Congratulations to the Arlington/Belmont Crew Team

The Arlington/Belmont crew teams are the 2014 Fall MPSRA Team Champions. In addition, the boy’s team also won the Pamela Krause Trophy. Thank you for being excellent ambassadors for Belmont High School.

Results:

Boys 1st Novice 8+ Final 1st

Boys 2nd/3rd Novice 8+ Final 1st

Girls 1st Novice 8+ Final 4th

Boys Novice 4+ Final 2nd

Girls Novice 4+ Final 4th

Girls 1st Varsity 4+ Final 5th

Girls 1st Varsity 4+ Final 5th

Girls 2nd Varsity 4+ Final 5th

Boys 1st Varsity 4+ Final 3rd

Boys 2nd Varsity 4+ Final 6th

Girls 1st Varsity 8+ Final 3rd

Girls 2nd Varsity 8+ Final 2nd

Boys 1st Varsity 8+ Final 1st

Boys 2nd Varsity 8+ Final 1st

Boys 3rd/4th Varsity 8+ Final 2nd

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In This Week’s Principal’s Newsletter to Faculty and Staff

Dear Belmont High School Community,

Each week I post a newsletter to the faculty and staff at Belmont High School. In the principal’s notes section, I usually have a short message on best practises and school news. Below is this weeks principal’s message in the Principal’s Page newsletter. Enjoy.

Mr. Richards

* Principal’s Notes:

Good Morning Faculty and Staff,

I hope everyone had a restful weekend and was able to spend time with family, friends or just quality personal time. No matter how you spent it, I hope you had some fun.

Over the past few years, I have stressed the importance of thoughtful risk-taking in the classroom. Risk-taking leads to a discovery of new skills, creativity, and​  innovation. ​ It fosters a positive mindset. When we take risks, oftentimes, we can feel powerless, vulnerable, and afraid to fail. So that we – students, teachers, administrators – can grow and achieve the next level of success, we have to be willing to explore and breakout of our comfort zones. These uncomfortable feelings are natural and necessary for individuals to thrive and grow.  The reward of succeeding is exhilarating! ​

​It pushes us to a level we never thought we could achieve. As you take risks in your classroom, please feel free to consult and invite your colleagues and school administrators to help you succeed. My goal is to create a safe environment for teachers to explore taking risks without feeling the pressure of being penalized for trying.

Thanks to all who are taking that leap of faith and exploring the possibilities within you and your students!​

 Dan

Risk-taking at Belmont High School

 What if I mess up?

Providing the freedom for risk-taking is an important trait of Belmont High School – we couldn’t expect so much of individuals if we also penalized people for errors. Risk-taking is genuinely looked at as opportunities to learn. We can always repair the mistake or make up for it the second or third time around.

Risk-taking is a great way to find out that your assumptions were wrong or that your curriculum, practice or instruction was a little off. As long as you update your model and move forward with a better picture, you’re doing it right. Look for ways to test your beliefs. Never be afraid to run an experiment, be creative, innovative, collect more data or differentiate your instruction. It helps to make predictions and anticipate unforeseen outcomes. Ask yourself, “What would I expect to see if I’m right?” Ask yourself, “What would I expect to see if I’m wrong?” Then ask yourself, “What do I see?” If something totally unexpected happens, try to figure out why.

There are still some bad ways to fail. Repeating the same mistake over and over is one. Not being open to coaching from others before or after a failure is another. Never ignore the evidence; particularly when it says you have made a mistake.

We at Belmont High School encourage and support risks to improve the teaching and learning of ALL our community members.

