The Blue & Gold
March 1, 2015 - Volume 2, Issue 25
Buckhorn High School
2 (M) JVB Soccer @MCHS, 5:30PM
2 (M) V Baseball vs. Athens, DH 4:30PM / 6:30PM
2 (M) Madison County Teacher/Support Person of the Year Ceremony
3 (T) LC Basketball @ James Clemens, 10:00AM
3 (T) V Baseball vs. James Clemens, DH, 4:30PM / 6:30PM
3 (T) JV Baseball @Madison Academy, DH, 4:30PM / 6:30PM
3 (T) Softball @ Gadsden City, JV-4:30PM, V-6PM
3 (T) VB Soccer vs. Grissom, 5:30PM
3 (T) VG Soccer @ Grissom, 6PM
3 (T) Tennis, VG/VB @ Huntsville High, 3:30PM
4 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM
4 (W) Softball, vs. Scottsboro, V-4:30PM, JV-6:00PM
5 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM
5 (TH) LC Basketball vs. Decatur, 10:30AM
5 (TH) Baseball vs. Lee, JV-4:30PM, V-6:30PM
5 (TH) Softball vs. Lawrence County, JV-6PM, V-4:30PM
5 (TH) Soccer @ MCHS, VG-5PM, VB-7PM
5-6 BMS 8th Grade Tours
6 (F) Last Day to Purchase Prom Tickets for $125.00 (3/7-3/20: $150.00)
6 (F) Last Day to Buy Trivia Night Tickets, Email: email@example.com
6 (F) Spanish Club, Nacho Day, Break, $2.00
6 (F) Scholars' Team, County Tournament, All Teams, Central Office, All day
6 (F) JV Baseball @Athens, DH, 5PM / 7PM
6 (F) FR Baseball vs. Athens, DH, 5PM / 7PM
6-7 Softball, Wallace State Tournament, Cullman, AL
7 (S) Varsity Scholars' Team, ASCA's Regional Tournament, Arab Junior High
7 (S) Tennis, VG/VB @ Gadsden City, 1PM
7 (S) V Baseball vs. MCHS, 11AM; vs. Madison Academy, 5PM
8 (Su) Choir, Chamber Choir Masterwork Performance with Huntsville Youth Orchestra
8 (Su) Daylight Saving Time Begins (Move clocks forward one hour)
All athletic events were retrieved from the c2cschools' website on Saturday, February 28. Game dates/times are subject to change. Please visit the c2cschools' website or the specific team's website for up-to-date information. Go Bucks!
Babe Ruth Baseball Registration
Registration for the 2015 spring Babe Ruth baseball season will be on Saturday, February 28th and Saturday, March 7th from 12 noon to 3 pm, upstairs in the press box at John Hunt Park.
Games will begin around April 11th and end in early/mid June.
Registration forms for individual players wanting to play Babe Ruth and for those coaches registering a team are available under the Handouts page on the Babe Ruth web site.
The league will have separate divisions for recreational teams and competitive (travel ball) teams at each age group.
The cost is $100.00 per individual recreational player or $1300.00 per competitive team. (That's less than $8 per game for each player!)
Buckhorn High School Snow Days 2015
Student Meteorologist, Aaron Ayers Reporting on the Snow
MEET A FEW NEW BUCK NATION (TEMPORARY) FANS
MCSS Snow Days Video by Mrs. Vickey Sullivan
MAKE THE GRADE WITH SCHOOL BREAKFAST
Children who eat breakfast before school start the day ready to learn as is reflected in higher test scores and better classroom behavior. However only half of the children who eat lunch at school also eat school breakfast, according to the Food Research and Action Council.
To garner increased participation in the National School Breakfast Program, the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is encouraging schools across the state to recognize National School Breakfast Week. Slated for March 2-6, 2015, National School Breakfast Week is a weeklong celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the School Breakfast Program among students and parents.
The 2015 theme, “Make the Grade with School Breakfast,” reminds everyone in the school community – parents, students, administrators – that a healthy school breakfast sets students up for a day of learning and academic success.
