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Upcoming Dates

November 18-20; High School Play - Clue: On Stage
November 19 - Senior Table
November 23 - Office closes at 3pm
November 24 - 26; Thanksgiving Break
November 29 - NHS Induction
December 9 - Esports informational meeting
December 20 - Start of Break
January 3 - School Resumes

Clue: On Stage

Byron Center High School Theatre presents Clue: On Stage, November 18-20.

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!

Tickets are only available online at this time, our box office is not open for phone or walk-up sales.  The Box Office will be open two hours before show time on performance nights for will-call and night-of walk-up sales.

Esports Club

BCHS is rolling out Esports. Students interested in joining should email Mr. Diekevers by Friday, December 3 at jdiekevers@bcpsk12.net. An informational meeting will be held in room 408 on Thursday, December 9 at 3:00pm. 

Toys for Tots 

This year, Student Life & Leadership has the opportunity to collaborate with Toys for Tots to make an impact on the children in our community! We are asking for help from our students in bringing these children a wonderful holiday season. Students who would like to participate can bring in gifts/presents to their 1st hour teacher. Toys for Tots accepts gifts from ages up to 16! 

SL&L Competition Rules:

  • The competition will run Monday, November 29 thru Friday, December 10
  •  Toys must be UNWRAPPED to be accepted
  • Toys are encouraged to be $10 or more in value
  • Keep in mind that our leadership team has the right to deny any gift that counters our guidelines
  • Our competition will be based off of a points rewards system. Whichever class earns the most points will earn a hot chocolate and cookies reward
  • Ages 1-11 = one point for the class 
  • Ages 12-16 = two points for the class (This age group is where they have the most need)

These are some things that we can NOT accept...

  • Used toys 
  • Toys that look like weapons 
  • Candy or food 
  • Wrapped gift
  • Toys with chemicals

These are some examples of gifts for ages 1-11 we're accepting... 

  • Dolls 
  • Fuzzy Blankets 
  • Costume Jewelry
  • Stuffed animals 
  • Bath sets – for boys AND girls
  • Backpacks
  • Art supplies
  • Age appropriate Lego sets

These are some examples of gifts for ages 12-16 we're accepting... 

  • **General Note** If YOU like it, they will like it :)
  • Sports equipment
  • Electric Shavers
  • Art supplies
  • Teen purses
  • Fuzzy Blankets 
  • Costume Jewelry 
  • Spa sets – for boys AND girls
  • Backpacks
  • Hair tools – blow dryers, curling irons, flatteners
  • Make-up/Nail polish supplies
  • Advanced Lego Kits 

Toys for Tots Mission Statement: The main mission is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. Some kids have grown up in different scenarios in their life, which toys for tots made it a goal for kids to enjoy the Christmas holiday. Many kids have been impacted by this because some might not have a setting where they can have toys. Or even if a parent/guardian couldn’t afford to buy a gift for their children.

For more information, visit Toys for Tots website.

School Supply Santa 

On Tuesday, November 30, Giving Tuesday will take place!
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. 

This year School Supply Santa's initiative is to support SCHOOL STAFF Mental Health. SSS plans to raise funds on November 30 to bring an abundance of blessings to teachers and staff who serve our students.  

For the Math/Numbers people:
SSS serves 42 Local Schools, and we desire to touch the lives of OVER 2200 Staff!

If we raise- 

  1. $10,000 = $4.50 per Staff. 
  2. $20,000 = $9.00 per Staff
  3. $30,000=$13.60 per Staff

See where this is going? We plan to raise $30,000 in ONE DAY on November 30,  GivingTuesday!

BUT SSS can't do this alone.

Santa needs your help to make this happen, SSS asks: 

  1. Please SHARE the message of our initiative 
  2. Tell Community Partners about what we are doing, and ask them to link arms with SSS
  3. Tell your family, friends, and co-workers about this initiative
  4. "Like" us on Facebook and/or Instagram Pages, AND SHARE posts



All information on HOW TO GIVE will be displayed on our NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON, FB and IG! Stay tuned, and start sharing Santa's Story!

