STAAR Testing Next Week
Bellaire's testing schedule for the week of May 2 - 6 has been adjusted. After reviewing the numbers of students that we have testing and considering the advice from the HISD Testing department we have adjusted our schedule next week to accommodate Biology testers on Tuesday, US History Testers on Wednesday, and Algebra 1 testers on Thursday. We believe that adjusting our testing schedule will allow us to provide the best overall testing environment for our students.

Students that are testing should check their HISD email for their testing room assignments. On testing days students should report to their testing room by 8:30 am. If you have questions about testing please email
AP and IB Exams
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 for our Lady Cards Tonight
Bellaire Softball defeated Stratford in the first game of the series Wednesday evening 5 -3. Tonight the first pitch in game 2 is at 6:00 pm. If a third game is needed it will be played 30 minutes after the conclusion of the 6:00 pm game. #CardinalProud
Track and Field
Bellaire's Track and Field team had a strong showing at Regionals! Congrats to the following athletes on their finishes:

Zain Hamandi 1st- 1600M/ 2nd-3200m
Dylan Ballard- 3rd-1600m
Nasir Starks- 1st-400m/ 3rd-800m
Anh Ho- 2nd-1600m
Takia Palmer, Talia Palmer, Inez Mcrae, and Caliyah Lilly 1st-4x200m relay/2nd 4x400m relay
Natalie Sander 3rd pole vault

Check out more on the @RunningCards Twitter feed here! #CardinalProud
Bellaire Choirs Receive Superior Ratings!
Congratulations to Bellaire Choir's Varsity Choirs, Chorale, Musaic, and Harmonia for earning sweepstakes at UIL Concert and Sight-reading! These choirs each performed a set three challenging pieces of music, and sight-read a piece of music for the first time for a panel of three judges in each category, and received superior ratings (1's) from both! Congratulations, choirs! #CardinalProu
National Teacher Appreciation Week May 3 - 6
We encourage you to take a moment and thank Bellaire's teachers for all they do every day for students.  This a great opportunity to let someone know how much you value them and the difference that they make.  Let's all do our part and show our gratitude. #CardinalProud
Apply to be on the Cardinal Crew Leader! Deadline Approaching!
Are you a leader? Crew Leaders are good role models for incoming freshmen. Crew Leaders will lead freshman at Cardinal Camp & serve as mentors to freshmen throughout their first year of high school. Applications are due May 1. Current 10th and 11th graders can apply. Click here to apply!
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:
  • 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.

Reserved Parking and Perfect Schedule Auction
The Bellaire PTO will host an online auction next week. All bids will be placed and paid for online. Perfect schedules and reserved parking places will be up for bid May 6th at 9am and close May 13 at 6pm. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Class of 2023's After Prom.

Perfect Schedules:
  • Meet with your counselor one on one and plan your vision of a perfect schedule for next year.
  • Select the order of your classes and the teachers you would like.
*Subject to when classes are offered on the Master Schedule.

Reserved Parking: Winners will have a reserved parking spot with a personalized sign in our new parking garage.

A link to the auction will be posted on the  Bellaire PTO website and in next week's E-News.
Band Car Wash
Support the Choir and get a clean car. Bellaire High School Band Car Wash, Saturday, April 30th from 9:00am - 1:00 pm at Christ Church Presbyterian Church.

Bellaire Belles - Next Week!
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.
Exchange with Italy
Would you like to live the life of an Italian teenager for 10 days, discovering the charms of the South of Italy and its beautiful region of Calabria?
Join us on Wednesday May 4 at 4:30 PM for an informational meeting in room 3721 or email to receive the Teams meeting link.
Meanwhile, you can check out the Facebook page for the exchange:
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.
Seniors Give Your Input - Closes SOON!
Class of 2022 TPP Senior Superlatives & Future Plans
The Three Penny Press (TPP) newspaper is collecting data on the senior class! Submit senior superlatives, responses to polls, and future plans at this link. Responses are due May 1st. Don't be left out of the senior issue!
After Prom Party - Last Week to Send a Donation!

The Class of 2022 has had limited opportunities throughout their 4 years to fundraise to buy prizes for the After Prom. The After Prom Celebration is a drug and alcohol free event where students can have fun, play games, eat great food, and win prizes! The Class of 2022 is reaching out and asking you to donate a prize item for the celebration! Please check-out the Amazon Wish List here.

Thank you to everyone that sent donations this week! It's exciting to see the boxes arriving!

If you purchase an item to donate, please click the option at check-out to have the item shipped to Debbie Campbell - After Prom's Gift Registry Address ( 5100 Maple Street Bellaire, Texas 77401) Example below.
Senior Parents We Need You!
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 Friday, May 6th!
Incoming Zoned Current 8th Grade Students
Zoned students are encouraged to attend A Night with the Bellaire Counselors. Students will have the opportunity to revisit the course selection choices they submitted for their 9th grade year when counselors visited feeder middle schools. Parents will have the opportunity to also hear the counselors speak and ask questions. .

If you know anyone that will be an incoming freshman next year, please send them to our Prospective Student page on our website for information.>Students>Prospective Students.
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