The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) and the American Cancer Society North Region are pleased to report that the percent of teens in North Dakota receiving the first dose of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has increased from 72.5% in 2017 to 76.7% in 2018 according to information released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click the headline for more information.
Bismarck Public Schools allows until October 1 to submit a completed Certificate of Immunization to the school as proof of a student’s immunization per ND Century Code. Click the headline for more information.
Welcome back for the 2019-20 school year! The start of the year is a great time to remember the three Rs of Demon Pride: Responsibility, Respect, and Relationships. We hope that you use these words to make good decisions in your daily life, especially when using technology. Avoid sharing inappropriate texts, photos, etc. We pride ourselves in being a family at BHS, and it is our hope that students here look out for each other, respect each other, and create relationships that will last a lifetime. These are the reasons that “It’s always a great day to be a Demon”!
Friday will be Demon day. Please wear your Demon gear. 8 students (one boy, one girl) from each grade along with two staff members selected tomorrow. These students and staff will be asked to come to the attendance office and if they are wearing Demon gear or- they will win a prize! Show your Demon Pride!!
Juniors & Seniors: Listen up Juniors & Seniors because this is extremely important!!! Every Junior and Senior has to have a 2nd dose of MCV4 vaccine. You need to have this done or scheduled to have it done by October 1st!!!! So if you aren’t sure if you’ve had the 2nd dose, ask your parent or see Michelle Schmidt in Student Services.
Parent Night is Monday, August 26th from 6-8pm. This is a great time to show your parents around the school and meet your teachers. Hope to see you Monday night.
School Pictures – Josten’s will be in the Knaak next Thursday. Photos will be taken during English classes. If you DO NOT have an English class – please have your photo taken before your classes begin for the day or during your lunch/free period in the Knaak Center.
Auditions for the BPS High School Fall Musical will be on September 3-5 at Legacy High School. Students need to attend only one of the audition days and should prepare a 90-second vocal selection. An accompanist will be provided. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. More information will be available when school resumes.
AP Biology and Environmental meet 3:35pm after school on August 22nd and August 23rd at 7:30am in room 301 for a meeting regarding a field learning experience.
All students interested in learning about and becoming a member of the highly successful BHS Envirothon team need to attend a meeting at 3:40pm next Monday (August 26th) in room 201.
There will be a mandatory wrestling meeting on Sunday, August 25th at 7 PM. This meeting will be used to explain fundraising for the year.
Immunization (11th & 12th Graders)
The North Dakota Department of Health School Immunization require a second dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) for students entering eleventh or twelfth grade. This vaccine can be given any time after their 16th birthday. Students who are not up to date by October 1, will be excluded from school and will count as an unexcused absence. Please make sure to take care of this over the summer!
Please schedule an appointment with your child’s health care provider or your local public health department today.
You can either fax, email or drop it off at BHS.
Parent Open House
Monday, August 26th from 6-8pm
Bring a copy of your student’s schedule. You can also look at it on your phone with the PowerSchool app.
We will have paper schedules, if needed.
Walk around BHS and meet your student’s teachers.
BHS Demon Den (school store) will be open with new BHS gear.
** There is no set schedule for this night. You are invited to come and go as it fits your schedule. Teachers and staff will be available between 6-8pm.
BHS Demon Den will also have new Fall items for sale. There are BHS Demon stadium seats, blankets, backpack and new clothes.
Jostens Picture Day Thursday, August 29th 8-3:30 in the Knaak
This will be done during students English class. If the student doesn't have an English class they can come either before school, during a free period or during their lunch.
This year BHS will be using Jostens for school pictures. The benefits to YOU are: * Preview your pictures before you buy * Personalize your photos with backgrounds and add text * Photos ship directly to your home * Photos available in your JostensPIX account year after year
Bismarck Public Schools is in need of volleyball officials, particularly at the middle school level for the Fall 2019 season. If you are interested, please contact the BPS activities office at 323-4080.
Aug. BPS staff discount at Clothes Mentor
For the month of August, Clothes Mentor (100 W Front Ave., Bismarck) is offering 15% off to any BPS staff member who comes in with an ID. Clothes Mentor sells women’s gently used name-brand and designer clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Aug. 26 High School Open Houses
Bismarck High School
Monday, Aug. 26, 6-7:30 pm
Century High School
Monday, Aug. 26, 6-8 pm
Legacy High School
Monday, Aug. 26, 6-8 pm
Sept. 2 Labor Day, no school
Bismarck Public Schools will not have classes Monday, September 2 due to the Labor Day holiday. Classes resume Tuesday, September 3.
Sept. 6-8 UTTC 50th Powwow
All are welcome at the 50th Annual United Tribes Powwow on September 6-8, 2019 at the Lone Star Arena at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. It has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota, receiving numerous awards over the years. Fifteen hundred dancers and drummers representing more than 70 tribes draw more than 20,000 spectators to the this must-see event! Cash and jackets awarded to dance and drum contest first place winners.
The United Tribes Technical College International Powwow is held every second weekend in September. This is a contest powwow, where dancers and singers compete for prize money. Judges selected by the powwow committee will evaluate a dancer’s performance based on knowledge and skill of their category; keeping time with the drum; and regalia. The UTTC International Powwow is one of the last large outdoor events on the northern Great Plains powwow circuit. For that reason, this annual event is known as the Home of the Champions.
United Tribes Powwow Grand Entry & Feed Times Friday: Registration: 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. Points Start Friday 1 p.m.; No Parade Points Grand Entry: 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Saturday: Grand Entry: 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Free BBQ Feed: 4:30 p.m. Sunday: Grand Entry 1 p.m. Free Buffalo Feed: 4:00 p.m.
Admission One Day $15 3-Day/Weekend: $20 65 & Older: FREE 5 & Under: FREE
Sept. 9 School Board Meeting
The Bismarck School Board will meet at 5:15 pm at the City-County Building at 221 N. 5th Street. The public is invited to attend the meeting or watch it LIVE on cable channel 2.