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  • MONDAY, APRIL 12, 2021

    MEETINGS:
    Attention Sophomores! – There is a Sophomore Class Meeting Wednesday, April 14th at 2:30pm Meeting Code: Sophclass

    The Outdoor Club is meeting "in-person" after school this Thursday April 15 at 2:30pm.  We will be painting our Outdoor Club window (room 218 - just next to the side entrance) for the modified School Spirit Homecoming Week.  Please bring a mask and your creative artistic skills.  As always, new members are welcome and encouraged to attend.   Our next hike is also scheduled for Saturday April 24th to Black Mountain.  Information and permission slips can be found here and on the Schoology Club page. For more information please contact Mr. Balet or Mr. Walterich. 

    The next virtual meeting for Biology Club-The Envirothon Team will be on Friday, April 16th at 12:00 pm. The Google Meet nickname for this meeting is: envirothon.  Please prepare to study forestry as a group during this meeting. Also continue working on your slides on the shared Google slideshow for the current issue: Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions.  After this meeting, we will be meeting weekly to prepare for the Regional Envirothon Competition that will take place on Wednesday, May 5. Contact Ms. Marcotullio, Biology Club Advisor, at kmarcotullio@bscsd.org if you have any questions.

     

    ATHLETICS:
    Family ID  is open for Spring Sports.

    High School Spring sports registrations are open 3/31-4/16. Practices start 4/26.

    To be approved to attend try-outs the following criteria must be met:

    1. A physical dated between September 7, 2017-current. This may be uploaded during registration or a hard copy can be submitted to the school nurse. 
    2. ImPACT baseline scores completed in the last 2 years. If your ImPACT is expired you will receive a message from Family ID and instructions on how to complete a baseline test at home.
    3. Completion of registration information below. All answers will be reviewed by the sports medicine team. If additional information is required for clearance your registration status will show "NOT APPROVED". 
    4. Bona Fide Ballston Spa student

    Please review the COVID guidelines found under the links section in Family ID. Additional clearances may be necessary.  Please visit the spring page of the athletics website for more information https://www.bscsd.org/Page/139#calendar21399/20210331/month 

    NOTES FROM THE OFFICE: 
    The Science department is excited to announce that we will be taking our students on an educational tour to Belize!!  This will be such an epic trip including the coral reef, Mayan ruins, the jungle, ziplines, tubing, caves, local folklore, and much, much more.  This is open to all high school students (Limited spaces available; first come, first served!) For more information, join our virtual informational meeting, TOMORROW Tuesday April 13th at 7PM using this link: https://meet.google.com/qnp-nwka-ajq?hs=122&authuser=0   Information can also be found in room 338 (Ms. Hansen); and questions can be send via email to Ms. Meuwissen at ameuwissen@bscsd.org

    ATTENTION STUDENT DRIVERS:  IF YOU HAVE GOTTEN A NEW CAR OR DRIVE A DIFFERENT CAR TO SCHOOL, PLEASE SEE MISS HOWARD IN THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE AND PROVIDE HER WITH THE CAR INFORMATION. THANK YOU.

    Ballston Spa Students:  Are you looking to brush up on your employability skills to find a part-time job?  Captain CHS - Job Assist can help!  Do you need assistance with: Getting working papers, writing a resume, completing a job application, developing interview skills, setting expectations for the first day, etc.  Join me in an afternoon training class via Google Meet!  Contact Mrs. Stevens (astevens@bscsd.org) to set up an appointment after school.


    CLASS OF 2021 - SENIOR AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

    Senior award and scholarship applications are now available on the Class of 2021: School Counseling Group Schoology page (see steps to access the page below).  The scholarship page will be updated regularly and there will be many opportunities for you to earn financial scholarships and awards. Check the page regularly so you do not miss an application deadline!

    To access the award/scholarship applications: Go to Schoology – Class of 2021: School Counseling Group – Resources – College and Career Resources – Scholarship Opportunities and Financial Aid – Local Scholarships 

    If you have any questions on senior awards/scholarships or accessing the Schoology page, please contact the High School Main Office at (518) 884-7150 or email the Senior Awards Planning Committee at SeniorAwards@bscsd.org.

    CLASS OF 2021 – IT’S TIME TO ORDER YOUR CAP AND GOWN!
    The deadline for ordering your cap and gown has now passed.  All students who had not ordered by February 12th were sent a letter detailing what they need to do. Please contact the Jostens website at www.jostens.com as soon as possible to order your child’s cap and gown.

    Please Note:  Every senior who plans on participating in the graduation ceremony must wear a cap and gown in the correct color - white for females and the new purple for males.  If you plan on borrowing a gown from a sibling or friend, please bring it in to make sure that the colors match.  Since we just changed vendors last year the only gowns you may borrow would be from someone who graduated last year as the purple color is significantly different.

    Click here to access the Ballston Spa Class of 2021 Graduation Order Form 

    Click here to access Josten’s 2021 Create Your Year Graduation Essentials Catalog

    Also, if your senior hasn’t ordered a class ring yet, you’ll get your cap and gown FREE with any new order!  Go to www.jostens.com to place the order or call our office at(518) 581-1468 between the hours of 9:00 – 5:00 if you have questions.