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9th graders in a mask break at school. Photo from Burkes instagram.

Mixed opinions as full HyFlex program gets underway

By Riley Del Sesto '24 February 7, 2021

As Burke’s full HyFlex program begins, following the three-week pilot program, students have expressed a range of opinions about whether or not the school was rushing too much into reopening. The HyFlex...

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Remote learning adds new wrinkle to snow day planning

By Sophia Rasevic '22 February 7, 2021

With the winter months now upon us, many students may be wondering how Burke plans to handle the possibility of snow days. Some local schools and school districts already have plans in place, but Burke...

Burke’s four co-presidents focus on communication and wellness in a unique year

By Katie Hirsche '21 January 11, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many new twists and turns to 2020, the first of which was an unprecedented election for Student Government Association (SGA) Co-Presidents last spring. The vote was so...

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Burke set to begin “hyflex” reopening on December 2nd with 6th and 9th grades

By Jeremy Green '21, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2020

Burke plans to bring back 6th and 9th graders in a new hybrid learning system on December 2nd, with the rest of the school to follow in late January. Head of School Damian Jones presented the new proposal...

Razor-thin margin in SGA election gives Burke four presidents

By Jeremy Green '21, Editor-in-Chief May 21, 2020

After an unprecedented series of events, Burke will have four Student Government presidents for the 2020–21 school year. Two rounds of voting could not create definitive separation between the tickets...

Coronavirus Pandemic Forces Burke to Close

By Jeremy Green '21, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2020

Burke will now be closed through at least March 30th in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. In an email to the school community on Friday, March 13th, Head of School Damian Jones cited...

Teachers show support for retiring Miracky

By Madeleine Lampietti '24 and Riley Del Sesto '24 January 29, 2020

Teachers Ginger Attarian and Amy Cataldo decided to shave their heads in order to stand in solidarity with Head of Middle School Monica Miracky in her fight through cancer. Attarian initially had the...

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Middle school mainstay Monica Miracky reflects on 40 years

By Jen Chiancone '21, Layout Editor January 29, 2020

Monica Miracky came to work at Burke as an English teacher in 1980, only 12 years after the official founding of the school. Forty years later, Miracky now serves as the Head of the Middle School and the...

New lunch policy balances waste and convenience

By Madeleine Lampietti '24 and Riley Del Sesto '24 November 24, 2019

Burke changed its lunch policy to limit the amount of wasted food, making a trimester pass the only option.  Last year, students had an option to pay six dollars daily, to pay $275 to sign up for lunch...

Burke overhauls clubs program

By Jacob Zuckerman '22 October 27, 2019

Beginning this year, the Burke administration has decided to make scheduling and requirement changes to the operations of morning activities, especially clubs. Historically, each day’s color...

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