Parent News

December 1, 2016

Upcoming Dates

December 6 – 2018 SAN meeting
December 7 – Jostens pick-up class ring orders
December 8 - Growth and Capacity Meeting
December 20 – Senior photo deadline

Christmas Break
December 22 – January 2

Exams – Half Days
January 18 – 1st and 2nd hour
January 19 – 3rd and 4th hour
January 20 – 5th and 6th hour
End of 1st Semester

January 21 – Barnes & Noble Book Fair at Rivertown Crossings Mall
January 23-27 Winterfest Week
January 28 – Winterfest Dance

Jostens – class rings

Jostens will be the high school on Wednesday, December 7th during lunch for students who ordered rings to be delivered to the school. Rings must be paid in full to be picked up. Please contact Jostens at 800-567-8367 for payment or optional delivery inquiries.

Growth & Capacity

Byron Center is growing! Come find out how BCPS would like to respond to that growth as we reach capacity! We will hold a meeting at the high school in the band room on Thursday, December 8 at 7:00pm. Please enter through the east doors for a shorter walk. All community members are welcome.

Shopping for the Holidays?

If you shop Target with your RED card you can earn cash for BCHS. Signing up takes just seconds! Visit to help fund things like books, art supplies, technology, field trips and much more!

2018 Senior all night meeting

Calling all parents of juniors. Our parent kick off meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 6 at 6:30pm in room 301. We will have information to hand out and will go over opportunities for you to get involved. Help us make the SAN a night to remember.

Groundhog shadow day

The Kent ISD Career Readiness team is hosting Groundhog Shadow Day on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 9:00am – 2:00pm. GSD is a 1-day job shadow event designed to give 9-12 grade students a “behind the scenes look” at a career of interest, an important step in becoming college and career ready. Check out the 700 + opportunities on the “job shadow board” and register between December 1 - January 2. Early registration recommended. For more detials visist


Off season athletes will lift on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Football off season athletes will lift Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:55pm – 3:45pm.
Favorite Jersey Night, Saturday, December 3 at Southside Ice Arena at 6:00pm.  All students wearing your favorite jersey with a student ID get free entry to the game.

Ski/Snowboard Club Card

It is time again to purchase your ski/snowboard club cards for the 2016-17 ski/snowboard season. Club cards cost $16 this year. The club card offers you discount prices on lift tickets and rentals for the whole season. The card pays for itself in savings after just 2 uses. Our ski club night is Thursday night, but club cards can be used any night of the week, or after 3 on weekends and holiday periods. Please be aware that Byron Center Public Schools will not be providing transportation for these outings. It is the responsibility of the members to arrange their own transportation to and from Bittersweet.

Please be sure to read through the Ski Club 16-17 information sheet, as this will answer most of your questions. Information and applications can be found on the BCHS website.  If you have any other questions, you can send Mr. Mertz an email at

High School Students can turn money and completed forms in to Mr. Mertz in room 403. He can usually get club cards the same day.

Senior Pictures – Deadline is December 20

Just a reminder that your senior picture deadline is coming up. Keep in mind that:

The photo you send in MUST be vertical
It must be in 300 ppi
.jpg format
And MUST be school dress appropriate (shirts, dresses, and pants)

You can submit your photo by emailing it to Be sure to put your name on the subject line when you send in your photo. We will reply to all submissions as we receive them -- letting you know if your photo meets all of the requirements or if it doesn't. 

The deadline for senior photos is DECEMBER 20, 2016.

Any photo received after this date will be charged $30. If we do not receive a photo at all, we will be using your student ID.