•      Through partnerships with local businesses, educational organizations, and neighboring school districts, we have expanded our base of knowledge, resources, and allies in learning. We made great strides in the 2016-2017 school year towards transforming our learning spaces and instructional practices. We continue to engage our students and teachers in hands-on, minds-on learning opportunities that promote creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. To follow our efforts in S.T.E.A.M. integration, (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) follow this blog!



  • Family Design Challenge Winner

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli on 5/30/2018

    At our Remake Days "Family STEAM Night," BAEC families competed in a design challenge to build the tallest tower. 

    The Challenge

    Play to Win

    Tallest Tower


    Congratulations to our winning students and their families: 

    1st Place: Henry & Griffin Miller

    2nd Place: Grade Orlosy 

    3rd Place: Sienna Berdine

    4th Place: Thomas McConnell

    5th Place: Lilly Huey

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  • It's Not a Box

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli on 5/29/2018

    It's not a box, but it is a mess! Mrs. Nardone's class read, It's Not a Box, and then allowed their imaginations to roam free. 


    Each student turned an ordinary cardboard box into something extraordinary!

    Student Creations


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  • Mr. Roth's Robot Family

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli on 5/24/2018

    Mr. Roth's robot family is rapidly expanding. On the eve of the BMHS Remake Days event, he debuted the newest two members. Welcome to BASD!

    Robot Family

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  • Spring Inventor's Contest

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli on 5/23/2018

    Congratulations to Daniel Noah, Brandon Riley, and Richard Wolf. They won our school's Spring Inventor's Contest and will compete in the Regional Contest next Spring. 

    Problem Solved


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  • Meet mBot... the Newest Member of our Robot Family

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli on 5/18/2018

    Thanks to the genorosity of our partners in education, Range Resources & First Energy, we were able to add mBots to our 4th grade Math/Science curriculum. 


    Students worked together to assemble the mBots with screwdrivers.



    Using Makeblock’s block-based programming software, students were able to simply drag and drop command blocks to program their mBot without need for coding experience. They were able to write code for their robot and see it instantly respond to their instructions as it made its way through the towns they created. 



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  • Rural Arts Collaborative Spring Institute

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli on 5/9/2018

    Dr. Walsh and I attended the Rural Arts Collaborative Spring Institute at Bentworth High School. This was a celebration for all of the schools who host an artist in residency. 

    Cal & Al

    These unique educational opportunities are possible through the financial support of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and Fayette County Cultural Trust. 

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  • Inventionland Regional Contest

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli on 5/4/2018

    Go big, or go home! That's how Burgettstown does it! Invetionland CEO, George Davison, had to pitch in to get one of our student's inventions in the door. 

    Making an Entrance

    Theme Park

    We're proud to announce that Evan Boustead earned 3rd place in the Regional Inventor's Contest for his invention, "The Mobile Work System." 

    3rd Place



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  • What School Could Be

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli on 5/2/2018

    Dr. Walsh and I joined over 400 educators in Pittsburgh to hear author Ted Dintersmith talk about his journey visiting schools in each of the fifty states. In his book, What Schools Could Be, he explores the possibility for schools to remake learning by supporting innovation and empowering students to explore their passions and interests. It was truly an inspiring evening!

    Book Signings

    Selfie of the Crowd

    We were even able to get our books signed!


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  • BMHS Drone Club

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli on 4/30/2018

    Mr. Kovscek's Honor's Physics students formed a Drone Club to tackle the challenge of assembling and flying a drone. 



    Each member completed an online course from the Academy of Model Aeronautics and are qualified to operate an UMA (unmanned aircraft system). 

    Drone Club

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  • The Burgettstown Jazz Collective

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli on 4/26/2018

    What an amazing journey it has been with our Jazz Artist in Residency, Calvin Stemley! Fortunately, the entire experience has been captured in a documentary, "The Burgettstown Jazz Collective."


    High School Band


     We are incredibly proud of everyone who contributed to the project!

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