Thank you to all the Burdick actors and actresses who put on extraordinary performances of “Wizard of Oz: The Deleted Scene” this week in the Burdick gymnasium. Special thanks go to Mrs. Pierson for directing the play, and Mr. Pierson and Mr. Coffey for all the stage backdrops, props, and assistance. Your tireless efforts are truly appreciated. Thanks, also, to all the parents and community members who attended the performances, donated time and assistance to the play and were incredibly supportive of this creative endeavor. We look forward to next year!
Burdick will be having a Spring Open House on April 25 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Congratulations to Ava Antonie and Charlie Voith for their first-place finishes at the state forensics meet on Saturday. Congratulations also go to Will Berger, Isabella Switalski, and Keith Krull for winning medals at the meet.
The Burdick forensics team had an outstanding season and wonderful performances were turned in by all the students throughout the winter and spring. Burdick is very proud of you!
Thank you, Mrs. Santiago-Ignasiak and Mr. Conti, for your dedication in coaching the forensics members. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!
Thank you to all the families who attended the annual Burdick ACE Family Night on April 3. Thank you, also, to the musical group Cuicani for entertaining and engaging the attendees with a wonderful cultural performance.
From Coach Conti:
The middle school Panthers (basketball team) roared into the March of Champions tournament by pouncing to a 6 to 1 lead over Webster in the opening two minutes of the game last Friday. Icy fingers then gripped Burdick’s shooters allowing Webster to gain the lead by the half. With only two minutes left to play, and down 20 – 6, the Panthers mounted a ferocious comeback. With 30 seconds to play the lead had been whittled to 20 -14. But once again the frost descended and our final efforts fell short. Congratulations to all the Panthers for a wildly successful season. Watch out for them next year
Thank you, Coach Conti, for your dedication to the Burdick sports program!
The UWM Women’s Basketball Team and Coach Knox came to Burdick School to talk to 7th-grade students about athletic scholarships and college majors. Students learned about what it takes to be an athlete at the college level and how a strong academic performance is critical to reaching this achievement. The UWM players also led a basketball drill which students could participate in and finished by teaching the 7thgraders a team cheer.
Another outstanding performance by the Burdick forensics members. Below are the awards received.
- Aaliyah, Nyima, Carlee
- Isa V.
- Isabella S.
- Isa M.
- Ely & Jeffery
- Keith for Humorous Solo
- Isabella S. for Infomercial
- Madison for Persuasive
Trophy and Medal
- Ava, first place for Farrago
- Kylee, second place for Persuasive
- Isa M., third place for Non-Original. Oratory
Extra special congrats to Joe Miller for being the only one to earn a blue ribbon at every single meet so far this season.
Thank you, Derick Hartman, for educating and entertaining the Burdick students at the annual Piano Arts performance.
Thank you to all the families who came to the second annual Burdick Drive-In Movie Night. The cars were extraordinary and a great time was had by all. Thank you, also, to the parent volunteers who helped make the evening a tremendous success.
In what can only be described as a magnificent performance, the forensics team representing the Burdick community won a second-place trophy at the All-City forensics meet this past Saturday. Burdick performers competed against outstanding students from across the entire city. Fourteen out of 17 Panther participants earned blue ribbons. Six medals were also awarded to Burdick students for first through third-place. Charlie Voith, took first place in the Humorous Solo category, Kylee McKay took first place in Persuasive, Shyla Gerow won second place in Non-Original Oratory, and Ava Antonie earned second place in Farrago. Will Berger garnered a third-place finish in the Informative category while Isa Martinez placed third overall in Non-Original Oratory. Additionally, blue ribbons were earned by Aaliyah Garcia, Carlee Pierson, Nyimah Khasse, Isa Voith, Joe Miller, Isabella Switalski, Ian reiser, and Madison LeClaire.
Great job, team! The Burdick commuunity is proud of you!