BHMS Weekly Paws Pamphlet

September 9, 2019- September 13, 2019

Reengaging the Village

At BHMS we have decided to exhibit CPRS: Consistent, Pride, Respectful, and Supportive. In order for this to occur, we must remember that our focus and goal is on doing what is best for our students. If we are putting our students first and remaining professional then the village is one that will thrive and be prosperous. I challenge each of you this year to commit to providing the instruction in your classroom that you would like for your own child (or niece/nephew) to receive. Let's commit to reengaging the village and motivating our students to learn.


Please remember to accurately take student attendance in each class period. It is vital that we know which students are in our building each day.

When signing a hall pass in the agenda for students, please make sure that they have properly filled out the hall pass stating their destination. Students must have a hall pass to leave your class room.

Please continue to use the Ipad located in the office suite to sign-in and out each day. If for some reason the Ipad does not work, please sign in on the paper sign-in sheet on the desk.

Please make sure that you are utilizing Educators Handbook to document both minor and major discipline concerns. The hall monitors should only be utilized to remove students from classrooms when there is a major incident. If a hall monitor is asked to remove a student then the incident should be recorded as a major incident in Educators Handbook.

Please email any item that you would like to include in the announcements by 8:00 am each morning to Dr. Nash. Email is the most efficient way for getting the announcements read.

Please remember that the expectation is that we have bell-to-bell instruction. There should never be a time in which students have nothing to do in a classroom. Please make sure that you over plan. Our students are not in a position where we can afford to waste a single minute of instructional time. Our achievement scores are the biggest indicator of this. If you need assistance coming up with additional assignments please see your academic coach or an administrator.

Please make sure that you do not cover your classroom windows or office windows. This is a safety hazard.

Now that each homeroom teacher has a class set of books, the expectation is that you establish a SSR period in the morning during home room. As students begin to enter your classroom from breakfast, please have them read. Because this is something new, it will require you staying on students to ensure that it is occurring. Please explain to them the purpose behind the reading and how it will ultimately help them be better readers and thus more successful in their academics.

"AYEE, Aight!!!"

The administrative team has been out and about and has noticed a lot of great things happening in our building. Kudos to the following staff members, we noticed your greatness:

-Our co-teachers and paraprofessionals for stepping up this week and helping to cover classes without substitutes.

-Mr. Duncan for helping to get class sets of novels in the hands of our homeroom teachers.

-The PBIS team for being engaged at the Booster training.

-Ms. Brown, Mr. Smith, and Ms. Evans-Daniels for organizing the after school and before school programs.

-The connections teachers and both counselors for helping out with the attendance incentive.

**We know that there are many other staff members who are doing phenomenal things in the classroom and we can't wait to see them.

Intervention Schedule

The intervention schedule for this week is as follows:

Monday - Leader in Me (email from Allen)

Tuesday-ELA lesson

Wednesday- Reading lesson

Thursday- Social Studies lesson

Friday- Science lesson

*Just a reminder that the math teachers on each team will only teach math during the intervention period (Tuesday through Friday). This will give them time to provide remediation to their students based on observed needs. All other teachers should follow the above schedule during the intervention period.

Jeans on Fridays!

Just a reminder that there are two options for you to wear Jeans on Fridays:

Option 1: Become a member of the Sunshine Committee. The cost for certified staff members is $40 and the cost for classified staff members is $25. The deadline to join the Sunshine Committee is September 30. See Mrs. Brezial

Option 2: Pay $2.00 each Friday that you decide to wear jeans. See Mrs. Brezial


In an effort to provide our students with more extracurricular activities, we have finalized our club list and sponsors. Thanks to each of you who took on the challenge to sponsor one or more clubs for our students this year. The list is below. If there is a club or organization missing from the list please let Dr. Nash know. We will look at getting students signed up for these clubs and the qualifications by the end of September and will create an in-school club rotation schedule beginning in the month of October.























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Food for Thought...

You never know what our students are struggling with and when they act out in class it may actually be a cry for help.
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