BHS News

February 6, 2020

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Upcoming Events

February 13 BHS Scheduling Night 20-21 6:00-8:00 p.m.

February 17-21 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

February 25 School Committee Mtg. Arcand Rm. 6:45 p.m

February 28 Drama Production 7:30 p.m.

February 29 Drama Production 2:00 & 7:30 p.m.



March 2 MCAS Composition retest (A & B)

March 4 MCAS ELA Reading Comp Test (1 & 2)

March 4 All Town Choral Concert 7:00 p.m.

March 5 College Night for Jrs. 6:00 p.m.

March 5 MCAS ELA Reading Retest (3)

March 6 MCAS Math Retest (1)

March 9 MCAS Math Retest (2)

March 10 NHS Blood Drive 8:00-1:00 Gym

Report Cards Posted Today - Click Below for Access

Scheduling Night

It is hard to believe, but we will soon begin course selection for the 2020-2021 school year! As noted on the school calendar, on February 13th, we will hold a Scheduling Night from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Below are the details for the evening.


6:00 pm Presentation for incoming grade 8 students and their families in the Auditorium


6:00 pm Presentation of grade 9-12 students and their families in the Lecture Hall


6:45 pm Advanced Placement Course Presentation in the Lecture Hall for sophomores, juniors or seniors and their families interesting in taking AP Courses next year. Students and families will learn about the AP Courses we are offering in the 2020-2021 school year, the workload, and a little about the summer assignment.


7:00 - 8:00 pm Teachers will be available to answer individual questions about the appropriate placement of students in the 2020-2021 school year.


We are viewing the 13th as our kick-off into the scheduling season. After February Vacation, the school counseling staff will be going into classrooms to talk to students and we will also hold class meetings to discuss new course offerings to all students.


Just as in previous years, parents will be able to view course recommendations on the community portal. We will contact you once the recommendations are submitted to the community portal.

BackPack

Be sure to check out the Bellingham school district’s “BackPack” site below to view recent/upcoming important BHS school information and community flyers.


https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sknPGy5atYejiJZCIFD145v6L2o8ztuL

STEM Field Trip in Partnership with BVEF

I just wanted to share a little overview of our recent field trip to Quinsigamond Community College for the STEM workshop. The students had an amazing time and were able to learn more about the STEM field and potential job applications.


The day started with a great speaker on "Soft Skills" and the importance of these skills when interviewing for a position. Then, we were able to attend two workshops. We started in a biology laboratory; in the lab, students were able to work with and be exposed to equipment that is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Some examples are carbon dioxide pads, micropipetting robots and one liter bioreactors The bioreactors mimic what is used today to create biologic pharmaceuticals such as Humeria. The students were taught how to use carbon dioxide pads to learn more about the genetics of fruit flies. Next, the students were brought to an optics laboratory and the students were given a snapshot of quantum physics along with the science behind 3D glasses and virtual reality.


Overall, it was a great experience.

BHS Jazz Band


BHS Jazz Band had the opportunity to have a special rehearsal clinic with Mr. Paul Alberta, retired Norwood Music Director and highly acclaimed jazz educator on Wednesday, February 5th. Music teacher Mr. MacDonald and our jazz band students worked diligently during the evening rehearsal to improve and polish the jazz band literature for their jazz festival performance next week. Special thanks to the Bellingham Friends of Music for their support so we can bring guest conductors to Bellingham for our students!

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Drama Club - Save the Date


The BHS Drama Club will be presenting the play “Legally Blonde” in February. The details are as follows:


Place: BHS Auditorium

Dates: Friday, 2/28/20 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, 2/29/20 @ 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $7.00 for students and senior citizens, $12.00 for general audience

Notes from the Athletic Director's Desk

A few dates of interest and quick reminders:


Feb 16 - deadline to save $50 on spring registration

Mar 08 - FamilyID closed to spring registrations to create team reports; review medical information

Mar 09 - winter sports awards night

Mar 16 - spring sports begin

Mar 27 - spring sports team picture day


The following varsity coaches have been named for the spring season.


Baseball, Doug Houston

Boys Lax, Steve Linehan

Girls Lax, Whitney McKay

Softball, Dennis Baker

Boys Track & Field, Peter LaCasse

Girls Track & Field, Gordon Cole

Boys Volleyball, Steve Mantegani