BPHS Principal Message

Jeff Makelky- Principal
  Jeff Makelky- Principal

BPHS Reaches Attendance Goal:

With a monthly average attendance rate of 94.7%, we followed through with our promise to celebrate with a free all-school BBQ.  The BBQ was held on May 16 in conjunction with the annual Community Clean-up day.  We are firm believers that great things happen in a school with high attendance rates.  Thank you students - for consistently coming to learn inside the halls of Big Piney High School.  A huge thank you also needs to be expressed to our parents that make school a priority and our staff at BPHS that make learning meaningful and enjoyable every day. 

ACT Results - 2nd Highest in School History:

The Junior class of 2019 recorded the second highest ACT composite score in our school's history. The 21.2 composite should for the fifth straight year, be well above the state average. The graduating class of 2018 holds the ACT record with a 21.4 composite.  Our top category score was science with a 21.6, followed closely by math at 21.4. One of the reasons our students excelled this year can be attributed to the 86.6% of the class that took the ACT at least once if not several times before the state assessment date.  ACT/Critical Thinking activities led each block period by our teachers as well as the  On To College ACT prep program continue to pay big dividends (literally) for our students and their families - a college education with minimal debt!

Senior Buck Bell Receives Trustees' Scholarship:

Valedictorian of 2018, Buck Bell has been awarded the University of Wyoming's Trustees' Scholarship. This full ride scholarship is provided to the top performing students in the state of Wyoming. The scholarship is renewable up to four years and covers all tuition as well as room (on campus), board and books.  Congratulations Buck Bell!

BPHS Girls wins 2A State Track Championship:

Coach Bill Lehr and his assistants (Terry Cain, Jess Nugent, McKenzie Sullivan) led the girl's track team to its first-ever state championship! Senior Grace Tanner led the way with four individual championships along with freshmen Muriel Jones who won one event and placed in three others. Senior McKenzi Davison also contributed greatly by placing in the top four in all of her events. The girls 4 x 800 relay team also brought home gold for the Punchers. Between the boys and girls, our track teams set nine new school records this past season - an amazing feat! 

Driver Education & Credit Recovery in Session:

Fourteen students are still in school this summer, as they are working towards their driving license or recovering credit from the school year.  Aaron Makelky and Scott Carpenter are working with our young drivers and Lisa Brabazon is assisting students in our credit recovery program.  Both programs receive financial assistance from BOCES and could not be conducted without their support. Thank you Sublette #9 BOCES!