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Upcoming Dates

January 21 – NHS Blood Drive
January 21 – PASS meeting 7pm
January 24 – SAN Table

January 27 – 31 Winterfest Week
January 27 – Power Puff Volleyball
January 31 – Winterfest Dance
February 1 - BC Team Polar Plunge
February 7 – BC Pride Donut Day
February 12 – Spring Count Day
Mid-Winter Break
February 14 – no school
February 17 – no school

Polar Plunge

We have less than a month until some brave souls jump into some freezing water to raise funds for Special Olympics. The massive event takes place in Grand Rapids at Fifth Third Ballpark on Feb 1st, 2020. This event raises money for Special Olympics Michigan, an amazing organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion among people with and without intellectual disabilities, through the transformative power and joy of sports. This organization runs through fundraising efforts and Polar Plunge is the biggest fundraising effort they support. 

If you would like to learn more or just donate check out the team webpage. We need all the support we can get, we have a HUGE goal this year, but we want to see Byron Center take the Number 1 spot for the most money raised in the Grand Rapids area. Help us reach our goal!

To donate to the team click: https://www.classy.org/team/270698

Thank you for the support and supporting Special Olympics! Every donation is a tax deduction as well!

PASS meeting

Class meetings will begin at the end of January. Students will be bringing scheduling forms home to select classes for next school year. During the PASS meeting on Tuesday, January 21, the counselors will be available to answer general questions that parents may have about classes and the scheduling process. The meeting will be held at the high school at 7:00pm in the 1st Floor Commons.

NHS Blood Drive

The National Honor Society is hosting a blood drive with Michigan Blood on Tuesday, January 21 from 7:30am – 2:00pm. The community is welcome to donate. Please enter through the main entrance and sign in at the office.

Driver Education Segment 2

Registration forms for segment 2 are now available. Students can pick a form up from the office or they can be printed from the website. Students taking segment 2 need to provide a driving log the first day of class. Classes will be held at the high school in room 308 on Tuesday, March 3, Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5.

Dates for Segment 1 have not been determined yet. Registration for Segment 1 will be available after Spring Break.

Senior All Night

Happy New Year Senior Parents!!  The next senior table will be taking place on Friday, Jan. 24th.  If you are able to volunteer or donate towards the table please sign up on the link below:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094CABAA23A0FA7-january

There is still time to register your Senior for the all-nighter. Registration deadline is May 1st. If you have any questions or need a copy of the registration form, please email BCSAN2020@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Community Pool

Due to uncontrollable circumstances we will have to stay shut down until the spring. We were hoping that the construction was done enough to get people in the building safely but they just didn't get there. We apologize for the inconvenience and are thankful for your patience through this process. We hope you will rejoin us when we reopen to see the exciting changes.

For those of you who had existing memberships we will make sure that those months get added when you renew in the spring. I will be going through one by one to make sure you all get what you paid for.

If you have any questions please email shoekstra@bcpsk12.net

Thank You,
Sam Hoekstra, Aquatics Director

Winterfest Week

Our Student Life & Leadership class has been working hard to plan our Winterfest Week this year. Due to many different decisions they had to work through, they have come up with a plan for what Winterfest 2020 Here are the details:

  • Winterfest week will be January 27th-31st
  • Each day of the week will be a themed day in the spirit of Winterfest.
  • Monday, January 27th will be our Power Puff Boys Volleyball, juniors vs. seniors.
  • This year, they have planned a Black Light Dance after the basketball game on Friday night, January 31st.  The attire will be anything that glows in black lights such as: white, neon, and even glow paint is allowed. (School dress code still applies) The dance will begin immediately following the basketball game and will be held in the small gym as usual!

Bulldog Roundball Bash & Silent Auction

Join us Monday, February 24 for the 11th Annual Booster Club Roundball Bash & Silent Auction. Admission is $3 cash and all proceeds benefit BC Sports Boosters. Athletic Passes will not be accepted. Doors open at 5:30pm with 3 point competition and 50/50 raffle. Concessions will be available.

Preview auction items on BC Sports Boosters FB page and website. Bidding rounds will end at 7pm and 8pm, Credit cards will be accepted for the silent auction.

An Afternoon of Fun for Kids with Helping Hands

if you have younger kids who like to jump, run, and play, join us for an afternoon of fun for a great cause!

A group of Byron Center High School Students (a.k.a. Helping Hands) are partnering up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to create awareness and funds for a cure.

Here's an opportunity for families to join in on the fun and help out

WHAT:  2 hours of Supervised (with Coaches and HS Students) fun, foam pits, in-ground trampoline, tumble-track, foam pits, obstacle course, pizza, games, raffle prizes, Feel free to drop your kids off and go to dinner or get things done

WHEN:  Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:  R-Athletics is donating their gym - 2845 Thornhills Ave. S.E. GR, MI 49546.

COST:  $20 per Child or $40 per Family.  Pay at the door. ALL money goes to LLS! All kids welcome, so feel free to bring a friend or tell a friend.

RSVP:  At Shannonhibschman@gmail.com, so we can get a head count for pizza

Learn more about LLS and all the incredible work they are doing at LLS.org. See all the great things R-Athletics has to offer at R-Athletics.com.

Driver Education Segment 2

Registration forms for segment 2 are now available. Students can pick a form up from the office or they can be printed from the BCHS website. Students taking segment 2 need to provide a driving log the first day of class. Classes will be held at the high school in room 308 on Tuesday, March 3, Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5.

Dates for Segment 1 have not been determined yet. Registration for Segment 1 will be available after Spring Break.

Ski Club

Ski club passes are available. There is no club obligation to purchase. If you ski or snow board buying one lift ticket pays for the pass. 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.

Counseling Office Email

The counseling office has a new email address. hscounseling@bcpsk12.net  Email will be directed to the counseling secretary to be able to forward the email to the correct person in the department.

Kent ISD Career Readiness Events for Students & Parents

PARENTS AS CAREER COACHES (PACC) Workshop
“What am I going to be when I grow up?”  Kent ISD is offering a free workshop on Thursday, March 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM to equip parents with talking points, career exploration resources and activities to help guide their student through the challenging process of narrowing down a post-secondary path. Visit our PACC page for information and registration.

TALK & TOUR CAREER SERIES 
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.

Upcoming Events:
Architecture and Engineering Careers @ Fishbeck (Formerly FTC&H), Tuesday, February 4, 2020 6:00-7:30PM
Construction & Engineering Careers @ Elzinga & Volkers, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:00-7:30PM
Health & Rehabilitation Careers @ Mary Free Bed, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 6:00-7:30PM