GENE HAAS FOUNDATION MACHINING SCHOLARSHIPS
BHS students, Autumn Esch and Sierra Deming, who are enrolled in Mr. Breece's Precision Machining at MCCTC, received the Gene Haas Foundation Machining Technology Scholarship through the Society for Mechanical Engineers Education Foundation, to continue their machining education at the two-year college level.
Autumn Esch received $2,000.00 towards her education to attend Calhoun Community College. Sierra Deming received $3,000.00 towards her education to attend Calhoun Community College. CONGRATULATIONS AUTUMN & SIERRA!! #BuckPride
Source/Picture Credit: Madison County Career Technical Center
JOOI CLUB VOLUNTEERS AT MANNA HOUSE
Manna House is a 501(c)3 Public Charity that provides food assistance to those in need. They are supported by contributions from individuals, churches, civic groups, and businesses. While some food is donated and locally grown most is purchased for their distribution programs.
Manna House depends heavily on volunteers from the community to help with nightly servings, as they serve over 1000 meals a week. Ms. Jessy Clements, JOOI Club sponsor, and BHS student members, volunteer at Manna House on a regular basis. We are so proud of these students who continually demonstrate what true leadership really is. #BuckPride
Picture Credits: Ms. Jessy Clements
2/27/15: VARSITY BOYS HAVE A BIG WIN OVER W.C.A.
The varsity boys moved to 3-0 on the season with a big win over Whitesburg Christian Academy. Sean Bengs had 3 goals on the night. Dylan Ngendeung had 2 goals and 2 assist. Jason Charles and Wade Jefferson each added a goal of their own. Goalie Andrew Lenoir had 4 saves on the night and recorded his first win of the season.
Scholars' Bowl Trivia Night
On Friday, March 13, the Buckhorn Scholars' Bowl Team is hosting the school's first ever trivia night. The event will feature a dinner catered by Buckhorn's own Dr. Gayle Chumbley and a forty five question trivia competition.Both adults and students are invited to put together teams of one to eight people. Over six hundred dollars in prizes will be split between the top three teams. Tickets can be purchased for twenty dollars from Dr. Matt Dean or any Scholars' Team member. Ticket sales will end on March 6th.
See the event website at http://bhstrivianight.weebly.com for more information.
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or ticket orders.
Sign up to visit The Weather Channel!
BHS AMS is planning to take a very special trip to The Weather Channel on Friday, March, 13th. If you would like to go, please fill out this online form:
Please remember that there are only 20 spots available and they will go fast. Sign up now, so you can join BHS AMS on this unique opportunity. Go Bucks!!
Purchase Your Prom Ticket Before the Price Increases!
Thank you for your support! Go Bucks!
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9 (M) Golf, VG/JVB vs. Sparkman @ Colonial
9 (M) Tennis, VG/VB @ James Clemens
9-11 Cheerleading, Try-Outs, 3:30PM-5PM
9-11 Drama, Dress Rehearsals, "A Midsummer's Night Dream"
10 (T) Choir, State Choral Performance Assessment
10 (T) Golf, VB vs. Sparkman @ Colonial
10 (T) Baseball @ Bob Jones, JV-DH 4PM / 6PM, V-DH 4PM / 6PM
10 (T) Softball vs. Grissom, JV-4:30PM, V-6PM, Student Day
10 (T) FR Baseball @ Sparkman, DH, 5PM / 7PM
10 (T) JVB Soccer @ West Limestone, 6PM
10 (T) VB Soccer @ Huntsville High, 7PM
11 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM
11 (W) VG Soccer vs. Florence
