Bon Homme High School and Middle School
March 6, 2014
DID YOU KNOW??......The last person known to be photographed with John Lennon was Mark David Chapman, his future assassin.
THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED ABSENT TODAY:
THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS HAVE A MESSAGE IN THE OFFICE: Allison Carda, Amanda Hauck
THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS NEED TO PICK UP THEIR MAKE-UP SLIPS IN THE OFFICE: Christian Rettig, Mary Mathews, Sydney Garver
STAFF PLEASE BRING HOMEWORK TO THE OFFICE FOR THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS BEFORE 3:30 TODAY: Connor Peters
FOUND: Silver ring; Neon yellow stocking hat; Silver pierced cross earring; Sunglasses, Black fleece hoodie, A green earring; Silver locket; A pair of black Adidas; rhinestone earring; Pink/gray water bottle; a gold earring; A camouflage winter hat; a cross from necklace; A pair of glasses, a multiple chain necklace
SUCKERS ON SALE IN THE OFFICE 50’ each We have regular and sour on hand. We have a separate tray of suckers at 3 for $1.
STAFF If a student is late to class 1st period, be sure to send them to the office for a late slip. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
ALL STUDENTS: YOUR COMPUTERS NEED TO BE RETURNED TO THE CARTS AT THE END OF THE DAY .NOT PLACED IN YOUR LOCKERS!
ANY ONE PLANNING TO GO OUT FOR GOLF OR TRACK who has NOT participated in a sport this school year, please see Karla in the District Office BEFORE practice starts on Monday, March 10th.
TOMORROW, 3/7, IS A TUTOR DAY.
TODAY MARKS THE END OF QUARTER THREE! Report cards will be sent home with the students late next week.
PROM GOERS Get your Prom Banquet reservations forms & $$ in TODAY.
GOLF MEETING There will be a golf meeting for grades 6-12 in the Study Hall during Advisory on Monday, March 10th.
GIRLS BASKETBALL POTLUCK Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 6:30pm in the Auxiliary Gym
Salads Kelsey, Emily, Tyra, Shawna, Sophie
Desserts Megan, Brianna, Liz, Shannon, Alie
Main Dish Michelle, Sam, Jena, Morgan
Main Dish Jeni, Sierra, Deann, Bailey
BH BASEBALL TO START NEXT WEEK Please sign up in the office if you are in grades 8-12 and interested in playing, as we look to continue the tradition in our quest for Banner #2!
SIGN UP DEADLINE IS TODAY!!!
BAND RECITAL NIGHT Saturday, March 8, 7:00pm in the Main Gym.
SENIORS For those of you who are making your own graduation announcements, see Connie for a copy of all the graduation info youll need.
SENIORS We are in the middle of scholarship season. Please remember to notify Mr. Thomas or Connie if you receive any scholarships or awards. We want you to receive the recognition for these at the Senior Awards Banquet in May.
GET YOUR YEARBOOK ORDERED! The order deadline is Friday, March 14. Extra order forms available in the office or from Mrs. Sestak.
EVERY SENIOR needs to complete an order form and turn it in to Mrs. Sestak or Connie.
ACT TEST PREP 2014 Wagner High School will once again be hosting an ACT Test Prep Course beginning Monday, March 17. There will be five 3-hour sessions and a final test simulation.
Cost is $60.00 and includes a textbook. Refunds are possible prior to March 17. Application deadline is MARCH 10TH! Application forms available in the office or from Mr. Thomas.
8th GRADE GIRLS You are invited to attend a one-day workshop for 8th grade girls Its the GEMS (Girls: Engineering, Mathematics & Science) workship! Held on the campus of SDSU on Saturday, March 29th. You will have the opportunity to interact with professional women from IBM, Daktronics, Banner & Associates, Sencore and other tech companies, as well as with professors & students from SDSU. There is a $20 per student fee, but parents & teachers get in FREE. Lunch, refreshments & a T-shirt are provided. If interested, you can register online at www.sdstate.edu/engr/camps/gems.cfm or call 605-668-4161.
