Weekly Warrior Bulletin
February 12, 2016
Two Boonsboro students, Sam Juedemann and Hadley May, are featured in the Japan Foundation (Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassy of Japan)’s 100th issue of their newsletter.
Happy Black History Month!
A Local African American History Treasure
On an April morning in 1868, eighteen young African-American students filed into a church in Sharpsburg, Maryland, to begin lessons in the newly established American Union School. Their teacher, Ezra Johnson, was provided by the Freedmen’s Bureau and funded by the local African-American community. Twelve of the children had been enslaved only four years earlier, before Maryland abolished slavery in 1864. The church, Tolson’s Chapel, was a small log building constructed in 1866 on land donated by a Sharpsburg African-American couple.
The Sharpsburg Library will be hosting a display of Tolson’s Chapel history through the month of February. Stop by to view their exhibit.
Also, mark you calendars for February 20th at 4:00pm in Sharpsburg Town Hall – ZSun-nee Matema, retired history teacher, author, artist, and all-around interesting person, will present her genealogical research on her family, enslaved on the Mt. Vernon plantation, following the Washington, Custis, and Lee lines.
Please Support the Next Generation of Teachers!
Don't forget to "UPDATE" your classes regularly in Synergy in Gradebook Setup!
Celebrate Our Best
END OF INTERIM PERIOD #3
February 19, 2016 - Friday
February 17, 2016 - Wednesday
Teachers may begin to post their Interim grades
February 19, 2016 – Friday
All grades posted by the end of the day
February 23, 2016 - Tuesday, 1:00 P.M.
All corrections to grading records must be completed
February 26, 2016 - Friday
INTERIM Reports are available
Save the Date
1/13-2/29: ELL ACCESS Testing Window (See Mrs. Lopez with questions)
2/11-13 : Drama Production - Variety Show!
Wed, Feb 17: Mr. Boonsboro Pageant, 7pm
2/22-3/18: SRI Window
2/23: PTCA meeting
2/24: Blood Drive - We are encouraging staff to donate. Sarah Hamilton will send out information on a new app to speed up the process for teachers.
2/26: Anti-drug / bullying assembly during 3rd period for the entire student body (adjusted schedule)
3/9 and 3/16: Diversity Training part 2 - sign up here
Don't miss these great learning opportunities for YOU!
BIG KUDOS to all the staff that attended Diversity Training! You all had a great attitude and I am so proud of you! THANK YOU for your efforts to learn, reflect, and make positive change in our school community!
Kudos to the teachers who graciously let us interrupt their classes over and over again for WCTHS interviews!
Kudos to Amy Clayton for thinking outside the box and creating an intervention for an at-risk student. The skills he will learn will take him beyond the classroom. You Rock!
Thanks for the doughnuts, Karen Martin!
Thank you to Jason Orendi for helping cover a class when we needed him.
Thanks to my classroom neighbors (Katie and Bethanne) for tolerating the noise from my classes this week during our engineering project making musical instruments.
Kudos to Amy Clayton for covering for a department member
Kudos to Beth Downin for keeping track of BMS Academy candidates
Kudos to Cindy and John for all their work with the Academy interviews - before, during, and after!