The Blue & Gold

Volume 3, Issue 2 - August 9, 2015

Check out our summer highlights & first week back!

Welcome Back Bucks!
Welcome Back Bucks! Highlights of summer activities and the first week of school.

Music: "Perspectives" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Parent Survey

In an effort to improve system practices, the Madison County Board of Education is conducting a Parent Survey.


We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to: http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/7969146 .


Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Go Bucks!

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AUGUST

11 (T) Balfour Parent Night, Cafeteria, 5-7PM

12 (W) Balfour Orders (Cap & Gown, Announcements, Class rings), Cafeteria, 8AM

13 (TH) Balfour Orders, (Cap & Gown, Announcements, Class rings), Cafeteria, 8AM

14 (F) Football, Laundry Bowl Scrimmage, 7PM

18 (T) Prom Committee Interest Meeting, Mrs. Graham's Room (#158), 8AM or 3:30PM

21 (F) Jamboree, Varsity Football vs. MCHS, Home, 7PM

24 (M) F/JV Football @ Grissom, Away, 5PM/6:30PM

25 (T) NHS Applications are due. Apply online: http://tinyurl.com/BHSNHSapply

27 (TH) JV/V Volleyball @ New Hope / DAR, 4:30PM/5:30PM

28 (F) Varsity Football vs. Austin, Senior Night, Home, 7PM

28-29 V Volleyball @Hoover, TBD

31 (M) F/JV Football @ Austin, Away, 5PM/6:30PM

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Save $5.00 on "Enjoy the City" Coupon Books - now only $15.00 (while supplies last). Coupons are valid through 12/31/15.


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: ssullins@madison.k12.al.us


Thank you for supporting Buck Nation News! Go Bucks!

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Buckhorn Cross Country

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Buckhorn XC showed up big this weekend and brought home $250 for our team. That's proving #ItCanBeDone! #1bUckS

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BHS Football has Title Ambitions in O'Connor's Third Season

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By Jimmy Lay | AL.com

on August 08, 2015 6:59 AM

Read the full article here --> http://s.al.com/K5Wy5LC

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INOW Parent Portal is Now Open

The iNow Parent Portal is now open. There are new login procedures. Here is what a parent/guardian will need to do to access the site.


1. Go to this link https://inow-madisonco.asc.edu/informationnow
2. Use these credentials when first prompted:
a. User Name: mcsparent
b. Password: ilovemyschool
3. Once you have successfully logged in to this site, use your current INOW user ID and password.


If you do not already have a username and password for the iNow Parent Portal, you must come to the school and present a government issued photo ID to receive one.

The INOW parent portal gives you a convenient way to access to your child's grades, classwork, homework, attendance, and more!

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Contests & Special Program

Click here for the list of contests and special programs.

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Delta Gems Applications - Due August 17th

Returned applications and recommendation letters must be postmarked no later than Monday, August 17, 2015. Completed applications should be sent to the following address:

Attn: Delta GEMS
Huntsville Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
P.O. Box 3373
Huntsville, Alabama 35810


All required application documents are to be submitted together as one application packet. If an application packet does not contain all items listed as criteria for membership, it will be considered incomplete. Application packets received after the postmark date will not be reviewed.


Any questions may be sent to huntsvilledeltagems@gmail.com.

GEMS Application: http://goo.gl/C2KDA1

GEMS Renewal Application: http://goo.gl/Ut0LHY

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2015-16 BREAKFAST & LUNCH PRICES REMAIN THE SAME

BREAKFAST

K-12 $1.75
Reduced $0.30

MCBOE Employee $2.25
Visitor $2.75

LUNCH
K-8 $2.25
9-12 $2.50

Reduced $0.40
MCBOE Employee $3.00
Visitor $4.00
Student Visitor, K-8 $2.75
Student Visitor, 9-12 $3.00

Free & Reduced Meal Online Application

The online Free/Reduced meal applicationfor the 2015-2016 school year is now available at https://www.madison.k12.al.us. If you feel you qualify, we encourage you to complete the application on line. If you complete an application on line, you will not need to complete a paper application.
2015-16 Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Click this button to access the school lunch menus.

Pre-Pay for School Meals with PayPams

Click this button for more information about PayPams.

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Schedule Your Senior Portraits Online

You can also call the Lifetouch Studio to schedule your portraits: 256-382-2798

Senior Website

Visit the senior website frequently for important information and up-to-date announcements.

Scholarships

Please be sure to confirm official deadlines and specific scholarship requirements.

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College Scholarships Open to Juniors

You don't have to wait until your senior year to apply for funding.

