Pioneer Post

BJHS Weekly Newsletter for October 16-22, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 16 – Boys' Basketball Parent Meeting - MPR - 6:30pm

October 17 - Girls' Basketball vs Willows - Gym - 7th @ 5:45pm/ 8th @ 6:45pm

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

PRINCIPAL'S LETTER

Dear Pioneer Families,


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.

David McKay

Principal

Bidwell Junior High School

Chico Unified School District

(530) 521-9228

They’re here!

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!

RIBBON CUTTING

THE CITY OF CHICO is planning a small ribbon cutting for the new Ceres Bridge right after school on Friday, October 13th. Staff and students are invited. We hope you can stop by for the celebration!
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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.

WORLD CAFE

Students, please remember to turn in your RSVP slips to attend the WORLD CAFÉ. These slips need to be turned into the counseling office by Tuesday.

ATTENTION STUDENTS

Due to excessive trash on the ground at lunch, eating areas will once again be restricted to the cafeteria, mural area, and covered area until further notice. Expect a detention if you are caught eating outside of those areas: that includes candy, snacks, and drinks. Let’s take some pride in our campus, Pioneers.
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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!

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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!

ATTENTION, SOCIAL MENTORS

Please come by the counseling office during your lunch and pick up your permission forms for Social Mentoring. We have a training on Monday & Tuesday of next week during Primetime and need your permission form back on Monday.
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SIGN UP FOR BIDWELL WRESTLING!

Bidwell Wrestling Academy

Sign Ups & Information Meeting

Oct. 19th @ 6:30PM

BJHS Library

www.bidwellwrestling.com

AR GOAL

You have until the end of the day on Friday, the 20th to meet your AR goal.
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MATH B STUDENTS WORKING HARD ON THEIR TEAM TESTS!

LOST AND FOUND

The Lost & Found is overflowing again! With the cooler mornings and warm afternoons, the students are leaving their sweatshirts all around campus. Right now, we have about 50 sweatshirts, Swimsuits & towels, 6 lunchboxes, 9 very nice water bottles (ie: Klean Kanteen), shirts, books, etc....All items tagged with orange tape will be donated at the end of the month. The Lost & Found is located in the MPR.

CJSF COMMUNITY SERVICE

CJSF has multiple opportunities for community services in the upcoming weeks. Members can sign up for a Travel Ball Baseball Tournament Volunteer Service the weekend of Oct. 14th and 15th at Chico Eastside. Shasta Farmers Dinner on Saturday, October 21st and Make a Difference Day, campus beautification at McManus Elementary School on Saturday, Oct. 28th. Come into the Counseling office to sign up.
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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!

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UPWARD BOUND

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x5WeQ-XVlE

CHECK OUT OUR WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN UP TO THIS SCHOOL YEAR IN OUR FIRST PIONEER PRODUCTIONS VIDEO!

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CALIFORNIA SCHOOL PARENT SURVEY

Your feedback is needed to help Bidwell "Strive for Excellence." Click here to take the survey!

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,abrodsky@chicousd.org.