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AP Summer Assignments 2017 online

Summer assignments are now available. If you are taking an AP course next year you need to check and see if a summer assignment is required. Go to the AP tab above.

Summer School 

Bullard High SUMMER School

Session 1: Tuesday, June 13- Tuesday, June 27

Session 2: Wednesday, June 28-Thursday, July 13
 *No School on Tuesday, July 4

Day Session:        8:00-1:55pm

Mid Day Online: 2:30-6:30pm

Evening Online:  4:30-8:30pm

*   Student schedules will be distributed in the quad during the week of June 5th.
** Due to construction, the administration office will be located in the Bullard Courtroom 

Senior Survey- due Thursday, April 27

Seniors need to complete two Senior Surveys this week. One survey is for the Bullard Senior Wall, where students will have their Senior picture and post secondary plan posted in the quad. The second survey is for FUSD, it is important to collect data regarding our Seniors and their plans. Both surveys are mandatory and need to be completed by all Seniors.

Senior Signing Day Celebration: the Senior wall will be unveiled on Monday May 1 at 11:45am in the Bullard Quad. A reception will follow.

Senior Wall link: http://tinyurl.com/BHSWall17

FUSD Senior Surveyhttps://cepbeta.ucmerced.edu/survey/SeniorQC.cfm

Central Valley Emerging Leaders Summit 
@ Fresno State

This free four-day, three-night summer event will bring Valley students to Fresno State where they will hear from inspirational faculty and community members, engage in hands-on activities, and network with current Fresno State student leaders all while having the opportunity to live and dine on-campus.

For more info:
http://fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/studentinvolvement/leadership/valleysummit/.
The application deadline is April 21st and space is extremely limited.

SAT School Day Wednesday April 5

Qualified 11th Graders will be taking the SAT during the school day on Wednesday, April 5. Students should check in to their assigned location at 7:45 and bring the following items:

-Print out of SAT registration (available on college board account)
-Photo ID
-Two No. 2 pencils
-Approved Calculator:
click here for a list  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/taking-the-test/calculator-policy

Passes with location and testing information will be sent to students on Tuesday March 28.

FUSD Scholarship is open for Seniors, apply now! Deadline is March 16

https://www.fresnounified.org/Pages/fusd-scholarship.aspx

Fresno State Preview Day Saturday March 25

Admitted student can attend Fresno State Preview Day, sign up here: http://previewday.gotofresnostate.com/register/

Fresno State Send Off Reception:
RSVP Online Deadline is March 23, 2017

http://tinyurl.com/CSUFsendoff

24th Annual African American High School Graduation Recognition Ceremony

will be held Sunday June 4 at the Save Mart Center. If you are interested in participating please see the flyer below or go to http://deltaaaceremony.gotofresnostate.com for more information

SJVAC Graduation Card 2017

Pre-Registration and PSAT Info Sessions

Feb. 14 and 16 9th and 10th grade student were able to choose their electives online for the 2017-18 school year as well as view their PSAT scores from October.

Students logged into their ATLAS student portal to rank their elective choices. They also created a college board and khan academy account in order to view their PSAT scores and link them to personalized SAT practice on Khan academy.

Feb 21-22 11th graders will be completing their elective ranking and signing up for the free school day SAT which will be held on April 5. SAT Practice sessions will be offered February 28-March 30 Tuesday-Thursday at Lunch and After School from 3:00-4:00 with Mr. Oliver in Room NW203.

Student’s can view their PSAT scores at collegeboard.org. Students can also view and change their electives on their ATLAS student portal up until March 10 (students.fresnou.org). If you have any questions please contact your student’s counselor.

UC Davis Pre-College Summer Experience for HS students

Check out this cool opportunity for High School students to spend 3 weeks at UC Davis:

http://precollege.ucdavis.edu/

Math Tutorial

Math Tutorial is now available to anyone on a drop in basis every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in Room S111 from 3:00-4:00.

