Friday, January 24th will be an A day schedule.
Butterfly Yellow by Thanha Lai; In the final days of the Vi?t Nam War, H?ng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a split second, Linh is ripped from her arms—and H?ng is left behind in the war-torn country.
Six years later, H?ng has made the brutal journey from Vi?t Nam and is now in Texas as a refugee. She doesn’t know how she will find the little brother who was taken from her until she meets LeeRoy, a city boy with big rodeo dreams, who decides to help her.H?ng is overjoyed when she reunites with Linh.
But when she realizes he doesn’t remember her, their family, or Vi?t Nam, her heart is crushed. Though the distance between them feels greater than ever, H?ng has come so far that she will do anything to bridge the gap.
Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard; For as long as Robinson Hart can remember, it’s just been her and Grandpa. Robbie knows they look like an odd pair, because her blond hair and pale skin don’t match his dark complexion—but those differences don’t mean anything to her. And though she wishes Grandpa would tell her more about the rest of her family, she’s learned over the years that he doesn’t like to talk about the past.
But Grandpa’s memory is starting to get bad, and Robbie’s worried that soon he won’t remember their family—including her—at all. She’s sure that he would get better if she could stay out of trouble, but it’s hard to keep her fists to herself when bullies like Alex Carter make fun of her for not having a mom or for looking so different from Grandpa. It’s up to Robbie to learn how to deal with her anger and to keep her family together—no matter what.
Best Buddies Club will meet January 23rd during 4.3 and 4.4 Club meeting in the North Commons. We will be making friendship pairing announcements. It is mandatory for ALL members.
Every Spring, Key Club raises money to send members to the District Leadership Convention in Springfield, MO. This year we will be selling PuraVida bracelets with Black and Gold threads to represent BHS for $6/each. These bracelets are made in Costa Rica and help provide full-time jobs for around 800 artisans in Costa Rica and all profits from the company have benefited over 175 charities. Help us make a difference and purchase yours next week during all three lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday! Or see any Key Club member!
Paid Spanish Club members please sign up for the next meeting on Thursday, January 23rd during 4.3. Sign up under Jurmanovich and join us for a fun craft!
HERLead - Leadership Program for HS Girls
CLICK HERE for details. Apply by 2/5.
Congratulations to Rocket League for beating Camden Fairview High School with a combined score of 25-1 in a best of 3 series! League of Legends conquered Marion High School 2-0 and SMITE overcame Camden Fairview in their 2-0 series! We want to wish all three teams good luck as they prepare to play Van Buren, Gardendale and Southside this week. More info.
There will be an Outreach for Christ meeting, Thursday, January 23 during flex 4.3 in room 1300B in the library. All are welcome to attend.
TIGER ATHLETICS - Week of Jan 20
4:00 Esports - LofL v Southside
4:00 JV/V Bowling @ Van Buren
4:30 JVGB/VGB Basketball v Van Buren
5:30 9GB Basketball v Rogers
5:30 JV Wrestling @ Fayetteville
4:00 Esports - RL v Van Buren / SMITE v Gardendale
4:00 JV/V Bowling v Rogers/Heritage
5:00 V Wrestling @ Fayetteville/Van Buren
5:30 9GB Basketball v Fayetteville Purple
3:30 V Wrestling @ Sallisaw (OK)
4:30 JVGB/VGB Basketball @ Rogers
8:00 V Wrestling @ Sallisaw (OK)
3 v 3 Basketball team sign-ups begin Tuesday January 21st at lunch in the North commons. We will be in the north commons Tuesday and Wednesday during lunch and in the south commons on Thursday and Friday at the Cage!
Sign-ups will conclude Friday January 24th.
Young Democrats will meet in room 327 during 4.1 on January 21st. All are welcome.
Teachers and students should come to school if they...
have runny nose or a little cough, but no other symptoms, haven't taken any fever reducing medicine for 24 hours, and haven't had a fever during that time, haven't thrown up or had any diarrhea for 24 hours.
Teachers and students should stay home if they...
have a temperature higher than 100 degrees even after taking medicine, are throwing up or have diarrhea, have pink or crusty eyes.
Teachers and students should call a doctor if they...have a temperature higher than 100 degrees for more than two days, have thrown up or had diarrhea for more than two days, have had the sniffles for more than a week and are not improving, have asthma symptoms after using asthma medicine, have trouble breathing.
Adapted from "Attendance Works"
Tuesday, January 21
4.1 Flex: Arkansas Baptist College (Little Rock)
Thursday, January 23
4.3 Flex: University of Central Arkansas (Conway)
4.4 Flex: Southern Arkansas University (Magnolia)
All college visits are hosted in the College & Career Center and open to students in all grade levels.
Every Thursday from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at BPL Math Mentors are available.
Do you need to do your math homework but wish there was someone around who could help you with those tough problems? Join Math Mentors for Teens every Thursday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for homework help! Teens will be assigned a Math Mentor upon arrival. Our Mentors have obtained teacher recommendations. Teen Mentors can assist all teens in grades 7 – 12. Registration is not required for this free program, but space is limited to the Teen Zone.
JROTC will be offered for anyone in grades 9-12 next year. If you will be at either high school next year you can sign up.CLICK HERE for the informational slides.
CLICK HERE to add your name to the list for this class in August 2020.
Students who received a Profile Verification Sheet in Advisory or delivered to a class must have then signed by a parent and brought back to school. The deadline to return them is Wednesday, January 22nd. They can be dropped in the box in the North Counseling Office.
BHS is now offering AP Seminar!
WHAT is the course? AP Seminar is a new AP elective for the 2020-2021 school year. AP Seminar is a 2-semester, weighted course where students will work collaboratively first semester and independently second semester to explore national and global issues, research these issues' varying perspectives, and present and write about their findings. In following school years, BHS will offer the AP Capstone diploma program of which AP Seminar is a requirement; click here for more details on AP Capstone diploma program.
WHO should consider this course? All incoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are self-driven, work well collaboratively, and seek to broaden their understanding of national and global issues and better develop in-depth research skills that collegiate writing will entail. If interested, click here for the nitty gritty of the course.
Need more insight?
* Attend Flex 4.2 AP Seminar Q&A, January 28th, by searching "Pate" for teacher or "Language Arts" for department.
Wearing a hat, hood, or beanie inside the buildings is against the student handbook dress code policy. If you are seen wearing a hat, the hat will be taken and kept in the deans office until the end of the day. If this behavior continues it will be considered insubordination. Thank you.
The Chamber honors great teachers. Nominate any K-12 teacher for Chamber Teacher of the Year. Deadline - Friday.
CLICK HERE for form.