Brainhoney® by Agilix Labs is an interactive online tool developed to expand the classroom and its capabilities. It provides teachers and educators with the ability to:

  • Create, author and/or edit rich learning content that is more than just supplemental in nature, but can provide a complete online learning experience
  • Distribute digital course content to students virtually anywhere that they can view with an Internet browser
  • Manage a digital gradebook that is optimized for online mode and supports a streamlined workflow for higher teacher efficiency
  • Enable instructors to give feedback to students on exams, assignments discussions and other gradable activities, which students can review in a rich gradebook
  • Facilitate discussion threads, blogs, wikis, and journals that enable faculty and students to engage in topic-based discussions and interactions

Important iPad Information 2014-15

PREPARATION FOR iPAD USE

All Bishop Hartley students (grades 9-12) will be assigned individual iPads to use during the school year 24/7. Use of these mobile devices for organization, learning, research, and communication will prepare our students for real world experiences in both college and career. Students will have access to selected online sites, textbooks, notebooks, homework assignments and their grades (through BrainHoney, our student learning system).

It is our intention to provide a tool for the student’s academic use, not a home computer. Students will receive iPad use training during the first full week of school in core classes. After school workshops will also be held throughout the year. Please visit Final Forms to read and sign the 2014-21015 iPad Usage Contract.  All students and their parents/guardians must sign this agreement before AUGUST 25TH. No exceptions can be made as it is important that the school, students, and family have formally agreed to the terms of use of this device.

It is also important that students and parents look at and read the documents on the Technology Page of the Bishop Hartley Website. These include
iPad initiative and technology resources

PREPARATION FOR iPAD USE

 

All Bishop Hartley students (grades 9-12) will be assigned individual iPads to use during the school year 24/7. Use of these mobile devices for organization, learning, research, and communication will prepare our students for real world experiences in both college and career. Students will have access to selected online sites, textbooks, notebooks, homework assignments and their grades (through BrainHoney, our student learning system). It is our intention to provide a tool for the student’s academic use, not a home computer. Students will receive iPad use training during the first full week of school in core classes. After school workshops will also be held throughout the year. Please visit Final Forms to read and sign the 2014-21015 iPad Usage Contract. (Please insert link) All students and their parents/guardians must sign this agreement before AUGUST 25TH. No exceptions can be made as it is important that the school, students, and family have formally agreed to the terms of use of this device.

It is also important that students and parents look at and read the documents on the Technology Page of the Bishop Hartley Website.

http://bishop-hartley.org/index.php/ipad-initiative

http://bishop-hartley.org/index.php/technology-resources-forms

Summer Herald Now Available

2014-summer-mailing frontThe Summer Herald is now on-line.  You should have recently recieved a postcard alerting you to go on-line to get the newsletter.  Be sure to carefully read the newsletter articles for all the back-to-school information you need. Inside the Herald you will find important details including:

    • The principal's letter and 2014-15 school year theme,
    • August calendar dates for mandatory meetings and freshmen orientation,
    • #HartleyFest: Hartley's new back-to-school kick-off event that's not to be missed!
    • Dates for ID photos, schedules, and iPad pick-up,
    • Cafeteria & Food Services: including setting up accounts, IOU policies and the free and reduced lunch program,
    • House Information including upcoming events and volunteer sign-ups,
    • Planning Dates for the 2014-15 school year including late arrival and early dismissal dates to help you plan

The newsletter can be found under the Newsletter tab which is under Current Students or you can click HERE to be taken directly to the newsletter.

 

Changes to the Summer Herald & Mailing

Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, all school newsletters will be distributed electronically.  The summer mailing, which in years past has included a printed Herald and a variety of flyers and handouts, will be delivered via e-mail and available on our website.  This process is the same used for all other newsletters throughout the year.  Families can expect to receive the summer Herald electronically by August 1, 2014.

It is critical you have signed up to receive e-mail from our school.  Without a current e-mail on file, you will not receive the e-mail for the summer Herald which contains all the back-to-school information you need.  If you have not already done so, click HERE to register your e-mail address.  PLEASE NOTE: This is a two-step process.  Once you submit your information, you will receive an e-mail confirmation.  Follow the instructions in the e-mail to complete the registration process.  If you do not confirm your registration, you will not be added to the system.

Likewise, if you registered your e-mail in the past, we strongly recommend you review your information to ensure it is still current.  It is very easy for e-mail addresses to become outdated with employment and Internet provider changes. Click HERE to review your information. If you do not have an e-mail account, please contact us and we will make individual arrangements with you.

Please keep in mind all newsletters are archived on our website.  You will be able to repeatedly access the summer Herald from our website.  Likewise, as you can do now with all of our newsletters, the summer Herald can be printed from our website if you prefer to have a paper copy as well.

We are excited about the change and believe it will prove to be beneficial to families.  The electronic summer Herald will enable us to provide you with the most up-to-date information and be accessible with computers, iPads and tablets, and smart phones.  At work, at home, and everywhere on the go, all you will need is an Internet connection to have the information at your fingertips.

2014-2015 School Calendar Planning Dates

The pdf2014-15 School Year Planning Calendar is now available.  Please note several important "back-to-school" dates in August.  Have a safe and happy summer!

Heart Screenings for BHHS Student Athletes

As many of you already know, we here at Bishop Hartley High School are partnering again with mCORE, a company that provides mobile heart screenings for high school students. mCORE will be on campus providing these screenings in an attempt to catch underlying heart defects that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the leading cause of death in young athletes. Do not miss the chance to take advantage of these convenient and cost effective tests. As of today, there are only 14 available appointments left. Click HERE to learn more on SCA and mCORE.

Screening Details

  • Date: Thursday, August 14th
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location: Nurses Office
  • Screening for: Risk of life-threatening cardiac conditions.
  • Time Requirement: Approximately 12-15 minutes per athlete.
  • Each athlete will be given an EKG and Echo screening. These tests typically cost more than $2000 in a clinical setting.
  • Cost: $75 (Please contact mCORE should financial hardship preclude you from taking part)


STUDENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THE SCREENING BY VISITING www.mCOREathletes.com

I strongly encourage all of our students to take part in this screening opportunity. If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly or call Chad Ogden from mCORE at (614) 648-4656.

Pat Murphy
Athletic Director
Bishop Hartley High School
Phone: (614) 237-5421 ext. 10625

2014 Summer Reading List

What does your student need to read this summer to prepare for school year 2014-15?

English:  All students will be required to read from the required summer reading list and be prepared for an assessment within the first week or two of school. The list is available pdfHERE as well as on the English Department webpage to download summer reading assignments for all grades and classes, freshmen through seniors.  Students may obtain the books through libraries, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Half Price Books.  They should have access to the books during the first few weeks of school.

AP English Literature & Composition:  The list of required reading and associated assignments for AP 12 English can be found pdfHERE as well as on the English Department webpage. A number of assignments need to be completed over the summer and a journal will be due on the first day of school so be sure to review this document closely.

AP History:  The list of required reading can be found pdfHERE as well as on the Social Studies Department webpage.  Students are required to have two standard composition notebooks and the AP US History test prep book and answer key.  Purchasing information for the book is available on the reading list noted above as well as the department webpage.