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Long history of basketball bridges into the future

Burlington community members fondly remembered their current basketball gymnasium during the last home games and final senior night held in the facility on Monday, Feb. 5. The gymnasium was built in... Full story


First National Honor Society members inducted

Burlington schools held its inaugural induction of National Honor Society (NHS) members on Nov. 9. Five students were selected by a panel of faculty members based on their completed applications and...

 By Raye Lyn Bird    Sports    April 15, 2022

Single girls golfer representing well

Burlington has a girls golf team for the first time this year. The sole participant is junior Teddie Hooker. Teddie has been playing golf since the eighth grade. She played in Olive, Oklahoma, and for...

 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    March 25, 2022

Burlington School News: Pies promote positive reading results

What do pies and reading have in common? Fun! At least that is true for the elementary students at Burlington. Two Burlington faculty members, Mica Andrews and Isi Ofiu, endured multiple "pies" to...


New counselor comes back home

Burlington Schools welcomes Kathy Nelson as the new counselor this year. Nelson has been in education for over 30 years, most recently as a high school English teacher at Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth... Full story


Burlington yearbook staff already hard at work

This year's Burlington yearbook staff is small, but very energetic and capable. This group of three juniors have already selected their yearbook theme and cover, attended a Lifetouch Workshop,... Full story

 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    April 26, 2019

Burlington's freshman class builds Rube-Goldberg machines

Every year at Burlington, science teacher Jennifer Newlin challenges her freshman class to build a Rube-Goldberg machine. A Rube-Goldberg machine is an intentionally complicated machine built to... Full story

 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    April 26, 2019

Burlington prom a lovely "Country Night"

The Burlington junior class, along with sponsor Barbara James, planned and prepared this year's prom centered on their theme "Country Nights." The class used wagon wheels, milk cans, hay bales,... Full story

 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    March 15, 2019

Burlington seniors spend time at Capitol

Four Burlington seniors recently had the opportunity to serve as Senate pages in the Oklahoma Senate under Sen. Roland Pedersen. During their time at the State Capitol, the pages are kept busy...

 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    March 15, 2019

Burlington STEM students compete at engineering fair

The acronym "STEM" is an important word in education. In a world full of ever-increasing technology, the need for students to be educated in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is also ev...


BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Students begin the season with a food drive

For many years, Burlington Schools have begun each holiday season with a food drive sponsored by the student council. A competition is held among the classes, encouraging students to bring...


Burlington School News: FFA Greenhands present their skills and knowledge at Greenhand Night

The Burlington FFA held its annual Greenhand Night on Monday, Oct. 15, highlighting their freshman members or "greenhands." Greenhands is a familiar term in the world of FFA referring to members with...


Burlington School News: Yearbook staff ready for year

Burlington has five very capable students ready to take on the task of recording Burlington School activities this year: one senior, Darren Ryan, and four juniors, Hailey Dotson, Lauren Lagos, Anna...


Burlington School News: Burlington Spring Music program brings spirit and emotion

On May 3, Burlington school hosted their annual spring program for the Burlington school choirs and bands. The evening began with the junior high and high school band performing the classic 25 or 6...

 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    April 20, 2018

Burlington School News: First graders become word doctors

The first graders recently performed surgery on words to make them contractions. Each of the students received their identification tag giving them doctoral status. Then the students prepared for...

 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    April 20, 2018

Burlington School News: Science can be fun

Science teacher Jennifer Newlin has been teaching science at Burlington School for 28 years. Her science classes are often very hands on in order to learn a concept. She teaches science classes for se...

 By Raye Lyn Bird    Local    March 16, 2018

Burlington School News: FFA and 4-H students conduct educational livestock show

Burlington FFA and 4-H students recently presented a local stock show to the elementary students in their school show barn. The 4-H and FFA students brought in their animals for all of the students...


Two seniors selected for OSU FIT program

Two Burlington seniors, Stephanie Croft and Deacon Burleson, have been notified of their selection into the competitive FIT program at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Freshman in Transition (FIT) is...


School board recognized for service

January is designated as School Board Recognition Month. Burlington Schools recognized current school board members during their school board meeting on the morning of Jan. 17. Superintendent Glen...


Burlington's Christmas music program full of holiday spirit

The Burlington school Christmas music program held on Dec. 14th was a holiday treat. The program started with the fourth through 12th grades singing "Peace, Peace" together with the audience joining...


FFA hosts Burlington tree lighting

The Burlington FFA hosted its second annual Burlington Tree Lighting on Monday evening, Dec. 18. The event was held in the Purple Park at 5:30 p.m. with cider, hot chocolate and cookies provided by...


Burlington's own parade of Thanksgiving floats

Who doesn't love a parade? Oh, the excitement, the noise, the colors, and the thrills of seeing something new. Burlington third- through sixth-grade students learned about the history of the Macy's...


See You at the Pole

Students of all ages, faculty and community members gathered early around the flag pole at Burlington School on a drizzly morning Wednesday, Sept. 27, to participate in See You at the Pole. The FCA...


Burlington FFA participates in Septemberfest

Some Burlington FFA members recently had the opportunity to participate in a celebration of Oklahoma's heritage at Septemberfest, held on the lawn of the Oklahoma History Center on Sept. 9....


New school year at Burlington School brings new students

The new school year started Aug. 9 and is off and running at full speed. Burlington started the school year with 157 students from pre-K through 12th grade. As usual, Burlington has many new students...


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