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SEPTEMBER

1 (T) JV/V Volleyball @ BHS, Hazel Green/Randolph, 4:30PM/6:30PM

3 (TH) JV/V Volleyball @ James Clemens

3 (TH) NHS Meeting, Mrs. Durboraw's Room (#210), 8AM or 3:30PM

4 (F) Staff Development (1/2 day for students)

4 (F) Football vs. HGHS, Cotton Classic, Home, 7PM

5 (S) JV Volleyball, Bob Jones Tournament, TBD

7 (M) Labor Day

8 (T) JV/V Volleyball @ Sparkman/Madison County, 4:30PM / 5:30PM

8 (T) F/JV Football @ HGHS, Away, 5PM/6:30PM

10 (TH) 6-Week Progress Report

10 (TH) JV/V Volleyball @ BHS, Catholic/Arab, 4:30PM/6:30PM

11 (F) Football @ Huntsville, Away, 7PM

11-12 V Volleyball @ Bayside Tournament, Daphne, AL, TBD

12 (S) ACT

14 (M) F/JV Football vs. Huntsville, Home, 5PM/6:30PM

15 (T) JV/V Volleyball @ Lee/Madison County, 5:30PM/6:30PM

17 (TH) JV/V Volleyball @ BHS, Gadsden City, 4:30PM/5:30PM

18 (F) Football @ James Clemens, Away, 7PM

18-19 V Volleyball @ Hartselle, Eddie Preuitt Ford Invit'l, TBD

21 (M) F/JV Football vs. James Clemens, Home, 5PM/6:30PM

22 (T) JV/V Volleyball @ BHS, Huntsville, 4:30PM/5:30PM

24 (TH) Swimming vs. Cullman & Huntsville @ Cullman, 4:45PM

24 (TH) JV/V Volleyball @ Madison County, County Tournament, TBD

25 (F) Homecoming Game, Bucks vs. J.O. Johnson, 7PM

26 (S) JV/V Volleyball @ Austin Tournament, TBD

26 (S) Homecoming Dance, BHS Cafeteria, 7-11PM, $15/single or $25/couple

28 (M) JV Football @ Madison County, Away, 6PM

29 (T) Swimming vs. Boaz & Guntersville @ Alabama A&M, 7PM

29 (T) JV/V Volleyball @ BHS, Grissom, 4:30PM/5:30PM


OCTOBER

1 (TH) JV/V Volleyball @ Gadsden

1 (TH) NHS Meeting, Mrs. Durboraw's Room (#210), 8AM or 3:30PM

2 (F) End of Nine Weeks

2 (F) Football @ Bob Jones, Away, 7PM

3 (S) V Volleyball @ Chick-fil-a Invit'l, Guntersville, TBD

3 (S) JV Volleyball @ James Clemens Tournament, TBD

5-9 Fall Break (Students/Teachers)

6 (T) V Volleyball @ Grissom. 4PM

6 (T) F Football vs.Bob Jones, 6:30PM

8 (TH) V Volleyball @ Huntsville, 4PM

8 (TH) Football @ Sparkman, Away, 7PM

10 (S) V Volleyball @ James Clemens Tournament, TBD

12 (M) V Volleyball @ BHS, Westminster (Senior Night), 5PM

12 (M) F/JV Football vs Sparkman, Home, 5PM/6:30PM

13 (T) V Volleyball @ Madison County/James Clemens, 5:30PM/6:30PM

13 (T) Swimming vs HGHS & JPII @ Alabama A&M, 7PM

15 (TH) Report Cards

15 (TH) V Volleyball @ Guntersville/Arab/Plainview, 4:30PM/5:30PM/6:30PM

16 (F) Football vs. Grissom, Home, Youth Night, 7PM

17 (S) V Volleyball @ Cullman Tournament, TBD

19 (M) V Volleyball @ Area Tournament, TBD

19 (M) Swimming @ Scottsboro Invitational, 5PM

19 (M) F Football @ NGA-Fayetteville, Away 5PM

19 (M) JV Football @ Lincoln County, Away, 6:30PM

22-24 V Volleyball @ Super Regional Tournament, Huntsville, TBD

23 (F) Football @ Gadsden City, Away, 7PM

24 (S) ACT

27 (T) Swimming, Madison County Championships @ Alabama A&M, 6PM

28-29 V Volleyball @ State Tournament, Birmingham, AL, TBD

29 (TH) 3-Week Progress Report

29 (TH) Football vs. Muscle Shoals, Home, 7PM


NOVEMBER

5 (TH) NHS Meeting, Mrs. Durboraw's Room (#210), 8AM or 3:30PM

7 (S) Swimming, SportsMED North Alabama Championships, HSV Natatorium, 11AM

10 (T) Staff Development (1/2 day for students)

10 (T) Veterans Day Breakfast & Assembly

10 (T) Swimming @ Dublin Invitational, 6PM

11 (W) Veterans Day

19 (TH) 6-Week Progress Reports

20-21 Swimming, North Sectionals, HSV Natatorium, 9AM

23-27 Thanksgiving Break


DECEMBER

3 (TH) NHS Meeting, Mrs. Durboraw's Room (#210), 8AM or 3:30PM

4-5, Swimming, State Meet, Auburn, AL

12 (S) ACT

19 (F) End of Nine Weeks

21-Jan 5 Winter Break


JANUARY

4 - 5 Staff Development / Workdays

6 (W) Second Semester Begins

7 (TH) NHS Meeting, Mrs. Durboraw's Room (#210), 8AM or 3:30PM

7 (TH) Report Cards

18 (M) Martin Luther King Jr. Day

28 (TH) 3-Week Progress Report


FEBRUARY

4 (TH) NHS Meeting, Mrs. Durboraw's Room (#210), 8AM or 3:30PM

6 (S) ACT

12 (F) Staff Development (1/2 day for students)

