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Date: February 12th 2020

Barry Goldwater High School
A+ School of Excellence 2011, 2015
Home of the Bulldogs

Two Colors, One Voice!


Please be sure to check our website at bghs.dvusd.org



By May of 2020 we will decrease the total percentage of D/F’s in literacy and math school wide by 25% (from May of 2019 percentages) as evidenced by a score of four or better on the end of course level of achievement marks.


Learner Profile Trait for February

Barry Goldwater is an International Baccalaureate (IB) school.  As such we aspire to fulfill the traits embodied in the Learner Profile. Each month we will highlight and celebrate one of these traits.


The Learner Profile trait that we will focus on for the month of February is Open-Minded.  We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.

The Learner Profile Quote of the Day is:  “Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.”  – Ralph Marston

See Something, Say Something

The Safe School Hotline number is 623-376-3262


DVUSD has an anonymous Safe Schools Hotline for students, parents, educators, and community members to report threats, rumors, or information of criminal activity on campuses or against Deer Valley students.  This hotline is available 24 hours each day.  Messages are investigated, and when appropriate, information from the Safe Schools Hotline is shared with local law enforcement.



Attention Seniors:

Reminder if you are getting cap and gown pictures taken, they are tomorrow the 12th during lunches in the aud. lobby.

Bring you money then.  Gentlemen bring or wear a shirt and tie, ladies wear something V neck or Scoop neck.


Attention Juniors!

Boys/Girls State Applications are due this Friday, February 14th. Please submit your application to the counseling office no later than Friday, February 14th if you would like to be considered.


Seniors planning to attend PVCC or GCC next year are encouraged to sign up for one of the application workshops that will be held in February or March.  This is the first step in registering for classes for next year.  There are flyers with directions on how to sign up in the counseling office as well as senior English, Social Studies and Math classrooms.  See your counselor if you have any questions.


All juniors will be given the opportunity to take the ACT exam for free this March at BGHS.  You can receive free test preparation through Kaplan.  Ask your ELA or American History teacher, or counselor, for more information.

Are you a Hispanic student interested in learning more about the Law and legal profession?  If so, you are encouraged to apply for the Future Latino Leaders Summer Law Institute in Washington, DC.  Learn how to help your community and build your leadership skills at the same time.  See your counselor for more information.


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and we want you to know that you have the right to feel safe in your relationships. If you’ve been the victim of teen dating violence—or you know someone who has been hurt by their partner—don’t keep it a secret. Remember that abuse isn’t necessarily just physical, it can also be verbal, emotional, sexual and digital. There is help and there is hope. If you feel unsafe in your relationship due to the way your partner talks or behaves toward you, please reach out to someone. Our school community is here for you as well as the Peer Counselors at Teen Lifeline, who can be reached by calling or texting the number on the back of your student ID.

Need some volunteer hours? Be a tutor for any subject in the library after school Monday-Thursday from 2:30-3:30. If you are interested, please see Mrs Hurlburt in room 310.


Media Center:  Did you know that library is open Monday-Thursday from 2:30-3:30. This is a great place to meet up with friends, get your homework done, and use the computers. And there are peer and adult tutors there to help you if you get stuck while completing your work


After School Meals:  If you are staying after school for anything including sports practice, club meetings, tutoring, taking a test with a teacher, etc, you can stop by the cafeteria between 2:17-2:30 for free food. The daily menu is posted in the south east corner of the cafeteria. An example of a meal is: bagel with cream cheese, string cheese, sunflower seeds, vegetable cup, yogurt, grapes, and milk. This is totally FREE!



Senior Graduation Meeting:  ATTENTION seniors. IF you missed the graduation meeting, please come to the front desk to receive information about the meeting.

Scholarships: Are you looking for some amazing scholarship opportunities?  Remember to check in the Counseling Office to see what is available!



Monday  - Thursday in the Media Center from 2:30 – 3:30.  Adult and peer tutors will be available for students who would like extra help.  But also, it is a really great place to go after school to study and get homework done.  Students can visit the Cafeteria from 2:17 – 2:30 for a FREE meal before heading to tutoring in the Library.



Scholarships: Are you looking for some amazing scholarship opportunities?  Remember to check in the Counseling Office to see what is available!


Are you a Junior interested in attending Boys/Girls State this summer?  Boys/Girls State is a citizenship educational program sponsored by the American Legion Auxillary Department of Arizona.  If you are interested in learning more about this summer program and/or to receive an application, stop by the counseling office before/after school. 


The GFWC-Desert Jade Woman's Club is awarding scholarships valued at $650 each to graduating high school seniors of Chinese descent. These scholarship are based on scholastic/academic achievement, involvement in school/community activities and financial need.  All applications and requested items must be postmarked by March 14, 2020.  Recipients must attend the Desert Jade Scholarship Luncheon in May 2020.  See your counselor for an application or for more information.


