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									BERWICK HIGH SCHOOL
                    2010 – 2011




           Home of the Panthers
             700 Pattie Drive * Berwick, La 70342
         Office: (985) 384-8450 * Fax: (985) 384-8505
                   Guidance: (985) 385-0526
                   Athletics: (985) 385-0405
                     Band: (985) 385-0197
                      Cafeteria: 385-0198

Dr. Buffy Fegenbush                     Mr. Douglas Norris
      Principal                           Asst. Principal
Home: 985-384-9888                      Home: 985-384-0461
 Cell: 985-518-9001

         This student agenda is the property of:
Name: ___________________________________________
Grade: _________
Homeroom: ___________________________


 “It is the mission of Berwick High School to educate ALL
  students to their highest academic abilities in a safe and
             character - building environment.”
                  www.stmary.k12.la.us/bhs
                     MISSION STATEMENT
In partnership with community stakeholders, it is the mission of
Berwick High School to educate ALL students to their highest
academic abilities in a safe and character-building environment.
The following non-negiotables were established by the faculty and
students of Berwick High School:
 The Faculty of Berwick High         The Students of Berwick High
 School promises to strive to:       School promise to strive to:
* use the entire class period to present* willingly participate in class and
clearly defined lessons that meet the   school activities.
student needs                           * be conscious of others and refrain
* use a variety of instructional        from being a disruption to the class.
strategies                              * put forth their best efforts inside
* perform ongoing “knowledge            and outside of the classroom
checks” so that student needs can be    everyday.
assessed and addressed                  * remain on task during class time
* challenge students’ abilities by      and complete all assignments in a
asking higher order thinking questions  timely fashion.
* encourage students to give their all  * help make the classroom a more
every time and all the time             positive environment by encouraging
* teach accountability and              other students rather than putting
responsibility by making and holding    them down.
students accountable and responsible    * maintain a level of maturity during
for their actions.                      school time and school related
* provide resources and instruction to  activities.
assist students in becoming effective   * set personal academic goals to
seekers and users of information        appropriately prepare themselves for
* provide a variety of athletic, career,life after high school.
and academic options so that students   * not subject themselves or others to
can make informed decisions for their   harm, whether it be emotional or
future goals.                           physical.
* actively stop negative comments       * prepare themselves for class by
towards others                          bringing all of their necessary
* be available to all students to help  materials.
them meet their needs – academically,   * hold faculty accountable for
physically, and emotionally.            classroom instruction and timely
* display through modeling &            grade reporting
demonstration the attributes of good    * Golden Rule: Respect is key;
character in order to instill such      treat others how you want to be
character in our students.              treated, whether it’s a faculty
                                        member or a classmate.
Note: At BHS your positive well-being and academic success is our concern.
We want you to be happy, productive, and excited about your learning
experience. Please let us know if we are not meeting your needs as a
student.
                   BHS Bell Schedules/Alma Mater
                                2010-2011

 Regular Bell Schedule               Comprehensive Guidance
7:24 – 7:30 Bell Rings/Lockers       7:24 – 7:30 Bell Rings/Lockers
7:30 – 7:39 Homeroom                 7:30 – 8:15 Homeroom/Guidance
7:39 – 7:42 Travel/No Lockers        8:15 – 8:18 Travel/Lockers
              st
7:42 – 9:14 1 Block                  8:18 – 9:35 1st Block
9:14 – 9:18 Travel/Lockers           9:35 – 9:40 Travel/Lockers
9:18 – 10:50 2nd Block               9:40 – 10: 57 2nd Block
10:50 – 10:54 Travel/Lockers         10:57 – 11:02 Travel/Lockers
                    rd
10:54 – 12:26 3 Block                11:02 – 12:20 3rd Block
12:26 – 12:40 (1st Duty)             12:20 – 12:37 (1st Duty)
12:40 – 12:55 (2nd Duty)             12:37 – 12:54 (2nd Duty)
12:55 – 12:58 Travel/Locker          12:54 – 1:00 Travel/Locker
                   th
12:58 – 2:30 4 Block                 1:00 – 2:30 4th Block
Pep Rally Schedule                           ALMA MATER
                                        Hail to thee our Alma Mater
7:24 – 7:30 Bell Rings/Lockers        Hail to thee dear Berwick High,
7:30 – 7:37 Homeroom                    Raise our voice in pride and
                                                   tribute,
7:37 – 7:40 Travel/No Lockers              for thy dear old name.
7:40 – 8:55 1st Block                But higher yet we hold our banner,
                                            wave it far and wide.
8:55 – 9:00 Travel/Lockers            Now we pledge anew to Berwick,
9:00 – 10:15 2nd Block                    Dear Old Berwick High.
10:15 – 10:20 Travel/Lockers          Days we spent in work and play
10:20 – 11:35 3rd Block                               with
                                        love for all of Berwick High
11:35 – 12:20 (Travel/Assembly)       Life’s long journey separates the
12:20 – 12:37 (1st Duty)                 friendships that we shared.
                                       May God bless those who take
12:37 – 12:55 (2nd Duty)                             those
12:55 – 1:00 Travel/Locker             footsteps in the path we knew.
                                        Now we pledge our faith and
1:00 – 2:30 4th Block                               honor,
                                           Dear Old Berwick High
            ATTENDANCE POLICY AND PROTOCOL
The St. Mary Parish Attendance Policy states that students may miss no more than
6 days per semester and 12 days a year. Only 3 days may be missed in a half credit
class. Once the limit has been passed, students lose credit in the course.

