The Blue & Gold

April 5, 2015 - Volume 2, Issue 29

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6 (M) Spanish Convention Mtg, Señora White's Room, 3:35PM, Make plans to attend.

6 (M) Golf, VG/VB vs. Hogan Vaughn Invitational, Valley Hill Country Club

6 (M) Track & Field, Huntsville Metro Championships, Milton Frank, 4PM

6 (M) JV Baseball @ HGHS, DH, 5PM / 7PM

6 (M) JVB Soccer @ Madison Academy, 6PM

7 (T) Prom Meeting, Cafeteria, 8:45AM

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) Softball vs. Lawrence County @ BHS, V-4:30PM; JV-6PM

8 (W) VB Soccer vs. Huntsville High, 6PM

9 (TH) 3-Week Progress Reports

9 (TH) BALFOUR AT BHS, Cafeteria, 8:15AM - 9:15AM

9 (TH) Spanish Club, NACHO DAY, During Break

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) LAST DAY BALFOUR WILL BE AT BHS, Cafeteria, 8:15AM - 9:15AM

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

11 (S) V Baseball vs Priceville @ MCHS, 11AM; @ MCHS, 1PM

11 (S) Prom, VBC, 8PM-12AM

12 (S) Mountain Biking, Race #2, The Crank Down in Tiger Town, Chewacla State Park, AL

Please visit the BHS C2CSchools website for complete sports schedules.

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Mrs. Jenny Massey has been chosen as a “Sweet 16” finalist!! She was selected from a group of over 130 exceptional educators from across the state. The pool will soon be narrowed down to the “Final Four,” and the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year will be announced at a ceremony hosted by the Alabama State Board of Education and the Alabama State Department of Education on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the RSA Plaza Terrace in Montgomery. The Alabama Teacher of the Year Program is one of the oldest and most prestigious award programs for teachers. We are so excited that Mrs. Massey is being recognized for her commitment to excellence and to our students at Buckhorn High School!! #BuckPride

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March 28, 2015

Last weekend, the BHS Winter Guard competed at the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit (SCGC) Championships in Smyrna, Tennessee and came away with the highest score, ranking as Alabama State Champions and SCGC Gold medalists! We are so proud of these hard-working young ladies (and our staff) for how they have represented themselves, our program and Buckhorn High School, bringing home the gold two years in a row.

2014-15 Winter Guard: Katie Jaramillo, Sierra Richardson, Miranda Cox, Siara Latham, Kimberly O’Connor, Shelby Reavis, Taylor Rosenblum, Micaiah Bulluck, Sarah Nguyen, Emily O’Connor, and Samantha Bodine. Coach: Leigh Penick.

Below Picture Credits: Mrs. Katy Souder

1) The girls’ reaction when 2nd place was announced and only Buckhorn was left!

2) The Gold Medal State Champions!

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Congrats Lady Bucks (Class 7A, Area 7) - #7 in the State!

Huntsville Athletic Hall of Fame: Mr. Frankie Davidson

Please read the great article below about our very own superstar - Mr. Frankie Davidson! Mr. Davidson will be inducted into the Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame on Monday, April 13th.
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BHS Drama's "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

On a cold spring night, the BHS Drama production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, warmed the souls of the audience members in a packed house.

Before the facade of an Athenian palace and in the nearby forest, the twin tales unfolded. With Puck (Alexandria Herring) pulling the strings, the mismatched lovebirds Hermia (Kaitlyn Turner), Helena (Rachel McPeters), Demetrius (Kendall Briggs) and Lysander (Paxton Watkins) sorted out their affairs with the help of some herbal magic.

The cast beautifully captured both the humor and the disconcerting strangeness of the play. There was also a beguiling freshness and urgency about the young lovers. One of the greatest pleasures of the production were the rude mechanicals, the amateur actors doing the play-within-the-play, led by the blustery Nick Bottom (a very funny Lars Hitchcock).

There was emotional depth as well as humor in this production. There were scenes that held the audience's breath, so silent you could hear a pin drop (or a camera shutter...sorry!); and then there were scenes that had the audience roaring with laughter, most notably when Javier Morris as Flute was forced to play the female role of Thisbe.

The entire cast and crew did an exceptional job! Thank you, Mr. Jake Barrow for providing us with a joyous comedy about love and its complications in the mortal and spirit worlds! Bravo!!



