The Freshman Focus
May 4, 2016
Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center
As we move into the final four weeks of school, I thought it would be helpful to provide some information on how you can support your child as they prepare for and take final exams. The first part of helping your child prepare for final exams is determining what environment best suits their study style. This could be at home in their room, a quiet corner in the kitchen , or your local library. Helping your child lay out a schedule of when they will have their final exams is essential to preparing for them. Included in our newsletter is a general school-wide schedule of when our final exams are administered during the last four days of school. Once you have an idea as to when their assessments will occur, the next part is helping to organize their review materials so you can make sure they have everything that they need to prepare for the exams. This will also provide an opportunity for you to help them with the next part, which is prioritizing their review materials so they have a schedule of when to complete them and study from them for each final. Doing this in advance of the scheduled final exam also allows time for your child to determine what information they still need and what questions they need answered prior to taking the final exam. During the last 4 weeks of the semester we will continue to have late buses and additional teachers after school to assist students in preparing for final exams. If your child has questions in completing their review materials or needs additional study help, I would strongly suggest that they make arrangements to stay with their teachers Monday - Thursday during the last three weeks. We are fortunate to have buses available to take students home from study tables and maximize their effectiveness. Study tables will run from 3:30 - 5:00pm Monday - Thursday, through Wednesday, June 1, with buses departing each day at 5:00 pm. The final steps of your help in ensuring your child is prepared for exams is making sure that they adhere to a study schedule and balance their extracurricular activities in order to be well-prepared and get enough sleep prior to taking their final exams. Supporting your child during this time is one of the most important things that you can do to ensure their academic success. Thank you for everything that you do!
Steve Samuel, Principal, Ninth Grade Center
In addition to the items listed below there are many athletic events. Be sure to check out the athletics calendar on the BDHS website: www.bdhs.wayne.k12.in.us
May 5 - VCA Parent Meeting (current 8th graders)
May 9 - Wayne Township School Board Meeting, 6:30pm
May 13 - Giant Mania
May 13 - Freshman Farewell, 6:30pm
May 24 - Giant Marketplace, 4-6pm
May 30 - Memorial Day, no school
June 1 - Evening of Excellence, 6pm
June 2 - Last Day of School for students
Students of the Month - April
Adrenaline: Celia Atherton, Lily Berry, Justin Borneo, Madelyn Kurt
EDGE: Avery Gilbert, Jenifer Perez
Innovation: Lucas Bordenkecher, Darrien Herbert, Keely Jones
Key: Jose Cortes, Alonso Covarrubias, Candice Moedano, Jordyne Pitts
University: Cameron Alexander, Jonathan Bethancourth, Makynzee Harris, Selina Tekle
VCA: Brianna Lucas, Camryn Moody, Sergio Palacio-Ornelas, Janai Stubblefield
WNGC: Marilyn Colindres-Vasquez, Ernesto Toribio
Finals Schedule 2016
Day 2 - May 31st (even) - Periods 2, 4, 6, and 8
Day 3 - June 1st (odd) - Periods 1, 3, 5, and 7
Day 4 - June 2nd (even) - Periods 2, 4, 6, and 8
The following criterion was considered in building the final exam schedule for each semester:
- A normal bell schedule will be used for all four days that final exams are administered.
- It is mandatory that Final Exams be administered by period on the last two days of each semester. On Day 1 and Day 2 of the last week of each semester, part 1 of your final exam will be given or at least a portion of your exam. (Example: Day 1 & Day 2 give a writing portion, Day 3 & Day 4 give a multiple choice, short answer, or performance assessment portion)
- All teachers engage students in meaningful academic activities during times when their classes are not scheduled to take a final exam.
Get Ready for Summer Lunch!!
Dates: Wednesday, June 8 - Friday, July 22 (no meals on July 4)
All children ages 18 and younger may participate at no charge!
For more information, please check the MSD of Wayne Township website for a link to the locations and serving times, or call the Child Nutrition Office at 988-7950.
Straight A's and Honor Rolls
Contact BD NGC
School Hours: 8:15am - 3:20pm
Main Phone Line: 317.988.7500