Burke High School

Burke High School


💥Congratulations Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. for joining the Biden-Harris administration. Dr. Cooper is the Burke High School Class of 1991 Salutatorian, '90-'91 Miss Burke, and the US Classy Girl at that time with the biggest smile ((aka "Smiley")) while playing her trumpet in the BHS High Stepping and Concert Bands.

Fellow Bulldogs, let's honor and congratulate your daughter! District 20 proud!

If you access the district MyPortal, Clever, or Email page you will be prompted to change your password.

When prompted for the “Old” password on the portal reset screen, enter your username.

Your username is the first 3 letters of your last name, followed by the first 3 letters of your first name, followed by the last 4 digits of your student PowerSchool number (ex. Michael Smith PS number 8675309: smimic5309).

Your new password must be at least 8 characters long.

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As we quickly approach our Alma Mater's Homecoming Festivities on October 18th, it's important to understand just how much our school needs us! The Burke High School Administration would like ideas on how we can support the school through mentorship and intervention. Please drop any ideas below so that we can add them to the school plan. If you are interested in helping develop the Alumni plan, please inbox me directly.

We are having Minority Law day on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:00 AM with a registration deadline of April 23, 2019. However, participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Minority Law Day is an excellent opportunity for students, especially those with an interest in attending law school, to visit the Charleston School of Law for a day. Students will be treated to a “real” hands-on law school experience. Students will be introduced to the benefits, along with the rigors, of a higher education by:

(1) Attending and actively participating in a law school class taught by a Charleston School of Law professor,

(2) Preparing for a “mock” trial (with the help of current law students) and presenting legal arguments in the trial, and

(3) Getting information about resources for college and the skills needed to be a successful law student!

(4) Guest Speakers will speak on “Students Rights on School Campus and How the Justice System affects Minorities”

If you have a child who is in high school and want to attend the FREE event please contact me via email [email protected]
All students currently enrolled in 7th-11th are encourage to take advantage of this opportunity if your interested in participating in sports for the 2019-2020 school year. You must have all paperwork uploaded prior to June 1st to participate in summer workouts for any sport. Sign up outside the cafeteria to ride the bus to get your FREE PHYSICAL. See Coach Richardson for more details.
Nationwide contest for $100,000 worth of instruments AND uniforms. Hope you get entered!
Bulldog family and friends, there will be a charity basketball game on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The flyer can be found on the Burke Bulldogs page.
Spring Sports Season is upon us!!!!!!
If you or your child is interested in playing baseball, softball, soccer, or track and field please contact the Burke High School Athletic Department. We are always looking to expand our teams!!!!!
As always, to participate, YOU MUST HAVE A COMPLETED PHYSICAL ON PlanetHS.com.
Students grade 7th - 12th are welcome to join the team. If you or your child do not attend Burke High School, you can still join our teams as long as your current school does not have the sport you are trying to join.
Mark your calendars bulldogs, December 27-29 will be the Modie L. Risher basketball classic. Bring your family and friends out and enjoy the tournament!!
They are blessed to have David Matthews.

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2022 Modie Risher Ticket information

Photos from Burke High School's post 12/07/2022

Marcelle the therapy dog came to visit campus today! Students were able to visit and cuddle with him during their lunch blocks.

Students, if you’re interested in seeing him next time he’s here, see Mr. Matthews for a permission slip!


Free COVID 19 and Flu A&B testing for staff, student, and family members of Charleston County School District are available. See the flyer for more details!


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7 at 6:00 PM: See the Charleston Development Academy’s production of ‘Annie,’ which will also feature a special appearance by Mayor John Tecklenburg as President Franklin D. Roosevelt! 😮🦅🎶

The performance will be held in the Burke High School Auditorium. Admission is FREE, but seats (which will fill up quickly) can be reserved here:



Mayor Tecklenburg recently announced a free community event. Charleston Development Academy Public Charter School will perform “Annie the Musical” on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Burke High School Auditorium. Reserve your spot and make your way to 244 President St. at 6 p.m. 🎭

Link is below and in our Instagram bio.




