Community Message

Good evening students, staff, families and community,

Spring Break is here! Classes will resume at their regularly scheduled times on Monday, April 10th. Don’t forget, we will have K-12 conferences the week after the break on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, with early release for all students in grades K-12 at 12:50 P.M.


School finance remains a topic of interest in our community and communities across the state.  Our board of directors recently adopted a resolution instructing us to develop a reduced education plan in response to financial deficits. This week we began the process of providing notices to employees who may be impacted. There are many factors still to be considered and time will be needed for final determinations to be made.

As we continue this work of producing a balanced budget for the coming school year, we are also working to help make sense of public school financing for all of you. While there are many complex factors, there are some basic facts that I think help people understand the general workings of the district. We’ve created a social media series called School Finance Facts to relay that information. If you aren’t a social media follower, or would just like to see them all in one place, you can view them on our website.  As we add to the social media series, the new pages are added to the document on the website.


Did you know we have a Health Occupations Students of America club at BHS? Well, we do, and they have had a busy month! They hosted a blood drive on campus on March 2nd. “We did a blood drive at Mariner High School last week (down in Everett) and they have 2300 kids enrolled. They only ended up with 27 students registered. On the other hand, your school is much smaller at around 600 (I think) and you registered 37 students! Thank you, so much for being on top of everything!” - From a thank you letter from Bloodworks NW.

Then on March 8-10th 14 members of the group attended the State Leadership Conference at the Spokane Convention Center. They tested for various events beforehand, attended workshops, and competed against other WA HOSA students. Congratulations to Freshman Tessa Cobb who qualified for nationals in the category Life Support Skills, and Freshmen Ainslee Ellis and Bea Dickson who advanced to the second round in Veterinary Science (team event). Go Borderites!

April 3rd - 7th - Spring Break
April 12th-14th - Family Teacher Conferences (All Grade Levels Release at 12:50 pm)
April 17th - Regularly Scheduled Late Start
Tuesday, May 2nd - Bob Gray Alumni Band and High School Band Concert
Monday, May 8th - Non Student Day

Even in the most difficult of times, I still believe it is a great night to be a Borderite and a great night to be your superintendent.


Dr. Christopher Granger
Each Student. Each Day.