September 20, 2019
2020 National Merit Semi-Finalists
Bellaire High School is proud to announce that 20 students in the Class of 2020 have been named as National Merit Semi-Finalists. Congratulations to Kaarthik Anand, Carson Benner, Chu Chen, Thomas Girardet, Steven Huttenbach, Vanessa Huynh,  Alexander Pantazopol,  Tyzic Pina, Elijah Pustilnik, Adam Remels, Justin Sun,  Sarah Szafranski,  Eric Tong, Jacob Way, Gabriella Wehrung, Christopher Woodard, Raymond Xu,  Yuanjing Yuan. *Not pictured  Lucy Ding and Meghana Kodali #CardinalProud
Watch for Updates for Rescheduled Events
Events that were canceled due to the weather this week will be updated as we receive new dates and times.
Homecoming September 27th and 28th
Bellaire's Homecoming Game will be Friday, September 27th at 7:00pm at Butler against Westbury. We will host a tailgate prior to the game on the EAST side (Visitors) beginning at 4:30pm.  All clubs and organizations are encouraged to come out and share a pregame meal or refreshments together. Homecoming Dance tickets will be sold in the Courtyard September 23-26.  Tickets will be $20 a piece.  Students will need to submit a Homecoming Dance Contract along with their money to purchase a ticket.  If a non-Bellaire student will be a guest of a student, a Non-Bellaire Student Contract must also be submitted at the time of ticket purchase. 

Freshman Parent Meeting
Our Parent U series continues with a meeting for freshman parents Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30pm. This meeting will focus on the transition to high school, getting involved and connected, and creating strong habits. We hope to see all of our freshman parents at this meeting. We will have you in and out in 60 minutes. 
Musical Auditions
Musical auditions for "Urinetown" are October 1, 2, 3 and students can sign up outside of the Black Box, Room 168. Auditions are open to everyone.

Open House
Open House has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 2 at 6:00pm. Parents will follow their student's schedule and begin in first-period class at 6:00pm.   Download a form for your son/daughter to complete with their schedule.  Please ask students to include room numbers for you.
JROTC Marches in Fiestas Patrias Parade
On Saturday the 14th, the Bellaire 20th Cardinal Battalion marched in the 51st annual Fiestas Patrias parade in downtown Houston. This marked 18 straight years participating in the parade. In the above picture, all participating Cadets can be seen, along with the Colors and Battalion banner. As they marched, the Battalion recited marching cadences at the command of different Staff members, for the entire 1-mile route. They were even seen on the news broadcasts of the parade, clips of which can be found online.
Cross Country Update
The boys and girls varsity cross country teams are off to a very strong start. They have already run a number of meets. Last week, on 9/7/19, both teams won the Bellaire Invitational CC Team titles. This week at the very competitive Andy Wells Invitational in Kingwood, Koket Jimata placed 14th, followed by Abo Jimata, Zane Hamdani, Fnan Measho, Dylan Ballard, Colin Crockett, and Donne Su. 

The Varsity girls also competed in the Andy Wells Invitational, led by Cate Urbani in 15th place, followed by Lauren Ohler, Andrea Lechin, Dani Purcell, Leyla Mejia, and Anh Ho.
Level Change Reminder
Level changes may be submitted to the counselors beginning Monday, September 16th.  Level Change Request forms may be downloaded from our website or picked up in the Counselors' Suite. Level Change Request forms must be signed by the student, parent, and teacher to be processed. The last day a level change can be made in a class for the first semester is Friday, October 4th. 
When making schedule changes, Counselors do attempt to cause the least disruption to the schedule as possible. However, that is not always possible. By submitting the schedule change or level change form, you are authorizing your counselor to change your schedule if necessary (including teacher changes) to accommodate your requests. 

