Seniors, Send Your Baby Pics To Mr.Hallyburton!

posted Feb 15, 2019, 12:20 PM by East Burke High School

Seniors, Important Information Below:

posted Feb 15, 2019, 12:15 PM by East Burke High School

Individual caps and gown photos will be taken Tuesday, Feb. 19.  Since these portraits will appear in the graduation edition of the News Herald, every senior should be photographed regardless of whether of not an order is placed.  The packages are pre-pay; see the front desk if you did not get an order form during Climb Time.  Young men should wear a dress shirt light in color and with a collar; ties should be dark.  Young ladies need to wear a shirt or sweater without a collar.   Students do not need dress pants or skirts and dresses because the images will be a close-up from the waist up.  Caps, gowns, medallions, and tassels will be provided. 

Herff Jones will be on campus during lunches Wed., Feb. 27 to collect cap and gown orders.  Late fees will apply to any orders placed on March 1 and after.  You can also place orders by finding the Herff Jones logo on the school website.  If orders are placed on the website, you will have to enter payment information.  If orders are placed in person, you can pay later or set up payments.  

FREE Federal & State Tax Returns (VITA)

posted Feb 11, 2019, 11:20 AM by East Burke High School   [ updated Feb 11, 2019, 11:21 AM ]

Western Piedmont Council of Governments and Goodwill are partnering with IRS to provide FREE Federal and State Tax Return Preparation every other Saturday 9am – noon; appointments are requiredSee attachment for details and contact information for scheduling an appointment

Lisa Cook

MSW Care Manager and Hospital Liaison – Foothills B Region




A  407-D East Union Street, Morganton, NC 28655

P  828-337-3253E

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Free Dental Services June 27th 8-5PM

posted Feb 11, 2019, 11:17 AM by East Burke High School

A Dental Bus will be in the parking lot of Western Piedmont Council of Governments (1880 2nd Ave. NW, Hickory) offering free dental services June 27, 8am – 5pm. See the attachment for details and contact information (Kala Guido) for scheduling an appointment.


Lisa Cook

MSW Care Manager and Hospital Liaison – Foothills B Region




A  407-D East Union Street, Morganton, NC 28655

P  828-337-3253E

Website Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn



Congrats, Raegan & Taylor!

posted Feb 11, 2019, 11:12 AM by East Burke High School

Congratulations to Raegan for her 9th place finish in the Pole Vault and Taylor in the Shot Put, at the 1A/2A State Indoor Track & Field Championships at JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem on Saturday. Both of these young ladies have worked hard to make it to the States and are great representatives of "Cavalier Nation". Please help us congratulate them!


posted Feb 11, 2019, 5:25 AM by East Burke High School

East Burke High School Lunch and Learns:

2/15/19- Lenoir Rhyne University

3/22/19- University of North Carolina-Asheville

4/12/19- Western Piedmont Community College

5/10/19- TBD

Students in 8th-11th grade can access 24/7 online at

Username: PowerSchool or Lunch #

Password: gearup

ACT Mastery Online:

1. Visit (www is not needed). 9th-11th grade students only

2. Enter the username and password provided to you and click log in.

3. Begin your lesson!

Username: PowerSchool or Lunch #

Password: Masteryprep123!

Virtual Job Shadow:

1. Visit

2. Click Login

3. License: search for your school by first name (East Burke High School)

4. Enter student login information: username: PowerSchool or Lunch # password: jobshadow

Congratulations to Trey & Alex!

posted Feb 11, 2019, 4:48 AM by East Burke High School

Trey competed in his 4th state championship meet and Alex in his second. Both guys represented EB well in the 100 backstroke event. Trey finishing his high school career 24th in the 1A 2A state and Alex ended his sophomore season 19th in the 1A 2A state.

Please congratulate these fine student athletes!

Cavalier News and Events - Week of February 11th:

posted Feb 11, 2019, 4:40 AM by East Burke High School

  • If your student is absent, be sure to send in the medical note when they return, or the doctor can send a fax directly to the school, 828-397-7652.

  • To view events at EBHS follow us on Facebook or check out the events page on the school website.

