BCPS Superintendent Dr. Mike Swan sits down with the GEAR UP team to talk about how this program introduces students to the possibilities of college and university. GEAR UP is a partnership with Appalachian State University designed to prepare middle and high school students to succeed in postsecondary education. Listen to learn how BCPS students are GEARing UP for college.
It takes about 8 seconds to tie a shoelace, form a first impression or get bored with a video. For Hildebran Elementary School fifth grader William Buff, it takes exactly 8 seconds to win championships.We sit down with William and talk about how he started his career in bull riding and what it takes to be the best! You don’t meet students like William Buff everyday, so don’t miss out on this conversation!
We have recently unveiled the 2023-2028 Burke County Public Schools Strategic Plan that includes our “All In Promise.” What is it? Why is it important to me or my student? These may be a few questions you have and in this podcast episode we answer them all! Our Superintendent Dr. Mike Swan and our Assistant Superintendent Dr. Karen Auton join us for this episode to break down our new strategic plan and why we are ALL IN for our students and staff!
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Kindergarteners from Hildebran Elementary School have taken over the Learn in Burke podcast! We wanted to have a chat with some of our youngest students in Burke County Public Schools, so where better to go than KINDERGARTEN! Get ready to laugh, hear some advice about life and participate in sing-alongs! These students are on their way to being talk show hosts! Our kindergarteners are AWESOME!
The students who participated today were Gracie, Greylon, Graydon, Granger and Colt! Thank you to Hildebran Elementary School for hosting us!
Special Guests: Jennifer Hawkins, coordinator for MTSS and students success; Elicia Carter, school counselor at EBMS; and Sara LeCroy, director of student and family services.
Here at Burke County Public Schools, we want our students to know that as soon as they walk into their school they will be surrounded by people who care for them. In this episode of Learn in Burke, we dig deep into how we support the mental well-being of our students and staff. It is no secret that the amount of mental health services we provide through BCPS has escalated over the past couple years. We talk about different aspects of our MTSS program, the Mindfulness Classroom and the help that our many school counselors provide for each student and staff. We even offer up advice to parents on how they can help their student who may be struggling. This is a great episode for our whole community to hear!
In case you have any questions for our three guests on this episode, please see their email addresses below.
Elicia Carter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sara LeCroy – email@example.com
Jennifer Hawkins – firstname.lastname@example.org
More and more we are seeing a generation of our students being raised by their grandparents. The challenges that are presented to these “grand-families” are numerous, but for the past 20+ years, we have helped them and parents who need support raising children succeed through the Burke County Public School’s FUTuRES program. The program is led by Lisa Schell and Michael Massey. Take a listen on your drive home or play us during your lunch break to see how this program has changed lives for the better! #ignitelearningbcps
Here is a link to the BCPS FUTuRES program site, where you can find the resources and reach out for help! – – – https://www.burke.k12.nc.us/cms/one.aspx?portalId=697882&pageId=10809314
Pictured below are Lisa Schell (left) and Michael Massey, who operate the FUTuRES program for Burke County Public Schools.
Parent Educators are a fairly new position within Burke County Public Schools and hold a very important part in making sure Hispanic students and their families are able to navigate school. Take a listen to the stories of Ted Pedro Mateo (middle), Liliana Javier Zamora (left) and Rebecca Wilcox as they share their experiences of being Parent Educators and why they do what they do. #ignitelearningbcps
It is the work in our schools that most of the time goes unnoticed… Auxiliary Services. Everything from heating and air, electrical, painting, carpentry and so many other jobs that keep our schools up and running. Dr. Bob Acord, our director of auxiliary services and Mr. Kevin Herron, assistant director of auxiliary services take a moment to explain how they keep each of our schools in tip-top shape for our staff and students. #ignitelearningbcps
Burke County Public Schools takes pride in every single one of our students, especially those in our Exceptional Children’s Department who need some extra love and support. For this episode of the Learn in Burke podcast, we take a little time with Exception Children’s Director Shane Mace to understand all the ins and outs of special education and how we support our students with special needs. This podcast is also for parents who may suspect disabilities in their child and the steps that they can take to get the best support from BCPS! This is a info-packed podcast that you don’t want to miss. Thanks for joining us today and Happy Friday! #ignitelearningbcps
Burke County Public Schools leaders including Superintendent Dr. Mike Swan, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Karen Auton and Director of Elementary Education Dr. Brett Wilson sat down recently to reflect on the many ways our school district has overcome the challenges COVID-19 has presented. We invite you to listen in on this exclusive conversation to see how even in these trying times we are still igniting learning for a brighter future!