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BELLEVILLE WEST HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT BULLETIN

 


This Morning’s PA Announcements:

 

  • Seniors, if you know what your plans are for after high school are, stop by B337 or email Mrs. Quandt to get your name on the bulletin board!

  • Any boys interested in participating on the Boys Track team needs to stop by Coach Segraves room in B234 to pick up information.  Official practice starts Tuesday, January 21st for anyone not participating in a winter sport.

  • Anyone interested in playing football next year, there will be a mandatory meeting Tuesday, January 14th at 8:00am in Room D103. - Coach Edgar

  • The deadline for pre-ordering a 2019-2020 yearbook is Thursday, January 30. This is the only way to guarantee you receive a yearbook in May. We will order extra to sell on yearbook distribution day, but we have sold out in years prior. Yearbook order forms can be found outside the yearbook office, B329, or you can order online by clicking on the Yearbook Banner on the Belleville West homepage.If you have any questions, see Mrs. Short in B314.

  • Please keep in mind that we ask you to be in dress code, no hoods or coats on, no ear buds in the hall,  be in class and on time and properly displaying your school ID. Let’s get off to a great start this semester.  

 

 

~ Meal Menus~

Breakfast Menus

Thursday, January 9- Breakfast Pizza

Friday, January 10 - Sausage Biscuit

 

Lunch Menus

Thursday, January 9 - Roast Turkey & Breads or Toasted Ravioli w/ Meat Sauce & String Cheese

Friday, January 10 - Grilled Cheese & Soup or Cheesy Hamburger Casserole


GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Just Create It! Order your Page One shirt and/or hoodie here. Wear it to show your support for Belleville West's Art and Literary magazine. Or just wear it just because it's cool! Order using the link and turn in money by January 17th in B335. - Mrs. Thurnau

 

 

 

The following changes have been made to the ID stations:  There will now be a station open on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor from 8:00 - 8:25 each morning.  The bookstore will also be open. You may get an ID sticker during this time and it will NOT be counted as a violation.  The 1st hour stations will remain the same, but you will receive a violation at these stations. There will NOT be any 2nd hour ID stations.  - Administration

 

 

Juniors:  Want to score your best SAT numbers for college applications?  Want to earn the final exam exemption for your senior year? Want to improve on your PSAT score from last year?  If so, take advantage of FREE SAT PRACTICE through the English department. Attend one half-hour session each week (during your lunch hour), starting next week and running through the week of March 30.  With just one half-hour each week, you can raise your SAT score by as much as 90 points! And you can earn an off-campus lunch day when you complete the program.  Talk to your English 5-6 teacher to sign up this week.

 

 

 

The deadline for pre-ordering a 2019-2020 yearbook is Thursday, January 30. This is the only way to guarantee you receive a yearbook in May. We will order extra to sell on yearbook distribution day, but we have sold out in years prior. Yearbook order forms can be found outside the yearbook office, B329, or you can order online by clicking on the Yearbook Banner on the Belleville West homepage.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Short in B314.


CLUBS, COMMITTEES & ACTIVITIES

 

Harambee Members: There will be a general meeting on Friday, January 10 at 8a.m. in the A111 (choir room). Come hear about upcoming events!  - Harambee Sponsors

 

 

 

National English Honor Society candidates:  We'll see you at our January meeting next Wednesday, January 15, in the BW Library.  You may attend at 8:00 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. Please be on time for whichever session you choose to attend.

 

 

Sign Language Club:  Next meeting will be Monday, January 13th!  Come learn more sign and plan our movie night potluck which will take place on Monday, January 27th.  New members are always welcome!! - Mrs. York

 


COUNSELING

 

Scholarships in the Spotlight

 

New Life Church Scholarship Program

  • New Life Church was established (planted) with the goal of changing lives in O’Fallon, Illinois and surrounding communities. To that end, we as LifeChangers have established a scholarship program that will help deserving high school graduates change their lives and, in turn, change the lives of others. New Life will award eleven (8) scholarships, totaling $22,000 to deserving students that demonstrate academic excellence, exemplify sound moral character, and portray the wholistic characteristics that are the mission of our ministry.

  • Reward amount varies

  • Deadline February 21, 2020 by 5:00pm

  • For more information please see Mr. Solomon in C109

 

Illinois Federation of Women’s Club

  • The Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs is giving away about $12,000 in scholarships this year. The scholarships include art, drama, music, education, and vocational studies. They are open to both male and female students.

  • Reward amount varies

  • Deadline February 15, 2020

  • To apply please visit https://gfwcillinois.org/gfwc-il-scholarship-information/

Scholarship opportunities for students interested in degrees in construction at Universities in the state of Missouri can be found at https://ww

w.agcmo.org/WCM/Nav_Items/Education/Scholarship_Opportunities.aspx

 

SCHOLARSHIP Opportunity for SENIORS

The Busey Bank Community Scholarship Program's goal is to assist graduating high school seniors in continuing their education beyond high school at a university, college, trade, or vocational school. The scholarship award amount is $2,000 per year for four years of full-time enrollment.

