The Paw Print
Burke County Public Schools Newsletter
September 8, 2022
Welcome back to everyone's favorite newsletter, the Paw Print! Your Paw Print Pals hope that you are all well rested after the three-day Labor Day Weekend. Labor Day was originally designed to honor hard-working people with a day of rest, but Labor Day should not be the only day of the year you relax!
This weekend's Labor Day should be used as an inspiration to get the proper amount of rest EVERY DAY! Much like your phone, you can not be the best version of yourself if you are always only 10% charged. As always, Stay #BearBuilt!
The Paw Print is released on the 2nd and 4th weeks of every month. The newsletter features sports updates, events in the community, and fun activities for the family... so stay tuned!
Welcoming Malcolm Mitchell Tomorrow! 9/9/22
TOMORROW NIGHT FROM 6:00 - 7:00 PM at BCHS
Burke County will be welcoming Malcolm Mitchell, former University of Georgia and New England Patriot football star, to our very own Bear Den!
Prior to Kick-Off, Malcolm will be stationed outside of the Burke County High School stadium where he will give away autographed books and take pictures with fans.
Malcolm embodies the benefits of living a life of literacy, as supported by Burke County Public Schools.
WJBF Game of the Week!
WJBF Sports will be at BCHS on Friday, September 9th to broadcast the Evans at Burke County football game. Watch MeTV at 7:30 PM or stream the game live, online at wjbf.com.
This year the station added a Your Hometown segment to the night. Meteorologist, Ryan Gold, will arrive before the game for 6 live hits from the Bear Den! The Live broadcast will air at 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, and 6:00 pm. So make sure you tune in to WJBF Channel 6 News!
STADIUM RULES: Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
This Saturday, Sept. 10th - HEALTH AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR
This Saturday, September 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM Burke County Family YMCA is hosting the Burke County Health and Community Resource Fair. There will be free food, free clothing, free health screenings, and giveaways.
The fair will be a culmination of healthcare professionals, local companies and organizations. We want to educate, inform and make Burke County residents aware of the abundance of resources available to them right here in their county.
The event will be fun for the whole family, so definitely come join the Burke County Family Y this Saturday!
Homecoming begins NEXT WEEK: September 12-16
Click the "Homecoming Week" image below to access the Schedule of Events and Parade Entry Application.
Burke County High School 2022 Homecoming Court
Bottom (Left-Right): Da'Nasia Bonner (12), Kaitlin Taylor (12), Jasmin Golphin (12), Savannah Salemi (12), Ny'Keria Roberson (12), Najee Young (12)
Homecoming News Continued....
Come on out and show some BC Pride at this year's Burke County High School Homecoming! The theme is BC Pride Can't Be Tamed... The Greatest Show on Turf.
To lead into its big homecoming game, Burke County will be hosting its annual Homecoming Parade on Thursday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m., Downtown Waynesboro.
The Homecoming Queen and Princess will be announced at halftime of the homecoming football game Friday, September 16.
Homecoming Week Dress-Up Themes
Attendance Awareness Month
When students are frequently absent, they miss out on much-needed class time and social opportunities that are irreplaceable.
If there are problems at home that prevent your child from attending school, please reach out to your child's teacher or a school representative. We are here to help!
Tim Tebow to Speak at Burke Health Foundation Event
Tim Tebow will soon be making a visit to the “Bird Dog Capital of the World”. Tebow is scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the kickoff of the Burke Health Foundation.
The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 10th at the Burke County High School Auditorium.
Tickets can be purchased for $50 and are available at a variety of locations around town. For more information, contact the Burke County Health Department.
The Burke County Bears will reach new heights this fall! Planters EMC partnered with Jefferson Energy to set poles for an upcoming outdoor climbing lab for students in Mr. Mark Flowers' Energy and Power class at Burke County High School. This outdoor classroom will be the first of its kind in the CSRA to provide the opportunity for high school students to receive hands-on experience in electrical line work. We can't wait to see their progress!
Special thanks to Mr. Flowers, CTAE Director Sean Middleton, PEMC Safety Coordinator Ross Zittrouer, PEMC Linemen Tyler Becton and Davis Vasilatos, and JEC Linemen Danny Hobbs and Vinson Miller for their work on this special project.
If you would like to watch the WJBF and WRDW Outdoor Climbing Lab feature stories, you can click the links below:
Burke County energy and power class shows students the ropes
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Next time you're out in Burke County, you may see some students hanging out and installing electrical works. It's all due to a new addition to the energy and power class that allows high schoolers to get hands-on experience.
Outdoor climbing lab teaches students about careers in electrical engineering and linemen training
WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WJBF) - Burke County Schools, Jefferson Energy Cooperative, and Planters EMC teamed up to provide higher learning to students. Burke County High School's technology instructor, Mark Flowers, orchestrated a pole climbing station for his students. The learning module creates a safe way for students to learn about careers in electrical engineering and linemen training.
