Monday, March 9, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020

Mar 09, 2020

The Class of 2021 is hosting the annual March Madness basketball tournament on March 28th for 12-5. It is $5 per person with a maximum of 4 people to a team. Sign ups are in the activities office and are due back March 13th. Please ask a member of student council if you have any questions!

All items in the cubbies outside of the fitness center need to be removed by Thursday, March 12th, or they will be donated to GoodWill.

The March Mammal Madness bracket has dropped!! Stop by Mrs Hansen's room to pick up an official gold bracket to participate. March Mammal Madness is an alternate March Madness tournament focusing on simulated combat between mammals, instead of college basketball. The bracket is run by a team of evolutionary biologists, using science and probability to determine the outcomes of the fights. The first battle is Monday, March 9th so you need to submit your bracket back to Mrs. Hansen by this Friday! Sign up for her PRIDE on Thursday to get more info or check out the mammalssuck blogspot online or the #2020MMM for more info. Last year's top 3 BHS winners were Faith Weis, Richard Dinh, and Jess Mouw with the Bengal Tiger reigning supreme.

ZAPS- ACT Test Prep Seminar- Saturday, March 28th at Bettendorf High School frp, 9 am to 3 pm. Register at

Considering engineering for a career? A WIU professor would like to sit down with BHS students that are interested in this career and help them decide what engineering field is best for them. Let Mrs. Hoyt know if you're interested.

THIS Thursday, March 12th Student Council will be hosting karaoke in the COMMONS!! Sign up for Mrs. Burroughs PRIDE. Monetary donations are accepted!

Author Tiffany D. Jackson will be visiting BHS on Thursday, April 23. Ms. Jackson is a critically acclaimed author and winner of the Walter Dean Meyers honor book, the Coretta Scott King new talent award and was nominated for an NAACP image award. There is a book club that will be reading her award winning book, Allegedly, before her visit. Stop in the library to see Mrs. Heeringa to pick up a copy.

Congratulations to the Speech and Debate Team for their performance at this weekend's IFL State tournament at the University of Iowa. The following students returned with trophies:
Talia Cary - 4th Place in International Extemporaneous Speaking
Max Rantilla - 7th Place Speaker in Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Noah Rantilla - 6th Place Speaker and Semifinalist in Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Still looking for a Pride session today? Join Mrs. Harksen and Mrs. Cullum for Mindful Motivational Monday in Student Services. Snacks and great conversations provided!

German Club will meet Tuesday, March 10th in Frau Law's room

This week, students and staff are asked to work on understanding that Perseverance and Resilience go hand in hand, and to keep on trying even when it’s tough. Today's reminder is when we are showing Poise, we understand that exercising self-control when things get difficult can help everyone to persevere in the face of adversity.

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