October 18, 2019
Bellaire vs Lamar
Bellaire Football remains undefeated in district play. Bellaire takes on Lamar at Butler Saturday. Kick-off is at 1:00pm.  Our theme is a #Blackout.  Let's fill the stands and cheer the Cardinals on to another victory! #CardinalProud #BeatLamar


Bellaire Volleyball
Congrats to Ap Clarke as today she won her 600th game as BHS Head Volleyball Coach. That type of success & commitment is not the norm anymore and we're proud to work alongside her. Add to it that the victory came as we #BeatLamar & it's even sweeter. #CardinalProud

The Lady Cards take on Sam Houston tonight at 5:30pm at the Pavilion. #GoGetEm

Thank You Mr. McDonough - National Principal's Month
The Faculty and Staff named Mr. McDonough th BEST BOSS EVER this week! October is National Principals Month.  Please take a moment and drop a note off to Mr. McDonough and let him know how much he is appreciated. His work is 24/7 and we appreciate all that he does for our community!   #CardinalProud  #LuckyUs
Quiz Bowl Team
Bellaire Quiz Bowl team: Alkiviades Boukas, Letian Li, Allen Xue, Meghna Yennu and Albert Zhu attended TQBA Kickoff Classic XV Tournament in Seven Lake High School on October 12, 2019. They won the 3rd place and qualified for 2020 High School National Championship Tournament again.

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

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
College Visits
Monday
Nova Southeastern University
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
The Savannah College of Art and Design
 
Tuesday
Pennsylvania State University
Saint Louis University
 
Wednesday
Johns Hopkins University
Rice University
 
Thursday
Colby College
Smith College
 
Friday
Arizona State University
Occidental College
University of Houston- Engineering
 
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Financial Aid Roadshow, on Tuesday, October 15th. If you are still needing assistance with filling out these documents, please join us on Tuesday for TASFA Tuesday or Friday for FAFSA Friday for the remainder of this semester. Please email us to schedule an appointment on these days; we do not accept walk-ins.
 
The last day to request a transcript for colleges with November 1st deadlines is Monday, October 21st. To request official transcripts, please visit the  Bellaire website . Failure to request in time, may affect the admission process.
 
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. There will only be one additional opportunity to test this semester.
 
Juniors- The College Center will be meeting with ALL 11th Graders on Wednesday, October 23rd in the Auditorium through U.S. History classes for our annual College Meeting. We will be discussing everything that you should be doing in the 11th grade to prepare you for senior year, and how to begin the college research process.
 
We are 1 week 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. 
Seniors - Mr. Bellaire Informational Meeting
Senior boys and girls there will be an informational meeting Monday, October 21st during Cardinal Hour for you to learn more about participating in Mr. Bellaire.  There will be two sessions, Red Block and White Block, so pick the one that works with your schedule that day.

Online sign-up for the event will open Tuesday, October 23. 
Bully Awareness Month - Tips from our Counselors

Communication Apps 
One of the best ways to prevent cyberbullying is being aware of the trending apps that teenagers are currently using to communicate. Click here to read about 6 apps that are hot right now that you need to know about.
NURSE THOMAS
Shout-out to Nurse Thomas for all that she has done to make sure student vaccine's are up to date. We are better and healthier because of her work every day.  A lot of attention to detail and long hours went into earning this banner for BHS!  #CaridnalProud
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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