The Panther Post
The BCHS Bi-weekly Newsletter - November 30, 2018
INFORMATION FOR JUNIORS AND THEIR PARENTS
Dear Parents of Juniors at BCHS,
Last semester, we had a parent meeting about switching to an Optional Flexible School Day for our juniors to avoid issues when college was not in session. Starting Monday, December 3rd , our juniors will have an alternate schedule to accommodate their college courses being over while still attending their high school courses. The schedule for juniors will vary depending on the day. Please be sure and record the schedule to ensure attendance at the correct times. Below is the schedule for juniors starting Dec. 3rd through Dec. 21st.
December 3rd – Normal day except all juniors will take their English 1301 final from 1:55 pm-3:55 pm. Please make arrangements to stay during your out for this final.
December 4th-6th - will be regular schedule for juniors.
****CHANGE*** Juniors in College Algebra need to plan on staying on December 6 for their College Algebra Final until 3:20 pm.
Juniors will observe the following schedule starting on December 7th.
On Friday, Dec. 7th, Monday, Dec. 10th, Wednesday, Dec. 12th, Friday, Dec. 14th, and Monday, Dec. 17th - Juniors will need to report to school at 10:05 am and will be released at 3:05 pm.
On Tuesday, Dec. 11th, Thursday, Dec. 13th and Tuesday, Dec. 18th - Juniors will report to school at regular time, 8:55 am and be released at 11:55 am.
December 19th - Report to school at 8:55 am for Path final. Students will be released at 10:25 am
December 20th -Report to school at 8:55 am for ALG 2 final. Students will be released at 10:25 am
December 21st - Report to school at 8:55 am for Physics final. Students will be released at 10:25 am
ALL STUDENTS MUST REPORT TO SCHOOL EACH DAY FOR ATTENDANCE PURPOSES, EVEN IF EXEMPT. YOUR EXEMPTION WILL BE REVOKED, IF YOU MISS YOUR CLASS. All finals for juniors will be held in Seminar E.
Please make arrangements for transportation for your students on these days, if at all possible. The shuttle between BHS and BCHS will run at normal time. If transportation is an issue, please call the office to let us know that your student will be staying. Please be aware that students that stay will be in a study hall. They do not have any classes to take during these days since college will be over for the semester.
Please sign the letter given to your student to indicate you understand the changes to the junior schedule and will help your child attend all the required time during our alternate schedule.
Failure to attend during the times required will result in NO ALTERNATE scheduling during future times that college is out. Student attendance is required and expected.
Winter Wonderland hosted by Student Council, Friday, December 14 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Pre-sale tickets are $5, tickets at the door will be $7.
Price includes hot cocoa, popcorn, movies, cookie and ornament decorating. There will also be a game room.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, December 3 during lunches.
Letter Jackets and Senior Rings!
Balfour will be back on campus during all lunches in December 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.
November 30: 3rd Six Weeks Progress Report
December 1: Saturday School
December 3: English 1301 Final (Shaheen)
December 4: Music Appreciation Final (McCord)
December 6: Spanish (Proctor), Government (Hendrickson), US History (Stone), and College Algebra (Spencer) Finals
December 8: ACT
December 15: Saturday School
December 19 - 21: Final Exam Schedule
December 19: Finals for Pathways (Samuels), MWF 1, MWF 2, MWF 5
December 20: Finals for Algebra 2 (Juniors with Bowman), MWF 4, MWF 6, TTH 4
December 21: Finals for Physics (Valdez), TTH 2, TTH 1
December 21: Early Release at 12:55 pm/End of 1st semester
December 24 - January 7: Winter Break
December 8: School Resumes/2nd Semester Begins