National Indigenous History Month of JuneJune 1, 2023
June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, an opportunity to learn about the rich cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It's a time to honour the stories, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples and histories as we continue to find a new way forward together.
Explore the past and honour the truth:
June is Pride MonthJune 1, 2023
June is designated as Pride Month in Canada, and kicks off the Pride season of festivals and celebrations. Pride events celebrate diversity and acknowledge the history and achievements of the LGBTQ2+ communities.
News from BCS Athletics!
June 1, 2023
Congratulations to our Girls Rugby Team for their GHAC win! We wish them all the best as they compete in the OFSAA Championships in Belleville from June 4 to 7.
Congratulations to our Junior Girls Soccer Team for their undefeated wins claiming the Halton Championship title!
Congratulations to our Varsity Baseball Team for also advancing to the Halton finals! #gotrojans
Burlington Central’s 100th Anniversary ReunionApril 28, 2023
Central’s 100th Anniversary Reunion is fast-approaching and we are excited to welcome current and alumni staff and students from Thursday, June 1 to Sunday, June 4, 2023. Registration is required.
Please visit the BCHS 100th Webpage to register or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Education, Curtis Enis ~ United WayApril 18, 2023
As part of this year’s United Way of Halton and Hamilton campaign, Halton District School Board staff had the opportunity to enter a contest to have Director of Education Curtis Ennis do their job for half a day. Staff raised approximately $55,000 through the employee contribution campaign.
Our very own teacher, Mr. Sloboda, won the contest on behalf of Central! Watch the video to see Director Enis teach grade 12 calculus to our Central Students!
FIRST Robotics Competition Results!April 4, 2023
Our FIRST Robotics Team 2386, led by Mr. Clement, competed in the FIRST Robotics Competition at McMaster University over the weekend, and was challenged by some world class teams. Team 2386 engineered a new intake claw while making an instant game improvement. As a result of the outstanding commitment, they won their first Spirit Award and qualified for the Provincial Finals at First Ontario Centre Hamilton ~ On April 6 to 8: Tune in for the livestream! Go Trojans!
Halton Skills Competition Results!March 31, 2023
Our Central students, led by Mr. Filkin, competed in the Halton Skills Competition this week. Congratulations to Aiden Dennis for bringing home Gold in Precision Machining and Spencer Burns for bringing home Bronze in Precision machining. Aiden will be moving on to the Ontario Skills Competition to compete for a spot in the Nationals Skills competitions! Honourable mention goes out to Liam Else, Connor Cadeau and Aiden Seepersaud for their professionalism in representing Central with class and dignity.
BCHS Concert BandMarch 3, 2023
Congratulations to the Burlington Central High School Concert Band on their Silver Medal winning performance at the recent GHMF MusicFest competition. This was the band’s first competition and they did not disappoint. The students put in a tremendous effort and had a stellar performance. Please come check out this talented group of students during their next performance, at the Spring Arts Festival, on the evening of May 18th, at Burlington Central.
Central Presents: NTS Drama FestivalFebruary28, 2023
From March 28 to April 1 from 7 to 10 p.m., BCS will host the National Theatre Drama Festival. Families and community members are invited to BCS’s Helen Zdriluk Memorial Theatre to check out one-act plays presented by schools across Halton. This is a competitive, juried event where the best plays will move on to a regional round. All evenings will feature 2 to 3 plays per night. Tickets for each night are $12 available on School Cash Online. BCS's Festival feature is Inner Demon, written and directed by Central student Matthew Walker, and is being presented on Friday, March 31.
