BCIT MEDFORD NEWSLETTER

November 2018

Principal's Message

Parents & Students:


The first marking period is wrapping up this week as the students have already finished a quarter of the school year! Fall sports have concluded their seasons as our student athletes prepare to enter the winter sports season.


There have been several fun and important events that have taken place during the month of October. Our freshman and sophomores were part of an Anti-Bullying presentation that was coordinated by our HIB Specialist, Mr. Pensabene. This presentation educated our students on different strategies for identifying and coping with different issues related to bullying. The entire school participated in several Red Ribbon Week and Week of Respect activities throughout October.


Our new freshmen and sophomores have completed the exploratory process and will be placed in their permanent CTE area on November 15th. Students will receive a certificate in homeroom on the 15th, which will identify their final placement. If you have any questions regarding your son or daughter's placement, please contact the guidance department.


The month of November is a short but busy month at BCIT, so as always please stay in communication with your son/daughter’s teachers and guidance counselors if you have any questions or concerns!



Thank you,

Mike Parker


Principal BCIT Medford

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Upcoming PARCC Testing Dates

ELA PARCC - December 11, 12 & 13

Math PARCC - December 18, 19 & 20

Make-Up Dates - January 8, 9 & 10

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FAFSA Information Session November 14th 6:30pm

Parents and students are invited to attend an information session on navigating the FAFSA. This session will give you first hand knowledge of this required process for the college application process.

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Class of 2020 Homecoming Dance

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Building Trades and Welding Students visit The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

Construction Technology students visit The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers of New Jersey.
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Fall Sports All-Stars: Boys Soccer

Owen Dobbins - Senior - 1st Team

Devon Gumaer - Senior - 1st Team

Daylan Garlic-Jackson - Junior - 1st Team

Nathan Venverloh - Senior - 2nd Team

Jordan Tracy - Junior - 2nd Team


Head Coach: Scott Cooney

Assistant Coach: Ryan Gilmore

FALL SPORTS ALL-STARS: GIRLS SOCCER

Kylie Barber - Freshman - 2nd Team


Head Coach: Mary Towey

Assistant Coach: Jeff Pensabene

Fall Sports All-Stars: Cross-Country


Katie Cottingham - Freshman - 1st Team

Kiara Rivera - Junior - 2nd Team

Briana Rivera - Junior - 2nd Team

Nereida Crespo - Sophomore - 2nd Team



Head Coach: Nick Powell

Assistant Coach: Ray O'Hare

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A few photos from Discovery Night

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A spotlight on Sports Medicine

Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

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At the National College Fair

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Annaliesa Williams teaching the Skeleton to Exploring Students

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Bringing a little sunshine on a rainy day.

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School Lunch Information

Below is the link to the FY 2018 Free and Reduced Price Meal Application packet. This information is also located on our website under Parent/Students.


Click the button below to go to the School Lunch Web Page

Free & Reduce Lunch Information Link

This will link you to the School Lunch Web Page

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Transportation Information

If you are having any issues regarding transportation please contact your sending district's transportation office. The link below will provide the contact information for your sending district.


Click here to view the contact information for all the sending districts.

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STUDENT ADDRESS/INFORMATION CHANGE FORM

Any address change must be submitted to the Guidance department in writing. This is the only way to ensure proper busing information is submitted to transportation. Updating the Emergency Card your child will receive in homeroom will not change your address in Genesis. The Student Address/Telephone/Information Change form is available via the BCIT Medford Campus homepage under Guidance.

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National Honor Society Induction

Congratulations to all of Med Tech's newest NHS members!
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BCIT Foundation: PRIDE PROGRAM

PRIDE Program promotes positive academic efforts and behaviors - consider donation to BCIT Education Foundation



PRIDE is a nationally recognized program that supports positive student academic achievement and good behavior. The acronym embodies Personal Responsibility In Daily Effort. For many years, our BCIT Foundation has been very generous in the support of our PRIDE Program at BCIT. BCIT students recognize the PRIDE Program as a way to be acknowledged for putting forth his/her best efforts. Students may earn PRIDE incentives through various avenues such as academic accomplishments, club or sport participation, attendance and good behaviors.


Through monies raised by the BCIT Foundation, the PRIDE Program has provided items that supplement our local BCIT high school budgets. More recently, over the past two school years, the Foundation has provided the following:


  1. Staff member of the month trophies (prohibited by our purchasing manual)
  2. Earned student weekly incentives for PRIDE activities, such as Wawa and Dunkin Donut Gift cards; BCIT water bottles; BCIT PRIDE ear buds
  3. Funding for PRIDE events


This past year, almost 500 students on our Medford Campus and 600 students on the Westampton Campus, per marking period, were recognized as PRIDE recipients. Valuing the need to promote the continual support of the PRIDE Program, the BCIT Foundation's hope is that with the popularity of the PRIDE Program and its proven results, parents, local businesses, and members of the community may consider making a donation to the Foundation.


When giving to the BCIT Foundation in support of the PRIDE Program, donations will directly support PRIDE Program incentives.


To learn more about the program, and how to donate, please contact Foundation Director Sara DeLong at (609) 267-4226, ext. 8335 or email at sdelong@burlcoschools.org.

