The Blue & Gold

November 26, 2014 - Volume 2, Issue 14

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The Week Ahead...


28-29 Varsity Wrestling, Early Bird Duals, Scottsboro, AL, 9AM

30 (Su) U.S. Naval Academy Information Meeting, Huntsvile Public Library, 2PM-5PM


1 (M) STAR Testing Begins

2 (T) Basketball vs. Hazel Green, HOME, JVG/JVB-4:30PM, FB/VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

3 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Room 139, 8AM

4 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, 8:05AM or 3:35PM

4 (TH) Choir Christmas Concert, Locust Grove Baptist Church, 6:30PM

5 (F) Basketball @ Grissom, JVG/JVB-4PM, FB/VG-5:30PM, VB-7PM

5 (F) FCA Huddle, BHS Choir Room, 7:45AM

5 (F) Band Performance, Havoc Hockey, Probst Arena, Von Braun Center, 7:30PM

5-6 Drama, Walter Trumbauer State Festival, Troy University

5-6 MS/JV Wrestling, Huntsville Invitational, Huntsville High, 9AM

6 (S) Wrestling, Moeller Super Duals, Kenwood, OH, 8AM

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The Walter Trumbauer Secondary Theatre Festival

Good Luck to the BHS Drama Club at the State Festival! They will be performing their one act play, "Citizen's Arrest" as well as many individual competitions. Two one act productions will be chosen to represent Alabama at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in the spring.

The Walter Trumbauer Festival has provided quality training and performance opportunities for Alabama theatre students at the secondary level since 1940. The educational impact of this event is substantial. The festival consists of 28 individual events, a one act play festival, a studio theatre festival—all for 9th through 12th grades, as well as scholarship auditions and college screening for high school seniors and junior college students.

Students qualified for the state competition by earning a rating of “superior” at the recent district festival held at James Clemens High School. At all levels of competition, students receive critiques from qualified teachers and theatre practitioners, allowing them to improve their theatrical skills. The state festival kicks off with the scholarship audition session on Thursday evening. High school seniors and junior college students compete for three $1000 ACT Scholarships.

Friday and Saturday events culminate in an Awards Ceremony where trophies, plaques, medals, and other awards are presented to recognize outstanding work in technical categories and performance areas.

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Teacher of the Year

Mrs. Jenny Massey

Mrs. Massey has been at Buckhorn High School for fifteen years. She earned her bachelors degree in English/Language Arts from UAH. She teaches AP English Language & Composition and English 11. She has taught 550 students in AP Language over the last six years, 269 of whom earned qualifying scores on the AP exam.

Mrs. Massey has been a National Board Certified Teacher since 2011. In 2012, she was selected as the JROTC Teacher of the Year. She has been a CollegeFirst presenter at UAH for three years. She is an A+College Ready Consultant, an NMSI/LTF Trainer, and is the owner of Massey Dance Productions.

She is married to Matt Massey, superintendent-elect for Madison County Schools. They have three children - Cooper, Tucker, and Jessie.

Congratulations Mrs. Massey!

Support Person of the Year

Mrs. Beth Countess

Mrs. Countess has been at Buckhorn since 1992 and has served as the school secretary since 1996. She is the glue that holds us all together and amazingly she does it with a smile, day in and day out. She received the BHS Good Samaritan Award in 1999-2000 and again in 2008-2009. She earned a Certificate of Appreciation from the Madison County Indian Education Program in 2008-2009, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015.

Mrs. Countess is active in the community and her church. She types and keeps records for her church's monthly dinners, helps with public relations duties, is responsible for purchasing, delivering, and organizing church supplies, and sings in the adult choir Christmas program.

Congratulations Mrs. Countess!

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Fall Brawl Wrestling Tournament - 2nd Place

via Facebook | Buckhorn Wrestling

Buckhorn Wrestling kicked off the 2014 season with Coach Barden's first Tournament as head wrestling coach at BHS!!!

The 9th Grade & Middle School wrestlers competed in the 2014 Fall Brawl Tournament. The team placed 2nd in the Tournament, while competing against 11 other area teams!

Individuals Placing in the Tournament:
- Stoney Childers placed 4th in the 95 lb. Division.
- Stone Barden placed 1st in the 103 lb. Division.
- Sean Parish placed 1st in the 119 lb. Division.
- Jordan Christian placed 4th in the 125 lb. Division.
- Jordan Hunter placed 1st in the 155 lb. Division.

A great start to what is going to be a GREAT SEASON!

Congratulations Coach Barden and BHS Wrestling!!

Go Bucks!!!

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Morgan Tipton Scores 28 Points!!

Buckhorn 52, James Clemens 30: Tipton leads Bucks past Jets

By Grant Stephenson |
on November 18, 2014 7:47 p.m.

Senior Morgan Tipton scored 28 points to go with eight rebounds, five assists and four steals to lead Buckhorn to a 52-30 win over visiting James Clemens.

Tipton was 3-for-8 on 3-point shots and scored 12 points in the third quarter as the Bucks (4-2) pulled away after holding a 21-14 halftime lead.

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Bucks WIN the Scottsboro FNB Thanksgiving Tournament

Varsity Boys Basketball won the Scottsboro First National Bank Thanksgiving Tournament on Tuesday, November 26, 2014, with a 69-51 win over host, Scottsboro Wildcats!

Congratulations to Coach Jay Burney, Coach Jody Dodd, and the varsity boys basketball team! Go Bucks!! Buck Pride!!!

