THE LEAD DOG
The BHS Newsletter, 7th Edition: Monday, September 19, 2022
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL...
Students, Parents, Faculty, and Staff,
Homecoming week is already here... it's hard to believe we are starting our 7th week of school. The BHS Student Council has done an amazing job of planning out an exciting week. From the dress up "Theme Days" to the Homecoming Coronation it is going to be a great week to be a Greyhound.
Don't forget we start Homecoming festivities this evening with our traditional parade, community pep rally, and "Burning of the B". The parade will start at 6:30 pm at the Square on Main and culminate at the football field. Once everyone gets settled in, we'll have the pep rally and "Burning of the B". We hope everyone can come out and support all the organizations that are represented in the parade. We have well over 40 floats this year. We encourage you and your family to also attend the football game, coronation, and band and Starlette performance this Friday. We also hope all our students will partake in the free dance afterwards. Our BHS PTO is providing free pizza and water at the dance, too.
I'll leave you with this thought today from Oswald Chambers - "The strain of life is what builds our strength. If there is no strain, there will be no strength."
Everyone has a role in our students education... the students, teachers and staff, the parents, the community... "IT STARTS WITH YOU!"
HAPPENINGS AT BOERNE HS:
- The Greyhound football team traveled down to Gregory-Portland last Friday and took down a tough Wildcat football team by a score of 52-27. The Hounds have improved to 4-0 on the year and will host Salado HS this Friday for Homecoming. It is scheduled for a 7 pm kickoff. Good luck boys... Greyhound Strong!
- The Greyhound Tennis Team hosted a non-district match versus Pieper HS last Friday and won, 19-0. They have improved to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in district. This week the Hounds will travel for their 3rd district match, Canyon Lake HS on Wednesday. Go Hounds Go!
- The Greyhound Volleyball Team traveled to Bandera HS last Tuesday and came away with a district win. They then traveled to (6A) Schertz Clemens HS on Friday and came up a bit short. This week they host Wimberley on Tuesday and Navarro on Friday, both district matches. Good luck ladies!
- The Greyhound Boys and Girls Cross Country Varsity teams were off this week. They will next compete at the Hoka McNeil Invitational in Round Rock, the site of the UIL state meet. Run Hounds Run!
***To keep up with everything "Boerne HS", please check our school website and your school email periodically. Look for "The Lead Dog" newsletter that comes out on Mondays via email and social media. Also, follow Boerne HS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.***
Important dates to rememeber:
September 19th - Homecoming Parade
September 23rd - Food Allergy Awareness Day
September 23rd - Homecoming Football Game
September 25th - See Something, Say Something Day
September 29th - Fall Choir Concert
October 12th - all 10th grade students - PSAT Day
***NO OUTSIDE FOOD DELIVERIES TO BOERNE HS...
Repeat from last week...
Parents/Guardians and Students - Beginning Monday, September 19th, Boerne HS will no longer allow Door Dash, Uber Eats, GrubHub, etc. to deliver food or other items to Boerne HS. It is creating a disruption to the school environment because many times they are not timely and students are not recieving their food during their lunch time but during their class time instead. Also, we do not have any way to monitor what is actually being delivered in these packages. This also includes no restaurant deliveries. As always, parents/guardians are allowed to drop off food and or other items at the front office. Remember, as the statement in the front lobby says, we are not responsible for any items that get left there or are not picked up. We simply do not have the manpower to oversee a food drop off system. We appreciate your understanding and continued support, but please make arrangments if you have been using these services in the past. Again, beginning Monday, September 19th, these outside company/restaurant food deliveries will not be allowed at Boerne HS.
Boerne HS Homecoming Parade Tonight
Boerne High School will host its annual Homecoming Parade on Monday, September 19th at 6:30pm.
There will be a full road closure on Blanco Rd. from Main St. to Esser Rd. from 6-7pm. (Please see the map below of the parade route)
Following the parade, there will be a Community Pep Rally at Boerne ISD Stadium, which will include the traditional Burning of the B.
The Greyhounds will host Salado in their Homecoming Football game on Friday, September 23rd at 7pm at Boerne ISD Stadium.
Boerne ISD would like to thank the City of Boerne as well as Kendall County for their support and assistance.
Visitor Sticker Request for Friday's Pep Rally...
