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Belleville High School
Belleville High School
Good afternoon, BHS Families! This is Week #20, and the FINAL week of Semester 1.
It's MIDTERMS Week!
Midterm Exams are on Thursday, Feb 2nd (hours 1-3) and Friday, Feb 3rd (Hours 4-6). At this time, students. should have all assignments turned in and makeups completed. Parents and guardians please be sure, when you check your student's grades, to also check their ABSENCES and TARDIES.
MIDTERM EXAM DAY PROTOCOL (Click Here for Bell Schedules)-
You must be EARLY (in the classroom before the bell begins to sound) to exams. Late students will not be allowed to disturb/distract others. Late students will report to the Mini-Auditorium, and will need to make arrangements to take missed exam(s) later with your teacher.
No Passes will be given during exams.
Students who miss an exam must make arrangements with their teacher within 24 hours, being respectful of the time it takes to process.
Students who completely fail to take an exam will receive an “E” grade (which is 20% of their Semester grade).
As always, communication with your teacher(s) is key!
Thank you for your attention to the information in this week's newsletter. Have a wonderful week, and GO TIGERS!!
~ Principal Crockett, AP Mrs. Green, AP Mr. Roberson, AP Ms. Slingerland, BNT Director Mr. Wilsey, and Athletic Director Mr. Brodie
February 7th - Career Technical Partnerships - You're Invited!
Belleville High School, in collaboration with the William D. Ford Career Technical Center, is pleased to invite you to the WD Ford Career Tech Center Open House on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Counselors have been able to take several students on tours to experience the center. This partnership allows students the chance to become qualified and certified in various areas. You will see this information repeated below in the Counseling Corner.
Certification Opportunities include:
- Auto Body and Automotive Technology
- Construction Technology
- Culinary Arts
- Cyber Security, Architecture Design, and Robotics
- Health Occupations and Medical Assisting
- ...and MORE
Please click the link below for more information.
For Seniors - Class of 2023
Please click the link below for information on Yearbook photos, Yearbook ads, and more!
October AND November Students of the Month!
WE DIDN'T FORGET! Please find the lists below for BHS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH for October AND November! These students were recognized by their teachers or administrators for any of the following areas:
Significant progress in the classroom,
- Notable Consideration Towards Others,
- Outstanding Attitude/Disposition,
- Community Involvement/Service,
- Exemplary Character,
- Marked Improvement in Grades,
- Individual Achievement
CLICK HERE for the List of Students who were nominated. These students were automatically entered into a raffle for free BHS Swag and/or Restaurant Gift Card. The highlighted students won the raffle!
- Due to an apparent comfortability with getting to class late, BHS will be returning to Hall Sweeps. Students caught in the halls after the late bell has rung will be scheduled to serve SAME DAY DETENTIONS. Parents and guardians, please speak with your student about the Excellence that being on time exhibits. Timeliness is a life skill that speaks to dependability and responsibility!
- Also, this is a reminder that SCHOOL STARTS AT 7:10am. We are getting an abundance of students coming to school and being dropped off late - which negatively affects their learning, other students' learning, and the classroom environment as a whole. We believe in our students, and their ability to be great. It starts every day at 7:10am!
Important Dates and Upcoming Events:
February 1st: Beginning of Black History Month. All Activities TBA
February 2nd-3rd: Midterm Exams, Hours 1-3 on 2/2 and Hours 4-6 on 2/3
February 2nd-3rd: HALF DAYS, 10:31am Dismissal
February 6th: Beginning of Semester 2 (Marking Period 3 Begins)
February 6th-10th: National Counseling Week
February 6th-10th: BHS Coming Home Week
February 10th: Coming Home Dance - Space Jam Theme (See Student Council section below)
February 15th: Tiger Parent Meeting for ALL Tiger Families and ALL Grades
February 17th-20th: NO SCHOOL, Mid Winter Break
~ ATHLETIC UPDATES ~
-Boys (8-5, 5-2) Basketball defeated Dearborn and John Glenn to move into 1st place in the KLAA East Division.
-Girls (12-3, 7-1) Basketball defeated Dearborn and John Glenn to remain in 2nd place in the KLAA East Division with a pivotal match up vs 1st place Wayne Monday night at BHS, 7pm.
Upcoming Home Schedules
- 1/30 JV/V Girls Basketball vs Wayne (5:30/7)
- 1/31 V Boys Swim & Dive vs Franklin (6:00)
- 2/3 V Boys and Girls Bowling vs Franklin, 3:00pm Lodge Lanes
- 2/3 F/JV/V Boys Basketball vs Stevenson (4:00/5:30/7:00)
-Please welcome Joe Zarka as the next Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach!-Congratulations to our 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees (See Picture). They will be honored at halftime of our basketball game on 2/10.
