BCTN Announcements

Week of May 22nd, 2017

YEARBOOK PACKET FOR JUNIORS

Juniors - if you didn’t receive your yearbook packet last week containing all of your due dates and information for senior pictures - you can pick one up in the main office all this week!  You don’t want to miss being in the yearbook your senior year - so be sure to get all the needed information!


FALL MUSICAL AUDITIONS

If you signed up to audition for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, don’t forget to arrive 10 minutes prior to your audition time tomorrow, May 23rd!


Week of May 15th, 2017

YEARBOOK PACKET FOR JUNIORS

Attention Juniors!  This week - during Connections - you will be receiving a packet of information focused on your senior pictures, senior quote, senior acknowledgment, and senior buddy pictures! All the important senior deadlines and information is in this packet! Please do not lose it or throw it away! Please be sure to take this information home and share it with your parents!  If you do not receive a packet from your Connections teachers (during any of our 3 Access periods this week) - you can stop by the main office and pick one up next week!  Get ready juniors - you will be seniors shortly!


GYM LOCKERS CLEAN OUT

A reminder to all Athletes and PE Students; please be sure to clean out your locker before Wednesday, May 24th.  All items left in the lockers will be collected and donated.


STUDENT FINES

Student fines are now posted near the financial  office window. You will not receive your yearbook and/or cap and gown until all fines have been paid for or removed. The list will be updated weekly, check it often and get those fines taken care of!


FALL MUSICAL PREP REHEARSAL

For those auditioning for the fall musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the last audition prep rehearsal is today, Monday, May 15th at 2:00 in the choir room.


SENIOR PACKETS

Attention Juniors!  This week - during Connections - you will be receiving a packet of information focused on your senior pictures, senior quote, senior acknowledgment, and senior buddy pictures! All the important senior deadlines and information is in this packet! Please do not lose it or throw it away! Please be sure to take this information home and share it with your parents!  If you do not receive a packet from your Connections teachers (during any of our 3 Access periods this week) - you can stop by the main office and pick one up next week!  Get ready juniors - you will be seniors shortly!


GYM LOCKERS CLEAN OUT

A reminder to all Athletes and PE Students; please be sure to clean out your locker before Wednesday, May 24th.  All items left in the lockers will be collected and donated.


Week of May 8th, 2017

GRADUATION PRACTICE

Seniors, remember that you must participate in a mandatory graduation practice next Thursday, May 17 in order to participate in the actual ceremony.  The practice will start at 12:00 pm in the BCHS gym.  See Assistant Principal Mrs. Cole if you have any questions!


BEAR CREW TRAINING

Bear Crew! We have our training tomorrow--Thursday from 2-4 pm in the gym. See you there! If you did not receive a email from Ms. Vahle, let her know.


STUDENT SUPPORT

Bears, now is the time to come together and show a fellow student some love! Isabella Montgomery is currently fighting a terminal cancer, and she could really use some support. Please consider writing a message in her yearbook. Visit Ms. Pontine’s office in the counseling and show your support for Isabella.


NATIONAL HISTORY DAY WINNERS

Congratulations to the National History Day Winners-

Jeremiah Ravenscroft's paper won 2nd place at the State Contest-he is moving on to Nationals

Juan Franco's performance won 3rd at State, he is the National Alternate in Senior Individual Performance

All of the rest of our students finished in the top 5 in their category...the top 5 out of 773.

Brooke Wunder received an Honor Cord from the National NHD Office for making it to State for two years in a row in senior individual documentary. She will wear it at our graduation.

Ms. Cvanciger was awarded the Colorado NHD Teacher of the Year 2017. Congrats all!


STUDENT FINES

Student fines are now posted near the financial  office window. You will not receive your yearbook and/or cap and gown until all fines have been paid for or removed. The list will be updated weekly, check it often and get those fines taken care of!


SENIOR GOOGLE ACCOUNTS

Seniors!  The very moment the last minute of your last day of school passes, your Jeffco Schools Google account disappears!  Not really, but your access to it does.  Before this happens to you, go to our Student page on the Web site and follow the instructions there on how to use Google Takeout to move your files to a safe place like your personal Google account or a flash drive.


YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION

If you didn’t make it to Yearbook distribution - do not fret! We will be distributing yearbooks during both lunches - all week out of the Concessions Stand!  Remember to bring your distribution card and picture ID!  If we have books left and you wish to purchase one - you can do so at the Concessions stand during the week!


FALL MUSICAL AUDITIONING

For those auditioning for the fall musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the next audition prep rehearsal is today at 2:45 in the choir room. Get help with the audition music from Mr. Cooper and get audition tips for specific characters.


OUTDOOR LAB

Current Sophomores and Juniors interested in attending Outdoor Lab?? We will be holding interviews on Thursday, May 11th during connections for students who want to become Outdoor Lab Leaders for Bear Creek K-8.  The week scheduled to go up to Windy Peak and Mount Evans with Bear Creek K-8 is September 25 - 29th.  If these dates work for you and you want to spend a fantastic week supporting 6th graders and earning community service hours, please sign up for an interview time with Ms. Slaughter in the counseling office before May 11th.  


GRADUATION CEREMONY

Seniors, only a few more days and you’ll be done with high school!   The ceremony will take place, rain or shine, next Thursday at Red Rocks.  No tickets are required for guests.  Parking will be $10 per car.  See Assistant Principal Mrs. Cole if you have any questions!


SENIOR ATHLETIC BBQ

Attention senior athletes.  If you lettered in a sport, come and join Mr. Lueders  for your senior athletic bbq.  Tomorrow Tuesday May 9th during lunch in the outside commons area.  Celebrate your high school athletic achievements and enjoy some lunch with your fellow athletes.  Don’t miss it!


BEAR INK

Bear Creek’s literary magazine, Bear Ink, will be ready in a couple weeks!  Many of our students here have published original work such as poems, art, and essays!  The price for the magazine is $5.  If you would like to reserve a copy, please bring $5 to Mrs. Danks in N218 by Friday, May 15th.


Week of May 1st, 2017

ADDITIONAL YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION

If you cannot make it to Yearbook distribution today - do not fret! We will be distributing yearbooks during both lunches - all of next week out of the Concessions Stand!  Remember to bring your distribution card and picture ID!  If we have books left and you wish to purchase one - you can do so at the Concessions stand during the week!


GRADUATION

Seniors, Graduation is quickly approaching!  Remember, the ceremony takes place on May 18 at 7:00 pm at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  There is a mandatory practice for all seniors who want to participate on Wednesday, May 17 at 12:00 at BCHS.  After practice you’ll receive your cap and gown.  See Assistant Principal Mrs. Cole if you have any questions!


SENIOR ATHLETIC BBQ

Attention senior athletes.  If you lettered in a sport, come and join Mr. Lueders  for your senior athletic bbq.  Tuesday May 9th during lunch in the outside commons area.  Celebrate your high school athletic achievements and enjoy some lunch with your fellow athletes.  


STUDENT FINES

Student fines are now posted near the financial  office window. You will not receive your yearbook and/or cap and gown until all fines have been paid for or removed. The list will be updated weekly, check it often and get those fines taken care of!


SENIORS- GOOGLE ACCOUNTS

Seniors!  The very moment the last minute of your last day of school passes, your Jeffco Schools Google account disappears!  Not really, but your access to it does.  Before this happens to you, go to our Student page on the Web site and follow the instructions there on how to use Google Takeout to move your files to a safe place like your personal Google account or a flash drive.


OUTDOOR LAB

Current Sophomores and Juniors interested in attending Outdoor Lab?? We will be holding interviews on May 11th during connections for students who want to become Outdoor Lab Leaders for Bear Creek K-8.  The week scheduled to go up to Windy Peak and Mount Evans with Bear Creek K-8 is September 25 - 29th.  If these dates work for you and you want to spend a fantastic week supporting 6th graders and earning community service hours, please sign up for an interview time with Ms. Slaughter in the counseling office before May 11th.  


FALL MUSICAL AUDITIONS

For those auditioning for the fall musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, the first audition prep rehearsal is tomorrow, May 4th at 2:15 in the choir room. Get help with the audition music from Mr. Cooper and get audition tips for specific characters. See you May 4th at 2:15.


YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION

Yearbook distribution is this Friday, May 5th!  Distribution will be during 7th hour and after school until 3:00. You will be receiving a distribution card this week in your Connections class indicating whether you have reserved a book or not.  DO NOT LOSE YOUR CARD!  You must have your card in order to pick up your book! NO CARD - NO BOOK!  You will also need to bring a picture ID! See you Friday!


GRADUATION STUDENT SPEAKER

Seniors, would you like to speak words of wisdom to your classmates and help them remember their journey through Bear Creek?  Sign-up in the athletic office if you’d like to try-out to speak at the ceremony in May.  The deadline is Tuesday, May 2nd and tryouts will be held during Connections on Thursday, May 4th.


ADVANCED ACTING POST-IT-NOTES

You may have noticed the 4,000 post it notes posted all around the school- this was the final project from the Advanced Acting class- Theatre is a magnificent art form that has affected so many students positively, and we wanted to share our passion with all of you. Each post it has a lyrical quote from one of thousands of musicals that spread hope, positivity, and inspiration.  Dear Evan Hansen, the hottest ticket on Broadway, was the inspiration behind this project.


Week of April 24th, 2017

GRADUATION SPEAKER

Seniors, would you like to speak words of wisdom to your classmates and help them remember their journey through Bear Creek?  Sign-up in the athletic office if you’d like to try-out to speak at the ceremony in May.  The deadline is Tuesday, May 2nd and tryouts will be held during Connections on Thursday, May 4th.


STUDENT FINES

Student fines are now posted near the financial  office window. You will not receive your yearbook and/or cap and gown until all fines have been paid for or removed. The list will be updated weekly, check it often and get those fines taken care of!


DAY WITHOUT HATE RALLY

Thank you to all who participated in Day Without Hate today! There will be a Day Without Hate rally tonight, Friday, April 28th at Green Mountain High School from 6-8:45pm where students all across Jeffco who participated in Day Without Hate will gather to celebrate peace and listen to live music.  Admission is free if you purchased an official Day Without Hate t-shirt. Official shirts will be on sale for $5 at the door.


DRAMA RETREAT PAYMENT AND PERMISSION

The final Drama Retreat payment and permission forms are due tomorrow, Friday, April 28th.


DAY WITHOUT HATE

Tomorrow, Friday, April 28th,  is Day Without Hate! Wear white tomorrow to symbolize solidarity with your fellow students in supporting a world where acceptance, kindness, and love triumph over hate and violence. Wearing any old white t-shirt is a pretty simple way to support this positive vision for our world.


YEARBOOK RESERVATIONS

Attention all students!  The final sales campaign is on to reserve your 2016-2017 yearbook!  Books are selling quickly and you don’t want to miss out on the only social media that will be around in 20 years!  Reserve your memories today!  You can reserve a book for $70 in the financial office or online at www.jostensyearbooks.com! Don’t delay! Today is your last day to be guaranteed a book!


SENIOR FIELD STUDIES MEETING

Juniors: there is a meeting for ALL students interested in joining Senior Field Studies 2018 on Tuesday, April 25th,  during Access in the Lecture Hall. This is a mandatory meeting for everyone who has already signed up, but there are still spots available, so everyone is welcome. Don't miss this opportunity to make you Senior Year an adventure.


Week of April 17th, 2017

STUDENT FINES

Student fines are now posted near the financial  office window. You will not receive your yearbook and/or cap and gown until all fines have been paid for or removed. The list will be updated weekly, check it often and get those fines taken care of!


AFTER PROM TICKETS

Juniors and Seniors - Why stop the party?  After Prom tickets are on sale in the financial office for only $10 per person.  Buy your ticket and come have fun at Jumpstreet with the Lazer Maze, Trampolines, a DJ, a photo booth, prizes, and food! We’ll be there from 11-2 on Friday night.  See Mrs. Cole if you have any questions.


HEROES FOREVER

Don’t forget to come to the Heroes Forever table during your lunch. Our goal is $2000, so if each of you donates only $2, we will exceed our goal. We are selling capes for $1 that you can write supportive notes on to decorate the Commons. Also, you can put money into any of the 6 bags labeled with teacher names. All donations count as a vote towards a teacher and any donation of $1 or more will get you a cape. The 2 teachers that have had the most money donated to their names will be duct taped to the wall in the gym during the prom assembly this Thursday.


TALENT SHOW

Hey Bears- come on out to the annual School wide Talent Show-Thursday, April 20th at 7pm- admission is $3.00- just $3.00 to see singers, musicians, dancers, comedians, and more!


CHICK-FIL-A FUNDRAISER

Hey guys, come and bring as many people as you can to the Belmar Chick-Fil-A tonight, Monday, April 17th, between 5pm and 8pm to help raise money for the Big Idea Project in their efforts to help raise money for the homeless.  Also, there will be class competition to see what class can bring in the most sales. The winning class will be rewarded a free dessert on their next visit.  We really appreciate your support and hope to see you there!


BEAR CREW APPLICATIONS

Bear Crew application are due TOMORROW, April 18th,  in the attendance office. Don’t forget!


Week of April 10th, 2017

DRAMA RETREAT INFORMATIONAL MEETING

For those students interested in attending Drama Retreat, please plan on attending the informational meeting today, Monday, April 10th after school from 230-245 in S114. See Ms. Manfredi with questions.


TESTING WEEK

Alright Bears, just a reminder that the next three days are testing days- be sure you know where you need to be each day- come prepared with pencils, writing utensils and BE ON TIME- Have a great week, and we will see you Friday.


Week of April 4th, 2017

STUDENT FINES

Student fines are now posted near the financial  office window. You will not receive your yearbook and/or cap and gown until all fines have been paid for or removed. The list will be updated weekly, check it often and get those fines taken care of!


SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEETING

Attention all Science National Honor Society members. Don’t forget that tomorrow, Thursday, April 6th is our monthly meeting. A guest from Grand Canyon University will be presenting and Pizza will be provided. To sum up: Science, meeting, guest, PIZZA!


DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT

Looking to score a free prom ticket or just prove that you have the best dodgeball skills in the school? Then get a team of 6 together for the annual Dodgeball Tournament- The team must have at least one girl to dominate- Registration deadline is Friday, April 14th- the fee is $5 per team. Pick up the registration form in the main office and turn in completed forms to Ms. Manfredi is S114. The dodgeball tournament is April 19th at 6pm. Only Juniors and Seniors will receive a free prom ticket, and only if they are eligible. Sophomore and Freshman winners will receive a large bag of bragging rights.


JEFFCO OPEN SPACE’S TRAIL STEWARDSHIP TEAM

Hey guys, do you need a summer job? If you do, check out Jeffco Open Space's Trail Stewardship Team. This program is for all students that reside in Jefferson County and would like an outdoor summer job in our beautiful state. They are accepting applications from now until April 10th. If you are interested or have any questions, please see Kris Mueller in S-111.


BONFILS BLOOD DRIVE

Bonfils Blood Center is hosting a blood drive here at Bear Creek on Thursday, April 24th.  You must be 16 years of age or older.  Also, the policy around tattoos has changed so if you have a recent tattoo you might be eligible to donate.  Stop by the counseling office to pick up a permission form and to sign up.  One donation can save up to three lives, be a high school hero and donate!  


BEAR CREW APPLICATIONS

Attention Sophomores and Juniors: We are currently accepting applications for next year’s Bear Crew, our 9th grade mentoring program. Look for an invitation this week from a teacher who nominated you. You can also pick up an application in the attendance/athletics office. There will be a brief informational meeting on Thursday, April 6th,  during connections at 9:10 to answer questions you may have. You can also contact Mr. Quinonez, Senora Nemitz, or Ms. Vahle.


TALENT SHOW AUDITION

Hey Bears- those of you auditioning for the talent show, don’t forget to be on time for your audition in the choir room today, April 6th!


DRAMA RETREAT INFORMATIONAL MEETING

All theatre students interested in attending the drama retreat, plan to attend the informational meeting on Monday, April 10th from 230-245 in S114.


BEAR CREW INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Bear Crew Peeps: There will be a brief informational meeting TODAY, Thursday, April 6th  during connections at 9:10 to answer questions you may have. You can also contact Mr. Quinonez, Senora Nemitz, or Ms. Vahle.


Week of March 20th, 2017

LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR

Are you looking for a job?  Want to explore options for life after high school?  You should attend the Life After High School College & Career Fair on Thursday, March 23rd at Green Mountain High School.  The fair runs from 2-5:30pm.  See flyer on Counseling bulletin board for more details.


DAY WITHOUT HATE CHAIN LINK

Hey Bears - Would you like to participate in Day Without Hate?  Today, is the last day to fill out a chain link.  The chain links will available during lunches.  Please stop by to write a positive message that gives you strength on a chain link.  Then once all the chain links are completed we will hang the chain up around the school.  


TALENT SHOW

Hey Bears- Do you have a special talent? Do you like showing off that talent? Do you like earning free money for that said talent? Then YOU should audition for the Annual School Wide Talent Show! The auditions are Thursday, April 6th - Sign up for an audition time in the Performing Arts hallway or visit Ms. Manfredi for more information. The actual talent show is Thursday April 20th- Winners earn cold hard cash! Start practicing now!


MILITARY & PROTECTIVE SERVICES EXPLORATION WORKSHOP

Military & Protective Services Exploration Workshop will be held on March 21st, 2017 at Columbine High School from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Students will get to hear from current and former military personnel about why they served, how to pursue a career in the different branches, and what the options are in terms of enlisting, joining ROTC, and attending a military academy as well as career opportunities in protective services like police, fire fighting, and EMT/paramedics. Meet recruiters and representatives from each branch and hear from police officers, fire fighters and EMTs/paramedics.

Parents/guardians also invited. There will be parent/guardian informational meetings.

Every student is encouraged to register to learn about every opportunity available before deciding military or protective services is not for them.

Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ColumbineExplorationWorkshop


JEFFO COPEN SPACE’S TRAIL STEWARDSHIP TEAM

Hey guys, do you need a summer job? If you do, check out Jeffco Open Space's Trail Stewardship Team. This program is for all students that reside in Jefferson County and would like an outdoor summer job in our beautiful state. They are accepting applications from now until April 10th. If you are interested or have any questions, please see Kris Mueller in S-111.


DAY WITHOUT HATE

Hey Bears - Would you like to participate in Day Without Hate?  Today, Tuesday and Wednesday this week there will be a table available during lunches to write a positive message that gives you strength on a chain.  Then once all the chain links are completed we will hang the chain up around the school.  Please stop by during lunch and fill out a chain!


AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING

There will be NO afterschool tutoring available this Thursday after school due to teacher meetings.


Week of March 13th, 2017

DAY WITHOUT HATE T-SHIRTS

Are you a slacker? Did you mean to buy a Day Without Hate t-shirt but forgot to bring your order form or money yesterday when they were due to your connections teacher? Here is your safety net! Bring your order form and $5 directly to Miss Roach (the English teacher) in N224 by the end of the day today or before lunch tomorrow! No orders will be accepted after lunch tomorrow. T-shirts will be delivered to your connections class on April 26th.


BCHS ORCHESTRA ASTA FESTIVAL

Congratulations to the BCHS Orchestra on their 1st and 2nd place ratings at the ASTA Festival last week. Way to go orchestra!


FOOTBALL PLAYER MEETING

There will be a mandatory meeting for all football players and their parents tomorrow, Thursday, March 16th at 7 pm in the commons. The meeting will cover the summer schedule and fundraising requirements for the 2017 season. All players must attend if they plan on playing football next fall.


JEFFCO OPEN SPACE’S TRAIL STEWARDSHIP TEAM

Hey guys, do you need a summer job? If you do, check out Jeffco Open Space's Trail Stewardship Team. This program is for all students that reside in Jefferson County and would like an outdoor summer job in our beautiful state. They are accepting applications from now until April 10th. If you are interested or have any questions, please see Kris Mueller in S-111.


STUDENT SENATE

Looking for a way to support the school, the community, and plan some awesome events? You should consider applying for Student Senate as we are looking for some great new talent - If you are interested, please pick up an application in Mr. Martinez’ room S106 - Applications are due March 17th!


TALENT SHOW

Speaking of talent, do you have a special talent? Do you like showing off that talent? Do you like earning free money for that said talent? Then YOU should audition for the Annual School Wide Talent Show! The auditions are Thursday, April 6th - Sign up for an audition time in the Performing Arts hallway or visit Ms. Manfredi for more information. The actual talent show is Thursday April 20th- Winners earn cold hard cash! Start practicing now!


MILITARY & PROTECTIVE SERVICES EXPLORATION WORKSHOP

A Military & Protective Services Exploration Workshop will be held on  Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at Columbine High School from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Students will get to hear from current and former military personnel about why they served, how to pursue a career in the different branches, and what the options are in terms of enlisting, joining ROTC, and attending a military academy as well as career opportunities in protective services like police, fire-fighting, and EMT/paramedics. Meet recruiters and representatives from each branch and hear from police officers, fire-fighters and EMTs/paramedics. See your counselor with more info.


CABARET

Last weekend, a wonderful production of Cabaret willkommte over 1,500 patrons- If you didn’t get a chance to see this production, you missed out- Here is a montage of the amazing work from the Bear Creek Theatre Company. From all of us at BCTN, congratulations!


DAY WITHOUT HATE T-SHIRTS

Are you a slacker? Did you mean to buy a Day Without Hate t-shirt but forgot to bring your order form or money yesterday when they were due to your connections teacher? Here is your safety net! Bring your order form and $5 directly to Miss Roach (the English teacher) in N224 by the end of the day today or before lunch tomorrow! No orders will be accepted after lunch tomorrow. T-shirts will be delivered to your connections class on April 26th.


BCHS ORCHESTRA ASTA FESTIVAL

Congratulations to the BCHS Orchestra on their 1st and 2nd place ratings at the ASTA Festival last week. Way to go orchestra!


FOOTBALL PLAYER MEETING

There will be a mandatory meeting for all football players and their parents tomorrow, Thursday, March 16th at 7 pm in the commons. The meeting will cover the summer schedule and fundraising requirements for the 2017 season. All players must attend if they plan on playing football next fall.


JEFFCO OPEN SPACE’S TRAIL STEWARDSHIP TEAM

Hey guys, do you need a summer job? If you do, check out Jeffco Open Space's Trail Stewardship Team. This program is for all students that reside in Jefferson County and would like an outdoor summer job in our beautiful state. They are accepting applications from now until April 10th. If you are interested or have any questions, please see Kris Mueller in S-111.



Week of March 6th, 2017

AP EXAM REGISTRATION

Just a friendly reminder to register for your AP exams.  You register by paying for your exams in the Finance office.  Registration ends on March 10th at 2:30pm.  A fee of $55 per test is added if you register late.  See Mrs. Thornton or Ms. Pearson in the counseling office with questions.


DAY WITHOUT HATE T-SHIRTS

Day Without Hate may not be until April 28th, but t-shirts are on sale now for only $5! These shirts are meant to be a symbol of unity and peace as we celebrate and promote our desire for a peaceful, non-violent, and accepting world. You can order an official Day Without Hate t-shirt through your connections teacher. T-shirt orders are due Tuesday, March 14th, and you will receive your t-shirt by April 26th.


SENIORS GRADUATION CAP AND GOWN

Do you still need to order your cap and gown for graduation?  In order to participate in graduation, you must have a cap, gown, and tassel.  To order go to www.milehighsupply.com or come see Josten’s Thursday, March 9 at lunch in the commons, right outside of the counseling office.  See Mrs. Cole in the main office if you have any questions!



