You Need to Know
Splash UNC is a bi-annual program where high school students attend a series of classes taught and created by Carolina students. Classes include a variety
of interesting topics ranging from chemistry and swing dancing to neuroscience and Harry Potter.
The 200+ classes we are offering this semester aim to help high school students explore their current interests and discover new passions. The program also provides students with the opportunity to visit the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and meet some of the university’s most engaged students.
Splash UNC is hosting its fifth bi-annual program for high school students on from . The program fee is $20 and lunch is included. We offer aid to any student who needs financial assistance to attend Splash UNC. We accept payment online through our registration page where students can also pre-order a Splash UNC t-shirt for $10. We will also accept the program fee in cash or by check the day of the event when students come to campus.
To learn more and register, visit splashunc.com.
Student registration closes on , so don't delay!
A flier for the event is attached.
Burke County Friends for Animals will be having a 5K Run with your students and staff. The run will be on in Morganton on the Greenway.
Flyer and registration form is attached.
People can also register on line by going to:
Virtual Job Shadow
What is it?
Virtual Job Shadow is an online career planning and career exploration resource that provides all the tools and resources for charting your career path by choice, not chance. It's highly engaging, fun, and works on any computer, tablet, or smartphone, making job shadowing a unique digital experience! Features include: Digital Job Shadow Videos, Post Secondary School Search, Career Search, Job and Internship Search, Resume Builder, and Interactive Teacher Tools and Lessons.
Why are we providing this resource?
Virtual Job Shadow can assist GEAR UP in reaching several performance indicators.
Who is eligible for this service?
All GEAR UP students are eligible to use Virtual Job Shadow. Each student has a unique username (Powerschool ID #) and same password (jobshadow). If you have any issues with a student logging in, please contact:
What are ways this can be implemented at GEAR UP schools?
The possibilities for using Virtual Job Shadow are endless because it is accessible 24/7 from anywhere for students. A few suggestions include:
When can students begin to access this program?
Students can begin accessing the program today.
What support is available when using Virtual Job Shadow?
Jonathan Carpenter is the program expert at Appalachian State. He is available for additional training through webinars or visits to counties and can answer questions through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do administrators have to say?
"VirtualJobShadow.com allows students to explore career options through the eyes of industry experts without leaving their classrooms or homes. Whether they are in 6th grade just learning about various careers or in high school truly investigating and researching careers, this tool helps them see the day-to-day lives of actual company employees and highlights not only their daily tasks, but what type of skills they use and their pathways to achieving their careers. The tools puts a personal touch and actually allows students to understand the careers better.
- Crystal Cheek Director of Career Technical Education, Buncombe County Schools, Asheville NC
GEAR- UP 2016/17
★ Free tutoring for 9th graders from ASU/GEAR UP tutor.com/appstate.
This school year, the Appalachian State GEAR UP program is offering your 9th grade students FREE access to online tutors through Tutor.com. As a complement for your in-class instruction, students can use Tutor.com to check their work, get ‘un-stuck’, and review assignments prior to turning them in. Tutors are staffed 24/7 and can be accessed at www.tutor.com/appstate. If you are interested in bringing your class to a computer lab to use Tutor.com, please fill out the Group Access form at least two business days prior to your scheduled access time. Keep in mind, only 9th grade students will be able to log in.
SATELLITE Leadership and Development Program @ NC State seeking sophomores for their program this year- Deadline is March 10th
SATELLITE (Science and Technology Enriching Lifelong Leadership inEndeavors) program is a five-day STEM outreach and leadership development program hosted at NC State for high school sophomores from rural and underserved communities in North Carolina. Students who attend SATELLITE participate in interactive labs, engaging conversations, and team building activities led by NC State faculty and undergraduate students. These activities are designed to generate interest in STEM fields, but also to educate and encourage students to think about a post-secondary education. Please keep reading for more details!
This year we are accepting 54 students from across North Carolina and we believe its going to be our best year yet! Because of our program's goals, we do not consider academic success while reviewing applicants. Rather, we are seeking students with the ability to maximize this experience; students who will really take advantage of the resources they will be exposed to while at NC State.
Our program this year runs from . Fortunately, these dates do not conflict with AP exams. The application requires two short letters of recommendation, a personal statement, and several short answer questions. The deadline to submit this application is . Students will be notified of their admission status on . The program costs $30 to attend, but need based scholarships are available. For more detailed information you can visit our website: https://clubs.ncsu.edu/satellite/ and the application can be found here: https://thesciencehouse.wufoo.com/forms/zn4r9fk1cgahjm/.
The Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board is hosting its annual Youth Summit on at the NC Center for Engineering Technologies in Hickory. The youth will come together at and then be divided into groups and given a challenge to create and market something useful. A letter explaining more about the event is attached. If you are interested in your high school student attending, please contact his/her school.
New meal program available to all BCPS students for free. Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Mountain Crest Elementary School, Chartwells K12 will serve supper from through . The meal is free to any BCPS student age 3 to 18 years old. The meal price for adults is $3. Look for the menus posted on our website www.burke.k12.nc.us. After-school enrichment activities also will be available each day. The meal program is sponsored by the USDA. Contact the Child Nutrition Program at 828-439-4318 with any questions. Mountain Crest is located at 201 Tennessee St., Morganton.
3/10/17- Herff Jones Service Day
3/15/17- Senior Payments due to Herff Jones- **they will not be at PHS**
4/26/17- Cap and Gown Delivery
5/18/17- Follow up Cap and Gown Delivery
5/18/17- Thursday- Mandatory Meeting for Sr. Awards Practice - 9:30 am
Senior Awards Night 6:00 pm
5/19/17- Friday- Senior Day- Optional
1st period- Elementary Walk
2nd period- Senior Meeting
3rd period- Picnic
6/9/17- Friday- Mandatory Graduation Practice- 9:00 am
Graduation- 7:30 pm