If interested in this opportunity, submit your application, cover letter, and references to Mr. Solomon by January 31, 2020.

 

 

Juniors and Seniors

Applications are now being accepted for Bank of America Student Leaders. Every year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect four St. Louis based community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society.

Please apply by January 31, 2020 at https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/student-leaders.html?cm_mmc=EBZ-EnterpriseBrand-_-vanity-_-EB01VN00BB_studentleaders-_-NA#fbid=o0yE6pYncBQ

 

 

COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION:

 

Upcoming Events at SWIC

High School Visit Day, Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9 AM to Noon

This year we are introducing a slightly new format for this event that allows students more opportunities to explore programs at SWIC.  Before moving into two back to back breakout sessions of their choosing, students will have the opportunity to browse SWIC academic programs and meet faculty in a college fair style set-up exhibition.  Students can register to attend or find more info online. We welcome individual students, school  groups, or families at this event.

St. Louis Metro East Baccalaureate College Fair, Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM

Local families are invited to browse approximately 100 local, state, and national colleges and universities, as well as attend workshops on financial aid or transferring from community college to a four year university. Students can make the most of their time at the fair by signing up for a Strive Scan barcode in advance to collect college rep information in seconds. More information and a list of colleges is available at SWIC.edu.

 

 

 

The SIUE Office of Educational Outreach will be offering ACT and SAT prep courses during the Spring semester 2020.  The information for the courses is as follows:

ACT Review: This in-depth ACT preparatory course reviews and teaches concepts needed to prepare for the ACT. It condenses lessons into six sessions which begin with a pre-test to assess the group’s strengths and weaknesses. The sessions are then individualized to effectively prepare for the test. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil to each session.

When:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m., February 25-March 11

Where:  SIUE University Park, Technology Management Center

SAT Review: This in-depth SAT preparatory course reviews and teaches concepts needed to prepare for the SAT. It condenses lessons into individualized sessions based on the group’s strengths and weaknesses to effectively prepare for the test. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil to each session.

When:  Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., February 4-25

Where:  SIUE Main Campus

Registration is available at http://www.siue.edu/continuing-education/exam-preparation/index.shtml. The cost to attend the ACT session is $199 and the cost to attend the SAT session is $209. This will include books.

 

 

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

 

The following COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES will be on campus:

This Week:

Tuesday, January 7 - Columbia University, New York, NY - 1:10pm - 1:35pm

Wednesday, January 8 - Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, MO - 10:00am - 10:50am

 

Next Week:

Monday, January 13 - Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL - 10:30am - 12:00pm

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

 


SPORTS

 

Anyone interested in playing football next year, there will be a mandatory meeting Tuesday, January 14th at 8:00am in Room D103. - Coach Edgar

 

 

Any boys interested in participating on the Boys Track team needs to stop by Coach Segraves room to pick up information.  If you missed the meeting, then you need to see Coach Segraves ASAP.  Official practice starts Tuesday, January 21st for anyone not participating in a winter sport.

 

WEEKLY SPORTS SCHEDULE: 

Attached to emailed bulletin

 


 

THE MAROON WAY:  Be Respectful, Responsible and Kind!

 

 
Print

BELLEVILLE WEST HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT BULLETIN

 


This Morning’s PA Announcements:

 

  • Any boys interested in participating on the Boys Track team needs to stop by Coach Segraves room in B234 to pick up information if you have not already done so.  Official practice starts Tuesday, January 21st for anyone not participating in a winter sport.

  • There will be a Mentor/Mentee meeting today during 6th hour in the PAC.

  • Empower Me has been cancelled for today.

  • Softball workouts begin Tuesday, 1/14 after school at 3:30. Meet outside the weight room. Bring workout clothes and running shoes. 

  • The deadline for pre-ordering a 2019-2020 yearbook is Thursday, January 30. This is the only way to guarantee you receive a yearbook in May. We will order extra to sell on yearbook distribution day, but we have sold out in years prior. Yearbook order forms can be found outside the yearbook office, B329, or you can order online by clicking on the Yearbook Banner on the Belleville West homepage. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Short in B314.

  • With the weather we are having traffic/bus issues so please be lenient with tardies to first hour. 

  • The Library will be closed to walk ins during 3rd hour, 4b, and 5a today. Only students with blue passes will be admitted.

  • There is no Children’s Show rehearsal tonight.

  • Please keep in mind that we ask you to be in dress code, no hoods or coats on, no ear buds in the hall,  be in class and on time and properly displaying your school ID. Let’s get off to a great start this semester.  

