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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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Backlash rolls in after CCSD board member speaks out about Burke High  Live 5 News WCSC

Some major pushback is coming after a Charleston County School Board member said he was ready to pull the plug on Burke High School.



Backlash after CCSD board member says he wants to “pull the plug” on Burke HS  WCBD News 2

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – People in the community are upset after a Charleston County School Board member said he was ready to “pull the plug” on ...



Burke School Improvement Council Oppose Garrett's Proposals  charlestonchronicle.net

The officers of the School Improvement Council (SIC) at Burke High School read Barney Blakeney's recent piece in the Chronicle, “School Board Member ...



Guardians of the grates: Who tends to Charleston's storm drains?  Charleston Post Courier

A volunteer program that asks Charleston residents to maintain clog-prone city drains has brought in a few dozen grate guardians since 2017 — including ...



Bits & Pieces  charlestonchronicle.net

By Barney Blakeney. The Charleston community is a busy one. In the small pockets across the metropolitan area a lot of activities take place. Here is some of ...



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.



School Board Member Reflects On Burke High Graduation  charlestonchronicle.net

By Barney Blakeney. After attending the June 7 Burke High School graduation Charleston County Consolidated School Board member Todd Garrett found ...



Burke Supporters Respond To Todd Garrett Comments  charlestonchronicle.net

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Burke High School Foundation, Inc. and the Friends of Burke, this is a response to the recent article in your paper by Barney ...



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 ...



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 ...



NAACP and CCSD discuss improving minority schools  WCBD News 2

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Questions about the state of minority students and schools were answered Thursday night by Charleston County School District ...



Kiera Smith: Burke HS grad turns tragedy into triumph  WCBD News 2

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - A Burke High School senior is preparing for her mother's funeral while also preparing for her high school graduation.



DHEC to hear public concerns about Gadsden Creek development  Live 5 News WCSC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Community members can voice their comments on the development of Gadsden Creek Wednesday evening. According to a ...



I Get Less Hassle Washing Pots!  charlestonchronicle.net

By Barney Blakeney. I was washing a leftover grits pot at my church Sunday morning (we do a monthly community breakfast each second Saturday –all are ...



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.



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 ...



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” ...



Reginald Willie Joyner  PotomacLocal.com

Reginald Willie Joyner was born December 26, 1964 to Rosita Joyner of Charleston, S.C. and the late Willie J. Joyner of Fayettville, N.C. Reggie attended ...



CCSD board member says chair's letter restricts his freedom of speech  ABC NEWS 4

On Friday, we obtained an internal letter to CCSD board members from the Chairman Rev. Eric L. Mack. In it, he asks board members to choose their words ...



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 ...



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 ...



Punk and politics: Some Charleston artists are using the stage to promote conservation  Charleston Post Courier

Musicians and artists often use the stage as a platform to support social or political causes.



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.



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.



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 ...



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

On a fog covered morning in late fall, the sun begins to rise just above the trees and construction sites that line Septima Clark Parkway. Its rays seem to end ...



Charleston area students to perform in free concert showcasing history of Soul Music in America  Live 5 News WCSC

Meeting Street Schools and the WatotoAcademy of the Performing Arts are partnering for a family-friendly production highlighting the history of Soul Music in ...



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 ...



2020 presidential candidate Steyer visits Charleston, talks about state of education  Live 5 News WCSC

Within days of announcing his candidacy for the 2020 presidential race, Democratic hopeful Tom Steyer made one of his first stops in Charleston Friday.



Leaders unveil Mission Critical Plan to Charleston County School Board  ABC NEWS 4

Community leaders recommended several measures to the Charleston County School Board of Trustees as part of its Mission Critical Plan on Monday. "I'm truly ...



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

Burke High students have been studying the issue of "hurricane complacency," or the reluctance of some coastal SC residents to evacuate before a hurricane.



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.



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.



Charleston native Fadol Brown made it to the NFL. Now he's giving back.  Charleston Post Courier

Keeping his word, Fadol Brown did his best to make Saturday feel like a real NFL camp. “You don't know where the ball's gonna be,” Brown, a former star ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Photos: Inaugural Fadol Brown Camp | Photo Galleries  Charleston Post Courier

Former Burke High School football player and current Green Bay Packers defensive end Fadol Brown held his inaugural Fadol Brown Camp Saturday, June 15, ...



Tickets now on sale for Charleston Beat Battle 4  ABC NEWS 4

Put on your dancing shoes! Tickets are on sale for Charleston Beat Battle 4 happening in March. The drumline battle event start back in 2014 with the Charleston ...



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 ...



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.



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.



Leaderless Burke High Heading In The Right Direction  charlestonchronicle.net

Burke High School recently released its annual 'Report to the Parents'. Shortly after, Charleston County School District officials announced Burke's Principal ...



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

The fourth-grade students spoke in hushed tones as they filed into a classroom at Mitchell Elementary School in Charleston and claimed their spots on cork yoga ...



Burke High School Fine Arts Building Named to Honor Linard H. McCloud  charlestonchronicle.net

Early in the morning before classes begin at Burke High School, Linard McCloud and his band students are on the field practicing to remain the most recognized ...



Doors to Dream Builds Philanthropic Spirit at Burke  charlestonchronicle.net

Providing the vehicle that transports the will to serve into substantive action, Doors to Dream is mobilizing some of the youngest philanthropists in the Charleston ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

With North Charleston schools under the microscope after decades of poor academic results, parents and teachers said they want to have a say in what ...



