Bradley eNews – September 17, 2021

Good Afternoon Jaguar Families,

It’s hard to believe that we are almost halfway through the first quarter of the school year. As always, we encourage you to keep the lines of communications open with all teachers if you have any questions about course grades and/or assignments.

Congratulations to The Bradley Marching Band for receiving an overall “Superior” rating at last week’s Hilliard Marching Band Invitational, qualifying them for the OMEA State Marching Band Finals. Not only did they receive an overall “Superior” rating, but they received a Superior from all 7 judges. This is the 11th consecutive time the HBMB has qualified for States. Their next competition will be the Bands of America Regional Championship next Saturday at Fortress Obetz.

We will hold virtual parent teacher conferences on October 13th. You will receive sign up information in the upcoming weeks. Please do not hesitate to contact me or your students’ teacher if you have immediate questions or concerns.

Have a great weekend and Go JAGS!

On sale now! Order your Proud to be a Bradley Jaguar Mom, Dad, or Grandparent shirt, a Bradley 2022 Senior shirt, or a Proud to be a Bradley Jaguar shirt now through September 29!

Bradley PTO has partnered with Hilliard’s own Powell Prints to offer these exclusive designs in a variety of styles for both men and women including short- and long-sleeve tees, sweatshirts and hoodies.

Shop now at https://bradleypto.itemorder.com/  Hurry! Sale ends 11:59 p.m. September 29!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 21 for a Bradley PTO Spirit Night fundraiser at McAlister’s Deli located on Hilliard Rome Road.

Have questions? Send an email to HilliardBradleyPTO@gmail.com.

Counselor News – September 2021

September is a great time to start to work on your common application process.  Colleges are coming to Bradley to talk about their schools.  Please sign up through Naviance, you will find the dates and time of their visits.  The school counselor web site has a link on how to complete the common application process, check it out.

What Should My Senior Be Doing In Naviance?

1. Add Colleges to “Colleges I’m Applying To” List
2. Start a Common Application and Link Common App to Naviance
3. Sign up for College Visits coming to Bradley
(Limit of 5 for Seniors, 3 for Juniors)
4.  Finish Senior Profile
5.  Make sure to click “request transcript”
6. Talk to teachers about lettters of recommendations (then request through Naviance!)
7. Explore Strengths/Career Clusters

September is, National Suicide Prevention Month

We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, the Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month.

Please visit the school counselor web page for many updates and information about many of the wonderful programs offered here at Bradley.

https://www.hilliardschools.org/hbr/guidance/

PSAT Reminder!!!

DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th through MyPaymentsPlus!

The PSAT/NMSQT is Wednesday, October 13! 

What: “The Preliminary SAT, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT® (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a preparatory version of the SAT exam. If you earn a high score on the PSAT your junior year, you could qualify to receive a National Merit Scholarship—$180 million dollars in merit scholarships are awarded to students each year! Testing your skills in reading, writing, and math, the PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long.” **This year, we are offering the PSAT/NMSQT to juniors only in October. All sophomores will have the opportunity to take the PSAT10 for free in March.

Where: Bradley – students will be in the Field House

When: 7:40am (Wednesday, 10/13/2021)

Cost: $24 — You can register through MyPaymentsPlus (due to COVID restrictions, we are not accepting cash or checks this year)

Buy the 2022 Yearbook Now!

The 2021-2022 Yearbook is on sale now at jostensyearbooks.com. Buy one by September 24th and save $12! This is the lowest price the yearbook will be all year, so don’t miss out on this welcome back sale. You can purchase the yearbook anytime between now and May 2022.

Senior Pictures due December 10th!

Seniors, plan when/where/how you’re going to take your senior photos now! Go to the Bradley Yearbook website for a list of requirements and details about submission. The deadline to submit your senior photo to the yearbook is Friday, December 10th, 2021.

  • Wednesday, September 29 – Jostens Representatives (10th Class Rings) (12th Cap & Gown)
  • Saturday, October 2 – Homecoming Dance
  • Wednesday, October 13 – Parent Teacher Conferences

Athletic Streaming Scam

The district has been made aware of a fraudulent Twitter account that is portraying itself as OHSSA and is offering families a way to live-stream sporting events.  We have notified Twitter and OHSSA.  It is currently pushing a link for the Darby vs. Gahanna game this weekend.  That game is not being live-streamed.  Please follow your athletic department’s Twitter for real game links when they are available.  You can always call the sports office for confirmation.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hilliard City Schools is excited to honor and celebrate with our students and staff during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Please utilize this link filled with resources including daily announcements, famous thinkers, and artists. There are several pages of activities that will reach our preschool learners to our seniors. You will find bulletin board ideas, books, and activities to incorporate daily.