BHS Tiger News

Week of January 23, 2022

Belleville High School

A Fresh Start!

Good afternoon, Belleville Families, this is week #1 of the 2nd semester. This is a FRESH START for students, and an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in Semester 1. Of these, BEING ON TIME for classes is of major importance - with 1st hour being the greatest challenge for some. This is an important life skill that ALL students can and must master.


Parents and guardians, we ask that you work with your student(s) on managing their time - preparing the night before, if needed - so that they can arrive early enough to have plenty of time to get to their first class. Doors open at 6:45am. We’re looking forward to having a great Semester 2 - as we will be focusing on Achievement!


Student Drop Off/Pick-Ups: Families, please remember that morning drop off and afternoon pick up take place on the WEST side of the building where the Administration Building and Tennis Courts are, and NOT at the Main Entrance. We appreciate your cooperation, as this helps traffic flow properly.


Speaking of Achievement… We’re excited to begin implementing several academic supports this semester, which include academic advising, additional tutoring opportunities, and Homework lab! We will provide updates as this project unfolds. See below for more information on the Homework Lab.

Homework Lab Flyer

The Belleville High School Building Leadership Team will be starting a pilot program during the second semester known as the Homework Lab. Details can be found in the preceding flyer. The Homework Lab will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays for an hour after school on school days and will be in the BHS Media Center. It will be a place where students can work on homework, collaborate on group projects, and/or complete tests/assessments they may have missed in their regular classes. Transportation is not currently provided and rides should be ready to pick up students by 3:10 pm. Main Entrance pick up IS available at this time.


Belleville Online School (BOS) Information:

  • Students and parents should have received an email from Edgenuity containing login information. Students and parents should have also received an email from Mrs. Isaac, BOS coordinator, outlining procedures and protocols for BOS. Please contact Mrs. Currie if your child is starting BOS for the second semester and did not receive an email from Edgenuity or Mrs. Isaac. Mrs. Currie can be reached at 734-697-9416.

  • Students will be able to view Edgenuity classes on Monday, January 24th.

  • Students will start classes on Tuesday, January 25th.

  • Each BOS student has been assigned a BHS mentor. The BHS Mentor will reach out to students and parents this week.

  • Please contact Mrs. Currie if you have any questions.


Miscellaneous Reminders:


COVID PROTOCOLS

  • COVID Absences: If you are keeping your student home for COVID testing, please be sure to NOTIFY the Main Office at 734.697.9133. You can also note absences in the Parent Portal (Parent Connect).

  • MASKS: Students are required to wear a mask at all times, except when they are eating or drinking in the Cafeteria. Parents are required to provide appropriate masks for students. Ski masks, vented masks, and other masks with holes are NOT appropriate for school PPE.

  • VISITORS: Parents & Visitors will not be permitted to enter the building. If entry into the building is vital, an appointment MUST be made.

  • SCHOOL CLOSURES: Families, if school is ever closed, please know that you will receive a message (usually via text and/or phone and email) from the school and/or district administration. Notifications will never be only on Social Media or even via news stations (who incorrectly reported that we were closed last week!).


DRESS CODE: Students are expected to dress appropriately for school. Students that attend school improperly will be assigned an After School Detention.

See this link for FREQUENT DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS. This is a visual representation, as visuals often help get the point across!


Important Dates and Upcoming Events:


  • SENIORS - See end of this newsletter for Cap and Gown and Yearbook information
  • Jan 23rd - Jan 30th: Athletics Schedules for Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys Swim, Bowling, and Wrestling - visit https://bellevilleathletics.net/

  • Jan 24th: Beginning of Semester 2
  • Jan 24th - 28th: Belleville’s Got Talent Sign Up (see below)
  • Jan 25th: Belleville New Tech Student Bingo Event (see picture below)
  • Feb 9th: Count Day for Semester 2
  • Feb 16th: Tiger Parent Meeting (Virtual)
  • Feb 21st: NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day



Belleville’s Got Talent - TIGERS! Sign up to Showcase Your Talent - January 24 - 28, 2022

Belleville’s Got Talent Application


Have a terrific week everyone, and GO TIGERS!

