Blackhawk Pride Newsletter

Middle and High School 2015-2016 2nd Edition

Newsletter Highlights

  • Message from the Principal's Office
  • Handbook Highlights
  • Winter Break
  • Blackhawk
  • Twitter and Remind Sign ups

Message from the Principal's Office

Parents and Guardians,

We have almost completed first semester!!

Veteran's Day assembly was a huge success! We have had a lot of success in sports, cheer, choir, band, scholar bowl, FFA, TSA, FCCLA and FBLA. A lot of dedication to sports and activities are happening at the Middle and High School. "The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) shows that student success is directly linked to student involvement. "Students who are actively involved in sports and activities usually perform better in academics. Adrian School District has always done a great job of including students in their activities, please help us continue this involvement.

Teachers are working on developing curriculum and assessments in their classrooms so we continue to work on improving student achievement. Many thanks to the hard work that our teachers put into their curriculum, lesson, and most importantly their students.

Handbook Highlights: BACKPACKS - Due to the amount of travel within our school we are allowing students to carry their backpacks with them throughout the day. Students seem to enjoy this freedom and investment in trust. We hope that students can use this privilege to maintain other school rules. Just as a reminder NO outside food and drinks are to be brought into the school. Please help in maintaining these guidelines.

Attendance - Reminder that our attendance policy has changed. Students need to be at school every day in order to stay academically challenged and motivated to achieve in school. Please support our attendance effort!!

We want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! Enjoy time with family and friends during the winter break!! We plan on seeing everyone ready for a new semester on January 5, 2016.

Mr. Lewis & Mrs. Baker

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Blackhawk time is a study hall time for students to complete assignments, study for tests, meet with teachers to gain knowledge and skills in a particular area, and time to read. We realize that students are busy and hope that this time is helpful so students can be successful in their classes. We continue to strive to help ALL students be successful in their classes. In order to do this we need to constantly look at schedules and student achievement to ensure that we are doing what is best for the majority of the students.
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Counselors' Corner

Testing: The next ACT test date is February 6th with a registration deadline of January 8th. Please see Mrs. Glynn if you need a fee waiver or practice book.

ACT Prep - The next University of Central Missouri ACT preparatory class will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd and students should register by Friday, March 11th. The UCM class costs $25. There are also preparatory classes available during Blackhawk time.

State ACT - Juniors will participate in the state ACT test on Tuesday, April 19th. Registration for this ACT test will be completed at school.

College Visits: All juniors and seniors have two college visit days. Please see Janice for the form prior to your attendance.

Scholarships are available on the school website. Look for the quick link to the scholarship page in the announcement column of the Adrian High School Homepage (

FAFSA: Seniors it's time to register for a FSA ID. This will serve as your signature when completing the FAFSA. At least one parent will also need an ID. This can be accessed from the website. Once your parents' taxes are finished, the 2016-2017 FAFSA can be completed.

Dual Credit: Students interested in taking a dual credit class next year must have an ACT math score of 22 or higher. If you are interested in taking dual credit during the 2016-2017 school year you should register for the February, April, or June ACT tests.

Cass Career Center: Mrs. Quinley, the CCC counselor, will be presenting to sophomores and juniors in January regarding available programs. Applications for students planning to attend Cass Career Center will be due on Thursday, February 11th.

If you have any questions, please contact Chancy Glynn at or 297-4460.

Nurse Notes

  • Just as a reminder ALL prescription and over-the-counter medication must come to the nurse's office to be given out during the day.
  • Flu season is upon us so please remember to have students wash their hands often to prevent sickness from spreading.
  • Health Forms are in the nurse's office if needed.

Contact Susan Ferguson if you have any questions 816-297-2710 x 4006

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