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Parents and Friends of the Bobcat Family,

On behalf of the faculty and staff of Burnsville Elementary School, I both welcome and thank you for visiting our website.  I am excited about the upcoming year and the possibilities ahead for your student(s).  

BES continues to be a Title 1 school.  This year we will be continuing the following:  Fundations Reading in grades K-3, Singapore Math in grades K-3 and Motivation Math.  Teachers will be utilizing writing journals and interactive notebooks in their classrooms.  You will be hearing your student(s) describe STEM activities they are working on in class.  Our PBIS committee has updated the expectations/reward system.    We were awarded Model School status for PBIS last year.  And, we will be continuing to add to our technology at school.  Many staff members have attended professional development this summer pertaining to the above areas and will begin to receive more digital training.

New things to look for this year include but are not limited to:  A new paint scheme in the gym/ cafeteria /short office hall, Maker Space addition to the media center, a new phone system, fence décor, our front entrance has been upgraded, and a new TV monitor installed in the cafeteria.

Parents will continue to have access to their child(s) information through Power School.  This is an internet based program that NCDPI has implemented and is linked directly to individual student information.  Teachers post information on this routinely and can provide you with guides on how to access the information.  

Once again, thanks for visiting our website and for your interest in BES.  If you need to contact me the number is 682-4515.  I look forward to hearing from you.

It is my hope that you and your child will have a great year!!


Go Bobcats


~ Barbara Tipton, Ed. D.

  Principal