BPHS Principal Message

Jeff Makelky- Principal
  Jeff Makelky- Principal

2016-2017 Big Piney High School Year End Summary

BPHS students and staff enjoyed a very productive 2016-2017 School Year. Each class sets specific goals to achieve during the school year and below is a short summary of those goals and their results.

·         Senior Class Goals:

o   Graduate 100% of the fall incoming senior class.

§  100% of students that were eligible in the fall did graduate.

o   Improve their ACT score to increase college scholarship opportunities.

§  Still waiting on state report, but individually many seniors continued to take and improve their scores.

·         Junior Class Goals:

o   Beat the state average on the ACT and break the school record of 20.6.

§  Our current ACT composite is 21.9 with three students waiting on results.  We are on track to crush the school record of 20.6!  We are also certain of beating the state average for the 4th consecutive year.

o   Get 75% of the juniors to pre-take the ACT.

§  82% of the class did take the ACT prior to the state assessment.

o   Beat the state average in Reading on the ACT.

§  Waiting on state results.

·         Sophomore Class Goals:

o   Have 75% of our class score proficient in both math and reading MAP assessments.

§  76.3% were proficient in both reading and math.

o   Beat the state average in the Aspire assessment.

§  Waiting on state results.

·         Freshmen Class Goals:

o   Have 100% of our class earn at least six credits - which puts us on track for graduation.

§  98% of the freshmen class did achieve this goal.

o   Have 75% of our class score proficient in both math and reading MAP assessments.

§  65% were proficient in reading, while 71% were proficient in Math.

·         School Goal:

o   We will achieve a 95% attendance rate.

§  We amazed a 94.5% attendance rate for the year, a full percentage point above last year. We are tremendously proud of this high rate of attendance.  Thank you BPHS students, staff and parents!

Outstanding Individual and Team Performances by BPHS students include the following:

·         Valedictorian – JaNae Weaver / Salutatorian – Alexis Bennett

·         ACT Award Winner – Kyle Walton (improves 9 pts from sophomore to senior year).

·         Trig Star Math Competition State Winner - Junior Grace Tanner has the top score in the state of Wyoming.

·         Girls’ Swimming - State Runner-Up finish in 3A – this is the highest finish in 3A for our combined Sublette County Girls’                                                   Swim team.

·         Volleyball - Wins the 2A West Conference and places 4th at the state meet.  The girls also defeated Pinedale twice and put the                                golden traveling trophy back in our display case.

·         Girls’ Basketball - Defeats Pinedale on our home court to recapture the traveling trophy for the 2016-2017 school year.

·         Girls’ Track - Finish as State Runner-Up in 2A Track for the second year in a row. Grace Tanner wins the state title in the 100                                   meter dash and placed second in the 200, 100 Hurdles and 300 Hurdles.

·         State Champion - Grace Tanner represents BPHS as a state champion in the 100 Meter Dash.

·         Student-Athletes Achieving All-State Honors - Football: Jake Pape, Volleyball: Rachel Forrester, Golf: Max McGinnis,                                                                                                                   Wrestling: Kaden Kranendonk, Track: Grace Tanner, McKenzi Davison,                                                                                                                Zane Meisner.

·         School Records Established during the 2016-2017 School Year:

 o   Paige Wright - Pool record in the 200 IM

o   Paige Wright / McKenzi Davison – Pool record in the 400 Free Relay

o   McKenzi Davison – Pool record in the 200 Free Relay

o   Justin Seemann - Pool record in the 400 Freestyle

o   Adam Willoughby - Pole vault record of 13’.9”