For all Athletics Information, including upcoming practices and game schedules, click the LINK below. GO TIGERS!
BHS Athletics Homepage | Belleville High School (vanburenschools.net)
ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
BHS Coming Home “Space Jam” Dance will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023 from 7:30 p.m. till 10:30 p.m. in the Commons (cafeteria). Tickets will be sold only on PaySchools beginning Wednesday, January 18, 2023 until February 2, 2023 OR UNTIL 650 tickets ARE SOLD! Remember, there are ONLY 650 tickets available for this dance! THERE ARE NO GUEST PASSES for the Coming Home “Space Jam” Dance. The attire for the dance is casual wear. School dress code rules apply. Violators of the school dress code will not be permitted to enter the dance and there are NO REFUNDS!
BHS Student Council is looking for parents who are available to volunteer for upcoming events. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this form.
The next Tiger Parent Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. in the commons (cafeteria)
JUNIORS - Class of 2024:
There will be a Junior student meeting on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 in the mini auditorium from 2:15 p.m. till 3:30 p.m to discuss prom venue locations for the Class of 2024 Senior year. Your attendance is important!
SENIORS - Class of 2023:
Senior Prom Pass: Senior prom passes are now available. A prom pass must be completed for ANY prom guest. Please be sure to read the prom pass instructions. Prom passes are due Friday, March 24, 2023 by 2:40 p.m. Here is the link for the Senior Prom Pass. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Tedaldi, Mrs. Testorelli or Mrs. Lasenby.
Senior Yard Signs: If you are interested in purchasing a senior yard sign, purchases must be completed on PaySchools by Friday, February 10, 2023. Be sure to complete this Class of 2023 Senior yard sign form to indicate your sign choice and name to be placed on the sign. If you purchased a Belleville High School Senior Package or a separate Class of 2023 Senior yard sign previously, please complete the Class of 2023 Senior yard sign form found here.
There will be a Senior student meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 in the mini auditorium from 2:15 p.m till 3:30 p.m. to discuss prom and other upcoming senior events. Your attendance is important!
Upcoming Senior Class Dates:
Friday, February 10, 2023 - Last day to order a Class of 2023 Senior yard sign
Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 6:30 p.m. in main auditorium - Senior Parent Informational Meeting
Friday, March 24, 2023 - Prom passes due by 2:40 p.m. - No exceptions
Friday, June 2, 2023 - Senior Prom
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - Senior Party
Thursday, June 8, 2023 - Graduation
If you have questions concerning upcoming senior events, here is the link to the Class of 2023 presentation with information to assist you with your questions.
Second Semester Schedules
Students and parents will be able to view second semester schedules on Monday, January 30th. Students can make a schedule request change by completing a Schedule Change Request form which will be made available via Google Classroom. Schedules adjustments will be made if:
- Student is enrolled in course previously completed
- Student is missing a class
- Student has not met prerequisite for course
Schedule change request will be accepted through Friday, February 3rd.
Willian D. Ford Career & Technical Center Open House
February 7, 2023, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Belleville High School is proud to partner with Willian D. Ford Career and Technical Center to help students explore high skill, high wage and in-demand careers. Please join us in exploring this state-of-the-art facility!
During the Month of January we are highlighting the Arts and Communication Pathway
Creativity knows no bounds.
When you explore the Creative Arts and Communication Pathway, you join a community of individuals who seek opportunities to express their creative interests through their career or personal life choices. At BHS you will find a ton of classes and clubs to help students engage in arts-related activities.
While some students may see themselves as future artists, musicians, writers, or actors, many students who consider this pathway will pursue opportunities to apply creative thought in ways you might not expect. In the creative arts, it’s less about what you do than how you do it.
Check out careers in the Arts and Communication Pathway
- Film Director
- Lighting Technician
- Media Critic
- Script Writer
- Sound Technician
- Sports Announcer
- Advertising Executive
- Communication Consultant
- Customer Service Representative
- Development Officer
- Director of Corporate Communication
- Marketing Communication Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Media Account Executive
- Media Buyer
- Public Affairs Director
- Publications Editor
- Public Relations Officer
- Telecommunications Specialist
- Theater Manager
- Theatre Director
- Arts Administrator
- Community Affairs Liaison
- Community Relations Director
- Diplomatic Host/Hostess
- Government Lobbyist
- Governmental Press Secretary
- Language Arts Teacher
- Legislative Correspondent
- Political Campaign Director
- Public Information Officer
- Speech Writer
- University Professor
BHS offers many courses in the Arts and Communication Pathway
Intro to Video
Intro to Yearbook
Intro to Adobe Software
AP Computer Science
AP Computer Science Principles
Intro to Engineering
2D/3D CAD Design
FANUC Robotic Arm
Google and More
We also offer Career and Technical courses in the Arts and Communication Pathway off campus through our partnership with William D. Ford Career and Technical Center.