JEFFCO DECATHLON OF TRIVIAL MATTERS

This last weekend, members of the Bear Creek English department represented Bear Creek in the Jeffco Decathlon of Trivial Matters! The following members deserve special recognition:

Mr. Walsh won third place in interpretive dance.

Mrs. Fjetland received honorable mention in the paper oragami competition

Mr. Lawrason took home the silver in the mathematics competition

And finally, Mrs. Bressler and Mrs. Williams beat the rest of the field in “My Little Pony” trivia. They will be moving on to regionals next week. If you see any of these staff members, please congratulate them!


STUDENT SENATE

Looking for a way to support the school, the community, and plan some awesome events? You should consider applying for Student Senate- Mr. Martinez is teaming up once again with Ms. Manfredi to bring you a stellar Senate class next year. If you are interested, please pick up an application in Mr. Martinez’ room S106- Applications are due March 17th!


Week of February 27th, 2017

SENIORS

Do you still need to order your cap and gown for graduation?  In order to participate in graduation, you must have a cap, gown, and tassel.  To order go to www.milehighsupply.com or come see Josten’s Thursday, March 9 at lunch in the commons, right outside of the counseling office.  See Mrs. Cole in the main office if you have any questions!


AP EXAM REGISTRATION

Just a friendly reminder to register for your AP exams.  You register by paying for your exams in the Finance office.  Registration ends on March 10th at 2:30pm.  A fee of $55 per test is added if you register late.  See Mrs. Thornton or Ms. Pearson in the counseling office with questions.


BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

The men’s volleyball season has officially started.  We will practice every night this week from 6-8 pm in the main gym.  If you are still interested in joining the team, come on out and join us tonight or speak with Coach Boggus for more information.  Any and all levels are welcome!


CABARET TICKETS

Tickets are now on sale for this years spring musical CABARET- you can purchase your tickets at both lunches or Visit Ms. Manfredi’s website to buy online and choose your seats. All seating is reserved. Prices go up at the door and we cannot guarantee you a seat the night of!


CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER

Come and join us at Chipotle to help raise money for After Prom and our Scholarship Program. The fundraiser will be on Wednesday, March 1st from 4-8pm at the Chipotle on Wadsworth by Kohls.  Spread the word to family members, friends, and neighbors!


METRO STATE UNIVERSITY ADMISSION INTERVIEWS

Attention Seniors - On Thursday, March 9th, Metropolitan State University will be conducting admission interviews at Bear Creek and will be giving an admission decision answer on the spot.  If you would like to schedule an interview see Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office.  


Week of February 21st, 2017

CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER

Come and join us at Chipotle to help raise money for After Prom and our Scholarship Program. The fundraiser will be on Wednesday, March 1st from 4-8pm at the Chipotle on Wadsworth by Kohls.  Spread the word to family members, friends, and neighbors!


CABARET TICKETS

Tickets are now on sale for this years spring musical CABARET- you can purchase your tickets online at seatyourself.biz/bchs- Visit Ms. Manfredi’s website to buy online and choose your seats. All seating is reserved. Tickets are $6 Students and $10 Adults. Prices go up at the door and we cannot guarantee you a seat the night of!


VOLLEYBALL OPEN PRACTICE

Attention all male athletes interested in volleyball. We are having our final open practice before the season starts tomorrow, Thursday, February 23 from 7:00-9:00.  This meeting will help us decide whether there are enough student athletes interested to put a team together.  Talk to Coach Boggus if you have any questions.  See you there!


DREAM US SCHOLARSHIP

Attention DACA students.  This Saturday, February 25th at 10: AM, Metro State University will help you fill out the Dream.US Scholarship application.  They will also scan and upload materials such as your DACA card, transcripts, and tax information. Please see one of the counselors today for more information.


Week of February 13th, 2017

CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER

Come and join us at Chipotle to help raise money for After Prom and our Scholarship Program. The fundraiser will be on Wednesday, March 1st from 4-8pm at the Chipotle on Wadsworth by Kohls.  Spread the word to family members, friends, and neighbors!


CABARET SPRING MUSICAL TICKETS

Tickets are now on sale for this years spring musical CABARET- you can purchase your tickets online at seatyourself.biz/bchs- Visit Ms. Manfredi’s website to buy online and choose your seats. All seating is reserved. Tickets are $6 Students and $10 Adults. Prices go up at the door and we cannot guarantee you a seat the night of!


FAFSA WORKSHOP

Attention Seniors- Do you still need to complete the FAFSA for college? If so, please attend the FAFSA workshop TONIGHT, Wednesday, February 15th, during parent teacher conferences from 4-7:30pm in the counseling office.  We can answer questions and help you complete your FAFSA.  Please bring your tax documents for student and parents, social security number and FSA ID.  See your counselor with questions.  Hope to see you there!


BEAR INK LITERARY MAGAZINE

Bear Ink literary magazine has extended its deadline for student and staff submissions to this Friday, 2/17. Submit your original poem, story, essay, photography, artwork, etc. to bcbearink@gmail.com and show off your creative talents! ANYONE can submit! Please include your name, the title of the submission, and your grade in your email.


GERMAN PAHSS OWF MEETING

Guten Tag German Bears! Students signed up for PAHSS OWF German trivia are meeting today, Monday, February 13th,  in West 110 after school to practice. Students working on any other event are also welcome to come in on Mondays and Wednesdays through February and March. Danke!


Week of February 6th, 2017

BOYS SWIM TEAM MEETING

There will be an informational meeting today, Monday, February 6th, after school in the lecture hall for those who want to join the boys swim team. For more information, please contact Coach Lindsey at bearcreekh2obears@gmail.com


YEARBOOK RESERVATION

Attention all students! Your time is running out to reserve and be guaranteed a yearbook!  Today, Monday, February 6th  is your last chance to reserve (and be guaranteed) a book for this school year!  You can reserve one online at www.jostenyearbooks.com or in Bear Creek High School’s financial office!


JOB FAIR

To any and all students interested in finding a job with awesome benefits. Foothills Parks and Rec is hosting a job fair coming up on February 12th from 11am to 2pm at the Peak Community and Wellness Center; That’s right  across the street from The Ridge Rec Center and the Edge Ice Arena. Check it out if you are looking for a full-time, part-time or even season job. They offer awesome job benefits, including FREE use of our recreation centers, swimming pools, and ice arena as well as reduced golf rates. So check out that fair on February 12th from 11 to 2.


COLORADO GERMAN DAY

Bear Creek German students - Colorado German Day will be hosted right here at Bear Creek this year on Saturday, April 8th. Now’s the time to start rehearsing for your events! For those who have signed up or are interested in the Folk Dance Competition, we will meet this Thursday, February 9th from 2 pm to 3 pm in West 110. Anyone who has signed up for the Pass Auf trivia should meet in West 110 on Monday the 13th at 2:40 pm. Frau Douglas will be available on Mondays and Thursdays after school to coach students for their events through February and March. Let’s win that Colorado German Day trophy, Bears!


Week of January 30th, 2017

FAFSA WORKSHOP

Attention Seniors- Do you still need to complete the FAFSA for college? If so, please attend the FAFSA workshop on Wednesday, February 15th during parent teacher conferences from 4-7:30pm in the counseling office.  We can answer questions and help you complete your FAFSA.  Please bring your tax documents for student and parents, social security number and FSA ID.  See your counselor with questions.  Hope to see you there!


AP ART HISTORY

Love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?  Want to learn what made them amazing artists?  Interested in taking AP Art History for next year?  Check out this video and if you have any questions come see Ms. Reiner in S115.


ALL STATE CHOIR

Good luck to the All State Choir Students as they head Downtown for the weekend to perform in the largest Colorado high school ensemble around.

CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER

We know you all love Chipotle! So head down to the Chipotle near Kohl’s tomorrow, January 31st, between the hours of 4pm-8pm, say you are with Bear Creek, and help our theatre program fundraise for the upcoming musical! Make sure to mention you are with BC!


GIRLS LACROSSE MEETING

There will be a mandatory informational meeting for all athletes interested in Girls Lacrosse this Thursday, February 2nd at 2:00 pm in room N101.  Schedules, paperwork, as well as practice times and necessary equipment will be available at this meeting. Come get the information for the upcoming season including February preseason workouts. See Coach Sandoval Lazzeri if you have any questions.


UNIFIED BASKETBALL GAME

Come on out tonight, January 30th, to support the BC Unified Basketball team- their game is at 6pm, we’d love to see a packed house for our amazing BC Stars.


YEARBOOK RESERVATION
Attention all students! Your time is running out to reserve and be guaranteed a yearbook!  Monday, February 6th  is your last chance to reserve (and be guaranteed) a book for this school year!  You can reserve one online at www.jostenyearbooks.com or in Bear Creek High School’s financial office!  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to forever have a piece of your high school history! Remember...the yearbook is the only piece of social media that will be around in 20 years!  Forever keep your memories safe and reserve one today!


Week of January 23rd, 2017

YEARBOOK RESERVATIONS

Attention all students! Your time is running out to reserve and be guaranteed a yearbook!  Monday, February 6th is your last chance to reserve (and be guaranteed) a book for this school year!  You can reserve one online at www.jostenyearbooks.com or in Bear Creek High School’s financial office!  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to forever have a piece of your high school history! Remember...the yearbook is the only piece of social media that will be around in 20 years!  Forever keep your memories safe and reserve one today!


ENGINEERING AND DESIGN PROGRAM

Are you interested in architecture, construction, engineering or interior design? If you are, you might want to participate in an after school program with other students who have similar interests.  Participants gain real life experiences with current professionals working in those professions. It is also a great way to win scholarship money.  So far, four former Bear Creek students have won scholarships for their participation in this program. The program starts up next week so go see Mr. Moore in room N112 for more information.


GIRLS LACROSSE MEETING

There will be a mandatory informational meeting for all athletes interested in Girls Lacrosse next Thursday, February 2nd at 2:00 pm in Room N101.  Schedules, paperwork, as well as practice times and necessary equipment will be available at this meeting. Come get the information for the upcoming season including February preseason workouts. See Coach Sandoval Lazzeri if you have any questions.


CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER

We know you all love Chipotle! So head down to the Chipotle near Kohl’s next Tuesday, January 31st,  between the hours of 4pm-8pm, say you are with Bear Creek, and help our theatre program fundraise for the upcoming musical! Make sure to mention you are with BC!


BEAR INK

Bear Ink is now accepting submissions for the 2016-2017 edition from staff and students! Bear Ink is a student run publication that showcases original, creative work of students and staff at Bear Creek. Email your submission of original poetry, fiction, academic writing, photography, artwork, etc. to bcbearink@gmail.com. The submission deadline is January 27th.


SENIOR CLASS RING DELIVERY

A quick FYI for all seniors. Class rings will be delivered during lunch on Friday, December 9th.


MATH CLUB

Come join math club! Do you want to think about cool new ways to solve problems and maybe play some logic games as well? Mrs. Jarrett, Schneider, Sharp and Macri will be hosting the first math club meeting tomorrow,Tuesday, January 24th,  in N114 right after school. Come down to Mrs. Jarrett’s room to get more info on fun ways to participate in math club and be part of the National Math Honors Society


AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING

After school tutoring begins this week in the library. Tuesdays from 2:45-3:45 and Thursdays from 2-3:45. You may come during this time to get help or have quiet work time after school. If you are interested in tutoring students for community service hours watch for a text from your organization or grab a link across from N101.


SOUP DRIVE

Hey Bears- We are uniting to help collect over 1,800 cans of microwavable, pop-top soups for our students in need! Now through January 27th, please deliver cans of soup to any of the boxes labeled GRUB CLUB, located by the main entrance, in the main office, counselling office, or in any of the Math classrooms. Please consider helping out in this unified school soup drive to help support the many students in need. Thanks Bears!


CABARET VARIETY SHOW

Hey Bears come on out for the cabaret variety show on Thursday, January 26th- Tickets are $2, but we will also be accepting donations. This is a chance for all of the students involved in the show to showcase their talents- from trombone solos to Ed Sheeran duets, we’ve got a variety show for you! See you in the auditorium at 6pm


UNIFIED BASKETBALL GAME

Come on out tonight, Monday, January 23rd, to support the BC Unified Basketball team- their game is at 6pm, we’d love to see a packed house for our amazing BC Stars.


Week of January 17th, 2017

SOUP DRIVE

Hey Bears- We are uniting to help collect over 1800 cans of microwavable, pop-top soups for our students in need! Now through January 27th, please deliver cans of soup to any of the boxes labeled GRUB CLUB, located by the main entrance, in the main office, counselling office, or in any of the Math classrooms. Please consider helping out in this unified school soup drive to help support the many students in need. Thanks Bears!!


CABARET VARIETY SHOW

Hey Bears! Come on out for the Cabaret Variety Show on Thursday, January 26th. Tickets are $2, but we will also be accepting donations. This is a chance for all of the students involved in the show to showcase their talents- from trombone solos to Ed Sheeran duets, we’ve got a variety show for you! See you in the auditorium at 6pm!


BALLOON RELEASE

This year organizers of Day Without Hate are incorporating another event earlier in the year to encourage unity and kindness among students On Friday, Jan. 20th all 16 Jeffco schools will release biodegradable balloons at 3:03. During lunch on Friday, students will be able to write messages on the balloons. Please join us at the front of the school on Friday for the balloon release at 3:03 or volunteer during lunch on Friday or at 2:50. This action is not only symbolic of unity at Bear Creek, but at this time on Friday all high schools in Jeffco will be participating in this symbolic event as well. Start your new year with positive, friendly vibes and make a commitment to being united with your fellow students!


SPIRIT DAY

Happy Ski Day bears- Don’t forgot tomorrow is  BC Spirit day, so show your green and gold at the assembly. Friday is Denim Day- so go ahead and OD- Over Denim!


ENGINEERING AND DESIGN PROGRAM

Are you interested in architecture, construction, engineering or interior design? If you are, you might want to participate in an after school program with other students who have similar interests.  Participants gain real life experiences with current professionals working in those

professions. It is also a great way to win scholarship money.  So far, four former Bear Creek students have won scholarships for their participation in this program. The program starts up next week so go see Mr. Moore in room N112 for more information.


MATH CLUB

Come join math club! Do you want to think about cool new ways to solve problems and maybe play some logic games as well? Mrs. Jarrett, Schneider, Sharp and Macri will be hosting the first math club meeting next Tuesday, January 24th in N114 right after school. Come down to Mrs. Jarrett’s room to get more info on fun ways to participate in math club and be part of the National Math Honors Society.


Week of January 9th, 2016

BEAR INK SUBMISSIONS

Bear Ink is now accepting submissions for the 2016-2017 edition from staff and students! Bear Ink is a student run publication that showcases original, creative work of students and staff at Bear Creek. Email your submission of original poetry, fiction, academic writing, photography, artwork, etc. to bcbearink@gmail.com. The submission deadline is January 27th.


TRACK AND FIELD INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Attention all Bear Creek Track and Field athletes, there will be an informational meeting this Thursday, January 12th at 2:00 pm.  The meeting will include information on Practice Schedules, Meet Schedules, Preseason Workouts, Paperwork and team email and texts.  The meeting will be held in Coach Schnell’s room, W - 206.  


FOOTBALL INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Attention all football players, There will be an informational meeting after school on Wednesday, January 11th at 2:35 in the lecture hall to discuss expectations for off-season workouts. The meeting will not last longer than 15 minutes. All players must attend. If you are interested in playing football you should attend this meeting even if you have not played in the previous years.


Week of December 12th, 2016

BEAR INK SUBMISSIONS

Bear Ink is now accepting submissions for the 2016-2017 edition from staff and students! Bear Ink is a student run publication that showcases original, creative work of students and staff at Bear Creek. Email your submission of original poetry, fiction, academic writing, photography, artwork, etc. to bcbearink@gmail.com. The submission deadline is January 27th.


PE LOCKERS

Attention all PE students and athletes!  All lockers in the Girls’ PE locker room and the boys’ locker room need to be cleared out by this Friday the 16th.  Please see one of the PE teachers if you have questions.


GIFT TAG HOLIDAY EVENT RETURN

If you took a gift tag for the holiday cheer event, please bring your unwrapped gifts to the main office by tomorrow, Thursday, December 15th! There are still a few tags left- Thanks Bears.


CABARET AUDITION REHEARSAL

Today, Monday, December 12th,  is the final CABARET audition rehearsal in the auditorium after school. This is your last chance to get some help from the directing staff. If you are auditioning you must have a parent consent form signed before you audition. Without it, you will not be able to audition tomorrow.


GIFT TAG HOLIDAY EVENT

It’s time for some holiday cheer- Senate has teamed up once again with the Lakewood Police Department to provide families in Jeffco a special holiday season. If you are interested in participating, stop by the main office now through December 14th and pick out a gift tag or two- purchase the items on the gift tag and return them unwrapped to the main office by December 14th!


COCOA CRAM

Attention all students! UNICEF and NHS are hosting the annual Cocoa Cram on Tuesday, December 13th from 2:30pm-5pm in the library. This is an awesome opportunity to get tutored and get help studying for finals from teachers and students! Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided.


BCHS COMPLIMENTS FACEBOOK PAGE

You may have noticed the posters on the walls advertising the BCHS compliments Facebook page and asking you to post a comment to foster more positivity on social media. Here is how to post: If you have a compliment or something nice you would like to say about a peer, send a message to the BCHS compliments page through Facebook messenger, and your compliment will be posted anonymously. Let’s work together to make Bear Creek and our experiences on social media more positive!


Week of December 5th, 2016

BCHS COMPLIMENTS FACEBOOK PAGE

You may have noticed the posters on the walls advertising the BCHS compliments Facebook page and asking you to post a comment to foster more positivity on social media. Here is how to post: If you have a compliment or something nice you would like to say about a peer, send a message to the BCHS compliments page through Facebook messenger, and your compliment will be posted anonymously. Let’s work together to make Bear Creek and our experiences on social media more positive!


GIFT TAG HOLIDAY EVENT

It’s time for some holiday cheer- Senate has teamed up once again with the Lakewood Police Department to provide families in Jeffco a special holiday season. If you are interested in participating, stop by the main office now through December 14th and pick out a gift tag or two- purchase the items on the gift tag and return them unwrapped to the main office by December 14th!


GIRLS’ TENNIS MEETING

There will be a mandatory girls’ tennis meeting in room S204 tomorrow, Thursday, December 8th at 2:00pm. If you are interested in playing tennis this spring, please make plans to be there or to talk to Mr. Harguth prior.


LIBRARY- GAME DAY

If you are looking for a fun way to spend some time this week at Bear Creek, you should head to the library this Friday to be a part of their “Do something, Make something, Learn something” extravaganza. This week, the event will be centered around GAME DAY so stop by and have some fun!


ART SOCIETY- PARENT NIGHT

Bear Creek Art Society Members, Thursday, December 8th is 8th grade parent night. We will be helping with running tables that promote art classes and art club. We need members who are good with talking to others and who have lots of energy. Please respond to the Remind message so we know you can be there and come at 5:30 to help with setups


CABARET AUDITION REHEARSAL

Today, Monday, December 5th, is the third CABARET audition rehearsal right after school in the auditorium. See you there.


CLASS RING DELIVERY

A quick FYI for all seniors. Class rings will be delivered during lunch on Friday, December 9th.


COCOA CRAM

Attention all students! UNICEF and NHS are hosting the annual Cocoa Cram on Tuesday, December 13th from 2:30pm-5pm in the library. This is an awesome opportunity to get tutored and get help studying for finals from teachers and students! Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided.


Week of November 28th, 2016

ART SOCIETY MEETING

Attention all Bear Creek Art Society members! There is a meeting today, Wednesday, November 30th,  in S115 at 2:40. All members must attend meetings. Please do not forget. We look forward to seeing you all there.


BCHS COMPLIMENTS FACEBOOK PAGE

You may have noticed the posters on the walls advertising the BCHS compliments Facebook page and asking you to post a comment to foster more positivity on social media. Here is how to post: If you have a compliment or something nice you would like to say about a peer, send a message to the BCHS compliments page through Facebook messenger, and your compliment will be posted anonymously. Let’s work together to make Bear Creek and our experiences on social media more positive!


BEAR INK SUBMISSIONS

Bear Ink is now accepting submissions for the 2016-2017 edition from staff and students! Bear Ink is a student run publication that showcases original, creative work of students and staff at Bear Creek. Email your submission of original poetry, fiction, academic writing, photography, artwork, etc. to bcbearink@gmail.com. The submission deadline is January 27th.


CLASS RINGS

A quick FYI for all seniors. Class rings will be delivered during lunch on Friday, December 9th.


LIBRARY- COLLAGE

If you are looking for a fun way to spend some time this week at Bear Creek, you should head to the library this Friday to be a part of their “Do something, Make something, Learn something” extravaganza. This week, the event will be centered around DOING COLLAGE WORK so stop by and have some fun!


CABARET AUDITION REHEARSAL

The first CABARET audition rehearsal is today, Monday, November 28th,  after school from 2:30-3:30 in the auditorium. If you are auditioning for this show, you must obtain a PARENT CONSENT form with a signature. Without a parent’s consent, you will not be able to audition. There will be an informational meeting for you and your parents on Wednesday, November 30th,  at 6pm in the auditorium. Please come to learn more about the show, the audition and rehearsal process, and get tips from the directing staff.


GIFT TAG HOLIDAY EVENT

It’s time for some holiday cheer- Senate has teamed up once again with the Lakewood Police Department to provide families in Jeffco a special holiday season. If you are interested in participating, stop by the main office now through December 14th and pick out a gift tag or two- purchase the items on the gift tag and return them unwrapped to the main office by December 14th!


Week of November 14th, 2016

BEAR INK SUBMISSIONS

Bear Ink is now accepting submissions for the 2016-2017 edition from staff and students!

Bear Ink is a student run publication that showcases original, creative work of students and staff at Bear Creek. Email your submission of original poetry, fiction, academic writing, photography, artwork, etc. to bcbearink@gmail.com. The submission deadline is January 27th.


BCHS COMPLIMENTS FACEBOOK PAGE

You may have noticed the posters on the walls advertising the BCHS compliments Facebook page and asking you to post a comment to foster more positivity on social media. Here is how to post: If you have a compliment or something nice you would like to say about a peer, send a message to the BCHS compliments page through Facebook messenger, and your compliment will be posted anonymously. Let’s work together to make Bear Creek and our experiences on social media more positive!


STUDENT SENATE APPLICATIONS

Hey Freshmen! If you are interested in joining Student Senate, applications are now available in the main office! Fill out the application and return to Ms. Manfredi’s mailbox by November 18th- Senate is a great way to help the community, and host awesome events for BC.


ROCK CLIMBING CLUB

Reminder: Rock Climbing Club meets Wednesday in Mr. Doty’s room N201 after school to carpool to the Link to do some rock climbing. Get a permission slip from Mr. Doty before Wednesday.  Come and Climb!!


WINTER GUARD INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Do you love to dance? Want to learn to spin a flag or throw a rifle? Come join the award-winning BCHS Winter Guard for an informational meeting and “Try-It-Out” night on Tuesday, November 15th at 2:45pm in the Band Room. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes you can move in.


PIT AUDITION MUSIC FOR CABARET

All musicians interested in playing in the Pit for Cabaret, the audition music is now available on Ms. Manfredi’s website, under the Musical tab. For all auditioning, remember to get a parent consent form signed, and plan on attending the audition rehearsals starting November 28th!


