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CCSD ANNUAL SURVEYThe annual Districtwide Survey for students, parents and staff is now available through June 4th. This is your chance to provide feedback to District leaders about our schools and what can be improved. Please make your voice heard. SURVEY LINK | SURVEY FAQS

SENIORS – Senior Awards Night is coming up on May 27th and the Counseling Office needs to know your list of accomplishments for the event. Please download and complete the Senior Award Verification form and submit it along with copies of your college/university acceptance letters, financial aid award letters/emails and scholarship award letters/emails. All documentation must be turned in to Dr. Williamson in the Counseling Office by Friday, May 1st. VERIFICATION FORM

PROFICIENCY EXAMS – The final round of Proficency Exams for those Seniors who have not pass any or all of them will take place during the week of April 27th through the 30th. During this week all Juniors will be taking the ACT Test as mandated by the State of Nevada. On Tuesday, April 28th there will be a common testing day where all students who are not involved in testing will not attend school. Please refer to the table below for details. Students with any testing questions can see Ms. Houser or Mr. Kathan in the Athletics office in the MAC.

DATE
TEST
STUDENTS
TESTING
STUDENTS REQUIRED
TO ATTEND SCHOOL
STUDENTS WHO
STAY HOME
Monday
4/27
NHSPE Math
Non-proficient 12th
All
None
Tuesday
4/28
NHSPE Reading
Non-proficient 12th
All 11th grade and all 12th
who have not passed
NHSPE Reading
All 9th and 10th plus all 12th
who have passed
NHSPE Reading
ACT
All 11th grade
Wednesday
4/29
NHSPE Writing
Non-proficient 12th
All
None
Thursday
4/30
NHSPE Science
Non-proficient 12th
All
None

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Congratulations to Coach McKenzie and the members of the Basic High School Dance Pack for their incredible performance at the National Dance Competition on April 18th. The Dance Pack accomplishments were: FIRST & SECOND in the Senior Medium Hip Hop Division (most difficult division at Nationals), FIRST in the Senior Medium Pom Division (most difficult division at Nationals), FIRST in the Senior Small Dance Division (most difficult division at Nationals; beat Green Valley too!), two dance solosits (Katrina Gilmer & Lyssa Lapointe) placed Top 4 in their divisions and the team received the Judges Choice - Showmanship Award . WINNING TEAM PIC

OPERATION RESPECT ANNUAL SURVEY – Parents, students and staff are encouraged to participate in the Annual Survey for the Operation Respect program. The annual data obtained from these surveys is a very imporant part of this project and helps our school track our progress during its' three year implementation process. Survey links will remain active through the end of May. To participate in this critical step of the program, please click on the appropriate link. STUDENT SURVEY | ADULT SURVEY (ENGLISH) | ADULT SURVEY (SPANISH)

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.

HERFF JONES VISIT - The last opportunity for Seniors to submit on campus orders with Herff Jones prior to Graduation will be on Wednesday, April 29th. They will be setup on stage in the MAC from 12:30 to 1:30pm.

CHOIR FUNDRAISER - Based on outstanding performances and ratings in previous competitions, the Basic High School Chamber Singers have been invited to attend a Festival of Gold competition. These are highly prestigious events held in major U.S. cities such as Chicago and San Francisco. The funding required to send the approximately 45 students to this event is a substansial amount and they are asking for your help. The Chamber Singers have set up a account with "Go Fund Me", an online fundraising site where individuals and groups post their stories and ask the world for their support. Use the links to find out more or to make a donation. CHAMBER SINGERS DONATION PAGE | MORE ABOUT GO FUND ME

PROM 2015 TICKETSTickets for Basic's 2015 Prom, "Arabian Nights", are on sale now through April 29th! Tickets are $50 per person (includes a sit down dinner) in advance and a limited number of tickets will be sold for $60 each at the door. Students may purchase their tickets from Ms. Peveler in room 345 before school & during nutrition break or during 5th period (with a valid pass only). Tickets will also be sold at lunch on stage in the MAC. Prom tickets can also be purchased through the school bank. Just bring your bank receipt to Ms. Peveler to receive your tickets.

PROM GUESTS – Students are reminded that Basic's Prom is for Basic students. If you plan on attending this year's Prom with a date from another school, you must receive approval from the Dean's Office in advance and photo ID from your guest is required on the night of the event. Please see Ms. Carducci or Mr. Parantala in the Dean's Office for the necessary form and if you have any questions regarding this policy.

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

SPRING SPORTS ALMOST OVER –The Spring Sports regular season is over at the end of the month. Visit the Spring Sports Schedule Page to find out which events you can still attend and help cheer our Wolves on to victory!

SPRING SPORTS AWARDS – The Spring Sports Awards Night will take place on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:00pm in the Main Gym. This is our opportunity to recognize the best of our Spring athletes for their accomplishments on and off the field. Following the main event in the gym, each sport will break off to hand out their own program awards. More details about this event are forthcoming.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY – Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. understands the difficult process of recovery after you've been seriously injured. They are offering a scholarship for college-bound students who have suffered a serious injury and are committed to demonstrating a determination to rebuild their lives by attending college. The scholarship deadline is May 31st, 2015 and $1,000 will be awarded to the winning applicant for the Fall 2015 semester. APPLICATION LINK

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.

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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