WARRIORS IN 'THE KNOW'
11/13/2020 ~ Superintendent's Newsletter ~ 12th Ed.
"Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul."
~ Michel de Montaigne
Honoring our BISD Veterans
Take a moment to thank our BISD Veterans for their service, sacrifice, dedication and loyalty in serving our country in the Armed Forces!!
As one of them said, "The mission continues, just a different location"!
I am proud to know them and thankful their mission is at Bonham ISD as a Purple Warrior now.
L. H. Rather
2 years active
10 years reserve
5th Grade Teacher
4th Grade Teacher
L.H. Rather & BHS
Teacher/Head FB Coach
Head Start Teacher
Army, Reserves and National Guard
The Kind of Co-Workers We All Need
I love her ability to celebrate another's success genuinely. Mentally healthy people help others to straighten their crowns. They don't limit others' greatness because they are strong in their own greatness.
Not only is she filling her own cup; she is also filling her friend's cup and the cups of all who see it.
I challenge each of you to find a way to be this girl - jumping up and cheering on your co-workers each and every chance you get.
THANKFUL THURSDAY @ CENTRAL OFFICE
Yesterday each central office staff member was given a scratch-off ticket for Thankful Thursday.
Some staff members won the ability to wear jeans or a t-shirt, others won Sonic drinks and some won lunch from a local restaurant.
THANKFUL FOR T-SHIRTS ON TUESDAY
WEAR YOUR FAVORITE FALL OR THANKSGIVING T-SHIRT TO SCHOOL ON TUESDAY!!
Top 10 Strategies to Use in Your Classroom
7. HIGHER ORDER THINKING QUESTIONS:
Present your students with at least three higher-order-thinking (“HOT”) questions during the lesson. This is proof that you are presenting all your students with challenging work.
The rationale behind them is we want to give the kids an opportunity to be challenged in the classroom. The way the teacher presents these questions varies, and students' responses can be indicative of their learning pace. The same question should be used for all students, but advanced learners may be required to respond in a different way. Students can respond on paper, as part of a classroom discussion, in paired discussion, or through homework.
8. STUDENT CENTERED:
Your entire lesson should be student centered. The ways that we instruct our students must demonstrate that they are our focus and that what we do is centered on their success. The use of technology as a tool is a critical component of this. It provides students with 21st-century skills that are both engaging and relevant to real-world applications. It is a partnership: If you effectively and successfully plan, your students will effectively and successfully work and learn.
Take a step away from the learning process to become facilitators rather than "givers of all knowledge" in the classroom.
- TEA has changed the definition of 'close contact' to be in alignment with the updated CDC definition of close contact.
The guidance now indicates we define close contact as being directly exposed to infectious secretions from a test confirmed individual OR being within 6 feet of a test confirmed individual for 15 minutes throughout the course of a day.
It has changed from "a largely uninterrupted or sustained extended contact period throughout the course of a day of approximately 15 minutes".
Of course, both parties wearing a face-covering properly can be a mitigating factor when determining close contact - - so continue wearing your face covering as we approach the holiday season!!
Free COVID Testing Info
Visit gogettested.com and select Grayson College as the location to schedule a test. The mobile testing center is located in the parking lot on the Grayson College Denison campus next to the baseball field (under the Water Tower).
The turnaround time is 24-36 hours after the test is administered, and the notification of results once completed is nearly instantaneously sent to the test subject via an app.
What is Going on Next Week??
Sat. Nov. 14 – CoCo Best Robotics Competition @ 9:00; it will be streamed on FaceBook
Mon. Nov. 16 – Board Meeting @ Central Office – 6:00PM
Tues. Nov. 17 – BHS B BB @ Home – 5:00
Tues. Nov. 17 – BHS G BB @ Bland – 5:00
Thur. Nov. 19 – LHR B BB @ Leonard – 4:30
Thur. Nov. 19 – LHR G BB @ Home – 4:30
Fri. Nov. 20 – BHS G BB @ S&S – 4:30
Fri. Nov. 20 BHS B BB @ S&S – 5:45
Sat. Nov. 21 – BHS G BB @ Home – 10:00
Sat. Nov. 21 – LHR B BB @ Home – 10:30