January 17, 2020
“Snow Break” Schedule Adjustments and Looking Ahead
We hope everyone stayed warm and safe this week! As we adjust the calendar for the snow days, first semester will be extended; specific dates for the end of first semester, graduation, and the end of the school year will be announced soon.
In addition to adjusting schedules for the current school year, registration for the 20-21 school year will start in early February! We encourage students and families to discuss student goals/future plans and explore the course catalog to guide class decisions for next year.
Raiders, we’ve missed you! We’re looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday, January 21, for A DAY classes.
Linda Wise Miller, BHS Principal
PS: Check your email for a schedule UPDATE from Dr. Baker: "Our four snow days have now caused an imbalance between semesters, especially as we look to make up the days in June. After discussing with a number of staff, leaders and our labor partners, Monday, January 27 remains as a non-school day (we know many folks have already made commitments on that day). We will move the end of the semester though to Friday, January 31, which means the second semester will start Monday, February 3."
BHS Athletic Hall of Fame - 2020 Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 1
Resolve to Read in 2020
Setting and sharing a reading goal at the start of each calendar year has motivated me to find great new books and make time to read. I use the Goodreads Reading Challenge to track my progress and create a list of books I want to read. This year I resolve to read 52 books.
Consider setting your own reading goal for 2020, joining the 2020 Reading Challenge, or simply making time to read in the new year.
Keep on reading,
Mr. Bachmeier - BHS Library
PS: Looking for a popular pick to kick off the new year? Check out the Top Titles of the Decade (2010-2019) by circulations through the BHS Library.
Snow in the Forecast?
Career and Community Events
Think you can’t afford college? Think again!
College and career education just got a whole lot cheaper. The new Washington College Grant gives more money to more students for more kinds of education after high school. Funding is available for thousands of Washingtonians, including students from households making up $97,000 a year for a family of four.
From welding to nursing, from English to computer science—whether 18-month apprenticeship or 4-year college degree—the Washington College Grant provides more money for college or career training than ever before. Talk to your counselor and learn more at wsac.wa.gov/pathways.
Seniors: A message from Ms. Kelly in the Career Center
Spend some time on Scholarships and Financial Aid.
1. If you haven’t done so already submit your FAFSA. www.FAFSA.gov
2. Check out the Bellingham High School’s scholarship bulletin
BHS homepage/ Student/Career Center/Scholarship Bulletin
3. Start your Profile for the Bellingham Dollars for Scholars www.whatcom.dollarsforscholars.org use the (Parents/Students tab). The more information you enter, the more scholarships you may match to.
Your application is a multi-step process: This one application allows students to be eligible for several possible local scholarships that can used to attend technical, community or 4-yr colleges and universities.
If you start your profile now you will be READY when 2020 local scholarships are posted January 21, 2020.
Come to the Career Center in January!
- Wednesday, January 22 - Scholarship and Financial aid Workshop, 9:55 Raideraide
Assistance League Summer Enrichment
Plan now for a summer adventure!
The Assistance League of Bellingham offers summer enrichment scholarships to high school undergraduates. If you’re interested in a summer program, in the arts, science, leadership or other educational adventures please stop in the Career Center and find out how to apply for a grant for tuition from the Enrichment Scholarship Program. Hurry in NEW deadline for application is February 21st.