Daily Bulletin - April 7, 2021

HealthMPowers Announcement for the Week:  This week is Public Health Week!  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health is the science of preventing and improving the health of people and their communities.  What actions can you take to help make your school and community healthier?

Attention Students:  Please practice Social Distancing while on campus.  Wearing a Mask is not mandatory, but is highly recommended.  Let’s all do our part! 

Due to Covid, no teacher of the year was selected for the 2020-2021 yearbook.  Therefore, the Purango staff decided to allow the seniors to vote on Their Most Influential Teacher or Staff Member at the high school.  The class has chosen Mrs. Jennifer Voyles Ray as their most influential person.  Congratulations, Mrs. Ray.

FCA will start having huddle meetings again on Friday's starting April 16th at 7:15 a.m. in the drama room. More reminders to come after Spring Break.

The yearbook staff is looking for friend pictures to feature on the division pages.  Please submit pictures of you with your friends who are in your same grade to Dr. Chambers.  All students in each picture should be in the same grade cohort. 

Students, there is now a Charging Station for up to five chromebooks in the Media Center.  If you forget to charge your chromebook at night like you should, you may plug up in the Media Center between 7:15 and 7:40 a.m. or at your lunch.  You are responsible for your chromebook!  Do NOT plug it up and leave it unattended.  See your library staff if you have questions.

Cap and Gown Picture make-up day is April 20th.  Seniors must bring their own cap and gown to wear. 

Any student who drives to school and parks on campus must purchase a 2020-2021 Parking Decal; at the cost of $15.00.  Payments can now be made through the student portal or Mrs. Wooten in the front office.  Students ticketed for not having a valid parking decal will be fined $15.00 for the first offense and $30.00 for the second offense.

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-offs are in the front of the school and parents dropping off students should enter through the main gate.

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.


SRTC Students please read!  Are you struggling with your college classes?  Did you know you can make an appointment with a tutor at SRTC?  Her name is Heather and she is at the Bainbridge campus on Wednesdays.  She will be available during these hours: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Please email Mrs. Heather at hvanlandingham@southernregional.edu to schedule a tutoring appointment.

The 2021 Local Scholarship Application is now available in Guidance.  Seniors will need to come by to pick up a paper copy and submit to Ms. Voyles on or before Monday, April 12th.  

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." - Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail," April 16, 1963.  As we celebrate the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 15th, what better time to reflect on the meaning of equality and justice in our world today?  We hope that you will enter this year's 'We the Students' essay contest in which we challenge you to tell us what you think the relationship is between these two principles – equality and justice. To truly explore the question in an essay that is between 500-800 words, students will need to go beyond "dictionary definitions," and express their understanding and reasoning about the connection between these two principles. This reasoning involves a combination of observation, experience, and some pretty "big ideas." What does it take to understand them; to build toward and maintain them; to see them with regard to each other?  Why is this relationship important?  The sixteen student winners will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship prizes. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2021. More details including rules and regulations can be found at https://billofrightsinstitute.org/we-the-students-essay-contest.  

The West Haven is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a safe home for foster children to grow and thrive. We reach out to foster homes to offer support and assistance while caring for foster children while also reaching out to “at risk” biological families to help keep their children out of the system. We are thrilled to partner with Chad and Cecilia Smith of Bainbridge, GA to provide the Chandlor Grace Smith Memorial Scholarship to a deserving graduate who is a foster or adopted child. Our hope, along with the Smiths, is to help these students as they enter college and adulthood while striving for a successful independence. If you are in foster care or are adopted, please pick up a copy of the application in Guidance. The recipient of this scholarship will not be recognized as a foster and/or adopted child; however, these are the students who may apply. Paper applications are available in Guidance.  Deadline to apply is Monday, May 10, 2021.

NAACP Scholarship (Local) - Each year the NAACP, through generous donations, is able to provide scholarships to outstanding students.  It is the duty of our dedicated Scholarship Committee to determine the most outstanding individuals to receive these awards.  Application deadline is April 7, 2021.  Paper applications are available in Guidance.

Bainbridge-Decatur County Retired Educators Scholarship (Local) - Paper applications are available in Guidance.  Application deadline is April 7, 2021.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Lambda Xi Omega Chapter Scholarship (Local) - The members of the Lambda Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. offer a scholarship to female students who plan to continue their education and who can meet the criteria as set forth on the guidelines:  be a graduating female who plans to attend a two (2) or four (4) year college, university, technical college or specialized school; have a minimum grade point average of 2.6 in a 4.0 system; have a score of at least 16 on the ACT or 800 on the SAT.  Return application and all materials by mail to:  2021 Scholarship; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Lambda Xi Omega Chapter, P. O. Box 1001, Thomasville, GA  31799.  All requested materials must be received by April 8, 2021.  If you have any questions or concerns, contact 229-224-0985 or email at miyakyle269@gmail.com .  Printed copies are available in Guidance.