Please contact Mrs. Currie for information on the Arts and Communication Pathway, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the link below to learn more about the Arts and Communication Pathway.
Don't Delay... Scholarship Deadlines are Approaching!
Local Scholarships are becoming available. Check out the scholarship page for new scholarships!
ACS Chemistry Scholars Program - Underrepresented Seniors in Science - Opens Nov. 1st - Due March 1st
- Aveda Institute Cosmetology Scholarship - Natural Talent Cosmetology Scholarship -12th grade - March 1, 2023 at 5pm.
- Cancer Pathways Essay Contest - 9th-12th Grade - Due March 3, 2023
- Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan Scholarships - Seniors - Registration Deadline Feb 15th Application Deadline March 15th
- DAR Scholarships - Various Scholarships - Due January 31, 2023
- Davidson Fellows Scholarship - Age 18 and under - All grades - Feb 15th
- Elks Legacy Scholarship - Child/Grandchild of Elk Member -Seniors - February 6, 23
- Foundation 649 Scholarship - Asian American/Pacific Islander Seniors - Due March 1, 2023
- Foundation for Fraternal Excellence - Male Senior - Due April 4, 2023
- Fred and Lena Meijer Scholarship - Employee or child of employee of Meijer -Due March 1, 2023
- Gamma Lambda Education Foundation - Senior African American Male 3.0+GPA- Due March 15th
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Hispanic Seniors 3.0+ -Due February 15, 2023
- Horatio Alger Scholarship Programs - Juniors- Opens Dec 1st - Due March 15
- Lake Michigan Credit Union Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship - Seniors - Due Jan. 31st
- Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship Program - Seniors - Due March 31, 2023
- Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship Program - Seniors - Due March 31, 2023
- MASPA Minority Education Scholarship Program - 2.8+ GPA, Entering field of education - Due May 12, 23
- MEA Scholarship - Seniors - Due Feb. 16th
- Michigan Council of Women in Technology Scholarship - Female Seniors - Due Jan 31st
- Michigan Retailers Scholarship- Due April 1st
- Michigan State University Alumni Scholarship - Due March 18, 2023
- MSGCU Scholarships - Many scholarships- Seniors - Due Feb 28, 2023
- My Impact Challenge- 9th-12th grade - Due May 31, 22
NPC Centennial Scholarships - Female Seniors Due March 15, 2023
- Princeton Prize in Race Relations - All grades - Due January 31, 2023
- Rawsonville School and Rawsonville PTO Scholarship- Due March 20th
- Robert A Leonard Trust Scholarship - Seniors 2.8+ GPA- Due March 1
- Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation - Seniors - March 1st
- Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship - Hockey Player with 3.5 GPA Senior - Due Feb 3, 2023
- SME Scholarship Foundation - Various Scholarships - 2.0 or higher Due Feb 1, 2023
- Society of Women Engineers College Scholarships- Senior females -Due March 20, 2023
- Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures -All majors 2.5+ GPA - Due March 1, 2023
- THE FUTURE OF STEM SCHOLARS INITIATIVE (FOSSI) - Seniors attending HBCU 3.0 GPA+ -DUE: Jan. 31st
- UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship - Seniors - Due March 31st
- University of Michigan Club of Greater Detroit Scholarships - Seniors - Due Feb.11th
- Vibe Credit Union Scholarship - Seniors - Due May 1, 2023
- Virginia Military Institute Merit Scholarships & General Peay 1962 Merit Scholarships - Due Feb. 1, 23
- WSU - Detroit Leadership Award Award for incoming freshmen -Due March 1st
If you and your student need any assistance in filing the FAFSA, the college adviser is available by appointment on Thursday evenings between 5:30 and 7:30, she just asks that you use this google form to sign up: https://forms.gle/rvpRxg278tqbR1RP9. If you have any questions, please email our college adviser, Dr. Sydney Rosenblum, at email@example.com.
