COVID-19 Skylert Wally the Wapiti

8th Grade Job Shadow, 9th Grade Interviews, BHS Voting

It’s great to have everyone back from what we hope was a very relaxing Spring Break! It’s now 4th quarter, and we have a number of spring items this week. Also, please remind your students that masks must be worn snugly over both the mouth AND nose. It’s also worth noting that while the statewide mask mandate lifts April 10th, the statewide mask mandate for schools remains in place through the end of the school year. We hope that’s the finish line for wearing masks in schools, and we appreciate your support it making it there.

Here’s what’s in this week’s Skylert:

  • 8th Grade Job Shadow Information
  • 9th Grade Mock Interview Information
  • End-of-Year Testing for Virtual Students
  • 9th Grade Voting for BHS Sophomore Class Officers

8th Grade Job Shadow – Applications Due Tuesday, April 6th

Job Shadow applications are due Tuesday, April 6th, but will still be accepted through Thursday, April 8th. Applications need to be submitted through your US History Canvas class. (If you are an online student, this same information is available through the “Counseling” Canvas class.) Historically, the 8th grade Job Shadow has been a very positive experience and most students participate. We highly encourage 8th graders to take advantage of this opportunity to explore a possible career. Students can job shadow with their parent/guardian or someone else. The job shadow application needs to be completed in order for students to have the absence “excused.” 

If you are having trouble finding a job shadow experience, the JATC is willing to host around 45 of our students in the following programs: Website Development & Design, Engineering & Robotics, Digital Media, Biotechnology, Garden & Greenhouse Design, and Welding. If you are interested in any of these programs, please contact the counseling center. Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Parents are responsible for transportation. 

Students that don’t participate in the Job Shadow on April 13th are expected to be in school all day and will complete a career assignment that day. 

9th Grade Job Interviews – Tuesday, April 13th

Adult volunteers are still needed to help with our 9th grade Job Interview experience. We need 15 volunteers from 7:45-11:35, and 15 volunteers from 11:25-2:50. The PTSA will provide lunch for both sessions. Volunteers will be providing short mock job interviews for our 9th grade students. We will provide a list of suggested questions. For more information, please contact the counseling center. If you can help with this fun activity, please fill out this form.

End-of-Year Testing for Virtual Students

Virtual students please come to the school at the following times for end of the year testing. The schedule is as follows:

RISE Math 7th & 8th GradeRISE ELA 7th & 8th GradeRISE Science 7th & 8th GradeRISE Writing 8th Grade ONLYASPIRE +ELAASPIRE +ScienceASPIRE +ReadingASPIRE +Math
May 10 & 17 8:00 – 9:45 AMMay 11 & 18 8:00 – 9:45 AMMay 12 & 19 8:00 – 9:45 AMMay 13 & 20 8:00 – 9:45 AMMay 3 7:40 – 9:30 AMMay 4 8:30 – 10:15 AMMay 5 7:40 – 9:30  AMMay 6 8:30 – 10:15 AM

9th Grade BHS Sophomore Class Officer Elections

Welcome back after Spring Break! It’s time to vote for next year’s class officers. Only incoming BHS sophomores can vote in 2021-2022 Sophomore Class elections. Every vote is individually verified. Please vote for up to 2 candidates for sophomore office. The top 2 candidates from each feeder school will combine to make the new sophomore class officers.

Elk Ridge Candidates:

View their campaign videos here:

Click this link to vote:

Voting closes on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.