Weekly Announcements

For Upper School Students


Happy Birthday!

Birthday blessings and best wishes to the following students, faculty, and staff:

  • Sep 29: Alysse Quin
  • Sep 30: Philip Huang, Aidan Smith, Ella Leib, Ana Paramo, and Evan Schaberg
  • Oct 1: Khanh Le
Expectations for On-Campus Learners


  • Be Prepared:  Arrive early with materials ready, including fully-charged Surface and charging cord. Be sure to bring your student ID card too.      
  • Show Green Go: Be sure your mom/dad completes the daily screening before you leave home (and sends you a screen shot if you drive yourself). Wait in car until time to enter.
  • Dress for Success:  Wear casual uniform (until Step Five).
  • Social Distance: Remember to walk 6 ft. apart and wear your mask.
  • Sanitize: Wash hands and sanitize often. 😊
Expectations for Remote Learners
  • Be Prepared: Arrive on time with materials ready     
  • Dress for Success: Dress for school—what you wear matters
  • Be Engaged: Mute your mic and expect to turn on your camera
  • Treat Others With Dignity and Respect: Use hand raising, keep comments positive, etc. 
Upper School Student Parking

This year Upper School students will park in the Upper School lots, including the lot adjacent to 208th Ave NE where faculty normally park. Parking spaces will not be assigned, so students may park in any spot except the handicap and visitor spaces at the front entrance. If the Upper School lot is full, students must park at the Main building (front lot only). Plan to arrive on campus early! 

Applications for parking are still being accepted. Parents may pay the fee and upload the forms to the health portal.

Sophomores Sign Up for PSAT by September 25

Sophomores who wish to sit for the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14 and/or PreACT on Friday, November 6 should read this information from Mr. Woollard and complete this short form by September 25 to sign up for the exam(s).

Juniors Sign Up for PSAT/NMSQT by September 25

Juniors who wish to sit for the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday, October 14 should read this information from Mr. Woollard and complete this short form by September 25 to sign up for the exam.

NU Concurrent Credit Program: Enrollment Deadline September 25

We are excited to partner with Northwest University in offering students the opportunity to earn college credits while taking some of their Bear Creek courses this year. Register for Northwest University's Concurrent Credit Program by submitting the application via email by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, September 25. More information including the registration form and list of eligible Bear Creek classes is available online.

Next Week: Student Life Snapshot

Thanks to everyone who made Power of Prayer week possible. The testimonies, Q&As, Chapel, in-class prayer, and See You at the Pole all set an important tone for how we want our school year to progress.  

Next week we are in Week 2 of the Step Two rotating schedule. See the calendar on this page for details on these events scheduled during the week of September 28:

  • Monday:
    • No Assembly—If you’re at home, feel free to take an extended stretch break. Seniors on campus will hang out with their Grade-Level Groups.
  • Tuesday:
    • Chapel—Lauren Neely, our counselor, will talk about on forming healthy relationships in community. Freshmen will be on campus and will view Chapel together with their Grade-Level Groups. Please join us for Chapel by following this link.
  • Thursday:
    • Grade-Level Group Meetings—Juniors will be on campus, and everyone will participate online.

Get ready for the first ever virtual Pep Assembly on Monday, October 5, 9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.! Tune into the live event on the US Student Body General channel to honor our fall athletes and have some fun! We are going to have a blast.

16 Colleges Visit Bear Creek Week of September 28

Representatives from the following schools will visit virtually with Bear Creek students next week. Virtual visit links will be available on Naviance Student 10 minutes before each presentation. Students must RSVP in Naviance.

  • September 28
    • 11:30 a.m. – Oregon Institute of Technology 
    • 11:30 a.m. – Kalamazoo College 
    • 3:30 p.m. – Seton Hall University
  • September 29
    • 7:30 a.m. – Missouri University of Science and Technology 
    • 11:30 a.m. – Tulane University of Louisiana 
    • 11:30 a.m. – Emerson College
    • 3:30 p.m. – California Lutheran University 
  • September 30 
    • Noon – Whitworth University 
    • Noon – Wake Forest University
    • 3:00 p.m. – Grand Canyon University – Traditional Campus
  • October 1 
    • 7:30 a.m. – Hillsdale College
    • Noon – Lewis & Clark College 
  • October 2 
    • 7:30 a.m. – Northeastern University
    • 11:30 a.m. – William Jessup University 
    • 11:30 a.m. – Vanderbilt University
    • 3:00 p.m. – Gonzaga University
College Planning Q&A for Juniors and Parents on October 3

Check your email on September 28 for Mrs. Murray's recorded presentation reviewing key dates and deadlines specifically for juniors and covering the student’s role in the college admissions process, the parent’s role, the testing timeline, the protocol for requesting teacher and college advisor letters of recommendation, the college resume, plus financial aid and scholarship information. After viewing the recorded presentation, please plan to join her for this Q&A virtual session on Saturday, October 3 at 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Because Mrs. Murray prioritizes her time for seniors in the fall, this is an important chance for juniors and parents to connect with her. Learn how parents can join a Teams meeting without affecting their students' remote learning experience.

College Application Process Q&A for Seniors and Parents on October 3

Check your email on September 28 for Mrs. Murray's recorded presentation reviewing important dates, processes, and information specifically for seniors covering the nuts and bolts of the college admissions and application process. After viewing the recorded presentation, please join her for this Q&A virtual session on Saturday, October 3 from 2:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Learn how parents can join a Teams meeting without affecting their students' remote learning experience.

Pre-Season Sports Activities Begin October 5

Upper School student-athletes are invited to participate in pre-season sports activities beginning on Monday, October 5. Students must select one sport. See Coach Pohlman's recent Update for all the details.

Class of 2021 Yearbook Items Due by October 16

Seniors should submit their senior portrait, baby pictures, and quotes to yearbook@tbcs.org by October 16. See flyer for requirements.

Withdrawal Deadline October 22

Students may withdraw from classes until October 22. Courses will be recorded on transcript with a W.

Check Naviance Student

The latest from the Office of Academic and College Advising for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors is posted in Naviance Student. Students may also access Naviance Student and x2VOL through MyBC/Students. Please email Mrs. Paramo (aparamo@tbcs.org) if you need assistance accessing Naviance.

Senior Class Individual College Advising Appointments

This fall, seniors may schedule individual Teams meetings with Mrs. Murray to receive guidance and support on the college application and admission process.

Please keep your academic schedule in mind when selecting a time slot. Please do not sign up for more than one appointment. You will have the opportunity to request additional meetings with Mrs. Murray once every member of the senior class has had the chance to secure a one-on-one advising meeting. Parents are welcome to join in these meetings.

Senior Class Drop-in Office Hours on Wednesdays

Seniors are invited every other Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. to these drop-in college advising sessions. Seniors may ask specific questions, get feedback on essays, or just work independently on applications during the entire session. Check the school calendar for links to join the Teams meetings.

Upcoming Events

Be sure to review the calendar on this page for a list of all the student activities scheduled for next week!


Athletics Events

Spring sports season suspended.

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