Jake Barrow

Theseus/Oberon - Austin Shaw
Titania - Danielle Pezza
Hippolyta - Carliss Spencer
Egeus - Jared Simons
Philostrate - Tonya Goddard
Hermia - Kaitlyn Turner
Helena - Rachel McPeters
Lysander - Paxton Watkins
Demetrius - Kendall Briggs
Peter Quince - Zach Martz
Nick Bottom - Lars Hitchcock
Flute - Javier Morris
Starveling - Skyler Elmore
Snout - Jessica Grounds
Snug - Charity McCalpin
Puck - Alexandria Herring
Peaseblossom - Hanna Evans
Mustardseed - Ashley Benford
Cobweb - Samantha Jones
Moth - Allana Schafer

Costumes - Samantha Jones
Sound & Lights - Josh Minard
Set Construction - Ashley Norton, Hanna Evans, Tara Hawkins, Ben Selby, Landen Murphy, Jake Price, Chandler Thomas, & Paul Rogers

Mr. Jake Barrow and BHS Drama extend a very special thank you to:

Rita Burkholder

Fig Leaf Costumes

BHS Principal, Mr. Todd Markham

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Both the Varsity and JV Scholars' Bowl teams won the county championship. The Varsity team finished at 16-0 and won for the 10th year in a row. The JV team finished at 12-1 and won for the 2nd year in a row.

Adam Williams was the Most Valuable Player for the entire system, earning a spot on the All-County team. Matthew Dean and Amelia Harrison also made the All-County team.

Congratulations to Dr. Matt Dean and the BHS Scholars' Bowl Teams for another outstanding season!

Varsity Boys WIN Madison County Golf Tournament!

Congrats to the varsity boys for winning the Madison County Golf Tournament!! Tyler Davidson won low medalist with a 75 and earned a spot on the Madison County VB All-Tournament Golf Team. Jamera Bradley's performance earned a spot on the Madison County VG All-Tournament Golf Team. Congratulations Coach Reese and BHS Golf! #BuckPride (Pictures via Twitter @bhsbucksgolf)
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3rd Annual Cyber Security Conference

Friday, March 20th, Mr. Livermore chaperoned students at Drake State Technical and Community College’s 3rd annual Cyber Security Conference. Students heard from professionals, in the fields of cyber security, cellular telephony, and cloud computing, about this growing and profitable industry.

(Below picture submitted by Mr. Bill Livermore)

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Turn in Scholarship Awards by May 1st

It is time for you to turn in your scholarship awards to Mr. Schwanke. Please turn in any scholarships that you have received even if you are not planning on attending the institution that offered you the scholarship. You will be recognized only for the college/university that you will be attending. Please include any church or organizational scholarships as well. The Senior Awards Day will be May 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM in the Gold Gym. Deadline to turn in scholarships to be recognized at awards day will be May 1st, 2015. Please do not wait until the last minute, if you know what school you will be attending and have received a scholarship please turn it in now.

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Awards Day Reminders!

Please wear your gown for awards day (no caps).

Report to your Senior Homeroom for dress code check & alphabetical order.

Remember….If you are not allowed to participate in Awards Day because your attire is deemed unacceptable, you will also not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. If you have doubts as to whether what you are thinking about wearing is acceptable, DON’T WEAR IT. Modesty should guide your clothing selection for this important occasion.

Awards Day is MANDATORY if you wish to walk at the VBC!

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Class of 2015 - Senior Website

Please visit the senior website frequently for important information and up-to-date announcements:

Senior Activities Fee

Please see Mrs. Christina Phipps Krentel to pay your senior activity fees, $50 (cash only). These fees include the senior breakfast and the senior picnic. [*From March 21st until April 25th, senior fees are $50. After April 25th until May 9th, senior fees are $60. This is not a mandatory fee. If a senior does not wish to attend the breakfast or picnic this fee does not have to be paid.]

Yearbook Sponsor - Mrs. Christina Phipps Krentel

Senior Sponsor - Mrs. Carrie Bates

Senior Counselor - Mr. Dan Schwanke

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SENIORS: Turn in Scholarship Awards by May 1st

It is time for you to turn in your scholarship awards to Mr. Schwanke. Please turn in any scholarships that you have received even if you are not planning on attending the institution that offered you the scholarship. You will be recognized only for the college/university that you will be attending. Please include any church or organizational scholarships as well. The Senior Awards Day will be May 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM in the Gold Gym. Deadline to turn in scholarships to be recognized at awards day will be May 1st, 2015. Please do not wait until the last minute, if you know what school you will be attending and have received a scholarship, please turn it in now.

