School News

Spring Arts Showcase & Go Green Open House

posted May 18, 2018, 4:55 AM by Susan Gordon

Dear Burlington Central Families,

We have two exciting events happening here at Burlington Central on the evening of Thursday, May 24:

This year's Burlington Central Spring Arts Showcase will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018, in the auditorium. The show starts at 7:00 pm and tickets are only $5. The show will feature highlights from the Burlington Central Arts program, including student-directed one act plays, a variety of musical performances and a visual arts showcase. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. You won't want to miss this incredible night!

In addition, please join us for our Go Green Climate Change Open House also taking place on Thursday, May 24, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at Burlington Central High School.  Come learn more about one of the most pressing issues of our time and how you can be part of the solution.


Go Green Climate Change Open House highlights include:

·        Guest speaker from the McMaster Center for Climate Change

·        Bring your bike for a free basic tune-up courtesy of Bonesquad Bikes, a local fixed-gear bike manufacturer.

·        Entertaining your kids with fun upcycling activities

·        Student led science demonstrations highlighting the forces at play in our changing climate

·        Student displays highlighting local and global effects of climate change

·        Information about how you can help. Students will take you through new technologies and available rebates to go green!

·        Test your knowledge with our student led climate change trivia

·        Free LED lights for your home!

·        Visit displays from Burlington Green and the McMaster Center for Climate Change

·        Take a close look at some new electric vehicle models available and talk to owners about their experiences.



Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Burlington Central EcoTeam to raise funds for a 3rd floor water bottle refill station. Bring a reusable mug for coffee or tea!


We hope you will join us!

Lock Down Drill

posted May 15, 2018, 8:02 AM by Susan Gordon

Each semester, as part of our Safety Plan, Burlington Central School conducts three fire drills and two lockdown rehearsals.  These planned rehearsals are important in ensuring that staff and students are aware of how to appropriately respond in the event of a real emergency. If any deficiencies or problems are noted, the changes are made to the plan.


This morning (May 15) BCS conducted a Lock Down Drill.  During this drill members of the Halton Regional Police Service were on hand conducting a lockdown rehearsal and training exercise. ‎ Approximately eight (8) police officers from the Halton Regional Police Service, including our assigned high school liaison officer Cst. Jeff Schwoob were on-site at the school responding to the call as if it were a real lockdown situation.  Please note that this exercise involved red plastic replica firearms that are not capable of being loaded or fired in any manner. No real firearms were used in the exercices. During the exercise, staff and students were in the lockdown mode (doors locked, lights off, students sitting on floor). The only impact of the police training portion of the lockdown exercise on staff and students is the potential to observe several marked police cars in the parking lot, and see officers in uniform moving on foot through the hallways of the school issuing loud verbal commands to each other.  During these drills there is no intentional contact or interaction between students and police officers.


Normal school activities resumed once the lockdown rehearsal was complete.  These types of training exercises help to ensure that staff, students and police are ready to respond appropriately in the event of a real emergency.  

If you have any questions, please contact the school.

Wellness Expo May 3/2018

posted Apr 24, 2018, 8:51 AM by Susan Gordon

On May 3rd, 2018 at 6:15 pm, Adam van Koeverden will be live and on stage at Burlington Central High School. 

As part of the "Parents Reaching Out" grant awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Education, all of the public schools in Ward 2 made a decision to work together to promote wellness at a Community level. “Live Well: Family Wellness Expo” is a community event for all - from babies to baby boomers and beyond! This event is sure to provide new information, engaging demonstrations, fun activities, and free screenings - which help support physical, emotional and social wellbeing in our whole community. And the best part? It’s free. 

The doors open at 5:30pm and there will be a BBQ offered by M&M Food Market (for a minimal cost), Bodhi Bar smoothie samples, an information Expo, a Zen-Zone for kids, and a live cooking demonstration by Longo’s. Also feel free to join a drum circle, yoga class, meditation session and a fun YMCA Zumba class in one of the other free interactive sessions. Here's what to expect:

5.30pm Doors open, M&M Food Market BBQ + Kids Zen-Zone, Drop-In Information Expo begins
6.00pm  Interactive Sessions begin
6.15pm  Adam van Koeverden LIVE seating in Main Auditorium
8.30pm  Doors close, thank you for coming!

