Blue Devil Blast
Volume I, Issue 21 - January 14, 2022
Dr. Looney's Message
It's been a great second week back from break. OUR students and teachers are working hard to make OUR school an awesome place to be, and it shows. We are starting with a focus on a new, strong start to the second semester. After all these are OUR Students, it's OUR School, OUR Community and OUR Future!
Summerour Science Fair Event
We are very excited to announce that we are holding the local school science fair event on Wed, Jan 19. If your child's project is proceeding to local school fair, your child will receive a letter on Tuesday from their science teacher. We greatly appreciate all young scientists who completed their great science fair projects this school year. We wish them all the very best for the local school fair.
Date: January 19th , 2022
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Where: Media center (8th Grade); Cafeteria (6th and 7th Grade)
72% in January!
Have your student stay in practice and work on it daily. Short sessions every day will do wonders. This month's goal is 72% progress on Khan Academy.
We are giving incentives out each month. We also have a Khan Saturday Program - ask your math teacher to join!
Grade Level News You Can Use
Parents, we are starting second semester strong! Your children may have new Connections classes. Please check in with your child to ask what they can put in place to make sure they are having a successful school year. We are gearing up for Georgia Milestones in April.
Mr. Lenie George
6th Grade Assistant Principal
Mrs. Pam Griswell
6th Grade Counselor
7th Grade Upcoming Assessments
- Social Studies - Wednesday, 1/19
- Language Arts - Monday, 1/24
- Science - Thursday, 1/27
Thanks for your support with the new restroom policy. We are maximizing the instructional time for students and decreasing the number of students asking to leave class.
Mr. Stacy James
7th Grade Assistant Principal
Mrs. Yunilda Valdez
7th Grade Counselor
AAP (for credit recovery) will start soon. It will be from 7:15 amp to 8:15 am. Individual students who qualify will be notified soon.
Mrs. Christy Gray
8th Grade Assistant Principal
Mrs. Robin Blackwell
8th Grade Counselor
Mrs. Kimberly Blackshear
Gear Up/ Special Education Counselor
Select students only
(Informational letters sent 1/14 for the 50 students selected)
ACCESS testing for our English Language Learners will begin in January. There are several parts to the test. Please ensure students are rested and ready on the day of the test.
Students Should Not Be At The Park
The park out in front of the school, by the soccer field, is not school property!
Students are not to be there during the school day, nor are they to walk there after school. Please remind your students that this is not an appropriate destination during the school day, or even immediately after school.
G.I.F.T.S. Service Project Ends January 31
The G.I.F.T.S. mentoring program began taking donations on 12/6/2021 for Rainbow Village. Rainbow Village is an organization that helps abused & battered women along with their kids to give them a safe haven to live in.
Below is a PDF wish list of items that they particularly need, though this list is not all they would accept to run their safe haven.
Ms. Lakysha Smith, our clinic worker, is the point person. You can email her or any G.I.F.T.S. leadership with questions.
Collection is ongoing until 1/31/2022
More information about G.I.F.T.S. can be found on our clubs page
January 15: Away - Creekland Middle (Collins Hill High)
January 19: Away - Dacula Middle (Dacula High)
Tickets are $4.00, cash at the gate
Digital Tickets are $5.00
(available on https://gofan.co/search as the date approaches)