The Blue & Gold

Volume 3, Issue 34 - April 29, 2016

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Congratulations to Buckhorn High School Administration and Staff for being recognized by the Washington Post, for the fourth year in a row, as one of America's Most Challenging High Schools (#9 in Alabama). ‪#‎BuckPride‬
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MAY

2 (M) DEADLINE to pay for Breakfast/Picnic, $60 (cash only), Mrs. Bates (#176)

2 (M) AP Chemistry Exam/AP Environmental Science Exam, 8AM

3 (T) ACT Plus Writing, Make-Up, 11th Grade, BHS, 8:30AM

3 (T) AP Physics I Exam, 12PM

3 (T) Softball, Area Tournament, BHS, 2:30PM, $6.00

4 (W) AP Literature Exam, 8AM

5 (TH) Senior Scholarship Awards DUE to Mr. Schwanke

5 (TH) AP Calculus Exam, 8AM

5 (TH) Softball, Area Tournament, BHS, 2:30PM, $6.00

5 (TH) Choir, Spring Concert, Jackson Way Baptist Church, 6:30PM

5 (TH) Softball, Area Tournament, TBA

5-7 Varsity Track & Field, State Championship, Gulf Shores, Alabama

6 (F) AP US History Exam, 8AM

6 (F) Junior Meeting, Gym, 9AM

6 (F) Senior Breakfast, BHS Cafeteria, 9AM

6 (F) Cap & Gown Distribution, 10:30AM

6(F) Football, Blue & Gold Game, 4th Block

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BHS DRAMA PRESENTS "THE REAL THREAT" WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY CLAIRE COLLINS

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The Buckhorn Drama Department will present their final performance of the student written and student directed play tonight (4/29) in the Blue Gym at 7:00 PM. Claire Collins, a senior, wrote an original piece entitled "The Real Threat" which deals with individuality and acceptance. She is also directing this production. Tickets are $5.00 and will be sold at the door. We hope to see you there!

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Follow @buckhornprom16 for announcements & updates!


#BUCKHORNPROM16

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Huntsville Depot Roundhouse

7PM - 11PM

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News Anchors: Natalie Beckerink

Meteorologist: Dalton Blitch

Executive Producer: Hampton Morgan

Executive Director: Langston Stewart

Faculty Advisor: Ms. Suzanne Sullins


Community Sponsors: Baron Weather, Buckhorn High School, Buckhorn Middle School, Mr. Dan Evans, Mr. Jerry Hill, Guitar Center, Sullins Eyecare Center, and Voya Financial.

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2016 PROM SAFETY ASSEMBLY

It's prom season and Buckhorn High School is promoting Having Fun, Being Safe, & Staying Sober! The BHS Guidance Department and Safety Club hosted our Fun, Safe, & Sober - Prom Safety Assembly on Thursday, April 28th, and The Springs performed live! BHS Graduate Holly Helms Halcomb and her husband, Stewart Halcomb, performed their original song "21" at the event. This song was written after experiencing the tragic loss of someone very close to them, due to drinking and driving. Check out the videos of their performances below.


During the assembly, State Trooper, Curtis Summerville spoke on the importance of being a safe driver. 911 representative, Jared Anderson shared tips on the most effective way to utilize 911 in case of an emergency.


Immediately following the general assembly, there were breakout sessions for Juniors and Seniors. The Alabama ABC Board presented students with information on the consequences of underage and binge drinking. Children of Alabama and MADD (Mother's Against Drunk Driving) hosted a mock trauma scene with emergency responders. The Department of Public Health conducted an interactive game of Family Feud, with facts about teen driver safety. In addition, The Alabama Department of Transportation, University of Alabama Huntsville, and AT&T provided driving simulators for students to learn about distracted driving in a safe environment. The Madison County Sheriff's Department had a representative utilizing blind goggles (alcohol impaired vision), as students attempted to walk in a straight line. (It was harder than you think!)


Several of these agencies traveled from other Alabama counties in order to educate our youth on the importance of being a safe driver. We are thankful for the commitment of each agency represented and the continued support of Lara Bryant and State Farm Insurance.


