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Freedom High School's long-standing teacher Daniel Gutierrez has been named Burke County Public School's 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year. A group of teachers and Burke County School officials surprised …

Burke County Public Schools elementary students showed off their math skills in this year's MathCounts Competition held  at the Old Rock School in Valdese. Each of the 14 elementary schools had …

Morganton has a new state champ, but the honor doesn't belong to a local athletic team. A group of sharp-minded seventh and eighth graders from Morganton Day School (MDS) recently snagged the top …

Elementary School Lunch Menu March 18 Hot Dog Cheese Stuffed Breadsticks Triple Decker Sunbutter Sandwich March 19 Tater Tot Nachos Chicken Alfredo Turkey, Cheddar, Cracker Fun Lunch March 20 Toasted …

The Burke County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to ask board attorney Chris Campbell’s firm to investigate alleged improper actions by board member Jane Sohovich. Several speakers at …

The Burke County Board of Education voted Monday to ask board attorney Chris Campbell’s firm to investigate alleged improper actions by a sitting member of the board. Several speakers at the …

Students in Ed Hallyburton’s CTE classes at East Burke High School mean business. The highly-motivated teens who enroll in Hallyburton’s Sports Event Marketing, Computer Science Principles, and Business Essentials classes already have their eyes trained on successful futures. 

Burke County Public Schools recently held its annual Elementary School Science Fair awards ceremony at the Old Rock School in Valdese. There were a total of 55 projects representing all 14 elementary …

Elementary School Lunch Menu Feb. 26 Chicken Fried Chicken Cheese Quesadilla Triple Decker Sunbutter Fun Lunch Feb. 27 Beef Nachos Corn Dog Cheesy Chef Salad Feb. 28 A.C.P. Crispy Fish Sandwich …

Freedom High School's innovative nursing program in rural Western North Carolina is setting the stage for high school seniors to embark on promising healthcare careers. With comprehensive training in nursing fundamentals, students are not just preparing for certification exams but are becoming career-ready professionals, poised to make a significant impact in the healthcare field. Discover how this program is nurturing the next generation of nurse aids and registered nurses, ready to serve their community.

Elementary School Lunch Menu Feb. 19 Mozzarella and Pepperoni Panini Cheeseburger Muffin, Yogurt, Cheese Fun Lunch Feb. 20 Crispy Chicken Sandwich Homestyle Meatloaf Buffalo Chicken Wrap Feb. 21 …

A potent blend of empathetic and strong, Shaquana Suggs is an educator-activist whose own experiences with racism in so-called “predominantly white institutions” (PWIs) combine with similar …

Students, faculty, and staff at Morganton’s North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) celebrated the holiday season on Dec. 20 with their Christmas Tea. The tea, which has been an annual event …

When Burke County school students head back to class on Tuesday, Jan. 9, they may be carrying more than notebooks and pencils in their book bags. The school system hopes to see canned vegetables and …

I have already written about my English class and my great teacher, Mr. Fossett, but as our new semester is set to begin, I should review some of my favorite works we have read so far. Required …

When a child learns to read, he suddenly gains entrance to a whole new world of adventure and wonder. Now, thanks to creative staff members and a generous donation from two former students, children …

Western Piedmont Community College’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) students recently competed in the national Super Bowl of cell identification, and the locals made quite a name for …

Students at Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC) are taking advantage of an opportunity to receive job-specific training and a tuition-free education aimed at career advancement and …

For the past two months, the Burke County Board of Education has addressed a variety of topics, from teacher supplements to proposed plans for a teacher housing complex.  But even as the …

The Burke County Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday, Nov. 6, to increase certified teachers’ supplements. Teachers should receive half of the local funding in their November checks and …

Burke County teachers who want to bring innovative learning opportunities to life in their classrooms can ask for a hand from the Burke Education Foundation, Inc.  According to Cheryl Shuffler, …

Burke County Public Schools was one of 12 districts statewide that was recently awarded grants for coding and mobile app development.  A total of $800,000 in grants will be aimed at developing …

The N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Morganton hosts students from all across the state from the shining sea on the east of our great state to the mountains that reign to the west of our …

The Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program, or Fulbright TEA, is a program started by the U.S. State Department 75 years ago. The program sends teachers across the globe to gain …

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