Blaze Bulletin

Edition 25 - Week of March 16th


Teachers and staff,

We have had a crazy few weeks with snow and basketball - and I know you are stressed with attempting to get everything done this last 9 weeks. I trust your prioritization and know you will do your very best for our kids - and your very best is amazing! So, take a deep breath and rest this weekend. We will have another half day to plan this week. And then - shock - we will have a full week of school before spring break!! Blessing!

Dr. 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."


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Congratulations on finishing first and second in the TSSAA girls basketball championship Sunday. I really enjoyed the excitement in the gym and an outstanding performance by the players. The competitive spirit of the teams, the girls congratulating each other, then the joint prayer at the end emphasized to others the high level of sportsmanship for Rutherford County athletics. Principals and coaches lead in developing these assets within the players. It was outstanding!

Don Odom


School performances of Footloose are March 17 @ 1:00 for Seniors/Sophomores and March 18 @ 1:00 for Juniors/Freshmen. The cost is $6.00.

Public performances are March 12, 14, 16, 17 @ 7pm and 15 @ 2pm. The cost is $10.00. Box office opens an hour before curtain time. Cast and crew consist of sixty-five 9-12 grade students. They would love to see you in the audience. Thank you!

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Upcoming dates in March/April/May

With all the snow, ice, ballgames and other disruptions there have been several items rescheduled. Here are upcoming dates and events:


12 Report Cards – distributed 7th period

17 Block schedule – Play during PT (12/10)

Parent Teacher Conferences – 3:30-6:30

TN Promise Info Meeting – Café 5:30

18 Block schedule – Play during PT (11/9)

19 Early Dismissal – PLC Day

Freshman Orientation – 6:00

23-27 Surprise Drill Week

26 Course Selection / AP / Dual Enrollment Parent Information Night – 6:00



7 Faculty Meeting

Academic Excellence Banquet

14 Progress Reports

20 Block Schedule – US History EOC

21 Block Schedule – US History EOC

Prom Promise

22 Senior Talent Show

23 Senior Breakfast


29 Senior meeting – PT


4-8 EOC’s / AP Exams

11-15 AP Exams

14 Graduation Practice – 1:00

Graduation – 7:00

Congratulations to Coach E and his Wife with the arrival of their son Sawyer!

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Exciting Gatorade Player of the Year News!

Way to go Crystal Dangerfield...
2014-2015 Gatorade GBB Player of the Year - Tennessee

FACS Competition Results!

BHS got gold in the wellness education division and bronze in community service (the anti bullying)!

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inow tip

When starting a new grading period, it isn’t necessary to set up or change your gradebook categories and options. The settings will be the same as the previous quarter automatically.

Technology Minute

This week's Instructional Tech Minute highlights World Book TIMELINES. World Book Timelines offers hundreds of pre-generated timelines across eight broad topics, which cover various time periods in history or span the life of historical public figures. Users may also create their own timeline from scratch, adding events, descriptions, and media. Access World Book for FREE though TEL-Tennessee Electronic Library.


Rutherford County Schools In-Service Requirements for 2014-2015 – Final Reminder to complete your required in-service hours


Jared Bridwell, Financial Advisor for VALIC, will be at Blackman High School from 10am-2pm on 03/24/15.

If you answer yes to any of these questions below, please stop by to see Jared.

1. Would you like to participate in the VALIC Retirement Plan offered through Rutherford County Schools?

2. Do you have a change of address?

3. Do you have a phone number change (maybe cell only)?

4. Do you need to change your beneficiary due to a divorce or marriage?

5. Do you plan to retire in the near future?

6. Do you want to learn more about your TCRS retirement? Please bring your latest statement.

7. Do you have outside monies either with VALIC or an outside broker that you need to consolidate with your VALIC account?

8. Would you like to increase or decrease your contribution?

9. Do you need a general account review?

For a more intensive visit, Jared is also scheduling after school and home visits. Please stop by to see Jared if you would prefer an after school or home visit.

Thank you,

Lady Blaze Players Selected for the All-Star Team

BCAT/TACA East - West All-Star Game

First, congratulations on an awesome season! I truly enjoyed watching your team play. Your AAA state championship game will go down as one of the best high school games EVER.

On behalf of both BCAT & TACA, I wanted to let you know that Meme Jackson Alex Johnson KK Williams

& Angel Allen have been selected as members of the 2015 East All-Star Team.

Game Date: Saturday, March 21st

Game Location: Riverdale High School Gymnasium

Game Time: 2:00 pm -


8th Grade Transition Night (Freshman Orientation) is scheduled for March 19 at

6:00 pm.

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