Thank you to Ms. Evans, Mr. Kemp, and the staff at Burke High School along with Be Pro Be Proud SC for inviting Cullum to attend their career exploratory day. It was another great day meeting future leaders in our community and industry! It is inspiring to see the students get excited while participating in the state-of-art, hands-on simulators with BPBPSC.

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/30/2022

Right now, America's workforce is facing a challenge. Over 23% of the current skilled professionals are at or near retirement age. But our state's workforce isn't prepared to fill the positions our retiring workers are creating. In an effort to let our kids at Burke know about some of the many amazing opportunities available due to this demographic fact, we invited the Be Pro Be Proud Truck to come to our school on Tuesday November 29 to share some hands-on activities with the kids to spark their interest. Almost 1/3 of the students at Burke were able to participate in activities as diverse as virtual framing, driving an excavator or forklift simulator, Virtual welding and donning PPE for work in a lineman's lift bucket! It was an amazing day with life changing experiences!

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/30/2022

Yesterday the Be Pro-Be Proud Roadshow made a stop on our campus. Scholars had the opportunity to explore various in-demand skilled professions.

Thank you to our Career Specialist Ms. Nicole Evans and CTE Department Chair Mr. Kemp for arranging this career exploratory opportunity!


Please Join us December 3rd at 4:30 pm.

Photos from Communities In Schools of South Carolina's post 11/28/2022



Per Mrs. Swinton’s call-out, please see the information below:

First, you're invited to attend The Preservation Society of Charleston's launch of The Black Businesses of Charleston Oral History Project to be held November 29, 2022, at 6 pm in the auditorium. Secondly, save the date, December 15, 2022, for the Annual Fine Arts Department Holiday program including the debut of the D20 P*P choir, featured elementary schools' choirs, and a 60" TV grand prize drawing.

DHEC will provide a flu vaccine clinic at Burke HS, Wednesday, December 7th at 10 a.m. Attached are forms for your information and use. If you are unable to complete the online consent forms attached, please check with your child's teacher or they may retrieve a consent form from our parenting center.

The English 2 Writing portion of the End of Course Exam (EOC) will be administered on December 8, 2022, with the remaining EOCs in January.



Photos from Burke High School's post 11/24/2022

A very Happy Thanksgiving to our Bulldog Family! We hope you all have a great day and a safe rest of your break. Some Bulldogs shared what they’re thankful for:

Ms. Valle is thankful for her new kitten that she adopted on Friday!

Mr Chowdri is thankful for Ms. Lang, Ms. VanSwol and Ms. Rich who work so unbelievably hard to make sure our scholars are gaining the math skills they need to be successful in the future. In addition, I am thankful for the support and collaborative efforts of Ms. Vinchiarello, Ms. Scully, Mr. Iverson, and Mr. Orr. I am most thankful that I have the honor and privilege of working with students who have the power and potential to accomplish great things in the classroom and in our communities.

Freshmen, Sean Willingham is thankful for his younger brother.

Mr. Orr is thankful he’s able to spend time with family in Delaware and PA.

Lastly, we’re all thankful for YOU and the constant efforts you make to build a better Burke on a daily basis!

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/21/2022

Sophomore Alyrah Hurt showed off her artistic abilities on Saturday at the Adinkra Stamping Art Workshop hosted by the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor.

Way to stay engaged Alyrah and we hope others will join you next time!


Join for a great experience!

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/17/2022

Operation Bulldog EnCouragement allows for local community members to sponsor a teacher and provide them with encouragement and support throughout the year!

ALSO, today is Ms. Lang’s birthday! Show your love in the comments! 🎉

Are you interested in sponsoring a phenomenal teacher? Please reach via DM or comment below. 💙🤍


Please consider making a donation for the HOSA Food Drive.

Donations can be dropped at Room 503 or at the HOSA table during both lunch periods.


