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JULY 2011 Greetings to all A+ Bulldogs! I hope this newsletter finds everyone healthy and enjoying a relaxing and rejuvenating summer. Even though school is not in session, there is plenty going on during the summer recess. The campus of Barry Goldwater High School has begun the first phase of a $25 Million Dollar Modernization project. In just 57 days, all of the classrooms in our academic buildings (100 – 500 halls) will be completely renovated and modernized with new infrastructure, HVAC, windows, cabinetry, technology, paint and carpet. The hallways will be completely modernized with new way finding designs as well as the addition of carpeting, refinishing all walls and lockers the addition of new lighting and new paint schemes. There have been approximately 200 construction workers on site since the last day of the 2010-11 school year working multiple shifts six days a week. It is amazing to see the scope of this project and the incredible progress being made. The 5 “mock up” classrooms used as a template are almost finished and look amazing! This massive undertaking will be completed before the start of school. All students and staff will begin the school year essentially with a “new” school on the inside. As most everyone knows, BGHS has garnered some distinctive recognitions this past year including; the first and only high school in Arizona named a “Beat the Odds” school as well as the highly sought after and the pinnacle of recognition, “A+ School of Excellence”. Our students continue to acquire university scholarships measured in the millions of dollars, and our athletic teams have improved and are competing at the state level. We’re extremely proud of these honors. With these recognitions comes the responsibility to live up to the expectations that these successes bring. The A+ committee from the Arizona Education Foundation had glowing remarks regarding Barry Goldwater High School. Two suggestions for continued improvement stood out and they are; continue high expectations for student dress code and to make a concerted effort to raise the bar regarding stopping the use of profanity by students. These are areas that we will address vigorously in an effort to ensure that each student is exhibiting the highest level of civility in both dress and language. Please be mindful of these two areas as we begin the school year. Let’s make sure that we look and act like an A+ School of Excellence. This newsletter contains all of the information needed to begin the 2011-12 school year. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. While the entire campus is closed due to construction, the administrative building is open all summer long, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. to serve you. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, August 15, 2011 for the start of the 2011-12 school year. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Barry Goldwater Dr. Mike Andersen, Principal High School “An A+ School of Excellence” 2820 W Rose Garden Ln. Please Welcome Our New Assistant Principals! Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-445-3000 http://bghs.dvusd.org Assistant Principal—Curriculum My name is Kathryn Borgesen. I am a fourth generation native of Arizona who graduated from Washington High School and then pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. I also earned a Masters of Education in Secondary Mark Your Calendar Education and a Masters of Education in Administrative Leadership and Supervision from Arizona State University — Go Sundevils! I have been a part of the Deer Valley School District for the past twenty-five years, earning a DVUSD Teacher of the Year award in 2003. I began my teaching career at Barry Goldwater High School the year it opened (1986) and then moved to Mountain Ridge High School when it opened its doors. For the past five years, I have served as an assistant principal at Boulder Creek High School. My husband and I are very proud of our daughter who just graduated from ASU, son who attends Paradise Valley Community College, and daughter who is a sophomore in high school this year. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, shopping, travel, live theater, and spending time with family and friends. I am thrilled to return to BGHS! Once a bulldog, always a bulldog! August 5th 8:00 am to 9:30 am Assistant Principal—Activities and Discipline Freshman Hello, I am Brian Jacobs. After being in the Deer Valley district for ten years, I am happy to be a Bulldog! My first four years in the Orientation district were spent at Mountain Ridge in Athletics, Attendance and Discipline. For the past six years, I have worked at O’Connor August 8th High School. While there, my areas of focus were primarily Discipline and Curriculum. Prior to administration, I spent 12 years in 1st day of Fall Sports the classroom at Paradise Valley High School and Central High School where I taught Social Studies and coached multiple sports. I Practices & Tryouts earned my Bachelors Degree from the University of Indiana and my Masters Degree from Northern Arizona University. August 15th 1 All of this