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  • Superintendent speaks to retirees Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Larry Putnam was the guest speaker on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 at the Burke County Retired School Personnel monthly meeting at Timberwoods. Putnam shared with ...
    Posted by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Bulldogs in the lab Freedom High School senior Andrew McCracken spent the summer teaching the Oak Hill Elementary School daycare participant’s science-based lessons. His “Bulldogs in the Lab” lessons covered topics from ...
    Posted by Cheryl Shuffler
  • School families receive food donations from BUCM A Burke United Christian Ministries food grant benefits families in three Burke County Public Schools communities. A BUCM food truck rotates weekly between Chesterfield, Hildebran and Ray Childers elementary schools ...
    Posted by Cheryl Shuffler
  • Valdese Rotary donates books Members of the Rotary Club of Valdese visited Valdese Elementary School in July as students in the Summer Reading Program picked out books to take home to add to their ...
    Posted by Cheryl Shuffler
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Student Supplemental Insurance

Parents, did you know you can take out supplemental insurance on your children through QBE, Inc.? Accident plans and options include 24-hour coverage, at-school coverage, extended dental coverage and football coverage. Online enrollment and payment options are available at Click here for documents and instructions.

Substitute Teacher Training

Burke County Public Schools will hold a substitute teacher training session at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25 at Central Office, 700 East Parker Road, Morganton. Requirements to become a substitute teacher include an associate’s degree or 48 transferable credit hours. Those interested should submit an online application, a criminal background check release form and three classified references.

BCPS Digital Teaching and Learning Conference 2016

On Monday, August 15th the 10th annual Digital Teaching and Learning Conference was held at Patton High School. More than 300 Burke County educators were on hand to attend, as well as present sessions.  Our conference hosted over fifty presentations in six concurrent sessions, allowing teachers choice in their professional development.  Sessions were geared toward introduction and effective use of technology tools to facilitate instruction. This is the third year that BCPS has showcased teacher-leaders as conference presenters, with great success!  Please mark your calendars for August 14th, 2017 for our next DTLC.  We encourage you to consider presenting.