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On Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 11am to 5pm our Buckhorn Football Program is hosting a Mattress Sale fundraising event. This event has been VERY successful in school districts nationally and across Alabama over the last 8 years. We are excited to have the event here at Buckhorn!

The mattresses are extremely high quality and have outstanding full replacement warranties. They offer top brands which are made in the USA including Simmons and Restonic. Delivery is available, as is free layaway. All styles and sizes are available for you to lay on including plush, firm, pillow-tops, memory foam, latex, and gel beds.

The mattresses are also deeply discounted at 30%-60% below retail stores! 20 mattress sets will be on display, prices range from $249 to $2000. Prices go up from one set to another approximately $75….so we have something for everyone. You can also purchase a mattress only if you don’t need the box spring.

If you are in the market for a mattress set, or if you know someone who might need a mattress, please help spread the word. Our event is Sunday, May 17, from 11am to 5pm at Buckhorn High School. You can save a lot of money on a mattress set and support the kids in the football program. Please tell your friends about this event and help support the Bucks!

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Minority Youth Science Academy (MYSA) at Samford University. MYSA is a four-day program offering college prep and mentoring for outstanding minority students who aspire to careers in the sciences. If you have questions about these programs, please contact Denise Gregory at or 205-726-2614.

Duke Summer Academy for High School Students

Deadline: April 15th

Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students. Students currently in grades 9 - 12 are eligible to apply.

There are still openings for:

  • The Global Entrepreneur: learn problem solving skills and learn about the needs, opportunities and complexities of the global market.
  • The Global Healer: learn about his class the most pressing health issues facing the world today and about different cultural perspectives on medicine.
  • The Global Leader: learn leadership skills and learn about diplomacy and Model United Nations.

Duke also offers Summer College for High School Students. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success. Spaces are filling quickly! Check out our credit-bearing courses and apply soon.

Apply now while spaces are available:

Space Camp Scholarship

Deadline: April 30th

The Huntsville Air Defense Artillery Association (ADAA) has announced the 2015 Space Camp Scholarship program, open to 4th - 12th grade children of veterans or active duty military. More information and applications are available at their website: and must be received via regular mail by 30 April 2015.

Winners will be announced by 15 May 2015.

Leadership Huntsville/Madison County - Challenge Program

Deadline: May 1st

Leadership Huntsville/Madison County is offering Madison County students the opportunity to apply for the Challenge (High School Youth) Program. Challenge provides high school students the opportunity to improve and exercise leadership skills, increase understanding of the Huntsville/Madison County community, and develop a network of student leaders through a structured program emphasizing servant leadership. Challenge also provides a venue for exploring future educational options and career fields in the Huntsville/Madison County area.

This year’s Challenge will offer two programs, a three day program for rising 9th and 10th graders and a weeklong program for rising 11th and 12th grade students. The Challenge Program mirrors the Flagship Leadership and Connect Programs from Leadership Huntsville/Madison County with focus days concentrating on Economic Development, Public Safety, Education, Government, Humans Services, and Quality of Life. Challenge participants will engage local leaders in a variety of settings to increase awareness of the needs and issues facing our community while providing opportunities to impact the community with innovative solutions. As a capstone for the program, students will complete a service project that provides a lasting impression on the Huntsville/Madison County community. Sessions will take place at various corporations, non-profits, and governmental facilities in the Huntsville area.

The 9th and 10th grades program is July 8-10, 2015 and the cost is $250.

The 11th and 12th grades program is July 13-18, 2015 and the cost is $500

More information and applications can also be found at

Please contact Danielle Barnes at or Todd Powers at if you have any questions.

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Madison County Sheriff's Office - Distracted Driving Program will be held at Buckhorn High School this summer on June 9th, JUNE 24TH, July 14th and July 21st!! (Note: June 24th is not listed on flyer - but it IS a scheduled session!)

For more information and to apply please email:
SRO Kenneth Hooper:
OR Sgt. D Moody:
OR visit
OR call 256-533-8855

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University of Alabama Honor's Academy

Dates: July 19-24 (Sunday-Friday)

Academic Requirements: GPA: 3.5 unweighted; ACT: 27; SAT: 1210/1600; or PSAT: 200

Cost: $350, includes all meals and activities

For more information visit:

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The future Buck Nation News Broadcasting Team is selling "Enjoy the City" Coupon Books for $20. Please help us raise money to purchase the equipment needed to stream our broadcasts within the school and to the surrounding community.

