Burris Laboratory School

This Week's Announcements

Burris Laboratory School Counseling Center Announcements 

New students to Burris will be invited to participate in activities to help them acclimate to their new school during the first few weeks of school.  A scavenger hunt activity will be held for elementary and middle school students, and a lunch-and-chat will be held for high school students.  More information will be sent out to new students as these dates are set.  Please feel free to contact Mrs. Maugherman with any questions or concerns.  Welcome to Burris! 

New High School students should meet with Mrs. Maugherman before school begins to create a high school class schedule.   

On Tuesday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Mrs. Maugherman will be available to meet with new high school students.  Please call 285-2341 or email jmaugher@bsu.edu on or after July 8th to schedule an appointment for later in July. Please bring a copy of your transcript and any End Of Course Assessment scores to the appointment to aid in scheduling and assessing progress toward graduation goals.  Class schedules cannot be created for new sophomores, juniors, or seniors without transcripts from the previous school(s). If new students are unable to meet with Mrs. Maugherman in mid-July, she will also be available beginning August 5, 2014. 

High School Schedule Adjustments
All high school students should have complete schedules for the fall semester, except those enrolled in a class or classes through the Indiana Academy.   Students with incomplete schedules or those requesting changes may meet with a counselor prior to the beginning of school.  The Counseling Center, Room 112, will be open to all students beginning Tuesday, August 5, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.  Please call 285-2341 or email jmaugher@bsu.edu on or after August 4th to schedule an appointment.Priority appointments will be given to students waiting on the Indiana Academy schedule or Ball State classes.  The Academy course schedule should be created and shared with Burris by then

Indiana Academy classesStudents taking Indiana Academy classes this fall should remember that Academy classes begin earlier than Burris classes do and your attendance is expected.  Indiana Academy classes will begin on Monday, August 11, 2014.  Even though Burris will not yet have begun classes, you are expected to attend your Academy classes.  You may also have the opportunity to pick up your Academy textbooks prior to the start of your classes.   Check with Mrs. Maugherman via email in late July or early August to finalize your schedule and to confirm the location of your classes. All day Friday, August 8, will be reserved for meeting with students who are waiting on the Indiana Academy schedule to complete their high school schedules. 

If you have requested an Academy class or classes for your fall schedule, you should meet with Mrs. Maugherman in Counseling Center on Friday, August 8th AT THE LATEST to ensure that you are enrolled in the correct classes by the time the Academy classes begin.   

College Information Night is Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Burris Auditorium.  Mrs. Maugherman will present information on selecting colleges, admissions criteria, application procedures and timelines, financial aid and more.  High School students and their parents are encouraged to attend.  SENIORS--Don’t miss this very informative meeting!

The Counseling Center now has a Twitter account. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news including: college and scholarship information, study tips, and reminders of important deadlines and more. Follow us: @BurrisCounselor



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

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