The Freshman Focus
September 30, 2019
Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center
There are lots of great things happening at the Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center!! Our Fall Sports are in full swing with athletes competing and representing our community in Girls Golf, Volleyball, Football, Cross Country and Soccer. In addition, our Marching Band has been busy performing each weekend, while our Orchestra and Choir students are hosting their first performances of the year. We have students engaged in a wide range of extra curricular activities and we know this is a powerful piece for the success of our students.
Another way for students to get involved is after school clubs. A full list of these clubs is available on our website and as you will see, we have a wide range of opportunities for students to connect. We want your students to be engaged and involved here at school and extra curricular activities are one of the most powerful avenues for students to connect with their school. Please encourage and support your students as they express interest in getting involved.
Finally, our after school study table program continues with each academy hosting at least one day where a staff member is available for support and assistance after the school day. This is a great way to get caught up or ensure your student does not get behind.
We are quickly approaching our first 9 week report card and with that our annual student led conferences. The conferences will take place on Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th. It is our goal to have 100% of our parents come in to review their student's progress during the first 9 weeks of their freshmen year. This is a powerful tool for students to showcase what they have achieved and to continue conversations about what it takes to be successful. You should have received more detailed information from the individual academies over the last few days to complete the scheduling process. We look forward to meeting with you during this time.
Some of you will also be receiving information regarding our Fall Intersession. The intersession will take place during the first week of our two week Fall Break, October 14-18. During this time we will focus on accelerating the learning of students who are behind. More detailed information on intersession will be passed along in the next few weeks for each student directly impacted.
Thank you for your continued support as we work to ensure that each of our students is successful.
Steve Samuel, Principal Ninth Grade Center
Veterans' Day Ceremony
Oct. 4-5 - Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 5 - Freshman Homecoming Game and Dance
Oct. 9 & 10 - Student Led Conferences, 3:40-7pm
Oct. 11 - Staff vs Students Volleyball game, 2pm
Oct. 14 - School Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Oct. 14 - 25 - Fall Break
Oct. 14-18 - Intersession
Oct. 21 - 25 - NGC Office closed
Oct. 28 - Classes Resume
Oct. 29 - Straight A Luncheon, 11:30am
Each week there are multiple athletic events at home and away. To see this schedule check the HS Athletics webpage: http://bdhs.wayne.k12.in.us/athletics/
Intersession - Week of October 14
Each day classes will begin at 8:30 and dismiss at noon. Students will be served a "grab and go" breakfast and will also be given a lunch sack.
We look forward to this opportunity to provide that extra lift to our students. Our goal is to keep every student on track to earn all possible credits this semester.
Giant Club members are characterized by the following traits:
Students of the Month - September
Adrenaline: Joshua Hinkle, Rolando Mota, Terryn Polk, Ella Rench
Imagination: Allison Flores, Alex Lama
Innovation: Emily Ashcraft, Roman Girmay, Brandon McCune
Key: Victor Cuevas, Kaylee Garcia-Escobar, Brooklynn Sharp, Taylor Thompson
University: Jennifer Aguilar-Mendoza, Jason Garcia-Fuentes, Nicholas Graves, Summer Henderson
VCA: Cody Bean, Ryan Eilenstein, Diara Leonard, Ailym Soto-Sequeda
WNGC: Maygin Brammer, Nick Gilliland
Contact BD NGC
School Hours: 8:15am - 3:20pm
Main Phone Line: 317.988.7500