The Blue & Gold

April 19, 2015 - Volume 2, Issue 31

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APRIL

19-21 VB Golf vs. Oxford/Gadsden, Cider Ridge/Twin Bridges

20 (M) Quality Core End of Course Testing Begins (Algebra I & English 10)

20 (M) Senior Meeting, Cafeteria, 9:30 a.m.

20 (M) Boys Basketball Tryouts, Gold Gym, 3:30PM

20 (M) VG Soccer vs. Huntsville, 4:30PM

20 (M) Meet the 2015-16 BHS Cheerleaders, Fundraiser @ The Chill Factory, 5-9PM

21 (T) REGISTRATION FOR JUNIORS (CLASS OF 2016)

21 (T) Safety Club / LifeSouth Blood Drive, 8AM - 3PM

21 (T) Boys Basketball Tryouts, Gold Gym, 3:30PM

21 (T) Archery, MCES Tournament, 3:30PM

21 (T) Softball vs. Huntsville, V-4:30PM, JV-6PM, Faculty/Staff Day

21 (T) JVB Soccer vs. HGHS, 5PM

21 (T) VB Soccer @ Guntersville, 7:30PM

22 (W) Administrative Professionals' Day

22 (W) REGISTRATION FOR SOPHOMORES (CLASS OF 2017)

22 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM

22 (W) NHS Dodgeball Tournament, 1st Block

22 (W) VB Baseball vs. Tullahoma, 4PM & 6PM, Senior Night

22 (W) Softball vs Hazel Green @BHS, White Out, V-4:30PM, JV-6PM,

22 (W) VB Soccer vs. Grissom, 5PM

22 (TH) Golf, VG/VB vs. SHS, RTJ

22-24 Band Trip, Walt Disney World

23 (TH) Take Your Child to Work Day

23 (TH) REGISTRATION FOR FRESHMEN (CLASS OF 2018)

23 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM

23 (TH) Faculty/Student Basketball Game, 4th Block, $3.00

23 (TH) Softball @ Pisgah, V-4:30PM, JV-6PM

23 (TH) VB Soccer vs. Lee, 5PM

24-25 Track & Field, Sectionals, James Clemens High School

25 (S) Cheerleading, Car Wash, Advance Auto Parts, 9AM - 2PM

26 (S) Mountain Biking, Race #3, The Rumble on the Ridge, Oak Mountain State Park, AL


Please visit the BHS C2CSchools website for complete sports schedules.

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Monday's softball games vs. HGHS have been postponed to WEDNESDAY - 4/22!
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2015-2016 Registration

  • Tuesday, April 21 - Registration for Juniors (Class of 2016)
  • Wednesday, April 22 - Registration for Sophomores (Class of 2017)
  • Thursday, April 23 - Registration for Freshmen (Class of 2018)


2015-2016 MCSS High School Academic Guide & Course Catalog


Mrs. Stephanie Wheeler, Counselor, 10th grade & 9th grade, N through Z
Mrs. Dee Gordon, Counselor, 11th grade & 9th grade, A through G
Mr. Dan Schwanke, Counselor, 12th grade & 9th grade, H through M

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Bring Your Child to Work Day - April 23rd

Thursday, April 23, is Take Your Child to Work Day. With proper documentation (letter noting the child was present at work with his/her parent) from the parent’s employer, the absence may be coded as a 6X, Principals Prior Permission.


Madison County Employees: Please remember that CNP workers are prohibited from having children in their assigned work areas. If children are accompanying their parent(s) who are bus drivers, those children are expected to attend school between morning and afternoon routes. Those children would have excused check-ins or check-outs.

Please Note: Administration will consider the age of the child before approving an employee to bring his/her child to work on our campus.

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Faculty/Student Basketball Game - April 23rd

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The annual Faculty/Student Basketball Game will be held on Thursday, April 23rd during 4th block. Tickets will be sold for $3.00 and can be purchased in the cafeteria during all lunch periods. Tickets will be sold through April 23rd. Students can also see Dr. Dean to purchase a ticket.


Get your tickets so you can see G. Gurley, M. Morring, M. Dean, S. Hunter, A. McCutcheon and others take on the student team!! Go Bucks!