Picture via Twitter Buckhorn Basketball | ‏@BuckhornHoops

Swim Team Sectional Qualifiers

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BHS Swimmers Qualify for State

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Coach: Whitney Webster

Manager: Brittany Humphrey

BHS Swim Team had fourteen swimmers qualify to compete in the AHSAA sectional swim meet this past weekend:

Cody Agena (8th) (400 Free Relay)

Addie Atkinson (200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay)

Skylyr Barden (200 Free Relay)

Emerson Barrett (8th) (100 Backstroke, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay)

Angela Brink (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

John Todd Gipson (50 Free, 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay)

Justin Hill (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay)

Reily Hill (50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Free Relay)

Terrence Holmes (8th) (400 Free Relay)

Parker Howard (50 Free, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay)

Alexandra Krause (100 Breaststroke, 200 IM, 200 Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay)

Joshua Lack (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay)

Andrew Lenoir (200 Medley Relay, 200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay)

Rebekah Overcast (200 Free Relay, 400 Free Relay).

Four BHS Swimmers qualified for the state meet:

Emerson Barrett - 100M Backstroke, 1:05.15

Angie Brink - 50M Free, 27.54

Girls 200M Medley Relay, 2:04.61 - Emerson Barrett (Backstroke), Angie Brink (Freestyle), Reily Hill (Butterfly), & Alex Krause (Breaststroke); Alternate: Parker Howard

The AHSAA State Swim Meet will be held on Friday, December 12th and Saturday, December 13th at Martin Aquatics Center, 664 Biggio Drive, Auburn University.

Congratulations to Coach Whitney Webster and all the BHS Swimmers! Go Bucks!!

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Lock Down Drill at BHS

The Buck Nation News Broadcasting Team and the Dance Team were in lock down in the the Blue Gym locker room. We were going a little stir crazy, so we decided to document the drill with a few pictures.
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Buck Bistro Luncheon

Mrs. Donna Kirkwood's transitional service students were hard at work serving teachers and administrators. The luncheon special was lasagna soup or chicken and dumplings!

Photo Credits: Mr. Robby Perry

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Blue & Gold Wrestling Challenge Match

November 20, 2014

JROTC Food Drive

The second phase of the JROTC sponsored food drive for the Bobbie Odom Food Pantry, New Market United Methodist Church will begin Monday, December 1, 2014.

Students are asked to turn-in their canned and non-perishable food items to the teacher of their choice. JROTC Cadets will collect and count the food items every day or two during that teacher’s planning period. Teachers: Please separate the food items by block/class.

As of Monday, November 24th, the JROTC had collected a total of 2,056 canned and nonperishable food for the New Market United Methodist Church Food Pantry. Here are the standings as of Friday: Coach Reese’s 2nd Block Class is in first place with 278, Ms. Tran’s 1st Block is in 2nd place with 230, and Ms. Squire’s 2nd Block Class is in 3rd place with 159. Remember if a 1st block class wins, that class gets a free breakfast from Dr. Chumbley’s Culinary Class – paid for by JROTC. If a 2nd, 3rd or 4th block class wins JROTC will buy pizza and soft drinks for that class.

The JROTC will collect canned and nonperishable food items until December 15th. The competition ends on that day and the winning class will be declared. This food drive provides food for local families. Please help. We really need your support!

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Online yearbooks orders

Yearbook Order Deadline: February 12, 2015

Price will go up to $80.00 after 02/12/15

Class of 2015:

NEW this year: Design your own senior ad!

Purchase and design your ad at the following link:
Deadline to Buy/Create Senior Ads: January 5, 2015

Please email any questions to Mrs. Christina Krentel:

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BHS Dance Team Half-Time Performance

Video Credit: Robert Owen
20141118 BHS Dance Team
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Enjoy the City Coupon Books - $20

The future Buck Nation News Broadcasting Team is selling "Enjoy the City" Coupon Books for $20. Please help us raise money to purchase the equipment needed to stream our broadcasts within the school and to the surrounding community.

Preview the entire coupon book HERE and see how you can save hundreds of dollars instantly! To purchase a coupon book, please email Ms. Suzanne Sullins:

Thank you for your support! Go Bucks!

Volunteer Opportunity

Any student who needs to earn volunteer hours, can volunteer on December 13th at the Space & Rocket Center. Students will be serving hot chocolate/cider, face painting, etc. If you know some students who want to participate, please email Cara Clarke, Transition Services Instructor, World of Work, Community-Based Work Program:

Cosmic Carols & Cocoa

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

You and your family are invited to Cosmic Carols & Cocoa on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center! This event is included with paid museum admission or membership. Please join us in the Saturn V Hall between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to enjoy festive holiday music while decorating out-of-this-world cookies and creating festive holiday crafts. While you’re here, learn about the science behind snowflakes with our monthly Saturday Scientist presentation!

After creating your holiday masterpiece, grab a cup of hot cocoa and sit down with Mrs. Claus for a reading of The Polar Express. To top it off, add The Polar Express movie for only $5, playing in the Digital Theater at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. With proof of membership, all museum members receive FREE admission to The Polar Express.

For more information about Cosmic Carols & Cocoa, please call 256-721-7155.

Public Feedback Still Sought For Alabama College- and Career-Ready Standards

There is still time to provide the Alabama State Department of Education with invaluable input on how the Alabama College- and Career-Ready Standards can be improved.

Now through the week of December 15, 2014, the public can go to the Standards Review Homepage and offer feedback on each standard for English Language Arts and Mathematics by grade. Each week, standards for each grade are available for review and comment. While the 7th Grade review is featured this week, participants can still access all available review forms.

The purpose of the review is to help raise awareness of what the standards actually require students to learn and assist the ALSDE in strengthening the standards where needed. The department is working continually to ensure that all students graduate with the knowledge and skills they need for college and career, and parents, educators, business and industry, and civic leaders are critical to this effort.

2014 Speak-Up Survey

It is time for the annual SpeakUp Survey. The information gathered through this survey is used at both the system and state level for technology planning purposes. The data is also shared with legislators in the state of Alabama and at the national level. The SpeakUp Survey is open through December 19th.

Teachers, administrators, parents, and community members will NOT need a password. The student password is speakup14.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this very important survey.

Click HERE to access the survey.

