Advanced Placement Awards: Twenty-four students (up from eighteen last year) have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of exceptional achievement on their 2014 AP Exams, and one student qualified for a National AP Scholar Award by earning an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams. Seven students (up from four last year) qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. Two students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Fourteen students (up from twelve last year) qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades of 3 or higher. Of this year’s award recipients, eleven are seniors this year. These students have one more year in which to complete AP work and possibly earn a higher-level AP Scholar Award, while the other named students graduated with the Class of 2014.
Two seniors placed 5th in the structural engineering competition at the Technology Student Association National Conference.
West View School was awarded a continuation of their School Improvement Grant to strengthen student support programs, provide extended professional development opportunities for teachers, increase technology in the classroom, and sustain our Evening Family Center.
The district received a $40,000 GEAR UP enhancement grant to focus on STEM and College Financial Aid activities.
The Burlington-Edison School District has received $197K / year to create an evening parent community center at Allen School. The state-funded 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant will support after-school and summer programs for about 80 students and 60 parents at Allen School for the next five years.
The district received a perfect score on the State Patrol Annual Student Transportation Inspection. This inspection includes all the buses, vans, and Driver Education cars.
FFA horse evaluation team placed 10th in state.
The Edison School hosted a successful summer reading program. Students were recognized for their efforts with a school BBQ.
The B-EHS Marching Band performed with The University of Washington Marching Band at the 64th Annual Husky Band Day. Over 2,000 students performed at halftime at the September 20th Husky Football Game.
On August 22, Burlington-Edison student-athletes and students involved in activities re-established our identity of what it means to be a Burlington-Edison Tiger, by identifying four Core Values that we will all abide by, which include Character, Leadership, Integrity, and Commitment. For more information, see Tiger's Core Covenants link on the high school athletic website.
B-E established a partnership program with Youth United for high school students to receive a Varsity Letter in Volunteerism. Students earning 100 hours of volunteer work within the community will be recognized with a varsity letter; the same letter as B-E athletes and fine arts.
Girls’ golf team raised $1500 last spring and traveled to Portland in August to present the check to pro golfer, Morgan Pressel, to be added to the Birdies for Breast Cancer Foundation.
FCCLA club members made and served dinner at the Friendship House. The kitchen director at the Friendship House helped the FCCLA club set up the serving line that night and fed about 100 people including children. Food to prepare the dinner was collected from club members, B-E student body and staff. The club held a work session in the FACSE room and premade the spaghetti sauce and the brownies. More than 15 members were involved with food preparation and serving of the meal. The FCCLA club hopes to make this an annual event.
Skagit Valley College, Western Washington University, Mount Vernon School District, and Burlington-Edison School District have formed a collaborative program called Maestros Para el Pueblo to grow Skagit future Latino teachers.
University of Washington is leading B-E staff in the National Writing Project. Over 30 teachers are participating this year.
Sierra Pacific made contributions to the high school wood shop program and Magneto Power; LLC also contributed engines.
Waste Management and local artists partnered with Bay View School to create a school mural using recycled items.
AmeriCorps volunteers will continue to provide support at the high school and Allen School.
Mid-day Rotary provided funds through Invest Edu for students in need at Lucille Umbarger School.
Lucille Umbarger School partnered with the YMCA to implement Girls on the Run. The culminating event included a 5K run.
Western Washington University will offer five different ELL courses in their teacher preparation program using Allen School as their implementation site.