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Freedom senior wins Heisman High School Scholarship
Freedom senior wins Heisman High School Scholarship
Posted on 11/14/2019
Freedom High School senior Riley C. is a state winner in the 2019 Heisman High School Scholarship program and recipient of a $500 college scholarship. The Heisman High School Scholarship extends the prestige of the Heisman Memorial Trophy, which is awarded annually to the most outstanding college fo ...
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Industry partnerships help students relate to workforce
Industry partnerships help students relate to workforce
Posted on 10/29/2019
Leviton Manufacturing Company Inc., Geiger International and many other local industries have been visiting middle and high school students to show the connection between what students learn in school and how each industry operates. The visit was a result of teachers, including Liberty science teac ...
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School board celebrates deed presentation
School board celebrates deed presentation
Posted on 10/28/2019
The Burke County Board of Education celebrated a gift of land from the state on Friday during a special called meeting at Liberty Middle School. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture signed over to Burke County Public Schools the nearly 50 acres of land that Liberty Middle and North Liberty S ...
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Appalachian guarantees admission to qualifying seniors at Burke County high schools
Appalachian guarantees admission to qualifying seniors at Burke County high schools
Posted on 10/24/2019
BOONE, N.C. — Current seniors at Burke County high schools who meet specific academic requirements and submit an application by Friday, Nov. 1, are guaranteed admission to Appalachian State University through a newly announced program called GEAR UP Guarantee. (For those using the BCPS app - see th ...
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East Burke teacher starts beekeeping club
East Burke teacher starts beekeeping club
Posted on 10/24/2019
Once Foreign Language Teacher Drew Laningham finishes up his fourth period class at East Burke High School, he doesn’t pack up and call it a day. Instead he takes a group of students outside to tend to more than a dozen beehives. Laningham recently started the East Burke High School Beekeeping Clu ...
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“Weather” or not to cancel school: BCPS Inclement Weather Information

We all know what winter brings.

Snow and ice.

Some love it and some, such as Dr. Larry Putnam, Superintendent of Burke County Public Schools, do not particularly enjoy what it accumulates onto the roads.

With winter approaching quickly, in this episode we talk with Putnam, Doug Setzer, director of auxiliary services and Dr. Bob Acord, director of transportation, about how the decision is made to close school, delay the start or release early due to inclement weather. We look at what is done behind the scene days before a predicted weather storm moves in and how we partner with agencies from surrounding counties to help make the best decision to keep our students and teachers safe.

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