Friday, May 18, 2012


May calendar of events:

May 18 : BHS Dance under the Stars 
May 23 : NH Scholars Awards at the Capitol (214 BHS seniors will be recognized)
May 25 : Teacher In-Service Day (no school for students)
May 31 : PTG Year in Review with the Principals  (9:30 am at BCTV)
May 31 : Last day for parking permit paperwork and money for the classes of 2013
                and 2014.  (please remember all obligations must be satisfied before a 
                permit can be granted.
May 29-June1 : Senior Celebration Week.  Please take a look at the schedule of
                            presentations on our website and join us in celebrating the 
                            culmination of four years of learning by our seniors!
June 5 : BHS Fall sports sign-ups
June 7 : Underclassman Academic Awards night (7:00 PM in the theater)
June 8 : Adult Education Graduation ceremony (6:00 PM in the theater)
June 11: Athletic Awards night  (6:30 PM in the theater)
June 14: Senior Awards night  (7:00 PM in the theater)
June 14: Last day of school
June 16: Graduation  (10:00 AM in the stadium weather permitting / in gymnasium if 

2012-13 Schedule review :
Beginning next week the counseling department will be meeting with students (at student's request) on May 23 and 24, to review individual schedules and make adjustments if needed.  Also, please keep your eyes open for a letter (in the mail) from the counseling department containing your son or daughter's schedule for next year.  If you have any concerns about the schedule of courses, please have your son or daughter contact their counselor during the week of May 29 through June 1, during their Managed-time to review and revise if necessary. Please note that schedule changes are made for placement and credit reasons and are not based on changes in preference.  Therefore elective changes to your student's schedule are not likely to be addressed.

Senior Portraits:
Parents of rising seniors please keep your eyes open for flyer information in your mail pertaining to senior portraits from our photographerHockmeyer Studios.  It is not mandatory that you use Hockmeyer Studios for senior portraits.  However, only pictures from Hockmeyer will be used in the Yearbook.  There will be opportunity at the start of the school year for seniors to get their pictures taken for the Yearbook should you opt for choosing a different photographer for senior portrait.  

Student Obligations:
Please take a look around the house for any textbooks, novels, uniforms, school equipment, or school sports equipment and give it to your on or daughter to bring back into school.  This helps everyone, you get it out of your house, we get a more accurate accounting and can budget more efficiently for next year, you won't need to pay for items not returned because they are lost under the bed, we won't have to spend time chasing students down.  This is a WIN WIN!   Thanks for your help with this one.  

Summer School Information:

Summer School information has been updated on our web-site.  We offer several types of summer school opportunities including NCF recovery, credit recovery, enrichment (courses in Personal Finance and In-Writing for credit), and enrichment (no credit).  For parents of rising juniors and seniors the offering below is a great way to get your son or daughter moving on that all important college essay. 

Writing the College Essay:  Cost $100
Choose from 1 of 3 workshop dates: Elizabeth Charbonneau & Matthew McDonald

Tuesday 6/19, Wednesday 6/20, and Thursday 6/21 from 8:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday 6/26, Wednesday 6/27, and Thursday 6/28 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday 7/10, Wednesday 7/11, and Thursday 7/12 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm

This three-day workshop, taught by two teachers with experience in helping students with college
essays, will prepare students for the type of personal writing required of this unique writing
assignment. Day one will consist of understanding the Common App prompts, reading sample
essays, practicing how to tell compelling personal stories, and brainstorming topics. Day two will give
students time to finish their brainstorming and draft their essays. Day three will allow for more
conference time, work on supplemental essays if the students wish, and time to polish and workshop
their essays. Since the writing process for the college essay is often difficult because of the unique
demands of the assignment, each student will get at least 20 minutes of individual conference time
with a teacher - that is why there are just 20 students and two teachers. Each student will leave the
workshop with a semi-final draft of their college essay along with lots of feedback from teachers and
other students.
Last summer, this workshop was a huge success, in both enrollment and feedback from colleges. In
order to accommodate more students' busy summer schedules, we will be offering this workshop in
the morning, afternoon, and evening this year!   

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