Bayhill Newsletter

Welcome to the Bayhill Newsletter!

Our newsletter is published regularly to keep everyone informed of all things Bayhill. If you would like to receive the newsletter in your email, please fill in the form at the right.

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Headline News

We are so pleased to report that the Casino Night Under the Stars fundraiser was a great success! Thank you very much to everyone who helped make the night run smoothly.  A net of over $11,000 was raised for Bayhill scholarships.


Six Bayhill students attended the JSA Spring State (Junior State Assembly) conference in Santa Clara which focused on freedom and justice in modern America.   To find out more about JSA, visit:

The Junior & Senior Prom was held aboard the Commodore Cruise line on May 13. Our theme this year was ‘Under the Sea’. Over 40 juniors, seniors and their guests enjoyed an evening of dinner and dancing while cruising the Bay. Next year, our dance will be a spring ball for all students- freshmen through seniors!


Mr. Dawson’s students held their amazing Bayhill 2015-2016 Art Show at the Kala Institute in Berkeley on May 20.  Live music was provided by Mr. Hoopes’ first period band students.artposter

Bayhill’s Student Council held a rally and BBQ at lunchtime on June 2 to celebrate the end of the school year.  We are looking for a donation of a gas BBQ grill we can keep at the school, if you can help out, please contact Shelley.

Bayhill is allocating annual fund proceeds to PE and Science/Technology equipment for the 2017-2018 school year.  For the first time, we’re setting a goal of 25K.  More information to come in your summer mailer. Donations can be made via Bayhill website.  Please check to see if your employer offers corporate matching.

Bayhill’s six year WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation review visit is next school year.

PTO News

We’d like to invite you in advance to a Back to School Parent Coffee at Bayhill after drop off (8:30am) on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 24.


Senior News

Class of 2016 Graduation is Friday, June 10, 2:00-4:00pm at Bayhill. To request graduation tickets, please email Kim at (There is a 10 ticket limit per student).

We have 16 seniors graduating this spring! Some of the places our students are moving on to include: University of Puget Sound, Southern Oregon University, Cal State East Bay, Welding Certification Program, Outdoor Recreation Certificate Program and Gap Year opportunities.

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Mark Your Calendars

*Back to School PTO Coffee Wednesday, August 24 8:30am at Bayhill
*Fall Family Picnic Saturday, October 1
*College and Transition Fair (Juniors and Seniors must attend. All grades welcome) Tuesday, October 11
*Look for information on Back to School Orientation in your summer mailer