BCHS Weekly Update

January 20, 2019

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BCHS is Committed to Excellence and Success in ALL We Do!

Good Evening Redskin Parents and Friends

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January 21, 2019 - Schools and Offices Closed

Schools and offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Junior Day.

Georgia School Climate and Culture Survey

Georgia Parent Survey:


Course Selection for 2019 - 2020 Parent Student Information Meetings

In January, BCHS will offer course selection information nights for students and parents. During this event you will hear about the many opportunities your student will have to prepare them to graduate

College, Career, and Life Ready.

You will hear about four-year plans, career technical opportunities, advanced placement courses, dual enrollment for academics and technical school, pathways, college and career ready indicators, internships, job opportunities, etc.

Mark the following dates on your calendar as we plan for the 2019-2020 school year:

Rising Seniors (Class of 2020) - January 24

Rising Juniors (Class of 2021) - January 28

Rising Sophomores (Class of 2022) - February 7

Rising Freshmen (Class of 2023) - February 4

All meetings are in the cafeteria beginning at 6 PM.

We hope to see you there!

Georgia Southern Eagle Academy Open House Invitation.

EAGLE Academy Open House January 22, 2019 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. EAGLE Academy - Room 3156 of the College of Education Informational Sessions at 4:30 and 5:30 Website: https://coe.georgiasouthern.edu/eagle-academy/ Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

Flu Season Is Here!

It is currently influenza (‘flu”) season and Georgia and the United States are experiencing very high influenza activity. Influenza can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.

To ensure the safety and health of students, parents and faculty, the Georgia Department of Public Health encourages parents and schools to know the signs and symptoms of influenza and the necessary steps to reduce the spread of illness.

The symptoms of flu can include: • Fever (although not everyone with flu has a fever) • Cough • Sore throat • Runny or stuffy nose • Body aches • Headache • Chills • Tiredness • Sometimes diarrhea and vomiting.

To ensure we are doing everything possible to limit the spread of influenza or other respiratory diseases:

• Encourage students, parents, and staff to get a yearly flu vaccine. The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each flu season. If influenza is circulating, it is a good time to get vaccinated!

• Encourage students, parents, and staff to take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Avoid close contact with sick people.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

If your student is thinking about college or junior college, or technical school upon graduation, you do not want to miss an opportunity for free money!

It is not too late to apply for FASFA! ( Free Application for Federal Student Aid) If you do not want to wait until the next workshop in January, please check the link below for more information. Do not miss opportunities for free money for post secondary education.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa The Next workshop is Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


OTC will be here on 2/6/19 in the afternoon to give the Accuplacer.

Parent Tip Of The Week: Guiding Our Children Through Transitions: High School, Sharon Sevier

• Help with the balancing act between academics, athletics, and social life.

We want our children to be successful students, to feel connected to their school, and to have friends and activities for fun times, but it all has to be carefully balanced. First, school is their job and what should be a student’s priority.

Class choice and grades will play a big part in determining post-secondary options. It’s even more critical to have a set time and non-distractible place to study and do homework. Let me say one thing about homework; some schools no longer count homework for a grade. Kids say “it doesn’t count, so why do it?” That thought gets them into hot water. Homework is practice of the skills and concepts taught during class. It’s much more prudent to say, “I don’t get it” on a homework paper, knowing you can ask the teacher to clarify the next day, than to say “I don’t get it” on a test or quiz. Whether it counts or not, insist that your child does the homework. After all, practice makes perfect.

If your child is involved in athletics, clubs, or other activities, seriously consider the time commitment required. A study hall during a sports season can turn out to be a godsend. It may be that you and your family may need to alter patterns to balance study time with the activity. Pay attention to those things up front, not when things have fallen into crisis mode.