The Blue & Gold

Vol. 1, No. 1, February 2014

Welcome New Employees...

The Coffee Shoppe

The Coffee Shoppe is open everyday from 7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. and 9:25 a.m. - 9:35 a.m. in the library. Coffee, White Chocolate Cappuccino, French Vanilla Cappuccino, Walnut Brownie Hot Chocolate, French Vanilla Iced Coffee, and Mocha Iced Coffee - $2.00.

Thank you for supporting the BHS Library.

Keira Larson

Congratulations to Keira Larson for being selected as one of five members of the Huntsville Times All-Tennessee Valley Girls Cross Country Team, First Team.

Learning Community Basketball Team

2014 Learning Community Basketball Schedule

January 28th vs. James Clemens (BHS 26 - JCHS 51)


February 11th vs. Hartselle @ BHS 10:00 a.m.

February 17th vs. Grissom @ BHS 10:00 a.m.

February 27th @ Hartselle 10:00 a.m.

March 3rd @ James Clemens 10:00 a.m.

BHS ARCHERY

Congratulations to the BHS Archery Team for winning five of the six trophies at the New Market Archery Tournament.

Boys: 1st Place - Cole Coultas; 3rd Place - Dylan Billions

Girls: 1st Place - Lexy Turner; 2nd Place - Harlie Lane; 3rd Camille Bailey

Digital Learning Day - February 5, 2014

BHS DIGITAL LEARNING DAY - ONLINE NEWSLETTER

02/05/14

by Paige Craig

Click on the link below to see how BHS students and teachers participated in DLD14!

National Signing Day - February 5, 2014

Great News!

The graduation rate for Madison County Schools has increased from 76% to 86%. The drop-out rate has decreased from 10% to 4%.

SCHOLARSHIPS & EVENTS

HBCU College Fair - February 15th

Attention Students: Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting its annual HBCU College Fair on Saturday, February 15th from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. There will also be a financial aid workshop at 10:30 a.m. This event is free to the public, so come out and take advantage of this college planning opportunity. Please contact Mrs. Gordon, in the guidance department, for additional information.

Huntsville/Madison County Auburn Club Scholarship Deadline February 21st

HMCAC works to raise funds for external scholarship awards to be awarded to deserving Madison County high school seniors in order to aid them during their Freshman year. The HMCAC scholarship award is based on academic excellence, community leadership, financial need, and demonstration of the Auburn Spirit.

www.huntsvilleauburnclub.com

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest - Deadline February 27th

Regions is proud to offer the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest to celebrate Black History Month. Visit regions.com/ridingforward to learn about inspirational African Americans and enter the scholarship contest. Sixteen $5000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors and Sixteen $2500 scholarships will be awarded to college students. Entries accepted now through February 27, 2014. Visit www.regions.com/ridingforward

2014 Weather Camp - Deadline February 28th

Students interested in learning more about a career in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, or applied physical sciences, you may be interested in attending the 2014 Weather Camp. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to attend. Qualified students will receive free housing, accommodations, and meals for the week long camp. The deadline to submit applications is February 28th, 2014. Please see Mrs. Gordon in the guidance office to pick up an application.

Calhoun Scholarships - Deadline March 1st

Seniors: If you are planning on going to Calhoun Community College you may now go online at the website below and apply for scholarships. You must fill out a FAFSA, and must also apply for admission to Calhoun by March 1. One online application allows you to be considered for ALL Calhoun Scholarship awards. **ACT 27+ Students graduating from Buckhorn with a composite ACT score of 27 or above are eligible for an automatic award of 1 year paid tuition.**

www.calhoun.edu/scholarships

Ardmore Telephone Company Scholarships - Deadline March 3rd

The Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) and Telecom Management Services (TMS) presents several scholarship offers. Students with Ardmore Telephone service can apply using the website below:

http://www.frs.org/

Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge - Deadline 03/13

High school students, create a quick video that promotes safe driving for your chance to win $15,000 and the opportunity to re-shoot their entry video into a TV-ready PSA. Learn more at http://www.toyotateendriver.com/teens/video-challenge . Videos must be submitted by March 13, 2014.

