Belmont High School “Hallway Health” Program

Hallway Health

Melanoma

Tuesday, March 31st ,   11:00-1:00

Cafeteria Lobby

As part of the Belmont High School (BHS) “Hallway Health” program, Steve Fine, the founder and president of the Melanoma Education foundation, will visit BHS on Tuesday, March 31st from 11:00 – 1:00.  Steve lost his son to melanoma in 1998, when his son was 26 years old.  Since that time, he has devoted his life to educating the public, especially our youth, about this deadly disease.  He has created a foundation that has educated thousands of people about melanoma prevention,  identification, and care.  Melanoma is unique among cancers.  It is the easiest of all cancers to self-detect at an early stage when it is curable by simple excision in an outpatient setting. But when not caught early, it is among the most malignant and incurable of all cancers.

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to stop by the “Hallway Health” table outside of the cafeteria  on March 31st for information and a facial skin check.

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BHS Coffeehouse For a Cause

BHS 2nd Coffeehouse for a Cause Benefits Homeless Youth

By Beth Young

Photos courtesy of Grace Curtis

 Belmont High School’s Working to Help the Homeless club (WTHH) hosted its second Coffeehouse for A Cause on Thursday, March 5. Throughout the year, the club holds clothing drives, volunteers at local homeless shelters and organizes fundraisers.

This coffeehouse was the second of its kind, originally the brainchild of junior Barry Eom. WTHH officers Carrie Jones, Beth Young, Emily Polansky, Elisa Bello, Momoko Tokuo and Eom himself each headed committees to plan for the night.

The event raised over $1400 for the Youth Housing Initiative, a homeless shelter in Harvard Square set to open this November. Created and run by Harvard students and alumni, it will be the second shelter in the state that specifically targets 18-24 year olds. The shelter will be open October-April for 7 days a week with 15 beds open per night.

“I feel as though I owe everyone who played a role in making the coffeehouse into a success a hug,” says Eom, after hearing the final tally of the proceeds. He is confident though that “next year’s coffeehouse will be even better”.

Alice Melnikoff, WTHH’s club advisor and the community service director at Belmont High School, echoes Eom’s thoughts. “Not only did it do a fabulous job of showcasing our student performers and the organizing talents of the Working to Help the Homeless members,” she comments, “but it also brought the community together for a wonderful cause”.

Indeed, that was the case. Club members sold tickets, made baked goods and even handcrafted the table centerpieces, high school staff loaned musical instruments and sound equipment, and Rancatore’s Ice Cream and Star Market ( Belmont)  provided the refreshments for the evening. This cumulative group effort produced an unforgettable night – full of music, food, and a future of children with places to sleep!

If you would like to donate, please send a check made payable to “Youth Housing Initiative” to Ms. Alice Melinkoff, Belmont High School, 221 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478.

More information on the Youth Housing Initiative can be found at hshsyouth.org

Coffe House 1Coffee House IVCoffee House 2Coffee House III

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Class of 2015 Parent/Guardian/Student Assembly, 3/25

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students of the Class of 2015,

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 2015 and their parents/guardians on Wednesday evening, March 25th, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the BHS Auditorium. All members of the Class of 2015 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 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 6 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 us the opportunity to come together and communicate to our children just how important they are and how to make good decisions.

Sincerely,

Mr. Richards

Principal

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BHS Service Club To Hold Cradles to Crayons Benefit Car Wash

Belmont Car Wash and BHS Service Club To Hold Cradles to Crayons Benefit Car Wash

Belmont Car Wash, in conjunction with Belmont High School’s Belmontian Community Service Club, is sponsoring its annual charity car wash on Saturday, March 28, from 8AM-4PM to benefit Cradles to Crayons.. All tips and one dollar per car will be donated to this Brighton non-profit organization which provides gently used clothes and gear for needy Massachusetts children ( http://cradlestocrayons.org/boston).

In February, the Belmontian Club sponsored PJ Days at the high school and elementary schools, and raised approximately $1,500 for Cradles to Crayons. The members are hoping that through this car wash they will hit the $3000 mark.

If you would like to send a contribution, checks may be made out to Cradles to Crayons and sent to Alice Melnikoff, Community Service Coordinator, Belmont High School, 221 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478.

