Incoming 9th Graders
--Tuesday, August 12 Orientation--
All students must complete registration day on Thursday, August 7 in the BHS Commons between the hours of 7:00 am-3:00 pm come and go (expect to be here about 30-60 minutes). Each student will complete paperwork (some requiring parent signature), have school pictures, and receive locker assignments. Students must complete the registration process before receiving a printed schedule of classes.
BHS will send a mailing that includes the required paperwork on Friday, August 1. Please watch your mailbox for this important information.
If a student is unable to attend registration day, he or she will need to bring the completed paperwork to the BHS attendance office prior to the start of school on August 14. In order to receive a printed schedule of classes, all paperwork must be completed.
Required Forms Registration Day
Completing the following forms in advance to bring with you to Registration Day will save you time!
Registration Day/Handbook Form
Health Information Form
Drug Testing Consent Form (if not previously submitted in high school)
Parking Form (if applicable)
Student parking registration will also be completed during registration day. The fee to receive a parking permit is $20.00. Eligible students must have their driver’s license, proof of insurance, and completed drug testing consent form in order to apply for a parking permit. Choice of parking spots will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Unless a student has pre-registered in June, the actual parking pass will be available at a later date.
The mandatory meeting for athletes and parents will be held Sunday, August 3 at 5:00 pm in the BHS auditorium.
Thursday, August 14 classes 1, 3, 5, and 7 will meet.
Friday, August 15 classes 2, 4, 6, and 8 will meet.
The official student planner and handbook is available during registration for students who would like to purchase one for $3.00. The student handbook is also available for viewing online.
Random Student Drug Testing
The Bolivar R-1 Random Drug Testing documents are available for download:
Student Drug Testing Policy
Student Drug Testing Procedures
Bolivar School District has set its MSHSAA required summertime dead periods for 2014 for the following dates:
Activities MSHSAA Dead Period will be Saturday June 14th - Sunday June 22nd.
Athletics MSHSAA Dead Period will be Saturday July 26th-Sunday August 3rd.
The dead period is a “no school activities time”; no open gyms, competitions, practices, conditioning, weight training; no activity-related functions or fundraisers, camps or clinics at school facilities or sponsored elsewhere by the school; no coaches/directors or students may have planned contact other than casual, normal community, non-activity contact. While there may be sports activities during this time, they must not involve the school coach, the school or school facilities.
The school learned of its nomination for the award last year from Missouri Commissioner of Education Dr. Chris Nicastro. Eight schools were nominated from Missouri. Nominated schools were invited to submit an application and meet other criteria to qualify for the national recognition.
As a recognized school, BHS will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 18-19. Founded in 1982, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' academic achievement. A National Blue Ribbon Schools flag overhead has become a mark of excellence in education recognized by everyone from parents to policy-makers in thousands of communities. Since the program's founding, the U. S. Department of Education has bestowed this coveted award on more than 7,000 of America's schools.
BHS has been named a 5-Star Leadership School by MSHSAA, the highest honor a school can receive from the state organization for leadership in the values of participation, sportsmanship, team play, excellence, citizenship, and community.
Only 20 schools in Missouri qualified for the honor this year. To meet the qualifications, there were a number of extra activities. For example, Bolivar coaches participated in the Champions of Character training, and coaches and student-athletes attended the state sportsmanship summit in August.
We are so proud of our student-athletes, parents, and coaches who helped our school community receive this distinction!
The Gold Star Schools program is designed to identify schools that are performing at a high level academically or who are making exceptional progress while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students.
The 2013 recipients are:
- Bolivar High School, Bolivar R-I School District
- Brentwood High School, Brentwood School District
- Lee's Summit West High School, Lee's Summit R-VII School District
- Nixa High School, Nixa R-II School District
- Sappington Elementary School, Lindbergh Schools, St. Louis
- Spokane High School, Spokane R-VII School District, Highlandville
- Willow Springs High School, Willow Springs R-IV School District
- W.W. Keysor Elementary School, Kirkwood R-VII School District
“Congratulations to these schools on preparing students for college and career,” said Commissioner of Education Chris L. Nicastro. “College- and career-readiness is fundamental for today’s students and lays the foundation for lifelong success.”
College- and career-readiness is a primary goal for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Top 10 by 20 initiative, which calls for education in Missouri to rank in the top 10 nationwide by 2020.
The Gold Star Schools program was established by the Department in 1991 and aligns with the national Blue Ribbon Schools program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Recipients of the state’s award were nominated for national Blue Ribbon recognition. Blue Ribbon Schools will be announced this fall by the U.S. Department of Education.