Edition 7 - September 26
Thanks for all of your supervision and energy through homecoming week. The kids really appreciate your enthusiasm and participation! This is just another example of the kind of place this is - it's all about kids!
Fall Break is around the corner. Finish the 9 weeks strong next week with students!
Dr. Leisa Justus
Principal, Blackman High School
New to BHS & Administrative Meetings
October - Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7:45am Connifey-Marlin
November - Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7:45am Justus
December - Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7:45am Lawless/Justus
February - Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7:45am Pedigo
March - Wednesday, Mar. 8, 7:45am Connifey-Marlin/Reed
May - Wednesday, May 3, 7:45am Lawless
Sept. 30 End of 9 weeks
Oct. 3-7 Fall Break
Oct. 11 Grade verification sheets due at 8:30 am
BURKS BOOK INSERVICE.....
FALL BOOK CIRCLE!
Please join us on Tuesday, October 18th, at 3:30 for the book circle discussion of Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education by Ken Robinson! Please just email me to sign up, and I will send you reminders when we get closer to the date. There will be no sign up on School Station; this is in-house only. Please send me two questions/comments/quotations by the day before to focus our discussion. Thank you! Hope to see you at our Fall Book Circle!
Contact Elisa Burks at firstname.lastname@example.org
PILOT TESTING - September 29th
Here Blackman we have a sunshine fund. It allows us to send flowers to staff members in the case of death of a loved one. The fund is getting a little low. It has been a few years since we contributed to the fund so I am asking that you donate. A $5 or $10 donation would be appreciated if you are able to. Please send donations to Ms. Bergen Sheppard and I will forward them to our bookkeepers. Thank you!
Attention: All active Rutherford County employees and spouses covered on the 2016 RC medical plan(with a hire date BEFORE August 1, 2016)
Biometric screenings and online assessments are due by September 30, 2016.
1) Screen– Fasting biometric screening for employees and spouses at MedPoint clinic or your physician between January 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016.
3) Confirm – Confirm Cigna has you listed as complete atwww.mycigna.com in the 2016 date span.
DISPLAY YOUR PARKING PASS!!!!
If you would like to take your classes to the computer lab to sign up and work on Shmoop, Holly will be happy to help. Just let her know a day that is good for your schedule.
No Word application on your computer? No problem! This week’s technology minute will show you how to use your Office 365 account to create or edit a Word document from anywhere you have internet access.https://rcschools.sharepoint.com/portals/hub/_layouts/15/PointPublishing.aspx?app=video&p=p&chid=d9fb8e9a-cf27-40b7-9b34-4471f39cf3ad&vid=d826793a-f26a-49d8-b8fa-de73100e7e81
Create a Survey or Online Form in Your OneDrive
Did you know that you can create an Excel Survey in your OneDrive? It is very similar to a Google Forms but all of the information is stored in your OneDrive, so you only have one login to remember! Learn how at the following link. If you have questions, ask Holly!https://rcschools.sharepoint.com/portals/hub/_layouts/15/PointPublishing.aspx?app=video&p=p&chid=d9fb8e9a-cf27-40b7-9b34-4471f39cf3ad&vid=313ccf32-18d5-4b45-abac-0dffa660ac06
Introducing Quizlet Live: https://vimeo.com/161809207
- If you like Quizlet, you will love Quizlet Live!
- Pick any study set to start Quizlet Live
- Share the join code with the class
- Students are assigned to teams
- Teams sit together and start playing using a laptop or BYOD
- Teams race each other to win
Explore the features here: https://quizlet.com/features/live
Want to learn more? Ask Holly!
BHS PICTURE DATES
Underclassman Fall Makeups – September 27th: 1st – 3rd periods – Auxiliary Gym
Senior Makeup Day – October 27th (Early Dismissal): 11:45 – 3:30 or until finished – Cafeteria
Club Picture Day – November 15th: All Day – Main Gym
Senior Cap and Gown Pictures – February 23rd: During Senior English Classes – Main Gym Lobby
Underclassman Spring Pictures – February 23rd: Announcements by grade – Auxiliary Gym
Junior Orientation (Senior Portrait Meeting) – April 11th: Primetime - Auditorium
Senior 17 Picture
SAVE THE DATE....September 26th 11:00-2:00 p.m. WELLNESS ON WHEELS
Risk Management will be available to the staff to hand out goodies, offer assistance with the online health risk assessment, and give information about the MedPoint clinics. Please stop by the Front Office/AP Conference for more information!
Name this high schooler?
Who is this High Schooler?
And the winner is.....
Tara Bunner...the first to guess Cortney Meadows
AND THE WINNER IS....
Brian Seadorf...the first to guess Chris Yonge
Teacher Spotlight...Mrs. Giacobbi
WORD BRICKS - D HALL