Kicking into a New Season

by Kristian Frisbey

“The team has been getting better because we fight harder and compete harder in our games. We are better conditioned and have more motivation to work harder, which builds up the young upcoming players,” senior soccer captain Cullen Moore

After coming off a 2016 season that consisted of just one win, the boys soccer team looks to bounce back and improve this season. Continue reading Kicking into a New Season

Boys Cross Country stays atop the leaderboard

by Kristian Frisbey

“Our top six runners are returning, while other schools we compete against lost seniors in their top lineups. We are very strong and motivated to give our all this year to have a chance to compete for a state title,” senior Victor Mugeche

After ending the 2016 season with a fourth place finish at the state meet, the boys cross country team returned six runners and was ranked second in the preseason rankings. They aren’t resting on their past success, though, as they work everyday to get back to state. Continue reading Boys Cross Country stays atop the leaderboard

Back to school a daunting task for custodians as well

by Samara Bhatti

“All the classrooms are getting LED light changes and it’s quite a long process because there’s more than fifty thousand LED lights that will need to be put in,” custodian Gary Johnson.

While students were lounging by the pool and going on vacation during summer break, custodians were hard at work in the weeks leading up to the first day getting the school cleaned and prepped for the return of students. Efficiency standards brought several changes in the custodial world at BSHS. Continue reading Back to school a daunting task for custodians as well

New teachers share their joy for BSHS

By Mya Pearson

“I see myself retiring from here. I love this district and I feel like I’m just gonna fall in love with this building.” – English teacher Rachel Donaldson

Thirteen new teachers joined the Wildcat staff this year, bringing to light the fact that transitioning to a new school can be very difficult, not only for students, but incoming teachers as well. Continue reading New teachers share their joy for BSHS

Senior Fall Sport Role Models

By Jayla Sample

“Setting a good example (is important). We have to teach them that we want them to work and put in effort, so eventually when they become upperclassmen, they can take their mistakes and lessons to help their younger team members when needed.” – senior softball player Reggie Kanagawa

Each year, athletes must take the next step: seniors graduate, freshman compete for varsity spots and juniors become the next leaders of their teams. Three Wildcat seniors, Xavier Hall (football), Reggie Kanagawa (softball) and Angelique White (color guard) all have high hopes and big expectations for their senior years.

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New students from near and far enjoying BSHS

by Caitlin Ham

“The students and teachers here are nice and I like how big the school is, there’s more area to spread out,” Junior Madison McQuitty 

Many new faces were spotted as students returned to BSHS on August 16, 2017 for another school year together.  While those new faced a difficult transition, BSHS has several safeguards in place to assist those new students. Continue reading New students from near and far enjoying BSHS

A Flood of Emotions in a Sea of People

by Emma Hibdon

“The environment is the same at the high school as it is at the freshman center. It’s still just people clogging up the hallways and nobody knowing where to go,” sophomore Haylee Payne

Along with back-to-school deals and savoring the last minutes by the pool before hitting the books again, thoughts of school brings up different feelings of nervousness, security, and predictability. But not every person going back to school gets first day jitters. Continue reading A Flood of Emotions in a Sea of People

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