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Burgess-Peterson Academy

Boy Scouts of America

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The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.


Please contact Kamilha Fulton for more information. 

 

Burgess Beat Pep Squad

      The “Burgess Beat” pep squad was formed in September of 2014 and is comprised of 3rd-5th grade boys and girls. The squad has performed at Maynard Jackson High School, as well as the Strut Parade in East Atlanta Village. The pep squad is a team that has been established in order to promote school spirit, encourage student participation, and uphold a positive relationship with the community. Members of the squad are required to show exemplary behavior in/out of the classroom and be a leader for their peers. The BPA Pep Squad is under the direction of Ms. Grider whose primary goal is to encourage exercise, self-motivation, dedication, and teamwork… all while having fun! 
 

 

Girl Scouts 
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The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the largest organization for girls in the world. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem. Girl Scout Troop 5819 was originally based out of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church with an offshoot at Burgess-Peterson Academy sponsored by Ms. Angela Brooks. Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month after-school.

Visit Troop 5819’s Facebook page to see photos of past events, and contact Angela Brooks for more specific BPA information.
 

Junior Beta Club

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The Burgess-Peterson Academy Junior Beta Club was established in 2012, and truly exemplifies the Beta Club motto: “Let us lead by serving others.” Community service is very important to our chapter of the Junior Beta Club. We have several annual community service projects such as, Covering Atlanta (a blanket drive for the homeless), a Thanksgiving food drive, and our Partnership with Branan Towers, a senior living community, where the students visit and spend time with the residents making crafts or reading. We are building leaders through community service, good character and academic achievement, which is what the National Beta Club represents.

To learn more please email the BPA sponsor Ms. Onike Smith. 
 
 

Safety Patrol 

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Responsible 4th and 5th graders are tasked with assisting in overseeing the public safety of the student body. These students are nominated by their teachers based on their history of representing, each day, the deep held belief of Burgess-Peterson: Be Kind, Be Respectful, Be Responsible. For more than 95 years, AAA has sponsored the AAA School Safety Patrol™ program, which instills students with a sense of responsibility, leadership and citizenship. AAA provides an array of equipment and material, including electric-lime fluorescent belts, nickel plated steel badges and training for the AAA School Safety Patrollers.
 

 


Student Council

      Supported by the Burgess-Peterson Academy Local School Council, the purpose of the Student Council is to strive for good citizenship, respect all individuals in the school and community, promote and involve all students in sharing ideas, promote school spirit, demonstrate democracy in action among the student body and foster active participation and respectful debate. The Student Council, comprised of students from third, fourth and fifth grade, meet twice a month before school along with the Council’s sponsors, Dr. Sonia Mair representing the school faculty and staff as well as Lewis Cartee, BPA LSC Chair. 
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