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BHS and Chenery Sports Schedule of Events (10/27 – 11/1)

Monday, October 27

1:45PM Boys Varsity Cross Country League meet @ Woburn CC Away

1:45PM Girls Varsity Cross Country League meet @ Woburn CC Away

3:30PM Boys Junior Varsity Football Winchester High School Away

3:30PM Coed Chenery Middle Cross Country Bigelow Middle School Home

3:45PM Boys Freshman Soccer Lexington High School Home

4:00PM Boys Varsity Soccer Pentucket Regional HS Home

4:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Pentucket Regional HS Home

4:00PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Winchester High School Away

4:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Medford High School Away

4:00PM Girls Freshman Field Hockey Woburn High School Away

5:30PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Winchester High School Away

5:30PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Winchester High School Away

6:00PM Girls Varsity Soccer Medford High School Away

 

Tuesday, October 28

3:45PM Girls Freshman Soccer Wilmington High School Home

4:00PM Girls Freshman Field Hockey Wilmington High School Home

 

Wednesday, October 29

4:00PM Girls Varsity Swimming ML12 Swim Dive meet @ Belmont Home

 

Thursday, October 30

2:30PM Girls Varsity Swimming ML12 Swim Dive meet @ Bentley Away

3:30PM Boys Freshman Football Stoneham High School Away

 

Friday, October 31

TBA Boys Varsity Football TBA  (Will be assigned by MIAA on Monday 10.27.14)

 

Saturday, November 01

10:00AM Boys Junior Varsity Football Stoneham High School Away

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BHS Lockdown Drill, 10/22

October 22, 2014

Dear Belmont High School Community:

The safety of our students is paramount to a successful school community. Over the past several years the Belmont High School administration has been working closely with the Belmont Police and Fire departments to review the school’s safety and emergency protocols.   Our ongoing collaborative efforts have resulted in improved, well-rehearsed routines for potential imminent emergencies, as well as orderly and immediate responses from students, staff and public safety officials. In addition, our safety protocols allow us to successfully address a situation before it happens.   We practice all of our safety protocols, such as fire drills, evacuations, and lockdowns on a regular basis throughout the school year.   As part of that review, BHS practiced its annual lock down procedure this morning. I am happy to report that the drill was successful, and all parties responded appropriately. I was most impressed by the high level of maturity exhibited by our students.

If you have any questions about the lock down, or any other safety protocol, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Daniel E. Richards

 

Principal, Belmont High School

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Student drop off reminder

When dropping your child off to school after 8:15 am, students should use the large parking lot entrance near the tennis courts to enter the building. All other entrances to Belmont High School are locked during the day to help increase school safety.

Thank you for your help.

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Delayed Opening, 10/23

This is a reminder that Thursday, 10/23 will be a delayed opening. Buses will start picking up students at 9:45 am.

The schedule for the day is below:

Thursday, October 23rd
10:35 AM
Delayed Opening – All Grades
A4 10:35 AM 10:55 AM
B4 10:55 AM 11:10 AM
C4 11:13 AM 11:25 AM
D4 11:25 AM 11:40 AM
E4 11:40 AM 11:55 AM
F4 11:58 AM 12:10 PM
G4 12:10 PM 12:25 PM
H4 12:25 PM 12:40 PM
I4 12:43 PM 12:55 PM
J4 12:55 PM 1:10 PM
K4 1:10 PM 1:25 PM
L4 1:25 PM 1:40 PM
M4 1:43 PM 1:55 PM
N4 1:55 PM 2:10 PM
O4 2:10 PM 2:25 PM

 

 

 

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BHS & Chenery Sports Schedule of Events 10/20-10/25

Monday, October 20

9:00AM Boys Varsity Golf MIAA Division II North Tournament Away

2:30PM Coed Chenery Middle Cross Country Carlisle Invitational Away

3:30PM Boys Junior Varsity Football Reading High School Home

3:30PM Girls Varsity Swimming Burlington High School Home

4:30PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Woburn High School Home

6:00PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Woburn High School Home

 

Tuesday, October 21

3:45PM Boys Varsity Cross Country Winchester High School Home

3:45PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Lexington High School Home

3:45PM Girls Varsity Cross Country Winchester High School Home

3:45PM Girls Varsity Soccer Lexington High School Away

3:45PM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Lexington High School Away

6:00PM Boys Varsity Soccer Lexington High School Home

 

Wednesday, October 22

3:45PM Boys Freshman Soccer Lexington High School Home

3:45PM Girls Freshman Soccer Waltham High School Away

4:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Woburn High School Home

4:00PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Woburn High School Home

