Celebrations, Traditions, and Ways to Honor Seniors
Your senior year comes with varying traditions designed to recognize, honor, and celebrate the accomplishments of each student's K-12 experience and learning. These culminating celebrations include graduation ceremony, Jr/Sr prom, senior trips, senior sunrise, senior sunset, senior breakfast, Jr/Sr Banquet, and a variety of other events and traditions. Be sure your student checks their school email accounts frequently to get the most updated event happenings.
We have our traditional events as well as we are always exploring new ways to individually and publicly honor your efforts and academic achievements. Some celebrations have slowly returned while others have emerged in the past couple of years. We strive to make all events and celebrations accessible to all students and families. We recognize and celebrate the diversity of our students and families and are actively engaged in looking for ways that support cultural inclusiveness and equity in all our practices and policies.
College and Career
The counseling department helps support students' development of career plans. We know there are a wide range of choices that students can make in their after high school plans. Whether a student chooses to attend a four year private or public university, community college, apprenticeship program, trade school, military, or receive on the job training after high school there are steps to take now to prepare for a smooth transition to their next steps.
The counseling department helps to support seniors completing college, workplace, and scholarship applications in addition to the Oregon Promise and FAFSA/ORSAA completion. Contact Ms. Fowler, Ms. Fulton or Ms. Hendrix if you would like assistance.
We encourage you to participate in virtual post-secondary exploration resources, college and career virtual tours, and websites for resources. The CIS program that you have been using for Cohort offers great information!
Graduation Supplies- Herff Jones
Marv Northcutt is your graduation representative from Herff Jones. He is excited for a great year and look forward to supplying your graduation needs.
Friday October 8- Senior Selection
Access to the website will be available on the 8th. A video tutorial and ordering
instructions will be sent to seniors before October 8th. HERFF Jones is the sole supplier
for BHHS caps and gowns.
October 8 - 23
This is the two week order discount and early delivery window. Orders placed during
this period will receive the year’s largest discount and delivery of items like extra
tassels, hoodies, and sweats.
Caps, gowns and announcements will be delivered in the spring.
Discount Deadline- be sure you get your your order in for less!
Post-Secondary Campus Trips & Visits
Representatives from schools, programs, and military visit with students in the BHHS Bruin Career Center. When students are bussed to school/program campus it is called a trip. We look forward to returning to our visits and trips to schools/programs you are interested in attending after high school. Until we are fully able to integrate all visit/trips, we also encourage you to call the school/programs admissions office to set up a campus tour. If a school/program requires an in-person interview as part of the application process, you can also schedule that when you go visit the campus. Some schools/programs allow you to experience a night in the dorms or have special programs….so be sure to ask when you call to schedule your tour!
Post-Secondary Application Week- November 14th-18th in the Bruin Career Center
When should I apply?
You would be fairly safe if you have your applications submitted by the end of October but look for the application deadlines on each school/program website.
If you know for sure where you are going, you can apply using early decision or early action. Keep in mind though that early decision is binding. If the college accepts you and offers you an adequate financial aid package, you must go there or possibly forfeit all aid.
Early action is not binding so you can still apply to other colleges as part of regular admissions, however many schools won’t allow you to apply to other schools as part of their early action.
Do you have questions about scholarships? Not sure how to fill one out? When is it due? Do I qualify? These and more can be answered just see Ms. Fowler, Ms. Fulton, or Ms. Hendrix, or Ms. Pruitt in the Bruin Center or Counseling Office.
FAFSA opens on October 1st. Be sure to plan your FAFSA events now! Get together and submit those FAFSA’s! Go to FAFSA.gov for application and submission details.
Scholarship Release and Financial Aid Presentation Night- December
THINGS TO DO……………………………………
Pass all required classes
Review your transcript or Grad progress page on Powerschool
Complete Essential Skills Requirement- Smarter Balance (Test or Work samples)
CIS Portfolio completion
Complete Extended Application (EA) Project
Get involved with School and Community activities, clubs, events!