Dear Bellaire Cardinals,
It is a tremendous honor to serve as Bellaire's acting principal. I thank Superintendent House for this appointment because I have long admired the culture of excellence that fills every corner of its campus. As a School Support Officer, I have the opportunity to visit many schools, and Bellaire undoubtedly is a place where great things happen. However long I may be in this position, there is no question that I am committed to sustain Bellaire's excellence, maintain a safe and healthy environment for all, and end the school year celebrating our students' success, as planned. I know each of you is #cardinalproud, and now, more than ever, I am #cardinalproud too. 
If I may be of assistance to you, please let me know.
Delesa Franklin, Ed.D.
School Support Officer 
High Schools Office
713-556-5610 (office)
Teacher Appreciation Week - Community Support
Thank you to the 401, the New York Eatery, Canes and the Bird Keepers and Booster Club members that donated meals for teachers this week.

We are blessed to have the best of the best teachers at Bellaire and we are grateful for the support that we received showing appreciation this week!
AP and IB Exams Continue
Over the next two weeks, we will be administering almost 2000 AP and IB exams.

A link to the College Board AP Testing schedule can be accessed here. For questions about AP exams please contact Mr. Ngo.

For questions about IB exams please contact Ms. Linsley.
State Playoff Action Tonight
Wishing both programs the best of luck tonight as Baseball begins playoffs and Softball moves to the second round.
PTO Meeting - Tuesday
The PTO will host their last meeting of the year Tuesday night at 6:00pm. The meeting will be held in the Bellaire HS Auditorium. Parking is available in the temporary parking lot located at Ferris and Maple. Please enter through the doors on the bus drive that have a ramp and stairs available.
PTO Summer Awards 
The PTO recognizes the educational value of Study Abroad programs and supports the efforts of students that seek to broaden their international understanding.
The PTO will also support domestic and local enrichment programs that offer the same opportunities for service and leadership.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm May 16, 2022.
Decision Day - Celebrating our Seniors and their Next Adventure!
Decision Day is the end of the year celebration for students who have made the decision to continue their journey in the military, at a 2-year college, or a 4-year university. There will be music, drinks, snacks, photos, and prizes!
Who: All students who have made the decision to join the military, attend a 2-year college, or 4- year university
What: Come together, celebrate, eat, drink, take photos, and win over $1,000 in raffles
When: Thursday, May 26th during lunch (12:20-1:15)
Where: BHS Auditorium
Why: Because you deserve it kid! You’ve worked hard all year long, so let’s celebrate you and your accomplishments
Yearbook Pick-Up
Yearbooks were distributed today and they are AMAZING! Big shout out to the Carillon Yearbook staff and yearbook sponsor Ms. Negr for creating this incredible book and memory for us to have of the 2021-2022 school year.

To pick your yearbook up you need a form of ID. You cannot pick up another person's book, unless it is a sibling.

If you missed the window to buy a yearbook earlier in the year, there will be a few books available for purchase for $100.

If you were not able to pick up your yearbook Friday on Main Street, swing by room 1714 periods 2,3, 6, 7, or during lunch!
Spring Final Exams

The Spring Final Exam schedule has been posted and can be accessed here. Senior Finals begin Friday, May 27th and grades 9-11 finals begin Thursday, June 2nd.
Final Exam Exemptions for 9-11 Grade Sts and Seniors
Requirements for Seniors:
  • 85 or above average in the course for which exemption is sought.
  • No more than three (3) total [unexcused absences*] not including ADA exemptions
  • Attendance is checked through the end of the course.
  • An S average or better in conduct in the course for which the exemption is sought.
  • A student must maintain these requirements through the date of the final exam. 
Requirements for 9-11 (AP and IB Courses Only):
  • 90 or above average in the course for which exemption is sought.
  • Must take the AP or IB Exam to be exempt
  • .No more than three (3) total [unexcused absences*] not including ADA exemptions.
  • Attendance is checked through the end of the course.
  • An S average or better in conduct in the course for which the exemption is sought.
  • A student must maintain these requirements through the date of the final exam.
A Final Exam Exemption Form must be submitted for approval to the teacher of the course the student is seeking an exemption.
Bellaire Belles - Tonight
The Belles will take the stage May 6th at 6:30pm Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by scanning the QR code.
Free Italian Book Market
Are you studying Italian? Would you like to challenge yourself with funny and interesting books to read? 
The Free Italian Book Market in room 3721 has free books and magazines available for you to take home!
Come any day during Cardinal Hour and choose the book you prefer.
Bird Keeper and Booster Club Elections
Students that applied to run for Bird Keeper and Booster Club will campaign next week May 9-13. Voting will be held via Naviance May 17th and 18th.
Juniors - Your Senior Yearbook Pictures
Current Juniors may have been notified by Cady regarding next year's senior pictures. While we will share out more information in the coming weeks, we will host a junior meeting May 31st to talk more about our new photography company. However, if you are ready to schedule your senior portraits, please feel free to do so. If you have any questions, please contact our yearbook sponsor Ms. Negri.
Senior Parents - We Still Need Volunteers
After Prom Parent Volunteers Needed
Parent Volunteers are needed to help check students into the After Prom Party and to help run some of the games and prize areas. Parents can sign up for a shift here.
Financial Aid - All Seniors Read This!
Graduation Requirement
In accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.0256, beginning with students enrolled in 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year, each student must do one of the following in order to graduate:  
  • Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Complete and submit a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA); or
  • Submit a signed opt-out form.

