Dear Chapter Advisors:
NOTE: Items marked (S) apply to the secondary (high school) division only; (PS) applies to the postsecondary division only. ***Indicates new items.
UPCOMING EVENTS & DEADLINES
December 6: RLC Pre-submitted Events Deadline (S)
December 6: BPA Prepare for Success Session (Davenport University: Grand Rapids) (S)
December 13: BPA Pistons Event
December 13: BPA Prepare for Success Session (Davenport University: Livonia) (S)
December 13: Corrected Diplomat Torch Awards Deadline
December 16: Membership Dues Payment Deadline (S)
RLC PRE-SUBMITTED EVENTS DEADLINE (S)
Friday, December 6, 2016 is the deadline date for all pre-submitted event materials for the regional competitions. Please make sure you have submitted your contestants' materials on or before this deadline. Materials will NOT be accepted after this date (11:59 p.m. on December 6). Follow any supplemental mailing instructions provided by your regional advisor as well.
UPLOADING FILES VIA BPA SCHEDULER (S)
Please use the following naming conventions for your files that will be uploaded: the initials of the contest name followed by the 10-digit contestant number, with the underscore as the separator. An example of an Economic Research Project Individual submitted like this would be ERPI_04_0072_1234.
Remember, to submit on the BPA Scheduler, just go to www.bpascheduler.com and sign on as you did to register your students. For instructions, visit www.michiganbpa.org/documents and download the document entitled “File Uploading Instructions for Pre-submitted Events.”
REMEMBER, ALL FILES MUST BE CONVERTED TO PDF BEFORE BEING UPLOADED!
FUNDAMENTAL DESKTOP PUBLISHING TEST CORRECTION
The memo (webpage) for the Regional Fundamental Desktop Publishing test originally indicated that students needed to deliver a signed copy of the test verification page of the test on site at the regional conference during the time of the objective portion of this test. We no longer have an objective portion of this test and therefore a signed copy of this form does NOT need to be delivered on site during the regional conference unless your regional advisor requires you to do so.
JOB APPLICATION FORM IN PDF FORMAT
Fillable-PDF versions of the job application for Interview Skills and Advanced Interview Skills are now available online at www.michiganbpa.org/documents. We were notified that the Word version of these forms were difficult to manipulate.
MICHIGAN BPA COPYRIGHTED IMAGES
All text, images, graphics, etc. located on the Michigan BPA website are copyrighted information. Permission is not granted to any local chapter or individual to use any part of the Michigan BPA website. The copyright policy on our website states the following: “All rights reserved. No portion of this site may be copied and/or duplicated without prior written permission from Michigan BPA. Active chapters may obtain the official logo from www.bpa.org.”
Using text, images, or other content from our site for competitions will result in disqualification.
STATE SERVICE PROJECT: CHAMPIONS AGAINST BULLYING
The state executive council is excited to announce their plan for involvement with Champions Against Bullying. They encourage you and your chapters to create a pledge wall within your school, participate in a regional poster project, and sign the pledge banner that will be created at the State Leadership Conference. To learn how to create your own pledge wall and submit it to the SEC for award consideration, visit www.michiganbpa.org/champions-against-bullying. We look forward to your participation and appreciate your cooperation with the State Executive Council in our fight to stomp out bullying. For more information, contact State Parliamentarian Cassidy Splawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Vice-President of Chapter Activities Dennis Clifton, Jr. at email@example.com.