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ISSUE 3 DECEMBER 2016 BAYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL 1901 Degroodt Road, SW Palm Bay, FL 32908 (321) 956-5000 M-F 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

SECOND SEMESTER January marks the beginning of our second semester. Each year during the second semester, all schools experience an increase in absences and late arrivals and a gradual decline in academic performance. So prevalent is this trend, it has been referred to as the “Second Semester Slide”. Bayside High School is determined to improve this trend and you, the parents, can play a major role. Absences and tardiness are two of the reasons that grades decline. Please be vigilant in making sure your student attends school every day and arrives on time. Your attention to reinforcing the importance you place on attendance will have a positive effect on your student. To assure continued academic success and not fall victim to “Second Semester Slide”, reestablish your student’s homework and study routine. Help him/her to reclaim the space and time meant for this important purpose. Determine if any supplies or devices are needed. These make great holiday gifts. Again, your attention to your student’s school work will have a positive effect. When students are prepared for class each day, they will attend each day and arrive on time. These two efforts; making certain that your student attends every day, arrives on time and improves his/her homework and study routine will have an enormous positive result and help us all overcome “Second Semester Slide”.


1st Semester Exams

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Bell Schedule for 2016-2017 Period 1

8:35 – 9:25

(50 minutes)

Period 2

9:29 – 10:17

(48 minutes)

Period 3

10:21 – 11:09

(48 minutes)

Period 4

11:13 – 12:01

(48 minutes)

Power Hour

12:01 – 12:59

December SAC Meeting: Dec. 12th, at 4:00, in the Media Center

Period 5

12:59 – 1:47

(48 minutes)

January SAC Meeting: Jan. 9th, at 4:00, in the Media Center

Period 6

1:51 – 2:39

(48 minutes)

Period 7

2:43 – 3:33

(50 minutes)


The Bayside Gourmet Culinary team is competing in the regional culinary competition in Daytona 9 Dec!!!!


Pledge of Allegiance and any morning announcements at the beginning of Period 1 Regular P.A. announcements at the end of Period 7

Early Release Bell Schedule 2016-2017 Period 1

8:35 – 9:14

(39 minutes)

9:18 – 9:56

(38 minutes)

Nov. 29: EOC Retakes begin (Algebra 1, Geometry , Algebra 2, Bio, US History)

Period 2 Period 3

10:00 – 10:38 (38 minutes)

Feb. 28: ACT (Class of 2018)

Period 3

10:38- 10:46

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Webb. The Bear Truth December 2016 Published Five Times Per Year Bayside High School 1901 Degroodt Road SW Palm Bay, FL 32908 Issue 3

(8 minutes)

(Announcements - Students stay in 3rd Period) Period 4

10:50 – 11:28

(38 minutes)

Power Hour

11:28 – 12:20

Period 5

12:20 – 12:57 (37 minutes)

Period 6

1:01 – 1:38

(37 minutes)

Period 7

1:42 – 2:17

(35 minutes)

Friday, December 16th – 7th Period Exam Full School Day Times Periods Minutes 8:35 - 9:07 1st Period 32 9:07 – 9:12 Class Change 9:12 – 9:44 2nd Period 32 9:44 – 9:49 Class Change 9:49 – 10:21 3rd Period 32 10:21 – 10:26 Class Change 10:26 – 10:58 4th Period 32 10:58 – 11:03 Class Change 11:03 – 11:35 5th Period 32 11:35 – 12:35 POWER HOUR 60 12:35 – 1:07 6th Period 32 1:07 – 1:12 Class Change 1:12 – 3:33 7th Period Exam 141 Monday, December 19th 1st and 6th Period Exams Early Release Day Times Periods 8:35 – 10:55 1st Period Exam 10:55 – 11:55 POWER HOUR 11:55– 2:15 6th Period Exam

Minutes 140 60 140

Tuesday, December 20th 2nd and 5th Period Exams Early Release Day Times Periods 8:35 – 10:55 2nd Period Exam 10:55 – 11:55 POWER HOUR 11:55– 2:15 5th Period Exam

Minutes 140 60 140

Wednesday, December 21st 3rd and 4th Period Exams Early Release Day Times Periods 8:35 – 10:55 3rd Period Exam 10:55 – 11:55 POWER HOUR 11:55– 2:15 4th Period Exam

Minutes 140 60 140

Reminder: Exams should be administered on the assigned date and time.

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M & F after school 3:35 – 4:30 in Room 671

T & TH “B” Power Hour in Room 671


T & TH “B” Power Hour in Room 671 See Mrs. Robertson in room 719 with questions.

