HealthMPowers Announcement for the Week:  Staying on track and making healthy decisions is easier with support.  Find a friend with similar health and fitness goals as you, swap healthy recipes and be active together.   

If you are interested in swimming on the BHS Swim Team but missed the meeting last night, you need to pick up the information packet from Dr. Chambers in room 6204.  She also has sample suits and parkas you can try on for sizing.  Tryouts are Oct 14th and 15th, and you must have a physical on file to try out.

Girls and Boys Basketball Tryouts will be October 21st and 22nd from 3:00-4:30 p.m. (boys) and 4:30-6:00 p.m. (girls). Sign up in the gym.  You must have a physical and be academically eligible. See Coach Cochran or Coach Page if you have any questions.  

FCA will meet this Friday morning in drama room at 7:15 and would love to see you there! Everyone is welcome!

There will be an information meeting for the Swim Team tonight at 6:30 in Dr. Chambers’ room.  If you or your parents are unable to attend, please pick up the information from Dr. Chambers tomorrow. 

The BHS Cheerleaders are selling Pink Out Shirts for Breast Cancer Awareness.  All proceeds will go to BCSG of Decatur County.  The cost is $15 for sizes Youth X-Small up through Adult X-Large and $17 for 2XL through 5XL.  Please note shirts will be sold in Guildan brand, not comfort colors.  If you would like to purchase a Pink Out shirt, please get your order and payment to Trish Taunton by October 15th.  Thank you for your support!

This Friday, October 3rd is the deadline to register for the November 2nd S.A.T.

Interact Club will meet on October 14th during fourth lunch.

BHS Art Club will meet October 3rd from 3-5 p.m. in the Art Room.

Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) will provide the Next Generation Accuplacer at BHS on Tuesday, October 1st.  This testing administration will be for students who are interested in taking ONLINE academic courses through SRTC.  Students may test twice in a calendar year, so if students already tested twice in 2019, they will not be eligible to test in October.  Students may exempt the SRTC Accuplacer if they are in the 11th or 12th grade and have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 or higher.  Sign up using the link below:

Key Club Members that wish to purchase a club t-shirt, the money for the shirt must be turned into Mr. Harper by Friday, October 4, 2019.  The cost of the t-shirt will be $14 per person.

If you are bringing a non-BHS student (PLC is same as BHS) to HOCO, you must have a form completed by October 16thForms are available on the table in the lunchroom or the front office.  A photo ID must be included with your form.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) will offer the ABAC Next Generation Accuplacer at Bainbridge High School on Tuesday, October 29thThis test date is ONLY for students who have never taken the ABAC Next Generation Accuplacer before.  Students must have a 3.0 ACADEMIC Grade Point Average (GPA) to be eligible to test. Students should see their school counselor to verify their academic GPA before signing up. After students receive verification from their counselor, they should sign up for one of the testing dates using the following link: . Students who have tested before but did not make qualifying scores will need to use the following link to register to retest the correct section(s). The cost is $30 per retest section.

Homecoming is right around the corner. The BHS Clothes Closet has lots of formal dress that are free for the taking!

The ASVAB is scheduled for October 16th at BHS.  The sign up list for SENIORS is now posted in Guidance.  Seniors interested in taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) should sign up with Mrs. Wells.  Spots are limited, so reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Bainbridge High School Athletics is hosting the 1st Annual Alumni Flag Football 7 on 7 Tournament.  Join us for a fun day of football, food, and tailgate for Bearcat Athletic on Saturday, November 9th from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Centennial Field.  Tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and tailgating will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.  For more information, contact Scott Miller (229) 400-3866 or  Team and tailgate registration packets are available at Bainbridge High School, front office or on the BHS webpage.  Registration ends November 5th.        

The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) will be given at Bainbridge High School, Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  All 10th graders in Georgia’s public schools are given the opportunity to take the test, and all 11th graders hoping to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship must take this test.  At BHS, any 9th grader can test if space permits.  FEES:  10th graders test at no charge; the cost for others is $20.00.  Juniors are eligible for fee waivers if they meet College Board’s criteria, please see your counselor for this information.  9th and 11th graders must sign up for the test with Ms. Wells in the Guidance Office and payment is due when student registers.  Registration will be from Thursday, August 29th through Monday, September 30th.  Testing will begin promptly at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16th. Students will receive their testing locations prior to testing date.   

Certificate of Attendance/Enrollment:  Students requesting Certificate of Attendance/Enrollment MUST sign up online on the BHS website page; go to Quick Links, Certificate of Enrollment to sign up.  Students must sign up by Monday midnight.  Certificates will be available for pick up on Wednesday.  There will be a $1.00 charge for certificates.

Morning Traffic Flow:  All students coming from Bainbridge must enter the campus via the west gate (bus gate); only students entering campus from the east (Climax) should enter via the main gate.  All student drop off is in the front of the school and parents dropping off should enter the main gate.

School Parking at BHS requires a parking permit. Honor parking is the first row nearest the English/Fine Arts wing.  Senior Row is the second row from the English/Fine Arts wing.  Only students with Honors Parking permits are allowed to park on Honors Row, and only seniors are to park on Senior Row.

All students who drive to school are required to have a Parking Permit.  Permits are $15 and can be purchased from Mrs. Wooten in the front office.  Students who are ticketed for not having a parking permit will be fined $20. 


Juniors and Seniors, are you interested in learning how to earn free money for college?  Mrs. Roslyn Palmer will be presenting information about scholarships during a Lunch and Learn session in the career center on October 7th. Bring your lunch from the cafeteria and a jump drive and eat while you hear about opportunities available to students in our community.  Parents are also welcome. 

Bainbridge High School will host the PROBE College Fair Tour on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in the Gym.  Juniors will attend the PROBE fair from 9:00-9:30.  Seniors will attend the PROBE fair from 9:35-10:15.  Surrounding schools and PLC will attend PROBE from 10:20-11:00.  Representatives from colleges and universities will be in attendance to discuss future educational goals.

Valdosta State University offers a scholarship opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a career in education.  The Sullivan Scholars Program provides debt-free college tuition, room/board, books, and fees plus a small stipend per semester for qualified students who are passionate about becoming teachers.  To qualify, students must meet the following criteria: Be enrolled in 10th or 11th grade in a rural Georgia high school, demonstrate significant financial need, must be HOPE eligible (4 rigor courses and 3.0 or higher HOPE GPA, or on track to become HOPE eligible upon high school graduation), and must be a U.S. Citizen.  If you are a 10th or 11th grader and plan to pursue a degree in education and would like attend Valdosta State University, please see your school counselor or Mrs. Tonya Welch in BHS room 1141. 

Seniors, Angie Wilson with Georgia Student Finance Commission will be at BHS on November 6th at 5p.m. to share information about FAFSA.


BEARCAT GOLDEN SPOON/Line 1:  Fish Sticks w/Hushpuppies or PBJ Sandwich, Cheese Grits, French Fries, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Juice, Milk   

BEARCAT PIZZERIA & CHICKEN/Line 2 & 3: Wild Mike’s Pizza or Boneless Hot Wings, Rolls, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, French Fries, Baby Carrots,  Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Juice, Milk 

BEARCAT EXPRESS GRAB & GO:  Boneless Hot Wings or PBJ Grab & Go Bag, Trio Meat (Cold Cuts), Ham, Turkey, Chicken or Tuna Salad, Assorted Veggie Bar, Assorted Fruit, Chips, Crackers or Croutons 

NEXT DAY’S BREAKFAST:  Sausage Roll, Cereal Bar & Cheese Stick, Peach Cup, Juice, Milk

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