Monday, April 21, 2014

BHS News...

A reminder to parents of seniors whose son or daughter is being recognized as a New Hampshire State Scholar at the Fischer Cats game next month:  Permission slips and $4.00 are due to the counseling office toworrow.  


Summer School registration has opened and can be found on the school's web-site. 


Friday, April 11, 2014

BHS News

Good Afternoon!

SPRING-  Is it here?
Given this Winter, I have been cautious about proclaiming that SPRING has arrived!  I have reviewed the five day forecast and see that Monday temps are likely to be close to 70 degrees!  At the high school this means it is time for me to ask parents to remind their sons and daughters that the school has a reasonable dress code and students are expected to respect the code.  The general standards are: finger tips must touch cloth when arms are at ones side, tops must cover the mid-drift and chest and have straps, pants must cover the backside so that undergarments are not visible (belts can be very helpful).  See the student handbook for more detail.  This afternoon we will be reminding all students that there is a place for "beach wear" and school is not the beach!  Students who do not meet the reasonable standards will be sent home to change.  Any work missed during that time will not be able to be made up.  Thanks for your support.

Principal's Coffee:
On April 24th, at 6:00PM in the BHS library the PTG is sponsoring a Principal's Coffee.  Zanna Blaney, Dean of Student Services will discuss ways to get the most out of a college visit.  Coffees are informal and last approximately one hour.  We do limit the number of participants in an effort to allow everyone to engage in the presentation.  If you are interested please email Karen Tebbenhoff at tebbenhoff@comcast.net.
Please see attachment!

Polar Plunge Warning

A recent fad has emerged on social media sites. The "Polar Plunge" seems to be making its way around numerous towns in New Hampshire.  The Polar Plunge is not a school activity.  The Plunge is being promoted via the social networks used by students.  The Polar Plunge is being done as a result of a challenge or just as an anticipated fun activity.  What is it? Students are running in, or diving into ice cold bodies of water.  Local lakes and rivers are serving as locations for this activity.
Because this type of activity is similar to the various fund raising events that we see on television every year, many students are not considering the real danger jumping into ice cold water poses to the body.  Severe cramping, stunted blood flow to extremities, rapid heart rate, and disorientation all can lead to drowning.  Although charity events can cause the same dangerous reactions, the events are supported by trained emergency personnel. To add to the danger, high water levels and fast currents in streams and rivers present additional life threatening conditions.  
Our young peoples safety is our first concern.  Please discourage your son or daughter about this dangerous activity. 

Bill