 Good attendance is one of the keys to success in all aspects of
                      high school life.
Students who are to participate in afterschool activities must check in before the
beginning of third block and remain in attendance for the second half of the day in
order to participate in or attend the event. Saturday events are determined by
Friday attendance. Excusable absences may apply.

MAKE-UPS
It is the student’s responsibility to make up all tests/work missed. Students must
make up work missed within one week. After that time, a grade of 0 will be noted.
The test center is open after school on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

           BHS GENERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES
PARENT COMMAND CENTER
The parent command center found on the BHS homepage allows parents and
students to gain access to grades, discipline, attendance and other related
information. If you have trouble registering, please call the office.

CHECKING IN/OUT
A PARENT, GUARDIAN, OR AUTHORIZED PERSON MUST PERSONALLY
SIGN THE STUDENT IN/OUT AT THE OFFICE BEFORE THE STUDENT
WILL BE ENTERED/RELEASED FROM SCHOOL. Students who check in
after 7:30 a.m. and before 8:28 a.m. are considered tardy. After 8:28 a.m., the
student is considered absent for first block class. Checkouts are counted as an
absence. If parents would like to add individuals to the student card for checkout
purposes, the parent must come into the office and add the names.

CLOSED CAMPUS
No student will be allowed to leave the school grounds from the time of arrival
on campus in the morning until dismissal in the afternoon.

RULES FOR EARLY MORNING ARRIVALS AT SCHOOL:
Students should not be dropped off before 7:00 a.m. Upon arrival, all students are
to report to the gym area or may eat in the cafeteria

RULES FOR DISMISSAL:
All students will report under the canopy after school to wait for any buses that they
may need to ride home. Students who are driving should not hang around.
BUS REGULATIONS
 Riding the bus is a privilege and only regularly scheduled bus students are
   to ride the school buses.
 Students who come to school on the bus should return home on the bus unless
   they have a note from the parents signed by the principal.

I.D. CARDS
All 9-12th grade students must wear a school I.D. Student identification cards will
be issued for a fee of $5.00. Replacement cards will cost $5.00.
1. Students must present I.D. cards to attend all specified functions.
2. Students must present I.D. cards in the cafeteria or move to the end of the line.
3. ALL students must wear I.D. cards in a visible manner above the waist.

LOCKERS
All students must rent a hall locker ($5.00). All P.E. students must rent a P.E.
locker ($3.00) if enrolled in the course. Each student should keep the lockers
locked and combinations confidential, as each student is responsible for his/her own
valuable and personal articles. The school will not be held responsible for loss or
theft of articles from P.E. lockers.

DEBTS
Students owing BHS must have all debts cleared by the end of each semester. All
debts must be cleared before a student can participate in graduation.

BOOK SACKS/PURSES
Booksacks/purses are not allowed in any classrooms, but may be kept in lockers.

STUDENT INSURANCE
Student insurance guidelines are outlined in the parish newspaper. Specific
instructions will accompany forms. Student Insurance is encouraged!

MEDICATION
No prescription or over-the-counter medication is allowed at school. School
personnel cannot give medication without authorization.

TEACHER/PARENT CONFERENCES
Please call the school office at 384-8450 to schedule a conference or email the
teacher directly for a convenient time to meet. This courtesy should be extended
to faculty in both the teaching and coaching role.

