SUMMER READING LISTS ARE CURRENTLY POSTED AND HAVE BEEN UPDATED.   The 2014-2015 school year will begin on August 8, 2014 at 7:20 a.m.

Principal's Message

Our Vision

Belle Chasse High School will provide a rigorous education to all students to ensure they are college and career ready.

Allow me to tell you a few things you may not know about BCHS.

•   We are proud to be a 134.6 "A" ranked public high school.  We improved our School Performance Score (SPS) by 20 points and are proud to be one of the highest performing public high schools in the New Orleans area.
•   We are a technology rich school with state of the art computers and Smart boards in every classroom.
•   We have talented, caring and certified teachers who are rigorous, engaging and have high expectations for all of their students.
•   I am so proud to announce the addition of two new pathways for next school year: Agricultural Science I and II. Students will be able to learn horticulture, small engine repair, and small animal care through these courses and others.
•  In addition, we are excited to offer a new course called P-tech, which stands for petroleum technology. Students interested in engineering or working in a processing plant will benefit greatly from this course. Mr. Chris Louper, who retired from Monsanto, is our instructor.
•   Did you know that students at Belle Chasse High School are given the opportunity to earn college credit while taking certain high school classes? In addition, we offer additional hours of articulated credit and college credit earned through Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
•   Speaking of AP, we are so proud to offer AP calculus, AP Literature and Composition, AP Chemistry, and AP World History. It is my goal to add additional AP classes each year. Students can earn college credit if they score a 3-5 on the AP test.
•   Our 2011 seniors were awarded 1.8 million in scholarships last year.
•   Our athletic teams are very competitive and this year we had 9 of our 11 teams advance to the state playoffs.
•   We have many student activities during the course of the year such as Freshman football night, Freshman game night, Sophomore Red Carpet event, Junior Pajama Jam, Senior Hawaiian Night, Homecoming Dance, school dances, Junior Ring Ceremony, Class Olympics, and Prom at the Louisiana Superdome just to name a few.
•   Also, we are proud of all of our extra-curricular clubs and organizations that help our students have a well-rounded high school experience.
So now you understand why I am so excited and proud to be not only a 1988 graduate of BCHS but its principal as well. I have a great administrative team who works very hard to enforce strict discipline in order to provide students with a conducive learning environment. I also have a wonderful staff who ensures the campus is clean and well maintained.
 
Thank you for visiting our website. If you would like a private tour of our school please call me and together we will walk the halls during the school day so you can see for yourself what goes on day in and day out in our classrooms, hallways, and commons area. Please call my secretary Debbie at 595-6600 to set up your tour. If you live in the Belle Chasse school district and are considering sending your child to a private school, please come take a tour and give us a chance. After all, we are a great high school and we are free!
 
GO CARDS!!!!!
Mrs. Jemi Carlone


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News & Announcements

Schedule Pick-Up
Schedule pick-up dates are listed below for each grade level. Schedules will be available from 1:00pm-3:00pm outside the BCHS gym. Schedules will only be available for your grade level during specified times. Supply list will be available from each teacher on the first day of school.

Seniors: Thursday, July 31st

Juniors: Friday, August 1st

Sophomores: Monday, August 4th
Freshman ​Kick-Off ​
Freshman ​Kick-Off ​will take place on Wednesday, August 6th from 7:30am-9:30am. Students ​are to be dropped off in the front circle of school in full uniform. Bus service will not be available on this day. ​Please do not drop your student off before 7:30am. This is a student only event. Open house ​is tentatively scheduled for ​Wednesday, August 20th to allow parents to visit the school​ and meet teachers​. ​​
New Student Orientation
​New Student Orientation will take place​ on​ August 6th from ​ 10:30am until 1:00pm.​ Students will meet in the library and schedules will be available at check in. Uniforms are not required. Orientation is a student only event.
Activity Bundles will be sold beginning July 7th
Belle Chasse High School will be selling Activity Bundles for the various class activities that are planned for the students this coming school year. We will begin selling Activity Bundles Monday, July 7th through August 7th, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm (Monday-Thursday). The deadline for purchasing an Activity Bundle is Friday, August 22nd. If you choose not to purchase an Activity Bundle, you can pay in cash within 10 days of the event. Remember that payment for Activity Bundles is non-refundable.

Bundle Prices:
Freshmen - $40
Sophomore - $20
Junior - $95
Senior - $150

Save $10 and purchase your yearbook at the discounted price of $50 (This offer is only valid with your bundle purchase.)
Welcome to the Fighting Cardinal Family Julia Louise Lauricella!!!
SHE'S HERE!!!!! Julia Louise Lauricella was born on 7/9/14 at 8:15 am. Weighing 9lbs 2oz and 20 1/2 inches long. Julia's mom, Mrs. Christine Lauricella is a geometry teacher at BCHS. Julia and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Lauricella are doing great! Mrs. Roussell is anxiously awaiting our newest little cheerleader!
Band and Percussion Camp Dates
Percussion Camp – July 14 - 18
Full Band – July 21 - 25

Attendance at this camp is extremely important. All band members are expected to attend each day. If your child is not able to attend, please let me know as soon as possible so that other arrangements can be made. The dates for this year’s camp sessions are as follows:
All camp sessions are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with a 1 hour break for lunch. Camp will not be held on the morning of July 23rd, due to meetings being held in the band room. Camp will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 PM on July 23rd.

Bus transportation will not be available for these camps. Students should wear shorts and are required to wear closed toed shoes (tennis shoes) as we will be spending a lot of time outside. Please also bring a water bottle with you each day and wear sunscreen!!
Summer Reading Assignments are now posted
Summer reading assignments are being posted. Check back if you don't see your class listed.
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School Supply Lists
School supply lists will be distributed, August 8th during each class. Please bring a pen, pencil, and a notebook for to use on August 8th. This will be a 1/2 day for all students.
Mrs. Heather Lawson recognized by the BESE Board
Heather Lawson was recognized on June 18, 2014 by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and State Superintendent John White. Mrs. Lawson is one of the ten finalists for Louisiana Teacher of the Year. The winner will be announced on July 12th at 8th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium in Baton Rouge. Good Luck Mrs. Lawson in your quest to become Louisiana's next State Teacher of the Year.
BCHS announces Summer Registration Dates
Registration will begin July 7th until July 31st Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon and August 4th from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
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Events

First Day of School
Date: 8/8/2014
LADY CARDINAL VOLLEYBALL vs Country Day/Northshore
Date: 8/19/2014, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: Away
Open House
Date: 8/20/2014
LADY CARDINAL VOLLEYBALL vs Chalmette/Slidell (scrimmage)
Date: 8/21/2014, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: Away
BCHS FIGHTING CARDINAL FOOTBALL vs. John Ehret
Date: 8/21/2014, 5 PM 7 PM
Location: Home
LADY CARDINAL VOLLEYBALL vs Sacred Heart JV Jamboree
Date: 8/27/2014
Location: Away Game time TBA