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January 4, 2009 by Emily Spann Brown (Register to contact)

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December 27th, 2008, the BHS Foundation Launched. Our Christmas Extravaganza was a success. A mock check was presented to the school Principal as a pledge to raise one million dollars by 2010 to guarentee every graduate a secondary education. We signed up over 100 paid memberships that day and the talent show of the decades was very entertaining. It was held on Burke High Campus and tours was given by the student ROTC squad. We are currently seeking decades from all of the Black High Schools that was in the Charleston pennisular. Burke,CA Brown, Rivers, Avery, Charleston High, etc. We currently have over 500 paid members to start with our triangle of success which includes Burke's Centinnial Celebration in year 2010. Please email or contact Emily Spann Brown, ASAP, for full information. *****@aol.com or BHS Foundation, Inc. PO Box 20926, Chas. SC 29413. Membership is $10.00 annually, donations are tax deductable.

We want YOU to be apart of what will be a Historical Event.

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Charleston County school bus fight victim continues recovery two weeks later  Live 5 News WCSC

A mother is worried about the recovery of her daughter, who went to the hospital after she was involved in a fight on a Charleston County School Bus.



Authorities investigating fight between Burke HS students on school bus  Live 5 News WCSC

Charleston police are investigating a fight that happened on a Charleston County school bus Tuesday between multiple Burke High School students.



ABC Facilitates SHED Construction Competition Among Charleston Area High School Students  GroundBreak Carolinas

As part of an ongoing partnership with Charleston Metro Chamber, Associated Builders and Contractors Carolinas Chapter held its second annual Build a SHED ...



Three CCSD Schools Named Champions of the Environment  charlestonchronicle.net

Burke High School, James Island Charter High School, and Jane Edwards Elementary School are three of eight schools named “Champions of the Environment” ...



One-time Carolina Panthers prospect hopes Charleston semi-pro team opens new doors  Charleston Post Courier

Former Burke High School and S.C. State football star Oliver 'Tre' Young recently wrapped up a season with the Carolina Spartans, a semi-pro team in ...



A South Carolina school district will close for May 1 teacher protest. More could follow  Charleston Post Courier

The Chester County School District announced Thursday it will close May 1, allowing its teachers to protest at the Statehouse in Columbia as part of a statewide ...



Construction underway for Stoney Field at Burke High School  WCBD News 2

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - Stoney Field at Burke High School will get a few key updates.



A Charleston high school is combining subjects in 3rd major program change in 10 years  Charleston Post Courier

A national program with support from the Gates Foundation is shaking up the classrooms at Burke High. The New Tech Network emphasizes creative ...



Lowcountry students take part in 2nd annual 'Build A Shed' competition  ABC NEWS 4

There's no shortage of construction jobs in Charleston. On Friday, some Lowcountry students were tasked with building something of their own. It was all part of ...



Burke High Hosts Annual Band Scholarship Fair  charlestonchronicle.net

Burke High School is hosting the 14th Annual Band Scholarship Fair, which allows senior band students from around the Lowcountry, the state, and beyond to ...



Burke defends home court, routs Baptist Hill in Round 1 of Modie Risher Classic  Charleston Post Courier

It sounds cliché, but Coach Deon Richardson thought his Burke High Bulldogs could've played better in their first round win of the annual Modie Risher Classic.



Beto O'Rourke to speak Burke High School in Charleston during 1st South Carolina trip  ABC NEWS 4

Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke is making his first visit to South Carolina, home to the earliest southern primary of 2020. It's also the first place the former ...



AC problems affecting Burke High School  Live 5 News WCSC

One of the 10 air conditioning units at Burke High School isn't working correctly.



Emergency teams enlist Charleston students' help in addressing 'hurricane complacency'  Charleston Post Courier

The Charleston area has been spared the brunt of so many near-miss hurricanes and tropical storms in recent years, emergency management officials are ...



Lawsuit: CCSD negligent, didn't protect student from Burke HS teacher's sexual advances  ABC NEWS 4

The mother of a former Burke High School student and her son are suing the Charleston County School District over the student's alleged sexual relationship ...



