BHMS Weekly Paws Pamphlet

August 19, 2019-August 23, 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.

Reminders....

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.


The class change rotation schedule went well this week. Please continue to remind students of the order of the periods they will attend for the day. The schedule is also attached.


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.

"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:

-Mr. Davis for facilitating an interactive game of Jeopardy relating to the 5 themes of geography in his classes.

-Mr. Chambers for utilizing Mrs. Cents to help students remember types of energy.

-Ms. Parker for thinking outside the box to help students learn the 5 regions by creating raps, poems, and songs.

-Ms. A. Jackson for demonstrating affirmative checking.

-Ms. Smith for having a very engaging class discussion on economy and location.

-Ms. Hagins for having a well-managed classroom and engaging lesson on informative writing.

-Mr. Wimes for ensuring that his students worked hard on his classroom assessment and took the test seriously.

-Ms. Williams for creating a Forms document to maintain the restorative discipline data.

-Officer Redd for his presence in the building and willingness to counsel students who make poor decisions.

-Mr. Jackson, Mr. Pennymon, and Ms. Lyons for being full engaged in the hallways and helping to diffuse situations.

**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 (emailed by Ms. Hefner)

Tuesday- ELA strategies building wide

Wednesday- Math strategies building wide

Thursday- Social Studies focus building wide

Friday- Science focus building wide.

**The last week of the month will be a 100% character education focus during intervention. Each lesson that week will focus on Character Ed. We have to begin teaching our students how to think differently about conflict and how to diffuse situations instead of escalating them.

Jeans on Fridays!

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

Option 1: Purchase the REACH for Jeans Pass to support our local middle school students. Remember a student from each Middle School in the district will receive a $10,000 college scholarship. The cost is $25 for a booklet of 5 passes. See Mrs. Brezial before the deadline of September 6, 2019.


Option 2: Become a member of the Sunshine Committee. The cost for certified staff members is $40 and the cost for classified staff members is $25. See Mrs. Brezial


Option 3: Pay $2.00 each Friday that you decide to wear jeans. See Mrs. Brezial

Extra, Extra, Need Club Sponsors.....

In an effort to provide our students with more extracurricular activities, we would like to organize more clubs at our school. We discussed this briefly during pre-planning and compiled you will find a list of clubs/organizations that students have expressed interest in joining. Please let Dr. Nash know if you are interested in sponsoring or co-sponsoring one of the clubs listed in the document. #reconnectingthevillage
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Full Moons and Student Behavior

Myth or Fact? You be the judge. The remaining dates for full moons this school year are below:

9/13/19

10/13/19

11/12/19

12/12/19

01/10/20

02/09/20

03/09/20

04/07/20

05/07/20

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The Why

Lastly, as we persevere through the many challenges that we face, I ask that you remember your "why," because it will help you make it through the day. The "why" for many of us is the kids like these in the picture above who are so excited about being leaders in the building that they were eager to pitch me their plan of how students can be more active and lead initiatives in the building. The students we serve really are great kids, they just need us to help them reach their full potential. I'm ready to make that difference, even if it's only two at a time. Are you?