Greetings from Ken Miller
It is hard to believe the Holiday Season is soon upon us. This means that second quarter is almost half way complete. Interims will be coming out during the first week of December. Are you meeting success?
The 1st key to academic success is attendance. Coming to school each day and on time is critical. The A/B schedule is set that the students only meet with their teacher approximately 22x a quarter. If you do miss a school day or two, cold & flu season is nasty, then you must make arrangements with your teacher to make up any missing work. BCPSONE has developed a Grading Program, ENGRADE, so you can check your academic status each day. It is very important that parents log onto this system and examine your child’s progress. The good news on this system is you can easily access all your children’s progress no matter what BCPS school they attend with one logon. Papers with your specific code were mailed home. These activation codes will remain current until January.
When we do return from winter break we move right into HSA re-taking. Seniors need to make sure they are on track for graduation. Student Service Learning Hours must be completed (75 hours--- see Mrs. Cabaniss), HSA requirements, and credits earned. These are not just 12th grade issues. All grades should focuses on these items.
Student- athletes are already beginning the WINTER SEASON. Athletes must maintain a GPA of 2.0 to remain on the team. Second quarter ends January 23rd.
Soon we will be registering students for classes next year. That is correct; we are starting to plan for next year. Please discuss with your child the different opportunities that we have to offer them. If your child will be a junior or senior, there is the option for Parallel Enrollment to CCBC. Early release for jobs, internships or other possibilities are also available but for 12th grade only. Your child’s counselor will be meeting with him/her to help assist in setting their needs for their future.
I would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Holiday. Enjoy the time off from school and I look forward to the New Year.