Parent News

January 13, 2017

Upcoming Dates

Exams – Half Days
January 18 – 1st and 2nd hour
January 19 – 3rd and 4th hour
January 20 – 5th and 6th hour
End of 1st Semester

January 21 – Barnes & Noble Book Fair at Rivertown Crossings Mall

Winterfest Week
January 23-28
January 23 – Roundball Challenge
January 26 – PowerPuff Volleyball
January 27 – Assembly Schedule
January 28 – Winterfest Dance
January 30 – Student Scheduling Class Meetings
January 31 – Parent Meeting at 6:30pm VSFAC grades 9-11

February 8 – Spring Count Day
February 20 – No School
February 23-25 – Musical
Wizard of Oz

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Receive any Barnes & Noble gift cards for Christmas? Need new books to read? Please wait to make your purchases until January 21-25!

The BCPS Library Media Centers are holding one giant book fair together!

On January 21 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Rivertown Mall, help us kick off 4 days of fundraising. There will be read-alouds, face-painting, crafts, games, as well as live performances.

For your purchase to count, you must use our ID #12052221.

Shop at ANY Barnes & Noble store location and/or online by going to 

Everything counts! (Even the delicious food in Starbucks.)

Thank you in advance for supporting all your BCPS Library Media Centers!!

Winterfest Week

cid:ii_ixqruqtt0_15985c0171a1a4a7 Winterfest is right around the corner. Following are the events and spirit days:
Monday, January 23

SPIRIT DAY: MUSICAL MONDAY (wear your favorite musical group/band/concert shirts!)

ROUNDBALL BASH - come on out and have some fun!!
Join BCPS for the 8th Annual Booster Club Bulldog Roundball Bash Monday, January 23 at the high school gym. Admission is $2. Sorry no sports passes accepted at this event.

Doors will open at 5:30pm. Pay $1 per shot to participate in the 3 point competition to win prizes.

 Tuesday, January 24
SPIRIT DAY:  BLAST FROM THE PAST (wear gear from the 1950s - 1990s)

Wednesday, January 25


**NEW! 9th/10th Grade Guys -  6:00 p.m. HS Cafeteria

**11th/12th Grade Guys - 7:30 p.m. HS Main Gym​

Thursday, January 26

Friday, January 27

ASSEMBLY at the end of the day! 

Look for game sign-ups at lunch soon!

Varsity Guys begin at 6:00 p.m. - Varsity Girls to follow - High School Gym

This will take place right after the Girl's Game! 

Saturday, January 28

**Tickets: $10 tickets will be sold at lunch.  Tickets will be $15 at the door the night of the dance.   

**Dance Guest Forms can be found in the Main Office.  These are due back in the office on Friday, Jan. 20, so don't delay!  If your guest attends another school, they will need a signature from their principal.  Faxes are not accepted. 


  • Look for posters around the school

  • Check your school e-mail

  • Watch the scrolling announcements in the main hall

  • Check out our bulletin board in the main hall

  • Follow us on Instagram: @b.c.culture

  • Follow us on Twitter: @bcculture


Driver Education Segment 2

Registration is now open for Segment 2. A minimum of 30 hours of driving including 2 hours at night with a licensed parent or guardian on a level 1 license is required to register. Students must bring their driving log the first day of class.

Registration forms can be downloaded from the high school website or pick one up in the main office. Deadline for registration is Tuesday, February 21.

Segment 1 registration will open after Spring Break.

Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking is in our communities and there is a huge need for awareness.  Pathway Church is running a program called Warning Lights that will equip students and parents with the knowledge and skills needed to fight human trafficking.  This is a program designed for middle school students, high school students, and adults to learn more about this growing trend.  Warning Lights is this Sunday at 3:00PM at Pathway Church (8350 Byron Center Ave SW).  Contact Lauren Vander Laan at for questions.

Media Center After School Hours for 2nd Semester

The Media Center will be open the following:

Monday                2:45pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday               2:45pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday        2:45pm – 8:00pm
Thursday             2:45pm – 5:00pm
Friday                   closed at 3:00pm

Ski/Snowboard Club Card

It is time again to purchase your ski/snowboard club cards for the 2016-17 ski/snowboard season. Club cards cost $16 this year. The club card offers you discount prices on lift tickets and rentals for the whole season. The card pays for itself in savings after just 2 uses. Our ski club night is Thursday night, but club cards can be used any night of the week, or after 3 on weekends and holiday periods. Please be aware that Byron Center Public Schools will not be providing transportation for these outings. It is the responsibility of the members to arrange their own transportation to and from Bittersweet.

Please be sure to read through the Ski Club 16-17 information sheet, as this will answer most of your questions. Information and applications can be found on the BCHS website .  If you have any other questions, you can send Mr. Mertz an email at

High School Students can turn money and completed forms in to Mr. Mertz in room 403. He can usually get club cards the same day.