Message from the Principal

Principal Jeff Makelky


Reflections of the 2018-2019 school year


Reflecting back on this past school year, a number of success stories and events come to mind. Here are just a few of those outstanding BPHS events.


WY-TOPP Improvement - The freshmen and sophomore classes did a tremendous job of improving their prior year’s scores on the state assessment. Both classes scored above the state average in every content area tested. The sophomore class improved their math proficiency percentage from 49% their freshman year to 70% this year. That same class also raised their Language Arts proficiency from a 39% last year to 57% this year.

Peer Mentors Promote Positive School Climate - With the help of our student peer mentors, we had two fun all-school team building activities. The fall team building was a tremendous kick-off to the start of the year and our spring exercise challenged the collaborative efforts of our students. The Peer Mentors also developed themes throughout the year that completed the phrase “Give More …” We had activities under the theme of give more school spirit, give more gratitude and give more effort to name just a few.

Norma Clements Selected as “Counselor of the Year”

BPHS Counselor, Norma Clements, was selected by the admissions office at the University of Wyoming as the 2018 WAO Counselor of the Year. Mrs. Clements was nominated by her colleague from Pinedale High School as well as her principal. Several students also wrote letters of recommendation in support of her nomination. Congratulations Mrs. Clements for achieving this award and all the work you do for our students!

Activities Enjoy Success: BPHS was well represented at the state level in our activities this past year. Sublette County combined Swim team brought home a 3rd place trophy from the 3A state meet. The football team qualified for the state playoffs for the second year in a row and defeated cross-county rival Pinedale also for the second year in a row. For their achievements, Asencion Pelham, Justin Seemann and coach Aaron Makelky were selected to play and coach the South in the 46th Annual Shrine Bowl Game. The boys basketball team had a winning record in their first year competing in the larger 3A category. Individually, BPHS had Nine All-State student-athletes including four state champions. Asencion Pelham and Kaleb Fila each won state wrestling titles and Tate Hughes and Jakobi Hibbert won state championships in SkillsUSA competitions.