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NEW PARENT CONFERENCE POLICY – Parents, please note the following policy change in regard to parent/teacher conferences: Beginning on January 20, 2015, students will be required to attend all parent/teacher conferences. The purpose of the parent/teacher conference is to determine what can be done to help the student be successful in class. In order to accomplish this, all parties involved, including the student, must be in attendance. If the student is not present at the time of the conference, the conference will be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date when the student is able to attend. We appreciate your assistance helping your child reach his/her potential.

PARENTS - The Title I Family Learning Resource Academy (FLRA) meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at the Desert Research Institute (755 E. Flamingo Road) from 9:30 - 11:30am. It is the intention of the Title I Family Engagement Program and Community Resource Services departments to provide opportunities for interested parents/guardians to participate and receive information about Title I and how it affects their students. Although this meeting primarily focuses on secondary schools, parents of students in all Title I schools are welcome to attend. VIEW FLYER

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.

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS – A selection of new scholarships sponsored by the Public Education Foundation are now available to students. Included in this listing are serveral scholarships specific to Basic high School students and/or Henderson residents. Application for these scholarships must be completed by February 13, 2015; so don't delay! PEF SCHOLARSHIPS

SENIORS – All Seniors need to check the spelling of their name for their high school diplomas. The Senior lists are available in all government classes. There is also a copy outside of the Activities office in the MAC. If any Senior finds an error in the spelling of their name, they need to see Ms. Gonzales in the Acitivities Office to have it corrected. The deadline to complete this task is January 30th, 2015.

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.

COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR – Basic will be hosting a College & Career Fair on Februrary 18th, 2015 in the Aux Gym from 8:00am to noon (periods 2 through 6). Attendance to this fair is by invitation only but is intended for 11th and 12th grade stduetns. For more information, see Ms. Ponich in the Carrer Center (room 107).

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

PARENT FAFSA NIGHTS – FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is a vital step in the process of preparing for college. The Basic Counseling Office will be hosting the first of two Parent FAFSA Nights on Thursday, January 8th at 6:00pm in the Main Library. This event is designed to assist both parents and students in learning more about federal student aid and completing the required application. For those who cannot attend the first event, a second event will take place in the Main Library at 6:00pm on Thursday, February 26th. MORE RESOURCES

SENIOR FAFSA ASSISTANCE – Seniors will receive an opportunity to get help preparing their FAFSA applications during their Government classes on Wednesday, January 28th. Completeing the FAFSA application is a critical step in preparing for college and should be taken care of quickly. Students who have Mr. Flanders or Mr. Bardwell (during 1st and 5th period only), must sign up in the Counseling Office. MORE RESOURCES

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

WOLVES WRESTLING – The Basic Varsity Wrestling Team placed 4 wrestlers in the Wolves Rumble Tournament over Winter Break. Placing 3rd for the Wolves were Isaiah Lopez at 106 lbs, Taylor Denney at 138 lbs and Marcus Roberts at the heavyweight level. Winning the entire Tournament at 182 lbs was Dominick Williams. Congratulations Wolves for a great performance!

MENS VOLLEYBALL WORKOUTS – Winter workouts for the upcoming 2015 Mens Volleyball season are underway. All boys interested in participating can get the full intramural & conditioning schedule from Coach Dacko (room 323), Coach Bailey (room 745) or Coach Lopez (room 816).

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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