SENIOR SUNRISE: Students and staff enjoyed an early morning with snacks on the north field.
about 2 months ago, Matthew Healey
Senior Sunrise
Senior Sunrise
Senior Sunrise
Senior Sunrise
SENIOR SUNRISE: Students and staff enjoyed an early morning with snacks on the north field.
about 2 months ago, Matthew Healey
Senior Sunrise
Senior Sunrise
Senior Sunrise
Senior Sunrise
A Message from Principal Fernandez: What a wonderful time of year! It is hard to believe that the Holiday Season is quickly approaching. Due to the busy nature of the season, sometimes schedules and added responsibilities can cause stress. Concerts, parties, family visits and so many other events seem to be packed into a limited amount of time. Our first semester of the 2023 school year is quickly coming to an end. Students have been working hard on their courses and have taken advantage of our tutoring support in the mornings and afternoons by our dedicated teachers to assist in their academic journey. We are very proud of our school community and wish to send our thanks and gratitude to parents, guardians and caregivers who work hand in hand with the school in building a supportive community for our students. Our families work hard and advocate to be a partner in their children’s education, safety, and well-being. For this, we will always be so thankful. We are also grateful for our volunteers who enthusiastically provide so much to our school throughout the year. We are thankful for our students who come to BDCHS every day ready to learn. They provide us all with a daily reminder of why we are here and what is essential. We are grateful for the teachers, administrative assistants, clinic staff, support staff, counselors, and administrators who care about student success and have the best interests of our students in essence. We see dedicated and hard-working individuals going above and beyond to ensure great things happen in our school. They do make a difference, and our students benefit from those efforts. One of the greatest opportunities and responsibilities we have as a school is to create a feeling of community. I often stress the importance of knowing and recognizing everyone’s story because it is the combination of all of our stories that make our community what it is. It can sometimes be a challenge to get to every individual, but I want to applaud our staff for their ongoing work to individualize instruction and continuing to focus on working with individual students to help identify specific strategies and reflect on those strategies as they continue to grow and develop as learners. This month is also the time in the year when we start planning forward for the upcoming year. Our 9th-11th grade students have been working on selecting their courses for the 23-24 school year, which provides a great time to talk with your student about the importance of aligning their schedule to their goals beyond BDCHS. High school is the time for students to explore their interests and their options. Given we are fortunate to be in a smaller school setting we are able to offer a wide variety of course offerings and dual enrollment, each providing unique experiences for students. As we start a new year, it is always important to remember the impact we have on others. Our words and actions matter every moment of every day. Take time to say thank you. Take time to tell someone you appreciate them. Take time to enjoy the little moments. There is much to be grateful for here at BDCHS. I am thankful for our students, staff, and I am grateful to be a part of a community that values education. I appreciate the unwavering support from our families. On behalf of the BDCHS faculty and staff, we wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year! With great Phoenix Pride, Cheryl Fernandez Principal
about 2 months ago, Matthew Healey
Today was UGLY SWEATER DAY! Here are just a few of the sweaters worn by our administrators, teachers, and support staff. Happy Holidays!
about 2 months ago, Matthew Healey
Ugly Sweater Day
Ugly Sweater Day
Ugly Sweater Day
The Spanish National Honors Society recently held their induction ceremony. Thank you to our student leaders, parent volunteers, teachers, and advisor, Ms. Caraballo for a fun night of food, games, and celebration. Artwork made by our student artists was also on display.
about 2 months ago, Matthew Healey
SNHS Induction
SNHS Induction
SNHS Induction
SNHS Induction
The Grinch made an appearance at BDCHS! Thank you to Ms. Camilla, our office receptionist for turning the main office into Whoville. Happy Holidays to our school community!
