** REQUEST TO ALL SENIORS WHO APPLIED EARLY TO COLLEGE AT THIS TIME - Since BHS 1st quarter grades are being issued on Tuesday 11/21, we will not be able to start sending out these grades to college admissions offices until after Thanksgiving break. We are committed to doing our best to get all finalized 1st quarter grades out by Tuesday 11/27. We recognize this is close to decision deadlines for early college applicants. Please be sure all of your work is finalized for any classes (no incompletes, etc) before you leave for Thanksgiving break. This will help us to send out your grades in the most efficient time possible.
** As always, contact your counselor if you have questions or concerns about the process (email or stop by/ leave a note).
In addition, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Libenzon, BHS College Counselor, with any questions regarding the application process. He is available all day every Monday in the College-Career Center in Room 279, plus his office in Room 162.
** If you are interested in applying to Framingham State University, here is a unique opportunity: FSU will come to BHS on December 12 to conduct an On-The-Spot Decision Day. Please make sure to tell Mr. Libenzon, BHS College Counselor, that you are interested in this event.
- On December 12 from 10 to 2 pm BHS will host Framingham State University for the On-the-Spot Admission Day.
- Students who wish to participate need to complete the following required steps by Monday, December 4th :
1. Application – Common App or FSU App
2. $50 Application Fee (unless qualify for need based waiver)
3. Official High School Transcript – can be submitted through Naviance or Mr. Libenzon may email it to FSU directly
4. Official SAT/ACT Scores – must be sent through the College Board or ACT to FSU. Can only accept score reports from the guidance office as official if it is a financial hardship for the student to send their scores.
5. Diagnostic test results current within 3 years at the time of application if the student is seeking the Learning Disability waiver (these students do not need to submit SAT/ACT scores)
** Seniors who have not sent applications to any colleges, PLEASE BE AWARE:
The next deadlines for transcript requests are:
December 1 deadline - request by November 3 (late)
December 15 deadline – request by November 17 (late)
January 1st deadline - request by November 27
Seniors and Juniors -
* GAP YEAR IDEA AFTER GRADUATION - CITY YEAR Regional Recruitment Manager, Northeast Region, Paul Riley, will be at BHS tomorrow MONDAY, 11/20 @ 11:20. He will stay in room 279 for all three lunches to talk to our students about City Year Gap Year program. This is a FREE program where recent high school graduates live in Boston or other US urban settings to teach/ mentor younger students. Please pass the word!
CITY YEAR description - City Year was founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year is an education-focused nonprofit that allows recent high school graduates the opportunity to support younger students of all backgrounds in a year of full-time, paid service. AmeriCorps members serve full-time in schools across 28 US cities, earn an education award to be used for college, and gain valuable skills and experiences that prepare them for successful careers.
* Lenny Libenzon will be available ALL DAY in the College-Career Center on Mondays starting 11/21- 12/18 to support Gr 12 and 11 students on any aspect of the college application and/or research process. Come by during your free or lunch blocks
* PSAT scores released online to students during the week of December 11, 2017
* Come to PSAT score report workshop by Lenny Libenzon on Thurs November 30 (MLK) and December 14 (College-Career Center Room 279) – X block
* December 13, 7 pm, Auditorium - Students and Parents - Jr Timeline/SUMMIT College Admissions Testing Overview
Gr 10 Parents: January 10, 2018 – PTO/ BHS Guidance co-sponsor breakfast, MLK, 8:15-9:15 am –Ways to Support Your Sophomore for Life After High School – Led by Darby Neff-Verre, Lenny Libenzon, Deans and Counselors
Gr 10 students and parents/caregivers are invited to join the December 13 Jr Timeline/ SUMMIT College Admissions Testing Overview to plan for the future – see above
** Freshmen Guidance Seminars have continued from October - November in Advisory blocks. The seminars include:
- Welcome and Introductions
- First Impressions activity
- What does a BHS Guidance Counselor do?
- How do you get in touch with GC?
- BHS Trivia
- Freshman Info Sheets
A second round of freshmen seminars with counselors coming to Advisory blocks are scheduled from January through mid February.
** BHS Career Workshops for students will continue during Thursday X block on various topics throughout the school year. Many of these workshops are appropriate for students Gr 9-12. Kate Cordner, the BHS Career Counselor, is also available to meet individually to help students explore career interests through inventories and possible information interviews or job shadows in the community. She can be reached at Kate_Cordner@psbma.org. Kate also has drop in office hours in the College-Career Center Room 279 for students and these hours are posted near Room 279.
Coming up soon......Interested in the Health Science field?
The first two Coffee Talks of this school year are fast approaching! Join us in the College and Career Center Room 279:
* Thursday November 30th during x block to hear from a Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse (RN)
* Thursday December 7th during x block to hear from a Health Science Reporter and a Pediatric Dentist!
What is a Coffee Talk?
A Coffee Talk is a time for individuals in certain career fields to speak to students about their career path. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and learn from those in a field they may be interested in! It is also a great way to network and make connections in and around the BHS community.