~ Meal Menus~

Breakfast Menus

Friday, January 10 - Sausage Biscuit

 

Lunch Menus

Friday, January 10 - Grilled Cheese & Soup or Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Just Create It! Order your Page One shirt and/or hoodie here. Wear it to show your support for Belleville West's Art and Literary magazine. Or just wear it just because it's cool! Order using the link and turn in money by January 17th in B335. - Mrs. Thurnau

 

 

 

The following changes have been made to the ID stations:  There will now be a station open on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor from 8:00 - 8:25 each morning.  The bookstore will also be open. You may get an ID sticker during this time and it will NOT be counted as a violation.  The 1st hour stations will remain the same, but you will receive a violation at these stations. There will NOT be any 2nd hour ID stations.  - Administration

 

 

 

Juniors:  Want to score your best SAT numbers for college applications?  Want to earn the final exam exemption for your senior year? Want to improve on your PSAT score from last year?  If so, take advantage of FREE SAT PRACTICE through the English department. Attend one half-hour session each week (during your lunch hour), starting next week and running through the week of March 30.  With just one half-hour each week, you can raise your SAT score by as much as 90 points! And you can earn an off-campus lunch day when you complete the program.  Talk to your English 5-6 teacher to sign up this week.

 

 

 

The deadline for pre-ordering a 2019-2020 yearbook is Thursday, January 30. This is the only way to guarantee you receive a yearbook in May. We will order extra to sell on yearbook distribution day, but we have sold out in years prior. Yearbook order forms can be found outside the yearbook office, B329, or you can order online by clicking on the Yearbook Banner on the Belleville West homepage.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Short in B314.

 

 


CLUBS, COMMITTEES & ACTIVITIES

 

Sign Language Club:  Next meeting will be Monday, January 13th!  Come learn more sign and plan our movie night potluck which will take place on Monday, January 27th.  New members are always welcome!! - Mrs. York

 

 

 

BW Book Club members:  Don't miss our discussion of Little Fires Everywhere next Wednesday, January 15, starting at 4:00 at The Abbey on West Main Street.  If you need a copy of the book, stop at the circulation desk in the BW Library before you leave school today.


COUNSELING

 

SCHOLARSHIP Opportunity for SENIORS

The Busey Bank Community Scholarship Program's goal is to assist graduating high school seniors in continuing their education beyond high school at a university, college, trade, or vocational school. The scholarship award amount is $2,000 per year for four years of full-time enrollment.

If interested in this opportunity, submit your application, cover letter, and references to Mr. Solomon by January 31, 2020.

 

 

Juniors and Seniors

Applications are now being accepted for Bank of America Student Leaders. Every year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect four St. Louis based community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society.

Please apply by January 31, 2020 at https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/student-leaders.html?cm_mmc=EBZ-EnterpriseBrand-_-vanity-_-EB01VN00BB_studentleaders-_-NA#fbid=o0yE6pYncBQ

 

 

 

COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION:

 

Upcoming Events at SWIC

High School Visit Day, Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9 AM to Noon

This year we are introducing a slightly new format for this event that allows students more opportunities to explore programs at SWIC.  Before moving into two back to back breakout sessions of their choosing, students will have the opportunity to browse SWIC academic programs and meet faculty in a college fair style set-up exhibition.  Students can register to attend or find more info online. We welcome individual students, school  groups, or families at this event.

St. Louis Metro East Baccalaureate College Fair, Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM

Local families are invited to browse approximately 100 local, state, and national colleges and universities, as well as attend workshops on financial aid or transferring from community college to a four year university. Students can make the most of their time at the fair by signing up for a Strive Scan barcode in advance to collect college rep information in seconds. More information and a list of colleges is available at SWIC.edu.

 

 

 

The SIUE Office of Educational Outreach will be offering ACT and SAT prep courses during the Spring semester 2020.  The information for the courses is as follows:

ACT Review: This in-depth ACT preparatory course reviews and teaches concepts needed to prepare for the ACT. It condenses lessons into six sessions which begin with a pre-test to assess the group’s strengths and weaknesses. The sessions are then individualized to effectively prepare for the test. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil to each session.

When:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m., February 25-March 11

Where:  SIUE University Park, Technology Management Center

SAT Review: This in-depth SAT preparatory course reviews and teaches concepts needed to prepare for the SAT. It condenses lessons into individualized sessions based on the group’s strengths and weaknesses to effectively prepare for the test. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil to each session.

When:  Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., February 4-25

Where:  SIUE Main Campus

Registration is available at http://www.siue.edu/continuing-education/exam-preparation/index.shtml. The cost to attend the ACT session is $199 and the cost to attend the SAT session is $209. This will include books.

 

 

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

 

The following COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES will be on campus:

 

Next Week:

Monday, January 13 - Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL - 10:30am - 12:00pm

 

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

 


SPORTS

 

Anyone interested in playing football next year, there will be a mandatory meeting Tuesday, January 14th at 8:00am in Room D103. - Coach Edgar

 

 

Any boys interested in participating on the Boys Track team needs to stop by Coach Segraves room to pick up information.  If you missed the meeting, then you need to see Coach Segraves ASAP.  Official practice starts Tuesday, January 21st for anyone not participating in a winter sport.

