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BDU Events, Shout Outs, Reminders, and Celebrations!

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SHOUT OUTS!!! & Weekly Announcements

1st Semester Formal Observations are going very well! Thank you so much for allowing us in to see the high quality instruction and engaging and technology-based lessons in your classes. We hope to complete the first round of annual observation by Thanksgiving Break. Please make sure you complete your pre-observation lesson template online before we come in which is assigned to you as a task after you schedule your observation in the TalentEd system. You should receive an email when it is assigned which prompts you to edit your portion of the lesson template. You can read our portion of the observation immediately after your scheduled observation.


We have recently placed 22 additional bulletin boards throughout the hallways. These are the new designated areas in which we will advertise our events, fundraisers, and other school functions. Flyers & advertisements should NO LONGER be placed directly on the walls (dry wall, brick walls, tiles, or any other wall coverings.) This will provide specific designated areas in which students can catch up on what is happening at BDU while simultaneously help to beautify our hallways, decrease the clutter, AND most importantly sustain our walls and reduce tape related damage.


Please be vigilant during your supervision duty to ensure all non-utilized classrooms are locked with the lights off. We have had a couple of minor incidents in which students do not make the best choice (inappropriate comments written on the board, shuffling of desks and chairs, etc) in an unsupervised classroom that is left open for them to access. Your continued efforts in maintaining high quality supervision is appreciated.


Shout outs to our You Make a Difference award winner Al Coleman for his hard work getting the U-Cafe' back up and running, engaging our students in leadership activities, facilitating opportunities for our students to engage in college and career education field trips, and working hard to ensure BDU students are represented well! You are an amazing educator Al and we are so appreciative for ALL that you do.


A big thank you to Will Sibley, Lisa Stephens, Al Coleman and the Student Council members, Class Officers, and many of the club members and sponsors for putting on an AWESOME Halloween Dance and Haunted House! This was easily one of the best attended events that BDU has every had! Your hard work and efforts contributed to the creation of a very enjoyable evening for everyone. :)


Did you know that we have officially submitted our field trip request for a group of students to travel to Spain & Morocco in March 2017 during our spring break? Congratulations to EJ Jzar for making her dream become a reality and an AMAZING opportunity for some of our students!


Talk about a team player! A quick shout out to Brian Rappoport who has jumped into BDU like he was never gone as our new permanent building sub! We missed you Brian! Thank you so much for supporting our students and engaging yourself to support the staff, students, and parents at BDU.


Thank you to Elise Martinelli for all of your hard work with the College Readiness committee to schedule college visits, bring in college representatives, and ensure that our students are eligible and applying for college acceptance and college scholarships! Did you know that over 80% of our seniors have already applied to college? Elise rocks with her hard work ensuring that our seniors are READY for COLLEGE!!!


Shout out to Will Sibley and Andrew East for leading some very engaging professional development last week on GAMING along with some of their awesome female Basement Dwellers!


Final shout out to Crista Carlino for your continued efforts getting the work out there via twitter, smore, email, and U-News just to name a few! Your efforts with our students to help them lead the way in highlighting the amazing opportunities they have to engage themselves in learning both in and out of the classroom are outstanding! Thank you for ALL that you do.

Calendar Reminders (click on link above for google calendar)

This Week - November 14th - 18th

11/14 Monday - PD Advisory Meeting, SRT ECA Remediation

11/15 Tuesday - PD Hub Planning Time, SRT Talent Show Meeting 3UA1 Gowdy (see emailed list), Advisory - Seniors have ASVAB Interpretation

11/16 Wednesday - PD Committee Meetings, SRT NHS Meeting in the Cafeteria, SRT ECA Remediation, 9:30am District Photo Op - Stephens

11/17 Thursday - PD ULT Meeting (Conf Room), GOLD Club Day, Advisory - Juniors have their X-Mester Mixer (MPR), 5pm Talent Show Rehearsal

11/18 Friday - PD Cultural Competency (Media Center), End of Progress Report 2 (Grades due Monday by 4:15pm), Chili Cook-off! Email Lisa Stephens ASAP your chili entry!, 6pm BDU's 2nd Annual Evening of Talent in the gym


Next Week - November 21st & 22nd

11/21 Monday - PD Advisory Meetings, PG 2 Grades Due by 4:15pm

11/22 Tuesday - PD Hub Planning Time - Review our Hub Sharing Plan via Google Doc, Club Picture Day (see photo & coverage schedule - google doc)

11/23 Wed - 11/25 Fri - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Enjoy your time off celebrating everything you are thankful for with family and friends!

GOLD Club Day this Thursday, November 17th!

Click here to go to the BDU Club Access Page

Please make sure all students are signed up for clubs during SRT by Wednesday at the latest! A list of clubs is below.


Gold Club & Farm Out Lists

  • Ambassadors Cafeteria
  • Art Club 2UC1
  • Business Professionals UA1
  • GEMS Girls Empower the Moment UB2
  • HONORS SCHEDULE (Verify with Teacher)
  • Literary Magazine UC2
  • Open Gym (Limit 5 per SRT)
  • Photography/Video Club UD2
  • Scholarship Club MC Lab
  • Service Club 3UD4
  • U-TV UB2/Carlino's Office
  • Weight/Cardio Room (Limit 3 per SRT)
  • Ballesteros No Club Sign-up 3UC2
  • Carlino U-TV Meets (No Coverage Needed)
  • Chandler No Club Sign-up 2UC3
  • Coleman (No Coverage Needed)
  • Christianson Farm-out 2UA2 (Bleicher)
  • East Farm-out 2UA1 (Oden)
  • Foote No Club Sign-up 2UD4
  • France Farm-out 2UA2 (Bleicher)
  • Jaisle Farm-out 3UA2 (Gowdy)
  • Jzar No Club Sign Up 3UC1
  • Killion Farm-out UC3 (O'Day)
  • Martinelli Farm-out UC2 (Stephens)
  • O'Day No Club Sign Up UC3
  • Sandifur No Club Sign Up 2UD5
  • Sibley Farm-out 2UA1 (Oden)
  • Smith No Club Sign Up 2UA4
  • Stephens No Club Sign-up UC2
  • Stilwell No Club Sign-up 2UB3
  • Thompson No Club Sign-up (Main Ofc)
  • Winston Farm-out 3UA2 (Gowdy)

Student Council Visit to Eagle Creek Reservoir!

An annual favorite for our Student Council members, sponsor Will Sibley took a group to Eagle Creek this past Saturday, September 24th for community service - cleaning up the reservoir!
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Indiana Bicentennial sign comes to BDU!

Today the Indiana Bicentennial sign which was created by students at Ben Davis High School's Area 31 Career Center was brought over for a week-long visit to highlight the Indiana Bicentennial poster projects completed through Mr. Sibley's US History class by our sophomores to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the State of Indiana!
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Freshman BDU Students Participate in Service Learning! #givingback

The Ninth Grade Center was blessed to have 37 of our freshman BDU students on the University Academy participate in the Gleaner's Food Bank program at NGC last night. Look at all the food that was collected!!!
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Our 9th Grade BDU Students compete in an essay contest!

Twenty-five of our 9th grade BDU students from the University Academy competed in an essay contest coordinated by Etymology/ENGL 009 teacher Angela Barnes to win tickets to the Marion County Fair on why they were excited about their acceptance in the BDU Program!


Click on this link to see the winning essays!

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