Blaze Bulletin

Edition 21 - Week of February 15

Greetings...

Dear teachers,


Thank you for your work this week as we managed testing craziness and snow days! I know one of the things I was told about teaching when I first started was, "be flexible!" Well, I think we all practiced that a lot this week. Great job! Also, we will let you know as soon as we get firm information about the testing process and window. Right now, information is coming fast and it's changing.....so we are going to hold on until we hear from our Superintendent! Have a great Valentine's Day and President's Day - and three day weekend!



Sincerely,


Dr. Leisa Justus

Principal, Blackman High School

justusl@rcschools.net

615-904-3850

@bhsjustus

REMINDER...

UPDATE GRADES WEEKLY IN INOW!

Reminder....

February is our Bullying Prevention Month. As part of this campaign, we will have social media awareness lessons each Thursday during Primetime.

Shout out....

A BIG thanks to Mr. Seadorf who came and read to our preschoolers this morning for Dr. Seuss/ Valentines celebration day!
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Tech Minute

Watch this week’s instructional technology minute highlighting eduCanon.

https://rcschools.sharepoint.com/portals/hub/_layouts/15/PointPublishing.aspx?app=video&p=p&chid=d9fb8e9a-cf27-40b7-9b34-4471f39cf3ad&vid=75328631-35d0-4cb3-83cd-ea0d2237c048

eduCanon is an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons. Teachers begin with any YouTube, Vimeo, or TeacherTube video content (screencasts, Khan Academy, Minute Physics, TED, NOVA, etc.) and transform content into an active experience for students. In eduCanon, as a video progresses the teacher can segment the video into different components to check for understanding and increase student engagement. https://www.educanon.com/ Office 365 single sign on, makes it easy to add students to classes!

Would you like to watch more Tech Minute videos? Go to your email > Click on the Waffle in the upper left hand corner > Video > Channels > Technology Minute

Computer Labs Available

Since TNReady will no longer be given on the computers, the computer labs are available for regular use. Check the lab calendars by going to the BHS website > Teacher Resources > Computer Lab Calendars. Email Holly Hunter to reserve your dates.

March Technology Inservices

March 2 – 3:45-4:45 - Britannica Resources for High School 9-12 – The Britannica rep will be here.

ONLINE PD!! (Window for completion: March 7-21) – 1.5 Hours of Credit - Getting Started with Document Based Questioning

Get more information and sign up in School Station: https://schstation.rcs.k12.tn.us/rutherford

Shared OneDrive Folder—Blackman High School

Here is the link to the shared OneDrive folder called Blackman High School. If you are unable to open it through this link, click on the link in the email that you received from Holly on 2/2/16. If you are still having trouble, contact Holly. She will be happy to help.

https://rcschools-my.sharepoint.com/personal/justusl_rcschools_net/Documents/Blackman%20High%20School

Something to Brighten your Day!

Basketball coaches invited Julian and his parents to serve as the sixth man for the girls game and official team captain for the boys game.
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Teacher Spotlight....Tim Pedigo

Academic: Bachelors(MTSU) in General Science with emphasis on Physics and Chemistry and Masters(MTSU) in Educational Leadership


Family: Wife-Lise, married 20 years. Kids: Nic-senior at BHS in ROTC; Lucy-8th grader at BMS plays basketball; Michael-5th grader at BLE loves video games.


Hobbies: My family and work, that's all I have time for.


Little known facts: Once a tour guide for Cumberland Caverns, built my own house (then sold it)

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Congratulations to the BHS Cheer team for placing 5th in the National Cheer Competion

Beautiful heel stretches in the Small Varsity Coed Semi-Finals
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Reminder....

FRESHMAN ORIENTATION MARCH 8TH from 6pm - 8pm

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COUNSELING UPDATE...

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 22ND


COURSE OVERRIDE DEADLINE: MARCH 11TH

FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT...

Registration 2016-2017


Beginning January 19th

Counselors will meet with students during English classes to do short registration discussions.


February 1st- February 19th

INOW online registration open. Students will register at home using the registration form and instructions given to them during the discussion with the counselor. A counselor will be available in the library during primetime each day for registration help and to answer questions. Due to snow days and testing, we will meet with some students as late as February 12th.


March 4th

Verification forms will be sent home. The deadline for parent overrides is March 11th.


March 11th

Signed verification forms with any changes are due to the counseling office. A parent override form is required to take a course beyond the teacher recommended level.


*Parent override form is required to take a course beyond the teacher recommended level.

Healthful Hints...

February is National Heart Month! Below is an article from the American Heart Association on how to stay healthy and prevent heart disease at any age. The latest statistics show that 1 in 3 deaths in the United States are due to cardiovascular disease. By making healthy lifestyle changes and being aware of symptoms, you can help reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke.



http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/How-to-Help-Prevent-Heart-Disease---At-Any-Age_UCM_442925_Article.jsp

Picture Dates & Locations

Feb 26 - Spring Pictures - Auxiliary Gym - As long as needed (1/2 day)

Feb 26 - Senior Cap and Gown - Main Gym Lobby - All day through English classes

April 13 - Junior Orientation with Loveless - Auditorium - Prime Time

SAVE THE DATES...

Graduation Practice - May 18, Wednesday, 9-11 am


Graduation - May 21, Saturday, 10 am

Reminder.....

SPRING BREAK - MARCH 25TH - APRIL 1ST

BLACKMAN VOICE....

THE BLACKMAN VOICE IS NOW ONLINE. WE WANT TO PROMOTE EVERYTHING BLACKMAN, BUT NEED YOUR HELP TO DO IT. SEND US YOU INFORMATION ABOUT EVERYTHING BLAZE!

walkerlm@rcschools.net

SEND US YOUR NEWS!!!

Do you have exciting news to share? Do you have a fun video that would brighten our day? Send your news, videos and pics to macknykk@rcschools.net and let the BHS staff read about it in the Blaze Bulletin.
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February Birthdays

Feb 19th – Mr Yonge

Feb 20th – Mr Hardison