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BJHS Weekly Newsletter for March 5-11 , 2018


March 6 - Scoliosis Screenings - PE classes

Bidwell Spelling Bee - Library - 8:00am-11:30am

March 12 – 16 – Spirit Week

March 14 - PIE contest - Library - Lunch

March 16 – Sock Hop (Assembly Schedule)

March 19-23 - SPRING BREAK (No School)

March 30 - SPRING TRAVEL DAY (No School)


Are you missing a small item such as a necklace or sunglasses? The main office has a lost and found for small items. For larger items such as sweatshirts and backpacks, please check the lost and found in the MPR.



Congratulations to February’s Gold Nugget Raffle Winners:

Brady Read, Tatiana Sepulveda, Samina Sandhu, Kol Guzman, Macey Gallaty, Elise Kerr, Hannah Waggoner, Kuayangshe Her, Rel Aguilar, Jassmyn Sager, William Her and Amber Ing

Come to Room 406A during lunch to collect your prize!


Has your 6th grade student met Tdap immunization requirement? This is required before the beginning of 7th grade. Tdap immunizations can be received through your child’s health care provider. Local pharmacies also offer the shot. If you feel your student may qualify for free immunizations through the ‘Vaccines for Children Program’, please contact Butte County Public Health for an appointment.

If your child has already received the Tdap immunization, please sent a copy of the shot record to the school. Thank you.

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Inspired by the poem "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" written by Pavel Friedmann, a young Czech who wrote while in the Terezin Concentration Camp, students in Mrs. Hansen and Ms. Purl's English classes created a colorful butterfly to give tribute to the lives of the young people lost in the Holocaust. Each butterfly honored someone from the war that either survived or perished and special detail was given to each unique life. This was one of two culminating projects for the Tolerance Unit. Stay tuned for the Legacy Quilt Project which honors people that have left an impact on the lives of our students at Bidwell Junior High!


While it is exciting and fun to celebrate your student's birthday, remember that they cannot have balloons or flowers in their classroom during the day. The main office cannot accept drop offs of these items, either, as they are difficult to store. Please also remember not to have large food items such as pizzas or cupcakes delivered as well, as these items do not meet nutritional guidelines and cannot be shared with other students due to possible food allergies. We appreciated your understanding.
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Looking for something for your student to do during Spring Break? Check out BLAST's Spring Intersession! Only 40 spots are available, so sign up now! Applications are available for download here or pick one up the main office.


Independent study needs at least 5 days of advanced notice. Please contact Hannah Metzger at your earliest convenience if you have a planned absence of five days or more. Her email address is


March 7-9 - PVHS Individual Meeting with Counselors

Bidwell Campus - History Classes

March 7 - CHS Individual Meeting with Counselor

Bidwell Campus - 9:00am-10:00am

March 28 - 8th Grade Panoramic Picture
Basketball Courts, 2nd period

April 6 - 8th Grade Promotion Photos

Bidwell Campus, Time TBD

May 17 - Bidwell Jr. High Awards Night

Bidwell Gym - 6:00 pm-7:30pm

June 6 - 8th Grade Dance

Bidwell Gym - 6:30pm-8:30pm

June 7 - Promotion Practice

Bidwell Blacktop - 11:00am-12:15pm

June 8 - Bidwell Jr. High Promotion Ceremony

BJHS Blacktop - 8:30am


Ms. Purl's Drama class has just finished up their Radio Plays Unit. Students learned about the 1940's radio play era, listened to several plays, and then wrote their own original plays to be performed in our very own drama class radio station!


Is your student in the iReady after school program with Ms. Berg? The class has moved into room 305 now that students have their own Chromebooks! The days and times have stayed the same, Mondays & Thursdays from 2:50-3:50.


Did you student leave their Chromebook at home? Don't worry! Classrooms have spare ones for just this reason. The main office will NOT be accepting Chromebook drop-offs for any reason. To help your student do their part, please make sure they plug in and charge their Chromebook each night!
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HEY STUDENTS! Want to win a free pizza or pie of your choice? All you have to do is memorize the most digits of pi. The contest will be held on March 14th in the library during both lunches. The two top winners will receive a pizza or pie of their choice and the top winner will be given the chance to pie Mr. McKay in the face. Talk to a Math teacher for more information.

2018-2019 BLAST YEAR

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • March 29-Deadline to turn in application for 2018-2019 for current BLAST students, and their incoming 6th grade siblings (apps passed out the week of Mar 5)

  • April 20-Deadline for 6th grade LOTTERY to turn in application for incoming 6th grade students (Apps given out at 6th Grade Parent Night on 4/5/18 and available at JHS BLAST Offices)

  • May 4-Deadline to turn in application for students on the 2017-2018 BLAST Waiting List (apps mailed home the week of Apr 16)

  • May 7-Applications available at BLAST and the Junior High School offices, and Bidwell and Chico Jr. Websites, for anyone interested in applying for the 2018-2019 BLAST After School Program. Registration continues throughout the year.


ATTENTION PIONEERS, you currently have only 1 week left to meet your AR goal!! Keep reading both at school and at home. Remember that AR reading is worth 10% of your English grade. Keep up the awesome reading!


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