Edition 17 - Week of January 5th
Thank you for a wonderful 1st semester. I think this is the best semester in education I've ever had, and it's because I am fortunate enough to be working with the greatest faculty/staff in the nation! I know our 26 new teachers feel the same way - it's easy to fall into the "Blackman Way," and that's because you all make it so easy by being helpful and caring. Our kids are lucky. Our parents are lucky. Those of us who are new to BHS are lucky. Thanks to all and have a great holiday!
Principal, Blackman High School
Did you know that our school calendar is now available in iNow? Log in. Look under the "Home" section. Click on "School Events."
Wonderful Band Concert.......
The Blackman Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Cadets donated over $700 to purchase Thanksgiving meals for five families in the Blackman area. The Cadets delivered the meals to the families' homes. This activity is an annual event. The Cadets are committed to performing community service projects.
Tardies got a bit out of control. We all have to work together on this one, and everyone must enforce!
2015 RCS Aspiring Administrator Academy
Please contact Paula Barnes with your questions.
In January we will kick off our month long anti-bully campaign. Student posters will be displayed throughout the school reminding everyone how to prevent and stop bullying.
If you have a teacher's aide (not a drivers education aide) and they have not turned in their Anti-Bully poster, I need to see them right away.
Supplement Your Stretched Budget
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Google Chrome Download
Did you know that the new email works best in Google Chrome? If you need to install Chrome on your school or home computer, here is the link.
Detailed Instructions for the New Email Can Be Found Here
Upcoming dates in January.....
6 Faculty meeting
8 Report cards
13,14 Writing assessment practice 11th grade - (block schedule)
15,16 Pep rally schedule – homecoming activities
17 BB Homecoming
19 No school
28 Early dismissal