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BCPS offers employee assistant program and work-life services
BCPS offers employee assistant program and work-life services
Posted on 1/14/2020
The new year brings a new employee assistance program to Burke County Public Schools. Effective Jan. 1, 2020, district employees have access to free, confidential, 24/7 help from McLaughlin Young. Based in North Carolina, McLaughlin Young offers employees short-term counseling and consultation for a ...
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Student, teacher duo start adult ESL class
Student, teacher duo start adult ESL class
Posted on 1/13/2020
Chelsey Taylor, an ESL teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School, and Luke Elliot, a junior at East Burke High School, have started teaching an English-as-a-second-language class for those wanting to learn the English language. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, approximately a dozen parents of Hillcre ...
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Patton arts students win at the Scholastic Art Award contest
Patton arts students win at the Scholastic Art Award contest
Posted on 1/10/2020
Burke County art students will be honored at the Asheville Museum of Art’s 2020 WNC Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Patton High School’s Hannah S. won an honorable mention for a contour line drawing, Nelson M. won a Silver Key for a handmade book, and Ellie H. won an honorable mention for a portrait ...
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Schools Earn Healthy Together Awards
Schools Earn Healthy Together Awards
Posted on 1/06/2020
Two Burke County schools received recognition from the 5210 Healthy Together program sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge. Salem Elementary School earned a Silver award and George Hildebrand Elementary School earned a Bronze and have banners proclaiming the award. “5-2-1-0 encourages ...
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BCPS kicks off annual food drive
BCPS kicks off annual food drive
Posted on 1/03/2020
Burke County Public Schools is launching its seventh annual Souperintendent’s Souper Bowl Canned-Food Drive. Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam, who first initiated the drive in 2014, said, “It is always exciting to flip the calendar to not only a new year but also a new dec ...
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Count me in: Burke County 2020 Census
Dr. Larry Putnam, superintendent of BCPS, Lance Riddle, assistant to the county manager, and Johnnie Carswell, chair of the Burke County Board of Commissioners.
Count me in: Burke County 2020 Census - Ep.10

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






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