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As a result of the many generous donations, we have completed the Veterans Memorial Wall. The Memorial Wall honors all veterans, especially those from the New Market community and Madison County area.

We have received donations totaling over $16,000.00 in cash or material from Buckhorn High School, the Buckhorn High School Class of 2013, Buckhorn JROTC, District 1 Commissioner, Mr. Roger Jones, the Madison County Schools System, Jenkins Brick, Sequatchie Concrete, Alabama Flag & Banner, Clark Memorials & the First Baptist Church of New Market.

We still need your help:
We still need an additional $8,300.00 to finish paying for the bronze Branch/Service Seals, the bronze lettering for the memorial wall, and the red and tan pavers that surround the wall.

You can help:
Please click the link to access the Veterans Memorial (VM) Donor Form. Please print the form and mail your contribution to Buckhorn H.S. JROTC. With donations of $100.00 or more, we will engrave a red brick paver with your veteran loved one's name and other information you choose to put on the brick paver. These pavers will surround the base of the memorial.

Your donation is tax deductible & we will mail you a receipt. Thank you again for your continued support.

Please address questions/comments to:
LTC (Ret) Robert Hartley, Senior Army Instructor
Buckhorn High School
4123 Winchester Road
New Market, AL 35761
Office Phone: (256) 851-3303 | Cell phone: (256) 508-5067

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Upcoming Events & Activities



8 (M) Football Banquet, BHS Cafeteria, 7PM

9 (T) Basketball vs. Huntsville, HOME, JVG/JVB-4:30PM, FB/VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

10 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Room 139, 8AM

10 (W) BHS Football Fundraiser, El Monte, All Day & Chill Factory, 5PM-9PM

11 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, 8:05AM or 3:35PM

12 (F) Basketball @ Gadsden City, JVG-4:00PM, JVB-4:30PM, VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

12 (F) FCA Huddle, BHS Choir Room, 7:45AM

12-13 Swimming @ Auburn University, AHSAA State Qualifiers, TBA

12-13 Wrestling, Swede Umbach Tournament, Auburn, AL, 5PM

13 (S) ACT Test

15 (M) Band Christmas Concert, Lee High School, 7PM

15 (M) Basketball vs. Sparkman, HOME, JVG/JVB-4:30PM, FB/VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

16 (T) Basketball @ James Clemens, JVG/JVB-4:30PM, FB/VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

17 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Room 139, 8AM

17 (W) Exams (1/2 Day)

18-20 VB Basketball @ Murfreesboro, TN - Christmas Tournament, TBD

18 (TH) Exams (1/2 Day)

18 (TH) STAR Testing Ends

18 (TH) End of Grading Period / End of Semester

19 (F) Teacher Work Day

19-20 Wrestling, MWIT, McCallie High School, TBA

19-Jan. 4 Winter Break

26-29 VG DOC Classic @ Decatur, AL, TBD

26-29 VB Huntsville Times Classic @ Huntsville High, TBD

JANUARY - 2015

2 (F) Teacher Work Day

2 (F) MS/JV Wrestling, James Clemens Tournament, TBA

3 (S) Varsity Wrestling, James Clemens Varsity Duals Tournament, TBA

3 (S) Basketball @ Sparkman, JVG/JVB-3PM, FB/VG-4:30, VB-6PM

5 (M) Students Return to School

6 (T) Basketball @ Ft. Payne, JVG-4PM, JVB-4:30PM, VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

6 (T) Report Cards

9 (F) Basketball vs. Grissom, HOME, JVG/JVB-4:30PM, FB/VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

9-10 Varsity Wrestling, Alabama Duals, Thompson High School, Alabaster, AL, 9AM

13 (T) Basketball vs. Austin, HOME, JVG/JVB-4:30PM, FB/VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

16 (F) Basketball vs. Gadsden City, HOME, JVG/JVB-4:30PM, FB/VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

17 (S) Varsity Wrestling, Grissom Duals, Grissom High School, 9AM

19 (M) Martin Luther King Holiday

19 (M) Varsity Wrestling, Dick Clem Invitational, Bob Jones High School, 8AM

20 (T) Basketball vs. MCHS, HOME, JVG/JVB-4:30PM, FB/VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

23 (F) Basketball @ Huntsville, FB/JVG-4:30PM, JVB/VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

23-24 Varsity Wrestling, Barry Mask Invitational, Cramton Bowl Montgomery, 9AM

24 (S) MS/JV Wrestling, Tournament, Bob Jones High School, TBA

27 (T) Basketball @ Hazel Green, JVG/JVB-4:30PM, FB/VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

27 (T) 3-Week Progress Report

29 (TH) Basketball vs. Scottsboro, HOME, JVG/JVB-4:30PM, FB/VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

31 (S) MS/JV Wrestling, Tournament, Scottsboro, TBA


2 (M) Basketball @ Austin, JVG-4PM, FB-4:30PM, JVB-5:30PM, VG-6PM, VB-7:30PM

2-6 National School Counseling Week

5-9 VG/VB Basketball Area Tournament, TBD

6-7 Varsity Wrestling, Sectionals, TBA

7 (SA) ACT Test

13 (F) Teacher Professional Development (1/2 Day for Students)
13-14 Varsity Wrestling, AHSAA State Tournament, TBA

16 (M) Presidents' Day Holiday

19 (TH) 6-Week Progress Report


7 (S) Military Ball

8 (Su) Daylight Saving Time Begins (Move clocks forward one hour)

13 (F) End of Grading Period

14 (S) Pi Day

19 (TH) Report Cards

23-27 Spring Break


9 (TH) 3-Week Progress Reports

11 (S) Prom, VBC, 8PM-12AM

17 (F) Teacher Professional Development (1/2 Day for Students)

18 (SA) ACT Test

22 (W) Administrative Professionals' Day

23 (TH) Take Your Child to Work Day

28 (T) ACT Plus Writing (11th Grade)