does not define who I am. I am the proud father of two daughters, a stepson, and a stepdaughter. My wife and I have First day of School!! been married over four years, and have a four legged child together, Maya, our 100 pound Great Dane. I look forward to getting to August 18th know everyone in the Bulldog family, and building upon our A + School of Excellence. Meet the teacher night BGHS Curriculum Department New Student Registration Students who are new to Barry Goldwater High School and have not registered yet may schedule an appointment with the counseling department by calling 623-445-3016. Parents will need to provide the following: Birth Certificate Proof of Residency (eg: utility bill, lease agreement, etc) Meet The Teacher Night Immunization Records Transcripts from previous school Barry Goldwater High School’s annual Meet The Teacher Night is scheduled Schedule Changes for Thursday, August 18th from 6pm- After students register for classes during the previous spring 8:00pm. This event will provide parents semester, staffing numbers are then determined. Teachers are assigned, the opportunity to be introduced to scheduled, and hired based upon the student course requests. For this each teacher, see each classroom reason, schedule changes are very difficult to accommodate when the fall environment, hear about academic and semester begins. Please understand that schedule changes will only be behavioral expectations, and gain a approved for the following situations: brief overview of the curriculum. 1. Course needed to fulfill graduation requirements 2. Course completed in summer school or at another approved institution 3. Computer Error ACT/SAT 4. Health Concerns Test Information You can apply on-line! Students needing a schedule change for one of the above reasons will be able ACT - www.act.org to come to the office on the following day during the listed class: SAT - www.collegeboard.com Tests should be taken at the end Seniors August 17th Gov/Econ Class of your Junior Year! Juniors August 18th Am History Class Tests can be retaken! Sophomores August 19th World Hist. Class You must register approximately 1 month before Freshmen August 19th Bio/Earth Science the test date.:t sc NO CHANGES PERMITTED AFTER THE 10TH DAY OF THE SEMESTER School Code # 030270 AIMS RETAKES Juniors and seniors who have not passed one or more of the AIMS tests will be Summer Reading Lists re-taking the tests on October 25 (Writing), October 26 (Reading), and Be sure to complete your summer October 27 (Math). Tests will be automatically ordered for juniors and seniors reading and assignments prior to who have not passed one or more of the AIMS tests. the first day of school. For summer Juniors or seniors who have met the standard on one the AIMS tests may retake reading lists and math packets, go the test(s) to attempt to “exceed” the standards. Please note: one of the current requirements for the AIMS Tuition Waiver is that students “Exceed” on to: https://bghs.dvusd.org (IB tab) all three AIMS tests by the spring of their Junior year. Please call 623-445-3035 or stop by Mrs. Riedel’s desk in the front office to sign up by August 26th if you are interested in retaking AIMS test(s) to “Exceed” so that we can order a test for you. More information will be coming! IMPORTANT NOTICE Beginning on July 1st, 2011, no credit will be accepted from tuition-free, online institutions for DVUSD students. This change will have no impact on students who already have earned credit(s) from free online schools. Any other out-of-district course credit, including charter schools and paid online courses, must be approved by a counselor prior to enrolling 2 thein course. A maximum of two credits may be accepted. FRESHMAN INFORMATION FRESHMAN ORIENTATION Friday, August 5, 2011 8:00 am to 9:30 am in the BGHS Auditorium Get your class schedule draft Meet the athletic coaches Get athletic information & pick up your sports clearance packets Put money on your lunch accounts and/or fill out Free & Reduced Lunch forms Buy yearbooks, student athletic passes and family athletic passes Say HI to old friends and make some new friends! Student Success List 1. Come prepared every day. Have your books and a system that organizes your learning. Have all materials you need daily. Leave items that Parents of 9th Graders keep you from learning outside of the classroom. 2. Know where your classes are, the restrooms, Welcome to our Bulldog family! BGHS believes your locker and how to get around campus and to in our “parents as partners”. We’re happy to get to class on time. present a special presentation for all parents of our freshman class as well as parents of any 3. Be where you are supposed to be when you new students to Barry Goldwater High School. are supposed to be there. If your friends ask There will be two opportunities for you. The you to join them for lunch and it is not your lunch content will be the same at both sessions. You period, politely decline. If asked to share are welcome to choose either or both sessions! lockers, politely decline this offer as well, Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. everyone has their own locker assigned. BGHS Performing Arts Building or 4. Get involved and find your academic Friday, August 5th, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. tradition. Know what you enjoy doing and what (during Freshman Orientation) you are passionate about learning. Find the teachers at school who will support you in grow- There will be opportunities for you to ing your academic passions. ask questions and get the information 5. Give as much as you get. Students who give you need to help your student off to a create a spirit at Goldwater that we are most great start in their high school career. proud of. Our school of excellence has students We look forward to meeting you!! with a spirit of service beyond themselves. 