Attention Belpre Families. The Pfizer vaccine is now approved for ages 5-11. There will be a shot clinic on Friday, November 12th at Belpre Elementary school for any families who wish to have their child receive the vaccine. This is an optional clinic and parents will need to be present to provide consent. If you are interested, please call or email Nurse Megan at 740-423-3010 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 9th.
On November 3rd, our 7th grade young men traveled to the Belpre Masonic Lodge for a two-hour retreat dedicated to supporting and teaching some of the important things to know when entering middle school. A small contingent of Belpre High School teachers, administrators, counselors and social workers accompanied the students to facilitate the retreat and engage in dialogue with them. Important topics such as maintaining personal space, appropriate peer relations and communication, online social media conduct, and protecting public property were covered. Special presentations were provided by Sgt. Joe Kirby of the Belpre Police Department and Washington County Probation Officer Brockmeier. The retreat concluded with a powerful motivational speech by Coach Jimmie Bell on how legacies are built through actions and attitudes. "Shoot Your Shot!!"
We would like to invite our community to our Veterans Day Drive thru. This is our way of honoring our Veterans for all they have done and do for us every day for their many sacrifices for our freedom.
Don't forget! We will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be streamed on Facebook Live as well as our Youtube channel on this link https://youtu.be/a3BAGkJ7-OI. We're excited to spotlight upcoming events and share information regarding the New Facilities Master Plan currently under discussion and the High School after school program.
Belpre High School cheerleaders helped put lights up this week!
The Pride of Belpre Marching Band would like to invite everyone to our Community Band night! This Friday, October 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the high school football field. The event is free but donations are welcomed. The band will be performing their state qualifying, award-winning show titled “Carry On.” The Pride of Belpre will be performing their show this Sunday, Oct. 31st at 5:00 p.m. In Dayton, Ohio at the OMEA Band State Finals. Come out on Friday for a great night of music and show your support to the members after all their hard work this season! See you Friday!!!!!
Belpre City Schools is delighted to announce our continued collaboration with the Character Lab Research Network, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. This continuing partnership has already yielded excellent data to help us hear and understand our students' opinions, ideas, and habits. There will be a Research Activity Launch on Thursday, October 28th during 5th period. During this time, all of our available 7th through 12th grade students will have an opportunity to participate in an online, 30-minute research activity. The questions for this activity have been pre-screened and approved by CLRN staff and BCS staff. However, should any parent or student wish to opt-out, the following opt-out link has been provided by the Character Lab Research Network: https://tinyurl.com/characterlaboptout Please remember that this activity is voluntary, and your student can discontinue the activity at any time, even if they start the activity. The results provided by this activity will be made available online later this fall. Previous results from 2020-2021 have been shared with the BCS School Board during public meetings, and remain available online for comparison.
Cross Country Community Service Today the Belpre High School Cross Country team joined the hard-working men of the Holiday Lights Committee to set up the display at Howes Grove Park. The team really enjoyed helping out and gained a greater appreciation for the amount of time and work that goes into this wonderful holiday tradition.
Due to multiple inquiries about donations to the Eagle Clawset, please bring your donations during school hours to the high school main office. We also would like to encourage all donors to support Belpre Area Ministries Food Pantry and other helping organizations such as the Latrobe Street Mission and Salvation Army. We thank all of you for your generosity!
The Student Services Department would like to present the newly-reorganized Eagle Clawset! The Eagle Clawset was originally started by Mr. Mike Seebaugh prior to the COVID years, but due to the past few years being unlike any other, the Eagle Clawset was in need of refreshing! The Eagle Clawset is a FREE supplies exchange where students and/or their families can go to get necessities such as clothing, canned goods, hygiene products, shoes and school supplies. The clothing is a mix of men and women’s clothing, with sizes ranging from XS-XXL. We have tops, sweaters, jeans, sweatpants, pullovers, coats, hoodies, undergarments, socks, etc. The canned goods were just updated in September and cleared out based on expiration dates. They will continue to be filtered through as time goes on to make sure that everything is fresh. Our hygiene products and school supplies have been taken advantage of the most. We have feminine products, deodorants, body wash, shampoo, hand sanitizer and much more! We also have a large stock of book bags that are filled with much-needed school supplies. All of these necessities are available to ANYONE associated with Belpre City Schools, free of charge! The Eagle Clawset has assisted students with broken straps on their book bags, or who spilled their lunch on their shirt, or needed a winter jacket during cold weather. It has also aided new families to the district who needed extensive supplies just to get started due to adverse circumstances. The Eagle Clawset is located on the third floor of the Lawton building, room 304, with an orange banner over the door. Donations are also very much appreciated, especially hygiene items and non-perishables. Overflow clothes and supplies are periodically donated to area food pantries, homeless shelters, and projects such as the Public Defender Corporation. Student Services invites you to utilize the Eagle Clawset at your convenience and we hope that it will continue to be beneficial to many!