Preview the entire coupon book HERE and see how you can save hundreds of dollars instantly! To purchase a coupon book, please email Ms. Suzanne Sullins:

Thank you for your support! Go Bucks!

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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 (W) Softball vs. Hazel Green @ BHS, JV-4:30PM; V-6PM

15-17 FR Baseball, Post Tourney, TBA

16 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM

16 (TH) Juniors, ACT Registration, 1st Block

16 (TH) Senior Meeting, Cafeteria, 1st Block

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) Senior Slide Show Pictures are Due! Email to

17 (F) VG Golf, Scottsboro Invitational, Goosepond

17-18 V Softball, Wildcat Classic, Scottsboro, AL

17 (F) Hypnosis Fun Show, BHS Gym, $12 & $15, 7:00PM

18 (S) Football Super Saturday, Winchester Road Baptist Church, 7AM-3PM

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) Softball, @ Hazel Green, V-4PM, JV-5:30PM

20 (M) VG Soccer vs. Huntsville, 4:30PM

20 (M) VB Soccer @ Whitesburg Christian, 4:30PM

21 (T) Safety Club / LifeSouth Blood Drive, 8AM - 3PM

21 (T) Archery, MCES Tournament

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 (W) NHS Dodgeball Tournament, 1st Block

22 (TH) Golf, VG/VB vs. SHS, RTJ

22-24 Band Trip, Walt Disney World

23 (TH) Take Your Child to Work Day

23 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM

23 (TH) Faculty/Student Basketball Game, 4th Block

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) Reach Higher Day, Wear your college shirt, Hashtag #ReachHigher

1 (F) Alabama Alternative Assessment Online, All submissions are due by 5PM

1 (F) Seniors, Cap & Gown Distribution, 1st Block

1-2 Track & Field, State Meet, Gulf Shores, AL

3 (S) Mountain Biking, Race #4, State Championship, Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa, AL

3-9 Teacher Appreciation Week

4-8 School Nutrition Employee Week

4 (M) AP Chemistry and AP Environmental Science Exams, 8AM

5 (T) AP Calculus Exam, 8AM

5 (T) Swimming, Makeup Tryouts, Blue Gym, 3:50PM

6 (W) School Nurse Day

6 (W) AP Literature Exam, 8AM and AP Physics Exams, Noon

6 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM

6 (W) Swimming, Makeup Tryouts, Alabama A&M, 4:15PM

7 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM

7 (TH) Senior Awards Day, Gold Gym, 9:00AM (Senior Picture to Follow)

7-8 Archery, National Championships, Louisville, KY

8 (F) AP History Exam, 8AM

8 (F) Senior Breakfast & Graduation Practice (Gold Gym)

8-9 Softball, Regional Tournament, Sportsplex, TBA

9 (S) Tennis Banquet, TBA

11 (M) AP Biology Exam, 8AM

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

13 (W) AP Language Exam, 8AM and AP Stats Exam, Noon

14 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM

14 (TH) Senior Exams, 3rd & 4th (During 3rd & 4th, Full Day)

15 (F) Senior Exams 1st & 2nd, Senior Picnic to Follow

15-16 Softball, State Tournament, Montgomery, AL, TBA

17 (Su) Football Mattress Sale, BHS, 11AM - 5PM

17 (Su) Baccalaureate, Locust Grove Baptist Church, 2PM (Seniors, 1:30PM)

19 (T) Graduation Practice, VBC, 10AM (Mandatory - Seniors MUST ride bus to VBC)

19 (T) Graduation, VBC, 7PM

20 (W) 9th - 11th Exams, 1st & 2nd Block (1/2 Day - Dismiss at 11:50AM)

21 (TH) 9th - 11th Exams, 3rd & 4th / Last Student Day (1/2 Day - Dismiss at 11:50AM)

22 (F) Teacher Workday / End of School Year

25 (M) Memorial Day

28 (TH) Report Cards Mailed (Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope)


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.