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

School report cards for the 2017-2018 school year are out for all schools in the state. In the Tri-County area, students in grades 3–8 in Dorchester School District ...



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

COLUMBIA — Burke was close to being down double-digits late in the third quarter of its Class AA boys state title contest against Keenan when Sidney ...



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.



Charleston's Emancipation Day parade a tradition dating to 1866  Charleston Post Courier

The Emancipation Day Parade has been an annual tradition in Charleston since at least 1867, at the close of the Civil War during which enslaved people were ...



Meeting on Thursday to discuss gentrification in Charleston  WCBD News 2

Downtown Charleston, SC (WCBD)- Tomorrow night, Thursday, March 21st, the Charleston Promise Neighborhood will host a panel discussion meeting at ...



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.



Burke High School Wins National Award  charlestonchronicle.net

Being a part of a national network designed to assist schools in building stronger pathways to college and career is advantageous for all students. Burke High ...



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 ...



Presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker in Lowcountry Saturday for campaign events  ABC NEWS 4

A New Jersey Democrat hoping to be our country's next president will pitch his message to potential voters Saturday in the Lowcountry. Sen. Cory Booker plans ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Democratic Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke hosts Charleston meet & greet  WCBD News 2

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke drove to his Charleston meet and greet and spoke to more than one ...



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 ...



Sale of Charleston Longshoremen's hall moving ahead despite member opposition  Charleston Post Courier

A plan to sell the International Longshoremen's Association building in Charleston is pitting the labor union's longtime leader against the dock workers he helps ...



Charleston found their remains 6 years ago. Now, 36 people will be named, and reburied.  Charleston Post Courier

It's been six years since the skeletal remains of 36 unidentified people were found in downtown Charleston. They are now returning to the ground. But their ...



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 ...



Burke High Girls Basketball on cloud nine after half-court shot beats the buzzer  Live 5 News

The Burke High School girls basketball team is still on cloud nine after squeezing out a win Monday night against Estill High School.



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.



CCSD’s Mission Critical work to begin with community meetings  WCBD News 2

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Stakeholder teams across four of Charleston County School District's constituent districts are starting work on ...



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

Get your reservations in now–CNN named Magnolias one of the top restaurants for Thanksgiving. P&C Headline: "Deer poacher chased down by SC wildlife ...



Charleston Students Exhibit Works in Anson Street Burial Ground Community Art Expo  charlestonchronicle.net

When the remains of 36 individuals were unearthed at the Gaillard Center in 2013, so were a mountain of questions: Who were these people? How did they ...



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

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NAN Press Conference – No Longer Business As Usual  charlestonchronicle.net

By Beverly Gadson-Birch. We will not rest as long as there is unrest in our communities and disparities in our schools. We have had four senseless killings of ...



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 ...



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

When Raven Saunders announced the end of her college career in February, there was some doubt about the future of one of the world's top female ...



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 ...



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.



'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 ...



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

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

Drew David, an 8th grade student at Dubose Middle, took first place at the Dorchester School District 2 Spelling Bee on Thurs. Jan. 17, 2019. It was his third year ...



CCSD executive director Anita Huggins appointed acting principal at Moultrie Middle School  Moultrie News

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is proud to announce that Anita Huggins, the current executive director of school support, will also serve as the acting ...



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 ...



Kiera Smith: South Carolina HS grad turns tragedy into triumph  WBTW - Myrtle Beach and Florence SC

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - A South Carolina high school senior was preparing for her mother's funeral while also preparing for her high school ...



Charleston Battery home stadium sold  Charleston Regional Business

MUSC Health Stadium, home to the Charleston Battery soccer team, has sold for $6.48 million, Berkeley County land records show (.pdf). HP1990DI LLC, a ...



A look inside how Charleston's Crosstown drainage project will help control flooding  Charleston Post Courier

The city of Charleston gave limited tours Friday inside its most recent massive drainage tunnel, as a boring machine was just 12 feet from completing the final ...



Charleston Battery moving downtown for larger audience, but issues abound with new stadium  Charleston Post Courier

The Charleston Battery sold MUSC Health Stadium, which was built in 1999 and was the first soccer specific stadium in the United States. The Battery hopes to ...



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

According to Charleston County School District, in June of this year, Davis and Floyd, Inc. completed a Feasibility Study for CCSD investigating site ...



Billionaire Tom Steyer banks on South Carolina in 1st presidential bid stop  ABC News

Just days after launching his bid for the 2020 race, Tom Steyer hit the campaign trail on Friday, making South Carolina his first stop. He kicked off his campaign ...



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 ...



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 ...



Remembering Football Icon 'Big Mackey' Goodwin  charlestonchronicle.net

By Barney Blakeney. For many local football fans, Douglas MacArthur 'Big Mackey' Goodwin was an icon. Born in Charleston in 1942, Mackey as he was known ...



City of Charleston plans to buy vacant East Side school for affordable housing  Charleston Post Courier

The Charleston County School District and the city of Charleston are teaming up on a plan to turn an unused school building into affordable housing, and at the ...



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

The halls were alive with the sound of music Wednesday as classes resumed at the Allegro Charter School of Music in downtown Charleston — and the school's ...



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

The neck is a part of town where Charleston and North Charleston connect near Meeting Street Road.



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 ...



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