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The BCHS Bi-weekly Newsletter - October 5, 2018

Title I Parent Newsletter

BCHS is a Title I campus. In each newsletter we plan to include Title I information. Enjoy!

Phi Theta Kappa at Hill College

Hill College came and visited with BCHS Juniors about Phi Theta Kappa. Students were reminded how to apply using the email they received from Hill College. The qualifications are:

  • 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.

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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

Dress-up Days:

'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!

Can you believe it? Its time for Juniors to order Letter Jackets and Class 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

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BCHS Parent Brigade

Are you interested in getting more involved at your child's school? Please join the BCHS Parent Brigade (our version of a PTO). Email and/or join the BCHS Parent Brigade Facebook page for more information.

School Photo Retakes

Students who wish to have their school photo retaken may do so on October 30. If you purchased pictures, bring the pictures with you and give them to the photographer.

Campus Educational Improvement Committee

BCHS is looking for parents, community members and business owners to serve on the Campus Educational Improvement Committee (CEIC). If you are interested or for more information, please email Mrs. Wieland.

Community Service Hours

All BCHS students are encourage to earn 25 Community Service Hours per school year. Hours already earned may be viewed through Skyward Family Access. Community Service forms are available here, on the BCHS website or in the front office.

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.

Student Ambassadors

Are you interested in being a BCHS Student Ambassador? Student Ambassadors visit middle school, give tours and help with the video presentation about BCHS. If you are interested, please fill out this application and submit the application to the front office.

October Teacher & Students of the Month

BCHS Traffic Pattern


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!

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Do you need a student parking pass?

Click here for the Student Parking Pass application. Student should bring their application and payment to the front office. Parking guidelines are being enforced. Students and visitors should park in the lot closest to the BCHS entrance where the parking spaces are marked in yellow. All students who wish to park on campus must have a BCHS parking sticker displayed in their windshield.

Parking Fines

Parking fines for no parking sticker or an out of date sticker have begun! Fines are $20. Make sure you have a 2018-19 Student Parking Pass displayed on your windshield!

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:

Dating violence
Family violence/abuse
Gang activity
Sexual harassment
Suicidal thoughts

Students are able to anonymously submit tips through a phone app, at 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.

Upcoming ACT and SAT Deadlines and Dates

Click here to view upcoming ACT and SAT testing dates, as well as, the deadlines for registration.

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Attendance is vital to success!

Attendance is important! Students at BCHS cannot afford to miss time at school, especially in their college classes. Students should be present at school, unless they are ill. If students are ill, parents should notify the front office and send a written note or doctor's note with their child when he/she returns.

Lunch prices

The price of lunch is $3.05 this year. Extra items are available for an additional fee.

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.

Food Service FAQ.

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!

Building Access

The BCHS doors unlock at 7:45 am each morning. Students are supervised from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm each school day.

The front office is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm each school day.

Verification of Enrollment

Are you planning to get your driver's permit or license? See Mrs. Clore in the front office to get your attendance Verification of Enrollment (VOE). Please allow 1 business day for form completion.
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Upcoming Events

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