The Bobcat Weekly

December 5, 2021 Issue 16

The Week Ahead...

Hello Students and Families!


With only two weeks of the third grading period left of the first semester, I have prepared this sixteenth edition of the Bobcat Weekly. In this issue, you will find the following key information that will help you navigate the week ahead:



  1. Graduation Announcement
  2. Attendance Recovery
  3. Winter Break Information
  4. High School End of Course Retesting
  5. Seniors: FASFA - Completion Required
  6. T3 Pledge for Juniors and Seniors
  7. Reindeer Games
  8. High School Winter Dance


I hope you find this helpful!


Richard Penland, Principal

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2022 Graduation Announced

Attention Seniors and Their Families:


The graduation for our class of 2022 is scheduled for Friday, June 3 at 4:00 pm. The location for graduation is Dickies Arena located at 1911 Montgomery St, Fort Worth, TX 76107.


This is all the information I have currently. As additional information is made available, I will provide that on our weekly newsletters.

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Attendance Recovery for the First Semester

Attendance Recovery starts November 29 Mondays through Thursdays 3:45-5:45. Families and students will be notified this week if attendance recovery applies to your student. For questions, contact Michelle.Schwalls@fwisd.org.
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Winter Break is Coming...

I know the weather makes it seem that winter may never arrive, but to assist you with planning your winter break plans, please know that our last day of school before break is Friday, December 17th. This is a full day. Students will return on Wednesday, January 5th.

If you have any questions about the schedule, please contact the school at 817-815-7100. We are asking for no early dismissals on this day. This traditionally has been an extremely high volume day for early dismissals and the wait time for families can be unusually long. Additionally, students will be engaging in activities that will make it difficult to usher them to the office in a timely manner.

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End of Course Re-Testing Next Week

High school students that need to retake an EOC test, have been notified when and where next week that they will be testing. The testing will take place according to the schedule below:


December 7: US History and English 1

December 8: Algebra 1

December 9: Biology and English II

December 10: Make Up Tests


Again, students have been contacted about what tests and locations to report to for testing. If you have any questions about this, please contact Mrs. Grubbs at linda.grubbs@fwisd.org.

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Senior Families: FAFSA/TASFA

Senior Parents: The FAFSA/TASFA forms for the 2022-2023 school year are open! These forms are extremely important as they qualify your student for financial aid, and it is now a graduation requirement from the state. The priority deadline to complete the application is January 15th, so it is important that you and your student work on this ASAP!

For information about the FAFSA application, you can follow this link: https://collegeforward.org/college-resources/fafsa-101/

For information about the TASFA application, you can follow this link: https://collegeforward.org/college-resources/tasfa-101/

You can contact the BMHS GO Center at (682) 719-5947 with any questions you have.

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T3 Pledge for Juniors and Seniors

157 juniors and seniors still need to complete their T3 Pledge. Please use the link provided to complete this. https://pledge.t3partnership.org/65. For questions, visit the GoCenter.
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The Reindeer Games are Back!

We are so excited to bring back the Reindeer Games on December 17th.


High School

This is a Finals make up day so we want to provide a fun opportunity for the kids before we leave for Winter Break. Student Council is hosting a dodgeball tournament at the Reindeer Games and students are allowed to make up teams. Teams must be between 7-10 people, and the entry fee is $20 (that’s for the whole TEAM not per person). We will start registration on December 6th in Miss DeVaul’s room. It is first come first serve so make sure you see her on December 6th to register your team. If your student would like to watch the teams compete they can buy a ticket starting December 6th in the mornings before school or during C lunch. Tickets to watch the tournament will be $1! If you do not purchase a ticket by December 16th you will NOT be able to go to the event so make sure you get your tickets sooner than later!


Middle School

Middle school students will also be hosting a fun activity on December 17th as well! This event will be free of charge! All we ask is that we do not have any early dismissals as there will not be any easy way to pull students from the gymnasium during these reindeer games.

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The Winter Kickback Dance - High School

The high school Winter Kickback Dance is going to be on January 15th from 6:30-9 here at the High School. This dance is all about getting back into the groove of school and getting ready for a fun semester! You can dress up or dress down for this dance (school appropriate attire is required). Tickets will be $15 and will be sold AFTER we return from Winter Break. More information to come on this!