Stanford University Opportunities for High School Students this Summer 

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies produces an array of programs for academically talented young students everywhere. Their programs are available online and in-person, during the summer and year-round, and feature broad exploration or intense study in a single subject.

For more information click here: Programs: https://spcs.stanford.edu/

24th Annual African American High School Graduation Recognition Ceremony

will be held Sunday June 4 at the Save Mart Center. If you are interested in participating please see the flyer below or go to http://deltaaaceremony.gotofresnostate.com for more information

SJVAC Graduation Card 2017

ELM/EPT Test Registration Link for FUSD

Seniors who will be attending a California State University in the Fall and need to take the English or Math placement test can register at the following link:

https://tinyurl.com/ELMEPTFresno

The cost of the test is $20 per subject. Students need to bring cash or a money order and a printout of the test confirmation (emailed to student when they register) on the day of the test. Counselors will be calling in students to help them register and make sure they are taking the test they need. If you have any questions please contact your student’s counselor.

FAFSA Financial Aid Assistance Night February 1 @ 6:00

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is due March 2. If you are a senior and have not completed your application you can get assistance February 1 at 6:00 in the Bullard Cafeteria.

please bring:
Social Security # or Alien Resident Number (Parent & Student)
FSA ID (you can register at fsaid.ed.gov both parent & student need one)
2015 Tax Information

Other Financial Aid events will be held at the following locations:
February 2 Fresno High 6:00-8:30 Library/Media
February 7 Edison High 6:00-8:30 Library Lab 1
February 8 McLane High 6:00-8:30 Library
February 9 Duncan High 6:00-8:30 Cafeteria
February 28 Clovis Community College 6:30-8:30

FUSD Scholarship is open for Seniors, apply now! Deadline is March 16

https://www.fresnounified.org/Pages/fusd-scholarship.aspx

Bullard Students Help the Less Fortunate

Check out the Drive Club, Video link here:  http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/education/article118763198.html

Fresno City College Orientation Link

All Seniors who have applied for City College (Fresno, Clovis, Reedley, Oakhurst…) need to complete the online orientation. Orientation completion date will determine class registration day/time. An early date means you can get the classes you want, so it is important to get online orientation done as soon as possible.

City College Orientation Link: http://tinyurl.com/FCCOrient

Senior Survey Link:

Seniors will be doing a senior survey on Dec. 7 in Government/Economics classes. The link is below:

http://tinyurl.com/bullardsenior17

College Application Assistance

Bullard College Application support

Wednesday 11/16: Lunch counselor assistance drop in B18

Wednesday 11/16: Fresno City College (Madera, Clovis and Reedley as well)  9:00-2:00 in B18

Thursday 11/17: UC/Common App essay help with Mryl Johnson (retired Eng teacher) 12:00-3:00 B18 Bring essays and personal statement questions for editing a feedback. Come ask questions or get assistance.

Monday-Wednesday 11/28-11/30 Lunch Drop In for any applications with counselor assistance B18

Tuesday 11/29: CSU workshop incomplete apps 10:00-12:00 CSU Ambassadors on campus Cafeteria

Tuesday-Wednesday 11/29-11/30: FCC placement testing, students will be notified Monday 11/28

Wednesday 11/30 CSU and UC Application Deadline: All day college app assistance with counselors in B18

*Wednesday 11/16 & 11/30 Fresno City College on campus all day to assist with applications for Fresno City College, Madera, Clovis and Reedley College in B18. Students need to get their application completed as soon as possible in order to make the deadline for placement testing and orientation. Need to have Social Security number to apply.

*Students should also be submitting their FAFSA (financial aid) applications now if they have not done so already. Some aid is first come first serve. Please see the FAFSA tab on this website or contact your student’s counselor if you need assistance.

FUSD Scholarship Information Night
Thursday, November 3 Bullard Cafeteria 6:00

Come learn about scholarship opportunities and how to do a scholarship search. Meeting will be held in the Cafeteria at 6:00pm. Presentation by Gloria Ponce-Rodriguez.

