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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT – Earlier this month, the Basic High School MCJROTC Marksmanship Team competed in Phoenix, Arizona where Basic student and cadet Colby Cazett qualified to compete at the JROTC National Competition to be held at Camp Perry, Ohio on March 19-21. This is an incredible achievement as the U.S. Marine Corps invites only the top eight individuals in the Nation to compete and Colby is ranked sixth! All of Basic is proud of Colby and we wish him the best of luck at Nationals!

LIBRARY CLOSURES – The Library will be closed for all of next week (March 2nd through 6th) for Proficiency Testing Week. During testing week, the Library will open each day to students after testing has concluded if time permits.

LATE BUS PASSES – Students who participate in after school tutoring must get a late bus pass from the teacher/advisor providing the tutoring. The only valid late bus passes are the YELLOW passes and the bus driver will not accept any of the old blue passes.

STUDENTS...NEED HELP? – Any students who need assistance in any of their core classes can come by and join the Breakfast Club. The Breakfast Club is made up of a group of teachers who come in to the school on Saturdays to help any student who needs it in math, english and science. It's not a punishment...simply a chance to get the help you need. BREAKFAST CLUB INFO

BAND COMPETITION – On February 19th, the Basic Color Guard and Indoor Drumline performed at their first competition of the 2015 season at Chaparral. Both groups gave a great first performance! The Color Guard is on pace to have a great season and earned a participation award. The Drumline is also off to a great start winning the A Class competition and earning the highest score of the night of every group in southern Nevada! Both groups now head to California this weekend for the Winter Guard International Regional Champiponships. Good luck, Wolves!

MORE HELP FOR STUDENTS – Any students who wish to get some extra help in preparation for their Reading and/or Writing Proficiency Exams can receive it from Ms. Smith in room 114 after school on several select dates in February. If you need some extra help, don't hesitate to show up. Your graduation status is on the line. TUTORING INFO

DECA STATE WINNERS – The DECA State Conference was held recently and the following Basic students came away winners in the competition:

ROBOTICS COMPETITION RESULTS – Wolves Robotics had 3 robots in competition in the Regional Qualifier held last weekend. All three teams from Basic survived the initial cut and made it to the finals, where one of our teams finished in 2nd place. All three teams qualified for the VEX Robotics Nevada State Championship in March. One Basic team was awarded the AMAZE Award which is presented to a team that has built a competition robot that clearly demonstrates overall quality. Congratulations, Wolves!

DITCH SCHOOL, DITCH YOUR LICENSE – Senate Bill 269 is the new Nevada law that requires students to attend school regularly in order to apply for and keep their driver's licenses and learner's permit. This law went into effect on January 1, 2015. To learn more about the new law, CLICK HERE.

BASIC TO BECOME MAGNET – Recently the Clark County School District announced an expansion of its' Magnet and Select Schools for the 2015-16 and the 2016-17 school years. Basic was included in that expansion list. For more information, read the CCSD Release and an early copy of an upcoming entry in our next School Newsletter.

CLASS OF 2015 GRAD WALK – Any Senior who wishes to participate in this year's Grad Walk will now be required to complete their FAFSA application. Once complete, Seniors will need to print out the first page of their SAR report and submit it to their counselor. INFO FLYER

INFORMATION WORKSHEET – Parents & students are encouraged to download the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet to help them with the application process. This worksheet is designed to help parents & students gather the information that they will need when filingl out and completing the actual application online. ENGLISH | ESPANOL

BASKETBALL CLINIC – Wolfpack Basketball will be hosting a ball handling clinic for boys and girls ages 8 through 17 on Friday, March 13th in the main gym. During this 60-minute clinic, coaches will break down several aspects of ball handling to include the 3 types of dribble, the 5 reasons you dribble, hand placement, learning to open windows,escaping defensive pressure and much more. Please view the CLINIC FLYER for full details regarding costs and start times as they vary by age group.

DANCE CLINIC – The Basic High School Dance Pack will be holding a week long clinic for anyone interested in trying out for next year's team. The clinic will be held from March 9th through 13th from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in the Dance Room (upstairs in gym above girls locker room). The cost is only $25 for all five days. Payments can be made in advance to the School Bank (bring reciept on first day) or on the first day of the clinic. This is an excellent opportunity to increase your knowledge of dance and prepare for tryouts at the end of the school year. For any questions or concerns, ask any Dance Pack member or contact us via Twitter or Instagram (@BHSDancePack).

SPRING SPORTS – Basic's Spring Sports begin their competitions as early as Thursday, March 5th. We invite everyone to come out and support all of our hard working student athletes and their coaches. Check out the scoreboard ticker above or go to the SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULES page.

FAFSA FAQS – For parents and students who are wondering why the Counseling Office is requiring the completion of a FAFSA application in order to participate in this year's Grad Walk, please refer to the following FAFSA FAQS.

2015-16 COURSE CATALOG – The Course Catalog for the 2015-16 school year has been updated and posted to our website. Parents and students should refer to the catalog when selecting courses for next year. The catalog provides a wealth of information regarding course descriptions, course requirements, fees, graduation requirements and much more. VIEW THE CATALOG

SPRING COLLEGE VISITS – The list of college visits for the spring semester has been posted! Students must sign up in the counseling office or career center to receive a pass to attend. Students must also receive permission from their teachers to attend. SEE THE LIST.

SBI INTERNSHIPS – The Summer Business Institute (SBI) provides Clark County students with an opportunity to have a paid summer internship as well as training, for which they can receive 0.5 (one-half) of a high school credit. Students are required to work 32 hours a week Monday through Friday (pay is $8.25 an hour) and attend a seminar (unpaid) each Friday. Online applications for the 2015 internship will be available from Monday, February 2nd through Friday, February 27th. Qualifying students will be interviewed during Spring Break 2015. The program generates hundreds of applications and interest annually, so interested students should apply immediately. SBL LINK | SBI FAQS

INFO UPDATED – Updated college and scholarship information is posted to our website on a weekly basis. For those parents and students who wish to keep up, please visit the College Info and Scholarship Info pages on our website.


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