BHMS Weekly Paws Pamphlet

October 28, 2019- November 1, 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. ***Blank copies of the hall pass can be found in the work 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.

Now that each homeroom teacher has a class set of books, the expectation is that you establish a SSR period in the morning during home room. As students begin to enter your classroom from breakfast, please have them read. Because this is something new, it will require you staying on students to ensure that it is occurring. Please explain to them the purpose behind the reading and how it will ultimately help them be better readers and thus more successful in their academics.

-All students should utilize their green AR folder when going to the media center.

-Please make sure that you are utilizing the magnet strips in your doorways. The district expectation is that doors are locked and that the magnets are utilized which will allow for easy access to rooms, in the event of an emergency the magnet can be quickly removed and the door is still locked. See Mr. Allen if you need a replacement magnet.

Staff Culture Building and Fellowship---A Feast Fit for A Tiger

The rotation for the weekly staff culture building and fellowship is below. The teams may pick any day during their week to provide food for the entire staff. You may provide breakfast or lunch, it your choice. The school will supply all paper products (plates, cups, forks, napkins). Please notify Dr. Nash in advance of the date that you select during your week and the food items so that I can notify the staff. Please make sure that you coordinate and put your best foot forward on your week, as this is just another way for us to continue to connect with one another and make our school climate inviting. If you opt not to participate on your week, we ask that you do not participate on any other week either... fair is fair.
    1. November 1---Connections will serve breakfast for the staff.
    2. week of November 4-----6th grade
    3. November 13----PEC dept.will provide breakfast
    4. week of November 18th---8th grade
    5. **We will do something different in December!!!

"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:

-Congratulations to our ToTY for representing BHMS well at the banquet Thursday night.

-7th grade for the delicious breakfast this week!

-Mrs. Lyons for assisting with a medical emergency.

-7th grade for implementing the new transition procedure.

-Ms. Kendrick for helping with the MTSS tracker.

-Ms. Walker and Ms. Grimes for implementing System 44.

-Ms. Evans for organizing the DPH partnership and event. We love the free t-shirts!!

-Ms. Jackie Raines for assisting with the DPH partnership.

-Ms. Brown for organizing the 21st Century Lights On Afterschool event.

-Ms. Hefner, Ms. A. Jackson, and Ms. Hagins for facilitating the ThinkCERCA PL.

-Ms. Drummer for the engaging SMART PL.

-The entire BHMS teaching staff for earning MIE certification!

**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:

Monday-Leader in Me (from Allen and attached to this newsletter)

Tuesday-Reading lesson (from Hefner)

Wednesday- Writing lesson (from Miller)

Thursday- Social Studies lesson (from Duncan)

Friday- Science lesson (from Jacobs)

*Just a reminder that the Math and ELA teachers on each team will only teach their content during the intervention period (Tuesday through Friday). This will give them time to provide remediation and enrichment to their students based on observed needs. All other teachers should follow the above schedule during the intervention period.

Red Ribbon Week

During the week of October 23-31, Ballard Hudson Middle School will celebrate Red Ribbon week.

We are asking all students and staff to participate in our effort to keep Ballard Hudson Drug Free.

Activities for students and staff:

10-28: Wear crazy cool socks- Put a sock on Drugs

10-29: Wear Camouflage clothing –Wage war against Drugs

10-30: Wear your favorite sunglasses –Shade out Drugs

10-31: Wear your Favorite Team Jersey- Be on a Drug Free Team

Food for Thought

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