BHMS Weekly Paws Pamphlet

September 2, 2019- September 6, 2019

Reengaging the Village

At BHMS we have decided to exhibit CPRS: Consistent, Pride, Respectful, and Supportive. In order for this to occur, we must remember that our focus and goal is on doing what is best for our students. If we are putting our students first and remaining professional then the village is one that will thrive and be prosperous. I challenge each of you this year to commit to providing the instruction in your classroom that you would like for your own child (or niece/nephew) to receive. Let's commit to reengaging the village and motivating our students to learn.


Please remember to accurately take student attendance in each class period. It is vital that we know which students are in our building each day.

When signing a hall pass in the agenda for students, please make sure that they have properly filled out the hall pass stating their destination. Students must have a hall pass to leave your class room.

Please continue to use the Ipad located in the office suite to sign-in and out each day. If for some reason the Ipad does not work, please sign in on the paper sign-in sheet on the desk.

Please make sure that you are utilizing Educators Handbook to document both minor and major discipline concerns. The hall monitors should only be utilized to remove students from classrooms when there is a major incident. If a hall monitor is asked to remove a student then the incident should be recorded as a major incident in Educators Handbook.

Please email any item that you would like to include in the announcements by 8:00 am each morning to Dr. Nash. Email is the most efficient way for getting the announcements read.

Please remember that the expectation is that we have bell-to-bell instruction. There should never be a time in which students have nothing to do in a classroom. Please make sure that you over plan. Our students are not in a position where we can afford to waste a single minute of instructional time. Our achievement scores are the biggest indicator of this. If you need assistance coming up with additional assignments please see your academic coach or an administrator.

Please make sure that you do not cover your classroom windows or office windows. This is a safety hazard.

Thank you to all the staff members who contributed to the United Way Campaign. We fell short of our goal but we still raised over $2,000 for this worthy cause. We will pass out incentives next week to those who qualify.

"AYEE, Aight!!!"

The administrative team has been out and about and has noticed a lot of great things happening in our building. Kudos to the following staff members, we noticed your greatness:

-All the staff members who attended the Annual Title I meeting at Ingram Pye. It was far too many to name and I don't want to leave anyone out but please know that your presence was appreciated!

-Ms. J. Raines for helping to organize the Annual Title I event, she did an outstanding job and the event was a tremendous success!

-Ms. Pinkard for taking the time out to show a colleague the timeout writing strategy, it is now a building-wide intiative.

-Ms. Saleem for taking the time out to work one on one with a student to help him build up his confidence in reading.

-Ms. Evans-Daniel for facilitating a classroom guidance lesson in Ms. Hefner's classes Friday.

-Ms. A. Jackson for inviting Dr. Nash to come in and be a part of "The Trial of Spongebob" lesson.

-Ms. Hefner, Mr. Smith, Mrs. Dyson for working with the Student DRIVERS and helping them become better leaders in our building.

-The PBIS team for planning a successful dodgeball game. I don't know who enjoyed it more, the students or the staff.

**We know that there are many other staff members who are doing phenomenal things in the classroom and we can't wait to see them.

Intervention Schedule

The intervention schedule for this week is as follows:

Wednesday- ELA strategies building wide.

Thursday- ELA strategies building wide

Friday- ELA strategies building wide

**Since this is a short week, our focus will be on reading and writing during the intervention period for this week. We will change up the structure of the lessons starting the week of September 9. We will remove math from the rotation and math teachers will be the sole teachers of math during the intervention periods.The rotation will be as follows:

Monday-Leader in Me



Thursday-Social Studies


Jeans on Fridays!

Just a reminder that there are a few options for you to wear Jeans on Fridays:

Option 1: Purchase the REACH for Jeans Pass to support our local middle school students. Remember a student from each Middle School in the district will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and these funds go towards that. The cost is $25 for a booklet of 5 passes. See Mrs. Brezial before the deadline of September 6, 2019.

Option 2: Become a member of the Sunshine Committee. The cost for certified staff members is $40 and the cost for classified staff members is $25. The deadline to join the Sunshine Committee is September 30. See Mrs. Brezial

Option 3: Pay $2.00 each Friday that you decide to wear jeans. See Mrs. Brezial


In an effort to provide our students with more extracurricular activities, we would like to organize more clubs at our school. We discussed this briefly during pre-planning and we agreed as a staff that one way to get our students to "buy in" to school is to get them involved in extracurriculuar activities. Our students have shared with administration the clubs/organizations that they are interested in joining; however, the process has been slow for getting staff members to agree to be sponsors. Any staff member can sponsor a club. Again, if we can get enough clubs started then we can look at creating a time during school for these clubs to meet. Please let Dr. Nash know if you are interested in sponsoring or co-sponsoring one of the clubs listed in the document. #reconnectingthevillage