Huntsville/Madison County Builders Foundation - Deadline March 14th

The Huntsville/Madison County Builders Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from any person who is pursuing an education in the fields of architecture, drafting, building science, civil engineering, or other housing industry vocations such as heating and air conditioning, electrical, masonry, carpentry, etc. Students must be residents of Madison County or contiguous counties. Eligible students include those attending two year community colleges, four year colleges or universities, or state accredited vo-tech schools. The deadline is March 14, 2014. If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Lynn Kilgore, Executive Director at 256-536-2602 or email lynn@buildersassn.org.


Teen Volunteer Award - DEADLINE MARCH 15TH

Crestwood Teen Volunteer Award sponsored by The Madison County Medical Alliance will present one student with a $1500 Apple Gift Card to purchase a computer for their college career. Eligibility: Must be a senior in high school for the 2013-2014 school year and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Student must plan to enroll in a postsecondary degreed or certified program for the 2014-2015 school year, be a resident of Madison County, serve as a teen volunteer at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Alabama (40 hours Minimum). Must be postmarked by March 15. For more information, contact lindsayrice07@bellsouth.net

2014 Doodle 4 Google - Deadline March 20th

Before there was an airplane, there were doodles of cool flying machines. And before there was a submarine, there were doodles of magical underwater sea explorers. Since the beginning of time, ideas big and small, practical and playful, have started out as doodles. And we’re ready for more. One talented young artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school. Visit http://www.google.com/doodle4google/ for more information.


Get Connected!

Classes will get to meet Google Doodlers and learn how they go from ideas to doodles. Doodlers will share the creative process for one of their doodles: brainstorms, first drafts and exploratory sketches, the review process and finally how it all comes together in the final doodle. They'll then take questions from the classrooms and other viewers on the Hangout On-Air. Sign up for a session or watch live at the times listed below.

West Point's Summer Leaders Experience

Applications will be open to juniors through April 11th. SLE is a great week of academic, military, and physical excellence. The program consists of daily morning physical training, academic classes, afternoon sports, a day of military training, administration of the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA), a West Point tour, and social functions. The academic program features workshops and class samplings from the Academy's curriculum. All participants are housed in the cadet barracks and meals are in the Cadet Mess. Students pay their own travel expenses plus a registration fee of approximately $400. Visit http://www.usma.edu/admissions for application instructions.

Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps - Deadline 04/15

Enter quickly once a day on behalf of your school for a chance to win $5,000 to put towards safe driving awareness, as well as a Virtual Driving Simulator. Ten Runners-Up Schools will also receive cash prizes. Anyone can enter on behalf of a high school, so spread the word! Enter every day through April 15, 2014.

Go to http://www.toyotateendriver.com/sweepstakes to enter!

BigSun Organization - Deadline June 20th

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Amount of Award - $500.00. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.

Please visit the website below to apply:

http://www.bigsunathletics.com

Additional Student Scholarships

Please visit the website below to register to receive additional scholarship information

http://www.studentscholarships.org/

UPCOMING EVENTS

Freshman Showcase

Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 5:30-6:30pm

4123 Winchester Rd

New Market, Alabama

The annual showcase will be held in the Gold Gym. Rising freshmen and their parents are encouraged to attend and learn about all of the exciting opportunities that Buckhorn has to offer. Representatives from athletic teams, clubs/organizations, and ninth grade academy teachers will be present to provide important information and answer questions that parents and/or students may have. Go Bucks!