12 (TH) LC Basketball, State Basketball Tournament
12 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM
12 (TH) VG Golf, Yellow Jacket Invitational, RTJ Silverlakes
12 (TH) Baseball @ Lee, JV-4:30PM, V-6:30PM
12 (TH) Softball vs. Sparkman, JV-6PM, V-4:30PM
12 (TH) Tennis, VG/VB vs. Bob Jones
12 (TH) Drama Performance, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", TBA
12-13 Archery, Regional Championship, Buckhorn Middle School
13 (F) End of Grading Period
13 (F) Spring Picture Day
13 (F) Spanish Club, Nacho Day, Break, $2.00
13 (F) Tennis, VG/VB vs. Hazel Green, 3:30PM
13 (F) V Baseball vs. Alexandria @ A&M, 1PM; vs. Hartselle @ Grissom, 4PM
13 (F) Soccer @ Gadsden City, VG-5:30PM, VB-7:30PM
13-14 JV Softball, Buckhorn JV Bash, TBA
13-14 JVB Soccer @ Westminster Christian Tournament
13 (F) Drama Performance, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", TBA
14 (S) Pi Day
14 (S) Track & Field, Huntsville Panther Invitational, Milton Frank Stadium
14 (S) V Baseball vs. Randolph @ UAH, 9:30AM; vs. Pell City @ Mad. Acad., 12PM
14 (S) Drama Performance, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", TBA
15 (S) Mountain Biking, Race#1, The Feud at the Furnace, Tannehill State Park, AL
16 (M) Golf, VG/VB vs. HGHS, TBA
16 (M) FR Baseball vs. James Clemens, DH, 5PM / 7PM
16 (M) Soccer vs. Austin, VB-5PM, JVB-7PM
16-20 Tennis, County Tournament, @Buckhorn High School
17 (T) Golf, VG/VB vs. MCHS, RTJ
17 (T) V Baseball vs. Bob Jones, DH, 4PM / 6PM
17 (T) Softball @ Huntsville, JV-6PM, V-4:30PM
18 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM
19 (TH) Report Cards
19 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM
19 (TH) Softball @ HGHS, JV-4:30PM, V-6PM
19 (TH) VB Soccer vs. Butler, 5PM
20 (F) Spanish Club, Nacho Day, Break, $2.00
20 (F) Track & Field, Cullman Classic, Cullman High School
20 (F) Baseball vs. Sparkman, JV-DH, 4:30PM / 6:30PM, V-DH, 4:30PM / 6:30PM
20 (F) Soccer vs. Gadsden City, VG-5:30PM, VB-7:30PM
21 (S) FR Baseball @ Athens, DH, 12PM / 2PM
23-27 Spring Break
23-25 Softball, Gulf Coast Classic, Gulf Shores, AL, TBA
24 (T) V Baseball@ Franklin, 4PM; @ Blackman, 6:30PM, Murfreesboro, TN (BOTH)
26 (TH) V Baseball @ Franklin Cty, 4:30PM; @ Siegal, 7PM, Murfreesboro, TN (BOTH)
27 (F) V Baseball @ Lebanon, 5PM; @ Mt. Juliet, 8PM, (BOTH)
28 (S) Track & Field, James Clemens Invitational, James Clemens High School
28 (S) V Baseball @ East Hamilton, 10AM; @ Oakland, 3PM, (BOTH)
30 (M) VB Golf, Patriot Invitational, The Ledges
30 (M) VG Golf, Athens Invitational, Canebrake
30 (M) Softball vs. Pisgah, V-4:30PM, JV-6PM
30 (M) JVB Soccer vs. West Limestone, 5PM
30 (M) JV Baseball vs. HGHS, DH, 5:00PM / 7:00PM
31 (T) Golf, VG/VB vs. MCHS, RTJ
31 (T) Archery, Legacy Elementary
31 (T) FR Baseball vs. Bob Jones, DH, 4PM / 6PM
31 (T) Softball vs. Athens, V-4:30PM, JV-6PM
31 (T) VG Soccer @ Huntsville, 4:30PM
31 (T) Baseball @ Grissom, JV-4:30PM, V-6:30PM
31 (T) Soccer @ Sparkman, VB-5PM, JVB-7PM
31 (T) Tennis, JVG/JVB vs. James Clemens
1 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM
1 (W) Golf County Tournament, Colonial
2 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM
2 (TH) Tennis, VG/VB vs. Grissom, 3:30 PM
2 (TH) V Baseball vs. Grissom, DH, 4:30PM / 6:30PM
2 (TH) Soccer @ Lee, VG-5PM, VB-7PM
2-4 V Softball, Bob Jones Tournament, Palmer Park/Sportsplex
3 (F) Varsity Scholars' Team, Snead State Tournament, Snead State College, All day
3 (F) FR Baseball @ Grissom, DH, 5PM / 7PM
