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It’s a tradition that Burrell High School students know and love. Every year, a senior paints a mural near the high school office, and this year, the lucky student was Lindsay Tate.

Tate, who’s already won a visual art award merit from the Westmoreland Cultural Trust at the Palace Theater in Greensburg this year, was the obvious student to be involved with completing the mural.

BHS Teachers Connect With Businesses to Learn In-Demand Skills

Thanks to a grant received by the Westmoreland/Fayette Workforce Investment Board (WIB), school districts in the Westmoreland County Forum for Workforce Development were able to participate in the Teacher in the Workplace program provided by the WIB.

Four Burrell School District educators have been connecting with local businesses and industry leaders in the community to learn about specific opportunities, needs, and trends as they bring these ideas back to the classroom to help students with career readiness and learning.

2019 could be a big year for Huston Middle School music teacher Brian Querry and his students. Mr. Querry is a semifinalist for the 2019 Music Educator Award from the Recording Academy and Grammy Museum — the same group that also hosts the renowned Grammy Awards!

New Look for Computer Programming Courses

In today’s world, computer science and coding are basic skills that all students will need as they continue their education or enter into the workforce, much like reading and writing. To prepare students for a fast-paced, technology-driven future, Burrell School District has recently started integrating CodeHS computer programming software into classrooms.

Two Stand-Out BSD Graduates Ready to Start the Next Chapter

As summer winds down and we head into a new school year here at BSD, our recently-graduated class of 2018 is moving onwards and upwards toward their next chapter in life.

This class has shown that through hard work, dedication, and determination, anything can be accomplished. Class of 2018 graduates Corey Christie and Maddie Miller are two excellent examples of just how far a great work ethic and having clear goals can take you.

2018 Success in Athletics!

Burrell Bucs knocked it out of the park this past 2017-2018 school year, with four section champions for team sports and several individual placements from our students. In fact, the wrestling team was WPIAL Champion for the 12th straight year! Other section champs included boys basketball, girls track, and baseball.

We’d also like to highlight and congratulate the many students who placed individually in their sport.

Anthony Litterio

Lots of hard work, dedication, and practice have certainly paid off for two Burrell High School students, Anthony Litterio and Lucas Ciesielski, who traveled to Lancaster, PA to participate in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Chorus and Jazz Ensemble.

BSD Takes Advantage of Pennsylvania’s Unique Student Assistance Program

With the help of Westmoreland Casemanagement and Supports, Inc. liaison Gina Miller, Burrell School District and its students are able to take advantage of the state’s unique, integrated Student Assistance Program (SAP). The program, designed to help educators identify issues dealing with alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and mental health issues, is a four-phase process aimed at helping students overcome barriers to school attendance and learning.

High School Seniors Equipped with Skills for Success in Future Endeavors

The start of summer means sunshine, swimming and vacations, but it’s also the time when recently-graduated seniors start to plan for the next steps along their academic and career paths.

Thanks to all of their hard work and dedication, BSD’s graduating class of 2017 is poised for success. In particular, three students have shown just how important a solid academic and athletic foundation is as they look forward to the next step in their path to success.

Opportunities Grow for BSD Students and Grads

While most look at the young people arriving at Burrell High School each day as students, Westmoreland County businesses see them a bit differently.

As potential employees.

And a coalition of educators, business leaders, and community advocates has decided it’s time to bridge the gap between those two realities.

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