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Parent News December 13, 2018
Student Ski/Snowboard Club form
Senior Photos

Upcoming Dates

December 14 – BC Pride Donut Day
December 17 – Artastic
December 18 – Artastic

Christmas Break
December 24 - January 4
January 7 - school resumes

Spirit Store Sale

The BC Spirit Store has an online Christmas Sale now through December 20. All orders can be picked up in the main office Monday through Friday from 7:15 AM to 3:15 PM.

Online Spirit Store

SKI Club Pass

Byron Center families interested in buying a ski club pass for this year, need to complete the Student Ski/Snowboard Club Program form and return it to the high school office. Checks should be made payable to Bittersweet Ski Resort. If you need passes prior to Christmas break, they need to be purchased by December 14.  Contact Mr. Cotts for more information.

HS Office Hours During Break

The high school office will be closed Monday, December 24 – Tuesday, January 1. The office will reopen on Wednesday, January 2 from 7:15am – 3:15pm. Have a safe Holiday Season.


For seniors who did not turn in cap & gown orders yet, don't panic. There is still time to order. The easiest way to order your cap and gown going forward is to order online at www.jostens.com<http://www.jostens.com/ or over the phone at 1800 JOSTENS. There are many graduation packages and products as well as senior gear available to order, but we want to make sure everyone orders a cap and gown for the 2019 graduation ceremony.  Please use the links below to begin placing your order online.  Our hope is to have all senior orders placed by December 31, 2018. Please order as soon as you are able.

Graduation Items

Cap & Gown 

Remember to indicate Byron Center High School and not Byron High School.

Senior photos must be submitted before Christmas Break. Any photos received after December 21st will be charged $30 to be put into the yearbook. If we do not receive a photo, we will use your student’s ID photo.

Senior Photo Guidelines

Costa Rica & Panama June 2020

¡Hola! We currently have 39 confirmed travelers and we are looking for 21 more to join our group so that we have two private busses. All are welcome to join. The $200.00 discount expires this Friday. www.eftours.com/2207018rm

BC pride

Thank you to the following businesses who are sponsoring our BC PRIDE Program for the month of December.

Plummer’s Environmental Services and Victory Apparel


Thank you to the following businesses who are committing to our BC PRIDE Program for the School Year.


PRIDE stands for Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discovery, and Excellence. We want each student to have PRIDE and if they accomplish this, there are rewards that follow.  If you need more information or know of a business that may be interested in sponsoring BC PRIDE, please contact Donna Hogoboom at dhogoboom@bcpsk12.net.

Kent ISD Career Readiness Events for Students & Parents

Health Careers Immersion Program –  Accepting final applications for Winter Semester!
Current Kent County high school seniors interested in exploring health careers during the 2019 Winter semester are invited to apply to the Kent ISD Health Career Immersion Program.  This unique semester-long, 5-hour-a-week job shadow experience is open to all Kent County high school seniors. Students will get a behind-the-scenes look at a variety of health careers in hospital and clinic settings.  Click here for full details and application.

Talk & Tour Career Series
Designed for students in grades 7-12, these career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one!  Students & parents can hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace.  These events are free, but space is limited.  First semester events are filling up fast.  We still have space in 2nd semester events, but tickets won’t last long!  Visit our Talk & Tour webpage for links and details to Careers in Engineering & Construction, Public Safety, Music & Communications, Health Care & Rehabilitation, and more!

Ever thought of being a Bus Driver?

You will be responsible for our most precious cargo to and from school. It is a part time /seasonal job. This is a fabulous job with paid training, routes are 4.25 hours per day guaranteed, plus field trips/sports etc. Starting pay is 18.70 with a step system that ends at 20.73. (18/19 school year)

You will start out as a sub driver, but very close to becoming a route driver. We have people retiring very soon.

If you are retired, a stay at home parent just looking for a little extra money or someone looking for another job, this may be the job for you!

You must have a good driving record.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $18.70 /hour