Falcon Flyer

Blair Oaks High School - February 23, 2018

Sophomore ring time!

Ring orders are due next week!

  • Jostens' representatives will be on campus to receive orders on these days:
    -- Wednesday, February 28th, 2:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    -- Thursday, March 1st, during lunch periods
  • Additional Jostens' packets are available in the high school office if needed.
  • Design your class ring online at jostens.com
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Athletic Update

The Athletic Department would like to take a moment to provide you with some updates. In the past, we sent out quarterly Falcon Flyer newsletters and included our conference, district, and all-state athletes. This year, we are posting this information on our athletic website. It is definitely a work in progress but something we feel will be around for a long time and will be a place to archive each athlete's success. You will find this information under the link “Team Recognitions."

Athletic Website

On the athletic website, you will find individual sport's team pages with roster, schedules and pictures. There are also links included to the athletic and facility calendars, summer camps (coming soon), and tournaments. Whenever we have a cancellation or postponement due to weather, we will place an alert at the top of the main athletic webpage. After you visit the website, http://bhs-bosd-mo.schoolloop.com/athletics , feel free to send suggestions to the athletic office via e-mail (rcarlton@blairoaks.org).

Spring Sports Begin February 26

February 26th is the first allowable practice for spring sports. Blair Oaks offers boys' and girls' track, boys' golf, and baseball for anyone interested.

Student athletes will need to have a physical on file before the first day of practice in order to participate. Any physical that is administered after February 1st will be good for the remainder of this year as well as the entire 2018-19 school year. Any student athlete who did not participate in basketball or wrestling will be required to practice 14 days prior to the first contest.

With spring sports comes the risk of weather-causing postponements and cancellations of ball games or track meets. Please follow the school website, Twitter feed, and Facebook for information regarding cancellations. We also encourage our athletes to reach out to parents with cancellation information.

We are looking forward to a successful spring season on and off the fields.

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Culver's for Choir! ... Feb. 26th

Blair Oaks Choir invites you to join them at Culver's on Monday evening, February 26, 2018 for their fundraising night.

  • When: Monday, February 26, 2018, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Culver's, 1920 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City
  • Culver's will donate a percentage of the sales profit.

Contact Person: Sherry Francis, sfrancis@blairoaks.org

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Band Dinner & Concert! ... March 5th

3rd Annual Chili Dinner and Concert hosted by Blair Oaks' Band under the direction of Ms. Casey Dillon. All grades will be performing!

  • When: Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Where: Middle School Gym
  • Time:
    5:00 p.m. - Chili dinner with desserts
    6:00 p.m. - Concert Performance
    7:00 p.m. - Chili served again
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Buffalo Wild Wings for Volleyball ... March 5th

Blair Oaks Volleyball Team invites you to join them at Buffalo Wild Wings as they raise funds to attend the University of Nebraska volleyball camp this summer. Present ticket below for the team to receive credit.

Contact Person: Coach McKenzie Bennett, mbennett@blairoaks.org
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Oscar's for Life Smarts ... March 6th

Blair Oaks' Life Smarts' Team invites you to their fundraising event at Oscar's. Monies raised will support the team's upcoming trip to the National Competition held in San Diego, California. Present flyer below to participate.

Contact Person: Linda Cumpton, lcumpton@blairoaks.org
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Project Graduation Chicken Dinner & Auction ... March 11th

Blair Oaks Class of 2018 invites you to their Project Graduation Chicken Dinner and Silent Auction on Sunday, March 11th. All proceeds will benefit the lock-in following high school graduation.

  • What: Chicken Dinner & Silent Auction
  • When: Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Where: Wardsville Lions Club
  • Cost: $10 per plate
    Chicken plate includes mashed potatoes/gravy, green beens, cole slaw, & roll
  • Serving/Carryout: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Silent Auction; 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Tickets are available from seniors and are also available in the high school office.

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Red Cross Blood Drive ... March 13th

Please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit the Red Cross website (see info below) to schedule an appointment.

  • When: Tuesday, March 13th, 8:00am-2:00pm
  • Where: Blair Oaks High School Gym, 6124 Falcon Lane
  • To schedule an appointment:
    Visit: https://tinyurl.com/y8kfyx92
    Enter Sponsor Keyword: BlairOaks
    Click on our school name, "Blair Oaks R-II School"
    Choose your appointment time

Our goal is at least 48 units. Thank you for your support!
Contact: Julia Harrison at jharrison@blairoaks.org

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Make-Up Day ... April 3rd

School will be in-session on Tuesday, April 3rd.
This is our weather make-up day.
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Testing for Juniors

The state of Missouri cut funding and will not pay for juniors to take the ACT test this year. However, the Blair Oaks R-II School District wants to ensure all students take the tests necessary to prepare them for their post-secondary plans. Therefore, Blair Oaks High School will be offering the opportunity for each junior to take the ACT Test, ACT Work Keys Test, or ASVAB Test. The district will pay the cost for one test.

  • Students filled out a Google form indicating which test or tests they wanted to take.
    Sign-ups for all three tests will be taken care of during the school day.
    Please check with your student to see what they chose.
    All tests will be administered at Blair Oaks High School

  • April 3rd - Date for the ACT and ACT Work Keys Tests
    Students will sign up and designate where to send scores during English III classes.
    Important: Students can NOT register on the ACT website for the April 3rd test date if participating in this free offering.

  • April 10th - Date for the ASVAB Test
    Since the ASVAB Test is free, students may take it in addition to one other test.
1. ACT Test
The ACT is the nation’s most popular college entrance exam so should be the choice for students planning on attending post-secondary education. It is based on what students learn in high school and provides personalized information about their strengths for education and career planning.

2. ACT Work Keys Test

The ACT Work Keys measures foundational skills required for success in the workplace and students have the potential to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate that is recognized by many employers. The Work Keys would be a good choice for students who plan to enter the workforce after high school.

3. ASVAB Test

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is the test used by the military so students interested in a career in the military should take it. ASVAB also has a career exploration program that may help students determine their skills/interests and what careers may be a good fit. It may a useful tool for students who are unsure of their career path.

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February 26 - Culver's Night for Choir

February 27 - NHS Induction

February 28 - March 1 - Ring orders due


March 01 - Early Release, 1:00pm

March 05 - Chili Dinner & Concert
March 06 - Transition Day (for 8th graders)
March 06 - 9th Grade Field Trip
March 06 - Oscar's for Life Smarts

March 09 - End of 3rd Quarter

March 10 - Football Fundraiser Dinner & Auction

March 11 - Project Graduation Chicken Dinner
March 13 - Red Cross Blood Drive

March 13 - FFA Field Trip to Lincoln University
March 16 - FFA Linn Competition
March 22-24 - State Archery Tournament
March 28 - FFA Field Trip to North Shelby
March 29-April 2 - Spring Break!

April 03 - School In-Session, weather make-up day
April 03 - FFA Districts

April 03 - Juniors ACT & ACT Work Keys Testing
April 10 - Juniors ASVAB Testing
April 19-20 - FFA State Convention
April 21 - Prom

May 02 - Academic Honors Reception
May 03 - Early Release, 1:00pm
May 03 - Talent Show
May 7-8 - Senior Finals

May 09 - Senior Trip
May 10 - Seniors do not attend on this day
May 11 - Senior Breakfast & Graduation Practice

May 13 - Graduation
May 16 - Last Day of Classes