Burke High students graduate MUSC cancer research program  ABC NEWS 4

CHARLESTON, SC (WCIV) — The future is looking bright for some students at Burke High School. Thursday was graduation day for 17 students who are now ...



Campaign Trail: Senator Cory Booker hosting event at Burke High School  ABC NEWS 4

Continuing his campaign for the 2020 presidential election, Sen. Cory Booker heads to the Palmetto State, making campaign stops in Simpsonville and ...



Charleston honors Green Bay Packers player, Burke HS graduate  Live 5 News WCSC

Burke High School graduate and Green Bay Packers defensive end Fadol Brown now has a day named after him.



Burke's early struggles against Dutch Fork spell defeat in Modie Risher championship  Charleston Post Courier

Burke High's loss in Saturday's Modie Risher championship could easily be chalked up to a bad first quarter.



Charleston County school leaders lay out plans to address huge disparities  Charleston Post Courier

It is a system of haves and have-nots born out of racism, white flight and school choice. Yet Charleston County School District leaders insist they are determined ...



Burke High School Educators Amelia Little and Edgar Johnson Honored at National Education Conference  charlestonchronicle.net

New Tech Network (NTN) recognized Burke High School teachers, Amelia Little and Edgar “Chopper” Johnson from Charleston, South Carolina, with the NTN ...



Burke High's stadium is sinking into the Ashley River. A fix is in the works, but not a replacement.  Charleston Post Courier

Built on a landfill in a former marsh, Burke High School's Stoney Field is sinking every year. The earth gives way beneath the foundations of its concrete ...



Photos: Beto O'Rourke brings presidential campaign to Charleston  Charleston Post Courier

Former Democratic Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke brought his newly minted 2020 presidential campaign to a town hall event at Burke High School ...



Burke High School teacher accused of sexual relationship with student gets $100000 bail  Charleston Post Courier

A Burke High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage student received $100000 bail during a court appearance Tuesday.



More than 100 high school basketball teams converge on Charleston for holiday tournaments  Charleston Post Courier

Now that Santa has come and gone, the focus of the final week of 2018 turns to high school basketball in the Charleston area.



The 2019 Charleston Marathon is this weekend. Here's what you need to know.  Charleston Post Courier

Thousands of runners will run through the Charleston area Saturday for this year's Charleston Marathon, which will effectively shut down several well-traveled ...



High school basketball in Charleston heats up in December with holiday tournaments  Charleston Post Courier

With only two all-star games remaining before the high school football season officially ends, the focus in the Lowcountry turns to basketball with a heavy slate of ...



Can Burke High School unite Charleston? | Features  Charleston City Paper

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Police: Burke High School teacher arrested, accused of having sexual relationship with student  Charleston Post Courier

A Burke High School teacher and tennis coach was arrested Monday on a charge that she had a sexual relationship with a student, police said.



The 10 greatest high school basketball players to come from the Charleston area  Charleston Post Courier

How are the greatest high school basketball players in Lowcountry history. Here's The Post and Courier's Top-10 list.



ACLU deputy director will visit Charleston to offer chronicle of racism in America  Charleston Post Courier

The deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union is coming to Charleston to speak about racial history, the roots of white supremacy and the state of race ...



DHEC gave these five Charleston-area schools $2000 each for eco-friendly projects  Charleston Post Courier

Students in Charleston and surrounding counties will be building life-size nests, protecting coastal habitats and increasing recycling efforts thanks to $10000 in ...



Charleston charter music school could find new home under Burke High's roof  Charleston Post Courier

The Allegro Charter School of Music is looking to move into the downtown campus of Burke High, which sits mostly empty after decades of dwindling enrollment.



Burke High School celebrates new culinary arts center  Charleston Post Courier

Burke High School students vying for jobs in downtown Charleston's booming restaurant biz will have a leg up on their peers when they graduate, thanks in part ...



Annual Charleston spelling bee | Photo Galleries  Charleston Post Courier

Charleston County School District Spelling Bee, held at Burke High School lasted for nearly thirty rounds.