Behavioral/Mental Health Services @ BHS
Did you know that your child can get behavioral health services at school? The Corner Health Center has a satellite office at Belleville High School located in the counseling office, thanks to a grant from the state of Michigan. The E3 (Enhancing, Expanding Emotional Health) Program allows Corner Health to staff the office with a licensed mental health therapist and an office manager five days per week. Therapy is available for students and youth ages 10-21 that reside in the Van Buren School District.
In person and virtual appointments are available. Program hours are:
- Monday & Tuesday 7:30am - 3:30pm,
- Tuesday 7:30am- 2:30pm,
- Wednesday 7:30am - 7:30pm and
- Friday 7:30am - 12:30pm.
BHS Clubs and Activities!
Did you know that BHS has a wealth of clubs and activities?! For high school students, belonging to at least one group and forming healthy relationships with adults and other students with similar interests proves beneficial - both during their high school years as well as in future years. Encourage your student to GET INVOLVED!
THIS is the Link to Club/Activities on the Website: https://www.vanburenschools.net/o/belleville-high/page/clubactivities
THIS is another link for students which includes days & times: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19Q3SAXA2wtlE9ElDarD3n5hW1EE2phQJFprMKZdeLsQ/edit?usp=sharing
Welcome, Ms. Slingerland!
We would like to welcome Ms. Paula Slingerland as the newest edition to the Administrative Team! She has been one of our devoted English instructors in Belleville New Tech and is taking over as the Acting Assistant Principal for Mr. Dan Wright. Mr. Wright has been assigned to an Interim District Safety and Security position. We would like to say "Congratulations" to them both in their new roles!
Morning and Afternoon Traffic Flow Reminder
GREAT NEWS! In addition to our Tuesday/Thursday Homework Lab and Tutoring options for after school, we are now introducing the teacher-led Tutoring schedule. Students report directly to the designated teacher's classroom after school. CLICK HERE for the Tutoring Schedule, and revisit often for updates.
DRESS CODE - By now, some of you have received an email saying that your student has received a Dress Code violation. While these are minor infractions (typically for wearing a hood in the building or wearing a crop top or pajama pants), they can add up! Please be sure to speak with your student if they are receiving multiple of these emails. Besides academics, we are also teaching employability skills - which in many cases includes following a workplace dress code. Thank you for your support!
BUILDING, STUDENT, AND STAFF SAFETY
In light of recent events, and as a firm reminder of a couple of our safety basics please be intentional about discussing these two with your student(s).
Building Entrances/Locked Doors: All entry doors in the building lock at 7:10am. After this, the only doors that may be utilized are at the Main Entrance. Students are not to open, leave from, nor prop open building doors. Failure to follow these safety protocols results in immediate suspension.
Metal Detecting Wands: BHS began last year and continues this year utilizing wands as a metal detection option. These wand searches will take place in randomly selected classrooms during randomly-selected hours. Our goal is to continue to build upon our swift, yet thorough process to help detect anything that could be deemed as potentially dangerous. We believe that the random selection process will be more effective than announced, routine, or predictable searches. These "wanding" events will be attended and supervised by our local law enforcement.
As always, we appreciate your support and partnership in keeping us all safe.
TRUANCY - 5 Day Letters
NOTICE: Any family who receives a 5 Day Truancy Letter has a student who is at risk of failing the semester, and has a higher risk of not completing high school. PLEASE reach out to your student's counselor or assistant principal if your student is having issues with attendance. There may be solutions that haven't been considered yet. Don't let it turn into a 10 day problem...
Per the Student Handbook, any student who is absent from school for all or any part of the day without a legitimate excuse will be considered truant. All students and parents are subject to the truancy laws of the State. If a student, under the age of eighteen (18), is truant for more than ten (10) total days during a semester, he/she may be reported to the appropriate authorities. As a courtesy, BHS will send letters for any student who has been absent for 5 days.
ATTENTION PARENTS AND GUARDIANS: If you receive an attendance notice via phone or text, this means your student MISSED AT LEAST ONE CLASS that day. If it was not approved by a parent/guardian, this is cause for a follow up with them. Tardies will be handled through the general discipline policy checklist as a minor infraction.
STUDENT HANDBOOK AND DRESS CODE
An excellent educational experience is always undergirded by a safe and orderly environment. Please take the time to review the Student Handbook, which includes the BHS Student Dress Code. For a quick review of items to avoid, please click the link for COMMON DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS.
In particular, students will not be wearing:
- Crop Tops
- Ski Masks
- or any bedwear or grooming attire, including pajamas or pajama bottoms, hair scarves or durags.
Link to Student Handbook: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NJVkEanO8w2Yu6-V7QVP6snU0M1YCviWpn5G61hrmZ8/edit?usp=sharing