Mr. Carter, Barker Jr./Sr. High School Principal
Hello Barker students and families! I wanted to take a moment to update Jr./Sr. High School families on several important topics.
If you have a Senior Class student in your life, please make sure they are meeting the graduation requirements for community service hours and meetings. Graduating seniors are expected to complete 18 hours of community service. Seniors are also required to attend a school board, village, court and town meeting. Please reach out to Ms. Wing, your child’s government and economics teacher, should you have any questions.
Our 8th grade class is preparing for the long-standing Barker tradition of going to Washington D.C. The trip runs from May 14th to 17th. There are many opportunities for fundraising. The next major fundraiser will be the spaghetti dinner on March 5th. If you have any questions regarding your child’s fundraising status, please contact the main office. For seniors, planning for the trip to New York City has already begun. 8th and 12th graders have attendance and behavioral requirements they must meet to be eligible for these trips.
All 11th grade students will be taking the English Common Core exam on Tuesday, January 22nd. This is a required exam that must be passed for graduation. By taking and passing the exam in January, it gives students who may need to retake an extra opportunity in June; for those who are successful, it lightens the exam load in June, a very busy time of the year for Junior Class students.
Student athletes at all grade levels fall under our “Pass to Play” policy. This has proven to be a very effective, positive approach to ensuring our student athletes are staying successful with their academics. If student athletes are close to or are failing, they will be placed in the program; students are still allowed to practice and play as long as they are diligently working towards passing.
The scheduling process with the guidance department will begin during the third marking period. Be looking for information coming home after the new year regarding this process. Please keep in mind that students must always make sure they are staying on track with required courses for graduation being built into their schedule.
Lastly, I would like to thank all of our Barker families for continuing to support our Jr./Sr. High School program.
Barker Jr./Sr. High School Principal
1628 Quaker Road
Barker, NY 14012