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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

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.

Yearbooks

You can order a yearbook online. Go to balfour.com 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 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.***

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 bchsparentbrigade@gmail.com 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:

Bullying
Dating violence
Cyberbullying
Family violence/abuse
Gang activity
Sexting
Sexual harassment
Suicidal thoughts

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.

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Upcoming Events

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