Blaze Bulletin

Edition 5 - Week of September 14th



Please see below for the book study on Yes, And. The book is funny and insightful, and it has a lot of implications for teamwork (like PLCs!)...yes, and it's an easy read! I hope you will consider attending. The administrators and I are studying it now! A shout out to Elisa Burks for developing this study for us!

Dr. Leisa Justus

Principal, Blackman High School



Book Study In-service

If you need a laugh and enjoy the humor of Tina Fey and company, this is the book for you. I am hosting a book study on Tuesday, October 27th from 3:45-5:45 for 6 hours inservice credit. Please join me! The book is entitled Yes, And: Lessons from The Second City – How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration!!

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Football Homecoming Week is September 28th - October 2nd

“American Dream”

9/28 Monday – Dream Team Day - Sport your favorite team jersey (pro or college) and show your pride!

9/29 Tuesday – Captain America Day – Captain America, Iron man, Superman, Hulk just to name a few. Impersonate a superhero of your choice. Attire must be school appropriate. No masks.

9/30 Wednesday- The American Dream - Dress with an eye to the future. Wear an outfit that depicts your intended career path or college choice. Students may wear a hat on Wednesday if they buy a $1 hat pass from the Senior Class.

10/1 Thursday – Red, White, and Blue Day – Show that you are proud to be an American and wear all your patriotic attire.

10/2 Friday – Blaze Spirit Day – Finally…some normal clothes! Wear all the orange and blue you can find and/or your homecoming t-shirt. Hats are okay today, no pass needed.


Door Decorating Contest

There will be two categories:

Category 1: Football Theme

Category 2: Homecoming Theme

In the news....

September 14th through the 18th is Surprise Drill Week for RCS. Please expect a drill.


On December 9-11, 2015, TETA will put on TETC for classroom teachers. The Conference will focus on using technology in the classroom to enhance student learning. The Conference will be in Murfreesboro at the Embassy Suites Conference Center. Information about this conference can be found

Picture Dates & Locations

Sept 24 - Fall Makeups - Auxiliary Gym - 1/2 day by announcement

Nov 4 - Last day for seniors to get formal and casual sessions at Loveless Photography

Nov 5 - Senior Formal and Casual (for those who didn't take over the summer) - Cafeteria - After Dismissal (11:45) - Announcements and sign-ups will be closer to the date.

Nov 6 - Club Picture Day - Main Gym - All Day by announcement (ordered list will be sent by email)

Feb 26 - Spring Pictures - Auxiliary Gym - As long as needed (1/2 day)

Feb 26 - Senior Cap and Gown - Main Gym Lobby - All day through English classes

April 13 - Junior Orientation with Loveless - Auditorium - Prime Time

BHS Fundraiser....

Display Blackman pride in your front yard by purchasing a yard sign. Proceeds benefit general athletics. See Ms. Pina for details.
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Tech Minute

Tech Minute

Watch this week’s instructional technology minute highlighting Excel Survey. Learn to create a survey in OneDrive and all the responses will automatically populate an Excel spreadsheet. Easily get contact information from parents and students and be able to manipulate the info in Excel or copy and paste email addresses into a contact list! See your tech coach for more information.

Technology Tips and Instructions

Instructions on a variety of technology topics can be found by going to your OneDrive > Shared with Me > Blackman High School > Technology. You can find information about online textbooks, iNow, Office 365, student computer accounts, and more!

New and Cool Tech Tools

New and Cool Tech Tools

In Office 365, you and your students now have access to Sway, a terrific presentation tool. Check out this Sway presentation. It links to and describes a variety of new and cool tech tools.

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Ms DeGeorge – Sept 15

Ms Woodruff – Sept 15

Mr Smith – Sept 17

What made the DNJ is now in the Blaze Bulletin.....