Burke Engineering Summer Camp supported by NC State University's The Engineering Place.
Click the flyer for dates and age groups. Deadline to register is April 1.
Register today for
Future Engineers Summer Camp sponsored by Appalachian State University and N.C. State Engineering. Click the flyer for dates and age groups. Deadline to register
is March 31.
Join us for supper at Mountain Crest Elementary School Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. Enrichment activities also will be available between 4 and 6 p.m. each day. This new meal program is free to any child ages 3-18 and $3 for adults.
Click here for February's menu.
Burke County Public Schools is preparing for our first “Shamrock Shuffle 5K and Color Me Green 1-Mile Fun Run” on Saturday, March, 18, 2017. This 5k and fun run is a fundraiser with proceeds going to the Burke Education Foundation Inc.
The 5k will be a timed event and the 1-mile fun run will be a color event. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, fun run participants are encouraged to dress up in their favorite leprechaun getup and should come prepared to be turned green.
Thank you to our business sponsors: Gragg Orthodontics, Aaron's, 100 West Union, Western Piedmont Community College and Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge. Want to help sponsor? Call Cheryl M. Shuffler at 828-438-2989 or fill out this form.
A registration form for runners also is attached or you can register online here. There's a spot on the form to list school affiliation. The school with the most representatives at the event will receive $500.
Come out and participate in and bring your friends and family to the Shamrock Shuffle. You don't want to miss this fun event as we shuffle along the Greenway and support education in Burke County.
The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a working partnership between the schools and the community to help BCPS students grow into healthy and productive adults by focusing on the whole school, whole community, whole child model, understanding that health and academic success go hand in hand. Each month SHAC will be bringing you a topic of the month.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts
Millions of Americans suffer from substance abuse, which includes underage drinking, alcohol dependency, non-medical use of prescription drugs, abuse of over-the-counter medications, and illicit drug use.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 20 million Americans aged 12 or older used an illegal drug in the past 30 days. This estimate represents 8 percent of the population aged 12 years or older. Illicit drugs include marijuana, cocaine (including crack), heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, or prescription drugs used without a prescription.
The most commonly used and abused drug, after alcohol, is marijuana. Each year more teens enter addiction treatment with a primary diagnosis of marijuana dependence than all other illegal drugs combined. Other common drugs of abuse include cocaine, heroin, inhalants, LSD (acid), MDMA (ecstasy), methamphetamine, phencyclidine (PCP), steroids (anabolic), Vicodin, OxyContin and other prescription drugs.
All abuse substances share one thing in common. They hijack the normal function of the brain and change the way the brain responds to issues of self-control, judgment, emotion, motivation, memory and learning.
Substance abuse touches all aspects of our communities and contributes to an estimated $193 billion in crime, health, and lost productivity costs.