3 (F) JV Baseball vs. Madison Academy, DH, 4:30PM / 6:30PM
3 (F) Tennis, VG vs. Sparkman
4 (S) V Baseball @ Madison Academy, 11AM; vs. TBA (@M.A.), 1PM
6 (M) Golf, VG/VB vs. Grissom, Valley Hill
6 (M) JV Baseball @ HGHS, DH, 5PM / 7PM
6 (M) JVB Soccer @ Madison Academy, 6PM
7 (T) Employee Wellness Screening, 8-11AM, 12:15-3PM
7 (T) Softball vs. Gadsden City, V-4:30PM, JV-6PM, Sponsor Day
7 (T) Baseball @ Huntsville, JV-4:30PM, V-6:30PM
7 (T) VG Soccer @ Grissom, 5PM
7 (T) Tennis, VG/VB vs. Lee
8 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM
8 (W) Golf, VG/VB, Metro Tournament, RTJ
8 (W) VB Soccer vs. Huntsville High, 6PM
9 (TH) 3-Week Progress Reports
9 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM
9 (TH) V Baseball vs. Huntsville, DH, 4PM / 6PM
9 (TH) Softball vs. BJHS, V-4:30PM, JV-6PM, Senior Night
9 (TH) VB Soccer @ Grissom, 5:30PM
9 (TH) Tennis, VG/VB @ Hazel Green
9-11 Choir, All-State Choir Festival
10 (F) Archery, State Championships, Montgomery, AL
10 (F) Varsity Scholars' Team, ASCA's State Tournament, Jefferson State C.C.
10 (F) JVB Soccer vs. Sparkman, 5PM
10 (F) FR Baseball @ James Clemens, DH, 5PM / 7PM
10-11 Softball, Middle School Tournament, TBA
11 (S) V Baseball @ Priceville, 11AM; @ MCHS, 1PM (BOTH)
11 (S) Prom, VBC, 8PM-12AM
12 (S) Mountain Biking, Race #2, The Crank Down in Tiger Town, Chewacla State Park, AL
13 (M) Golf, VG/VB, Panther Invitational, RTJ
13 (M) Softball @ Lawrence County, V-4:30PM, JV-6PM
13 (M) JVB Soccer vs. Madison Academy, 5PM
13 (M) 23rd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, North Hall, Von Braun Center
13-16, Tennis, Sectionals, TBA
14 (T) Softball @ Grissom, V-4:30PM, JV-6PM
14 (T) Soccer vs. Hazel Green, VG-4:30PM, VB-6:30PM
14 (T) Baseball @ Gadsden, JV-4:30PM / V-6:30PM
15 (W) National Signing Day (Basketball/Baseball/Swimming/Golf)
15 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM
15-17 FR Baseball, Post Tourney, TBA
16 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM
16 (TH) V Baseball vs. Gadsden, DH, 4:30PM / 6:30PM
16 (TH) VG Soccer @ Florence, 4:30PM (*Early Release)
16 (TH) JVB Soccer @ Westminster Academy, 6PM
17 (F) Teacher Professional Development (1/2 Day for Students)
17 (F) VG Golf, Scottsboro Invitational, Goosepond
17-18 V Softball, Wildcat Classic, Scottsboro, AL
18 (S) ACT Test
18 (S) Track & Field, Huntsville Big Cat Invitational, Milton Frank Stadium
18 (S) JV Baseball vs. Franklin Cty, DH - 1PM / 3PM
18 (S) V Baseball @ Franklin Cty, TBA; vs. TBA, @ Franklin Cty, TBA
19-21 VB Golf vs. Oxford/Gadsden, Cider Ridge/Twin Bridges
20 (M) Quality Core End of Course Testing Begins (Algebra I & English 10)
20 (M) VG Soccer vs. Huntsville, 4:30PM
20 (M) VB Soccer @ Whitesburg Christian, 4:30PM
21 (T) V Baseball vs. HGHS, DH, 4PM / 6PM
21 (T) Softball vs. Huntsville, V-4:30PM, JV-6PM, Faculty/Staff Day
21 (T) JVB Soccer vs. HGHS, 5PM
22 (W) Administrative Professionals' Day
22 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM
22 (TH) Golf, VG/VB vs. SHS, RTJ
23 (TH) Take Your Child to Work Day
23 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM
23 (TH) Softball @ Pisgah, V-4:30PM, JV-6PM
23 (TH) VB Soccer vs. Lee, 5PM
24-25 Track & Field, Sectionals, James Clemens High School
26 (S) Mountain Biking, Race #3, The Rumble on the Ridge, Oak Mountain State Park, AL
27/30 Softball, Area Tournament, TBA
28 (T) ACT Plus Writing (11th Grade), BHS, 8:30AM
28 (T) VB Golf, Sectionals, Twin Bridges
28 (T) VG Golf, Sectionals, Goosepond
