Weekly Warrior Bulletin

February 12, 2016


Randy Artz ~ February 15


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!

~ Tolson's Chapel, Sharpsburg ~
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!

WCPS needs your help. They have changed the way student teachers are assigned to cooperating teachers. Please consider applying through this link to be a cooperating teacher for student teachers next year: http://wcpshr.com/job-openings/internal-candidates

Don't forget to "UPDATE" your classes regularly in Synergy in Gradebook Setup!


We the People is selling polo shirts to raise money for Nationals. Shirts are $25 each. Checks payable to BHS. Money due by Friday, February 26. Order form in the PLC.


Please don't forget to submit your social committee dues and any additional donations you'd like to submit for our wonderful retirees.

Celebrate Our Best

Please click here to nominate a student for Student of the Week for the Valley Citizen!

Interim Grading


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!

WCPS Professional Development

Don't miss out on improving your practice! WCPS is offering all kinds of professional learning opportunities. Click here to see your options and register.


See the most up to date schedule at this link!
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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!