STUDENT PARKING PROCEDURES
Students driving onto the campus are to observe the speed limit and all other
safe driving rules. Driving on campus is a privilege. Vehicles should only be
visited with permission from the office. You must be of legal age to drive.
PANTHER POWERCAT/POSITIVE BEHAVIOR PROGRAM
Students who have not served detention or received a suspension for an entire
semester will be named a PowerCat. Students earn a degree level for each
semester PowerCat guidelines are met. PowerCat days are held each semester
as a reward. Monthly PowerCats will be selected from each class.
P – Pride: Be proud of yourself and your school – take ownership
O – Opportunity: Take advantage of every chance you get
W – With*it*ness: Follow the rules and take care of your business
E – Excellence: Strive to be and do the best that you can to succeed
R – Respect: Respect yourself, others, school, and community

        SCHOOL-WIDE DISCIPLINARY GUIDELINES
1. Follow directions the first time they are given.
2. Bring all appropriate materials to class.
3. Remain seated unless given permission to be up.
4. Keep hands, feet, objects and comments to yourself.
5. Raise your hand to be recognized before speaking out.
DISCIPLINE NONCOMPLIANCE PROCEDURES
Students are under the jurisdiction of the school from the time they leave home
for school until they return at the end of the school day

 First Office Visit -- 2 Hours SACS     Fifth Office Visit -- 4 Hours SACS
 Second Office Visit --4 Hours SACS     Sixth Office Visit -- 4 Hours SACS
 Third Office Visit -- 4 Hours SACS     Seventh Office Visit – Suspended
 Fourth Office Visit -- Suspension      Eighth Visit – Suspended Pending
                                        Hearing
*Depending upon the seriousness of the offense, the above may be altered.

IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION PROGRAM (ISSP)
Students assigned to ISSP will report to BHS the morning of the first day of
suspension at 6:45 a.m. and will report to PJHS by 7:15 a.m. A suspended student
shall not to be on campus or attend/participate in school functions starting the
first day of suspension and lasting until the day he/she completes the time allotted.
No jewelry or make-up can be worn. Males must wear a tie with their uniform.

RULES REGARDING DETENTION
1. Detention is held on Wednesdays (2:45 – 4:45) and Saturdays (8:00 – 12:00)
2. Transportation must be provided by parent, guardian or student.
3. Students must come to Detention in school dress code.
4. Students with 2 unexcused absences/tardies from detention will be suspended.
5. Behavior while in detention:
     Absolute silence - Students will bring pencil/pen, work and paper.
     No bathroom or water privileges.
     Sit up in class - no heads on desks or sleeping.
     Any violation of these rules can resulted in additional detention or ISSP.
            ADDITIONAL VIOLATIONS & CONSEQUENCES
 The administration’s decision may deviate from the suggested form and is final.
 LEAVING CLASS WITHOUT PERMISSION: 1ST Offense: 1 Day ISSP,
2nd Offense: 2-3 Days ISSP

 FAILURE TO REPORT TO SCHOOL, LEAVING CAMPUS WITHOUT
PERMISSION BEFORE SCHOOL AND DURING SCHOOL HOURS
1ST Offense: 2 days ISSP, 2nd Offense: 3 days ISSP, 3RD Offense: ISSP/Hearing

 SIMPLE ACTS OF DEFACING SCHOOL PROPERTY: 1ST Offense: 4
hours SAC, 2nd Offense, 3 days ISSP

 CHEATING/PLAGARISM: 1ST Offense: Grade of F & 4 hours SAC, 2nd
Offense: Grade of F & 2 days ISSP

 FORGING THE SIGNATURE OF SCHOOL EMPLOYEE,
PROFESSIONAL, OR PARENT: 1st Offense: 4 hours SAC, 2nd Offense: 2 days
ISSP, 3rd Offense: 3 days ISSP/Hearing

 DISRESPECT FOR AUTHORITY: (DEPENDING UPON SEVERITY)
1ST Offense: 4 hours SAC, 2ND Offense: 2 days ISSP, 3RD Offense: 2 days ISSP

 CURSING FACULTY OR SCHOOL OFFICIALS: 1 ST Offense: 3 days
ISSP, 2ND Offense: 3 days ISSP, 3RD Offense: ISSP/hearing