29 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM
30 (TH) 6-Week Progress Report
30 (TH) ELL ACCESS Testing Begins
30 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM
1 (F) Alabama Alternative Assessment Online, All submissions are due by 5PM
1-2 Track & Field, State Meet, Gulf Shores, AL
2 (S) Read Across America
3 (S) Mountain Biking, Race #4, State Championship, Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa, AL
3-9 Teacher Appreciation Week
4-8 School Nutrition Employee Week
6 (W) School Nurse Day
6 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM
7 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM
7-8 Archery, National Championships, Louisville, KY
8-9 Softball, Regional Tournament, Sportsplex, TBA
9 (S) Tennis Banquet, TBA
12 (T) ACT Plus Writing Makeup (11th Grade), BHS, 8:30AM
12 (T) Choir, Spring Concert, TBA
13 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM
14 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM
15-16 Softball, State Tournament, Montgomery, AL, TBA
19 (T) Graduation Practice, VBC, 10AM (Mandatory)
19 (T) Graduation, VBC, 7PM
20 (W) Exams (1/2 Day)
21 (TH) Exams / Last Student Day (1/2 Day)
22 (F) Teacher Workday / End of School Year
25 (M) Memorial Day
28 (TH) Report Cards Mailed (Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope)
Class of 2015 - Senior Website
Please visit the senior website frequently for important information and up-to-date announcements: www.buckhornseniors.weebly.com
Senior Activities Fee
Please see Mrs. Christina Phipps Krentel to pay your senior activity fees, $40 (cash only). These fees include the senior breakfast and the senior picnic.
Yearbook Sponsor - Mrs. Christina Phipps Krentel
Senior Sponsor - Mrs. Carrie Bates
Senior Counselor - Mr. Dan Schwanke
All scholarships have been consolidated into a printable PDF file. Click the button above to open the file. New scholarships will be highlighted in the Blue & Gold the week they are announced.
Tuition Funding Sources
University Open Houses & Events
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Career Fest
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 from 9:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
292 Cemetery Road, New Market, Alabama
This FREE event brings together professionals from various careers to discuss their road to success. Professional athletes, broadcast journalists, engineers, pharmacists, attorneys, are just a few of the career fields being represented. Parents are encouraged to attend workshops specifically tailored for them. Parents will find information on winning scholarships, completing college applications, graduation requirements and so much more. Contact Hopewell Church at 256-379-3250; or on the web at www.hopewellmbc.org.
Murray State University Racer Days Open House
March 11, 2015. Students may obtain more information at www.murraystate.edu/racerdays
Covenant College Campus Preview Weekends
March 26-28, 2015. Students may register online at www.covenant.edu/cpw
UAH Open House
April 11, 2015
Students may register online: uah.edu/admissions/events.
For more information call 256.824.2773 or email: email@example.com
The Honors College will be holding information sessions at this event. The session will give prospective students all the information they need about the Honors College as well as the opportunity to meet current Honors students and Honors staff and take a tour of Honors College community housing in Frank Franz Hall. The deadline to apply is May 1st.