February 2014

Alabama Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month

7 Boys Area Basketball

7-8 Super Sectional Wrestling

8 Girls Area Basketball

10 Boys Area Basketball

10 Archery Tournament @ BMS

10 Tennis VG vs. Sparkman @ BHS - 3:00 p.m.

10 Soccer VB @ Lee - 5:30 p.m.

11 Basketball BHSLC vs. Hartselle @ BHS - 10:00 a.m.

11 Freshman Showcase - Gold Gym - 5:30 p.m.

11 Choir Coffee & Cake Showcase - BHS Cafeteria - 6:30 p.m.

13 Girls Sub-Region Basketball

13 Soccer VB @ HGHS - 4:00 p.m.
14 Spring Picture Day

14 Boys Sub-Region Basketball

14-15 State Wrestling Tournament

17 Presidents' Day - School is in session.

17 Basketball BHSLC vs. Grissom @ BHS - 10:00 a.m.
17 Baseball V @ Pelham - 1:00 p.m.; @ Hoover - 6:00 p.m.
17 Softball V/JV vs. Oxford @ BHS - 3:00 p.m. / 4:30 p.m.

17-22 Baseball JV @ Sparkman - Preseason Tournament - TBD

18 Tennis VG/VB @ Florence - 3:00 p.m.

18 Baseball VB vs. Hewitt Trussville @ Hartselle - 4:00 p.m.
18 Soccer VG vs. Sparkman @ BHS - 5:00 p.m.

18-22 Regional Basketball

20 Tennis VB @ HGHS - 3:30 p.m.
20 Softball V/JV @ Athens - 4:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.
20 Soccer VB vs. Decatur @ BHS - 5:00 p.m.

20 Soccer VG @ Lee - 5:00 p.m.

21 Tennis VG @ HGHS - 3:30 p.m.
21 Baseball V vs. Thompson / Spain Park @ BHS - 4:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m.

21 Soccer VG @ HGHS - 4:30 p.m.

21-22 Softball V/JV Trojan Classic Tournament @ Huntsville Sportsplex - TBA

22 Baseball V vs. Vestavia @ BHS - 2:00 p.m.

24 Community Engagement Meeting – Buckhorn High School Cafeteria (6:00 p.m.)

25 Sixth Week Progress Reports

25 Soccer VB vs. Sparkman @ BHS - 4:30 p.m.

25 Softball V/JV vs. Lawrence County @ BHS - 4:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.

25 Baseball FR vs. James Clemens @ BHS
25-03/01 State Basketball

27 Basketball BHSLC @ Hartselle - 10:00 a.m.

27 Tennis VG/VB @ Lee - 3:30 p.m.

27 Baseball FR vs. MCHS @ BHS - 4:00 p.m. (DH)

27 Soccer VG @ Madison Academy - 5:00 p.m.

28 Soccer VG vs. Lee @BHS - 5:00 p.m.

28 Soccer VB - Florence Tournament

28-03/01 Softball V - North Side Invitational, Tuscaloosa, AL - TBA


March 2014

1 Track & Field - O.J. Armstrong Relays - Scottsboro, Alabama

1 Baseball JV vs. Bob Jones @ BHS - 11:00 a.m. (DH)

1 BHS Band Chili Cook-off @ Jacksonway Baptist Church - 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
3 Basketball BHSLC @ James Clemens - 10:00 a.m.

3 Soccer VB vs. Madison Academy @ BHS - 7:00 p.m.

4 Baseball JV/V vs. Lee @ BHS - 4:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m.
4 Softball V/JV vs. Sparkman @ BHS - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.

4 Teacher/Support of the Year Awards Program, Flint River Church - 5:30 p.m.

6 Golf - Athens Invitational

6 Tennis VG/VB @ Bob Jones - 3:30 p.m.

6 Baseball JV vs. Grissom @ BHS - 4:30 p.m (DH)

6 Softball V/JV @ Pisgah - 4:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.

6 Soccer VB @ Sparkman - 5:00 p.m.
7 Baseball V vs. Florence @ GHS - 4:00 p.m./vs. Guntersville @ Huntsville - 7:00 p.m.

7 Baseball FR @ James Clemens

7-8 Softball V/JV Wallace State Tournament - Cullman, AL - TBA

8 Baseball JV vs. Huntsville @ BHS - 11:00 a.m. (DH)
8 Baseball V vs. Mad. Acad. @ Joe Davis - 12 p.m./vs. Brewbaker Tech @ GHS 4:00 p.m.

