Burris Laboratory School

This Week's Announcements

Burris Laboratory School Counseling Center Announcements

August 28, 2015

If you haven’t noticed, we recently created a Board of Happiness in front of the Counseling Center.  Students and teachers are encouraged to think of something that makes them happy, then write it down in the Counseling Center.  We will post it to the board for you.  Then, stop down sometimes to read the entries whenever you feel you need a little more happiness.  

College representatives have already begun visiting Burris and the Academy.  Within the next two weeks, we have 5 colleges visiting Burris.  On Wednesday, September 2nd, Franklin College will be here at 9:00 and Dickinson College will be here at 1:00.  Wednesday, September 9th, the University of Saint Francis will hold a visit at 1:00.  And Thursday, September 10th, Saint Mary’s College is at 9:00 and Wabash College is at 11:00.  If you are a junior or a senior who would like to meet with any of these college representatives, please come to the counseling Center to sign up.  You must sign up at least one day in advance of the visits, so that a pass can be sent to release you from class.  Please also clear your attendance with the teacher of the class affected, and do not leave the classroom without a pass.  Most of this year’s visits will be in the Sally conference room in Wagoner Hall, but few will be held over at the Student Center or in the Burris auditorium.  Please check the posted Admission Session Schedules for specific locations.  

College Information Night will be held in the Burris Auditorium on Tuesday, September 22, at 6:30 pm.  All seniors who intend to go to college should be at this session, as well as their parents.  Any other Burris students are welcome to attend, too. We look forward to seeing you on September 22 for College Info Night.  

For the most up-to-date news from the Burris Counseling Center, including announcements, helpful tips, and important deadlines, please follow the Counseling Center Twitter account @BurrisCounselor.  This will be very important especially for high school students, but all Burris students and parents are encouraged to follow us on Twitter. @BurrisCounselor   

PSAT 2015 will be administered on Wednesday, October 14, from 8:00 am to noon.  All sophomores will automatically be registered, but beginning this year, this practice test will be optional for juniors.  Before the juniors get excited about NOT taking the PSAT, though, it is important to know that the SAT has been redesigned.  The PSAT in October will contain the elements of the new SAT, so this is an excellent chance to practice the SAT, even if you took PSAT last year.  There is no cost to students to take the PSAT this year, for both sophomores or juniors.   

The Wells Scholarship from Indiana University is awarded annually on the basis of merit, and covers tuition, academic fees, and a living-expenses stipend for four years of study at IU Bloomington.  This is a highly competitive scholarship and Burris may nominate only two students.  If you are interested, please let Mrs. Maugherman know no later than September 10th.    

The University of Indianapolis is hosting an open house on Saturday, September 12th for students interested in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, the Master of Science in Athletic Training and other related fields.  The open house is from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm and registration can be completed online.  For more information about the open house or to register, go to the University of Indianapolis’ website.

Washington University in St. Louis is holding an admissions information session on Sunday, August 30th, from 7:00-8:00 at the Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone at the Crossing.  For more information about Wash U., go to admissions.wustl.edu.

The answer from last year’s question “What apple has a shiny green peel and is very crunchy and tart?” was letter B. Granny smith.  We choose five winners at random from the large bowl of correct answers.  Congratulations, Abe Arthur, Sylvia Bradley, Faith Shroll, Brandon Milleman, and Calvin Heintzelman! Come to the Counseling Center to get a prize.  

This week’s question is…  

“What is the maximum amount of times you can fold any piece of paper?”

A.     4

B.     7

C.     10

D.    20  

Please come to the Counseling Center with any questions about these announcements and to answer the question of the week.  And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter--@BurrisCounselor. Thank you 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