Reminder, the Marietta/Belpre Health Department will be hosting a drive-thru vaccine clinic at Belpre Elementary this Saturday, October 30th from 10-1. This clinic will have both the flu shot and the nasal spray option. We hope to see you there!
Please join us for our next School Facilities Committee Meeting tomorrow night, October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawton Gymnasium. We will be discussing potential Locally Funded Initiatives "LFIs" we would like to see in a future Belpre school campus. This will be one of the final opportunities to give input before the Board of Education finalizes the Master Facility Plan at the end of November. Please join us and make your voice heard!
UPDATED DATE AND TIME: We will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be streamed on Facebook Live as well as our Youtube channel. We're excited to spotlight upcoming events and share information regarding the New Facilities Master Plan currently under discussion and the High School after school program.
The Belpre Elementary PTO Trunk or Treat and Pumpkin Drop has been moved up one day to Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 5 pm - 7 pm. Please join us for this wonderful event!
Last week Mrs. Edgar accompanied her group of Mock Trial students on a field trip to the historic Washington County Courthouse, where they were able to meet the court staff and experience the ambiance of courtrooms A and B. This was quite beneficial for the students; one of these courtrooms will be where their Mock Trial will occur in January when the court shuts down for the day for the competition! The students were also given the privilege of meeting with two of the Common Pleas Court judges, Judge John M. Halliday and Judge Mark Kerenyi. Both judges were very accommodating, and were eager to answer any questions that the students had. Judge Karenyi stated that Washington County struggles to maintain enough lawyers, and he was hopeful this experience might cause some of our students to consider a career in law to help meet that need! During the time spent in the beautifully maintained courtrooms, the students were allowed time to familiarize themselves with the courtroom layout. They used the courtroom sound system, and even approached the bench to sit in the judge’s chair (see pics)! We believe this field trip was vital to help the students feel more comfortable with the environment, processes and protocols of the courtroom. Please join us in wishing Mrs. Edgar’s students' success as they continue to prepare for their inaugural Mock Trial competition!
The Pride of Belpre will perform in the OMEA State Competition this Sunday, October 31 at 5:00 pm at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
The Pride of Belpre Dominates!! The Pride of Belpre ended its regular season tonight at the Lancaster Band of Gold Invitational and the Tri-Valley Classic. Belpre dominated the class c category at both events winning 1st place auxiliary, 1st place percussion, and 1st place band at both completions. In addition Belpre received Grand Champion, class B/C in Lancaster and Reserve Grand Champion at Tri-Valley. Belpre closed out the regular marching band season with two OMEA State Marching Band Finals qualifying scores. At Lancaster, Belpre received a superior rating (I) from all seven judges. This is the first time The Pride of Belpre has qualified for OMEA State Marching Band Finals in 21 years. Finally, it is important to note that The Pride of Belpre recorded first place, class C band at every competition it participated in this year. Belpre’s auxiliary (color guard) placed first in class c at 5 out of 6 completions this year, while Belpre’s percussion received 1st place, class C honors at 4 out of 6 completions. The Pride of Belpre will be hosting a Community Night performance on Friday, October 29th at Ralph Holder Stadium. The performance will begin at 6 pm and everyone is invited to attend. The Pride of Belpre’s next competition performed will be at the OMEA State Marching Band Finals in either Dayton’s Welcome Stadium on Sunday, October 31 or Medina High School on Saturday, November 6th. Exact dates and times to be determined soon.
Today was a fantastic day for Belpre XC at the Division III District Championships at the University of Rio Grande. Senior Maddie Sprigg qualified for the regional meet running her best time ever and finishing in 20th place overall. The HS boys team had an equally impressive finish as they earned the title of District Runner-Up and advance to next week’s regional meet even without their number one runner, Blake Rodgers. Freshmen Carter Norman and Johnny Miller earned all district honors with their 12th and 16th place finishes, respectively. Junior captain Nick Diaz and freshmen Austin Jenkins and Michael Bills, junior Evan Vowls, and senior Sonny Britton also contributed to the great team effort. Junior Trista Harpold had a great race today as well to finish out her season. The regional qualifiers will compete next Saturday, 10/30, at 9:00a.m. (boys) and 10:00a.m. (Maddie) at Pickerington North High School.
We will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall Meeting Monday, October 25, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be streamed on Facebook Live as well as our Youtube channel. We're excited to spotlight upcoming events and share information regarding the New Facilities Master Plan currently under discussion and the High School after school program.