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BCA Home School Bulletin



October 17 - (7:00p-8:30p) Parent's Night Out

October 19 - First quarter ends

November 4 - First Quarterly Report due

November 5 - Picture Day for home school students

MACHE Membership

One of the benefits of BCA's Home School Program is your free MACHE membership.  Pick up your card from the wall pocket outside of the home school office at your convenience. 


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Register your 11th grade student through the Home School office by September 16.

Parent Night Out

All PNO events are held at Panera Bread (Hagerstown) at 7pm unless otherwise stated.

October 17th - Veteran BCA home school moms panel discussion

November 28th

February 27th

April 17th

Homeroom Class Activities and Field Trips

Kindergarten:  Harvest Party, Thursday, October 27, 12:00-12:30.  Bring a bag of individually wrapped candy to share with the class.  Contact Mrs. Blair with your interest.

First Grade Field Trips/Activities 2016-2017:  Contact Mrs. Clever (dianna.clever@broadfording.com) with your student's interest.

  • 10/26  Harvest Party & field trip to Brookdale
  • 11/22  Thanksgiving Party & field trip to Brookdale
  • 12/15  Christmas Party & field trip to Brookdale
  •  2/16    Valentine's Party & field trip to Brookdale
  •  4/6     Easter Party & field trip to Brookdale
  •  5/17   Field Trip to Brookdale

Middle School:  6th-8th grades will be visiting several first responder locations in Hagerstown on Friday, November 11, 2016.  Permissions slips are available.  Please respond to Miss Gillaspie (sarah.gillaspie@broadfording.com) with your student's interest.

High School:  9th-12th grades will be going to the Spy Museum and National Museum of Art in Washington, DC on Friday, November 11, 2016.  Permission slips have been provided.  Please provide the completed permission slip with payment to the appropriate homeroom teacher by October 26.

Homeroom teacher contacts are as follows:

6th grade - sarah.gillaspie@broadfording.com

7th grade - molly.cox@broadfording.com;

8th grade -  katelyn.erichetto@broadfording.com

9th grade -  Sheryl.wert@broadfording.com

10th grade - jerry.jones@broadfording.com;

11th grade - aaron.rohrer@broadfording.com

12th grade - vicki.oliver@broadfording.com

Senior "To Do" List

WELCOME, Class of 2017!

This is a busy and exciting school year for you as you finish your final year of high school and plan for life beyond the home school realm.  The BCA home school staff are here to assist you as you apply to colleges and as you participate in the many wonderful events BCA offers to honor the graduating class.  In order for you to stay at peace in the busyness, please make sure you adhere to the following items:

***Plan and submit transcript requests in a timely fashion as you apply to colleges.  The form is available on this website.  Allow 1 week for a transcript request and 2 weeks, if a recommendation letter is needed.

**Work diligently to provide Mrs. Luhn with the photos and Parent Letter that are explained in the packet mailed to you this summer.  These items will be utilized at the Jr./Sr. Banquet, Baccalaureate, and Commencement, and on your special page in the yearbook.

**Contact your portfolio reviewer to insure that you are meeting all diploma requirements for the specific diploma you have worked to acquire.

**Update your resume, keep your community service record current, and look to participate in activities that offer you a variety of experiences which prepare you to meet your goals beyond high school.

BCA Home School Program Ministers to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  BCA’s Home School Program ministers to families who wish to home school their children who have autism spectrum disorders. A trained evaluator is on staff, Julie Malecki. Prior to her position in BCA's Home School Program, Julie worked in both a one-to-one home therapy setting and a school setting as a behavioral therapist and instructional tutor for children with autism. Julie is trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Discreet Trial and has 10 years experience applying these principles to educational goals. She also has experience adapting and creating teaching materials tailored directly to the child’s learning styles and strengths. Please contact the Home School Department for more information.




Form Title

Due Date

High School Course Description

September 2, 2016

Elementary/MS Curriculum Documentation

September 2, 2016  

BCA 1st Quarter Ends October 19, 2016

1st Quarterly Report Due

November 4, 2016

1st Portfolio Review

October 24-December 11, 2016

BCA 2nd Quarter Ends December 21, 2016

2nd Quarterly Report Due

January 13, 2017

BCA 3rd Quarter Ends  March 10,2017

3rd Quarterly Report Due

March 24, 2017

BCA 4th Quarter Ends May 24, 2017

Final Portfolio Reviews (Grades K-11)

May 8 – June 30, 2017

Senior Student Final Portfolio Review

no later than May 19, 2017

4th Quarterly Report and Year-End Grade Report

June 16, 2017


Celia Torres:  Home School Progam Director 

Office Hours Monday through Thursday 9:00-4:00

301-797-8886, ext. 211; celia.torres@broadfording.com


Julie Malecki:  Home School Portfolio Reviewer & supervision for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders