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Mar. 5: Check Out These Opportunities for BCS Students


Governor's Schools for Students-Deadline Mar. 25th

SMART 529 When I Grow Up Essay Contest-Deadline Mar. 26th

STEM Day Offered by Science National Honor Society-Mar. 27th

Kids Kick Opioids PSA Contest-Deadline Apr. 16th

BCS Summer Learning Survey Needs Your Input-Deadline Mar. 10th

SPECIAL NOTICE: PreK Enrollment begins April 1st. Watch BCS website for details.

Governor's Schools for Students in Grades 8-11

The West Virginia Department of Education is accepting applications for the West Virginia Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship (GSE) for students in grades 9-11 and the Governor’s STEM Institute (GSI) for students in grades 7 and 8. Both programs will be held virtually this summer.

The Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship is hosted by Marshall University, and students in grades 9, 10 and 11 are eligible to apply. Students participating in GSE will be working in virtual teams to develop, pitch and launch a new venture. All teams will pitch their venture to a panel of business leaders who can invest in their ideas.

The Governor’s STEM Institute is hosted by West Virginia University and the Green Bank Observatory, and students in grades 7 and 8 are eligible to apply. Led by teachers and scientists, eighth-grade participants will have opportunities to learn about the universe utilizing data from the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County. Seventh graders in the program will study math and science of the future as they work online in research groups to solve problems using creativity and scientific study.

SMART 529 When I Grow Up Essay Contest-Deadline March 26th

West Virginia children in grades K-5 can enter to win $5,000 in a SMART529 college savings account by writing about their future. It’s fun and easy.

Here’s how it works: A child writes a short essay that begins with “When I grow up, I want to be a…”. They then tell why they chose that career. Parents and teachers can help children with their essays.

Visit this link or more information and to apply.

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Kids Kick Opioids PSA Contest

This contest, hosted by the WV Attorney General's Office is open to all elementary and middle school students. The theme is raising awareness about prescription opioid abuse. Entries may be a poem, cartoon, drawing, letter or other creative ideas to promote awareness.

Click here or view the attachment to learn more. Deadline is April 16th.

Summer Learning Program Survey Closes March 10th...Share Your Thoughts

We would appreciate your input to help us better serve your family's needs. At this time, the information gathered here is to GAUGE INTEREST ONLY. If there is enough interest, once plans are made, more information will be shared.

Thank you in advance for completing this 4-minute survey. We ask that you provide your selections by completing the survey by March 10 at 11:30 p.m., when the survey window will close.

This communication contains the most current information available at this time: March 5, 2021.

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