ESP Scholarship Application

Deadline: April 9th - 4:30PM
Madison County High School Seniors who have a Parent/Grandparent that is employed with or has retired from the Madison County Board of Education. The Parent/Grandparent MUST be a MEMBER of the Educational Support Professionals Organization for at least one year. This ONLY includes the SUPPORT employees of the Madison County Board of Education. Link to application:

2015 Alabama F.A.M.E. AMT Scholarship

Deadline: April 14th at 11:59 p.m.

The Alabama F.A.M.E. Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT) includes a two-year technical Associate degree that combines cutting-edge curriculum that supports advanced manufacturing technology, paid working experience, along with learning highly sought after business principles and best practices of a world class manufacturer.

Fraternal Order of Eagles Scholarship

Deadline: April 15th

Amount $1000.00

2015 Miranda Bouldin Scholarship Program Essay Contest

Deadline: April 17th

Inspire and Achieve is proud to present to you the 2015 Miranda Bouldin Scholarship Program Essay Contest. The Miranda Bouldin Scholarship Program is designed to encourage students to pursue study in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) and, upon graduation, use that knowledge in support of the Defense Industry. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marissa Wright via email, or by phone, (256) 533-5789 Ext. 237.

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E.H. Wilbourn Scholarship

Sponsored By Madison County Education Retirees Association
Deadline: Postmarked April 17th

Amount $750.00

Omega Psi Phi John L. Cashin, Sr. Scholarship

Deadline: April 17th
Presented to graduating seniors in the Huntsville/Madison County area. Our chapter is awarding a one-time 1st place - $2500, 2nd place - $1000, and 3rd place - $1000 scholarship to deserving students. The scholarship recipients will be chosen based on financial need, leadership ability, and academics. The students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (out of a 4.0) and score no less than 15 on the ACT or equivalent score on SAT.

Instructions for completion are included within the packet (click link to access):

ShipDig Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline for submission: September 15th
Finalist notification: September 30 (annually)
Incoming students and current students alike who are US citizens are eligible and urged to apply. Applicants will write a short 500-1000 word essay which will be judged on how well-written, compelling and persuasive they are. More details of our scholarship, rules and application eligibility requirements can be found at

Tuition Funding Sources

Scholarship deadlines are rapidly approaching. Make sure students look at soon. They have millions of available scholarships and they are sponsored exclusively by Wells Fargo. TFS also posts a new scholarship everyday on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts. Most scholarships are not well known and are available to all students.

University Open Houses & Events

UAH Open House

April 11, 2015

Students may register online:

For more information call 256.824.2773 or email:

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


Calhoun Community College Senior Day

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Senior Day topics will include:
•College Applications
•Admissions and Advising Processes
•Placement Testing
Department and Campus Tours
•"Major Decisions" - Advice on choosing a major
•And more...

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

All 11th grade students will register for the April 28th ACT. Students must attend this pre-test/registration session on Thursday, April 16th in order to take the required ACT assessment.

Students/teachers are not allowed to have cell phones or other electronic devices during the pre-test/registration on April 16th, or during the ACT assessment on April 28th. Students that do not adhere to this rule will have their test voided.

Students will have the opportunity to have scores sent to a maximum of 4 colleges and scholarship agencies free of charge. Student athletes planning to play on a college level could include NCAA Clearinghouse as one of their 4 choices.

Students must come prepared with the following:
•Government issued ID
•No. 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils or ink pens)
•Please do not bring cell phones or other electronic devices to the testing room.

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.

Counselor Contacts: Mrs. Dee Gordon, Mr. Dan Schwanke, Mrs. Stephanie Wheeler

ACT Results - Students can create an account at 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


2015 ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

Test Date: April 18, 2015

Test Date: June 13, 2015

Registration Deadline: May 8, 2015 | Late Fee Required: May 9–22, 2015

ACT Online Registration

ACT Test Prep

ACT Online Test Prep


2015 SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

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.).

SAT Online Registration

SAT Website


2014-15 Madison County Schools' Testing Schedule, All Grade Levels.

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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



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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:

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Madison County Board of Education

Superintendent Matt Massey

1275 Jordan Road, Huntsville, Alabama 35811
Mailing Address P.O. Box 226
Huntsville, Alabama 35804
(256) 852-2557

Buckhorn High School

Principal, Mr. Todd Markham

4123 Winchester Road, New Market, Alabama 35761

(256) 851-3300

If you find inaccurate or inappropriate information on any of the external links, please contact Ms. Suzanne Sullins immediately. Thank you.