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Upcoming Dates


June 10
PE summer school begins
Driver Education begins
Bulldog Power begins

June 17 – Online Summer School mandatory meeting
10:00am – 12:00pm or 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Summer High School Office & Hours

The high school office will be located at West Middle School during the summer starting Monday, June 10. Typical office hours will be:
Monday – Thursday     7:15am – 3:30pm
Friday                          7:15am – 11:00am
If hours vary or change hours will be posted on the doors and website.

June 10-14 office hours are as follows:

Monday, June 10         7:15am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday, June 11        7:15am – 11:15am & 1:15pm – 3:30pm
(closed for a meeting 11:15am – 1:15pm)
Wednesday, June 12   7:15am – 2:00pm
Thursday, June 13       7:15am – 3:30pm
Friday, June 15            7:15am – 11:00am

To reach the high school office and athletic office by phone use the high school phone number 616-878-6600 (office) 616-878-6640 (athletic). There are a lot of activities during the summer, if the phone is not answered right away please be sure to leave a message.

Driver Education, Bulldog Power, and Online Summer School will be located at West Middle School.

PE Summer School will be splitting time between West Middle School and Byron Center Rec. Center. Times and locations were sent to students who are registered for PE Summer School.

West Middle School
8654 Homerich SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Student Summer Reading

A central goal of the Byron Center High School English Department is to establish a reading habit in the busy lives of our high school students. What we want is to nurture each student’s willingness to read – for pleasure, for knowledge, for understanding. So, Byron Center High School has implemented required summer reading for all students who will be in grades 9-12 during the 2019-20 school year. Students should bring their reading log with them during the first week of school, and should expect that there will be an assignment connected to that reading in their classes.

High School Summer Reading

Summer School

Credit Recovery
Byron Center High School is offering Summer School for credit recovery. The cost is $125 per student. Students must be current Byron Center High School students to enroll. Credit Recovery (EDGENUITY) is an online program that provides students an opportunity to get back on track and improve their educational standing. Students taking EDGENUITY will be paying for seat time, not per class. Students may take additional credit recovery courses as long as they are completed by July 25, 2019.

EDGENUITY is unique because you will take this class online and will have minimal person-to-person instruction. Students will work on the assigned curriculum independently. Students are required to take tests during the scheduled hours. Credit earned will be credit given on the transcript. Byron Center High School is not obligated to offer summer school. The district offers EDGENUITY as a service to students.

A Mandatory Summer School Credit Recovery Registration is on Tuesday, June 18. Students will stay the entire 2 hours for this day only. Review the EDGENUITY registration form for additional details

During registration students will log into EDGENUITY and start a lesson, review policies and procedures, and discuss what to do when they get to a test or get stuck.

Student Receives a Grant

Andrew Agius was recently rewarded a grant from Tanger Outlets for a project with Student Life & Leadership. Andrew received $1,500 for the Friendship Friday project that SL&L students do with NIS and WMS students. Congratulations to Andrew who wrote this grant himself! Thank you to Megan Soukup, Ted Lang and Sara Bower for motivating students to partake in this!

National Community Service Awards

May 21, 2019 –Byron Center High School is delighted to announce student Kate Townley is being recognized by the United Nations Association– USA and InnerView Technologies in the 2018-19 National Community Service Awards.  The Award program has been designed to connect student community service activities and commitment to the 17 UN Global Goals to Transform Our World.

“The UN Global Goals bring awareness, action, and measurement to the toughest challenges the world faces and each objective requires engaged individuals to collaborate and invest both minds and hearts to solve these critical issues.  Each initiative and solution has people at the epicenter of the change necessary to create the world we all desire” says Anna Mahalak, Youth Engagement Manager of the United Nations Association – USA.  “We are thrilled that educators are including community service engagement in the educational experience and culture of their school.”

A key artifact student’s gain through this program is the development of a digital service resume for use in job and college applications to demonstrate personal commitment, 21st century skills, and key areas of interest.   The three tier award program recognizes a range of student achievement: Merit for 20 hours, Honor for 40 hours and Ambassador for 100 hours of service this school year. 

Kate Townley has earned the Merit Award and invested the most effort and impact for Global Goal 4 - Quality Education.

About United Nations Association - USA
The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is a membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. For 70 years UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission through its national network of Chapters, youth engagement, advocacy efforts, education programs, and public events. UNA-USA is a program of the United Nations Foundation. UNA-USA and its sister organization the Better World Campaign represent the single largest network of advocates and supporters of the United Nations in the world.  Learn more at www.UNAUSA.org

About InnerView Technologies 
InnerView is the leading youth social responsibility platform to help students, groups, and schools highlight community service impact, passion for causes, and connect local effort to the UN Global Goals.   All college and high school aged students are welcome to join thousands of 14 to 24 year olds who have developed dynamic visual service resumes through my.InnerView.org. InnerView Technologies is a social impact organization working with students, groups, schools, nonprofits, and committed & compassionate institutions. Learn more at www.InnerView.org

Class of 2020

As you get ready to head into your senior year, we want to provide you with resources to help you through the process of deciding on your next step.  This fall, we will have a class meeting and will meet with you each individually to discuss your future plans.  At this class meeting you will receive instructions about sending transcripts to any colleges you wish to apply to. This means that we will not be processing any transcript requests until we return to school  and are able to get every student set up on the Parchment system (after the first week of September).  This will in no way affect your college admission process. Please do not create a Parchment account or request transcripts this summer.  

Please visit our website for further information also. https://www.bcpsk12.net/hs/guidance/college--career-planning/