Parents and Guardians - as with the last Pep Rally, you will need to check-in if you would like to come watch it. It will be in the BHS Spectator Gym and will begin promptly at 3:35 pm and will conclude by 4 pm. If you would like to join us, you will need a "Visitor Sticker" that you would normally get at the front office when you check in with us for other meetings. This sticker will need to be visible on the front of you. We are providing the link below so that you may check in early and go directly to the gym. In order for us to have time to run the information through our system and print the stickers, you must complete the form BEFORE 2:30 pm Friday. If you do not complete it by then, then you will have to go to the front office to get a "Visitor Sticker" and then go around to the gym. If you complete the form before 2:30 pm on Friday, then we will have your sticker waiting for you at the entrance to the BHS Spectator Gym... in the foyer where you would normally pay to enter a volleyball and/or basketball game.
Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation. We are doing everything possible to provide a safe and secure learning environment for your student.
Link to pre-register for your "Visitor Sticker": Visitor Sticker Request
Friday after the Homecoming Game...
BHS Students! After the Homecoming Football Game, come over to the Homecoming 5th Quarter Dance...
Hispanic Heritage Month
Boerne ISD is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Please take a moment to view our video highlighting Boerne Police Chief Steve Perez.
Chief Perez is a well-respected leader in our community. We are proud to honor him during Hispanic Heritage Month.
What is a food allergy?
A food allergy is when the body's immune system reacts unusually to specific foods. Although allergic reactions are often mild, they can be very serious. Symptoms of a food allergy can affect different areas of the body at the same time. Some common symptoms include: an itchy sensation inside the mouth, throat or ears.
What does it mean to be allergy aware?
The goal of an "allergy aware" school is to inform students, staff, and parents about the risks of allergies, with a focus on food allergies and also to provide a supportive environment in which children at risk of allergic reactions can feel safe.
"See Something, Say Something" Day, Sunday, September 25th
Boerne ISD has an awareness campaign called "See Something, Say Something". At the top of each district and school web page is the "See Something, Say Something" icon where you can anonymously report anything you feel suspicious. You can also click on the QR code in the above image to go to the anonymous reporting page.
School safety is very important, and it's up to all of us to work together as a team to prevent bad things from happening. If we all stay alert and work as a team to report dangerous or suspicious activity, we can help keep our schools safe.
Yearbooks and Senior Ads...
Yearbooks and senior ads can be purchased at https://www.balfour.com/student-info?smi=70337.
***Senior ads are for sale in limited quantities at a first-come, first-served basis.
***Yearbooks are currently on sale for $75 and will go up in December.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Boerne HS Counselor's Corner
Counselors will start classroom guidance next week and will be going into every classroom over the next several weeks. Our Great 8 Skill for this quarter is Personal Responsibility. For more information on our Great 8 Skills, please use this link:
If you are interested in viewing our guidance lessons, they will be posted online which can be found on the counselor website.
Here is the link: https://www.boerneisd.net/domain/4916
Registration for AP testing has started with a deadline to sign up no later than November 1st. Students will more receive information in their AP classes and details can be found in the Google classrooms and on Facebook.
Coffee with the Counselors
We enjoyed meeting you if you were able to join us at our first monthly “Coffee with the Counselors” and hope that you found the information helpful. Our next session will be held on October 11th after the PTO meeting. The topic will be FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with a representative from Abilene Christian University providing information and guidance.
FAFSA applications open on October 1st. Seniors who are planning on attending college or vocational/trade school can fill out the FAFSA in order to receive loans, scholarships, grants, etc. Please see this link for more information or plan to attend our next “Coffee with the Counselors.”
***This year our alphabet splits have changed slightly. If you haven’t met your school counselor yet, please reach out so we can make that welcome more personable.
Judy Noland-Counselor Secretary
Crissy Poulis: A-F
Jill Harney: G-Ma
Tiffany Johnson: Mc-R
Becca Mourning: S-Z
GET TO KNOW YOUR TEACHERS - visit their website at the link below...
JOIN BOERNE HS PTO...
The simple act of joining the PTO provides support to our BHS students, staff, and campus. It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school and connect in meaningful ways with other parents. Join us by registering at www.boernepto.membershiptoolkit.com. We are excited to have our volunteers back on campus soon!
*Email email@example.com with any questions.
The Greyhound Athletic Booster Club (GABC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the Boerne High School Athletic Department by purchasing equipment, uniforms, and other items needed by our coaches to help their teams. BHS sports programs operate on limited school budgets and require additional funding from parents and the community. We would love for you to join and get involved with supporting our student athletes.
Ways to joinYou can join by going to our website at gohoundsgo.org (link below) or you can mail a check to GABC at PO Box 312, Boerne, TX 78006
Click above to access the GABC website and become a member