The Freshman Focus

August 31, 2017

Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center

Principal's Corner

We are off to a great start in the 2017-2018 school year. It is hard to believe 5 weeks have already passed since the school year began but, progress reports will be distributed on Thursday, 8/31 during Impact period and students should be bringing those home to you that evening. While we are on the topic of grades, we are fortunate to have great resources like Skyward Family Access in Wayne Township. Skyward allows parents/guardians to view an up to date grade book for each class their student has, attendance, and contact information. This is a wonderful and convenient way to ensure that you are able to follow up and help your student be successful. Please call the school (317-988-7500) if you have not been able to gain access to Skyward as a parent. You should also be aware of our study table schedule for each Academy. This is extremely valuable time for students to work with one of their teachers in a safe environment. We have many students who take advantage of this time to prepare for exams or get caught up on their studies.


We are also excited about the great things our students are doing and how we honor the amazing things they do each and everyday at BDNGC. In a few weeks we will be announcing our first round of Giant Club members. Teachers from each academy will select 25 students who embody the 5 tenets of Giant Club. You can see more information on these characteristics in the newsletter. This is a great honor and one that comes with some occasional free food, free entry into events, and entry into gift card drawings throughout the year. We look forward to honoring our students for doing the right thing all year long!


Steve Samuel, Principal Ninth Grade Center

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 4 - Labor Day, No School

Sept. 5 - PTO Meeting, 6pm

Sept. 11 - School Board Meeting, 6:30pm

Sept. 22 - Giant Marketplace - Food Distribution, 4-6pm

Sept. 30 - Freshman Homecoming Game and Dance

Oct. 11 - Picture Retake Day

Oct. 11 & 12 - Student Led Conferences, 4-7pm


Each week there are multiple athletic events at home and away. To see this schedule check the HS Athletics webpage: http://bdhs.wayne.k12.in.us/athletics/

Study Tables

Study Tables are held from 3:30-4:15 by each team according to the following schedule. Please talk with your IMPACT period teacher if you have questions about study tables.

Adrenaline: Tuesday (and by appointment0

Imagination: Thursday

Innovation: Thursday

Key: Tuesday/Thursday

University: Wednesday

VCA: Tuesday/Thursday

WNGC: Wednesday

Giant Club

Each quarter our academies choose students to be a part of the Giant Club. Each quarter members will get a special treat. Additionally, your Giant Club card will get you free admission to dances!!

Giant Club members are characterized by the following traits:

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Students of the Month - August

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 August:

Adrenaline: Matthew Adeola, Kayla Craig

Imagination: Kayley Thomas, Erick Vasquez

Innovation: Jaden Drew, Sam Leeds, Keziah Rorie

Key: Savannah Harvey, Naomi Islas, Alyda Leissner, Jessica Puntillo

University: Brianna Deer, Kain Eller, Cindy Menchaca, Manuel Medina

VCA: Maliyah Cockrell, Jose Olivares, Jayden Weeden, Kimberly Witham

WNGC: Cameron Jones, Tanetta Love

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Contact BD NGC

Office Hours: 7:15am - 4:15pm

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

Main Phone Line: 317.988.7500

Attendance: 317.988.7600

Website: http://bdfresh.wayne.k12.in.us/