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Congratulation to Bernards High for  earning the College Board's AP®
Computer Science Female Diversity Award
 for attaining female student
representation in AP Computer Science Principles for 2018. Among
the more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, yours is one of only 685 that have achieved this important result.
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2020-2021 Calendar Update 
The Board of Education is planning to vote on next year's academic calendar at the January meeting. They are considering starting the school year a bit earlier than in past years. There have been discussions of the calendar at the BHS and BMS HSA meetings and there will be a discussion at the next Bedwell HSA meeting.The Board of Education welcomes any feedback that the community would like to offer them. If you would like to offer feedback, please send it to Ms. Duchantier at cduchantier@shsd.org with the subject line - Calendar Feedback.

Attendance Policy:  Loss of Credit
Students and parents are encouraged to utilize PowerSchool to track both grades and attendance. Students or parents who have any issues accessing PowerSchool should visit/contact Ms. Nickell (rnickell@shsd.org), Main Office Secretary. Click here for general information regarding the BHS attendance policy and loss of course credit due to excessive absences. Click here to access the Student Handbook, which has more detailed information beginning on page 40.

The Governor's School of New Jersey is an intensive academic program that was established in 1983. It is a tuition-free, summer, residential program for high-achieving high school seniors who have an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. Currently, there are two programs: the Governor's School in the Sciences at Drew University and the Governor's School of Engineering & Technology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The programs are open to students from diverse economic backgrounds who are New Jersey residents and who have completed their junior year in any public or private high school or are home-schooled. Juniors interested in applying are invited to write a 100 word response stating: (1) why this program appeals to you and (2) why you are the best candidate to represent BHS. Responses should be submitted to Mrs. Walker in the Guidance Office no later than December 6th. Click here for additional information about the program. 
New
NJ Department of Education and Interagency Task Force to Combat Youth Bias
The NJDOE is a part of the Interagency Task Force to Combat Youth Bias.  The Task Force is hosting community listening sessions to hear from members of the public, particularly parents and children about incidents of bias.  Click here for more information.  Click here for information in Spanish.
New     ATTENTION SENIORS
Seniors will be measured for Caps and Gowns on Friday, December 6th during all lunch periods in the cafeteria.  All graduates MUST be measured and place an order on the 6th for $25.50.  All seniors must submit their CHECK ONLY made out to "BHS" for $25.50 to Ms. Murphy by December 6th!  If you have any questions, see Ms. Murphy.
Wall of Honor at BHS
Nominations are now being accepted for the fifth Wall of Honor Induction at Bernards High School.  A total of approximately 40 people have been inducted in the previous 4 induction ceremonies. We are looking to celebrate those who graduated 10 or more years ago and have achieved greatness in their career/life and/or have greatly contributed to the Bernards High School community.  Click here for more information.  The final date for submissions is December 6, 2019 with the induction ceremony in April 2020.


Giving Tree Gift Drive
Please join the Sophomore class for the Annual Deirdre's House Giving Tree gift drive. Deirdre's House is the Center in Morris County for child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence.    If interested in picking from the Giving Tree, contact Ms. Kelly Clark (kclark@shsd.org) for more information on how you can help with the donations.   All donations must be new and unwrapped and are due by 12/5/19.   Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Green Team is collecting & recycling CLEAN, DISPOSABLE aluminum plates pans and trays
When: Monday-Thursday after Thanksgiving (12/2-12/5)
Where: Collection box in the main office
What: Clean, crushed aluminum plates, pans and trays. No aluminum foil.


Deadline Tuesday     New Jersey Scholars Program for Current Juniors
The New Jersey Scholars Program is an intensive academic program for 39 of the most intelligent, outgoing, and highly motivated students in NJ. During the five-week summer residential program, the Scholars explore a specific topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. The tuition-free program takes place on the historic Lawrenceville School campus. Students who wish to be considered by BHS for a nomination must submit a 100-word response by November 26th.  Click here for more information.  


