December 19th - January 2nd
50th Anniversary Athletics Nights
As we get ready to start a new school year, I want to remind you that we are celebrating all year long with 50 years of excellence at Bloomington High School North.
Our school has a strong history of great students, great staff, and amazing supportive families.
Here is a schedule for part of our celebration this year through athletics. Please spread the word that former athletes are invited to attend and be honored at these events.
****Boys and Girls Swimming 50th Anniversary Alumni Night is Thursday January 5th at 6PM****
BHSN Dance Marathon
North Dance Marathon is excited to partner with a local organization, Colton's Kindness, this holiday season. Colton's story is so touching, and you can find more information on Colton's story on social media! Colton's mom and dad, Katy and Jordan, along with his younger siblings, run a toy drive each year for kiddos who will be staying at Riley Children's Hospital over the holiday season. North Dance Marathon has been partnering with Colton's Kindness for the last three years, and we are excited to collect items to support this annual toy drive again this year. All items purchased from our wish list will be given to Colton's family, and they will deliver the toys to Riley Children's Hospital before the holiday season! The last day to order items is December 10th. Thank you so much for helping us make this annual toy drive a success! Your support and willingness to help is so appreciated!
Please click HERE for Colton's Kindness Wishlist!
Wooden Christmas Trees
We are building and selling wooden chirstmas trees in the Intro to Construction class. As with last year, we have kept the costs down and we are selling these for $25 each. We have three built and are ready to build more! Need more information please email Mr. Mann email@example.com
Lilly Scholarship Finalists
The Community Foundation of Monroe County hosted an event honoring the Lilly Scholarship Finalists at Ivy Tech. BHSN had three finalists.
Connor, Jack, Advaith
BHSN Thespian Troupe 414
This past Saturday, Thespian Troupe 414 at North competed in Regionals. We won:
2nd Place Overall
Credit for picture: Nora Collins
Eli FitzSimmons as Roeder and Emerson Blankenship as Lehman
Credit for picture: Nore Collins
Sabrina Balle-Voyles as Kathryn and Grace Rich as Grace
National Honor Choir
Congratulations to our BHSN students who have been accepted to the National Honor Choirs! They will perform with advanced high schoolers from around the country in February at the national American Choral Director's Association convention in Cincinnati. They are:
Project Middle Way 2nd Annual Thrift Shop
If you are needing to get some additional help go to Cougar Hour (our after-school tutoring program) Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 3pm - 4pm in the library.
The Polar Plunge
Students, faculty, staff and families of Bloomington High School North help us support Special Olympics Indiana by Freezin' For A Reason. Members of the BHSN Unified Track Team and Student Athletic Board have taken the plunge year after year to support this wonderful cause. Will you? Sign up for Team North!!!! The Plunge will be at Switchyard Park February 12th. Registration from 4 - 5PM and Plunging begins at 5:30PM. You must raise a minimum of $85 to be considered a plunger.
Please Click HERE for TEAM NORTH
BHSN Bring Change To Mind
A HUG thank you to everyone who showed up at the OUT of Darkness Walk!! It was truly inspiring watching everyone come together with such joy and respect, even when tackling such a heavy topic as suicide. Remember that we here at BC2M are always willing to talk if you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal ideation... as one of our speakers said tonight, "you are not alone."
2022 Boys Cross Country Regional Champions
Congratulations to the 2022 IHSAA BHSN Boys Cross Country Regional Champions!
2022 Boys Cross Country Sectional Champions
Congratulations to the 2022 IHSAA BHSN Boys Cross Country Sectional Champions!
BHSN North Choir Students at All-State
Six BHSN students have been accepted into the Indiana All-State choir. The students who were selected auditioned with both a prepared piece and sight-reading, and will be joining singers from all over the state for a concert in Fort Wayne over the weekend of January 13-14.
BHSN Club Information
Academic WorldQuest Team:
Amigos Latinx Culture Club: Will meet in Mrs. Sweeney's room 609. All are welcome.
Anime & Manga:
Art Club: People interested in art and art happenings at North are welcome to attend. We will discuss the 'Varsity Art Letter' program, participate in fun 'Art' activities, and share different opportunities in our school/community.
DATES DURING TUTORIAL
Girls in Engineering Math and Science Club GEMS Club:
BHSN Boys To Men:
Rise Up: Girls Empowerment Group:
First Generation Investors: Are you interested in learning how the stock market works? Would you like to earn $100 for your own investment portfolio? Apply to be part of First Generation Investors and learn from IU business student tutors during tutorial on Fridays in Mrs. Muehlhaus's room #309. Complete the interest form today! . Interest form: https://forms.gle/tRADyaxxB3gTb9dKA
Cougar Care Meals:
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA):
Will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month during Tutorials starting in September in Mrs. Provines's room, 212
German National Honor Society:
Drone Club: in Room 30 during tutorials
The Bring Change to Mind (BC2M): Join us after school for the Bring Change to Mind Halloween Party on Thursday, Oct 27th in room 403. Before the festivities, we will have a discussion on what causes fear in our lives and then share ways to cope and deal. During the party, we will paint spooky rocks and watch "The Nightmare Before Christmas." As always, we will have food and raffle drawings. Coming in costume is optional. See you then! Want to participate in the Out of the Darkness walk? Go to afsp.org/bloomington and sign up under TEAM BHSN-BringChange2Mind.
Student Equity Team: Meets on Thursday November 10th during tutorial in room 408. All are welcome!
FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America): Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students in Family and Consumer Sciences. The involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life—planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication—necessary in the home and workplace.
Habitat for Humanity: Habitat for Humanity full club meeting during tutorial on Thursday November 10th. Bring your laptop!
BuildOn: Is meeting during tutorial on in Dr. Shelton's (Room 34). Sign up under Science. We have fun fall activities to plan! Everyone is welcome.
Environmental Club: Do you have environmental anxiety? Do you want to create local meaningful change? Do you want to potentially go to a climate conference in San Francisco? Environmental Club is hosting a call out meeting in Mr. Nolan’s room on during tutorial. Students will learn about local and global environmental issues, conduct eco-activism, and take on climate issues first hand! Sign up for the tutorial today!
Sistahs Who Care: A social club for all BHSN women of color. We meet every other Friday in Mrs. Cannon's room 607.
Latin Club: Meets on Friday November 11th during tutorial in room 408. All are welcome!
Young Democrats and Young Republicans: The callout for the Young Democrats and Young Republicans is during tutorial on in Mr. Sturgeon, Room 401. Anyone looking to get more information about how politics work and the upcoming elections in November are welcome to attend. Any questions please see Mr. Sturgeon.
Civil Rights History Club: Are you passionate about civil rights and social justice issues both past and present? Join the Civil Rights History Club for a call out meeting during Tutorial on in Room 610. Sign up in the Tutorial Scheduler under “English.” Please see Mrs. DeWitt with any question.
I Can Persist:
Debate Club: Call-out Meeting Are you interested in discussing complex ideas and considering issues from multiple perspectives? Are you interested in improving your public speaking and argument skills? Debate Club will be hosting two call-out meetings the first week of October. We will meet for 15 minutes after school on . Students may attend one or both meetings. Room 603 Mrs. Kioussis
Project Middle Way:
The Project Middle Way call-out and first member meeting of the year will take place in Room 603 during tutorial on Tuesday, October 11th. We will give information about the club, Middle Way House, and important dates. All are welcome! Sign up with Mrs. Kioussis under English.
Do you want to make a difference in your community? Project Middle Way is a club that supports Middle Way House, an organization in our community that supports victims of domestic violence and encourages young people to build healthy relationships. We are hosting a call-out meeting for Exec Board members in room 603 during tutorial on . If you are interested in leading this group, sign up for the tutorial under Mrs. Kioussis in English.
National Honor Society: The next NHS meeting is on 10/28 at 7:20 in the auditorium. Members need to bring their $10 dues to this meeting in a sealed envelope with their name written on it.
There will be an NHS meeting in the auditorium at 7:20 AM on October 21st. Members need to bring their $10 dues to the meeting! NHS will also have a day of service on October 29th
National Art Honor Society: Mrs. Selke and Mr. Allanson will be hosting an NAHS meeting in room 900, at 7:15 am, on.
Latin Honor Society:
Theatre Tech Club:
For those interested in the backstage and design elements of theatre, there will be a theatre tech club Mondays and Wednesdays every week from 2:45 - 5:00pm. The club meeting will be , in the Auditorium. The club will be led by Steve Krahnke, master carpenter for Constellation Stage and Screen. Contact Mr. Daily in the Blackbox Theatre for more information.
Music Honor Society: Tri-M, the music honor society, will have a call-out meeting on . We will discuss the current state of the chapter and membership for anyone interested in joining.
International Cougars: Please join International Cougars first meeting this during tutorial in LGI. Sign up through Tutorial Scheduler. We will be having fun, snacks, and working towards putting together a great international day! Everybody is welcome!
Cougars for Change: Will meet in Mrs. Fletcher's room 208.
Is your club looking for financial aid for overnight trips, field trips, supplies, hosting events, and more? If so, fill out the form linked below for a chance to win a financial aid package from Student Council. Applications are due Monday, October 3rd at 7:45 AM. More info can be found in the form description! If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click HERE for the link
The North Star is (re)born
After a few year absence, our journalism students are bringing back the student news website. Formerly known as Fused, we are rebranding to The North Star after BHSN's original school newspaper. The site can be found at: https://bhsnnorthstarnews.com/
The Journalism class, as well as other interested students, will be providing student produced content for a student audience. Not only will there be articles and photos, the students are currently working on some video productions, a podcast, and other multimedia content. Junior Raegan Deckard is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of The North Star news site.
Students interested in producing content that are not in any of the Student Media classes should talk with Mr. Cockrum in Room 709 to get involved.
Are you a Bloomington North graduate who currently has a child attending North? We want to hear from you. Our Yearbook staff is working on a project to connect our present with our past and we want to talk to parents that graduated from BHSN who now have students at BHSN. Please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/6FPaNSnTSFa6H8n59 to let us know more about you. We will be working on this project throughout the year so we may not get back with you right away. If you have any questions or problems with the form, please contact Yearbook Adviser Troy Cockrum at email@example.com.
There are a small number of extra yearbooks remaining. They are being sold for $65 on a first come first served basis. If you would like to purchase one, please see Mr. Cockrum in room 709, or come in and ask at the front office. If you pre-ordered and did not receive your yearbook, also stop in to room 709 and see Mr. Cockrum or email firstname.lastname@example.org.