Thursday, September 16, 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Sep 16, 2021

Freshmen- Your new Chromebooks are here and you will be receiving them this week during PRIDE. Please make sure you bring your current Chromebook and charger on your designated day and wait for the announcement to come to the commons. Tuesday last name beginning with G-M and Thursday, last name beginning with N-Z.

If you like science and are interested in competing in the Iowa Science Olympiad competition, please join BHS Science Club for the first meeting of the year TODAY Thursday September 16th right after school in room D317. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Rowland.

German Club will be going to the Farmers Market this Saturday, September 18th from 10am-12pm. Stop by and get a permission slip from Frau Law in D263 if you are interested in going. Frau Law must have your permission slip returned to her before Friday, September 17th in order for you to participate.

The National Honor Society is hosting a Blood Drive at BHS on September 21st. Help save a life right here in your school by signing up to donate at this link.

Students interested in teaching Spanish to students in Grant Wood's After School program should meet during PRIDE TODAY Thursday, September 16th, in Mrs. Zimmerman's room. If you cannot attend and are still interested, see Mrs. Zimmerman for more details. This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours and make an impact on the youth of our community!

Interested in learning more about cybersecurity such as...

· Understanding why cybersecurity careers are so rewarding
· Learning how cybersecurity experts landed their first jobs
· Exploring the challenges and opportunities for successful cybersecurity careers

Let Mrs. Hoyt know now! There is an upcoming event that will answer all of your questions!

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK is committed to Moving People Forward both in our community and in our workforce. They have created a scholarship program for student employees! Interested in earning money for school? See Mrs. Hoyt!

Are you interested in Best Buddies but missed our meeting last week? Email or log into to join this wonderful opportunity.

Are you interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons or Magic: The Gathering? Then come to Mr. Andresen's room in the dungeon of BHS today after school for the Bett DnD Club!

Students who are interested in earning service hours and helping a peer--sign up for student tutoring! Tutoring takes place during Pride and after school every day except Wednesday. Fill out the Google Form through this link.

Congratulations to the JV Volleyball team for a nail biting win against Pleasant Valley last night. Sophomores and Varsity battled hard but ended in losses. You can catch the teams again on Tuesday Sept 21 when they take on Davenport West. To our cheering section, we value the support you show in cheering on the Bulldogs, but just as our players hold themselves to a high standard, we expect the same from the students in the stands. Demonstrate poise while you balance the intensity of a cheer with the supportive nature of your cheer. Demonstrate integrity while you cheer by maintaining class, regardless of the chants of opposing fans. Thank you and We look forward to seeing you at our next matches.

French Club meets this Friday after school in Room D268.

Hey Bulldogs, together we can prevent suicide. So far we know that we can ASK, KEEP THEM SAFE, and BE THERE for a friend or classmate who is struggling. The next step is to “HELP THEM CONNECT”. We help that person build a larger network of support, by connecting them to friends, family, school staff and mental health professionals. Let’s take care of each other, BHS. If you need help now, see a school counselor, text SCHOOL to 741741 or call 1-800-273-TALK. Someone is available 24/7. There is hope. Don’t forget to sign up for Tuesday Pride sessions.

Seniors headed to some kind of post-secondary training next school year--Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) offers assistance for filing the FAFSA. FAFSA becomes available on October 1st and any students considering attending Iowa or Iowa State should file by December 1st. Schedule an in-person appointment in Davenport on Fridays, starting October 1st. Schedule a virtual appointment via zoom (on Tuesdays & Thursdays). To schedule, go to or call 877-272-4692. ICAN will be doing a virtual, state-wide Financial Aid presentation the night before FAFSA becomes available, on Thursday, September 30th at 6 pm. Families can register using the link below, or they can watch it live on ICAN's Facebook page:

Passing this along in case you have a PV or Bettendorf High School student needing community service hours for their school requirements, job resume or college applications:Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball has Community Service Hours available on Sundays in the Devils Glen Park Concession Stand during Fall Ball games for the Triple-A division.The Concession Stand at Devils Glen Park's Saldivar Field operates noon to 10 p.m. every Sunday until Oct. 17.Several 2-hour shifts remain open.Contact Steve Tappa by email ( or cellphone (563-676-8111) to discuss the options.Or sign up for as many days and shifts as you wish at this link:Fall Concessions.xlsx - Google Sheets NOTE: Make sure to click on the "Sundays Devils Glen" tab.ALSO: PV email addresses prohibit access to Google Docs created outside of the campus community. If using the link to sign up, please drop Steve Tappa a note with your contact info so he's able to contact you, especially in case there is inclement weather that cancels the games/closes the concession stand.BPV's concession stands help support the 501(3)c charitable organization with a three-pronged community mission:1) Provide community-based baseball regardless of financial need; 2) Raise money for facility and program improvements; 3) Offer college scholarships annually to our best and brightest local high school grads who participated in the BPV. AND: If concessions is not your thing, or weekends will not work for you, BPV has other volunteer jobs to offer around your school/work/activity schedule.If you would like to help provide baseball to more than 1,000 youngsters annually, please contact Steve Tappa at

Calling all female students interested in a Career in Aviation! On Saturday September 25th at the QCA Airport you can meet with female leaders in the Aviation field and learn about joining them in your career! Check out the attachment on the announcements for more information. Mrs. Hoyt

Are you interested in a health career, or want to learn about healthy bodies and healthy relationships? Join Bethany Children and Families as they present FLASH, a once a month Pride time focused on healthy you & healthy relationships.Sample topics include: Communication, Coercion & Consent, and how the body works. Please email Mrs Cole or Mrs Hilton-Cullum to be added to the list. Spots are limited.

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