Emailing Tardy and Absence Excuses

  • If you would like to e-mail excuses for tardies and absences, please send them to dspradling@rcps.us. Be sure to include your child's full name, the date of the absence or tardy, and the reason for the absence or tardy.

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  • IMPORTANT! Morning Drop-off Transportation Change!

    Attention BCAT Parents/Guardians and Students! Starting Thursday, November 21, BCAT will make a slight change to our morning drop off pattern. Simply put, BCAT is switching drop off points for buses and students being dropped off by parents/guardians. Buses will drop off students using the larger lower loop closest to the entrance. Parents will drop off students using the smaller lower loop further from the entrance. Administration and Officer Lumb will be out assisting with directing traffic until this becomes the new normal pattern. The purpose of this change is due to the new fencing being installed behind Building C, which has made the turn a little tight for bus drivers. This fencing will improve the safety and security of our campus as it will allow outdoor instructional activities often held behind building C to be conducted inside a more secure area. Thank you for your understanding as we continually evaluate ways to keep our students and staff safe. Please feel free to call the school (540-857-5000) if you have any questions about this.

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  • Auto Tech and Motorsports Receive Donation

    Advance Auto Parts, through the Good360 Foundation, donated 27 pallets of supplies to the BCAT Automotive Technology and Motor Sports programs. Items such as motor oil, anti-freeze, windshield washer fluid, wax and other car care items were provided, along with an opportunity for Mr. Hoback to be interviewed by a crew representing the foundation. "This is thousands of dollars worth of supplies. This helps our students and programs tremendously," said Mr. Hoback. "It enables us to do what we do." Thank you, Advance Auto Parts and Good360 Foundation for your generosity toward BCAT students and programs!

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  • Art Students win at Hokie Bugfest

    Five Center for Visual Arts students won awards at the 9th annual Hokie BugFest last weekend! Below is a list of BCAT students that won awards, along with pictures of each artwork. Excellent work by these talented students! Individual Sculpture 1st Place – Andrea Gonzalez, BCAT CVAIII / Ms. Wilson. 2nd Place – Joanne Sakamoto, BCAT CVAIV / Ms. Strum. 3rd Place – Maila Hawthorne, BCAT CVAIII / Ms. Wilson. High School Drawing 2nd Place – Maggie Walsh, BCAT CVAIII / Ms. Wilson. 3rd Place – Hannah Stacy, BCAT CVAIII/ Ms. Wilson.

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  • Masonry Students Earn 2nd and 4th Place in State

    Masonry students once again showed the VA state fair why we have some of the best students around and a phenomenal teacher in Mr. Baxter. Congratulations to Phillip Beuggert and Daniel Eakin, who earned 2nd place at the SkillsUSA competition today. Toby Rolon and Jeremy Adams earned 4th place. Way to go, guys!

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    Please like our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BurtonCenterForArtsTechnology/ ...and/or follow us on Twitter! @Burton_Center

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  • Networking Concepts Class Donates Computers to BRAAC

    From WSLS.com: Students from the Burton Center for Arts and Technology installed about 20 refurbished computers at the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center in Roanoke. Students at Burton, a career and technical education center, cleaned and updated all the computers to donate to Blue Ridge. "They're a great upgrade from what they had. They're a lot faster," said Bradley Frye, a junior at Burton. Students at Blue Ridge all have intellectual or developmental disabilities and rely on the computer lab, but not just for classes. "We have students who may have communication delays. So, having access to the computers and iPads and any type of technology allows our students an opportunity to really open the world to them," said Christina Giuliano, the executive director of Blue Ridge. Teachers say the computer lab is the busiest room at the center. The last time they got upgraded computers was four years ago. So, the $1,500 donation will go a long way. "To have, overnight, an opportunity to replace some very old technology that we had in the building with this new up-to-date technology from the Burton Center is just a phenomenal feeling," Giuliano said. "I can't wait to see the students use it." Burton students donate computers to local nonprofits every year. However, this donation hits home for Frye, whose cousin also lives with autism. "I think it's great. I've seen a lot of one-on-one with teachers walking around with students and I think it's a great opportunity for them to get help and learn," Frye said. Students and teachers at both schools say the new computers will help students at Blue Ridge learn the skills they'll need both in - and out - of the classroom.

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  • Engineering Students Re-Design Toy Cars

    BCAT Engineering seniors completed a months-long project in January 2019, highlighted by a hand-off of electric toy cars that were re-designed to accommodate children with unique mobility issues. BCAT would like to thank the wonderful families involved in this as well as the amazing folks at Burlington Elementary, Glenvar Elementary and Roanoke County’s Special Education Department for collaborating with us. This was truly a great team effort!

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  • BCAT Motorsports Team Wins 3rd National Championship!

    Team Vibrant Performance from the Burton Center for Arts & Technology are once again the best engine building team in the nation. On Dec. 8 the team took their third national championship at the annual Hot Rodders of Tomorrow engine building championship in Indianapolis. Their final average time was 17:26! The team previously won the national championship in 2014 and 2016. Congratulations to Mr. Overfelt and his crew for bringing the championship back to BCAT! Pictured L-R are: Mr. Overfelt, Matthew Carter (CSHS), Ryan Towles (GHS), Garrett Abshire (CSHS), Tanner Pruzan (WBHS) and Ryan Lyles (WBHS). (Image from Hot Rodders of Tomorrow's Facebook page.)

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