Special thanks to guidance counselor, Mrs. Dee Gordon, and the BHS Safety Club for organizing this amazing event for the BHS students!! #BuckPride

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THE SPRINGS BAND - HOLLY & STEWART HALCOMB

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Prom Safety Assembly
The Springs - 2016 Prom Assembly
The Springs - Katy Perry's "Roar"
The Springs - Sweet Home Alabama
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The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. Special thank you to Mrs. Sarah Fanning, Ms. Vicki Mudler, and Ms. Kaitlyn Gokee for organizing our reach Higher event this year! #BuckPride

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PAIGE WARD, KAITLYN HADLEY, & JESSICA WARD SIGN WITH SNEAD STATE (BASKETBALL)

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CONGRATULATIONS NATALIE BECKERINK

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Congratulations to Natalie Beckerink for being selected to attend Alabama Governor's School at Samford University this summer!!


*The Alabama Governor's School is a 13-day residential program housed at Samford University that provides academic, creative, and leadership experiences for gifted rising high school seniors in Alabama. Alabama Governor's School is a highly selective program that chooses the best students from around the state to take challenging seminars and participate in team building activities. Each student takes one morning and one afternoon seminar which focus on hands-on, experiential learning. The seminars are led by leading academic, business, and community experts in their fields. We are so excited that Natalie was chosen to participate in this elite program, what an awesome accomplishment!!! ‪#‎BuckPride‬

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CONGRATULATIONS DALEN MORRIS

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Dalen Morris was chosen as the VTO Sports Elite 100 QB MVP at last week's combine!!!‪#‎BuckPride‬ (Pictures via Twitter @DalenDmo25)


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Blue Cross celebrates National Walk@Lunch day because walking is one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise. National Walk@Lunch Day is designed to encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and lifestyles to make walking a healthy habit for life. In order to encourage school-aged students to start walking, Blue Cross is unveiling Alabama Walk@School Day. This pilot program is designed to complement National Walk@Lunch Day but has been created specifically with school-aged children in mind. Thank you Coach Dena Clemons for organizing and promoting our very first Walk@School Day! #BuckPride

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PPG DONATES $1000 TO OUR CYBER PATRIOT PROGRAM

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Special thanks to PPG Industries & Mr. Greg Beckerink for supporting our ‪#‎CyberPatriot‬ program!! This donation will enable us to enter FIVE teams in next year's CyberPatriot IX competition!!

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R.I.S. RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS WEEK

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Riverton Intermediate kicked off Random Acts of Kindness Week with the help of some of our BHS Bucks! (Picture Credits: Mary Lee)

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LC STUDENTS ENJOY "TOOL TIME" WITH MR. ROBINSON

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Important Dates

Saturday, April 30, Prom at the Roundhouse

Monday, May 2, Deadline to pay for Breakfast/Picnic, $60 (cash only), Mrs. Bates (#176)

Thursday, May 5, Scholarship Awards due to Mr. Schwanke

Friday, May 6, Senior Breakfast, BHS Cafeteria, 9AM

Friday, May 6, Cap & Gown Distribution 10:30AM

Friday, May 13, Awards Day (Mandatory), Gold Gym, 9AM

Monday, May 16, Mandatory Graduation Practice, Gold Gym, 9AM

Monday, May 16, Senior Picture, 11AM & Senior Picnic, 12PM, Soccer Field

Tuesday, May 17, Senior Exams, Gold 1st & 2nd

Wednesday, May 18, Senior Exams, Blue 1st & 2nd

Thursday, May 19, Senior Exams, Gold 3rd & 4th (during 1st & 2nd Block)

Friday, May 20, Senior Exams, Blue 3rd & 4th (during 1st & 2nd Block)

Sunday, May 22, Baccalaureate, Hopewell Baptist Church, 2PM

Wednesday, May 25, Graduation Practice (Mandatory), VBC, 7:30AM

Wednesday, May 25, Commencement Ceremony, 3PM

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Turn In Scholarship Awards to Mr. Schwanke by May 5th

It is time for you to turn in your scholarship awards to Mr. Schwanke. Please turn in any scholarships that you have received even if you are not planning on attending the institution that offered you the scholarship. You will be recognized only for the college/university that you will be attending. Please include any church or organizational scholarships as well. The Senior Awards Day will be May 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM in the Gold Gym. Deadline to turn in scholarships to be recognized at awards day will be May 5, 2016. Please do not wait until the last minute if you know what school you will be attending and have received a scholarship please turn it in now.

