Berthoud High School Newsletter
February 12, 2024 - February 16, 2024
WELCOME TO BERTHOUD HIGH SCHOOLS WEEKLY NEWSLETTER!
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Weekly newsletters are sent out every Friday at 3:30pm with information for the upcoming week. To stay informed on what is happening at BHS, please make sure you read this weekly.
📆 Mark Your Calendar 📆
- February 19th: No School, President's Day
- February 20th: No School for Students
- February 21st-23rd: Revised Bell Schedule
- March 6th & 7th: Conferences 4:00pm-8:00pm (Conferences will be held by appointment only. Additional information and instructions will be sent out closer to event.)
- March 7th: No School for Students
- March 8th: No School
Revised Bell Schedule for February 21st-23rd
Students: Remember that every student is required to log 20 hours of community service as a graduation requirement; don’t wait to get started! You can pick up the sheet to record your hours in the library or print at home using this link, AND YOU MUST TAKE A SHEET TO AN EVENT TO BE SIGNED BY THE SUPERVISING NONPROFIT OR AGENCY.
Several Upcoming Opportunities at a nearby Elementary School!
Local One-Time Opportunity!
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - opportunities between 8am and 10am
Greenlawn Cemetery, at the corner of County Road 1 and Highway 56, Berthoud, CO
Join the Berthoud Rotary Club on this April morning to clear away grass and overgrowth from the flat headstones, in preparation for Memorial Day. Any gardening tools you can bring are appreciated but not required. Sign up here for a one or two hour slot.
Local Ongoing Opportunity!
A Little Help Snow Shoveling Program, locations vary in Berthoud
A Little Help is looking for volunteers for their SnowMatch program to keep our older adult members safe this winter and to help them avoid costly fines for not being able to keep up with their snow shoveling. There are several homes in Berthoud that could use your help.
This is how the program works:
Complete a volunteer application at https://alittlehelp.org/snowmatch-signup
*Please note if you are 17 and under, we do ask that you provide a parent’s contact information, as you will need reliable transportation to travel to the older adult you have chosen to help.
Once you’ve completed the application, you will be asked to create a user log-in to access our SnowMatch map where you can select your home.
Once you’ve selected a home by hitting accept, you will be given the older adult’s contact information to call and introduce yourself. Please note that by accepting a home, you are committing to shoveling snow for the remainder of the snow season. Consider teaming up with family members or friends to ensure the job gets done if you’re out of town!
See this flier for more information!
In-School, “always open” opportunity, through February!
BHS Library Compassionate Makerspace
Join us in the makerspace during any open period to help make kids’ superhero capes for Enchanted Makeovers, a nonprofit organization that serves domestic violence shelters. Capes take approximately two block periods to complete. Some careful sewing is involved. Come share your established skills or let us teach you how, and earn community service hours without even leaving the school!
🏊♀️ 🏀🤼♂️Athletics & Activities 🏊♀️ 🏀🤼♂️
It's Time to Register for Spring Sports
Big Teams Registration Forms / Registration Instructions / CHSAA Approved Sports Physical Form. Deadline to register is Monday, Feb 19th. 1st CHSAA practice is Monday, Feb 26th. Contact Mrs Bunker with any questions email@example.com 970-613-7702. *Girls Golf starts Monday Feb, 19th. Deadline to register is Monday, Feb 12th.
Mon, Feb 12th:
Deadline to register for girls golf
Tue, Feb 13th:
Boys Basketball (H) v Sterling HS 4:00 C, 5:30 JV, 7:00 V
Girls Basketball @ Sterling HS 4:00 C, 5:30 JV, 7:00 V
Unified Basketball @ Northridge HS 4:00
Wed, Feb 14th:
Boys Wrestling State Events @ Ball Arena TBD
Thur, Feb 15th:
Boys Basketball (H) v Windsor Charter 4:00 C, 5:30 JV, 7:00 V
Girls Wrestling State Events @ Ball Arena TBD
Fri, Feb 16th:
Boys Basketball @ Valley HS 5:30 JV, 7:00 V
Girls Basketball (H) v Valley HS 4:30 JV, 6:00 V - Senior Night / Turner MS and Berthoud Recreation Recognition night
Sat, Feb 17th:
Unified Basketball Regionals @ UNC TBD
Schedule is subject to change. Please visit our BHS website at berthoudspartans.org for the most up to date schedule.
