October is filled with lots of events. We go from HSA re-testing, which is a must for graduation to Fall sports and PSATs. The SGA will be celebrating Homecoming, the game & then the dance. The PSAT will be given mid-month and by the end of the month, first quarter grades are over.
One of the three Graduation Requirement is the HSA’s. Student must pass all 3 or get a combined score of 1208. This applies for the 12th and 11th graders. It is a little different for the 10th graders and the 9th graders it is a complete change. If a student does not pass all 3 or get the combined score then they can do a BRIDGE Project in the area(s) they were not successful. The number of projects are based on the score of the test.
October 7th through the 16th we will be offering students a make-up HSA. Each student will be given a pass for the test(s) that they need to re-take and there will be a roster posted at the 1st & 2nd floor Y’s. Please make sure you do not miss this opportunity. Some students just want to take the Bridge Projects. In order to do this they must take the test at least twice and we want them to score as high as possible so they only have 1 project to complete.
The English & Algebra HSA will no longer be offered after this year, PARCC is taking its place in May. This is why it is so important to take them now (October, January & Spring).
The SGA is sponsoring the Homecoming Pep Rally and the dance that follows. The Pep Rally is Friday the 11th. Spirit Weeks is that Monday –Friday. All attire must be appropriate when participating in the Spirit Week functions. Students attending the dance must have ID and arrive before doors close (1 hour after they open).
BCPS will be offering the PSAT to all 9th, 10th & 11th graders on October 15th. This test will take place from 7:45 to 11am. This is a resource that College Board offers to help the school identify strengths and weakness for preparing students for SAT, AP & colleges. The seniors do not take the PSAT.
The first quarter ends at the end of the month. Remember that you must maintain a GPA of a 2.0 in order to continue with Fall Sports and then try out for Winter Sports. Remember to bring you ID. If you forget & get a temporary ID then it is $1.00