Parent News

October 27, 2016

Upcoming Dates

November 1 - MEPP
November 2 – 1st PASS meeting
November 4 – Half Day for Students
November 9 – ASVAB Career Exam
November 9 – SAN Parent Meeting
November 9 – KCTC visit for Sophomores
November 12 – BCFAB Craft Fair
November 21 – NHS Induction

Thanksgiving Break
November 23 – No School
November 24 – No School
November 25 – No School

Driver Education Segment 2
November 28
November 29
December 1

Christmas Break
December 22 – January 2


BCHS athletics is very excited to host the MHSAA pre-district football game this week Friday, October 28th, against Zeeland East, starting @ 7:00 p.m.!

This is a MHSAA district play-off game, as a result, NO PASSES CAN BE HONORED including: Staff Passes, BC Sports Passes, Golden Age Passes, etc.  All tickets are $5.00 per person.

Winter Sports

Students participating in a winter sport need to get their GOLDEN TICKET prior to try-outs. Students must have the following:

1. Current sports physical on file dated AFTER April 15, 2016
2. Athletic codebook/handbook form on file
3. Concussion form on file
4. Pay to participate of $100, checks can be made payable to: BCPS Athletics

Following are deadline dates for turning everything in and first day of try-outs or practice for each sport:

HOCKEY: Friday, October 28 by 3:00pm
Try-outs/practice begin Monday, October 31

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Friday, November 4 by 3:00pm
Try-outs/practice begin Monday, November 7

COMPETITIVE CHEER: Friday, November 4 by 3:00pm
Try-outs/practice begin Monday, November 7

BOYS BASKETBALL: Friday, November 11 by 3:00pm
Try-outs/practice begin Monday, November 14

BOWLING: Friday, November 11 by 3:00pm
Try-outs/practice will be determined the week of the 11th

WRESTLING: Friday, November 11 by 3:00pm
First day of practice will start Monday, November 14

SWIM: Friday, November 18 by 3:00pm
First day of practice will begin Monday, November 21

Even if your student played a FALL sport a GOLDEN TICKET is still required and participation fees submitted in order to try-out.


Parents Assisting Students and Staff (PASS) will have their first meeting of the year on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00pm in the media center. The agenda will be covering a proposal for the HS Expansion project and getting feedback from the Parent Teacher Conferences new schedule.

Driver Education Segment 2

Registration for Segment 2 is available. Download and print the registration form from the website or pick one up from the high school office.


Byron Center MEPP (Manufacturing, Engineering Partnership Program) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, November 1 at 3:00pm. The meeting is informational and will discuss the MEPP program and how this program can benefit our students, industries and our community.  

Colleges visiting BCHS

Throughout the school year many college representatives visit the high school. This is a great opportunity for students to find out more about a college they may be interested in. Following are upcoming dates representatives will be at BCHS:

November 1 – Central Michigan University
November 2 – Kuyper College
November 8 – U of M Flint
November 15 – Lake Superior State University

Parent Teacher Conferences

We tried something new this year. Look for a survey from Mr. Joseph in the upcoming week. We want to hear how you liked the new format for Parent Teacher Conferences.

Explorer Program

The Explorer Program is a 1.5 hour job shadow experience offered by the KISD Career Readiness Department. Students have a chance to follow and converse with professionals in the following 6 in-demand sectors: 

  • Engineering 
  • Health 
  • Advanced Manufacturing 
  • Design 
  • Technology 
  • Construction 

    Students can learn about related skills and education, how career paths evolve, and what they can be doing now to prepare for their future. 

Registration is now open for the Nov. 2 and Dec. 7 sessions. Deadlines are Oct. 23 and Nov. 20, respectively. To register and for more information, please visit: