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ECHS Counselors Brief

Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-12 Beaumont Early

College High School
May 7-12, 2017 is National high standards and expec-
Teacher Appreciation tations and have helped Volume 1, Issue 2

Week, and May 9th is encourage our students to

Teacher Appreciation Day. reach and meet all of them. May 4, 2017
During this week we cele- They are devoted to our
brate the unique and special students and our program
individual who devote their and look forward to great Special points of in-
energy, knowledge, and care things to come. I would like terest:
into our future generation. to take this opportunity to NHD State Competition
Ensuring that our students let them know how impor- TSI
are successful and pre- tant they are to our campus
End of Course
pared career or college suc- and our students.
cess. Many thanks to the back- Awards Day Banquet

The teachers at Beaumont bone of our campus. You

Early College High School guys ROCK!
are exceptional individuals
who are pioneers and repre-
sent some of the best edu-
cators the Beaumont Inde-
pendent School District Inside this issue:
offers. Our teachers set
End of Course & 2
TSI Assessment

AP Exam 2

Awards Day Banquet 2

May 5th is a day to com- have established a sense of NHD Competition 3

memorate the Mexican national unity and patriot-
Armys victory over French ism for the country. How- End of Year Info 3
forces. This was a symbolic ever, in the United States
victory for the Mexican it is also a celebration of
Mental Health 3
government and bolstered Mexican-American culture.
the resistance. It is said to
Attendance 4
The students took the TSI the first
all of the assessment. tact my office to make arrangement.
week of April 2017. The TSI assess-
STAAR End of Course Assessments: (409) 617-6600 or
ment is designed to colleges deter-
Students have just completed their mthoma1@bmtisd.com
mine a students readiness for college
level work. last day of testing for their EOC. The
scores for English I, Algebra I, and
*24 of our student who completed
Biology will not be available until June
TSI in April have passed all parts of
2nd. When we receive the scores I
the assessment and are college ready.
will mail them our to the students
We will retest beginning May 23rd homes, however, if you would like to
for students who did not pass some or
pick them up personally please con-

AP Exam (Human Geography) May 12th

May 12, 2017 is the scheduled date Mrs. Melanie Pharis, AP Human Geog-
for students to complete their AP raphy Instructor.
Human Geography exam. If your child
signed up for this exam please ensure
they are well rested and at school on
time. The exam will take 2 1/2 hours
to complete and scores will be sent to
your home as well as the campus.
Should you have any questions or con-
cerns about testing please contact

Awards Day Banquet

May 25, 2017 from 10:30-12:30 we celebrate your childs success.
will be hosting our First Annual Award If you will be able to attend please
Day Banquet the Lamar Institute of contact the campus for an accurate
Technology Multipurpose Center. count.
Invitations will be sent home on Fri-
day, May 5, 2017.
The banquet will celebrate and award
our students for their achievements
throughout the school year. Lunch will
be provided. Please come out and

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End Of Year Information
The end of the school year is fast STAAR EOC Retest June 19-23 mer school you will be notified via
approaching. Please take note of im- Students please turn in any assign- phone call to make arrangements.
portant information and dates. ments and/or projects by the last day
of school for credit.
TSI Retest May 2326 If you will be absent for a final exam
Awards Banquet May 25th please notify your teacher/ECHS to
make arrangements for a make up.
Memorial Day May 29th
(Student Holiday) Students must return any books
checked out in the library and ensure
Final Exams May 29-June 1
through the secretary they do not
Last Day of School/Early Dis- have any outstanding fees.
missal June 1st
Final Report cards will be mailed
STAAR EOC Scores June 2nd unless you make arrangements
Graduation June 3rd through the Early College Offices.
Should your child(ren) require sum-
Summer School June 12th

Remind & National History Day (NHD)

Parents if you have not signed up for Should you have an issues with 81010 NHD in Austin, TX. Students com-
remind please download the app on please text @beaumonte to (409) 515 peted in the following areas: Web-
your phones. Remind will be a method -8371. sites & Exhibits. Congratulations to
of relaying campus information. You participants!!!
will also have access to the teachers,
Ms. Thomas, and Mr. Maxwell via the
Text @beaumonte to the number NHD:
81010 On April 29th 14 students competed
You will receive a welcome message. at the state level competition for

National Mental Health Awareness Month

The month of May is dedicated to covery is possible." Bebe Moore Campbell,
several important issues; one of which 2005

is Mental Health Awareness. Mental Health issues effect 1 in 5

"Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, people in the United States. Lets con-
healing began for the entire family, but it tinue to raise awareness, remove the
took too long. It took years. Can't we, as a stigma and support activities related
nation, begin to speed up that process? We to this issue.
need a national campaign to destigmatize
mental illness, especially one targeted to- #IntoMentalHealth
ward African Americans...It's not shameful
to have a mental illness. Get treatment. Re-

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Beaumont Early College High

3410 Austin Street
Beaumont, TX 77706

Phone: 409-617-6600
E-mail: mthoma1@bmtisd.com

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Parents, thank you for getting your their courses.
child(ren) here on time everyday. Please be on the look out for perfect
Your diligence as parents is much ap- attendance reward/award/gifts
preciated. Their attendance ensures monthly. Beaumont
that they receive all the knowledge ECHS wants to con-
and skills they need to be successful tinue to encourage our
in and out of the classroom. students and applaud
their dedication as
Should your child be absent please scholars.
ensure they bring a note from home
and/or Dr. note so we properly mark
their absence.

If your child is sick and will miss more

than 1 day of school please contact
my office or Mrs. Ashley Smith to
arrange for work to be sent home so
your child(ren) do not fall behind in