Marauder of the Week-Annabel Banks & Georgia Sundahl

Annabel Banks is a senior at Belmont High School who intends to study criminal justice and psychology in college. Her current favorite class is “You and the Law,” and she plays on Belmont’s hockey and lacrosse teams. She has played on the varsity hockey team for all four years, and she received the Coach’s Award in lacrosse last year. The achievement that Annabel is most proud of is a project that she began planning last September and carried out in March; she brought a speaker and suicide-attempt survivor to a Belmont community event as part of a personal mission to lessen the stigma surrounding mental health problems and raise awareness and ideas for support. Annabel says that Mr. Moresco, Ms. Bosch, and Ms. Kim have been supportive and influential teachers during her high school career. As for words of wisdom for incoming BHS students, she says: “It’s definitely tough here, with the schoolwork and the pressures that we have, but it’s important to stick with it.  Once you get to the spring of senior year, when you’re going off to college, a gap year, or whatever you might be doing, it all feels worth it at that point. Just stick with it.”

-Eva Hill

 

Georgia Sundahl, one of the first to be nominated as Marauder of the Week, says she has been inspired by teachers Mr. Flam and Ms. Rothenberg. She mentioned her interest in English and neurobiology; not only does she enjoy writing, but she is also very interested in what there is to learn about the human mind and what can be done with that knowledge. The Performing Arts Company, Belmont High School’s theater program, has become a very important part of Georgia’s life, along with what comes with being a part of that organization (meaning, she gets to be a part of a tight-knit community while also helping the greater BHS community). She also mentioned that her involvement in the school walkout has been important to her. When she isn’t busy juggling her many responsibilities, she enjoys volunteering, and she loves cats! With this opportunity to share her voice, she wants others to know that if they think something is wrong, they “should do and say something about it.” Congratulations, Georgia, and thank you for your involvement in the Belmont High School community!

-Stefan Iglesias, Class of 2019

BHS Sports Schedule, 4/9 – 4/13

Monday, April 09

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Tennis Stoneham High School Away

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Outdoor Track Woburn High School Away

3:30 PM Girls Varsity Tennis Stoneham High School Home

3:30 PM Girls Varsity Outdoor Track Woburn High School Away

5:30 PM Boys Freshman Rugby Lincoln Sudbury R.H.S Away

 

Tuesday, April 10

3:45 PM Boys Freshman Baseball Burlington High School Home

3:45 PM Girls Varsity Softball Burlington High School Home

3:45 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse Wilmington High School Away

3:45 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball Burlington High School Home

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Lacrosse Wilmington High School Home

4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse Wilmington High School Home

4:00 PM Girls Varsity Rugby Needham High School Away

6:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Wilmington High School Away

 

Wednesday, April 11

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Tennis Woburn High School Away

3:30 PM Girls Varsity Tennis Woburn High School Home

6:00 PM Boys Varsity Rugby St. John’s Prep School Home

 

Thursday, April 12

3:45 PM Boys Varsity Baseball Wilmington High School Home

3:45 PM Boys Varsity Lacrosse Stoneham High School Away

3:45 PM Boys Freshman Baseball Wilmington High School Away

3:45PM Boys Junior Varsity Baseball Wilmington High School Home

3:45PM Girls Varsity Softball Wilmington High School Home

3:45PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball Wilmington High School Home

4:30 PM Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse Cancelled- Stoneham High School Away

4:30 PM Girls Varsity Lacrosse Stoneham High School Home

6:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Lacrosse Cancelled- Stoneham High School Home

 

Friday, April 13

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Tennis Lexington High School Home

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Lacrosse Arlington Catholic HS Away

3:30 PM Boys Varsity Outdoor Track Lexington High School Home

3:30 PM Girls Varsity Tennis Lexington High School Away

3:30 PM Girls Varsity Outdoor Track Lexington High School Home\

4:30 PM Girls Varsity Softball Revere High School Home

4:30 PM Girls Junior Varsity Softball Revere High School Home

5:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Lacrosse Arlington Catholic HS Away

 

Dance & Color Guard Workshop

Dear Parents:

We’re excited to provide this opportunity for your child to be able to explore Dance & Color Guard in a free workshop and without the commitment to a full season. Please see the poster link below, and email BHS Color Guard Instructor John Duffy at jeduffy06@gmail.com with any questions or concerns about this workshop.

