BJHS Weekly Newsletter for October 16-22, 2017
October 16 – Boys' Basketball Parent Meeting - MPR - 6:30pm
October 19 - Leadership Development Day - Gym
Girls' Basketball at Red Bluff - Red Bluff - 7th @ 5:30pm/ 8th @ 6:30pm
Wrestling Parent Information Meeting - Library - 6:30pm
October 20 – Gold Nugget Store open during both lunches
October 23 – School Site Council - Large Conference Room - 2:55pm
October 26 – BJHS World Café - PV Rec Center
Nutrition Services Turkey Feast - MPR - both lunches
In our efforts to continuously improve both the quantity and quality of supervision on campus before, during, and after school, I am pleased to report the installation of 8 new security cameras on campus. These new cameras are strategically positioned to improve surveillance of specific areas on campus where we tend to have a lot of student activity.
With 1,000 10-13-year-olds walking the halls every day, on that journey of discovering who they are, there’s bound to be a bump here and a careless act there. We can’t prevent adolescent mistakes, but we can hold students accountable and help them to make better choices. With teachers at their doors during passing periods and administrators and campus supervisors walking the halls, we see a lot.
Sometimes, it’s tough to tell the difference between playful banter and a genuine conflict. Junior high kids tend to be loud, excited, and “hands on”. If your student is becoming uncomfortable with the way an interaction is going—too much teasing, too much physical contact, etc.—please have them come and see me. One of the best lessons a child can learn in junior high is how to be assertive. We will stop the problem before it becomes a stressor for your kiddos and they will learn some valuable skills in the process.
Thank you for entrusting the Bidwell Team with the care and education of your children every day. It is an honor to serve you.
Bidwell Junior High School
Chico Unified School District
Our new T-shirts and Hoodies have arrived just in time for Black and Gold Wednesdays! We have both ladies and regular cut T-shirts in Black or Gray.
Come to the Student Store in Room 406A or check out our new online store to get yours!
PIONEERS LEARN TO TABLE TWEET
6th Grade students in Mrs. Jimmerson's English class engaged in "Table Twitter" with questions about Among the Hidden, a recent novel read in class.
ENGLISH CLASS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
Mrs. Hansen's 8th grade English classes have been working hard this year reading and analyzing short stories. Students are looking for deeper meaning to connect the themes to their lives. These students are the students of the month for September. They were recognized for being positive and respectful. Way to go, Pioneers!
STATIC ELECTRICITY GOES TO THEIR HEADS!
Students in Mrs. Hass' class were studying the parts of an atom and their role in static electricity in this hands-and-heads-on activity!
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MATH B STUDENTS WORKING HARD ON THEIR TEAM TESTS!
LOST AND FOUND
CJSF COMMUNITY SERVICE
READERS' THEATER COMES ALIVE!
Students in Mrs. Enserros' 7th grade English classes had fun participating in Readers' Theater, where each student takes a role from a short story and reads it aloud to their classmates. October is a great time for spooky stories!
Upward Bound Projects is having their open enrollment period from Oct. 1st through December 1st. Upward Bound is a program geared to help high school students reach their goals of going to a 4 year university. Want more info? Come to the Counseling Office and speak to a Counselor about it.
CHECK OUT OUR WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN UP TO THIS SCHOOL YEAR IN OUR FIRST PIONEER PRODUCTIONS VIDEO!
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CALIFORNIA HEALTHY KIDS SURVEY
Dear Parent or Guardian:
During the month of October, 2017, all students in grades 7, 9 and 11, and all students enrolled in CUSD Alternative Education schools, will be asked to be a part of our school’s California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) sponsored by the California Department of Education. The CHKS is a very important survey that helps promote better health and wellbeing among our youth, improve the school learning environment and combat problems such as drug abuse and violence. CHKS is conducted statewide every 2 years. Your child will be bringing home a “Passive Parent Consent Form” at least one week prior to the survey administration. Your child does not have to take the survey. If you do not want your child to complete the survey, you must notify your school and/or return the “Parent Permission Form” your child brings home, indicating that you do not give permission for them to participate. For more information about the survey, including viewing a copy, please go to : http://chks.wested.org/. You may also contact Ann Brodsky, Tobacco Use Prevention Education Coordinator, 891-3050, x112,firstname.lastname@example.org.