Edition 18 - Week of January 18th
We will miss you Michael Martin...
Dear teachers & staff:
We will miss Officer Martin at BHS. He is a great officer, but more than that, he is a great mentor, educator, and friend. Sometimes we are called places for reasons that are not clear at the time. We have to believe that he has been called from us for a reason that will help others. Our loss is definitely Smyrna West's gain. See you later, Michael.
Dr. Leisa Justus
Principal, Blackman High School
NEW MEMBERS OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
We are now members of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. If you haven't looked at their site, it has a lot of information pertinent to education in our area. Especially, take a look at the Economic & Workforce tab and then the Building Tomorrow's Workforce tab - look at the information on educators and learners. Interesting!
The Chamber of Rutherford County promotes economic development and a quality of life to benefit all residents of Rutherford County.
Rutherford County Schools In-Service Requirements for 2015 - 2016
The link below will take you to the School Station Login page. Enter your username and password and then choose PD Bulletin in the Scheduler box.
Collegiate Academy Needs Your Assistance....Can You Help?
Teachers, we need You!
Later this month, students, who recently applied to the Collegiate Academy, will need to be interviewed and their writing samples reviewed. This is where you come in! We need all the help we can get and would love for you to be apart of this!
From January 19th - January 27th (with the exception of January 22nd - that's a Friday!) we need volunteers to stay after school 3:30 - 6:00.
If you would like to help us out just one day or multiple that would be simply fantastical! Click the link below and sign up for the date(s)/position that you'd like to help with!
Blackman High Spa Day!
Come relax in appreciation for all you do!
Wednesday, January 27th
*Please be sure to reserve your time on the sign-up sheet by calling Mrs. Macknyk at 22902.
Each session will have a beginning and an end and will last about 20-30 minutes.
Your Spa Escape will include:
Extreme Repair Hand Therapy: reflexology hand & arm massage
Award Winning Healing Lip Mask: say goodbye to dry, chapped lips
Renewing and Healing Instant Manicure Hand Treatment
Indian Peppermint Aromatherapy: eliminate headaches and sinus pressure
Heated Neck Wraps: release stress and tension in your neck and shoulders
Guided Relaxation, Relaxing Spa Music, Mini Shoulder Massage & More
Teacher Spotlight....Renee Delbridge
Renee’ Delbridge – Happily married to Tom Delbridge for over 20 years. He is my best friend! We love to spend time on our boat in the summer and we love Mexico. We started traveling about 8 years ago and really enjoy the all-inclusive resorts.
We have three beautiful daughters between us:
Ashley Morgan Delbridge (age 34) is a Nurse Anesthetist and she currently lives in Boston MA.
Courtney Ellen Clardy (age 27) is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Ashley Renee Rowland (age 25) is an H R Supervisor for Calsonic. Both of them live in Shelbyville (Flat Creek) with their families.
We have two adorable grandsons:
Nolan just turned 3 and Hunter will be 2 in June. Their mom, Courtney, is also expecting identical twins in June of this year! Four children under the age of 4! AND my Ashley is expecting her first baby boy in May! I’m going to have a wonderful, exciting and busy summer.
This is my 26th year of teaching Marketing and being a DECA Advisor. My most recent hobby is knitting. And I’ve always loved to sing and dance.
Teacher Spotlight....Diane Brewer
Diane Brewer, I married my high school sweetheart! We have been married for thirty-two years. We have three wonderful sons. We live on a farm with around seventy cows and calves. We care for our cows by giving them their shots. I have experienced helping two cows give birth to their calves. Our dog is a black lab. His name is buddy. I have lived in Rutherford county all of my life. I am a graduate of Smyrna High School where I was a cheerleader. I had my children then went to college, and graduated from Cumberland University in 2014. This is my second year at BHS, and love it! I love coaching the dance team. In my spare time, I like to work in my yard, and do a little gardening.
I will send you a picture tomorrow if that is okay.
Teacher Spotlight...Gayle Dawson
The reason I say what little free time is I also teach night classes at Motlow State Community College and oversee the ACT for national test dates.
FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT...
January 19th- January 30th
Block Days - Counselors will meet with English classes to do short registration discussion.
If counselors are unable to reach all classes during the block days we will meet the week of January 25th
*Our goal is to meet with three classes in one period
February 1st- February 12th
INOW online registration open. Students will register at home using the registration form and instructions given to them during the discussion with the counselor.
*A counselor will be available in the library during primetime each day for registration help and to answer questions.
February 12th February 16th
Counselors will identify students not yet registered and assist those student with registration in the library.
Verification forms will be sent home
*Deadline for parent override is March 4th.
Signed verification forms with any changes are due to the counseling office.
*Parent override form is required to take a course beyond the teacher recommended level.
Shmoop is Back!
All teachers are encouraged to use Shmoop with their students for ACT Prep and/or AP Prep. Check your email for instructions for creating teacher and student accounts. You will hear more at the February faculty meeting. Want individual assistance? See Holly!
Does your subject have ExamView question banks? If so, one person in each PLC can give the question bank CD to Holly. She will place the banks in Teacher Apps so they will be readily available to the PLC. She will return your cd to you, so make sure your name is on it.
January Technology Inservices at BHS
1/20 3:45-5:15 Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About - Motivate Students with Audio and Video in the Classroom
1/26 3:45-5:15 Infographics- A Digital Research Project Alternative
Click here for more information: http://edtechhunter.weebly.com/professional-development.html
Click here to sign up: https://schstation.rcs.k12.tn.us/rutherford/ss5/login.php
Tech Minute - Zaption
Watch this week’s instructional technology minute highlighting Zaption. Create or find interactive videos that will support your classroom instruction with Zaption.
Would you like to watch more Tech Minute videos? Go to your email > Click on the Waffle in the upper left hand corner > Video > Channels > Technology Minute
Edmodo Can Now Be Connected to Office 365
Did you know that you and your students can now log into Edmodo using your Office 365 account? Click here for more info! Still have questions? See Holly!
SEND US YOUR NEWS!!!
Jan 19th – Ms Ferguson
Jan 20th – Mr Weeks
Jan 22nd – Ms Wilson