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Dr. Rachel Shelley



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Dr. Rachel Shelley

Nothing is more thrilling than the beginning of a new school year—every campus is made more beautiful and exciting by its students, and Booker High is no exception. I love to see our Booker Babies back, a bit taller perhaps, maybe with updated hairstyles, or fresh new shoes, but all ready to participate in the vital and enthusiastic learning environment we’ve created at Booker High School. This year, we have so much more to offer as we continue to embolden our students to soar to new heights, and I’m excited to share our initiatives. First, we have partnered with The Community Foundation of Sarasota and Take Stock in Children to roll out our Booker Promise, a research-based financial support system for students who qualify. The Booker Promise, which is available to incoming ninth-graders who are eligible at graduation, will fund their college educations and is a bold new step in the mission of ensuring that 100 percent of our students graduate college or career ready. The mission has been accomplished—our students are defying statistics and succeeding beyond expectations. But for too many of our students, this educational dream ends here; the costs of college are enormous, and too many of our students simply do not have the economic means to commit to a college education. The Booker Promise will remove these financial barriers to access

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  • Senior Portraits

    Attention Class of 2021! Have you signed up for your Senior Portraits yet? Cady Studios will be ON CAMPUS Wednesday, September 30th from 10a-6p. You MUST make an appointment to have your photo taken. Photos will be in the theatre to help with Social Distancing. If you do NOT get your photo taken you will NOT be in the yearbook. 😥 The link to sign up is in our bio or you can visit https://bit.ly/bhs21photos Instructions on how to sign up as well as Cady Studios Safe Service Plan are posted on our website under Parents and Students > BHS Class of 2021.

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  • College and Career Readiness Website

    Check it out! We have a NEW College and Career Readiness website. It has a lot of important info pertaining to college and career readiness, scholarships and events.

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  • Schedule Changes

    As we complete our third week of school we are now closing the schedule change request window. Typically this window is two weeks but due to Covid we extended the window into the 3rd week. Moving forward there will be no schedule changes. CLICK TO READ FULL STATEMENT.

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  • Athletic Tickets

    Tickets for athletic events can be purchased online.

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  • College and Career Readiness Survey (HOMEROOM)

    Click to access the survey in your homeroom. (2nd Period)

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  • Orientation Videos LIVE

    New to BHS or just need a refresher on all things Booker? All orientation videos are LIVE! Check them out on IGTV, our website, Facebook, or on our Youtube Channel.

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  • Technology Pick Up

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  • Important Message for all REMOTE Learners

    Check out this IMPORTANT message from BHS Administrations for REMOTE LEARNERS.

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  • Important Message for ALL Students

    Click to see the ConnectED phone call that went out to ALL BHS Students and Parents.

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  • BHS Re-Opening Manual

    Click to see Booker High School's plan for Re-Opening for the 2020-2021 School Year!

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  • Need a schedule change?

    Student schedules will be available online through the Portal on Monday, August 24th. At that time, parents and students can submit a schedule change request electronically via BITLY or the QR Code. https://bit.ly/schcngbhs

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  • Technology Needs Survey

    If you selected the Remote learner option, you should have received an automated phone call and email regarding a survey for technology needs. You must fill out the required survey if you need a laptop. We are working with a limited supply so please remember this is only if a student truly needs a laptop. Laptop distribution will be the week of August 24th. https://sbsc.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aUX7Os5PFWahpFb

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  • Parking Permit Information

    Parking Permits - Student parking permits are $35 and can be purchased online at https://osp.osmsinc.com/SarasotaFL/. If you are unable to purchase online, you may purchase with cash at the time of pick up. Please bring the exact amount of $35. In addition to payment you will need to provide a copy of your driver’s license, registration, and insurance. Parking permit pick up is Friday, August 21st in the front office of BHS. Pick up times will be split by last name. Last name A – L 9:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. Last name M – Z 1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. *Please remember, anytime you are on campus you must wear a mask and maintain a safe social distance.*

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  • Schedule your senior photos now!

    Class of 2021, it’s your time to shine! Book your senior photo session at cady.com/schedule to claim your spot in the yearbook.

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  • Zoom Etiquette

    Check out this handout on proper online etiquette!

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  • Virtual Graduation

    Just a reminder, the virtual graduation will be able to be viewed at 3:00pm using the following link: https://booker.virtualhsgraduation.com/.

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  • Senior Transcripts!

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  • Attention Students!

    Attention students! Do you like working with children? Are you looking to earn volunteer hours? Complete the Summer eTutoring Opportunity Survey (https://bit.ly/BHS322). Don’t procrastinate, start earning volunteer hours now!

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  • Remote Learning Teacher Schedules

    Not sure when you're teacher's office hours are? Do you need to get in touch with them? This document is for you!

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  • Yearbooks on Sale!

    Yearbooks are on sale for $65 until we run out. There are only 45 yearbooks left!

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  • A Barancik Foundation Grant Puts an Exceptional Education Within Reach for High Potential Young Leaders

    The $500,000 grant provides scholarship dollars and programs to support low-income student access and success at New College of Florida.

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  • School Store Now Open

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  • Band of the Week 2019 – Booker High Whirlwind Brigade

    It takes enormous dedication to be in a marching band. And if you don't believe me, believe Whirlwind Brigade drum major Zionna Williams.

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  • Booker Swag - Sophomore Fundraiser

    We are hosting a shirt fundraiser to help with school spirit and the need for non grade and sport specific Booker apparel.

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  • SPIN Night

    Come see what all the buzz is about! Learn about Booker High School’s exciting Magnet Programs: the renowned Visual and Performing Arts program, the globally recognized college prep Cambridge University AICE program, and the unique Law Academy. Meet BHS Principal Dr. Rachel Shelley, Florida’s 2017 Principal of the Year, as well as the inspiring teaching faculty. Take a tour of the beautiful new campus and see for yourself why Booker High School is considered Sarasota’s best-kept secret!

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