8th Grade Transition to BHS & Summer Reading Information 


  • SUMMER READING REQUIREMENT FOR ALL BHS FRESHMAN IN ENGLISH 1: Head to our summer learning page to get the details on the Basalt High School Summer Reading requirement. Click Here
  • BHS CLASS REGISTRATION: Course selection has happened. Registration occurs in August to finalize your child's schedule. The BHS 2017/18 course catalog is available hereInformation on the 9th grade AP Geography class is hereInformation on Math 1 or Math 2 is in this Fact Sheet. 
  • BHS FREQENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Check out the BHS Frequently Asked Questions document with great information on common transition concerns: Click Here
  • FIND BHS ONLINE: Check out the BHS website ( and LIKE the BHS Facebook page (
  • VISIT/ CALL BHS: Schedule a tour of BHS. A tour or student shadowing is available upon request. Contact Ann Burns, the counseling registrar, at (970) 384-5958. For the Spanish-speaking Community Liaison at BHS, contact Mayda Torres at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (970) 384-5927. Still have questions? Contact Principal Peter Mueller at (970) 384-5959
  • BHS FALL 2018/19 SPORTS: All student-athletes planning to join the spirit team, run cross-country or play football, volleyball, softball, boys' soccer or golf (August 7), should read this very important message from the RFSD athletic directors about the start of the season. Classes may start later for the 2017-2018 school year, but athletics do not. Make your summer vacation plans carefully:


8th Grade Continuation Information: June 5

Graduation is just a few short weeks away on June 5, 2017:

Want to help out with Continuation? Here are some items that the continuation committee needs help with. Please volunteer your time or a donation!:

The committee is still accepting donations toward continuation festivities—this fund will follow the class into high school and be used for high school events as well. Please donate a lot or a little—everything helps!


Continuation Day Events: Monday, June 5
The schedule is as follows:

  • 2:20 pm. The annual Kate Keenan Run will start from the 7-11 bridge this year. Students will be walked to this point.  Due to construction, we have a short window to get across the highway. We encourage families to line Southside Drive up to BHS and be at the end to cheer with signs and cowbells. Because BHS students are taking exams during this time, there will be less of them out to welcome the new class. Please be aware parking at BHS is minimal these days. Students will take a group photo, have popsicles, then return to BMS by bus for regular dismissal time.
  • 6:30 pm. Please have your student arrive at BMS to line up for the Continuation Ceremony.
  • 7:00 pm. The Continuation Ceremony takes place in the BMS Gym.
  • 8:00 pm. After Continuation, 8th graders are invited to the cafeteria for a special dance that will end promptly at 10pm.


Tuesday, June 6: You're invited! Glenwood Hot Springs
8th graders are done with school, and they're ALL invited to an informal gathering at the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool from 11am-2pm on Tuesday, June 6th. The cost for entry is $21.50. please bring your own transportation, food, drink or $$ to purchase. This is not a school-sponsored event, just an opportunity for 8th grade students to gather and have fun after Continuation. There is no adult supervision for this event. If your child needs supervision (or if you’d just like to come) please join the group. There are lifeguards on duty.


RECAP: 8th Grade transition to High School Meeting

Watch the video of this evening presentation to 8th grade families earlier this year by BHS Principal Peter Mueller and BHS Assistant Principal Jamie Hozack below. For the powerpoint presentation, click here  


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