April 10, 2020
Distance Learning - Bellaire@Home

We are committed to continuing our practice of strong communication each week.  We have created a specific web page for parents that will hopefully serve as a one-stop-shop in terms of resources and responses to questions and concerns.  Included on that web page is our daily schedule, log-in information for all of our platforms, contact tech support form and even more. It's a great site to visit weekly for important updates.  You can access DistanceLearningBHS here

Next Week's Distance Learning Schedule
Morning Announcements with Mr. McDonough
Tune in every day at 8am and watch the daily announcements with Mr. McDonough. You can subscribe to the Channel here. Links are also posted daily to the announcements on Twitter and on our website.  If you have a question for Mr. McDonough you can ask that here

Student Council - Teacher Appreciation 
Introducing Teacher Appreciation!! Our teachers have done so much to adapt their teaching during this unprecedented time. Submit a video/note of thanks and we will make sure it gets to them. A thank you goes a long way! Hopefully, we can make the days of our teachers a little brighter. Click here to submit your video or note. Please get it in by April 25th 


Tech Support
Contact Tech Support through  this link Please provide accurate contact information so that Mr. Scarrow or Mr. Paniagua can get in touch with you to help.  We want to give a HUGE shout-out to these two gentlemen for their work providing drive up tech pick up and support over the last three weeks.  Tech support will be offered over the phone and through email moving forward.  If you put in a help ticket, please be prepared to check the email address that you provide and/or answer your phone between 9am-12pm. 
 

Applications are Open for Cardinal Crew Leaders
Are You a Leader? Apply to be on the Cardinal Crew and lead incoming freshmen. Being a Crew Leader allows you to connect and lead freshmen as they begin their high school journey.  Serving as a crew leader is an honor and a lot of fun. 

Current sophomores and juniors are encouraged to submit an application. We need  good role models for incoming freshmen and this is a great way to gain leadership experience.   Click here  to apply.


Apply to be on the Yearbook Staff
Applications are still open! Make sure to apply by April 13th through bellaireyearbook.com. Click here to apply!
Apply to be on the Three Penny Press Staff
WHO SHOULD APPLY?   Students who are entering 10-12th grade. Anyone who wants to write about things that matter. Anyone who wants to tell the stories of Bellaire students and teachers. Tell the the stories that need to be told.  Has your English teacher told you that you have strong voice in your writing? Consider becoming a newspaper reporter on the Three Penny Press where you can write for an audience.  Read more and apply here.

You can also check out past issues of The Three Penny Press here
AP EXAMS
AP exams will be offered completely online this year. We are very excited about this!  Students can use tablets, PowerUp laptops, cell phones, or even submit their written responses via picture taken on their cell phone. The College Board released updated information earlier this week and it's available on their website College Board. We are aiming for a more personal update next week.  

Currently the College Board is streaming lessons from veteran AP teachers. The lessons will be complete with assignments and resources to prepare the students for their exams. To access the live and on-demand classes in 32 subjects, students can visit  https://www.youtube.com/advancedplacement . See  College Board COVID site  for up to date information. If a student wishes to cancel an exam or has questions about AP testing, please email Allen Scarrow.

HISD to relaunch food distribution efforts on April 6 with centralized packing hub
 
The Houston Independent School District will relaunch food distribution efforts throughout the district beginning Monday, April 6, with a streamlined process that will implement increased safety measures.

HISD Nutrition Services will continue to work with the Houston Food Bank for the initiative and use the Hexser T. Holliday Food Services Support Facility as the central hub for this initiative. Staff will pack food boxes at the facility, which then will be delivered to the distribution sites Monday through Friday. Each site will distribute 500 boxes per day.

Click here for more information and distribution sites.


Seniors
Message from the Registrar - IMPORTANT
Class of 2020,
 
I hope you are staying safe and 6 feet apart!!! I have a few VERY important messages for completing your final semester of high school and graduating.
 
  1. Be sure you have connected with your teachers and counselor so you are aware of what you need to do to graduate and complete the year!!
  2. You DO NOT need to request final transcripts at this time. Final Transcripts will not be ready until after graduation.  
We will send out a message to announce when you should start requesting your final transcripts.
  1. It is IMPERATIVE that you have ALL the colleges that you applied to listed on Naviance!!!
If you have not added your colleges in Naviance please do so ASAP.
If this is not complete we cannot process your final paperwork after graduation. 
EVERYONE should log in and update their Naviance account.

If you need help, please reach out to Mr. Lee in the College Center or Ms. Brevard or Ms. Davila, in the Registrar's office. 
 
My Best,
Brandi Brevard
BHS Registrar


Graduation Survey - Your Voice Counts
In light of the current social distancing restrictions due to COVID-19, the Houston Independent School District is exploring alternative plans for Spring 2020 graduation ceremonies, should that need arise. As a graduating senior or parent of a graduating senior, we would like your input. Please complete the survey below to provide your feedback on a virtual, postponed or alternate graduation ceremony plan. Click here


Vote for Senior Superlatives

Seniors, submit your nominations by April 17!

  • Most Likely to be TikTok Famous?
  • Most likely to cure Covid 19?
  • Best bromance?
  • Most likely to win an Olympic medal?
  • Most likely to be on the cover of Vogue?
  • Most likely to have their own stand-up special on Netflix?
  • Most likely to win a Grammy?
  • Most likely to sleep through graduation?
  • Most likely to live happily ever after?

Alumni Scholarships
The Alumni & Friends of Bellaire High School is accepting scholarship applications. Apply today!


2020 Senior Scholarship Application

Principals' Scholarship

Seniors - The deadline to apply for the Principals' Scholarship has been extended to Friday, April 10th at midnight.   CLick here to apply.
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.
Join the PTO
Please consider joining the Bellaire PTO.  The PTO's Commitment to Learn Campaign is about to launch.  Funds donated to the PTO go directly to support students and learning at Bellaire High School.  There is no doubt that family involvement at Bellaire makes us a stronger school.  Join the PTO online here!

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