Burris Laboratory School

This Week's Announcements

Burris Laboratory School Counseling Center Announcements

May 13, 2016


Next year's high school students will receive their schedules very soon.  Any changes should be requested before the end of the school year.  I will still be in the Counseling Center for several days after school is out, so please make an appointment to see me if needed.  After the first week of June, the Counseling Center will be closed for the summer. We won’t be able to make schedule changes at the beginning of next year.

The Indiana Consortium of State and Local Human Rights Agencies is offering a $1,000 scholarship.  Current seniors may complete an application, which includes the essay prompt: “Discuss your perspective on a current Civil/Human Rights issue that you believe Americans are concerned about.”  Applications are available in the Counseling Center and are due May 30, 2016.

If you will be a junior or senior next year, and you requested AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Photography, Journalism, or Contemporary Literature and Rhetoric, you are eligible for dual credit for those classes.  High School Students who intend to take a Burris class for dual credit next year should already have a Ball State email username and password.  If you do not have one, you should request one immediately.  This involves your parent signing a permission form, so please do this asap.  You will not be able to enroll in a dual credit class without access to Ball State's system, which requires a user name and password.

So, to sign up for dual credit, you must have a Ball State user name and password before the end of this school year.  Please talk with me immediately for instructions.  If you aren't sure, we can check in the front office to see if you have an account.  If you already have an account but the password needs to be changed, we can provide instructions to do that.

The Lilly Community Endowment Scholarship program has changed its timeline beginning next school year.  Students in the Class of 2017 who plan to apply for this scholarship should be prepared to do so in early September.  The past year's application is on the Community Foundation's website at http://www.cfmdin.org/, so students can get an idea ahead of time what the application will entail.  Students who apply in September should have already taken the SAT or ACT at least once and should be prepared to supply a teacher recommendation.

Any Burris high school student registered for a spring Ball State course, as a dual credit or an online or on campus course, can request a transcript starting when your grade is posted.  For dual credit courses like AP English Language or AP Calculus, this when your high school class is completed.  For students who took only Spring courses either online or on campus, that class grade will post by May 13th.

Transcripts are free for anyone registered for a spring class until July 5th.  Up to 10 transcripts can be requested at a time.  We suggest requesting several transcripts for later use for attending different colleges or universities, or work places.

You will need your Ball State username and password.  To request transcripts: Sign in to Banner at my.bsu.edu, click on SSB, Student, and Student Record, then Request Printed Transcript.  You are welcome to use a computer in the Counseling Center to do this.  We have a printed list of instructions for your reference.  If you need further assistance with transcripts, contact the Transcript office at 285-1970.

Congratulations to the Seniors, the Class of 2016, on their graduation from high school.  We wish you the best of luck in the future.  Congratulations, also, to all of the students at Burris on the successful completion of this school year.  I hope you all have wonderful, restful, and safe summers.  Thanks for listening!

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