The counselors will be meeting with every student in the class of 2023 over the next two weeks to go over important graduation requirements and to ensure that each student is in the correct classes to meet those requirements this year. They will also discuss college admissions options and other post-secondary plans. Each appointment should last approximately 15 minutes and these meetings will likely run through next Friday, October 7th. Please check in with your student after they have had this discussion with their counselor. It’s important that you also know your student’s current graduation profile and what is still required for them to graduate.
Curriculum Night is an opportunity for you to walk through your student’s schedule to meet their teachers and learn more about the curriculum and classroom expectations. The schedule is as follows:
SHS Curriculum Night: October 10th 6:00pm – 9:00pm
- 6:00pm – Welcome (Admin Introductions, PTSA, BSF)
- 6:30pm – Counselor Grade Level Presentations
- 9th – Main Gym: Tips and Strategies to thrive in HS
- 10th – PAC: Preparing for Success in 10th grade and Beyond
- 11th – Lower Gym: Preparing for Life After High School
- 12th – College Applications 101
- 7:00pm – Clubs, Sports (Winter & Spring and 0 period)
- 7:15 – 1st period
- 7:30 – 2nd period
- 7:50 – 3rd period
- 8:05 – 4th period
- 8:20 – 5th period
- 8:35 – 6th period
- 8:50 – 7th period
Upcoming College Visits, September 26th – 30th at 3pm:
- Monday: University of South Carolina (virtual, link in Naviance) & University of Utah
- Tuesday: Chapman University & University of Nevada- Las Vegas
- Thursday: Central WA University (in library), George WA University (in library) & Claremont McKenna College (in library)
- Friday: UW Bothell (in library) & College of Wooster (in library)
*Registration is not required. For the full list of colleges visiting, please use Naviance. If you have questions regarding college visits, please email Ms. López-Kopp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- National Public Lands Day is in need of volunteers on October 1st.
- Snowflake Lane is hiring performers
- Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentoring Program applications are due on October 14th
- Financial Aid Webinars in Spanish & English
Looking for help with your college application? Schedule a meeting with Ms. Lόpez-Kopp.
Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the perfect time to share what BSD is doing to teach our youth how to care for their mental health, look out for their friends, and access adult support. BSD is proud to be offering the Signs of Suicide (SOS) curriculum to students in grades 7-11 this year.
- High school students in grades 9-11 will receive an SOS lesson at school in one of these time windows: 9/26-10/7 or 1/31-2/10. (Lessons at SHS began today within our science classrooms.)
Parents should have received a letter explaining SOS via email and a choice to opt their child out of the lesson prior to their child receiving the SOS lesson. Learn more about SOS.
Mental health resources, recorded parenting skills presentations, and more can be found at our new BSD Mental Health Services webpage.
We all have a role in preventing suicide in our community. You don’t have to have any special training to ACKNOWLEDGE warning signs of depression or suicide, show the person you CARE, and tell a trusted adult or professional.