HEY ALL YOU ARTISTS OUT THERE! Have you heard of the DOODLE 4 GOOGLE ART CONTEST? This is a nationwide art contest for the Google logo. Every grade is able to enter the contest for a chance at several prizes. The biggest award, other than having your artwork displayed to millions of people for a day, is a $30,000 college scholarship. There will be 50 state winners in all different grades. Check out the contest on Googles website and start doodling! Entry forms need to be downloaded from the website. The deadline is March 20th so hurry!
DONORS NEEDED FOR THE BLOOD DRIVE - Thursday, March 13 from 8:30-2:00PM - Please consider donating and saving a life! Anyone 16 and older can donate blood. If you have donated before, just bring your donor card the day of the drive. If you have never donated before, there are parent permission forms in the office. Sign up on line or in the office.
THE TABOR CHAMBER is still interested in more Czech Day Queen Candidates. If anyone is interested in competing & was unable to come to the meeting, please contact Kathy Kortan at
GOLF SIGN UP IN THE OFFICE for grades 6-12.
THE NEXT AFTER PROM PARTY MEETING will be on Thursday, March 13th, at 7:00pm, in the Elementary Commons.
CONCESSION WORKERS FOR MARCH ARE:
Sunday, 3/09 Youth BBB First shift is 9:30am-1:00pm: Maddison Hajek & Jena Rezac; Second shift is 1:00-4:30pm: Jena Rezac & Allison Carda
Remember, if you are unable to work your shift, you need to find your own sub and notify Mr. McAllister.
VARSITY TRACK PRACTICE BEGINS ON MARCH 10 for all HS students and any junior high students who lettered last spring. Practice for the rest of the Middle School will begin March 24th.
SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS Would you like to go on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC? If your answer is YES, you can complete an application form and return it to the Bon Homme Yankton Electric office by 4:30pm on March 14, 2014. Application forms will be located on 3rd floor, near the Senior scholarship corner, or from Mr. Thomas. Applicant must be a dependent of a current Bon Homme Yankton Electric member. The date of the trip is June 12-19, 2014.
LIFEGUARDING CLASS Kelli Schonebaum will be offering Lifeguarding class at the Tyndall Pool at the end of May. Cost will be $110 (this includes the cost of the cards which are $40). The books cost $40 and need to be ordered ahead of time. Contact Kelli at 589-4067 if you want to take the class or have any questions.
MORE PROM SERVERS NEEDED Sign up in the office Sophomores and Freshman are welcome to sign up As a prom server, you get a free meal and you are welcome to attend the After Prom party.
TYNDALL CO-ED VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT The St. Leos youth group will be hosting a Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, March 22nd, in the BHHS gym beginning with pool play at 8:00am. Registration forms and rules may be found in the high school office. All divisions of play are welcome from a competitive to a recreational league. Fun prizes will be awarded to all teams who enter. For more information, please contact JoLynn Weber at 589-3898 or email her at email@example.com.
PROM BANQUET Banquet registration forms are in the office Meals are $13.00 per plate Entrιe choices are Grilled steak tips or Cajun chicken fettuccine Return completed forms, with payment, to Connie by Thursday, March 6th. Checks should be made out to After Prom.
PROM 2014: Prom will be held on Saturday, April 5. The theme will be Come To Cabo. Colors for this years Prom will be Orange & Red. As info comes in, I will share it with you.
1) Banquet reservation forms are in the office.
2) The Grand March sign up is available in the office
3) Be sure to register your out of town/school dates in the office
4) All Juniors are required to help decorate the gym on Friday, April 4th. Time to be determined.
5) Picture sign up is the office. Reserve your time!
JUNIORS & SENIORS Interested in a career in LAW ENFORCEMENT?? Consider attending the 3rd Annual Youth Trooper Academy in Pierre June 23-June 27. All expenses paid by SDHP & SD American Legion. Applications can be found in the HS office or visit the SDHP and SD American Legion websites. Application deadline is 03/24/14.