30 (TH) 6-Week Progress Report


2 (SU) Read Across America

3-9 Teacher Appreciation Week

4-8 School Nutrition Employee Week

6 (W) School Nurse Day

12 (T) ACT Plus Writing Makeup (11th Grade)

19 (T) Graduation Practice, VBC, 10AM (Mandatory)

19 (T) Graduation, VBC, 7PM

20 (W) Exams (1/2 Day)

21 (TH) Exams / Last Student Day (1/2 Day)

22 (F) Teacher Workday / End of School Year

25 (M) Memorial Day

28 (TH) Report Cards Mailed (Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope)

ACT/SAT Announcements

ACT Results - Seniors (last year's juniors) who participated in the state ACT testing and received college-reportable scores will be able to view their scores and score report on a free ACT Web account they create. Students can create an account at If a student has an existing account, he/she can log in to the account to check the state ACT testing scores. If you have questions, please e-mail

2014-15 ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

Next Test Date: December 13, 2014

Test Date: February 7, 2015

Registration Deadline: January 9, 2015 | Late Fee Required: January 10–16, 2015

Test Date: April 18, 2015

Registration Deadline: March 13, 2015 | Late Fee Required: March 14–27, 2015

Test Date: June 13, 2015

Registration Deadline: May 8, 2015 | Late Fee Required: May 9–22, 2015

ACT Online Registration

ACT Test Prep

ACT Online Test Prep

Please Note: All current eleventh graders (Class of 2016) will take the ACT Plus Writing at BHS (free of charge) on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The make-up date for the ACT Plus Writing assessment is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2015. A username and password for online ACT test prep will be provided to all current eleventh graders prior to the ACT test in April. Date TBA. ACT study packets can be picked up in the guidance office.

Counselor Contacts: Mrs. Dee Gordon, Mr. Dan Schwanke, Mrs. Stephanie Wheeler

SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

Next Test Date: December 6, 2014

Test Date: January 24, 2014

Registration Deadline: December 29, 2014

Late Registration (Phone/Online): January 13, 2015

* Deadlines expire at midnight, EDT (U.S.).

Test Date: March 14, 2015

Registration Deadline: February 13, 2015

Late Registration (Phone/Online): March 3, 2015

* Deadlines expire at midnight, EDT (U.S.).

Test Date: May 2, 2015

Registration Deadline: April 6, 2015

Late Registration (Phone/Online): April 21, 2015

* Deadlines expire at midnight, EDT (U.S.).

Test Date: June 6, 2015

Registration Deadline: May 8, 2015

Late Registration (Phone/Online): May 27, 2015

* Deadlines expire at midnight, EDT (U.S.).

Register for the SAT here.

SAT Website

2014-15 Madison County Schools' Testing Schedule, All Grade Levels.

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Senior Class Meeting

November 18, 2014

If you missed the important senior class meeting last week, be sure to visit the senior website for important information and up-to-date announcements! All seniors should check the website on a regular basis, especially if you are graduating early!

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Senior Announcements

Class of 2015 - Senior Website!

Please visit the senior website frequently for important information and up-to-date announcements:


Please see Mrs. Christina Phipps Krentel to pay your senior activity fees, $40 (cash only). These fees include the senior breakfast and the senior picnic.

Yearbook Sponsor - Mrs. Christina Phipps Krentel

Senior Sponsor - Mrs. Carrie Bates

Senior Counselor - Mr. Dan Schwanke

University Open House & Events

Auburn College of Architecture, Design and Construction

War Eagle Day Tours at 2pm. If students would like more information on CADC events, please visit:

University of Alabama University Days

February 2, 2015; February 16, 2015; March 9, 2015.

Students may register at

*Buckhorn students who are unable to attend a University Days event and would like to visit campus may schedule a campus tour or contact a recruiter for more information.

Jacksonville State University Annual Spring Preview Days

February 21, 2015 and April 11, 2015. Students may register at

Murray State University Racer Days Open House

March 11, 2015. Students may obtain more information at

Covenant College Campus Preview Weekends

March 26-28, 2015. Students may register online at

UAH Open House

April 11, 2015

Students may register online:

For more information call 256.824.2773 or email:

The Honors College will be holding information sessions at this event. The session will give prospective students all the information they need about the Honors College as well as the opportunity to meet current Honors students and Honors staff and take a tour of Honors College community housing in Frank Franz Hall. The deadline to apply is May 1st.

New York Film Academy Open House

Auburn DIG High School Leadership Conference

Auburn University College of Agriculture Recruitment Events

Vanderbilt University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions is preparing for the annual Vanderbilt Road Show. The Road Show travels to 48 cities across the country this August and September. Each 90-minute program typically features a media presentation led by Vanderbilt admissions officers, a question-and-answer session, and VU alumni, current students, or parents as guest speakers. Students will learn more about Vanderbilt’s unique campus, premier academic programs, the admissions process, and excellent financial aid programs. If Buckhorn students are interested: dates, locations, & other information can be found:

This program is geared toward junior and senior students, in particular. Students are asked to register in advance to help them plan appropriately for the event.

College Information

University of Missouri Scholarship Deadline - December 15, 2014

Students must now log into the student system, myZou, to apply for scholarships. This requires the user ID that students receive by email a few days after applying for admission. To meet the new scholarship deadline of December 15, those interested in applying for scholarships should apply for admission by December 1, 2014.

University of South Alabama (USA) Honors Program - Application Deadline: December 5, 2014.

Applications can be found online at:

Students must have above a 27 on the ACT and a HS GPA above 3.5 The USA Honors Program includes the highest level of scholarships.

UAB University Honors Program - Application deadline: December 15, 2014.

