Burkholder: The Jag Wire

Week of May 24-26, 2021

What's Happening this Week!

Monday: May 24, 2021

  • Semester Exams (all students Distance Learning/exams virtual)

8:10 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. Period 1 Exam

10:05 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Period 2 Exam

Tuesday: May 25, 2021

  • Semester Exams (all students Distance Learning/exams virtual)

8:10 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. Period 3 Exam

10:05 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Period 4 Exam

Wednesday: May 26, 2021

  • Chromebook Collection
8:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m.
  • Last Day of 20-21 School Year

Chromebook return

Wednesday, May 26th, 8am-12pm

355 West Van Wagenen Street

Henderson, NV

1. ALL vehicles enter through the WEST side of the parking lot (by tennis courts)-the front entrance loop,

2. One way traffic>two lanes in the school loop, a vehicle on the LEFT and a vehicle on the RIGHT....you will see signs with directions,

3. Make sure the Chromebook is charged since you will need to power it up for inspection,

4. At the inspection site, you may return library books and/or school instruments and supplies,

5. There will be a spot to park if you need to pay any school fines. Only cash and credit cards are accepted-we do NOT accept personal checks.

6. At the end of the loop (stop sign), vehicles on the left will TURN LEFT on Van Wagenen and vehicles on the right will TURN RIGHT on Van Wagenen.

Watch the Chromebook drive-thru video

There is still time to signup for 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.

Clark County School District 2021 Secondary Summer School


Session I: June 1 – June 18

7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Session II: June 21 – July 9

7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Middle School - Credit Retrieval Only

  • English 6,7,8
  • Mathematics 6, 7
  • Pre-Algebra 8
  • Science 6, 7, 8
  • History & Geography 7, 8

High School - Original Credit & Credit Retrieval

  • English 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Health
  • Biology
  • PE I, PE II
  • World History, U.S. History
  • U.S. Government & Economics

Middle and High School Policies

  • Regulations regarding student behavior during the regular school year apply to the summer school program.
  • Attendance is important. Credit will be lost and the student will be withdrawn if more than four days are missed during any session.
  • Semester exams are scheduled for June 18 and July 9, 2021. Exams may not be taken early.
  • No fee for students.

Out of District/Non-CCSD Students

2021 Summer School is only offered to Clark County School District students who require credit retrieval.

Resources through Nevada Learning Academy

Nevada Learning Academy (NVLA) offers online credit retrieval and credit acceleration. Classes are offered through the Canvas Learning Management System with a licensed CCSD teacher. NVLA is offering summer courses for credit retrieval and credit acceleration. For more information, go to NVlearningacademy.net/summer. The NVLA Summer School Flyer (PDF) has the listing of courses offered during the summer term and the NVLA FAQ's (PDF) answers many questions. Questions can be directed to NVlearningacademy.net/summer.


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Burkholder is a Partner School

Pre-AP courses deliver grade-level appropriate instruction through focused course frameworks, instructional resources, learning checkpoints, and collaborative educator workshops. They are designed to support all students across varying levels of abilities through focus. They are not honors or advanced courses. The program grants educators and their students the space and time for deep engagement with content.

21-22 School Year

PreAP Visual Arts

PreAP Algebra

PreAP Geometry

Memorial Day Food Service


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.

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Staff Leaving Burkholder MS

Counselor's Corner

A note from Ms. Bush

Hi Jaguars! I wanted to let you know that I will be leaving Burkholder and moving to Foothill High School for next school year. I have loved my time at Burkholder; all 14 years! This is such a special school with amazing staff, students, and families. I always brag we are a hidden gem. I have been privileged to be your School Counselor and enjoyed getting to know you and your families over the years. The greatest joy I have as a School Counselor is seeing a student that, despite difficult obstacles, still perseveres through resiliency and hard work. I’m so proud of all of you, including your families, for what you accomplished this past year during the pandemic. You rose to the occasion, and sacrificed so much for your education to continue and did it with a positive attitude and a whole lot of determination. I’m not saying goodbye; I’m saying I’ll see you around. Keep up that Jaguar spirit!


Mrs. Bush

Summer Community Resources

Here are some community resources for the summer for recreation, education, and basic needs:


To find other Community Resources, visit http://faces.ccsd.net/family-toolbox/community-resources/

To find the nearest Food Distribution Site, visit ccsd.nutrislice.com.

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

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.