News from BCS Athletics!February 22, 2023
The 100th Anniversary Celebration must be the X-Factor, because it was a stellar week in sports at Central! The week of February 13, our Sr Girls Volleyball Team returned to the Halton Finals capturing the championship win in a thrilling 5 set, 15-12 match. The next day, the Sr Boys Basketball Team defeated Whites Oaks to bring home a second championship win. Shortly afterwards the Jr Boys Basketball Team defended their title to secure a 3rd championship win in 2 days. Central wasn’t finished there, however. With fans full of excitement at the basketball games, their gymnasiums hosted the Halton Wrestling Championships where the Girls Wrestling Team finished 2nd in Halton securing 3 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze, and look to continue their success at GHAC. But it was the Swimming Team that kicked the Trojan contagion off earning 1 gold and 2 silvers at their Halton Championship. Congratulations to Annike S., Ashley S., Leah M., Lilee M., Louie Z., Mario C., Megan B., Solai S., and Heidi I. for securing an OFSAA berth.
February is Black History MonthFebruary 1, 2023
In recognition of Black History Month in February, Burlington Central has planned initiatives to celebrate and honour the lives and contributions of Black Canadians, past and present. The theme this year is, Ours to Tell. Centering and illuminating the diverse voices and lived experiences of Black Canadians provides us with a deeper understanding of their historical and contemporary experiences, contributions and triumphs, which is part of Canadian history.
BCS Fundraiser ~ COBS Bread “Dough Raiser” November 28, 2022
Our local COBS Bread location is offering Burlington Central the opportunity to participate in their “Dough Raiser” program. Throughout this school year, when families/members of Central purchase a product at COBS Bread Maple Mews and they mention they're raising dough for Burlington Central, COBS will process a 10% donation of the total sale back to Burlington Central. Visit our local COBS to help Central raise some dough!
Bullying Awareness & Prevention Week: Nov 20 to 26November 18, 2022
Ontario has designated the week beginning on the third Sunday of November as Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week to help promote safe schools and a positive learning environment. At this time, students, staff and parents are encouraged to learn more about bullying and its effect on student learning and well-being. Halton students and families can report ‘non-emergency’ incidents of bullying through the confidential online Report Bullying tool. Emergencies should be reported directly to the school. Visit HDSB Bullying Prevention & Awareness for support and resources.
Inclement Weather ReminderNovember 16, 2022
With cooler weather approaching, we encourage all families to review the HDSB Inclement Weather Reminders. If your child is bused to school, please ensure you know which transportation zone you are located in. Visit Halton Student Transportation Services for bussing advisories/delays due to inclement weather.
Halton Learning Foundation (HLF)November 16, 2022
Many HDSB families are in a state of emergency. With the price of food and other necessities rising beyond many people’s ability to afford them, HLF has provided emergency support for close to 600 HDSB students this fall – 30% more than last year at this time. History tells us that our busiest weeks still lie ahead. This season, please consider making a gift to help an HDSB student in need. All donation amounts are welcome and 100% of funds support HDSB students. To make your gift, please donate online or call 905-749-4453, ext. 102.
Are you an HDSB parent who could use some help? Please contact your child's teacher, principal or social worker and let them know you need HLF's support to secure the basics your child needs to be successful in school.
Required Immunizations for School
October 28, 2022
It is your responsibility to report your student's updated immunization records to the Halton Region Health Department since your healthcare provider does not report these for you. Reporting can be done by dialing 311 or via Halton's online Immunization Reporting Tool. Please refer to the Ontario Immunization Schedule for the immunizations required by the Immunization of School Pupils Act.
eLearning Graduation RequirementOctober 18, 2022
The Ministry of Education recently announced that students are required to take two eLearning courses as part of their graduation requirement; this is applicable to students entering grade 9 in the 2020-21 school year or later. However, parents/guardians (or students 18 +) may choose to opt-out of the mandatory requirement by completing the HDSB eLearning Graduation Requirement Opt-out Form.
Halton Food for Thought (HFFT)October 11, 2022
HFFT is dedicated to feeding the success of our students, one healthy, happy student tummy at a time. In partnership with the school boards and our community, HFFT is the sole provider of Student Nutrition Programs in schools across Halton Region. Student Nutrition Programs include nutritious meals and snacks and are available before or during school hours at no cost. These programs are a safe and reliable source of healthy food and are open to all students in a school’s community from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12.