 IN POSSESSION OF/OR USE OF WRITTEN, PRINTED PROFANE
LANGUAGE (VERBAL USAGE INCLUDED): 1st TIME: 4 hours SAC, 2ND
TIME: 1 day ISSP, 3RD TIME: 3 days ISSP/Hearing

 ASSAULT AND BATTERY/THREATENING A FACULTY MEMBER:
ISSP pending a hearing with the expulsion officer

 SMOKING, CHEWING, DIPPING OR POSSESSION OF TOBACCO
PRODUCTS:*SEE SMOKING POLICY

 STEALING (DEPENDS ON SEVERITY): 4 hours SAC, 2 days ISSP, or
ISSP/Hearing

   FIGHTING: ARREST MADE WITH A MINIMUM 3-DAY ISSP.

 VERBAL HARASSMENT, NAME CALLING, THREATENING, ETC.:
Please refer to the Zero Tolerance Policy that is enforced in our parish.

 POSSESSION OR USE OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON: ISSP, Criminal
charges with possible expulsion
 POSSESSION/USE/DISTRIBUTION OF ILLEGAL DRUGS/ALCOHOL
OR OF ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE: Criminal charges with expulsion

 VISIBLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES: 1 ST Offense – 4 hours SAC/Parent
pick up; 2ND Offense – 3 days ISSP/Device sent to COC, 3RD Offense – ISSP/
Possible alternative setting

   STUDENT CONTACT: KISSING, HUGGING, ETC.                  = 4 hours SAC
STUDENT SEARCH-PERSON
 Any such action shall neither willfully nor deliberately be intended to
     embarrass, harass, or intimidate the student (s).
 Random searches are required. Student specific searches may be warranted.
A teacher or administrator of the same sex as the student to be searched shall do
any search of a student’s person. At least one witness shall be present. A record of
the search will be made.

                    STUDENT UNIFORM POLICY
    (a more detailed parish policy can be found at www.stmary.k12.la.us)
 No emblems on any item
 No excessively tight garments will be allowed
 All items must be free of holes and frays
 All garments and belts must be solid colors
 No sagging pants or visible undergarments will be tolerated
Shirts: Plain Polo-style or button up dress shirts with a collar (black or white).
Shirts must be able to be tucked in at all times. Excessively tight shirts will not
be tolerated. Appropriate undergarments must be worn but not visible.
Undershirts: Plain Black or white ONLY
Belts: Plain black, brown, or tan ONLY – no decorative or large belt buckles.
Pants: Plain Khaki pants with no outside pockets – no capri or rolled pants
Shorts/Skirts – no shorter than 2 inches above the knee – plain khaki with no
outside pockets
Jackets: Solid black, white, tan, or blue jean jackets can be worn during the day
Sweatshirts/Sweaters: Solid white, black or tan. Only those with official
Berwick Panther logos will be allowed. No hoods worn at any time.
Shoes: A full shoe must be worn; boots and tall shoes must be covered by pants.
Socks: socks must be visible and solid white, tan or black.
Blue Jeans: (when designated) must meet the same criteria as the uniform pants.
Spirit shirts: (when designated) The students have the option of wearing a
school-approved, spirit shirt or a standard school uniform.
Accessories, book sacks, book covers, or any other item containing graffiti,
or writing/symbols which may be perceived as vulgar, profane, disruptive, gang-
related, violent, tobacco or alcohol-related language are not allowed
        (Final dress code decisions are made by the school administrator.)
DANCES (FORMAL AND INFORMAL)
Victory Dances are open student dances. Students from other schools MUST
show a student ID. Cost is $4.
Formal dances have a variety of regulations and stipulations for attendance
which will be posted and/or announced before each event.
Young Women Guidelines:
Dresses should be no shorter than two inches above the knee. Gowns must have
a complete front top with no opening at waist; a back with the opening no lower
than the waistline, and slits cannot be higher than mid thigh. Sheer gowns must
be worn with solid material underneath.
Young Men Guidelines:
Strictly formal (Tux or Suit and Tie); Dress Shoes only (no tennis shoes, etc).
Jackets and Vests may be removed during the night.
* Admittance to a dance is not allowed after 9:30 p.m. Victory dances will
   depend upon the lateness of the game. Dismissal is at 11:15 p.m.
* Dance behavior must be appropriate. If there are repeated offenses, a student
may be prohibited from attending dances for the remainder of the school year.

