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The BCHS Bi-weekly Newsletter - September 23, 2018

Title I Parent Newsletter

BCHS is a Title I campus. In each newsletter we plan to include Title I information. Enjoy!

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Phi Theta Kappa at Hill College

Hill College came and visited with BCHS Juniors about Phi Theta Kappa. Students were reminded how to apply using the email they received from Hill College. The qualifications are:

  • First-rate completion of at least 12 hours at Hill College of college-level coursework counting toward degree requirements
  • TSI complete
  • 3.50 minimum cumulative GPA in all coursework attempted at Hill College

One time membership dues of $74 can earn students a $2500 scholarship in addition to many other scholarship opportunities. Students are encouraged to apply.

Juniors may have received acceptance letters this week through their Hill College email. Make sure you check your "Junk" folder as many letters have ended up there. A BCHS orientation is being scheduled so students do NOT need to attend the orientation at the Hill College Burleson campus. We will get the details to you as soon as possible.

Community Service Hours

All BCHS students are encourage to earn 25 Community Service Hours per school year. Hours already earned may be viewed through Skyward Family Access. Community Service forms are available here, on the BCHS website or in the front office.

Remember, Community Service cannot be things you do for immediate family members and cannot be signed by a parent. Forms signed by a parent will not be accepted. If you have questions, see Mrs.Wieland or Mrs. Kroeker.

Who's ready to rep BCHS with a new shirt? Order deadline extended to September 26!

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T-shirt order forms are available in the front office or the links above.

PSAT October 10

All 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will be administered the PSAT during the school day on Wednesday, October 10. Please have your student to school on time and do not schedule any appointments for early release on this day.

9th graders will be taking the PSAT version 8/9

10th and 11th graders will be taking the PSAT/NMSQT version.

(11th graders are eligible for the National Merit Scholarship Program this year based on their scores.)

All 10th and 11th grade students received a hard copy study guide.

9th graders can access their study guide from this link:

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Alley or see her in room E207. Thank you.

BCHS Traffic Pattern


Student safety is our top priority! Therefore, the traffic pattern has changed a little this year. Please note that during the hours of 9:30 am and 3:30 pm, the Cardinal Ridge gate off Renfro will be closed. Student drop-off and visitors must enter through the Hurst entrance. Prior to 9:30 am and after 3:30 pm, student drop-off and visitors must enter through the Cardinal Ridge entrance. See the map below. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Help us spread the word!

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Do you need a student parking pass?

Click here for the Student Parking Pass application. Student should bring their application and payment to the front office. Parking guidelines are being enforced. Students and visitors should park in the lot closest to the BCHS entrance where the parking spaces are marked in yellow. All students who wish to park on campus must have a BCHS parking sticker displayed in their windshield.

Parking Fines

Parking fines for no parking sticker will start next week. Fines are $20. Make sure you have a Student Parking Pass displayed on your windshield!

Homecoming Week - October 15 - 19

Mark your calendars for Homecoming Week!

Homecoming Dance - October 19 (More info to come about time and cost)

Theme: Around the World

Dress-up Days:

'Merica Monday: Red, White, blue, and camo (patriotic dress - No political attire)

Round the World in TWIN-ty Days Tuesday: Twin Day

Save the World Wednesday: Dress like a superhero

Tacky Tourist Thursday

Spirit Day Friday (wear Green and black, mums/garters)

We are planning to do a "dessert and candy bar" for the dance and are asking parents to donate. Please email Mrs. Samuels if your're interested in donating a dessert or candy.

Crime Stoppers and Friends for Life

Please take a moment to review the BISD Safety and Security website to learn about our safety programs, including Crime Stoppers and Friends For Life.

BISD knows that students see and hear things. A vital step in prevention is early identification of potential threats and intelligence gathering. In partnership with Tarrant County Crime Stoppers and Friends for Life, BISD provides students with a platform to submit anonymous tips. Students are encouraged to report information that is criminal, threatening, inappropriate, or potentially harmful on topics that may include:

Dating violence
Family violence/abuse
Gang activity
Sexual harassment
Suicidal thoughts

Students are able to anonymously submit tips through a phone app, at or by calling Crime Stoppers 817-469-8477.

Our students learned about these programs when Mrs. Alley visited their classes earlier this year, and they may come home with questions.

If you have questions, feel free to email or call our office.

Upcoming ACT and SAT Deadlines and Dates

Click here to view upcoming ACT and SAT testing dates, as well as, the deadlines for registration.

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Lunch prices

The price of lunch is $3.05 this year. Extra items are available for an additional fee.

To check your child's account balance or make a payment, please click here. You will need your child's student ID number (the code they type in in the cafeteria) to be able to access your child's account.

Food Service FAQ.

College Fever is in the Air!

It is exciting times at BCHS for our juniors as you begin to plan for after high school. Remember that you have the opportunity to have two days excused to allow you to visit colleges with your parents. In order to be excused and not count towards attendance, the date of the absence must be pre-approved. Here is the link to the form for approval. You can also find it under Parents/Students on the BCHS website. It is called College Absence Form!

Building Access

The BCHS doors unlock at 7:45 am each morning. Students are supervised from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm each school day.

The front office is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm each school day.

Verification of Enrollment

Are you planning to get your driver's permit or license? See Mrs. Clore in the front office to get your attendance Verification of Enrollment (VOE). Please allow 1 business day for form completion.

Attendance is vital to success!

Attendance is important! Students at BCHS cannot afford to miss time at school, especially in their college classes. Students should be present at school, unless they are ill. If students are ill, parents should notify the front office and send a written note or doctor's note with their child when he/she returns.
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Lauren Vidmar - admissions representative from Midwestern State University meet with junior Pathway classes Tuesday/Wednesday.

Upcoming Events

September 24: Junior field trip to the Hill College Hillsboro College Fair

September 28: End of 1st six weeks grading period

October 5: Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development

October 5: Deadline to register for November 3rd SAT

October 8: Columbus Day Holiday - No School

October 10: PSAT Testing (all students)

October 15 - 19: Homecoming Week (see info above about Dress up Days and the Homecoming Dance)

November 1: BCHS Theater Club presents "Into the Woods" at 6:30 pm

November 2: Deadline to register for December 8th ACT

November 2: End of 2nd six weeks grading period

November 3: SAT

November 19 - 23: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

December 8: ACT

December 21: Early Release/End of 1st semester

December 24 - January 7: Winter Break