...is to engage, enable, and empower students to become growing leaders for tomorrow.
...is to be a school where each student can develop to their fullest potential, teachers can teach to their potential, and expand learning opportunities for all.
Enrollment: 503 students
School Colors: Red and White
School Mascot: Burgin Bulldogs
Certified Staff: 38
Classified Staff: 30
Preschool: Average of 20 students
Instructor/Student ratio: 11 to 1
The Outstanding Alumni Program recognizes Burgin graduates, attendees, or contributors to the school system who have distinguished themselves in their professional lives or community and in so doing have brought honor and recognition to our school.
Eligibility for Nomination:
The nominee must demonstrate outstanding success in his/her career field, leadership, or community involvement while maintaining the highest integrity and character. The nominee has graduated at least five years prior or has contributed at least five years of service to our school system. The nominee may be either living or deceased.
Any alumni or friend of the Burgin School System may submit a nomination. The deadline for submission is April 28th, 2017. An official nomination form must be completed for each nominee including substantiating material such as newspaper articles, awards, photographs, etc. Decisions of the committee will be final.
To view the application: Click Here
Early Bird Sale!!
Students and Parents may purchase a copy of the 2016-2017 Burgin Independent School yearbook in the front office for $40 through the end of this week (3/24). After the early bird sale, the price will increase to $45 per copy.
The yearbook includes all-color pages that vibrantly capture school memories. It has a durable, long-lasting hard cover that protects treasured memories for a lifetime. And, the school name and year is imprinted in foil on the front cover.
You may also order your yearbook online at YBPay.lifetouch.com. Simply enter the Yearbook ID Code: 9866517
The Burgin Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) is pleased to offer a one-time, post-secondary scholarship to graduating senior(s).
This money may be used for college or trade-school opportunities: books, fees, gas, etc.
1. Graduating Burgin Senior
2. Enrolling at least part time in a post-secondary program
To be considered, applications, with ALL required documentation, must be submitted to the Burgin PTO by mail or email to:
Burginschoolpto@yahoo.com by Friday, May 5, 2017.
To view the scholarship application: Click Here
Beginning with the upcoming school year, children entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 1st. The General Assembly changed the law in 2012 moving the cutoff date from October 1st to August 1st. These changes take effect for the 2017-18 school year.
Burgin Independent Schools will be holding kindergarten screenings and registration in May for children who will turn five on or before August 1, 2017. Please contact Principal Chris LeMonds or Director of Pupil Personnel Matt Grimes at Burgin School with questions about kindergarten enrollment.
What is a Non-Traditional School Day?
A Non-Traditional School Day is a method of delivering instruction for ALL students on a day when school buildings are not accessible due to unforeseen circumstances (i.e. snow days). Teachers have the opportunity to maintain an online presence for content delivery or provide a hard copy of work for students without technology or network resources. The result is decreased loss of instructional time and an increased ability to continue learning content.
Should the district elect to use a Non-Traditional Instruction Day, all media announcements will reflect that decision. NTI assignments will be sent home with students by their classroom teachers. All students will receive printed copies of their assignments to keep at home. Please contact the front office for more information.
NTI Packets went home with students on January 4th, 2017.
View the NTI Letter: Click HERE.
Does your child attend the Burgin Academy? Great! Below are some important, upcoming "Parent's Night" dates.
Feb. 2nd - Love Your Heart
March 23rd - "Spring into Math" Night
April 27th - Literacy Night with Dr. Seuss
May 4th - How to Bridge the Summer Gap
If you are interested in attending or have any further questions, please contact Ms. McKinney at ext. 140.
Also, stay up to date! Visit the Burgin Academy homepage: Click HERE.
Burgin Independent is a Distinguished School District
Burgin Independent Schools ranks in the top 20% of the highest performing districts in Kentucky according to data from the Unbridled Learning Assessment and Accountability System. Our scores have reflected a high level of achievement for several years, and our mindset at Burgin Independent is continuous improvement. To rank as a distinguished district is a tremendous accomplishment for our students and our dedicated teachers, administrators and staff.
Congratulations to all students, staff, and parents!!
"One question we've always struggled with is what time we should get our little ones to bed. Go to bed too early, and they goof off, get hyper and never get to sleep. Go to bed too late, and we've got grumpy tired kids who can barely make it through the day" (SimpleMost.com).
One Wisconsin school has published a chart of suggested bedtimes, based on the age of the child. Check it out at the link below:
Find more resources for parents by clicking "Parent Resources", listed under the Quicklinks.
The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to better the lives of special needs children.
$165 million raised for special needs children
In its first 62 years, the Crusade has raised more than $165 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the Crusade is able to return 100 percent of all donations to organizations that serve special needs children in all 120 Kentucky counties and more than 50 southern Indiana counties.
To learn more about the WHAS Crusade for Children, visit their website: http://www.whascrusade.org.