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Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame

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The 23rd annual Huntsville-Madison County Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place Monday evening, April 13th, at the Von Braun Center, bringing in 12 new members. Mr. Frankie Davidson, BHS assistant principal and local basketball star, was among the inductees. Congratulations Mr. Davidson!
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The 2015 class from left to right: (back) Barry Holt, Andy Fuller, Frankie Davidson, Scott Stapler, William Leroy Coleman, Mark McCarter, Robin Gaines (front) Pat Sanders, Danny Webster, Kelly Pace Wilson, Margaret Robinson Lichty, Joey Kent. (Sarah Cole)
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Kayla Moyers, All-State Red Band

Kayla earned first chair in the All-State Red Band, making her THE top flute piccolo/flute player in the state! Congratulations Kayla!! #BuckPride

Hannah Harris, All-State White Band

Hannah earned a chair in the top of the saxophone section in the All-State White Band! Congratulations Hannah!! #BuckPride

Morgan Tipton Signs with the U.A.H. Chargers - Basketball

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With 2,212 votes (59.82%), Wade Jefferson is the Tennessee Valley Soccer Player of the Week. Wade had a hat trick in the 4-1 win over Hazel Green last week that earned him the nomination! Congratulations Wade! #BuckPride

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Buckhorn Soccer Senior Night

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Seniors: Dani Buller, Tara Durboraw, Shannon Uhl, Landon Wurslin, Ayman Alkhaldi, Dylan Ngendung, Zachary Watkins, Andrew Lenoir, Conner Kistemaker, Jacob McCalpin, Wade Jefferson. (Varsity Girls Coach: Adriana Miller, Varsity Boys Coach: Mark Dunn).

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Congratulations 2015-16 Color Guard

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Congratulations 2015-16 Chamber Choir

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AP U.S History Saturday Study Session

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The Crank Down in Tiger Town

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Congratulations to the Buckhorn MTB team. Performing strong at their second race at Chewacla State Park, Auburn. First year racing and they are holding their 6th place position as a team out of 18 teams in the state! ‪#‎BuckPride‬ ‪#‎1bUckS‬

Picture Credit: Patricia Costello

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Turn in Scholarship Awards to Mr. Schwanke by May 1st

It is time for you to turn in your scholarship awards to Mr. Schwanke. Please turn in any scholarships that you have received even if you are not planning on attending the institution that offered you the scholarship. You will be recognized only for the college/university that you will be attending. Please include any church or organizational scholarships as well. The Senior Awards Day will be May 7, 2015 at 9:00 AM in the Gold Gym. Deadline to turn in scholarships to be recognized at awards day will be May 1st, 2015. Please do not wait until the last minute, if you know what school you will be attending and have received a scholarship please turn it in now.

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Awards Day Reminders!

Please wear your gown for awards day (no caps).


Report to your Senior Homeroom for dress code check & alphabetical order.


Remember….If you are not allowed to participate in Awards Day because your attire is deemed unacceptable, you will also not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. If you have doubts as to whether what you are thinking about wearing is acceptable, DON’T WEAR IT. Modesty should guide your clothing selection for this important occasion.


Awards Day is MANDATORY if you wish to walk at the VBC!

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Class of 2015 - Senior Website

Please visit the senior website frequently for important information and up-to-date announcements: www.buckhornseniors.weebly.com


Senior Activities Fee

Please see Mrs. Christina Phipps Krentel to pay your senior activity fees, $50 (cash only). These fees include the senior breakfast and the senior picnic. [*From March 21st until April 25th, senior fees are $50. After April 25th until May 9th, senior fees are $60. This is not a mandatory fee. If a senior does not wish to attend the breakfast or picnic this fee does not have to be paid.]


Yearbook Sponsor - Mrs. Christina Phipps Krentel

Senior Sponsor - Mrs. Carrie Bates

Senior Counselor - Mr. Dan Schwanke

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BHS Spanish Club Fundraiser-Mission Trip to Costa Rica

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*Required Testing for ALL current 11th Graders*

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On Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 11am to 5pm our Buckhorn Football Program is hosting a Mattress Sale fundraising event. This event has been VERY successful in school districts nationally and across Alabama over the last 8 years. We are excited to have the event here at Buckhorn!


The mattresses are extremely high quality and have outstanding full replacement warranties. They offer top brands which are made in the USA including Simmons and Restonic. Delivery is available, as is free layaway. All styles and sizes are available for you to lay on including plush, firm, pillow-tops, memory foam, latex, and gel beds.


The mattresses are also deeply discounted at 30%-60% below retail stores! 20 mattress sets will be on display, prices range from $249 to $2000. Prices go up from one set to another approximately $75….so we have something for everyone. You can also purchase a mattress only if you don’t need the box spring.


If you are in the market for a mattress set, or if you know someone who might need a mattress, please help spread the word. Our event is Sunday, May 17, from 11am to 5pm at Buckhorn High School. You can save a lot of money on a mattress set and support the kids in the football program. Tell your friends about this event & help support the Bucks!

