Blaze Bulletin

Edition 9 - Week of October 19th

Greetings

Teachers,


Grades must be updated once a week. This is a professional obligation. If you have questions, see me.


Dr. Leisa Justus

Principal, Blackman High School

justusl@rcschools.net

615-904-3850

@bhsjustus

BCA Pinning Ceremony....Dr. McPhee of MTSU with our seniors!

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Need in-service credit? Earn a fast-paced and enjoyable 6 hours worth of credit!

Greetings! We have several openings left!

If you need a laugh and enjoy the improvisational humor of comedians such as Tina Fey and company, this
is the book for you. I am hosting a book discussion on Tuesday, October 27th from 3:45-5:45 for 6 hours of in-service credit. Please join us! The book is entitled:
Yes, And: Lessons from The Second City – How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration
by Kelly Leonard and Tom Yorton. Available in Kindle Edition as well.
If interested, please register on School Station today!

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR HEALTH BENEFITS

Open enrollment begins Monday, October 19th and closes November 2nd at noon. Contact the Risk Management department at 615 898-7715 or visit the Rutherford county government website for details.

SHOUT OUT to Coach Meadows!!!

Awesome job painting the football field for Homecoming...
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Primetime

M - Math

T - non-tested

W - English

Th - non-tested

F - Science/Social Studies

Picture Dates & Locations

Nov 4 - Last day for seniors to get formal and casual sessions at Loveless Photography

Nov 5 - Senior Formal and Casual (for those who didn't take over the summer) - Cafeteria - After Dismissal (11:45) - Announcements and sign-ups will be closer to the date.

Nov 6 - Club Picture Day - Main Gym - All Day by announcement (ordered list will be sent by email)

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

TETC

On December 9-11, 2015, TETA will put on TETC for classroom teachers. The Conference will focus on using technology in the classroom to enhance student learning. The Conference will be in Murfreesboro at the Embassy Suites Conference Center. Information about this conference can be found atwww.teta.org/tetc

Tech Minute

Watch this week’s instructional technology minute highlighting Office Mix. You can watch this and other videos by opening your email, clicking on the waffle, and selecting Video.

Here is a direct link to the "Office Mix" video: https://rcschools.sharepoint.com/portals/hub/_layouts/15/PointPublishing.aspx?app=video&p=p&chid=d9fb8e9a-cf27-40b7-9b34-4471f39cf3ad&vid=96426e4e-9e23-4488-8bf8-63b72f786f5e&from=1&from=2

Check this out!

Explore the Big Deal Media Newsletter for grant opportunities, teacher tools, classroom resources, and more!

http://www.bigdealbook.com/newsletters/k-12_technology/2015/10/15/#bookmark_these

iNow - Adding Extra Points for H, AH, and AP Classes

Follow this link for instructions on how to add extra points in iNow for your honors, advanced honors, and AP classes if you have not already done so. The extra points are not added automatically. Let Holly know if you have any questions or problems.


https://rcschools-my.sharepoint.com/personal/justusl_rcschools_net/_layouts/15/guestaccess.aspx?guestaccesstoken=O7tPkmCWt6KRJIU1YFHE6xo4Gr43e12mpv%2bI31nssYA%3d&docid=0230b86bc55374c47986e4fc8788c7fff

Grant Opportunity

Inspire student success with a classroom makeover. Enter the eInstruction by Turning Technologies' Classroom Improvement Technology Grant for a chance to be awarded more than $3600 in educational technology solutions. Deadline: October 30.

http://www.turningtechnologies.com/2015-CIT-Grant?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRonsqjIZKXonjHpfsX76eQsUK%2Bg38431UFwdcjKPmjr1YICSMt0aPyQAgobGp5I5FEBSLjYU7Bjt6UKXQ%3D%3D

MUMS ON SALE NOW IN THE GREENHOUSE...

We now have MUMS available for purchase. Colors will be two types of yellow, red and deep purple. The prices for this year will be $8.00 for large, $6.00 for medium, and $4.00 for small. They are just now setting blooms and will be in full bloom probably during the break.
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October Birthdays