BHS Students’ Voice, 9/23

Dear Faculty, Staff, Parents, and Guardians,

 

This past week at Belmont High School, a group of about twenty students peacefully organized their voices to support the national protest of “Black Lives Matter.”  On Friday, September 23, the students wore black to school and some students chose to write “Black Lives Matter” on their arms. The students’ intentions were to bring awareness to the topic and to continue the conversation our nation is having. The students successfully brought attention to the topic in a peaceful and respectful manner by having dialogues with students, faculty, staff, and administrators without any disruption to the school day.

 

In addition to the events during the school day, approximately twelve of our athletes chose to support our students’ voice at the evening football game by mirroring what some professional athletes have decided to do by kneeling during the national anthem. The athletes who chose to kneel in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement did so in an organized, respectful manner. The athletes who chose not to kneel decided to support the students kneeling by standing next to them, placing their left hand on their shoulder and their right hand over their hearts. This was a decision the students came to with the help of their coaches. This was also done in a peaceful and respectful manner.

 

Allowing students to express themselves while respecting the views of others is one of the hallmarks of Belmont High School. The “Black Lives Matter” movement continues to be a topic of passionate conversation across our nation and in our schools. I am extremely proud of the manner in which our students organized and conducted themselves this past week. Moving forward, I will be meeting with students to have a dialogue about how we can support opportunities for them to express their points of view on issues that matter to them in a manner that continues to foster open discussion, while recognizing and respecting the diversity of thinking and beliefs that exist across the student body and our greater school community.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dan Richards

Principal

BHS College Fair, 10/5

Belmont High School Annual College Fair

Wed October 5, 2016

7-9 pm BHS Field House

Students and Parents Invited!

Attending Colleges

 

American University
American University of Paris
Anna Maria College
Assumption College
Bates College
Becker College
Bennington College
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Bridgewater State College
Bryant College
Butler University
Castleton State College
Champlain College
Colby-Sawyer College
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Colorado College
Connecticut College
Curry College
Daniel Webster College
Dean College
Denison University
Dickinson College
Drexel University
Endicott College
Fisher College
Framingham State College
Franklin and Marshall College
Franklin Pierce University
Gettysburg College
Hamilton College
Harvey Mudd College
Haverford College
Johnson and Wales University
Lafayette College
Lasell College
Lawrence University (WI)
Lesley College
Lyndon State College
Mass. College of Art & Design
Mass. College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
McGill University
Mount Holyoke
Mount Ida College
New England College
Pennsylvania State University
Pine Manor College
Pitzer College
Plymouth State University
Providence College
Quinnipiac University
Radford University
Rivier College
Rutgers University
Sacred Heart University
Saint Anslem College
Saint Lawrence University (NY)
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary’s College of MD
Salem State College
Salve Regina
Simmons College
Smith College
Southern New Hampshire University
Springfield College
St. Bonaventure University
St. John’s College
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Suffolk University
Syracuse University
Tufts University
U Mass Amherst
U Mass Boston
U Mass Dartmouth
U Mass Lowell
University of Kansas
University of Maine at Orono
University of Southern Maine
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Wake Forest University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wesleyan University
Wheaton College (MA)
Kaplan Test Prep

Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

I am pleased to announce today that the following students have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2017 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

Benjamin Ackerson

Yilei Bai

Alexandra Beecroft

Drew Bodmer

James Clark-Stewart

Patrick Cleary

Mary Egan

Daniel Ellison

Liora Gut

Michael Guyumdzhyan

Claire Johnson

Daphne Kaxiras

Ethan Lai

Oliver Leeb

Judy Li

Alice Luo

Sarah Miller

Dervla Moore-Frederick

Sara Nelson

Calvin Reinhardt-Ertman

Andrew Reppucci

Paul Rhee

Edward Searls

Elisabeth Silletto

Edward Stafford

Kendra Valerius

Stephanie Zhang

Xinyi Zhang

Michael Zhou

 

Mindful Marauder Event for Belmont Families

Date: Wednesday November 2nd 2016

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Wenner Field House

Audience:  BHS Families & Staff

Description:  Interested in learning how to more effectively manage your student’s stressors and your own reactions to stress?  Join Nichole Bukowski, our in house mindfulness and yoga expert, and school psychologist Melissa Glotzbecker for an evening that will provide you with accessible knowledge and tools to navigate stress like a superhero. You will learn how practicing mindfulness positively impacts your teen’s developing brain. Research shows that youth who practice mindfulness as teenagers are able to focus better, sleep more soundly, manage emotions better, and make the best choices to support health and learning.  You will learn the science and research behind mindfulness in an accessible way making you want to be a Mindful Marauder and spread the good news forward! You will practice and learn  mindfulness techniques to use right away and leave the evening feeling refreshed and empowered with new knowledge and strategies.

