020-21 school year is scheduled to begin Aug. 10, 2020. Parents or guardians who already have an Infinite Campus account will see an announcement through the Parent Portal and a link connecting them to the 2020-21 registration page.

Summer School Classes

It has been determined that 2020 summer school will be provided through distance education due to COVID-19. Summer school will be held virtually. Secondary students will see a decreased cost of $70 per half-credit. For more information, view the 2020 Virtual Summer School/Credit Retrieval page.

Chromebook Return Drive-thru (May 26th)

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SBAC Makeups will be held on Tuesday, May 18th, Wednesday, May 19th, and Thursday, May 20th at the school from 8:10am to 11:50am.

Any student from either Cohort A, Cohort B, and Cohort C can sign up. Parents are to sign up their child(ren) using the link provided below. Information is needed to create seating charts.

Signup by 2pm the day before the student will be reporting to school.

Students will report to the school Library.

Regular CCSD bus transportation is provided on Wednesday, May 19th.

*The health screening Parent and Guardian Guidance: Checking Your Student Before Leaving Home link is provided and must be reviewed prior to sending your child(ren) to school.

National Junior Honor Society

Last week, the National Junior Honor Society hosted the 2020-2021 Induction ceremony. New members were initiated and current members who weren't able to be inducted due to the pandemic in the Spring of 2020 were included. We are sad to see our current 8th graders go on to High School as they have done tremendous work for NJHS this past year virtually but also very excited for what this new group of incoming 8th graders will accomplish in the upcoming school year.

For the 2021-2022 school year, we are honored to announce some of our new officers and will be adding a secretary and historian to our group in the Fall of 2021. New officers announced are the following:

Classroom Highlights:


This year Drama and Yearbook classes have taken on the “new normal”. Come and read about our journeys!

Being in a hybrid situation, our Dramatic actors and actresses have been asked to perform Monologues (both pre-written and self-written), Lip Syncs, Charades, Mad Libs, etc…with a focus on strengthening their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills through the study of Parts of Speech and appreciation of performances by all with rounds of applause for all! Various hand motions, facial expressions, character instruction, and coaching to create drama was also our focus, and what a job our Drama students have done!

Our Publications students have worked with our eDesign program to create spreads for our 2020-2021 Burkholder MS Yearbook, and this year, it has taken on the “New Normal” by navigating it with related topics pertaining to life in this new “Covid” situation. Emphasis has been on writing various publications (Brochures, Monologues, Journal entries, captions, Titles, quotes, sayings, etc…) with an emphasis on the “mechanics” and various “tools” to make writing exciting! For a full glimpse of the yearbook, you are encouraged to purchase one with the school banker!


Library Lounge

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Book Recommendation of the Week:

Natalie has a lot on her plate. She can’t seem to get the newest rescued horse, Tango, to barrel race. She’s also missing her best friend.

Read it here!

Class Code: xki6528

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Bring your books on break! The Clark County School District (CCSD) encourages students to continue building their reading skills over the summer months. Students should read throughout the day, all summer long, at least 30 minutes a day. Students can read books, magazines, comic books … any reading counts!

Remember, reading includes much more than just books. Here are 100 ways to make reading more enjoyable. Parents and guardians are invited to gather fun ideas for establishing consistent family reading routines from three University of Family Learning videos.

TEEN SCENE Discontinued for 20-21 school year

Teen Scene was discontinued this school year due to low turnout. The last day of Teen Scene on campus was Monday, May 3rd.

*Please be aware that a number of our students go to the Boys and Girls Club near our school. Pricing information is listed below.

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Clubhouse Information and Pricing Here

Special for Boyd Clubhouse $15 for May

Counselor's Corner

Course Planning:

Mrs.(Cady) Burkhardt and Mrs. Bush visited all 6th and 7th grade ELA classes and did a Course Planning and Career Exploration lesson with students. If you missed the lesson, it is imperative that you turn in your Google form for your elective choice. Here are the Google codes for your elective choices:

6th graders going to 7th grade- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdb4cdQzDNABMYtc5erPFgTHvXCKyi9RtAu1RMA4h0lW5A2tw/viewform

7th graders going to 8th grade-https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfS5C52QNYSWt7pPdwzl4Qq9rr0uaP0Zc8_jDz0QPtSB7LG0g/viewform

Students that do not turn in an elective form will be assigned an elective and NO CHANGES will be made in the FALL when schedules are already developed. Also, be sure to review your transcript on Infinite Campus, under reports, and unofficial transcript to see if you met the promotion requirements. Here is a link to the CCSD promotion/retention policy: https://ccsd.net/departments/guidance-counseling/graduation-and-promotion

If you did not complete your course selection for high school, and need assistance, please contact Mrs. Burkhardt. Here is the link for the Moving On Guide https://docs.google.com/presentation/u/0/?authuser=0&usp=slides_web.

Lunch Bunch!!


Please join us, virtually, for "Lunch Bunch" every Wednesday from 10:50 am to 11:10 am.

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

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 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.

School 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

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

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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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.