 

 

WEEKLY SPORTS SCHEDULE: 

Attached to emailed bulletin

 


THE MAROON WAY:  Be Respectful, Responsible and Kind!

 

 
Print

BELLEVILLE WEST HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT BULLETIN

 


This Morning’s PA Announcements:

 

  • Softball workouts begin today after school at 3:30. Meet outside the weight room. Bring workout clothes and running shoes. 

  • Attention Juniors: The after school SAT prep class starts today at 3:30 in B236

  • Don't forget to fill out a raffle slip in the library every time you read a Read for a Lifetime or Able Lincoln list book. Each time you read one of these books, you'll be entered to win candy, library cafe money, and other prizes at the end of the year. See a librarian for more details. 

  • Are you a poet and do you know it? Page One and the BW Library are hosting a Poetry Slam on Friday, January 31, during all lunch hours. If you want to compete or attend, come to the library to sign up. Walk-ins will be welcome, but competition spots and seats will be limited, so signing up is recommended. This year, only three-minute original poems can compete; no songs and no covers until the end. There will be an audience-selected winner each 1/2 hour, and attendance prizes as well. Not sure what a Slam Poem is? Find more info and video examples in the student bulletin, or see a librarian for details.

  • Staff: Please check your email to verify your payroll information.

  • Please keep in mind that we ask you to be in dress code, no hoods or coats on, no ear buds in the hall,  be in class and on time and properly displaying your school ID. Let’s get off to a great start this semester.  

 

~ Meal Menus~

Breakfast Menus

Tuesday, January 14 - Pancake and Sausage on a Stick

Wednesday, January 15 - Mini Waffles

Thursday, January 16 - Sausage & Cheese on English Muffin

Friday, January 17 - Bagelful

 

Lunch Menus

Tuesday, January 14 - BBQ Pork on Bun or Chili Dog on Bun

Wednesday, January 15 - Orange Chicken w/ Rice and Goldfish Crackers

Thursday, January 16 - Fajita Bowl or Schubert’s Bratwurst on Bun

Friday, January 17 - Cheese Quesadilla or Meatball Sandwich


GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Just Create It! Order your Page One shirt and/or hoodie here. Wear it to show your support for Belleville West's Art and Literary magazine. Or just wear it just because it's cool! Order using the link and turn in money by January 17th in B335. - Mrs. Thurnau

 

 

 

Juniors:  Want to score your best SAT numbers for college applications?  Want to earn the final exam exemption for your senior year? Want to improve on your PSAT score from last year?  If so, take advantage of FREE SAT PRACTICE through the English department. Attend one half-hour session each week (during your lunch hour), starting next week and running through the week of March 30.  With just one half-hour each week, you can raise your SAT score by as much as 90 points! And you can earn an off-campus lunch day when you complete the program.  Talk to your English 5-6 teacher to sign up this week.

 

 

 

The deadline for pre-ordering a 2019-2020 yearbook is Thursday, January 30. This is the only way to guarantee you receive a yearbook in May. We will order extra to sell on yearbook distribution day, but we have sold out in years prior. Yearbook order forms can be found outside the yearbook office, B329, or you can order online by clicking on the Yearbook Banner on the Belleville West homepage.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Short in B314.

 


CLUBS, COMMITTEES & ACTIVITIES

 

National English Honor Society candidates:  We'll see you at our January meeting tomorrow in the BW Library.  You may attend at 8:00 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. Please be on time for the session you choose to attend.

 

 

 

BW Book Club members:  Don't miss our discussion of Little Fires Everywhere tomorrow at 4:00 at The Abbey on West Main Street.  Don't forget to check your email for a list of the next reading selections.

 

 

 

 

Attention SPANISH CLUB! Come help us plan our semester events Wed. morning Jan 15 at 8am in Mr. LeCuyer's room. Bring your ideas for fun activities!

 


COUNSELING

 

SCHOLARSHIP Opportunity for SENIORS

The Busey Bank Community Scholarship Program's goal is to assist graduating high school seniors in continuing their education beyond high school at a university, college, trade, or vocational school. The scholarship award amount is $2,000 per year for four years of full-time enrollment.

If interested in this opportunity, submit your application, cover letter, and references to Mr. Solomon by January 31, 2020.

 

 

 

Juniors and Seniors

Applications are now being accepted for Bank of America Student Leaders. Every year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect four St. Louis based community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society.

Please apply by January 31, 2020 at https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/student-leaders.html?cm_mmc=EBZ-EnterpriseBrand-_-vanity-_-EB01VN00BB_studentleaders-_-NA#fbid=o0yE6pYncBQ

 

 

COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION:

 

Summer Programs:

The University of Missouri St. Louis Bridge Program has begun recruitment for their 2020 Summer Academy.  You must be currently enrolled in 9th or 10th grade with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and will have completed Algebra 1 by summer.  This program will immerse you in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development as well as college planning.  If you meet this criteria and are interested in applying, please visit https://www.umsl.edu/precollegiate/programs/summer.html

 

 

 

Upcoming Events at SWIC

High School Visit Day, Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9 AM to Noon

This year we are introducing a slightly new format for this event that allows students more opportunities to explore programs at SWIC.  Before moving into two back to back breakout sessions of their choosing, students will have the opportunity to browse SWIC academic programs and meet faculty in a college fair style set-up exhibition.  Students can register to attend or find more info online. We welcome individual students, school  groups, or families at this event.

