Burkholder: The Jag Wire

Week of April 19-23, 2021

What's Happening this Week!

Monday: April 19, 2021

  • Cohort A 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students on campus
  • Take a walk outside or ride a bike!

Tuesday: April 20, 2021

  • Cohort A 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students on campus
  • Play a Backyard Game or Go to a Park!

Wednesday: April 21, 2021

  • All students will be Distance Learning
  • Lunch Bunch, 10:50am-11:10am

Thursday: April 22, 2021

  • Cohort B 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students on campus
  • Earth Day: Dress as your favorite superhero!! Superheroes of the Earth!!

Friday: April 23, 2021
  • Cohort B 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students on campus
  • Play with water, there are many creative ways to do so like wash the car, water the garden, run through sprinklers, go down slip-n-slide, jump in blow up pool, or build a water table.

Upcoming SBAC Testing Schedule

The testing schedule for SBAC testing is as follows from 8:10 am - 11:50 am (regular school hours):

Cohort A Students-ALL GRADES:
ELA: Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27 *EARBUDS NEEDED
Math: Monday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 4
**Cohort B and Cohort C (Last Name M-Z) students will follow their regular schedule.

Cohort B Students -ALL GRADES:
ELA: Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30 *EARBUDS NEEDED
Math: Thursday, May 6 and Friday, May 7
**Cohort A and Cohort C (Last Name A-L) students will follow their regular schedule.

Cohort C Students-ALL GRADES:
Students with the LAST Name A-L will come to school with the Cohort A group to test.
Students with the LAST Name M-Z will come to school with the Cohort B group to test.

Please see the Testing Schedule for more information.

8th Grade SBAC Science Make-Ups

Science SBAC Makeups will be held on Wednesday, April 21 at the school from 8:10am to 11:50am. Students from Cohort A, Cohort B, and Cohort C can sign up and the student's regular CCSD bussing will be available.

Students are to sign up using the link provided below. Information is needed to create seating charts. Signup by 2pm on Tuesday, April 20th.

*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.



Students should not arrive to school prior to 7:50 AM. Adults dropping their child off on campus are asked NOT to pull into the parking lot to drop students off, but to stay within the drive through lane to ensure safety for all. Dropping students off in between parking cars is dangerous. Again, please stay in the drive through lane in the front of the school.


Classroom Highlights:


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Performing Arts


Because of virtual school, students in band class haven't been able to play and listen to each other all year. Since hybrid began though, that's all changed! One of our Advanced Band cohorts paired up and began working on duets so they could practice playing and listening to each other again. In class this week we were able to play the duets all together for our first "band" sounds in over a year! It was an exciting day! We are all looking forward to playing as a full group and performing for an audience again very soon!
Little March Duet


Students have been learning Italian in orchestra!
Wait....did I hear that right? Yes! Italian! Why Italian you might ask?
Italian words are often used to help students and performers understand how to play music the way the composers intended it to be. In our orchestra classes, we are learning about dynamics.
Dynamics has to do with how loud or soft the music is, and it makes the music much more interesting to listen to, much like adding toppings to ice cream. .
pp (pianissimo) means very soft, quiet, and FF (fortissimo) means VERY LOUD! There are also dynamics in between pp and ff to create the exact loudness or softness the composers ask for. The diagram summarizes the different levels of dynamics the students are creating in class!
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Library Lounge

Book Recommendation of the Week:

An engaging guide to the natural world that encourages children to get their hands dirty and actively connect with the environment

Read it here!

Class Code: xki6528

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Counselor's Corner

Future Basic High School Wolves:

If you did not attend Basic High School's pre-registration, this will provide you with the information that you need in order to submit your pre-registration form.

1. The pre-registration link is below. This is where you will select the classes that you want to take next year. If you do not submit this form by Wednesday, May 26th, the Basic Academy counselors will select your classes for you.


2. Also attached, is the course catalog which gives descriptions of the electives/CTE programs that Basic Academy offers.

3. The link below is a video that explains the ROTC program.


4. Check out the website for sports and up to date information.


Your Counselors at Basic
Mrs. Gutierrez (Last Name A - J) gutiekl@nv.ccsd.net
Ms. Marchon (Last Name K - Z) marchsl@nv.ccsd.net

8th graders attending Foothill High School:

Is your student is attending Foothill High School for the 2021-22 school year? Burkholder counselors have been hosting sessions to get students ready for the transition. Please talk to your child and make sure that they have watched the videos and have completed the Google Form below. Please email Mrs. (Cady) Burkhardt with any questions.
Falcon Preview 2021
All You Need To Know From Your Foothill High School Counselors

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.

Please feel free to reach out to your School Counselor with any questions or concerns about courses for next year or academic standing. Mrs. Bush can be reached at bushjl@nv.ccsd.net for all current 7th grades and 6th graders A-L and Mrs. (Cady) Burkhardt at Cadymj@nv.ccsd.net for all current 8th graders and 6th graders M-Z.

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 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 Information

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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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Clubhouse Information and Pricing Here

Special for Boyd Clubhouse $15 for April and $15 for May

Teen Scene:

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Trying to juggle hybrid learning and work? We can help!

Battle Born Kids and Teens are all-day recreational programs that support distance learning. Held at five recreation centers, the programs provide dedicated time for distance learning and planned activities.

Safekey and Teen Scene are before- and after-school recreational enrichment programs that provide homework time, activities and a snack. Safekey is held at every Henderson elementary school and Teen Scene at every Henderson middle school.

All programs follow the Clark County School District calendar.

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.