~ Principal Crockett, AP Mrs. Green, AP Mr. Roberson, AP Mr. Wright, BNT Director Mr. Wilsey, and AD Mr. Brodie

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From the Counseling Team:

Counseling Reminders:

  1. The last day to submit the Request for Schedule Change Form is Wednesday, January 26th. Please be mindful that schedules will only be changed if it meets one of two criteria: a)student is missing a class, or b) the student has taken class previously and earned a passing grade

  2. NEW GIS course is coming soon! Attention 11th and 12th grade parents. BHS will be offering a GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) course during the second semester. Students will learn about digital mapping, the process for creating apps and drone technology. Please contact your child’s counselor if you would like more information or to enroll your child into this course.

  3. Attention 9th Grade Parents! SMASH University of Michigan is still accepting applications for Summer 2022. SMASH is a free program to first-generation, low-income, 9th grade students in the state of Michigan that are interested in STEM careers. The application is now open at www.smash.org/apply. The deadline to apply will be March 1st, 2022.

  4. University of Michigan Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) will host a virtual workshop to discuss their organization and a free summer program focused on Artificial Intelligence for 9th and 10th grade students!

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Jan 29, 2022 09:30 AM EST

Register in advance for this meeting:


https://umich.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uc--pqzkvGtDV2lquRDPlI-j1kKa1iVEz


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


2022-2023 Course Registration will begin in February!

It is now time to plan for the 2022-2023 student courses. The counselors will begin meeting with students in grades 9-11 beginning on February 8th. Please review our courses and special programs that are included in our Program of Studies.


Also, the BHS Counseling Department will host a tour of William D. Ford Career and Technical Center. Students interested in learning more about a trade are encouraged to sign-up to attend this tour. Please click here to register.

William D. Ford Career and Technical Center


SCHOLARSHIPS: Local scholarships are beginning to pour in. Please visit our local scholarships page often to view new scholarships.


Local Scholarships 2021/22

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BHS Senior Information - Class of 2022

Class of 2022 Tiger Parents, this is a friendly reminder that if you HAVE NOT placed your Cap and Gown order for graduation. The order deadline is this weekend, please order online to ensure everything will be delivered on time this Spring.

Order Online: Belleville Class of 22

~ Feel free to call us with any questions.

Your Local Herff Jones Office

4938 DEWITT, SUITE 200 // CANTON, MI // 48188

Graduate Service Detroit // Representing Herff Jones Since 1975

Office: 734.725.5743 // Office Hours by Appointment Only


YEARBOOK Info

TO ORDER A YEARBOOK: Click Here

TO PURCHASE A SENIOR TRIBUTE/AD: Click Here


TO SUBMIT SENIOR PHOTOS:

While I recommend going to Focal Point for your senior photos, I can’t force you to use them. If you go to a different photographer, there are very specific directions that need to be followed. Please click here to read what directions both the photographer and your son/daughter need to follow. The head size and photo size and background are important, and so is how it is submitted. All those directions can be found on the yearbook page on the high school website. Please click here for directions on how to submit your senior photo if you didn’t go to Focal Point or Shannon’s.


If you go to Focal Point or Shannon’s Photography, you do NOT need to worry about the things I wrote in the paragraph above, as they will handle getting the senior photos to me in the correct format.


TO SUBMIT PHOTOS FOR SUBMISSION IN THE BOOK via Yearbook Snap: Click Here

The password to community upload is tigers


Please EMAIL me with any questions or concerns you may have for an immediate response. Thank you and have a great afternoon!


Mr. Michael Musser, Yearbook Adviser

mmusser@vanburenschools.net


ADDITIONAL SENIOR INFO

Senior Yard Signs are available to purchase on PaySchools until Monday, January 31, 2022. The senior yard sign is $25.00. Please also complete the google form to indicate the sign choice and the name which will be printed on the sign. Here is the link to the form.


Seniors who have not purchased a senior package, can purchase the following items on PaySchools; Senior prom ticket, Senior party ticket, Senior spring t-shirt and Senior yard sign. If you have any questions, please contact jcarlin@vanburenschools.net or pslinger@vanburenschool.net


Cap and gowns can be ordered through Herff Jones. Here is the link to their website and contact information.


Information concerning senior yearbook photos, senior tribute pages and ordering a yearbook can be found at this link; Belleville High School Yearbook or contact mmusser@vanburenschools.net

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