Tag: Burke County

BCPS adjusts to new normals in midst of COVID-19

We all know that many things have changed in the world, especially how children are being taught. In this episode of Learn in Burke, we bring on members of the Burke County Public Schools Leadership Team to talk about several different ways we have adapted to school closures, remote learning, food distribution and how we will get through this together. This is a longer podcast, but there is a great amount of valuable information that will be worth the time!

This is how we roll – Ep. 12

It is National Bus Driver Appreciation Week! In this week’s episode we sit down with a few who help to transport our students to and from school everyday. Bob Acord; director of transportation, Sylvia Phillips; a bus driver and transportation clerk and Terry Lowman, bus mechanic. Pop in your earbuds, turn us on in your car or play us in the background at work. However you tune in, make sure listen to Learn in Burke to see how our bus drivers go above in beyond!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above (far left) are Bob Acord; director of transportation, Sylvia Phillips; a bus driver and transportation clerk and Terry Lowman, bus mechanic.

Students smoke out myths about vaping- Ep.11

In this episode of Learn in Burke, we sit down and discuss a topic that many teens in today’s society are affected by … vaping. Two of our very own students from Draughn High School, Gillian and Cadence, are members of the Burke Youth Health Coalition. We discuss the negative effects of vaping and what signs parents and teachers should be looking for to determine if their child/student is vaping. The BYHC is also in the process of organizing a new opportunity to learn more about the negative effects of vaping for parents, teachers and students.

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Pictured above are Cadence (left) and Gillian.

Count me in: Burke County 2020 Census

In this week’s episode, we discuss with Johnnie Carswell, chair of the Burke County Board of Commissioners, Lance Riddle, assistant to the county manager, and Dr. Larry Putnam, Superintendent of Burke County Public Schools, a topic that affects every single person in Burke County. The 2020 U.S. Census is taking place this year and will have a huge impact on the county in many different ways. Each of these leaders encourages everyone to be counted and they explain how the process will take place. Take a listen to see how you can make a difference for Burke County! #burkecounts #ignitelearningbcps

 

Pictured below are Dr. Larry Putnam, superintendent of BCPS, Lance Riddle, assistant to the county manager, and Johnnie Carswell, chair of the Burke County Board of Commissioners.

‘Not your momma’s kitchen’ – Ep. 09

In this episode of Learn in Burke: a Burke County Public Schools Podcast, we sit down with leadership from Chartwells, the schools system’s independent food service management company; Daniel Wall, child nutrition director; and Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam. We open up and discuss how ‘cafeteria food’ has changed over the years and how it is not ‘your momma’s kitchen’, the goals we have for increasing student and staff participation and what the process is like in bringing in new menu items to students.

Pictured above (from left) are Jonelle Bobak, marketing and communications specialist; Daniel Wall, child nutrition director; Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam; Chef Nick Bobotas; and Aaron Probst, senior director of dining services.

Pictured below are several school nutrition personnel at East Burke High School preparing lunch for their students.

Gearing up for college – Ep.06

In this episode of Learn in Burke: a Burke County Public Schools Podcast we prepare our students for higher education after high school with help from the Gear Up program coordinators Kim Logan and Jessica Stockham. Crucial advice is given out to parents as well!

 

We answer many college questions that all high school students and even those who are younger will need to know. Don’t miss this one ladies and gentlemen!

 

Podcast intro and outro music by Scott Holmes Music. Pictured to the right are Jessica Stockham (left) and Kim Logan, who serve as the Gear Up Coordinators for Burke County Public Schools through the Gear Up grant.

All About the BOE – Seth Hunt Jr. and Sam Wilkinson – Ep. 05

Here is the last episode in our podcast series featuring our Board of Education members Sam Wilkinson and Seth Hunt Jr. We sit down to talk about why they decided to join the Burke County Board of Education, what they hope each student is able to accomplish and much more. Take a listen!

Podcast intro and outro music by Scott Holmes Music. Pictured below are board members Seth Hunt Jr. and Sam Wilkinson.

 

All About the BOE – Randy Burns, R.L. Icard and Buddy Armour – Ep. 04

For the second podcast in our Board of Education three-part series, we talk with board members Randy Burns, R.L. Icard and Buddy Armour to learn more about them and why they have a passion for public education. Take a listen to Learn in Burke: a Burke County Public School’s Podcast!

*Podcast intro and outro music by Scott Holmes Music. Pictured below are board members Randy Burns, Buddy Armour and R.L. Icard.

All About the BOE – Don Hemstreet and Edna Weller – Ep. 03

In this episode of Learn in Burke, we sit down with Burke County Board of Education members Don Hemstreet and Edna Weller to learn more about them and their role in our students education.

 

Pictured above are Board of Education members Don Hemstreet (left) and Edna Weller.