Case dismissed against Burke High School teacher accused of contributing to delinquency of a minor  Charleston Post Courier

A criminal case against a Burke High School teacher has been dismissed. The 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office dropped one count of contributing to the delinquency ...



Protesters interrupt Charleston Co. School Board meeting, claim they are ‘new school board’  Live 5 News WCSC

Charleston County School District officials halted a school board meeting Monday when a protest outside the headquarters moved inside to the meeting room.



Proposal To Resod Stoney Field More Dirty Lies  charlestonchronicle.net

By Barney Blakeney. Two of Burke High school's most prominent supporters say a proposal to upgrade Stoney Field, the athletic facility where for more than 50 ...



Complete List | Lowcountry school report cards: The good, the bad and the disputed  ABC NEWS 4

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Burke High School wins Class AA boys basketball state championship  Charleston Post Courier

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Raven Saunders, four-time NCAA champion from Burke High School, ends college career for health reasons  Charleston Post Courier

Former Burke High School star Raven Saunders, widely regarded as the top women's shot putter in collegiate history, has called an end to her college career.



Meeting on Thursday to discuss gentrification in Charleston  WCBD News 2

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North Charlestonians want their voices heard as school district ponders changes  Charleston Post Courier

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Charleston nonprofit hopes to train Burke High School students to become yoga teachers  Charleston Post Courier

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Charleston music charter school searching for new home after scrapping Burke plan  Charleston Post Courier

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Burke High teacher accused of having sex with student released from jail  ABC NEWS 4

A Burke High School teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a student is out of jail after posting $100000 bond.Jennifer Aro, 27, was released from ...



The Agenda: Magnolias named one of top Thanksgiving restaurants, S.C. emergency officials partnering with Burke students  Charleston City Paper

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Bread + Butter Chef Program Teaches Culinary Skills to CCSD Students  charlestonchronicle.net

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Leaders to show findings from Charleston Shared Future Presentation  ABC NEWS 4

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Although few students pass AP exams, Burke sees improvement  Charleston Post Courier

So far, students in Burke's AP Academy have been largely unable to reap the benefits of college credit, though they're much doing better than ever.



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Lowcountry group helping neck area residents deal with gentrification  Live 5 News WCSC

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Leaderless Burke High Heading In The Right Direction  charlestonchronicle.net

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Emancipation Day parade in downtown Charleston | Photos  Charleston Post Courier

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Noted Burke High teacher, coach Risher dead at 88  ABC NEWS 4

Modie Risher Sr., a noted teacher and coach who spent more than three decades teaching at Burke High School, passed away on Monday at the age of 88.



Region 6-AA Football: Timberland, Oceanside Collegiate on collision course  Charleston Post Courier

Class AAA powerhouse Timberland drops to down to Region 6-AA this season, where Oceanside Collegiate is now eligible for the S.C. High School League ...



What does the future hold for Burke's Stoney Field?  Charleston City Paper

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Charleston's Raven Saunders finishes third in pro shot put debut in Shanghai  Charleston Post Courier

Charleston Olympian Raven Saunders finished third Saturday in her professional shot put debut in Shangai.



Cory Booker will bring his 2020 campaign to Charleston on Sat. March 2  Charleston City Paper

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Zola Davis Jr. leading Presbyterian offense like his dad did at South Carolina  Charleston Post Courier

As a running back at Presbyterian College, Zola Davis Jr. faces big linebackers and speedy cornerbacks every Saturday. But the North Charleston native and ...



Burke High School students create graphic novels with the help of Charleston County Public Libraries  Charleston City Paper

Sophomore students at Burke High School are currently completing a special project that highlights the topic of civil rights suppression around the world.



Longtime residents speak out about gentrification of downtown Charleston at meeting  ABC NEWS 4

Rapid development in the holy city has led to gentrification in some areas in downtown Charleston. A non-profit hosted a forum on the hot-button issue at Burke ...



