BHS Tiger News

Week of January 9, 2022

Belleville High School

Greetings BHS Families, this is Week #18 of Semester 1, and it is the last full week of the semester. At this time, final assignments and grades are being completed. Please be sure to frequent Parent Connect to follow your student’s progress.


COVID PROTOCOLS:


  • COVID Absences: If you are keeping your student home for COVID testing, please be sure to NOTIFY the Main Office at 734.697.9133.
  • MASKS: Students are required to wear a mask at all times, except when they are eating or drinking in the Cafeteria. Parents are required to provide appropriate masks for students. Ski masks, vented masks, and other masks with holes are NOT appropriate for school PPE.
  • VISITORS: Parents & Visitors will not be permitted to enter the building. If entry into the building is vital, an appointment MUST be made.
  • SCHOOL CLOSURES: Families, if school is ever closed, please know that you will receive a message (usually via text and/or phone and email) from the school and/or district administration. Notifications will never be only on Social Media or even via news stations (who incorrectly reported that we were closed last week!).


Additional Information:

Dress Code: Students are expected to dress appropriately for school. Students that attend school improperly will be assigned an After School Detention.


William D. Ford (Vocational Program): Students attending William D. Ford will be virtual this week. Students who remain in school should report to Lab 86.


Important Dates and Upcoming Events:

  • SENIORS - See end of this newsletter for Class of 2022 info.

  • Jan 17th: No School - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  • Jan 20th & 21st: HALF DAYS - Midterm Exams

  • Jan 21st: End of 1st Semester


Have a great week everyone, and GO TIGERS!

~ Principal Crockett, AP Mrs. Green, AP Mr. Roberson, AP Mr. Wright, BNT Director Mr. Wilsey, and AD Mr. Brodie

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*** CONGRATULATIONS to Bryce Underwood as he was named the MaxPreps National Freshman of the Year! He is the first player from Michigan to win this award.***


Upcoming HOME Events:

1/11 - Boys F/JV/V Basketball vs John Glenn (4pm/5:30pm/7pm)

1/13 - Boys Swim & Dive vs Dearborn, 6:30pm

1/14 - Girls JV/V Basketball vs Franklin (5:30pm/7pm)

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From the Counseling Team:

New Course Offering for Second Semester: We are offering a new GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) course during the second semester for 11th grade students. GIS will introduce students to mapping, drones, creating apps and provide summer internship opportunities. A special informational session will be held on Tuesday, January 11th during the 5th hour. If your 11th grade student is interested in learning more, please sign-up to attend this session by clicking here.


Seniors, January is the start of a new year and new semester. Start the year off right with our senior college checklist:


  1. Fill out and submit your FAFSA. The FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is an important component of your college search and became available on October 1, 2021. It’s important to fill it out as soon as it becomes available because it not only determines whether or not you qualify for federal aid, but also for certain types of state financial aid.

  2. Register for February standardized test, if necessary. Whether you feel prepared or not, over preparing is never a problem. Check out Fastweb’s test prep section for additional tips and tricks that may give you an added advantage on your test day. Also, check with the colleges and universities which you would send test scores to. Are they even considering test scores in their admissions decisions right now? Or have they gone test optional? Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges and universities are either weighing test scores less or not at all.

  3. Send Your First Semester Transcript to colleges You’ve Applied To. You won’t physically be sending these – but you should ask your counselor or guidance office to do so. Then, at the end of your second semester, you will ask your counselor or guidance office to send your second semester transcripts as well. It’s always a good idea to check in after a week or so to ensure that they’ve been sent, just because the office will have a lot of student requests. You want to make sure your request doesn’t fall through the cracks!

  4. Focus on your second semester classes. Keep in mind that no matter how your first semester went, second semester is a fresh start. Colleges love to see continual improvement; and, if your grades pick up second semester, your chances of getting off a wait list or deferral list are that much better. At the same time, if your grades take a drastic turn for the worse during second semester, colleges can actually rescind their admission decision. So whether or not you feel like putting in the work, you can't shrug off your homework assignments, writing papers and studying for big exams. Treat this semester like you would any other.
  5. Avoid "Senioritis". Speaking of shrugging off your work...you may have heard about Senioritis and laughed it off – but it’s the real deal. It causes a lack of motivation, general laziness and lethargy. Whatever you do, don’t allow yourself to become a victim of senioritis – it will impact your chances of getting into the college of your dreams! Just see the above.

  6. Apply for Scholarships. As always, continue to apply to scholarships for high school seniors that you qualify for in your down time. Submitting scholarship applications doesn’t take as long as you may think and has a huge pay off! Check out our scholarship page Local Scholarships 2021/22. This should be a constant on your to do list – just make sure you actually submit your scholarship applications. College is right around the corner and you can use all of the financial assistance available. Remember, the more applications you submit, the better your chances of winning a scholarship.