Apply at

University of North Alabama (UNA) Excellence Scholarships - Application Deadline: December 15, 2014. Apply at

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Early Entry Program

This program allows qualified HS seniors to apply for admission to the school’s professional program and avoid the competitive selection process associated with Regular Entry admission for college juniors. The Early Entry application deadline is December 31, 2014. Contact Megan Upchurch, Regional Admissions Counselor at or (662)915-2437

UAH Honors College

Apply at

Wellesley College’s Quick College Cost Estimator generates an estimate of a student’s cost to attend Wellesley based on his/her particular family finances. Try it at

Consumer Reports has produced a free guide to help prospective college students navigate the steps in college research and selection. Find the Best Colleges for You: Focus on the information that matters can be accessed at

Online tools to help provide information about college finance options available at

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be available January 1. If you need assistance in filling out the form, call Mrs. Irene Steele at the NACEE (North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence) 256-372-4600 to request a free consultation.

If you are planning to play sports in college, make sure you sign up on the NCAA or NAIA website.

GREAT NEWS! For the first time, access to the Tuition Funding Sources (TFS) scholarship website is available to BHS students. TFS has millions of scholarships and grants. Wells Fargo Bank is sponsoring the scholarship matching website that also includes a career personality test along with college and career planning tips and tools. Please visit for more information.

$11 billion in merit scholarships is available for college. The problem is, these academic scholarships have never been easy to find. Until now. Introducing, a comprehensive directory of merit scholarships and academic scholarships from colleges across the country. Let the colleges come to you! Visit and type in the name of a college to access their scholarship list.

The largest source of academic scholarships is from the specific colleges.

Most colleges have scholarship funds for students with particular skills and abilities as well as demonstrated academic evidence. Contact the financial aid office of your college or university to schedule an appointment. Be sure to ask for any lists of scholarships or other aid available to students.

Scholarships & Special Programs

NEW! 2014-15 Paying for College - A Student Resource Guide

Paying for College is provided by Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s District

Office ( This directory is updated once a year. Please check with each scholarship contact for the most current information.

(Last Updated September 2014)

NEW! UAH Merit Tuition Scholarships are available to all first time full time freshmen. There are no applications necessary for consideration as all eligible students are automatically considered for these scholarships with the submission of the admission application. The baseline for the merit tuition scholarship is a 25 ACT/ 1130 SAT and a 3.0 GPA. You can see the scholarship matrix at

NEW! UAH Departmental Scholarships are eligible for first time full time students, which do require a separate scholarship application. Students must be admitted and apply for the departmental scholarship by December 1 of their senior year for priority consideration. You can find the scholarship application at

U.S. Naval Academy Informational Meeting

Date: November 30th

Time: 2:00PM - 5:00PM

Location: Huntsville Public Library

Students and families are invited to speak to local USNA representatives.

Christopher Columbus Essay Contest

Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

Amount of Award: Up to $1200.00

Contest Overview:
The Twickenham Town Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, has extended an invitation to students in grades 9-12 to participate in their annual Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. This year’s topic is entitled “Joining Christopher Columbus on His Voyage to the New World.” Students that choose to participate in the contest must mail their essays to Ms. Linda Provost, no later than December 1, 2014. For more information contact Linda C. Provost at or by phone


P.E.O.’s Alabama Chapter Z Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 1, 2014

Amount of Award: $500.00+

Scholarship Overview:

Graduating female senior entering the Fall 2015 semester as a first time student in a two or four year institution in which the minimum of an Associate’s Degree can be earned.

3.0 minimum GPA on a 4.0 scale. Actively involved in community, extracurricular and/or work activities.

Mail completed Application Packet by December 1, 2014 to:

Alabama Chapter Z Scholarship Fund

PO Box 24, Creekside at Collier’s End

Mooresville, Al 35649

Awards will be announced after May 1, 2015. The awardee(s) will be notified by mail. All information gathered will remain confidential and the sole property of P.E.O. Alabama Chapter Z. Please send any questions to

The P.L.A.Y. Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 3, 2014

Amount of Award: $1000.00

Scholarship Overview:

Are you a student who loves to help animals? P.L.A.Y. wants to hear your story!

To qualify: The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must be enrolled as full-time high school juniors or seniors. Entries are limited to one submission per person. Immediate family members of P.L.A.Y. employees are excluded from this contest. All essay submissions must be received by 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

How to enter: To apply, students will submit an essay with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare.

  • The essay should be between 500-1000 words.
  • Send a Word doc attachment to with your essay submission
  • The file name should be your full name, state, and date of birth. For example, Chipper-Jones-GA-4-24-1972
  • All submission emails must contain the student’s full name, date of birth, email address, postal address, high school they are currently enrolled in, and a phone number to contact.

NEW! Buy-Rite Beauty Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 3, 2014

Used to help fund beauty school tuition and related costs. Apply at

NEW! National Career Development Association Poetry & Poster Contest

Application Deadline: December 5, 2014

All entries must be submitted to the State Coordinator, Lynn Boyd at Troy University Montgomery Campus, College of Education, P.O. Drawer 4419, Montgomery, AL 36103-4419. Entries must be postmarked by December 5, 2014. For more information, visit

NEW! We the Students Scholarship Contest

Application Deadline: December 5, 2014

Amount of Award $300.00 - $3,000.00

Contest Overview:

Sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute. The first prize winner will receive $5,000, second prize $3,000, and third prize $1,500! Five Honorable Mentions worth $300 will be awarded. Students that submit essays (800 words or less) by November 15, 2014 are also eligible for one of five $100 Early Bird cash prizes.

Register at:

NEW! University of South Alabama (USA) Honors Program

Application Deadline: December 5, 2014

Includes the highest level of scholarships.

Application available at:

Students must have above a 27 on the ACT and a HS GPA above 3.5

Elks National Foundation - Most Valuable Student

Application Deadline: December 5, 2014

Amount of Award: Up to $50,000.00

Award Overview:

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2015 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

2015 Most Valuable Student applications are due to the Elks Lodge closest to the applicant's home by December 5, 2014. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications can be mailed to Huntsville Lodge No. 1648, P.O. Box 352, Huntsville, AL 35804.

Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen

Application Deadline: December 10, 2014

Amount of Award: Varies

Overview of Program:

Buckhorn High School girls who are interested in competing for the title of Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, the teen program associated with Miss America and Miss Alabama systems, visit

or call 205-223-5127 for more information. There are many scholarships awarded in this program.

NEW! Burger King Scholars Program

Application Deadline: December 15, 2014

Amount of Award: Varies

Award Overview:

Burger King wants to help students gain access to a higher education. Students eligible to earn a scholarship and be BURGER KINGS Scholars are:

• High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses or domestic partners living in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada

• High school seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

• Plan to enroll full-time for the 2015-16 academic year at an accredited 2- or 4-year school

Apply at

NEW! AXA Achievement Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 15, 2014

Amount of Award: $10,000.00 - $25,000.00

Award Overview:

$10,000 (state level) and an additional $15,000 (national level). State level winner in every state. Information and application at

NEW! NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

Application Deadline: December 18, 2014

Awarded by the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation.

Visit for more information and to apply.

AQHF Swayze Woodruff Memorial Mid-South Scholarship

Application Deadline: December 2014

Amount of Award: Varies

Scholarship Overview:

Ideal candidates have been a member of AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) or AQHYA (American Quarter Horse Youth Association) for at least one year who is from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi or Tennessee, and who competes in AQHA-approved shows. Member must apply during their senior year of high school or while enrolled at an accredited college or university. Recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 grade point average. Current or previous AQHF scholarship recipients are not eligible to receive this scholarship. Funding for this scholarship will be applied to a four-year undergraduate degree program of the student's choice. For more information, please visit their website.

NEW! The Alabama School Public Relations Association

Application Deadline: January 1, 2015

Amount of Award: $500.00

Scholarship Overview:

ALSPRA offers financial support to students who plan to enroll in an Alabama college or university after high school graduation and who plan to seek a degree in communication, public relations or a related field. Student members who are eligible may apply for the $500 education scholarship. One scholarship awarded. The candidate must be interested in pursuing a public relations major, communication major or emphasis track at a university or college within the state of Alabama. The candidate must be a high school junior or senior at an Alabama public school with a minimum grade point average of

3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Application available at Essay required.

NEW! USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA)

Application Opens: January 5, 2015

Amount of Award: $10,000.00 - $25,000.00

Scholarship Overview:

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Fund for Student Support is a need-based scholarship for freshmen applying to the SCA programs. The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Fund for Student Support will provide substantial awards ranging from $10,000 - $25,000. We hope that this scholarship will support and encourage students who may be deterred from considering USC and SCA due to financial reasons. To learn more about this scholarship, please visit the following link:

NEW! 2015 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Application Deadline: January 5, 2015

First place $10,000.00

For guidelines visit:

NEW! Ole Miss METP (Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program)

Application Deadline: January 5, 2015

Amount of Award: Full 4-Year Scholarship, Plus Stipends

Scholarship Overview:

The most valuable education scholarship ever offered in Mississippi, provides extensive benefits for top performing students who want to become secondary math or English teachers in Mississippi. Full 4 year scholarship plus room & board; $1,000 technology stipend; $6,000 study abroad/off campus learning; professional development and more. Apply online at, click on Apply to METP tab. Also apply to the Honors College on the Special Programs and Scholarship Application tab.

NEW! GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: January 8, 2015

Amount of Award: $10,000.00

Scholarship Overview:

In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive,

integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient). Criteria for selection includes financial need. Apply at:

NEW! The APIASF (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund)

General Scholarships

Application Deadline: January 9, 2015

Amount of Awards: $2,500.00 - $15,000.00

Scholarship Overview:

Please visit: to see the list of the current scholarship opportunities available and requirements associated with each scholarship. You only need to complete one application. Based on the answers you submit, you will be automatically considered for the scholarships for which you are eligible to receive. Please note that more scholarships may become available throughout the application cycle but you will not have to submit a second application.

Linly Heflin Scholarship

Application Deadline: January 9, 2015

Amount of Award: $3000.00

Scholarship Overview:
The Linly Heflin Scholarship Committee grants four year scholarships in the amount of $3,000 per year to a limited number of Alabama women who have both significant economic need and a sound academic record. Scholarship instructions and applications can be downloaded at

NEW! Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program

Application Deadline: January 14, 2015

Amount of Award: Varies

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. The 2015 GMS Online Application is open until the Wednesday, January 14, 2015 11:59 pm EST deadline. For the complete list of eligibility criteria, click here.

American Red Cross BloodStock Scholarship Challenge

Deadline: January 15

Amount of Award: $1000.00 - $2000.00

Scholarship Overview:

-Blood Drive must be held between December 15 and January 15.
-Attend face-to-face planning meeting(s)and stay in close contact with your American Red Cross Representative.
-Find a blood drive location with the help of your American Red Cross Representative.
-Recruit and schedule at least 46 blood donors from friends, family and potential past donor lists supplied by the American Red Cross.
-Help recruit volunteers to assist at the blood drive (greeters, canteen).
-Be at the blood drive for the entire drive to better ensure the success of your BloodStock Drive.
-Collect a minimum of 35 units of blood from volunteer blood donors to enter the drawing for a $1000 scholarship.
*Scholarship check will be made payable to the College/University the student is or will be attending, not to the individual.

