BCA November Newsletter
Senior Spotlight: Emily Burgess
Plans For College: University of Kentucky
Leadership Roles: Delta Company Commander and Band Council
Capstone Project: Emily's project is based on the research of neuroscience behind foreign language and the impact on elementary school educational level. She plans to work with Blackman Elementary School.
Other Hobbies: Key Club
Future Plans: Physician's Assistant
Favorite quote: "It's not that we are bad people; we just come from a bad place."
Senior Spotlight: Michaela Creech
Plans For College: Middle Tennessee State University, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, or Colorado State University
Leadership Roles: Blackman Ultimate Frisbee Team, co-captain, past forward captain of the Blackman Rugby Team
Capstone Project: Michaela is interested in horses, so as result, she is hosting a Horse Rescue Benefit. This event will include dinner and a silent auction to help raise money for Ferrell Hollow Farm to help raise awareness for horse abuse.
Hobbies: Volunteers at horse barn
Favorite quote: "Failure is not defeat until you stop trying."
BCA Speaker Series
The Blackman High Speaker Series is in full swing! Here are the speakers for the month of November:
- Thursday, November 12th during Prime Time in the auditorium will be U.S. Army Keith M. Huber, Lt. General (Retired). He is with the MTSU ROTC and is a Senior Adviser for Veterans and Leadership Initiatives for the university.
- Friday, November 20th in the library during Prime Time will be MTSU Admissions representative Hailey Horton. She will be speaking to BCA Seniors and NHS members about MTSU and college life.
If you get an idea for a future speaker, we would love to hear it! Email Mr. Seadorf at email@example.com
Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 6pm
3956 Blaze Drive
Senior Project Help
- Coordinating Blackman Safe Driving Week to coincide with Celebrate My Drive. Needs students to take survey – surveymonkey.com/r/bhs_drivers.
- Computer Refurb - Needs old computers and parts, specifically looking for a keyboard and mouse. Collection until Christmas break. Email Dakota at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Creating a music video showcasing each of the fine arts. Looking for participants who are in Theater III or IV, Band, or Choir. Sign up in the counseling office.
- Book Drive - Needs donations of school appropriate books for K-12 students. Drop off for donations is in the BHS library. Donations through November 18th.
- Benefit Dinner: Saturday, November 7th at 3 pm at Meridian Equine Education Center. There is no cost but donations are accepted to benefit Ferrell Hollow Farms, a local horse rescue. Come support Michaela Creech as she completes her senior project.
- Ten Minute Play Festival: Saturday, December 12th at 7 pm in the BHS auditorium. Come support Josh Miller as he completes his senior project.
Tennessee Promise Sign-Up Deadline November 2nd
Tennessee provides summer programs for gifted and talented high school students. Governor’s Schools take place in the month of June at various state universities in Tennessee. The programs provide challenging and intensive experiences in the following disciplines:
Arts—application now available to print at http://gsfta.com/
Substantial scholarships are awarded to students accepted! Most students attend for free.
- Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Theatre-Performance, Theatre-Technical, Film-Making, Dance, Visual Arts
Non-Arts—application available to print at https://www.tn.gov/education/topic/tdoe-governors-schools
All Non-Arts Schools are FREE!
- Engineering (Bio-medical), Sciences, Humanities, International Studies, Prospective Teachers, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Business and IT Leadership, Agricultural Science, Computational Physics, Emerging Technologies, Scientific Models and Data Analysis
*Contact Ms. Villarreal for more information.
BCA Day at MTSU
MTSU BCA ID Cards
To be eligible for the Dual Enrollment program, students must:
1. be a junior or senior in high school;
2. have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA; or
3. have a minimum composite of 22 ACT (SAT composite of 1020); or equivalent ACT Plan test score
**Admission to MTSU and the Dual Enrollment program does not guarantee eligibility for all courses. Some courses require prerequisites and/or certain test subscores, including Math and English courses.
The tuition cost of a Dual Enrollment class is $166.00 per credit hour. This cost can be offset by the Dual Enrollment Grant, if the student applies and is ruled eligible. Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA for dual enrollment courses taken to stay eligible for the grant. The student should be prepared to pay the tuition cost in advance and then be reimbursed. Other anticipated costs include textbooks, $25 application fee, online course fees, and any applicable lab fees.
Dual Enrollment Grant
The total amount of grant money per student is $1200 total for their high school career. Current juniors get $500 for class one and two, which will cover the cost of a 3 hour class ($498 total per class). Current seniors were only set to get $300 for course 1 and 2, but MTSU decided to scholarship the additional $198 for the first two classes so that they too could have class one and two covered in full.
- Current seniors
Current seniors who have not taken two DE classes in the fall can still take advantage of this additional money provided by MTSU ($198) for the Spring term to cover class one and two in full. For class 3 and 4 they will receive $100 per credit hour leaving them a balance of $198 for class 3 and 4.
- Current juniors
Current juniors who have already taken two classes will receive $200 for class 3 (leaving a balance of $298) and nothing for class 4 (leaving a balance of $498).
*Students will register for spring dual enrollment classes after November 23rd. Although class 3 and 4 seem like a lot of out-of-pocket money, in-state undergraduate tuition cost is currently $1,011 for a 3 hours course, resulting in a savings of $513 when paying the full tuition amount for a dual enrollment course.
Principal - Dr. Leisa Justus, email@example.com, ext. 22901
Assistant Principal - Ken Reed, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 22973
School Counselor - Christine Bryan, email@example.com. ext. 22906
Academics - Andrea Holder, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 22960
Communication - Lois Walker, email@example.com, ext. 22701
Electronic Portfolio - Ken Hardison, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 22988
Extracurricular - Tim Pedigo, email@example.com, ext. 22995
Events - Hollye Dabney, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 22738
Life Experience - Geneva Cook, email@example.com, ext. 22942
Monthly Speakers - Brian Seadorf, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 23036
Research - Rebecca Jones, email@example.com, ext. 22993