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Space Camp Scholarship

Deadline: April 30th

The Huntsville Air Defense Artillery Association (ADAA) has announced the 2015 Space Camp Scholarship program, open to 4th - 12th grade children of veterans or active duty military. More information and applications are available at their website: http://huntsvilleadaa.org and must be received via regular mail by 30 April 2015.

Winners will be announced by 15 May 2015.

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Duke Summer Academy for High School Students

Extended Deadline: May 1st


Have fun and enjoy personal enrichment classes with academically-motivated students from around the world in Duke University’s Summer Academy for High School Students. Students currently in grades 9 - 12 are eligible to apply.


There are still openings for:

  • The Global Entrepreneur: learn problem solving skills and learn about the needs, opportunities and complexities of the global market.
  • The Global Healer: learn about his class the most pressing health issues facing the world today and about different cultural perspectives on medicine.
  • The Global Leader: learn leadership skills and learn about diplomacy and Model United Nations.

Duke also offers Summer College for High School Students. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success. Spaces are filling quickly! Check out our credit-bearing courses and apply soon.


Apply now while spaces are available: http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students/duke-summer-academy

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Leadership Huntsville/Madison County - Challenge Program

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Deadline: May 1st

Leadership Huntsville/Madison County is offering Madison County students the opportunity to apply for the Challenge (High School Youth) Program. Challenge provides high school students the opportunity to improve and exercise leadership skills, increase understanding of the Huntsville/Madison County community, and develop a network of student leaders through a structured program emphasizing servant leadership. Challenge also provides a venue for exploring future educational options and career fields in the Huntsville/Madison County area.


The 9th and 10th grades program is July 8-10, 2015 and the cost is $250.

The 11th and 12th grades program is July 13-18, 2015 and the cost is $500

More information and applications can also be found at

http://www.leadershiphsv.org/page-706749.


Please contact Danielle Barnes at dbarnes@leadershiphsv.org or Todd Powers at wpowers@madison.k12.al.us if you have any questions.

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North Alabama Youth Leadership Board

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Madison County Sheriff's Office - Distracted Driving Program will be held at Buckhorn High School this summer on June 9th, JUNE 24TH, July 14th and July 21st!! (Note: June 24th is not listed on flyer - but it IS a scheduled session!)


For more information and to apply please email:
SRO Kenneth Hooper: khooper@madison.k12.al.us
OR Sgt. D Moody: dmoody@madisoncountyal.gov
OR visit http://www.madisoncountysheriffal.org/page.php?id=18
OR call 256-533-8855

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University of Alabama Honor's Academy

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Dates: July 19-24 (Sunday-Friday)

Academic Requirements: GPA: 3.5 unweighted; ACT: 27; SAT: 1210/1600; or PSAT: 200

Cost: $350, includes all meals and activities

For more information visit: honors.ua.edu/honorsacademy

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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: ssullins@madison.k12.al.us


Thank you for your support! Go Bucks!

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2014-15 MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS' CALENDAR


APRIL

27/30 Softball, Area Tournament, TBA

28 (T) ACT Plus Writing (11th Grade), BHS, 8:30AM

28 (T) VB Golf, Sectionals, Twin Bridges

28 (T) VG Golf, Sectionals, Goosepond

28 (T) Meet the 2015-16 Dance Team, Fundraiser @ The Chill Factory, 5-9PM

29 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM

30 (TH) 6-Week Progress Report

30 (TH) ELL ACCESS Testing Begins

30 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM


MAY

1 (F) DEADLINE TO TURN IN SCHOLARSHIP INFO TO MR. SCHWANKE

1 (F) Reach Higher Day, Wear your college shirt, Hashtag #ReachHigher

1 (F) Alabama Alternative Assessment Online, All submissions are due by 5PM

1 (F) Seniors, Cap & Gown Distribution, 1st Block

1-2 Track & Field, State Meet, Gulf Shores, AL

3 (S) Mountain Biking, Race #4, State Championship, Sokol Park, Tuscaloosa, AL

3-9 Teacher Appreciation Week

4-8 School Nutrition Employee Week

4 (M) AP Chemistry and AP Environmental Science Exams, 8AM

5 (T) AP Calculus Exam, 8AM

5 (T) Swimming, Makeup Tryouts, Blue Gym, 3:50PM, All Paperwork is Due!

