February 26, 2015 Purple (A) Day
Posted by Courtney Patterson at 2/26/2015
Congratulations to our Band, Cheer squad, and student section for being awesome this year!!!!!
Any boys interested in golf – there are sign-up sheets in the office.
Attention Track Athletes: Practice begins March 2nd. Please make sure you have a copy of your physical the first day. We will meet in the weight room building. Meetings begin at 3:05. Any questions, see Coach Peek, Robinson, Cross, Epstein, Franke, or Forrest
Baseball Tryouts will start Monday March 2nd. Anyone interested in playing baseball this spring must attend all 5 days of tryouts and be prepared to practice both indoors and outdoors each day. Baseball pants and a hat are required for each practice. The location of tryouts is TBD based on weather. Each player must also bring a copy of their physical to the 1st day of tryouts.
If tryouts are held indoors they will be at BMS/FC in the upper gym and follow this schedule:
(9th grade) 2:55-4:15
(10th-12th grade) 4:00-5:30
If tryouts are held outside they will be at the field and all grades 9-12 should report directly to the field after school.
This week is FFA Week here are the list of activities the FFA member will be doing.
FFA Week Activities:
Feb 26, 2015 Thursday Farm Implement T-Shirt Day
Feb 27, 2015 Friday FFA Jacket Day
Feb 28, 2015 Saturday Leave 6:00 PM Odessa Barn Warming
Live Theater and A Creative Writing Workshop All in One Day: Friday, March 13! You must have a Gold Pass. Here's a link for more information: http://animalengine.com/petunia/
Come join us for "Petunia and Chicken"--Live theater performance by New York's Animal Engine Theatre Company Friday, March 13 during PAL. They are FANTASTIC, just ask the seniors about their performance last year!
Inspired by the writings of Midwestern author Willa Cather, two daring performers create an epic story of love and loss as big as the prairie itself.
Petunia, an indomitable immigrant girl determined to tame the wild land around her, meets Chicken, a right smart boy with dreams of great adventures. As the joys of their youth give way to the harsh realities of adulthood, they struggle to stay together.
Sprawling fields of wheat, bustling train stations, rain-soaked kisses, wind-blown hair, and the rest of Petunia and Chicken’s world are brought to life with imagination, movement, and song.
WINNER of the 2013 Cincinnati Fringe Festival Artists' Pick of the Fringe, 2013 League of Cincinnati Theatres Best Overall, and 2014 Frigid New York Festival Favorite Award.
Additionally, see Mrs. Trofimoff (room 409) for a permission slip for their creative writing workshop 4th hour. You will go to first lunch, then join these talented actors in the library media center for the creative writing workshop.
The BHS Enrollment Fair is scheduled for Tuesday & Wednesday, March 3rd & 4th, from 4:00-7:30pm for students that will be entering grades 10-12 during the 2015-2016 school year. Academic Focus teachers will be contacting parents to set up meetings for these evenings.
Interested in learning more about becoming a leader in your community and school? Are you currently a sophomore or junior in high school? Do you want to become more familiar with the University of Missouri-Columbia? If you answered yes to these questions, then you should apply to attend the 2015 Audrey Walton Youth Leadership Conference!! The conference will take place July 16-18, 2015 at the University of Missouri-Columbia and is FREE OF CHARGE—all lodging, food and transportation to and from the conference is provided by the Show-Me State Games. The three-day experience is filled with exciting seminars based on building leadership skills, a teams challenge course, and positive group interaction. Applications are available in the BHS Counseling Office. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2015.
Great opportunity for summer jobs:
Looking to boost your SAT and/or ACT score? Need a refresher before the next test day? Kaplan Test Prep will be hosting FREE 90-minute online SAT and ACT Cram Sessions™ to help students prepare for the upcoming SAT and ACT tests. Sessions will be offered February 21st—March 8th. Space is limited. To sign up for a Cram Session today, please visit www.kaptest.com/freecram
The Joyce Ivy Foundation provides scholarships for talented young women from Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota to participate in summer academic programs at some of the most selective and rigorous colleges and universities. Most summer scholars will be entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2015. Start your Summer Scholars application today. The deadline is March 1 (less than 4 weeks away!). For more information, visit: https://www.joyceivyfoundation.org/apply/application.html
Applications are now available for the Missouri Fine Arts Academy that will take place on the campus of Missouri State University from June 7-27, 2015. Young artists (actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists, and creative writers) who have a passion for and commitment to their art are encouraged to apply for this opportunity to create a cultural community and explore the arts through interdisciplinary classes, performances, workshops, and extracurricular activities. The online application process is available on the MFAA website (http://www.missouristate.edu/mfaa/apply.htm). The deadline to apply is March 6.
School's almost over so it's time to nominate someone deserving for Teacher and Support Staff Person of the Year for BHS. Nomination forms can be picked up in the Office, or outside of Counseling. Anyone currently working in the district for at least one year and who will still be with us next year is eligible. Seniors, this is a great way to send the love to someone in any Belton school, whether they were your teacher or not. Coaches, custodians, lunch ladies, secretaries, librarians, aides can all be nominated. Fill out a form and return it to either the Office or Ms. McCain by March 2.
Sign-ups for the ASVAB in first block the next couple of days. This program provides BHS students a great opportunity to take the ASVAB test. The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success. The ASVAB is offered to high school and post-secondary students as part of the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. The program provides tools to help students learn more about career exploration and planning, in both the civilian and military worlds of work. The tentative date is set for April 21st and the test will be proctored at BHS. If they want to sign up in counseling that could be an option as well.
Sign up link http://goo.gl/Ep5kfb
ASVAB information http://official-asvab.com/career_coun.htm
College visits - This year college visits are in the Hall of Fame area off of the Commons during 3rd period. A representative will be here at 10:30 on their scheduled day. Students are able to talk with a representative during their lunch shift. There are times a representative will only stay for part of the scheduled time. If you have an interested student please write them a pass in their planner and allow them time to talk with the representative. If you have any questions please see Stacey Smith.
3/10 Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville)
3/11 Johnson County Community College
3/13 Army ROTC program at UMKC
3/26 UCM (Warrensburg)