Panther Press

The Principal's Office ​ ​

Greetings BCA Panther Parents and Students:

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a WONDERFUL holiday season! With all that goes on, it is easy to overlook all the blessings we have in our lives. Your child has an exciting life ahead of them and will have many opportunities that a great education can give them. Enjoy your holidays!

I can hardly believe that the first semester is drawing to a close. We have been busy with preparations for final exam week and all the school holiday activities. Please ensure that your child takes all their midterm exams.  No final exams will be given early. The final exams will be have make-up sessions when students return from the break.  Students will be preparing for their state FSA and EOC assessments beginning in late April or May.  We also have FSA tutoring available after school for a fee.    The final half of the year is before us and I am confident that we have many successes both academic and in sports ahead of us. Congratulations to the students who are on winning teams this season. We also celebrated those middle school students who had a perfect FSA score.  Bell Creek Academy is a great place to spread your wings and fly.

                                                                             - Dr. Margaret Fahringer, Principal

Upcoming Events/Deadlines:

December 6th
NHS Pet Food Drive ALL week 
December 7th

December 8th
December 9th
Ring Ceremony for class of 2022 and 2023 @ 6 in the cafeteria 
Winter Concert from 7-9 @ Riverview HS
December 10th
MS Color Run @ 2

Friendly Reminders

  • NO School starting 12/17 and return to school on 1/4

Looking Ahead

  • Midterm exams will take place on 12/14-12/17 - click here for the schedule 
  • MS early sign out form during midterm exam week- click here 
  • 12/17 end of Q2 

School Information

  • Dress code- please ensure that your student is adhering to the dress code. This includes a polo and approved school pants. Also, a BCA PE uniform must be worn. Students will change out of this uniform and back into their polo once their PE class is over. Spirit shirts are only allowed on Fridays.
  • Students can be dropped off at 7:45. To ensure our students are safe during arrival and dismissal please make sure that cell phones are not being used, that cars are not changing lanes, and that you adhere to the staff directing the crosswalks and, in the loading, and unloading areas.
  • If your child will be absent the entire day, please leave a message on the attendance line as well as fill out the absence notification form located on our website under the families tab. You can pre-date the form for upcoming absences. If your child will be tardy, please do not fill out this form. Tardies require a parent ID and supporting documentation as outlined in the student policies and procedures in order to be marked excused.

BCA Sports

  • Monday, 12/06/2021 
    • JV & Varsity Boys’ Basketball @ Keswick Christian – games at 6 & 7:30pm 
    • Varsity Girls’ Basketball @ HOME vs Tampa Catholic School – game at 7:30pm
    • Boys’ Soccer @ The Classical Academy of Sarasota – game at 4pm 
      • The Classical Academy @ Sarasota- 8751 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34240 
    • Girls’ Soccer @ Universal Academy of Florida – game at 4pm
      • Universal Academy of Florida - 6801 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610 
  • Tuesday, 12/07/2021 
    • MS Varsity Volleyball @ Waterset Charter – 4:30pm 
      • Waterset Charter School -6540 Knowledge Ln, Apollo Beach, FL 33572  
    • Street Hockey vs LLT Tampa – game at 4:30pm 
      • Brandon Park -502 E Sadie St Brandon FL 33511  
    • BOYS’ Soccer @ Universal Academy of Florida – game at 4pm 
      • Universal Academy of Florida - 6801 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610  
  • Wednesday, 12/08/2021 
    • BOYS’ Varsity SOCCER vs Cristo Rey – game 5:00pm  
      • Player’s Club of Tampa Bay -1850 Windingwood Way, Brandon, FL 33511 
    • BOYS’ JV Basketball @ PATEL High School – game at 4:30pm 
      • Patel High School -10721 Raulerson Ranch Rd, Tampa, FL 33637 
    • GIRLS’ Varsity Basketball @ Patel High School – game at 6:00pm
      • Patel High School -10721 Raulerson Ranch Rd, Tampa, FL 33637 
    • BOYS’ Varsity Basketball @ Patel High School – game at 7:30pm
      • Patel High School -10721 Raulerson Ranch Rd, Tampa, FL 33637 
  • Thursday, 12/09/2021 
    • GIRLS’ Varsity Basketball vs Lakeside Christian School – game at 4pm 
      • The MAC - 216 N Parsons Ave, Brandon, FL 33510 
    • MS Varsity Volleyball vs Advantage – 4:30pm  
    • Wrestling Rumble at the Ranch  (Students with 2nd lunch attend 1st lunch); 
      • Wiregrass Ranch High School - 2909 Mansfield Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543  
  • Friday, 12/10/2021 
    • BOYS’ JV Basketball @ Brandon Academy – game at 4pm
      • Brandon Academy - 801 Limona Rd, Brandon, FL 33510  
    • BOYS’ Varsity Basketball @ Brandon Academy – game at 5:30pm 
      • Brandon Academy -801 Limona Rd, Brandon, FL 33510 
    • BOYS’ & GIRLS’ Varsity Soccer vs Seven Rivers Christian – games at 5pm & 6:30pm - TOYS FOR TOTS NIGHT – Free entry with a new, unwrapped toy!Player’s Club of Tampa Bay -1850 Windingwood Way, Brandon, FL 33511 

Class of 2022

Bell Creek Academy
  • December scholarship newsletter is up 
  • Make sure your CommonApp is shared with Mrs. Vanderbilt 2 WEEKS before your application deadline.
  • Grad Bash is now available on MSB
  • Graduation fee is due 12/17
  • FASFA for the 2022-2023 school year is now LIVE 

Shout Outs

Bell Creek Academy


  • November Student, Teacher, and Staff of the Month Trait was FAIRNESS. Congratulations to the following teachers and staff:

HS: Schapiro
MS: Nieves
Staff: Fortner

Congratulations to the following students of the month: 

12- Sam Tuch
11- Javen Barnes 
10- Aaryan Alla
9- Dalian Diaz
8- Avery Ranieri
7- Kyle Beauchamp 
6- Sadie Myers 


  • Winter Concert at Riverview High School Auditorium on Dec. 9th. Starts at 7:00 p.m. and students need to be there by 6:30 p.m. (show choir will have rehearsal on stage immediately after school) for warm-up and tuning. Donations will be accepted! All performing students must be in performance apparel. Links are in the powerpoint in teams. If there are any questions, please email Ms. Owens at



  • Ms. Shapiro invites you to join her for SAT PREP every Monday from 3:45-4:30 in rm 133. Session include a brief lesson on topic and practice with sample SAT questions. This prep course is open to all high school students! 
  • If you are interested in joining the Dungeons and Dragons or Tabletop club please see Ms. Stott for more information!  


We are in need of pictures for our travel page, and our student days off page. If your student traveled this summer or through out the 2021 – 2022 school year please send the pictures to our email.  Thank you for your assistance.

-Yearbook staff