Burris Laboratory School

This Week's Announcements

Burris Laboratory School Counseling Center Announcements

April 29, 2016


Senior Honors Night is Wednesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Burris auditorium.  Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2016.


The Exchange Club of Muncie is awarding $1,000 to an outstanding 2016 graduate who will be attending Ball State in the fall. All application materials are due by May 10.  For additional information or an application flyer, please come down to the Counseling Center.


Announcing a terrific FREE leadership development opportunity for students who will be juniors and seniors next year:  Dream Makers Day will be held on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at Ball State University and the Center for Leadership and Development in Indianapolis.

This will be the second year for Dream Makers Day. High school students will spend the day (8AM-6PM) doing activities and taking tours. The first half of the day will include breakfast and ice breaker activities with the Ball State President and faculty mentors as well as interactive presentations and tours on BSU campus. The second half of the day will be spent at the Center for Leadership and Development in Indianapolis—transportation is provided. Once there, students will participate in workshops related to college development.

Dream Makers Day is free for students.  They will get to experience Ball State University on a different level through tours of academic departments, dormitories, college dining halls, and more. Students will also receive free goodies such as t-shirts, pens, bags, and folders. There is also a chance to win prizes, such as a Lenovo laptop! 

Applications are available in the Counseling Center and are due by May 10, 2016.  The organizers are seeking to reach underrepresented students currently in grades 10 and 11 with cumulative gpas of 3.0 or higher.  Talk to Mrs. Maugherman with any questions.


Juniors should take the SAT or ACT or both by the end of their junior year.  If you haven’t done this, please register online now!  There is still time to register for the June test administration for either test:  the deadline for the June 4 SAT administration is May 5, and the deadline for the June 11 ACT administration is May 6, 2-16.  Go to www.collegeboard.com for SAT registration and www.actstudent.org for ACT registration.  Fee waivers are available for students who participate in the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch program and/or are Twenty-first Century Scholars.  See Mrs. Maugherman to pick up a fee waiver, if eligible. 

Burris students should not wait until their senior year to take a college admissions test.  Waiting until your senior year to take SAT or ACT may delay college admissions decisions and can affect scholarship eligibility.  Do Not Wait!


The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County will be processing the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program much earlier next year than in the past.  Next year’s seniors who wish to apply for the Lilly Scholarship absolutely must have SAT or ACT scores by the early September application deadline date.  That means that if you haven’t already registered for one of those exams, you should do so now.  More information on the Lilly Endowment Scholarship program will be shared at the beginning of school in August.  To look at the information on your own, go to www.cfmdin.org and click on “scholarships”.



Summer program promotional materials are being kept in a file in the Counseling Center.  If you are interested in exploring a pre-college enrichment program this summer, please come browse our summer programs folder. 


The answer to last week’s Question of the Week was A. Tickle the pear.  Many students submitted the correct answer and we drew names at random for prizewinners.  Congratulations to Thorin Decker, Kelby Herwehe-Schounce, Echo Wohlt, William Villaluz, and Nola Mullins.  Please come to the counseling center to collect your prize.


This week’s Question is: In which movie does a boy ride his bike through the sky with an alien friend?

  1. Jurassic Park
  2. Back to the Future
  3. E.T.
  4. Alf
  5. Twilight Zone


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 fantastic 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