College Essay Help Nights
College and Career Counselor Liz Penzel and other community volunteers help brainstorm and edit college application essays several evenings throughout the fall.
In front of a huge, enthusiastic home crowd, the Longhorns beat the Grand Valley Cardinals, 28-7. Many more photos in the Homecoming 2015 album on the BHS Facebook page.
Colorado Teacher of the Year Finalist
Members of the Colorado Department of Education visited BHS to watch Ticia Ingram in action in the classroom and meet some of her students. Thanks for making us proud Ms. Ingram!
Connections outside the Classroom
New-to-BHS students spent some time working at Rock Bottom Ranch, getting to know their community and one another.
Junior and senior Link Crew leaders, as well as Mr. Smalley and Mr. Mink, welcomed the Class of 2019 with interactive games, lots of laughs, and get-to-know-you conversation.
New Faces at BHS
Clockwise from top left: Registrar Ann Burns, School Counselor Ted Parenti, Community Liaison Adrianna Torres, Head Secretary Brenda O'Connor.
Teacher Float Trip
Some incoming and returning teachers were treated to a float trip down the Colorado River, courtesy of our outdoorsy principals Mr. Mueller and Mr. Hozack.
Vounteer Work Day
BHS teachers and principals cleared brush and otherwise cleaned up Snowmass Lake trail with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers before the start of the 2015-2016 school year.
Mission & Mindset
Basalt High School Mission
Every student will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, habits of mind and personal qualities to achieve success in the 21st century world and to create choices for his or her future.
When students and teachers possess the belief that intelligence can be developed, they are exhibiting a "Growth Mindset." We improve, learn, and achieve excellence through hard work and effort. Challenges are stepping-stones to improvement not roadblocks to avoid. Approaching work with this mindset encourages our school community to focus on continuous improvement regardless of where we begin on the learning spectrum.