Blaze Bulletin

Edition 32 - Week of May 11th


Dear Teachers,

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

making plans



​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!

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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.


As the year winds down, please be mindful of updating your grades once a week in iNow. Parents and students need to know where they stand. Thank you!

Thanks to Chick-fil-A for the gift cards for teachers - in boxes!

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Congratulations Boys & Girls Ultimate Frisbee Teams!

I am very pleased to announce that your Blackman Ultimate Frisbee Girls placed 2nd in the state tournament over the weekend and your Blackman Ultimate Frisbee Boys placed 1st in the state tournament!! This is our first state championship and we are so proud! Both teams play this weekend in North Carolina at the Southern Regional tournament.
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Congratulations to Coach Hibdon & his wife with the birth of their daughter!

Lydia Grace was born May 5th. She was 7 lbs 14 ounces and 20 inches. Mom and baby girl are doing great!
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You never know what you'll see in the halls of BHS!

Great job Mrs. Dawson!
Mrs Dawson

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...

​Senior exams:

May 11 1st, 2nd periods

Upcoming dates in May

11-15 AP Exams

14 Graduation Practice – 1:00

Graduation – 7:00

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.

inow tip

Here are several end-of-the-year iNow tips.

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.

Summer Work

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.

Summer Camps

If your team or club will be offering a summer camp, please email the information to Ms. Hunter.

Save the date...

Faculty Golf Scramble...

Wednesday - May 27th @ 1:00 pm Champions Run Golf Course