Think About It Thursday
Scottie Landess
Friday, September 14, 2018

Hello, BHS Students!!

 Hope parents/guardians are seeing good grades on your progress reports!!  If you’re struggling, get with your teacher and see what he/she can do to help you or go to Homework Helpline and get help from those teachers.  Don’t stay clueless or lost when there are folks all around you holding flashlights in one hand and have the ability to flip the on switch for you. There’s no shame in asking for help.  I guarantee you that we all have to have a little help once in a while.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

What classes do I need to graduate?

You need:  English 9, 10, 11, 12

                     Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and one other math of your choosing

                     Physical Science, Biology, and one other science of your choosing

                     Civics, Economics, World History, American History

                      PE, Health, Oral Communications, Fine Arts – that’s band, choir, art, piano

         TDA  (technology design applications) or another CTE class (CTE = career and technology education).  What you need depends on what grade you are currently in.  Your counselor will advise you.

           A minimum of 6 electives

So as you can see, it’s not just English, math, science and social studies classes that you need in order to graduate.

Don’t I need a foreign language to graduate?

            No.  You can take one, but you don’t have to have it to graduate.  However, if you want to be an honors graduate you will have to take two years of the same foreign language.

What do I have to do to be an honor graduate?

            You need to graduate with 25 + credits, have taken at least two AP classes (or 2 concurrent college classes), have had two years of the same foreign language, and have a GPA (grade point average) of 3.5 or higher.

 

 

TIPS for Success after High School

(1)   If you’re wanting to play sports in college, focus on making the highest grades you can in your core classes (English, math, science, history).  That means making C’s or better and not needing to recover credit in summer school.  Your core GPA is what colleges look at to determine if they want you or not.

(2)   If you’re not interested in sports in college, ditto to the above.  Colleges want scholars not just dollars.

(3)   Make a plan and set a goal.  If you don’t have something to reach for, you’re grasping at straws.

(4)   Remember, college is not for everyone and that’s okay.  But again, have a plan and set a goal.

(5)  If you need help with any of the above, come see your counselor.  That's part of the reason we are here.

Funnies and Facts

What did one flag say to the other flag????  Nothing.  It just waved.

How come there are no knock-knock jokes about America????  Because freedom rings.

Glacier National Park in Montana, USA, is losing its glaciers because of global warming – some scientists believe all of them could be gone by 2030. 

Parting Thoughts

I sure hope there has been something here that you have learned, made you laugh, or made you think.  I also hope you know that you’re not in this “school thing” alone.  I’m here to help you and so are all the other grown-ups who work here.  You’re biggest task in getting help from one of us is to decide which of us you trust most.  That’s the person who can help you most.  And every one of us is different and we know that.  But we also want you to be successful.  Let us help if we can.

Love,

Ms. Scottie