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Burrell First Graders Learning How to Recognize, Control Emotions

Managing emotionsFirst-grade students at Bon Air School are learning ways to deal with their emotions as part of an ongoing project in the Burrell School District to give students the tools they need to understand and manage their feelings.

Burrell School District Students Participate in New Sport Intended to Expand Opportunities

bocce ballsBurrell School District students have a new sport to participate in, thanks to the support of Special Olympics Pennsylvania.


Burrell Students Now Can Compete In District's New Esports Program

eSports GamingBurrell high school and middle school students have a new sport to celebrate with the addition of a new Esports program that taps into their love of video games.

Burrell District Workers Complete School Improvements For Students

HOME ECBurrell School District maintenance workers, custodial staff, and teachers rolled up their sleeves and transformed the outdated high school and middle school spaces into high-functioning learning areas that benefit students and the community.

Burrell School District Leaders Kickoff Fireside Chats on October 27

Group meetingBurrell School District leaders want students and parents to join teachers and administrators for the Fall Fireside Chats this month, part of an effort to increase engagement among teachers, administrators, families, and the community.

"Our goal is to reconnect with our families, build trust and strengthen relationships," said Dr. Autumn Turk, the district's Director of Curriculum & Development.

Two Burrell Educators Start New Leadership Roles This Fall

Travis WelchTwo Burrell School District educators will serve the system in leadership roles this fall.

Former Charles A. Huston Middle School Assistant Principal Autumn Turk will serve as the district's Director of Curriculum and Development. Travis Welch, a former social studies teacher, leaves his position as dean of students at the middle school to serve as assistant principal. 

Burrell Sixth-Grade Social Studies Teacher Finalist for Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year

A Peters-RobertsThe nominations are in, and Burrell School District's Ashlee Peters-Roberts is a finalist for the Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year.

The 33-year-old 6th-grade Social Studies teacher at Charles A. Huston Middle School is among 12 finalists who will be honored this fall in Harrisburg when the winner of Pennsylvania's Teacher of the Year will be announced.

Burrell School Leaders Work to Improve Family Engagement

Hands shakingBurrell School District leaders are working to build trust and strengthen relationships among families, students, teachers, administrators, and the community. 

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