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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

Coffee and Conversation
Coffee and Conversation with Mrs. Carlone will be September 9, 2014 at 8:00 until 10:00 in the front office.
Chris Henry honored with jersey retirement.
The Fighting Cardinals honored Chris Henry by retiring his jersey. Chris was wide receiver who played five seasons in the National Football League for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at West Virginia and was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
Chris tragically lost his life in a car accident on December 16, 2009. His memory lives on at Belle Chasse High School and in the lives of the 5 people who received his organs. One of these recipients, Ms. Donna Arnold was in attendance at Friday's ceremony.
Belle Chasse Fighting Cardinals defeat the South Plaquemines Hurricanes for the "Battle of the Boots!"
Belle Chasse Fighting Cardinals defeated the South Plaquemines Hurricanes for the "Battle of the Boots" in a 42- 12 victory the Fighting Cardinals keep the "Boots" in the north end of the parish!
Welcome to our new baby Cardinal
The faculty and staff is happy to welcome out newest Fighting Cardinal! Cooper Levi Mclellan is welcomed by Mrs. Allison Mclellan and her husband. Coach Meyers is eagerly awaiting his arrival to Belle Chasse High School. Congratulations to the Mclellan family!!
Belle Chasse High School will host its annual open house
Belle Chasse High School will host its annual open house on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. We have scheduled the following activities for Open House:
5:30-5:50--Get student's schedules and browse Clubs, organizations, and pay bundles
6:00-7:00 Follow student's schedule--meet the teachers.
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!!
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Events

LADY CARDINAL VOLLEYBALL vs HL Bourgeois
Date: 9/16/2014, 9:30 AM 11:30 AM
Location: Home
LADY CARDINAL VOLLEYBALL vs Landry Walker
Date: 9/16/2014, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: Home
School Wide PLC Early (Dismissal for Students)
Date: 9/17/2014, 2 PM 3 PM
Location: Early Dismissal for Students
LADY CARDINAL VOLLEYBALL vs Destrehan
Date: 9/17/2014, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: Home
JV FIGHTING CARDINALS vs West Jeff
Date: 9/17/2014, 5:30 PM 9:30 PM
Location: Away
BCHS FIGHTING CARDINAL FOOTBALL vs Brusly Panthers
Date: 9/19/2014, 7 PM 10 PM
Location: Away