February 7,  2020
National Signing Day
Bellaire High School celebrates as 11 athletes sign letters of intent to play at the next level! Congratulations to Kyle Buzbee - Baseball @ University of St. Thomas
Sebastian Trinidad - Baseball @ Houston Baptist University
Justin Jefferson - Football @ East Texas Baptist University
Aaron Wilson - Football @ Navarro Junior College
Emily Hawes - Volleyball @ The University of Mississippi
Armyni Perales - Volleyball @ Missouri Southern State University
Jordan Payton - Football @ Macpherson College
Willie McCoy - Football @ Kilgore Junior College
Darius Reed - Football @ Angelo State University
Alex Coreas - Soccer @ Coastal Bend College
Julio Coreas - Soccer @ Coastal Bend College
We are  #CardinalProud
Early Dismissal Next Friday
Bellaire High School will dismiss at 1:30pm on February 14th. Bus riders should proceed directly to buses as they will be leaving immediately after dismissal. 
MFAH Eye on Houston Exhibit
Bellaire High School will have work from 18 students on display at the MFAH Eye on Houston show this year.. The exhibition opens March 8th and will run through the end of 2020. Over 1,000 images were submitted - only 100 included in the show. Over 350 students submitted work from all over Houston! You can view all of the images here

Congratulations to the following students: Abel George, 
Yasmine Mejia, Leore Nates, Jane Skjonsby, Gabrielle Knotts, Maya Anderson, Lilly Smith, Liberty Meyn, Brian Zhuang, Sabrina DeCerbo, Naomi Dewhurst, Shirley Gadot, Shia Smith, Danny Josiah, Zuniga Zarat, McKenzie Stanley, Reina Xu, Damaris Merida. And a big shout out to photography teacher Ms. Kelly Quarles! #Cardinal Proud.

Early Dismissal Next Friday
Bellaire High School will dismiss at 1:30pm on February 14th. Bus riders should proceed directly to buses as they will be leaving immediately after dismissal. 

National Honor Society -  Accepting Applications
 The Bellaire Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) invites only sophomore and junior students having a 3.7 grade point average or higher to complete the Candidate Information Sheet.
Here is Information About NHS that you need to know:

NHS is a society of high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate four qualities for membership: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

 

NHS requires several commitments from its members:

  • Commitment to active participation in the Chapter's activities, including attending meetings.
  • Commitment to tutoring students (3 hours a semester).
  • Commitment to volunteering through the Chapter's service opportunities (6 hours a semester).
  • Commitment to having academic integrity and honesty.
  • Commitment to maintaining the highest academic standards by consistently maintaining a GPA of 3.7 or higher.

Click here for more information and to download an application. 
Current 10th Grade Course Selection
10th graders will be selecting courses for their Junior year February 17th - 21st in the SCC. A worksheet to help make decisions can be downloaded here. A course selection sheet can be downloaded here
Bellaire World Hijab Day
This event was hosted by the Bellaire Muslim Student Association during lunch on Tuesday, Feb 4 in order to spread awareness about discrimination faced by Muslim females wearing the hijab. Community speaker Danielle Gore related her experience of starting to wear the hijab from age 21 and spoke about some of the reasons women around the world cover their hair. After the event, girls were even able to try on hijabs!

Congratulations to Shirley Zhu! 
Shirley has been selected to receive the engraved bronze Distinguished Finalist  medallion in The 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for your outstanding volunteer  work! Shirley is also the recipient of the the President's Volunteer Service Award. #CardinalProud
Study Abroad Scholarships
Bellaire students can still apply for a scholarship to spend the summer studying abroad! 

Full scholarships based on both merit and need are available for students to spend their break in France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Japan, Korea, China, the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, South Africa, Australia, and many other countries! Bellaire students have already been awarded over $50,000 this year, but approximately $70,000 is still available. Over the last two years we have had 47 Bellaire students receive scholarships and spots for CIEE summer programs

Here Is a short video about what the study abroad programs are like. 

The deadline to apply for the second round of scholarships is February 14. Please see Ms. Chapman our Study Abroad Coordinator in room 316 or email her at echapman@houstonisd.org for more information.
Games this Weekend



College Visits

Willbern Heritage Foundation Scholarship Foundation will be at the College Center on Tuesday, February 11th during Cardinal Hour.
 
Baylor University will be at the College Center on Thursday, February 13th during Cardinal Hour.
 
