Burgettstown Area School District

Building Ambitious Students Daily

     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 2015-2016 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!



  • Word is getting out! BASD embraces innovation!

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli at 6/19/2017

    Burgettstown Area School District's partnership with Inventionland has now been featured on two national websites! We are proud of the progress we've made and the setbacks we've overcome!


    Click here to view our article on Eschool News. 



    Click here to view the brief of our article by EducationDIVE.

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  • Remake Learning Days at BMHS

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli at 5/25/2017

    On May 25, BMHS hosted a Remake Learning Event to showcase our students' learning journies this year. What an impressive gallery of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics! 


    Projects Featured Included:

    Physics Club Projects

    Contraption Reaction

    Pi-Day Projects & Probability Games Using Hummingbird Robotics Kits

    Probability Games

    Rube Goldberg Machines

    Rube Goldberg Machine

    Inventor's Gallery

    Design Process

    Painting & Ceramics

    Student Artwork

    The Sweet Jazz Music of Mr. Roth

    Mr. Roth

    Manual Communications Research Projects

    How do we hear?


    Click here to see a slideshow of the evening's events. 


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  • Remake Learning Days at BAEC

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli at 5/18/2017

    On May 18, BAEC hosted a Remake Learning Event to showcase our students' learning journies this year. We had a great turnout! Thank you to all that attended. 


    Click here to view a slide show of photos. 

    Congratulations to the Sestric Family for winning the Family Design Challenge!


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  • Burgettstown Brings Home "Best Inventor" Trophy

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli at 5/17/2017

    Congratulations Joseph Demario for bringing home Inventionland's Regional Overall Best Inventor trophy! We are so proud of your innovation and perseverance in the STEAM course this year. The sky is the limit for you, Joe!

    Best Inventor


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  • PJAS State Competition Winners

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli at 5/15/2017

    The Burgettstown Area Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science ( P.J.A.S.) students continued a tradition of success at the State meet at Penn State University. Five of our seven students presenting projects earned a first place award with the remaining 2 winning a second and third place award. Madison Tournay (10th Grade), Erin Smith (10th Grade), Turner Lehman (8th Grade), Miranda Schramm (8th Grade), and Madeline Newark (7th Grade) brought home 1st place awards. Desiree Bouch (10th grade) received a second place award and Ashley Cunningham (10th Grade) received a third place award. Congratulations to Mrs. Ward, Mr. Tropeck and all of the participating students!


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  • New Addition to the BAEC Makerspace- The Maker's Library

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli at 5/1/2017

    Through the generous donation of the William's Energy Company, we were able to add nearly 100 STEAM-related books to our Makerspace. The "Maker's Library Collection" includes fiction, non-fiction, technical guides, teacher resource books, and historical fiction. We are excited to use these books as a launch point for great dialogue and authentic making experiences.  Click here to access a list of the entire collection.

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  • "Egg"citing things are happening in 2nd grade!

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli at 4/26/2017

    Our 2nd graders are hatching chicken eggs again this year. We're expecting them to be born around May 10.  Follow Mrs. Matijevich's Blog to share in their journey.


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  • Spring has sprung in Mrs. Clouner's Class!

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli at 4/10/2017

    Mrs. Clouner's class began a Plant Study Unit this week. For the rest of the year, they will be tending to their indoor garden while they learn about various plants. Follow Mrs. Clouner's class as they track and chart the growth!

    Seedlings  Seedlings Close-up

    Growth Chart

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  • Our Generous Learning Partners

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli at 4/6/2017

    We are grateful to have the generous support of two local community organizations.  This year, Williams Homegrown Giving Company donated $1,500 to Burgettstown Area Elementary Center. Washington Financial, through the Washington Community Foundation, donated $6,500. Combing these funds enabled us to purchase new laptops and LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics to add to our selection of high-tech tools in the Makerspace. We can't wait to see what our students create next!


    Click here to learn more about LEGO WeDo 2.0! 

    Click here to learn more about LEGO Story Starter Packs!

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  • Save the Date: Remake Learning Days

    Posted by Mandi Figlioli at 3/26/2017

    Mark your calendars for Remake Learning Days! Join us for Student Showcases at BAEC & BMHS:

    Save the Dates!

    BAEC: Thursday, May 18 5:30 -7:00 p.m.

    BMHS: Wednesday, May 24 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 


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