BCHS Staff Newsletter
May 8, 2016
Week in Review
Thank you to everyone for their flexibility last week. We had to juggle a few things around staffing wise with so many people out (myself included). I appreciate your willingness to step up and do what is best for the "team".
Please continue to keep grades updated and the appropriate amount of grades (a parent would expect) for this point of the marking period. I continue to stress this, due to the fact that I have had contact with parents regarding this issue.
Testing is dwindling down to just one more AP test and 7th grade M-STEP.
So far we have completed:
AP--2/3 of the way done
11th grade--SAT, M-STEP, & ACT Work Keys
11th grade--SAT Make-up
11th grade--Work Keys Make-up
10th grade--PSAT Make-up
9th grade--PSAT Make-up on April 26
8th Grade--M-STEP Social Studies, M-STEP ELA, & Math
We have the following left:
7th Grade--M-STEP May 11, 19, 24, 25 (schedules and groups to follow later this week)
AP Tests--one more this Wednesday
Corinne received the following great news about Heather Kook on Friday afternoon!
Dear Corinne H. Harnden,
We are pleased to announce that artwork has been selected as one of our 51 finalists for The Meemic Foundation art contest – Meemic Masterpieces! As the Foundation Club Member that sponsored the entry, a $300 art supplies grant will be awarded to Brown City Jr. Sr. High School on behalf of your sponsorship of Heather Lynne Kook’s work and Heather Lynne Kook will be receiving a Kindle Fire HD tablet!
This is great for Heather, and thank you to Corinne for sponsoring her for this competition!
Our conceptual science students have been working on their crime scene lessons the past week. Below is a picture of some students wanting to be a part of the "crime scene" :)
SLO's & Data & Observations
Observations will be wrapped up this week if I haven't done yours yet.
Wednesday, May 11--English Language and Composition
7th Grade M-STEP
The 7th graders will begin their testing this week on Wednesday. They will be taking the Science Test first. If you have 7th graders please ask them to bring their own headphones (if they have them) for any of their M-STEP days. They will not need them for all tests, but this way they have them when needed. Wednesday's test will take approximately 2 hours. Those proctoring the test try and start as soon as possible. I am planning to have my proctors covered for their first 3 hours, but if we are done by the start of third hour that won't be necessary.
A complete list of room assignments (for teachers and students) will be emailed out tomorrow.
Proctors--VanBuskirk, Waterman, Mata, Haxer
1st hour--Ford cover Haxer, Harnden cover Mata
2nd hour--Troshak cover VanBuskirk
3rd hour--Linck cover Waterman, Rayba cover VanBuskirk
Monday, May 9--Auto Shop students take Exam (1st/2nd hour) from Deb Nelson (Sanilac ISD)
Friday, May 13--Senior Coursework (excluding exam) Due
Saturday/Sunday, May 14-15--Senior Lock-In
Monday, May 16--7th Hour Exam (2:05-3:05)
Monday, May 16--Senior Last Day of Career Center
Tuesday, May 17--1st Hour Exam 8:15-9:15, 2nd Hour Exam 9:20-10:20....Seniors leave following 2nd hour exam
Wednesday, May 18--3rd Hour Exam 8:15-9:15, 4th Hour Exam 9:20-10:20, Graduation Practice 10:30-11:30 (Mandatory)....Seniors leave following graduation practice
Wednesday, May 18--Baccalaureate @ 7:00 in gym
Thursday, May 19--5th Hour Exam 8:15-9:15, 6th Hour Exam 9:20-10:20, Locker Clean Out 10:25-10:40, Senior Video/Lunch 10:40-12:30 in Library, 12:30-12:45 Seniors Last Walk (all students in halls, seniors will exit library go down stairs--make a left and come up ramp, then back past library, and finish out the east wing....any classes in lower halls or west halls fill in to those areas seniors will walk).
Friday, May 20--All senior grades in by 9am. Seniors DO NOT report unless notified prior by administration.
Sunday, May 22--Commencement at 2:00. Staff participating please be here by 1:40.
PD/Early Release Friday
Spring Band Concert
If you are looking to take in some games you can stop at either location starting at 9am and wrapping up at the high school around 5pm.
- May 9-13--Bus Duty--J. Waterman
- May 9--Student of the Week--Grabowski (Any Grade)
- May 10--High School Spring Band Concert
- May 11--7th Grade Science M-STEP
- May 11--English Language and Composition AP Exam
- May 11--Directed Study 4th Hour (No PA until all AP and M-STEP tests are completed)
- May 12--Elementary Spring Band Concert
- May 13--Early Dismissal (1:00), Staff PD from 1:10-3:00
- May 13--Senior Coursework Due (excluding exam)
- May 14--Green Devil Classic (Baseball/Softball)
- May 14-15--Senior Lock-In
- May 16-19--Senior Exams (see above section for exact days and times)
- May 16--Seniors' last day of Career Center
- May 18--Bacalaureate @ 7pm
- May 19--Seniors' Last Day
- May 22--Graduation Ceremony @ 2:00
Homework Help Lab
Tuesday/Thursday Mornings in Lori's new room. 7:15-8:00 am
This will cause some students to be past the double doors, but Jesse is there monitoring this and will let them up if needed. Also, any other teachers that have students coming for help in the morning, just have them let Jesse know when they ask to go up early. This will not be an issue, and I encourage you to work with your struggling students.
Tuesday/Thursday Afternoons in Library. 3:15-4:00 pm
Jarrod will be running the morning sessions and Lou will be running the afternoon sessions. Any other teachers are also welcome to help with this. Thanks.
Magic Club--Tuesdays and Thursdays
Super Smash Bros Club--Fridays