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The BCHS Bi-weekly Newsletter - September 7, 2018

Title I Parent Newsletter

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

National Honor Society Meeting

This meeting is for current BCHS National Honor Society members only.

We will have our first meeting on Tuesday, September 11th from 8:30-8:55 in E208. All current NHS members are required to attend this meeting. We will discuss the organization, meeting schedules, service project, hours and officer elections. See Mrs. Stevens with questions.

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 should not be signed by a parent. If you have questions, see Mrs.Wieland or Mrs. Kroeker.

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 this week.

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.

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.

Who's ready to rep BCHS with a new shirt? Order by September 21!

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

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.

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.

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.
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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.

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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Teachers and Students of the Month



Upcoming Events

September 7: 1st Six Weeks Progress Reports available in Skyward Family Access

September 11: NHS Meeting in Mrs. Stevens room, E208 at 8:30 am

September 17 & 18: MAP testing for English 1, English 2, Algebra 1 and Geometry

September 20 & 21: MAP testing for Algebra 2

October 5: Student Holiday/Teacher Professional Development

October 8: Columbus Day Holiday - No School

November 19 - 23: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School