Jacksonville State University Annual Spring Preview Days
April 11, 2015. Students may register at www.jsu.edu/previewday
Auburn College of Architecture, Design and Construction
War Eagle Day Tours at 2:00 p.m. If students would like more information on CADC events, please visit: cadc.auburn.edu/events
New York Film Academy Open House https://www.nyfa.edu/about/open_house.php#nyc
Auburn DIG High School Leadership Conference
Auburn University College of Agriculture Recruitment Events
Vanderbilt University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is preparing for the annual Vanderbilt Road Show. The Road Show travels to 48 cities across the country this August and September. Each 90-minute program typically features a media presentation led by Vanderbilt admissions officers, a question-and-answer session, and VU alumni, current students, or parents as guest speakers. Students will learn more about Vanderbilt’s unique campus, premier academic programs, the admissions process, and excellent financial aid programs. If Buckhorn students are interested: dates, locations, & other information can be found:
This program is geared toward junior and senior students, in particular. Students are asked to register in advance to help them plan appropriately for the event.
JUNIORS - CLASS OF 2016
Save the Date - Tuesday, April 28, 2015
All 11th grade students will take the ACT Plus Writing at BHS during the school day. The Alabama State Department of Education is requiring that all 11th grade students in the state of Alabama take the ACT on the selected date. Students will not be required to pay a fee for the ACT given on April 28th.
Registration will also take place prior to the actual test date at BHS, so there is no need to register online. Please keep in mind that the April 28th test date will not appear on the ACT website because this date has been selected specifically for 11th grade students in the state of Alabama.
Students will receive more information regarding the April 28th test date as we get closer to that time. A username and password for online ACT test prep will be provided to all current eleventh graders prior to the ACT test in April.
ACT study packets can be picked up in the guidance office.
The make-up date for the ACT Plus Writing assessment will be Tuesday, May 12, 2015.
ACT Results - Students can create an account at www.actstudent.org. If a student has an existing account, he/she can log in to the account to check the state ACT testing scores. If you have questions, please e-mail ACT-WebAccount@act.org.
2015 ACT Test Dates & Deadlines
Test Date: April 18, 2015
Registration Deadline: March 13, 2015 | Late Fee Required: March 14–27, 2015
Test Date: June 13, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 8, 2015 | Late Fee Required: May 9–22, 2015
2015 SAT Test Dates & Deadlines
Test Date: March 14, 2015
Late Registration: March 3, 2015
* Deadline expires at midnight, EDT (U.S.).
Test Date: May 2, 2015
Registration Deadline: April 6, 2015 | Late Registration: April 21, 2015
* Deadlines expire at midnight, EDT (U.S.).
Test Date: June 6, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 8, 2015 | Late Registration: May 27, 2015
* Deadlines expire at midnight, EDT (U.S.).
2014-15 Madison County Schools' Testing Schedule, All Grade Levels.
Parents, or individuals acting in that capacity, are responsible for seeing that each student under his/her care and control follows school system policy and local school rules and regulations. It is also the responsibility of parents to know such policies, rules and regulations.
Students are NOT allowed to walk to Winchester Road to get in a car after school. ALL cars must pull onto campus to safely pick up car riders. Students who do not follow this rule will be suspended, per Mr. Markham. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.
Please remember that it is Buckhorn High School's Policy to NOT allow any outside food to be delivered to the school during regular school hours. (This policy does not apply to a 'brown bag' lunch that is prepared at home and brought to school by the student).
Checking Student Out of School
It is Buckhorn High School's policy to NOT allow student check-outs after 3:15 p.m.
Only custodial parent(s) will be allowed to check a student out of school, unless the custodial parent(s) has specifically designated someone else to check the student out of school. School officials will keep accurate records as to whom, what time, and for what reason students are checked out of school. [MCBOE 2014-2015 Code of Conduct, page 21 of 32, Approved July 10, 2014]
The Board of Education authorizes school officials to allow students to have student sponsored publications within the school, and expects the administration to monitor such publications to the extent that disruptions do not result from the contents. Student publications are subject to and will be expected to meet standards associated with responsible journalism. The principal and student publication sponsor are responsible for the content of such publications.
Student publications not approved by the Principal are not allowed, and the Principal shall not allow distribution of publications without prior approval. A certified person shall be appointed to be responsible for supervising student publications, and shall report directly to the Principal in the production of such publications. [Madison County Board of Education 2014-2015 Code of Conduct, page 5 of 32, Approved July 10, 2014]
Media Coverage of School Events
Occasionally local news media visit schools in Madison County to do special reports or follow up on certain news events. As a part of their coverage they often film certain aspects of the school.
