BHS Newsletter
BHS Newsletter
Bainbridge high School
February 3, 2023

Happy February, BHS! 

It is always exciting to start fresh and reflect on being halfway done with our school year. Link Crew held student sessions in the library last week for finals prep and the energy to finish strong was palpable around campus. And now we have arrived at second semester and many of our students began new elective classes this week. It is a great time to reflect on academic practices that lead to success and either affirm or reset our intentions for a great spring semester. Please let us know if we can support your student or family in that process as we are here to partner with you!

This past week began a series of class meetings during our Tuesday homeroom period where each week our school will hear from a community panel of experts around drug and alcohol use. We are fortunate to partner with a local family practice doctor, BIPD, and Bainbridge Youth Services to not only educate our students about the effect of substance use and abuse, but also how to support when students may find themselves or their peers to be in unsafe situations. Over 100 students submitted questions to our panel which allowed us to frame our presentation specifically to the direct wonderings of our BHS students. 

And finally, congrats to all Winter Athletes, Scientists, Robotic Engineers, Writers, Thespians, and participants in school activities over the past few months, including over 425 students who attended last weekend’s winter formal dance. Winter season has been a busy one for our Spartans outside of the classroom, and it is always amazing to see our talent on display in the community! 

Go Spartans!
Kristina Rodgers, BHS Principal

Purchase your WOA tickets online!

Click here to purchase your tickets for the following performances:
  • Friday, February 3 at 7 PM
  • Saturday, February 4 at 3 PM and 7 PM
  • Friday, February 10 at 7pm
  • Saturday, February 11 at 3 PM and 7 PM

Calling all athletes!

Spring Sports start right after mid-winter break! BHS offers the following Spring Sports: Baseball, Fastpitch, Boys Soccer, Boys & Girls Golf, Track & Field (Coed), and Girls Tennis.
Make sure your athlete is ready to compete on February 27 by completing the following:
  • Register—Sign up here!
  • All athletes must have a current (no older than 24 months) baseline concussion test on file before turning out for a sport. We are offering concussion testing. Sign up here to reserve a testing appointment.
  • All athletes must have a current (no older than 24 months) physical exam on file. Set up a doctor's appointment ASAP if your student doesn't have a physical exam on file or if it will expire mid-season.
Go Spartans!

Join us on March 2nd!

Check out post-high school options and hear from the experts! Brought to you by the BHS Counseling Team & CTE Department.

Future Fair: Gym periods 5, 6 and after school - open to all students
  • Two-year and four-year college options
  • Apprenticeships
  • Military pathways
  • Local employment opportunities
Evening Presentations: 6 - 8pm
Intended for 10th and 11th grade families, but all are welcome.
  • Information from private and public college reps
  • Overview of the BHS college application process
  • Military academies
  • Financial aid guidance
  • And more!

Thank you, PTSO Volunteers! 

With almost 450 tickets sold, the Spartan Snow Ball was a tremendous success last Saturday. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the winter wonderland come to life for the students to enjoy. The ASB leaders did an exceptional job working with the volunteers on the planning and execution of the event. 
Please join us next Tuesday, Feb. 7th, at 6:30 pm for our PTSO Board meeting (in the BHS Library). The Fireside Chat with Bainbridge Youth Services counselors will start at 7:00pm. A Fireside Chat is a safe opportunity for parents and guardians to ask therapists questions about everything from mental health to child development. Submit your questions here. These chats have proven to be valuable for the entire community. We hope to see you there—and bring a friend! 
To learn more about what the PTSO does, visit our website at You can read the PTSO newsletters here.

The online payment system is more than just a place to make payments.

Login to the online payment system to see if your student has any materials that need to be returned or fees that need to be paid.  You can also verify previously made payments by clicking “Reprint Receipts” in the Reports section of the site.

Fine ledgers are sent periodically throughout the year by email to all guardians whose students have outstanding materials or fines owing.  Overdue or missing materials can always be returned in order to clear fines associated with them.
image of a parking meter

Parking Violation Fines

To avoid the following fines, students with parking passes must park in their assigned lot; those without parking passes must park off campus.

1st Offense: $40.00 fine + Student/Parent Notification
2nd Offense: $55.00 fine + Student/Parent Notification
3rd Offense: $75.00 fine + Student/Parent Notification, Meeting with Administrator
4th Offense: $100.00 Meeting with Administrator, Parent Notification, loss of parking privileges and/or disciplinary action

Wondering when school starts next year? Or when the commencement ceremony is for the Class of 2024?

Check out the recently approved calendars.

Your feedback is important!

BISD will administer the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) annual survey to all parents & guardians, district staff, and students in grades 4-12 over the next month. 
Parents & Guardians: Please click here to take the survey. The survey results are school specific - if you have students in more than one school, please submit a survey for each school. The survey will close on Monday, February 27th.
For more information, click here.
Nondiscrimination Statement: Bainbridge Island School District School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions, please contact Civil Rights Coordinator, Erin Murphy at

3-4: Winter One Acts
7: PTSO Meeting

10-11: Winter One Acts
15: Spartan Store Closes
20-24: Mid Winter Break
27: Spring Sports Begin

YES for all!

It is our collective goal to ensure that all BHS students experience high school to the fullest. Need help with a school fee or extracurricular expense? All students and BHS parents/guardians can request assistance through the YES student scholarship application form - linked here.

Important Dates

Senior Students, Parents & Guardians--be sure to refer to the Senior Important Dates list periodically as we will continue to add dates throughout the year.
Culinary 1 students at Chili Cook-Off

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