Parent News

February 16, 2017

Upcoming Dates

February 20 – No School
February 23-25 – Musical
 The Wizard of Oz
February 24 – Relay for Life Luminaria Bag  order forms due
March 3 – Half Day for Students
March 7 – Parent Teacher Conferences
March 9 – Parent Teacher Conferences
March 22 – PASS Meeting
March 23 – Mock Rock
March 25 – ZAPS SAT Test prep

Spring Break
March 31 – no school
April 3-7 – no school
April 10 – school resumes

April 11
9th & 10th grade PSAT
11th grade SAT
April 12
11th grade Work Keys and MSTEP

Wizard of Oz

BCHS presents The Wizard of Oz February 23-24 at 7pm and February 25 at 2pm and 7pm.

General admission and reserve seating tickets are available.
Students: $9       Adults: $12         Family of four: $35

Call the VSFAC box office from 12-5pm for more information.

BC & Biggby

The Dance Boosters have organized a fundraiser with Biggby coffee on Byron Center Avenue across from the Metro Health complex.  During the month of February the dance boosters will earn $1.00 on every full priced grande/super specialty beverage purchased when you use one of the vouchers.  Print a voucher and hand it in for the Dance Boosters to receive credit.

Biggby Vouchers

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held in the cafeteria and small gym on Tuesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 9 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Please enter through the west athletic doors and check in with the secretaries.

Following are teachers that have adjusted times or locations:
Anna Bialochowski – Tuesday for NSA only, Thursday in small gym
Derek Boillat – Tuesday in small gym, Thursday for NSA only
Kari Fron – located in the back of cafeteria
Julie Heise-VanderLaan – located in the cafeteria
Kaycee Kuiper – located in the back of cafeteria
Jessica Koziara – TBD
Nicole Langford - TBD
Molly Marshall – Tuesday only
Tom Mertz – in room 403
Jennifer Metcalf - TBD
Tracey Morris - Tuesday in small gym, Thursday for NSA only
Jenniffer Prince – in room 312 with NSA
Kat Sibalwa – Thursday only
Christy Tripp – Tuesday only
Christy Wierenga – in room 312 with NSA
Jeremy Zeiler – in room 311

Guidance Counselors will be located in the Cafeteria:

Last Names A-C                                Jessica Koziara
Last Names D-M              Charissa Chapman
Last Names N-Z                                Wade Zeilenga


As a reminder, priority consideration for State programs are given to students whose Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received at the federal processor on or before March 1, 2017. Information about filing the FAFSA can be found at

Relay for Life

Luminaria Bags will be on sale to raise money for the BC High School Relay for Life team.  Luminaria Bags are set out around the track at Relay for Life to recognize anyone who has battled cancer.  Candles are placed inside the bags and lit during the Luminaria Ceremony.  Bags are $3.00 each.  If paying by check, please make checks payable to the American Cancer Society.  The order forms need to be returned to school by Friday, February. 24th.  Bags will be sent home to decorate anyway you wish.  Once they are complete, please return the bag to the office no later than Monday, March 6thWe invite you to come out and see the bags lit at 9:30pm on March 10th at Nickels Intermediate School at 8638 Byron Center Ave.  We will be in the gym this year.


Students who are currently in an AP class will be bringing home information in the next week about the AP exams. The cost is $93 per exam ($53 per exam for students with free and reduced lunch). Checks can be made payable to BCHS.

Registration form and payment are due to the counseling office by March 20.

AP Exam Schedule
May 1    AP Chemistry                                                     8:00am
               AP Psychology                                                   12:00pm
May 2    AP Computer Science                                       8:00am
               AP Spanish Language & Culture                     8:00am
                AP Physics 1                                                     12:00pm
May 3    AP English Literature & Composition            8:00am
May 4    AP US Government & Politics                         8:00am
May 5    AP US History                                                    8:00am
May 8    AP Biology                                                          8:00am
May 9    AP Calculus AB & BC                                         8:00am
May 10  AP Language & Composition                          8:00am
                AP Macroeconomics                                       12:00pm
May 11  AP Statistics                                                       12:00pm
May 12  AP Microeconomics                                          8:00am

ZAPs SAT Test Prep

If your student was not able to take the SAT Prep class and they want to make sure they are ready for the SAT test in April, an opportunity to take a prep class is being offered at BCHS.

There are a few brochures in the Guidance Office.  Go online to or call 877-927-8378 to register.  The cost is $89.99.  Some scholarships are available.  See Mrs. Hogoboom or your counselor for details. 

 ZAPS-SAT Test-Prep Seminar
Saturday, March 25, 2017
9:00 - 3:00
Room 301
Cost:  $89.99