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May 18, 2017

Upcoming Dates

May 19 - Electric Car race day at Berlin Raceway
May 21 – Sports Boosters Golf Outing
May 24 – Senior Honors Night
May 25 – Graduation
May 29 – No School Memorial Day
June 5 – Senior Athletic Awards Night
June 7 – Half Day; Exams
June 8 – Half Day; Exams
June 8 – Sports Physicals
June 9 – Half Day; Exams – Last Day of School
June 12 – June Segment 1 Driver Education begins
June 19 – Summer School begins
July 3 – 8 – Athletic Dead Week
July 10 – July Segment 1 Driver Education begins

Sports Physicals for 2017-2018 School Year

Who: Anyone entering 7th grade – 12th grade
Where: BCHS, registration will take place in the small gym
When: Thursday, June 8
Time: 12:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $20 CASH ONLY

Payment is required at the time of service along with a physical form that has ALREADY been filled out and signed by a parent/guardian. Our physicians will NOT do any physical that does not have a parent/guardian signature on the form.

Summer Camps

Visit the high school website to find out what summer camps will be offered this summer.

Seniors – almost done!

MAY 24TH - SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT - All are welcome, but those getting an award will be invited.
MAY 25TH - COMMENCEMENT FOR CLASS OF 2017
GRADUATION REHEARSAL for seniors will on May 25th from 10:00AM - 12:00PM.  This is mandatory for all who are walking at graduation.
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES begin at 7:00 PM on May 25th at Grand Rapids First on the corner of 44th street and Byron Center Ave. in Wyoming, MI.  Doors will open at 6:00PM for families.  

Spirit Store Sidewalk Sale

The Spirit Store will hold an end of the year Sidewalk Sale on Friday May 26 from 10:30-2:30. The event will be located outside of the athletic office on the sidewalk. Attached is a flyer for the event.

Fall 2017

Can you believe that the school year is almost over? Don’t check out yet!  Before we go into “Summer Mode” we wanted to make sure that you had the information you needed to plan for next school year.  Here is what you need so that you don’t miss any important information!

THE BCHS CALENDAR FOR 2017-2018 IS UPDATED!

That calendar will give you first day of school, breaks, Homecoming, testing days and more.  Check it out at www.bcpsk12.net/hs.  You can have this calendar automatically sync with yours by using this iCal link:   https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/bcpsk12.net_le9ov8ghgam38bbsnc0414n36c%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics

KISD PROGRAMS START ON AUGUST 21ST

If your son/daughter is involved in KCTC (Kent Career Technical Center) or KIH (Kent Innovation High), please notice that those programs start on August 21st (BCPS starts on September 5th)

The first 2 weeks are mandatory for all students.

BCPS will be transporting students from BCHS to the KISD, but BCPS transportation will not be available to and from a student’s home on non BCPS school day. These days are also noted on the BCHS calendar.  There are 8 days total.

IMPORTANT DATES:  Here are some important dates to keep in mind for now, but check out the calendar for more information:

July 31st - Band Camp Begins
August 7 - Football Begins
August 9 - All other fall sports begin
August 21st - KISD Programming begins (First 2 Fridays & Labor Day are off)
August 23rd - Senior Registration (8:30AM - 10:30AM or 1PM - 3PM)
August 23rd - North Star Academy Grades 10-12 (8:30AM - 10:30AM or 1PM - 3PM)
August 24th - Junior Registration (8:30AM - 10:30AM or 1PM - 3PM)
August 25th - Sophomore Registration (8:30AM - 10:30AM or 1PM - 3PM)
August 28th - SMART START for Freshman (including North Star Academy)
Last names A-K                8:45AM - 11:30AM
Last names L - Z               10:45AM - 1:30PM
September 5th - First Day of School at 7:55AM
September 20th - High School Open House for all parents 6PM - 8PM
October 9 - 14 - Homecoming Week

Please note that the 2018-2019 start dates have not been set yet, but may align with the KISD calendar starting as early as August 20th, 2018.  This will not be finalized until later in the year but we will communicate as soon as we know.  

MOVE UP DAY FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS:  May 22nd from 12:45 - 2:45 at BCHS.  

8th Grade Parents - if you normally pick up your son/daughter after school, please do so at BCHS on May 22nd in front of the main office by the flag pole.  Line up facing west.  Thank you.

At Move-Up Day, students will have a chance to sign up for a fall sport saying they are interested.  Students will sign up for clubs in the fall at Smart Start or the first weeks of school.  

ONLINE ATHLETIC REGISTRATION:  You can now register for athletics online!  The due dates to register is prior to the first day of practice.  

To register, go to https://byroncenter-mi.finalforms.com

Please note that physicals must be done after April 15th, 2017 to allow for athletic participation for the 2017-2018 school year.

Sports physicals will be offered at BCHS (Small Gym) on Thursday, June 8 from 12:30-4:00. The cost is $20 and ONLY CASH will be accepted. Physical forms must be filled out and signed by parents before arrival.

Contact the athletic office for any questions regarding sports physicals or registration. Thank you!

BCPS APP IS COMING

There is a new BCPS App coming that will have this information at your fingertips!  Stay tuned for the roll out of this new app!

Host an Exchange Student

The five spots for exchange students are already filled for next school year, but if you are interested in hosting a student from Spain for 4 or 6 weeks this summer, please contact Christy Tripp at christytripp@sbcglobal.net or 616-204-4538.  The 4-week program is June 29-July 26 and has activities every Tue/Thu out of Hudsonville/Grandville.  The 6-week program is June 26-August 6 with no activities.
 
Host families provide an English-speaking environment, meals, and a bed.  The students have insurance and their own spending money and are coming to improve their (already good) English.  Thanks for considering this awesome opportunity to build world peace!

Summer School

Physical Education
BCHS still have open spots for Physical Education Class this summer. The cost is $150 per student. Students must be a current Byron Center High School student to enroll. The Physical Education class will begin June 19 and run until July 13. Class will not be in session during the week of July 4. (July 3 - July 6). All 16 days of summer school are mandatory. No pre-approved vacations or notes from parents are allowed beyond 2 absences. Class will begin at 8:00 am and end at 12:00 pm. Students can stop by the guidance office to pick up the PE registration form.

EDGENUITY
Summer School will also be available for credit recovery. Students must be a current Byron Center High School student to enroll. Credit Recovery (EDGENUITY) is an online program that provides students an opportunity to get back on track and improve their educational standing. Students taking EDGENUITY will be paying for seat time, not per class. Students may take additional credit recovery courses as long as they are completed by July 20, 2017.

Summer school will run Monday – Thursday, June 19–July 20. Class will not be in session the week of July 3–July 7. The cost to enroll is $150.00. Registration forms and contract can be picked up in the guidance office.

No Parent News 05/25/17

There will not be a parent news next week Thursday, May 26, 2017.
Congratulations to all our Graduates!

Have a safe and fun Memorial Weekend.