BHS News

October 22, 2019


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Upcoming Events

October 21-25 Spirit Week
October 21-23 NEASC Accreditation Visit at BHS
October 24 - NHS Induction – 6:00 p.m.
October 25 - Bi-Weekly Student Grades Due
October 26 - Homecoming Dance
October 30 - Step Up Concert 7:00 p.m.
October 31 - Early Release: 10:45 - ½ Prof. Dev. Day

November 2 SAT I & SAT II
November 4 End of 1st Qtr.
November 4 Senior Picture Day 2:00-8:00
November 5 Beginning of 2nd Qtr.
November 6 MCAS ELA Comp Retest

NEASC Site Visit

This week we welcomed 12 area educators to visit Bellingham High School to learn about our school and evaluate our accreditation status. They will spend 4 days at the high school - interviewing teachers, parents, administrators, and students. They will also visit classrooms and observe teaching and learning.

The final report, with commendations and recommendations, will be published in the Spring of 2020.

Please check out the welcome video below - that we shared with the visiting team on Sunday, October 20th

NEASC Sunday Video final best 10-15

Homecoming Tickets

Tickets to be sold starting on Oct. 21 through

Oct. 25 during lunch hours. Tickets will be $20 each.

This dance is for students in grades 9-12. Grade 8 students are not permitted to attend.

Spirit Week

Once again, we show our school pride and support our student-athletes with SPIRIT WEEK-2019. All STUDENTS AND STAFF are invited and encouraged to participate in Spirit Week Sponsored by our BHS Student Council, we will end our week with a Pep Rally on Friday afternoon. Go Hawks!!

Monday, Oct. 21 is Color Day

8th grade - Orange

Freshman - Green

Sophomore - Purple

Juniors - Red

Seniors - Blue

Tuesday, Oct. 22 - Hawaiian Day

Wednesday, Oct. 23 - USA Day/Country Day

Thursday, Oct. 24 - VSCO vs Preppy

Friday, Oct. 25 - Black and White Day

Backpack Drive

Five years ago, our students of Bellingham High School created and donated to a drive that provided backpacks for the homeless. Each backpack contained hygiene products, non-perishable foods, hats, scarves, and gloves. These backpacks were handed out by our students to the homeless in DC during our 8th grade trip to our capital. It was such a rewarding and profound experience for our students that we have continued this yearly project. Last year, we also teamed up with All Saints Church in Woonsocket, RI and provided backpacks for the homeless that they provide free lunch every day. This year, we would also like to provide food and hygiene products to our school’s food pantry to help our students and families in need.

While we are counting on the generosity of our students and families of our school, we need your help in accomplishing our goal of creating 100 backpacks and providing hygiene and food products to the needy in our community. You can help by providing individual items, a filled backpack, or a monetary donation. Please see the attached list of items needed below. Would you please consider helping us achieve our mission? Please see list below of items needed.

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OP Grad 2020!

*Senior parents are invited to Op Grad meetings on the first Tuesday of the month: November 5th, and December 3rd from 6:00 to 7:45 PM in the public library

*The Vendor and Craft Fair will on Saturday December 7th from 9:00 to 3:00 at the HS. We are accepting applications, please email for an application. Please save the date and spread the word.

*We are collecting pictures for the slideshow, you can send photos to More information to follow.

*There is a Facebook Page for Op Grad updates for senior parents, it is BHS Op Grad Class of 2020. Parents can also email us at

Powder Puff football game will be held on Wednesday, November 6th. Sign-ups will take place during lunch- dates tba. $10 to play/ coach and players must have a signed permission slip. Admission to the game will be $5 at the gate.

BHS Travel to Spain - February 2021

There will be an informational meeting for parents/guardians regarding an upcoming student trip to SPAIN (Madrid and Barcelona) in February 2021. Any interested 8-11th-grade students are welcome to participate in the tour.

In the BHS Lecture Hall on Tuesday, October 29th, at 6 pm.

Please RSVP to

Town of Bellingham Master Plan Open House

The Town of Bellingham & MAPC invite you to a Master Plan Open House at the Bellingham Public Library. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the last decade in Bellingham and what the next decade should look like. At this event, we seek to hear from residents and town stakeholders key ideas to form the Bellingham Master Plan. Your input is needed!

Step Up Concert

Step-Up Concert

7th Grade Band and 8th Grade Band and The American Band

Concert is Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the BHS Auditorium

Concert is free and open to the public, donations are accepted at the door to benefit the music scholarship fund.

7th Grade Band members and 8th Grade Band members should report to the warm-up at BHS at 6:15 p.m. in concert dress.

On Monday, October 28th the 7th Grade Band and 8th Grade Band will have a dress rehearsal after school at BHS.

BMS 7th Grade Band students will walk up to BMS and meet the 8th grade band members on stage.

Students will be dismissed at 4:00 p.m. from the BHS Auditorium.

MCAS and AP Testing

AP test payments are now overdue. Please submit payment asap or contact Mrs. Masterson if you have not already done so.

MCAS retake Grade 10 ELA if your student hasn't returned the DESE letter with a signature, they must do so immediately for testing purposes. The ELA retest will take place in the first week of November.