Albany Ladies of Nasah Scholarship Award - Established by the Albany Ladies of Nasah, an organization that supports the Shriner's Hospital for Children and to further the academic careers of deserving students in this area of Hasan.  This group provides a scholarship award of $1,000 to be used for the higher education of the recipient at any accredited institution of higher learning of the recipient's choice.  The application must be mailed no later than April 12, 2021 to:  Chairman, Scholarship Committee, Albany Ladies of Nasah, 1822 Palmyra Road, Albany, GA, 31701.  Paper applications are available in Guidance.

2021 Asa Tuten Memorial - GFSA Essay Contest - For thirty-three years, the Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association essay contest has exposed thousands of high school seniors and their families to the life safety and property protection attributes of fire sprinklers.  GFSA State Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school seniors in Georgia who plan to further their education at a college/university or certified trade school in the United States. The scholarship is not based on financial need. Relatives of GFSA board members may not enter. You must be a high school senior during the 2020-2021 school year who will attend a college/university or trade school in the United States starting with the fall 2021 semester.  Home-schooled students may apply as long as your course of study is equivalent to that of a senior in high school.  The Georgia Fire Sprinkler Association awards scholarships annually in the amount of $1500, $1000, and $750 to high school seniors through an essay writing contest. The link for complete information to this year's contest and details can be found at:   https://georgiafiresprinkler.org/events/essay-contest/   The deadline for entries is April 12, 2021.

Delta Service and Education Foundation of Gadsden County Florida Incorporated (DSEF), a 501(C) (3) organization, will recognize and honor students who are committed to academic achievement, positive leadership, and community service. Scholarships will be awarded to students graduating from high school or attending vocational school or college. Students must be residents of Gadsden or Decatur Counties or the surrounding community areas. DSEF scholarships may only be used to pay tuition/fees, and room and board. Scholarship disbursements will be sent directly to the Institution of Higher Learning upon proof of the recipient’s official enrollment.  Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of scholastic achievement, positive leadership and community service as evidenced by their response to the written essay section of this application, the two letters of recommendation and a 2.50 or better cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).  Please forward the completed application to the following address:  Delta Service and Education Foundation, Incorporated Scholarship Committee, C/O Dr. Linda B. Lumpkin, 2021 Ashton Way, Bainbridge, Georgia 39819.  Must be postmarked and received no later than April 16, 2021.  Paper applications are available in Guidance.

PAGE Dr. Alton Crews Future Educators Scholarship - High School Seniors who plan to pursue a career in teaching are encouraged to apply for the PAGE Future Educator Scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 26, 2021.  All applicants must meet the following requirements and any additional requirements for each individual scholarship:  be a high school senior and accepted into college; have a 3.0 GPA or higher; plan to pursue a career in teaching; submit three recommendation forms; meet any additional criteria for specific scholarships as applicable.  Please send any questions about the application process to scholarships@pageinc.org.  To view this information on our website, go to https://www.pageinc.org/fge/fge-scholarships/.  Printed applications are available in Guidance.  Please see Ms. Voyles if you are interested in applying.

Decatur County Migrant Scholarship Fund (Local) - The Decatur County Migrant Scholarship Fund is designed to assist Bainbridge High School Migrant students who have a history of migration and have the potential and desire to pursue post- secondary educations. This is for students who are currently identified as migrant or have been identified as migrant in their school career.  Eligibility:  migrant or former migrant student who plans to attend a 2-year, 4-year or technical college; performs strongly academically; provides services to his/her community.  Requirements:  one letter of recommendation from a school or community representative; proof that he/she is enrolled in or has been admitted into an educational institution. Paper applications are available in Guidance.


LINE 1:  Bearcat Salad of the Day – Buffalo Bites

LINE 2:  Buffalo Bites w/Rolls, Catfish w/Hushpuppies or PBJ Sandwich, French Fries, Baked Beans, Fresh Garden Salad, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Milk

LINE 3:  Grab and Go Line – Closed

NEXT DAY’S BREAKFAST:  Twin Sausage Biscuit, Peach Cup, Fruit Juice, Milk

All meals will be prepackaged.  Teachers are welcome to come to either lines and buy a complete meal.  There will not be any a la carte items sold.

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