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We hope you have made good use of your BCPS devices that you kept over the summer.  Don't forget each student needs to pay their device fee for this school year.  The easiest way to do this online using the MySchoolBucks website. You can avoid the lines at Open House and use your credit card to pay at the MySchoolBucks website.

We are excited for another wonderful year!

Go, Panthers!

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Yearbooks are NOW on Sale! Only $74!

Yearbooks are now available to order! Please CLICK HERE if you would purchase a Yearbook for the current lowest price of $75!

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Lawson. 

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The Burke County Sheriff’s Office, the Morganton Department of Public Safety, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Bomb Squad, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Burke Emergency Management responded to two suspicious items found at Patton High School on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023.  A Patton staff member noticed one item in the front of the school around 7 a.m. and notified the school resource officer.

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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.

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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.

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Mission & Vision

Mission: Graduating all students with proficient skills in emerging technologies, critical thinking, new literacies, and moral sensitivities so that our diverse learners can be difference makers in local, regional, national, and global spaces.

Vision: Creating a space where teaching and learning are community driven, collaborative in nature, creatively assessed, and sensitive to the needs of others in so doing graduating students who will forward this vision in their own futures.

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