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Inconsistent Monday schedules frustrate student leaders

Inconsistent Monday schedules frustrate student leaders

By Katie Hirsche '21 April 26, 2021

The nascent Hy-Flex In-Person program has brought many changes to the Burke community, one of which is unpredictable Monday schedules.  Every new term necessitates an evaluation day for teachers and...

9th graders in a mask break at school. Photo from Burke's 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...

Photo by WTOP/Rick Massimo

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...

Jamie Leopold reflects on new challenges in just her second year at Burke

By Jen Chiancone '21, Layout Editor January 11, 2021

Jamie Leopold only started her career at Burke last year but has already had a turbulent experience, from adjusting to virtual instruction to taking over for Kelly Falk as Director of Student Activities.  “It’s...

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...

photo from burkeschool.org

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...

High schoolers experiencing psychological pros and cons of virtual learning

High schoolers experiencing psychological pros and cons of virtual learning

By Katie Hirsche '21 and Graham Vinyard '24 November 16, 2020

COVID-19 has brought many changes to the Burke community, not least of which has been holding classes virtually, and students have faced many conflicting emotions such as stress and grief. After a makeshift...

How social isolation and endless zoom meetings impact mental health

How social isolation and endless zoom meetings impact mental health

By Nate Miller '21 November 16, 2020

As area schools—including—Burke face the difficult decision of whether (and when) to bring students back to campus, one important consideration is student mental health. In a study by the Harris Poll...

Students and teachers of AP classes grapple with challenges of new schedule

Students and teachers of AP classes grapple with challenges of new schedule

By Solana Torres '22 November 16, 2020

One of the major changes to Burke’s schedule this year is that core classes will be confined to one semester only. For every student, both middle school and high school, that means that normally year-long...

Plans and opinions vary as area schools look to reopen

Plans and opinions vary as area schools look to reopen

By Reed Roddy-Johnson '23 November 16, 2020

Schools around the DMV are considering the prospect of reopening and what that would require. Educators, students, and parents are experiencing a plethora of emotions, from anxiety to excitement. Some...

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...

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