Elementary Teachers Answer Call for ESL Certification!

Congratulations to the following elementary teachers who recently were awarded their ESL certification:
Jamie Livingston: 2nd grade teacher
The Linguistic Academy of El Paso
Cristina Ortiz: 4th grade teacher
Howard Burnham Elementary
Lorraine Shetty: 2nd grade teacher
Howard Burnham Elementary
Miyeon Tombosky: 1st grade teacher
Vista Del Futuro
The ESL initiative to "GET CERTIFIED" is one that the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Gonzales has encouraged all district teachers to undertake. The list is certain to grow with many more teachers scheduled to test for their ESL certification later this summer. In recognition of the teachers’ efforts Dr. G. plans to approach the School Board regarding a stipend for all teachers with ESL certificates.

Dr. Joe E. Gonzales
Superintendent of Schools
915-584-4024
jgonzales@burnhamwood.org

For questions, contact: Dr. Yvette Buehring, Executive Coordinator for Development, Leadership and Student Advocacy
830-299-2009
ybuehring@burnhamwood.org

Da Vinci’s Valedictorian and Gates Scholar Featured on KVIA!

We have cause for great celebration! One of our own, Da Vinci Senior and Valedictorian, Jesus Olivares was selected to be featured on the weekly Channel 7 Community Champion segment! The segment, which aired on Wednesday, May 13th on the 7 P.M. and 10 P.M. newscasts, featured Jesse’s extraordinary opportunity of being selected as a Gates Scholar, one of only 300 in the nation, being accepted into Stanford University’s School of Engineering on a $320,000 scholarship, as well as his other noteworthy accomplishments while at Da Vinci School for Science and the Arts!

“The path to success is not easy, it is the sum of many efforts, however, reaching your goals is possible taking advantage of the opportunities offered at this school district. Initiatives like the Superintendent’s Leadership Academy prompt students to aim high and strive to reach their dreams.” – Jesus Olivares; Valedictorian, Class of 2020

As a Senior Intern for Superintendent, Dr. G., Jesse has evolved into quite the leader and academic scholar, serving as a prime example of what the Superintendent’s Leadership Program and high-rigor curriculum sets out to accomplish with all Burnham Wood Family of Charter Schools’ students. Congratulations Jesse!

Click the link to watch Jesse’s KVIA Community Champion Segment:

¡Tenemos motivos para una gran celebración! ¡Uno de los nuestros, el graduando de Da Vinci, Jesus Olivares, fue seleccionado para aparecer en el segmento semanal de Campeones de la Comunidad del canal 7! El cual salió al aire el miércoles 13 de mayo en los noticieros de las 7 PM y 10 PM, en este se presentó la extraordinaria oportunidad que obtuvo Jesse de ser seleccionado y aceptado, uno de los únicos 300 en la nación, como un becario “Gates”, en la Escuela de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Stanford con una beca de $320,000. ¡Así como otros logros destacables mientras estaba en la Escuela Da Vinci for Science and the Arts!

“El camino hacia el éxito no es fácil, es la suma de muchos esfuerzos, sin embargo, alcanzar tus metas es posible aprovechando las oportunidades que ofrece este distrito escolar. Oportunidades como la Academia de Liderazgo del Superintendente hacen que los estudiantes apunten alto y se esfuercen por alcanzar sus sueños”. – Jesús Olivares; Graduando de la Clase de 2020

Haga clic en el enlace para ver el segmento de campeones de la comunidad KVIA de Jesse:

Dr. Joe E. Gonzales
Superintendent of Schools
jgonzales@burnhamwood.org
915-584-4024

For questions, contact: Yvette Buehring M.Ed., District Development
830-299-2009
ybuehring@burnhamwood.org

School Lunch Available Starting August 10

Starting next Monday 8/10/2020, we are starting our student meals program for pick up. The program is open to all children from 1 year to 18 years. The schedule is as follows:

Burnham Wood District (HB, LA, DV) – Da Vinci Campus
Breakfast: 7 A.M.-10 A.M.
Lunch: 11 A.M.-1 P.M.

Vista del Futuro
Breakfast: 7 A.M.-10 A.M.
Lunch: 11 A.M.-1 P.M.

El próximo lunes 8 de agosto, empieza la distribucion de alimentos escolares para recoger en las instalaciones de nuestra preparatoria. El programa esta disponible para todos los niños apartir de 1 hasta los 18 años. El horario es el siguiente:

Burnham Wood District (HB, LA, DV) – Da Vinci Campus
Desayuno: 7 A.M.-10 A.M.
Comida: 11 A.M.-1 P.M.

Vista del Futuro
Desayuno: 7 A.M.-10 A.M.
Comida: 11 A.M.-1 P.M.