Dear Boulder High School Community,
As we welcome the start of October, I trust that everyone is finding time each day to partake in activities that make you happy. This is critical to mental and physical well-being, yet it is easy to overlook when life becomes busy. One strategy for success is to plan your self-care activities as you would anything else by putting them on your calendar. This will give you something to look forward to each day. Remember, there is nothing more important than your mental and physical health. Make sure you are taking care of you.
Fall Drive for Funds
Our awesome Parent Advisory Council (PAC) continues to work hard on the Fall Drive for Funds, Boulder High's annual fundraising campaign. This campaign plays a crucial role in raising money that directly impacts our programs, resources, and the innovative instruction our teachers strive to deliver. Our staff recognizes how fortunate we are to have such a supportive community, and we would like to thank everyone who has already donated, as well as those who are planning to do so. I can assure you that your donations make a difference, and we are grateful for anything we receive. All Boulder High staff members are eligible to apply for a PAC grant by completing the request form, which details what the grant is for and how the funds will be used.
The PAC grant committee began meeting last week to make decisions on this year's grant applications. You still have time to make your donation! PAC suggests a donation of $172 per family, with the theme "A Dollar a Day Goes a Long Way." That said, please consider a donation that feels comfortable to you and your family, and believe me when I say that any amount does indeed go a long way. Click Here to donate online using your credit card, or mail or deliver a check to the school. For more information, go to https://www.bhspac.org/fundraising.
As always, thank you for your partnership in assuring that all students at Boulder High are given the opportunity to be successful.
Student Leadership Alliance
The Student Leadership Alliance is formed by students whom teachers nominate to represent different clubs, sports, activities, and programs here at BHS. On August 30, the nominated students were led through a leadership training called "The Summit." The goal was to have them meet and discuss how communication, collaboration, and unity can be fostered among all groups at Boulder High School. There were some eye-opening conversations and definitely a common desire for unity, which the students deemed their logo/motto: CommUNITY (see below).
Students also made an initial action step for each organization that would support the goal of increased unity. This is very exciting work led by our students, and the Student Leadership Alliance will be meeting monthly to share how their organization is living up to the commitments made during the summit. I know their work will have a positive impact on the climate and culture of our building. A special thanks to Mr. Cawlfield, Ms. Lewis, Ms. Vuylsteke, and Mr. Hobbs for facilitating this important work.
New Staff to Boulder High
Please join me in welcoming our newest staff members who recently joined our school community.
· Katrina Griffith—Academic Tutor
· Kristine Johnson—Academic Tutor
· Dawn Watson—Health Room Para
· Sidney Weth—Special Education Para (Intensive Learning Center)
· Matt Bristol—Special Education Para (Intensive Learning Center)
· Tony Crank—Special Education Para (Intensive Learning Center)
· Andrew Wunderlich—Special Education Para (Intensive Learning Center)
· Asshia Maes—Custodian
Mark Your Calendars!
Finally, here are some important dates coming up in October, so make sure you mark your calendar.
· October 14: Professional Development Day, No School for Students
· October 15: Parent Teacher Conferences A–L, 4:15–8:30 pm
· October 16: Parent Teacher Conferences M–Z, 4:15–8:30 pm
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
James A. Hill, Ed.D.