Week of November 7th, 2016

STUDENT SENATE APPLICATIONS

Hey Freshmen! If you are interested in joining Student Senate, applications are now available in the main office! Fill out the application and return to Ms. Manfredi’s mailbox by November 18th- Senate is a great way to help the community, and host awesome events for BC.


CABARET SPRING MUSICAL AUDITION

Cabaret Audition music is now available on Ms Manfredi’s website. Don’t forget to sign up for a slot as soon as possible. Slots are filling up. Visit the theatre website for all audition information.


ROCK CLIMBING CLUB

Reminder: Rock Climbing Club meets today in N201 after school.  Come today to carpool to the Link to do some Rock Climbing.  The cost is $4 or less depending on how many people come.  Get up and come climb.


LIBRARY- EMBROIDERY

If you are looking for a fun way to spend some time this week at Bear Creek, you should head to the library this Friday to be a part of their “Do something, Make something, Learn something” extravaganza. This week, the event will be centered around EMBROIDERY so stop by and have some fun!


PRESEASON BOYS’ BASKETBALL PRACTICE

Pre -Season Boys’ Basketball practice for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will be in the Large Gym starting today Monday November 7th. at 5:00 P.M. - 7:15P.M.,  through Thursday the 10th.

Pre-Season Freshman practice will be in the small gym starting today Monday November 7th. 2:45P.M. - 5:00P.M,, through Thursday the 10th.

One Day Try outs will be Friday November 11th. Same gym times for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Large Gym 5:00 P.M. -7:15 P.M. Freshmen Small Gym 2:45P.M. - 5:00 P.M.


TEAM MANAGERS

We are looking for 3 Team managers that can commit to going to all practices and home /  away games. If interested let Mrs. Hernandez know in the athletic office.


STUDENT SENATE APPLICATIONS

Hey Freshmen! If you are interested in joining Student Senate, applications are now available in the main office! Fill out the application and return to Ms. Manfredi’s mailbox by November 18th- Senate is a great way to help the community, and host awesome events for BC.


SPRING MUSICAL AUDITIONING

If you are interested in auditioning for the spring musical, CABARET, the audition sign up is now on the theatre call board in the performing arts hallway. Music for vocalists is on Ms Manfredi’s website, and instrumental music will be available soon. Guarantee yourself an audition slot now.  Visit Ms Manfredi;s website for ALL audition information.


COLLEGE DEADLINE APPLICATIONS

Seniors: college application deadlines are upon us.  Be sure to make requests for transcripts and for letters of recommendations well ahead of the deadline.  Transcript requests costs $3. and require a parent signature.  Letters of recommendation can take up to two weeks to complete.  So, do NOT wait until it’s too late. Visit your counselor, if you need help.


BASEBALL PLAYER MEETING

Attention all baseball players.  There will be a player AND parent meeting tomorrow, November 8th at 6:30pm.  You and your parent should attend this meeting to be aware of all the information for baseball players this upcoming spring.


LACROSSE CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER

Come out and support the lacrosse team. Wednesday November 9th from 4 - 8 pm.at Chipotle come in for dinner and 50% of the proceeds go to the lacrosse team.


Week of October 31st, 2016

BASEBALL MEETING

Attention all baseball players.  There will be a player AND parent meeting on Tuesday, November 8th at 6:30pm.  You and your parent should attend this meeting to be aware of all the information for baseball players this upcoming spring.


PRE-SEASON BOYS’ BASKETBALL PRACTICE/ TEAM MANAGERS

Pre -Season Boys’ Basketball practice for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors will be in the Large Gym Monday, November 7th. at 5:00 P.M. - 7:15P.M. through Thursday the 10th.

Pre-Season Freshman practice will be in the small gym Monday, November 7th. 2:45P.M. - 5:00P.M, through Thursday the 10th.

One Day Try outs will be Friday November 11th. Same gym times for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Large Gym 5:00 P.M. -7:15 P.M. Freshmen Small Gym 2:45P.M. - 5:00 P.M.


TEAM MANAGERS
We are looking for
3 Team managers that can commit to going to all practices and home /  away games. If interested let Mrs. Hernandez know in the athletic office.

LIBRARY- GAME DAY

If you are looking for a fun way to spend some time this week at Bear Creek, you should head to the library this Friday to be a part of their “Do something, Make something, Learn something” extravaganza. This week, the event will be centered around GAME DAY so stop by and have some fun!


YEARBOOK RESERVATION

Attention all students!  Have you reserved a yearbook yet?  If not - you need to before the price goes up.  Now and until November 4th you can reserve a book for $65 in the financial office or at www. jostensyearbooks.com!  If you cannot afford the $65 now - put down a non-refundable $25 deposit in the financial office and then pay only $10 a month until the book is paid off.  


YOGURTLAND COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER

Doesn’t this weather just tantalize your taste buds? Us too! That is why this Friday you should head to Yogurtland for a delicious treat.  On Friday, November 4th, Yogurtland is hosting a community fundraiser for all of the schools in the surrounding area.  From 11am – 10pm, you can come in and purchase a $5 unlimited cup. This means you can fill your cup with as much frozen yogurt and toppings as you wish and only pay $5 for the day! For every yogurt purchased, Yogurtland is giving 20% back to the school that the customer wants to support.  So say Bear Creek and you’ll help us out!


Week of October 24th, 2016

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

Students and staff who wish to observe the Halloween Holiday may do so by wearing school appropriate costumes on that day.  “School appropriate” costumes are defined as: No clown or clown-related costumes.  Costumes may not represent a clear violation of the BCHS Dress Code.  No gang related apparel, masks, or sexually suggestive clothing will be allowed.  In addition, NO HATS, even if they are part of a costume,will be allowed.  Face make-up will not be allowed to cover the entire face.  Costumes that create a safety hazard or a disruption of the learning environment at BCHS will not be allowed.  Costumes that interfere with a student’s ability to fully participate in classroom instruction will not be allowed. Students are expected to follow the Jeffco Code of Conduct on Halloween, as they would on any other school day.  Attendance in all scheduled classes and appropriate classroom conduct will also be expected.  Students who violate the established parameters outlined above will be referred to an administrator for appropriate intervention/consequences, which may result in the student being sent home.


PART-TIME JOB AT BC

Hey Bears, if you are looking for a high-paying job close to home, you are in luck! Our custodial staff is looking for some extra help and their pay starts at $12 an hour. They offer paid training, flexible hours and weekends and holidays off. If you are interested in this great part-time job and are at least 16 years old, please see our facility manager, Mr. Jimmy Hancock.

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN ANIME CLUB

Do you like anime or comic books? Do you write fan fiction or draw fan art often? Join us Tuesdays in the library for a club that takes a look at early film analysis, the creative process and cultural significance of storytelling. Go to the library on Tuesdays after school and talk to Kristina Bad Hand for more information.


NATIONAL ART SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING

National Art Society Monthly Meeting is Today, Wednesday, October 26th,  in S115 right after school! Attendance to meetings is very important so please don't forget. Members please don't forget your 10 dollars if you have not yet paid your fee. We look forward to seeing you all there.

LIBRARY- ORIGAMI

If you are looking for a fun way to spend some time this week at Bear Creek, you should head to the library this Friday to be a part of their “Do something, Make something, Learn something” extravaganza. This week, the event will be centered around ORAGAMI so stop by and have some fun!


RESERVE A YEARBOOK

Attention all students!  Have you reserved a yearbook yet?  If not - you need to before the price goes up.  Now and until November 4 you can reserve a book for $65 in the financial office or at www. jostensyearbooks.com!  If you cannot afford the $65 now - put down a non- refundable $25 deposit in the financial office and then pay only $10 a month until the book is paid off.  There are many reasons to purchase a yearbook - but here are just a few:

Reasons to buy a yearbook!

  • It is a way to remember what happened in 2016/2017.  Social Media and technology will change so much in 20+ years...but the book will not.

  • Only a limited number will be printed. If you miss out - you can NEVER buy one again.  The books are a limited edition!

  • So that one day your child can look back and laugh at their hairstyle and clothing and ask, "What was I thinking?"

  • To have something to share with friends for many years. Again - the pictures on the phones won't be here in 20+ years...but the yearbook will be!

Reserve one today and be a part of your history!


FACE PAINTING

Bear Creek Art Society members, please do not forget the Face Painting for Safe Halloween is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 25th,  from 5:00 to 7:45 and we meet in S115. We look forward to seeing many of you there.


CHIPOTLE SPIRIT NIGHT

Bear Creek Football is hosting a spirit night at Chipotle on Wadsworth and Dartmouth by Kohls on Thursday, October 27th from 4-8 pm. 50% of the proceeds will got to supporting the team. Just tell the cashier you are with Bear Creek Football. Come enjoy some great burritos.


CLUBS PARTICIPATING IN SAFE HALLOWEEN

All clubs and activities participating in this year’s Safe Halloween: don’t forget to arrive by 4:30 to get your station set up. We are looking forward to a great turn out. If you are not running a station nor bringing a sibling to the event, please vacate the building directly after school. Thank you.


PINK OUT

Hey Bears, don’t forget to wear Pink this Thursday, October 27th for the 5th annual BC Pink Out. Students in pink will be released from connections for a brief photograph. Show your support!


Week of October 17th, 2016

PART-TIME JOB AT BC

Hey Bears, if you are looking for a high-paying job close to home, you are in luck! Our custodial staff is looking for some extra help and their pay starts at $12 an hour. They offer paid training, flexible hours and weekends and holidays off. If you are interested in this great part-time job and are at least 16 years old, please see our facility manager, Mr. Jimmy Hancock.


ART SOCIETY FACE PAINTING

Attention all Bearcreek Art Society Members! Tuesday, October 25th, we have face painting during Safe Halloween. You are not required to stay the entire time but it is from 5:00 to 7:45. Please remember notify either an officer or Ms. Reiner that you can attend or you can reply to the Remind message.


INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN ANIME CLUB

Do you like anime or comic books? Do you write fan fiction or draw fan art often? Join us Tuesdays in the library for a club that takes a look at early film analysis, the creative process and cultural significance of storytelling. Go to the library on Tuesdays after school and talk to Kristina Bad Hand for more information.


HOSA CHICK FIL ‘A EVENT

Hungry bears?! Support HOSA by going to Chick Fil ‘A on Wadsworth and Belleview, tonight, Wednesday October 19th,  from 4pm to 8pm. If you wear green or gold, you can get free ice cream! Just say you’re from Bear Creek and 15% of the money earned will go towards HOSA.


GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE MEETING

Gay Straight Alliance will hold their next meeting after school, Thursday, October 20th in S103.


ROCK CLIMBING CLUB

Reminder: Rock Climbing Club meets this Wednesday, October 19th  in N201 after school.   Come and carpool to the Link to do some Rock Climbing.  The cost is $4 or less depending on how many people come.  Get a permission slip from Mr. Doty  before Wednesday.  Get up and come climb.


Week of October 10th, 2016

INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN ANIME CLUB

Do you like anime or comic books? Do you write fan fiction or draw fan art often? Join us Tuesdays in the library for a club that takes a look at early film analysis, the creative process and cultural significance of storytelling. Go to the library on Tuesdays after school and talk to Kristina Bad Hand for more information.


CAREER DAY FIELD TRIP

Sophomores, would you like to find out more about your future career?  To go on the Career Day field trip Tuesday, October 25th you must have a  permission slip signed by your parent to go with us to the Jeffco County Fairgrounds to learn from professionals in the field about their work.  Please get your signed sheet to your study hall teacher as soon as possible.  If you need another sheet, ask your study hall teacher for one or come to the main office and request one.


ASVAB TEST

Juniors and Seniors interested in taking the ASVAB, need to sign up in the counseling office with Ms. McLean or Ms. Slaughter by Tuesday, October 18th.  The ASVAB test will be given on Thursday, October 20th from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM approx. The ASVAB is a career test that can give you great insight on your current skills for any future path and is also the test the military uses for recruitment.  You do not have to have any military contact if you do not want to.  Interested students sign up asap in the counseling office and see Ms. Slaughter if you have any questions.


OPTIONAL STUDENT MEETINGS

SENIORS!

Tomorrow, Thursday, October 13th, during Connections counselors are offering optional senior meetings on topics you chose during ICAP. The topics and rooms are:

Financial Aid- LMC

Scholarships- Auditorium

College application process- Counseling office

Please come and learn more about one of these topics!


GIRLS’ SWIMMING INFORMATIONAL MEETING

There will be a girls’ swimming informational meeting on Thursday, October 13th in the main conference room during connections. At 9:00am


SENIOR YEARBOOK INFORMATION

Attention Seniors:

All of your senior yearbook information is due this month on Friday, October 14!  Please be sure you turn in your senior picture and $10 fee, senior quote, senior acknowledgment, and senior buddy pictures ($1 fee for each picture with a maximum of 5)  to Mrs. De Long in N206 or in the  Yearbook Box in the main office! You don’t want to miss out on your senior yearbook opportunities! Again - all are due on October 14!


SENIOR PANORAMIC PICTURES

Attention Seniors:

Your Senior Class Panoramic Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, October 11th at 9:00 AM in the gym.  Remember - this is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of your whole Senior class, so DON'T MISS OUT!  You only have one chance to be a part of this special event, so BE THERE on Tuesday, October 11th at 9:00 AM!


BASEBALL SHED PAINTING

Bear Creek Art Society Members please remember that we have the Baseball Shed painting today, Monday, October 10th,  at 2:40 - 4:00. Meet in S115 right after school. Also if you have not signed up for remind please notify an officer or Ms. Schmidt as soon as possible.


GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE MEETING

Gay Straight Alliance will hold their next meeting after school, October 20th in S103.  


Week of October 3rd, 2016

BASEBALL SHED PAINTING

Hey Bear Creek Art Society! On Monday the 10th and Tuesday the 11th there is Baseball Shed painting. Meet in room S115 right after school and we will all head down at 2:40. It will end at 4:00. Remember that getting your hours in is very important.


SENIOR PANORAMIC PICTURES

Your Senior Class Panoramic Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, October 11th at 9:00 AM in the gym.  Remember - this is the ONLY time pictures will be taken of your whole Senior class, so DON'T MISS OUT!  You only have one chance to be a part of this special event, so BE THERE on Tuesday, October 11th at 9:00 AM!


ROCK CLIMBING CLUB

Reminder: Rock Climbing Club meets today, Wednesday, October 5th  in N201 after school.  Come today to carpool to the Link to do some Rock Climbing.  The cost is $4 or less depending on how many people come.  Get up and come climb.


SENIOR YEARBOOK INFORMATION

Attention Seniors:

All of your senior yearbook information is due this month on Friday, October 14!  Please be sure you turn in your senior picture and $10 fee, senior quote, senior acknowledgment, and senior buddy pictures ($1 fee for each picture with a maximum of 5)  to Mrs. De Long in N206 or in the  Yearbook Box in the main office!  You don’t want to miss out on your senior yearbook opportunities! Again - all are due on October 14!


PART-TIME JOB AT BC

Hey Bears, if you are looking for a high-paying job close to home, you are in luck! Our custodial staff is looking for some extra help and their pay starts at $12 an hour. They offer paid training, flexible hours and weekends and holidays off. If you are interested in this great part-time job and are at least 16 years old, please see our facility manager, Mr. Jimmy Hancock.


FRIDAY IN THE LIBRARY: GRAPHIC NOVELS

If you are looking for a fun way to spend some time this week at Bear Creek, you should head to the library this Friday to be a part of their “Do something, Make something, Learn something” extravaganza. This week, the event will be centered around WRITING GRAPHIC NOVELS so stop by and have some fun! Make sure to bring drawing utensils and a ruler!


VOTER REGISTRATION

Calling all Bears 17 and older that are interested in getting registered to vote! On Thursday, October 6th, there will be a voter registration table in the commons near the counseling office. If you aren’t registered yet and you want to make sure that you have a voice in government, please stop by and get registered. See Mr. Leachman if you have any questions.


FALL MUSICAL TICKETS

Tickets are now on sale during both lunches for this year’s fall musical, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown- Tickets are $5 students and $9 Adults. Seating is reserved, so buy your tickets early.


EXTREME SPORTS PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK

Attention all students! Yearbook wants your pictures!  Do you do an extreme sport?  If so - we want a picture of you doing your extreme sport!  Please email pictures to Mrs. De Long at sdelong@jeffco.k12.co.us by October 6th!  


PICTURE DAY MAKE-UP

Students who were absent on picture days in August can go this Friday on October 7th during lunch or an off period outside the Counseling Office to get your school picture taken.  This is NOT for students who have already taken pictures.


Week of September 26th, 2016

PART-TIME JOB AT BC

Hey Bears, if you are looking for a high-paying job close to home, you are in luck! Our custodial staff is looking for some extra help and their pay starts at $12 an hour. They offer paid training, flexible hours and weekends and holidays off. If you are interested in this great part-time job, please see our facility manager, Mr. Jimmy Hancock.


FALL MUSICAL TICKETS

Tickets are now on sale online for this year’s fall musical, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown- visit Ms. Manfredi’s website for the ticket link. Tickets are $5 students and $9 Adults.


EXTREME SPORT PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK

Attention all students! Yearbook wants your pictures!  Do you do an extreme sport?  If so - we want a picture of you doing your extreme sport!  Please email pictures to Mrs. De Long at sdelong@jeffco.k12.co.us by October 6!  


BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Join Bear Creek’s girls or boys lacrosse team!  Join us TONIGHT, September 28th for girls and Thursday Sept 29th for boys after conferences at 7:15.   All levels of experience are welcome.


FRIDAY BOOK ART IN THE LIBRARY

If you are looking for a fun way to spend some time this week at Bear Creek, you should head to the library this Friday to be a part of their “Do something, Make something, Learn something” extravaganza. This week, the event will be centered around BOOK ART so stop by and have some fun!


VOTER REGISTRATION

Calling all Bears 17 and older that are interested in getting registered to vote! On Thursday, October 6th, there will be a voter registration table in the commons near the counseling office. If you aren’t registered yet and you want to make sure that you have a voice in government, please stop by and get registered. See Mr. Leachman if you have any questions.


ROCK CLIMBING CLUB

Reminder: Rock Climbing Club meets today, Wednesday, September 28th,  in Mr. Doty’s room N201. Come and Climb!!


FALL MUSICAL TICKETS

Tickets are now on sale online for this year’s fall musical, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown- visit Ms. Manfredi’s website for the ticket link. Tickets are $5 students and $9 Adults.


CAREER READINESS PROGRAM

The Jefferson County Business Education Alliance is offering a FREE Career Readiness Program at Bear Creek High School to prepare students for success in getting a job and excelling once hired.  Whatever your career goals, this course will help you build the foundation to achieve them. Students who attend every class will receive the Career Readiness Certification that is honored by many Jefferson County Businesses for priority hiring status.

Applications are due Monday, October 3rd. You must be at least 15 years old to attend.

For more information, pick up an application in the Athletic Office on the rack just inside the door. Space is limited so get your application in ASAP.


GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Join Bear Creek’s girls’ lacrosse team!  Join us Wednesday, September 28th at 7:15pm after conferences in Coach Sandoval’s room N101. Interested parent/player meeting to give you information about off season workouts and leagues to prepare for the Spring season. Come and learn about the program!   All levels of experience are welcome.


COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP

Attention Seniors - Need help with your college applications?  Please join us in the counseling office during parent/teacher conferences for a college application workshop!  Counselors will be available to help from 5-6pm on Wednesday the 28th and 6-7pm on Thursday the 29th.  Hope to see you there!


AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING

Attention ALL Students: Struggling in classes? Struggling with focus? Need support with certain subjects, skills, or projects? Need help studying in a class? The library hosts AFTER SCHOOL Tutoring on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:45 and Thursdays 2:00-3:45. Everyone is welcome.


BOYS’ LACROSSE

Interested in boys’ lacrosse? There will be a parent and player meeting in the lecture hall Thursday September 29th at 7:15pm right after conferences. There will be information about fall lacrosse, workouts and spring regular season. All skill levels are welcome.


Week of September 19th, 2016

COLLEGE APPLICATION WORKSHOP

Attention Seniors - Need help with your college applications?  Please join us in the counseling office during parent/teacher conferences for a college application workshop.  Counselors will be available to help from 5-6pm on Wednesday the 28th and 6-7pm on Thursday the 29th.  Hope to see you there!


BOYS’ LACROSSE

Interested in boys’ lacrosse? There will be a parent and player meeting in the lecture hall Thursday, September 29th at 7:15pm right after conferences. There will be information about fall lacrosse, workouts and spring regular season. All skill levels are welcome.


GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Join Bear Creek’s girls’ lacrosse team!  Join us Wednesday, September 28th at 7:15pm after conferences in Coach Sandoval’s room N101. Interested parent/player meeting to give you information about off season workouts and leagues to prepare for the Spring season. Come and learn about the program!   All levels of experience are welcome.


INFORMATIONAL TRIP TO IRELAND AND SCOTLAND

Hey Bears! This is your last reminder that there will be an informational meeting tonight at 5pm in the Lecture Hall. We will discuss the Bear Creek trip to Ireland and Scotland this summer. Spots are starting to fill up, so make sure you attend. Don’t miss out!


POWDER PUFF GAME

Tonight is the Powder Puff game- please come out and watch your girls pummel each other for a good instagram photo-  Freshmen vs sophomores at 5pm and juniors vs seniors at 6 pm.


PSAT EXAM REGISTRATION

Juniors!  Tomorrow, Thursday September 22nd is the last day to register for the Saturday, October 15th PSAT exam held here at BCHS from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM!  You need to register by bringing $22 to MS. Shellhorn in the BCHS Financial Office.  This exam is a great way to practice for the upcoming State SAT in April as well as the ONLY way for high academically achieving juniors to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  See Ms. Slaughter in the BCHS counseling office if you have any questions!


VIDEO GAME CLUB MEETINGS

Video Game Club will meet on Wednesdays this week and next week instead of our normal Tuesdays. If you haven’t yet attended Video Game Club, come today after school to S105!


ROCK CLIMBING CLUB

Bear Creek has a Rock Climbing Club!  Join us Wednesdays after school in Mr. Doty’s room N201 starting September 21st.  Come and learn about safe climbing techniques, climbing gear, knots, and how to really enjoy the outdoors.   All levels of experience are welcome.


HOMECOMING TICKETS

Tickets for homecoming will be on sale all week in the financial office- Tickets are $10 per person. Please make sure you are eligible to attend the dance- if you do not have 95% attendance, you should have been notified already- you will be turned away at the door without a refund. Talk to an administrator today if you are unsure of your status.


CAREER READINESS PROGRAM

The Jefferson County Business Education Alliance is offering a FREE Career Readiness Program at Bear Creek High School to prepare students for success in getting a job and excelling once hired.  All classes are taught by business professionals with real-world experience.

Students in the JCBEA Career Readiness Program will learn vital employability skills through class discussion and hands-on exercises. Whatever your career goals, this course will help you build the foundation to achieve them.  Students who attend every class, on time, in business casual or better attire, will receive the Career Readiness Certification that is honored by many Jefferson County Businesses for priority hiring status. Applications are due Monday October 3rd. You must be at least 15 years old to attend. For more information, pick up an application in the Athletic Office on the rack just inside the door. Space is limited so get your application in ASAP.


SHOE DRIVE

Did you know that there is over 400 million children worldwide that live in extreme poverty, and many of them have never owned a pair of shoes? Well, from today through Sept 30th, Senior Xavier Branca will be hosting a shoe drive. You will see boxes located by the main entrance for an Organization called Soles4Souls. Soles4Souls is a non-profit organization that provides free shoes to over a 127 poverty stricken areas both domestic and foreign. Soles4Souls is in need of gently used shoes in any size; this includes sneakers, boots, sandals, dress shoes and athletic shoes for men, women, boys, and girls. Most of us have at least 1 pair of shoes in our closet that don’t fit or that we don’t wear. Donate these shoes to Souls4Souls and support this great cause. Thanks!


