Greetings Patriot Parents,
I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break and had the opportunity to rest and recharge as we plunge into the last 9 weeks of this school year. Please encourage your students to stay focused this spring and to finish strong as our 1st 3 week period in Term 4 is from 3/20-4/10.
Over spring break, many of our students participated in drama/musical practice & set design sessions, computer science state competition, chess state tournament and spring sport tournaments including baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, & track.
Please take the opportunity to review the 17-18 Course Catalog with your student since the registration process is upon us. Students received the Registration Packets on March 6. The 17-18 Course Catalog is located on the BJHS website. If you need assistance or would like to look at a hard copy, please let us know. Please see important dates to note below. Which courses would your student like to take next school year? This is really important because we build our master schedule based on our students’ course requests.
Congrats to BJ Computer Science team who placed 1st, 2nd & 3rd (Evan Krohn, Corey Tolbert, & Cheng Zhou)in 9th/10th grade division and Joshua Todd/Winston Van placed 2nd/4th in 11th/12th grade level. Way to go Mrs. Rountree & team!
Congrats to BJ 9th grader Michael Guthrie & our Madison City Chess League team for winning the Open(K-12) Team division in the Alabama State Scholastic Chess Championship!
Please note the following IMPORTANT DATES:
March 20-24: Registration Parent/Counselor 20 min appts...Rising 10th-12th /Call Mrs. Barry to schedule appointment at 256-772-2547 ext. 80366
March 25-31: BJ students will use INow to enter course requests & complete course request form located in Registration Packet. Packets were given to students on March 6. Directions are located on BJHS website but let us know if you have questions.
March 31: BJHS course request forms & additional Registration Packet forms(signed by parent) need to be turned in to 2nd block teacher. Last Day for Student Request Changes.
April 1: BJHS Prom (Jr/Sr) at The Westin at Bridge Street(March 24 is last day to purchase Prom tickets in person)
April 3: Last day to pay senior fees-Contact Fee Payment Office with questions
April 5: ACT Aspire(Administered to all 10th graders) - Part 1: reading & writing
April 14: Collaborative ½ Day- ½ day for students & afternoon PD for teachers
April 19: ACT Aspire(Administered to all 10th graders) - Part 2: math, science & English
April 19: ACT with Writing(Administered to all 11th graders)
April 19: Enrichment Day (all 9th and 12th graders) - Service/Enrichment Choice activities
April 19: ½ school day as dismissal will be after the assessments for 10th & 11th graders and after the service/enrichment activities for 9th & 12th graders. More information to come…
It is a great day to be a BJ Patriot!
Sylvia Lambert, Principal