The Panther Post

The BCHS Bi-weekly Newsletter - December 21, 2018

From the desk of Mrs. Wieland:

Dear Panther Families,

It is hard to believe that we have completed the first semester of year three at BCHS! It is an exciting time for our students and staff. As we prepare for next semester, we need some help from parents. We need you to help us monitor your student's progress in both college and high school. You can see high school grades through Skyward. By checking this regularly, you can help your student stay on track. For college updates, you will need to have your student login and show you their assignments and grades or you can call the school in January for your student's login. We have many students that are accepting zeros for work instead of completing the work. Please set aside a time each week or two to sit down with your student and view their high school and college progress. We appreciate your help in this area. We look forward to working with our Panther Families in 2019.

I hope each of you has a restful and relaxing holiday. We will see all students on January 8th! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!


Mrs. Wieland

TSI Testing

The week we come back from break, students who need to take TSI will be given the opportunity to do so! We will review and test that week.


You can order a yearbook online. Go to and enter "Burleson Collegiate High School" in the search bar. Yearbooks are $55. Paper order forms will be available in the office soon if you would prefer to order with cash or check. If you have questions, please contact Stacy Williams.

Letter Jackets and Senior Rings!

Can you believe it? Its time for Juniors to order Letter Jackets and Class Rings!

Balfour will be back on campus during all lunches in January for students to place orders. Information packets are available in the office

Ordering, more information and pricing can be found at

Strive to Drive 2018-19

Burleson ISD & Burleson Nissan/Honda are giving away another car this school year! Here's how you can win a Nissan Sentra:

*Students must be enrolled in the Burleson ISD for the entire 6-weeks grading period.

*Students may earn 1 ticket per six weeks for perfect attendance.

*Students may earn 4 BONUS tickets per semester for perfect attendance (Fall & Spring).

*Students may earn 10 BONUS tickets for the year for perfect attendance.

*Students may earn a maximum of 24 tickets per school year.

The Nissan Sentra will be given away in May, 2019.

***The district will utilize state guidelines for reporting average daily attendance to determine perfect attendance contest eligibility.***

BCHS Parent Brigade

Are you interested in getting more involved at your child's school? Please join the BCHS Parent Brigade (our version of a PTO). Email and/or join the BCHS Parent Brigade Facebook page for more information.
Upcoming ACT and SAT Deadlines and Dates

Click here to view upcoming ACT and SAT testing dates, as well as, the deadlines for registration.

Community Service Hours

All BCHS students are encourage to earn 25 Community Service Hours per school year. Hours already earned may be viewed through Skyward Family Access. Community Service forms are available here, on the BCHS website or in the front office.

Remember, Community Service cannot be things you do for immediate family members and cannot be signed by a parent. Forms signed by a parent will not be accepted. If you have questions, see Mrs.Wieland or Mrs. Kroeker.

Attendance is vital to success!

Attendance is important! Students at BCHS cannot afford to miss time at school, especially in their college classes. Students should be present at school, unless they are ill. If students are ill, parents should notify the front office and send a written note or doctor's note with their child when he/she returns.

Parents - check your email! Parent of students who owe time because they are not meeting the 90% attendance rule will be notified by email.

College Fever is in the Air!

It is exciting times at BCHS for our juniors as you begin to plan for after high school. Remember that you have the opportunity to have two days excused to allow you to visit colleges with your parents. In order to be excused and not count towards attendance, the date of the absence must be pre-approved. Here is the link to the form for approval. You can also find it under Parents/Students on the BCHS website. It is called College Absence Form!

Verification of Enrollment

Are you planning to get your driver's permit or license? See Mrs. Clore in the front office to get your attendance Verification of Enrollment (VOE). Please allow 1 business day for form completion.

Do you need a student parking pass?

Click here for the Student Parking Pass application. Student should bring their application and payment to the front office. Parking guidelines are being enforced. Students and visitors should park in the lot closest to the BCHS entrance where the parking spaces are marked in yellow. All students who wish to park on campus must have a BCHS parking sticker displayed in their windshield.

Parking Fines

Parking fines for no parking sticker or an out of date sticker have begun! Fines are $20. Make sure you have a 2018-19 Student Parking Pass displayed on your windshield!

Crime Stoppers and Friends for Life

Please take a moment to review the BISD Safety and Security website to learn about our safety programs, including Crime Stoppers and Friends For Life.

BISD knows that students see and hear things. A vital step in prevention is early identification of potential threats and intelligence gathering. In partnership with Tarrant County Crime Stoppers and Friends for Life, BISD provides students with a platform to submit anonymous tips. Students are encouraged to report information that is criminal, threatening, inappropriate, or potentially harmful on topics that may include:

Dating violence
Family violence/abuse
Gang activity
Sexual harassment
Suicidal thoughts

Students are able to anonymously submit tips through a phone app, at or by calling Crime Stoppers 817-469-8477.

Our students learned about these programs when Mrs. Alley visited their classes earlier this year, and they may come home with questions.

If you have questions, feel free to email or call our office.

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Upcoming Events

December 21: Early Release at 12:55 pm/End of 1st semester

December 24 - January 7: Winter Break

January 7: Teacher Workday

January 8: School Resumes/2nd Semester Begins

January 21: MLK, Jr. Holiday

January 25: 4th six weeks progress reports

February 15: End of 4th six weeks

February 18: Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development Day

March 8: 5th six weeks progress reports

March 11 - 15: Spring Break

April 5: End of 5th six weeks

April 9: English 1 EOC

April 11: English 2 EOC

April 19: Good Friday Holiday

April 22: Bad Weather Makeup Day

April 26: 6th six weeks progress reports

May 6-10: Tentative Hill College Final Exam

May 6: Algebra 1 EOC

May 7: Biology EOC

May 8: US History EOC

May 22 - 24: High School Final Exams

May 24: Early Release at 12:55 pm/Last day of 2nd Semester/School