Week of September 12th, 2016

FBLA RECRUITING MEETING

FBLA will have a recruiting meeting Tuesday, September 12th, in N202, during connections. See all you future business owners there!


ROCK CLIMBING CLUB

Bear Creek has a Rock Climbing Club!  Join us Wednesdays after school in Mr. Doty’s room N201 starting September 21st.  Come and learn about safe climbing techniques, climbing gear, knots, and how to really enjoy the outdoors.   All levels of experience are welcome. Don’t be this guy. (pick with glass walkway attached) Be this guy. (awesome climbing pic)


2016 PSAT EXAM

Reminder Juniors!  The 2016 PSAT exam will be held here at Bear Creek High School on SATURDAY, October 15th from 7:30AM - 11:30AM.  This is a great way for ANY junior to prepare for the state SAT exam in April and the only way for high academically achieving juniors to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  To register for this optional exam, the $22 exam fee must be paid to Ms. Shellhorn in the BCHS Financial Office by September 22nd.  See Ms. Slaughter in the BCHS counseling office if you have any questions!


SENIOR PICTURE INFORMATION

Attention Seniors:

You will be receiving your senior picture information today, Thursday, September 15th,  in Connections! The packet includes all due dates and expectations for your senior pictures, senior quotes, senior acknowledgement, and senior buddy pictures!  The due date is approaching and you do not want to miss out on your senior yearbook opportunities!  Please share the information with your parents and if you have any questions - ask Mrs. De Long in room N206.

BONFILS BLOOD DRIVE

Reminder that Bonfils Blood Center will be here this Thursday, September 15th for a blood drive.  Make sure you swing by the counseling office to sign up!


COLLEGE NIGHT

Don’t forget that tonight, September 12th  is Bear Creek’s College Night from 6-8pm.  All grade levels are invited to attend. See you there!


BIONIC CLUB

Hey there all you bears! Come join BIONIC club. BIONIC stands for Believe It Or Not I Care, and though it is a club mainly focused on Day Without Hate, we also build a community of love through our thoughtful acts and other activities. BIONIC brings a fun and safe environment to members, where members can all build new friendships as we build up positivity in the lives of others. Come to our next meeting if you are interested, or just want to meet new people, and remember to bring a friend to the meeting on Monday, September 12, right after school in room N224! See you there!


IRELAND AND SCOTLAND TRIP INFORMATIONAL MEETING

G’Day Bears! Do you like to travel? Do you have a passion for history? Are you interested in Ireland and Scotland? Do you want to catch a leprechaun?! Well then, you are in luck. In June of 2017 Ms. Hartlaub, Mr. Hoorelbeke, Mr. Hudson, and Dr. VP will be leading a trip to Ireland and Scotland. If you are interested, there will be an informational meeting in the lecture hall on Wednesday September 21st at 5pm. We will cover all of the awesome sights we will see as well as payment information. Do not miss out on this incredible opportunity! See you there!


GAY AND STRAIGHT ALLIANCE MEETING

The Gay and Straight Alliance will hold their first meeting in room S103 Tuesday, September 13th after school, at 2:45.  


BASEBALL MEETING

Attention all baseball players.  If you are a freshmen or are new to the program and would like to learn more about it, there will be a quick 10 minute meeting in Coach Hoorelbeke’s room in S208 on Friday, September 16th @ 2:45pm.  


Week of September 6th, 2016

GSA CLUB

All students,       And all means ALL.  How would you like to be a part of one of the most inclusive, fun and accepting clubs at Bear Creek High School?  Come be a part of the GSA Club (Gay Straight Alliance).  GSA is a club that supports all gender and sexual identities by ending hate and spreading love and acceptance.  Join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, September 13th at 2:45 in room S-103.  


BIONIC CLUB

Hey there all you bears! Come join BIONIC club. BIONIC stands for Believe It Or Not I Care, and though it is a club mainly focused on Day Without Hate, we also build a community of love through our thoughtful acts and other activities. BIONIC brings a fun and safe environment to members, where members can all build new friendships as we build up positivity in the lives of others. Come to our next meeting if you are interested, or just want to meet new people, and remember to bring a friend to the meeting on Monday, September 12th, right after school in room N224! See you there!


COLLEGE NIGHT

Mark your calendar!  Bear Creek’s College night is Monday, September 12th from 6-8pm.  This year will consist of break out sessions such as financial aid, college fit, admissions process, community colleges, NCAA and more.  All grade levels are invited to attend.  We hope to see you there!


BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Boys don’t forget to sign up with Ms. Manfredi for the Boys Volleyball tournament during homecoming week! Winners get free homecoming tickets, so get your team of 6 together today!


POWDER PUFF

Girls interested in the Powder Puff football games, the FIRST 20 girls from each class to sign up will represent their grade at the game on Weds Sept 21st- Sign up with Ms. Manfredi today.


HOMECOMING TICKETS

Homecoming tickets will only be sold at the financial office the week of homecoming. Tickets are $10- you can also buy at the door.


NATIONAL ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY

Do you have a passion for English?  Would you like a chance to be recognized for that passion?  Then National English Honor Society might be a great fit for you!  This opportunity is for all sophomores, juniors and seniors who have taken at least 2 semesters of English and have at least a 3.0 GPA.  See Ms. Neel in N218 to pick up an application or come to N218 on Wednesday, September for an informational meeting @2:45 PM.  We hope to see you there!


UNICEF MEETING

Welcome returning UNICEF members and future members!! Join us today, September 7th,  in Ms. Anderson’s room S-107 to learn about the club’s cause and efforts to help save children in need. This first meeting will be a donut party. Come show your support!!!


2016 PSAT EXAM

The 2016 PSAT exam for motivated juniors will be held here at Bear Creek High School on SATURDAY, October 15th from 7:30AM - 11:30AM.  This is a great way for ANY junior to prepare for the state SAT exam in April and for high academically achieving juniors to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  To register for this optional exam, the $22  exam fee must  be paid to Ms. Shellhorn in the BCHS Financial Office by September 22nd.  See Ms. Slaughter in the counseling office if you have any questions!


Week of August 29th, 2016

BONFILS BLOOD DRIVE

Bonfils Blood Center is hosting a blood drive here at Bear Creek on Thursday, September 15th.  You must be 16 years of age or older.  Stop by the counseling office to pick up a permission form and to sign up.  One donation can save up to three lives, be a high school hero and donate!


UNICEF MEETING

Welcome returning UNICEF members and future members!! Join us next Wednesday, September 7th in Ms. Anderson’s room S-107 to learn about the club’s cause and efforts to help save children in need. This first meeting will be a donut party. Come show your support!!!


NATIONAL ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETY

Do you have a passion for English?  Would you like a chance to be recognized for that passion?  Then National English Honor Society might be a great fit for you!  This opportunity is for all sophomores, juniors and seniors who have taken at least 2 semesters of English and have at least a 3.0 GPA.  See Ms. Neel in N218 to pick up an application or come to N218 on Wednesday, September for an informational meeting @2:45 PM.  We hope to see you there!


COLLEGE NIGHT

Mark your calendar!  Bear Creek’s College night is Monday, September 12th from 6-8pm.  This year will consists of break out sessions such as financial aid, college fit, admissions process, community colleges, NCAA and more.  All grade levels are invited to attend.  We hope to see you there!


SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Juniors and Seniors: Do you love science? Then the Science National Honor Society might be the place for you! If you’re interested, see Mr. Fuller in room N215 for more information. Applications are due this Friday, September 2nd!


VIDEO GAME CLUB

Video Game Club will be starting up again this year. We meet in Mr. Hudson’s room (S105) weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:15, starting tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30th. We have all current and past generation consoles and many games. You are welcome to bring your own games and consoles, laptops or handhelds. If you are new to Video Game Club or have questions please see Mr. Hudson in S105. If you’ve attended in the past you do not need a new permission slip.


GSA CLUB

All students, and all means ALL.  How would you like to be a part of one of the most inclusive, fun and accepting clubs at Bear Creek High School?  Come be a part of the GSA Club (Gay Straight Alliance).  GSA is a club that supports all gender and sexual identities by ending hate and spreading love and acceptance.  Join us for our first meeting on Tuesday, September 13th at 2:45 in room S-103.  


KEY CLUB ICE CREAM SOCIAL

The Key Club Ice Cream social  is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30th,  after school.  Key Club is great for anyone interested in serving their community and learning leadership skills.  It’s also impressive on your resume. Come find out more tomorrow  at 2:45 in the commons.


BEAR CREEK ART SOCIETY AND NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY

Attention all students who are interested in joining the Bear Creek Art Society and National Art Honor Society: we are having an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 31st at 2:40 in room S115.  This is an art and honor society focused on community service and specifically art.  Seniors meeting the National Art Honor Society requirements will graduate with distinctly colored cords and tassels.  Community service events include face painting, dance decorations, and art projects for the school.  Come to the meeting for paperwork and more information about upcoming events you can participate in.  See Ms. Schmidt in S117 or Ms. Reiner in S115 for more details.  


BEAR CREEK SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM

Hey Bears! Do you like to argue? To like to to performing or acting? Would you like to earn trophies, awards, and recognition for your school? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should join Bear Creek’s Speech and Debate team! This year, we are offering an after school club option for speech and debate. If you are interested in joining our nationally ranked team, the first meeting with be on Wednesday, September 7th at 2:45  in Ms. Johnson’s room, N223. All are welcome to join to our team! We are looking for debaters, speakers, and actors to join us! See you there!


Week of August 22nd, 2016

KEY CLUB ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Key Club is hosting an informational Ice Cream social on Tuesday, August 30th at 2:45 in the commons. Join the meeting to learn what Key Club does and how you can letter and graduate with a Key Club medallion. There will be Ice Cream!!!!


BEAR CREEK ART SOCIETY AND NATIONAL ART HONOR SOCIETY

Attention all students who are interested in joining the Bear Creek Art Society and National Art Honor Society: we are having an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 31st at 2:40 in Room S115.  This is an art and honor society focused on community service and specifically art.  Seniors meeting the National Art Honor Society requirements will graduate with distinctly colored cords and tassels.  Community service events include face painting, dance decorations, and art projects for the school.  Come to the meeting for paperwork and more information about upcoming events you can participate in.  See Ms. Schmidt in S117 or Ms. Reiner in S115 for more details.  


COLLEGE NIGHT

Mark your calendar!  Bear Creek’s College night is Monday, September 12th from 6-8pm.  This year will consists of break out sessions such as financial aid, college fit, admissions process, community colleges, NCAA and more.  All grade levels are invited to attend.  We hope to see you there!


CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB

Criminal Justice Club’s first meeting is scheduled for today, Thursday, August 25th, at 2:10 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.  Come share a donut with Office Hunt and see what we’re all about.  


LOCKERS

If you need a locker please see campus supervisors at the front desk as soon as possible


PARKING PASSES

Campus Supervisors will start ticketing you vehicles next week so get your parking passes done by Friday!


VIDEO GAME CLUB

Video Game Club will be starting up again this year. We meet in Mr. Hudson’s room (S105) weekly on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:15, starting next Tuesday, August 30th. We have all current and past generation consoles and many games. You are welcome to bring your own games and consoles, laptops or handhelds. If you are new to Video Game Club or have questions please see Mr. Hudson in S105. If you’ve attended in the past you do not need a new permission slip.


BONFILS BLOOD DRIVE

Bonfils Blood Center is hosting a blood drive here at Bear Creek on Thursday, September 15th.  You must be 16 years of age or older.  Stop by the counseling office to pick up a permission form and to sign up.  One donation can save up to three lives, be a high school hero and donate!


BUS PASSES

Bus passes have arrived. If you ride a school bus, stop by the Financial Office to pick up your pass. You will need your school ID to pick up your bus pass.If you haven’t paid the bus fee, you will not have a bus pass to pick up


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS

Juniors and Seniors - if you have a weighted G.P.A. of 3.5 or above, you can apply to join Bear Creek’s National Honor Society.  Applications were mailed home over the summer, but if you have the G.P.A. and did not receive one, stop by Ms. Anderson’s room - S107 - and pick one up.  Applications are due next Wednesday, August 24th and may be turned in to Ms. Anderson or Ms. Thornton.  Returning members do not need to re-apply.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEETING

The first National Honor Society meeting will be Monday, August 29th.  This meeting will be for all returning members from last year.  New applicants should not attend.  


YEARBOOK PICTURES

Lifetouch will be here Wednesday and Thursday to take yearbook pictures so plan on looking your best.  You can also take student ID photos if you missed this at registration. You will accompany your social studies class (grades 9-11) or your senior English class to the auditorium. You can purchase pictures with the Lifetouch envelope or online at:  mylifetouch.com using the picture day ID:  CG896078Y1.


GRAPHING CALCULATORS

Students in Algebra II and higher need a graphing calculator for math class this year. Bear Creek has these calculators for students to rent. If you have free or reduced lunches, then you can check out one of these calculators for FREE! The steps are easy.       Step 1: Go to the finance office and pay $25 or say you have free reduced lunches.    Step 2: Bring the form the financial secretary gives you to room N122 during access, 7th period or after school.


SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Senior members of the Science National Honor Society: We will have our first meeting of the year next Tuesday, August 30th, after school in Mr. Fuller’s room, N215. If you are a junior or senior that would like to join the Science National Honor Society, see Mr. Fuller in room N215 anytime. Applications will be due by Friday, September 2nd.


CHEERLEADING TRY-OUTS

The Bear Creek Cheerleading Teams will hold a fall try-out opportunity on Saturday August 27th from 9:00am-11:00am.  If you are interested in cheering at the football games and competing at the national level, consider being a part of the varsity or Junior Varsity teams for this school year, please see Ms. MacTaggart in N-213.  There is no previous experience for the JV team.  Try-out packets are available in N-213, or the main office.  


WRESTLING

Although the wrestling team doesn't start competing until winter, our wrestlers have put in a lot of time this summer.  Today they are starting up their preseason training after school in the weight room.  If you are planning on wrestling this year or just thinking about trying a new sport and want to be on a winning team, stop by to introduce yourself and meet the coach.


KEY CLUB

Key Club will meet this Tuesday the 23rd after school in the lecture hall from 2:45 - 3:30.  If you are thinking about joining Key Club, come to the Meet and Greet Ice Cream Social next week on Tuesday, the 30th at the same time in the Commons.  You can find out what Key Club is all about, meet the board members and get involved!   


Week of August 19th, 2016

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY APPLICATIONS

Juniors and Seniors - if you have a weighted G.P.A. of 3.5 or above, you can apply to join Bear Creek’s National Honor Society.  Applications were mailed home over the summer, but if you have the G.P.A. and did not receive one, stop by Ms. Anderson’s room - S107 - and pick one up.  Applications are due next Wednesday, August 24th and may be turned in to Ms. Anderson or Ms. Thornton.  Returning members do not need to re-apply.


NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEETING

The first National Honor Society meeting will be Monday, August 29th.  This meeting will be for all returning members from last year.


MOUNTAIN BIKING TEAM

Mountain Biking Team is riding today, August 19th, after school. If you have any interest in the mountain biking, regardless of experience or expertise, see Mr. Helton in S104 or Ms. Bisantz in N220 for more info. Competition starts August 28th.


LIFETOUCH

Lifetouch will be here next Wednesday and Thursday to take yearbook pictures so plan on looking your best.  You can also take student ID photos if you missed this at registration. You will accompany your social studies class (grades 9-11) or your senior English class to the auditorium. You can purchase pictures with the Lifetouch envelope or online at:  mylifetouch.com using the picture day ID:  CG896078Y1.


GRAPHING CALCULATORS

Students in Algebra II and higher need a graphing calculator for math class this year. Bear Creek has these calculators for students to rent. If you have free or reduced lunches, then you can check out one of these calculators for FREE! The steps are easy.       Step 1: Go to the finance office and pay $25 or say you have free reduced lunches.    Step 2: Bring the form the financial secretary gives you to room N122 during access, 7th period or after school.  


Week of May 23rd, 2016

FOOTBALL MEETING

There will be a mandatory meeting for all returning football players and any students who are interested in playing football in the fall of 2016. The meeting will be held in the Lecture center at 2:45 TODAY, Monday, May 23rd! The meeting will last no longer than 20 minutes. If you plan on playing in 2016 you must attend this meeting. Go Bears


GIRLS LACROSSE CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER

Hey Bears! Show your spirit by coming to the BC Girls Lacrosse Fundraiser at the Chipotle by Kohl’s on Wadsworth tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24th from 4-8 pm. See any girls lacrosse player or Ms. Schnacker for a flyer and then when you head there tomorrow, make sure to show it to the cashier and they will donate 50% of the proceeds to our new but amazing program. See you there!


ATHLETIC LOCKERS

Attention all athletes!  Please have your Athletic lockers cleaned out by today, Monday, May 23rd  at 3:00.  Combinations will be changed and items that are left will be donated.  Thank you!


Week of May 16th, 2016

PTSA MEETING

Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17th for the Bear Creek PTSA meeting at 6:00pm in the library.  There will be a question and answer panel comprised of former BCHS graduates who are currently in college regarding their college experience and college life.  


GAPP EXCHANGE MEETING

For all Bears flying away to Germany this summer for the GAPP exchange, there will be a MANDATORY meeting Wednesday the 18th, from 3 to 5PM in W110. Don’t forget your packets and any work you’ve done on your presentation topics!


CHIPOTLE LACROSSE FUNDRAISER

Show your team spirit by joining us for a fundraiser to support Bear Creek Girls Lacrosse. Come in to the Chipotle at 3170 S Wadsworth Blvd in Lakewood on Tuesday, May 24th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Bear Creek Girls Lacrosse.


FALL MUSICAL AUDITIONS

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your audition slot if you are auditioning for the fall musical, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown- see you all after school


GOETHE SCHOLARSHIPS

Guten Tag Bears! Make sure to congratulate Amber Klein and Mitchell Stanley on their amazing job winning scholarships to help pay for their exchange trips to Germany this summer! In order to win, these amazing students had to write an essay completely in German and undergo in-person interviews. This weekend, the Goethe Club will be awarding Amber with $1000, and Mitchell with $2000. Outstanding job, ladies! For any Bears looking to go on the next BCHS exchange to Germany in 2018, these Goethe Club scholarships are a great way to fund your trip!


FOOTBALL MANDATORY MEETING

There will be a mandatory meeting for all returning football players and any students who are interested in playing football in the fall of 2016. The meeting will be held in the Lecture center @2:45 on Monday, May 23, the meeting will last no longer than 20 minutes. If you plan on playing in 2016 you must attend this meeting. Go Bears


ATHLETIC LOCKERS

Attention all athletes!  Please have your Athletic lockers cleaned out by Monday at 3:00.  Combinations will be changed and items that are left will be donated.  Thank you!


Week of May 9th, 2016

YEARBOOK PICK UP

Did you miss picking up your yearbook?  Do you still want to purchase a book!  You can pick up your book or buy a book during both lunches - in the Concessions Stand.  You need your colored card and your picture ID!


2016 FALL MUSICAL AUDITIONS

The 2016 Fall musical auditions for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown are Friday, May 20th. You must have a monologue and vocal selection memorized. Please see Ms. Manfredi with any questions-


STUDENT FINES

The Student Fines list is GROWING, not shrinking! Student fines are posted outside the financial office. All fines must be taken care of prior to the end of the year. You will not receive a yearbook, and seniors will not receive their cap and gown until all fines are cleared. See Ms. Shellhorn in the financial office if you have questions. DO NOT WAIT until yearbook distribution day or Graduation rehearsal. Take care of the fines as soon as possible.


GIRLS BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER

Our Girls Basketball team will be hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle TODAY, May 9th! Come on out for some delicious burritos and support this great cause!


GRADUATION

Hey all you Senior bears, just in case you were wondering, our own Mr. Carroll is indeed planning on coming to our graduation and he will most definitely be handing out the diplomas to all of you. Hang in there… we’re so close!


BEAR CREEK PTSA MEETING

Please join us next Tuesday, May 17th for the Bear Creek PTSA meeting at 6:00pm in the library.  There will be a question and answer panel comprised of former BCHS graduates who are currently in college regarding their college experience and college life.


YEARBOOK PICKUP

Today, May 13th,  is the last day to pick up or purchase your yearbook in the Concessions Stand during lunches!  You don’t want to miss out!  Go get one today!


TEEN JOB FAIR

Looking for a job this summer?  There is a teen job fair this Saturday, May 14th at the Belmar Library at 12:00pm.  Employers such as Tommy Hilfiger and Elitches will be there.  Make sure to look professional!  See the job fair board in the south hall for a flyer with details.


GAPP EXCHANGE MEETING

For all Bears flying away to Germany this summer for the GAPP exchange, there will be a MANDATORY meeting Wednesday the 18th, from 3 to 5pm in W110. Don’t forget your blue packets and any work you’ve done on your presentation topics!  


Week of May 2nd, 2016

NHS MEETING

Just a reminder for those of you in NHS, we’re having a meeting after school in the library, May 2nd.  If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Anderson or Ms. Richardson. Also, junior community service hours for the year are due.


YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION

Yearbook Distribution is this Friday, May 6th.  Upperclassmen who have Period 7 off - can pick theirs up in the Commons. All other students you can pick yours’ up in the Commons after school (until 3:15).  Please bring your colored card which will be delivered this week and a picture ID.  You will be unable to pick up your Yearbook without the colored card.  If you haven’t reserved a book yet - do not fret.  Come to distribution and purchase one through the financial office. They will be on a first come/first serve availability. We only have a few left - so hurry!


STUDENT FINES

The Student Fines list is GROWING, not shrinking! Student fines are posted outside the financial office. All fines must be taken care of prior to the end of the year. You will not receive a yearbook, and seniors will not receive their cap and gown until all fines are cleared. See Ms. Shellhorn in the financial office if you have questions. DO NOT WAIT until yearbook distribution day or Graduation rehearsal. Take care of the fines as soon as possible.


BEAR CREW APPLICATIONS

Hey guys, Mrs. Cole will be accepting Bear Crew Applications through this Friday, May 6th, so make sure you get them in if you’d like to be a part of this awesome opportunity!


2016 FALL MUSICAL AUDITIONS

The 2016 Fall musical has been announced- If you are interested in auditioning for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, sign up for an audition slot ASAP. The audition is May 20th- Please visit Ms. Manfred’s website for all audition information.


GIRLS BASKETBALL FUNDRAISER

Our Girls Basketball team will be hosting a fundraiser at Chipotle next Monday, May 9th! Come on out for some delicious burritos and support this great cause!


GRADUATION

Hey all you Senior bears, just in case you were wondering, our own Mr. Carroll is indeed planning on coming to our graduation and he will most definitely be handing out the diplomas to all of you. Hang in there… we’re so close!


Week of April 25th, 2016

DAY WITHOUT HATE RALLY

Happy Day Without Hate, bears! Thanks to all of you who wore white today to support this important goal. The Day Without Hate rally is at Jeffco Stadium tonight from 6-8pm. There will be entertainment, food trucks, and fireworks! Admission is free for those wearing a 2016 Day Without Hate t-shirt. T-shirts can be purchased for $5 at the door. Attend the rally tonight to celebrate peace and kindness with Jeffco peers!


