Weekly Parent News
Bite Cancer Football Game; Neon Theme
October 2 – FAFSA
October 4 – Fall Count Day
October 9 – Picture Retakes
October 11 – Jostens meet with Freshman – Class Rings
October 11 – PSAT/NMSQT Test
Look for more details in the next couple weeks
BCHS Open House
Thank you to those who attended the Open House last night. Please take a moment to fill out a quick survey.
Next Friday, September 29 is setting up to be one of the most packed football games we have had in BC history and for a great cause! Bite Cancer is a foundation developed by Marc and Anji Cisco to help families in Byron Center who are in cancer treatment. Each member of the varsity football team will be playing for someone affected by cancer.
T-shirts will be on sale for $15 in each of the school buildings during the school days next week. The high school will have adult sizes Small to XXL. Wearing the Bite Cancer T-shirt to the game will serve as your ticket into the gate.
If your student is interested in working on the stage crew for our upcoming BCHS production of "Much Ado About Nothing" presented at the Van Singel Fine Arts Center. Included in the Stage Crew Permission Packet will include the rehearsal and performance schedule, details of what will be required from your student, and a permission slip that you must sign in order for your student to volunteer.
Please have your student turn in their completed permission slip to the Van Singel Box Office by Friday, October 14th.
Volunteering for stage crew presents unique and exciting opportunities. Crew members are just as important and vital to the success of a performance as the cast and production staff. It’s very important that you and your student both understand that agreeing to be on crew means hard work and full commitment to the rehearsal and performance schedule. Attendance at each tech rehearsal, dress rehearsal, performance and at strike is mandatory, barring illness or family emergency. If these or other emergency circumstances arise and your student needs to be excused, please contact the Steve Haase as soon as possible.
We are excited about the prospect of working with your student in the upcoming production and I’m certain that it will be an educational and fulfilling experience for them. If you have any questions, please contact us.
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:
Monday, September 26 GRCC
Thursday, September 28 Michigan Tech
Tuesday, October 3 Alma College
Wednesday, October 4 Trinity Christian
Tuesday, October 10 Calvin College
University of Michigan
Thursday, October 12 Grand Valley State
Tuesday, October 17 Albion College
FAFSA October 2 @ 7:00pm
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) presentation will provide an in-depth breakdown of the financial aid process and timeline, an explanation of the FAFSA, an overview of the different types of financial aid, and more.
The presentation will be held at 7:00pm at Van Singel Fine Arts Center. We recommend juniors, seniors and parents attend.
PSAT (NMSQP) October 11
Every year we offer our juniors the opportunity to take the PSAT exam that qualifies them for the National Merit Scholarship. This exam is also used by local employers (Steelcase, State Farm) who offer scholarship opportunities for the students of their employees.
Juniors who are interested in this exam must register in the Guidance Office by September 15th and submit the $20 fee at that time. A practice test will be given to the student.