Friday, Saturday, Sunday     BHS Comedy "Mystery at Whimbowly Manor" 
Bernards High School will present its fall play, "Mystery at Whimbowly Manor," on Friday, November 22 at 7PM, Saturday, November 23 at 2 PM and 7PM, and Sunday, November 24 at 2PM in the BHS Performing Arts Center. You don't want to miss this screwball comedy that follows a bumbling detective as he searches for a stolen necklace at the White family's estate. Accusations fly right and left and comical misunderstandings multiply in this family-friendly play. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for senior citizens and $15 for adults and will be sold at the door at each performance. For additional information, please email bhspacparents@gmail.com.


Deadline Today     Ice Hockey Team - Night out with the NJ Devils - Last Call!
Come join us as the NJ Devils take on the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday, December 27th. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, November 22nd! A portion of each ticket will be donated to the Bernards High School and Middle School Ice Hockey teams. Thank you for your support! Contact Melanie Smith (mgfm.smith@gmail.com) with any questions.
Student Safety: Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off
For the safety of our students and staff, student drop-off is limited to two locations in the morning:

1. In front of the high school. (Please follow the direction of the traffic monitors)
2. In the loop in front of the Olcott building off Olcott Avenue.

Student drop-off is not permitted in the parking lot between the Olcott building and BHS. The Bernardsville Police Department has asked us to remind students and parents that it is unsafe and illegal to allow students to exit cars while stopped in traffic in the roadway. Click here for an important letter regarding student drop-off and pick-up. Click here for the diagram of traffic flow.

Thank you for your cooperation with our efforts to help ensure student and staff safety.

Attendance Policy:  Loss of Credit
Students and parents are encouraged to utilize PowerSchool to track both grades and attendance. Students or parents who have any issues accessing PowerSchool should visit/contact Ms. Nickell (rnickell@shsd.org), Main Office Secretary. Click here for general information regarding the BHS attendance policy and loss of course credit due to excessive absences. Click here to access the Student Handbook, which has more detailed information beginning on page 40.
NHS Peer Tutoring Program 2019-2020
The National Honor Society offers an in-school tutoring program for any high school students who need extra help in their classes. Students who need extra help will be matched with an NHS member who will meet them once a week during a shared free period. This weekly meeting will continue as long as the student needing help stays in contact with their matched NHS member. If any student is interested in being matched with a tutor, they are to fill out a form that can be found in Guidance or here and bring it to Ms. Murphy (Room B205). Please contact Ms. Murphy (tmurphy@shsd.org) if you have any further questions. 
New:  Deadline December 6th     The Governor's School of New Jersey
The Governor's School of New Jersey is an intensive academic program that was established in 1983. It is a tuition-free, summer, residential program for high-achieving high school seniors who have an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. Currently, there are two programs: the Governor's School in the Sciences at Drew University and the Governor's School of Engineering & Technology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The programs are open to students from diverse economic backgrounds who are New Jersey residents and who have completed their junior year in any public or private high school or are home-schooled. Juniors interested in applying are invited to write a 100 word response stating: (1) why this program appeals to you and (2) why you are the best candidate to represent BHS. Responses should be submitted to Mrs. Walker in the Guidance Office no later than December 6th. Click here for additional information about the program. 
New
NJ Department of Education and Interagency Task Force to Combat Youth Bias
The NJDOE is a part of the Interagency Task Force to Combat Youth Bias.  The Task Force is hosting community listening sessions to hear from members of the public, particularly parents and children about incidents of bias.  Click here for more information.  Click here for information in Spanish.
New     ATTENTION SENIORS
Seniors will be measured for Caps and Gowns on Friday, December 6th during all lunch periods in the cafeteria.  All graduates MUST be measured and place an order on the 6th for $25.50.  All seniors must submit their CHECK ONLY made out to "BHS" for $25.50 to Ms. Murphy by December 6th!  If you have any questions, see Ms. Murphy.
Wall of Honor at BHS
Nominations are now being accepted for the fifth Wall of Honor Induction at Bernards High School.  A total of approximately 40 people have been inducted in the previous 4 induction ceremonies. We are looking to celebrate those who graduated 10 or more years ago and have achieved greatness in their career/life and/or have greatly contributed to the Bernards High School community.  Click here for more information.  The final date for submissions is December 6, 2019 with the induction ceremony in April 2020.


Giving Tree Gift Drive
Please join the Sophomore class for the Annual Deirdre's House Giving Tree gift drive. Deirdre's House is the Center in Morris County for child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence.    If interested in picking from the Giving Tree, contact Ms. Kelly Clark (kclark@shsd.org) for more information on how you can help with the donations.   All donations must be new and unwrapped and are due by 12/5/19.   Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Green Team is collecting & recycling CLEAN, DISPOSABLE aluminum plates pans and trays
When: Monday-Thursday after Thanksgiving (12/2-12/5)
Where: Collection box in the main office
What: Clean, crushed aluminum plates, pans and trays. No aluminum foil.


Deadline Tuesday     New Jersey Scholars Program for Current Juniors
The New Jersey Scholars Program is an intensive academic program for 39 of the most intelligent, outgoing, and highly motivated students in NJ. During the five-week summer residential program, the Scholars explore a specific topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. The tuition-free program takes place on the historic Lawrenceville School campus. Students who wish to be considered by BHS for a nomination must submit a 100-word response by November 26th.  Click here for more information.  


Friday, Saturday, Sunday     BHS Comedy "Mystery at Whimbowly Manor" 
Bernards High School will present its fall play, "Mystery at Whimbowly Manor," on Friday, November 22 at 7PM, Saturday, November 23 at 2 PM and 7PM, and Sunday, November 24 at 2PM in the BHS Performing Arts Center. You don't want to miss this screwball comedy that follows a bumbling detective as he searches for a stolen necklace at the White family's estate. Accusations fly right and left and comical misunderstandings multiply in this family-friendly play. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for senior citizens and $15 for adults and will be sold at the door at each performance. For additional information, please email bhspacparents@gmail.com.


Deadline Today     Ice Hockey Team - Night out with the NJ Devils - Last Call!
Come join us as the NJ Devils take on the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday, December 27th. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, November 22nd! A portion of each ticket will be donated to the Bernards High School and Middle School Ice Hockey teams. Thank you for your support! Contact Melanie Smith (mgfm.smith@gmail.com) with any questions.
Student Safety: Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off
For the safety of our students and staff, student drop-off is limited to two locations in the morning:

1. In front of the high school. (Please follow the direction of the traffic monitors)
2. In the loop in front of the Olcott building off Olcott Avenue.

Student drop-off is not permitted in the parking lot between the Olcott building and BHS. The Bernardsville Police Department has asked us to remind students and parents that it is unsafe and illegal to allow students to exit cars while stopped in traffic in the roadway. Click here for an important letter regarding student drop-off and pick-up. Click here for the diagram of traffic flow.

Thank you for your cooperation with our efforts to help ensure student and staff safety.

