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!!
Letter Jackets and Senior 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 Balfour.com.
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.***
Click here to view upcoming ACT and SAT testing dates, as well as, the deadlines for registration.
Community Service Hours
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!
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!
Do you need a student parking pass?
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:
Students are able to anonymously submit tips through a phone app, at www.469tips.com 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.
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