Good evening students, staff, families and community,
It’s just one more week until Spring Break and a much deserved break for everyone!
Students from our BHS Technology Students Association competed at the State Competition last week and weekend and dominated the competition with the following results; Tanner Karuza, Taylee Abshere - Drones Competition - 1st Place, Tommy Stiles, Samuel Heslop - Board Game Design - 1st Place, Rhyan Fuks, Stephanie Boczek, Simon Rasmussen, Haydon Veals, Tommy Stiles - Project Showcase - 2nd Place, Sabrina Boczek, London Fletcher, Maddy Ernst - Animatronics - 3rd Place, Serenity Prewett - Prepared Presentation - 3rd Place, Hayden Veals, Tommy Stiles - Catapult - 3rd Place, Damian Jackson, Taylee Abshere - Fashion Design - Finalist, Connor Hettinga - 3D CAD Engineering - Finalist, Shaanbir Gill, Connor Hettinga - Structural Engineering and Design - Semifinalist, Samuel Heslop - Architectural Design - Semifinalist, Serenity Prewett - Extemporaneous Speech - Semifinalist, Julia Hubbard-Maxey - Children's Stories - Semifinalist. Other events participated in included: Digital Video Production, On Demand Video, Music Production, and Silent Film.
BHS Knowledge Bowl also competed at the state level last weekend, coming in 6th place overall. After one written round and four oral rounds of questions, 50 questions per round, the team made it to the afternoon semi-final and final rounds by having the 5th highest score out of 6 top 1A teams. Our four knew a lot of answers but buzzing in first is key, much like on Jeopardy. They came in 6th overall and are absolutely determined to return to the state tournament again next year. The winning teams this year were full of seniors who won't be competing next year, and our one junior and three sophomores are ready to return and win it all.
Students in grades K-8 will have early release Tuesday, March 29th through Thursday, March 31st for parent teacher conferences. You should have received communication from your student’s school if a conference has been scheduled. If you have concerns or questions, please reach out to your student’s teacher.
Blaine School District is teaming up with the new Westside Pizza, located in the Cost Cutter shopping center, for reading rewards. We’ll be bringing back Bedtime Stories for Little Borderites soon and are excited to have Westside Pizza joining us to encourage students to read. We appreciate the partnerships with local businesses supporting our students and staff. Stay tuned for more information, and students, continue reading!
Music in the Air
After missing the chance to participate in WWU’s Large Group Festival this year, due to cancellations, Mr. Marshall arranged for some of our choir students to have an alternative performance and receive feedback from a third party professional. The 6th grade choral students were lucky enough to participate as well, giving them an extra chance to practice for their upcoming concert. Come out and support our musical 6th graders, both band and choir, at the Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 29th at 7:00 P.M.
Upcoming School Calendar Items:
March 29th-31st - K-8 Conferences/Early Release for K-8
Tuesday March 29th at 7:00 P.M. - 6th Grade Music Concert in PAC
Monday April 4 - Friday April 8 - Spring Break
It’s a great night to be a Borderite, and, as always, a great night to be your superintendent.
Dr. Christopher Granger
Every Student. Every Day. In a New Way!