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December 7th is the date
for the annual Snowball
Dance at BHS. The auxiliary
gym will be transformed into
a sound and light show like
none other before.
For our Christmas
Dance and Prom, we will be
having a dress code. The expectations are not “out of
line” and are intended to alleviate questions as to what is,
and is not, acceptable.
May we help you???
It’s been said that it’s not where you stand that’s important, it’s
which direction you’re heading! We want to be heading in the right
(positive) direction!!
We want to know what you feel are areas in which we can improve.
Our School Improvement Steering Team is open to ideas and suggestions
about how we can be a better school.
At this time, we have “Strategy Teams” that are working in the areas of math, reading, writing, community communications, student
discipline, attendance goal setting and asking questions. Each of these teams
has developed plans to improve their specific area of interest. As the year
goes on, there are deadlines for implementation of those ideas and data is
recorded to show involvement and success.
But, a key component of our improvement process is YOU! We want
Guys are expected to
wear dress slacks with a to hear what you have to say about these areas of focus. At the link listed
shirt and tie. Sports coats next, you can enter your input for our improvement. This is
or suits are certainly accept- anonymous and will greatly help us in helping our students.
able, but not required.
Girls are expected to
wear a dress or dress slacks
Parents, use the survey code: PGSGWK.
and a nice blouse. If a dress
Other community members, use the survey code: CWMQQ4
is worn, the following guideOur Steering Team members are Erica Meier, Devona Heuring, Alex
lines should be followed.
Dresses, in the front, should Howell, Clint Claypool and myself. Any of us would be pleased to talk with
cover the area from the top you about our improvement process and how we can make BHS a better
of the armpits (straight place to live, learn and grow!
across) to slightly above the
If you have questions or concerns about your
knees and in the back should
be no more than half-way
child's grades, please contact their teacher
down the back.
If you have questions, please feel free to
contact me at the school office by phone (897.4701)
directly (via e-mail or phone call)
or talk with their counselor.
Working together, we can make a difference!!
To Find Out More About Boonville High School… go to
Band of Gold Cards
The Boonville HS & MS Bands will be selling Band of Gold discount cards starting Nov. 22 and going through Dec. 8. The cost of the card is $10 each and is
valid until Dec. 31, 2015. If you are interested, please see any band member or
you can call the high school band office from 8:00 AM until 12:30 PM any school
SICTC Now Accepting
ECA Test Coming up
Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center
(SICTC) is now taking applications for the 2015-2016
school year. With 20 courses of study in 10 different
career clusters, students can take classes that prepare
them for a high skill, high wage and highly in demand
career. SICTC will host an open house on November
3rd from 6-7:30pm and again on November 22nd from
10:30 am– Noon. Interested students and parents are
encouraged to attend. Check out to
get more information and to fill out your application.
Students who need to retake the ECA exam in
Algebra and/or English 10, will be testing starting December 4th-17th. All students in a math
lab, Algebra I/2nd semester and juniors and seniors in a language lab will be
expected to take the test. Remember to get a good night’s
rest, eat breakfast and come
with a good attitude. Results
should be in when we return
from winter break.
Good Luck!!
DAR Winner
Congratulations to Macy Dimmett for
being named the 2014-2015 Boonville
High School Daughters of the American Revolution Award Winner. BHS
staff was asked to nominate a senior
who displays the qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism, and Macy received the most nominations. Congratulations Macy on your
outstanding character!!
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Vincennes University Field Trip a Success
Twenty-Five students loaded up a school bus and headed to Vincennes University for a college visit. Students enjoyed a campus
tour, a meeting with the admissions’ advisors, and a nice lunch on
campus. The BHS Guidance Department encourages all students
to get out there and explore the colleges, universities, technical
schools, or jobs you are interested in post graduation. Remember,
you can have up to two days of school to visit a college campus or
shadow a job that interests you if you fill out a college visit or job
shadow form.
Army Ranger Challenge
Congratulations to Ryan Nance and Sarah Hamilton on being named the 2014 Elite Army Challenge winners. During
the Army Range challenge all the kids endured two intense
phases. The first phase consisted of a series of exercises
consecutively one right after the other while being timed
and motivated by the Army instructor. Phase two consisted
of a modern day Military obstacle course. During these two
phases of training the students had the opportunity to compete against one another for the title of “The Elite’ 2014
Ranger Challenge winner for Boonville High School. Ryan
& Sarah were presented with a Ranger Challenge Plaque
and two tickets to the Indianapolis Colts football game.
Boonville Basketball
The boys basketball season is nearing its first day of practice. The Pioneers
hit the hardwood for the first time November the 10th. Coach Altstadt is
joined by Mark Meier (varsity assistant), Dane Russell (JV) Dave Morris,
and Courtney Mockobee (frosh coaches). First up on the schedule is the
Tecumseh Braves November 29th. That time is fast approaching. Please get
out and purchase your season tickets.