Resilience Is Key
Resilience is an important aspect of leading a happy and successful life. Resilient Teens is a virtual after-school program for ages 13-19 led by Augusta University students that teaches students how to be resilient during tough times. Students who participate in all sessions receive $100 at the very end. The registration deadline is Friday, September 23.
You may click the image above to register!
School Bus Safety Poster Contest
The competition is looking for the most creative and high quality poster! Ask your teacher about the contest today.
Division #1 - Grades K-2
Division #2 - Grades 3-5
Division #3 - Grade 6-8
Division #4 - Special Education (Grades K- 12)
Division #5 – CAD (Computer Aided Drawing)
BC YMCA = Free After School Care
The Burke County YMCA is offering FREE Monday-Friday after school care for parents who apply. The Primetime program offers children a place where they can finish their homework, chat with friends and explore their interests all before 6 PM every day! Call or visit the Burke County YMCA's website for more information!
Burke County YMCA Phone Number: (706)-426-0122
Burke County YMCA Website: https://thefamilyy.org/branch/burke-county/
Support BC FFA
Support the Burke County FFA and proudly represent your friends and/or family by purchasing a t-shirt(s). Purchasing a shirt(s) will help to provide our members with supplies and/or the chance to attend events that, for some, could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Youth Sizes - $20 (no pocket)
Adult Sizes - $20
(Comfort Color Shirts)
Cash or Check only - Checks may be made payable to BCHS FFA
*Money can be dropped off at the front office of Burke County High School addressed to Katie Burch. Deadline: September 30
Burke County FFA T-Shirt Order Form
Support the Burke County FFA and proudly represent your friends and/or family by purchasing a t-shirt(s). Purchasing a shirt(s) will help to provide our members with supplies and/or the chance to attend events that, for some, could be a once in a life time opportunity.
What's For Lunch?
- Breakfast Menus
- BC Social Media News Feeds
- Grades in Powerschool
- Live Streamed Bears Football Broadcasts
- School Calendar Events
- And much more!
The app is compatible with both Iphone and Android. Just search Burke County PS in your phone's respectable app store!
Stay in the Know!
Stay in the know with the Burke County Public Schools Google Calendars! There is a calendar for every school in the district as well as a larger district calendar that covers all district wide events.
All calendars are accessible in the link below. Simply click which calendar you would like to notify you and it will then be added to your own google calendar.
Did You Miss the Call?
Unfortunately, some phones may send this number into a spam folder which leaves you to miss out on all of the news and updates sent by the school.
There is a way to prevent that from happening! Simply add 855-977-0602 to your contacts and you will receive all of the informational updates we send out!
If you haven't received anything from this number, you may have to update your contact information. You can make sure we have the correct contact information by checking with your school office staff, parent coordinator, or student information specialist.
Parents & Guardians Have Homework Too!
The online process replaces the paper forms sent home at the beginning of each school year used to update student information.
We strongly encourage all parents and guardians to complete their student's information update. Updating your current contact information is imperative for receiving report cards and other important messages.
Burke County families will access the online student information update through their existing Power School Parent Portal account by following these simple steps:
1. Check your email, including the junk or spam folders, for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. This email
contains your student’s unique verification passcode, called a “SnapCode.”
*If you are a parent/guardian of multiple returning students, you received a separate email for each student.
2. Review the emailed directions on completing the online verification form.
3. Follow the link to log into PowerSchool using the provided “Snapcode.”
Word of the Day
The Word of the Day is Panache (pronounced: puh-nahsh)! Panache is a noun that is used to describe someone or something that has confidence, energy, spirit and style.
The actors of the play performed every scene with such confidence and panache, so I would definitely be willing to watch the show again!
As mentioned in the beginning of the Paw Print, it's pretty hard to muster up any panache when you're sleepy! So get some rest!
We challenge you all to use this word as many times as you can this week, extra points if you use it in the right context, EVEN MORE points if you have to explain to somebody what it means!
National Day Calendar
September 8 commemorates National School Picture Day, National Ampersand Day and National Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Day.
Because Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses are literally superheroes, Burke County Families can celebrate these national holidays by fully dedicating this national holiday to the nurses (forget Ampersands and School Pictures).
If you know a nurse, be sure to tell them thank you for all that they do! These ladies and gentlemen definitely have some panache!
Send a Free Card and Message to a St. Jude's Patient
To take a little bit of weight off the shoulders of these strong nurses, take a minute out of your day to write some letters to St. Jude's patients. They appreciate all kind and encouraging words. :)
The link to send these messages can be accessed by clicking the image on the left and the link below. St. Jude receives messages any day and any time, so whenever you want to get in an act of kindness, this is the place to do so.
Join me in sharing thanks with the families of St. Jude
Artwork inspired by St. Jude patients Marleigh and Camden Artwork inspired by St. Jude patient Bertha Artwork inspired by St. Jude patient Liam Artwork inspired by St. Jude patient Emma Artwork inspired by St. Jude patient Madison Or, Select a pre-written message Choose an option Use arrow keys to move between options.
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