BHS News

September 13, 2019

BHS students and teachers have had a great first two weeks of school. By now, students and teachers are settling into the routines of the school year. Next week, students will have the opportunity to meet with their teachers during WIN Block for extra help or to make up any missing work. There will also be enrichment opportunities available throughout the school year for students.

Upcoming Events

September 16 - Late buses begin
September 17 - School Committee Meeting
September 24 - College Night for Seniors - 6:00 p.m.
September 25 - College Fair @ BHS - 8:30 a.m.
September 25 - Meet the Teacher Night – 6:00

Chromebook Insurance

8th and 9th grade parents: The deadline to purchase insurance for your student's chromebook is September 30 through the Worth Group. We strongly recommend that the $20 insurance is purchased to cover accidental damage and theft. The cost to replace the chromebook without insurance is $248.00. Please purchase insurance online using the link below:

https://gpo.worthavegroup.com/gpo/bellingham


If you have any questions, please contact dconroy@bpsdk12.org.

Meet the Teachers Night

The annual “Meet the Teachers Night” will take place on Wednesday, September 25th beginning at 6:00 p.m Parents/Guardians will have an opportunity to meet with the administration at the start of the evening.


Then, they will follow their child/children's schedule. You will meet teachers and learn about the class expectations and curriculum. Please bring a copy of your child's schedule with you that evening. You can ask your child to text you a photo of his/her schedule.

Washington DC Trip


Just a reminder to all 8th grade parents, Washington DC permission packets are due by September 30, 2019. Please remember that you need to register your child online at EF Tours. There are packets available in the main office or your child can pick up a packet in Mrs. Cartier’s or Ms. Federlein’s room.


8th grade DC trip and the senior Disney trip soup/cookie fundraiser packets will be available for pick up in Mrs. Cartier's room on Monday, September 9th

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications


Free and Reduced Lunch forms were distributed last week. Students can return the forms to the main office. These forms will also help the school to determine students who may be eligible for waivers for transportation, advanced placement testing fees, and athletic fees.

PSAT October 16th

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a standardized test administered by the College Board.


All juniors at Bellingham High School will be taking the exam on October 16th.


This year, we are able to offer the PSAT exam to twenty 10th graders at the cost of $20.00 per student at a first-come, first-served basis. If you want your son or daughter to be one of the twenty students to take the PSAT, you must call the School Counseling Office at 508-966-4181 by Wednesday, September 18, at noon.

Get Involved at BHS

During WIN Block this week, students learned about the different clubs and activities at BHS. Click the slide presentation below to learn more!

From the Athletic Director's Desk



It's a VERY BUSY time in the Athletic Department and quite atypical.


FALL SEASON kicked off this week and despite all of the planning, with the recently announced EEE curfew established by the Bellingham Board of Health "BOH", changes were made over this past weekend to ensure that we will NOT have any HOME night games through September 27th. I say HOME because it is entirely possible that our opponents are not impacted by EEE and as such there may still be ROAD games in the evening.


The BOH's message to me was to have teams off the field at dusk, so for the time being coaches have been advised to be wrapping up practices in the 6 o'clock hour. The MIAA website, (miaa.net) is your best source for current schedules.

REGISTRATION FOR WINTER SEASON is now open on FamilyID.com (search Bellingham) and the available $50 discount is in effect until Sunday, October 13th. We offer five sports and can have as many as xx teams including Boys/Girls Basketball, Cheer, Boys/Girls Hockey, Boys/Girls Indoor Track and co-ed wrestling.

REMEMBER, in order to receive the $50 discount you must register AND PAY on or before October 13th. Registration closes mid-November.


For those who may be curious, spring registration opens January 1st ... all league schedules for the spring are on the MIAA website.

AP Reminder


Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, The College Board, the organization which regulates and supports Advanced Placement courses and testing, has restructured AP course registration and examinations. Please note the revised BHS protocols around registration for AP courses and AP exam ordering.



  • September 1-The window opens for AP Exam Payments (cash/check to BHS, or online using Unipay on the district website).

  • October 1- Students must commit to the AP course(s) for which they are registered.

  • November 1- Deadline for all AP exam payments.

  • November 15- Exam orders are submitted to The College Board. Refunds may not be possible after this date.


In the 2019-2020 school year, the cost is $94.00 per exam. If you feel you qualify for an exam fee waiver, please contact Mrs. JoAnn Masterson as soon as possible