Weekly Parent News

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March 23, 2017

Upcoming Dates

March 20-30 – Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser
March 25 – Jazz Orchestra Boardwalk Subs Fundraiser
March 25 – ZAPS SAT Test prep
March 30 – End of 3rd Quarter

Spring Break
March 31 – no school
April 3-7 – no school
April 10 – school resumes

April 11
9th & 10th grade PSAT
11th grade SAT
12th grade College and Career Readiness
April 12
11th grade Work Keys and MSTEP
9th, 10th & 12th grade regular schedule

April 14 – Prom guest forms due

Parent Survey

Pasta for Pennies

The Pasta for Pennies fundraiser starts on March 20th and ends on March 30th. The 4th hour class room that donates the most money will win an Olive Garden lunch if the entire school raises over $650. All the money collected will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help find a cure. On March 29th, students are invited to wear hats to school with the cost of a $1 donation.

Spring BC Apparel Sale

Visit Victory Apparel website to order Spring BC Apparel. https://www.victoryapparel.org/teamsales
Use the team Password: BULLDOGS17

Help support the Byron Center jazz Orchestra for their trip to Essentially Ellington Jazz Festival.
Who: You and all of your hungry friends and family
What: Eat in or take out delicious subs, soups, and salads
When: Saturday, March 25th from 10:30am – 9:00pm
Where: Boardwalk Subs at 8233 Byron Center Ave. SW

Snacks Needed

Our juniors will be taking the SAT on Tuesday, April 11.  Junior parents have been asked to donate snacks for our kids that will help them stay energized during this extended testing period.  Suggested donations are granola bars, fruit snacks, trail mix or anything that is healthy and individually wrapped.  If you are willing and able you may drop them off at the main office labeled "Junior SAT Testing" by Monday, March 27.  Thank you in advance for your donations.

Senior Photo must be in by Spring Break

Go to Drop Box web site to upload your graduation JPG pictures:


Log in with this user email:  BCHSGradshow@gmail.com
Password:  Bulldogs2017

BCHS held an assembly Tuesday, March 21, in the gymnasium where senior Braden Van Dyke was surprised with the honor of winning "SIFMA Foundation's National InvestWrite Essay Competition."

It's the first time ever that a student from Michigan has won it, and it's rare that students from public schools ever win it.

Braden’s essay was selected among 7,000 essays that were submitted last fall nationwide. 

Melanie Mortimer, the President of SIFMA Foundation's annual InvestWrite Competition, flew in from New York Tuesday afternoon to personally present the award to Braden. Along with a really big trophy and a plaque to commemorate the honor, Braden will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City in June so he can tour the New York Stock Exchange.

http://www.wzzm13.com/news/local/metro/byron-center-senior-wins-national-investwrite-essay-competition/424312820  (Via WZZM 13)

Spring Testing

Following are the dates and details for Spring PSAT/SAT testing.

April 11:                                            
9th Grade                              7:55am – 11:40am            PSAT
                                                11:40am – 12:05pm         lunch
                                                12:10pm – 2:45pm           Curriculum project

10th Grade                            7:55am – 11:40am            PSAT
                                                11:40am – 12:05pm         Curriculum project
                                                12:10pm – 12:35pm         lunch
                                                12:40pm – 2:45pm           Curriculum project

11th Grade                            7:55am – 12:40pm           SAT
                                                12:45pm – 1:05pm           lunch
                                                1:10pm – 2:45pm              SSR/Optional release

12th Grade                            Off-Site                                 College and Career Readiness

April 12:
9th Grade                              Regular schedule             with B or C lunch
10th Grade                            Regular schedule             with B or C lunch
11th Grade                            7:55am – 11:00am            Work Keys
                                                11:05am – 11:35am          A lunch
                                                11:40am – 1:45pm            M Step
                                                1:45pm – 2:45pm              Optional early release
12 Grade                               Regular schedule             with B or C lunch

Health Careers Immersion Program


Current Kent County High school juniors interested in an extended job shadow experience at a hospital or clinical setting are invited to apply to the Health Careers Immersion Program for the Fall 2017 session. This is a 5-hour-a-week job shadow experience for high school seniors. Students rotate throughout hospital and clinic settings.  Registration deadline is May 1, 2017. For more details and application materials visit http://www.kentisdcareerreadiness.com/health-care-internship.html

GRCC Open House

Just a friendly reminder this upcoming Saturday (March 25) is the GRCC Spring Open House.

This is a great opportunity to tour the campus, get assistance with FAFSA, meet & greet academic faculty, take a placement test, and more! One lucky attendee will be selected to win a $500 GRCC scholarship!

The Open House will be at the Applied Technology Center (ATC) on the corner to Fountain and Ransom from 10am to 1pm. Parking will be free in the Bostwick Ramp.

For details, please visit: www.grcc.edu/openhouse

Additional Dates to add to your calendar

April 17-21 – Refugee Drive
April 18 – NHS Blood Drive
April 19 – Violence and Virtue: A Community Challenge by Calvin Terrell
April 22 – Prom at Bridgewater Place
April 28 – Electric Car race day at Berlin Raceway
May 11 – Senior Class Meeting
May 18 – Seniors Last Day
May 19 - Electric Car race day at Berlin Raceway
May 24 – Senior Honors Night
May 25 – Graduation
May 29 – No School Labor Day
June 7 – Half Day; Exams
June 8 – Half Day; Exams
June 9 – Half Day; Exams – Last Day of School
AP Exam Schedule
May 1    AP Chemistry                                                     8:00am
                AP Psychology                                                   12:00pm
May 2    AP Computer Science                                     8:00am
                AP Spanish Language & Culture                 8:00am
                AP Physics 1                                                       12:00pm
May 3    AP English Literature & Composition      8:00am
May 4    AP US Government & Politics                      8:00am
May 5    AP US History                                                    8:00am
May 8    AP Biology                                                          8:00am
May 9    AP Calculus AB & BC                                       8:00am
May 10  AP Language & Composition                       8:00am
                AP Macroeconomics                                        12:00pm
May 11  AP Statistics                                                       12:00pm
May 12  AP Microeconomics                                         8:00am