BHS Team Best Day!

The Belmont High School Ski Team enjoyed its best day ever this week.  In a Giant Slalom held at Nashoba Valley in Westford, Massachusetts on Tuesday, January 17th, Junior Captains Julia Martin and Nick Copollo each skied brilliantly to win their respective races.  In addition the Belmont boys placed an unprecedented six skiers in the top 25 including Senior Drew Bodmer (8), Freshman Max Vigneras (15), Senior Graham Dennison (18), Senior Captain Tommy Slap (20) and Junior Captain Will Joaquin (22).  On the girls course Junior Captain Liza Hote, finished 10th and several additional skiers finished in the top 35.  They included Sophomores Yasmine Aoua (25), Evie Martin (26) and Senior Emma Jones (28) and Senior Captain Colleen McVay (33).

Coaches Karen Schwinn-Clanton and Mike Regan are overjoyed with the team.  Coach Regan is very proud of all the Belmont skiers.  “The majority of the schools we race against are from towns that surround the Nashoba Valley and Wachusett ski areas.  As a result many in the field of 96 boys and 96 girls that we face every week have had the opportunity to train and race almost every day of their lives”.  Coach Regan believes that skiing so well against such seasoned racers “speaks volumes about the athleticism and drive” of the Belmont athletes.    There are four more qualifying races at Nashoba Valley and the season will wrap up at the MIAA State Championships to be held at Wachusett on March 7th.

 

BHS Mid-Year Exam Schedule

Belmont High SchoolMid – Year Exam Schedule 2017

January 19th, 20th and 23rd
Thursday, January 19th 

8:00 – 9:30

Chemistry

Chemistry H

Physics

Physics H

Biology

Biology H

AP Biology

Anatomy H

12:00 – 1:30

AP Chemistry

AP Env Science

Neurobiology H

AP Physics

Zoology

Pos Dec

Conflicts
Friday, January 20th  

8:00 – 9:30

AP Am. Hist.

American Studies H

Modern World Issues H

World History

World History H

12:00 – 1:30

AP Psych

AP Economic

B. Psych H

Conflicts
Monday, January 23rd

8:00 – 9:30

Algebra 1

Algebra 2: Core

Algebra 2 Y1

Algebra 2 H1

Algebra 2 H2

Calculus H

Pre-Calculus

Pre-Calculus H1

Pre-Calculus H2

AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

Adv. Algebra & Tri

12:00 – 1:30

Algebra 1: Core

AP Stats

Ad. Math DM

Geometry

Geometry H

Stat & Ana H

AP Latin

Conflicts

                

Chipotle Fundraiser for Children’s Hospital, 1/18

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Boston Children’s Hospital. Come in to the Chipotle at 227 Alewife Brook Parkway Space B5 in Cambridge on Wednesday, January 18th between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Boston Children’s Hospital.

Click on link below for flier:

Chipotle-flyer-II

MLK Breakfast, 1/16

The Journey to Understanding: Stories across race, place, and class

We invite you to hear the compelling stories of former METCO students and to learn about the inspiring life Dorothy Stoneman, founder of YouthBuild, Inc. at Belmont’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast. This is a program about those who have had the vision and courage to bring about a more equitable world and their journeys.  It is a celebration of both 50 years of METCO and of Dorothy Stoneman’s remarkable life.

The MLK Breakfast takes place Monday, January 16 at 8:45 am at Belmont High School

Belmont to Harlem

Dorothy Stoneman grew up in Belmont, and attended Belmont Public Schools starting with Winn Brook.  She earned a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and master’s and doctoral degrees from Bank Street College of Education. She joined the Civil Rights movement in 1964, and worked in East Harlem for decades in education and community development.   She started the first YouthBuild program there in 1978 in partnership with local teenagers and then orchestrated its scaling nationally and internationally.  She is a recipient of the Harvard Call to Service Award (2011), the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship (2007), the John Gardner Leadership Award (2000), and a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship (1996).   In 2013 she was invited to speak on the Mall at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Freedom and Justice, marking YouthBuild’s place as part of the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.

Below is a link to the January 2 New York Times article about Ms. Stoneman, who recently retired as CEO of YouthBuild.

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/02/nyregion/youthbuild-dorothy-stoneman-retires.html?_r=0

METCO: from Boston to Belmont and back   

This is the 50th anniversary The Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc (METCO), a state-funded educational program designed to eliminate racial imbalance through the busing of children from Boston and Springfield to public systems in surrounding suburban metropolitan communities.

Angela Simpson, Anthony Lumley, and Lee Williams ’82 were among the first of a small group of METCO students to arrive in Belmont in 1970. Boston was at the height of the busing crisis and METCO was conceived to encourage more diversity in suburban schools and to provide a quality education for Boston students.      Marrcus Henry ’04 and Melvin McKenzie ’06 have more recent stories but the experience of early morning risings to be on a bus at 6 am in Boston traveling to the predominantly white community of Belmont and a different world, resonate for all.   Belmont resident, Lorraine Kermond, will speak about the importance of the METCO program to the Belmont community and about the Boston-Belmont Friends group. In addition, Diane Wiltshire, Belmont METCO director, will speak.