NEW! Young Women’s Art and Design Scholarships

Application Deadline: January 16, 2015

Amount of Award: Up to $40,000.00

Scholarship Overview:

Awarded by W.A.D.E., multiple awards up to $40,000. Application website Applications are available at

The point of contact is Sally Conn at

NEW! Redstone Arsenal Community Women's Club Merit Awards

Deadline: January 31, 2015

Amount of Award: Varies

Scholarship Overview:

These financial awards are available to graduating High School Seniors, College Students, and Spouses who are family members of the US Military and DoD Civilians whose primary residence is within the Redstone Arsenal Community (within a 50 mile radius), and who meet eligibility requirements. The 2014-2015 scholarship application is available at Contact the Merit Award Chair for further information:

NEW! AXA Achievement Community Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 1, 2015

Amount of Award: $2,500

375 winners. Apply early! Information and application at

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2015

Amount of Award: $24,000.00

Scholarship Overview:

We are pleased to inform you that the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Application is now available for review beginning October 15th, with the online application going live November 1st. Students may visit to learn more about the organization that The New York Times described as providing “what might be the educational effort in the country.” Each new JRF Scholar receives $24,000 over four years to attend a four-year accredited college or university. In addition to cash grants, JRF Scholars participate in our extensive, four-year program that includes: mentoring, leadership development, practical skill-building, internship and job counseling and placement, and a myriad networking opportunities. Over 1,400 JRF Scholars have been selected since the first awards were made in 1973. To learn more about the foundation and our program click here.

NEW! Enter the 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card $10,000 Scholarship

Deadline: February 18, 2015

Amount of Award: $10,000.00 & $1,000.00 for your school

Contest Overview:

Design a greeting card and you could win a $10,000 scholarship plus, your entry will be made into a bona fide greeting card by the leading publisher of premium quality cards in the United States, The Gallery Collection. For more information, visit:

NEW! 100 Black Men of America, Greater Huntsville Chapter

Deadline: March 1, 2015
Amount of Award: $1000.00 (10)

Scholarship Overview:
Scholarships are awarded annually to selected graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and community involvement as they pursue a goal of higher education. Scholarships will be awarded to those who plan to attend an accredited two or four- year college/university or technical school as a full-time student beginning the fall of 2015. The scholarships are provided to individuals on an equal opportunity basis regardless of race, sex, creed, or religious preference. The scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 per recipient. For additional information and application, please visit our website at You may also contact the scholarship committee chair for further information at

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program

Deadline: Opens Mid-January - Ends Mid-March 2015

Amount of Award: Financial Support from the 8th grade through high school

Program Overview:

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program offers the most personalized, generous scholarship and educational support to exceptionally promising students from families across the nation who have financial need. Young Scholars receive comprehensive educational advising and financial support from the 8th grade through high school to pursue their unique academic and talent goals. The application period is open from mid-January to mid-March. Up to 60 Young Scholars are selected for this program each year. Final notification is in the early fall. Visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program Website for an application and more information.

NEW! Pro-Air, Pro-Earth Scholarship

Deadline: March 17, 2015

Amount of Award: $2000.00

Scholarship Overview:

Sponsored by Pro-Air Services, Inc. 7th annual scholarship opportunity for area high school seniors. The scholarship will be a $2,000.00 scholarship. It will be awarded to an area high school student who meets the following criteria:

  • Plan to attend a technical, two year or four year college upon graduation from high school.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and/or a score equal to or greater than 24/1650 on the ACT/SAT.
  • Provide a written essay that defines a Pro-Earth person.
  • Provide our organization with Pro-Earth recommendations that can be implemented following being named the award recipient.
  • Mail completed essay and letter from high school guidance counselor (with contact information) certifying GPA/Test Scores and post secondary education plans to:

Pro-Air Services, Inc., C/O Pro-Earth Scholarship, PO Box 5054, Decatur, AL 35601

Post marked deadline for applicants will be March 17th, 2015. Winner of the Pro-Earth Scholarship to be named April 13th, 2015. For additional information or questions, please have your guidance counselor contact Jason Putman at or at (256) 353-4446 or (256) 858-8500

American Red Cross Youth Volunteer


Program Overview:

The American Red Cross Youth Services is a multi-faceted program for youth (15-17), offering many activities and courses for every age level. Youth programs build character and provide the tools and experience youth need for leadership, strong communication skills, and service. By interacting with those in need, Red Cross youth volunteers establish a sense of awareness and personal achievement while developing these skills. Online Application

SunTrust's 'Off to College' Sweepstakes

Deadline: Ongoing, September 15th through Mid-May
Amount of Award: $1000.00

Sweepstakes Overview:
The 2014-15 'Off to College Sweepstakes' will begin on September 15, 2014. High school seniors and current college students can win a $1,000 scholarship.

NEW! University of West Alabama BOSS Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 2015

Amount of Award: $8500.00 ( Renewable up to 4 years)

Scholarship Overview:

A grant awarded to UWA by the National Science Foundation will allow up to 8 students per year the opportunity to participate in a scholarship and mentoring program designed to help them achieve their academic and career goals. The University of West Alabama Biology Opportunities and Scholarships for Success (UWA BOSS) through funding from the National Sciences Foundation (NSF) aims to:

  1. To increase enrollment of academically talented undergraduate students majoring in biological and environmental sciences.
  2. To increase retention and graduation rates of students majoring in biological and environmental sciences.
  3. To increase the number of successful biological and environmental sciences graduates joining the workforce or graduate schools through support for career exploration and professional development opportunities.

For more information and application, visit:

ACHE Junior & Community College Performing Arts Scholarship Program

Deadline: Varies

Amount of Award: Varies

Scholarship Overview:

An award not to exceed in-state tuition only for attendance at public junior and community colleges in Alabama. Awards are based on demonstrated talent determined through competitive auditions. Awards are not based on financial needs.

This award is for full-time students attending public junior and community colleges in Alabama. Contact the financial aid office at any public junior or community college in Alabama to apply. Competitive auditions will also be scheduled as part of the application process. For more information, please visit their website.

