Student Achievements


Student Achievements


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The BCSD would like to thank the students and families that have written letters to the editor at The Hawkeye. These letters reemphasize and highlight good things that are happening in our schools every day. We will share these letters on our webpage and encourage others to share the positive efforts of students and staff that are often overshadowed by specific events.

If you have a special story or event highlights you would like to share, please contact Derek Baker, Communications and Assessments at Derek.Baker@bcsds.org. Include your contact information, story and any images.





Open the following Press Releases to see our Students in Action!


7/11/2013: Cazin places 1st & 3rd & Huber completed in Technology Student Association National Competition in Orlando, Florida






11/20/2013 - Letter to the Editor: The Hawkeye:

Tomorrow’s Adults

There have been stories circulating around our community emphasizing some of the issues our school system is facing. There are always more than one viewpoint to any story. Here are just a few of the positive facets in which we can take pride.

Have you noticed the Christmas wreaths that decorate the poles downtown? BHS music students and their parents are responsible for hanging, maintaining and removing those decorations every year for the past several years.

Have you noticed that your elderly neighbor's yard was recently raked of leaves? It could have been a member of the BHS Varsity Club and National Honor Society who was responsible.

Have you noticed the article about two BHS seniors named as National Merit Scholarship finalists? Every May there are pictures of many high school graduates who win scholarships to colleges all over the nation.

Did you notice the recent BHS Homecoming Queen and King titles? There are many students who are deserving of this award yet the school must decide on only two. You may have read the names of Ariana Harris as the queen and Trevor Ita as the king but many people do not know the entire story.

Trevor is a humorous and caring young man who has overcome many obstacles to become the person he is today. When Trevor's name was announced as the winner, the entire gym erupted in cheers as the football team rushed out to carry him on their shoulders. The students chose to recognize Trevor for how far he has come. One of the parents commented in the social media, "this class was one that got it right."

Have you noticed the Team Sophia T-shirts worn by many students, including the entire BHS Marching Band and flag corps team? These shirts were purchased by students to support a classmate undergoing medical treatment near Chicago for a serious illness.

Several BHS student service clubs including Leo Club, Student Council, and National Honor Society participate in service projects throughout the year. This includes Safe Trick-or-Treat, food drives, and tutoring fellow student having difficulty in school.

The school system provides several opportunities to students. This includes the "Bigger, Faster, Stronger" program for all student athletes to stay in shape during the off-season. The Technology Student Association provides opportunities for students to explore technology careers.

These are just a very few of the positive things going on now in our school system. There are many more too numerous to mention. None could have happened without the support of teachers, administrators, parents, guardians and concerned citizens who support our students each and every day.

Social media can blow a situation out of proportion. There is not a school system anywhere that could not use improvement. It is not up to just the employees to make this happen.

There are hundreds of ways to support students. Attend local sporting or music events. Offer a ride to a practice or school if you know the student's parent is working. Give a student a compliment. Let an elementary student read to you so they can gain reading practice. Contact your local school to see if there are volunteer opportunities in which you may be able to assist.
 
If you see a need, meet it. Today's students are tomorrow's adults.

BARB, BERNIE and JAVIER GARCIA
Burlington





Have or know of a BCSD Student Achievement that needs recognized? Contact Derek Baker, Communications and Assessments Coordinator with student and achievement information at derek.baker@bcsds.org.