Freshman Camp kicks off school year at BHS

Freshman Camp kicks off school year at BHS
Posted on 09/07/2022
Freshman Camp at BHS

Freshman camp highlighted the first day of classes at Bellefontaine High School on Tuesday.

Freshmen were the only students in the building. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors opened the school year on Wednesday.

Longtime teacher Stacy Millice orchestrated the annual camp.

She was assisted by guidance counselor Paula Shaw.

The Chieftain Leaders and other student leaders also helped lead the camp.

202 freshmen learned the importance of the three pillars at BHS: academics, culture (involvement in clubs and extracurriculars), and well-being.

High School Principal Jason Brown gave examples of each pillar.

Assistant Principal Cliff Core also explained the no vaping policy, cell phone use, and dress code.

Brown and Core discussed how to enter the building each morning.

High school classes are from 7:20 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Any student arriving between 7:25 a.m. and 8 a.m. must enter through Door 7 into the cafeteria and check in with Officer Walters or Sean Egler.

Arrivals after 8 a.m. must enter through the main office and sign in.

Building tours and team-building activities were held in the morning.

Freshmen then enjoyed lunch.

A scavenger hunt and pep rally were held in the afternoon.

An abbreviated class schedule was held throughout the day.

In previous years, freshman camp was held a few days before the school year started.

707 students are enrolled at BHS this year.

Tuesday was the first day of classes for students in grades 1-9.

Superintendent Brad Hall said, “It was fantastic to see the students returning to school. A lot of work and preparation went into getting the buildings and classrooms ready and we were anxiously awaiting the return of students.

“We had the typical delays that always accompany the start of a new school year, but those will smooth out as everyone settles into a new routine.”

Pre-K and kindergarten students will start at Bellefontaine Elementary School over the next week.

The start dates are staggered as follows:

September 8th – Pre-K last names A–K and Kindergarten last names A–K

September 9th – Kindergarten last names L–Z. There is NO Pre-K on this day.

September 12th – Pre-K last names L–Z and Kindergarten last names A-K

September 13th – All Pre-K attend and Kindergarten last names L–Z

September 14th – All Pre-K and Kindergarten attend.

Photos: Freshman Camp at BHS

Freshman Camp at BHS

Freshman Camp at BHS

Freshman Camp at BHS

Freshman Camp at BHS

Freshman Camp at BHS

Freshman Camp at BHS

Freshman Camp at BHS

Freshman Camp at BHS

Freshman Camp at BHS
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