Mrs. Mary Shields
Contact me at: 304-326-7148
PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT AT BHS
FOR 8TH BMS GRADE STUDENTS
The transition to high school can be scary for students….and even scarier for the parents. To make the whole process a little less intimidating, Bridgeport High School will be hosting an Eighth Grade Transition Night to answer all those questions that are inevitable during the last four years of public education.
The event will be held at Bridgeport High School on Wed., March 12th, beginning at 6:00 pm. Although most students have been introduced to the process involving 5-year plans, the sessions will give a clearer picture of what to expect, including available classes and resources. The administrators will give an overview of the academics and electives offered at the school, as well as opportunities for students to participate in student organizations.
Reviewing the graduation requirements for each class helps reduce some of the anxiety about course selection. BHS and BMS counselors will be on hand to answer any questions pertaining to the high school transition. Placement procedures will also be reviewed, as well as the importance of test scores and support resources available.
It is the intent of the administrators and staff to make the transition to high school as easy as possible. At the opening of school, BHS will also be hosting an orientation for all freshmen, which will aid them in their first few days of school. At that time, they, along with their parents, will have the opportunity to attend each of their classes and meet their teachers.
JUNIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM at UHC The United Hospital Center’s Junior Volunteer program is accepting applications to be completed by received by Tues., Oct 15, 2013. To qualify, students must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA, be at least 14 years old, be mature and responsible, willing to work and of good character. Applications can be found in the Counselor’s Office or available online at www.uncwv.org. Orientation will be held on Oct. 26,2013 from 9:00 am until 2:30pm in Classroom 4. For further assistance, please call the Volunteer Office at 681-342-1640.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NCWV
Sylvia Hawkins, Executive Director
Big Brother Big Sisters of NCWV is a one-to-one mentoring program that is committed to providing children with positive adult mentors in Harrison, Marion, and Monongalia Counties. Through professionally managed one-to-one relationships, children are able to build friendships that enhance their social, emotional, and recreational well-being. In order to be eligible for the program the child must have a clearly identified need, live within our North Central West Virginia service area, be between the ages of 6 and 15, and be capable of establishing a one-to-one relationship with a volunteer. The parent and child must also have a desire to be in the program in order to apply. Any questions, contact Shannon Liu, Enrollment and Matching Specialist at 304-983-2823, ext. 104.