8th Grade Transition Information for 2017/2018: 

  • 8TH GRADE SUMMER YOUTH LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY: FIRST ASCENT YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM-- Check out this FREE Program!!First Ascent instills lifelong leadership skills in youth. In addition to outdoor activities, academic subjects such as land and water conservation and orienteering are introduced. During the program, students engage in outdoor physical activities such as rock climbing (including climbing Mt. Elbert, the highest mountain in Colorado), rafting and hiking. Students will complete a challenge course designed to teach and develop: Team Building, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Consensus Building, Problem Solving, Building Trust. The 2017 Program runs : June 25 – June 30, 2017. The First Ascent Student Application Deadline: Monday, April 17, 2017. The cost: Cost: FREE--Free White Water Rafting. For more information talk to your 8th grade teachers and/or Mr. Funez.  Sign-up quick-- the application deadline is soon.
  • BHS CLASS REGISTRATION: Course selection has happened. Registration will occur in August to finalize your child's schedule. The BHS 2017/18 course catalog is now available here. Information on the 9th grade AP Geography class is here. Information on Math 1 or Math 2 is in this Fact Sheet. 8th grade math is very important to high school.
  • 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 Frida Santoya, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (until 2/24/17) and Mayda Torres at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after 2/24/17. Their phone is: (970) 384-5927. Still have questions? Contact Principal Peter Mueller or Assistant Principal Jamie Hozack 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 Continuation & Graduation Festivities

VOLUNTEERS FOR 8TH CONTINUATION FESTIVITIES. Many hands make light work, and it’s time to start planning the 8th Continuation Festivities. Parent volunteers are needed. Kristen Boothe has graciously stepped forward to spearhead the effort, so contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help plan the 8th graduation activities. These activities will include the Kate Keenan Memorial Mile Run to BHS, the graduation ceremony, the dance, and more on June 5th.



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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