BHS Girls’ Rugby Win STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!

Global Cultural Night, 6/10

You like having a good time and eating tasty food, right? And wouldn’t you feel better if that evening was also spent benefitting the number one children’s hospital in the world while also creating a more accepting society? Then bring all friends and family to Belmont High School on Saturday, June 10, 5:30-8pm for the first ever BHS Global Culture Night, where all proceeds go to the Boston Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $10 for students/senior citizens, $12 for adults, and yes this includes food. To reserve tickets, contact: medexploclub@gmail.com and arrive at 5:15 to officially buy tickets.

BHS Sports Tournament Updates

BHS Baseball vs. Braintree in the 1A tournament has been postponed for tonight. Rescheduled for Wednesday 6/7/17 @ Brockton Rox. 7 pm start.

BHS Boys’ Tennis vs. Lynn Classical has been postponed for tonight. Rescheduled for Wednesday 6/7/17 @ Breed Middle School, in Lynn MA Start time is 3:30

BHS Girls’ Rugby vs. Algonquin Regional High School is scheduled for Saturday, June 10th at Endicott College 4:30 pm

BHS Girls’ & Boys’ Track will be competing at the New England Championships on Saturday, June 10th at Norwell HS in Norwell, MA. 10:30 am start.

MIAA Hosts Inaugural Rugby State Championships – Belmont Rugby

MIAA Hosts Inaugural Rugby State Championships at Endicott College on Saturday, June 10th

(Franklin, MA) – The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) will host its inaugural Rugby State Championship games on Saturday, June 10th at Endicott College.  This season marks the first time that rugby has been offered as an interscholastic sport sponsored by the State Association.  In fact, Massachusetts is the first state in the nation to offer rugby as a state association sponsored sport.  Jeff Sperling, Assistant Principal of Medfield High School and Chair of the MIAA Rugby Committee, raved, “This is a major milestone for rugby in the United States. Massachusetts has taken a huge step in providing a platform for student-athletes to compete in the sport they love, and on par with other varsity sports.  As the first state to formally adopt rugby under the high school athletic association, we are now a model and exemplar for the rest of the US.”

Endicott College, located in Beverly, will host three championship games at 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm:

Division 2 Boys at 2:30 pm – Hanover  vs. Milton

Division 1 Girls at 4:30 pm – Algonquin vs. Belmont
Division 1 Boys at 6:30 pm – St. John’s Prep vs. B.C. High

When asked what it meant for Endicott College to host the first ever MIAA State Rugby Finals, Mark Kulakowski – Assistant Athletic Director of Endicott College, quickly replied, “I am very excited that Endicott College gets to partner with the MIAA for the inaugural rugby state finals. With the growth of men’s and women’s rugby at the college level, it is exciting to see that there are more opportunities for high school athletes to participate. We are proud to be able to host the finals and look forward to bringing the best of Massachusetts rugby to Endicott College.”

Amy Daniels, a former USA Olympic Women’s Rugby player, was hired as the first MIAA Rugby Tournament Director in the Association’s history.  Amy will oversee both the boys and girls tournaments and is working closely with MIAA staff to ensure a successful tournament experience for everyone involved.  Amy added, “This is a dream come true for our student-athletes. Rugby has been growing exponentially the past few years and I’m excited to be a part of that growth as our nation continues to learn the game. Every student-athlete dreams of playing in a state championship. Now, our younger generations of rugby players have the opportunity to do so.”

NOTES: The MIAA and Endicott College will host a Rugby Breakfast of Champions at Endicott College on Friday, June 9th at 9:30 am.  Media are invited and encouraged to attend.

Two team sportsmanship awards will be presented during the State Finals on Saturday, June 10th.  The girls award will be presented to Belmont High School and the boys award will be presented to Catholic Memorial School.

Admission for Saturday’s Championship matches will be $7.00 for students and $10.00 for adults.

