BHS Tiger News
Week of November 14, 2021
Belleville High School
Happy Sunday, BHS Families!
This is Week #12 of Semester 1. We are well into the second marking period, and during this week’s Tiger Time I recorded a brief video message entitled “Walking in Purpose”. Students were encouraged to remember that being intentional - being purposeful - is a key indicator for future success. As they are diligent about attending classes on time, completing assignments, asking and answering questions, and doing their best work, they are also preparing themselves to be able to submit strong applications and resumes, qualify for glowing recommendations, and take advantage of the opportunities that come to those who have prepared themselves. We are excited about their futures!
Speaking of which...
1st hour classes begin at 7:16am. Please be sure that students are arriving early enough to get to class on time (before 7:16am), on purpose. Doors open at 6:45am. We are reminding our students who drive that driving is a privilege. Being on time for each day’s learning is critical for overall success.
Nov 16th - BNT After School Culture Event
Nov 17th - Annual Career Fair, Virtual (Counseling)
Nov 19th/20th - Student Drama Presentation: Rumors!
Nov 20th - BHS Holiday Craft & Vendor Show
Nov 23rd - Last Day of School before Thanksgiving Break
Nov 29th - Students Return to School - Full Week
Belleville New Tech will be hosting an after school culture event (Board Games/Card Games) on Tuesday, November 16, from 2:15pm to 3:15pm in room 343. All BNT students are welcome to participate. Please have rides available at 3:15 to pick up students. Follow BNT on Facebook at Belleville New Tech.
The 2021 BHS Holiday Craft and Vendor Show will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. at the BYC which is located at 832 Huron River Drive in Belleville. All proceeds go to the Class of 2022. Click on this link for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mO8veXtHc0SEI7VHeWgzHrAXY1PrZong/view?usp=sharing
NEW AND NOTEWORTHY
BHS is working in partnership with the Belleville Public Library to bring reading focus, activities, and literary awareness to our students! This month, the Belleville Public Library is offering: Teen AniManga Club for November
TIGER DRAMA - DON'T MISS IT!
The BHS Tiger Drama Club presents the play Rumors on Friday, November 19th and Saturday, November 20th in the BHS auditorium. Tickets are $10 and will be available the day of the performance. Masks are required to attend. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Have a great week everyone, and GO TIGERS!
P.S. Please take a few minutes to complete the Family Survey, as it provides us with baseline data for school improvement efforts. Thank you!
~ Principal Crockett, AP Mrs. Green, AP Mr. Roberson, AP Mr. Wright, BNT Director Mr. Wilsey, and AD Mr. Brodie
Come on out and support, wearing your ORANGE and BLACK. Let's Go Tigers!!
For tickets (must be purchased online, available after 11/16), visit: https://gofan.co/search
BHS Celebrates - National Career Development Month in November
Belleville High School will host its Annual College Fair on Wednesday, November 17th at 6:30pm. This year’s college fair will be virtual. There will be over 30 colleges and universities present. This event is open to all BHS families. The link to this event will be available on Monday, November 15th.
Dual Enrollment at ECA: There is still time to check out the dual enrollment program at Early College Alliance. Your student can shadow a current ECA student on the following dates 11/15 & 12/10. Also, Information Sessions for Parents/Guardians are on the following dates: 11/15, 11/30, 1/13, & 2/8. Please click on the link below for more information or see your counselor.
9th Grade Families: Do you have a 9th grade student that is interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)? If so, please consider having them join SMASH. SMASH is a FREE STEM-intensive college prep program for students underrepresented in STEM. Students participating in SMASH will have access to STEM related afterschool and summer activities.
Click on the link for more information and to apply www.smash.org
Attention AP students/families:
Sunday, November 14th is the last day to order an AP exam on Total Registration before the College Board adds the $40.00 late fee.
FAFSA Filling Night: FAFSA filing night number #3 will be on November 15th from 7:00-8:00 pm. Here is the link and passcode:
Anyone who attends will be entered to win a gift card for Amazon for $20!!
Five Tips to Help Teens Cope with Stress:
“More than nine in 10 Generation Z adults (ages 15-21) said they have experienced at least one physical or emotional symptom because of stress, such as feeling depressed or sad or lacking interest, motivation or energy,” according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
High school teens spend most of their time attending classes, participating in extracurricular activities and doing homework. There is constant pressure to do everything and do it well to prepare for a successful career or higher education after high school. This can cause a lot of stress.
When they do have time, research from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that teens most often turn to media and communications activities, including watching TV, using social media and the internet and calling or texting friends. Although these can be helpful ways to relieve stress, the excessive use of technology can lead to lack of human connection and feelings of loneliness.
Use these tips to take a break from the barrage of constant communication and manage your stress in a healthy way.
Get some sleep. Getting enough sleep helps you grow and develop normally, pay attention throughout the day and maintain overall health. For teens, this means about 8-10 hours each night.
Focus on your strengths. Take some time to think about what you’re good at and ways to do more of those things. By focusing on and building your strengths, you can keep your stressors in perspective.
Do things that make you happy. Find activities or hobbies that make you happy and incorporate them into your daily life. This might be a physical sport, an artistic outlet or spending time with family and friends.
Engage in physical activity. Exercise takes our mind off stress and releases chemicals in our brain that make us feel better. This can be anything from a stroll in the park to a bike ride or basketball game with friends.
Talk to someone. It can be hard to manage stress alone. Talk to a parent, teacher or other trusted adult about your problems and they may be able to help you find new ways to manage your stress.