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November News and Events

Musical Theater Performance Next Week

BHS Musical Theater has been hard at work to put on their first performance ever!  Please come out and support our program and enjoy a Review of Hairspray at the Bonsall Community Center on Friday, November 13th.  Tickets are on sale in the BHS front office for $20.  Included in the price is dinner catered by Trupianos and a 30 minute show.  We hope to see you there!

November Events

  • Wednesday November 11th: NO SCHOOL VETERAN'S DAY
  • Thursday November 12th: A Review of Hairspray Assembly 1:30 MPR
  • Friday November 13th 6 pm: Dinner and Hairspray Show Bonsall Community Center
  • Wednesday, November 18th: Field Trip for all 10th grade students to CSU San Marcos.  
  • Thursday, November 19th: Teacher Appreciation Fall Flavor Luncheon hosted by Ping
  • Monday November 23-Friday November 28: NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
PiNG!
Parent Involvement Networking & Guidance is a great group of parents interested in staying informed on BHS going-ons and helping out here & there. 
It is NOT a PTA and there are no membership dues. Just jump in where/when you can!
 
share pictures on shutterfly: https://bonsallhs.shutterfly.com (group password: golegion - please post your pix, this site is also available to BHS yearbook)
 
Upcoming Event: 
Sign up now on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/1DrC26 for Fall Flavors "Taste of Thanksgiving Break" Luncheon to Appreciate BHS Teachers/Staff which will be held Thurs. Nov 19after PiNG meeting. Any problems signing up, just email larissa.scors.anderson@gmail.com what you would like to bring
 
Next PiNG Meeting: Thursday November 1910:30-11:30, library
 
Ping is spearheading a field trip for all 10th grade students to visit CSU San Marcos on the 18th of November.  Please watch for permission slips coming home next week!  BHS is providing a school bus and we are hoping for 100% attendance from our 10th grade students to help them explore college possibilities. See Ping leadership with any questions.

Legion Sports

Volleyball has finished their first season while Cross Country is wrapping up. Students interested in playing soccer should plan to attend an informational meeting next week at lunch on Tuesday and practice will begin the following week.  Our first season games start in January.  

PSAT Scores

When I asked most students how the PSAT went I got the same response from every 9th grade student I asked: "My score was so bad!"

Some 10th graders had a more realistic expectation of the PSAT given that many of them already practiced last year and were able to compare their scores and even see some improvement, but some were still disappointed by their scores.

What is it about these scores that is so discouraging for our learners?  Many Bonsall students test above state and national averages so until high school, students have been able to see scores as a validation of their hard work or talent. The SAT isn't designed to validate or measure specific standards taught, it is a tool colleges use to see what students know generally and whether they can apply the knowledge at high levels. After only a few months, or even a year, students should not expect to demonstrate a full grasp of high school curriculum as compared with juniors and seniors.

Here are some things that we hope BHS students understand about their PSAT scores:

1) The SAT is for high school juniors and seniors. Their scores are less important right now while the practice and getting used to the format of the new test is the primary goal.

2) This test is a baseline score for this year.  Growth over time is a big part of our work at BHS and having students reflect on where they are helps them get in the habit of understanding that excellence takes time.

3) SAT scores are only part of the puzzle.  Competitive grades, developing strong personal values and talents, and finding ways to serve the community are all other areas that complete the picture for college admissions officers.  

BHS is committed to helping your student be as prepared as possible for college and/or the career pathway that will emerge for them as they mature. We will keep you informed about our work as we continue to grow in this area and appreciate your support and feedback along the way.

Thank you,

Lee Fleming
BHS Principal

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