Weekly Warrior Bulletin

October 15, 2015


Bill Heavner (19th)
Erika Mindish (20th)
Shawn Cutsail (21st)
Jim Root (22nd)

Make It Happen Day/PSAT Feedback

So many people worked so very hard to make yesterday a meaningful and successful day for our students. THANK YOU to all who contributed to the planning and organization, particularly Bobbie Mahaffey, Amy Taylor, and Starlene Hamilton. THANK YOU.

Many of you have ideas about how to tweak things for next year. Please add to the running list at this link to help make next year's events even better!


BHS is happy to partner with The Valley Citizen, a local newspaper, to run "Featured Student" articles each week.

Any BHS student may be nominated as a “Featured Student” and have an article composed to highlight their achievements both in and outside of school. BHS student authors will interview "featured students" and compose articles to highlight our best and/or brightest.

Nominated students should be those that are exemplary representatives of BHS. Students do not need to be great athletes or at the top academically, but should be individuals recognized as hard working in class or being helpful or doing something particularly interesting. These are often students that would not be recognized other than as a student of the week… However, the choice of potential students remains with the teachers.

Please click here to nominate a student for Student of the Week!

Learning Walks (a.k.a. Walk-throughs)

by Beth Downin

Walking into someone else's classroom for the first time usually feels like a horribly intrusive act. BUT, once I got past the awkward intimacy of it, it is truly one of the most professionally enhancing activities that I've ever done and still continue to do.

I would love for you to come along with me! Department leaders have already started to join in and the counselors will soon, but I'd like to invite all of you to participate in this enlightening NON-EVALUATIVE professional development opportunity.

  • see how others "do teaching"
  • see the GREAT things that are happening at BHS!
  • widen your perspective
  • see how others manage the challenging behavior of your favorite students :)
  • see your strugglers shine in another content
  • get energized
  • get reminded about strategies you have learned before
  • see connections in other classes to your own
  • get ideas about new techniques

I encourage you to read this article to learn more about the value of Learning Walks.

So, if you're interested, we could do a walk however you like during your planning period - in 10 minutes or 45 minutes, just see one content or go to see your students in other classes, reflect afterward or just go on your merry way. The more we walk, the more comfortable we'll all get being in others' classrooms.

(*if our faculty feels it would be worthwhile, Learning Walks could possibly become part of our CFIP cycle.)
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· If you have 10th graders who are interested in participating within the STEMM Middle College program, please have them meet with the 10th grade School Counselor, Mrs. McDonald.

· On December 9th, the ASVAB will be administered to students who are interested in exploring a career within the military. It will begin at 8:45am in the cafeteria.

· There will be a Financial Aid Night on October 22nd at 6:30pm within the BHS Media center. This night will focus on college planning and financial aid information.

· The 10th grade class will be visiting Tech High on October 23rd. If you should have any further questions please see the 10th grade School Counselor, Mrs. McDonald.

· Teachers, thank you for your flexibility with all of the new student enrollments we have received this year. We are trying our best to make sure that we are not overloading your classrooms, but at times it is just not possible. We appreciate your patience and support!

SLO Writing

Go to this folder for support in writing your SLOs!

The Leo Club Food Drive has officially begun!

We will collect food through October 30 in the boxes in your classrooms.


We will WEIGH your food collection by Warrior Block. We will have prizes for the top 3 Warrior Blocks, to be determined next week.

If you have already delivered food to Ms. Rebok's room, please arrange to have it returned to your room so we can count your totals correctly.

Please share with your Warrior Block students and encourage them to donate. Last year we donated over 1,800 lbs. of food. Our goal this year is 2,500 pounds of food.


Consider supporting the students traveling to Québec over spring break. We are selling Schwan's frozen and pantry food items that are delivered right to your door. Organic, gluten-free, and vegetarian options are available! Save yourself a trip to the grocery store and order online. You can also order gift cards for the holidays!



FRI 10/16: NO SCHOOL - Association Day - College Board Trainings

Ring orders being taken on October 19 and 20 - October 19 during lunch shifts and also from 3:30 – 7:00 - October 20 over the lunches only.

TUE 10/20: No Collaborative CFIP - Complete SLOs on your own - Consultations available - email Beth

THU 10/22: Financial Aid Night @BHS 6:30 pm

FRI 10/23: 10th graders visit Tech High

TUE 10/27: Next Collaborative CFIP Day - come and talk about how your use of some reading strategies has been going!

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Kudos to Bobbie for all her hard work and organization of yesterday!

Kudos to the Make It Happen Day team. It was very successful.

Kudos Cindy Ours and Beth Downin for coming up with alternative instruction to help at-risk student. You Rock!

Kudos Beth Bell for tracking attendance this crazy week.

Thanks to Kim Brown for her patience and kindness.

Thanks to Beth Bell for being awesome.

Thanks to Mischelle Colella for the technology help!

Kudos to Amy Taylor for all of the hard work she put into creating “Make it Happy Day” a huge success for our seniors!

Kudos to the “Make it Happen” committee and the staff for all of their hard work in making yesterday a huge success!!

Kudos to all of the teachers for their flexibility and support with all of our new student enrollments!

Many thanks to Sarah Hamilton for being so helpful at a moment's notice and making copies!

Kudos to Bobbie Mahaffey for organizing and overseeing the PSAT testing!

Kudos to Starlene Hamilton for all her Make It Happen Day work getting businesses to participate!

Kudos to the Custodians for all their hard work for make MIH Day a success!

Kudos to Mischelle Collela for being available to help students with technology questions!


Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
3:30 Golf Varsity vs. Linganore @Westwinds
5:00 JV Girls Soccer vs. Hedgesville @BHS (Varsity at 7)
5:30 JV Boys Soccer @
Hedgesville (Varsity at 7)
5:30 JV Volleyball @WHS (Varsity at 6:30)

Friday, Oct 16, 2015
7:00 Varsity Football vs. NHH @BHS

Saturday, Oct 17, 2015
10am Cross Country Varsity Invitational @BHS
11am JV Boys Soccer @Spring Mills (Varsity 12:30pm)

Monday, Oct 19, 2015
2:00 Unified Tennis @NHH (bus leaves 1:00)

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2015
5:15 JV Boys Soccer vs. Walkersville @BHS (7:00 Varsity)
6:00 Volleyball @Catoctin (7:00 Varsity)

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
6:00 JV Football vs. CSHS @BHS

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
5:15 JV Girls Soccer @SmHS (Varsity at 6:30)
5:15 JV Boys Soccer vs. SmHS @BHS
(Varsity at 7)
5:30 JV Volleyball vs. Middletown @BHS (Varsity at 6:30)
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