Alabama Student Grant Program
Deadline: Varies

Amount of Award: Up to $1200.00 per year

Program Overview:

The Alabama Student Grant Program is an award of grant assistance at an eligible independent Alabama college or university and is not based on need. Up to $1200 per academic year with maximum amount available only when sufficient funds are available.
Who may apply?
Undergraduate students--both half-time and full-time--who are Alabama residents attending Birmingham-Southern College, Concordia College, Faulkner University, Huntingdon College, Judson College, Miles College, Oakwood College, Samford University, Selma University, Southeastern Bible College, Southern Vocational College, Spring Hill College, Stillman College, and the University of Mobile.
How to apply?
Applications are available from the financial aid office at the institution you plan to attend. Application deadline dates are printed on the application form.

A Few Reminders: Rules & Regulations

Parents, or individuals acting in that capacity, are responsible for seeing that each student under his/her care and control follows school system policy and local school rules and regulations. It is also the responsibility of parents to know such policies, rules and regulations.

Car Riders

Students are NOT allowed to walk to Winchester Road to get in a car after school. ALL cars must pull onto campus to safely pick up car riders. Students who do not follow this rule will be suspended, per Mr. Markham. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe.

Outside Food

Please remember that it is Buckhorn High School's Policy to NOT allow any outside food to be delivered to the school during regular school hours. (This policy does not apply to a 'brown bag' lunch that is prepared at home and brought to school by the student).

Checking Student Out of School

It is Buckhorn High School's policy to NOT allow student check-outs after 3:15 p.m.

Only custodial parent(s) will be allowed to check a student out of school, unless the custodial parent(s) has specifically designated someone else to check the student out of school. School officials will keep accurate records as to whom, what time, and for what reason students are checked out of school. [MCBOE 2014-2015 Code of Conduct, page 21 of 32, Approved July 10, 2014]

Student Publications

The Board of Education authorizes school officials to allow students to have student sponsored publications within the school, and expects the administration to monitor such publications to the extent that disruptions do not result from the contents. Student publications are subject to and will be expected to meet standards associated with responsible journalism. The principal and student publication sponsor are responsible for the content of such publications.

Student publications not approved by the Principal are not allowed, and the Principal shall not allow distribution of publications without prior approval. A certified person shall be appointed to be responsible for supervising student publications, and shall report directly to the Principal in the production of such publications. [Madison County Board of Education 2014-2015 Code of Conduct, page 5 of 32, Approved July 10, 2014]

Media Coverage of School Events

Occasionally local news media visit schools in Madison County to do special reports or follow up on certain news events. As a part of their coverage they often film certain aspects of the school.

It is the principal’s decision whether to allow news media to come into the schools and cover certain events. Extra precautions are taken when the media is covering a sensitive topic or event that might have a negative impact on the school, staff and students.

Parents who have concerns about their child possibly being filmed or photographed by the media should contact the principal. Principals will make every effort to accommodate the wishes of the parent, but it should be understood that it is very difficult to foresee every possible situation that might occur from media coverage of the schools and school events. [Madison County Board of Education 2014-2015 Code of Conduct, page 5 of 32, Approved July 10, 2014]

You may access the complete 2014-15 Code of Conduct through this link:

2014-15 MCBOE Code of Conduct

Important Media Release Notification

This year, the Notice of Receipt encompasses all releases, including media coverage. In an effort to meet a parental request to NOT include your child's picture/name on any of our digital media platforms (i.e., the district/school websites, the Blue & Gold online newsletter, social media accounts, school broadcasts, online public service announcements, digital yearbook files, etc.), please complete the online form below, as soon as possible.

Click HERE if you do NOT want your child's picture/name published online.

If you have difficulty accessing/filling out the online form, please email Suzanne Sullins for assistance. Please include BHS Media Release as the subject of your email.

Daily Schedule

BHS Bell Schedule

The building will open at 8:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. The cafeteria is open for breakfast to all students.

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. First Block

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Second Block

11:55 a.m. - 1:55 p.m. Third Block

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fourth Block

3:15 p.m. is the latest time a student may be checked out.

The building will close at 4:00 p.m.

The building will be open on regularly scheduled school days from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Students arriving on campus before the first bell should be dropped off in the back of the building (near the big buck, 'Bucky') and report directly to the cafeteria. Students are not allowed to roam the building before the first bell. If a student needs to go to a teacher's room before the the first bell, arrangements must be made for a teacher to escort a student to his or her room. If a student is staying with a teacher after school, he/she must remain with the teacher until a parent or guardian picks him/her up. The building will close at 4:00 p.m. each day, so please make arrangements to have your child picked up before this time. *This does not include athletic practices/conditioning that require the use of the facilities.

2014-15 Breakfast Menus

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2014-15 School Lunch Menus

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Pre-Pay for School Meals with PayPams

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Helpful People & Links

2014-15 Madison County Schools' Calendar

Please be aware of the revisions that were made to this year’s calendar. This year's school calendar includes four half-days for professional development on September 26th, October 31st, February 13th, and April 17th. Students will attend the first half of the school day on each of these dates. Fall Break has returned this year and will be October 6th - 10th. We will also observe President’s Day on Monday, February 16, 2015. All other holidays/breaks remain the same as previous years.


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The Madison County School District does not discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious preference, disability, age, gender, citizenship, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status. Students with disabilities will be provided with the same needed supports and services for extra-curricular programs and activities that are provided during the school day, unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the program and activity.

Contact for Title IX and Section 504
Mrs. Anna S. Watts
Telephone: 256.852.2557 Fax: 256.851.2127
Email Address:

Some links will let you leave the school online newsletter. Some of the linked sites are not under the control of the school/district, and the school/district is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. The school/district is providing these external links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the site by the school/district.

Madison County Board of Education

1275 Jordan Road, Huntsville, Alabama 35811
Mailing Address P.O. Box 226
Huntsville, Alabama 35804
(256) 852-2557

Buckhorn High School

4123 Winchester Road, New Market, Alabama 35761

(256) 851-3300

If you find inaccurate or inappropriate information on any of the external links, please contact Ms. Suzanne Sullins immediately. Thank you.