BHMS Weekly Paws Pamphlet

September 23, 2019- September 27, 2019

Reengaging the Village

At BHMS we have decided to exhibit CPRS: Consistent, Pride, Respectful, and Supportive. In order for this to occur, we must remember that our focus and goal is on doing what is best for our students. If we are putting our students first and remaining professional then the village is one that will thrive and be prosperous. I challenge each of you this year to commit to providing the instruction in your classroom that you would like for your own child (or niece/nephew) to receive. Let's commit to reengaging the village and motivating our students to learn.


Please remember to accurately take student attendance in each class period. It is vital that we know which students are in our building each day.

When signing a hall pass in the agenda for students, please make sure that they have properly filled out the hall pass stating their destination. Students must have a hall pass to leave your class room. ***Blank copies of the hall pass can be found in the work room.

Please continue to use the Ipad located in the office suite to sign-in and out each day. If for some reason the Ipad does not work, please sign in on the paper sign-in sheet on the desk.

Please make sure that you are utilizing Educators Handbook to document both minor and major discipline concerns. The hall monitors should only be utilized to remove students from classrooms when there is a major incident. If a hall monitor is asked to remove a student then the incident should be recorded as a major incident in Educators Handbook.

Please email any item that you would like to include in the announcements by 8:00 am each morning to Dr. Nash. Email is the most efficient way for getting the announcements read.

Please remember that the expectation is that we have bell-to-bell instruction. There should never be a time in which students have nothing to do in a classroom. Please make sure that you over plan. Our students are not in a position where we can afford to waste a single minute of instructional time. Our achievement scores are the biggest indicator of this. If you need assistance coming up with additional assignments please see your academic coach or an administrator.

Please make sure that you do not cover your classroom windows or office windows. This is a safety hazard.

Now that each homeroom teacher has a class set of books, the expectation is that you establish a SSR period in the morning during home room. As students begin to enter your classroom from breakfast, please have them read. Because this is something new, it will require you staying on students to ensure that it is occurring. Please explain to them the purpose behind the reading and how it will ultimately help them be better readers and thus more successful in their academics.

**If you have extra agendas in your classroom, please give them to Ms. Bush asap.

* We will be sending out a club sign-up schedule for students this week along with a list of available clubs and fees.

"AYEE, Aight!!!"

The administrative team has been out and about and has noticed a lot of great things happening in our building. Kudos to the following staff members, we noticed your greatness:

-Shout out to Mrs. Brezial for being a good steward over BHMS finances.

-Dr. Jackson for doing such a great job teaching during intervention that the students did not want to change classes.

-Mrs. McRae for providing media center orientation for all grade levels and for training teachers on how to create their webpages.

-Mr. Jones and Ms. Williams for serving on and contributing positive ideas to the Parent Council.

**We know that there are many other staff members who are doing phenomenal things in the classroom and we can't wait to see them.

Intervention Schedule

The intervention schedule for this week is as follows:

Monday - Leader in Me (email from Allen) & PBIS Tokens Rollout PPT / both lessons attached.

Tuesday-ELA lesson

Wednesday- Reading lesson

Thursday- Social Studies lesson

Friday- Science lesson

*Just a reminder that the math teachers on each team will only teach math during the intervention period (Tuesday through Friday). This will give them time to provide remediation to their students based on observed needs. All other teachers should follow the above schedule during the intervention period.

**Also, on Thursday will be the fight-free celebration for whatever grade level remains fight free. It will take place in the gym.

Jeans on Fridays!

Just a reminder that there are two options for you to wear Jeans on Fridays:

Option 1: Become a member of the Sunshine Committee. The cost for certified staff members is $40 and the cost for classified staff members is $25. The deadline to join the Sunshine Committee is September 30. See Mrs. Brezial

Option 2: Pay $2.00 each Friday that you decide to wear jeans. See Mrs. Brezial

Food for Thought...

Are you observing your students' actions as well as their words to determine what is really going on with them? Are you going the extra mile to try to figure out their needs.... OR... are you just making assumptions? Are you really taking time to listen?
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