3 COUNSELING DEPARTMENT In order to best serve our students, the counselors will be working with freshmen to Schedule Distribution develop individual four-year plans. This individual Students will be able to access their schedule via plan is used to register each Power Schools beginning the first week of August. student for classes. Sophomores and Class leveling will still be occurring and all class Juniors are encouraged to revise their individual four-year plans with their counselor as schedules are DRAFTS. needed each year. Students will pick up their “Gold” schedule on the first day of school, August 15, 2011. Counselors serve students 9-12th grades based on the student’s last name or IEP. Those students meeting the criteria of a schedule Mrs. Laura Permenter 623-445-3067 change, will meet with Assistant Principal Last name A – E Mrs. Borgesen, in the Lecture Hall during the Drop/Add Days. All changes must meet the following criteria: Mrs. Katherine Coleman 623-445-3018 Last name G - J Computer error Ms. Beth Arnold 623-445-3017 Graduation requirement Last name K - Q Change is required due to health Completion of summer school, Mr. Eddie Rodriguez 623-445-3066 correspondence or evening course Last name R - W Mrs. Jenny Markham 623-445-3068 Last name F,X,Y,Z and Students with IEP’s DROP/ADD DAYS SCHEDULE: Seniors New Students & Summer Enrollment Wednesday, August 17th Please let your family, friends and neighbors know Government or Economics that they may come to our campus and register anytime throughout the year. Juniors Please contact the front office for registration times during Thursday, August 18yh the summer. Students need to enroll ONLY if they are new to our area. American or Arizona History You DO NOT need to re-enroll students that finished the school year with us in May, nor do you need to enroll incoming Freshman from our feeder Sophomores schools that include: Deer Valley Middle School, Paseo Hills, Friday, August 19th Sunset Ridge and Norterra Canyon. World History You must have the following documentation with you in order to complete the registration process. In order to expedite the process, you are wel- Freshmen come to pick up a registration packet and bring it back once you have Friday, August 19th filled out all of the forms and gathered all of the necessary documentation. Biology or Earth Science Photo ID of Parent/Guardian Proof of Current Residency (APS or Water bill) Students will get a pass during their designated period Unofficial Transcript from their Social Studies or Science teacher. Proof of Promotion Withdrawal Form from Previous School Certified Copy of Student’s Birth Certificate Current & Complete Immunizations Any Custody/Guardianship Documents Any Special Education Records Any AIMS/Standardized Test Scores 4 IMPORTANT ITEMS TO NOTE: BGHS Bookstore CAFETERIA NEWS 2011-2012 Summer Hours Meal prices for K-8 and middle schools are $2.25 and high school pricing is $2.50, and up, per meal,. The cost for an 8 oz. carton of milk is $.35. Monday-Thursday Breakfast prices are $1.25 for K-8 and $1.50 for 9-12. 6:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Reduced meal prices will remain $.30 for breakfast and Thru JULY 28, 2011 $.40 for lunch. You can use your debit or credit card to put money on your student’s account at http://www.ezschoolpay.com/. You can also find Free & Reduced lunch applications on the www.dvusd.org website under Our Schools; School Welcome Back Bulldogs! Menus, or ask for a form from the front office or your cafeteria. My name is Janet Harvey; I am your book- store manager. I look forward to meeting For families previously approved for Free and Reduced Lunches, in order for your benefits to continue unin- our new students and seeing our returning terrupted, your applications must be received in your students. school cafeteria prior to September 2, 2011. The bookstore is now open to purchase an We accept Free and Reduced lunch applications all year athletic pass, parking pass, and yearbook. long. Processing takes up to ten days. Please turn your Please remember these items are not applications in early. We look forward to serving you in required to start the school year. Come into the 2011 - 2012 school year. the bookstore anytime over the summer to say hello. Let’s have a great school year together. **Regular Bookstore Hours will resume Monday, August 1, 2011 ** Regular hours are: Monday thru Friday 7:00 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION Main Office : 623-445-3000 Fax: 623-445-3080 Attendance Line 623-445-3090 Attendance Clerk 623-445-3007 Athletics 623-445-3036 Activities 623-445-3037 Bookstore 623-445-3070 Counseling 623-443-3016 Curriculum 623-445-3035 Nurse 623-445-3010 Principal’s Office 623-445-3004 5 https://.bghs.dvusd.org Meet Your Teacher Night Thursday, August 18th Calling all Parents! Join us for our Parent Communication 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Council Meetings each quarter. Come join us for an evening of “getting to know you”! Our annual “Meet the We will meet in the Career Center located Teacher” night is an opportunity for parents and students to spend some time with our Barry Goldwater High School teachers in their classrooms. There will in the Administrative Office from 6:00 pm be both formal and informal presentations about the curriculum, expectations, to 7:00 pm on the following dates: processes, procedures from each teacher that is on your students’ schedule. This is a great moment to connect a name to a face and a personality to the * September 12 * November 14 * content. We want to welcome you to our campus and spend some informal * February 13 * April 9 * time developing those important relationships so we can get to know you and your student. We look forward to seeing you on the 18th. August 4 Freshman Parent Information Meeting, 6:00 p.m. Performing Arts Building August 5 Freshman Orientation, 8:00-9:30 a.m., Performing Arts Building August 8 Fall Sports Practice and Tryouts begin August 15 First Day of School August 18 Meet the Teacher Night, 6-8 p.m. August 25 Freshman Family Night, 6-8 p.m. August 26 Early Release 11:00a.m. (Staff Development) September 5 No School ~ Labor Day Holiday September 12 Parent Communication Council Mtg, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Career Center October 10 No School ~ Fall Recess Day October 20 Early Release 11:00 am ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences October 21 Early Release 11:00 am ~ Parent/Teacher Conferences–upon request October 25 AIMS Retake Writing Grades 11 & 12 October 26 AIMS Retake Reading Grades 11 & 12 October 27 AIMS Retake Math Grades 11 & 12 October 28 Early Release 11:00 am (Staff Development) November 11 No School-Veterans Day Observed November 18 Early Release 11:00 a.m. (Staff Development) November 24-25 No School-Thanksgiving Recess December 9 Early Release 11:00 a.m. (Staff Development) FRESHMAN FAMILY NIGHT August 25, 2011 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Bring the family to learn about powerschools, sports, clubs, habits of minds, expectations and the great things bghs has to offer! See what it means to be part of an A+ school of Excellence! 6 SAFETY NEWS School safety at Barry Goldwater High School is an area that we take seriously. Deer Valley Unified School District and BGHS is on the forefront of school safety with emergency plans, reunification plans, and training from FEMA. The Administration and staff are constantly reviewing our procedures and making changes to work towards making BGHS a safe environment for all stakeholders. We have listed a few of the procedures that we have in place. Campus Visitation We love to have parents visit the campus, but please keep in mind that we do have check-in procedures to ensure the safety of our students and staff. The entrance for our visitors and parents is from our visitors parking, through the northeast gate di- rectly to the front office doors located on the north end of our administration building. Please be prepared to state the nature of your visit, sign in, and show photo identification and sign out when leaving campus. Our procedures help ensure the safety of our students and staff. Emergency Plan. This would include fire drills, bus evacuation training, lock down training, to name a few. Practice is the name of the game. BGHS will continue to work with Phoenix Police and Phoenix Fire to review and make changes to improve our practices. In Case of an Evacuation. The Deer Valley Unified School District will be providing information to radio and television stations, Con- nect-ED, (our new telephone calling system), district web site and school websites explaining where and when to pick up students and/ or if the students will be moved to another location. Please remember to have your identification ready for student release. Our school environment is constantly being evaluated by our staff to provide a hazard free experience. BGHS uses a number of strategies to help ensure a safe climate by providing the following: A nurse and counselors are available during the day Specific procedures for supervision are in place Visitor check-in/out BGHS staff members are required to wear identification badges Students are required have identification badges at all times Phoenix Police Officers are present on campus Coaches and certain staff have CPR training Peer Mediation and Conflict Resolution is available to students An antiviolence curriculum is taught The Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook is enforced Deer Valley Unified School District and Barry Goldwater High School are dedicated to