                              BHS LIBRARY
The BHS library is a materials/media center. Books and periodicals can be checked
out for up to 2 weeks and are renewable. Reserve material, books, encyclopedias,
and indexes cannot be checked out. Fines will be charged for overdue books.
LIBRARY RULES:
 No book sacks or bags allowed in the library.
 The library is open from 7:00 to 3:00 and during the lunch period.
 Students must use the library for enrichment, assigned projects, or papers.
 Anyone attempting to socialize and not read, study, or complete an assignment
     will be immediately dismissed
 Appropriate behavior at all times should be followed.

                            BHS CAFETERIA
Students are expected to conduct themselves as ladies and gentlemen with
appropriate behavior expected at all times. No fast foods or soft drinks allowed.
 Listen and obey the teacher on duty.
 Return all trays and utensils to the dishwashing area.
 Leave the table and floor clean for others.
 Speak in a normal tone.
Seniors who are eating and leaving should leave campus after eating.

     TOPS (TAYLOR OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS)
The state funded TOPS program is continually changing requirements and
regulations for the program. Information can be found in guidance or go to
https://osfantweb.osfa.state.la.us/TOPSPort.nsf/. Currently, students must earn a
20 composite on the ACT and have completed required coursework
     HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Grading Scales:
 Regular: A = 95 – 100                    Honors: A= 90-100%
          B = 88 – 94;                            B = 80 – 89%
          C = 77 – 87%                            C = 70 – 79 %
          D = 70 – 76%                            D = 60 – 69%
          F = 0 – 69%                             F = 0 – 59%

1.   To be eligible for credit, a final grade of at least a "D" must be earned. No
     Grade lower than D can be earned in the second nine weeks of a course.
2.   Freshmen entering high school in the 2008-2009 school year and
     thereafter will be enrolled in the LA Core 4 Curriculum.

 4 units in      English I, English II, English III, and English IV
 English
 4 units in      Algebra I or Algebra I-Pt. 2, Geometry, Algebra II
 Mathematics     Remaining unit shall come from the following:
                 Financial Math, Math Essentials, Adv. Math-PreCalculus,
                 Adv. Math-Functions and Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus,
                 Probability and Statistics, or Discrete Math
 4 units in      Biology, Chemistry
 Science         Remaining 2 units shall come from the following:
                 Physical Science, Integrated Science, Physics I,
                 Physics of Technology I, Aerospace Science, Biology II,
                 Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics
                 II, Physics of Technology II, Agriscience II, Anatomy and
                 Physiology, or a locally initiated elective
 4 units in      ½ unit of Civics or AP American Government, ½ unit of
 Social          Free Enterprise, American History
 Studies         1 unit shall come from the following:
                 World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, or
                 AP European History
                 1 unit shall come from the following:
                 World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, AP
                 European History, Civics (2nd semester- ½ credit), Law
                 Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or African American
                 Studies*
 2 units in      2 units from the same foreign language
 Foreign         or 2 units of speech
 Language
 1 unit in        Fine Arts Survey or one unit of Art, Dance, Music, or
 Arts             Theatre*. *Approved IBC-related course may be substituted.
 ½ unit in Health Education
 1 ½ units Physical Education
 3 units of Electives
                                                              Total: 24 credits
3.   After completing two years of high school, students may request an
     exemption from the LA Core 4 Curriculum. The student and parent or
     guardian must meet with the counselor to discuss options and/or
     consequences of not completing the LA Core 4 Curriculum.
4.   Exempted LA Core 4 students must meet the following requirements for
     graduation from a St. Mary Parish High School.

 4 units in       English I, English II, English III, and English IV or
 English          Senior Applications in English
 4 units in       Algebra I or Algebra I-Pt. 1 and Algebra I-Pt. 2,
 Mathematics      Geometry
                  Remaining 2 units shall come from the following:
                  Algebra II, Financial Math, Math Essentials, Advanced
                  Math-Pre-Calculus, Advanced Math-Functions and
                  Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and
                  Statistics, Discrete Math, or a locally initiated elective
                  approved by BESE as a math substitute.
 3 units in       Biology
 Science          1 unit shall come from the physical science cluster:
                  Physical Science, Integrated Science, Chemistry I, Physics
                  I, or Physics of Technology I
                  1 unit shall come from the following:
                  Aerospace Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Earth
                  Science, Environmental Science, Physics II, Physics of
                  Technology II, Agriscience II, Anatomy and Physiology,
                  an additional course from the physical Science cluster, or a
                  locally initiated elective approved by BESE
 3 units in       ½ unit of Civics or AP American Government, ½ unit
 Social           of Free Enterprise, American History
 Studies          1 unit shall come from the following:
                  World History, Western Civilization, World Geography, or
                  AP European History
 ½ unit in Health Education
 1 ½ units Physical Education
 8 units of Electives
                                                               Total: 24 credits
5. In addition to completing minimum Carnegie units, the student shall also
     be required to pass the English and Math components and either the Grade
     11 Science or Social Studies component of the Graduation Exit Exam.
6. Remediation and retake opportunities are provided for students who do not
     pass the GEE. Notification will be shared with those to whom it applies.

