Students report to school on Monday, August 8, in full school unform. Breakfast will be served.
Congratulations to Audwin "Popsii" Williams who signed with Wayne State College out of Nebraska. He is shown here with his family. He is seated between his dad, Lawrence Carbin, and his mom, Crystal Whitehead.
The online application for the 2016-2017 school year is now available online. This is especially important for those who have had status changes and wish to apply for free or reduced lunch status so that it is available for the first day of school.
All interested can apply here: http://www.applyforlunch.com
Pleae call if you have questions.
For the first day of school, students need a binder, paper, and something with which to write. As students visit each class they have for the semester, individual teachers will provide class supply lists.
12th: 9-11; 11th: Noon - 2
10th: 9-11; 9th: Noon - 2 - starts at noon with a parent meeting (about 30 minutes)
All students are reminded that $10 class fees and $15 school fees are due at orientation. Students who wish to purchase parking passes ($10) must show a valid driver's license. 12th and 11th graders will be issued parking passes first. Parking passes will not be sold prior to orientation dates and times nor will they be issued to students who have not paid their class and school fees, first.
Please Note: Due to recent budget changes, the St. Mary Parish School Board can no longer fund the $21 student fees that have been covered in the past. As a result, BHS will now have to charge for items that were previously covered. The $15 student fee will cover IDs and lanyards, handbooks, and locker fees.
Last week, major TV news outlets carried stories that introduced a new word to many viewers. Sextortion is the process of tricking victims into sending compromising photos and then using blackmail methods to get more photos, sexual favors, or money from the victims. The U.S. Department of Justice's April 2016 report to Congress listed sextortion as "by far the most significantly growing threat to children."
That report also noted that the vast majority of the victims were females under the age of 18. The crimes were conducted using social networking sites, instant messaging, and email. The convicted perpetrators--so far, all male--have
Another Justice Department report noted that offenders were specifically seeking out those children they considered easy targets because of their demonstrated willingness to post personal content online and engage in live-streaming video activity, whether the content was sexually explicit or not.”
One news outlet included suggestions for protecting against this developing threat:
HAVE A SENSATIONAL SUMMER!!!
FOR STUDENTS: "Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in your life, but your attitude decides who will stay in your life." --Unknown
FOR STAFF: "To the barefoot man, happiness is a pair of shoes. To the man with old shoes, it's a pair of new shoes. To the man with new shoes, it's more stylish shoes. And of course, the fellow with no feet -- he'd be happy to be barefoot. Measure your life by what you have, not by what you don't." --Michael Josephson