Free SAT & PSAT Classes
Want to improve your test scores for the SAT and PSAT? Ms. Chopra and Mr. Wolf will be holding free SAT/PSAT prep classes after school beginning the week of September 23rd. Mr. Wolf will hold SAT/PSAT English classes on Wednesdays in room 353. Ms. Chopra will hold SAT/PSAT Math classes on Thursdays in room 186. Contact Ms. Mulet,, for more details.
Free English Classes/Clases Gratis de Inglés
Bellaire High School will be offering English language classes for parents. Bellaire High School ofrecerá clases de inglés para padres.
Bellaire High School will be offering English Classes for parents beginning on Tuesday, September 24th. Classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.  The classes are free, and materials will be provided to you.  We only ask that you be a parent or a relative of a Bellaire student and be at least 18 years old.
If you are interested, come to the Bellaire library on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m.  For more information, please contact  Ms. Mulet at or by phone
at 713-295-3704.
Padres de estudiantes de Bellaire High School
Bellaire High School ofrecerá clases de inglés para padres  a partir del martes 24 de septiembre. Las clases se reunirán todos los martes y jueves a partir de las 6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m. Las clases son gratuitas y se le proporcionarán materiales. Solo le pedimos que sea padre o pariente de un estudiante de Bellaire y que tenga al menos 18 años de edad.
Si está interesado, venga a la biblioteca de Bellaire el martes 24 de septiembre a las 6:00 p.m. Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto Sra. Mulet en o por teléfono al 713-295-3704.

We encourage everyone to join the competition + have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes. Thank you for being an advocate for distracted driving + keeping our community safe! You can learn more here

Prizes + Rewards :
We want to thank Safeway Driving for awarding these awesome prizes! 
  • Lottery Winner 1 = $50 VISA Gift Card
  • Lottery Winner 2 = $25 Chick Fil A Gift Card
  • Lottery Winner 3 = $50 VISA Gift Card
  • Lottery Winner 4 = $25 Chick Fil A Gift Card
  • Final Winner= $100 VISA Gift Card


College Visits
University of Pennsylvania
Northwestern University, The New School, and Waseda University of Tokyo
Lipscomb University
Austin College and Columbia University
Seniors- Don't forget the last day to register for the October 5th SAT is next Tuesday, September 24th. If you need a fee waiver or help applying, please visit the College Center during lunch. 
College Center Extended Hours: Starting this Wednesday, the College Center will be offering extended hours after school once a month 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. To set up a meeting, please contact the College Center via email.
This upcoming Thursday, September 26th, the College Center will be hosting the College Affordability Meeting in the auditorium at 6:30 PM. This is open to students and parents of all grade level to learn more information about college affordability and how to find the most financially fit colleges for you. We will talk about FAFSA, TASFA, and the CSS Profile, all of which open October 1st.
The 2019 College Fair will be taking place on Tuesday, October 1st from 6 PM to 8 PM. We will be hosting over 170 different colleges and universities from around the nation. This is a great opportunity for students of all grades to connect with college reps and begin the college research process.
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The month brings awareness to a topic not often talked about. Learning about the warning signs of suicide and suicide prevention resources during the month of September are great ways to educate yourself and others.

Suicide is a significant public health issue that currently ranks as the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 10-24. Yet, it is important to recognize that suicide is also one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States.

Some warning signs include talking about wanting to die, feeling hopeless or being a burden to others, planning or looking for a way to kill themselves, withdrawing from family or friends, engaging in risky behaviors, and acting like there's no reason to live.

Crisis lines, grant programs, educational courses, and partnerships with local communities help highlight the warning signs and put people in touch with assistance. If a person is at risk for suicide, it's important to act right away.  Click here to read more and access resources. 
Upcoming Events & Meetings
Mark your calendars
College Fair
Mark your calendars for Bellaire's College Fair! Over 100 colleges and universities from across the country and over seas will be on campus! If you have questions, contact Mr. Lee in the College Center #Cards2College

HISD's Top-Tier College Night
RSVP now for the Emerge Top-tier College Night on Monday, Oct. 7 at the Kingdom Builders Center from 5:30 to 8 pm! ! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to meet with representatives from some of the nation's top colleges! This event is open to any 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade student interested in learning more about competitive colleges in and out of state. Reserve your spot here.
PTO General Meeting *Updated DATE

The first PTO General Meeting will be held Thursday, September 26th at 6:00pm in the Library. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

The  2019 "Find Your Path" Career Day Expo & TACRAO College Fair is an excellent opportunity to plant positive seeds in the minds of our youth. This year's Expo is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon on  Thursday, Oct. 3, NRG Pkwy, Houston, TX 77054.
More Info can be found on the event here.

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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