Bradley eNews – February 3-7

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES ARE APPROACHING

Parent Teacher conferences are being held on Wednesday February 12 from 3-8 p.m.  Once again, we are using Signup Genius to schedule those conferences.  CLICK HERE to see available times.

Also, are you interested in learning more about our amazing Art Department?  Join our Art Teachers on Conference Night to learn more about the program and even create some art!  See below for more details.

Art on Conference Night

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BRADLEY

Feb. 3 @ 6:30 p.m. @ Darby H.S.   10th grade Parent Meeting (for all parents in the district) . After the 10th grade year, students have opportunities to take many more courses that may lead to their career research.  Hilliard faculty will present many of the educational options that students have for their last two years in high school.

Feb. 4 @ 7 p.m.  in Media Center   PTO Meeting

Feb. 12   3-8 p.m.  Parent Teacher Conferences

CLICK HERE to view our Bradley calendar for all events.

FEBRUARY IS DIGITAL WELLNESS MONTH

Each week we will take a look at a different topic. Go to the Digital Wellness page below to see some activities that families could use at home around being healthy and safe in the digital world.

Family Activities for Wellness – Balance is Best

SCHOOL COUNSELOR INFORMATION

Check out our School Counseling WEBSITE HERE.

On this site, you will find information on how to schedule a time to see your School Counselor and also see lots of college information.  Seniors – you will also be able to stay up to date on scholarships and other graduation information as they become available.

SENIORS – CLASS OF 2020

It’s time for Scholarship Applications!

Scholarships can be found on your Naviance account under Colleges > Scholarships > Scholarship List.  Scholarships are added as we receive them in the guidance office.  Many local community scholarship applications are active.  Check back frequently and check announcements for updates.

Use THIS LINK for more information about your senior year that includes important dates in preparing for graduation.

Use THIS LINK for more information about college and career planning.

COLLEGE APPLICATION INFORMATION

Below is a list of things that must be finished in order to apply to college.

Completed application – Submitted

ACT/SAT scores sent directly to the institutions from the testing agency.  Hilliard does not send ACT/SAT scores to colleges.

Turn in a “transcript authorization” form to the guidance department

Request transcripts in Naviance

Request letters of recommendation in Naviance

Deadlines are fast approaching! – Once you (student) have completed your application, go ahead and submit!  Do not wait until the last minute!  Counselors are working to make sure all transcripts are submitted by the deadline.***

Buy Your 2020 Yearbook TODAY!

No matter your current perception of high school, a yearbook is a timeless keepsake that you will look back at for the rest of your life. There’s nothing from high school that will be as special as a yearbook as it allows you to look back on your experience and remember people and events you would have otherwise forgotten. It’s a small price for such a monumental archive of memories. Don’t let yourself grow old wish you had bought a yearbook. Buy your yearbook today! Click here to buy the 2020 Yearbook on the Jostens website.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PTO

We have a critical need of parent/guardian volunteers to lead and support the organization in the 2020-2021 school year. The HBHS PTO is at risk of dissolving unless we can recruit new volunteers to lead the organization. We ask all parents to please consider volunteering a portion of your time each month to serve on the PTO Executive Committee.  Committee positions include President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. What’s at risk is …

… an end to providing meals for teachers during conference nights

… an end to recognition programs for Teacher Appreciation Week, Counselor’s Day, Secretary’s Day and Nurse’s Day

… an end to providing financial assistance to special student groups and activities

… an end to financially supporting special requests made by our teachers

… an end to our annual Senior Scholarship program

… an end to supporting Bradley families in need during the holidays

… an end to “cookie day” for our students, and much more

If you are on the fence, or you can’t fathom finding time in your already busy lives, we invite you to learn more about what serving on the PTO really entails by attending our next meeting on Tuesday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Media Center at Bradley. Can’t attend the meeting but curious to learn more, please email us at HilliardBradleyPTO@gmail.com. Want to help but aren’t sure what more is needed besides serving on the PTO Executive Committee? We need volunteers in this capacity as well! Come to a meeting or send us an email!

