Weekly Parent News
December 6 – Jazz Dessert Fundraiser
December 13 – BC Pride Donut Day
December 16 & 17 – Artastic!
December 20 – SAN Table
December 23 - January 3 Break
January 6 – School resumes
January 10 – BC Pride Donut Day
Exams – half days
January 15 – 1st & 2nd hour exams
January 16 – 3rd & 4th hour exams
January 17 – 5th & 6th hour exams
New Assistant Principal
Welcome Nathan Clophus, new Assistant Principal at Byron Center High School. Nathan and his family come to us from Louisiana and are quickly adapting to Michigan. His wife Karyn has family in the area, and is originally from West Michigan. They have two children who have started attending Marshall Elementary.
There is still time to shop the online Spirit Store until December 20. All orders can be picked up in the main high school office. The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:15am – 3:15pm. If you would like your order dropped off at a different building in the district, please add a note at checkout. All orders over $20 will be eligible for a 10% discount using code BCSANTA10 at checkout.
Ski club passes are now being sold. The cost is $18 for both students and adults. Forms can be picked up in the high school office or by printing them from the high school website. All checks should be made out to Byron Center Public Schools.
Cap and Gown Orders
This is the last week to bring in your order to the high school for graduation cap and gown. If your student has not ordered yet, please do so now. Once January gets here, the year will fly by. If money is an issue, please have your student see their guidance counselor. They will work with you. Order forms can be dropped off to Mrs. Hogoboom in her new location under the stairs in the 1st floor commons. Questions? Just ask. She will help.
The clock is ticking to submit senior photos for the yearbook. To date, they only have 85 photos!! If yearbook does not receive a photo on or before December 20th, students will be charged $30 or the photo from the school ID will be used. If your student is having a difficult time getting their photo taken, please have them contact Mrs. VanderLaan.
Kent ISD Career Readiness Events for Students & Parents
TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES Now with SCECH opportunities
Designed for students in grades 7-12, these free career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one! Students & parents can hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace. Space is limited. Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year. Visit our webpage to register and for the full schedule. Ten of our Talk & Tours now qualify for SCECHs. See attached flier for details.
Architecture and Engineering Careers @ Progressive AE, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:00-7:30PM
Information Technology Careers @ Atomic Object, Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:00-7:30PM
Health & RehabilitationCareers @ Hope Network, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:00-7:30PM
HVACR Engineering Technology & Energy Management Summer Academy
The HVACR Summer Academy is a free, one-day on-campus event designed to increase interest in career paths for 10th-12th grade students. The day will feature hands-on activities and interaction with current Ferris HVACR students and faculty members. There will be an opportunity for parents to receive assistance with application procedures. June 16 or 17, 2020 in Big Rapids. Click here for more information. Or contact Jill Trinklein (231) 591-2695.
Health Careers Immersion Program
Kent County high school seniors interested in exploring health careers during the 2020 Winter semester are invited to apply to the Kent ISD Health Career Immersion Program. This unique semester-long, 5-hour-a-week job shadow experience gives students a behind-the-scenes look at a variety of health careers in hospital and clinic settings. Application deadline is December 1 by 5:00 PM. (Juniors might want to check this out so they can consider participating next year). Click here for full details and application