The Freshman Focus

August 31, 2018

Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center

Principal's Corner

We are off to a great start in the 2018-2019 school year. It is hard to believe 5 weeks have already passed since the school year began but, progress reports were distributed on Thursday, 8/30 during Impact period and students should have brought those home to you that evening. While we are on the topic of grades, we are fortunate to have great resources like Skyward Family Access in Wayne Township. Skyward allows parents/guardians to view an up to date grade book for each class their student has, attendance, and contact information. This is a wonderful and convenient way to ensure that you are able to follow up and help your student be successful. Please call the school (317-988-7500) if you have not been able to gain access to Skyward as a parent.


You should also be aware of our study table schedule for each Academy. This is an extremely valuable time for students to work with one of their teachers in a safe environment. We have many students who take advantage of this time to prepare for exams or get caught up on their studies.


We are excited about the great things our students are doing and we look forward to honoring the amazing work they do each and everyday at BDNGC. In a few weeks we will be announcing our first round of Giant Club members. Teachers from each academy will select 25 students who embody the 5 tenets of Giant Club. You can see more information on these characteristics in the newsletter. This is a great honor and one that comes with some occasional free food, free entry into events, and entry into gift card drawings throughout the year. We look forward to honoring our students for doing the right thing all year long!


Steve Samuel, Principal Ninth Grade Center

Upcoming Events:

Sept. 3 - Labor Day, no school

Sept. 10 - School Board Meeting, 6:30pm

Sept. 19 - Picture Retake Day

Sept. 19 - Indy Westside College and Career Fair, 6:30pm

Sept. 24 - School Board Meeting, 6:30pm


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/

Study Tables

Study Tables are held from 3:30-4:15 by each team according to the following schedule. Please talk with your IMPACT period teacher if you have questions about study tables.

Adrenaline: Tuesday (and by appointment0

Imagination: Wednesday

Innovation: Thursday

Key: Tuesday/Thursday

University: Wednesday

VCA: Thursday

WNGC: Wednesday

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Giant Club

Each quarter our academies choose students to be a part of the Giant Club. Each quarter members will get a special treat. Additionally, your Giant Club card will get you free admission to dances!!

Giant Club members are characterized by the following traits:

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Students of the Month - August

Each month the teams of the Ninth Grade Center honor and recognize students who are making good decisions and meeting expectations. Selected students receive a certificate. The following students were selected for the month of August:

Adrenaline: Jasmine Hatcher, Sean Kunkle

Imagination: Donald Clark, Dominique Sweatt

Innovation: Esau Cortez, Wendy Guerra-Aguilar, Haley Ledbetter

Key: Abby Abiola, Anastasia Kowalsky, Charlie Quilliam, Khin Tin

University: Kyle Anderson, Michelle Carlos, Kehinde Oyewole, Joan Salazar-Gonzalez

VCA: Ke'Mora Coleman, Aroria Dawson, Marcus Howard, Tre'Von Taylor

WNGC: Madison Haymond, Danny Huesca

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Contact BD NGC

Office Hours: 7:15am - 4:15pm

School Hours: 8:15am - 3:20pm

Main Phone Line: 317.988.7500

Attendance: 317.988.7600

Website: http://bdfresh.wayne.k12.in.us/