Bradley eNews – January 27-31, 2020

 TO OUR WINTER PLAY ACTORS AND CREW!

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BRADLEY

Feb. 3 @ 6:30 p.m. @ Darby H.S.   10th grade Parent Meeting (for all parents in the district)

CLICK HERE to view our Bradley calendar for all events.

BREAKFAST AT BRADLEY

Just a reminder that Bradley serves breakfast each morning.  See the link below for more information.

Breakfast at Bradley

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

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.***

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

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 11am at 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 select businesses and colleges in our region for career exploration and job opportunities.

Listening Leaders

Several times a year, Superintendent John Marschhausen schedules time to have informal sit-down conversations with our community. This is a time to ask questions or get to know the superintendent a little more.  This month Mr. Mark Abate, President of the Board of Education, will be joining Dr. Marschhausen. The two will be hosting ‘Listening Leaders’ at three locations in Hilliard.  The two are committed to listening to you, our community.  As we gather information and listen to understand, we can better plan for future goals and programs.  Please make plans to join us at one of these for a casual conversation.

January 29 from 9-10 am at Coffee Connections

January 30 from 8-9:30 at Panera Mill Run

January 31 from 10-11 at the Hilliard Library

Digital Wellness ThoughtExchange

 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 hear from our parents and community, regarding what aspects of digital wellness you feel is important for us to focus on.  What would you like to see taught more in school, and what you as an adult would want to learn.

Please take just a few minutes to participate in our ThoughtExchange so we can hear from you.  Then be sure to star, or rate, other comments so we know which are the biggest hot button concerns in our schools.

Stay Home When Illness Hits

The district has seen an increase in positive flu cases called into many schools over the past week. In an effort to stop the spread of illness, we want to remind you of the district policy that a student needs to be fever free, without medicine, for 24 hours and vomiting/diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school.

 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.