Blackman Elementary Newsletter - February 2016
Congratulations Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Jennifer Plummer
Mrs. Plummer says, "I am so honored to be the teacher of the year. Each morning I smile because I am able to spend the day encouraging and teaching. Being a teacher and watching students succeed is what I have always loved. Always remember reading takes you on an adventure each time you turn a page."
Please join us as we congratulate Mrs. Plummer on being recognized by her peers as the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year for Blackman Elementary School.
Blackman Elementary School Students take Top Honors in 4-H Poster Contest
Blackman Elementary School has TWO Rutherford County 4-H county poster winner for the 2nd year in a row!!!!!!!!!! Rutherford County has a total of 141 school clubs for 4-H each month. Each class has a 1st place winner, and those posters compete against each other.
After that, it is narrowed down to the top 3, and Blackman Elementary has two county winners!
· Zalei Browlee-4th grade-Mrs. Newsom class-is the Rutherford County 4-H 1st place Poster Contest winner! (as a 1st place winner, her poster has moved onto the 4-H State Poster Contest in Knoxville, Best Wishes to Zalei!)
· Daniel Howard-4th grade-Mrs. Myers class- is the Rutherford County 4-H 3rd place Poster Contest winner!
Congratulations to Zalei and Daniel and to the school!
Welcome Nurse Tilton
Just Released ..... Blackman Sparks Learning Channel
Family Reading Day
Saturday, Feb. 6th, 9am-12pm
586 Fortress Boulevard
Join us for the First Family Movie Night....Sponsored by the BLE PTO
All students tested in grades 3 through 11 will complete an online test in February.
Each student in grades 3 - 5 will take the TN Ready ELA and MATH Part I, as well as the Social Studies Part I assessment. All three of these assessments will be online.
ELA Part 1 will be 2 sub tests both testing at 75 minutes. Sub test I and II will be students writing in response to a prompt based on a piece of text given.
MATH Part I will be 15 to 17 items (depending on grade) and 1 performance task, testing at 55 minutes.
Social studies will be 1 extended response item, testing for 45 minutes.
Grade 3 will test February 8-12, 2016.
Grade 4 will test February 16-22, 2016.
Grade 5 will test February 23-29, 2016.
TN Ready and Social Studies Part II will be tested in April.
As always, we thank you in advance for all you to do help your child/children to be successful during testing. You will receive more information prior to testing.