By BFHS Principal Gina Brown
Hello Badger Nation! When January closed, so did the first semester. Students have been working hard to get ready for final exams and senior projects. In past years we were able to bring in community members to assist with the evaluation process, but CoVID has forced us to change how we conduct senior presentations.
This year, our seniors are presenting to panels consisting of members of our staff, and many have already presented. It is always a treat to see them dressed up and looking like young adults. Hopefully next year we will be back to normal and we will have the community back to observe the transformation of these teenagers into professional young adults.
The second semester begins on Monday and there will be some changes to how our day looks.
When students enter the building in the morning, there will be no more temperature checks. We encourage you to continue to monitor your child’s health and keep them home if they don’t feel well. Also, as a result of student feedback, BFHS will now have a 25 minute study hall built into the schedule to help students stay academically caught up. It will operate similar to last year’s flex, but with some changes designed to keep students more focused.
Our winter sports season is wrapping up.
Badger girls basketball districts begin the week of February 8 and there is a good chance that we will be able to host at least one game. Boys have two more home games; February 4, and February 11, when they host Priest River for Senior night.
We are now allowed to have spectators at basketball events up to 40-percent capacity. Masks are required unless you can social distance at least six feet. Badger wrestling will host the Conrad Garner Invitational on February 6 and Priest River on February 11 for senior night. Badger wrestling is going strong this season, and with a win on January 16 they became the league champions!
BFHS will host wrestling districts on February 18. Spectators are limited at wrestling tournaments. We will release more information as we receive it.
The BFHS Claybusters are having a great season. They are still in first place after four weeks with Cassidy Underhill and Kamen Nelson scoring perfect 25 x 25! Congratulations!
We have some celebrations to recognize. Congratulations to Holly Ansley, who scored her 1000th career point in basketball earlier this season! I wish the gym could have been filled with Badger fans to help her celebrate. AD Nathan Williams stopped the game and presented her with a trophy to recognize this rare accomplishment!
Way to go Holly!
Our new BFHS administrative assistant, Teri Hinrichs, has been chosen as the December Classified Employee of the month. Congratulations Teri!
This school year has truly illustrated the kindness and generosity that this community is known for. Bonners Ferry High School staff wants to thank all who have brought in lunches, treats, and thoughtful notes. In a year filled with struggles, the students and this community are our bright stars.