Blaze Bulletin

Edition 20 - Week of February 8th

Greetings...

Dear teachers,


Join me in celebrating our counselors this week, National Counselors Week. We have the best!


Sincerely,


Dr. Leisa Justus

Principal, Blackman High School

justusl@rcschools.net

615-904-3850

@bhsjustus

REMINDER...

UPDATE GRADES WEEKLY IN INOW!

Reminder...

February is our Bullying Prevention Month. As part of this campaign, we will have social media awareness lessons each Thursday during Primetime.

Healthful Hints...

February is National Heart Month! Below is an article from the American Heart Association on how to stay healthy and prevent heart disease at any age. The latest statistics show that 1 in 3 deaths in the United States are due to cardiovascular disease. By making healthy lifestyle changes and being aware of symptoms, you can help reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke.



http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/How-to-Help-Prevent-Heart-Disease---At-Any-Age_UCM_442925_Article.jsp

Tech Minute

Watch this week’s instructional technology minute highlighting Timeline JS, a free tool that enables anyone to build visually rich, interactive timelines. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3! https://rcschools.sharepoint.com/portals/hub/_layouts/15/PointPublishing.aspx?app=video&p=p&chid=d9fb8e9a-cf27-40b7-9b34-4471f39cf3ad&vid=7e783c9f-8136-4236-89b2-310c9c9eb4c6&from=1

Link directly to Timeline JS: https://timeline.knightlab.com/

Would you like to watch more Tech Minute videos? Go to your email > Click on the Waffle in the upper left hand corner > Video > Channels > Technology Minute.

iNow Email Feature

If you were having trouble with the iNow email feature, it should be working now. Thanks for testing it, Ms. Baty! You can send an email to a class or an individual parent through iNow. Go to Classroom > Gradebook > Under the Tasks section on the left, clickEmail. If you have questions or problems, contact Holly Hunter.

BHS Faculty Handbook

Here is the link to the BHS faculty handbook. If you are unable to open it through this link, click on the link in the email that you received from Holly on 2/2/16. If you are still having trouble, contact Holly. She will be happy to help.

https://rcschools-my.sharepoint.com/personal/hardisonke_rcschools_net/Documents/BHS%20Faculty%20Handbook/2015-2016%20Faculty%20Handbook

Shared OneDrive Folder—Blackman High School

Here is the link to the shared OneDrive folder called Blackman High School. If you are unable to open it through this link, click on the link in the email that you received from Holly on 2/2/16. If you are still having trouble, contact Holly. She will be happy to help.

https://rcschools-my.sharepoint.com/personal/justusl_rcschools_net/Documents/Blackman%20High%20School

Teacher Spotlight....Lori Brown

I am a Christian, Wife , Mother , Daughter, Sister, Friend, and so much more! My husband, Mike, and I have been married for 25 years this year! I have 2 great kids - Nick, age 20, studying at UTK, and Lindsey, age 17, graduating from Central Magnet in May. My family likes to hike (think National Parks, especially out west) and hang out on the beach (love the Caribbean)!

I have a BS from Tennessee Tech in Computer Science, with a minor in Mathematics. I was a computer programmer for 8 years. Then stayed home with my kids while they were young. And this is my 6th year to teach.

Teacher Spotlight...Ryan Knox

Ryan Knox

I am a native of Murfreesboro and a graduate of Blackman High School, class of 2006. From there I went to Cumberland University and later transferred to MTSU, where I studied history. After graduating from MTSU I went back to Cumberland and graduated with my Masters of Education. This is my third year here at Blackman. I have always had a passion for football, I’ve played all my life and going into my seventh year coaching. During my time at MTSU I met my wonderful wife, Lauren and we got married in 2012. We live in Murfreesboro and have two crazy golden doodles, Penny and Eli. We are expecting our first child, Adeline Rose Knox is due May 30th.

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FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT...

Registration 2016-2017


Beginning January 19th

Counselors will meet with students during English classes to do short registration discussions.


February 1st- February 19th

INOW online registration open. Students will register at home using the registration form and instructions given to them during the discussion with the counselor. A counselor will be available in the library during primetime each day for registration help and to answer questions. Due to snow days and testing, we will meet with some students as late as February 12th.


March 4th

Verification forms will be sent home. The deadline for parent overrides is March 11th.


March 11th

Signed verification forms with any changes are due to the counseling office. A parent override form is required to take a course beyond the teacher recommended level.


*Parent override form is required to take a course beyond the teacher recommended level.

Picture Dates & Locations

Feb 26 - Spring Pictures - Auxiliary Gym - As long as needed (1/2 day)

Feb 26 - Senior Cap and Gown - Main Gym Lobby - All day through English classes

April 13 - Junior Orientation with Loveless - Auditorium - Prime Time

SAVE THE DATES...

Graduation Practice - May 18, Wednesday, 9-11 am


Graduation - May 21, Saturday, 10 am

BLACKMAN VOICE....

THE BLACKMAN VOICE IS NOW ONLINE. WE WANT TO PROMOTE EVERYTHING BLACKMAN, BUT NEED YOUR HELP TO DO IT. SEND US YOU INFORMATION ABOUT EVERYTHING BLAZE!

walkerlm@rcschools.net

SEND US YOUR NEWS!!!

Do you have exciting news to share? Do you have a fun video that would brighten our day? Send your news, videos and pics to macknykk@rcschools.net and let the BHS staff read about it in the Blaze Bulletin.
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February Birthdays

Feb 10th – Ms Holder

Feb 12th – Ms Webb