15 (M) President's Day

18 (TH) 6-Week Progress Report


MARCH

3 (TH) NHS Meeting, Mrs. Durboraw's Room (#210), 8AM or 3:30PM

11 (F) End of Nine Weeks

14-18 Spring Break

24 (TH) Report Cards


APRIL

7 (TH) NHS Meeting, Mrs. Durboraw's Room (#210), 8AM or 3:30PM

7 (TH) 3-Week Progress Report

9 (S) ACT

15 (F) Staff Development (1/2 day for students)

19 (T) ACT Plus Writing, 11th Grade, BHS, 8:30AM

28 (TH) 6-Week Progress Report

30 (S) 4th Annual Super Saturday-Rummage, Market & Old-Fashioned Fair, 7AM-3PM

30 (S) Prom, Huntsville Depot Roundhouse, 8PM - Midnight


MAY

3 (T) ACT Plus Writing, Make-Up, 11th Grade, BHS, 8:30AM

5 (TH) NHS Meeting, Mrs. Durboraw's Room (#210), 8AM or 3:30PM

16 (M) Weather Day

24 (T) Last Student Day, End of Nine Weeks

25 (W) Teacher Workday

25 Graduation, VBC, 3PM

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2015-16 Holidays

Student Half-Day (Teacher PD): September 4th

Labor Day: September 7th

Fall Break: October 5th - 9th

Student Half-Day (Teacher PD): November 10th

Veterans Day: November 11th

Thanksgiving Break: November 23rd - 27th (full week)

Winter Break: December 21st - January 5th

MLK Day: January 18th

Student Half-Day (Teacher PD): February 12th

Presidents Day: February 15th

Spring Break: March 14th - 18th

Student Half-Day (Teacher PD): April 15th

Weather Day: May 16th

Last Student Day: May 24, 2016


2015-16 MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS' CALENDAR

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Check your child's grades and attendance through the INOW Parent Portal.

A parent/guardian must come to BHS and show a photo id to receive a new pin number. Please Note: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) users should use compatibility view.

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DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES

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You can access the school wish list using this link: http://amzn.com/w/10J69RP7YUKEY


PLEASE NOTE : We will gladly accept in-kind donations of any of the requested items.


**There are approximately 800 items on the wish list ranging from ~$2 to ~$150, with a combined total of ~$7000 That is less than one item per family! Check it out and see how you can make a difference in the educational experiences of our students!!!**


If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Sullins at ssullin@madison.k12.al.us

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Dr. Sullins and his optical technicians work hard to bring their patients the latest in fashion and specialty frame lines. Leading designers from around the world have taken eye glass frames to a whole new level. No longer do frames get in the way of being fashionable - instead they are the height of fashion. Let Sullins Eye Care help you make your next fashion statement with frame lines and/or sunglasses by: Anne Klein, Aspex, Autoflex, bebe, Brooks Brothers, Chesterfield, Coach, Costa Del Mar, Dana Buchman, Disney, Dolce & Gabbana, EasyClip, Flexon, Fossil, J.LO, JOE Joseph Abboud, Kate Spade, Koali, Lilly Pulitzer, Marchon, Maui Jim, Nike, Nine West, Oakley, Original Penguin, Otis & Piper, Polo, Ralph Lauren, Ray-Ban, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sight for Students, Silhouette, Ted Baker, Tommy Bahama, Tres Jolie ,Tura, Vera Wang, Vogue Eyewear, and more!!


Dr. Sullins has two offices, conveniently located in Madison and Huntsville. If you are in need of an excellent optometrist, for all your eye care needs, you can call either of his offices to set up an appointment. (Madison: 256.464.6670 | Huntsville: 256.880.1966)


For more information about Sullins Eye Care, please visit their website and social media sites:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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It is easy to raise funds for your non-profit or school group at The Chill Factory®. They will dedicate four hours to your group to raise funds with their help. Your organization invites the public to attend, they provide the treats. Your organization will receive 20% of all yogurt sales to put towards your goal. Non-profit status is required for community groups. School groups must have permission from the school principal to fundraise.


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The Chill Factory • 2246 Winchester Road • Ste 103 • Huntsville, AL 35811 • (256) 859-2277

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Disclaimer

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: awatts@madison.k12.al.us


Some links will let you leave the school online newsletter. Some of the linked sites are not under the control of the school/district, and the school/district is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The school/district is providing these external links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the school/district.


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.

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