2014 Cradles to Crayons Fundraiser

Belmont Car Wash 2014

 

 

 

 

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MCAS Testing Schedule (3/24 – 3/26)

Tuesday, March 24th

MCAS – ELA Composition (10th Grade)

Delayed Opening (9th, 11th, 12th)

A2        10:35    10:48

B2        10:48    11:01

C2        11:01    11:11

D2        11:14    11:27

E2        11:27    11:37

F2        11:40    11:53

G2        11:53    12:03

H2        12:06    12:26

I2         12:26    12:43

J2         12:46    1:06

K2        1:06      1:26

L2        1:26      1:46

M2       1:49      1:59

N2        1:59      2:12

O2        2:12      2:25

 

Wednesday, March 25th

MCAS – ELA Composition (10th Grade)

Delayed Opening (9th, 11th, 12th)

A3        10:35    10:47

B3        10:47    10:57

C3        11:00    11:08

D3        11:08    11:16

E3        11:16    11:24

F3        11:27    11:35

G3        11:35    11:43

H3        11:43    12:03

I3         12:06    12:26

J3         12:26    12:46

K3        12:46    1:06

L3        1:09      1:17

M3       1:17      1:25

 

Thursday, March 26th

MCAS – ELA Composition (10th Grade)

Delayed Opening (9th, 11th, 12th)

A4        10:35    10:48

B4        10:48    11:01

C4        11:03    11:14

D4        11:14    11:27

E4        11:27    11:40

F4        11:43    11:53

G4        11:53    12:06

H4        12:06    12:26

I4         12:29    12:46

J4         12:46    1:06

K4        1:06      1:26

L4        1:26      1:46

M4       1:49      1:59

N4        1:59      2:12

O4        2:12      2:25

 

 

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Class of 2015 Assembly for Parents/Guardians/Students

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students of the Class of 2015,

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 2015 and their parents/guardians on Wednesday evening, March 25th, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the BHS Auditorium.  All members of the Class of 2015 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 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 6 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 us the opportunity to come together and communicate to our children just how important they are and how to make good decisions.

Sincerely,

Mr. Richards

Principal

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Vote for Outstanding Teachers of the Year Award, 2015

Outstanding Teachers of the Year Awards 2015

The Foundation for Belmont Education

is proud to announce a new way to

celebrate and honor our Belmont Educators

The FBE Partners with Belmont Savings Bank Foundation to Announce

Outstanding Teachers of the Year Awards

The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) is excited to announce the implementation of a teacher recognition program throughout the Belmont Public School (BPS) district. This program, sponsored by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation, will recognize the extraordinary contributions made by our teachers in the Belmont Public Schools.  Community members and high school students can submit nomination papers for a teacher who deserves this special recognition.

The FBE is currently accepting nominations for Outstanding Teachers of the Year. One teacher will be chosen from each of the six Belmont schools by a sub-committee of the FBE board. Winners will be announced on April 17th.  On April 30, 2015, awards will be given at a ceremony attended by family, friends, students, and colleagues to celebrate this special acknowledgement. 

To Nominate a Teacher Visit:

www.belmontsavings.com/FBEOutstandingTeacher

For More Information:

www.fbe-belmont.org/outstandingteacher

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Summer Plans

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s)-

With the many snow days and possibly more to come, families may have their sights on summer vacations and are starting to arrange their plans. When organizing the family calendar, please take in consideration that the scheduled last official day of school is determined by the school committee sometime in April/May. When determined, the date will be posted on the district website and BHS Principal’s Blog. Students are expected attend school until the last official day. Please schedule your summer plans accordingly.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

 

Mr. Richards

Principal

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Class of 2015 Assembly for Parents/Guarians/Students

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students of the Class of 2015,

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 2015 and their parents/guardians on Wednesday evening, March 25th, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the BHS Auditorium.  All members of the Class of 2015 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 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 6 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 us the opportunity to come together and communicate to our children just how important they are and how to make good decisions.

Sincerely,

Mr. Richards

Principal

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Class of 2015 Important Dates and Activities

CLASS OF 2015

Important Dates and Activities

May 15 Last Full Day of class for seniors

May 15 Senior/Junior Prom (report to school by 4:15 pm to sign in, grand promenade and board bus to prom location) ($120)

May 18 Senior Exams – F1, G1, H1 (Pink) / I1, J1, K1 (Dark Blue)

(Seniors only need to be in school at the time of their exams)

May 19 POMS Senior Music Banquet, 6:00 pm @ Saint Joseph’s Church

May 19 Senior Exams – A2, B2, C2 (Yellow) / M2, N2, O2 (Purple)

May 20 Lillian Blacker Awards, 7:00 pm

May 21 Senior Exams – F4, G4, H4 (Green) / I4, J4, K4, L4 (Orange)

May 22 Senior Exams – A5, B5, C5 (Light Blue)

June 1 Senior Cruise (report to the BHS Cafeteria at 4:30 pm. Buses leave BHS at 5:15 pm. Return to BHS 10:30 pm) (cost now $100.00)

June 2 Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory) report to the field house at 9:00 am

June 3 Senior Service Day (Seniors report to the BHS cafeteria at 8:00 am for breakfast and Tshirts. They then proceed to their service sites for the day. Bring a bag lunch)

June 4 Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory) report to the field house at 9:00 am. Students enter through the field house entrance.

June 5 Senior Awards Ceremony, 9:00 am (students report at 8:15 am)

June 7 Graduation 3:00 pm (report to the Upper Gym at 2:00 pm)

June 7 All Night Party, BHS cafeteria ($25.00)

Attendance is mandatory at the Graduation Rehearsals.

** 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 22. 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 15.

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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