Boiler Buzz - October 2019

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From the Director of Communications

Hello Boilers!

The cool weather is here and the fall (or maybe even winter) season is in full swing here at BBCHS. We can’t wait to share with all of you what has been going on over the past month! For updated information throughout the month, make sure to follow our social media for fun content and final reminders.

The leaf next to each item signifies a specific goal of Vision307. This is the driving force and focus for the district. We will continue to show you how we are using this as our guide moving forward.

If you are curious about steps our district has already made in this process, please visit our website at for more information!

In this edition of Boiler Buzz you will find:

· Homecoming week wrap up

· Important information about AP Testing

· Why is the PSAT important?

· & more!

If you have any questions or comments, please email me at

Thank you, and enjoy!

Callie Kant

Director of Communications and Community Engagement

Homecoming Week 2019

Homecoming is a week packed with events focused on creating an atmosphere of unity and pride in being a Boilermaker! It is also a week in which we celebrate the “homecoming” of alumni. The Class of 1969, the Class of 1994, and the Class of 1999 gathered together once again.

Alumni Brat Tent

One of our favorite traditions is our annual alumni brat tent. BBCHS graduates join us during the Homecoming football game for a brat dinner cooked by some of our Board of Education members! What a fun time getting former students together for a time of good food in an even better nostalgic atmosphere.

Homecoming Court

Alex Rodriguez and Mallory Januski were crowned king and queen just before kickoff of the Varsity football game. Also on court this year were: Chase Bouck, Lonnie Paden Jr., Ryland Tucker, Jackson Elliot, Courtney Allen, Arianna Lombardi, Gatanna Davis, Mackenzie Thompson. Congrats Boilers!

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Boiler Spirit

The Homecoming Assembly and the Homecoming Parade are always an opportunity to remember just what it means to be a Boilermaker. You can find more photos from these events on our Facebook.

6th Annual Boilermaker Fall Games

Our 6th annual Boilermaker Fall Games was a huge success! For those who might be new to the district, fall games is often referred to by many as the best day of the year. Our Best Buddies program invites other programs from all over the county to dedicate an entire day to celebrating students. The event includes games, inflatables, face painting, a photo booth, and so much more. We want to say a HUGE thank you to all the volunteers that made this event not only possible, but effortless as well. From the photos it is easy to see the pure joy and radiating happiness of this day!

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Halloween at BBCHS

Orchestra Hosts 3rd Annual "Hauntcert"

Our orchestra invited the community in to go Trick-Or-Treating through the instruments. This was such an amazing opportunity to get our little Boilers excited about music while adding in a little fun as well.

Trunk or Treat!

This year we decided to host our very first Trunk or Treat Halloween event, and it was a huge success!

We had an amazing turn out! Families from all over the community joined us for games and, of course, candy. However, the most amazing part is the food that we were able to donate to the Agape Community Outreach Mission, a local non-profit organization. It was beautifully overwhelming to see all the food that our community was generous enough to give, a perfect way to kick off the giving season.

Thanks for coming out everyone! We hope to see you all next year!

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AP Testing

The deadline for BBCHS AP Students to sign up for testing is NOVEMBER 8th.

There has been a change in the College Board policy this year which requires students to sign up for the official AP Test in the fall. While testing will not be taking place until spring, College Board has data to suggest that students who sign up for the exam in the fall boost their chances of earning a score, and that translates to college credit.

The steps to register are as follows:

1. Sign into your College Board account

2. Find your teacher’s class on AP Classroom

3. Indicate whether or not you will be taking the AP Exam in your class(es)

4. Pay for the exam(s) you will be taking on myschoolbucks or pay the school directly


- Each AP Exam is $94 for BBCHS Students

- Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch can register at home and will have reduced fees during the AP registration process.

- We do not want financial barriers to prevent students from taking exams. If payment for AP exams is causing significant burden, reach out to the AP Coordinator or Testing Coordinator to create a payment plan or alternative arrangements.

Questions or concerns can be directed to AP Coordinator, Rob White at OR Testing Coordinator, Scott Bennett at

Boiler Media

Our Boiler Media team has been busy at work since the start of the school year creating content for our students and staff. These students truly have a passion for content creation and storytelling. We want to take a moment this month to spotlight all the hard work they have been putting in since the start of the school year. Check out some of their work below and leave them a positive comment!

Episode 2 10-18-19
Double Vision 10-31-2019

PSAT Testing

Earlier this month, our freshmen and junior students participated in the PSAT Test administered by College Board. But what is the PSAT, and why is it important?

College Board provides a suite of assessments that ends in the SAT, the exam that the state uses as a college readiness tool measuring what a student has learned in school. Each PSAT that a student takes acts as a practice exam leading up to the SAT exam that is taken during the spring of junior year. Once the PSAT scores come back, students are able to see which skills need the most targeted practice moving forward. Our educators also use these scores along with other information to inform course decisions and provide students with the best possible pathway to success here at BBCHS and beyond.

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Important November Dates

  • November 6-9: Fall Play - Sound of Music
  • November 8: AP Test Sign Up Deadline
  • November 13: Late Start Day
  • November 25-29: No School - Thanksgiving Break

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