DAY WITHOUT HATE

This Friday, April 29th,  is Day Without Hate! Wear white to show your commitment to peace and nonviolence. Make sure you stop by the commons during lunch or Miss Roach’s room in N224 to sign the School Without Hate banner. If you are interested in having a more active role in Day Without Hate, come to N224 right after school on Thursday, April 28th. ANY time you can donate to help make this day successful would be appreciated!


RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE VISIT

Red Rocks Community College is visiting BCHS tomorrow, April 26th during both lunches in the Commons. If you have questions regarding Red Rocks, or still need to apply, make sure you stop by!


YEARBOOKS

The end of the year is approaching and so are the yearbooks!  Do you have one?  You should!  So many of you believe that the pictures you carry around with you every day on your phones will be always be there - but they won’t.  Technology will change and your memories will be obsolete!  UNLESS you buy a yearbook!  Paper doesn’t expire!  Your memories of high school will not expire if you buy a yearbook!  Reserve a yearbook today and be guaranteed your memories.  The last day to be guaranteed a book is Friday April 29!  We only have 100 left and after they are sold - we cannot  get any more - you will be out of luck!  So - do not delay!  Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com or BCHS’ financial office and reserve one today!


DRAMA RETREAT

Students attending the drama retreat, your remaining $60 is due to Ms. Manfredi by Thursday, April 28th! Make sure to get this taken care of.


STUDENT FINES

The Student Fines list is GROWING, not shrinking! Student fines are posted outside the financial office. All fines must be taken care of prior to the end of the year. You will not receive a yearbook, and seniors will not receive their cap and gown until all fines are cleared. See Ms. Shellhorn in the financial office if you have questions. DO NOT WAIT until yearbook distribution day or Graduation rehearsal. Take care of the fines as soon as possible.


#BCHSDAY WITHOUT HATE

Show the LOVE, UNDERSTANDING and RESPECT that IS Bear Creek.  Take a pic and share it on Instagram at #BCHSDWOH of yourself or others helping a friend, picking up trash, lending someone a pencil, creating your own handshake, complimenting someone, giving a high-five, and of course representing in WHITE on Friday, April 29th.


2016 FALL MUSICAL

The 2016 Fall musical has been announced- If you are interested in auditioning for You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, sign up for an audition slot ASAP. The audition is May 20th- Please visit Ms. Manfred’s website for all audition information


YEARBOOK DISTRIBUTION

Yearbook Distribution is this Friday, May 6.  Upperclassmen who have Period 7 off ­ can pick

theirs up in the Commons. All other students you can pick yours’ up in the Commons after school (until 3:15).  Please bring your colored card which will be delivered this week and a picture ID.  You will be unable to pick up your Yearbook without the colored card.  If you haven’t reserved a book yet ­ do not fret.  Come to distribution and purchase one through the financial office. They will be on a first come/first serve availability. We only have a few left ­ so hurry!


Week of April 18th, 2016

SENIOR FIELD STUDIES

Anyone who is on track to graduate can sign up for Senior Field Studies. As long as you have passed your courses required for graduation, you qualify for SFS! If you're not sure if you qualify, see  your counselor and tell him or her that you are interested in SFS.


DRAMA RETREAT MEETING

If you are attending the drama retreat, please attend the mandatory meeting this Thursday, April 21st @ 2pm in S114. The meeting will cover drivers and paperwork needed to attend.


YEARBOOKS

The end of the year is approaching and so are the yearbooks!  Do you have one?  You should!  So many of you believe that the pictures you carry around with you every day on your phones will be always be there - but they won’t.  Technology will change and your memories will be obsolete!  UNLESS you buy a yearbook!  The last day to be guaranteed a book is April 29th!


TALENT SHOW

Good morning Bears- We hope you are all excited for the assembly today! See you all tonight, April 21st, for the annual school-wide talent show. The top three acts take home a cash prize. Tickets are $4 at the door. There are plenty of excellent acts ranging from singing, piano, dance and even MAGIC!


RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE VISIT

Red Rocks Community College is visiting BCHS next week on Tuesday, April 26th during both lunches in the Commons. If you have questions regarding Red Rocks, or still need to apply, make sure you stop by!


CHEERLEADER TRY OUTS

Would you like to cheer on the sideline at a Friday night football game? Or perform at an assembly? Come be a part of a national ranked team at Bear Creek High School. The Bear Creek Cheerleaders are looking for both Junior Varsity and Varsity team members.  Selection of the 2016-2017 cheerleading teams will be April 26th, 27th, and 28th from 3:00-5:00pm in the small gym.  Please see Ms. MacTaggart or pick up a try out packet in the main office.  Everyone is welcome, there is no tumbling requirement or experience needed for the JV team.  


PROM TICKETS

Alright Bears, don’t forget to purchase your prom tickets at the financial office- have a great time at the assembly and at the talent show tonight! Go Bears


AFTER PROM

After Prom will be at Jump Street in Littleton this year again.  Buy your tickets at the financial office for $15/ person or $25/ couple by cash, check, or credit card.  You can also buy them at the door for $20, cash only at the door.


OUTDOOR LAB 2016-17

Hey Bears! It’s time to start thinking about Outdoor Lab for the 2016-2017 school year. In fact, the very first trip of the year is with Kendallvue Elementary August 29 – September 2, up at Windy Peak. This is a fantastic opportunity for student leaders, future teachers and those who simply love the outdoors. Bear Creek Outdoor Lab Applications are available through your Naviance account. To be considered you must apply – so apply now for any of the trips!  There will be posters throughout the building with all the dates, but applications need to be completed now, please do not wait.  See Mr. Dewar in Counseling with questions.


OUTDOOR LAB KENDALVUE INTERVIEWS

Our first set of interviews with the teachers from Kendalvue will be next Friday, April 29th in the Counseling Center. So be sure to apply and see Mr. Dewar if you are interested.


Week of April 11th, 2016

DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT

Hey boys and girls, today is the last day to register your team for the annual dodgeball tourney being held on Monday, April 18th at 5:30pm. Teams must have at least one female to dominate the game. There is no registration fee this year- Sign up in the main office. Junior and senior winners get one free prom ticket; freshman and sophomore winners get a gift card- Do it by this afternoon!


FREDDY’S SPIRIT NIGHT

Hey Bear! Do you like burgers and custard? Please come out and support the Bear Creek Girls Lacrosse team with a spirit night at Freddy’s on Kipling and C-470 from 4-8 pm on Tuesday, April 12th. Take a picture of any of the fliers with your phone and present when ordering. You can also just mention Bear Creek when you order. See you all Tuesday!


CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

Be a part of a nationally ranked team at Bear Creek, Cheerleading Tryouts are scheduled for April 26, 27 and 28th..  There is no experience necessary to be placed on a team, Tryout packets are available in the  main office or in room N213, see Ms. MacTaggart with any questions.


PROM ATTENDANCE POLICY

As Prom is quickly approaching we would like to remind you that the 95% attendance policy is in effect. Attendance rates are calculated using the total periods of unexcused absences.  If you do not meet these attendance qualifications, you will not attend prom.


PROM TICKETS

Prom tickets will only be available through the financial office the week of Prom. Tickets are $45 per person. You can also purchase tickets the night of Prom. Remember, only Juniors and Seniors are permitted to purchase tickets.


DRESS CODE

As the weather becomes increasingly warmer remember to keep your outfits within the dress code.  This includes:  outfits that do not show undergarments, chest cleavage, midriffs or buttocks.  Thank you for your cooperation.


METRO STATE APPLICATION INTERVIEW

Attention Seniors!  Metropolitan State University of Denver is coming back to BCHS for an application interview day. Get an on the spot answer about your college application to Metro! Interviews will be held on Friday, April 15th starting at 9:00am. To sign up for an interview, you must schedule a time with Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office. You can come by the counseling office or email her to schedule a time. See Mrs. Thornton with questions.


DRAMA RETREAT

Drama Retreaters, your $40 deposit and rooming lists are due this Friday, April 15th.


SENIOR FIELD STUDIES FARM/RANCH LIVE-IN

One of the most exciting parts of Senior Field Studies is the one week farm or ranch live-in. This week, 32 of our own Bears are working with host families all over the state of Colorado, herding cattle, riding horses, and driving tractors. It's part of a semester that gets you out of the classroom and into the real world while earning you a semester's worth of academic credit.


SENIOR FIELD STUDIES MEETING

Senior Field Studies is holding a REQUIRED meeting for the class of 2017 in the Lecture Hall during Access on Wednesday, April 20th. The meeting is for all students who have signed up for the program, and ANY student who may be interested but haven't signed up yet. There are still eight spots open for SFS 2017, but they are expected to go quick. Pick up an application in the LMC, Main Office, or Counseling office and make an appointment with your counselor to fill it out. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Porentas.


Week of April 4th, 2016

NHS MEETING

Just a reminder for those of you in NHS, we’re having a meeting after school in the library, today, April 4th.  If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Anderson or Ms. Richardson. Also, senior community service hours for the year are due.


TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS

Hey talented Bears! The annual talent show auditions are coming up this Thursday, April 7th. If you want to win a cash prize for your talents, then sign up in the performing arts hallway for an audition time for the talent show.  The actual talent show is April 21st. See Ms Manfredi for more info!


DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT

Hey boys and girls, gather your team of 6 to compete in the annual dodgeball tourney being held on Monday, April 18th at 5:30pm. Teams must have at least one female to dominate the game. There is no registration fee this year. Sign up in the main office. Junior and senior winners get one free prom ticket; Freshman and sophomore winners get a gift card. Sign up by April 11th!


COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR

Do you need help figuring out your next steps after high school?  Jeffco Office of Student Engagement is hosting a college and career fair to help students that  are college ready, college curious, military-bound, seeking internships and/or seeking jobs.  There will be free pizza and prizes.  The fair is on Wednesday, April 6th from 2-5:30pm at Arvada High School and is open to all Jeffco students and their families.  Hope to see you there!


GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seniors- if you have not paid for your graduation announcements, the deadline to do so is April 8th. After April 8th, you will need to drive to Highlands Ranch to pick up your announcements. You can pay by cash or check to Ms. Shellhorn in the financial office. You will need to contact Jostens directly to pay by credit card. All graduation announcements not paid for and picked up by April 8th will be returned to Jostens.


STUDENT FINES

Student fines will be posted beginning today. Please check the list posted outside the financial office. All fines must be taken care of prior to the end of the year. You will not receive a yearbook, and seniors will not receive their cap and gown until all fines are cleared. See Ms. Shellhorn in the financial office if you have questions.


PROM ATTENDANCE POLICY

As Prom is quickly approaching we would like to remind you that the 95% attendance policy is in effect. Attendance rates are calculated using the total periods of unexcused absences.  If you do not meet these attendance qualifications, you will not attend prom.


DRESS CODE

As the weather becomes increasingly warmer remember to keep your outfits within the dress code.  This includes:  outfits that do not show undergarments, chest cleavage, midriffs or buttocks.  Thank you for your cooperation.


CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

Be a part of a nationally ranked team at Bear Creek, Cheerleading Tryouts are scheduled for April 26, 27 and 28th. There will be a tryout meeting on Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm in the Library, please attend to find out about the new format for Tryouts this year.  There is no experience necessary to be placed on a team, Tryout packets are available in the  main office or in room N213, see Ms. MacTaggart with any questions.  


FREDDY’S SPIRIT NIGHT

Hey Bears! Do you like burgers and custard? Please come out and support the Bear Creek Girls Lacrosse team with a spirit night at Freddy’s on Kipling and C-470 from 4-8 pm on Tuesday, April 12th. Take a picture of any of the fliers with your phone and present when ordering. You can also just mention Bear Creek when you order. See you all Tuesday!


2016 WINTERGUARD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to the 2016 Bear Creek Winterguard on making it to the Finals at RMCGA State Championships! They finished in 6th place  after a great season of competing against 21 other color guards in Scholastic Regional A class.


CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SUPERIOR RATING

Congratulations to the BCHS Chamber Orchestra on their 1st place Superior Rating at the ASTA Orchestra Festival! The String Orchestra also gave an amazing performance as well!


ALL STATE BAND MUSICIANS

Congratulations to Nikki Saiz and Caleb Izmirian who were named All State Band musicians for Colorado!


METRO STATE APPLICATION INTERVIEW

Attention Seniors!  Metropolitan State University of Denver is coming back to BCHS for an application interview day. Get an on the spot answer about your college application to Metro! Interviews will be held on Friday, April 15th starting at 9:00am. To sign up for an interview, you must schedule a time with Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office. You can come by the counseling office or email her to schedule a time. See Mrs. Thornton with questions.



Week of March 29th, 2016

DAY WITHOUT HATE AUDITIONS

Auditions are TODAY, March 30th, from 4:00-6:00 pm at Golden High School for the Day Without Hate Rally and the only requirement is that you must be a current Jeffco high school student. You can sign up for auditions at tinyurl.com/daywithouthateauditions.


TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS

Hey talented Bears! The annual talent show auditions are coming up on Thursday, April 7th. If you want to win a cash prize for your talents, then sign up in the performing arts hallway for an audition time for the talent show.  The actual talent show is April 21st. See Ms Manfredi for more info!


PROM ATTENDANCE POLICY

As Prom is quickly approaching we would like to remind you that the 95% attendance policy is in effect. Attendance rates are calculated using the total periods of unexcused absences.  If you do not meet these attendance qualifications, you will not attend prom.


DRESS CODE

As the weather becomes increasingly warmer remember to keep your outfits within the dress code.  This includes:  outfits that do not show undergarments, chest cleavage, midriffs or buttocks.  Thank you for your cooperation.


DRAMA RETREAT

Hey theatre people! There will be an informational meeting tomorrow, Thursday, March 31st, at 2pm in Ms. Manfredi’s room regarding the annual Drama Retreat. If you are interested in attending this wild weekend getaway with your fellow theatre friends, please plan on attending the meeting from 2:00-2:15 tomorrow!


SENIORS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Seniors - This is a friendly reminder that scholarship applications are quickly approaching.  Some of the Bear Creek scholarships are due Friday, April 1st.  Make sure to visit the BCHS Counseling website to access the scholarship spreadsheet and scholarship links.  You can do it!


NAVY VISIT

The Navy will be visiting Bear Creek on Thursday, March 31st at 9:00am in the counseling office. They will be specifically discussing scholarship opportunities available through the Navy. Please sign up in Naviance to attend this visit. See Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office with any questions.


ACT STUDY STRATEGY SESSION

ATTENTION ALL JUNIORS: Do you want to be successful on the ACT? Do you want to learn about strategies to raise your test scores?  The Math Department is holding a study strategy session during Access on Thursday, March 31st in the Library.  See your math teacher for a special pass to the Library.  Let’s get those tests scores up!


BONFILS BLOOD DRIVE

Would you like to save a life and give back to your community?  Join us on Thursday, April 28th here at Bear Creek for the Bonfils Blood drive!  You must be 16 or older, weigh over 115 pounds, and no tattoos in the past year.  Also, if you are 16 or 17 you must have a signed parent permission form.  To see if you are eligible and to sign up, see Mrs. Thornton in the counseling center.  One donation can save up to 4 lives. Be a high school hero!


NROTC SCHOLARSHIP

The Marines will be visiting BCHS on Tuesday, April 5th at 9:00am to discuss the NROTC Scholarship with students. This scholarship will cover up to $180,000 toward tuition, books and fees associated with colleges. The first year has no service obligation or repayment, which allows students to see if the Marines is the right fit for them. The minimum qualifications for the scholarship are a 3.0 GPA and an ACT score of 22. Sign up to attend this visit in Naviance. See Mrs. Thornton in counseling with questions.


STUDENT FINES

Student fines will be posted beginning today, please check the list posted outside the financial office. All fines must be taken care of prior to the end of the year. You will not receive a yearbook, and seniors will not receive their cap and gown until all fines are cleared. See Ms. Shellhorn in the financial office if you have questions.


GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS

Seniors- if you have not paid for your graduation announcements, the deadline to do so is April 8th. After April 8th, you will need to drive to Highlands Ranch to pick up your announcements. You can pay by cash or check to Ms. Shellhorn in the financial office. You will need to contact Jostens directly to pay by credit card. All graduation announcements not paid for and picked up by April 8th will be returned to Jostens.

Week of March 14th, 2016

SENATE APPLICATIONS

Hey students! Senate applications are now available for the 2016-2017 school year. A lot of people think Senate is just planning events within the school, but Senate’s involved in a ton of other community and outreach programs.


GAPP WELCOME SIGN/GIFTS

All students participating in the GAPP exchange with Germany are needed to help create our giant welcome sign and prepare gift bags for our German exchange students. We will be meeting during Access both Tuesday, March 15th, and Thursday, March 17th, as well as after school Thursday. Let’s make sure the Germans feel welcome for their first day of school at Bear Creek on the 29th.


GAPP PARENT MEETING

Also, if you are traveling to Germany this summer with the GAPP exchange, remind your parents about the PARENT ONLY meeting this Wednesday the 16th at 6:30 pm in West 110.


BIBLE CLUB

Bible Club is a new club starting on Tuesdays from 2:40 to 3:30 in N216. If you are a student of the Bible, or if you are curious to learn more, please come and join us. There will be videos, discussions, and games. It’s a great time to learn about the Bible and meet new people. We look forward to seeing you there.


DAY WITHOUT HATE AUDITIONS

The Jeffco County Council is going to hold auditions for performers for this year’s Day Without Hate Rally on April 29TH at Jeffco Stadium. Students should prepare a song, slam poem, or other 2-5 minute piece that they would like to perform as a piece at the rally. They should make sure it relates to the values of Day Without Hate: respect, nonviolence, and unity. The DWOH theme for the year is "I Am..." Auditions are on Wednesday, March 30th from 4:00-6:00 pm at Golden High School and the only requirement is that you must be a current Jeffco high school student. You can sign up for auditions at tinyurl.com/daywithouthateauditions.


Week of March 7th, 2016

DAY WITHOUT HATE T-SHIRTS

Day Without Hate is April 29th, and t-shirts are on sale now! Shirts are $5 a piece and will be delivered to your connections class on April 22nd. The last day to place your order is this Friday, March 11th! You can get an order form from your connections teacher, Miss Roach in N224, or on the Bear Creek website. Get your shirt to show that you stand united with your peers in support of a peaceful and accepting Bear Creek!


NHS MEETING

Just a reminder for those of you in NHS, we’re having a  meeting after school in the library, Monday, March 7th. If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Anderson or Ms. Richardson.


SENATE APPLICATIONS

Hey students! Senate applications are now available for the 2016-2017 school year. Whether you’ve been in the class before, or you are looking for a fun new way to get involved with your community, please stop by Ms. Manfredi’s room to obtain the application. Completed applications are due by Friday, March 18th!


YALE UNIVERSITY VISIT

Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, is visiting Bear Creek High School on Thursday, March 17th at 9:00am. This visit is open to all grade levels. A current Yale Student Ambassador will be facilitating the meeting. All grade levels are welcome to attend to learn more about Yale. Sign up in Naviance or see Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office.


WINTER PERCUSSION

Good luck to the Winter Percussion as they compete at Nationals this weekend!


CHOIR CONCERT

Don’t forget to attend the choir concerts being held tonight, March 9th,  and tomorrow, March 10th at 7pm in the auditorium. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.


AP EXAM REGISTRATION

Reminder - Tomorrow is the LAST day to sign up for AP Exams.  Make sure you register AND pay by tomorrow, March 11th, 2:00PM.  See Mrs. Thornton or Ms. Pearson with questions.


GAPP WELCOME SIGN

Hey GAPP students! If you are participating in the exchange with Germany, come help create our giant welcome sign and prepare gift bags for our German exchange students. We will be meeting during Access both Tuesday, March 15th and Thursday, March 17th, as well as after school Thursday. Help make sure the Germans feel welcome for their first day of school at Bear Creek on the 29th.


BIBLE CLUB

Bible Club is a new club starting on Tuesdays from 2:40 to 3:30 in N216. If you are a student of the Bible, or if you are curious to learn more, please come and join us. There will be videos, discussions, and games. It’s a great time to learn about the Bible and meet new people. We look forward to seeing you there.


Week of February 29th, 2016

SPAMALOT TICKETS

It’s show week! Spamalot runs this Wednesday, March 2nd,  through Saturday, March 5th. Tickets can be purchased online or at both lunches. Don’t wait until the end of the week! Friday and Saturday are nearing a sell out!


BASEBALL TRYOUTS

Attention all baseball players.  Tryouts will be held for the Bear Creek Baseball team at 3pm today, February 29th! In order to tryout, you must have all your paperwork and a physical completed and filed with the athletic office.  Please see Mrs. Hernandez in the athletic office for your paperwork.  See Coach Hoorelbeke in room S208 if you have any questions.


ARAPAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE VISIT

Arapahoe Community College is visiting BCHS this Friday, March 4th during both lunches in the Commons. If you have questions regarding ACC, or still need to apply, make sure you stop by!


NATIONAL ENGLISH HONORS SOCIETY MEETING

National English Honors Society meets this Friday, March 4 in Room N218.  All charter members and anyone interested in joining NEHS are welcome.  Please see Mrs. Stokley for more details.


SPAMALOT OPENING NIGHT

It’s Opening Night! Spamalot runs this Wednesday, March 2nd,  through Saturday, March 5th. Tickets can be purchased online or at both lunches.


UNICEF HAT DAY FUNDRAISER

Hey Bears! This Friday, March 4th is a hat day fundraiser, sponsored by UNICEF. On Friday morning, look for the UNICEF booth in the commons near the main entrance to pay your $1 and to receive your stamp for unlimited access to hats indoors on Friday. Bring a hat and a dollar to support UNICEF!


DAY WITHOUT HATE T-SHIRTS

Day Without Hate is April 29th, and t-shirts are on sale now! Shirts are $5 a piece and will be delivered to your connections class on April 22nd. Order forms for shirts are due Friday, March 11th. You can get an order form from your connections teacher, Miss Roach in N224, or on the Bear Creek website. Get your shirt to show that you stand united with your peers in support of a peaceful and accepting Bear Creek!


BIBLE CLUB

Bible Club is a new club starting on Tuesdays from 2:40 to 3:30 in N216. If you are a student of the Bible, or if you are curious to learn more, please come and join us. There will be videos, discussions, and games. It’s a great time to learn about the Bible and meet new people. We look forward to seeing you there.


AP EXAMS

Just a friendly reminder to sign up and pay for you AP exams!  The deadline is Friday March 11th at 2:00pm.


Week of February 22nd, 2016

CHIPOTLE NIGHT

Hey Bears, head to Chipotle near Kohls for dinner this Wednesday, February 24th between the hours of 4-8 to help support the BC musical- Just say you are with BC, and 50% of the proceeds go to Bear Creek Theatre.


SPAMALOT TICKETS

Tickets for the spring musical, SPAMALOT are now on sale online at www.seatyourself.biz/bchs Go to Ms. Manfredi’s website to get to the site. Tickets will be sold during lunches in two weeks. But don’t wait! This show is anticipating high volumes!


BC STARS GAME

Hey Bear Sportsfans! Don’t forget that tonight, Monday, Feburary 22nd, our BC Stars take on the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley at 5:30pm! Come out and show your support for this awesome team and feel free to bring some friends! Go Bears!


BASEBALL TRYOUTS AND PAPERWORK

Attention all baseball players.  Tryouts will be held for the Bear Creek Baseball team at 3pm on Monday, February 29th.  Prior to trying out, you will need all your paperwork and a physical completed and filed with the athletic office.  Please see Mrs. Hernandez in the athletic office for your paperwork.  See Coach Hoorelbeke in room S208 if you have any questions.


