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PDF DocumentParent News April 18, 2019
PDF DocumentSegment 1 Registration Form
PDF DocumentPE Summer School Registration
PDF DocumentCredit Recovery Summer School Registration

Upcoming Dates

April 19 – SAN table
April 30 – NHS Blood Drive
May 7 – NSA Senior Luncheon
May 14 – Senior Honors Night
May 17 – Seniors Last Day
May 23 – Graduation 7pm at  Grand Rapids First
May 27 – No School Memorial Day
May 30 – Driver Education Parent Meeting 6pm in Cafeteria
May 30 – Sports Physicals 3-6pm

AP Exams
May 6 – US Government 8am
May 7 – Spanish Lang 8am
May 7 – Physics 1 12pm
May 8 – English Lit 8am
May 9 – Chemistry 8am
May 10 – US History 8am
May 10 – Computer Science 12pm
May 13 – Biology 8am
May 14 – Calculus 8am
May 15 – English Lang 8am
May 15 – Macroeconomics 12pm
May 16 – Statistics 12pm
May 17 – Microeconomics 8am

Code Red Robotics

Code Red Robotics, BC's own competitive robotics team, has qualified for the World Championships!  Code Red is a FIRST Robotics Competition team. At the start of the season (beginning of January), we, along with all the other teams worldwide, were introduced to the new game for the year, Destination Deep Space, We then had 8 weeks to design, build, wire, and program a robot to compete in that game. After build season, Code Red competed in three district competitions, one in Ontario, Canada, and two in the Grand Rapids area.  Our performance at those competitions qualified Code Red for the State Championship, where we competed this past weekend.  At the State Championship, we made it to semi-finals in our division which gave us enough points to qualify for the World Championship. The World Championship will take place April 24-27 in Detroit at Cobo Hall.

Driver Education Segment 1

Registration for Segment 1 is open. Registration forms are available in the office. The form is also available on the website to download and print. Checks should be payable to BCHS. The June 9-11 class is FULL.

NHS Events

Pop Can Drive
The Seniors of NHS are doing a pop can drive to raise money for Habitat for Humanity. If you have any cans that you would be willing to contribute send them in with your student to bring to Mrs. Parrish’s classroom 406.

Blood Drive
The National Honor Society is hosting a blood drive with Michigan Blood on Tuesday, April 30 from 7:30am – 2:00pm. The community is welcome to donate. Please enter through the west athletic end and sign in at the office.

Summer School

Physical Education
Byron Center High School is offering a Physical Education Class this summer. The cost is $150 per student. Students must be current Byron Center High School student to enroll. The Physical Education class will begin June 10 and run until June 28, Monday - Friday. This class will run if enough students register. Location and times are still being determined. PE Summer School Registration form

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 pick-up computer, 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.

Sports Physicals

Any athlete who plans to participate in sports for the 2019-2020 school year for grades 6-12 is required to have a Sports Physical. The physical must be dated on or after April 15, 2019. BCHS will have a doctor available on Thursday, May 30 from 3:00pm – 6:00pm. The cost is $20 cash only.

Kent ISD Career Readiness Events for Students & Parents

New Talk & Tour Just Added: Landscape Design/Outdoor Careers 
Cherry Health - Next week April 16
Local employers are hosting students for Talk & Tours Career Series events through spring. Come hear directly from a variety of professionals that are passionate about their work and get a behind-the-scenes tour. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.  For a complete listing of events, please visit the website

HEALTH CAREERS IMMERSION (Internship) PROGRAM – Deadline May 1, 2019
Current Kent County high school Juniors interested in exploring health careers during the 2019 Fall Semester/Trimester are invited to apply for the Kent ISD Health Career Immersion Program.  This unique semester-long, 5-hour-a-week job shadow experience is open to all Kent County high school seniors. Students will get a behind-the-scenes look at a variety of health careers in hospital and clinic settings.  Click here for full details and application.

MICHIGAN CONSTRUCTION CAREERS DAYS  - Hands-On Construction Career Exploration
May 1 & 2, 2019 at the Operating Engineers Career Center in Howell, MI 
Educators are invited to register their students for this important educational experience, where students will have a chance to explore a variety of career opportunities available in the skilled trades. Use real tools, real equipment and materials while working alongside industry professionals.
Sign up at http://michiganccd.com/ or call 248-979-1473

The Career Readiness Team has assembled a comprehensive list of West Michigan area SUMMER CAMPS.  Camps are a great way to help young people learn more about their interests, values, and skills – all important pieces of the career development process. Camps cover ages 4 -18.  Many offer scholarships and several offer transportation support as well.   **Please note: This spreadsheet is still being updated. Current information is marked in green.

May 8th, from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at Covenant House Academy Grand Rapids. This free community all-encompassing event will provide services and support for students, and their families. Resources support categories includes; housing, children & youth mental health support, education, senior services, on the spot interviews, veterans services, and a plethora of other resources for students, and families. For more information please contact Alicia at fiedrecruitergr@forgestaff.co