Also, check out this interesting article about scholarships:
http://www.consumerreports.org/money/5-tips-for-scoring-college-scholarships/

Patino Visit November 15

Patino HS was on campus last week presenting about their programs to the 9th grade PE classes. Interested students were given a permission slip to go on a visit to Patino on November 15. Students need to return their permission slips to B26 if they would like to attend. FOr more information contact Laura Rheault at laura.rheault@fresnounified.org.

SAT Deadline for Seniors

The last SAT that most CSU and UC campuses will accept is December 3. The deadline to register for this test is November 3. Students also need to make sure they are sending their scores to the appropriate campuses (if they did not do it when the took the test originally) as they are completing college applications. Registration and sending scores can be done online at sat.collegeboard.org.

College Application & FAFSA Assistance

Students needing college application or FAFSA assistance are invited to drop by B18 at lunch on Wednesdays, now through November. Counselors will be available to assist with questions and computers will be available.

PSAT Testing Info Wednesday, October 19

Wednesday, October 19 all 9th-11th graders will be taking the PSAT practice SAT) test during the school day. Bullard will be on a minimum day schedule. For more info about the PSAT test visit the PSAT website here.

Seniors will have the opportunity to work on FAFSA and college applications. Seniors should bring their social security number, parent/guardian’s social security numbers and 2015 tax info for parent/guardian. For more info please see www.fafsa.ed.gov and the college application tab on this website.

9th-11th Graders
8:00-8:15 All students attend 1st period
8:16-8:22 Passing to testing location
8:23 Testing begins
1:00 Testing ends
1:00-1:40 Lunch

12th Graders
8:00-8:15 All students attend 1st period
8:16-8:22 Passing to Senior workshop location
8:23-9:50 Workshop A/B FAFSA or College Applications
10:00-11:25: Workshop A/B FAFSA or College Applications
11:30-1:00: Senior Panoramic Photo
1:00 Seniors released

 

Need Help with FAFSA or Want to Win a Scholarship?

Get Schooled is kicking off FAFSA season with their annual FAFSA twitter scholarship (usually in February, this year in October). Designed to spread awareness of FAFSA, students just have to tweet #FAFSA, tag @getschooled and they are entered to win a $1k scholarship.   The contest starts October 1 and runs through October 16.

In partnership with Univision, Get Schooled has a college text line where students can text COLLEGE or DINERO to 335577 to ask questions in English or Spanish about FAFSA or other college financial aid topics. Our staff of experts will text back an answer.

The Get Schooled site has resources help students with every aspect of FAFSA completion, including: an overview of the FAFSA process, a directory of FAFSA workshops in their state, information on how to create an FSA ID,

We also have information for DACA and undocumented students, who are unable to tap into federal aid. These include an overview of financial aid options for DACA or undocumented students and a list of scholarships for DACA or undocumented students.

Fresno Unified Hackathon

Hackathon & Tech Show! – What’s That?

Saturday September 24 at Patino High School see fresnohackathon.com for more info!

Are you interested in technology? Do you love video games or robotics or have a passion for design? Come out and test your coding skills by building a website using HTML & CSS from a PSD (Photoshop) file. We’ll have experts available from all areas of technology to share how they use technology to create amazing products everyday. Parents are welcome to attend and browse our vendor booths, ask questions about the tech industry and discover how to turn a love for video games, robotics and the internet into a career. Of course, there will be plenty of pizza.

Senior Presentations and City College Applications

The counseling department will be presenting to the seniors about post-secondary options and financial aid during their Government/Economics class on either Monday Sept 19 or Tuesday Sept 20.

Monday Sept 19 through Thursday Sept 22 City College will also be on campus assisting students in filling out their City College applications. Students will sign up for a City College application workshop during the senior presentations. It is important that your student knows their social security number for their application and completes their application without errors. We highly encourage all students to apply to City College so they have this option available to them, even if it is as a backup plan.