GAPP HOSTING MEETING

For any GAPP students hosting a German in April there will be a mandatory hosting meeting at 6:30 pm THIS FRIDAY, February 25th in room West 110. At least one parent MUST attend! See Frau Douglas for more information.


DAY WITHOUT HATE T-SHIRTS

Day Without Hate is April 29th, and t-shirts are on sale now! Shirts are $5 a piece and will be delivered to your connections class on April 22nd. Order forms for shirts are due Friday, March 11th. You can get an order form from your connections teacher, Miss Roach in N224, or on the Bear Creek website. Get your shirt to show that you stand united with your peers in support of a peaceful and accepting Bear Creek!


LACROSSE

It is not too late to join lacrosse. The first official day of practice is Monday, February 29th. There is no experience necessary. Boys see Mr. NG and girls see Ms. Schnacker for more details.


NATIONAL ENGLISH HONORS SOCIETY PICTURE

National English Honors Society members, please be in room N-218 today, February 25th,  right at 2PM after school for your yearbook picture.  Also, if you are a senior and want a sash and cord, get your check to Mrs. Stokley by Monday, February 29th.  


BC STARS GAMES

Hey Bear Sportsfans! Don’t forget that our BC Stars take on several teams tomorrow, Saturday, February 27th in their last tournament of the season. Come out and show your support for this awesome team and feel free to bring some friends! Good luck, Bears!

Week of February 16th, 2016SPAMALOT TICKETS

Tickets for the spring musical, SPAMALOT are now on sale online at www.seatyourself.biz/bchs Go to Ms. Manfredi’s website to get to the site. Tickets will be sold during lunches in two weeks. But don’t wait! This show is anticipating high volumes!


NEHS T-SHIRTS

NEHS members:  T Shirts are in!  Please come to the meeting Friday, February 19th after school in N218 to pick yours up!  


BC STARS GAME

Hey Bear Sportsfans! Don’t forget that this coming Monday night, February 22nd, our BC Stars take on the Ralston Valley Mustangs at Ralston Valley at 5:30pm! Come out and show your support for this awesome team and feel free to bring some friends! Go Bears!


BASEBALL TRYOUTS

Attention all baseball players.  Tryouts will be held for the Bear Creek Baseball team at 3pm on Monday, February 29th.  Prior to trying out, you will need all your paperwork and a physical completed and filed with the athletic office.  Please see Mrs. Hernandez in the athletic office for your paperwork.  See Coach Hoorelbeke in room S208 if you have any questions.


Week of February 5th, 2016

BCHS AND CARMODY MIDDLE SCHOOL VARIETY SHOW

Hey Bears, this Thursday, February 11th,  the cast of Spamalot along with the cast of Carmody Middle School’s musical will be hosting a variety show.  This is a chance to come hear the amazingly talented students perform pieces of their choice- We’ve got guitar, singing, dance, comedy- Join us at 6pm in the auditorium. A $5 donation is suggested.


DESIGN PROJECT COMPETITION

Any student interested in engineering or architecture and looking for scholarships money contact Mr. Moore about participating in a design project competition.   It only takes one day a week through April.  You get to work in a team of students and collaborate with current architects and engineers to help guide you along in the process.  You’ll gain experience and have a great time meeting other students with the same interests.

Again contact Mr. Moore for more information.


BC STARS GAME

Hey Bear Sportsfans! Don’t forget that tomorrow night, Thursday, February 11th,  our BC Stars take on the Kennedy Commanders here at Bear Creekl at 5:30pm! Come out and show your support for this awesome team and feel free to bring some friends! Go Bears!


FAFSA WORKSHOP

Seniors- This a reminder that tonight, February 10th during parent-teacher conferences the counseling office is hosting a FAFSA workshop from 4-8 PM in the counseling center.  Bring your parents, your driver’s license, social security number for both parent and student, 2015 taxes, and your FSA ID if applicable. We hope to see you there!


BOY’S LACROSSE MEETING

Anyone interested in playing Boy’s Lacrosse, there is a mandatory parent and player meeting Thursday, February 11th at 6:00 in the lecture hall. Anyone planning on playing must attend or email Mr. NG.


Week of February 1st, 2016

BCHS AND CARMODY MIDDLE SCHOOL VARIETY SHOW

Hey Bears, next Thursday, February 11th, the cast of Spamalot along with the cast of Carmody Middle School’s musical will be hosting a variety show.  This is a chance to come hear the amazingly talented students perform pieces of their choice- We’ve got guitar, singing, dance, comedy- Join us at 6pm in the auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.


FAFSA WORKSHOP

Seniors!  Do you still need to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for college?  The BCHS counseling department is hosting a FAFSA workshop next Wednesday, February 10th from 4-8 PM in the counseling center.  This is the same night as parent-teacher conferences.  Bring your parents, your driver’s license, social security number for both parent and student, 2015 taxes, and your FSA ID if applicable.  See your counselor with questions.  We hope to see you there!


GIRLS GOLF MEETING

Attention Girl Golfers.  There will be an important golf meeting after school today, February 3rd,  in the commons for any girls interested in playing golf this spring.   If you have any questions, contact Coach Kossik.


YEARBOOK BUDDY PICTURES

Attention Seniors!  The Yearbook needs your buddy pictures.  We have submitted most of your pictures - but we have an extra page we would like to fill with your smiling faces.  We need all seniors to send in more buddy pictures by this Friday, February 5.  There is no charge for these buddy pictures - but we need them fast.  Please email all pictures to sdelong@jeffco.k12.co.us or stop by N206 to give them to Mrs. De Long!  


NHS MEETING

Just a reminder for those of you in NHS, we’re having a meeting after school in the library, today, February 1st.  If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Anderson or Ms. Richardson.


VALENTINE'S DAY CARNATIONS

Key Club is selling Carnations this week February 2nd through 5th! So if you wanna holla for a dolla, buy a Carnation for your significant other or just anyone special. Carnations will be sold during lunch for a dollar each!


UNICEF MEETING

Want to get involved in community service or helping third world countries? Join Unicef’s meeting this Wednesday, February 3rd at 2:45.There will be pizza and games! It will be held in Anderson’s room S107, again, at 2:45.


YEARBOOK RESERVATION

Have you  reserved a yearbook yet?  If not - time is running out to be guaranteed a book.  Books must be reserved no later than February 5th.  Only students who purchase on or before February 5th will be guaranteed a book.  Reserve one today in the financial office or online at jostenyearbooks.com.  You don’t want to miss out on the ONLY social media that will be present in 20 years!


BEAR INK

Submit your original writing, art, and photography to Bear Ink! Bear Ink is a student-run literary magazine that collects and publishes all genres of original writing and art from Bear Creek students and staff. The deadline to submit is THIS FRIDAY, February 5th! To submit, email your work to bcbearink@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name and the title of your submission in your email. See Miss Roach in N224 if you have questions.


BC STARS GAME

Hey Bear Sports fans! Don’t forget that tomorrow night, February 2nd, our BC Stars take on the Lakewood Tigers at Lakewood High School at 5:30pm! Come out and show your support for this awesome team and feel free to bring some friends!


JAPAN INFORMATION MEETING

For anyone interested in traveling to Japan this summer, there will be a meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd in the BCHS Lecture Hall at 6:30pm. See Mr. Harguth if you’d like more info!


Week of January 25th, 2016

VALENTINE’S DAY CARNATIONS

Valentine’s Day is coming up! Wanna holla for a dolla?! Buy a Carnation for your significant other or just anyone special. Carnations will be sold during lunch throughout the week of February 2nd through 5th. Each one will be a dollar!


UNICEF PIZZA SOCIAL

Unicef is having a pizza social next Wednesday, February 2nd after school. If you want to learn more about Unicef and have something good on your transcript, or pizza, come to Anderson’s S107 at 2:45.


GIRLS GOLF MEETING

Attention Girl Golfers.  There will be an important golf meeting after school today, January 29th in the commons for any girls in


YEARBOOKS

Have you  reserved a yearbook yet?  If not - time is running out to be guaranteed a book.  Books must be reserved no later than February 5.  Only students who purchase on or before February 5 will be guaranteed a book.  Reserve one today in the financial office or online at jostenyearbooks.com.  You don’t want to miss out on the ONLY social media that will be present in 20 years!


RED ROCKS COMMUNITY COLLEGE VISIT

Seniors!  Still need to apply to college?  Red Rocks Community College is visiting Bear Creek this Thursday, January 28th during Connections and lunches in the counseling office.  They will be available to help you complete your Red Rocks application and answer any questions.  Sign up to attend in Naviance!


WARREN TECH OPEN HOUSE

The Warren Tech open house is TONIGHT, January 27th, from 5-8 pm.   Go check out options you have.  See your counselor for more information. Apply to Warren Tech before February 22!


MOCK SCHOLARSHIP INTERVIEWS   

Do you want to get the most money possible for your scholarship efforts?  Goodwill Industries of Denver is holding mock scholarship interviews on February 2nd.  They will also provide a light dinner.  You must RSVP by this Thursday, January 28th to participate in this fantastic opportunity.  See Mr. Schacht in the Counseling Center  for more information.  Go get that free cash money!



DESIGN PROJECT COMPETITION

Any student interested in engineering or architecture and looking for scholarship money contact Mr. Moore about participating in a design project competition.   It only takes one day a week through April.  You get to work in a team of students and collaborate with current architects and engineers to help guide you along in the process.  You’ll gain experience and have a great time meeting other students with the same interests. Again contact Mr. Moore for more information.


WRESTLING

Tonight, January 28th at 7pm in the gym, your Bear Creek wrestling team looks to stay undefeated at home.  They are looking to shock the two time defending state champs, Arvada West.  So, come out and support our seniors on their last home dual.  Don't miss your last chance to see your team this year at home and watch them make history.


Week of January 19th, 2016

WARREN TECH OPEN HOUSE

WarrenTech Open House – Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – 5:00-8:00PM. Priority Application is Monday, February 22, 2016.   Apply online. If you have any questions see your counselor.


COSTUME PICTURES FOR YEARBOOK

Are you creative?  Do you like to make costumes?  We want you in the yearbook!  Please either send your pictures of you making costumes OR contact Mrs. De Long at sdelong@jeffco.k12.co.us so she can come and take a picture of your creativity.  We need these pictures no later than January 25th!  This is your chance to be in the book and to advertise your creativity!  Don’t miss out!


BEAR INK

Submit your original writing, art, and photography to Bear Ink! Bear Ink is a student-run literary magazine that collects and publishes all genres of original writing and art from Bear Creek students and staff. This year will have a strict February 5th deadline. To submit, email your work to bcbearink@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name and the title of your submission in your email.


GIRLS LACROSSE MEETING

There will be a mandatory informational meeting for all athletes interested in Girls Lacrosse this Thursday, January 21st at 2:00 pm in room W104.  Schedules, paperwork, as well as order forms for gear will be available at this meeting.  Come meet the coaches and get the information for the upcoming season. See Coach Schnacker or Coach Sandoval-Lazzeri if you have any questions.


TRACK AND FIELD

All Track and Field Athletes who did not make the meeting last Thursday, please stop by and see Coach Schnell ASAP so that he can give you schedules as well as the  2016 information packet.  If Coach doesn’t have your information packet he can not forward information onto you and your parents via email.


OUTDOOR LAB

Hi Bears! We have 2 more Outdoor Lab opportunities this Spring: Green Gables Elementary will be going April 4th through  April 8th; and Peiffer/Red Rocks Elementary will be going May 2nd through May 5th. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are all eligible. If you are interested please complete an application in your Naviance account and/or see Mr. Dewar in the Counseling Center. Also, Mr. Dewar will be in the Commons during Lunch this Friday signing up eligible students for interviews with the upcoming Elementary Schools. Interviews will be taking place Friday January 29th. See Mr. Dewar in the Counseling Center with questions or interest!


Week of January 11th, 2016

YEARBOOK PICTURES

Are you creative?  Do you like to make costumes?  We want you in the yearbook!  Please either send your pictures of you making costumes OR contact Mrs. De Long at sdelong@jeffco.k12.co.us so she can come and take a picture of your creativity.  We need these pictures no later than January 25th!  This is your chance to be in the book and to advertise your creativity!  Don’t miss out!


SNHS

Hey Science National Honor Society members. The January meeting will be next Tuesday, January 19th, in Mr. Fuller’s room. Be sure to attend this mandatory meeting.


NHS MEETING

Just a reminder for those of you in NHS, we’re having a meeting after school in the library, today, January 11th.  If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Anderson or Ms. Richardson.


BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK MEETING

There will be a mandatory informational meeting for all athletes interested in Boys or Girls Track this Thursday, January 14 at 2:00 pm in the Lecture Center.  Schedules, paperwork, as well as order forms for gear will be available at this meeting.  Come meet the coaches and get the information for the upcoming season.


SHAKESPEAREAN MONOLOGUE COMPETITION

Don’t forget! The Shakespearean monologue competition is Wednesday, January 13th  in the library at 2:45. It’s not too late to sign up! All you need to do is memorize 20 lines of a monologue by Shakespeare and present it the day of the competition. Talk to Ms. Johnson for more info or for scripts of 20 lined monologues.


FOOTBALL MEETING

All Football players who are not currently in 7th hour advanced weights need to meet in Coach Morris’ classroom S-102 at 2:40pm on Monday, January 11th. It will be a quick 15 minute meeting to discuss off season expectations.


TRADITIONAL GERMAN FOLK DANCE COMPETITION

Students involved in the Traditional German Folk Dance competition for Colorado German Day will be meeting Tuesday, January 12th during Access in West 110 with Frau Douglas. Don’t forget to get an Access Pass! The Folk Dance group still needs 2 or three more people in order to have two full groups. Students interested in being alternates may also attend.

Also, Room West 110 will be available as rehearsal space for all other students participating in Colorado German Day during Access periods and after school.


WARREN TECH OPEN HOUSE

WarrenTech Open House is Wednesday, January 27, 2016 – 5:00-8:00PM. Priority Application is Monday, February 22, 2016.   Apply online. If you have any questions see your counselor.


JEFFCO ACTION CENTER "GRUB HUB" CAMPAIGN

Students, Bear Creek is participating in Jeffco Action Center’s annual “Grub Hub” campaign to help provide food for homeless students in Jeffco.  Our goal is to bring in 3,300 packets of hot chocolate!  If you would like to help out, you can bring hot cocoa to the counseling office, or the National Honor Society is going to have tables at both lunches through the end of the week and you can drop it off there.


BEAR INK

Submit your original writing, art, and photography to Bear Ink! Bear Ink is a student-run literary magazine that collects and publishes all genres of original writing and art from Bear Creek students and staff. This year will have a strict February 5th deadline. To submit, email your work to bcbearink@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name and the title of your submission in your email.  


Week of January 8th, 2016

SENIOR FIELD STUDIES APPLICATION

For all interested Juniors, the 2017 application for Senior Field Studies is now available and you can pick up a copy in the Main Office, the Library, or in the Counseling Office. This opportunity is open to any and all Juniors on track for graduation, and in order to fill out the application, you will need to set up an appointment with your counselor. Students are accepted on a first come, first serve basis so make sure you set up your appointment and get it done as soon as possible; finished applications can be brought down to Mr. Porentas in his new home in S112. Senior Field Studies is something that looks great on your high school transcript and it promises to be one of the coolest experiences of your high school career, so make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity.


COACHES’ MEETING

Hey coaches, don’t forget that we have a coaches’ meeting today in the Main Office conference room during lunch.


SPORTS

Hey bears, if you’re looking for some fun this week, here are some opportunities. Girls Basketball plays Columbine tonight, January 6th.  Wrestling faces off against Chatfield tomorrow, January 7th,  and on Friday, January 8th, our Boys are going to destroy the Chatfield Chargers. Go Bears!


COLORADO GERMAN DAY

Any student interested in participating in Colorado German Day on February 12th at Columbine should attend a mandatory meeting, either today, January 7th, or tomorrow, January 8th, after school at 2:40 in room West 110. There will be a wide variety of events to sign up for, including trivia, music, art, folk dancing, skits and gingerbread house making. Come find out how to earn some sweet trophies by showing off your mad German skills. If you are unable to come to a meeting, see Frau Douglas for information.


GAPP EXCHANGE

For students who signed up for the GAPP exchange with Germany : After tomorrow, January 8th, deposits will no longer be refundable. If for some reason you decide to drop after this date, you will not receive your money back.


BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK

There will be a mandatory informational meeting for all athletes interested in Boys or Girls Track on Thursday, January 14 at 2:00 pm in the Lecture Center.  Schedules, paperwork, as well as order forms for gear will be available at this meeting.  Come meet the coaches and get the information for the upcoming season.


SHAKESPEAREAN MONOLOGUE

The Shakespearean Monologue competition is just around the corner!. To participate in this, all you need to do is memorize no more than 20 lines from one of Shakespeare’s monologues and then perform it to the judges on the day of the competition. The competition will be held on January 13th at 2:45 in the library.The winner of the school competition will go on to compete at the state competition in February. The winner of the state competition wins an all expense paid trip to New York to visit the city and to compete in the National Shakespeare competition! Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity. See Ms. Johnson for more info and suggested monologues.


FOOTBALL MEETING

All Football players who are not currently in 7th hour advanced weights need to meet in Coach Morris’ classroom S-102 at 2:40 pm on Monday January 11th. It will be a quick 15 minute meeting to discuss off season expectations.


Week of December 14th, 2015

SPRING MUSICAL CALLBACK

If your name appeared on the callback list for the spring musical, please be prepared for your final audition today, December 17th,  after school from 2:45-6pm. Bring plenty of water and comfortable clothing! Break a leg. The final cast list will be posted online by 8pm on Friday.


SPRING MUSICAL AUDITION

If you signed up to audition for the spring musical, we will see you after school today, December 16th, for the first audition. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your audition time. Break a leg!


SHAKESPEAREAN MONOLOGUE COMPETITION

Are you interested in Shakespeare? Do you have a love for performing? Would you like to win an all expense paid trip to New York? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then listen up! Bear Creek is hosting its 3rd annual Shakespearean Monologue Competition. All you have to do is memorize no more than 20 lines from a monologue written by Shakespeare and then perform it in front of judges on the day of the competition. The winner of the school competition goes on to compete at the State competition! The School competition is on Wednesday, January 13 from 2:45-3:45 in the library. To sign up or to get monologue ideas, see Ms. Johnson in W205.


SPEECH AND DEBATE CHAMPIONSHIP

This past weekend the Bear Creek Speech and Debate competed in their Jeffco District Championship tournament. The Bears had tremendous success! Josh Lindell and Ben Amundson were 1st place district champions in Public Forum Debate, Carson Ziegenhagen and Nic Snell got 3rd place in Public Forum Debate, Leni Fernald was 1st place district champion in Humor, Mekaylah Moscoso was 2nd place in Humor, Katy Walter got 2nd place in Drama, Ariana Rodriguez got 3rd place in drama, Ferida Zekaria got 6th place in drama, Alina Anguiano was 1st place district champion in poetry, Karin Waters got 2nd place in poetry, Sarina Majors got 3rd place in Poetry, and Sylvia Tran got 4th place in Poetry, Florentina got 5th place in oratory, Dalton Montgomery and Cece Bedard got 5th place in duoe, and Chad Gardner was 1st place champion for the 2nd year in a row. Great way to end the semester! If you are interested in joining speech and debate to join in with the success of the team, see Ms. Johnson in W205.


FINAL SPAMALOT AUDITION REHEARSAL

The FINAL audition rehearsal for SPAMALOT is today, December 14th, directly after school. This is your last opportunity to practice the audition music and get helpful tips and suggestions from the directing staff.


HOLIDAY CHEER

Today, December 14th, is the last day to drop off your donations for holiday cheer. If you have donations, please deliver them to Ms. Manfredi immediately.


YEARBOOK RESERVATION

Time is running out to reserve your 2015/2016 Yearbook!  December 18th is the last day to reserve a book for $65!  


BEAR INK

Submit your original writing, art, and photography to Bear Ink! This year will have a strict February 5th deadline. To submit, email your work to bcbearink@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name and the title of your submission in your email.


PE LOCKERS

ATTENTION ALL PE STUDENTS AND ATHLETES!  If you have a locker in the boys’ locker room or the girls’ PE locker room, you need to have all of your stuff cleaned out by tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15th.


Week of December 7th, 2015

SECOND SEMESTER SCHEDULES

Attention students:  Second semester schedules are now available to view on the portal.  Please make an appointment with your counselor know if you see a problem with your schedule prior to leaving for winter break.


SHAKESPEAREAN MONOLOGUE COMPETITION

Are you interested in Shakespeare? Do you have a love for performing? Would you like to win an all expense paid trip to New York? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then listen up! Bear Creek is hosting its 3rd annual Shakespearean Monologue Competition. All you have to do is memorize no more than 20 lines from a monologue written by Shakespeare and then perform it in front of judges on the day of the competition. The winner of the school competition goes on to compete at the State competition! The School competition is on Wednesday, January 13 from 2:45-3:45 in the library. To sign up or to get monologue ideas, see Ms. Johnson in W205.


NHS MEETING

Just a reminder for those of you in NHS, we’re having a meeting today, December 7th, after school in the library.  If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Anderson or Ms. Richardson. Also, fall community service hours are due today.


SPAMALOT AUDITION REHEARSAL

The next audition rehearsal for SPAMALOT is tomorrow, December 8th, directly after school. Come learn the audition music and get helpful tips and suggestions from the directing staff to help your chances of getting into the spring musical. The rehearsal runs from 2:45-3:15 in the choir room. And don’t forget to sign up for your audition slot ASAP.


YEARBOOK

Time is running out to reserve your 2015/2016 Yearbook!  December 18 is the last day to reserve a book for $65!  You don’t want to miss out on the only social media that will be around in 20 years!  Get a yearbook now!  You can reserve one in the financial office or at www.jostensyearbooks.com!


GIRLS TENNIS

For all girls interested in playing tennis this coming Spring, there will be a mandatory Girls Tennis meeting in room S204 at 2:45, tomorrow, December 8th.  


COCOA CRAM

Finals are coming up and to prep yourselves, Bear Creek is hosting a Cocoa Cram this Friday, December 11 from 3pm to 5pm in the library. There will be hot chocolate, snacks and tutoring. If you’re interested in studying with groups and getting personal help from tutors and teachers, show up to the Cocoa Cram!


WRESTLING TEAM

Hey Bears, did you know we have a wrestling team and rumor is they are pretty tough?  Ask Palmer Ridge, who found out last Tuesday night when our team defeated them 66-12. Boom baby. Special shout outs go to Estevan Garcia, Dylan Sandoval, Andrew Sansburn, Brennan Ratcliff, and Alex DeLeon with big wins.  This weekend we also hosted a tournament to show other schools just how good we are! We have plenty more duels this season, stop by and see how tough this team really is."


MANDATORY FOOTBALL MEETING

There is a MANDATORY Meeting for all students planning on playing football next year, The meeting will be held TOMORROW, December 8th @ 6:30 pm in the Auditorium. We will be discussing the trip to California, so it is vital that you and your parents attend.


BEAR INK

Submit your original writing, art, and photography to Bear Ink! Bear Ink is a student-run literary magazine that collects and publishes all genres of original writing and art from Bear Creek students and staff. This year will have a strict February 5th deadline. To submit, email your work to bcbearink@gmail.com. Be sure to include your name and the title of your submission in your email.


