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2020 Rising Knights HBCU College Tour

by: Regina Hendrix

This unique tour strives to stimulate an interest, among select students, in attending one of the public or privately supported HBCUs. This year, we will visit seven colleges: Fort Valley State University, Florida A&M University, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, Tuskegee University, and Jackson State University. The long-term objective of the project is to develop the ways and means to assure that qualified BMHS high school students become familiar with the historic mission of Black Colleges and Universities and their broad range of high quality educational programs and academic fields. Another objective is to identify students who would especially benefit from the stimulating and supportive learning environments so characteristic of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, while comprising only three percent of the nation's 3,688 institutions of higher learning, are responsible for producing approximately 23 percent of all bachelor's degrees. Over 50 percent of African Americans who graduate from HBCUs go on to graduate or professional schools. HBCUs contribute to the continuing rise of black intellectuals, professionals, and creative artists which is so evident throughout American society. HBCUs graduate over 50 percent African American professionals, 50 percent of African American public school teachers and 70 percent of African American dentists. HBCUs also award more than one in three of the degrees held by African Americans in natural sciences. By participating in this fundraiser, you will be helping approximately 20 young people in their pursuit of higher education! Our students will receive an enhanced awareness of the academic programs, entrance requirements, career opportunities, social and emotional support mechanisms and financial resources offered by HBCUs. In addition, our own Knightingales Step Team will be performing! The trip will also include time where the youth will be able to see the most popular sites and attractions in the areas, as well as participate in a community service project.

Beloit Memorial High School

Beloit, WI

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BMHS Knightingales Dance Uniform Campaign for Students in Need

by: Regina Hendrix

As many of you know, the BMHS Knightingales do not receive district funds for uniforms, so parents and students have to pay out-of-pocket each season. There are some students who may want to participate, but cannot due to monetary constraints. If anyone is interested in being a sponsor (any little bit helps), it would be greatly appreciated. The full uniform package is $250, but donations are appreciated at any level, as they may not need full sponsorship. Please consider donating even a small amount, as "just" $10 is $10 less that parents have to pay! Thanks for any support you are willing to offer! And remember, donations are tax-deductible!

Beloit Memorial High School

Beloit, WI

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Game Day Chairs

by: Joel Beard

The Beloit Memorial Athletic Department is offering an opportunity for local businesses and families to sponsor a Game Day Chair. The Game Day Chairs are used for: game day benches for sporting events (volleyball, boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling). All chairs will feature a sponsorship lettering on the back side of the chair (facing the crowd/stands): IE: Sponsored by: The Knight Family, Sponsored by: Purple Insurance, 608-361-5555. Expect this set of chairs to be in use for game days for the next decade. Thanks for your support of the Purple Knights!

Beloit Memorial High School

Beloit, WI

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#Project AIU

by: Jaymee Thompson

#Project AIU will develop connections and build relationships to create a safe environment at Beloit Memorial High School. Often, students feel that they are the only ones who are experiencing negative situations and are in turmoil on how to manage these feelings. Through AIU, Project AIU, and PBIS, the students will discover that they are not alone, they are not the only ones, and that they can make a difference by being empowered. Expectations that students will use their words and voice to express themselves will be clear and concise. Ample opportunity to learn alternative skills to violence, practice them, and transfer those skills to other settings is an essential element to this project.

Beloit Memorial High School

Beloit, WI