Monday, February 11th

  • 4:00 Baseball Workout in the gym

Tuesday, February 12th

  • Last day of CLIMB Time as Juniors will take the ACT on February 20th

Wednesday, February 13th

  • Back to Regular Bell Schedule

  • 3:30 Baseball Tryouts - Baseball field

Thursday, February 14th

  • 8:00 Club & Friends Pictures will begin

  • 3:30 Baseball Tryouts - Baseball field

  • 4:00 Basketball vs. West Iredell (Senior Night)

Friday, February 15th

  • 11:15 Lunch & Learn with Lenoir Rhyne University sponsored by GEAR Up

Katie Moore, Principal

East Burke High School


posted Feb 11, 2019, 4:38 AM by East Burke High School

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1)  Seniors, did you submit a baby picture for the yearbook? If not send them to Mr. Hallyburton today. 
2) Did you submit your senior quote yet? What's taking you so long? Students without a quote will say "Class of 2019". Tuesday is the last day to get them in. 
3) Buy your yearbook now! Really buy it before they are all sold!  We have the lowest Yearbook price in the COUNTY! Order online or get an order form at the front desk. 
4) Tell your parents to purchase a Senior Ad in the yearbook. Add your own memories!  You can design your own page!

Why They Are More Than Just A "Guidance Counselor"

posted Feb 11, 2019, 4:27 AM by East Burke High School

Why we are called School Counselors instead of "Guidance Counselors"

The Evolution from “Guidance Counselor” to “School Counselor”

January 09, 2017 by Counseling@NYU Staff

Historically, the term “guidance counselor” was used to reference counselors working within the school system. These counselors’ main role was to “guide” students to college: writing letters of recommendation and sending out transcripts. However, this role has evolved in the past decade, and many schools are now using the term “school counselor” instead. 

School counselors are highly trained and support students in many ways in addition to guiding them to college. The role itself has evolved from a focus on post-graduation planning and administrative support External link  to today’s focus on embracing a comprehensive approach to optimize student outcomes in much more than just college planning. Focus areas include emotional support, family intervention, social development, academic guidance, and career planning. School counselors are now a strong, collaborative member of an educational team.

Impact of Effective School Counselors

School counselors make a positive impact in the lives their students. Research supports the value of school counseling External link  across a number of domains. According to the American School Counselor Association External link  (ASCA), when effective school counseling programs are in place, students experience:  

  • Improved behavior. 
  • Improved learning behaviors and academic outcomes.
  • Reduced racial disparities in Advanced Placement courses.
  • Reduced achievement gaps for minority populations with limited English language proficiency.
  • Improved support for the needs of immigrant students.
  • More support for students with autism spectrum disorder preparing for college.
  • Higher graduation rates.
  • A higher likelihood of enrolling in college. 

In addition, studies External link  indicate that school counselors are critical to school leadership — providing early identification and short-term intervention for students with personal, social, emotional, and academic needs. Counselors play a key role in the college preparation and admissions process. To learn more about the impact school counselors have on student learning, visit our infographic.

The Evolving Role of School Counselors Across Grades

The role of school counselor has evolved to become a central and important part of a child’s development and educational career. A post for neaToday External link  highlights how the role has shifted from a focus on college applications to becoming key members of the team, working collaboratively with students, school administration, parents, and guardians on students’ academic and career achievement, as well as social and emotional development. 

The ASCA External link  highlights the critical role school counselors play to help ensure that “today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.” Offering a variety of resources about the profession, the ASCA describes the issues involved in different educational settings — and explains why school counselors are needed to address them:

Elementary School Counselor

In elementary schools External link , counselors help students during a time when they are beginning to develop their “academic self-concept,” including attitudes about school, self, peers, their social groups, and family — as well as learning competence and confidence. The ASCA says that “the knowledge, attitudes and skills students acquire in the areas of academic, career and social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.” 

Middle School Counselors 

In middle school External link , as students pass from childhood to adolescence, they are undergoing rapid physical and emotional change. These students are struggling to find their identities, turning to peers more than parents, and trying to find the meaning in education in terms of real-life experience — among other issues. As the ASCA notes, “Middle school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population.” 

High School Counselors

In secondary school External link , students are facing the final transition from high school into adulthood. Whether this includes plans for starting college or immediately entering the world of work, students spend these years trying to figure out who they are and what should come next in the context of their strengths, skills, abilities, and interests. School counselors work to address the pressures students experience to engage in risky behaviors related to sex, alcohol, and drugs. The ASCA National Model presents a multifaceted role for school counselors as they “align and work with the school’s mission to support the academic achievement of all students as they prepare for the ever-changing world of the 21st century.”

School counselors are highly trained to address the variety of challenges that students face today. They must hold advanced degrees and adhere to state-by-state requirements for certification External link  and continuing education External link . With the critical role they play, competent school counselors are essential to ensuring that students receive the comprehensive supports and services they deserve to achieve.

Citation for this content: Counseling@NYU, the online masters in school counseling from NYU Steinhardt.

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