Learn in Burke: a Burke County Public Schools Podcast
Count me in: Burke County 2020 Census
In this week’s episode, we discuss with Johnnie Carswell, chair of the Burke County Board of Commissioners, Lance Riddle, assistant to the county manager, and Dr. Larry Putnam, Superintendent of Burke County Public Schools, a topic that affects every single person in Burke County. The 2020 U.S. Census is taking place this year and will have a huge impact on the county in many different ways. Each of these leaders encourages everyone to be counted and they explain how the process will take...
‘Not your momma’s kitchen’ – Ep. 09
In this episode of Learn in Burke: a Burke County Public Schools Podcast, we sit down with leadership from Chartwells, the schools system’s independent food service management company; Daniel Wall, child nutrition director; and Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam. We open up and discuss how ‘cafeteria food’ has changed over the years and how it is not ‘your momma’s kitchen’, the goals we have for increasing student and staff participation and what the process is like in bringing in new menu...
In Sickness and in Health – Keeping BCPS students well – Ep. 08
Visits to the doctor’s office is a trip that every parent and/or guardian will have to take with their child. Getting sick is inevitable, but Burke County Public Schools is using a program that gets students on the path to recovery quickly and efficiently. In this episode of Learn in Burke, we sit down with multiple health officials including Miranda Michaels, director of nursing for BPCS; Allison Bell, program director for Health-e-Schools; and Dr. Tonya Shuffler (DNP), a nurse practitioner...
“Weather” or not to cancel school: BCPS Inclement Weather Information – Ep. 07
We all know what winter brings. Snow and ice. Some love it and some, such as Dr. Larry Putnam, Superintendent of Burke County Public Schools, do not particularly enjoy what it accumulates onto the roads. With winter approaching quickly, in this episode we talk with Putnam, Doug Setzer, director of auxiliary services and Dr. Bob Acord, director of transportation, about how the decision is made to close school, delay the start or release early due to inclement weather. We look at what is done...
Gearing up for college – Ep.06
In this episode of Learn in Burke: a Burke County Public Schools Podcast we prepare our students for higher education after high school with help from the Gear Up program coordinators Kim Logan and Jessica Stockham. Crucial advice is given out to parents as well! We answer many college questions that all high school students and even those who are younger will need to know. Don't miss this one ladies and gentlemen! Podcast intro and outro music by Scott Holmes Music. Pictured to the right...
All About the BOE – Seth Hunt Jr. and Sam Wilkinson – Ep. 05
Here is the last episode in our podcast series featuring our Board of Education members Sam Wilkinson and Seth Hunt Jr. We sit down to talk about why they decided to join the Burke County Board of Education, what they hope each student is able to accomplish and much more. Take a listen! Podcast intro and outro music by Scott Holmes Music. Pictured below are board members Seth Hunt Jr. and Sam Wilkinson.
All About the BOE – Randy Burns, R.L. Icard and Buddy Armour – Ep. 04
For the second podcast in our Board of Education three-part series, we talk with board members Randy Burns, R.L. Icard and Buddy Armour to learn more about them and why they have a passion for public education. Take a listen to Learn in Burke: a Burke County Public School's Podcast! *Podcast intro and outro music by Scott Holmes Music. Pictured below are board members Randy Burns, Buddy Armour and R.L. Icard.
All About the BOE – Don Hemstreet and Edna Weller – Ep. 03
In this episode of Learn in Burke, we sit down with Burke County Board of Education members Don Hemstreet and Edna Weller to learn more about them and their role in our students education. Pictured above are Board of Education members Don Hemstreet (left) and Edna Weller.
They ‘MADE’ it – Ep. 02
In this episode of Learn in Burke: a Burke County Public Schools Podcast we are on site at the recent MADE Competition at the Historic Morganton Festival. We take a peek into what students were creating for the competition and talk with their teachers about the purpose of Project Lead the Way.
A New School Year: What to Expect – Ep. 01
During our pilot episode for Learn in Burke: A Burke County Public Schools Podcast, we will be chatting with our Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam, Secondary Education Director Felicia Simmons and Elementary Education Director Karen Auton about the start of the 2019-2020 school year, what expectations they have and many exciting things to come for the year. Thanks for listening! For more information, visit www.burke.k12.nc.us. Pictured from left are Felicia Simmons, Dr, Larry Putnam and Karen...