BHS Announcements for September 18, 2019
Bulletin for 09-18-19
An idiom is a combination of words that has a figurative meaning, due to its common usage. idiom for today:
Dog Days of Summer came to mean the 20 days before and 20 days after the alignment of Sirius (Dog Star) with our Sun—July 3 to Aug. 11, believed to be the hottest due to the tilt of the earth and it’s proximity to our sun during those 40 days.
FRESHMEN: Please check your school email during Mentor today regarding voting for your favorite genre of movies for Homecoming after the football game. Must be completed today.
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES: PLC Early Out @ 2:15
STUDENTS w/ ACADEMIC INELIGIBILITY are reminded to report to the media center for study group 1 hour after school today unless you have turned in your signed sheet to provide evidence of passing grades. (Randel)
MEETINGS / DEADLINES:
MENTOR MEETINGS: after announcements -
DANCERS: please report to the main office to pick up your new shirts.
QUIZ BOWL: anyone interested, any grade level, Rm. 210.
ART CLUB meeting in Rm 24.
Power Drive (EV Racing) & Skills USA meetings in Rm 500.
DRAMA CLUB will be meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 19 at 3:45 in Rm 230. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. (Brummond)
HOMESTEADER YEARBOOKS: if you ordered a book last year, and have not yet picked it up from the main office, please do so sometime this week. Also, if you have a graduated sibling who ordered one, please let them know they are here OR surprise them by signing for it yourself and taking it home for them.
HOMESTEADER: Senior Pictures and Baby Pictures are due earlier this school year. Please get them in by Friday, November 1. Please send electronically to Ms. Glenn or bring to the classroom.
COMMUNITY CONNECTION: TONIGHT in conjunctionwith Special Olympics Football Team and BHS Athletics, Band, Cheer & Dance Pep Rally to begins at 6:45. FREE FOOD for ALL STUDENTS!!! Event is 6:00 – 7:30, on the 100 block of North 5th Street, TONIGHT!.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Please contact Mrs. Gronewold w/questions: Follow on Twitter @BHSCareerEd
Have a BLAST and Get Paid for It! BLAST is looking for applicants that like kids and want to help them succeed in the after-school program. If you are interested in a good-paying, part-time position, pick up an application at the Admin. Building at 320 North 5th. Applications are also available online at http://beatricefoundation.com/ There are BLAST locations at Lincoln, Paddock Lane, and Stoddard Elementary Schools. You must be 18 to apply. Hours are 3 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and on Wednesday from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. when Beatrice Public Schools is in session. The pay is $11.50 an hour. Please call Doris Martin at 402-223-1539 for more information.
SCHOLARSHIPS, CLASSES & DEADLINES: Additional INFO in Student Services Office.
There will be a representative here from Wayne State College on Thursday. If you are interested in visiting with this representative, please stop by Student Services and leave your name.
Students wanting to take an ACT test, see your counselor for help registering. ACT will be here at BHS, Saturday, October 26, but you must sign up by September 20 (this Friday), to avoid a late fee.
The PSAT test will be Wednesday, October 16 during periods 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and qualifying Sophomores and Juniors will be excused from those periods. The fee for taking the PSAT test is $16, we can provide fee waivers for students who qualify. See your school counselor with questions and to sign up (with your money). We are limited to 30 students taking to test so bring your money in asap. (Post/Prosowski)
Horatio Alger sponsors the Aksarben Scholarship program. This program is need-based and targets students in Nebraska and Western Iowa. More information on-line at scholarships @horatioalger.org Deadline to apply is October 25, 2019.
The Fairbury Elks Lodge #1203 sponsors the Most Valuable Student Scholarship. Deadline is November 5. More information on-line at www.neelks-scholarships
BIRTHDAYS TODAY: Olivia Achtemeier
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Beatrice High School Mission
The mission of Beatrice High School is to guarantee all students will meet or exceed their individual academic goals and exhibit responsible citizenship.
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Beatrice High School Improvement Goals
During the 2019-20 school year, 60% of BHS juniors will receive a score of six (6) or higher on the ACT writing assessment.
By utilizing individual goal setting and tracking progress, BHS will work to improve student MAP assessment scores; with 70% of BHS students at grade level or higher at the end of the 2019-20 school year.
Beatrice High School Instructional Model
Establishing and maintaining effective relationships
Using engagement strategies
Identifying critical content
Providing feedback and celebrating success
Helping students process new content
Communicating high expectations for each student
Using formative assessment to track progress
Helping students practice skills, strategies and processes
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