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Final Transcripts

Seniors must have a final transcript request form on file in order for their final transcript to be sent to colleges after graduation. The forms are available in the guidance office. Final transcripts will be sent the first week of June.

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Senior Website

Visit the senior website frequently for important information and up-to-date announcements.

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2016 SUMMER ATHLETIC CAMPS

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Click HERE for a printable PDF file

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Click HERE for the updated AHSAA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form

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For updated schedules and announcements, please visit:

Website: http://www.bhsladybucks.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LadyBucks_SB

SENIOR SOFTBALL PLAYERS

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(L to R) 2B-Ivy McKee, P-Kayla Holt, 1B-Bailey Kern, LF-Tekla Alexander, C-Brooke Miller and RF-Kelly Johnson. Picture via Bucks Softball Facebook Page

LADY BUCKS HOLD STRONG AS #3 IN THE STATE

The Lady Bucks finished 6-0 in 7A, Area 7 play. They will host the area tournament on May 3rd & 5th, 2:30PM. The Lady Bucks (42-14-1) are currently ranked #3 in the ASWA high school softball rankings. Click the link below to see the complete list of rankings:

CONGRATULATIONS ZOIE EMRICK

Congratulations to Zoie Emrick for being named to the 2016 North-South Softball All-Star Team!! Click link below for the full roster:

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2016 BUCKHORN FAMILY AWARDS DAY PROGRAMS

(F) May 13 - Buckhorn High School Senior Awards Day, Gold Gym, 9AM

(T) May 17 - New Market Elementary Pre-K Awards Day, 6PM

(W) May 18 - Riverton Intermediate 4th Grade Awards Day, 8-10AM

(TH) May 19 - Riverton Intermediate 6th Grade Awards Day, 8-10AM

(TH) May 19 - Riverton Intermediate 5th Grade Awards Day, 12:50 -2:10PM,

(TH) May 19 - New Market Elementary Kindergarten Awards Day, 6PM

(F) May 20 - Riverton Elementary Awards Day, 8AM-Kindergarten, 10AM-3rd Grade, 11:30AM-1st Grade, 1PM-2nd Grade

(F) May 20 - Mt. Carmel Elementary 1st - 3rd Awards Day, Mt. Carmel Elementary School Gym, 8AM-1st Grade, 10AM-3rd Grade, 12PM-2nd Grade

(F) May 20 - Mt. Carmel Elementary Kindergarten Graduation, Riverton Intermediate School Gym, 4:30PM

(M) May 23 - Buckhorn Middle School, 8th Grade Awards, 9AM; 7th Grade Awards, 1PM

(M) May 23 - Mt. Carmel Elementary Pre-K Celebration, Mt. Carmel Courtyard, 10:30AM

(M) May 23 - New Market Elementary 6th Grade Awards Day, 6PM

(T) May 24 - New Market Elementary 1st - 5th Awards Day, 8:30AM-1st & 2nd Grade; 9:30AM-3rd, 4th & 5th Grade

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SCHEDULE CHANGE!

The weather day that was scheduled for May 16, 2016 will now be a full day of school!

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Contests & Special Programs

Click here for the list of contests and special programs.

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Huntsville/Madison County Leadership Challenge Application:

Click link for application --> https://goo.gl/mFSCul

Deadline: May 1, 2016

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2015-16 Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Click this button to access the school lunch menus.

Pre-Pay for School Meals with PayPams

Click this button for more information about PayPams.

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INOW PARENT PORTAL

There are new login procedures for the iNow Parent Portal. Here is what a parent/guardian will need to do to access the site.


1. Go to this link https://inow-madisonco.asc.edu/informationnow
2. Use these credentials when first prompted:
a. User Name: mcsparent
b. Password: ilovemyschool
3. Once you have successfully logged in to this site, use your current INOW user ID and password.


If you do not already have a username and password for the iNow Parent Portal, you must come to the school and present a government issued photo ID to receive one.


The INOW parent portal gives you a convenient way to access to your child's grades, classwork, homework, attendance, and more!

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Scholarships

Click the button for PDF list. Applicants should confirm official deadlines and scholarship requirements.