provide all involved a safe educational environ- ment. Remember that parents, students and the entire community are encouraged to be involved in the safety of our Barry Goldwater High School educational community. Zero Tolerance for Bullying Personal Property At BGHS, we are committed to providing a safe learning Electronic devices including cell phones and I-Pods, along with other valuable environment for all. Bullying, in all forms, will not be items, including cash, should not be brought to school. Barry Goldwater High tolerated on our campus or allowed to interfere with the School is not responsible for the safety of these items and DVUSD does not assume any responsibility for student personal items that are lost, stolen or learning of any student. broken on school property or at school events. Bullying is verbal, physical, or psychological behavior intending to harm or disturb one or more individuals carried Please be aware that misuse of electronic devices may result in discipline procedures in addition to the confiscation of the device. out repeatedly and over time creating an imbalance of real or perceived power both physically or psychologically. Bullying that takes place via text messaging, instant Barry Goldwater Block Watch messaging, and through social media websites is considered Cyberbullying and can carry the same discipline and We are delighted to be partnering with the Goldwater Neighborhood Block consequences as bullying that happens in person. Watch. It is important that we all work together to keep our students and families Bullying is not tolerated on the BGHS campus. We are an safe. A+ School of Excellence and deem all students and staff on Our community is an enjoyable place for business to prosper, families to relax 7 our campus worthy of that status. and students to excel. We will work together to do all we can to make this Bulldog community a wonderful place for everyone. BULLDOG ATHLETICS The Athletic office will be open after August 1st from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm for sport clearance. The Athletic Clearance Packet must be filled out completely each year in order to participate. During the summer, the packet can be picked up Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 am. – 5 p.m. in the BGHS Administration Office or the packet may be found online at bghs.dvusd.org Sports Tryouts and/or Practices officially begin according to the following schedule: Fall ~ August 8th Winter ~ October 31st Spring ~ February 6th Athletic Programs Available to Students Fall: Football ~ Boys & Girls Cross Country ~ Boys & Girls Golf ~ Girls Volleyball ~ Swimming Winter: Boys & Girls Basketball ~ Boys & Girls Soccer ~ Wrestling Spring: Boys Volleyball ~ Baseball ~ Softball ~ Boys & Girls Tennis ~ Boys & Girls Track ~ Girls Badmiton Barry Goldwater High School “Victory with Honor” The Deer Valley Unified School District Athletic Programs are committed to providing an enjoyable experience in a safe environment where student athletes promote “Pursuing Victory With Honor” through the “Six Pillars of Character” which are: Trustworthiness Respect Responsibility Fairness Caring Citizenship 8 GET INVOLVED!! BGHS has over 40 clubs and activities to choose from! ART CLUB TBA BASEBALL TBA BE THE CHANGE GARY HOROWITZ BOY’S BASKETBALL RYAN CHANCE BOY’S GOLF BRAD BRAZELL BOY’S SOCCER CASSIO SAVERINO, JR BOY’S SWIMMING LARRY PAGE BOY’S TENNIS WAYNE MAERK BOY’S TRACK ED COOK BOY’S VOLLEYBALL MANDI JONES CHESS CLUB CHOIR CLUB MAGGIE PETTIGREW GARY ANDERSON We’re Latex Free! CROSS COUNTRY TBA DANCE CLUB SUSAN MORICI The community of Barry Goldwater DECA DEB KIDWELL High School is comprised of an ever FCA GINA ENDRESEN changing population of students, FOOTBALL ED COOK FORENSIC CLUB TBA teachers and community members. FRENCH CLUB LEIGH COLDREN Several of our teachers and students GIRL’S BASKETBALL STACY SPENCER have a severe latex allergy and must GIRL’S GOLF EDDIE RODRIGUEZ avoid contact with products containing GIRL’S SOCCER TBA GIRLS SWIMMING LARRY PAGE latex. Those with severe latex allergies GIRL’S TENNIS SCOTT DESSENBERGER that touch or breathe air born latex GIRL’S TRACK TBA particles can go into anaphylactic GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TBA shock—a swelling of the airways that HIP HOP WAYNE MAERK HH SOCIETY TBA can be fatal. Barry Goldwater High INTERACT MIKE BARRERA School is a “latex free” environment. MARCHING BAND GARY ANDERSON For the protection of our students, MEDIA CLUB DAVE GASSDORF MU ALPHA THETA D. GOLDMAN & E. SIZEMORE teachers and staff, please be aware of NEWSPAPER ROBYN KREITL the following: NHS L.TRAINOR & M. SAVOIA PEER FACILITATORS LAURA PERMENTER No Balloons of any type are allowed SPANISH CLUB ANNETTE AMBROGINI SOFTBALL MARLINA OSTEEN on campus SPEECH/DEBATE RONDA MCWHORTER No Latex Gloves are allowed on SPIRITLINE RICHARD DEVRIENDT campus STUDENT GOVT ROBIN KREITL THESPIAN BRITTANY SUTTON WRESTLING JASON MONIZ The following items must be latex-free YEARBOOK ROBYN KREITL Rubber Bands Erasers Pencils, Pens Tape Visit our website at http://bghs.dvusd.org Paint 9 for contact information
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