BCIT MEDFORD NEWSLETTER
Parents & Students:
We have closed out the month of October and we are heading into the Fall season with great things at BCIT-Medford!!!
There have been several fun and important events that have taken place during the month of October. The entire school body was part of an Anti-Bullying presentation that was coordinated by our HIB Specialist, Mr. Pensabene. This presentation educated our students on different strategies for identifying and coping with different issues related to bullying.
Once again BCIT Medford had a successful Discovery Night as over 200 future students visited our campus. If you have any questions regarding the admissions process please visit the district webpage under Admissions.
The fall Fashion Show was a hit again, this year as over 300 students watched this student driven show that showcased Medford students.
The exploratory process will be wrapping in a few weeks as our new students will be placed in their CTE area on November 17th. Students will receive a certificate in homeroom on the 17th will which identify their final placement. If you have any questions regarding your son or daughter's placement, please contact the guidance department.
The month of November is a short but busy month at BCIT, so as always please stay in communication with your son/daughter’s teachers and guidance counselors if you have any questions or concerns!
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Building Trades visits The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers
NJ State Apprentice Coordinator Robert Alesandro explains the program and demonstrates bricklaying skills. A current apprentice gets some materials ready for the students to perform a hands on activity.
Apprentice instructor Bryan Wright demonstrates some skills.
All the students volunteered to take part in some of the hands on activities of different types of bricklaying.
Fall Sports All-Stars: Boys Soccer
1) Owen Dobbins – Junior – 2nd Team
2) Devon Gumaer – Junior – 2nd Team
3) Daylan Garlic-Jackson – Sophomore – 2nd Team
4) Jordan Tracy – Sophomore – 2nd Team
Head Coach: Scott Cooney
Assistant Coach: Ryan Gilmore
Fall Sports All-Stars: Cross-Country
1) Zaire Carter – Senior – 1st Team
2) Nickolas Powell – Sophomore – 2nd Team
3) Maria Jimenez – Sophomore – 1st Team
4) Kiara Rivera – Sophomore – 2nd Team
5) Briana Rivera – Sophomore – 2nd Team
Head Coach: Jason Bodnar
Assistant Coach: Nick Powell
Fall Sports All-stars: Field Hockey
1) Natalie Davison – Senior – 1st Team
2) Alexa Pancoast – Senior – 1st Team
3) Vaidehi Patel – Senior – 2nd Team
4) Mallory Culver – Senior – 2nd Team
5) Abigail Jimenez – Junior – 2nd Team
Head Coach: Melody Canfield
Assistant Coach: Jarett Rossi
A few photos from Discovery Night
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Your sending district will have provided your family transportation information mid-August. BCIT does not coordinate transportation for our students. Any issues that you may have with times and locations for pick-up and drop-off need to be discussed with your district transportation departments.
STUDENT ADDRESS/INFORMATION CHANGE FORM
Any address change must be submitted to the Guidance department in writing. This is the only way to ensure proper busing information is submitted to transportation. Updating the Emergency Card your child will receive in homeroom will not change your address in Genesis. The Student Address/Telephone/Information Change form is available via the BCIT Medford Campus homepage under Site Shortcuts.
BCIT Foundation: PRIDE PROGRAM
PRIDE Program promotes positive academic efforts and behaviors - consider donation to BCIT Education Foundation
PRIDE is a nationally recognized program that supports positive student academic achievement and good behavior. The acronym embodies Personal Responsibility In Daily Effort. For many years, our BCIT Foundation has been very generous in the support of our PRIDE Program atBCIT. BCIT students recognize the PRIDE Program as a way to be acknowledged for putting forth his/her best efforts. Students may earn PRIDE incentives through various avenues such as academic accomplishments, club or sport participation, attendance and good behaviors.
Through monies raised by the BCIT Foundation, the PRIDE Program has provided items that supplement our local BCIT high school budgets. More recently, over the past two school years, the Foundation has provided the following:
- Staff member of the month trophies (prohibited by our purchasing manual)
- Earned student weekly incentives for PRIDE activities, such as Wawa and Dunkin Donut Gift cards; BCIT water bottles; BCIT PRIDE ear buds
- Funding for PRIDE events
This past year, almost 500 students on our Medford Campus and 600 students on the Westampton Campus, per marking period, were recognized as PRIDE recipients. Valuing the need to promote the continual support of the PRIDE Program, the BCIT Foundation's hope is that with the popularity of the PRIDE Program and its proven results, parents, local businesses, and members of the community may consider making a donation to the Foundation.
When giving to the BCIT Foundation in support of the PRIDE Program, donations will directly support PRIDE Program incentives.
