September 6, 2019
Game Day
Bellaire Varsity Volleyball takes on the Heights tonight at 5:00pm. Wear your red and come out and cheer them on.  #CardinalProud
Senior Parent Meeting Presentation
Wednesday, September 4th a Senior Parent Meeting was held. The meeting focused on the college application process, scholarships, transcripts, senior dues, and included some early information about prom and graduation. To view the presentation click here.

Senior families remember to check the Senior Information Page on our website for information throughout the year.

Course & Level Change Reminder
The last day to submit a course change request is today, Friday, September 6. Counselors will work to process submitted requests in a timely manner. 
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. 

Mark Your Calendars for Open House
Bellaire's Open House will be Tuesday, September 17th. We will begin at 6:00pm in the auditorium and then parents will be released to follow their student's schedule. This is a great chance to meet your child's teachers and learn about the courses they are taking this year. 
Senior Parking Lot Lottery
Seniors that won spots in the Senior Parking Lot Lottery were notified by email this week. 

Students have until September 19th to secure their spot.  Please stop by Ms. Frank's office to receive a parking lot contract. You will need to pay $90.00 either in cash or through the SchoolPay app on the Bellaire website.  When you return your contract with your fee in cash or with a receipt from SchoolPay, please provide a copy of your driver's license as well as a copy of your insurance card.
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.

Home Lunch Permits
Eleventh and twelfth grade students may leave Bellaire High School campus during Cardinal Hour only if parent or guardian grants written permission and students meet all requirements. Failure of students to abide by the policy and maintain good standing as a student will result in the privilege being revoked. Students must return this request form into their alpha Assistant Principal for approval. A new ID will be issued once approval is granted.  All students must remain on campus for lunch the first week of school.  Off campus ID's will be processed and printed before a student can leave campus.  Download a form here
Bellaire HS ID's
Students needing an ID can visit the Attendance Office at lunch or after school.  ID's are free until October 1st, after that date there will be a $5 charge. 
Students that have not checked-out a laptop should drop off their laptop agreement form and $25 cash payment, or paypal receipt in the Tech Room, room #220 at lunch. Students will then return after school to pick up their laptop. 

A laptop agreement form can be downloaded here.

Socio-Economic Forms
PLEASE make sure that the BLUE Socio Economic Information Form is returned to your 2nd period teacher .  It is very important that we receive the blue form back from every family.  We are a Title 1 school and can receive funding for our school budget through the return of these forms. Every form potentially could mean additional dollars for Bellaire students. If you have questions about the Socio Economic Information Form, please reach out to Ms. Mulet
National Junior Olympic Competitor
Congratulations to Walter Truitt for qualifying for the USATF National Junior Olympics. He competed in the Junior Olympics and placed 8th in the country in the 110 meter hurdles. He also placed 10th in the 400 meter hurdles as well as 7th on a 4x400 relay team. #CardinalProud

Students Engage in Learning at Target
Friday, August 30th, Coach Upton and his class had a Communtiy Based Intsruction (CBI) lesson at Target. The Scholars walked to Target learning Pedestrian Safety Rules for walking in public areas and shopped at Target purchasing items for the classroom.  The Scholars had a Fun Learning Experience at Target to begin the 2019 -2020 School Year. Lets GO CARDINALS!

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.

If you are concerned about someone, talk with them, listen without judgement, express concern, provide hope, and get help. You can find help at Bellaire High School by talking with a trusted adult. Teachers, counselors, social worker, nurse, administrators, police officers, and other staff are available to assist.

If you are concerned about someone, talk with them, listen without judgement, express concern, provide hope, and get help. People in crisis and concerned friends and family members can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK) to connect with support persons for emotional support and other services. This service is always available, 24/7.

Additional resources to help include: 
  • The new Suicide Prevention Wallet Card (PDF) which identifies warning signs, specific steps to help someone, and resources to get help. 
  •  The Texas Suicide Prevention Council is a collaboration effort throughout the state of Texas working together to reduce suicides in Texas by providing information, training, and resources. 
  • The Trevor Project provides an LGBTQ Crisis Hotline 866-488-7386 
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK), Veterans press 1. Support for people who are deaf and hard of hearing: 800-799-4889. For Spanish speakers: La Red Nacional de PrevenciĆ³n del Suicidio: 888-628-9454.
  • People can call the Local Mental Health Authority, the Harris Center to be connected to mental health services. 
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI,  
  • The Texas Mental Health Program for Veterans is a community-based resource for veterans and their families struggling with suicide.
Remember, suicide is preventable. Know the Signs, Find the Words, Reach Out. By recognizing warning signs, knowing how to start a conversation, and knowing suicide prevention resources and where to turn for help, you have the power to make a difference. If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.
Galapagos Islands Spring Break 2020
Don't miss out on the trip of a lifetime!  
There will be an informational meeting of 9/17 at 5:00 PM in room 383. If you have questions please contact  Ms. Loonam. 

Bellaire Men's Lacrosse -  Player/Parent Meeting
Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30pm in the Library
Informational meeting for all prospective and returning players about the upcoming season. 
Interested in playing lacrosse? No experience needed and help with equipment is available.

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. 
Senior Yearbook Pictures
Seniors can contact Prestige per the information above or have protraits or retakes made October 14 - 16 at Bellaire. For questions or more information. please contact Ms. Negri. 
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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