Join us for a Free Adinkra Stamping Art Workshop with Mixed Media Artist, Hank Herring and Gullah Hip Hop Artist, Q Smalls.

This Saturday from 11am - 2pm at the Avery Research Center. Free and Open to the Public.

Da Wada Brought Us is an Gullah Geechee Art Collection by Victoria A Smalls currently at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture.

Photos from Burke Bulldogs's post 11/15/2022


Photos from Burke High School's post 11/15/2022

A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to our October Student’s of the Month! These students went above and beyond expectations and shined in their classes last month.

We are beyond proud of each of them.

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/14/2022

Students in Ms. Jette’s Image Editing course used Photoshop to place faculty members faces onto movie covers. Can you find the swapped face?

Comment below when you see it!!


Congratulations to Charleston County School District Art Teacher Madeline Hahn for being named Burke High School's Teacher of the Month for October! 🖼🎨✒️💙🤍🏆

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/14/2022

We’re so proud and excited to announce our “Taco Boy” October Teacher and Staff Member of the Month!

We’re blessed to have Taco Boy sponsor our Teacher and Staff Member of the Month program offering a $50 gift card to each incredible Bulldog!

Our Teacher of the Month is Ms. Hahn! Ms. Hahn is in her second year at Burke and has done a phenomenal job building our art program as we offer AP Art this year! She was also integral in our Trunk or Treat event as our atrium was transformed!

Our Staff Member of the Month is Mr. James White. J. White is a staple here at Burke and consistently works to mentor students and support teachers. We are blessed to have him back in our building this year. Please show these Bulldogs some love!

Swipe to see why these Bulldogs were nominated as well as pictures from our Taco Boy representative.

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/11/2022

We’d like to take a moment to honor all of those who serve(d) in our various branches of the military. We’d also like to highlight our Burke Bulldogs who have served. Thank you for all you do/did to keep our country safe.


Please share. Work is still expected to be completed as assigned for E-Learning Days.

Due to the forecast for inclement weather related to Tropical Storm Nicole, all of Charleston County School District will switch to eLearning or remote work days tomorrow, Friday, November 11, 2022. School and district buildings will be closed, except for essential personnel.

Schools families will provide students and families with additional information about the eLearning Day later this afternoon or evening.

Kaleidoscope and all other extracurricular activities and afterschool programs scheduled for Friday, November 11, 2022, are canceled.

Expanded Learning Kaleidoscope


November 11th Update: Please check Canvas and email teachers accordingly. A reminder that E-Learning Days involve completing work and learning from home.

Stay safe. 💙🤍


Weather Alert!



Due to the potential flooding from Tropical Storm Nicole, schools, programs, and offices located downtown on the peninsula of Charleston are moving to eLearning or remote work days tomorrow, Thursday, November 10, 2022. All CCSD buildings located in downtown Charleston will be closed.

The only schools that will be closed as a result of this decision are:

Buist Academy
Charleston Progressive Academy
Charleston Development Academy
James Simons Montessori School
Julian Mitchell Elementary School
Memminger Elementary School
Sanders-Clyde Elementary School
Simmons-Pinckney Middle School
Burke High School
Early College High School
Charleston Charter School for Math and Science

Your child’s teacher(s) or school will communicate plans for learning tomorrow later this evening.

Read more:


Burke High School Health Science students who are a part of HOSA (Future Health Science Professionals) student organization will be hosting it's annual HOSA week this week.

Please see the flyer for more details!

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/07/2022

Kudos, to Mr. Clements with Communities in Schools and the staff of Doors to Dream for an engaging week of activities in recognition of Mental Health Week last week!

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/04/2022

Fun Friday! Students in Ms. Ridenhour and Ms. Marianiello’s Earth Science and Human Geography class visited Caw Caw Interpretive Center today. They discussed the ecosystem of the nature and wildlife preserve, which is currently being restored after a long history of use as a rice plantation and hunting grounds. They also assessed the salinity of water samples taken from the marshes and went into the lab to get a closer look at some of the plant and animal life in the water.


