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The BCHS Bi-weekly Newsletter - October 19, 2018

Title I Parent Newsletter

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

BISD College Fair

BISD College Fair

  • Hosted by Burleson High School on Tuesday, October 30th from 6:00-7:30 pm

  • Hill College Financial Aid Dept will be in the library to help students and parents with their FAFSA application

  • Students can register for the fair at

    • Registration is not required but it will allow you to give your contact information to the recruiters a lot faster.

Letter Jackets and Senior Rings!

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

Balfour will be back on campus during all lunches on October 26th for students to place orders. Information packets are available in the office

Ordering, more information and pricing can be found at

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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.

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.

Strive to Drive 2018-19

Burleson ISD & Burleson Nissan/Honda are giving away another car this school year! Here's how you can win a Nissan Sentra:

*Students must be enrolled in the Burleson ISD for the entire 6-weeks grading period.

*Students may earn 1 ticket per six weeks for perfect attendance.

*Students may earn 4 BONUS tickets per semester for perfect attendance (Fall & Spring).

*Students may earn 10 BONUS tickets for the year for perfect attendance.

*Students may earn a maximum of 24 tickets per school year.

The Nissan Sentra will be given away in May, 2019.

***The district will utilize state guidelines for reporting average daily attendance to determine perfect attendance contest eligibility.***

Red Ribbon Week October 22-26

Dress Code will be enforced during Red Ribbon Week. No hats or face paint, please.

Monday - Proud to be Drug Free (wear red)

Tuesday - Don't let drugs get in the way of your success (Dress for Success in your best outfit)

Wednesday - Fight back against drugs (Wear pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

Thursday - Team Up Against Drugs (wear your favorite sports jersey or shirt)

Friday - Our future is drug free (Wear college t-shirts)

Wednesday join Student Council outside the cafeteria (during your lunch) to pledge to be drug free.

We will also be kicking off our canned food drive on Monday, October 24. The class (juniors, sophomores, freshmen) that bring the most non-perishable (non-expired) food items will receive a prize. We will end our drive and declare a winner on Friday, November 2. All proceeds from the food drive will benefit the Harvest House of Burleson.

Harvest House's five greatest needs this year are: Cereal, Ranch Style Beans, Pasta Sauce, Canned Peas, and Canned Potatoes.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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!
Upcoming ACT and SAT Deadlines and Dates

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

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.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

October 19: Homecoming Dance 7 - 9 pm in the CHS Cafeteria.

October 22: Freshman Field Trip to Hill College Hillsboro

October 30: BISD College Fair hosted at BHS at 6:00 - 7:30 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