Blaze Bulletin

Edition 19 - Week of January 19th


Dear teachers, it's budget time! I have asked department chairs to survey the departments to consider needs in various areas of the budget (for next year). The following are the areas and the principal writing those requests. The chairs will put your ideas together and send them to the specific principal by next Friday. Thank you for taking time to think ahead!

Capital Projects -Strickland

Maintenance & Repairs - Strickland

Staff - Connifey-Marlin

Technology - Lawless

Instructional Equipment - Reed

Staff Development - Justus

Other - Justus​

Leisa Justus

Principal, Blackman High School


School Calendar in iNow

Did you know that our school calendar is now available in iNow? Log in. Look under the "Home" section. Click on "School Events."



Shout out!!!

Congratulations to Brian Seadorf on being named VIP Murfreesboro Magazine's "January Educator of the Month"! You can see the write-up on page 28 of the digital magazine at (Incidentally, Brian's wife, Malinda Upton-Seadorf, was named Smyrna Middle's Teacher of the Year yesterday, so they are a bona fidefamily of great educators!)

inow tips

You can show/hide withdrawn students by following these steps. 1. Open the gradebook for a particular class. 2. Under the Manage section on the left, click Options. 3. Check/Uncheck the box beside Include Withdrawn Students. 4. Click OK

Technology Minute

Did you know that we now have an additional, open computer lab available in C06? Many thanks to Mr. Childs for changing classrooms so that this would be possible. Many thanks to Mr. Mosier and his students for setting up the computers. The lab currently has 25 computers and more will be added later. Reserve the lab in the same way that you reserve G20 and G21.—Check the calendar online by going to the BHS website > Faculty (toward the bottom right) > Computer Lab Calendars. Then, email Holly the dates and class periods that you would like to use the lab.

This week's Tech Minute highlights Jing. Download Link -
Capture and mark up images from your computer screen with Jing. Create up to five minutes of screencast recording for instant, focused communication. The freeversion is ideal for flipped and blended learning.

Upcoming dates in January.....

19 No school

28 Early dismissal

College Fair

Wednesday the 21st, there will be many TN colleges and universities set up in the auxiliary gym to speak with our juniors and seniors. Please encourage students to do a walk through during lunch to get some information to help them make college decisions.

Who: Juniors & Seniors
When: Wednesday, January 21st during lunch
Where: Auxiliary gym

Rutherford County College Fair

First Baptist Church would like to cordially invite students to participant in the 1st Annual College Fair. The date set is for January 24, 2015, 10AM until 2PM, at Patterson Park Recreation Center.

It is of great concern that many Rutherford County students have not been introduced to the process of applying to College. With our states “Tennessee Promise Program”, many youth will now be looking to use this opportunity to attend Community Colleges, but there is a need for the students to understand about four year Colleges, University and other Technical Institutions.

We are inviting every high school student in the Rutherford County area to

attend. Our main focus is helping students understand their opportunity to attend college and resources that are available to them.

There will be a financial aid workshop and tips on how to complete college

applications and apply for scholarships.

We know that education is essential for continued success and we hope to help all that strive for excellence. Please help us in our efforts to lead our youth in a positive direction.

Thank you in advance for your much needed participation!

New addition....

Congratulations to Chef Belew and his wife with the birth

of their son Zachariah Alexander -20.5 inches - 7 lb 8 oz

New addition....

Congratulations to Coach Childs and his wife Jennifer who had

a healthy little boy

Wyatt Alan - 19 inches - 7 lbs 1 oz


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