Sam E. from East Burke Middle School is the winner of the 2023 Burke County Public Schools Spelling Bee. After 11 rounds followed by another 21 words, the seventh grader correctly spelled the winning word, “skirmish.” Runner up was Madelyn H., last year’s Spelling Bee winner. The evening started with 20 spellers from elementary and middle schools who were the winners of their school-level spelling bees.
Starting the first day of school, Aug. 28, 2023, all BCPS students will receive breakfast and lunch for free from their school cafeteria. BCPS has adopted the Community Eligibility Provision, a school meal option for schools and districts in high-poverty areas. This eliminates the need for BCPS families to complete the free and reduced meal application and allows all students access to free meals at school.
Burke County Public Schools students will be required to follow a new no vaping policy when school starts on Aug. 28. Vaping and vaping paraphernalia are not permitted in Burke County Public Schools buildings or on grounds, on buses, or during school-sponsored activities off campus.
East Burke Middle School teacher Andrea Gladden is one of 24 teachers from across North Carolina selected as a finalists for the second North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching (NCCAT) 2023 Career Technical Education Teacher of the Year Award
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The mission of East Burke Middle School is to educate our students, support individual differences, and provide an authentic learning environment. With the involvement of our community, local businesses, and PTA, we will provide our students with a safe and nurturing environment. Our purpose is to prepare students intellectually to conquer future challenges.