😊 Counseling News 😊
Important Dates to Remember:
- Tuesday, Mar. 26 - Chadron State College will be visiting BHS during SPEAR/ELO hour. Click HERE to sign up for this college visit!
Aims Community College Offering FREE Summer Camp:
Aims BEST stands for Battle of Energy, Science, and Technology
Aims BEST is a four day science and technology camp where students participate on teams to complete STEM-related projects.
Projects could be; bridge building, robot programming, scavenger hunts, and glider construction.
Teams are awarded points for their performance and the winning team receives a trophy.
Event will run from July 15-18 from 9am to 3pm each day.
Event is open to all area high school students including those entering high school as a freshman in Fall 2024 and those graduating from high school in May of 2024.
The event is free for all attendees. The deadline to register is May 31, 2024. The attached flier has more details including registration information.
Students can register at Aims.co/BEST
Algebra 1 Opt-Out for Current Freshman:
Students/Parents may choose to NOT receive high school credit for qualifying middle school courses. Click HERE for the High School Credit for Middle School Courses Opt-Out Form. ***The deadline to submit this form is the last day of the student’s freshman year.
Concurrent Enrollment - Important Dates to Remember:
Jan. 16 - First day of Spring Semester
Jan. 31 - Drop Deadline for 15-Week Courses - see more add/drop deadlines
March 11-17 - Spring Break - No Classes
Apr. 11 - Withdrawal Deadline
May 6 - Classes End
Jan. 16 - First day of Spring Semester
Jan. 29 - Full-Term Course Drop Deadline
March 11-17 - Spring Break - No Classes
Apr. 3 - Full-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline
May 7 - Classes End
FLY Counseling, LLC:
Now offering group therapy for teens & accepting most commercial insurance!
Contact therapist Jill Popp, LPC, ATR, RYT for group interest at Jill@fly-counseling.com or for questions call 970-430-6477.
You will need to enroll as a client and fill out therapy paperwork. Reserve a spot today!
Attention Sophomore, Juniors, and Seniors:
BigFuture awards hundreds of $500 scholarships and two $40,000 scholarships every month. Students can earn scholarship entries by completing college planning steps in College Board. Note: The deadline for seniors to earn entries is February 29, 2024
Local Scholarships are NOW available. This includes the TEF scholarships,and Community Foundation of Northern Colorado Application.
Visit our BHS Scholarships Opportunities page to stay up to date on all the current scholarships available.
Work Based Learning:
Interested in learning more about Work Based Learning opportunities through Thompson School District? Read the most recent Career Compass Winter Edition and find out about information nights, career tours, and a Work Based Learning Fair with local companies.
FAFSA Thursdays: Every other Thursday, starting Thursday, February 29, 2024 (4pm-6pm)
(2/29, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6, 620)
Front Range Larimer Campus - Mount Antero Building Rm. 207, Entrance MA02
To assist students and families with the FAFSA, the FRCC Financial Aid Office will be hosting several workshops throughout the spring. Check the events calendar for more information.
What to Bring:
FAFSA Contributor Information (Name, Date of Birth, Social Security Number - if applicable)
2022 Federal Tax Return
2022 W-2 Forms
Social Security Number/Alien Registration Number
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-2025 academic year is now available periodically through a soft launch period.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE SOFT LAUNCH
- Students may be unable to access the FAFSA due to periods of maintenance downtime throughout January. The form is expected to be fully available later in January and February. There is still plenty of time to submit the FAFSA.
- Although students may be able to complete the form, FSA will not transmit their FAFSA to any institution until late January.