THE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY is challenging everyone in the BH School District to save pop tabs that will benefit the Ronald McDonald Houses in Sioux Falls. Both Avera McKennan and Sanford Health have Ronald McDonald Houses that provide housing for families with sick and injured children. In recent years, up to $30,000 was raised annually in the upper Midwest for this important campaign. Bring your pop tabs from home to add to the tall yellow box you will find as it rotates throughout the building. One week, it may be in the elementary commons; another, it may be in the high school locker commons; another, it will be by the lunchroom; another in one of the offices. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
PROCEDURE FOR TAKING A COLLEGE DAY FOR JUNIORS & SENIORS Seniors & Juniors are allotted 1 college day per school year.
1. Go to Mrs. Melichar BEFORE YOUR ABSENCE to get a make-up slip.
2. You must get a College Day form from the office or Mr. Thomas, complete it and return TO MRS. MELICHAR 2 weeks PRIOR to your visit. Mr. Thomas can set up the visit for you if you would like or you can set it up yourself. Either way you must fill out the form prior to taking your college day.
3. You must actually go to the school of your choice on the scheduled day.
4. You must bring back a note with an office
5. Signature from the school stating you were there and the date of the visit. This note must be turned in to Mrs. Melichar within two weeks of your visit or the absence will not be considered a college day or be an exempt absence.
Thu, Mar 6 GBB Region Tourney 7:00pm
Fri, Mar 7 Tutor Day
BBB Region Tourney 7:00pm Location TBA
Sat, Mar 8 Recital Night in Main Gym 7:00pm
Mon, Mar 10 School Board Meeting 7:00pm
Tue, Mar 11 BBB Region Tourney 7:00pm Location TBA
Wed, Mar 12 HS Instrumental Solo/Ensemble Contest
Mar 13, 14, 15 Girls BB State A Tourney @ Spearfish
Fri, Mar 14 Unscheduled Day
Mon, Mar 17 - Music In Our Schools Concert 7:30pm
Tue, Mar 18 Coyote Jazz Fest @ Vermillion
Wed, Mar 19 FFA CDE @ Flandreau
Mar 20, 21, 22 Boys BB State A Tourney @ Sioux Falls
Fri, Mar 21 Unscheduled Day
Mon, Mar 24 Area Band Festival
District-wide Spring Fling @ Tyndall 6:30pm
Tue, Mar 25 TR Dan Lennon Track Meet @ Vermillion Noon
Wed, Mar 26 FFA CDE @ Lennox
Thu, Mar 27 Varsity Golf @ Fox Run in Yankton 9:00am
Mar 27, 28, 29 All State Band @ Brookings
Fri, Mar 28 Tutor Day
Mar 30, 31, Apr 1 State Student Council Convention @ Pierre
Mon, Mar 31 FFA CDE @ Tri-Valley
Tue, Apr 1 Varsity Golf @ Mitchell-Lakeview 9:30am
CHICKS VS DUDES - A face-off to see whos smarter Chicks or Dudes Team up and see who wins Its girls vs guys! Each team will get 3 questions daily.
QUESTIONS FOR THE CHICKS:
1) Boston Whaler, Baja, Mastercraft & Bayliner are all makes of what?
2) What poker hand is known as the Dead Mans Hand?
3) Where will you find two blue lines and a penalty box?
QUESTIONS FOR THE DUDES:
1) To bowl a 300, a perfect score, how many consecutive strikes are required?
2) What was the name of the 1st Harry Potter book?
3) Puce is a color that is most similar to: Red, Green, Blue or Yellow?
Answers for the Chicks
2) A pair of Aces and a pair of eights
3) At a hockey rink
Answers for the Dudes
2) Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone
Name the Song and the Artist:
So this is what you meant; When you said that you were spent; And now its time to build from the bottom of the pit; Right to the top; Dont hold back; Packing my bags and giving the academy a rain-check; I dont ever wanna let you down; I dont ever wanna leave this town; Cause after all; This city never sleeps at night; __ __ to begin, isnt it; I get a little bit bigger but then Ill admit; Im just the same as I was; Now dont you understand; That Im never changing who I am
Its Time by Imagine Dragons
COUNSELORS CORNER Seniors Check out these Internet sites with FREE scholarship & financial aid searches and reliable information. Never pay for a scholarship search!
www.fastweb.com www.collegeboard.com www.nextstepmagazine.com www.finaid.org www.wiredscholar.com/index.jsp www.fafsa.ed.gov www.legion.org/needalift
If you need money for college, apply for scholarships! It is YOUR responsibility to pick up applications and fill them out. Applying for scholarships is hard work and it takes dedication, persistence and organization on your part. Mr. Thomas is always willing to help you but remember that he has other responsibilities in the school and isnt always available. Plan ahead and make an appointment with him.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Whoever you ask for these, please give them at least one weeks notice, so they have time to prepare a good letter. Remember the old adage Lack of preparation on YOUR part does not necessitate an emergency on MY part.
