Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Two eighth-grade teams took the top spot in the county competition.
Two Lee Burneson Middle School eighth-grade teams took home top awards in the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County’s first Academic Super Bowl competition. Students participated in a series of Academic Challenge activities, with the top teams advancing to the Championship Round, according to a press release. Team A from LBMS tied for the first-place district trophy with a team from Rocky River. Team A, featuring Ben Sposet, Anna Craven, Carter Hoon, Justin Krantz and Sneha Ramachandran, also took individual first-place ribbons overall. Other LBMS students participating in the contest were Alex Lathem, Greg Phillips, Jackson Liang, Leah Choban and Bradley Katcher. The students are coached by Gifted Services teacher Judy McMasters.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Artwork will be featured in New York City exhibit.
Westlake High School senior art student Julianne Aprile, and Lee Burneson Middle School eighth-grader Ben Sposet received national Gold Medal awards in the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Aprile won a Gold Medal for her painting Rust Belt. She also was named the American Visions award winner for Cuyahoga County, earning one of only five awards in the nation. Sposet won a Gold Medal for his drawing, 1.6180339887 498948482045868343656381177203. Gold medals recognize the most outstanding works in the nation. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers National ART.WRITE.NOW NYC Exhibition, showcasing National Gold Medalist work, will be on display in New York City, coinciding with the national celebration at Carnegie Hall. Sprile and …
Friday, February 1, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Students put on a show at Lee Burneson Middle School
Eight students from Costa Rica were officially welcomed to Lee Burneson Middle School on Tuesday. The students, who are between the ages of 12 and 15, have been in town since last week and will leave Jan. 28. While here, they will go to school, live with host families, and do activities and see the sights around the area. The Burneson Brigade, the school's song-and-dance troupe, performed in the welcome assembly. There was also a video presentation about Costa Rica. Then, the exchange students put on a show, doing a traditional folklore dance. Two students did a more modern dance. This is the first year of an exchange program with the Guanacaste students, said Burneson Spanish teacher Claudia Vakos. The plan is that Westlake students will …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Look at our slideshow for a peek inside the new middle school
A milestone has been reached in the construction of the new Lee Burneson Middle School. The building is, in construction parlance, "dried in," said Dave Puffer, supervisor for construction projects for Westlake City Schools. "Dried in" means that the roof is finished, and windows and exterior doors are installed. With the school being dried in, interior work is picking up. Temporary heating helps to keep the inside not only warm, but dry. Drywall has been installed in the administrative area, with door frames being painted. The gym's concrete walls are finished. Check out the slideshow for more details from inside the school. The middle school is far ahead of the high school in terms of progress. That's because it's only one story, Puffer …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
New high school, middle school designed for better safety
Safety and security has changed how schools are designed and built. And the new Westlake High School and Lee Burneson Middle School are no exception. Dave Puffer, director of construction projects for Westlake City Schools, said details large and small are designed to keep students and staff safe. It starts at the entrances. "We limited the entrances," Puffer said. Burneson has a front entrance, where buses will drop off and pick up students, and a rear entrance for parents to do the same. Once classes start, the front entrances at each school will be the only ones open. Each front entrance comes into a vestibule, and, after classes start, the only way to get in past that will be to be buzzed in by the front office. Most other doors are …
Monday, December 3, 2012
See the progress that has been made inside and out
What a difference a few weeks makes. After getting through superstorm Sandy relatively unscathed, the new Lee Burneson Middle School has begun looking more and more like a real school rather than a construction project. At least on the outside. Roofing work continues on the project, and the brick exterior is done. Just about all the windows are in. Benches and bike racks are being installed out front. People driving into the parking lot to pick up their children at the current Lee Burneson Middle School or Dover Elementary School can get a good idea of what the school will look like when it opens for the 2013-14 school year. Check out the slideshow for more details on the project. Having the roof and windows done has made interior work …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Roof going on, windows going in
Current Lee Burneson Middle School students will always be a part of the new Lee Burneson Middle School, although their contribution won't be visible. Students and staff signed their names to the final roof beam put up. In a recent tour of the construction project, Dave Puffer, supervisor of construction projects for Westlake City Schools, showed how the work is beginning to move indoors. After the school emerged unscathed from Superstorm Sandy, the push has continued to be to get the interior as enclosed as possible so work there can be done free from the elements. With the roof work almost done, windows are being installed. A temporary front entry wall and door has been built for materials to come in that way. The project remains on …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Westlake's new middle school will open for 2013-14 school year
It's a busy construction time in Westlake as, in addition to the new high school going up, a new Lee Burneson Middle School is also being built. Turner Construction gave a tour of the middle school project. Roof trusses will be going up in one of the classroom wings starting this week. Mark Zuk, superintendent for the Lee Burneson Middle School project for Turner Construction, said that this summer's hot, dry weather allowed crews to finish the new front parking lots in time for the start of school. Check out the slide show for a peek inside the project.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
District believes no risk to other students
A Lee Burneson Middle School student is being treated for MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) infection, the Westlake City School District announced. A statement from the school said that the student, who is not involved in organized sports, contracted the infection somewhere away from school. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, sports is a common way for MRSA to spread through skin-to-skin contact or towels. The student has not been in school since the diagnosis and has received treatment for the infection. The district states that other students aren't at risk from this case. The district has information on MRSA on its website.