9 Daylight Saving Times Begin
10 Golf VG/JVB vs. Sparkman

10 Tennis VG/VB @ Sparkman - 3:30 p.m.

10 Baseball JV vs. Austin @ BHS - 4:00 p.m. (DH)

10 Softball V/JV @ Scottsboro - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.

10 Soccer VB @ Austin - 5:00 p.m.
11 Golf VB vs. Sparkman / Hazel Green

11 Baseball V vs. Austin @ BHS - 4:00 p.m. (DH)

11 Softball V/JV vs. Bob Jones @ BHS - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m. (Student Day)

11 Soccer VG vs. Westminster @ BHS - 6:00 p.m.

12 Golf VG/JVB vs. Randolph @ Robert Trent Jones

13 Tennis VG/VB vs. Decatur @ BHS - 3:00 p.m.

13 Soccer VB/VG vs. HGHS @ BHS - 4:00 p.m./5:30 p.m.
13 Baseball JV/V @ Lee - 4:00 p.m. / 6:00 p.m.

14 THIRD SESSION ENDS
14 Baseball JV/V @ Athens - 6:30 p.m. / 4:30 p.m.

14-15 Softball Buckhorn JV Bash @ BHS - TBA

15 Track & Field - Huntsville Panther Invitational @ Milton Frank

15 Baseball V vs. MCHS @ BHS - 11:00 a.m. / vs. Huntsville @ BHS - 3:00 p.m.

15 Baseball JV @ MCHS

17 FOURTH SESSIONS BEGINS

17-21 AHSGE

17 Golf VG/VB vs. MCHS

17 Baseball JV @ Austin - 4:00 p.m. (DH)

17 Softball V/JV vs. Albertville @ BHS - 5:00 p.m./6:30 p.m.

17-21 Tennis VG/VB - Madison County Tournament @ HGHS

18 Baseball V @ Austin - 4:00 p.m. (DH)

18 Baseball JV vs. Madison Academy @ BHS - 4:30 p.m. (DH)

18 Soccer VG/VB vs. MCHS @ BHS - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.

19 Golf Huntsville Invitational - Robert Trent Jones

20 Baseball JV @ Sparkman - 4:00 p.m.

20 Soccer VB @ Decatur - 4:30 p.m.

20 REPORT CARDS

21 Baseball V @ Sparkman - 6:00 p.m.

21-22 Softball V Baker Tournament @ Baker H.S. - Mobile, AL - TBA
22 Track & Field - James Clemens Invitational @ James Clemens