Need information concerning NCAA Division I and II and NAIA Athletic Scholarships? Visit the NCAA Clearinghouse website or the NAIA website to get approved to participate in athletics. See Mr. Thomas for more information.
Make sure you are getting your applications sent in for the colleges of your choice. It is of the utmost importance to get those in early. If you are waiting for the results of your ACT testing .DONT! Mark as pending on your application, but get them sent in as soon as possible. Programs in some of these schools fill up a year in advance and then you find yourself playing the waiting game.
CHECK OUT THIS WEBSITE FOR A LISTING OF VARIOUS SCHOLARSHIP POSSIBILITIES http://www.studentscolarships.org
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOLARSHIPS Various scholarships offered based on academics, talents(fine arts) and athletics Various deadlines www.usd.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.cfm
JOE FOSS AN AMERICAN HERO SCHOLARSHIP Another SFACF scholarship - $1000 Must have minimum GPA of 3.5 and ACT of 21 Must demonstrate characteristics of an American Patriot Deadline is 03/15/14. Download app from the sfacf website.
KARST MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Three $500 scholarships The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage those students concerned with conserving their natural resources by furthering their education in an agricultural related field 2 letters of reference Download app at http://www.brookingsconservation.org/education_karst.ht. Deadline is 03/31/14
HATTERSCHEIDT SCHOLARSHIP - $1500 Must: be a SD resident; show financial need and apply for Federal Student Aid through FAFSA; Minimum GPA of 3.0; 3 letters of recommendation Go to you colleges website to download application Deadline is varied for each school, but most are the middle of March, 2014.
RICHARD HAGEN-MINERVA HARVEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Must be a member of a Native American tribe and be able to provide verification Must attend a post-secondary institution 2 letters of recommendation Essay Apps in Senior Corner Deadline is 03/07/14
JANICE M. SCOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Must be a high school senior planning to attend a four year college or university in the US Must have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra-curricular activities GPA of 3.0 or higher Combined adjusted income of parents cannot exceed $60,000 Three to five scholarships of $2500 will be awarded - Deadline is 03/31/14
SOUTH DAKOTA AMATEUR SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP Must have participated in SD amateur softball for 3 years as a player, coach, umpire, SDASA official or league official- Applicants must be 19 years of age or younger and be a graduating senior from an accredited high school Scholarship must be used in one of the following types of accredited post-high school institutions: college, university or tech school. Scholarships will be paid directly to your school Short essay 2-3 letters of recommendation- Apps in Senior Corner Deadline in 03/01/14
YANKTON MEDICAL CLINIC SCHOLARSHIP Must plan to pursue a major in the medical field Must provide a listing of school, church and civic activities 3 letters of reference Essay Minimum GPA of 3.2 Application deadline is 03/28/14 Apps in Senior Corner.
*BUCHE FOODS UNDERDOG SCHOLARSHIP We all know someone who had obstacles in their lives. Some people rise above and evolve from an underdog to a super hero. Some kids are thrown MORE obstacles than others. Starting in May of 2014, each of the Buche Foods stores will award one $1000 scholarship to a high school senior from their community that has overcome some seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their life and are going to attend a college, university or tech school. These scholarships are not your usual awards. It does not award the highest academic, most improved, best attendance but it recognizes the accomplishments of the student who struggled to graduate. It recognizes the strength and perseverance they displayed by overcoming obstacles in their personal life. Requirements: A typed essay on how you exhibited perseverance by overcoming a trying obstacle with honesty and respect, but through it all have never given up; 2 letters of recommendation; Report card/transcript. Application deadline is 03/17/14.