Charleston County school choice applications on hold as board considers big changes  Charleston Post Courier

The Charleston County School District has delayed the start of its magnet and charter school application process, and the School Board will meet Jan.



Amid teacher shortage, South Carolina school recruiters get aggressive  Charleston Post Courier

With teachers leaving the classroom in droves and not enough new graduates rising to take their place, South Carolina school districts are starting to spend ...



Charleston native and Olympian Raven Saunders is back, and she's turned pro  Charleston Post Courier

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What could CCSD look like in 2035? A project came up with 4 different scenarios  Live 5 News WCSC

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - What could the Charleston County School District, its education system, and its surrounding community look like in 2035?



A 3-time spelling bee champ and a national contender won their districts Thursday  Charleston Post Courier

The winning word rolled off Drew David's tongue with ease: "femininity." When he spelled it, he kept the same deliberate pace as he had all morning amid the ...



Beto O'Rourke is coming to Charleston for town hall with Marlon Kimpson on Saturday  Charleston City Paper

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SC Math Teacher Accused of Coercing Student Into Having Sex, Changing Grades When He Refused  The Root

A South Carolina high school student and his mother filed a lawsuit accusing the boy's math teacher of coercing him to have sex with her and then changing his ...



'A bit of a rockstar:' Beto O'Rourke draws crowds in first 2020 presidential visit to SC  Charleston Post Courier

Though O'Rourke jumped into the Democratic primary race later than many of his competitors, his breakneck pace and prolonged days on the trail — driving ...



Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade to close some downtown Charleston roads Monday  Charleston Post Courier

Charleston's annual parade honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will close several downtown roads Monday morning as participants travel down King ...



CCSD's School Choice application process for 2019-2020 school year starts Monday  Moultrie News

Charleston County School District (CCSD) will open its School Choice application process for the 2019-2020 school year Monday, February 11, 2019; it will end ...



Senior Army Instructor Exposes Burke High School JROTC Cadets To Leadership Opportunities  charlestonchronicle.net

Major (Retired) John Dunmyer, III, Senior Army Instructor continues to expose Burke High School JROTC Cadets to leadership opportunities. The General ...



Law students host expungement workshop  WCBD News 2

CHARLESTON, SC (PRESS RELEASE) - Charleston School of Law students are hosting a Sept. 15 workshop to help people learn how to clear criminal records ...



Berkeley, Oceanside rise in boys rankings; Gators, Bishops lead girls polls  Moultrie News

Berkeley climbed two spots to No. 2 in the latest S.C. Basketball Coaches Association state rankings, released this week.



8 candidates are vying for a Charleston school board seat. You don't get a vote.  Charleston Post Courier

Eight people have applied for a vacant seat on the Charleston County School Board, including some familiar names from school district politics. The legislative ...



Roberta Williams & WBL Recognized By Women's Basketball Hall Of Fame  charlestonchronicle.net

By Barney Blakeney. Former Burke High School and South Carolina State University basketball great Roberta Williams June 9 was among about 100 players ...



Want to have a say in Charleston's police racial bias audit? Here's how.  Charleston Post Courier

With a racial bias audit of the Charleston Police Department underway, residents will have four opportunities this week to take part in the process by sharing their ...



Republican lawmakers pick Chris Fraser for Charleston school board vacancy  Charleston Post Courier

In a partisan split, nearly every Republican member of the Charleston County legislative delegation voted to select commercial real estate broker Chris Fraser to ...



Burke takes on Baptist Hill | Photo Galleries  Charleston Post Courier

Burke took on Baptist Hill during the first round of the annual Modie Risher Classic held at Burke High School Thursday night.



New principals hired mid-year at four Charleston County schools  Charleston Post Courier

New principals are taking the lead at several Charleston County public schools this month as the school district shuffles some administrators and makes a new ...



Charleston native who overcame racial barriers in law enforcement dies  Live 5 News WCSC

A retired U.S. Deputy Marshal who was honored by the South Carolina Senate for his trailblazing 46-year career in law enforcement officer has died.



