Friday, October 20, 2017
How Not To Apply to College:
Avoiding Big Mistakes on the Road to Acceptance
An Evening with Admissions Expert Mark Montgomery, PhD
Mark Montgomery, a national college admissions expert, offers his advice on how to avoid the pitfalls and pain of applying to college.
Filled with good humor, a healthy dose of reality, and concrete examples of real students who avoided these mistakes, the presentation addresses these crucial questions and more:
• How do you calculate “return on investment” in higher education?
• What is the right way to shop for colleges?
• What are the 12 factors in the admission process?
• What are the “hidden” parts of the Common Application?
• Why is it so important to start early in this process?
• How can you develop a personal strategy for success?
• How do you preserve sanity in your household?
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
First-term grades close on Friday, October 27. Report cards will be published on the ASPEN parent portal on Monday, November 6th. Please make special note of the following important dates:
Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences Wednesday, November 8 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Day Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, November 9 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Veterans Day Observance Friday, November 10 No School
Please be mindful that evening conferences will follow the traditional drop-in format and your time may be limited. This year, we are asking any parent or guardian who wishes to schedule a conference during the day on Thursday, November 9th, to make an appointment online with
Sign Up Genius, which can be accessed through the link below:
Also, teacher email addresses can be found on the BHS website at:
Also, please mark your calendar for the annual BHS fall play, which will be “Fahrenheit 451”, Ray Bradbury's adaptation of his own novel. It is a dystopian vision of the future where society has outlawed intellectual thought and "firemen" are called to burn any books that are found. The themes concerning conformity, censorship, and technology are as important today as they were in 1953. Since it is a novel that has been read at Marshall Simonds Middle School, it is exciting to produce this play at the high school. The performance dates are December 15th at 7:30 p.m. and December 16th at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at: