Burris Laboratory School

This Week's Announcements

Burris Laboratory School Counseling Center Announcements

January 29, 2016


Thank you to the 8th grade students and parents for attending High School Information Night  earlier this week.  If you were unable to attend, please come to the Counseling Center to pick up your scheduling packet.  Students, as you complete your gold scheduling sheets, please turn them in to the Counseling Center.  We will bring you together in a computer lab to help you enter your requests into Powerschool when we are able.  Forms are due to the Counseling Center no later than February 11.

Students currently in grades 9, 10 and 11 will begin scheduling for the 2016-2017 school year next week. More information will be coming to you soon. 

Burris will be hosting a college representative from The School of Advertising Art on Thursday, February 4th.  She will be visiting in Mrs. Stokes’s class at 8:00 and again at 1:00.  We will have a sign up sheet in the Counseling Center for any who are interested.  Students wanting to attend should please sign up for one of those offered times and we will deliver passes to your classes on the day of the visit.

The Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship.  This scholarship of up to $1,500 for college or post-secondary technical schooling is awarded to an Indiana High School Senior(s) whose parent is battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer.  Information on downloading the Scholarship Application guidelines and instructions can be found on the website www.breastcancerplate.org .  The deadline for all applications is February 5, 2016.

The February 1st deadline for the ExploraVision Awards is quickly approaching.  ExploraVision will be awarding 40 scholarships of $10,000 to students who are United State’s citizens and under the age of 21 years.  Applications must be submitted by Monday at the website: studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9625/exploravision_awards_scholarship.php

The senior owl board outside of the Counseling Center is ready for seniors to decorate! Students who have been accepted to colleges or know where they will be attending in the fall are invited to decorate and post owls.  Students can pick up owls in the Counseling Center, decorate them, and return them so we can add them to our board.  We look forward to another awesome senior bulletin board this year!

Ball State University is excited to host Indiana’s 6th District Congressional Leadership Academy, in partnership with Congressman Luke Messer.  This one-day event for exceptional high school juniors will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2016 on Ball State’s campus.  The goal of the Congressional Leadership Academy is to challenge Hoosier leaders of tomorrow to begin thinking now about how they will help continue to move our great state forward in the future.  The focus areas this year will be bioscience, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, and homeland security.  Juniors who are interested in attending the Leadership Academy should see Mrs. Maugherman immediately…!

TeensWorks is a summer job program that also allows students ages 15 to 18 to serve their communities while they work.  Not only will teens earn a paycheck, Teenworks also give you a ride, snacks, and lunch every day during the six-week summer program. At TeenWorks, you will meet new friends from other schools, learn new skills to help you get into and pay for college, and gain real work experience.  The program in Muncie will be from June 7th through July 15, 2016.  Apply online now through April 10 at teenworks.org.

The Delta Phi Chapter of Tri Kappa in Muncie will be awarding three $2000.00 tuition only scholarships to Muncie area seniors who have made significant contributions to both their high school and their community. Applicants must be a Delaware county high school student, and Delaware county permanent resident, with a 3.2 grade point average and a combined SAT critical reading and math score of 1050 or an ACT Composite Score of 23 or higher. Selection is based on scholastic excellence, high school and community activities, employment history and financial need. Eligible students must attend an Indiana college or university for the academic year 2016-2017.  Applications are available in the Counseling Center and have a postmark deadline of March 31, 2016. 

We have been receiving a lot of new information for summer programs such as exciting study abroad opportunities, pre-college honors programs, and lots more.  Students are welcome to come to the Counseling Center and look through our summer programs folder for any interesting opportunities!

The answer to last week’s Question of the Week, “Which fruit was forbidden for Hawaiian women to eat by law was B. Coconut.  Many students submitted the correct answer and we drew names at random for prizewinners.  Congratulations to Isaiah Bushong, Megan Draghiciu, Isabelle Behrman, Andrew Haughn, and Sala Tyler.  Please come to the Counseling Center for your prize.  

This week’s question is:  

What piece in chess moves in an L-shape?

A. The queen

B. The Knight

C. The Bishop

D. The King

Please come to the counseling center with your answer to the question of the week and any questions about these announcements.  Thanks for listening and have a wonderful week!




Burris Laboratory School
2201 W. University Ave.
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 765-285-1131
Fax: 765-285-8620