The Burke High School Foundation presents The Motown Revue – Bulldog Style  charlestonchronicle.net

Join the Burke High School Foundation at its Annual After Christmas Gathering on December 26. This year, they will celebrate with a talent show of alumni, ...



Well-deserved honor for revered Burke music educator  Charleston Post Courier

BY ANTONIO ELLIS. On Monday, on the recommendation of the Burke High School Class of 2016, the Charleston County School District renamed Burke's fine ...



Charleston events honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, legacy  Live 5 News WCSC

The city of Charleston honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a breakfast and parade Monday morning.



Deaths Summary for Friday, February 8, 2019 | Deathsummary  Charleston Post Courier

The Post and Courier. Charleston County. COKER, Fred W. Jr., 76, of Charleston, an Army Reserve veteran and retired budget analyst with Polaris Missile ...



The Post & Courier Collaborates With The Chronicle For Food History Project  charlestonchronicle.net

By Damion Smalls. Lowcountry newspapers The Post & Courier and The Charleston Chronicle are teaming up to bring stories of the city's racial past to the ...



Coming full circle: 25 years after playing at Burke together, Jermel President and Melvin Watson compete in Modie Risher Classic as coaches  Charleston Post Courier

The dozens of banners hang from the gymnasium ceiling all these years later — each of them documenting a sliver of Burke High School's rich athletic history ...



Burke High teacher allows student to drive car off of campus; now facing charges  WCBD News 2

The Charleston Police Department arrested and charged a Lowcountry teacher with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.



Teacher, 28, Told Teen Student That If He Didn't Have Sex with Her She'd Lower His Grade: Lawsuit  PEOPLE.com

Jennifer Olajire-Aro, an ex-math teacher and tennis coach at Burke High School in Charleston, South Carolina is charged with sexual battery with a student.



Beto O'Rourke stands on a table, speaks Spanish at brewery stop in Charleston  Charleston City Paper

Beto O'Rourke, the former Texas congressman who gained national prominence during his 2018 race to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz, stopped for a speech and Q&A ...



Charleston Gospel Choir Rings in the Holiday Season with 19th Annual Gospel Christmas  charlestonchronicle.net

The acclaimed Charleston Gospel Choir presents the 19th Annual Gospel Christmas Saturday, December 1, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at Burke High School Auditorium, ...



SC math teacher threatened teen’s grades if he didn’t have sex with her, lawsuit says  The State

A math teacher from Burke High School in Charleston, South Carolina is accused of threatening a student's grades when he resisted her sexual advances.



Mining memory, defining place: 'Southbound' artists work with Charleston area students  Charleston Post Courier

The collaboration between the artists and the schools has been organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, “Southbound: Photographs Of and About ...



Citizens invited to express concerns for racial bias audit of Charleston Police Department  Live 5 News WCSC

The analysis organization hired to conduct a racial bias audit of the Charleston Police Department will hold several community meetings to receive the public's ...



At 105 and 87, mother and son reflect on life in North Charleston's oldest neighborhood  Charleston Post Courier

Leizanna Hart, 105, spent most of her life in Liberty Hill and has seen more than a century of history.



Kumarasinghe takes top spot in CCSD's 2019 Spelling Bee  Moultrie News

It took 30 rounds to get to the final word of the night in the Charleston County School District (CCSD) 2019 Spelling Bee held Jan. 17 at Burke High School.



Charleston chef breathes new life into blighted North Charleston neighborhood with cooking  Charleston Post Courier

Charleston chef Chris Hyatt believes his home-cooked meals will help turn the tide in Union Heights, a struggling neighborhood in the Neck.



After A Lifetime of Service, Educator Harriett G. Simpson Passes at 97  charlestonchronicle.net

By Barney Blakeney. Retired Charleston educator Harriett G. Simpson died February 6 at her residence. Mrs. Simpson taught at Burke High School and was a ...



New book on Burke High chronicles the school's history  Charleston City Paper

I recently received a book by Sherman E. Pyatt about the history of Burke High School. Pyatt, a 1970 graduate of the school, is an archivist at the Avery Research ...



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