Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Sep 11, 2019

Homecoming shirts go on sale next week for $10! Forms will be available in the Activities Office Monday, 9/16 and forms are due Friday, 9/20.

Attention all new and old Key Club Members! We will be having our first official meeting on Thursday, September 12th, right after school in room D314. We're excited to meet all of our newest Key Clubbers who are looking forward to sharing their talents in the community through our volunteer opportunities. See you Thursday!

Are you interested in attending a once a month Pride session that is fun, casual, and focused on building healthy intimate relationships? Bethany Family Services will run these sessions and usually provides snacks! Those interested, email Mrs. Hilton-Cullum or Mrs. Cole.

The blood drive is coming up on Tuesday, September 17th. Each donation given helps three or more patients in need of blood. Everyone who donates will receive a free t-shirt and be entered in a raffle. Sign up in the nurse's office, attendance office, or with a member of NHS. You must be at least 16 years old and 110 lbs. in order to donate. 16 year olds need to get a parental consent form from Mrs. Farmer in Room D301. Thanks for helping save a life!

We are looking for more members for this year's band for Audio Intensity and Surround Sound. If you are interested in joining a 15-20 piece band that plays rock, pop, jazz, musical theater and about any other style you can think of we would love for you to come learn more! Unless you are a returning member, you must attend an informational meeting after school on Monday, September 16th or email Mrs. Cooper.

Sophomores, are you interested in student leadership? Iowa HOBY conducts a 3 day leadership conference every summer. Interested in meeting new people and exploring new things. This is the conference for you. Stop in Student Services for more information. Deadline is December 1.

Are you taking the ACT in December? Not sure how to start preparing? Join the Bettendorf ACT Academy. We will meet once a week during PRIDE to help you prepare for the test. Email Mrs. Hoyt if you are interested in joining the academy.

French Club meets this Friday after school in Ms. Conrad's room, D268.

Any students interested in joining Best Buddies, please fill out the online application form by Wednesday, September 18th. Go to www.bestbuddiesonline.org click membership application, then high school.

Today we will observe the 18th year anniversary of the terrorist attacks known as 9/11 or Patriot's Day. For us as teenagers, this is not an event you experienced personally but many of your family members, teachers, and other people you know lived through the attack and all that followed. As we near September 11th, we encourage you to ask your parents and other adults about their 9/11 memories and the changes they have seen in the last 18 years. Listen carefully to their stories and try to put yourself in their place, a situation we hope you never have to endure.

Today, at BHS we will be recognizing Good Deeds Day- a day of charitable engagement. You are encouraged to consider intentionally doing a good deed for someone else on Wednesday. Good deeds can be as simple as giving someone a ride, reading to a small child, sending a thoughtful note, or picking up trash in your neighborhood or on campus. You can send a thank you note to a first responded (firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical technicians), donate books/toys to a shelter or Good Deed Day is a positive and constructive way to annually remember and pay tribute to those killed or injured on 9/11. Feel free to use #911Day or #bettpride to share your good deed.



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