BCHS Weekly Update

September 15, 2019

The BCHS Weekly Update

Stay current on what's happening at BCHS through our Weekly Update! If there is anything we can do for you or your student, do not hesitate to let us know!

Our Vision

We are Committed to Excellence and Success in All we do!

Our Focus for 2019-2020

Expect Excellence Everyday, It Is The Redskin Way!

Graduation Rate Update!

BCHS celebrates! Our graduation rate for the 2019 school year increased to 83%, a 1% increase from last year, it not is much but it is improvement. We are above the state rate of 82%

We only had one green flag out of five last year, this year, we have four out of five green flags. We are very proud of this and hope you are as well!

Order Day Updates

Please notethe following rescheduled dates for ordering senior graduation supplies, class rings and letter jackets:

Wednesday, September 25th - 11:30 - 1:30 - Senior Order Day #2, Junior Ring Order Day #4, Letterman Jacket Order Day #2

An $80 deposit is due for senior and junior items, a $100 is due for jackets.

Important Assessment Dates for Students

If your student is interested in these assessments, have them check with their counselor.

PSAT is 10/16/19 - The PSAT, will be given for all 10th graders and 11th graders who have registered. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it's more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school students (mostly juniors and sophomores) take this nationwide.

ASVAB is 10/23/19 - ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, which is a multiple-choice test that helps students identify which careers might be best for them. It is required for students going into the service but a great career info assessment for others.

Savannah Technical College Accuplacer Testing is 10/30/19. The Accuplacer is an assessment required for entrance at Savannah Tech. Check out this link for test prep info. https://www.savannahtech.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Accuplacer-Practice-Test-Websites.pdf

Homecoming 2019!

BCHS Homecoming 2019 will be on October 4, 2019 vs Jeff Davis. Kick off will be at 7:30 PM.

We will be honoring the Classes of 1940, 1950, 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010!

If your class would like to participate in the parade on Thursday night, October 3 @ 6PM, please see the website for the parade entry form and return to Mrs. Long.

For those classes being honored on Friday, October 4, the building will be open from 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM if you would like to take a stroll down memory lane. Our ambassadors will be present to assist you.

There will be a reception for our honored classes from 5:30 – 6:30 in the Media Center.

Honored classes will be recognized on the field at approximately 7 PM.

Just to clarify, because some have asked, any alumni class is welcome to participate in the parade. The reception and field recognition are for our classes who graduated in the year ending in a 0.

We hope to see you there.

Spread the word.

Class Assessment Fee

This year we will be implementing a $25 class dues fee for each grade level. If you can pay the fee on or before October 1, the fee is $20.

The fee for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors can be paid to Mrs. Bennett in room 404 or you can use your debit or credit card on My Payments Plus. This fee will cover a class shirt and student recognition activities, and other student events.

Seniors, you may pay your fee to Mrs. Blocker or use My Payments Plus. This will cover the cost of a seniors diploma, diploma cover and other senior events sponsored by the school. Senior fees must be paid by October 31, 2019.

FREE Flu Shots are October 30, 2019

Bryan County schools will be partnering with our local health departments again this school year to offer free flu vaccinations to students. If you are interested in your student receiving the vaccination, please check the BCHS or the BCS website.

Be sure to read ALL documents. Please fill out and sign the consent form ASAP. The consent form deadline has been extended to SEPTEMBER 16. Please return the forms to the school nurse. If permission forms are not returned or are incomplete, then the student will not receive the flu vaccination.

Please note, the flu vaccine is only available in an injectable (shot) form in Bryan County Schools. If you have any questions, please call the Bryan County Health Dept. at 653-4331 (Pembroke) or 756-2611 (Richmond Hill).

Parent Portal

If you have not signed up for the parent portal, please do so! You will be able to access your student’s grades, attendance, tardies, and other important information. Please contact our registrar, Mrs. Shadrick, for your log in information.

Parent Tip of the Week - Be the sleep police.

Most teens are running on empty when it comes to sleep; but we all know they need sufficient shut-eye to think straight, make solid decisions, keep cool under pressure, and to enjoy the moments. While controlling how much sleep your teen actually gets is, well, an impossible dream –make sleep a priority in your house. Encourage early light-outs time for everyone in the family and have rules in place for the “sleep robber” – technology! Keep electronics out of kids’ bedrooms after 9 PM for example and require devices to be charged in the common area. (Your teen may not like these rules – but remember, you own the technology and it’s your job to establish the boundaries.)