To help support student success, please consider volunteering with, or donating to Halton Food for Thought. To learn more about HFFT Student Nutrition Programs, visit their website. Together we #FuelOurFuture!
Burlington Central Spring Arts Festival 2022May 27, 2022
We are very proud to showcase the skilled artwork of our talented Central Students to our wider community audience. If you missed our recent Spring Arts Festival, check out this video for a virtual walk-through!
Online Student RegistrationMay 27, 2022
Do you have children starting school in Fall 2022? Families are able to register their child online through the HDSB website (hdsb.ca) by visiting the Student Registration page. Please share this information with families who are new to your neighbourhood and those who have children starting school in the fall.
Project 529 Bike Registry
May 27, 2022
The Halton Regional Police Service has partnered with 529 Garage, a Community Watch Program for bikes to reduce bike theft in our Region. Download the app (ios or Google) and register your bike with the Project 529 Bicycle Registry Program. Registrations can also be made on the 529 Garage website if you do not have a smart phone or tablet.
Mental Health Week in Action at CentralMay 10, 2022
In recognition of Mental Health Week (May 2-6), Burlington Central held an outdoor chalking opportunity to help students express their thoughts about positive mental health. Check out the video coverage to see our students in action!
Awesome Stuff Happening at BCS!May 9, 2022
Our very own Jisha G. in Grade 7 will be presenting her uniquely custom painted Muskoka chair city-wide this coming Friday, May 13 at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre, in support of Halton's Food for Thought auction in honour of Leonard Cohen. Jisha has been working on her chair for the last month, and although not quite finished, we are sharing the work in progress based on her intricate musical design.
News from FIRST Robotics Team #2386March 29, 2022
We are so proud to announce that our FIRST Burlington Central Robotics Team #2386 won GOLD at the 2022 Halton Robotics Competition at the University of Waterloo. Congratulations to our talented students, staff, and our lead, Mr. Arnold on your Championship Win! Follow Team 2386 Trojans: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube
Consequences of Vaping & SmokingOctober 5, 2021
Students are reminded that vaping and smoking is prohibited anywhere on school grounds. If a student is caught vaping or smoking, a suspension may follow. All vaping materials will be confiscated. As well, a fine from the Burlington By-law Enforcement Officer may be levied. The current fine is $250 under the Regional Municipality of Halton By-Law No. 40-20.
HDSB Free Menstrual Products InitiativeSeptember 24, 2021
All HDSB schools now provide free menstrual products for students in all female and gender-neutral washrooms. Students can now access menstrual products at no cost in our washrooms.
Access and availability of menstrual products in schools impacts the dignity and self-esteem of menstruating students and can impact class attendance and student achievement. The HDSB Free Menstrual Products initiative is an attempt to address some of the gaps in access to menstrual products to promote awareness and alleviate the stigma of menstruation. Free access to menstrual products supports both gender and economic equity and raises awareness of and destigmatizes menstruation. The Free Menstrual Products initiative aligns with the HDSB’s Equity & Inclusion and Mental Health & Well-Being goals in the 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan, along with Environmental Leadership goals as the initiative involves the responsible use of menstruation products.
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BCHS Alumni SpeaksDecember 7, 2020
This inaugural video features Farah Mohamed (Class ‘89), interviewed for this year’s virtual Excellence Awards.
Listen to her story: Farah inspires our students to imagine, empower and achieve.
BCS Student Leadership in the CommunityOctober 23, 2020
We are very proud of our young Trojan who helps put Central in the Community through her fundraising and leadership!
With gratitude! #trojanpride
Technology & You Tip
Brush up on online safety tips by checking out the HDSB's Technology & You resources on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca) search: Technology & You, or search #TECHandU on Twitter for technology tips.