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Red Ribbon Week was a phenomenal success!

Red Ribbon Week is all about Drug and Alcohol awareness. BCIT Medford Campus celebrated themes each day to support each other in being and staying drug and alcohol free.
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Visit BCIT on Facebook...

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MEDFORD ATHLETICS

All student-athletes must register online each season (fall, winter and spring) for athletics.


Click Here For Athletic Registration Information.


In addition, each student-athlete must have a valid physical and other required forms on file with the nurse’s office prior to participation in athletics. The school’s physician must approve all physicals completed by any private physician prior to final clearance.


Our school physician performs physicals at each campus twice a month. We recommend that student-athletes get a physical at school as this helps to streamline the approval process (less paperwork). If you plan on getting a physical at Medford Tech, you must call the athletic office and make an appointment prior to getting the physical.


The next date for getting your physical at school is:


November 20, 2018


For more information and updates about Medford’s athletics (coaches, schedules, required paperwork, etc.) please reference Ms. Heidi Bouchard’s website.



We encourage all students to get involved in athletics. Especially as an incoming student, becoming part of a team is a great way to instantly make twenty or thirty new friends.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact the specific coach or the athletic director.

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Athletic Packet & Registration Information

A complete participation packet with signed consent forms must be submitted to the Athletic Department in order for a student-athlete to tryout in any sport. Packets are available on the school athletics website under the Athletic Director’s website. Please review the website for additional information regarding our programs. Please ensure to submit all required forms - click the link below for more information.

Click Here for the BCIT-Medford Sports Packet

This packet contains all the forms that need to be completed in order to participate in any athletic program.

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CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE SCHOOL STORE

Order dress code approved apparel!

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Meet Stephanie Berdugo-Hernandez

November 8, 2018; RCBC recognizes all the first-generation college students who are working toward becoming, or have already become, the first in their families to graduate college. Meet Stephanie Berdugo-Hernandez, a first-generation college student who is serving on the 2018-2019 Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) Student Advisory Committee. She is a graduate of the Burlington County Institute of Technology in Medford and a current RCBC 3+1 student majoring in Biology with hopes to become an Orthopedic Surgeon. She is also a member of RCBC's Educational Opportunity Fund Program. #CelebrateFirstGen#2ndAnnualFirstGenerationCollegeCelebration

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General Guidance Information:

All Grades:
It is advisable that any student who is currently struggling in a class to reach out to their teacher for additional help. School Counselors are also available, by appointment, to discuss grades and interventions.


Community Service:

Stay involved in school community based extracurricular activities that interest you or enable you to explore career interests.


College-Bound Juniors:

Fall and winter are very important times for you to be visiting college campuses so you know where to apply next September! Campuses give a completely different impression in the summer when they are deserted than during the academic year.


SAT Practice:

SAT Skills and Practice can be found on the www.collegeboard.org website.

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FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION:

Looking for national scholarships? Complete the registration at www.fastweb.com to receive email notifications of scholarship programs.


Visit www.meritaid.com to find merit-based scholarship opportunities from colleges before you apply. This website can help students with merit-based scholarships from colleges that reflect your accomplishments and interests.


Another good resource for researching scholarships is www.finaid.org .


Paper FAFSAs will no longer be delivered in bulk to high schools. Students are able to obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov for faster processing. A PDF version of the FAFSA is also available for download at www. studentaid.ed.gov.


The US Department of Education sponsors www.studentaid.ed.gov, which provides helpful information on preparing for college, types of financial aid, determining who is eligible for financial aid, how to apply for aid with the FAFSA, and information on repaying your loans.

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Medford Online Payment System...Get signed up!!!

Medford Tech online payments are active for General Obligation (ID’s, books, etc.) and various student activity payments (Homecoming, Activity Dues, Senior Trip, Prom, etc.). To make an online payment, please click HERE and create a MySchoolBucks account; then find your product and make a payment.


PLEASE NOTE THAT MY SCHOOL BUCKS IS NOT FOR SCHOOL LUNCH PAYMENTS!


All parents/guardians of freshmen students should create a MySchoolBucks account. Please reference the online user guide below for assistance.


Parent User Guide


Creating A Parent Account (Click link - scroll halfway down page and look for MSB link on right)


Please check out our online spirit wear store to get your Medford Tech apparel. It can be customized for any academic, career major content area, club/activity or athletic team. The items are shipped directly to your house. Please click HERE to take you directly to the online store.

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Student Activities

Please take the time to visit our student-activity information during the summer. We encourage every student to get involved in at least one club/activity. Please visit both of the links below for more information.


Click here for the link to all the Medford Clubs


Click here for the STUDENT LIFE Directory.

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Emergency Closing/Delayed Opening Procedures:

In the event of a campus emergency or inclement weather, staff members will be contacted via email, phone message, and text message. In addition, we will post a Special Alert Message on our website.


Staff Members, Help us Contact You.

Have you moved? Have you changed your phone number or email address? Please make sure to update your information with BCIT Personnel.


Students will be contacted using information stored in Genesis, our electronic student database. Parents should be reminded to ensure their contact information is up-to-date. Any changes should be reported to the main office of the student's school.

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