Midterm Graduates:
Midterm graduates are reminded that they are no longer able to attend student-
related school functions that are after the end of the first semester. They may
still participate in the May graduation ceremonies.
HONORS/AP CLASSES:
In order to remain in the honors program, a student must earn no final grade
lower than a B in the previous related course with teacher recommendations.
AP participants must have an A in the previous honors course with applicable
ACT scores. AP exam fees apply. Dual Enrollment courses are available for
many 11th and 12th grade courses. Check with guidance to see if you qualify

GRADUATION HONORS:
Students with a GPA of 4.00 to 3.75 will be honored with the designation
Summa Cum Laude. Students with a GPA of 3.749 to 3.5 will be honored
with the designation Magna Cum Laude. Students with a GPA of 3.49-3.0 will
be honored with the designation of Cum Laude. This policy has been set by
the St. Mary Parish School Board.

STUDENT OF THE YEAR:
Through committee, a student from the top students of the senior class will be
chosen. The selected student of the year will:
         represent BHS at the parish level competition
         present the graduation address for the senior class

                      2010-2011 ACT DATES (act.org)
Freshmen and sophomores who take the ACT should not use the school code for
registration. Before one’s junior year, a student has not yet completed the
coursework needed to perform well. Fee Waivers for students on free/reduced
lunch can be obtained in guidance for up to two test dates.
      Test Date          Registration Deadline        (Late Fee Required)

 September 11, 2010*        August 6, 2010            August 7 – 20, 2010

   October 23, 2010      September 17, 2010      September 18 – October 1, 2010

  December 11, 2010       November 5, 2010           November 6 – 19, 2010

 February 12, 2011**       January 7, 2011            January 8 – 21, 2011

     April 9, 2011          March 4, 2011              March 5 – 18, 2011

    June 11, 2011            May 6, 2011                May 7 – 20, 2011


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
Financial aid for a college education is available in many forms. Detailed
information can be obtained from Guidance and the school website. Final awards
are usually made on the basis of (1) ACT and SAT scores; (2) high school GPA; (3)
need; (4) college major, and (5) extracurricular activities.
                                   WISECATS
The Wisecat Program honors students who earn an “A” or “B” per nine weeks in
every subject. Unlike the Honor Roll, no “C” grades are allowed. Students will
be awarded a certificate and prize for each semester earned.
1st Degree -- Lamp of Learning Pin and Bumper Sticker
2nd Degree -- Wisecat Pin
3rd Degree -- Specially designed Lapel Pin
4th Degree -- Wisecat T-Shirt
5th Degree -- Chenille Honor Letter
6th Degree -- BHS Jump Drive
7th Degree -- Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary
8th Degree -- Honor Medal

                   CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
 Band                         Key Club                   Math & Science Club
 Drama Club                   FBLA                       Anime Club
 FFA                          Insight                    Ping Pong Club
 Foreign Language             Quiz Bowl                  Interact
 Social Studies Club          Student Council            BETA
Students who represent Berwick High School in class, clubs, elected offices,
athletics, or other school-sponsored activities are expected to act as leaders and
role models. Therefore, any student who develops a poor record of
discipline, attendance, or less acceptable academic performance, will be
asked to resign his/her position. Students will be asked to follow the
guidelines established through individual club charters or constitutions.

                                  ATHLETICS
  Football                     Swimming                       Tennis
  Volleyball                   Cross Country                  Boys/Girls Track
  Boys/Girls Basketball Boys/Girls Golf                       Softball/Baseball
  Cheerleaders                 Top Cats                       Bowling
A student must pass five (5) subjects for the year with a 1.5 grade point average to
be eligible for the semester of the following year. The coaching staff encourages
any student to try out for the sport(s) of particular interest to them. Coaches wish to
develop leadership, responsibility, loyalty, character, respect, and sportsmanship.
Athletes will respect coaches at all times. Any disrespect shown to a coach will be
addressed by the coach and the A.D. Penalties range from suspension to removal
from the athletic program. ALL LHSAA ELIGIBILITY RULES APPLY!
Athletic Policies and guidelines can be found at the BHS Website.