Attendance Policy:  Loss of Credit
Students and parents are encouraged to utilize PowerSchool to track both grades and attendance. Students or parents who have any issues accessing PowerSchool should visit/contact Ms. Nickell (rnickell@shsd.org), Main Office Secretary. Click here for general information regarding the BHS attendance policy and loss of course credit due to excessive absences. Click here to access the Student Handbook, which has more detailed information beginning on page 40.
NHS Peer Tutoring Program 2019-2020
The National Honor Society offers an in-school tutoring program for any high school students who need extra help in their classes. Students who need extra help will be matched with an NHS member who will meet them once a week during a shared free period. This weekly meeting will continue as long as the student needing help stays in contact with their matched NHS member. If any student is interested in being matched with a tutor, they are to fill out a form that can be found in Guidance or here and bring it to Ms. Murphy (Room B205). Please contact Ms. Murphy (tmurphy@shsd.org) if you have any further questions. 
New:  Deadline December 6th     The Governor's School of New Jersey
The Governor's School of New Jersey is an intensive academic program that was established in 1983. It is a tuition-free, summer, residential program for high-achieving high school seniors who have an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects. Currently, there are two programs: the Governor's School in the Sciences at Drew University and the Governor's School of Engineering & Technology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. The programs are open to students from diverse economic backgrounds who are New Jersey residents and who have completed their junior year in any public or private high school or are home-schooled. Juniors interested in applying are invited to write a 100 word response stating: (1) why this program appeals to you and (2) why you are the best candidate to represent BHS. Responses should be submitted to Mrs. Walker in the Guidance Office no later than December 6th. Click here for additional information about the program. 
New
NJ Department of Education and Interagency Task Force to Combat Youth Bias
The NJDOE is a part of the Interagency Task Force to Combat Youth Bias.  The Task Force is hosting community listening sessions to hear from members of the public, particularly parents and children about incidents of bias.  Click here for more information.  Click here for information in Spanish.
New     ATTENTION SENIORS
Seniors will be measured for Caps and Gowns on Friday, December 6th during all lunch periods in the cafeteria.  All graduates MUST be measured and place an order on the 6th for $25.50.  All seniors must submit their CHECK ONLY made out to "BHS" for $25.50 to Ms. Murphy by December 6th!  If you have any questions, see Ms. Murphy.
Wall of Honor at BHS
Nominations are now being accepted for the fifth Wall of Honor Induction at Bernards High School.  A total of approximately 40 people have been inducted in the previous 4 induction ceremonies. We are looking to celebrate those who graduated 10 or more years ago and have achieved greatness in their career/life and/or have greatly contributed to the Bernards High School community.  Click here for more information.  The final date for submissions is December 6, 2019 with the induction ceremony in April 2020.


Giving Tree Gift Drive
Please join the Sophomore class for the Annual Deirdre's House Giving Tree gift drive. Deirdre's House is the Center in Morris County for child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence.    If interested in picking from the Giving Tree, contact Ms. Kelly Clark (kclark@shsd.org) for more information on how you can help with the donations.   All donations must be new and unwrapped and are due by 12/5/19.   Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Green Team is collecting & recycling CLEAN, DISPOSABLE aluminum plates pans and trays
When: Monday-Thursday after Thanksgiving (12/2-12/5)
Where: Collection box in the main office
What: Clean, crushed aluminum plates, pans and trays. No aluminum foil.


Deadline Tuesday     New Jersey Scholars Program for Current Juniors
The New Jersey Scholars Program is an intensive academic program for 39 of the most intelligent, outgoing, and highly motivated students in NJ. During the five-week summer residential program, the Scholars explore a specific topic from an interdisciplinary perspective. The tuition-free program takes place on the historic Lawrenceville School campus. Students who wish to be considered by BHS for a nomination must submit a 100-word response by November 26th.  Click here for more information.  


Friday, Saturday, Sunday     BHS Comedy "Mystery at Whimbowly Manor" 
Bernards High School will present its fall play, "Mystery at Whimbowly Manor," on Friday, November 22 at 7PM, Saturday, November 23 at 2 PM and 7PM, and Sunday, November 24 at 2PM in the BHS Performing Arts Center. You don't want to miss this screwball comedy that follows a bumbling detective as he searches for a stolen necklace at the White family's estate. Accusations fly right and left and comical misunderstandings multiply in this family-friendly play. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for senior citizens and $15 for adults and will be sold at the door at each performance. For additional information, please email bhspacparents@gmail.com.