4:30PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Lexington High School Home

5:30PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Woburn High School Home

6:00PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Lexington High School Home

 

Thursday, October 23

3:30PM Coed Chenery Middle Cross Country Oak Hill Middle School Home

3:45PM Boys Freshman Soccer Woburn High School Home

3:45PM Girls Freshman Soccer Woburn High School Away

4:00PM Girls Freshman Field Hockey Woburn High School Away

 

Friday, October 24

3:30PM Boys Freshman Football Winchester High School Away

3:30PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Winchester High School Away

3:45PM Boys Freshman Soccer Winchester High School Away

4:00PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Lexington High School Home

4:00PM Girls Freshman Field Hockey Winchester High School Home

5:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Winchester High School Away

5:30PM Girls Varsity Swimming Lexington High School Away

5:30PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Lexington High School Home

5:30PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Lexington High School Home

6:00PM Boys Varsity Football Winchester High School Home

 

Saturday, October 25

2:00PM Boys Varsity Soccer Winchester High School Away

2:00PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Winchester High School Away

4:00PM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Winchester High School Home

6:00PM Girls Varsity Soccer Winchester High School Home

 

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Breast Cancer Car Wash Saturday, October 18

Support the BHS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team at Belmont Car Wash on Trapelo Rd.
Students will be drying cars from 8AM-4PM tomorrow. Belmont Car Wash will donate $1 per car and all of the tips through the team to the American Cancer Society. Last year’s car wash raised over $1,100 for the breast cancer efforts of the ACS.

Thank you for your support!

Cancer Walk ll Cancer Walk IV Cancer Walk ll

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BHS & Chenery Sports Schedule of Events (10/13-10/18)

Monday, October 13

10:00AM Boys Varsity Soccer Reading High School Home

10:00AM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Reading High School Home

10:00AM Girls Varsity Soccer Reading High School Away

10:00AM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Reading High School Away

10:00AM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Bedford High School Away

11:00AM Girls Varsity Volleyball Bedford High School Away

12:00PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Arlington High School Away

1:30PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Arlington High School Away

 

Tuesday, October 14

3:45PM Boys Varsity Cross Country Lexington High School Away

3:45PM Girls Varsity Cross Country Lexington High School Away

 

Wednesday, October 15

3:45PM Boys Varsity Soccer Arlington High School Away

3:45PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Arlington High School Away

3:45PM Boys Freshman Soccer Wilmington High School Away

3:45PM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Arlington High School Home

3:45PM Girls Freshman Soccer Wilmington High School Away

4:00PM Girls Varsity Swimming Wakefield High School Home

4:00PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Reading High School Home

5:30PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Reading High School Home

5:30PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Reading High School Home

6:00PM Girls Varsity Soccer Arlington High School Home

 

Thursday, October 16

3:30PM Boys Varsity Golf Wilmington High School Home

3:45PM Boys Freshman Soccer Woburn High School Home

3:45PM Girls Freshman Soccer Woburn High School Away

4:00PM Girls Freshman Field Hockey Woburn High School Away

4:30PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Woburn High School Home

6:00PM Girls Varsity Field Hockey Woburn High School Home

 

Friday, October 17

3:30PM Boys Freshman Football Reading High School Home

4:00PM Girls Varsity Swimming Boston Latin HS Home

4:00PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Arlington High School Away

5:30PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Arlington High School Away

5:30PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Arlington High School Away

7:00PM Boys Varsity Football Reading High School Away

7:00PM V JV Cheerleading Reading High School Away

 

Saturday, October 18

2:30PM Boys Varsity Soccer Woburn High School Home

2:30PM Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Woburn High School Home

2:30PM Girls Varsity Soccer Woburn High School Away

2:30PM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Woburn High School Away

 

 

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Construction on Concord Ave.

BHS has been advised the traffic pattern, on Concord Ave. for Thursday, October 9th, will be further impacted by the continuing construction. Please allow additional time to commute to school tomorrow.

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