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Welcome back ... it's Homecoming already!
September 27, 2017
By Principal Kevin Dinning
Bonners Ferry High School

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BFHS is off to the races this school year, and we are in the full swing of Homecoming already! It is awesome to have the staff and growing student population back in our building for the school year. The first four weeks have flown by, and the all-around vibe in our building is positive.

With a large ninth grade class and more than a handful of new staff members entering the building, there are many new faces and names to try and remember. New additions and familiar faces are working together to create a climate of Badger Awesome. Our staff has accepted the challenge of raising the academic and
behavioral bar at BFHS, and our students have continued to impress with their efforts in meeting the
new standard.

We continue to promote our Advanced Opportunities offerings and our Career Technical Education (CTE) programs to students that are looking to receive a head start on college or certifications before entering the job field after graduation.

We will continue to offer exposure and informational events to our students and parents for post-graduation opportunities through our Gear Up and Advanced Opportunities Programs. On October 13, students can attend the NIC Roadshow at Sandpoint High School.

Permission slips are with vocational teachers and in the office. On October 11, seniors can take a tour of NIC, the new CTE building, and the Aerospace building. Permission slips will be in the office and with Mrs. Atkins. On November 2, Senior Parent Information Night will be held at the school. Come hear experts discuss college admissions, financial aid, ACT/SAT testing, the senior project and much more.

College and military reps will also be present.

On November 6 and 9, we have FAFSA Frenzy and College Application Week, where seniors will be applying to colleges. Any in-state applications are free and our FAFSA nights will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the library.

Any students interested in taking dual credit courses in the spring of 2018 should contact Mrs. Mackey in the high school counseling office. Also, BFHS has an all call for businesses interested in participating in the BFHS Career Fair, happening in late winter or early spring (most likely mid-February).

BFHS students have responded outside of the classroom as well.

We are currently approaching 200 students that are involved in Athletics and Activities for the fall semester. Kudos to our Athletic Director Conrad Garner and the hardworking coaches and advisors we have in those extra and co-curricular offerings. Your efforts are paying off; keep up the great work.

If you are a fan, parent, or player, please, refer to our live scheduling webpage for all our current schedules. I encourage you to click join at the top right of the website. Sign up with your email and phone number, click email alerts on the top banner of the page, select my favorites/alerts, and add the teams for which you want to receive immediate schedule change alerts via email or text message.

In addition, you can always refer to the live calendar on the district website,, for scheduling information.

The BFHS Fall Choir Concert will be held at Becker Auditorium at 7 p.m. October 17. FFA will be travelling to the National Convention from October 25 through 28 where they will receive a Two Star National Chapter Award. Also, the FFA Harvest Sale will take place at 6:30 p.m. November 11 in the Becker Auditorium.

Come join us this week for our Homecoming activities!
  9/28 – Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Kellogg starting at 5 pm
  9/29 – Homecoming Parade Downtown at 12:30 p.m.; JV boys soccer vs. Sandpoint at 3 p.m.; JV football v. St. Maries at 4 p.m.; Varsity football vs. St Maries at 7 p.m.

Thank you for all the community support and feedback we get at BFHS. We could not do it without all of

Go Badgers!
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