Deadline Today     Ice Hockey Team - Night out with the NJ Devils - Last Call!
Come join us as the NJ Devils take on the Toronto Maple Leafs Friday, December 27th. Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, November 22nd! A portion of each ticket will be donated to the Bernards High School and Middle School Ice Hockey teams. Thank you for your support! Contact Melanie Smith (mgfm.smith@gmail.com) with any questions.
Student Safety: Student Pick-Up and Drop-Off
For the safety of our students and staff, student drop-off is limited to two locations in the morning:

1. In front of the high school. (Please follow the direction of the traffic monitors)
2. In the loop in front of the Olcott building off Olcott Avenue.

Student drop-off is not permitted in the parking lot between the Olcott building and BHS. The Bernardsville Police Department has asked us to remind students and parents that it is unsafe and illegal to allow students to exit cars while stopped in traffic in the roadway. Click here for an important letter regarding student drop-off and pick-up. Click here for the diagram of traffic flow.

Thank you for your cooperation with our efforts to help ensure student and staff safety.

Attendance Policy:  Loss of Credit
Students and parents are encouraged to utilize PowerSchool to track both grades and attendance. Students or parents who have any issues accessing PowerSchool should visit/contact Ms. Nickell (rnickell@shsd.org), Main Office Secretary. Click here for general information regarding the BHS attendance policy and loss of course credit due to excessive absences. Click here to access the Student Handbook, which has more detailed information beginning on page 40.
NHS Peer Tutoring Program 2019-2020
The National Honor Society offers an in-school tutoring program for any high school students who need extra help in their classes. Students who need extra help will be matched with an NHS member who will meet them once a week during a shared free period. This weekly meeting will continue as long as the student needing help stays in contact with their matched NHS member. If any student is interested in being matched with a tutor, they are to fill out a form that can be found in Guidance or here and bring it to Ms. Murphy (Room B205). Please contact Ms. Murphy (tmurphy@shsd.org) if you have any further questions. 

Home and School Association (HSA) 

Please click here for our official website.

New     ACT BOOTCAMP
Catalyst's ACT Bootcamp for Bernards is next weekend! This momentum building weekend seminar gives students the insight and confidence they need on the day of the test. Students will also leave with Catalyst's self-study materials for sustained practice right up until the test. Tuition for each Bootcamp is just $175. To enroll, visithttp://www.catalystprep.com/ and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056. The ACT Bootcamp at BHS Saturday, June 2nd from 9am-1pm and Sunday, June 3rd from 9am-1pm.  Deadline is May 30th!


New     ATTENTION PARENTS/GUARDIANS/FRIENDS OF SENIORS!
Celebrate our BHS graduates with balloons delivered to their mailbox!  Click here to purchase balloons online. Click here to print and mail your order. Orders will be delivered to graduates' homes on June 19th and will include a personalized card. Congratulations Class of 2018! 


New     ATTENTION JUNIORS AND THEIR FAMILIES!
Volunteer to help make the first Project Graduation '19 Fundraiser a huge success! Prepare and deliver Graduate Balloons on June 19th.  Juniors will earn community service hours! Click here to sign up. Or contact Lilian Youssef at nadlil98@yahoo.com.


Updated     CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
Are you interested in MAKING A DIFFERENCE? Consider joining the Home and School Association (HSA) and be a part of the future of Bernards High School. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers for the following positions:
Class of 2022 Parent Class Reps
Chair - Freshmen Parent Welcome Coffee
Night of Conversation - November 16th
Thursday      PARENT PROGRAM THIS FALL
Click below for information about Night of Conversation to Prevent Alcohol and Drug Use.
Night of Conversation - November 16th

Home and School Association (HSA) 

Home and School Association (HSA) 

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Only notices from non-profit organizations will be accepted. Please forward any supporting documentation to Rickey Saez at rsaez@shsd.org. Information sent may be edited. Notices must be received by Monday 3:00 PM for inclusion in Friday’s newsletter. 


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