Monday, May 16, 2016
Regular Bell Schedule – 8:00 AM– 2:35 PM
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Final Exam Day
Period 1 8:00-9:05 AM
Period 2 9:10-10:15 AM
Period 3 10:20-11:25 AM
Laveen bus departs campus at 12:00PM
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - Final Exam Day
Period 5 8:00-9:05 AM
Period 6 9:10-10:15 AM
Period 7 10:20-11:25 AM
Laveen bus departs campus at 12:00PM
**Graduation Ceremony at 4:30pm
222 E. Monroe Street
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Breakfast will be served on Monday – Wednesday
Lunch – Manager’s choice on Monday - Wednesday
Please join us to celebrate and say "Farewell" to Dr. Falls. Monday, May 9 at 2 PM, following our Annual Honors & Awards Assembly (12:30-2 PM). In honor of her instrumental role in bringing to fruition the idea of Bioscience High School, and for her ongoing commitment to providing an innovative and transformative learning experience for students, please consider making a financial donation for The Dr. Deedee Falls Bioscience Dragons Scholar Award. (Click on the headline to access the invitation & to RSVP)
For the first time in several years, Bioscience High School has a yearbook for sale! They've arrived on campus and will be distributed during our last full week of school. Books are currently available for $30, but quantities are very limited and the price will go up to $35 on May 10. Order your book now with Ms. Gonzales!
Vice Mayor Danny Valenzuela, Phoenix Union High School District Superintendent, Dr. Chad Gestson, and #yesPHX host, Jonathan Cottrell talk about Bioscience High School, the effectiveness of our program, the achievements of our students, and our connections to the community through initiatives like internships! Click on the headline to open this article and to access the link to the video.
Seniors at BHS this fall will be a part of a new ProMod (project module) partnership with ASU. The partnership is one of the programs to be funded by a $4 million grant ASU was awarded through the presidential initiative "First in the World". Students at 3 PUHSD schools will be involved in the partnership. When the partnership was announced last October, PUHSD superintendent, Dr. Kent Scribner had this to say, "This grant will further our mission of preparing every student for success in college, career and life by supporting our teachers and students and offering innovative ways to provide successful pathways to and through the university. ASU and Phoenix Union both want the same thing: more of our students having access to affordable postsecondary education – not only enrolling or transferring from community colleges, but also succeeding and completing college in greater numbers." The ASU partnership focuses on things that are already priorities for the BHS community - "critical inquiry and problem-solving abilities", and integration of content across courses in an effort to respond to and address real world challenges using a problem-based learning and assessment approach. Seniors at BHS have the chance to earn up to 13 college course credits - for free - by the end of the school year, to be awarded upon successful completion of one semester at ASU in the fall of 2016. The partnership will also provide ASU student mentors for the high school students. ASU Press Release - October 2014 and ASU ProMod page. Click on Headline to access info.
Our Dragon Training project is our “agreement” with each other: parents, students and staff. Access it by selecting the Academics link at the top of this page, and choose Dragon Training from the menu. It is one more tool for communicating expectations and for setting goals for improvement...Our approach towards education and learning rests on three core beliefs: that learning should be assessed for the purpose of growth, that students learn best in a community where they engage in dialogue about what they are doing and how their understandings are changing, and that learning is constructed as students engage in asking questions and exploring answers...
In Niche's 2015 school rankings, Bioscience High School was ranked 4th for Arizona Public High Schools. Information regarding the criteria and methodology are available on the site (link available in full article). "Best Public High Schools ranks 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. A high ranking indicates that the school is an exceptional academic institution with a diverse set of high-achieving students who rate their experience very highly."
“High school campuses not only function as important places for students, they often act as gathering points for entire communities. These 30 high school campuses are the crème de la crème, all awe-inspiring and all offering incredible opportunities for the attending students,” said James Arney, chief author and researcher for the list.
As a parent/guardian of a Bioscience High School student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the teacher who instructs your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s teachers and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner if you ask for it.
USDA recently published practical, science-based nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold to children at school during the school day. The standards, required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will allow schools to offer healthier snack foods to children, while limiting junk food. Click headline for more info.
In keeping with our commitment to providing a safe school environment and working collaboratively with the communities we serve, we have adopted new policies, regulations and procedures regarding visitors to our schools or to PUHSD-sponsored events held off of PUHSD premises.
Governing Board Policies KFA (Public Conduct on School Property) and KI and Administrative Regulations KI-RA (Visitors to Schools) and KI-RB (Procedures for Visitors Communication or Access Restrictions) describe the conduct the PUHSD requires of a visitor. These requirements are intended to ensure students, employees, and visitors are safe and a visitor does not interfere with the school’s administrative, educational, and operational programs. Copies of KFA, KI, KI-RA, and KI-RB can be found by following this link: www.phoenixunion.org/visitorpolicy
If you have any questions about the policies, regulations or procedures, please contact Dr. Gabriel Trujillo at the Phoenix Union District office at (602) 764-1548.
ParentVue and StudentVue access is currently unavailable due to technical difficulties. We are working with the vendor to get the systems operational as quickly as possible. This is a high priority for us and we will update you when the systems are accessible again.