about 2 months ago, Matthew Healey
Holiday
Holiday
Assistant Principal Healey recently attended Lutz Preparatory School's High School Options Night to speak with prospective families and share about what makes BDCHS SOAR! #BDCHS #Phoenix #SchoolofExcellence #PublicCharter
about 2 months ago, Matthew Healey
Lutz Prep
Mr. Healey
There is still time to donate! The Giving Tree, a community service project sponsored by La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica- Capítulo Norma Collazo Matassini runs through Wednesday, December 21st. Take an ornament from the tree located in the Media Center. Each ornament has a donation item. Please bring your gift by December 21st. All donations will go to CASA, ST. Petersburg, an organization that helps survivors of domestic violence.
about 2 months ago, Matthew Healey
Giving Tree
Join us tonight!
about 2 months ago, Matthew Healey
Winter Concert
The Giving Tree, a community service project sponsored by La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica- Capítulo Norma Collazo Matassini starts on Monday, December 5th through Wednesday, December 21st. Beginning on December 5th, take an ornament from the tree located in the Media Center. Each ornament has a donation item. Please bring your gift by December 21. All donations will go to CASA, ST. Petersburg, an organization that helps survivors of domestic violence.
2 months ago, Matthew Healey
Giving Tree
Dear Phoenix Families, We will be holding an informational Student Progression Night on Monday, December 5th in our cafeteria beginning at 5:30 pm. This will be an information session on courses we offer for students next year, including academics, electives, and dual enrollment. We look forward to seeing all of our Phoenix students as we begin to plan for our course selections next year.
2 months ago, Matthew Healey
BDCHS World Languages & Cultures Club
2 months ago, Matthew Healey
World Languages & Cultures
Join us for Noche Latina on Friday at 5:00pm!
2 months ago, Matthew Healey
Noche Latina
The World Languages and Fine Arts Department has been organizing a Noche Latina event on December 2nd that will include a Spanish National Honor Society Induction Ceremony, Holiday Pot Luck, Holiday Tree kick-off, domino tournament & Spanish games. All are invited! We are in need of donations: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0a45aeae29a6f58-bdchs93
2 months ago, Matthew Healey
Phoenix Families ~ November is Family Engagement in Education month. Let’s celebrate and encourage families to be engaged in their child’s learning, development and well-being. @EducationFL @FloridaLottery #EngagedFamiliesFL #FLedu ~ Principal Fernandez
3 months ago, Matthew Healey
Family Engagement
Phoenix Families ~ Research suggests that family-school partnerships not only strengthen families and increase student achievement, but also improve schools and build healthy communities. Students with engaged families, regardless of demographics, are more likely to develop confidence, have better social skills, earn higher grades and test scores, have fewer behavior problems, graduate and go on to post-secondary studies. @EducationFL @FloridaLottery #EngagedFamiliesFL #FLedu ~ Principal Fernandez
3 months ago, Matthew Healey
Family Engagement
We are very pleased to announce that BDCHS was recognized by the Florida Department of Education as a School of Excellence! Only a total of five high schools in Hillsborough County, with two being charter high schools were recognized. We want to thank our faculty, staff, administration, students and families for this wonderful achievement. For more information: https://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/18534/urlt/Schools-of-Excellence22-High.xls
3 months ago, Matthew Healey
FLDOE
Phoenix Families ~ When schools, families and communities work together to support learning, students are more successful and the entire community benefits. @EducationFL @FloridaLottery #EngagedFamiliesFL #FLedu ~ Principal Fernandez
3 months ago, Matthew Healey
Family Engagement
Interested in Traveling Abroad During Spring Break? The deadline to sign up for the trip to France and Spain in March of 2023 is fast approaching, as ACIS must finalize all flight space by November 17th. Please contact Mrs. Caraballo (ecaraballo@bdchs.org) as soon as possible if you would like to join the group. Also, keep in mind if you would like to use your own travel points, you could save up to $1,000 by selecting the non-fare option and join the group at the first hotel in Paris.
3 months ago, Matthew Healey
Spring Break Trip
THANK YOU: To all of our families and university/business partners who attended our first College & Career Fair! It was a great success, and our team has already begun to plan our next event. Shout out to our amazing student services department who works diligently to support our students in planning for the future.
3 months ago, Matthew Healey
Student Services
Ms. Fernandez
College Fair
College Fair