The Freshman Focus
February 28, 2020
Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center
It has been a great few weeks at Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center. We honored our Straight A students with a luncheon and will honor our Top 100 soon with a breakfast. We are currently rolling into the heart of semester two. After Spring Break we will have another opportunity for academic support with late buses running Tuesday and Thursday from 4/14-5/7 and Monday-Thursday each week from 5/11-5/28. We appreciate your support in maximizing this time for our students to master content and earn credits.
We are also excited to finalize many of our wonderful Spring ceremonies such as our Honor Society Induction, Freshmen Farewell, and Evening of Excellence. Along with these events we also look forward to our Spring Band, Choir, and Orchestra concerts. It is an exciting time of the year when our students have an opportunity to display the amazing and talented young adults that they are.
Finally, our 3rd nine weeks report cards will be distributed on Thursday, March 19. This is a very important checkpoint as we move past the half way point of semester two and into the final stretch of the school year. Our mission of ensuring students complete their freshmen year with a minimum of 12 credits continues to be our focus during this time. Please take this opportunity to speak with your student about their grades and connect with teachers if you have questions. This is an exciting time for our students as they prepare to transition to BDHS or BDU next school year. As we pause to reflect on their growth we see a group that is ready to achieve at a high level during the 19-20 school year and beyond.
Steve Samuel, Principal, Ninth Grade Center
In addition to the items listed below there are many athletic events. Be sure to check out the athletics calendar on the BDHS website: www.bdhs.wayne.k12.in.us
Mar. 5 - Dare to Dream Awards, 6pm
Mar. 6 - WTEF Spaghetti Supper/Silent Auction, 5pm
Mar. 9 - School Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Mar. 17 - Giant Marketplace, 4-6pm
Mar. 20 - Staff vs Students Basketball Game, 2pm
Mar. 21 - April 5 - Spring Break
April 6 - Classes Resume
RosieCon - April 25, CHC
Join us for RosieCon Book Festival, Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Chapel Hill Center. Authors from the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award will be participating in a day filled with author panel discussion, fun activities, book giveaways, and autographing. Visit the event website for more infomation https://sites.google.com/wayne.k12.in.us/rosiecon/authors. Over 20 authors will be in attendance.
The RosieCon Book Festival will celebrate the titles on the Rosewater list and inspire teens to read. This is an annually changing recommended reading list of young adult titles sponsored by the Indiana Library Federation. The event will connect readers directly with authors, a well-known reading engagement tactic. Ticket prices for the event are $20. If you use the code Wayne, tickets will only be $10. Students at NGC will also have a visit from the author Wendelin Van Draanen on Friday, April 24, 2020. Students will participate in this visit through their English classes.
Students of the Month - February
Adrenaline: Cameron Harris, Gabrielle Nunley-McEachin, Kyra Roquet, Lauren Vescovi
Imagination: Giselle Contreras-Chavez, Paige Petty
Innovation: Anna Helton, Jose Ochoa, Arlinn Ortega
Key: Anyolina Contreras, Nicholas King, Shelby Ledord, Elizabeth Santiago
University: Miguel Hernandez, Lyza Molina, Tanasia Rider, Amanda Smallwood
VCA: Tylynn Leonard, Dianah Modesto, Betuel Paz, Madyson Vivace
WNGC: Brooklyn Bowman, Alex Ramirez
Contact BD NGC
School Hours: 8:15am - 3:20pm
Main Phone Line: 317.988.7500