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA)
Any senior student athlete wishing to play at the next level must meet the
eligibility requirements set forth by the NCAA. Additional information can be
found at http://www.ncaaclearinghouse.net/ (register at end of 11th grade).
Students are reminded to place the NCAA reporting Code on ACT reporting.
WENDY’S HEISMANN COMPETITION:
Seniors, both male and female, who have a B average and participate in at least
one school-sponsored sport are eligible to apply. Register by October 1 st, 2010
at www.wendysheismann.com.

BOOSTER/ATHLETE OBLIGATIONS:
The Booster’s Club conducts two fund raising activities: seven (7) chili and
seven (7) BBQ tickets are required in order to remain in good standing. Athletes
who do not meet these requirements will not be considered for awards or
letterman’s jackets until the debt is cleared.

                       HOMECOMING COURT
QUEEN CANDIDATES:
    senior girl with a GPA of 2.0 or above at the end of 6 semesters
    proven history of involvement in at least 2 organizations and/or sports
      for the past two years
    essay turned in typed and on time
KING:
    Athletes already meet a GPA requirement
    to be considered for king and court: 2 year member of the team

CLASS RESPONSIBILITES:
Individual classes are responsible for activities during the school year/
Homecoming activities held at BHS are the only activities for which we are
responsible. Toilet papering, hazing, and trashing the property of others is not
condoned and could result in school or police punishment.
Note: All are responsible for a class shirt selection and Homecoming float/wall.
FRESHMEN
     Monday of Teacher Appreciation Week
SOPHOMORES
     organize Homecoming parade
     Tuesday of Teacher Appreciation Week
JUNIORS
     bonfire for Homecoming
     parade permit
     magazine sales/work hours as outlined in junior contract
     Prom Sponsor
     Wednesday of Teacher Appreciation Week
SENIORS
     selection of class shirt (signified by graduating year), class song, and
         class motto (placed on banner for graduation ceremonies), class flower
     wreath ornament and wreath presentation
     presentation of school gift from senior class
     Thursday of Teacher appreciation Week
                      BHS IMPORTANT DATES
August 10                       All Teachers In-Service
August 11                       First Day for Students
August 23                       BHS Fall Open House – 6:30 p.m.
September 6                     Labor Day
September 8                     Jr. Magazine Sales Meeting
September 14                    Progress Reports
September 20 – 25               Homecoming Week
September 20                    Balfour Presentations to 12th and 11th
October 2                       TecheFest Band Marching Festival
October 18                      Middle & High School In-service Day
October 19                      Report Cards
November 2                      All Teachers In-service Day
November 16                     Progress Reports
November 22-26                  Thanksgiving
December 13                     Fall Sports Awards - 6:00 p.m.
December 18                     Sadie Hawkins Dance
December 21                     Exams 2 and 4
December 22                     Exams 1 and 3, Fall Session Ends
            December 23, 2010 - Jan. 6, 2011: Christmas Break
January 7                       All Teachers In-Service Day
January 10                      Spring Session Opens
January 12                      Fall Report Cards
January 17                      Martin Luther King Day
January 18                      BHS Spring Open House – 6:30 p.m.
February 11                     Progress Reports
March 7, 8, & 9                 Mardi Gras
March 19                        District Literary Rally
March 22                        LEAP & iLEAP Testing Phase 1
March 24                        Report Cards
March 25                        Middle & High School In-service Day
April 11-15                     LEAP & iLEAP Testing Phase 2
April 16                        State Literary Rally
April 22 - 29                   Easter Break
May 7                           Junior/Senior Prom
May 12                          Senior Exams 2 and 3
May 13                          Senior Exams 1 and 4
May 16                          Awards/Scholarship Ceremony 1:00 p.m.
May 18                          Senior Graduation Practice 8:30 a.m.
May 19                          Senior Graduation – 7:00 p.m.
May 23                          Junior Ring Ceremony – 6:30 p.m.
May 24                          Exams 1 and
May 25                          Exams 2 and 4
May 27                          Spring Session Ends

								
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