Auditions for Little Shop of Horrors will be Tuesday, January 10th and Wednesday, January 11th in the theatre. Students must be present both days. Callbacks will be Thursday January 12th in the drama room. More info about auditions will be posted on the drama Edline page. Start prepping those acts! The Talent Revue is getting underway! When we get back from winter break, we will have auditions for our Bayside Talent Revue sponsored by the Class of 2018. So…decide on your people, your singing/dancing/poetry/playing/ acting, and be ready in the new year to wow us! Auditions will start up around the 3rd week of January! Thanks. Mrs. Kaleel – Room 636.



National Art Honor Society will be selling school supplies through Mrs. Wiley’s room During B lunch through the month of April. We will also be selling Winter blooms through December to raise money and awareness for “The Memory Project”. Art students draw portraits of orphaned children from Columbia and Syria and send them and a monetary gift to the orphanage.

Mr. Lies biology classes have been incubating chickens for the past three weeks and they are finally hatching. We had thirty eggs that could hatch. We will raise them for three weeks and then send them home with students or donate them to the school 4H club.


Two Bayside Chorus students were selected to participate in the High School Women’s All-State Chorus. They will be travelling to Tampa in January to attend the Florida Music Educator’s Association State Conference. Congratulations Junior, Ashley Torres and Senior, Ariel Bermitz! These ladies had to go through three rounds of auditions and were selected out of thousands of students from across the state of Florida.


Here’s a great way to show your school spirit! Carry a VISA® Debit Card from Community Credit Union of Florida that displays our BEAR Mascot. This card is available with any CCU Free Checking account, which is available for both adults and students. CCU accounts feature extensive online and mobile capabilities and CCU’s exclusive Freemix of services, including Personal Financial Management (PFM) software and a robust Mobile App. To get your MASCOT BEAR Debit Card, contact CCU and open a Free Checking Account. Membership in CCU is open to the community. The $5 membership fee is waived when you join online. If you already have a CCU debit card, you can visit any CCU branch and ask to replace your card with a MASCOT NAME card. There’s no charge and the card will be created on the spot. CCU branch lobbies are open until 6 pm Monday – Friday and the Palm Bay and Rockledge lobbies are open Saturdays from 9 am until noon. Visit for details, contact information, branch locations, or to join and/or open your account online.

Exclusively from CCU, the High School Mascot Debit Card

Show Your Spirit!

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SENIOR SUPERLATIVES FOR THE CLASS OF 2017 CLASS CLOWN – Brian Powell and Jamaica Hightower

MOST SPIRITED – Alyssa Liberatore

BEST COUPLE – Stone Keller & Sami Marafino

MOST ATHLETIC –James Dunn & Rachel Van Meir

MOST DRAMATIC – Bailee Austin & Justin Acevedo


BEST TECH SAVY – Kendra Barnett & Tevin Powell

MOST LIKELY TO TRIP AT GRADUATION – Mariah Winnett & Huberson Leguist


MOST MUSICAL– Blaze McElyea & Molly Whitright


BEST DRESSED – Shyheim Mille & Alexis Moss

BEST HAIR – Abraham Mensch & Destiny Almonte

BEST SMILE – Jordan Gattuso & Emily McNaught

MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED – TJ Pastor & Rachel Peebles

BEST ALL AROUND – Daniel Halisbaugh & Melissa Neary

MOST TRANSFORMED SINCE THE 9TH GRADE– Nicholas Hernandez & Sarah Smith

BEST PERSONALITY MALE – Todd Exume & Elon Findley


BEST SQUAD – Ben Davis, Molly Whitright, Blaze McElyea


Yearbooks on sale during Power Hour in room 752 for $80.00. Senior and business ads: The prices are as follows: 1 /8 page (business card size) $75.00 – 1 photo with a 25 word message ¼ page $150.00 – 5 photos and a 60 word message ½ page $195.00 – 7 photos and a 140 word message Full page $300.00 – 15 photos and a 200 word message The deadline to reserve your spot in the yearbook is December 1st, which means Mrs. Fowler needs the material and payment by then. We are still taking ads after December 1st through till January 15th, but after December 1st, a spot cannot be guaranteed in the yearbook, so the earlier you can order the ad the better. We will be taking ad orders, during that time period, until we have sold all available ad space. After January 15th no ads will be sold. You can pay by cash or check, made payable to Bayside High School, or go online to and order it using a credit card. On the site, you will upload all material and pay. If you would prefer to pay in person, then you can drop off the money, photos, and message in the front office. If they are digital pictures you can give them to us on a thumb drive or CD. If you email the photos, we cannot guarantee quality because the pictures do lose some detail through email. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Heather Fowler at


BAYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL 1901 Degroodt Road, SW Palm Bay, FL 32908

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