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BURLINGTON — Burlington High School’s 161st class graduated on June 10.

The Class of 2022 had the opportunity to visit their former elementary school and their teachers.

Graduates have contributed more than 13,430 hours of community service while enrolled at BHS. Students earned 2,668 college credits through a variety of programs to prepare for college and careers.

Introducing 4K All DayStarting in fall 2022, the Burlington Area School District will offer two kindergarten options for 4-year-olds: full day or half day in the morning. The 4K program is open to any child who turns 4 before September 1, 2022. BASD does not charge tuition for 4K beyond the annual registration fee. BASD accepts 4K registration at basd.k12.wi.us/families/enrollment.cfm.

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BASD has also expanded its before and after school care program for elementary school children. BASD will offer before school care starting at 6 a.m. for $10 per day and after school care until 6 p.m. for $12 per day. Families requiring before and after school care will pay a maximum of $16 per day per child. There will be a one-time registration fee ($35 for a child or $50 per family) and an annual supply fee of $25.

For more information and a link to the registration form and payment, visit basd.k12.wi.us/schools/extended-care.cfm. Both of these initiatives are aimed at supporting families.

Demon TriathlonThe Burlington Area School District’s Community Education Department will host the inaugural Demons Triathlon on Saturday, August 20. The course will start at Rockland Lake with a 1/3 mile swim. Runners will then move onto the bike portion where they will head south and cover 17 miles on country roads and finish with a 3.1 mile run through downtown Burlington.

Participants can get more information and register online at basd.k12.wi.us/families/demon-triathlon.cfm.

New administratorsThe Burlington Area School District welcomes Jason Sadowski as the new principal of Burlington High School. He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Eric Burling after 31 years at BASD. Amy Levonian will join Sadowski at BHS in the assistant lead role. Another vice principal position will be filled later this summer due to Ryan Heft’s acceptance as principal of Dyer Elementary School.

The district also welcomes Chris Weins as the new Director of Student Services. Weins will work with special education and student services staff. This position is in addition to the role of Director of Special Education previously held by Kathy Merlo who retired at the end of the school year.

Moving on to new roles is Jon Nelson who will become the principal of Karcher Middle School. Nelson fills a vacancy created by Ann Phillips accepting the leadership of Waller Elementary School.

Preschool screeningsParents concerned about the development of their children (from birth to 5 years old) can make an appointment for a screening. Pre-school screenings take place from the morning of October 5, November 9 and December 7.

In 2023, screenings are scheduled for January 11, February 8 and March 8. Call Carol Harry at 262-763-0210, ext. 1017, for more information.

Summer programsEven with the start of the school year weeks away, schools in the Burlington area school district remain active with summer school and many other programs. The summer school takes place for the first time at the fully air-conditioned Karcher Middle School. Children can eat free breakfast and lunch at Karcher Middle School or Burlington High School.

During the summer, area children participate in summer recreation, community education, the summer reading program, and sporting events.

For more information about the Burlington Area School District, visit www.basd.k12.wi.us.

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