Blaze Bulletin

Edition 7 - Week of September 28th


Dear teachers,

The following is a reminder of the upcoming testing dates and times.

Mon & Wed block days will be periods 1,3,4,7

Tue & Thur block days will be periods 2,5,4,6

Bell Schedule

1st/2nd - 8:30-10:04

3rd/5th - 10:10 - 11:42

4th - 11:48 - 1:20

- 1st lunch 11:42-12:11

- 2nd lunch 12:11-12:36

- 3rd lunch 12:36-1:05 (students return to 4th period)

Prime Time - 1:20-1:52

6th/7th - 1:58-3:30


Sept. 28 – Oct. 1 Block schedule Math Part 1 (45 min)

Oct. 12 – Oct. 15 Block schedule English Part 1 (90 min)

Oct. 19 – Oct. 22 Block schedule Math Part 2 (60 min)

Oct. 26 – Oct. 29 Block schedule English Part 2 (85 min)

Block schedule will be M,T,W & Th each week. Friday will be normal 7 period day.

Dr. Leisa Justus

Principal, Blackman High School




Because of TN Ready testing, P-1 days that have been granted in the past may not be available. Please be sure to make your requests now for professional days because they will be limited!

Lunch provided to TEACHERS & STAFF - Wednesday - September 30th - Media Center

Grab-n-go Box lunches provided by Franklin Road Baptist Church in the Media Center available all 3 lunches....

Collegiate Academy Committees & Chairpersons

Academics – Ms. Holder

Communication – Ms. Walker

Electronic Portfolio – Mr. Hardison

Extra-Curricular – Mr. Pedigo

Events – Ms. Dabney

Life Experience – Ms. Cook

Monthly Meetings – Mr. Seadorf

Research – Ms. R. Jones

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Football Homecoming Week is September 28th - October 2nd

“American Dream”

9/28 Monday – Dream Team Day - Sport your favorite team jersey (pro or college) and show your pride!

9/29 Tuesday – Captain America Day – Captain America, Iron man, Superman, Hulk just to name a few. Impersonate a superhero of your choice. Attire must be school appropriate. No masks.

9/30 Wednesday- The American Dream - Dress with an eye to the future. Wear an outfit that depicts your intended career path or college choice. Students may wear a hat on Wednesday if they buy a $1 hat pass from the Senior Class.

10/1 Thursday – Red, White, and Blue Day – Show that you are proud to be an American and wear all your patriotic attire.

10/2 Friday – Blaze Spirit Day – Finally…some normal clothes! Wear all the orange and blue you can find and/or your homecoming t-shirt. Hats are okay today, no pass needed.


Door Decorating Contest

There will be two categories:

Category 1: Football Theme

Category 2: Homecoming Theme


Upcoming faculty meetings:

October Faculty meeting will be on October 13th at 7:30 am in the auditorium.

The new teacher meeting with the administrators is October 20th at 7:30 am in the Media Center.


On December 9-11, 2015, TETA will put on TETC for classroom teachers. The Conference will focus on using technology in the classroom to enhance student learning. The Conference will be in Murfreesboro at the Embassy Suites Conference Center. Information about this conference can be found

Picture Dates & Locations

Nov 4 - Last day for seniors to get formal and casual sessions at Loveless Photography

Nov 5 - Senior Formal and Casual (for those who didn't take over the summer) - Cafeteria - After Dismissal (11:45) - Announcements and sign-ups will be closer to the date.

Nov 6 - Club Picture Day - Main Gym - All Day by announcement (ordered list will be sent by email)

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

Accessing Faculty Handbook and Shared Folders

Microsoft pushed out an update to OneDrive this week. In order to find the faculty handbook and the shared Blackman High School folder in OneDrive, follow these steps.

1. Go to your OneDrive.

2. Click Shared With Me

2. In the bottom left hand corner, click Return to Classic OneDrive


1. Go to your OneDrive

2. Click Shared with Me

3. You will see folders called OneDrive for Business.

4. To the right of the folder name, find the Modified by column. Leisa Justus will appear in the Modified by column for the Blackman High School folder. Ken Hardison will appear in the Modified by column for the faculty handbook.

5. Click the One Drive for Business folder that you want.

Tech Minute

This week's instructional technology minute highlights Nearpod. Create and download FREE interactive multimedia presentations that can be shared with students in real time. Students can use any device to interact and answer multiple question types. Teachers can view student results immediately.

Book Study In-service

If you need a laugh and enjoy the humor of Tina Fey and company, this is the book for you. I am hosting a book study on Tuesday, October 27th from 3:45-5:45 for 6 hours inservice credit. Please join me! The book is entitled Yes, And: Lessons from The Second City – How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration!!

BHS Fundraiser....

Display Blackman pride in your front yard by purchasing a yard sign. Proceeds benefit general athletics. See Ms. Pina for details.
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Blackman High School Fall Break October 5th thru 9th

9 Days until Fall Break!