Blair Oaks High School - September 28, 2018
BHS Homecoming - Sept 28
- Friday, September 28th, Blair Oaks Athletic Complex
- Blair Oaks vs Hallsville, 7:00pm
Homecoming Dance - Sept 29
- DANCE will be in the elementary gym from 8 - 11 p.m.
- TICKETS will be sold at the door for $5 per person.
- OUT-OF-SCHOOL DATES must be previously signed up.
- NO JEANS allowed at the dance.
King to be announced at the pep assembly.
Girls from left to right:
Kaylin Berendzen, Lanie Lowry, Lauren Casey, Makenna Kliethermes, Madison Nolph
Boys from left to right:
Marcus Edler, Braydan Pritchett, Nolan Atnip, Nolan Hair, Benner Thomas
Grading and Retake Policy
First, let me thank you for your participation in your child’s success in school. Partnering with you makes us a great team. Second, I want to share with you how we have made our grading more accurate this year. We are putting more emphasis on what students know and a little less emphasis on what they can do.
In year's past, teachers would enter grades into Power School, our school information system, in a variety of different ways. Generally speaking, most would weight assessments vs. assignments based on total points they entered. While this was not necessarily an incorrect way of doing it, teachers found that this would not truly reflect what students knew but more of what they did such as homework and classwork. District-wide we have collaborated towards some consistency with grading policies. In doing so, we have also done our best to build on each grade level in preparation for the upcoming years and expectations.
Grades are placed into two categories: summative or formative. Formative grades include: daily class work, homework assignments, and small quizzes. Summative scores include assessments, quizzes, papers, and large projects. The summative portion of grades is a reflection of what the students have learned or retained over key concepts while the formative is what they can do or show. You may have noticed that your child's overall grade in classes doesn't appear accurate at first glance. Please note an error has not occurred in Power School. Typically, more support is provided from the teacher or parents on formative pieces. While some specific examples have been provided above, teachers can use their discretion as to which category a grade will fall under based on the importance of the assignment/assessment.
Weighted Distribution for Each Grade Level:
3rd-4th Grade - Summative 40%/ Formative 60%
5th Grade - Summative 40%/ Formative 60%
6th Grade - Summative 40%/ Formative 60%
7th Grade - Summative 50%/ Formative 50%
8th Grade - Summative 60%/ Formative 40%
9th-12th Grade - Summative 70%/ Formative 30%
Teachers believe in the importance of students being able to master standards before moving on to the next concept. With this in mind, teachers offer students to retake tests if they are not satisfied with the grade they have earned. Teachers do have different retake policies which may include extra work for practice on more difficult concepts. Some teachers will have parents sign off on a form stating they know their son or daughter is going to retest. All teachers have their retake policy stated on their syllabus. Please encourage your son or daughter to visit with his or her teacher.
Softball Seniors & Parents
(Left to Right) Abby Girard, Peyton Kusgen, Makenna Kliethermes, Kayla Jones, Erin Fennewald, Brooke Boessen, and Kaylin Berendzen
BHS ACT Prep
- ACT prep sign-up will be held on Tuesday, October 2nd, beginning at 7:45 a.m. outside the guidance office.
- ACT prep is open to juniors and seniors. 90 spots are available; once the spots are filled, sign up will be closed. An additional prep week will be offered after school hours in the spring.
- Cost of prep week is $20 and students must have payment when they sign up. Checks should be payable to Blair Oaks School District.
- Dates for prep are Tuesday-10/16, Thursday-10/18, Tuesday-10/23, and Thursday-10/25. The first three days will be spent on instruction, and then on Oct. 25, students will be given a practice ACT test.
This class will be filled with content, testing tips and strategies to help improve your child’s ACT score in English, Reading, Math and Science. The class is offered during the first three periods of the day, and students will report directly to their ACT room. Students will be expected to make up any work they miss in their regular classes.
We recommend that students sign up to take the October 27th National ACT. Students who cannot take the October National ACT can sign up to take the December ACT. NOTE: signing up for Prep week does NOT sign a student up to take the ACT. To sign up to take the ACT go to www.actustudent.org.
During conferences, we invite you to visit the FCCLA chicken dinner fundraiser in the high school cafeteria and the Blood Drive in the high school library.
- October 3 - Financial Aid Night, 6:00 p.m.
- October 4 - Early Release, 12:30 p.m.
- October 10 - PSAT Test, 8:00 a.m.
- October 12 - End of 1st Quarter
- October 12 - Senior Night for Cheer, CC, Dance, and Football
- October 18 - Early Release, 12:30 p.m.
- October 18 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- October 18 - Red Cross Blood Drive, 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- October 18 - Senior Night for Volleyball
- October 19 - No School
- October 16, 18, 23, 25, ACT Prep Days
- October 26 - Picture Retake Day
FUTURE BLOOD DRIVES
- January 9 - Blair Oaks HS Library
- March 24 - St. Stanislaus School