St. Louis Metro East Baccalaureate College Fair, Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM

Local families are invited to browse approximately 100 local, state, and national colleges and universities, as well as attend workshops on financial aid or transferring from community college to a four year university. Students can make the most of their time at the fair by signing up for a Strive Scan barcode in advance to collect college rep information in seconds. More information and a list of colleges is available at SWIC.edu.

 

 

 

The SIUE Office of Educational Outreach will be offering ACT and SAT prep courses during the Spring semester 2020.  The information for the courses is as follows:

 

ACT Review: This in-depth ACT preparatory course reviews and teaches concepts needed to prepare for the ACT. It condenses lessons into six sessions which begin with a pre-test to assess the group’s strengths and weaknesses. The sessions are then individualized to effectively prepare for the test. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil to each session.

When:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m., February 25-March 11

Where:  SIUE University Park, Technology Management Center

 

SAT Review: This in-depth SAT preparatory course reviews and teaches concepts needed to prepare for the SAT. It condenses lessons into individualized sessions based on the group’s strengths and weaknesses to effectively prepare for the test. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil to each session.

When:  Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., February 4-25

Where:  SIUE Main Campus

Registration is available at http://www.siue.edu/continuing-education/exam-preparation/index.shtml. The cost to attend the ACT session is $199 and the cost to attend the SAT session is $209. This will include books.

 

 

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

 

The following COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES will be on campus:

 

This  Week:

Monday, January 13 - Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Wednesday, January 15 - Air National Guard - 10:30am - 1:30pm

 

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

 


SPORTS

 

WEEKLY SPORTS SCHEDULE: 

Attached to emailed bulletin

 


Next  Week at Belleville West:

Monday, January 20 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Birthday Celebrated

Wednesday, January 22 - Key Club Blood Drive

 

THE MAROON WAY:  Be Respectful, Responsible and Kind!

 

 
Print

BELLEVILLE WEST HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT BULLETIN

 


This Morning’s PA Announcements:

  • Anyone interested in playing football next year, there will be a mandatory meeting tomorrow morning at 8:00am in room D103.

  • Softball workouts begin tomorrow after school at 3:30. Meet outside the weight room. Bring workout clothes and running shoes. 

  • Are you a poet and do you know it? Page One and the BW Library are hosting a Poetry Slam on Friday, January 31, during all lunch hours. If you want to compete or attend, come to the library to sign up. Walk-ins will be welcome, but competition spots and seats will be limited, so signing up is recommended. This year, only three-minute original poems can compete; no songs and no covers until the end. There will be an audience-selected winner each 1/2 hour, and attendance prizes as well. Not sure what a Slam Poem is? Find more info and video examples in the student bulletin, or see a librarian for details.

  • Please keep in mind that we ask you to be in dress code, no hoods or coats on, no ear buds in the hall,  be in class and on time and properly displaying your school ID. Let’s get off to a great start this semester.  

 

~ Meal Menus~

Breakfast Menus

Monday, January 13 - Cheesy Eggs and Toast

Tuesday, January 14 - Pancake and Sausage on a Stick

Wednesday, January 15 - Mini Waffles

Thursday, January 16 - Sausage & Cheese on English Muffin

Friday, January 17 - Bagelful

 

Lunch Menus

Monday, January 13 - Mini Corn Dogs or Spicy Popcorn Chicken w/ Bread

Tuesday, January 14 - BBQ Pork on Bun or Chili Dog on Bun

Wednesday, January 15 - Orange Chicken w/ Rice and Goldfish Crackers

Thursday, January 16 - Fajita Bowl or Schubert’s Bratwurst on Bun

Friday, January 17 - Cheese Quesadilla or Meatball Sandwich


GENERAL INFORMATION

 

At the Normal West SPEECH & ACTING TEAM tournament on Saturday, Belleville West placed 1st out of 13 schools (even without several of our best varsity competitors).  Special congratulations to these students who placed 1st in their events in the varsity division: Jojo Holm, Alex Johnson, Max Juhas, and Isa Karathanos.  Event champions in the JV division were Abby Barger, Sarah Hauser, Grace Kearns, Elise Moore, Audrey O'Renic, and Khaleo Price. --Mr. Jenkins

 

 

 

Once again this year, the BW English Department challenged the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes to each read ONE MILLION PAGES of pleasure reading during the school year.  With the first half of the year wrapped, how are our four classes doing?

