ELK NEWSLETTER

Burleson High School - December 2014

From the BHS Staff,

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ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Wayne Leek - Principal


Kellie Conlan - Associate Principal


Millie Rage - Kappa House (A-Gi) - Assistant Principal


Angela Sifford - Sigma House (Gl-Ni) - Assistant Principal


Matt Zentell - Omega House (No-Z) - Assistant Principal

Counselor's Corner

Kappa House Counselor (A-Gi) – Debi Blevins

Sigma House Counselor (Gl-Ni) – Cindy Alley

Omega House Counselor (No-Z) – David Brown


With semester one coming to a close, it seems like a good time to reflect on student’s successes, as well as, areas that need change. For most students, organization is crucial to their success. Being unorganized only increases a student’s chances of having zeros or lower grades, along with, impacting his or her self- esteem. The holidays might be a good opportunity to pull everything out the backpacks and binders and get a fresh start in the New Year!

Deadlines are fast approaching for college applications and scholarships. Student’s if you haven’t looked at the scholarship page lately, you may want to take a look. New scholarships are posted on the College and Career page as they are received. Applying for scholarships now can really pay-off, but students must submit complete applications and meet the deadlines to be considered.

There are still seven opportunities to take the SAT Test www.collegeboard.org, or the ACT Test www.actstudent.org this school year. Students can register for the test online and request Burleson High School to be their test site. A student’s ACT and/or SAT score plays an important role in college admissions. The College Board states that, “the score is a measure of the critical thinking skills students need for college success.” If you need help with registration, just stop by the house office. Here are the test dates available for the 2014-15 school year.

SAT TEST DATES - January 24th March 14th May 2nd & June 6th

ACT TEST DATES – February 7th April 18th & June 13th

COLLEGE AND CAREER

FAFSA night for SENIORS on January 22nd from 6:00-7:30 in the computer lab.


SENIORS: BHS is collecting information for senior recognitions. Please provide Mrs. Christian-Shafer a copy of all acceptance letters and any scholarship offers. We want to receive any and all scholarship offers including academic, athletic, and fine arts scholarships. Once you make a final decision on where you will attend, please let Mrs. Christian-Shafer know so that we can showcase you on the SENIOR WALL!


JUNIORS: Now is the time to start preparing for “life after high school!” You should start taking the SAT and/or ACT. If you meet certain criteria, you are eligible for 2 excused absences your junior year and senior year for college visits. Visits must be approved in advance by your house principal.


Twitter

· @BHSelksCandCC

Facebook

· Burleson-Elks-CCC

C&CC Website

· bit.ly/elkaa

SAT

· http://sat.collegeboard.org/register

ACT

· http://www.actstudent.org/regist/

Where are the ELK Seniors going next year?

As of 12/10/2014

Alaska Pacific University

Tarleton State University

Abilene Christian University
University of North Texas

Texas Wesleyan University

University of Texas @ Arlington
University of Oklahoma

Texas Christian University


Mackenzie Haley commits to University of Texas at Arlington to play basketball

Leecia DePaula commits to Hardin-Simmons University to play volleyball



(Seniors- If your college commit is not listed, please notify Advanced Academic Office)

First Annual "ELK GOBBLEFEST 2014"

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Students and staff took a quick break from the classroom and celebrated Thanksgiving!!!

The day included students and staff participating in some friendly competition. The day ended with 1600 cookies baked by our great cafe' staff and guest appearance by "Mr. Thanksgiving Turkey". What an awesome day at BHS!!!

ROTC


ROTC -Air Force JROTC has selected the following students for their Top 5 Leaders for second semester: Cadet Colonel Justin Trujillo as Corps Commander, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Todd as Deputy Corps Commander, Cadet Major Jacob Broadbent as the Mission Support Commander, Cadet Major Alex Johnson as the Operations Squadron Commander and Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Katalin Hernandez as the Senior Enlisted Advisor.


Please congratulate these cadets when you have the opportunity."

BHS Band Christmas Concert 2014

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National Honor Society - Polar Express Day at BHS

Serving hot chocolate to students and staff.
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Notes & Reminders


Yearbook - after Friday, December 19th at midnight, the yearbook price goes up to $75.00.

Testing and Assessment

January 14, 2015 - Testing day

-All 11th and 12th graders will be taking a field test for the new format of the SAT. As an incentive for participation, College Board will be giving a $25 Visa gift card to each student who participates with his/her best effort.

-All 9th and 10th graders will be taking a Mock English EOC (either English I or English II depending on which class they are currently enrolled in).

-We will follow a modified bell schedule that day.



Mark your calendars for Spring 2015 STAAR EOC Testing:

Monday, March 31 - English I EOC (Lunch will be served in the testing rooms on this day if your child is testing)

Wednesday, April 1 - English II EOC (Lunch will be served in the testing rooms on this day if your child is testing)

Monday, May 4 - Algebra I EOC

Tuesday, May 5 - US History EOC

Wednesday, May 6 - Biology EOC


If your child is currently enrolled in one of the above classes OR needs to retake the EOC, he/she will be required to take that EOC on the above listed date. Testing will begin each day at 8:45 am. Please reschedule any appointments scheduled for these days.


If your child is not taking a specific EOC, then he/she will attend their regular classes.


If you have questions about testing, please contact Mrs. Kroeker at dkroeker@bisdmail.net or 817-245-0088.

NURSE'S STATION

It's Flu Season!

Flu season is upon us! Don’t forget to get a flu vaccine for yourself and your student. Helpful ways to prevent the spread of germs are washing hands often, covering coughs and sneezes, staying away from others who are sick, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. Please monitor your student for flu-like symptoms and consult your doctor as needed. Any student with fever of 100°F or greater should remain home from school until fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine.

STUDENT GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Elk Athletics

Tennis

"Fall Elk Team Tennis had one of the best Team Tennis seasons we have seen in years. With nail-biting victories over teams Burleson has not beaten in as much as seven years! After beating Cleburne and Crowley, tennis was in a tie for playoffs and was able to go to playoffs in tennis for the first time in five years! We are so proud of our tennis players and both coaches and kids are excited to see what spring individual tennis brings for the mighty Elks!" Coach Luster


LADY ELK BASKETBALL

The Lady Elks are currently 11-5 record and 2-0 in district play. 2nd place in the Lake Country Christian Tournament and also a 2nd place in the Burleson Lady Elk basketball tournament. The Lady Elks are playing very well at this time.



ELK BASKETBALL

Three game win streak heading into district play. Defeated Ferris 62-50, Saginaw 43-39, and Brewer 96-87.


In the Game against Brewer, Vincent Spradley had 40 Points, Zach Bonham had 30 and Preston Paden had 13.


Scoring Leaders for the year so far:

Zach Bonham - 21 Points per game

Vincent Spradley - 14 Points per game


Rebound Leaders for the year so far:

Kenneth Mann - 6 Rebounds per game


Seth Myres - 5 Rebounds per game

ELK LIBRARY

Dollars and Sense

Dollars and Sense students worked with Chromebooks in the library before Thanksgiving on a unit over Renewable Resources. Students used the Chromebooks to complete an energy use calculator, research topics related to energy, and blog about their topics.

Art Students Decorate the Library for the Holidays!

ELA 3 Creates Infographics

English 3 students used Chromebooks in the library to complete a QR code Scavenger Hunt searching for background information on the Crucible. Students then took the information found, and using the databases for images, created infographics in Piktochart to synthesize the information in the notes.
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