Boonville High School

October 22, 2021 Edition

BHS Weekly Update 10/22/2021

Dear Pirate Families:

Tonight is definitely going to be a great night for our school community. Home football games are a chance for so many Pirate students to shine! With football, cheer, dance, the band, and JROTC all present, it means over 200 students are doing something to show case their talents. It's a great night to "Bleed Blue!"

If your student is struggling in a class, we are here to help! Teachers can tutoring students before or after school. Please encourage your student to meet with their teacher to get caught up on missing assignments or just to get some extra assistance. Every day our teachers demonstrate how much they care of our students.

Thank you for continuing to support each of our students at Boonville High School. We couldn't do our jobs without committed families and patrons like you!


Ms. Fuemmeler

HOSA Blood Drive - October 27

The Red Cross is in high need of blood donors. Consider saving a life by being a donor at the HOSA-Future Health Care Professionals sponsored Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, Oct 27 from 8:00-2:00 in the BHS gym. Community members are invited and welcome to join. Consider joining in this important cause!

Schedule your blood donation online.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, October 28 from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Conferences will be available both in person and virtually in :15 minute increments. Each teacher will send out a Sign-Up Genius so you can reserve your time slot. We are here to help! Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity for your student.

From the Counselors: ASVAB Testing

The ASVAB stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. It is a nationally-normed, multi-aptitude test battery, provided to high school and post-secondary school students. There are several reasons why it may be beneficial for your child to take the ASVAB test:

1. Strengths Finder
The ASVAB covers content areas that other tests such as EOCs, ACT, and/or Accuplacer do not. It focuses on skill level in various technology fields, which could show strengths in different career fields that your student may not have considered.

2. Auto Technology Class Requirement
Sophomores interested in taking the BTEC Auto Technology class next year will be required to take the ASVAB. This is a policy due to the popularity of the class. Auto Tech is a hands-on learning environment that requires mechanical and technology comprehension. This test will help better place students and set them up for academic success and is required for auto tech class enrollment for next year.

3. Practice for Military Entrance Exam
The ASVAB is used as an entrance exam for individuals interested in joining the military after high school. Scores will not count for military purposes until junior or senior year. However, it is great practice for sophomores interested in the military.

The ASVAB evaluates skills in the following areas: General Science, Arithmetic Reasoning, Word Knowledge, Paragraph Comprehension, Numerical Operations, Coding Speed, Auto and Shop Information, Mathematics Knowledge, Mechanical Comprehension, and Electronics. This test is about 3 hours.

If any of these cases apply to your sophomore student, please have them visit the counseling office to sign up. Deadline to sign up is Monday, November 8th. Contact testing coordinator Missy Walker with questions.

Dates to Remember

10/28: Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

10/29: No School

11/1 : Staff Professional Development Day

11/1: First Day for Winter Sports Practices

11/2: School Picture Retakes

11/5: December 11 ACT Registration Deadline

11/8: ASVAB Sign-up Deadline

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