This Morning’s PA Announcements:



~ Meal Menus~

Breakfast Menus

Friday, March 3 - Bagelful


Lunch Menus

Friday, March 13 - Cheese Quesadilla or Meatball Sandwich



BW READERS:  Voting ends today in the second week of MARCH MADNESS.  Vote for your favorite book in the library, or vote online through the BW English page or the BW Library page.  Everyone who votes will be entered in a drawing for prizes!




Junior NHS candidates, spirit wear orders are due March 23rd, order forms are in B337. - Mrs. Quandt




SLU 1818 Billikens: Please stop by B214 during your passing period to pick up a welcome gift from SLU! - Dr. Hentze



Calling all creatives! The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is sponsoring a NEW student Writing and Art contest.  Students may create poems, short stories, drawings, paintings, and photographs on the topic "Justice Means..." The submission deadline is Monday, March 16.  More info is on the attached flier. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Hunter in B334.




Did you know that there is a shortage of HVAC/R technicians? On March 31, Gateway Air Conditioning Contractors is hosting an event to introduce students to this industry.  Come for a hands on experience from 11 am -2 pm on March 31st at Orlando's, 2050 Dorsett Village Place, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.  To register, visit, then click Events at the top, then Labor Shortage Summit 3.0.



Seniors, are you planning on teaching high school as a career? If so, Belleville Federation of Teachers Local 434 is awarding 2 seniors in District #201 with a $1000 scholarship to help cover college expenses. It could be you! Apply by March 31 at



Graduating Seniors:

Belleville AmeriCorps is currently interviewing and hiring new members to be summer camp counselors this summer at four summer camps run by Dist 118 and 175; and we want to present this opportunity to your graduating seniors.  Counselors earn over $3,200 in cash & college money for this summer position.

We are encouraging people to apply early to ensure full consideration.  We will hire at least 60 counselors for the four camps; so we need lots of great applicants!  The application deadline is April 20, 2020. However, we encourage our applicants to apply now to receive full consideration.




The Society of American Military Engineers STEP Engineering & Construction Camp is looking for 15 year olds who have completed their freshman year before they leave for camp.  The cost is $600 for the camp, but you may get help with this amount from SAME. The deadline to apply is March 16, 2020.

-US Army Engineering & Construction Camp,  Vickburg, MS June 14-20

-US Air Force Academy Engineering and Construction Camp, Colorado Springs, CO, June 24-30

-US Air Force Engineering & Construction Camp, Scott Air Force Base, IL, July 20-25

-US Marine Corps Engineering & Construction Camp, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC, June 21-27

-US Navy STEM Engineering & Construction Camp, Port Hueneme, CA, June 21-27

For further information please visit:  https//


Eastern Illinois University is offering an English Studies Camp for high school students July 19-25, 2020.  Students will enroll in morning and afternoon courses. This camp will incorporate fun activities as well as working on their writing abilities.  The class sizes are small and scholarships are available. To apply, visit All applications and supporting materials must be submitted online by May 15, 2020.

University of Illinois is offering two pre-college experiences this summer.  

Research Apprentice Program (RAP), July 5-25.  This program will tackle real world problems and demonstrate their understanding involving food, health, business, biotechnology, engineering and the environment.

USDA AG Discovery Program, July 5-25.  Learn how the USDA protects our food security through field trips, demonstrations and hands-on science-based activities.   

To apply,  The deadline to apply is March 20, 2020.

St. Louis University is offering Summer Reading & Writing Skills Programs.  Classes are offered on campus in St. Louis as well as in Belleville. They have programs available for 4 year olds through adults.  These programs will meet once each week. Tuition and times vary by program grade. For more information or to register, Call 1-800-903-0162.



UMSL Bridge Program - 11:30 on March 17th -- 

A representative from the UMSL Bridge program will be available in the School Counseling Office for you to learn more about free summer opportunities. Students who are interested in going to college and receiving scholarships should stop by C109 to get a pass to attend.

Eligibility: Current 9-11th grade students with a 2.5 G.P.A and have completed Algebra or in the process of completing Algebra. 11th grade students must have taken ACT or plan on taking April ACT exam.