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MAY

9 (M) AP Biology Exam, 8AM

10 (T) Swim Team Tryouts, Sharon Johnston Pool, 4:15PM

11 (W) AP Language Exam, 8AM

12 (TH) AP Stats Exam, 12PM

12-14 Softball, Regional Tournament, Sportsplex, TBA

13 (F) Mandatory Senior Awards Day, Gold Gym, 9AM

16 (M) Mandatory Graduation Practice, Gold Gym, 9AM

16 (M) Senior Picture, Football Field, 11AM; Senior Picnic, Soccer Field, 12PM

16 (M) Boys Basketball Tryouts, Gold Gym, Coach Mark Blevins

17 (T) Senior Exams, Gold, 1st & 2nd

18 (W) Senior Exams, Blue, 1st & 2nd

18-21 Softball, AHSAA State Tournament, Montgomery, Alabama

19 (TH) Exams - All Students, Gold, 3rd & 4th (during 1st & 2nd Block)

19 (TH) Band, Spring Concert, Huntsville High Auditorium, 6:30PM

20 (F) Exams - All Students, Blue, 3rd & 4th (during 1st & 2nd Block)

22 (Su) Baccalaureate, Hopewell Baptist Church, 2PM

23 (M) Exams, 9th - 11th, Gold, 1st & 2nd

24 (T) Exams, 9th - 11th, Blue, 1st & 2nd

24 (T) Last Student Day, End of Nine Weeks

25 (W) Mandatory Graduation Practice, 7:30AM

25 (W) Teacher Workday

25 (W) Graduation, VBC, 3PM

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2016-2017 MADISON COUNTY SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Make sure you get all of Buckhorn High School's Facebook updates! Go to our page, move your cursor to hover over the "Like" button until you see a drop down menu. Select "Get Notifications". You should also click on the "Follow" button beside the "Like" button.


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Click HERE for information about School Messenger text message notifications.


Check your child's grades and attendance through the INOW Parent Portal.

A parent/guardian must come to BHS and show a photo id to receive a new pin number. Please Note: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) users should use compatibility view.

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DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

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You can access the school wish list using this link: http://amzn.com/w/10J69RP7YUKEY


PLEASE NOTE : We will gladly accept in-kind donations of any of the requested items.


**There are approximately 800 items on the wish list ranging from ~$2 to ~$150, with a combined total of ~$7000 That is less than one item per family! Check it out and see how you can make a difference in the educational experiences of our students!!!**


If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Sullins at ssullins@mcssk12.org

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Dr. Sullins has two offices, conveniently located in Madison and Huntsville. If you are in need of an excellent optometrist, for all your eye care needs, you can call either of his offices to set up an appointment. (Madison: 256.464.6670 | Huntsville: 256.880.1966)


For more information about Sullins Eye Care, please visit their website and social media sites:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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It is easy to raise funds for your non-profit or school group at The Chill Factory®. They will dedicate four hours to your group to raise funds with their help. Your organization invites the public to attend, they provide the treats. Your organization will receive 20% of all yogurt sales to put towards your goal. Non-profit status is required for community groups. School groups must have permission from the school principal to fundraise.


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The Chill Factory • 2246 Winchester Road • Ste 103 • Huntsville, AL 35811 • (256) 859-2277

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Disclaimer

The Madison County School District does not discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious preference, disability, age, gender, citizenship, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status. Students with disabilities will be provided with the same needed supports and services for extra-curricular programs and activities that are provided during the school day, unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the program and activity.


Contact for Title IX and Section 504
Mrs. Anna S. Watts
Telephone: 256.852.2557 Fax: 256.851.2127
Email Address: awatts@madison.k12.al.us


Some links will let you leave the school online newsletter. Some of the linked sites are not under the control of the school/district, and the school/district is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The school/district is providing these external links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the school/district.


Madison County Board of Education

Superintendent Matt Massey

1275 Jordan Road, Huntsville, Alabama 35811
Mailing Address P.O. Box 226
Huntsville, Alabama 35804
(256) 852-2557


Buckhorn High School

Principal, Mr. Todd Markham

4123 Winchester Road, New Market, Alabama 35761

(256) 851-3300


If you find inaccurate or inappropriate information on any of the external links, please contact Ms. Suzanne Sullins immediately. Thank you.

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