The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen attending post–high school, undergraduate, and career technical education programs.       
Their scholarships are for students currently pursuing, or planning to pursue, an undergraduate degree or career-focused program. Scholarship awards are need-based, and every eligible applicant receives a scholarship.  The scholarship application for the 2020-21 academic year opened on January 1, 2020, and will close on March 3, 2020. For more information on eligibility or to apply, visit mcsf.org/apply.

Are you planning to pursue a career in the construction trades? Graybar Industries is offering up to fifty $1000 scholarships per year. The deadline to apply is April 15th. See Mr. Rodriguez in the counseling office for more information.

The Maricopa Community College District Presidents' Honors Scholarship Application is now available for students planning to attend GCC or any of the other 9 MCCCD schools. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a final, unweighted GPA of 3.25 or higher. See your counselor for more information.

Alcanzando Un Sueño Scholarship fund is a program designed to help the next generation of Hispanic students achieve their post-secondary education goals. The scholarship program is open to exemplary High School Seniors of Hispanic descent residing in the Metro Phoenix area who have overcome extraordinary challenges in order to achieve academic success. Please visit http://bit.ly/CruzScholars2020 for more information.

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to sponsor their scholarship program again this year. Students will need to submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php. The deadline is June 12, 2020.

Lockheed Martin is awarding up to 200 renewable scholarships of $10,000 each. Awards are open to individuals studying eligible engineering or computer science majors, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities. For more information and to apply, visit https://lockheedmartin.com/scholarship. Deadline to apply is March 12, 2020.

The City of Phoenix Youth and Education Office is now accepting applications for the 2020 Outstanding Young Man/Young Woman (OYMYW) of the Year awards. This awards program is open to any students currently enrolled in high school in Phoenix or live within Phoenix city limits. One young man and one young woman will be selected as winners from each city council district and receive an award of $500. In addition, each district-level winner will be eligible for an additional $1,500 award if they are selected as the citywide winners. Students interested in applying will need to write an essay, submit a recommendation letter and proof of legal residence in the United States. Finalists will be interviewed by members of the community. District award winners will be invited to a luncheon sponsored by Rotary 100, Arizona Public Service (APS), and Salt River Project (SRP) where the citywide award winners will be announced. Eligible students can apply through the online application form located at phoenix.gov/education before 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.



Don’t forget to follow the BGHS Student Government on Twitter and Instagram @BGHSSTUGO for all the latest school news and events!





College Recruiting for Athletics:  Are you a current athlete? Do you want to compete in college sports? This is your chance to learn how the recruiting process works. Recruiting expert Paul Putnam will explain the steps you need to take to make it to the next level. All current high school athletes and their parents are encouraged to attend this free recruiting education event Wednesday, February 12th at 6:00pm in the Lecture Hall. If you’re serious about playing your sport in college, don’t miss this session.



SCHOOL ID CARDS: Students, if you do not have your Student ID Card, please visit the Bookstore before or after school or during lunch to get an ID card printed!  You are required to have your ID card with you at all times and present it when requested.


ATTENDANCE – LOSS OF CREDIT:  BGHS students will receive Loss of Credit when 12 absences of any type are recorded in a classroom.



Please see any cashier to check if you have cafeteria debt.

Seniors, your cafeteria debt must be paid before graduation.


Students, you must re-apply for the free and reduced meal program every school year. Please turn in your application as soon as possible and allow ten days for processing.  Beginning September 20th, your will be responsible for meal payment unless your application has been processed.  Applications are available in the cafeteria, Admin office and on our website. 


Senior students, please remember to re-apply for your Free and Reduced lunch program for the 2019-2020 school year even if you have a shortened schedule. Qualifying for the Free and Reduced lunch program may also help you with testing fees, the athletic fee waiver, and more.



Our Bookstore is open from 7 am – 3 pm.  The Bookstore will close at 12:30 on Wednesdays for accounting purposes and will be closed each day from 12:30 – 1:15 for lunch.



Dress Code

Any attire that detracts from the learning environment is not acceptable.  Shirts and tops may not expose bare midriffs, bare shoulders, nor be deeply cut in the front, back or under the arms.  Undergarments should not be exposed.  Clothing must cover the entire buttocks.  Clothing may not include defamatory writing obscene language or include symbols of drugs, sex, or alcohol.  You can see the complete dress code policy in the Student’s Rights and Responsibilities Handbook on our website.  Please dress for success while at school!


Parking Permits

The cost for student parking is $100.  Students who wish to park on campus may purchase a parking permit in the Bookstore during lunch or before or after school.  You will need to present your driver’s license, current registration and proof of insurance.  Students who have not purchased a parking decal are not allowed to park their vehicle on the BGHS campus.  Security will be monitoring both parking lots to ensure you have your parking pass.


DELIVERIES:  The front desk will not accept personal items such as IPads, cell phones, money or lunches. There are also no deliveries allowed for students such as balloons, flowers, food or gifts of any kind.



Students, please be a good neighbor and do not park in the Medical Plaza or neighboring business parking lots.  Your car will be towed!  You can purchase a pass for the student parking lot in the Bookstore.

Have a great day Bulldogs!

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