At the end of the first semester, the FRESHMAN CLASSholds a commanding lead, with 718,596 pagesof pleasure reading—over 70% of the way to their goal!  The freshmen read 254,999 pagesin the third triad, an average of 479 pages per freshman.  These freshman classes read the most pages per student in the third triad:

Mrs. Hunter—first hour:  1125 pages per student

Ms. Thurnau—second hour:  1042 pages per student

Ms. Thurnau—first hour:  950 pages per student

Mrs. Hunter—second hour:  899 pages per student

Ms. Thurnau—third hour:  845 pages per student

Ms. Ursani—sixth hour:  749 pages per student

Ms. Thurnau—fifth hour:  610 pages per student

Ms. Guebert—sixth hour:  550 pages per student

Ms. Comley—second hour:  533 pages per student

Unfortunately, the other three classes have slipped off the pace to reach one million pages this year!

At the end of the first semester, the SENIOR CLASSmaintains its standing in second place, with 499,528 pagesof pleasure reading—almost half-way to the goal.  The seniors read 139,865 pagesof pleasure reading in the third triad, an average of 281 pages per senior.  (This was the lowest triad for the seniors this year.)  These senior classes read the most pages per student in the third triad:

Mr. Lodle—fifth hour:  1065 pages per student

Mrs. Short—first hour:  528 pages per student

Mr. Lodle—sixth hour:  473 pages per student

Ms. Ursani—fifth hour:  462 pages per student

Mr. Schobert—first hour:  377 pages per student

The SOPHOMORE CLASSis currently in third place, with 483,893 pagesof pleasure reading—just shy of half-way to the goal.  The sophomores read 161,142 pagesof pleasure reading in the third triad, an average of 281 pages per sophomore.  (Sophomores, you’re the largest class in the school.  You should be dominating this competition!) These sophomore classes read the most pages per student in the third triad:

Ms. Schloesser—first hour:  935 pages per student

Ms. Schloesser—third hour:  637 pages per student

Mr. Johnson—fourth hour:  522 pages per student

Mr. Johnson—second hour:  491 pages per student

Ms. Ursani—second hour:  480 pages per student

The JUNIOR CLASSis at the back of the pack, with 448,583 pagesof pleasure reading.  The juniors read 143,014 pagesin the third triad, an average of 308 pages per junior.  (Juniors, you read fewer pages in the third triad than in the second triad, and fewer pages in the second triad than in the first triad.  Can you reverse this trend?) These junior classes read the most pages per student in the third triad:

Ms. Guebert—second hour:  719 pages per student

Mr. Brunner—second hour:  668 pages per student

Mr. Garland—second hour:  626 pages per student

Mr. Schobert—sixth hour:  599 pages per student

Ms. Chalmers—second hour:  434 pages per student

The teachers in the ENGLISH DEPARTMENTread 16,462 pages in the second triad, an average of 823 pages per English teacher

Can the freshmen reach one million pages by the end of the fourth triad?  Can the seniors catch them? Can the juniors and sophomores increase their reading pace?  Visit the library, find some good books, and keep reading!

 

 

 

Just Create It! Order your Page One shirt and/or hoodie here. Wear it to show your support for Belleville West's Art and Literary magazine. Or just wear it just because it's cool! Order using the link and turn in money by January 17th in B335. - Mrs. Thurnau

 

 

 

Juniors:  Want to score your best SAT numbers for college applications?  Want to earn the final exam exemption for your senior year? Want to improve on your PSAT score from last year?  If so, take advantage of FREE SAT PRACTICE through the English department. Attend one half-hour session each week (during your lunch hour), starting next week and running through the week of March 30.  With just one half-hour each week, you can raise your SAT score by as much as 90 points! And you can earn an off-campus lunch day when you complete the program.  Talk to your English 5-6 teacher to sign up this week.

 

 

 

The deadline for pre-ordering a 2019-2020 yearbook is Thursday, January 30. This is the only way to guarantee you receive a yearbook in May. We will order extra to sell on yearbook distribution day, but we have sold out in years prior. Yearbook order forms can be found outside the yearbook office, B329, or you can order online by clicking on the Yearbook Banner on the Belleville West homepage.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Short in B314.


CLUBS, COMMITTEES & ACTIVITIES

 

National English Honor Society candidates:  We'll see you at our January meeting this Wednesday in the BW Library.  You may attend at 8:00 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. Please be on time for the session you choose to attend.

 

 

 

Belleville West readers:  The BW Book Club will meet this Wednesday to discuss Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere.  Join us at The Abbey at 4:00 for conversation.  Don't forget to check your email for a list of the next reading selections.

 

 

 

Attention SPANISH CLUB! Come help us plan our semester events Wed. morning Jan 15 at 8am in Mr. LeCuyer's room. Bring your ideas for fun activities!

 


COUNSELING

 

SCHOLARSHIP Opportunity for SENIORS

The Busey Bank Community Scholarship Program's goal is to assist graduating high school seniors in continuing their education beyond high school at a university, college, trade, or vocational school. The scholarship award amount is $2,000 per year for four years of full-time enrollment.