  7. Get a Part-time Job. Getting a part-time job is a great way to gain job experience for your resume and help stretch your student budget. But, did you know that a part-time job can also help you pay for school? Whether you work part-time on or near campus during the school year or a seasonal job during breaks from school, you can utilize the money from your paychecks to help pay for college. Furthermore, many employers offer their employees scholarships.
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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - November 2021


As we continue developing the BHS Vision of Purpose, Excellence, and ACHIEVEMENT, we would like to recognize students who are exemplifying these characteristics. Students were nominated by their teachers for excellence in any of the following categories:


  • Significant Progress in the Classroom

  • Marked Improvement in Grades

  • Leadership

  • Notable Consideration Towards Others

  • Outstanding Attitude/Disposition

  • Community Involvement/Service

  • Exemplary Character

  • Individual Achievement


CONGRATULATIONS TO (Please note that most students were nominated for MULTIPLE categories!):

Student Name - Nominated by - Grade


  • Jackson Adams - Hanaka - 11th Grade
  • Tara Bryant - P. Slingerland - 12th Grade
  • Micaya Cannon - Johnson - 10th Grade
  • Liliana Coker - Johnson - 12th Grade
  • Antoine Cooper-Smith - Rybicki - 10th Grade
  • Ashton Cooper-Smith - R. Simon - 9th Grade
  • Markell DeJarnette - H. Slingerland - 11th Grade
  • Markayla DeJarnette - Johnson- 11th Grade
  • Seth Elliot - Tedaldi - 11th Grade
  • Olivia Farrugia - P. Slingerland - 12th Grade
  • Bryce Haynes - Jasman - 12th Grade
  • Tauryn Huddleston - R. Simon - 9th Grade
  • Keyanna Jackson - Aaron Watkins - 11th Grade
  • Kimahri Jones - 12th Grade
  • Hayden Leutz - Testorelli - 12th Grade
  • Ava Lewis - Rybicki - 10th Grade
  • Kyle Little - Mrs. Epperson - 10th Grade
  • Jayden McCoy - Jasman - 9th Grade
  • Mason Michelin - Cross - 9th Grade
  • Abrianna Nasir - Johnson - 11th Grade
  • Chandler Obradovich - de Haan - 10th Grade
  • Zachary Porcaro - Petersmark - 11th Grade
  • Gabrielle Revels - P. Slingerland - 12th Grade
  • Kyle Roehl - Johnson - 11th Grade
  • Xavier Stines - Ferry - 9th Grade
  • Sean Tinsley - Davenport - 11th Grade
  • Kaveon Tubbs - de Haan - 10th Grade
  • Renee Vaughn-Buckles - Bushaw - 9th Grade
  • Fayth Wackus - Linzell - 11th Grade


We are so proud of you! Keep up the great work; Go Tigers!

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BHS Senior Information - Class of 2022

YEARBOOK Info

TO ORDER A YEARBOOK: Click Here

TO PURCHASE A SENIOR TRIBUTE/AD: Click Here


TO SUBMIT SENIOR PHOTOS:

While I recommend going to Focal Point for your senior photos, I can’t force you to use them. If you go to a different photographer, there are very specific directions that need to be followed. Please click here to read what directions both the photographer and your son/daughter need to follow. The head size and photo size and background are important, and so is how it is submitted. All those directions can be found on the yearbook page on the high school website. Please click here for directions on how to submit your senior photo if you didn’t go to Focal Point or Shannon’s.


If you go to Focal Point or Shannon’s Photography, you do NOT need to worry about the things I wrote in the paragraph above, as they will handle getting the senior photos to me in the correct format.


TO SUBMIT PHOTOS FOR SUBMISSION IN THE BOOK via Yearbook Snap: Click Here

The password to community upload is tigers


Please EMAIL me with any questions or concerns you may have for an immediate response. Thank you and have a great afternoon!


Mr. Michael Musser, Yearbook Adviser

mmusser@vanburenschools.net


ADDITIONAL SENIOR INFO

Senior Yard Signs are available to purchase on PaySchools until Monday, January 31, 2022. The senior yard sign is $25.00. Please also complete the google form to indicate the sign choice and the name which will be printed on the sign. Here is the link to the form.


Seniors who have not purchased a senior package, can purchase the following items on PaySchools; Senior prom ticket, Senior party ticket, Senior spring t-shirt and Senior yard sign. If you have any questions, please contact jcarlin@vanburenschools.net or pslinger@vanburenschool.net


Cap and gowns can be ordered through Herff Jones. Here is the link to their website and contact information.


Information concerning senior yearbook photos, senior tribute pages and ordering a yearbook can be found at this link; Belleville High School Yearbook or contact mmusser@vanburenschools.net

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