Class of 2023 parents and guardians!! TOMORROW is your moment to help your student be fully prepared for college!

Submitting your FAFSA is critical to receive financial aid and begin your college journey.

Please see the information in the graphic for more information.

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/02/2022

Ms. Lang's Probability and Statistics Honors class used scatter plots to estimate how many rubber bands Barbie needed to safely bungee jump from the bridge over the atrium.

**No Barbie's were hurt in the making of this activity

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/02/2022

We’re still reminiscing on last week’s Trunk or Treat. We hope you all had a safe, sweet, and successful Halloween weekend.

Thank you to everyone who came out to Trunk or Treat last Wednesday.

We estimate 300-500 people visited our courtyard. We’re so proud of our community for showing up and supporting.

Thank you:
Mr. McDonald
Charleston Police Department

Harold’s Cabin

Charleston Fire Department

Social Studies (Ms. Marianiello)
Media Center (Mr. Matthews)

Math (Ms. Lang and Mr. Chowdri)
CTE (Ms. Jette)
Robotics (Mr. Kemp)
Culinary (Chef Brinson)
Foreign Language (Ms. Leon)
Cheer (Coach Brown)
Fine Arts (Ms. Hahn)

Ms. Thompson with games
Ms. Scully with Pumpkin Painting
Mr. AJ Davis
ELA (Ms. Walczak and Ms. Keene)
Student Government (Dr. Ryan)
Boeing STEAM Program

Teacher Cadets (Ms. Joseph)
SIC/PTSA (Ms. Rouse, Ms. German)
Mitchell Elementary
Murray Mortuary
Coastal Climbing

Teach For America- SC

Trident United Way

Simmons Pinckney Middle School

Gamma Zeta

Charleston Progressive Academy
District 20 P*P
Parent Advocate, Ms. Vandyke
Friends of Gadsden Creek
Doors to Dream

BHS Band
Science Department (Mr. Poretto)
Mr. Cameron Orr
Miracle’s Tasty Express

Sisterz Stand

Chucktown Seafood

Kona Ice

…along with countless others including students who made this entire event possible.



A tremendous thank you to the Exchange Club of Charleston for awarding us with a grant that will allow students at Burke High School to participate in weekly programming focused on goal setting, decision making, and other valuable life skills. 🎉✨

Burke site coordinator, Clinton McPherson, will also teach students leadership skills and the importance of giving back to the community – core values that align with the Exchange Club's mission.

Team members, Rachelle Hall and Michelle Bornfleth, as well as board member Mark Fell attended the annual grantee celebration on our behalf.

Grateful to the organizations who help us surround students with a community of support! 🤝✨

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/01/2022

Throwback Tuesday:

Our Homecoming Festivities were amazing! Kudos to our Activities Director Mr. Micah Brown, the Homecoming Planning Committee, and Mr. Linard McCloud and his staff for an outstanding event.

Check out some photos from our 2022 Homecoming pep rally, parade, and Homecoming game. A special THANK YOU to all that participated and made it a successful homecoming. We had over 40 participants sign up for this years Homecoming Parade.

Also we would like to congratulate our 2022 Homecoming Court!!! We look forward to seeing you all next year.

Photos from Burke High School's post 11/01/2022

Yesterday Principal Swinton thought she was attending an impromptu faculty meeting but Burke High School Faculty and Staff (Staffaulty) wanted to take a moment to recognize our Principal in honor of National Principals Month. Principal Cheryl Swinton received a standing ovation and a few small gifts as a token of appreciation for her visionary leadership and tireless pursuit of success for each scholar enrolled at Burke High School.

We are thankful and appreciative of our leader!

Photos from Burke High School's post 10/31/2022

Parents and Guardians,
Quarter 1 report cards were printed out and sent home with students today. Please check those grades and comments! Reach out to your student’s counselor if you did not get a report card emailed or sent home.

Thanks! 🎓

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