BHS Tiger News
Week of May 29, 2022
Belleville High School
Greetings, BHS Families, and Happy Memorial Day!! This is Week #18 of Semester 2, and today we honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for ALL the freedoms we enjoy. This week, we're winding down the school year with the last of the required learning and preparation for final exams. We are looking forward to finishing strong and are already planning for next year! Please read the following information carefully, as it will prepare your student to successfully navigate these last 2 weeks.
Final EXAM Schedule for NEXT WEEK -
- June 9th - Exams for Hours 1, 2, and 3 from 7:16am until 10:31am
- June 10th - Exams for Hours 4, 5, and 6 from 7:16am until 10:31am
- Students must be ON TIME, which means to avoid increased traffic, students should arrive EARLY. Doors open for students at 6:45am.
FOR NEXT YEAR'S ATHLETES
Please see the Athletics Section below for deadlines and information on participating in any BHS sport.
SUMMER SCHOOL BEGINS JUNE 20th
The school year is quickly coming to an end and that means Summer School is just around the corner. Families of students who have been identified as needing to recover essential credits towards graduation were sent communication last week. In the coming days, these students will be meeting with their counselor to discuss which credits need to be recovered over the summer.
BASIC SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION
- Dates: June 20 - August 4, NO CLASSES the week of July 4
- ALL FRESHMEN: Mandatory In-Person Learning, M - Th, 8am - 12pm
- ALL SOPHOMORES - SENIORS - Students will be enrolled in Online Courses and offered optional In-Person Mentoring/Tutoring - Tuesday - Thursday, 9am - 1pm
- In-District Transportation will be offered.
Random Wand Detection
As an added safety measure, BHS will begin the process of wand metal detection. Messages were sent home last week via text, voice call, and email. Additionally, the following procedural information was provided to students (along with THIS VIDEO):
Classes will be randomly selected.
2 Security Team Members, an Administrator, and at least one Officer will be stationed outside the selected classroom.
The affected hallway will be locked down (unless there’s a nearby empty classroom that can be used)
The wanding team will work from 2 carts - one male, one female
Students will come out TWO at a time, remove any items that could set off a wand, then be wanded (themselves and their backpack & other belongings)
Anything that goes off will be searched.
If students need to be personally searched, they will be escorted to an Office: Main Office, or Office 200/300 (unless there is a closer empty location)
Important Dates and Upcoming Events:
May 27th-30th: No School, Memorial Day Weekend
May 31st: Classes Resume
June 9th & 10th: Half Days - FINAL EXAMS
June 10th: Last Day of School
June 20th-August 4th: Summer School Credit Recovery
*September 8th: First Day of 2022-2023 School Year for Students
*Stay Tuned for dates for Student Registration, Orientations, and Open House
Thank you for your time and attention to this week's information. Have a peaceful week everyone, and GO TIGERS!
~ Principal Crockett, AP Mrs. Green, AP Mr. Roberson, AP Mr. Wright, BNT Director Mr. Wilsey, and AD Mr. Brodie
BUILDING AND STUDENT SAFETY
In light of recent events, and as a firm reminder of a couple of our safety basics please be intentional about discussing these two with your student(s).
Building Entrances/Locked Doors: All entry doors in the building lock at 7:20am. After this, the only doors that may be utilized are at the Main Entrance. Students are not to open, leave from, nor prop open building doors. Failure to follow these safety protocols results in immediate suspension.
Toy Guns: Orbeez or Airsoft Guns, BB Guns, and any other Toy Guns are strictly prohibited and will incur a stiff penalty. Gun look-alikes are dangerous and leave those in authority - especially law enforcement - a split second decision to determine whether it’s real or if it’s not. DO NOT BRING THESE ITEMS TO SCHOOL. Parents, if you allow them in your home, please be sure they remain there. Possession of these weapon look-alikes results in students being sent for an automatic expulsion hearing.
STUDENT PARKING - TOWING HAS BEGUN!
Student drivers may only park in the Student Parking Lot. Lately, student vehicles have overwhelmed the staff parking lot. Beginning this week, unauthorized vehicles will be towed at the owners expense (approx $200)! UPDATE: 4 illegally parked student cars were towed 2 weeks ago, and ZERO cars were towed during last week's sweep. Good job, Tigers!
DAILY ATTENDANCE: Reporting Absences
Parents and guardians, please be sure your student finishes this school year strong with excellent daily attendance! Missing only one day of school can put a student behind for up to 3 days. If students will be absent for any reason, please remember to REPORT their absence either online in ParentConnect (24 hour access), or by calling the Main Office.
It is highly recommended that any student-athlete who plans to participate in a Fall Sport at BHS during the 2022-23 school year get your physical completed and turned in to the Belleville High School Athletic Office before Summer Break begins. TRYOUTS for all Fall Sports begin on August 8th which is approximately a month before school even starts. Physicals from this past 2021-22 school year are TOO OLD and you will NOT be allowed to participate on August 8th unless you have the new one on file. Thank you, and GO TIGERS!
Spring Sports are Winding Down!
Please visit the Athletics page on our website for up to date information for all programs.
- Boys Baseball
- Boys Lacrosse
- Girls Soccer
- Girls Softball
- Girls Tennis
- Boys and Girls Track
Student Council and SENIOR CLASS Information
There will be an informational parent meeting for the Class of 2023 (Rising Seniors) on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons (cafeteria) to discuss your student’s upcoming Senior year. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can submit questions by completing this google form. There will also be a follow up email sent to all parents after the meeting with information from the presentation.
From the Counseling Team
CAREER EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
BUILDING SKILLS SUMMER CAMP- SPONSORED BY CARPENTERS UNION
June 26 - August 19, 2022
This camp is for students ages 14-17. Students will receive a paid hands-on training experience in all construction skilled trades. Please contact Mrs. Currie for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduating Seniors: Would you like to receive SummerSupport and meet with a Summer Step Coach to discuss topics such as Admissions, Applications, FAFSA, Financial Aid, Financial Planning, Housing, Transportation, Meal Plans and other enrollment transitions? Use this link to register and someone from the program will contact you.
FOR JUNIORS ONLY - CLASS OF 2023
FINANCIAL AID NEWS FOR JUNIORS
Preparation begins NOW!
CREATE AN FSA ID – Your FSA ID acts as a username and password for your financial aid application. Separate FSA IDs are required for parents/guardians and students. Go here to create your FSA ID and store it in a safe place.
Curious about how much financial aid assistance your student could be eligible for? Use the Federal Student Aid Estimator to estimate your student's financial aid.
ADD OCTOBER 1st to your calendar. This is the date that the FAFSA 2023-2024 application will become available. Class of 2023 graduates should complete the FAFSA application for the year they'll first be enrolled in college or trade school.
GET STARTED ON THE FAFSA. This page includes the 'How to Fill Out the FAFSA Form' video and 'Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply' list. A perfect resource to assist you to begin the FAFSA.
EXPLORE SCHOLARSHIPS – Scholarship awards often run in cycles and occur annually. Read your school's local scholarship board or website for annual scholarships regularly. Also, check out MI Student Aid Scholarship Best Practices for more information.
Please click on the link below to see remaining scholarship opportunities.
Here is the last scholarship with approaching deadlines. All scholarships can be found on our scholarships page. Click on the link above. Apply today!
- Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships - 6/30/22