Warrior Weekly

September 16, 2016

BOONSBORO HIGH SCHOOL

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Dear Boonsboro High Families:

In observance of National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, Boonsboro High will be hosting a presentation for students, as well as one for parents and families, which will promote resources and awareness around issues of mental health, recognizing the warning signs, and how you can help others or get help yourself.

Mental health conditions can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people and is often the result of mental health conditions. Suicidal thoughts and suicide occur too frequently but should not be considered common and can indicate more serious issues.

The student presentation will take place on Friday, September 23, 2016 in our auditorium and will involve a 50 minutes presentation to each grade level, separately. Many trained professionals will be on staff to closely monitor student reactions and respond if needed.

If you do not wish your child to attend this presentation, please contact your child’s guidance counselor at 301-766-8022.
A similar presentation will be available for parents and families to attend on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the BHS auditorium.

Crisis and Information Resources
• I'm in crisis or am experiencing difficult or suicidal thoughts: National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273 TALK (8255)
• I'm looking for more information, referrals or support: NAMI HelpLine 800-950-NAMI (6264)

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.

FOOTBALL FOOTBALL FOOTBALL!!

We have another home game this Friday versus Brunswick High, and we welcome our community to cheer on our Warrior football team!


However, we need to talk . . .


All elementary and middle school-aged children MUST be accompanied to the game by an adult (not including high school-aged siblings). Additionally, your pre-high school children must be accompanied and supervised while in the stadium area. We have already experienced significant challenges in this regard this year.


No spectators should be beneath the grandstands or playing ball/games on the hill. Climbing fences or the sides of the grandstands is not permitted.


We thank you in advance for helping us to make the game enjoyable and safe for everyone!

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Parents/Guardians: Your help is needed!

We hope you'll get involved in our school community is one or more of the following ways:


Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Anti-Bullying Efforts

May 2nd Teacher Appreciation Refreshment Sign-ups


Please contact teacher Debbie Blackwell at blackdeb@wcps.k12.md.us if you have questions or other ideas about ways to support BHS.

Homecoming Preview

  • Powder Puff Football Game ~ Tue, Oct 4 ~ 7:15 pm ~ football stadium
  • Pep Rally & Color Wars ~ Fri, Oct 7 ~ 2:30 pm (students only/assembly schedule)
  • Homecoming Parade ~ Fri, Oct 7 ~ 5 pm
  • Homecoming Football Game vs. FSK ~ Fri, Oct 7 ~ 7 pm
  • Pancake Breakfast ~ Sat, Oct 8 ~ 7-11 am
  • Homecoming Dance ~ Sat, Oct 8 ~ 7-10 pm ~ BHS Gymnasium

order your BHS FFA Mums today!

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PICTURE DAY

September 21, 2016


Make-up Day is November 2, 2016

Tutoring

Do you need a little extra help with your school work? Stop in the library Tuesday through Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30. The NHS student will be there to help you!


Attention, Seniors!

The senior class group picture will be taken on the morning of September 28th. To be a part of the picture you must be in front of the gym doors, NO LATER than 8:10. Please wear a black t-shirt! There is no makeup day for this picture.

BAAA Volunteers

The BAAA had some cancellations and are looking for volunteers!

BAAA will be having a home game this Sunday (18th). If there are any students available from 11:30am-3:30pm and 3:30pm-7:00pm those are the times they need help.

Books!!

The National Honors Society will be collecting new or gently used children’s books for the United Way of Washington County. You can donate books from now until September 25th outside the front office or to Miss Steiner in room C-30. For more information please see one of the flyers posted around the building.

Yearbook

The Chieftain Yearbook staff is already hard at work building a beautiful 2017 yearbook. Our ideas are exciting...but even more exciting is that we have just been given an outstanding deal from Herff-Jones to kick off our school year. During the month of September, the book is being sold at a rock-bottom cost of $65! Yes, $65! If you are interested in purchasing the 2017 yearbook at this special introductory price, , please order online at www.yearbookordercenter.com. After September the price will increase. Don’t miss out on the memories of highschool...order your yearbook today at the special introductory price. This price will only be available during the month of September! If you have any questions, see Mrs. Shearer in room A-56


Boonsboro High School

OUR MISSION

We provide each student with the knowledge and skills to be life-long learners, equipped to lead lives of choice, opportunity, purpose, and consequence.


OUR VISION

Educating today for tomorrow. Building life-long learners -- one student at a time.


SCHOOL STATISTICS

  • Grades: 9 - 12
  • Date of Construction: 1958
  • Latest Renovation: 2006
  • State Rated Capacity: 1,030 (5/1/09)
  • Enrollment: 884 (11/18/15)
  • Size of Building: 140,486 sq. feet