Belmont High School Ranked One of The Best High Schools in The Country-U.S. News & World Report

The U.S. News & World Report today released its 2014 ranking of the best high schools in the country. The organization’s rankings “analyzed more than 31,200 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and has published data on more than 19,400, including student demographics and results on state exams and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.”

#151 Nationally
# 3 Massachusetts

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/massachusetts/rankings

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Class of 2014 Important Dates

Class of 2014 Important Dates

May 14 Lillian Blacker Awards, 7:00 pm

May 16 Last Full Day of class for seniors

May 16 Senior/Junior Prom (report to school by 4:15 pm to sign in, grand promenade and board bus to prom location)

May 19 Senior Exams – F1, G1, H1 (Pink) / I1, J1, K1 (Dark Blue)

May 20 POMS Senior Music Banquet, 6:00 pm @ Saint Joseph’s Church

May 20 Senior Exams – A2, B2, C2 (Yellow) / M2, N2, O2 (Purple)

May 21 Senior Exams – C3, D3, F3 (Light Blue)

May 22 Senior Exams – F4, G4 H4 (Green) / I4, J4, K4, L4 (Orange)
(Seniors only need to be in school at the time of their exams)

May 27 Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory) report to the field house at 9:00 am

May 28 Senior Service Day (Seniors report to the BHS cafeteria at 8:00 am for breakfast and T-shirts. They then proceed to their service sites for the day. Bring a bag lunch)

May 28 Senior Cruise (report to the BHS Cafeteria at 4:30 pm. Buses leave BHS at 5:15 pm. Return to BHS 10:30 pm)

May 29 Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory) report to the field house at 9:00 am. Students enter through the field house entrance.

May 30 Senior Awards Ceremony, 9:00 am (students report at 8:15 am)

June 1 Graduation 3:00 pm (report to the Upper Gym at 2:00 pm)

June 1 All-Night Party, BHS cafeteria

Attendance is mandatory at the Graduation Rehearsals and Senior Awards.

** All books and materials should be handed in to the teacher at the end of each exam or before. Lockers should be cleaned out by May 29. All school discipline and financial obligations (including activity fees, lost books fees, class dues, uniform returns and library books) must be returned and paid in order to receive your cap, gown and yearbook. The fees should be paid directly to the main office. These obligations must be met by May 23.

PLEASE NOTE: All of the school rules outlined in the Belmont High School Student Handbook will be enforced for the senior activities. In addition to the established consequences, violations of one or more of these rules may lead to dismissal from the activity and denial of the privilege of participating in the remaining senior activities of the year. This may include the denial of participation in the graduation ceremony.

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Hunger Banquet at BHS

Belmont High School Social Studies students host a Hunger Banquet

Hunger Banquet, 2014

Life isn’t fair—and neither is this. At an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet®, the place where you sit, and the meal that you eat, are determined by the luck of the draw—just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty.

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Joseph Chen Qualifies for the USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad

• Joseph Chen, Belmont High School, grade 10 student has qualified to participate in the United States of America Junior Mathematical Olympiad based on his performance on two previous Math exams. Only about 230 students nationwide are chosen to participate at this level. The USAJMO exam is a six question, two days, 9 hour essay/proof examination. Students performing well on the USAJMO are then invited to train and tryout for the US International Math Team. These exams are organized by the Mathematica Association of America. The exams are highly regarded across the country and internationally. Please extend your congratulations to Joseph and recognize our math team coach, Ben DeLorio for the time and support he provides to our mathletes.

Joseph Chen

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Congratulations to Talin Tahajian (National YoungArts Foundation Winner)

Talin Tahajian - YoungArtsCongratulations to Talin Tahajian for being selected for the 2014 National YoungArts Foundation Winner. Talin was recognized for her work in writing poetry. This distinguished accomplishment brings well deserved recognition to everyone at Belmont High School.

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) recognized and supports America’s most talented 15-18 year olds in the visual, literary and performing arts. This year, YoungArts named 687 Winners from 45 states, selected from a pool of more than 10,000 applications nationwide. The Winners were chosen through a multi-tiered, blind adjudication process and evaluated by celebrated masters in their artistic fields.

As a YoungArts Winner, Talin joins the ranks of more than 16,000 YoungArts alumni, including such notables as actresses Vanessa Williams and Kerry Washington, four-time Tony Award nominee Raul Esparza, Executive Director of American Ballet Theatre Rachel More, recording artists Nicki Minaj and Chris Young, violinist Jennifer Koh, choreographer Desmond Richards, and internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Dough Aitken.

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Friday, April 18th Half-Day of School Schedule

Friday, April 18th is a half-day of school. Below is the schedule for the day.

Friday, April 18th
Good Friday
10:30am Dismissal
A5 7:35 AM 7:46 AM
B5 7:46 AM 7:57 AM
C5 7:57 AM 8:08 AM
D5 8:11 AM 8:22 AM
E5 8:22 AM 8:32 AM
F5 8:35 AM 8:46 AM
G5 8:46 AM 8:56 AM
H5 8:59 AM 9:10 AM
I5 9:10 AM 9:21 AM
J5 9:21 AM 9:31 AM
K5 9:34 AM 9:45 AM
L5 9:45 AM 9:56 AM
M5 9:56 AM 10:06 AM
N5 10:09 AM 10:20 AM
O5 10:20 AM 10:30 AM

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Senior Assembly for Students and Parents/Guardians, 4/16

Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2014,

Welcome to the fourth quarter of your child’s Senior Year! I’m sure that you and your child are excited about their “Senior Spring” and all of the activities that we have planned to celebrate their graduation. While we certainly want our students to enjoy this time to revel in their accomplishments, we also want them to do so in a manner that is responsible and safe. Unfortunately, news stories at this time of year are far too often filled with stories of teenagers making choices that have disastrous consequences.

In order to reinforce the message about safe behavior at this time of year and to give you the full schedule of events for the spring, we will have a meeting for members of the Class of 2014 and their parents/guardians on Wednesday evening, April 16th, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the BHS Auditorium. All members of the Class of 2014 who wish to purchase a ticket for the Prom, the Senior Cruise, and the All-Night Party must attend the meeting with a parent/guardian. The bulk of the evening’s agenda will be a presentation by Cara Filler, who speaks to young people and their parents/guardians across the US about the importance of making responsible decisions. With the generous support of our PTO, we have been able to have Cara speak to our students for the past five years. Her message to students about the dangers of peer pressure, risk-taking and traffic safety has been so successful that we have asked Cara to return to BHS for this evening meeting. To read more about Cara, you can visit her website at www.carafiller.com.

This evening will afford everyone the opportunity to come together and communicate to our students just how important the message of making good decisions is.

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Richards

Principal

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Cara Filler – Senior Students and Parents

Reminder:

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 BHS will host Cara Filler for a pre-prom/pre-graduation talk.

The talk is mandatory for all seniors and their parents and will take place at 7pm in the BHS Auditorium.

Mark your calendars!

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Congratulations to Belmont High School!

Belmont High School was rated #10 for College Readiness in the state. congratulations to the community,faculty, and staff!

http://boston.com/yourtown/top-high-schools-massachusetts-for-college-readiness/CATtd3dmZBx3gRWmo2InhM/article.html?pg=7

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National Merit Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Lewis Silletto and James Stadler for being selected as National Merit Scholarship winners. Each will receive a scholarship in the sum of $2,500.

National Merit Winners

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