To learn more about the program, and how to donate, please contact Foundation Director Renee Janowicz at (609) 267-4226, ext. 8335 or email at email@example.com.
Fall sports (Boys/Girls Soccer, Boys/Girls Cross Country and Field Hockey) have begun for the season. Please contact Mr. Pappler if your son or daughter would like to join a team
All student-athletes must register online each season (fall, winter and spring) for athletics.
In addition, each student-athlete must have a valid physical and other required forms on file with the nurse’s office prior to participation in athletics. The school’s physician must approve all physicals completed by any private physician prior to final clearance.
Our school physician performs physicals at each campus twice a month. We recommend that student-athletes get a physical at school as this helps to streamline the approval process (less paperwork). If you plan on getting a physical at Medford Tech, you must call the athletic office and make an appointment prior to getting the physical.
The physical dates at school are as follows:
November 6, 2017
November 28, 2017
For more information and updates about Medford’s athletics (coaches, schedules, required paperwork, etc.) please reference Mr. Jesse Pappler’s website. This can be viewed by clicking HERE.
We encourage all students to get involved in athletics. Especially as an incoming student, becoming part of a team is a great way to instantly make twenty or thirty new friends.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact the specific coach or the athletic director.
Athletic Packet & Registration Information
A complete participation packet with signed consent forms must be submitted to the Athletic Department in order for a student-athlete to tryout in any sport. Packets are available on the school athletics website under the Athletic Director’s website. Please review the website for additional information regarding our programs. Please ensure to submit all required forms - click the link below for more information.
This packet contains all the forms that need to be completed in order to participate in any athletic program.
Sports Registration has moved on-line!!!
ALL Student-Athletes must register on-line to participate in any sport at B.C.I.T.
A complete athletic participation packet with signed consent forms must be submitted to the Athletic Department in order for a student-athlete to tryout in any sport. Packets are available on the school athletics website under athletics on Mr. Pappler's website. Pleaser review the website for additional information regarding our programs. Please ensure to submit all required forms - click the link below for more information.
General Guidance Information:
It is advisable that any student who is currently struggling in a class to reach out to their teacher for additional help. School Counselors are also available, by appointment, to discuss grades and interventions.
Stay involved in school community based extracurricular activities that interest you or enable you to explore career interests.
Fall and winter are very important times for you to be visiting college campuses so you know where to apply next September! Campuses give a completely different impression in the summer when they are deserted than during the academic year.
SAT Skills and Practice can be found on the www.collegeboard.org website.
Fall PARRC 2017
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION:
Looking for national scholarships? Complete the registration at www.fastweb.com to receive email notifications of scholarship programs.
Visit www.meritaid.com to find merit-based scholarship opportunities from colleges before you apply. This website can help students with merit-based scholarships from colleges that reflect your accomplishments and interests.
Another good resource for researching scholarships is www.finaid.org .
Paper FAFSAs will no longer be delivered in bulk to high schools. Students are able to obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov for faster processing. A PDF version of the FAFSA is also available for download at www. studentaid.ed.gov.
The US Department of Education sponsors www.studentaid.ed.gov, which provides helpful information on preparing for college, types of financial aid, determining who is eligible for financial aid, how to apply for aid with the FAFSA, and information on repaying your loans.
Medford Online Payment System...Get signed up!!!
Medford Tech is happy to announce that our online payments are currently active for General Obligation (ID’s, books, etc.) and various student activity payments (Homecoming, Activity Dues, Senior Trip, Prom, etc.). To make an online payment, please click HERE and create a MySchoolBucks account; then find your product and make a payment.
PLEASE NOTE THAT MY SCHOOL BUCKS IS NOT FOR SCHOOL LUNCH PAYMENTS!
All parents/guardians of freshmen students should create a MySchoolBucks account. Please reference the online user guide below for assistance.
Creating A Parent Account (Click link - scroll halfway down page and look for MSB link on right)
Please check out our online spirit wear store to get your Medford Tech apparel. It can be customized for any academic, career major content area, club/activity or athletic team. The items are shipped directly to your house. Please click HERE to take you directly to the online store.
Please take the time to visit our student-activity information during the summer. We encourage every student to get involved in at least one club/activity. Please visit both of the links below for more information.
Emergency Closing/Delayed Opening Procedures:
In the event of a campus emergency or inclement weather, staff members will be contacted via email, phone message, and text message. In addition, we will post a Special Alert Message on our website.
Staff Members, Help us Contact You.
Have you moved? Have you changed your phone number or email address? Please make sure to update your information with BCIT Personnel.
Students will be contacted using information stored in Genesis, our electronic student database. Parents should be reminded to ensure their contact information is up-to-date. Any changes should be reported to the main office of the student's school.