October 11, 2019
Friday Night Lights
Bellaire Football takes on Chavez tonight at 7:00pm at Barnett. Come out and watch football under the lights. You will also be treated to a great half time show performed by the Bellaire Belles and the Mighty Cardinal Band! The theme for tonight's game is Cowboys and Aliens. #CardinalProud
Bellaire vs Lamar
Bellaire Volleyball remains undefeated in district play. Saturday's game against Lamar will be at Butler and the first serve will be at 1:00pm.  Let's fill the stands and cheer the Lady Cards on to another victory! #CardinalProud #BeatLamar
Clubs at Bellaire
Check-out the clubs at Bellaire. Clubs and organizations across campus have updated their information. You can access it all here. The Club Guide gives you the sponsor's information, as well as the date and location of meetings.  Bellaire has over 125 clubs and organizations. Find something that interests you and get involved.

Check the Twitter feed daily too. We update it each day with club announcements around 11am. 
Be Smart - Event Sponsored by the Bellaire PTO
The Bellaire High School PTO is hosting a Be SMART: Promoting Responsible Gun Storage in Our Community  presentation Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 6:30pm in the auditorium. 
The  Be SMART  campaign, a program of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, was developed to reduce the deaths, injuries and trauma that result when children gain access to unsecured firearms.

Be SMART  is neutral on the topic of gun ownership; it does not encourage or discourage individuals from owning guns. It also does not advocate for changes to gun laws. Rather, it emphasizes the power of each and every adult to take agency over the safety of children and teens. 

The program emphasizes that responsible storage is always the adult's responsibility, and encourages individuals to take five simple steps to keep kids  and families safer:   S ecure guns in homes and vehicles,  M odel responsible behavior around guns,  A sk about the presence of guns in other homes,  R ecognize the role of guns in suicide, and  T ell your peers to Be SMART.  

Mock PSAT & School Day PSAT 
The PSAT will take place on October 30th for our 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. We have a couple of ways that students can prepare for the test:
  • FREE after school PSAT/SAT tutorial classes held Wednesdays in room 353 and Thursdays in room 186 from 4:10 pm - 5:00 pm.
  • Mock PSAT - to help students get an idea of what the PSAT will be like, there will be a FREE Mock PSAT at Bellaire on Saturday, October 19th in the cafeteria at 8:00 am. You must register at HERE by Thursday, October 17th, for the Mock PSAT. Check-in begins at 7:30 am and make sure to bring your own calculator for the test.
  • Saturday PSAT Review - a review session will be held on October 26th, from 8:00 am - 12:15 pm at Bellaire in the Science Conference Center (SCC). Please register HERE by Thursday, October 24th, to participate in the Saturday review session.
  • Study guides - study guides, including a practice test, have been distributed in English 2 and English 3 classes.
  • Khan Academy and the College Board website both provide test prep and practice tests.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Mulet in the library or by email at  mmulet1@houstonisd.org.

School Choice Applications
The New School Choice Magnet and Choice transfer Online Application became available for Parents and Guardians on September 27, 2019 at  https://hisdchoice.com/login Parents/Guardians are able to submit multiple Magnet and Choice transfer applications on the same computerized system this application process year. School Choice paper applications are available via our School Choice website or by visiting the school of their choice. 
For schools to inform parents and the school community of the School Choice application deadline dates and new changes, the Office of School Choice is requesting that schools announce on their school marquees that Phase I for HISD School Choice Applications will be from September 27, 2019 until December 6, 2019. The last day for HISD students to submit a School Choice Application will be February 28, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year.
If further assistance is needed, please contact the Office of School Choice- Student Transfers Department at 713-556-6734 or email us at  Studenttransfer@houstonisd.org

Bellaire Swim & Dive
Our Swimmers and Divers will be competing tomorrow morning at 9:45am. You can find directions to the Don Cook Natatorium in Fort Bend here.

Next Thursday take a night off from cooking and swing by Buffalo Grille. Bellaire Swim and Dive will receive a percentage of your meal payment! #CardinalProud

Dr. Nguyen Visits
Monday, October 7th, 2019, Dr. Hannah Nguyen, a local dentist, brought her staff to Coach Upton's class to teach Scholars and Parents about the importance of Dental Hygiene. She went over proper brushing techniques, flossing, and the importance of yearly checkups.  Dr. Nguyen concluded the session with information on oral cancer and the dangers of Vaping. The Scholars and Parents were given bags filled with toothbrushes and other items for Dental Hygiene.   SMILE CARDINALS!
College Visits
The University of Texas at Dallas
University of Connecticut
Colorado College
Middlebury College
Brown University
Texas State University
Barnard College
Boston University
Oglethorpe University
Please don't forget that TUESDAY, October 15th from 1 PM to 4 PM we will be hosting the Financial Aid Roadshow at the College Center. This is set aside time to help seniors and their families complete their FAFSA, TASFA, and CSS Profile. Please bring all the necessary documents for completion.
College Center Extended Hours this Wednesday from 4 PM to 6 PM. We would like to use this time to assist students with test sign up, advising meetings, essay help, and more. Walk-in are welcomed. To set up a one-on-one meeting, please contact the College Center via email.
The last day to request a transcript for November 1st deadlines is Monday, October 21st. To request official transcripts, please visit the Bellaire website.
Don't forget the last day to register for the November 2nd SAT is Tuesday, October 22nd. If you need a fee waiver or help applying, please visit the College Center during lunch. 
We are 2 weeks away from the PSAT test. This is a great way to help you study and increase your scores prior to the SAT. During your junior year, scoring well on the SAT can qualify you for scholarships and academic distinction. Don't forget to use KhanAcademy.org to prepare and study for the exam. Good Luck!

Senior Class Ranks
Seniors swing by the Registrar's Office to pick up your rank letter and unofficial transcript. You will need a picture ID to pick it up. 
Senior Photos - Next Week
The last chance to take senior portraits on campus is Oct. 14-16. Seniors must sign up for an appointment slot in order to take pictures these days. Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis in room 341. Stop by before school or Cardinal Hour to get a spot. The last day to take senior portraits in time for this year's book is Oct. 26.

More info about senior pictures can be found here.  You can also view available appointment time slots here. Email Ms. Negri if you see a time you would like to reserve. 

Senior Dues - Lowest Rate of the Year
Pay your Senior Dues online or to Ms. Quinteros in the library at lunch.  Dues go up November 2nd. #ClassOf2020
Bully Awareness Month - Tips from our Counselors
Upcoming Events & Meetings
Mark your calendars
Study Abroad
Bellaire High School will be hosting a study abroad night on Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 PM in the BHS auditorium. Join us to learn more about opportunities for students to travel the world (including SCHOLARSHIPS)!  Questions - contact Ms. Chapman.

RSVP at bit.ly/BHSstudyabroadnight2019

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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