Blaze Bulletin

Edition 17 - Week of January 5th


Dear teachers/staff,

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!

Leisa Justus

Principal, Blackman High School


School Calendar in iNow

Did you know that our school calendar is now available in iNow? Log in. Look under the "Home" section. Click on "School Events."


A faculty meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 6th at 7:30 am in the Auditorium.

Wonderful Band Concert.......

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.

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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

Just a reminder to certified employees who would like to submit an application for the RCS Aspiring Administrators' Academy (RSCAAA). The deadline to submit the completed application is December 30, 2014.

Please contact Paula Barnes with your questions.

Anti-Bullying Campaign

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.

Ken Reed

Supplement Your Stretched Budget

GetEdFunding is a free and fresh website sponsored by CDW•G to help educators and institutions find the funds they need in order to supplement their already stretched budgets. GetEdFunding hosts a collection of more than 3,400 (and growing) grants and other funding opportunities culled from federal, state, regional and community sources and available to public and private, preK–12 educators, schools and districts, higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations that work with them. GetEdFunding offers customized searches by six criteria, including 43 areas of focus, eight content areas and any of the 21st century themes and skills that support your curriculum. After registering on the site, you can save the grant opportunities of greatest interest and then return to them at any time. This rich resource of funding opportunities is expanded, updated and monitored daily.

inow tips

After entering all of your grades for a particular class, do this. 1. Find the Manage section on the left. 2. Click Post Grades. 3. Click Ok. 4. Pause for a moment while the grades are posted. 5. Repeat these steps for each class.

Tech tips...

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