- Upon submission, students will receive a confirmation email noting their submission date, estimated Student Aid Index (SAI), and estimated Federal Pell Grant eligibility.
- Students will receive an email when their FAFSA Submission Summary is available to view online.
- Learn more about the soft launch period here.
- All students and parents contributing to the FAFSA will need an FSA ID. If they don't already have one, they can create an account here.
- (Information provided by Texas Tech University)
Rotary Exchange Year Opportunity:
Rotary clubs host exchanges for students ages 15-19 in more than 100 countries. To read more information: Click HERE.
If you want to Apply: APPLY HERE
🎓 Class of 2024 Important Information 🎓
Cap & Gown Orders
Did you miss turning in your graduation order form to Jostens? It is not too late to get your order in. You will need to order online at Jostens.com or mail your order form to: Excel Scholastic Services, LLC., Attn: Lindsay Bellus, 3201 E. Mulberry St., Unit R, Ft. Collins CO 80524
🚗 BHS Parking Permits 🚗
BHS Parking Permits
ALL students that drive to BHS are required to display a parking permit in their vehicle to park on campus. Please register your vehicle at the following link: http://bit.ly/bhspermit or use the QR code posted by the main office for your FREE parking permit (1st=free, if replacement is needed=$2.00/ea.) Once you have completed the form and it has been processed, you will be called to the office to pick up your permit. The permits are good until they graduate and will be turned in at that time.
Why is this necessary? For the students and staff safety we need information on every vehicle here at the school. Any vehicle without a permit or who is parked in violation of other school rules or laws may receive a Parking Violation from BHS. First offense is a $20.00 fine and fines go up for second and third violations. Payment must be made to the school’s Bookkeeping Office within 14 days after receiving the violation. Continual violations or a serious violation may result in loss of parking privileges at BHS. If you have any questions, please speak with SRO Deputy, Vince Mosley or Campus Security
In accordance with Board Policy AC, Thompson School District does not discriminate on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived characteristics such as, but not limited to, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, immigration/citizenship status, age, marital status, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, genetic information, mental or physical disability, need for special education services, or any other protected class in conformance with federal, state, and local law in admission or access to, or treatment and employment in, its programs and activities. A lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.
The following person/people has/have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:
Title IX/Employee ADA/Section 504/EEO Compliance Officer
Director of Human Resources
800 South Taft Avenue
Loveland, Colorado 80537
Student ADA/Section 504 Compliance Officer
Executive Director of Student Support Services
800 South Taft Avenue
Loveland, Colorado 80537
De acuerdo con la política AC del consejo educativo, el Distrito Escolar de Thompson no discrimina sobre la base de características verdaderas o percibidas de una persona, tal como, pero sin limitación a, la raza, el color de piel, el sexo, la orientación sexual, la identidad de género, la expresión de género, la religión, el credo, el país de origen, la ascendencia, el estado de inmigración/ciudadanía, la edad, el estado civil, condiciones relacionadas con el embarazo o el parto, la información genética, una discapacidad mental o física, la necesidad para servicios de educación especial o cualquier otra clase protegida bajo ley federal, estatal y local al brindar admisión o acceso a, o trato o empleo en los programas y actividades del distrito escolar. La falta de competencia en inglés no será una barrera a la admisión o la participación.
Las siguientes personas han sido encargadas de recibir cualquier pregunta relacionada con las políticas de no discriminación:
El/la responsable del cumplimiento de Título IX/ADA para empleados/Sección 504/EEO
Director de Recursos Humanos
El/la responsable del cumplimiento de ADA/Sección 504 para estudiantes
Director ejecutivo de Servicios de Apoyo al Estudiante
Berthoud High School
Counseling Registrar: (970)613-7711
Counseling Secretary: (970)613-7710
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm M, T, Th, F & 9:00 am - 4:00 pm W
School Hours: 8:30 am - 3:50 pm M, T, Th, F & 9:30 am - 3:50 pm W
Doors open for students: 8:15 am M, T, Th, F & 9:15 am W