The Freshman Focus

February 28, 2018

Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center

Principal's Corner

It has been a great few weeks at Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center. We honored our Straight A students with a luncheon and will honor our Top 100 this week with a breakfast. We are currently rolling into the heart of semester two. After Spring Break we will have another opportunity for academic support with late buses running Monday-Thursday each week until the end of the school year. We appreciate your support in maximizing this time for our students to master content and earn credits.

We are also excited to finalize many of our wonderful Spring ceremonies such as our Honor Society Induction, Freshmen Farewell, and Evening of Excellence. Along with these events we also look forward to our Spring Band, Choir, and Orchestra concerts. It is an exciting time of the year when our students have an opportunity to display the amazing and talented young adults that they are.

Finally, our 3rd nine weeks report cards will be distributed on Thursday March 15. This is a very important checkpoint as we move past the half way point of semester two and into the final stretch of the school year. Our mission of ensuring students complete their freshmen year with a minimum of 12 credits continues to be our focus during this time. Please take this opportunity to speak with your student about their grades and connect with teachers if you have questions. This is an exciting time for our students as they prepare to transition to BDHS or BDU next school year. As we pause to reflect on their growth we see a group that is ready to achieve at a high level during the 18-19 school year and beyond.

Steve Samuel, Principal, Ninth Grade Center

Upcoming Events:

In addition to the items listed below there are many athletic events. Be sure to check out the athletics calendar on the BDHS website:

Mar. 1 - Top 100 Breakfast, 8:45am

Mar. 2 - WTEF Spaghetti Supper, BDHS

Mar. 5 - School Board Meeting, 6:30pm

Mar. 9 - End of Third Grading Period

Mar. 13 - MLK Awards, CHC

Mar. 16 - Staff vs. Students Basketball, 2pm

Mar. 19 - 30 - Spring Break

April 2 - Classes Resume

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Straight A's and Honor Roll - First Semester

The following students have distinguished themselves with academic excellence. We are so proud of their outstanding achievement!!
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Giant Marketplace

In cooperation with Gleaners Food Bank the Ninth Grade Center is pleased to host a Food Pantry distribution once each month. The next distribution will be Tuesday, April 24th. This pantry is open to any family of the Ninth Grade Center and/or the High School. If you know of a family that might appreciate this opportunity please be sure to share this information with them.

Students of the Month - February

Each month the teams of the Ninth Grade Center honor and recognize students who are making good decisions and meeting expectations. Selected students receive a certificate. The following students were selected for the month of February :

Adrenaline: Amina Hurd, Paige Roquet

Imagination: Jordan Garcia-Nibot, Ashley Koffi

Innovation: Bryan Garcia, Brionna Herron, Steven Magers

Key: Ayomide Ajagbonna, Mercy Green-Cash, Estefany Hernandez, Cheyenne Phillips

University: Grace Corbin, Leah Darden, Erron Gaddie, Weston Sharp

VCA: Dennise Mestas, Tamara Pirtle, Penelope Scott, Shabria Sims

WNGC: Najiyah Payton, Isli Trejo

Contact BD NGC

Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm

School Hours: 8:15am - 3:20pm

Main Phone Line: 317.988.7500

Attendance: 317.988.7600