You Need to Know
Burke County Public Schools will administer end-of-year tests to high school students beginning Friday, June 2, 2017. High school students will take all EOC assessments, NCFE Assessments, and Career & Technical Education (CTE) post-assessments online. All middle school and high school testing will be completed online except for courses that only have a teacher made exam for which no state assessment is available. Click here for more information.
New! Cosmetology classes coming to Western Piedmont are open to Freedom High students! Ask your School Counselor or check with Ms. Kirbey Farley (WPCC liaison) in the office! Link for more information about WPCC’s new Cosmetology program.
New Records -
1) Women's 200 Medley relay Elizabeth E, Charlie Y, Aaliyah R and Riley C 12th place
2) Nolan M - 200 IM 12th place
3)Riley C in 200 IM, 100 Freestyle 11th place
4) Elizabeth E - 50 Freestyle 12th place
4) John T in 100 fly - 9th place
5)Men's 200 Free Relay- Nolan M, Tristan R, Drew M and John T 10th place
6) Men's 400 Free relay Nolan M, Ryan G, Drew M and John T 6th place and State Qualifiers
Another relay that almost made it to state competition was the Women's 400 free relay of Elizabeth E, Charlie Y,Aaliyah R and Riley C who dropped over 20 seconds off their season best to just miss making states by finishing 9th. Could not be prouder of our swimmers who all dropped a lot of time due to a ton of hard work this season. We have a lot to look forward to as we have a very young team. Thank you to coach Dan St. Louis
NACAC is hosting two national college fairs in Charlotte and Raleigh - approximately 200 colleges/universities will be at each! FREE for everyone, great one-stop-shop to collect materials and talk directly to admissions officers from public and private schools in NC and other states.
Charlotte is 3/12/17 and Raleigh is 3/14/17. There's also one in Greenville, SC on 3/11/17.
FHS Soccer recognized with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award
The 2015 Freedom High School boys soccer team and the 2016 Freedom High School girls soccer team were two of 38 teams to be recognized with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award. This award recognizes teams that exhibit fair play, sporting behavior and adherence to the laws of the game, as reflected by the number of yellow caution cards or red ejection cards they are shown by referees throughout the season based on the number of cards accumulated divided by the number of games played (i.e., 5 cards divided by 20 games played is 0.25 or 25%, which qualifies for a Silver Award).
The FHS girls team, one of 32 girls teams recognized, won a SILVER certificate and the FHS boys, one of only 6 boys teams recognized, won a BRONZE certificate. Neither team had a red card ejection for their entire season. The Charlotte Latin girls (Gold) and Jacksonville High girls (Silver) were the only other North Carolina teams to receive one of these awards.
The following article released today comes from this link to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (over 30,000 members) web site: http://www.nscaa.com/web/News/Articles/July_2016/NSCAA_Names_the_2016_Spring_High_School_Team_Ethics_and_Sportsmanship_Award_Recipients.aspx
This school year, the Appalachian State GEAR UP program is offering all BCPS 9th grade students FREE access to online tutors through Tutor.com. This includes 24/7 access to tutors in algebra, English, biology, and over 40 other subjects. All tutors go through an extensive vetting process and you can monitor your child’s progress by viewing their transcripts. To find out how your child can access it, please go to: tutor.com
The Senior Recognition ad payment deadline has been moved to Feb. 28th. Spaces in the yearbook for senior ads are going fast so please contact Ms. Lowdermilk to reserve a space for your senior's ad as soon as possible.