Billings Central Catholic High School

July 29, 2019

Dear BCCHS Students, Parents, and Staff:

It is going to be another world class year at Billings Central Catholic High School! As parents, you should be extremely confident in the decision and commitment you have made to send your young adults to BCCHS. As students, you should be enjoying the end of summer, planning to participate in a fall activity and eagerly awaiting the first day of school. As staff, I know you are preparing to make a difference in each of your students’ lives every day. As always, my expectation is that this year will be the best year of school ever! Our goal for everyone associated with Billings Central this year, including staff, students, and parents, will be to continue making God smile in all that we do – through words, actions, and the use of talents and gifts. It is going to be a great year and I look forward to working with each of you again. We are BC!!!

Welcome to the Class of 2023, and all new BC students! We look forward to having all of you join our BCCHS family. Please look for specific information on class schedules, class rosters and activities during the first few weeks of school in your email after August 11th.  For now, I would like to focus on upcoming fall activities and encourage all students to consider participating in an activity. Typically, students involved in co-curricular activities are more likely to earn higher GPA’s and make responsible choices in their social lives. Participation also provides an opportunity to make friends and great memories and to represent our school with respect, dignity, and pride.

This fall BCCHS will offer the following opportunities for students: Football, Volleyball, Boys and Girls Soccer, Boys and Girls Golf, Cheer, and Boys and Girls Cross-Country. Please read the information under Fall Activity Information on the link to the right under ‘Athletics and Activities’ for details regarding coaches and practice times. Remember – all participants must have a completed physical and completed concussion forms before they can practice. These forms can also be found on the links to the right under ‘Athletics and Activities’.

It is important to remember that drug testing is a condition of enrollment for all students in grades 10-12, not just those students participating in activities. Students will test in during school in early September. Testing information regarding the specific test date and consent forms will be included in the next mailing. Forms are also available on the link to the right under ‘Athletics and Activities’. Following the initial tests, all students in grades 9-12 participate in random testing throughout the year.

The BCCHS open house and town hall parent meeting to kick off the school year will be held on August 28th at 6:30 pm in the Ralph Nelles Center at BCCHS. This night will provide a great opportunity for parents to meet teachers and gain an understanding of the keys to success to ensure that this be our absolute best school year yet. Freshman Orientation for the Class of 2023 will be held on the 22nd at 6:30. Freshman Orientation is for both students and parents and is a great opportunity to become familiar with the school prior to the first day.

If you are new to Central and have not had an opportunity to schedule your classes, please plan on stopping by on August 14th to set a schedule. Staff members will be in the office from 8:00am to 2:00pm to assist in scheduling. If these times do not fit in your schedule, please call 406.245.6651 and we can arrange another time more convenient for you. Our new International Exchange students can make an appointment to create their class schedule on Thursday, August 15, or Monday, August 19, by emailing bcs@billingscatholicschools.org.

If you have questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or stop by the office. Have a safe and enjoyable August and, if you have the chance, tell a friend about Billings Central Catholic High School.

God Bless,

Shel Hanser
Principal BCCHS

Mark Your Calendars

August 15   First day of golf practice
August 16   First day for all other fall sports
August 22   Freshman Orientation for Parents and Students, 6:30
August 26   First day of school, 11:30 dismissal
August 28   BCCHS Open House and Town Hall Meeting for Parents, 6:30
September 4   Picture Day
September 8   Running on Faith Foot Race and Ram Family Welcome Picnic
September 15-21   Homecoming Week
September 25   BCCHS Men’s Social Roundtable
October 9   BCCHS Women’s Social Turn the Table