BHS November Parent Newsletter
-From the Counseling Department
A-D, Mrs. Borel firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim A-D, Mrs. Allen email@example.com
E-K, Ms. Bryan firstname.lastname@example.org
L-R, Mrs. Barber email@example.com
S-Z, Mrs. Clawson firstname.lastname@example.org
College & Crisis, Mrs. Breiner email@example.com
Graduation Coach, Mrs. Garrott firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling Secretary, Mrs. Sadler email@example.com
Counseling Secretary, Mrs. Kasbee firstname.lastname@example.org
English = 4 credits
Math = 4 credits
Science = 3 credits
Social Studies = 2 credits
Government/Economics = 1 credit
Fine Art = 1 credit
Personal Finance = ½ credit
Wellness = 1 ½ credit
Foreign Language = 2 credits
Elective focus (pathway) = 3 credits
Elective = 1 credit
*A total of 23 credits are needed for graduation.
Applications can be obtained here or you can see your counselor. Governor's School for the Arts applications were due back to your counselor by Friday, October 27th. All other applications are due back by Wednesday, November 22nd.
Parent Teacher Conferences
SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR ROCKVALE HIGH, ROCKY FORK ELEMENTARY REZONING MEETINGS
Special Called Board Meetings on the Proposed Zoning for Rockvale High School and Rocky Fork Elementary School to be held at the following schools:
Siegel High School November 8, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Stewarts Creek High School December 3, 2018 6:30 P.M.
NEXT TOWN HALL MEETING FOR PARENTS SET FOR BLACKMAN CLUSTER ON NOV. 12TH
Director of Schools Bill Spurlock will host the next Town Hall meeting for parents on Nov. 12th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at BHS. The meeting is intended for those parents with children in Blackman High School, Blackman Middle School, Blackman Elementary School and Brown's Chapel Elementary School. Director Spurlock and other district leaders will address several topics about education initiatives and needs in Rutherford County and gather feedback from parents.
Register online at actstudent.org. The Blackman High School code is 431636.
Senior Parent's Section
Graduating with Honors and Distinction
To graduate with honors students must meet the following ACT benchmarks:
To graduate with distinction students must attain a 3.0 GPA and meet one of the following criteria:
- Participate in at least one Governor’s School
- Participate in one of the TN’s all State musical organizations
- Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
- Attain a composite score of 31 or higher on the ACT
- Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least 2 Advanced Placement Exams
- Earn 12 or more semester hours of transcripted postsecondary credit
- Earn a nationally recognized industry certification
*Seniors must let their counselor know by December if they are graduating with distinction.
Colleges and universities will ask that your student send an official transcript when they apply. This is the process they should follow:
- Go to the counseling office and fill out a Transcript Request Form located beside Mrs. Sadler’s desk.
- Pay $2.
- It will be ready to pick up in 3 days or Mrs. Sadler can mail it for you.
FAFSA: Available October 1st
You can apply beginning Oct. 1, 2018. You need to apply as soon as you can – the sooner the better! Schools and states often use FAFSA information to award nonfederal aid. Their deadlines are usually early in the year. You can find state deadlines at www.fafsa.gov. Check with the schools that you’re interested in for their deadlines.
Eric Farmer from Tennessee Student Assistance will be at Blackman Tuesday, January 15 from 9-1pm and 5-7pm to help our senior students and parents of seniors complete their FAFSA. The library computer lab has been reserved.
Tennessee Promise: APPLY BY NOV. 1
The state of Tennessee is offering two years of tuition-free community or technical college through the TN Promise. The deadline for students to apply is by Nov. 1, 2018. Apply at tnpromise.gov.
Students must file their FAFSA by February 1, 2019, attend mandatory meetings held at local high schools with the partnering organization, and complete 8 hours of community service for each semester they receive TN Promise funding.
If your student is planning to play sports at an NCAA Division I or II college, he/she must register with the NCAA Clearinghouse at www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. NCAA requires 16 core courses. Make sure your student has met those requirements by talking with their coach and counselor.