Pioneer Post

BJHS Weekly Newsletter for November 6-12, 2017

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 6 – 9 – Suicide & Violence Prevention Week

November 6 - Wrestling Signups & Practice - MPR - 5:15pm

November 7 - Girls' Basketball vs Paradise - Gym - 7th @ 5:45pm/8th @ 6:45pm

November 9 - Girls' Basketball vs Chico Jr. - Gym - 7th @ 5:45pm/8th @ 6:45pm

November 10 - NO SCHOOL - VETERANS DAY

November 13 – PTA Meeting - Library - 6:00pm

November 14 – Author Ben Mikaelsen presentation to 7th graders - Gym - 1:00pm

November 20-24 - THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

VETERANS DAY

There is NO SCHOOL this Friday, November 10th, in honor of Veterans Day.

DID YOU KNOW?

FACT: Did you know that Bidwell Junior had a bully hotline and email? If you or someone you know is the victim of bullying you can call our confidential tip line to report it at 891-3080 ext. 140 or send an email to our confidential email account at bidwellbullyhotline@gmail.com. Be an upstanding bystander.
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DRAMA DELIBERATIONS

In the spirit of Halloween, English Honors 8 students read “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe and then were given a side to defend in a mock class trial. Defense lawyers (students) gathered evidence from the story and argued that their client, the protagonist, should be found innocent due to insanity! While the prosecution argued that the protagonist should be held accountable for his crime because it was premeditated and he was not insane! Twelve students also served on the jury and are currently in deliberations about the verdict. Above Picture: Jake Kuykendall argues for the defense.

WRESTLING SIGNUPS

Did you miss Wrestling signups? No worries! Come to the first practice on Monday, November 6th at 5:15pm in the MPR to join this great club sport. Practice starts at 5:30pm!

JOIN REMIND!

Don't forget to join Remind! Text @bidwellp to 81010 to have important Bidwell updates sent straight to your cell phone!

BRAINS, KITES, AND ATOMS! OH MY!

Bidwell students have been busy creating and dissecting in Mrs. Myers Science and STEM elective classes. Medical Detective students are excited to begin the brain dissection next week. Flight and Space students have been working hard on our Tetrahedral Kite project. All eighth graders have been putting their imaginations to work to create 3-dimensional Atom models for an Element of their choice. We are very proud of all their hard work!

ATTENTION, STUDENTS!

Due to rough play, football is not allowed until further notice. Please do not bring your footballs to school.
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ENGLISH SCARES UP SOME CLASSICS

Mrs. Hansen’s eighth grade English classes have enjoyed a scary story unit for the month of October. Students read such classics as “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Monkey’s Paw”. Pioneers also enjoyed comparing the radio play “The Hitchhiker” to the TV episode of The Twilight Zone from 1960. Students created their own movie posters for this thriller. Finally, students read an opinion piece article about the effects of violence in the movies on society and had the opportunity to write their own scary stories applying literary terms learned throughout the year. Excellent reading and writing from these pioneers!

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ACCELERATED READING

By the end of this week, you only have 7 weeks to meet your AR goal. Remember that AR reading is worth 10% of your English grade.

EDIBLE SCIENCE

Mrs. Caty’s 6th grade science explored cupcake Earths by taking core samples and predicting the interior.

THANKSGIVING BREAK

Thanksgiving Break is Monday, November 20th - Friday, November 24th, NOT 11/20-11/29 as noted on your student's progress report. We apologize for the inconvenience!
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LOST AND FOUND

All of these "lost and Found" items will be donated at the end of November! Have your child come claim their belongings before they get donated!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x5WeQ-XVlE

CHECK OUT OUR WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN UP TO THIS SCHOOL YEAR IN OUR FIRST PIONEER PRODUCTIONS VIDEO!

BLAST CARVNIVAL

This year's BLAST staff and student carnival was a scary success! Students had fun playing games and participating in a cake walk. Everybody got into the costume spirit and a had a fearsome, fun, and fantastic time!

ATTENTION STUDENTS!

If you receive a yellow absence slip from the office, please take it home and have a parent or guardian sign it. After you get it signed, return it to the attendance desk so that they can clear your absence.
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CONGRATS TO GIRLS' BASKETBALL!

7th grade girls received 2nd place while the 8th grade girls were named champions of the Durham Basketball Tournament! Great job, Lady Pioneers!

UPWARD BOUND

Upward Bound Projects is having their open enrollment period from Oct. 1st through December 1st. Upward Bound is a program geared to help high school students reach their goals of going to a 4 year university. Want more info? Come to the Counseling Office and speak to a Counselor about it.

THE SWEET SCIENCE OF CHOCOLATE

Home Economics and Foods classes had a special guest visit their classes. Rusty Bogart from Pipevine Chocolate shared his “Bean to Bar Craft Chocolate” business with the students. They learned about the start-up home business, the process of making chocolate starting right from the cacao bean and were able to experience cacao bean sorting and winnowing (separating the bean from the shell) using a piece of equipment engineered out of everyday items. In addition they taste tested and graded four different kinds of chocolate!