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On-Line Driver Education Classes
BTW Driving Academy is offering driver education classes on-line. Go to
<> or contact Mr. Little at 812-202-1241 for more information.
Mr. Little will be the primary driving instructor for Boonville students who sign up
with Behind the Wheel Driving Academy. You can sign up for these classes as
soon as your son or daughter turns 15.
BTW Driving Academy is currently offering its’ next traditional classroom class at Boonville. Class
starts in November. Times/Date/Days TBA. Call or see Mr. Little for additional info. Classes will be
in Mr. Little’s classroom.
Whi te Chri stmas
The Boonville High School Class Officers are excited to announce this
year’s Snowball Dance, White Christmas, on Saturday, December 6
from 8pm-11pm with doors opening at 7:30 for pictures. The dance
will take place in the BHS Auxiliary Gym. Watch the announcements
for ticket sales information.
Remember all dresses must meet BHS dress code. If in question,
please see Mr. Whitten. All guest must have proper paper work on
file in the office. Forms can be picked up in the office the week before
the dance.
Travel the World
Mr. Miller has put together four fabulous trips over the next 4 years. The lineup looks like this:
Spring Break 2015 - Dublin, Wales, London and Paris (10 Days)
Spring Break 2016 - Costa Rica: Touch of the Tropics (10 Days)
Spring Break 2017 - Italy and Greece (10 Days)
Summer 2017 - New Zealand, Australia and Hawaii: Journey Down Under (15 Days)
These trips are exciting and affordable (especially if you sign up early and pay over time). For
more information, email Mr. Miller at [email protected] or go to his website and browse the travel pages. Brochures are available in Room 116 or can be
left in the office for you to pick up.
The Counselors’ Corner
Mark your calendars for the annual financial aid meeting which this year will be
January 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. That same evening, counselors will meet
with parents of juniors to discuss important information about preparing for college.
The November guidance newsletter will be distributed to seniors early this
month. Check out the scholarship opportunities, campus days, etc. Visit the BHS website for updated info!
November 14th is midterm for the second 9th weeks. Please help us monitor
the progress our students are making in their classes. We want to see all our students
earning credits and moving toward their goal of graduation. Remember, students always
have something to study—notes, study guides, vocabulary—even if they don’t have a
homework assignment due.
Also in December, the counselors will be finalizing second semester schedules.
Students need to be in the correct classes to reach their goals.
After report cards have been printed, if a grade has been changed, you will receive a notice on a special form sent by the teacher with your student or mailed home.
You can also check for changes on the Boonville High School website through PIV.
Changes will not be made on report cards.
Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend college representative visits in the
guidance office during part B and C of IRP when available. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get information and have questions answered without having to drive
a long distance. Students must sign up in the guidance office beforehand to attend.
Bill Mohler Scholarships
We are excited to announce that applications for the Bill Mohler Scholarships will be
available to seniors on Friday, November 14th during IRP-A. Beginning with the class of
2013, this award is creating a lasting legacy at Boonville High School for generations to
come. What an amazing gift and a wonderful opportunity for our current seniors to
graduate with a Bill Mohler Scholar!
These awards will be given in various amounts, with the grand prize being an award of
$10,000 that is renewable for up to 4 years. This award is capable of covering the entire
cost of 4 years of tuition comparable to rates at a public college or university in the state
of Indiana. Mrs. Flamion will be meeting with students who qualify on November 14th
during IRP-A to explain the scholarship in more detail and provide applications. Applications will be due January 30, 2015. Students must have a 2.8 suggested GPA and plan
to enroll in a 2 or 4 year college after high school.
Underclassmen should be aware of these scholarships as they will be available for future generations of Pioneers. Rigorous coursework, high GPA, well rounded activities
and interests, and character will all be considered in naming these award recipients.
Upcoming dates to remember:
November SICTC Open House 6-7:30 pm or November 22nd, 10 a.m. –1p.m.
for prospective students and parents. Call 435-8438 for more information.
December 4-17 ECA Testing
December 16-19 Final exams
As always, if you have questions about any of the above items, please don’t
hesitate to call us at 897-6059.
Boonville High School
November 2014
Colleges Visiting
BHS during IRP this
*Indiana Wesleyan University—Nov. 4
*Murray State University—Nov. 6
Listen to daily announcements carefully for changes or
Upcoming SAT Test
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Nov. 6
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by Dec. 29
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Register by Feb. 13
Upcoming ACT Test
 Dec. 13 — Register
by Nov. 7
 Feb. 7—Register by
Jan. 9
 April 18—Register
by March 13