All seniors should check their email to see if they received a notification about their FASFA status from Mr. Lee. If you have not taken care of this requirement,

Completing the FAFSA (Federal Funds for US Citizen/Permanent Residents)?
  1. Click HERE for the FAFSA Checklist (items to have prepared)
  2. How To Create an FSA ID video? (one needs to be created for parent, one needs to be created for student)
  3. Fill out the FAFSA at
Completing the TASFA (Texas Funds for Undocumented Students to go to school in Texas)
  1. Click HERE for the TASFA Checklist (items to have prepared)
  2. Fill out the TASFA at
  3. Bring all items to the College Center for further assistance
FAFSA Waiver
Students that have not submitted a FAFSA or TASFA form may chose to submit a waiver.

Every student must submit a FAFSA/TASFA form or submit a waiver.

To submit a waiver please click here!
Senior Dues
Deadline to pay your dues is May 6th. If you haven't paid yet, you can pay them on School Pay. #ClassOf2022

The last day to pay senior dues is today, Friday, May 6th!
Class of 2022 Prom and Graduation
The Class of 2022's Prom will be held at the Museum of Natural Science, Saturday May 14th. The cost to attend Prom is covered in Senior Dues. Information about guest tickets and volunteer opportunities will be posted later in the Spring.

The Class of 2022 will graduate June 12th at 7:00 pm at NRG stadium. A common question is whether there will be a limit on the number of tickets per graduate. Historically this has not been an issue when graduating at NRG stadium, and we haven't heard any mention of a cap for this year. Invite everyone!
Support BHS When You Shop Minted and AmazonSmile
We are partnering with Minted this holiday season!  Make your holiday card & gift purchases count this year by shopping at Minted using our unique code FUNDRAISEBELLAIRE at checkout. You’ll get a 20% discount and Minted will donate 15% of every purchase made using our code back to BHS PTO at the end of the year.  Spread the word and happy shopping!

Register with AmazonSmile and every time you make an eligible purchase, Amazon will donate 0.5% to BHS PTO.  All donations generated through AmazonSmile support the programs at BHS directly.  Choose "Bellaire High School Parent Teacher Organization" as your charity and bookmark the link.  Email the link to family, friends and neighbors and have them register too!  Please remember to use AmazonSmile every time you shop!  

Class of 2022 Yard Signs and #CardinalProud Spirit Signs Available
The Bellaire PTO has signs available for purchase. Please email
What do I do if I need to notify Bellaire about a COVID case or symptoms?
If a student has COVID 19 symptoms or tests positive for COVID 19 please follow the steps outlined below.
  • If you have not notified the Attendance Office of your student's absence, please email Amy Gayosso ( 
  • Complete this form to provide our nurse with information about your student's current health status.
  • Email or reach out to all of your teachers through Remind. 
  • If vaccinated, submit a student's COVID Vaccine record here.
  • If you have COVID test results submit them here
Linked below are several documents that you may find useful:
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nurse Thomas. Email: or 713-295-3704. 
Thank you in advance for your assistance in providing the information that we need during these unprecedented times.
Remind Messaging App
All parents and students are encouraged to join their BHS Class Remind Group. Remind is a communication tool that will deliver important communications through text message or email. You can download Remind for IOS here and Android here. Once you download the app, simply text the class code you belong to above to the number 81010.

Remind can also be accessed by clicking on the links below to join a group.

In addition to the class codes above, students will have the opportunity to receive communication and correspond with their teachers through the Remind App.
It Takes A Village...
"Bellaire Share" is new this year. Please help us collect important information and get student and staff accomplishments out to our school community. Share with us Bellaire HS activities and student achievements. You can upload your pictures of any event easily. Together we can accomplish a lot. You can submit information anytime on the homepage on the right side of the page or bookmark this link.
BHS PTO is seeking corporate sponsors to partner with us to meet the needs at our new campus. Your tax-deductible contribution will make a positive impact on the lives of Bellaire students, and in return your business will be recognized throughout the year.  Learn more here
Thank you to the Bellaire PTO Corporate Sponsors for 2021-2022