The Panther Post
The BCHS Bi-weekly Newsletter - October 5, 2018
Phi Theta Kappa at Hill College
- First-rate completion of at least 12 hours at Hill College of college-level coursework counting toward degree requirements
- TSI complete
- 3.50 minimum cumulative GPA in all coursework attempted at Hill College
One time membership dues of $74 can earn students a $2500 scholarship in addition to many other scholarship opportunities. Students are encouraged to apply.
Congratulations to the students pictured below who have been invited to join.
PSAT October 10
Reminder: all students will be taking the PSAT during school on Wednesday, October 10. Please have your child to school on time and do not schedule any appointments for early release on this day. Students will need to bring a sack lunch or they may purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria.
Calculators will only be provided for juniors taking the PSAT/NMSQT. The test can be completed without a calculator, but if freshmen and sophomores want to use one, they will need to bring their own. Here's a link to the calculator guidelines.
No accommodations will be provided on the PSAT unless the student has College Board approved accommodations.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Alley or see her in room E207. Thank you.
Homecoming Week Events and Information
Homecoming 2018 - Around the World October 15-19
'Merica Monday: Red, White, blue, and camo (patriotic dress - No political attire)
Round the World in TWIN-ty Days Tuesday: Twin Day
Save the World Wednesday: Dress like a superhero (no masks)
Tacky Tourist Thursday
Spirit Day Friday (wear Green and black, mums/garters)
Homecoming Court Nominations will begin October 9 during lunch/tutorials
Finalists will be announced at the Powder Puff Flag Football game
Homecoming Court will be announced during the dance on Friday, October 19
Powder Puff Flag Football Game - Thursday, October 18, 3:15pm
Homecoming Dance - Friday, October 19, 7pm to 9pm, BCHS Courtyard Dancing and Desserts
Combo ticket - Homecoming Dance and Powder Puff Game $10 (price includes popcorn at the Powder Puff game and desserts at the dance)
Homecoming Dance only $8
Powder Puff only $5
Homecoming Dance at the door $10
Letter Jackets and Senior Rings!
Balfour will be on campus during all lunches on October 12 for students to place orders. Information packets will be available on Tuesday, October 9.
More information and pricing can be found at Balfour.com
Campus Educational Improvement Committee
Community Service Hours
Remember, Community Service cannot be things you do for immediate family members and cannot be signed by a parent. Forms signed by a parent will not be accepted. If you have questions, see Mrs.Wieland or Mrs. Kroeker.
October Teacher & Students of the Month
BCHS Traffic Pattern
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 7
Student safety is our top priority! Therefore, the traffic pattern has changed a little this year. Please note that during the hours of 9:30 am and 3:30 pm, the Cardinal Ridge gate off Renfro will be closed. Student drop-off and visitors must enter through the Hurst entrance. Prior to 9:30 am and after 3:30 pm, student drop-off and visitors must enter through the Cardinal Ridge entrance. See the map below. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Help us spread the word!
Do you need a student parking pass?
Crime Stoppers and Friends for Life
Please take a moment to review the BISD Safety and Security website to learn about our safety programs, including Crime Stoppers and Friends For Life.
BISD knows that students see and hear things. A vital step in prevention is early identification of potential threats and intelligence gathering. In partnership with Tarrant County Crime Stoppers and Friends for Life, BISD provides students with a platform to submit anonymous tips. Students are encouraged to report information that is criminal, threatening, inappropriate, or potentially harmful on topics that may include:
Students are able to anonymously submit tips through a phone app, at www.469tips.com or by calling Crime Stoppers 817-469-8477.
Our students learned about these programs when Mrs. Alley visited their classes earlier this year, and they may come home with questions.
If you have questions, feel free to email or call our office.
Attendance is vital to success!
To check your child's account balance or make a payment, please click here. You will need your child's student ID number (the code they type in in the cafeteria) to be able to access your child's account.
College Fever is in the Air!
It is exciting times at BCHS for our juniors as you begin to plan for after high school. Remember that you have the opportunity to have two days excused to allow you to visit colleges with your parents. In order to be excused and not count towards attendance, the date of the absence must be pre-approved. Here is the link to the form for approval. You can also find it under Parents/Students on the BCHS website. It is called College Absence Form!
October 5: Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development
October 5: Deadline to register for November 3rd SAT
October 8: Columbus Day Holiday - No School
October 9: Homecoming Court Nominations begin at Lunch/Tutorials
October 10: PSAT Testing (all students)
October 12: Balfour on Campus during lunches for Letter Jacket and Class Ring orders
October 15: 'Merica Monday: Red, White, blue, and camo (patriotic dress - No political attire)
October 16: Round the World in TWIN-ty Days Tuesday: Twin Day
October 17: Save the World Wednesday: Dress like a superhero (no masks)
October 18: Tacky Tourist Thursday
October 18: Powder Puff Football game at 3:15 pm, Band Practice Field ($5 to attend or play - includes popcorn or buy a combo (game and dance) ticket for $10)
October 19: Spirit Day Friday (wear Green and black, mums/garters)
October 19: Homecoming Dance 7 - 9 pm, BCHS Courtyard (Tickets $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door or buy a combo (game and dance) ticket for $10)
October 22: Freshman Field Trip to Hill College Hillsboro
November 1: BCHS Theater Club presents "Into the Woods" at 6:30 pm
November 2: Deadline to register for December 8th ACT
November 2: End of 2nd six weeks grading period
November 3: SAT
November 15: Junior Field Trip to Texas A&M University
November 16: Sophomore Field Trip to Tarleton State University
November 19 - 23: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
December 8: ACT
December 21: Early Release/End of 1st semester
December 24 - January 7: Winter Break