The School Councils from Central Public School, Burlington Central School, and Tom Thomson Public School invite your family and friends on Thursday, May 3rd from 5:30 pm to 8.30pm.  The community of schools looks forward to seeing you there. 

In the spirit of wellness, parking is very limited and walking is encouraged.

School Clothing

posted Apr 24, 2018, 7:04 AM by Steve Oliver

Click below to order School Clothing. 

University and College Mark Transmission Dates & Full Disclosure

posted Apr 17, 2018, 10:28 AM by Jennifer Malley Victorino   [ updated Apr 18, 2018, 5:20 AM ]

Marks for all semester 2 courses will be transmitted to universities and colleges on April 25th. If you do not wish a mark in the current semester to be

transmitted to universities and colleges, you must drop the course on or before April 25th.

Full Disclosure date is the date after which grade 11 and 12 courses dropped from a student’s course of study remain on the student’s transcript.  

The Full Disclosure date for Semester 2 courses is May 3, 2018.

Literacy Test Schedule

posted Apr 9, 2018, 7:45 AM by Steve Oliver

Tomorrow is the Grade 10 LIteracy test.  Grade 10 students will be following the schedule below.


OSSLT 2018

Grade 10 Schedule





10:00- 11:30



Grade 10 Lunch


Period 4


Period 5

Lowered Flags

posted Apr 9, 2018, 6:22 AM by Steve Oliver

The BCHS and the Halton District School Board are joining numerous schools and school boards across Canada in lowering their flags to half mast for three (3)  days out of respect for the tragic loss of life in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. (Monday April 9 to Wed April 11).  

We extend our deepest sympathies to the families, friends and community members of Humboldt, Sask and beyond who lost loved ones in the tragic accident this weekend. The staff and students of the HDSB will continue to keep them in their thoughts during this difficult time.

Secondary Parents Night Thursday April 5th.

posted Apr 4, 2018, 11:27 AM by Steve Oliver

THURSDAY, April 5th, 2018

The format of the evening is: 6:00 – 7:00 pm, parents meet teachers in Gyms A-B-C.  This is a less formal setting to get quick updates on progress.

For more focused interviews, parents may sign up for a private session with teachers.  These interviews will begin at 7:00 p.m. and are located also in the gyms.

Use the following chart to select a time for the interviews.  Your son/daughter should take your preferred times to his/her classroom teachers for scheduling.  These will be booked by the teacher upon the return of this form.

It will also be possible to schedule interviews that evening.  Appointment sheets will be with the teachers in the gyms so that parents who have not previously scheduled an appointment may sign up for one.  

Student’s Name: ____________________________________________________________

Parent/Guardian Attending Interview: ___________________________________________

Time                   Teacher           Room

7:00 - 7:10

7:10 - 7:20

7:20 - 7:30

7:30 - 7:40

7:40 – 7:50

7:50 - 8:00

8:00 – 8:10

8:10 – 8:20

8:20 – 8:30

If these times are not convenient, please call the teacher at Burlington Central and he/she will try to schedule alternative times:  905-634-7768.

Thank you.

March & April Dates To Remember

posted Mar 26, 2018, 11:35 AM by Susan Gordon

March 28 Halton Skills Competition at Georgetown District High School - Secondary and Elementary students competing
March 30 to April 2 Easter Long Weekend (no school Friday or Monday)
April 4 Grade 8 Dental Screening
April 5 @ 6pm Secondary Parent-Teacher Interview Night
April 9 @ 7pm School Council meets in the BCS Library
April 10 Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
April 12 Inside Ride for teams that have signed up
April 26 Secondary Mid-Term Reports distributed
April 27 Elementary and Secondary PD Day

Yearbooks For Sale

posted Mar 26, 2018, 11:18 AM by Susan Gordon

Hello Parents and Guardians,

We are sure most of you have had enough of winter and are awaiting spring.

New seasons bring new opportunities, and here is a chance for your students to purchase their 2017-2018 BCHS Yearbook. 

This year’s book will be bursting with photos, portraits, sports, clubs, and fun school events for Grades 7 to 12. We are sure your children will want to look back through this book as the years go by. 

Do not miss this amazing opportunity. Yearbooks are $50 and may be pre-purchased online (Schoolcashonline). We will also be having flash sales at lunch in the cafeteria where students can buy their books. 

Thank you, 

The Yearbook team.

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