** Quarter 1 ends this Wednesday Nov 7. Do your best work to finish out this term!
** Makeup Picture Day is also Wed Nov 7 - If you did not take your picture in September, retakes 8-3 PM in the Schluntz Gym. You will not be taken by class; you must go on your own. All students are required to have their picture taken for a school ID. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Keaveney in the Main Office.
** GIRLS AND STEM – Consider this experience (NOT sponaored by BHS):
Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2019! An annual daylong event for 8-12 grade girls interested in pursuing STEM careers or exploring STEM topics. The daylong event will be held on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. The registration fee is $67 per student and includes all speakers, hands-on sessions, lunch, and a take home gift. – See attached flyer
** NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Family to Family offers - Free Educational Program for Family Members, Partners, and Friends of Individuals with Mental Illness – 12 session class starts January 10, 2019, Jamaica Plain MA. Preregistration is required and instruction and class materials are free for registered class participants – see attached flyer.
** Interesting article about college admissions – https://www.businessinsider.com/7-things-college-admissions-officers-wish-every-applicant-knew-2018-2
VERY IMPORTANT…..If you are a senior applying EA or ED deadlines in Oct – Nov, YOU MUST LOOK AT YOUR UPLOADED FINAL GRADES FOR QUARTER 1 ON THE STUDENT PORTAL DURING THE EVENING OF THURS NOV 15. If there are any missing grades, it is your responsibility to contact that teacher and your counselor on Friday 11/16 to correct this issue. The Guid/Counseling Dept will be reviewing senior transcripts during Fri 11/6 morning and will be sending out this transcript by Wed 11/21 at noon, including Q1 grades, to each school you have applied to early. Admissions offices will be considering this information as they review early applications and make decisions for mid- December.
SENIORS – Another critical responsibility – Be sure ALL YOUR Q1 WORK IS COMPLETED for every class so teachers can upload your accurate grade. INCOMPLETES listed on your transcript are NOT a positive note to admissions and HOLDING YOUR TRANSCRIPT while work is completed may impact your admissions situation. DO YOUR BEST WORK AND MEET DEADLINES!
The BHS faculty wants to do their best to support you in your admissions process!
Transcript release / Teacher-Counselor Recommendation Deadlines UPDATE:
If you have college applications with a Nov 15 deadline – your transcript release form and other important documents are now overdue. See you counselor and teachers tomorrow (Monday)!
If you change your admissions requests or decide not to apply to a college on your original transcript release form, PLEASE NOTIFY YOUR COUNSELOR OR STOP BY ROOM 161 (Main Guidance Office) so we can update your requests.
Last note for EARLY DECISION applications – remember you cannot apply to more than one ED school. This may also apply to Restricted Early Action applications as well. The Guidance Dept will be in touch with you when we note these errors. Let your counselor know if you are applying ED so they can sign off electronically on the ED form for these applications by deadlines. Thank you!
Upcoming due dates:
College deadline BHS Deadline
December 1 Monday, November 5
December 15 Monday, November 19
January 1 Friday, November 30 (NOTE- counselors, teachers, admins, and admin assts in Guid are NOT in the office over the December break from Dec 22 – Jan 1 so late requests cannot be managed during this time. Get your materials, requests to counselors, teachers by Nov 30 so we can help you!)
ALL JUNIORS! PSAT results will be released beginning approximately December 10-12 to students online.
** Juniors – wondering about SAT vs ACT testing?
BHS DOES NOT RECOMMEND ANY COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING COMPANY
Newton Free Library Mock SAT & ACT
Take a full-length mock SAT or ACT under timed conditions. A proctored practice exam will help your child build testing endurance and give you a real-time snapshot of their testing performance, and students will receive their scores the same day of the test!! Upon registration, Susan Wasser will schedule a score report review at a time convenient for you. During the session, we will breakdown your child’s score to understand areas of strength and weakness and develop a custom preparation plan. --see attached flyer below
Dates: SAT Mock Exam: Saturday, November 10th, 9:30am – 1:30pm and ACT Mock Exam: Saturday, November 17th, 1pm – 5pm. Cost: FREE. To register: contact 617.206.3370 at https://www.revolutionprep.com/partners/137972/
Kaplan Testing also offering free ACT/SAT practice online 11/17 -18 - see attached flyer below
Freshman Guidance Seminars Round 1 continue in Advisories during the weeks of 10/9 – 11/13.
- Get to know your counselor
- Learn more about BHS - Trivia
- What Does a BHS Counselor Do?
- How Do You Get In Touch with Your Counselor?