NROTC SCHOLARSHIP

Are you considering joining the military after high school?  Do you also want to earn your college degree?  If so, consider applying to the NROTC scholarship.  This scholarship will cover up to $180,000 toward tuition, books and fees.  Strong candidates will have a 25 or higher ACT and 3.5 or higher GPA.  There will be a presentation on Thursday, December 10th during connections in the counseling office.  Sign up to attend in Naviance or see Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office.


Week of November 30th, 2015

GIRLS TENNIS MEETING

For all girls interested in playing tennis this coming Spring, there will be a mandatory Girls Tennis meeting in room S204 at 2:45 on Tuesday, December 8th.  


COCOA CRAM

Hey Bears! Bear Creek will be hosting their annual Cocoa Cram on Friday, December 11 in the library from 3 pm to 5 pm, so come join us for some free cocoa, snacks and tutoring before finals!


SENIOR SHIRTS

Hey seniors! There has been an extension on the deadline to buy senior shirts. For just $15 you can have a senior shirt with a memory to last a lifetime! The new deadline is Friday, December 4th at 2:30! Make sure to order senior shirts!


YEARBOOK

Time is running out to reserve your 2015/2016 Yearbook!  December 18 is the last day to reserve a book for $65!  You don’t want to miss out on the only social media that will be around in 20 years!  Get a yearbook now!  You can reserve one in the financial office or at www.jostensyearbooks.com!

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SPAMALOT AUDITION

The first audition rehearsal for SPAMALOT is tomorrow, December 1st, directly after school. Come learn the audition music and get helpful tips and suggestions from the directing staff to help your chances of getting into the spring musical. The rehearsal runs from 2:45-3:15 in the choir room. And don’t forget to sign up for your audition slot ASAP.


HOLIDAY CHEER TREE

Welcome back, Bears. There are only 14 more school days until we leave the stress of school behind and enjoy the holidays with our family and friends. Although, some families struggle with financial hardships during this time, and that is where YOU come in. Senate is sponsoring our annual holiday cheer. Stop by the main office to pick up an ornament with gift suggestions requested by families in need. Drop off your donations to Ms. Manfredi or Ms. Hartlaub by December 14th so we can give families around Jeffco a very special holiday.


SENATE APPLICATIONS

Don’t forget your Senate applications are due this Friday- return them to Ms. manfredi or Ms. Hartlaub ASAP.


Week of November 16th, 2015

SENATE APPLICATIONS

Hey Freshmen and Seniors, Senate applications for 2nd semester are now available. Please see Ms. Manfredi or Ms. Hartlaub to obtain an app. The application is due December 4th.


ANNUAL HOLIDAY CHEER

Hey Bears, if it seems too early to start thinking about the holidays, it is not. There are only 16 more school days until we leave the stress of school behind and enjoy the holidays with our family and friends. However, some families struggle with financial hardships during this time, and that is where YOU come in. Senate is sponsoring our annual holiday cheer. Stop by the main office to pick up an ornament with gift suggestions requested by families in need. Drop off your donations to Ms. Manfredi or Ms. Hartlaub by December 14th so we can give families around Jeffco a very special holiday.


SENIOR SHIRT

Seniors, your senior shirt money is due today, November 18th- Please drop off your order to Ms. Manfredi’s mailbox or classroom (S114) by 2:30pm today. See Ms. Manfredi if you have any questions


SPRING MUSICAL AUDITIONS

Musical Bears- the audition sign up sheet for SPAMALOT is now posted in the performing arts hallway. If you want a chance to be a part of this ridiculously funny show, sign up for a vocal audition slot as soon as possible. There will be 4 opportunities for you to obtain the audition music and get some guidance from the directing staff- December 1, 8, 9, and 14th right after school in the choir room. See Ms. Manfredi or Mr Payant with questions.


WARREN TECH PRESENTATION

Attention Sophomores and Interested Juniors:  Warren Tech will be doing a presentation during Connections on Tuesday, November 17 in the auditorium. Programs include health science technology, criminal justice, auto mechanics and customization, welding, and Sports Medicine just to name a few. All sophomores and those juniors that are interested in Warren Tech - see you during Connections on Tuesday, November 17th.  


SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEETING

Attention all Science National Honor Society members. The makeup meeting for last week’s cancelled meeting will be tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17th. Thanks!


Week of November 9th, 2015

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEETING

Attention all Science National Honor Society members. The makeup meeting for this week’s cancelled meeting will be next Tuesday, November 17th. Thanks!


SENIOR SHIRT

Hey Seniors, if you are interested in purchasing the Senior shirt, please fill out the order form you should have received from your connections teacher and return it with payment as soon as possible to Ms. Manfredi.. The new deadline is November 18th- Thanks, Seniors.


SPAMALOT MUSICAL AUDITIONS

Musical Bears- the audition sign up sheet for SPAMALOT is now posted in the performing arts hallway. If you want a chance to be a part of this ridiculously funny show, sign up for a vocal audition slot as soon as possible. Here is another look- Visit Ms. Manfredi’s webpage for full details.


COLLEGE OF ARTS & MEDIA OPEN HOUSE

The CU Denver College of Arts & Media is hosting an Open House event for prospective high school students on Friday, November 13th on their campus in downtown Denver. This will be a great event for prospective students to learn about all of our wonderful degree programs in music, film, television and visual arts. See Ms. Thornton in the counseling office for more details.


HOLIDAY CHEER

Hey Bears, if it seems too early to start thinking about the holidays, it is not. There are only 21 more school days until we leave the stress of school behind and enjoy the holidays with our family and friends. Although, some families struggle with financial hardships during this time, and that is where YOU come in. Senate is sponsoring our annual holiday cheer. Stop by the main office to pick up an ornament with gift suggestions requested by families in need. Drop off your donations to Ms. Manfredi or Ms. Hartlaub by December 14th so we can give families around Jeffco a very special holiday.


WARREN TECH PRESENTATION

Attention Sophomores and Interested Juniors:  Warren Tech will be doing a presentation during Connections on Tuesday, November 17 in the auditorium. Programs include health science technology, criminal justice, auto mechanics and customization, welding, and Sports Medicine just to name a few. All sophomores and those juniors that are interested in Warren Tech - see you during Connections on Tuesday, November 17th.


WINTER GUARD

Calling all dancers, twirlers and spinners! The BCHS Winter Guard presents it’s 2015-16 show, “The Giving Tree”. Come out an audition for this incredible group. We will have a Try-It-Out Day today from 3-6pm in the Commons.


SENATE

Hey Freshmen and Seniors, Senate applications for 2nd semester are now available. Please see Ms. Manfredi or Ms. Hartlaub to obtain an application. The application is due December 4th.


GIRLS PRESEASON BASKETBALL CAMP

There will be a girls preseason basketball camp today, tomorrow and Wednesday from 2:30 to 4:30. Tryouts will be held Thursday for all teams from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm and all girls are welcome to tryout! You will need a physical by the Thursday tryout. If you have questions, please go see Ms. Hernandez in the athletic office.


FAFSA PRESENTATION

Seniors!  Trying to figure out how to pay for college?  Still confused on what the FAFSA even is?  Counseling is here to help!  We are hosting a FAFSA presentation on this Thursday, November 12th, during Connections in the auditorium.  Learn about how to pay for college, what different types of loans are available, how to complete the FAFSA and more.  


Week of November 2nd, 2015

BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS

Boys Basketball tryouts are this Thursday, November 12th.  Grades 10th - 12th will be in the gym from 3 - 5 pm.  9th graders will be in the gym from 5 - 7 pm.  In order to tryout, you must have a current physical with your paperwork turned into the athletic office. Get your paperwork turned in early so you don’t miss out!


WINTER GUARD AUDITIONS

Calling all dancers, twirlers and spinners! The BCHS Winter Guard presents it’s 2015-16 show, “The Giving Tree”. Come out an audition for this incredible group.  Do you want to try it out? We will have a Try-It-Out Day on Monday, November 9th from 3-6pm in the Commons. Wear dance clothes or clothes you can move in. See you there!  


COLLEGE OF ARTS & MEDIA OPEN HOUSE

The CU Denver College of Arts & Media is hosting an Open House event for prospective high school students on Friday, November 13th on their campus in downtown Denver. See Ms. Thornton in the counseling office for more details.


GAPP MEETING

There will be a meeting at 2:00 pm, Thursday, November 5th, in W110 about fundraising for the GAPP exchange with Germany for students going on the trip this summer. Students who are hosting are also welcome to attend.


BASEBALL MEETING

Attention all baseball players.  There will be a very important parent/player meeting tomorrow, November 3rd at 6:30 pm in the lecture hall.  Every current and new player to the program should attend with a parent.  They will cover winter workouts, fundraising, and what’s upcoming for baseball players at Bear Creek.  Speak with Coach Beke in S208 if you have any questions.


NHS MEETING

Just a reminder for those of you in NHS, we’re having a meeting after school in the library.  If you cannot attend, please see Ms. Anderson or Ms. Richardson.


TRAVEL EUROPE

Bears - Are you looking to travel in Europe next summer? Come with us for a historical tour of World War II and stand where soldiers fought, see where leaders met and connect with some of the most crucial moments of the War. Come with us to London, Normandy, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Salzburg and so much more!

Get more details and sign up with Ms. Gentile on November 2nd at 2:45 pm in S103!


TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION

If you are interested in participating in the Technology Student Association, please attend an informational meeting on Wed. November 4th at 2:40 in room N113. Please see Ms Schnacker, Ms. Smith or Mr. Amato if you have any questions.


Week of October 26th, 2015

TRAVEL TO EUROPE

Bears - Are you looking to travel in Europe next summer? Come with us for a historical tour of World War II and stand where soldiers fought, see where leaders met and connect with some of the most crucial moments of the War. Come with us to London, Normandy, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Salzburg and so much more! Get more details and sign up with Ms. Gentile on November 2nd at 2:45pm in S103!


HALLOWEEN

Students and staff who wish to observe the Halloween Holiday this Friday may do so by wearing school appropriate costumes on that day. “School appropriate” costumes must follow the BCHS Dress Code and must not create a safety hazard or disruption of learning. This includes costumes that prohibit the wearer from engaging in normal class activities. Students that violate these rules will be referred to their administrator. We know you guys want to show your spirit and we want you to have fun, but please be respectful and make sure to follow the guidelines, Bears.


TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION

If you are interested in participating in the Technology Student Association, please attend an information meeting on Wed. November 4th at 2:40 in room N113. Please see Ms. Schnacker, Ms. Smith or Mr. Amato if you have any questions.


VFW SCHOLARSHIP

Don’t forget that the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship is due on November 1st, less than a week away! For writing a single essay, you could win a trip and tour of Washington D.C. and up to $30,000 for the college of your choice. If you want to know more, see your counselor.


SENATE

Hey Freshmen! Do you like community service, event planning, peer mentoring and being an involved BEAR? Senate is looking for dedicated Bears hoping to join Senate for second semester. Applications will be available soon. Please see Ms. Manfredi or Ms. Hartlaub with more information.


ANTI-BULLYING MONTH

Don’t forget that BCTN is still hosting our second annual anti-bullying video contest this month! There is still time to win some great cash prizes or even a new camera; all you have to do is create an anti-bullying video that is 90 seconds or less, due to Mr. Martinez or Ms. Manfredi by November 2nd -- that’s only a few days away so get those videos done! Good luck, Bears!


BASEBALL MEETING

Attention all baseball players.  There will be a very important parent/player meeting Tuesday, November 3rd at 6:30 pm in the lecture hall.  Every current and new player to the program should attend with a parent.  They will cover winter workouts, fundraising, and what’s upcoming for baseball players at Bear Creek. Speak with Coach Beke in S208 if you have any questions.


Week of October 19th, 2015

NIGHT OF TERROR

PTSA is sponsoring a Night of Terror - the World’s Scariest Haunted House - NIGHT TERRORS! on Saturday, October 24th at Jared’s Garden Center on 10500 West Bowles Avenue.  Ticket prices are $15.00 and for every ticket sold $5.00 goes to Bear Creek High School’s PTSA.  Enjoy the fun and sponsor PTSA at the same time!


CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB

Criminal Justice Club’s field trip to Jefferson County Jail on Thursday, October 29th is rapidly approaching.  If interested, sign up and return a signed permission slip to Officer Hunt’s office ASAP.


BASEBALL FALL CLEAN

Attention all baseball players.  There will be the “Fall Clean” this Saturday at 9am-12pm.  Be in work clothes and bring rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows if possible.  Speak with Coach Beke in room S208 if you have any questions.  


PRACTICE ACT

Attention Juniors! Bear Creek is offering a practice ACT on Saturday, November 14 at 7:45 am. This is a chance to take an actual ACT and get feedback on your score and how to prepare for the real thing. The cost is $20. Registration forms are available in the counseling office. See Mrs. Smrt with any questions.

VFW VOICE OF DEMOCRACY SCHOLARSHIP

Hey Bears, there is still time to qualify for the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship is due on November 1st! For writing a single essay, you could win a trip and tour of Washington D.C. and up to $30,000 for the college of your choice. If you want to know more, check out the following link: tinyurl.com/VFWscholarship. Good luck and do us proud, Bears.


ANTI-BULLYING VIDEO CONTEST

Don’t forget that BCTN is still hosting our second annual anti-bullying video contest this month! There are some great prizes to be won; all you have to do is create an anti-bullying video that is 90 seconds or less, due to Mr. Martinez or Ms. Manfredi by November 2nd.


UNICEF COMPETITION

Hey Bears, UNICEF is hosting a competition between every connection class. Trick or Treat for UNICEF is raising money to provide kids around the world with food, water, and vaccines. Go door to door and raise the most money to win a doughnut party for your connections class!


FALL CHOIR CONCERTS

Please join the Choir Program for our Fall Concerts Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium.  Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the door.  The choirs are sounding great and we’d love to see a bunch of you there cheering us on!


PTSA NIGHT OF TERROR

PTSA is sponsoring a Night of Terror - the World’s Scariest Haunted House - NIGHT TERRORS! on Saturday, October 24th at Jared’s Garden Center on 10500 West Bowles Avenue.  Ticket prices are $15.00 and for every ticket sold $5.00 goes to Bear Creek High School’s PTSA.  Enjoy the fun and sponsor PTSA at the same time.


SPRING MUSICAL

Another fabulous theater production has come and gone- and now it time to start thinking about this year’s musical.


BCHS MARCHING BAND

Congratulations to the BCHS Marching Band who qualified for the 2015 State Marching Quarter Finals. The Marching Band has been a finalist at the Arapahoe and Pomona competitions the past 2 weeks. Good luck at State! Way to go Bears!


Week of October 12th, 2015

PROM CRUSADES

Hey Bears- We are hosting an event called The Prom Crusades this fall!  Each item donated will enter you into a raffle to win 2 free prom tickets if you are an upperclassman, and 2 free homecoming tickets next year if you are an underclassman. Donations can be delivered to Ms. Meier’s office now until October 19th. Thanks Bears!


ASVAB ASSESSMENT

Are you considering joining the military after high school?  If so, make sure to sign up for the ASVAB assessment test on Thursday, October 22nd.  This assessment is required by all branches before joining.  To sign up, see Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office.  


METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

Seniors- Are you considering applying to Metropolitan State University of Denver?  If so, Metro will be here on Thursday, November 5th conducting interviews for admission! You will receive an answer on the spot!  This is a wonderful opportunity for Bear Creek students interested in Metro!  You must sign up with Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office for an appointment.  

UNICEF COMPETITION

Hey Bears, UNICEF is hosting a competition between every connection class. Trick or Treat for UNICEF is raising money to provide kids around the world with food, water, and vaccines. Go door to door and raise the most money to win a doughnut party for your connections class!


VFW VOICE OF DEMOCRACY SCHOLARSHIP

Hey guys, don’t forget that the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship is due on November 1st! For writing a single essay, you could win a trip and tour of Washington D.C. and up to $30,000 for the college of your choice.


MILITARY PRESENTATION

There will be a presentation tomorrow, Tuesday, October 13th during connections in the counseling office for all students who plan on joining the military after high school.  Sign up to attend in Naviance or see Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office.  


FALL PLAY TICKETS

It is show week, ladies and gents! Tickets for The Sweetest Swing in Baseball will be available at both lunches all week long. Student tickets are $5! Don’t miss the opportunity to see what these promos are all about. The shows only run two nights, October 16 and 17th! See Ms. Manfredi for info.


JUNIOR PSAT TESTING

Hey Junior Bears - just a quick reminder about this year’s PSAT. It is next door at the Bear Creek Church, on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Please arrive at 7:30 am with two #2 pencils, an approved calculator, a student ID, and really you should leave everything else (including back-packs and phones) out of the testing area if possible. You will be done by 11:30 and excused through 5th period. Go to www.collegeboard.org and/or Mr. Dewar with questions.


SPIRIT DAY
On October 15th, join the Gay and Straight Alliance in supporting Spirit Day, which began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBT youth.. Following suicide deaths of gay teens in 2010, GLAAD worked to involve millions of teachers, workplaces, celebrities, media outlets and students in going purple on social media or wearing purple, a color that symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. On Thursday, October 15th, wear purple to show your support.


Week of October 5th, 2015

WEEKEND COLLEGE FAIRS

What to do with your weekend segment:  Still unsure about what college you are going to attend?   That’s OK!  There are two big college fairs this weekend!  The first is on Saturday, October 10th from 10am-12:30pm at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch.  This fair will host both in-state and out-of-state colleges and there will be workshops, too!  The other fair is this Sunday, October 11th from 1-4pm and is a big National College Fair @ the Denver Mart hosting colleges outside of Colorado.  Visit www.gotocollegefairs.com for more info and to sign up!


NROTC MILITARY SCHOLARSHIP

Are you considering joining the military after high school?  Do you also want to earn your college degree?  If so, consider applying to the NROTC scholarship.  This scholarship will cover up to $180,000 toward tuition, books and fees.  Strong candidates will have a 25 or higher ACT and 3.5 or higher GPA.  There will be a presentation on Tuesday, October 13th during connections in the counseling office.  Sign up to attend in Naviance or see Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office.  


COLLEGE FAIR

Tonight there is an Out of State College fair at Lakewood High School from 6:30-8:00pm.  This is a great opportunity for juniors and seniors to learn more information about schools outside of Colorado.  There will also be a drawing for college scholarships!  Hope to see you there!


ASVAB ASSESSMENTS
Are you considering joining the military after high school?  If so, make sure to sign up for the ASVAB assessment test on Thursday, October 22nd.  This assessment is required by all branches before joining.  To sign up, see Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office.


PICTURE RETAKES

You still have a chance to retake your student picture and i.d. with Lifetouch this Friday during the day. Just go during an off period or during your lunch to get this done. Lifetouch photographers will be located outside the Counseling Office ready to capture your best smile.  Remember to bring your old packet and give it to the photographer.


SENIOR PICTURES

Seniors - have you taken your senior picture yet?  Have you turned it in?  Senior pictures are due Friday, October 9 - just a few days away!  Be sure to upload your senior picture to https://images.jostens.com/402443431 or bring your digital picture to Mrs. De Long in N206 by Friday, October 9.  Be sure to also bring the $10 fee that accompanies each senior picture.


SENIOR INFORMATION

Seniors - don’t forget ALL of your Senior Information is due. Your senior quote, senior acknowledgment and your senior buddy pictures are also due on Friday, October 9.  If you have pictures of you and your other senior Bear Creek friends and want to see it in your senior book,  then get them in. Each buddy picture is $1 and you can turn in up to 5 pictures.  Upload all pictures to https://images.jostens.com/402443431 or bring the digital pictures to Mrs. De Long in N206!  


If you want to see yourself in the book - don’t miss this opportunity!


ANTI-BULLYING MONTH

Did you know that October is officially anti-bullying month? Well, to commemorate, BCTN is proud to work with South Jeffco Rotary and Englewood Camera to bring you our second annual anti-bullying video contest this month! Last year we had some incredible entries and our winners were well rewarded, but this year we think we can make it even better.


This year, in addition to a brand new Sony HDR Video Camera, we are also giving away over $1000 cash to the Bear Creek students who make the best videos. The contest rules are simple, all videos must be 90 seconds or less, they must address the theme of anti-bullying and they are due to Mr. Martinez or Ms. Manfredi by November 2nd. So get out there and show us what you’ve got, good luck, Bears!


HUMAN TRAFFICKING GUEST SPEAKER

Hey Bears, Bear Creek will be hosting a fantastic free guest speaker from Uganda named Agnes Igoye TODAY! Agnes in an expert in the prevention of Human Trafficking and has worked in Uganda through conflicts with Joseph Kony and child soldiers and is recognized internationally for her leadership in the prevention of human trafficking. Don't miss this great talk right after school today in the lecture hall. Some classes will even be giving extra credit so don’t miss your chance to see this incredible speaker and humanitarian.


DANIELS FUND

Should your college experience be paid in full because you've worked hard to make the world a better place?  Well, the Daniels Fund agrees with you.  If you scored 17 or higher in each category on the ACT, can demonstrate financial need, have leadership potential and a willingness to give back to your community, then you may be eligible for this full ride scholarship.  There will be an informational meeting for the Daniels Fund Scholarship this coming Tuesday, October 6th with Mr. Schacht in the Lecture Hall during Access.  Hash Tag Free Money.


SPANISH CLUB

Do you love speaking Spanish, Spanish culture and food, and community service?  Join the Spanish Club in Ms. Dooling’s room (W-111) for their first ever meeting on Thursday the 8th, that’s this Thursday!  Nos vemos!


Week of September 28th, 2015

LACROSSE

Hey Bears, did you know that Bear Creek now has a lacrosse program? If you interested in playing boys or girls lacrosse in the spring, please plan on attending a parent/player meeting on Thursday October 1st at 6:45 pm in room N101. This will be at the end of the second night of conferences so plan ahead with your parents. We will be going over important information regarding the upcoming season. If you have questions, please see Coach Schnacker or Coach NG.


PROM CRUSADES

Hey Bears- We are hosting an event called The Prom Crusades this fall! We are looking for donations of prom dresses, homecoming dresses, suits, dress pants, ties, belts, shoes handbags and other formal accessories. All donations go to the Prom Dress Exchange for girls and Career Gear for boys. Each item donated will enter you into a raffle to win 2 free prom tickets if you are an upperclassman, and 2 free homecoming tickets next year if you are an underclassman. Donations can be delivered to Ms. Meier’s office now until October 19th. Thanks Bears!


GAY & STRAIGHT ALLIANCE
Gay and Straight Alliance will have their bi-weekly meeting today beginning at 2:45 in S103.  


ANTI-BULLYING MONTH

Did you know that October is officially anti-bullying month? Well, to commemorate, BCTN is proud to work with South Jeffco Rotary and Englewood Camera to bring you our second annual anti-bullying video contest this month! Last year we had some incredible entries and our winners were well rewarded, but this year we think we can make it even better.


This year, in addition to a brand new Sony HDR Video Camera, we are also giving away over $1000 cash to the Bear Creek students who make the best videos. The contest rules are simple, all videos must be 90 seconds or less, they must address the theme of anti-bullying and they are due to Mr. Martinez or Ms. Manfredi by November 2nd. So get out there and show us what you’ve got, good luck, Bears!


HUMAN TRAFFICKING GUEST SPEAKER

Hey Bears, are you interested in global communities, social justice or human rights? What about the people of Africa, ending poverty, hunger and finding innovative solutions to issues such as Human Trafficking? Bear Creek will be hosting a fantastic free guest speaker from Uganda named Agnes Igoye. Agnes in an expert in the prevention of Human Trafficking. She has worked for the Ugandan Government through conflicts with Joseph Kony and child soldiers and is recognized internationally for her leadership in the prevention of human trafficking. Don't miss this great talk NEXT Monday, October 5th at 2:45pm - that’s right after school in the lecture hall. Some classes will even be giving extra credit so don’t miss your chance to see this incredible speaker and humanitarian.


