August calendar full despite fact school is not in session

Everyone is gearing up for the beginning of a new school year at Brady High School, and the August calendar is filling up fast. Although the first day of school isn’t until Sept. 4, students have already begun to come to school for football and band practices. Plans are in the finals stages for the second annual “Fish Camp,” which will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday during the week of Aug. 20-24 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sessions on study skills, attendance policies and behavioral expectations, peer pressure and what to do now to prepare for college and scholarships will be conducted in a three-hour mini-camp. Each day a group of approximately 30 students will break out into small groups and get a hands-on orientation with administrators and counselors. Concluding the day, a panel of upperclassmen will address “freshman concerns.” Schedules and locker assignments will be issued on the assigned days, and refreshments will be served by a BHS organization. Freshmen may make schedule change requests on Aug. 27-28 only in the counselors’ office from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1-4 p.m. Freshmen will need to report to the auditorium on the day assigned to them. Students were assigned according to their last name. Students whose last names begin with the letters “A-C” will meet Monday, Aug. 20; students whose last names begin with the letters “D-J” will meet Tuesday, Aug. 21; “K-P” students will meet Wednesday, Aug. 22; and “R-Z” students will meet Friday, Aug. 24. In conjunction with the Fish Camp, on Monday evening, Aug. 20, an orientation entitled “Making High School Count” will be presented free of charge in the Brady High School auditorium beginning at 6 p.m. All parents and incoming freshmen are invited and urged to attend. Tokens for a “free homework” pass and/or “drop the lowest daily grade” will be given to those who attend the Fish Camp and/or the orientation. Parents who attend the “Making High School Count” orientation can earn an additional token for a “free 100” which may be used for a daily grade in any one class. Upperclassmen may pick up their schedules starting the week of Aug. 15 during the hours of 1-4 p.m. Seniors may pick up their schedules on Wednesday, Aug. 15; Juniors on Thursday, Aug. 16 and Sophomores on Friday, Aug. 17. Schedule change requests may be made for one week only, Aug. 20-24, during the morning hours. A “Senior Night” will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28 in the high school auditorium from 6-7 p.m. Mrs. Munden will discuss the college application process, college costs, scholarships, financial aid procedures and how to use the senior year more efficiently. Tokens will be given to seniors who attend the senior night and an additional token will be awarded provided that the student has a parent present. These tokens may be used for “free homework”, “a free 100” on a daily grade or an “extended lunch.” Three seniors will have a chance to win $100 and door prizes which will be awarded at the end of the session. Seniors must be in attendance to win. New students to Brady will need to register during the week of Aug. 20-24, preferably in the morning. These students will need their Social Security card, shot record, birth certificate and report cards and/or transcripts from their previous school. It would also be helpful to have an address and phone number of their previous school.

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