 

Monday, January 16, 2017   MLK Day

Celebrating 50 years of METCO

9 am – 11 am (Registration at the door from 8:45 am – 9 am)

Belmont High School Cafeteria, 221 Concord Avenue

$5 per person/$10 per family (at the door)

 

The program will include music by The Belmont High School Chamber singers, BHS student singers and METCO program participants Jaelyn Creech Moise and Janae Creech Moise, a trio comprised of BHS students Lara Zeng, Alex Wilk, and Annalise Schlaud, and a closing song by Belmont resident Muneeb Khan.

Pastries, fruit and beverages will be served.  Ample parking. Accessible to persons with disabilities.  Join with old friends and meet new friends.  Children of all ages are welcome and childcare and gym activities will be provided for those 2-12 during the talks.

If you would like to register in advance, email or call the Belmont Human Rights Commission at Belmont.hrc@gmail.com or 617-993-2795. Clearly state or spell your name and any title.  If you preregister, your name tag will be waiting!  Preregistration is appreciated, but not required.  Help set-up, Sunday, 4-6 pm, in the BHS cafeteria.

METCO SUPPORT FUND
Donations will be accepted at the Breakfast for the METCO Support Fund.   This Fund pays for after school transportation for METCO high school students who participate in after school arts, academic, or sporting activities and for programs in all the schools that provide opportunities for our Boston and Belmont students and families to foster connections.  The Fund is administered by the Belmont School Department.

Donations can also be sent directly to BAR: Make check out to Belmont Against Racism, (put METCO Fund on the by line).  PO Box 649 Belmont MA 02478.  Our students are very appreciative of your support!

 

 

BHS & Chenery Sports Schedule (1/9-1/14)

 

Monday, January 09

3:30 PM Boys Chenery Middle Basketball Diamond MS Lexington Home

4:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Ice Hockey Newton South HS Away

5:00 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Woburn High School Home

5:00 PM Girls Chenery Middle Basketball Diamond MS Lexington Home

 

Tuesday, January 10

3:30 PM Coed Varsity Skiing OPEN DATE League Race S Away

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Swimming Andover High School Home

4:15 PM Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Lexington High School Home

4:15 PM Boys Freshman Basketball Lexington High School Home

4:15 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Lexington High School Away

4:30 PM Boys Varsity Indoor Track Winchester High School Away

4:30 PM Girls Varsity Indoor Track Winchester High School Away

5:40 PM Boys Junior Varsity Ice Hockey Medford High School Home

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Basketball Lexington High School Home

6:00 PM Girls Varsity Basketball Lexington High School Away

 

Wednesday, January 11

3:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Ice Hockey Watertown High School Away

4:05 PM Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Lexington High School Away

5:00 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Lexington High School Home

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Wrestling Lexington High School Away

 

Thursday, January 12

3:30 PM Boys Chenery Middle Basketball Waltham Kennedy MS Home

5:00 PM Girls Chenery Middle Basketball Waltham Kennedy MS Home

 

Friday, January 13

3:30 PM Boys Freshman Basketball Winchester High School Away

3:30 PM Girls Freshman Basketball Winchester High School Home

3:30 PM Coed Varsity Skiing OPEN DATE League Race S Make up Away

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Swimming Winchester High School Home

5:15 PM Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Winchester High School Away

5:15 PM Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Winchester High School Home

7:00 PM Boys Varsity Basketball Winchester High School Away

7:00 PM Girls Varsity Basketball Winchester High School Home

 

Saturday, January 14

9:00 AM Boys Varsity Indoor Track MSTCA Relay Away

9:00 AM Boys Varsity Wrestling WOBURN tournament Away

10:00 AM Girls Varsity Indoor Track OPEN DATE MSTCA Relay Away

1:00 PM Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Winchester High School Home

2:00 PM Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Winchester High School Away

 

2017 BHS Mid Year Exam Schedule

Belmont High School
Mid Year
Exam Schedule 2017
January 19th, 20th and 23rd

Thursday, January 19 th
8:00 – 9:30
Chemistry
Chemistry H
Physics
Physics H
Biology
Biology H
AP Biology
Anatomy H
12:00 1:30
AP Chemistry
AP Env Science
Neurobiology H
AP Physics
Zoology
Pos Dec
Conflicts

Friday, January 20th
8:00 – 9:30
AP Am. Hist.
AP Economic
American Studies
American Studies H
Modern World Issues H
World History
World History H
12:00 1:30
AP Psych
B. Psych H
Conflicts

Monday, January 23rd
8:00 – 9:30
Algebra 1: Core
Algebra 1
Algebra 2: Core
Algebra 2 Y1
Algebra 2 H1
Algebra 2 H2
Calculus H
PreCalculus
PreCalculus H1
PreCalculus H2
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Adv. Algebra & Tri
12:00 1:30
AP Stats
Ad. Math DM
Geometry
Geometry H
Stat & Ana H
AP Latin
Conflicts

Student room assignments will be posted on the bulletin board outside the main office.

All test session will begin at the stated times, students are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early.

When students are not testing they may utilize the library or cafeteria for quiet study, or may leave campus.