  • Due to a lack of volunteer participation, the monthly Cookie Day program will now be a quarterly program following the end of each grading period. This program is something the students really enjoy and look forward to. Our next Cookie Day is Wednesday, March 18th. We need volunteers to bring in 4 dozen (48 ct.) individually wrapped baked goods, fresh-baked or store-bought. To provide a cookie for each of our more than 1,700 students, we need A LOT of volunteers to pull it off. Please help!
  • Our next Spirit Night is Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at McAlister’s Deli (in front of Meijer near Starbucks)  5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. with flyer. Grab a bite to eat and support the PTO at the same time!
  • Do you shop at Kroger? Register your Kroger Plus card and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to the PTO. Click here to learn more.
  • Support the Bradley PTO through our PayPal Giving Fund. Donations are tax deductible and 100% of proceeds support our students and teachers.
  • Like to shop online? Check out Smile.Amazon and learn how a portion of your purchases can benefit the the PTO.

Visit the Bradley PTO web page or email us at HilliardBradleyPTO@gmail.com

Summer Plans for District Sports

As a parent, scheduling time during the summer for family vacations can be challenging with sports schedules. The Hilliard City School District is blessed to have dedicated, passionate coaches willing to create opportunities for our athletes during the summer months. Our summer conditioning programs, camps, and leagues keep our students involved, reinforce a strong work ethic, and create a team culture.

As our middle and high school families consider plans for the summer, please know we have two district expectations.  We have discussed these expectations with our athletic departments and outlined them on our web page for our families.

Be Well Parent University Course Catalog

On February 29, the Hilliard and Dublin City Schools will again present Be Well – A Parent University Event.  This day of programming will take place at both Hilliard Darby High School and Dublin City Schools’ Emerald Campus.

Sessions will start at 8am at Darby, and 11amat the Emerald Campus.  There will be one keynote this year, Author Jessica Lahey.  She will speak about her book, The Gift of Failure, at 9am at Darby.  There are still two book talks left to discuss her book, one on January 29, and the other is February 8.  You can still register for one talk.

Registration for the February 29 event will begin on Monday, February 3.  The course catalog is online now, so you can take some time to plan which sessions you want to attend.  Families are able to attend in Hilliard or Dublin, pick which course fits your busy schedule.  You can also sign up for a free lunch if you would be in Hilliard over the lunch hour.

As part of the Be Well this year, Dawson will host the “Ready for Tomorrow Career & College Expo” from 10:00am until 12:30pm in the Darby gymnasium.  There will be opportunities for students and parents to connect with businesses such as OhioHealth, BMW Financial Services and Columbus Street Financial Planning.

Digital Wellness Month

In today’s world, getting students ready for a balanced digital lifestyle is essential to success at work as well as in life. Students need to learn how to interact socially, personally, and educationally in both face-to-face and online environments.

We recognize February as Digital Wellness Month.  We want to thank our families who participated in our ThoughtExchange over the past two weeks.  Your feedback will drive instruction in our classes during February.  You can read the thoughts other parents gave us in the Digital Wellness report.

Each week we will take a look at a different topic. Go to the Digital Wellness page below to see some activities that families could use at home around being healthy and safe in the digital world.

Family Activities for Wellness – Balance is Best

The Importance of Breakfast

A hungry student is a distracted student. Starting the day with a nutritious breakfast is the best way to prepare students for the learning environment.  This is a reminder that students who are approved for free or reduced lunch pricing may also receive breakfast free of charge.  And, at $1.25, breakfast is still a bargain for students who pay full price. We offer a variety of breakfast choices, including hot breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, breakfast bars, cereal, and milk.

Did you know, Hilliard parents can now apply for free/reduced lunch pricing online!  Visit – https://www.hilliardschools.org/departments/food-services/, then click on the online application link to apply.  So please take advantage of this opportunity to help your child start the day off on the right foot.

Denim & Diamonds Supports Innovative Learning

Join the Hilliard Education Foundation for Denim & Diamonds on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the Heritage Golf Club.  You can dance the night away at this fun event while making a difference for Hilliard City Schools students.  Activities include strolling magicians, an awesome DJ, a photo booth, time to enjoy the silent auction and win a bottle of wine at the wine pull. Heavy hors d’oeuvres are included with your ticket, and a cash bar is available.  All proceeds from this event support innovative learning experiences that go beyond the school district’s budget.  You can purchase tickets on the HEF webpage.