MCAS Testing Delayed Opening Schedule, 6/5 & 6/6

Monday, June 5th
MCAS – Science Session 1
Delayed Opening – 10th, 11th and 12th Grade
A1/B1/C1 (Yellow) 10:35 AM 11:05 AM
D1/E1 (Light Blue) 11:08 AM 11:38 AM
F1/G1/H1 (Pink – ELA/SS/Math) 11:41 AM 12:11 PM
F1/G1/H1 (Pink – All Other Classes) 12:14 PM 12:44 PM
I1/J1/K1 (Dark Blue) 12:47 PM 1:17 PM
L1/M1 (Orange) 1:20 PM 1:50 PM
N1/O1 (Purple) 1:53 PM 2:25 PM
Tuesday, June 6th
MCAS – Science Session 2
Delayed Opening – 10th, 11th and 12th Grade
A2/B2/C2 (Yellow) 10:35 AM 11:05 AM
D2/E2 (Light Blue) 11:08 AM 11:38 AM
F2/G2 (Pink) 11:41 AM 12:11 PM
H2/I2 (Green – ELA/SS/Math) 12:14 PM 12:44 PM
H2/I2 (Green – All Other Classes) 12:47 PM 1:17 PM
J2/K2/L2 (Dark Blue) 1:20 PM 1:50 PM
M2/N2/O2 (Purple) 1:53 PM 2:25 PM

 

BHS Student March, 5/26

May 29, 2017

 

Dear Belmont Students, Parents, Guardians, Faculty, and Staff,

I am writing to inform you and provide clarity about the student march on Friday, May 26, 2017 around the pond at Belmont High School.

 

At 7:00am on May 26, one of our students brought to my attention that a racial comment was posted the night before on Snapchat by a student who does not attend Belmont High School. The post was discovered by a Belmont High School student who forwarded it to our school’s Black in Belmont student group, which mainly consists of African-American/Black students.

 

I then met with students representing Black in Belmont to gain a better understanding of the situation. They explained the details of the incident and shared with me the Snapchat post. Throughout the course of the discussion, the students shared their feelings about the incident and the need to continue the conversation with the school administration and other staff members to help process the situation and discuss how best to respond to it.

 

Throughout the better part of the day, the Belmont High School administrative team and a group of teachers met with students to process the incident and to strategize short and long-term proactive solutions. Together, we agreed that a clear message of solidarity was needed.  The message should clearly show unity and that derogatory messages and/or behavior of this nature are not tolerated by the Belmont High School community.  After much discussion, a voluntary student, faculty, staff, and community march around the pond was planned for that afternoon.

 

At 1:30 pm, members of the student body, faculty, staff, representatives of Belmont Against Racism and the Belmont Police Department gathered at the front of the school to hear an inspirational speech by a student member of the Black in Belmont group. The group walked in peaceful solidarity around the pond chanting slogans of unity. The march concluded at approximately 2:00 pm back at the school.

 

 

I am proud of our faculty, staff, community members, and especially our students who chose to react to a hateful and hurtful situation in a peaceful and productive manner. Their decision to come together and support our African-American/Black students by marching together with one voice, is a symbol of our strength, values, and steadfast commitment to equality.  I am continually impressed with the maturity, emotional strength, and positive spirit with which our students respond to such incidents which can only serve to undermine the inclusive culture at Belmont High School.  We remain committed to the important work that lies ahead of us to ensure that everyone is a welcomed, respected, and valued member of the Belmont High School community.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Daniel E. Richards

Principal

BHS Final Exam Schedule

 

Thursday, June 15th

8:00 – 9:30

Chinese 2, 2H, 3, 3H, 4, 4H

French 1, 2, 2H, 3, 3H, 4, 4H

Latin 1, 2, 2H, 3, 3H, 4H

Spanish 1, 2, 2H, 3, 3H, 4, 4H

 

12:00 – 1:30

English 9

English 9 H

English 10

English 10 H

English 11

English 11H

Transitional English

 

Friday, June 16th  

8:00 – 9:30

Chemistry

Chemistry H

Physics

Physics H

Biology

Biology H

 

12:00 – 1:30

American Studies

American Studies H

M. World History

M. World History H

World History

World History H

 

Monday, June 19th

8:00 – 9:30

Algebra 1

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 H

Pre-Algebra

Math

Geometry

Geometry H

Pre-Calc

Pre-Calc H

 

12:00 – 1:30

Pos Dec

Conflicts

 

Tuesday, June 20th

8:00 – 9:30

Conflicts

 

*A full exam schedule will be posted outside the main office.

*Last full day of classes is June 14th.

*Last day of the school year is June 21st.  It will be a ½ day.