“SOCCER NIGHT IN BELMONT” TO KICK OFF SATURDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 1st AT HARRIS FIELD

ENTIRE BELMONT SOCCER COMMUNITY FROM K – 12 TO GATHER FOR FIRST-EVER BOYS AND GIRLS VARSITY DOUBLEHEADER UNDER LIGHTS
The Belmont High School Boys and Girls Varsity soccer teams will headline the inaugural Soccer Night in Belmont on Saturday, October 1, joined at the event by hundreds of younger players from Belmont 2nd Soccer and the Belmont Soccer Association, their coaches, and other members of the Belmont soccer community.

Soccer Night in Belmont will feature a doubleheader under the lights at Harris Field: a Boys game vs. Wayland at 5:30 pm followed by a Girls game vs. league-rival Reading at 7:30 pm.  2nd Soccer and BSA players will participate by parading out with players during the pre-game ceremonies, acting as ball-boys and ball-girls, and competing in mini-games on Harris Field during halftime of both games.

“This event will not only showcase our successful varsity teams, but will recognize the role of Belmont 2nd Soccer and BSA in nurturing the talent that makes up these teams year in and year out,” said event organizer John Carson.  “We hope to have a big crowd, and it will be a really fun night that builds bonds between our “little kid” players and “big kid” high school players, virtually all of whom came up through the Belmont youth program.”

Admission to Soccer Night in Belmont is free, and the first 100 elementary grade kids wearing their team uniform will receive a commemorative soccer ball donated by Belmont Savings Bank.  Concessions, organized by Parents of Music Students (POMS) including pizza, hot dogs, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase, so families can come for the games and feed the kids at the same time.

Soccer Night in Belmont is sponsored by Belmont 2nd Soccer, Belmont Soccer Association, Belmont Savings Bank, The Rising, Phoenix Landing, with special thanks to Friends of Belmont Soccer (FOBS), and Belmont Athletic Director Jim Davis.
Further information for soccer players who wish to participate on the field will be distributed through their 2nd Soccer and BSA coaches in the coming weeks.

Those wishing to volunteer at the event should contact johncarson@yahoo.com

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BHS & Chenery Sports Schedule, 9/19-9/24

 

Monday, September 19

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Postponed- Woburn High School Away

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Postponed- Reading High School Away

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Swimming Andover High School Home

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Woburn High School Away

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

5:30PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Woburn High School Away

 

Tuesday, September 20

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Cross Country Stoneham High School Home

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Arlington Catholic HS Home

3:30 PM Girls Varsity Cross Country Stoneham High School Home

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

3:45 PM Boys Freshman Soccer Woburn High School Away

3:45 PM Girls Freshman Soccer Woburn High School Home

4:45PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Woburn High School Away

 

Wednesday, September 21

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Watertown High School Home

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

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Swimming Arlington High School Home

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Wayland High School Away

4:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Woburn High School Home

5:15 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Woburn High School Away

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

5:30 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Wayland High School Away

6:00 PM Girls Varsity Soccer Woburn High School Home

 

Thursday, September 22

3:30 PM Boys Freshman Football Arlington High School Away

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

3:30 PM Coed Chenery Middle Cross Country Clarke MS Lexington Home

3:45 PM Boys Freshman Soccer Lexington High School Away

3:45 PM Girls Freshman Soccer Lexington High School Home

4:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Lexington High School Away

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

4:00 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball Lexington High School Away

4:45PM Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Lexington High School Away

5:15 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball Lexington High School Away

 

Friday, September 23

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Golf Woburn High School Away

3:45 PM Boys Varsity Soccer Lexington High School Away

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

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Swimming Boston Latin HS Home

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Football Arlington High School Home

 

Saturday, September 24

9:00 AM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Play date in Tewksbury Away

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

10:00 AM Girls Varsity Soccer Lexington High School Home

10:00 AM Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Lexington High School Home

 

James A. Davis, CAA

Director of Athletics

Belmont Public Schools

 

BHS Upcoming Guidance Events

DATE TIME EVENT
Sept. 21, 2016 8-9am 9th Grade Parent Coffee & Conversation
Sept. 28, 2016 6:30-8pm Financial Aid Night
Sept. 26-30, 2016 7:30am-2:30pm PSAT Sign-ups @ BHS Guidance
Oct. 5, 2016 7-9pm College Fair @ BHS Field House
Oct. 15, 2016 8am PSAT Administration @ BHS
Nov. 19, 2016 9am ACT/SAT Combo Test – Juniors Only
Dec. 7, 2016 6:30-8pm Junior Future Planning Night
Jan. 11, 2017 8-9am 10th Grade Parent Coffee & Conversation
Feb. 7-10, 2017 7:30am-2:30pm AP Sign-Ups @ BHS Guidance
Mar. 28, 2017 TBD AP Pre-Administration
May 1-5, 2016

May 8-12, 2016

TBD AP Exams