The Marvy Finger Scholarship Foundation will be at the College Center on Thursday, February 13th during Cardinal Hour.
 
Once a week, Bellaire High School College Center will host an HCC Advisor to assist all student who are interested in community college or technical programs. Please contact David Quevedo at david.quevedo@hccs.edu or visit the College Center every Thursday.
 
HOT Scholarship Opportunities
Marvy Finger Scholarship is open this is a full-ride scholarship for those interested in career and technical, community college pathways. The applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident who is a student in HISD. The student must have completed the FAFSA and qualify for free/reduced price lunch. The applicant must have achieved a minimum 2.0 GPA or 3.0 for Health Science programs. The deadline for this scholarship is February 28th.
 
Willbern Heritage Foundation Scholarship is open. The applicant must be a US Citizen or eligible who regularly work jobs outside of the school day and will be a full-time college student in the Fall of 2020. This award is only open to students who attend the following high schools: Bellaire, Lamar, Lee, Sharpstown, or Westbury. The deadline for this scholarship is March 27th.
 
Please don't forget to check   Cash4Cards: Scholarship Listing. This is a one stop shop to find the most recent scholarship opportunities and their criteria. This is a living document, so it is CONSTANTLY updated with new scholarships as the College Center learns about them.
 
Seniors
Don't forget to review the senior financial aid presentation and have a conversation with your family about college affordability. For an online version of the presentation, please visit HERE.
 
Check your EMAILS AND COLLEGE PORTALS regularly to make sure you aren't missing any admission or financial aid items. Don't forget to write down and save your usernames and passwords.
 
The last SAT for Seniors is March 14th. The deadline to register is February 14th.
 
Please share you Acceptances and Award Letters & Scholarships with the College Center. You can use the Google Forms to upload your Acceptances and Awards & Scholarships using the links below.
 
Acceptances:
 
Award Letters and Scholarships:
 
Juniors
Link your College Board Account with Khan Academy (through the HUB Digital Resources) to start practicing for the April 30th SAT.  
 
OneJump.org is a new, innovative website that matches students with summer programs, pre-college opportunities, and scholarships. The College Center loves this site for how it matches students with summer programs for involvement. 

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
Statistics show that 1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. According to CrimeStoppers.org, Teen 

Dating Violence looks like:
Physical: Pinching, Hitting, Shoving, Slapping, Punching, Kicking, Throwing objects, Biting, Blocking you from leaving a room, Using a weapon, etc.
Psychological: Threatening to hurt themselves, you or others, Name calling, Shaming, Bullying, Put downs, Embarrassing on purpose, Keeping you away from friends and/or family, Trying to control what you do or wear, etc.
Sexual: Forcing you to engage in a sexual act when you don't consent, Kissing or touching you when you don't want it, Birth control sabotage, Coercion and/or spreading rumors if you refuse to have sex or persuading you to go further sexually, Leaving unwanted marks or hickies, Taking and/or distributing naked pictures of you without your permission, etc.
Electronic or Digital: Repeated texting and calling, Posting sexual pictures of you online, Posting lies about you, Demanding passwords, Checking your phone to see who you are communicating with, etc. Stalking: A pattern of harassing or threatening tactics that are unwanted and cause fear in the victim.

Parents should talk with their teens before they start dating. Discussions should include what a healthy relationship vs an unhealthy relationship looks like, also what to do if they are in a situation where they feel unsafe. Teens should feel comfortable talking with a parent or another trusted adult if they feel something is not right.
Remember treating each other with respect is key! Stay focused on your goals, if someone cares for you they will support you!

Thank You to our Community Supporters!
Mr. Bellaire was a huge success and the proceeds for the event help to fund the Class of 2020 After Prom.  Please support the businesses listed above and offer a thank you if the opportunity arises. #WeAreBetterTogether.
Three Penny Press
Students celebrate the victory of Mr. Bellaire 2020
Madelyn Lewis, Reporter|January 30, 2020
Last night, one of the most anticipated events of the year took place in the auditorium. The annual fundraiser pageant Mr. Bellaire always brings in a full house. Read more here

Chinese New Year Photos
Jonathan Sosa, Photographer|February 4, 2020
Click here to see the photo layout. 
Keep an Eye on Bellaire's Website & Calendar
Additional events and information can be found on the homepage of our website.  Please check our calendar as events, performances and games are added and updated on a regular basis. 
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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