Boonville High School

November 5, 2021 Edition

There's a Cell Phone in Your Student's Head

Dear Boonville Pirate Families:

This week at BHS I've witnessed our first graduate from the Alternative School for 2021. We've seen students trying their own recipes in Foods I and II, labs teaching force and motion in Physical Science, and Advanced Biology students learning about genetics. Every day I get to see our students highly engaged in learning things for the future.

Recently we've seen an increase in students using their cell phones during class periods. We are trying really hard to promote a school community that values time on task and learning. Research supports reducing screen times for student mental health benefits. Our policy prioritizes student academic, physical, and emotional well-being. This week's video explains some of rationale in requesting students physically put away their phones in class. This is also true while they are doing homework at home.

Please remember students can use their phones between class periods and while at lunch. If you have a family emergency that requires immediate attention, please call the front office. We are more than willing to get a message to your student or to assist them in case of an emergency.

Tonight is a very busy night at BHS as our Pirate Football team takes on Blair Oaks in Districts. This is a community event with the Silver Pirate Band, Cheer team, Dance team all performing. Tonight you do need digital tickets to attend. Come help us form a SEA of BLUE to support all of our students.


Ms. Fuemmeler

Veterans Day Breakfast and Celebration

Do you know a veteran in our community? Please consider inviting them to RSVP to the main office to be part of our Veterans Day breakfast and celebration. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. in the BHS Commons followed by an assembly featuring the Silver Pirate Band, Chamber Choir, JROTC Color Guard, and guest speaker Nick Rucker. Mr. Rucker is a veteran and ambassador for Guitars for Veterans. It should be a great morning to honor those who've so valiantly served our Country.


There is still time for your student to sign up for the ASVAB test in the counseling office. Students can sign up through Monday, Nov 7. The ASVAB will be administered on Friday, Nov 12 here at BHS.

Toys for Tots Drive

Our BHS Key Club is once again sponsoring a Toys for Tots drive this holiday season. There is a box in the BHS Library Media Center for students to drop of toys if they so desire. We are hopeful to collect memorable items for students in the spirit of giving. Thank you for thoughtfully considering having your student make a donation. We are accepting donations through December 3.

Dates to Remember

11/5: December 11 ACT Registration Deadline

11/8: ASVAB Sign-up Deadline

11/9: Yearbook Organizational Picture Day

11/11: Veterans Day Breakfast and Assembly

11/24-26: Thanksgiving Break

11/29: Faculty Professional Development Day - Students No School

The What's Up Weekly

The What's Up Weekly is a District-Wide Calendar of Events for next week.