If interested in this opportunity, submit your application, cover letter, and references to Mr. Solomon by January 31, 2020.

 

 

 

Juniors and Seniors

Applications are now being accepted for Bank of America Student Leaders. Every year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect four St. Louis based community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society.

Please apply by January 31, 2020 at https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/student-leaders.html?cm_mmc=EBZ-EnterpriseBrand-_-vanity-_-EB01VN00BB_studentleaders-_-NA#fbid=o0yE6pYncBQ

 

 

COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION:

 

Upcoming Events at SWIC

High School Visit Day, Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9 AM to Noon

This year we are introducing a slightly new format for this event that allows students more opportunities to explore programs at SWIC.  Before moving into two back to back breakout sessions of their choosing, students will have the opportunity to browse SWIC academic programs and meet faculty in a college fair style set-up exhibition.  Students can register to attend or find more info online. We welcome individual students, school  groups, or families at this event.

St. Louis Metro East Baccalaureate College Fair, Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM

Local families are invited to browse approximately 100 local, state, and national colleges and universities, as well as attend workshops on financial aid or transferring from community college to a four year university. Students can make the most of their time at the fair by signing up for a Strive Scan barcode in advance to collect college rep information in seconds. More information and a list of colleges is available at SWIC.edu.

 

 

 

The SIUE Office of Educational Outreach will be offering ACT and SAT prep courses during the Spring semester 2020.  The information for the courses is as follows:

ACT Review: This in-depth ACT preparatory course reviews and teaches concepts needed to prepare for the ACT. It condenses lessons into six sessions which begin with a pre-test to assess the group’s strengths and weaknesses. The sessions are then individualized to effectively prepare for the test. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil to each session.

When:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m., February 25-March 11

Where:  SIUE University Park, Technology Management Center

SAT Review: This in-depth SAT preparatory course reviews and teaches concepts needed to prepare for the SAT. It condenses lessons into individualized sessions based on the group’s strengths and weaknesses to effectively prepare for the test. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil to each session.

When:  Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., February 4-25

Where:  SIUE Main Campus

Registration is available at http://www.siue.edu/continuing-education/exam-preparation/index.shtml. The cost to attend the ACT session is $199 and the cost to attend the SAT session is $209. This will include books.

 

 

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

 

The following COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES will be on campus:

This  Week:

Monday, January 13 - Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Wednesday, January 15 - Air National Guard - 10:30am - 1:30pm

 

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

 


SPORTS

 

Anyone interested in playing football next year, there will be a mandatory meeting Tuesday, January 14th at 8:00am in Room D103. - Coach Edgar

 

WEEKLY SPORTS SCHEDULE: 

Attached to emailed bulletin


Next  Week at Belleville West:

Monday, January 20 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Birthday Celebrated

Wednesday, January 22 - Key Club Blood Drive

 

 

THE MAROON WAY:  Be Respectful, Responsible and Kind!

 

 
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BELLEVILLE WEST HIGH SCHOOL

STUDENT BULLETIN

 


This Morning’s PA Announcements:

 

  • Don't forget to fill out a raffle slip in the library every time you read a Read for a Lifetime or Able Lincoln list book. Each time you read one of these books, you'll be entered to win candy, library cafe money, and other prizes at the end of the year. See a librarian for more details. 

  • Are you a poet and do you know it? Page One and the BW Library are hosting a Poetry Slam on Friday, January 31, during all lunch hours. If you want to compete or attend, come to the library to sign up. Walk-ins will be welcome, but competition spots and seats will be limited, so signing up is recommended. This year, only three-minute original poems can compete; no songs and no covers until the end. There will be an audience-selected winner each 1/2 hour, and attendance prizes as well. Not sure what a Slam Poem is? Find more info and video examples in the student bulletin, or see a librarian for details.

  • Congratulations to the Belleville West dance team for getting third in the first southwestern conference competition and beating Belleville East. Way to go girls! 

  • Please keep in mind that we ask you to be in dress code, no hoods or coats on, no ear buds in the hall,  be in class and on time and properly displaying your school ID. Let’s get off to a great start this semester.  

 

 

~ Meal Menus~

Breakfast Menus

Wednesday, January 15 - Mini Waffles

Thursday, January 16 - Sausage & Cheese on English Muffin

Friday, January 17 - Bagelful

 

Lunch Menus

Wednesday, January 15 - Orange Chicken w/ Rice and Goldfish Crackers

Thursday, January 16 - Fajita Bowl or Schubert’s Bratwurst on Bun

Friday, January 17 - Cheese Quesadilla or Meatball Sandwich


GENERAL INFORMATION

 

JUNIORS: 3 HOURS OF SCHOOL, TRIPLE CREDITS, MAKE MONEY!!!

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION gives you all of this plus employment assistance! You

don’t have to have a job to enroll, and you don’t have to go to work every day.

Come and see one of us for an application: Mr. Caswell (B-235) or Mrs. Steely (B-242).