It is the principal’s decision whether to allow news media to come into the schools and cover certain events. Extra precautions are taken when the media is covering a sensitive topic or event that might have a negative impact on the school, staff and students.
Parents who have concerns about their child possibly being filmed or photographed by the media should contact the principal. Principals will make every effort to accommodate the wishes of the parent, but it should be understood that it is very difficult to foresee every possible situation that might occur from media coverage of the schools and school events. [Madison County Board of Education 2014-2015 Code of Conduct, page 5 of 32, Approved July 10, 2014]
You may access the complete 2014-15 Code of Conduct through this link:
Click HERE if you do NOT want your child's picture/name published online.
If you have difficulty accessing/filling out the online form, please email Suzanne Sullins for assistance. Please include BHS Media Release as the subject of your email.
BHS Bell Schedule
8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. The cafeteria is open for breakfast to all students.
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. First Block
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Second Block
11:55 a.m. - 1:55 p.m. Third Block
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fourth Block
3:15 p.m. is the latest time a student may be checked out.
The building will close at 4:00 p.m.
The building will be open on regularly scheduled school days from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Students arriving on campus before the first bell should be dropped off in the back of the building (near the big buck, 'Bucky') and report directly to the cafeteria. Students are not allowed to roam the building before the first bell. If a student needs to go to a teacher's room before the the first bell, arrangements must be made for a teacher to escort a student to his or her room. If a student is staying with a teacher after school, he/she must remain with the teacher until a parent or guardian picks him/her up. The building will close at 4:00 p.m. each day, so please make arrangements to have your child picked up before this time. *This does not include athletic practices or conditioning that require the use of the facilities.
- Mrs. Royce Balch, CNP Manager
- Mrs. Beth Countess, Administrative Assistant
- Mrs. Paige Craig Library Media Specialist / Technology Integration Mentor
- Mrs. Dee Gordon, Counselor, 11th grade & 9th grade, A through G
- Mrs. Angie Gothard, Registrar
- Ms. Tina Hill, Attendance
- Deputy Kenneth Hooper, SRO
- Ms. Laura McFarlen, Nurse
- Mrs. Margaret Norman, Registrar
- Mrs. Sherry Ricketts, Attendance
- Mr. Dan Schwanke, Counselor, 12th grade & 9th grade, H through M
- Mrs. Kelley Waldon, Bookkeeper
- Mrs. Stephanie Wheeler, Counselor, 10th grade & 9th grade, N through Z
- Madison County Schools' High School Academic Guide and Course Catalog.
- Get instant access to final exam schedules, rehearsal/graduation schedules, and other general information for high school students at the Madison County Schools' Secondary Education Website.
- Visit the Madison County Schools' Website for district news and announcements.
- Visit the Alabama State Department of Education Website for state news and announcements.
The 2015-16 Madison County Schools' Calendar was approved on January 15, 2015.
Please be aware of the revisions that were made to this year’s calendar. Students return to school on August 3, 2015. The 2015-16 school calendar includes four half-days for professional development on September 4th, November 10th, February 12th, and April 15th. Students will attend the first half of the school day on each of these dates. Additionally, a weather day was added on May 16th.
2015-16 Observed Holidays
Labor Day: September 7th
Fall Break: October 5th - 9th
Veterans Day: November 11th
Thanksgiving Break: November 23rd - 27th (full week)
Winter Break: December 21st - January 5th
MLK Day: January 18th
Presidents Day: February 15th
Spring Break: March 14th - 18th
Last Student Day: May 24, 2016
The Madison County School District does not discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious preference, disability, age, gender, citizenship, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status. Students with disabilities will be provided with the same needed supports and services for extra-curricular programs and activities that are provided during the school day, unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the program and activity.
Contact for Title IX and Section 504
Mrs. Anna S. Watts
Telephone: 256.852.2557 Fax: 256.851.2127
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Superintendent Matt Massey
1275 Jordan Road, Huntsville, Alabama 35811
Mailing Address P.O. Box 226
Huntsville, Alabama 35804
Principal, Mr. Todd Markham
4123 Winchester Road, New Market, Alabama 35761