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October 2017
BHS Connect
Administrative Team
Stacey Buhro
Principal
Falisadoll Green
Assistant Principal
Brian Roberson
Assistant Principal
Scott Wilsey
Belleville New Tech Director
Dan Wright
Assistant Principal
Joe Brodie
Athletic Director
Belleville High School Newsletter
Graduate Profile
A Belleville High School grad-
uate will possess the qualities
to face the challenges
(personal and societal) of the
21st century with maturity and
poise. Graduates will have
the skills, intellect, habits of
mind and mental dispositions
to actively participate in defin-
ing, brainstorming and solving
21
st
century challenges;
demonstrate the qualities of a
productive citizen, which in-
clude the characteristics of
charity, empathy, respect, and
lifelong learning; apply math,
technology, and historical
knowledge while also using
reading, writing and techno-
logical skills to efficiently, ap-
propriately communicate and
problem solve in work and life
situations; reason logically
and problem solve to develop
critical, divergent, and innova-
tive thinking which graduates
will apply in both planned and
unexpected circumstances.
Belleville High School
501 West Columbia Avenue
Belleville, Michigan 48111
(734) 697-9133 Phone
(734) 697-6551 Fax
(734) 697-6523 Counseling Fax
Classes are in full swing. We have the
pleasure of welcoming the Class of 2021
to our building, and the following staff
members:
 Kaylee Haisma—BNT Math
 Tammie Harris—Admin. Asst. Counseling
 Neva Jasman—Special Education
 Jessica Lopez—College Liaison
 David Mahoney—BNT Math
 Joe Marino—Choir
 Jamie Nelson—Early College Alliance
 Jill Neuhart—Social Worker
 Ryan Petersmark—Art
 Ariel Sanchez—Biology
 Jake Sweets—Counselor: BNT
October Events!
October 2—6: Homecoming Spirit Week
October 4: Count Day
October 6: Homecoming Tailgate, 5—7 p.m.
Homecoming Game, 7 p.m.
October 7: Homecoming Dance, 7—11 p.m.
Doors close at 8:30 p.m.
October 10: Financial Night & Senior Parent
Meeting, 6 p.m.
October 11: PSAT: 9
th
, 10
th
, 11
th
Powder Puff Game, 7 p.m.
October 13: Picture Re-take Day
October 16, 17: Seniors - Herff Jones/Graduate
Services orders during lunch
October 18: Herff Jones Parent Orders, 5—7 p.m.
BHS Tiger Parents Meeting, 6 p.m.
October 24: Symphony Band/McBride, 7:30 pm.
October 26: FAFSA Night, 6 p.m.
October 28: BNT: Zombie 5K Run
Spirit Week Theme: Haunted Homecoming
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Creepy
Colors
Day
Character
Day
Class
T-Shirt
Day
Camo
Day
Black and
Orange
Day
MiStar
BHS teachers update grades weekly.
Parents and students are encouraged to
check grades for every class on a regular
basis. Need help with your login? See
Mrs. Kennedy in the Media
Center.
Beginning 2017—2018
Progress reports will no longer be sent
home or mailed home for students. Please
log into MiStar Parent Portal for grade and
attendance updates.
Haunted Homecoming Dance
Saturday, October 7
th
7:00 p.m.—11:00 p.m.
BHS Cafeteria
Doors close at 8:30 p.m.
A few notes:
 Leave personal items in the car. BHS is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Dress Code is Semi-Formal however; School Dress Code applies as well as the following:
 NO COSTUMES ALLOWED
 No jeans of any color
 No shorts
 No T-Shirts
 No hats
 No gym shoes
 No plunging necklines, exposed midriff or cutouts
 Dresses must be at least fingertip length
 No sheer or revealing outfits
Have your ride ready at 10:50 p.m.
Your Student ID is your ticket in the door…NO ID no Entry!
All students are subject to search by BHS administration and law enforcement.
Ticket sales will begin on October 2
nd
and run through October 5
th
during all lunches as well
as PaySchools which is available now through October 5
th
.
If a student upon arrival at the dance does not meet the dance dress code require-
ments as enforced by staff, they will be expected to make their attire compliant with
the dress code or they will not be permitted to enter the dance. Students not permit-
ted into the dance will not be issued a refund.
Download the website app:
Van Buren Public
Schools (Apptegy)
Sign-up for MiStar Emails
1) Log into Parent Portal
2)
Choose Email Notifications (upper right hand corner)
3)
Check the options you wish to receive (i.e.
School News, Attendance, Report Card,
etc.)
New Website!!!
The new Van Buren Public Schools website is up and running. Visit vanburenschools.net.
 Schools (upper right hand corner): Belleville High
 Menu (upper left hand corner): School Information, Parent and Student
dropdown menus, and more!
 Live Feed, Events and News (bottom): latest school information, upcoming
events, and news
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Order your cap and gown!!!
October 16
th
& 17
th
During ALL lunches
Questions???
Contact Graduate Services, Inc.
734.725.5743
OCTOBER is
COLLEGE MONTH!
Goal: To provide every graduating senior with the preparation,
opportunity and support needed to apply to college
WHO? Class of 2018 and students who want to PLAN,
EXPLORE, and APPLY to college!
WHAT? Seniors across the state learning about applying to
colleges and universities – and starting to do just that.
WHERE?
Assigned BHS Computer Lab
WHEN? 10/6/17- Lab 84
10/10/17- Lab 86
10/20/17 Lab 84
10/30/17- Lab 84
WHY?
Studies show that if you continue your education beyond high
school:
You will make more money in your lifetime
You will be less likely to be unemployed
You will be more likely to have better health and live longer
CLUB SPONSOR(S) IMPORTANT INFO
Art Club
Petersmark
The art club runs as an open studio. Students may work in any medium of their
choice and create any type of art work.
Career and College Explorations
Lopez
Provides students the opportunity to discover what their future can be and how
they can achieve it.
Choir Club Marino
Craft Club Halliday/Kennedy Crafting for a cause is a key component of our club.
Debate Club
Strickland
Provides a vehicle for students interested in politics, social change, and commu-
nity organization to discuss relevant topics and ideas
DECA
Butka
Small
Prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality
and management.
Disc Golf Club
Darket
Teaches the basics of the game of disc golf and members are coached on our
outings. Supports physical activity especially with students who are not in BHS
athletics.
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Haisma
Watkins, Aaron
Board games, card games, Dungeons & Dragons, and other geeky adventures.
Interact Club Kidder A junior rotary club that does good works for the school and community
National Honor Society
Kidder
Invitation to 10th or 11th graders with cumulative GPA of 3.33 and advanced
classes
Science
Olympiad
Irelan/Spinks Regional, State Tournaments in the Spring. Preparation for competition year
round.
Ski Club Butka Learn to ski/snowboard or improve skills
Spanish Club Laginess Events, projects and outings with a Spanish focus
Student Council Lasenby Student driven, Student ideas, Student activities
Student Leadership Team
Roberson
Students apply in the Spring to participate in SLT. Major events include Fresh-
men Orientation and Schedule Pick-up.
Get Involved! BHS Clubs
Check out this article about Social Media:
Guide: Social Networking Advice for Parents
https://www.webwise.ie/parents/guide-
social-networking-advice-for-parents/
October is College Month
These are some activities for seniors:
 Apply to college or vocational school
Goal: 100% participation
 Research colleges and scholarships
 Participate in college visits
 Apply for financial aid: FAFSA window
opens October 1
st
 Make an appointment with the college advi-
sor, Ms. Lopez
 Apply for the College Ambassadors Club