The Blue & Gold
Vol. 1, No. 1, February 2014
Welcome New Employees...
The Coffee Shoppe
Thank you for supporting the BHS Library.
Learning Community Basketball Team
Colby Tucker (#32) Dribbles Upcourt
Austin Vu (#20) and Kevin Norris (#22)
Coach Brian Robinson, Coach Donna Kirkwood and the BHS Pep Squad cheer on their team mates!
Danisha Green (#12)
Danisha charges past a James Clemens player!
Digital Learning Day - February 5, 2014
BHS DIGITAL LEARNING DAY - ONLINE NEWSLETTER
by Paige Craig
Click on the link below to see how BHS students and teachers participated in DLD14!
National Signing Day - February 5, 2014
Click here to access Thinkfinity Olympic classroom resources.
Thanks Ms. McCutcheon!
Click here to access videos related to the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Thanks Coach Dunn!
Click here to access Olympic classroom resources on Edutopia.
Thanks Mrs. Fanning!
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.
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.**
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:
Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge - Deadline 03/13
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen Volunteer Award - DEADLINE MARCH 15TH
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.
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.
02/12 - 1:00 p.m. ET
02/19 - 1:00 p.m. ET
02/26 - 1:00 p.m. ET
West Point's Summer Leaders Experience
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:
Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 5:30-6:30pm
4123 Winchester Rd
New Market, Alabama
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
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 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.
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
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
Please email new events and event updates to Suzanne Sullins.
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