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Burrell Welcomes New Resource Officer Robert Acquaviva

Rob SROThis year, Burrell School District has a new resource officer on campus — patrolman Robert Acquaviva from the Lower Burrell Police Department.

Acquaviva is filling the role vacated by John Marhefka, who left last year to become the chief of police for Lower Burrell.

Three Instruction Options Give Students & Families Flexibility During 2020-2021 School Year

Back to schoolAfter much discussion and planning, Burrell School District has created a Health and Safety Plan for the upcoming 2020-2021 year.

The plan consists of three options families and students can choose from before the school year begins.

BSD Choral Director Reflects on Challenging Final Year

Ms. CorsiFrancine Corsi, choral director at Burrell School District, never imagined that after her 38 ½-year career, her final lesson in the classroom would come so suddenly.

“It’s sad,” said Corsi. “I never thought that March 13th would be the last day I would see everyone.”

While Corsi had planned to retire this year, the school shutdown limited her chances to say goodbye to students and faculty.

Remote Learning During Coronavirus: How Burrell Is Changing Course

Remote LearningBecause of COVID-19, students at Burrell School District haven’t been to school since March 13.  Amidst the chaos, the district worked hard to create a remote learning program that was implemented on March 30.

 

Students and teachers now log into Google Classroom for lessons, which are either pre-recorded or live sessions. The school day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., and teachers are available for questions through chat or email. While students still have assignments, they don’t need to be done in real-time like a typical school day.

A Message from Dr. Wagner

Education CollageThe calendar may read 2020, but in many ways, the Burrell School District is already focused on 2030. As educators, we have an obligation to prepare students not just for the world we are living in, but the world that awaits.

 

Students Enjoy Nutritious Breakfasts and Lunches Thanks to Food Service Initiatives

BSD Healthy Lunch As the Food Service Director for Burrell School District, Andrew Klipple is using his previous experience as a chef to provide healthier and tastier options for students throughout the district.

One of his biggest challenges is following the guidelines set by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which restricts the use of sodium, mandates increases in whole grain, and governs how many calories, vegetables, fruits, and protein each grade should have per meal.

Three New Faculty Members Excited to Join Burrell

For the 2019-2020 school year, Burrell School District is proud to welcome three new faculty members to the team: Michael Fantuzzo, Kelly Keibler, and Frank Nesko.

Music Award iconMichael Fantuzzo — Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach

Fantuzzo graduated from Burrell High School in 2004, so he’s no stranger to the district. Currently, he works as an occupational therapist in geriatric rehab at Fox Rehabilitation.

In his role as Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach, he will oversee players 7th grade and up as well as the Biddy Ball program in elementary school.

Burrell Sets Standard for K-12 Music Education

Music Award iconFor the third year, Burrell School District has won prestigious recognition for its exemplary music education program, which is offered to students at every level.