Edition 32 - Week of May 11th
On Teacher Appreciation Week, I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to say thank you! For what? For:
keeping late nights
rising early mornings
supporting students and peers
sponsoring sports, clubs, activities
You are the best, and you deserve more than a piece of cake and a donut. You have my utmost respect.
Dr. Leisa Justus
Principal, Blackman High School
Happy Teacher Appreciate Week!
Junior Prime Time Meeting
Monday, May 11th: Junior prime time meeting in the auditorium.
MTSU and MOTLOW will explain the differences between 2 year college and 4 year university.
Thanks to Chick-fil-A for the gift cards for teachers - in boxes!
Congratulations Boys & Girls Ultimate Frisbee Teams!
Congratulations to Coach Hibdon & his wife with the birth of their daughter!
You never know what you'll see in the halls of BHS!
Tech Tuesday—May 12
Our next Tech Tuesday will be Tuesday, May 12. Take advantage of this opportunity to observe a colleague integrating a tech tool and to get practical tips for implementing it in your classroom. Now is a great time to try out a new and different approach or to start planning for next year. A substitute can cover your class for one period while you observe. Contact Holly Hunter to sign up.
Dates you should know...
May 11 1st, 2nd periods
Tech Minute – Wordle
This week's instructional technology minute highlightsWordle. Generate "word clouds" from famous speeches, news articles, student writing, or any text you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source. https://youtu.be/5_ULKnmbJS
Checking Your Inservice Hours in School Station
Here is a quick video (1 minute and 24 seconds) about checking your inservice hours to make sure you have completed your requirements.
Summer Tech Academy
The 2015 RCS Tech Academy will be held on June 8 and 9. A list of sessions will be emailed on May 15.
If your course includes required summer work, please email or give a copy of your assignment(s) to Ms. Hunter. There is no need to send the summer reading list.
If your team or club will be offering a summer camp, please email the information to Ms. Hunter.