Military Academy Info

Applications are being accepted for students seeking a Congressional Nomination to attend a United States Service Academy.  For graduating seniors, the Academy Nomination Application must be mailed or hand delivered to the Congressman’s Visalia Office by Tuesday, November 15, 2016.  Please pass along the included application to all students interested in furthering their education at a U.S. Service Academy.

Congressman Nunes is hosting an Academy Night at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the CUSD Professional Development Building in Clovis.  This evening is for students (of all grade levels), along with their parents, to meet representatives from the academies, gather information and learn about academy life and the congressional nomination process.

There are four U.S. Service Academies that require a congressional nomination:
United States Air Force Academy
United States Merchant Marine Academy
United States Military Academy (West Point)
United States Naval Academy

Please click below for a flyer that has information for Academy Night, with RSVP instructions so that students can respond. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (559) 733-3861 or respond to this e-mail.

Academy Night Flyer 2016
Academy Nomination Process

Please visit the Congressman’s website for even more Academy information.

To check the district in which a student resides, please visit www.house.gov and use their home address zip code in the top right corner of the website.

Information from:
Melissa Mederos Semoes
Director of Constituent Services
Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22)
Ph: (559) 733-3861

FAFSA Financial Aid Application Support

The FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid has some changes this year. The application window will open October 1 and you can now use your tax information from 2015 instead of having to wait to file taxes for the current year.

All Seniors are highly encouraged to complete a FAFSA, even if they do not think they will qualify for grants. Students who receive scholarships, student athletes, anyone needing a low interest loan, students whose financial situation changes during college are all good reasons to complete the FAFSA.

Please click on the Financial Aid (FAFSA) tab on the menu at the top of this page for more information.

PSAT October 19

Bullard High School will be administering the PSAT (preliminary SAT) to all 9th, 10th and qualified 11th graders on Wednesday, October 19. This is a great opportunity to help prepare students for the SAT, a college entrance exam students need to apply for college. Students taking the PSAT will receive feedback on what they have learned in high school and what they will need to know to succeed in college. Students will also be able to link their PSAT scores and information to Khan Academy for personalized, free practice.

Bullard High will be on a special schedule on this day. The PSAT will be free to all students and our students will be signed up automatically. More information will be given to you and your student soon. Please try and avoid scheduling appointments on this date as there will be no make-ups offered.

For more information about the PSAT please click here.

For information about the Khan Academy SAT Prep please click here.

Schedule Changes

Students can meet with their counselor at lunch in the North Gym and After School in the Bungalows by the counseling office the first week of school.  The deadline for schedule changes will be Friday August 26.

Schedule Distribution

Schedule distribution will be held on the following days. Please note, students must be in dress code and have their 1st day paperwork and emergency card in order to pick up their schedule. Packets will be mailed home the last week of July. Extra packets can be picked up in the main office at Bullard High from 8:00-4:00.

Monday August 8:
8:00-12:00 9th Grade Orientation  Last Names A-L in the North Gym
1:00-3:00 12th Grade Schedule Pick Up in the Cafeteria
4:00-6:00 10th Grade Schedule Pick Up in the Cafeteria

Tuesday August 9:
8:00-12:00 9th Grade Orientation  Last Names M-Z in the North Gym
1:00-3:00 11th Grade Schedule Pick Up in the Cafeteria
5:30-6:30 9th Grade Parent Night in the cafeteria – meet the staff, learn about opportunities for your student at Bullard, purchase PE clothes and pick up text books.

If your student is unable to come at the designated time above, schedules will be available anytime after the scheduled pickup. Schedules will be available in the main office from August 10-12 (office will open at 1:30pm Aug 10 due to all FUSD staff attending Convocation off site). Schedules will be distributed the first day of school as well.

Counselors will be available at the designated pickup times above and the first week of school at lunch and after school to assist any student who has questions. Schedule changes will be limited due to capacity of classes. We have worked hard to accommodate student requests from their registration in the Spring.