Space is limited, so register today!  https://tinyurl.com/bhscgclinic2018

Best,

 

Paul Ketchen

BHS Marching Marauders, Director

Belmont HS guard clinic poster

 

BHS Security Drill, 2/9

April 9, 2018

Dear BHS Community,

I am writing to inform you that the faculty, staff, and students practiced our security procedures today at 1:00 pm. Thanks to the participation of all, the drills were a success.

In addition to practicing our security exercises, there will be additional safety practices implemented after we return from April break.

Starting Monday, April 23 there will be a “1 entrance 1 exit” policy in place. What this means is after 8:15 am and until the end of school day, students will only be allowed to enter and exit through the main lobby doors. All other means of egress will be off limits unless we are practicing a security drill or in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please keep this in mind when dropping off and picking up your student.

The second security procedure is to ensure all students have a Belmont High School Student ID. Students are asked to have an ID on them during the school day. If a student does not have nor needs a replacement ID created, they should contact Mrs. Femino in the main office.

I will continue to meet with the school administration, faculty, staff, students and the Belmont Police department on how best to further improve safety protocols at Belmont High School.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, 617-993-5902.

Sincerely,

Signature - D. Richards (1)

Mr. Richards

Principal

Belmontian Club Fundraisers

Two Belmontian Club Fundraisers for Cradles to Crayons in the Next Few Days:

Belmont Car Wash and Chipotle (Fresh Pond)

Cradles to Crayons’ warm pajama drive may be over, but the Belmontian Club has its final two fundraisers for this non-profit that provides gear and clothes for disadvantaged Massachusetts children.

  • First is the club’s annual car wash at Belmont Car Wash on Trapelo Road, held tomorrow, Saturday, April 7, from 8AM-4PM. BHS students will be drying cars and Belmont Car Wash will donate $1 per car, while the tips given to the students will be added to the Cradle to Crayons coffers.
  • Second, rescheduled from one of the nor’easters is the fundraiser at Chipotle (Fresh Pond) on Tuesday, April 10, from 5-9PM, where 50% of the proceeds will go to Cradles to Crayons.  You must mention the Cradles to Crayons promotion.  If you place your order, be sure to use the pay in-restaurant option for your purchase to help the cause. 

Cradles to Crayons is located in Brighton and accepts new and nearly new clothes, gear, books, and toys for children from ages 0-12.  More information is available at www.cradlestocrayons.org

Thanks for your support!

 

BHS Junior/Senior Prom

The Junior/Senior Prom will be at the Newton Marriott on May 18th.  Tickets are $115 each.  All obligations (including Senior Class dues) must be taken care of before a ticket can be purchased.  Prom contracts can be picked up in the Main Office or outside of room 216.   Tickets will be on sale for seniors and their guest, April 2nd through April 13th.  Tickets will be on sale for Juniors/Seniors, and their guests, April 23rd through April 27th.  We have a limited number of prom tickets; once they are sold you will not be able to attend.  See Ms. Partridge if you have any questions.

Belmont Garden Club Scholarships

Don’t Leave Good Money on the Gardening Bench!

 Students and parents, check out the two scholarships from the Belmont Garden Club:

The Marion Wilkins/Marie Gray Scholarship (MW/MG)

The Belmont Garden Club Scholarship (BGC)

Both of these scholarships are open to high school seniors intending to study Agriculture, Biology, Botany, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Horticulture, Landscape Design or a closely related field.

Applicants must:

  1. Be a Belmont resident (MW/MG) or attend Belmont High (BGC)
  2. Be in good academic standing
  3. Have been accepted and plan to attend a two or four-year program at an accredited institution

This year each of the scholarships totals $1,000 ($600 towards tuition and a $400 book stipend.) The deadline for submission is May 1st

For more information, please visit the Belmont Garden Club website  http://www.belmontgardenclub.org/Scholarships or contact Monica O’Neil at mo.oneil@comcast.net