Empire Virtual Learning Academy

March 30th, 2019

Note from Mrs. Clark

I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful weather this Spring has brought us so far! We are almost halfway through the third trimester already, can you believe it!? Keep working hard to stay on pace and passing in all of your classes. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or Mrs. Hudelson if you need any support.
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Summer School Options

BNL is excited to announce two summer learning opportunities for BNL Students! BNL Summer School & Achieve Summer School. BNL Summer School is a virtual summer session - BNL Courses taught by BNL Teachers. BNL Students may register for two credits for free! Achieve Summer School is a partnership between BNL and Ben Davis’ Achieve Virtual Academy. Students may register for up to two credits at Achieve. Two great options - you may enroll in BNL or Achieve, or you can even sign up for both BNL & Achieve, earning up to 4 summer credits!

If you have any questions, you can contact our Empire counselor, Mrs. Hudelson hudelsona@nlcs.k12.in.us or Mr. Canada at BNL mailto:canadam@nlcs.k12.in.us

Registration options on Tuesday, April 6th

For BNL Summer School Registration, please register through the BNL website:


For Achieve Virtual Summer School Registration, please follow the directions made available on the flyer below.

ASVAB Testing

Junior & Senior ASVAB

The next ASVAB test is April 20th at BNL. Juniors who have not yet taken this test have been notified by Mrs. Hudelson through school email. Please plan to attend this test administration.

Seniors who need and have not yet passed the ASVAB will be notified if they need to attend this test administration.

Further details, including time and location, will be sent out in the coming weeks.


Empire-Junior Meeting with the Counselor

Juniors should be watching for information in their school email and Google Classroom about a virtual meeting with Mrs. Hudelson to discuss important Junior topics and help you prepare for your senior year!

Topics include: Post-secondary options, SAT/ACT, Dual Credit/AP, and Graduation Pathways.

Class of 2021 Information

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Senior Meeting

Tuesday, April 6th, 10am

595 Stars Boulevard

Bedford, IN

The Senior Meeting is Optional for all seniors.

Tuesday April 6th - We will host a Senior Meeting in the PAC at 10am about All things Graduation! We will update the graduating class on important details and expectations for graduation. For the Empire graduates, we will send this information to you via email so you do not have to be here. However, you are invited to attend if you want to. Look for an email after Spring Break with all the important details - this will include an INTENT TO PARTICIPATE IN GRADUATION Survey!

Cap & Gown Pickup

Tuesday, April 13th, 10am-1pm

595 Stars Boulevard

Bedford, IN

We invite seniors or families stop by the Performing Arts Center Lobby between 10am and 1pm on Tuesday, April 13th to get graduation items. You may come directly to the PAC lobby.

If you are unable to stop by on this day, you can make arrangements to pick up at the BNL office after April 14th.

Graduation Traditions: This week we have a few Graduation Traditions to explore together. These traditions are rooted in history, and honor the class in unity - linked you will find the timeless tradition of Class Colors, Class Flowers, and Class Motto. We ask for your vote.

Invite a Teacher: One of our favorite Graduation Traditions at BNL is our INVITE A TEACHER to your Class of 2021 Commencement. Each year we challenge our graduating class to remember the past - the days of elementary school, middle school, and high school. We ask you to think to your favorite teachers and educator influencers - we then invite you to write a letter sharing a memory or experience with this teacher, offering them an invitation to graduation. You will find the form attached. Please complete as many as you wish (more forms will be available in the office). You may return it electronically to me or bring to the office.

Empire Attendance


Students are expected to be on pace and passing in all of their classes. Make sure you are working daily on your courses. The suggested amount of time to work is one hour per day per course. If students are not on pace and passing classes they will be marked as an unexcused absence for each school day of inactivity.

Trimester 3 Final Exams

Please be planning now for your trimester 3 final exams. Remember, finals or (EOS exams) must be proctored in-person. Plan early to make sure you are available for these important tests. Your exams are worth 20% of your course grade and can sometimes determine if you pass the course, missing them can make a very negative impact on your grades.

Dates and times will be forthcoming. Students typically need to attend to finals sessions to complete all of their finals. At this time, finals sessions will be planned for the week of May 24th.

Trouble Downloading Assignments?

If you are having trouble downloading course activities, please READ HERE!


If you are having trouble downloading documents for your assignments on your Chromebook, follow these steps for a quick fix:

1. Google Office Editing for Docs, Sheets, & Slides Extention (or click on the link below)

2. Click the first search result and click on 'add to chrome'

3. Then, click on 'add extention'

4. Restart your EdOptions account

Once you do this, your documents should start downloading for you again :)