The Bledsoe Beat
Growing students socially, emotionally, and academically.
Bledsoe's New Principal, Mrs. Klingenberg, learns our School Song!
FISD Safety Information
Our Focus: Identification, Intervention and Protection
What we do:
- SRO's at all middle and high schools
- Direct patrol (officers complete reports at campuses)
- Lunch provided on campus for all police departments
- Two lock down drills per semester
- Lock-down switch at front door for all campuses
- Camera access for front office staff
- SAFER (situation awareness for emergency responses - see below)
- Collaboration with City of Frisco, Frisco Police and Frisco Fire to review SAFER
- Joint campus SAFER drills with Frisco Police and Frisco Fire
- Watch Dog Dads program (elementary schools)
- Substitute teacher Active Shooter Training
- National Incident Management Training (principals and assistant principals)
- Region 10 safety and security audits
- Unannounced campus security checks (FISD security team)
- Choose to Care (anonymous tip line)
- High School Student Ambassador program (grades 10-12) group meets regularly and discusses safety concerns and ideas. Goal is to create an environment where students feel they belong.
- Formed a High School Security Group (27 members of all high school campuses)
- Annual Safe Schools Survey (grades 8 and 11)
- Safety and Security meetings with all principals and directors
- Formed a High School Principal Committee to explore safety and security ideas.
Information on S.A.F.E.R. Program
Situational Awareness for Emergency Response (S.A.F.E.R.) is an innovative partnership with the City of Frisco that gives police, firefighters and emergency responders live access to cameras inside and outside all Frisco ISD schools, including those in Plano, McKinney and Little Elm.
Should an emergency occur, first responders have immediate access to campus floor plans, photos, contact information and much more from inside their squad cars, fire trucks and ambulances. This knowledge would be critical in an actual emergency, giving personnel the ability to plan and prepare in real time, identify the best way to address the situation and minimize any damage.
Before the S.A.F.E.R. program, first responders relied on paper maps, lists and documents. Now they simply pull up a software program on mobile data computers.
Student safety is our top priority!
Poem in Your Pocket Day - Wednesday, April 25th
April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate the joy of reading and writing poetry, Bledsoe is participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day. Students will choose poems at school to carry in their pockets and share throughout the day, or they are welcome to write their own poems at home and bring them to school to share. Just be sure that it is a short poem that can fit in a pocket. Students are encouraged to wear clothing with POCKETS on Wednesday, April 25th to celebrate!
In Honor of Earth Day, we had a plastic bag challenge to collect plastic bags for recycling. The goal of the challenge was to collect plastic bags so that we keep them from garbage and waterways and educate our Bledsoe community on the 3R's - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We are thrilled to share the results of the contest! The school collected 131 pounds of plastic bags in 5 days. The 131 pounds of bags approximately translates to over 8500 bags! We are so impressed with our students enthusiasm and support!!
Earth Day Plastic Bag Challenge Winner
Mrs. Robinson’s class won by collecting 15.3 lbs of plastic bags and was closely followed by Ms. Reed's class whol collected 13.8 lbs of bags. Overall fourth grade collected the most bags followed by Kinder. They were neck to neck on this contest. Together these 2 grades accounted for more than 53% of our total collection. Rockstars!
April 27th Clean it and Green It
May 1st Kinder Kickoff
May 7th - 11th Teacher Appreciation Week
May 14th - May 16th No Visitors for STAAR
May 14th 3rd and 4th STAAR Math
May 15th 3rd and 4th STAAR Reading