** GIRLS AND STEM – Consider this experience (NOT sponsored 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.
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.
The BHS faculty wants to do their best to support you in your admissions process!
Thursday 11/15 X block in the College and Career Center Room 279, come learn about Year Up, a program for 18- 24 year olds that "combines hands-on skills development, courses eligible for college credit, and corporate internships to prepare students for success in professional careers and higher education".
For more information visit https://www.yearup.org/. We hope to see you there!
Transcript release / Teacher-Counselor Recommendation Deadlines UPDATE:
If you have college applications with Nov 15 or December 1 deadlines – your transcript release form and other important documents are now overdue. See your counselor and teachers tomorrow (Tuesday).
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 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!)
JUNIORS AND SENIORS
Resume Writing Drop In Hours for 10th and 11th graders:
Need help with your starting a resume, learning what a resume is, or just help editing what you already have? Come see Ms. Cordner in Room 279/280 Wednesdays during 1st and 2nd lunch or Thursdays from 8- 8:20am!
ALL JUNIORS! PSAT results will be released beginning approximately December 10-12, 2018 to students online.
** Juniors – wondering about SAT vs ACT testing?
BHS DOES NOT RECOMMEND ANY COLLEGE ADMISSIONS TESTING COMPANY
Kaplan Testing also offering free ACT/SAT practice online 11/17 -18 - see attached flyer below
Consider registering for the PreACT (practice ACT with career interest inventory) at BHS on Saturday, December 15. This test is normed for sophomores in high school, but may be a good way to experience the style of the ACT test. Registration form is attached below with more information included or pick up in the Main Guidance Office - Room 161, starting Tues 11/13.
PreACT test and career interest inventory coming to BHS - Saturday December 15, 2018!
Gr 10 - PreACT test information and registration forms will be available in Advisory for sophomores starting Tues 11/13. You can also stop by the Main Guidance office - Room 161 or your Deans Suite/Counselor office for more info.
All completed forms and $20 check must be returned to the Main Guidance Office - room 161 by Monday November 26.
Freshman Guidance Seminars Round 2 begins in Advisories during the weeks of 11/20 – 12/18.
- Resources at BHS
- Recap BHS grad requirements
- January Midyear Exams overview
- Naviance Log -in