...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
Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) Elections
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO) elections are held every two years for those interested in holding an elected position on the PTO Executive Board.
The offices needing to be filled for the 2017-2019 term are: President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and Volunteer Chair.
Other positions, which are not elected positions, but need to be filled for the coming two year term are, but not limited to, Santa Store coordinator and Box Tops for Education coordinator.
If you are interested in any of these positions, please fill out the form below. Applications will be taken until Friday, February 24, 2017. All applicants for an executive board position must attend the March meeting. These meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month in the school library at 6pm. Meeting length is approximately one hour. The next meeting is March 2, at 6:00 pm.
Please consider donating your time to your child(ren)'s school thru the PTO.
View/download the election form: Click HERE.
Complete Form Online: Fill Out Here
Local Planning Committee Nominations
The Burgin Board of Education is seeking nominations for Business/Community Leaders to serve on the Local Planning Committee. This group will study the facilities needs of the school district and make recommendations to the board regarding future needs.
The Board of Education will review nominations and appoint one member to the Local Planning Committee at the March 8, 2017, Board Meeting.
Nominees must be a resident of the Burgin School District and be engaged in a business and/or leadership position in order to serve in this role. If interested in being considered for this committee please contact Martha Collier, Superintendent, 859-748-4000.
View the official request: Click HERE.
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 will go 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 2nd - Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Reading Night
April 6th - Spring into Math Night
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.