Class of 2019 December Newsletter
December 2018 Edition
Counselor Contact Information
A-D, Mrs. Borel email@example.com ext. 22909
E-K, Ms. Bryan firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 22906
L-R, Mrs. Barber, email@example.com ext. 22907
Interim, Ms. Conniff, firstname.lastname@example.org
S-Z, Mrs. Allen email@example.com ext. 22908
Crisis/College, Mrs. Breiner, firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 22905
Graduation Coach, Mrs. Garrott, email@example.com ext. 22904
Counseling Secretary, Mrs. Sadler firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 22910
Counseling Secretary, Mrs. Kasbee, email@example.com ext. 22946
Signing Day for these Seniors! Congratulations!!!
Dyersburg State Community College Softball
University of Tennessee Chattanooga Softball
Florida Atlantic University Softball
Trevecca Nazarene University Basketball
David Milam, Jaida Bond, Allissa Hart and Sarah Sanes
Trevecca Nazarene University Baseball
Yard Sign Fundraiser
The following 23 credits are required for graduation:
English - 4 credits (English I, II, III, IV)
Math - 4 credits (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, 4th Math)
Science -3 credits (Biology, Chemistry or Physics, & 1 other Science)
Social Studies - 3 credits (World History, US History, Economics/Government)
Fine Art Credit - 1 credit (Art, Chorus, Band, Theatre, or General Music)
Foreign Language - 2 credits (2 years of the same language)
Focus Elective (Pathway) - 3 credits in one area
Elective - 1 credit
Wellness - 1.5 credits (Wellness and PE II or School Sport)
Personal Finance - .5 credit
*Students must also take the Civics Test and ACT in order to graduate.
Graduate with Honors & Distinction
Meeting these benchmarks means that you are ready for freshman level college courses.
To graduate with distinction students must attain a 3.0 GPA and meet one of the following criteria:
- Participate in at least one Governor’s School
- Participate in one of the TN’s all State musical organizations
- Be selected as a National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist
- Attain a composite score of 31 or higher on the ACT
- Attain a score of 3 or higher on at least 2 Advanced Placement Exams
- Earn 12 or more semester hours of transcripted postsecondary credit
- Earn a nationally recognized industry certification
Graduation with Honors - recognized at graduation and eligible for an orange cord
Graduation with Distinction - recognized at graduation and eligible for an orange stole
* If you have met the requirements for either one, let your counselor know by the end of December.
FAFSA Assistance at BHS
Tuesday, Jan. 15th 2019 at 9am
Attendance is important to every student's learning. Therefore, the state of Tennessee has included attendance on our accountability measurement. They are specifically looking at students who miss more than 10% of the days they are enrolled in the school. For example, if we are on day 70 of the school year, and a student has missed more than 7 days, he/she is on track to be chronically absent. This hurts the student and directly affects their learning. Therefore, we will be talking to students and parents with multiple absences. Please know that these conversations are intended to help students get the instruction that is so valuable.
Friday, April 12th 2019 at 7:30pm
Money, Money, Money
Transcript Request Form
Planning to play sports in college?
- If you are planning to play at a Division I or Division II school, you will need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center in order to compete. You must create a Certification Account with the NCAA Clearinghouse in order to make official visits to Division I and II schools or to sign a National Letter of Intent.
- If you are planning to play at a Division III school or are undecided, you will need to create a profile page at the NCAA Clearinhouse. You will then receive an NCAA ID and important reminders will be sent to you as your complete high school.
Things to Know This Month
- Complete all enrollment and scholarship applications. Review them with a parent, teacher, or counselor.
- Be sure you have completed the FAFSA.
- Finalize your college essay.
- Complete letters of recommendations for applications that require them.
- Check the list of scholarships posted on the Blackman Counseling Website for updated scholarship opportunities.
- If you have not already done so, sign up and take the ACT.
- Notify your counselor as you receive admission letters.
Launch My Career!
- Need help searching for colleges, majors, and jobs while evaluating salaries and what matches your goals?
- Launch My Career makes it possible to help you cut through what can be confusing and overwhelming information.
- Click here to check out the Launch My Career TN website and use their tools to help you learn more about your future career!
When is Graduation?
Blackman High School’s 2018 Graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 19th beginning at 7:00pm, at Middle Tennessee State University’s Murphy Center
Do guests have to have tickets in order to attend graduation?
There are no tickets for guests.
Is my senior limited on the number of guests he/she may invite?
There is no limit to the number of guests a senior may invite.
If my senior graduates in December, can he/she still participate in the May graduation ceremony?
Yes. He/She will need to complete the items listed for seniors.
Who do I contact for more information?
Information will be sent home with your senior in November, March, and late April. You may also contact Mr. Weeks, our graduation coordinator, if you need any assistance. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or you may leave him a message at (615)904-3850 ext. 22978
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