St. Louis University is offering DCHS Summer Scholars Health Care Exploration Camp for rising sophomores and juniors interested in a future in health care.  The camper will gain first-hand experiences in the academic areas such as physical therapy, radiation therapy, registered dietician, speech language pathology and athletic training.  Campers will stay in one of SLU’s residence halls and meals will be provided. The camp will take place from June 7-13, 2020. Campers that are selected will receive a FULL-TUITION scholarship to attend the camp.  You must apply between January 15 and March 31, 2020. To request information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Camp Cardiac is a 1 week summer day camp open to all high school students ages 15-18.  The primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.  For more information, including locations (Chicago, St. Louis & Kansas City), dates, deadlines and application details, please visit :  Scholarships available.

Camp Neuro is a 1 week summer day camp open to all high school students ages 15-18.  The primary focus is on care and maintenance of the brain as well as psychology, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.  For more information, including locations (Chicago, St. Louis & Kansas City), dates, deadlines and application details, please visit:  Scholarships available.

University of Pennsylvania is offering several Summer High School Programs.  The deadline to register is May 1, 2020. For applications and further information, please visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Miami University (Oxford, OH) Summer Scholarship Program offers academically talented high school juniors and seniors an intensive, two-week program on Miami’s campus.  There are two sessions: July 5-17 and July 29-31, 2020. There are a limited number of full scholarships for the Summer Scholars Program. The deadline to register is May 1, 2020.  Students must provide a letter of recommendation, copy of high school transcript and a copy of any test scores (ACT, PSAT, SAT). For further information, please visit:

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is offering summer programs in 6 areas:  Theater, Music, Visual Arts/Writing, Educational , Science and Dance. The programs will run From June 1-July 31, 2020.  The cost is $55 for morning OR afternoon ONLY.  For both morning and afternoon sessions the cost is $90.  For more information and registration, please visit

Boston University’s College of Communication is offering a summer high school program for students interested in developing their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos and multi camera productions.  The program will run July 6-August 31, 2020 and is open to students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the Fall of 2020.  The application deadline is March 31, 2020.  For further information and to register, please visit: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (617)353-5015.





Society of Women Engineers at Missouri S&T Lock In : Junior and Senior girls can apply. The applications will be closing in a few weeks, and the lock-in is scheduled April 3-5. This is a great opportunity for girls to see what the school has to offer, meet girls who may become mentors, ask questions, and have a good weekend in STEM. The link to the application is here:




The Counseling Office is pleased to offer another FREE resource: ISAC Representative, Ms. Kathryn Hurst! She works with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and will hold office hours in our Counseling Office on Thursdays from 10:30am until 1:30pm. Students are welcome to schedule an appointment to discuss college financing, as well as many other matters regarding college admission. Please see Mrs. Cook for an appointment. Kathryn can be reached at (618) 444-0561 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Sylvan Prep is offering a FREE ACT or SAT Practice Test at Sylvan Learning of O'Fallon. See how you might score on the test and afterwards, Sylvan Prep will provide you with a personalized evaluation of your performance along with suggestions on how you can improve your score. Please see flyer for test dates, registration form, and contact information



The Belleville Public Library will be hosting a free practice SAT for high school students on March 14th.  Registration is required. See the attached flyer for more information.





The following COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES will be on campus:

This Week:

Friday, March 13th - Missouri State University, Springfield, MO - 10:30am - 10:55am

Next Week:

Monday, March 16th -  Truman State University, Kirksville, MO - 10:30am - 11:00am

Tuesday, March 17th - U.S. Navy - 1:30pm - 1:55pm


If you would like to meet with any of the college representatives, please see Mrs. Cook in the Counseling office for a pass.



Any football players wanting to play wide receiver, there will be a mandatory meeting TODAY at 3:30pm in D107.



There will be an informational meeting on Friday, March 13th at 3:40 pm in D103 for all individuals interested in trying out for cheerleading next year.  See Mrs. Quandt in B337 or Mrs. Stephens in the Girl's PE locker room if you have questions.




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Next Week at Belleville West

Wednesday, March 18 - Early Dismissal-Students released at 2:55pm

Friday, March 20 - NO SCHOOL - Teachers Institute



THE MAROON WAY:  Be Respectful, Responsible and Kind!