BHS Newsletter

October 12, 2018

Upcoming Events

October 17 Student Picture Day (8th-11th)

October 18 Senior Courtyard Picture

October 23 School Committee Meeting

October 25 Step-Up Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

October 26 Bi-Weekly Student Grades Posted to Portal

October 31 Early Release - 10:45-½ Prof. Dev. Day

Picture Day (Grades 8-11)

Student Picture Day for Grades 8-11 will be on Wednesday, October 17th beginning at approximately 8:30 am. Picture package information is in the main office.

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Step-Up Concert

The Bellingham Music Program is pleased to announce the 2018 Step-Up Concert featuring the BHS 8th Grade Band, BMS 7th Grade Band and special guest ensemble The American Band. The concert will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bellingham High School Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public, donations are accepted at the door for our Music Scholarship Program.

Class of 2020 - Parent Volunteer Needed

The Class of 2020 is looking for a parent(s) volunteer to help manage a Class of 2020 Facebook page. If you are interested in helping please contact class advisers Megan Larkin, or JoAnn Masterson,

Spirit Week!

This week Blackhawk Pride was in full display! Student participated in spirit days all week! The week culminated with the Pep Rally on Friday afternoon. The pep rally included the introduction of fall athletes, a performances from the band and color guard, a tug of war, obstacle course, and the opportunity for students to throw a pie in teachers' faces.

Important Opportunity for Students - The Boston ECG Project

The ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT is excited to bring to Bellingham the BOSTON ECG PROJECT, an initiative that is highlighted in this month's edition (page 25) of the Bellingham Bulletin.

Testing (by reservation) is scheduled for Saturday, October, 20 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm and is limited to 150 participates. If interest exceeds 150 an attempt will be made to add staff, but since there are no guarantees - REGISTER NOW!

The target audience is youth age 12 - 25 and you need not be a student-athlete to be tested.

Thanks to a generous donation from the town's new trash removal company - HARVEY INDUSTRIES, testing is FREE!

Here are some statistics Boston ECG Project has shared with us:

• Sudden Cardiac Death is the #1 medical killer of young athletes

• Sudden Cardiac Death is the #2 medical cause of death among youth under age 25

• One student athlete dies every 3 days – it's the leading cause of death on school campuses

• 1 out of 200 adolescents will harbor a potential lethal undiagnosed cardiac condition.

Boston ECG Project Charitable Organization is a 501c3 non profit organization whose purpose is to save the lives of children and adolescents by preventing sudden cardiac death, and identifying underlying cardiac abnormalities and conditions, which are often missed by the usual history and physical examination.

This will be done with a screening electrocardiogram (ECG). The organization's goal is to develop an affordable model, and initiate a study, that ultimately may justify wide spread ECG screening for all of our youth.

We are thrilled that Bellingham High School will take part in what we believe will be a seminal study.