OUTDOOR LAB

If you are a Junior or a Senior, Outdoor Lab still needs you to apply. You can still submit a 2015-16 application because all of our remaining trips happen in December or next semester. See Mr. Dewar in the Counseling Center with questions.


Week of September 21st 2015

SENIOR PICTURES

Seniors - have you taken your senior picture yet?  Have you turned it in?  Senior pictures are due Friday, October 9 - just a few days away!  Be sure to upload your senior picture or bring your digital picture to Mrs. De Long in N206 by Friday, October 9.  Be sure to also bring the $10 fee that accompanies each senior picture.


Seniors - don’t forget your Senior Buddy pictures are also due on Friday, October 9.  If you have pictures of you and your other senior Bear Creek friends and want to see it in your senior book - then get them in. Each buddy picture is $1 and you can turn in up to 5 pictures.  


LACROSSE

Hey Bears, did you know that Bear Creek now has a lacrosse program? If you interested in playing boys or girls lacrosse in the spring, please plan on attending a parent/player meeting on Thursday October 1st at 6:45 pm in room N101. This will be at the end of the second night of conferences so plan ahead with your parents. We will be going over important information regarding the upcoming season. If you have questions, please see Coach Schnacker or Coach NG.


GAY & STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

Gay and Straight Alliance will have their bi-weekly meeting on Monday September 28th at 2:45pm in S103.


COLLEGE TUITION

Hey guys, it’s never too late to start thinking about how to pay for college. If you’re looking for a great opportunity, you should check out the VFWs Annual Voice of Democracy Competition. The organization gives away more than 2 million dollars every year to 40,000 students across the country! For writing a single essay, you could win a trip and tour of Washington D.C. and up to 30 thousand dollars for the college of your choice. Sounds legit, right? If you want to know more, check out the following link: tinyurl.com/VFWscholarship. Good luck and do us proud, Bears!


Should your college experience be paid in full because you've worked hard to make the world a better place? Well, the Daniels Fund agrees with you.  If you scored 17 or higher in each category on the ACT, can demonstrate financial need, have leadership potential and a willingness to give back to your community, then you may be eligible for this full ride scholarship.  There will be an informational meeting for the Daniels Fund Scholarship this Tuesday with Mr. Schacht in the Counseling Center during Access. 

BLOOD DRIVE

Just a reminder that Bonfils Blood Center will be here on Thursday September 24th this week!  There are still several appointments available.  See Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office ASAP to sign up!


SENIORS AWARD

Seniors - Have you filled out your Senior Awards sheet yet for yearbook!  Have you voted for your classmates? Time is running out. The sheets are due to Mrs. De Long by Friday, September 25!  If you have misplaced your sheet - you can get another one outside of N206!  When you are done voting - return it to Mrs. De Long in N206 or place it in the Yearbook Box in the Main Office!  Don’t miss out on this fun tradition at Bear Creek High School.


DANIELS FUND

Should your college experience be paid in full because you've worked hard to make the world a better place? Well, the Daniels Fund agrees with you.  If you scored 17 or higher in each category on the ACT, can demonstrate financial need, have leadership potential and a willingness to give back to your community, then you may be eligible for this full ride scholarship.  There will be an informational meeting for the Daniels Fund Scholarship this Tuesday with Mr. Schacht in the Counseling Center during Access.


Week of September 14th 2015

The GAPP exchange is going to be a blast, so make sure to get your applications and fees for hosting and/or traveling to Frau Douglas TODAY!!! Don’t forget!!!


PSAT

If you signed up for the PSAT on October 14, 2015 you can go to the Counseling Center to pick up your Student Guide so that you may be more prepared. The test will take place at the Bear Creek Church next door. Please arrive at 7:30 am with your picture ID and a couple #2 pencils. You will be able to resume your regular school day 7th hour. There will be no refunds after September 18. See Mr. Dewar in the Counseling Center with questions.


STOP SMOKING

Are you thinking about quitting smoking or other tobacco products? Join the NOT group! We’ll be meeting Thursdays during Connections starting this Thursday, September 17.  Please see Mrs. Smrt or Mrs. Duley in the counseling office ASAP to get a pass or for more information.


SENIORS AWARD

Seniors - Have you filled out your Senior Awards sheet yet for yearbook!  Have you voted for your classmates? Time is running out. The sheets are due to Mrs. De Long by Friday, September 25!  If you have misplaced your sheet - you can get another one outside of N206!  When you are done voting - return it to Mrs. De Long in N206 or place it in the Yearbook Box in the Main Office!  Don’t miss out on this fun tradition at Bear Creek High School.


GERMAN GAPP

Applications and fees for the German GAPP exchange are due to Frau Douglas (pronounced FROU - ou like the sound in ouch) on Friday, September 18th. If you were unable to make the kick-off meeting, you may still apply. Just stop by West 110 and pick up an application.


JAPAN TRIP

Next year’s trip to Japan is off and running. For those interested, there will be an informational meeting with VP and Harguth this Thursday night, September 17th at 7pm in the Lecture Hall. All those interested should bring their parents. We will talk about all the basics: how much the trip will cost, what you will get to see, and how this trip will change your life! Please come see VP in S209 for an informational packet. See you Thursday night!


COLLEGE TUITION

Attention seniors interested in having your entire college experience paid in full:  There will be an informational meeting for the Boettcher Scholarship this Thursday in the Lecture Hall during Connections.  If you have superior scholastic ability, evidence of potential leadership, served your community and school, and outstanding character, join Mr. Schacht to find out if you qualify for this fantastic opportunity.


Reminder that College Night is TONIGHT at Bear Creek High School from 6:30-8:30pm.  College admission representatives will be hosting several different breakout sessions related to college.  Topics include: financial aid, scholarships, the college search process, writing the college essay, community college options, and more!  All grade levels are invited to attend. We hope to see you there!


Attention Science National Honor Society members: Tomorrow is the first SNHS meeting of the year. We’ll meet in room N215 after school and talk about the upcoming year. Bring some good ideas for what we should do this year.


Haven't ordered pictures from Lifetouch yet? Don't miss this year's school picture!

  1. Go to mylifetouch.com

  2. Log in with your Portrait ID (CG895078Y2) and Access Code located in your picture package and order the pictures of your choice.



Week of September 7th 2015

If you signed up for the PSAT on October 14, 2015 you can go to the Counseling Center to pick up your Student Guide so that you may be more prepared. The test will take place at the Bear Creek Church next door. Please arrive at 7:30 am with your picture ID and a couple #2 pencils. You will be able to resume your regular school day 7th hour. There will be no refunds after September 18. See Mr. Dewar in the Counseling Center with questions.


Last summer, Mr. Harguth and VP took students to Japan. They had an awesome time traveling the country, eating amazing food, and learning about Japanese culture. If you are interested in being apart of this trip in 2016, see Mr Harguth in room S204 or VP in S209 for more information. Do not miss out on an incredible opportunity!


Save the date!  Monday, September 14th is College Night at Bear Creek High School from 6:30-8:30pm.  College admission representatives will be hosting several different breakout sessions related to college.  Topics include: financial aid, scholarships, the college search process, writing the college essay, community college options, and more!  All grade levels are invited to attend.  Pick up a flyer on the counseling bulletin board.  See you there!


Tomorrow is the homecoming assembly, followed by a tailgate after school, where food and fun is provided. Come listen to music, enjoy a hot dog, get your face painted and send off our football team before the big game. The tailgate is at 3:30pm and the game is at 7:30pm. See you there. Wear your green and gold proudly, bears!


We hope to see you all tonight at the Powder Puff football game followed by the bon fire beginning at dusk. Come on out to show your spirit and enjoy the festivities.


Wanna pie teachers in the face during the homecoming assembly? Stop by the Unicef booth near the counseling office during lunch and place donations into the box for the teacher you want to pie. The teacher who gets the most money will get pied and you can also enter the drawing to be the one who pies them. The donations will help Unicef raise money for a water pump in Africa.


Do you have a passion for the visual arts? Do you enjoy fun art projects? Do you enjoy community service? Join National Art Honor Society or Art Club! If you missed the first meeting, there will be another informational meeting today at 2:40pm in room S116. See you there!


Did you know a single blood donation can help save up to three lives?  Bonfils [sounds like Bon-fees] Blood Center is coming back to Bear Creek High School this year on Thursday September 24th.  You must be at least 16 years old to donate.  To sign up sign up see Mrs. Thornton in the counseling center.  Be a part of the High School Heros, sign up and save a life!


Buy your homecoming dance tickets today! Tickets are $15 before the dance and $20 at the door. Stop by the financial office today!


Don’t forget to wear your SuperHero gear tomorrow and join us for the Powder Puff game and Bon Fire tomorrow night.


Week of August 30th, 2015

Science National Honor Society applications are due today. See Mr. Fuller in room N215 if you have any questions or need an application. Stand back! We’re going to do science!


Hey guys, it’s never too late to start thinking about how to pay for college. If you’re looking for a great opportunity, you should check out the VFWs Annual Voice of Democracy Competition. The organization gives away more than 2 million dollars every year to 40,000 students across the country! For writing a single essay, you could win a trip and tour of Washington D.C. and up to 30 thousand dollars for the college of your choice. Sounds legit, right? If you want to know more, check out the following link: tinyurl.com/VFWscholarship. Good luck and do us proud, Bears!


Are you interested in Japanese culture? Would you be interested in traveling to Japan in 2016? If so, stop by Mr. Harguth’s room in S204 or VP’s room in S209 for more information!


There will be a girls swimming meeting today after school in the lecture hall.


Don’t forget: if you are interested in the German Exchange there will be a kick-off meeting tonight at 6:30 pm in room W110 where you can learn all about it. Make sure to bring a parent.


Hey Bears- get a team of 5 together for the first annual TUG OF WAR competition. This event will take place during both lunches on Tuesday, September 8th outside by the cafeteria. Make sure your team members all have the same lunch, and there is at least ONE girl on the team. A lunch winners will face the B lunch winners right after school that day to determine the ultimate champion. Winners will receive FREE homecoming tickets! Sign up with Mr. Lueders in the Athletic office by Friday!!!


Attention National English Honor Society members:  Our first meeting of the year will be on September 9th at 2:40  in room N218.  This is an important planning meeting so please don’t be late.  If you are not a member, and are interested in applying, please come to this meeting for more information.  


Homecoming dance tickets go on sale TODAY! Go to the financial office to pick up your tickets. Tickets are $15 before the dance and $20 at the door.


Teachers, please have your connections class vote for their class royalty today after the Mind Set video. Tally the votes for your class and please return the ballots to either Ms. Hartlaub or Ms. Manfredi, or allow a senator to pick up the ballots during Access.


Have you reserved your yearbook yet?  If not - do not wait.  If you order one before September 5 - you get free icons printed on the book.  Pick up an order form outside of N206 to reserve a yearbook and get your icons for free!


Frau Douglas and Frau Flynn are taking students to Germany next summer! Don’t forget: if you are interested in the German Exchange there will be a kick-off meeting tomorrow, Thursday, September 3rd, at 6:30 pm in room W110 where you can learn all about it. Make sure to bring a parent.


Hey Bears- get a team of 5 together for the first annual TUG OF WAR competition. This event will take place during both lunches on Tuesday, September 8th outside by the cafeteria. Make sure your team members all have the same lunch, and there is at least ONE girl on the team. A lunch winners will face the B lunch winners right after school that day to determine the ultimate champion. Winners will receive FREE homecoming tickets! Sign up with Mr. Lueders in the Athletic office by Friday!!!


Save the date!  Monday, September 14th is College Night at Bear Creek High School from 6:30-8:30pm.  College admission representatives will be hosting several different breakout sessions related to college.  Topics include: financial aid, scholarships, the college search process, writing the college essay, community college options, and more!  All grade levels are invited to attend.  Pick up a flyer on the counseling bulletin board.  See you there!


Science National Honor Society applications are due this Friday. See Mr. Fuller in room N215 if you have any questions or would like an application.


Join National Art Honor Society or Art Club! Don’t forget, there will be an informational meeting tomorrow at 2:40pm in room S116. See you there!


Pétanque Club will be meeting on Tuesday afternoons right out in front of the school. Come out and learn this strategic throwing game, and help us promote the sport right into the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. Please stop by room W-105 beforehand to pick up waivers and other instructional material from Mr. Keil.


Bring yourself and a parent to the kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 3rd at 6:30 pm in room W110 to find out more about the opportunity to go to Germany for 3 weeks this summer!


Hey Bears- get a team of 5 together for the first annual TUG OF WAR competition. This event will take place during both lunches on Tuesday, September 8th outside by the cafeteria. Make sure your team members all have the same lunch, and there is at least ONE girl on the team. A lunch winners will face the B lunch winners right after school that day to determine the ultimate champion. Winners will receive FREE homecoming tickets! Sign up with Mr. Lueders in the Athletic office by Friday!!!


Attention National English Honor Society members:  Our first meeting of the year will be on September 9th at 2:40  in room N218.  This is an important planning meeting so please don’t be late.  If you are not a member, and are interested in applying, please come to this meeting for more information.  


Week of August 24th, 2015

Have you reserved your yearbook yet?  If not - do not wait.  If you order one before September 5 - you get free icons printed on the book. Pick up an order form outside of N206 to reserve a yearbook and get your icons for free!


Colorado State University in Fort Collins is visiting Bear Creek next Wednesday September 2nd at 9:00am in the lecture hall.  This is a great opportunity for seniors to learn more information and ask questions about CSU.  You must sign up in Naviance to attend this visit.  See Mrs. Thornton in the counseling office with questions.


Hey there Bears! Are you really interested and successful in your science classes? Do you wish that there were opportunities outside the classroom to learn how science really works, help spread the joy of science with the community, and visit various science institutions? Then the Science National Honor Society is for you! If you are a junior or senior and would like to apply for membership, get an application from Mr. Fuller in room N215. Applications are due on Friday, September 4th.


After BCTN today, you will have the chance to nominate ONE boy and ONE girl from your class for Homecoming royalty. You are not required to nominate, but based off these initial nominations, we will select 3 from each class to vote for next week.


Did you know a single blood donation can help save up to three lives?  Bonfils [sounds like Bon-fees] Blood Center is coming back to Bear Creek High School this year on Thursday September 24th.  You must be at least 16 years old to donate.  To sign up sign up see Mrs. Thornton in the counseling center.  Be a part of the High School Heros, sign up and save a life!


NAHS

Do you have a passion for the visual arts? Do you enjoy fun art projects? Do you enjoy community service? Join National Art Honor Society or Art Club! There will be informational meetings on Tuesday September 1st and again on Wednesday Sept. 9th at 2:40pm in room S116. See you there!


After School Homework Help is up and running!  The library will be open from 2:30 to 3:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  There will be teachers and tutors there to help you with any of your homework needs or you can just work and enjoy the quiet.


Do you like Schnitzel? Do you wear Lederhosen? No? That’s ok. You can still go on the GAPP exchange to Germany next summer for three weeks with Frau Douglas and Frau Flynn. You do NOT have to currently be enrolled in a German class to go on the trip. Bring yourself and a parent to the kick-off meeting on Thursday, September 3rd at 6:30 pm in room W110 to find out more.


As part of the District's security policy, the annual student password expiration is set for August 31.  This will impact your accounts for Google Apps, Computer Log-ins, Infinite Campus  and JeffcoSchoology.


You need to change your password by Monday, August 31.  You can do this using the Student Password Reset Link found on the Student page of Bear Creek’s Website.  If you’ve changed it since school has started, you don’t have to change it again.  If you cannot change it using the Reset link, your classroom teacher can help you.


Share a donut with Officer Hunt at the first Criminal Justice Club meeting of the year on Thursday, August 27th at 2:10 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.


Unicef is having a Pizza Social on Wednesday August 26th. Everyone is welcome to come and join to learn more about Unicef’s goals about aiding children around the world in need.  We will meet Wednesday at 2:45 in Room S107.


Key Club is a great way to get involved with school activities and community service. There will be an Ice Cream Social in the Commons on Tuesday August 25th at 2:45 to 3:30. This is an opportunity to learn about Key Club and anyone interested is welcome to come to this informational meeting followed by ice cream.


Bear Creek High School Gay Straight Alliance is having its first meeting of the year on Monday, August 31 in Room S103 at 2:40 PM.  This club is open to all members of the Bear Creek community interested in promoting unity for everyone.  Come out and join the fun!  


Science National Honor Society! Just join it! Applications are available now in room N215 from Mr. Fuller.


Hey guys, it’s never too late to start thinking about how to pay for college. If you’re looking for a great opportunity, you should check out the VFWs Annual Voice of Democracy Competition. The organization gives away more than 2 million dollars every year to 40,000 students across the country! For writing a single essay, you could win a trip and tour of Washington D.C. and up to 30 thousand dollars for the college of your choice. Sounds legit, right? If you want to know more, check out the following link: tinyurl.com/VFWscholarship. Good luck and do us proud, Bears!


Hey juniors and senior theatre students- Are you interested in seeing 7 Broadway shows in NYC over spring break? COme to the informational meeting during access tomorrow in Ms. Manfredi’s room.


Don’t forget to sign up for the fall play auditions in the performing arts hallway. The auditions are this Thursday from 230-5, No previous experience or audition prep is required. The fall show is the sweetest swing in baseball.


Bear Creek’s Video Game Club will be meeting again this year on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:15 in Mr. Hudson’s room in S105. This is an opportunity to play and discuss video games from all platforms. We have all current and last generation consoles available to play weekly. If you are attending for the first time, please pick up a permission slip from Mr. Hudson in s105 prior to Tuesday. Come to our first meeting tomorrow afternoon!


Would you like to spend two weeks exploring France this summer? Ms. Hartlaub and Mr. Hudson will be hosting an informational meeting on September 1 at 5 pm in the Lecture Hall. Stop by to find out all about this once in a lifetime opportunity! You can also visit Ms. Hartlaub in S108 or Mr. Hudson in S105 for more information. (video promotion sent to Martinez)


Are you interested in participating in Bear Creek’s Chapter of TSA - Technology Student Association -  for the 2015-16 school year? Please attend the first TSA meeting on Wed. at 2:40pm in room N113. We will be going over important information for the upcoming year so please make sure you attend.


NAHS: Do you have a passion for the visual arts? Do you enjoy fun art projects? Do you enjoy community service? Join National Art Honor Society or Art Club! There will be informational meetings on Tuesday September 1st and again on Wednesday Sept. 9th at 2:40pm in room S116. See you there!


After School Homework Help is up and running!  The library will be open from 2:30 to 3:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  There will be teachers and tutors there to help you with any of your homework needs or you can just work and enjoy the quiet.


Week of August 17th, 2015

Have you reserved your yearbook yet?  If not - do not wait.  If you order one before September 5 - you get free icons printed on the book. This means if you are the football stud...you can put a football player icon on the front of the book...if you are in marching band and want to see a band mate on the front of your yearbook - you can get one!  Pick up an order form outside of N206 to reserve a yearbook and get your icons for free!


Look your best for school pictures on August 26th or 27th during your senior English or social studies class for all other grades. Your teacher will let you know which day your class is scheduled.  Please consider the dress code when choosing your clothing for the day.

You’ll receive a packet of information to order with, or you can go to mylifetouch.com and enter the picture day code:  CG895078Y1.  If you need a school i.d., just tell the photographer that same day.


Are you interested in participating in HOSA - future health professionals -  for the 2015-16 school year? Please attend the first HOSA meeting on Monday August 24th at 2:40pm in room N101. We will be going over important information for the upcoming year so please make sure you attend.


New National Honor Society applicants - your application is DUE TODAY by 3PM! Don’t forget to fill it out and turn it in. If you have any questions, ask Ms. Anderson or Ms. Richardson.

If you were a National Honor Society member at BCHS last year, and finished in good standing, you DO NOT need to reapply. You are automatically still a member.


CURRENT NHS members - your first meeting of the year is Monday, August 24 in Room S-205 at 2:40. You are expected to attend or to notify Ms. Richardson or Ms. Anderson in writing prior to the meeting.

Bear Creek High School Gay Straight Alliance is having its first meeting of the year on Monday, August 31 in Room S103 at 2:40 PM.  This club is open to all members of the Bear Creek community interested in promoting unity for everyone.  Come out and join the fun!  


BUS PASSES:

The financial office has received bus passes. Please stop by the financial office to pick up your pass beginning Monday, August 24th.


Key Club is a great way to get involved with school activities and community service. There will be an Ice Cream Social in the Commons on Tuesday August 25th at 2:45 to 3:30. This is an opportunity to learn about Key Club and anyone interested is welcome to come to this informational meeting followed by ice cream.


Bear Creek’s Video Game Club will be meeting again this year on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:15 in Mr. Hudson’s room in S105. This is an opportunity to play and discuss video games from all platforms. We have all current and last generation consoles available to play weekly. If you are attending for the first time, please pick up a permission slip from Mr. Hudson in s105 prior to Tuesday.


Don’t forget to sign up for the fall play auditions in the performing arts hallway. The auditions are next Thursday from 230-5, No previous experience or audition prep is required. The fall show is the sweetest swing in baseball. If you have any questions, see Ms. Manfredi.


Attention all baseball players or those interested in playing baseball this spring.  There will be a 15 minute meeting in Coach Beke’s room S208 at 230pm this Friday.  All returning players and new players are expected to attend.


If you were a National Honor Society member at BCHS last year, and finished in good standing, you DO NOT need to reapply. You are automatically still a member.


If you are a junior or senior and believe you have a GPA of 3.5 or above and DID NOT receive an application this summer, see Ms. Anderson in S-107 or Ms. Richardson in S-20 TODAY.


Bear Creek High School Gay Straight Alliance is having its first meeting of the year on Monday, August 31 in Room S103 at 2:40 PM.  This club is open to all members of the Bear Creek community interested in promoting unity for everyone.  Come out and join the fun!  


Have you reserved your yearbook yet?  If not - do not wait.  If you order one before September 5 - you get free icons printed on the book. This means if you are the football stud...you can put a football player icon on the front of the book...if you are in marching band and want to see a band mate on the front of your yearbook - you can get one!  Pick up an order form outside of N206 to reserve a yearbook and get your icons for free!


Look your best for school pictures on August 26th or 27th during your senior English or social studies class for all other grades. Your teacher will let you know which day your class is scheduled.  Please consider the dress code when choosing your clothing for the day.


You’ll receive a packet of information to order with, or you can go to mylifetouch.com and enter the picture day code:  CG895078Y1.  If you need a school i.d., just tell the photographer that same day.


Are you interested in participating in HOSA - future health professionals -  for the 2015-16 school year? Please attend the first HOSA meeting on Monday August 24th at 2:40pm in room N101. We will be going over important information for the upcoming year so please make sure you attend.


Hey there Bears! Are you really interested and successful in your science classes? Do you wish that there were opportunities outside the classroom to learn how science really works, hear scientists talk about their work, hang out with other like-minded students, help spread the joy of science with the community, watch popular science movies, and visit various science institutions? Then the Science National Honor Society is for you! If you are a junior or senior and would like to apply for membership or just learn more, see Mr. Fuller in room N215. Applications are due by Friday, September 4th.


BEST Robotics 2015 Teaser Are you interested in competing in this years BEST Robotics competition? Please attend an informational meeting on Wed. August 26th at 2:40pm in room N113.