At the Academy, we like to hang banners in our cafeteria for all to see. Every freshman class, starting with our first freshman class, the BHS Graduating Class of 2018, has designed a banner. Our first five freshman classes are represented on the back wall. This freshman class, the BHS Graduating Class of 2023, will design a banner this year to hang with these. We are especially proud of our Reward School banners - two consecutive years to be recognized by the state for this distinction. Our newest banner hangs just outside the cafeteria - Apple Distinguished School for 2019-2022.
Here is the Exam Schedule for 1st Semester:
Wednesday, December 18th - 3rd and 6th period exams;
Thursday, December 19th - 2nd and 5th period exams;
Friday, December 20th* - 1st and 4th period exams.
*Friday, December 20th - Last day of Q2/S1, half-day for students,
dismissal at 10:30, no lunch.
All students are required to take an exam in every 1st semester class.
Each exam period will last 90 minutes.
No exam will be given prior to Wednesday, December 18th.
Any missed exam will be made up on Monday, January 6th.
Parents, please remember to check your child’s attendance on PowerSchool weekly, or after you have sent in a note. We have a very small window of time for making corrections, and we want your child’s attendance record to be 100% accurate. Sometimes notes don’t make it to the Attendance Office for one reason or another.
Emails (to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org) are always a good way to send a note or follow-up on a written note. Weekly checks will hopefully prevent situations at the end of the grading period, the semester, or the year, where we have inaccurate information and lack the ability to make changes.
Students, you can also monitor your attendance on PowerSchool and let us know about errors. This is good practice for second semester when you want to remain eligible for exam exemptions at the end of the year.
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“Rigor is a buzzword in today's educational circles, but there are many misunderstandings about the concept. Although rigor means having high expectations for all students, those expectations must be accompanied by appropriate support. Student success occurs when you create an instructional environment that sets high expectations for each student and provides scaffolding without offering excessive help. The key is to incorporate productive struggle.
Productive struggle is what I call the "sweet spot" in between scaffolding and support. Rather than immediately helping students at the first sign of trouble, we should allow them to work through struggles independently before we offer assistance. That may sound counterintuitive, since many of us assume that helping students learn means protecting them from negative feelings of frustration. But for students to become independent learners, they must learn to persist in the face of challenge.”
- Barbara R. Blackburn, Productive Struggle Is a Learner's Sweet Spot - Educational Leadership, December 13, 2018 | Volume 14 | Issue 11
There have been a number of concerns lately about the length of the Car Rider line. While I can’t tell people when to drop off students in the morning, I can tell you that students can get into the building at 6:05am. The Car Rider line tends to get backed up between 6:30am and 7am. If you want to drop off between 6:05am and 6:30am, you may find that the line is either non-existent or moves more quickly. Students should come directly to the cafeteria where they can work on homework or talk to friends. The breakfast line usually opens about 6:40am. Students are tardy if they arrive to 1st Period after 7am.