The Bobcat Weekly

October 1, 2021 Issue 10

The Week Ahead...

Hello Students and Families!

With the second grading period underway, here is the tenth edition of the Bobcat Weekly. In this issue, you will find the following key information that will help you navigate the week ahead:

  1. Changes in the Engineering Program
  2. Fall Break
  3. FASFA: Seniors
  4. Health Screenings
  5. All Senior College Field Trip
  6. Homecoming Week Themes
  7. Homecoming Dance Tickets
  8. Pictures from this Week at School
  9. Attachment: Teacher Certification Notification

I hope you find this helpful!

Richard Penland, Principal

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Engineering Program is Changing

Mrs. Vasquez, our engineering teacher, has decided to leave BMHS and pursue other goals. We wish her well. We currently have a plan to have this position filled in the next couple weeks. When this plan is cemented, we will let you know more about it at that time. In the meantime, Mrs. Mason is working with our substitute, Mr. Green, to provide work for our students. This is not a perfect interim plan, but we are definitely making this a priority. If you have any questions about this, you can call Mrs. Glorianne Mason at 817-815-7100 or email her at
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Four Day Fall Break!

There will no school on Friday, October 8th and Monday, October 11th. When students return on Tuesday, the 12th - it will be a "B" day.
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FASFA Time is Here!

Families of seniors: It is time to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Join us for one of our FAFSA Nights to walk through the application step-by-step. They each take place from 6-8PM in the high school cafeteria. Below, you will find the dates:

    • October 5th
    • October 7th – Led by Tarrant County College (TCC)
    • October 19th

Before attending, we ask that you and your student create an FSA ID. Both a student and a parent account must be created in order to fill out the FAFSA, and you can find the registration link here:

Items to have ready for completing the FASFA include:

  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID to sign electronically.

Since most of our students will be categorized as dependents, the application will ask this information of both the student and parent.

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Health Screenings

Every student in Texas is required to have vision – hearing – spinal -acanthosis nigricans screening during their elementary and secondary school education. This includes all students new to FWISD.

Students in the 7th grade at BMHS will be required to have these screenings completed. In addition, 8th grade boys- will have spinal screening conducted.

Care will be taken to ensure social distancing and sanitizing headphones between students.

Separate letters are attached for information for students that will have the spinal screening and/or acanthosis nigricans screening completed.

We will begin screening the month of October. Please make sure your child is wearing their glasses or contacts to school.

If your child fails any of the screenings, you will be notified.

If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Masoud by calling 817-815-7100 or email her at

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Senior College Visit

Wednesday, October 13, our Seniors will be going on a field trip to visit one of the following colleges: University of Texas Arlington, Texas Christian University, and Tarrant County College (Campus Drive). We will depart from BMHS at 9:00 and return no later than 3:00. In order for your child to attend, I must have all permission slips returned no later than Thursday, October 7th. Permission slips were sent via email to parents and students were issued permission slips at school. A printable PDF of this permission form is attached below.

If you have any questions or concerns, then please contact the Assistant Principal Mrs. Mason

Homecoming Week Theme Days Announced!

Many of you emailed saying you didn’t have time to get outfits together for Howdy Week so we are making sure to get this out with plenty of time to prepare so everyone can participate!

Homecoming Week is October 18th-22nd

Monday- Disney/ Pixar Day, dress up as your favorite character

Tuesday- Twin Day (you and a friend or group of friends dress alike)

Wednesday- Jersey Day (wear your favorite team jersey)

Thursday- Green Out, the parade will be around 10am and the pep rally will follow after. The game is that night at Clark Stadium @ 7pm.

Friday- Out of this World, dress up in your best Alien/NASA/ Space Gear!

If you have any questions, please reach out via email to:

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Homecoming Dance

The BMHS Homecoming Dance is Saturday, October 23rd from 7-9pm, doors open at 6:30. The theme to the dance is: Out of this World.

Tickets are $15 and will be sold starting next Wednesday till Friday October 22nd. High school students can purchase tickets in front of the cafeteria before school and during both lunches everyday.

This Week in Pictures....