BCIT Medford Newsletter

October 2015

The 2015-16 school year is in full swing as we have put September in the books. The month of October will have a packed schedule as there are some very important activities taking place. BCIT will offer the PSAT as a building on Oct. 14th for all juniors that are interested along with select sophomores.


Due to the building wide PSAT testing, the school calendar was adjusted as October 7th will now be a full day and October 14th will be a half day to accommodate the PSAT.


The BCIT guidance department has coordinated the fall College Fair for our students on October 29th. The college fair will allow students during their lunch period to visit nearly 20 colleges and post secondary institutions.


Be sure to share with friends and families of middle school aged students the annual BCIT Discovery Night on October 22nd. This is an opportunity for students to see first hand the CTE opportunities that are available to county residents.


The BCIT Medford family hopes that everyone had a great opening to school and to always feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.


Mike Parker

Principal

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Congratulations to our September Students of the Month!

Grade 9 Catherine Sutton - Exploratory

Grade 10 Carly Hopf - TV & DMP

Grade 11 Desaree Vaughn - TV/DMP

Grade 12 Matthew Davis - Sports Medicine

Policy Review: 5516- Use of Electronic Communication and Recording Devices (ECRD) (M)

The Board of Education believes students and/or school staff members should not be subject to having a video or audio recording taken of any student(s) or school staff member(s) for any purpose without the consent of the student, the student’s parent or guardian, and/or the school staff member. In addition to protecting the privacy rights of students and school staff members, the Board recognizes such recordings can be disruptive to the educational program. In addition, inappropriate recordings of educational material, student assessment instruments, and/or student assessment reviews can be used to compromise the integrity of the district’s educational program or lead to academic dishonesty in the event such recordings are stored and/or transmitted to other students. Therefore, the Board of Education adopts this Policy regarding student use of electronic communication and recording devices.


Click here for the complete Policy.

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~ Always Bring your ID ~

Any time you come to the Medford BCIT Campus, you will be asked to provide a state issued identification. Please remember to bring yours.
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Check the Student Calendar Often!

The student calendar is available on the campus home page, check the lower right corner of our home page for a link there and the quick view. If you follow the link it takes you directly to the full schedule, we have included the link below for easy access.

Be sure to check back as often as you can for updates!


http://www.bcit.cc/Page/2069

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~Be sure to keep your Genesis Contacts up to date~

The form posted below is what the Guidance department needs - should you need to change your home address as well as have to add or delete any family member, that will have contact with your child, here at the Medford Campus. The form is also on our website, on the Guidance Department forms page.


http://www.bcit.cc/Page/2166

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GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

The Guidance department has scheduled a Spring Ahead Session for our seniors interested in obtaining more information about post-secondary courses offered at Rowan College at Burlington County College (RCBC) on October 22nd.


The administration of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program is scheduled for December 16th. Students will be able to sign-up in the Guidance office during the month of November.


ATTENTION SENIORS - If you still have not completed your Graduation Requirement of Financial Literacy, the modules and assignments are posted on Mrs. Bouchard’s website. Please complete and turn in ASAP to Mrs Bouchard’s office. You must complete this requirement to graduate in June!
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STUDENT-ATHLETE INFORMATION

Physical Exams

The State of New Jersey requires that all students must pass a licensed physician’s or licensed nurse practitioners physical examination prior to participation in any sport. Physical exams are valid for 365 days. Student-athletes must submit a completed physical examination packet to the Athletic Director’s Office at least 1 week prior to the start of the sports season they intend to participate in. Only the “Preparticipation Physical Evaluation” forms, approved by the NJ Department of Education, will be accepted. Students may not participate until the school physician has approved their physical exam. If a physical exam was completed more than 90 days prior to the start of the sports season a Seasonal Update Form must be completed and submitted to the Athletic Director’s Office.


Physical exams are being offered at school by appointment only on the dates listed below. Students must make an appointment for the physical with the nurse prior to the specific physical date. To schedule an appointment by phone please call 609-654-0200 and ask for the school nurse.


Tuesday, October 13th @ BCIT-Medford campus starting at 8:30am

Tuesday, October 27th @ BCIT-Medford campus starting at 8:30am


All of the forms necessary for participation (physical packet, parent permission consent form, emergency information form, health history form, etc.) can be found on the BCIT Medford Page – Administration – Assistant Principal/Athletic Director – Athletics – Required Athletic Packet


GET INVOLVED and be proactive to make the most out of your high school experience!

For your convenience, please visit the link below to access the Required Athletic Packet:

Required Athletic Packet

Fall Season Update

Currently, our fall sports teams are competing against some of the top schools in the Burlington County Scholastic League. Our Cross Country team is seeking a divisional title for the third consecutive season. In addition, our Field Hockey team is on the brink of qualifying for the New Jersey State Tournament. Lastly, in our Girls Soccer game against Trenton Catholic on September 29th senior Jenna Dobbins led the state in goals (4) on that particular day.

Winter Season

Bowling starts November 15th - Head Coach Lee Suabedissen - lsuabedissen@bcit.cc


Basketball starts November 23rd - Boys Head Coach - Nick Powell - npowell@bcit.cc

Girls Head Coach - Ed Kenney - ekenney@bcit.cc


Cheerleading starts November 23rd - Head Coach - Victoria Danser - vdanser@bcit.cc


*Please see the appropriate coach to sign up and get more athletic information.
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CTE NEWS

The career major exploratory cycle continues to move rapidly. Students are beginning the second cycle of ten classes in their next career major to explore. You will continue to be exposed to many different occupations and career paths. Remember, it is very important that you try your very best in each of these experiences so that you can make an intelligent and informed decision about your career major selection. Below is the exploratory cycle for 2015-16.


SCHEDULE:

Cycle 1 September 3 – September 18, 2015

Cycle 2 September 21 – October 5, 2015

Cycle 3 October 6 – October 20, 2015

Cycle 4 October 21 – November 16, 2015


All students will remain in their fourth exploratory until being

permanently placed which will begin on November 17, 2015.
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BCIT FOUNDATION

Our Coach Bingo events are so popular we’re planning two each year! Sell-out crowds bring snacks, enthusiasm and luck to the Atrium at the Westampton Campus for friendly games that result in winners of Coach bags, Coach merchandise and cash prizes. The 50-50 Game alone gave more than $1,000 to the lucky winner! "Party of 8" reservations are guaranteed a table to themselves; players who reserve 7 or fewer spots will find seats on a first-come, first-served basis.

· Thu., Oct. 15 at Westampton Atrium

· 6 pm Doors Open, 7 pm Games Begin

· $25 per person in advance

· Admission covers cards for 6 Regular games; card packs for 10 Specials games and a 50-50 game will be available for purchase.


Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s mission to support the school’s students and staff with education-based technology and post-secondary scholarships.


Get in on the games by sending a check to BCIT Foundation (695 Woodlane Rd, Westampton NJ 08060) with your contact phone number and email address. Or charge reservations online using Paypal; go to www.bcit.cc/foundation and click on Events.


Guests can bring food (no alcohol), but we’ll provide snacks for every table. Must be 18 to attend.


Does your company want 300 pairs of eyes on its logo? Event Sponsors ($100) get signage next to a displayed prize and on the info sheets placed on every table.

Questions? Call the Foundation at (609) 267-4226, ext. 335 or send an email to foundation@bcit.cc.

This event is not affiliated with Coach Inc. BCIT Foundation will operate this event under state ID #329-5-34741 and municipal license BA7-2015.

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