 

 

 

Just Create It! Order your Page One shirt and/or hoodie here. Wear it to show your support for Belleville West's Art and Literary magazine. Or just wear it just because it's cool! Order using the link and turn in money by January 17th in B335. - Mrs. Thurnau

 

 

The deadline for pre-ordering a 2019-2020 yearbook is Thursday, January 30. This is the only way to guarantee you receive a yearbook in May. We will order extra to sell on yearbook distribution day, but we have sold out in years prior. Yearbook order forms can be found outside the yearbook office, B329, or you can order online by clicking on the Yearbook Banner on the Belleville West homepage.   If you have any questions, see Mrs. Short in B314.

 


CLUBS, COMMITTEES & ACTIVITIES

 

CHECK BACK


COUNSELING

 

Hispanic Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has launched their applications for the 2020 High School Hispanic Leadership Institute for upcoming sophomores through seniors (by the fall of 2020). This program is designed to establish and enhance leadership skills among Hispanic students. This program is free for students to attend, complimentary transportation is provided and students receive a stipend upon completion of the program.

You can apply at https://www.hccstl.com/hshliand applications are due Monday, May 11th by 11:59 pm (CT). The program will be from Monday, June 15 – Saturday, June 20, 2020. Please see Mr. Solomon in C109 if you have any questions. 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP Opportunity for SENIORS

The Busey Bank Community Scholarship Program's goal is to assist graduating high school seniors in continuing their education beyond high school at a university, college, trade, or vocational school. The scholarship award amount is $2,000 per year for four years of full-time enrollment.

If interested in this opportunity, submit your application, cover letter, and references to Mr. Solomon by January 31, 2020.

 

 

Juniors and Seniors

Applications are now being accepted for Bank of America Student Leaders. Every year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect four St. Louis based community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C. The Student Leaders Summit focuses on skill building and creating a more civically engaged society.

Please apply by January 31, 2020 at https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/student-leaders.html?cm_mmc=EBZ-EnterpriseBrand-_-vanity-_-EB01VN00BB_studentleaders-_-NA#fbid=o0yE6pYncBQ

 

 

COLLEGE ANNOUNCEMENTS/INFORMATION:

Summer Programs:

The University of Missouri St. Louis Bridge Program has begun recruitment for their 2020 Summer Academy.  You must be currently enrolled in 9th or 10th grade with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and will have completed Algebra 1 by summer.  This program will immerse you in mathematics, science, written and oral communication, career research, personal and professional development as well as college planning.  If you meet this criteria and are interested in applying, please visit https://www.umsl.edu/precollegiate/programs/summer.html

 

 

 

Upcoming Events at SWIC

High School Visit Day, Friday, January 24, 2020 from 9 AM to Noon

This year we are introducing a slightly new format for this event that allows students more opportunities to explore programs at SWIC.  Before moving into two back to back breakout sessions of their choosing, students will have the opportunity to browse SWIC academic programs and meet faculty in a college fair style set-up exhibition.  Students can register to attend or find more info online. We welcome individual students, school  groups, or families at this event.

St. Louis Metro East Baccalaureate College Fair, Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM

Local families are invited to browse approximately 100 local, state, and national colleges and universities, as well as attend workshops on financial aid or transferring from community college to a four year university. Students can make the most of their time at the fair by signing up for a Strive Scan barcode in advance to collect college rep information in seconds. More information and a list of colleges is available at SWIC.edu.

 

 

 

The SIUE Office of Educational Outreach will be offering ACT and SAT prep courses during the Spring semester 2020.  The information for the courses is as follows:

ACT Review: This in-depth ACT preparatory course reviews and teaches concepts needed to prepare for the ACT. It condenses lessons into six sessions which begin with a pre-test to assess the group’s strengths and weaknesses. The sessions are then individualized to effectively prepare for the test. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil to each session.

When:  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m., February 25-March 11

Where:  SIUE University Park, Technology Management Center

SAT Review: This in-depth SAT preparatory course reviews and teaches concepts needed to prepare for the SAT. It condenses lessons into individualized sessions based on the group’s strengths and weaknesses to effectively prepare for the test. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil to each session.

When:  Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., February 4-25

Where:  SIUE Main Campus

Registration is available at http://www.siue.edu/continuing-education/exam-preparation/index.shtml. The cost to attend the ACT session is $199 and the cost to attend the SAT session is $209. This will include books.

 

 

COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES

 

The following COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES will be on campus:

 

This  Week:

Monday, January 13 - Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Wednesday, January 15 - Air National Guard - 10:30am - 1:30pm

 

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

 


SPORTS

 

WEEKLY SPORTS SCHEDULE: 

Attached to emailed bulletin

 


Next  Week at Belleville West:

Monday, January 20 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Birthday Celebrated

Wednesday, January 22 - Key Club Blood Drive

 

THE MAROON WAY:  Be Respectful, Responsible and Kind!

 

 

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