22 Baseball V vs. Sparkman @ BHS - 1:00 p.m. (DH)

24 Golf Patriot Invitational @ Ledges

24-26 Softball V Gulf Coast Classic, Gulf Shores, AL - TBA

24-28 SPRING BREAK

26 Baseball V vs. Grissom @ Vanderbilt University - TBA

27 Baseball V vs. Glenbrook - Noon; Tullahoma - 2:30 p.m. (@ Tullahoma, TN)

28 Baseball V vs. Collierville @ Riverdale - 3:00 p.m.

29 Baseball V vs. Tullahoma - 1:00 p.m.; Warren Co. - 4:00 p.m. (@ HGHS)

31 Softball V/JV @ Lawrence County - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.

31 Soccer VB vs. Austin @ BHS - 5:00 p.m.


April 2014

1 Tennis VG/VB vs. James Clemens - 3:00 p.m.

1 Baseball V @ James Clemens - 4:00 p.m. (DH)

1 Softball JV/V @ HGHS - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.

2 Golf Metro Tournament @ Robert Trent Jones

2 Baseball FR vs. Bob Jones @ BHS - 4:30 p.m. (DH)

3 Golf VG Chelsea Oaks

3 Softball Bob Jones JV Round-Robin @ BJHS - TBA

3 Tennis VG/VB vs. HGHS @ BHS - 3:00 p.m.

3 Baseball JV @ Bob Jones - 4:30 p.m. (DH)

4 Baseball V vs. Bob Jones @ BHS - 6:00 p.m.

5 Baseball V @ Bob Jones - 1:00 p.m. (DH)

5 Baseball JV @ Madison Academy

5 Prom @VBC - 8 p.m. - Midnight

7-25 STAR Screening

7 Golf VG/VB Hogan Vaughn Invitational @ Valley Hill

7 Baseball FR/V vs. Lincoln County @ BHS - 4:30 p.m./6:30 p.m.

7 Baseball JV @ Grissom - 4:30 p.m. (DH)

8 Tennis VG/VB vs. Austin @ BHS - 3:00 p.m.

8 Softball JV/V @ Sparkman - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.

8-10 Track & Field Metro Championships @ Bob Jones

9 Baseball JV @ HGHS

10 Softball V/JV vs. Lincoln County @ BHS - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.

10 Baseball V @ HGHS - 6:00 p.m. (DH)

11 Baseball V vs. HGHS @ BHS - 4:00 p.m. (DH)

11-12 Softball JV/V Pelham Tournament @ Pelham, AL - TBA

12 Baseball V @ MCHS - 1:00 p.m. (DH)

12-17 Baseball JV Tournament - TBA

13-19 National Library Week

14 Golf VB/JVB vs. Sparkman @ Colonial

14 Baseball V vs. Grissom @ BHS - 4:00 p.m. (DH)

14 Softball V/JV @ Albertville - 5:00 p.m./6:30 p.m.

14-17 Tennis Sectional Tournament @ Point Mallard
15 Third Week Progress Report

15 Softball V/JV @ Bob Jones - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.

16 Golf Madison County Tournament @ Colonial

17 Softball V/JV vs. Pisgah @ BHS - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m. (Senior Night)

18-19 Softball V Lincoln County Tournament - TBA

19 Track & Field - Huntsville Big Cat Invitational @ Milton Frank

20-26 Administrative Professionals’ Week

21 Softball JV/V vs. Scottsboro @ BHS - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.

21-22 Golf VB Kelsey Goodwin Invitational @ Oxford, AL

22 Softball JV/V vs. HGHS @ BHS - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m. (Faculty Day)

23 ACT (Grade 11)

24 Take Your Child to Work Day

24 Softball V/JV vs. Athens @ BHS - 4:30 p.m./6:00 p.m.

25-26 Track & Field - Section Championships @ James Clemens

28 End-of-Course Test-English 10 & Algebra I (Ends May 23rd)

29 Golf VB/VG Section Tournament - TBA


May 2014

First Week of May – Teacher Appreciation Week

1 Sixth Week Progress Report

1-3 Softball Area Tournament - TBA

2 Cap & Gown Distribution (Tentative)

2-3 Track & Field - AHSAA State Meet - Gulf Shores, Alabama

3 Tennis Banquet

5-9 Teacher Appreciation Week

5-9 School Nutrition Week

5-9 School Nurse Week

5-9 National Music Week

5 AP Chemistry Exam - 8:00 a.m.

5 AP Environmental Exam - 8:00 a.m.

7 AP Calculus Exam - 8:00 a.m.

8 Alabama Science Assessment

8 AP English Literature Exam - 8:00 a.m.

9 AP English Language Exam - 8:00 a.m.

9 AP Stats Exam - 12:00 p.m.

9-10 Softball Regional Tournament @ Huntsville Sportsplex - TBA

12 AP Biology Exam - 8:00 a.m.

12 AP Physics Exam - 12:00 p.m..

14 AP History Exam - 8:00 a.m.

15 Choir Concert - Locust Grove Baptist Church - 6:30 p.m.

15 Senior Exams (1/2)

16 Senior Exams (3/4)

16-17 Softball State Tournament - Montgomery, AL - TBA

18 Baccalaureate @ Hopewell Baptist Church, 2:00 p.m.

21 Graduation - VBC - 3:00 p.m.
22 Exams (1/2) - dismiss at 11:13 a.m.

23 Exams (3/4) - dismiss at 11:13 a.m.

23 LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS

23 FOURTH SESSIONS ENDS

26 Memorial Day

27 Teachers’ Workday

29 REPORT CARDS


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