BHS Newsletter
BHS Newsletter
Bainbridge high School
April 22, 2023

Hello, BHS Community ~

Lots of exciting times at BHS - culminating tournaments and honors for many clubs and groups, and upcoming celebrations as we approach the end of the year are coming. Plus, the flowers are blooming around campus and the cherry blossoms   brighten the morning. BHS is always beautiful in the Spring!

I wanted to take a moment to spotlight a new program at BHS this past year. Each Tuesday, our entire school takes 75 minutes to engage in some type of community building. We call this time “Homeroom” and we want to make sure that our families know about this time and partner with us on its value for our students. Please encourage your student to tell you about it. Some weeks, Homeroom looks like important grade level meetings surrounding school-wide topics, class election voting, district or state surveys, pep assemblies, or other all school events. It also involves time to “check and connect” with classmates or teachers which results in time for academic support.  At least twice a month during Homeroom, a group of dedicated teachers have put together social emotional learning (SEL) lessons, aligned to new Washington State SEL state standards, that are implemented school-wide. These lessons are designed specifically for high school and cover important topics such as self care, healthy relationships, communication skills, self-regulation, and goal-setting, amongst others. We continue to build upon this first year roll-out, and look to communicate further and with more detail moving forward. 
And finally, a huge thank you and congratulations to the student and staff planning team who executed an incredibly emotional and moving Out of the Darkness Walk this morning at BHS to bring awareness to suicide prevention and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health. (See photo above.) We had over 150 participants and raised more than $11,000 for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

Go Spartans!

Kristina Rodgers, BHS Principal

State testing begins May 2

In the first week of May, students at Bainbridge High School will be taking Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) and the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). For high school students, it can be confusing to know which students are required to take which tests.  Please read the this information carefully.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be an adjusted bell schedule the entire week of May 1 which will affect all high school students.

Graduation is only two months away. The following links will keep you informed:


PTSO Meeting ~ May 2

The BHS PTSO extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Troy and Baden Biddle Foundation for providing graduation yard signs for all BHS and EHHS seniors of the class of 2023. We are honored to commemorate the memory of Baden, a beloved member of the class of 2023, through the Foundation's generous contribution. Don't forget to pick up your grad yard sign in the Wagon Wheel on Friday 4/28 from 3:15-4 pm.

The TBB Foundation has also sponsored Candy Fridays for the entire month of April. We are incredibly grateful for their unwavering support.

We cordially invite you to our next PTSO meeting on Tuesday, May 2nd, at 6:30 pm in the BHS Library. At 7 pm, our superintendent will be sharing some insightful thoughts.

 As we gear up for the 2023-24 school year, the PTSO is on the lookout for fresh and dynamic individuals to join our board. If you're interested in making a difference and being a part of an exceptional team, reach  out to us here:

We are planning a luncheon for BHS teachers & taff on Thursday, May 11. If you are able to participate, please sign up here.

Lastly, we would appreciate it if you would consider making a donation to the PTSO for the upcoming school year. We rely on the generosity of parents and community members like you to continue supporting our programs and initiatives.

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.  Fine ledgers were sent April 20. Overdue or missing materials can always be returned in order to clear fines associated with them.
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

27: Cap & Gown Distribution 11:45-1:15

28: Yard Sign Distribution 3:15-4:00
 Adj Bell Schedule
2-5: SBA/WCAS Testing

1-10: AP Testing
5-6: Footloose
12-13: Footloose
17: Spring Jazz Night
18: Spring Arts Festival
24: Spring Band Concert


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.
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