Bittersweet - Ski/Snowboard Club Passes

Ski/snowboard club passes are available for purchase at the high school main office during office hours. Fill out the student or adult club form and bring the form along with exact amount to the office. Please note: passes will NOT be available during Thanksgiving Break. The high school office will be closing at 3:00pm on Tuesday, November 23.

Student Club Card: $27
Valid all day Mon-Fri & after 3pm on weekends and holiday periods
$27 beginner area lift ticket & $27 equipment rental
**skills/ability to be evaluated by Ski School for access to additional areas

Adult Club Card: $27
Valid all day Mon-Fri & after 3pm on weekends and holiday periods
$31 all area lift ticket & $31 equipment rental

Helmet rental is $10 at all times
Bittersweet Ski Resort
600 River Rd.
Otsego, MI 49049

Parents of Seniors

If you have not placed an order for your student's graduation items, there is still time. Please order the cap and gown online no later than November 22 at www.jostens.com. In these current times, it is more important than ever to order by the deadlines to ensure delivery for graduation. Even if your student is borrowing a cap and gown from a former graduate, we still need you to place an order for a new 2022 graduation tassel ($12.95). Be sure your student has a BC orange stole. These items can be purchased online. Please watch the VIDEO for important information about ordering the Cap & Gown provided by our local Josten's representative Amy. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Gillespie at pgillespie@bcpsk12.net or 616-878-6635. 

Counseling Office News 2021-2022

Does your student want to be part of the BC Hockey Team?

BC Hockey is looking for a dedicated Team Manager. The Team Manager will be an integral part of Team 6 for both practices and games. Duties include locker room prep (providing tape, water, jerseys, and socks for the team) and maintenance of the team equipment.  They will also oversee inventory of equipment and supplies and work with team staff to maintain adequate supplies. In addition, on game days, you will oversee bench management. For away games, they will travel with the team to manage equipment and the overall needs of the coaching staff and players. The Team Manager is an important and coveted job, giving you a front row seat to a successful and dynamic hockey program.

If your student is interested, please contact Coach Keyworth at tkeyworth@bcpsk12.net.

Nutrition Services

Byron Center Public Schools Nutrition Services offers Free To-Go meals to all remote learners who are learning virtually, remotely, hybrid schedule, or in quarantine/isolation due to COVID-19, in compliance with the USDA and Michigan Department of Education. The USDA waiver allows all children under 18 to receive FREE breakfast and lunch for the entire 2021-2022 school year. Order each week to receive meals for the following week. Please note this pick up will be for 2 days of meals due to the Holiday and no school.

Free To-Go Meals pick up on Monday, November 22, 2021. 

  • Meals are bundled for multiple days and include breakfast and lunch (2 x 2). 
  • Meals are complete and include milk; all items must be taken.

Order and Pick Up

  • Sign up for meals by clicking on the link below. Order separately for each child. 
  • Orders are due by 5:00 pm on SATURDAY
  • Parent or designee can pick up meals for children; children do not have to be present. 
  • Pull up in the Byron Center High School Parking Lot Loop by the pool entrance-the most southern entrance off Burlingame Ave. Look for the silver Food Service door. If Nutrition Service staff is not outside, ring the white door bell for assistance.  
  • Tell Nutrition Services staff the names of students receiving the meals.

LINK TO ORDER FORM:            Click here to fill out your student(s)’s school meal order

Meal Distribution:

Where:                  Byron Center High School South entrance by pool
When:                    1:30-2:00pm 
What Day:             MONDAY

If you order meals and fail to pick them up, Nutrition Services will charge the meals to your student’s school meal account at the full price.


As we continue to navigate our COVID-19 response to our BCPS community, we will now be posting our COVID-19 notification letters on our district’s website for you to access at your convenience.  Also, please know we have a FAQ document regarding COVID-19 questions and protocols that we will continually update as needed. Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions.

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