Board Report November 2014

Learning for Life

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Rachel's Challenge visits Bolivar R-1

I cannot share enough gratitude for Stacey Ramsey, the students in the FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club, and all the community sponsors that supported the program. What we experienced on Wednesday was the culmination of months and months of planning for this event. It's an incredible story and one that has power to transform lives. I look forward to seeing the way Rachel's Challenge continues to have a positive impact on our school.

Veterans Day Assembly features Shades of Blue jazz band

The annual Veteran's Assembly was a tremendous success. The Air Force Jazz Band Shades of Blue was with us again this year, and they gave an incredible performance. Student Council, under the leadership of Gina Lawson, coordinated the event. Thanks also to AFJROTC. They did a flag folding ceremony during the program. Randy Jones and the digital imaging students created a video tribute and Chorus Line sang the National Anthem. As I greeted each Veteran and family, they commented how special they felt and how much they appreciated the assembly. Our student body was completely respectful and attentive during the program.
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Red Ribbon Week

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Red Ribbon Week Activities

BHS celebrated a drug free lifestyle with a variety of activities sponsored by FCCLA. We held a door decorating contest, had themed dress-up days, an assembly, and a picture of students forming a giant red ribbon. It was a great week of activities!

The Wizard of Oz thrilled audiences at BHS!

Teachers have developed goals around three priorities

Each teacher at BHS has developed a personal learning plan and has met with the principals to share their goals. The goals must tie to three priorities leadership team has established for the building: literacy, instructional strategies, and technology.

At our faculty meeting in October, the staff discussed the goal of making one traditional paper/pencil unit assessment into a project/problem based assessment. We are challenging teachers to have students creating the types of products in the classroom that reflect what professionals in the discipline actually do in their work.

We continue to emphasize the 4 C's of 21st Century learning: communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Digital Learning Committee

The digital learning committee has not met recently as we were waiting for vendors to provide devices for our teachers and students to review. The devices arrived late last week and we collected feedback at the building.

During open house, a meeting was held for parents to learn more about this planning process.

Dr. Dial, Dr. Monroe, and Dr. Geurin met with student leadership to discuss 1:1 at BHS.
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October Attendance

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October Discipline

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