6 (W) School Nurse Day

6 (W) AP Literature Exam, 8AM and AP Physics Exams, Noon

6 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM

6 (W) Swimming, Makeup Tryouts, Alabama A&M, 4:15PM

7 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM

7 (TH) Senior Awards Day, Gold Gym, 9:00AM (Senior Picture to Follow)

7-8 Archery, National Championships, Louisville, KY

8 (F) AP History Exam, 8AM

8 (F) Senior Breakfast & Graduation Practice (Gold Gym)

8 (F) Football, Blue & Gold Game, 4th Block

8-9 Softball, Regional Tournament, Sportsplex, TBA

9 (S) Tennis Banquet, TBA

11 (M) AP Biology Exam, 8AM

12 (T) ACT Plus Writing Makeup (11th Grade), BHS, 8:30AM

12 (T) Choir, Spring Concert, TBA

13 (W) FCCLA Meeting, Mrs. Webster's Room, 8:00AM

13 (W) AP Language Exam, 8AM and AP Stats Exam, Noon

14 (TH) JOOI Club Meeting, Ms. Clements' Room. 8:05AM or 3:35PM

14 (TH) Senior Exams, 3rd & 4th (During 3rd & 4th, Full Day)

15 (F) Senior Exams 1st & 2nd, Senior Picnic to Follow

15 (F) Football, Spring Game, TBA

15-16 Softball, State Tournament, Montgomery, AL, TBA

17 (Su) Football Mattress Sale, BHS, 11AM - 5PM

17 (Su) Baccalaureate, Locust Grove Baptist Church, 2PM (Seniors, 1:30PM)

19 (T) Graduation Practice, VBC, 10AM (Mandatory - Seniors MUST ride bus to VBC)

19 (T) Graduation, VBC, 7PM

20 (W) 9th - 11th Exams, 1st & 2nd Block (1/2 Day - Dismiss at 11:50AM)

21 (TH) 9th - 11th Exams, 3rd & 4th / Last Student Day (1/2 Day - Dismiss at 11:50AM)

22 (F) Teacher Workday / End of School Year

25 (M) Memorial Day

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

Scholarships

All scholarships have been consolidated into a printable PDF file. Click the button above to open the file. New scholarships will be highlighted in the Blue & Gold the week they are announced.

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JUNIORS - CLASS OF 2016

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

All 11th grade students will take the ACT Plus Writing at BHS during the school day. The Alabama State Department of Education is requiring that all 11th grade students in the state of Alabama take the ACT on the selected date. Students will not be required to pay a fee for the ACT given on April 28th.


Students/teachers are not allowed to have cell phones or other electronic devices (excluding test approved calculators) during the ACT assessment on April 28th. Students who do not adhere to this rule will have their test voided.


Students will have the opportunity to have scores sent to a maximum of 4 colleges and scholarship agencies free of charge. Student athletes planning to play on a college level could include NCAA Clearinghouse as one of their 4 choices.


Students must come prepared with the following:
•Government issued ID
•No. 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils or ink pens)
•Please do not bring cell phones or other electronic devices to the testing room.


The make-up date for the ACT Plus Writing assessment will be Tuesday, May 12, 2015.


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


ACT Results - Students can create an account at www.actstudent.org. 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 ACT-WebAccount@act.org.


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2015 ACT Test Dates & Deadlines

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


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2015 SAT Test Dates & Deadlines

Test Date: May 2, 2015

Late Registration: April 21, 2015

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


Test Date: June 6, 2015

Registration Deadline: May 8, 2015 | Late Registration: May 27, 2015

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


SAT Online Registration

SAT Website


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

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Check your child's grades and attendance through the INOW Parent Portal.

A parent/guardian must come to BHS and show a photo id to receive a new pin number. Please Note: Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) users should use compatibility view.

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2014-15 Breakfast Menus

Click this button to access the school breakfast menus.

2014-15 School Lunch Menus

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Pre-Pay for School Meals with PayPams

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The 2015-16 Madison County Schools' Calendar was approved on January 15, 2015.


Please be aware of the revisions that were made to this year’s calendar. Students return to school on August 3, 2015. The 2015-16 school calendar includes four half-days for professional development on September 4th, November 10th, February 12th, and April 15th. Students will attend the first half of the school day on each of these dates. Additionally, a weather day was added on May 16th.


2015-16 Observed Holidays

Labor Day: September 7th

Fall Break: October 5th - 9th

Veterans Day: November 11th

Thanksgiving Break: November 23rd - 27th (full week)

Winter Break: December 21st - January 5th

MLK Day: January 18th

Presidents Day: February 15th

Spring Break: March 14th - 18th

Last Student Day: May 24, 2016


2015-16 MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS' CALENDAR

2014-15 MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS' CALENDAR

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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: awatts@madison.k12.al.us


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Madison County Board of Education

Superintendent Matt Massey

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


Buckhorn High School

Principal, Mr. Todd Markham

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.