Weekly Warrior Bulletin

May 13, 2016

Happy Birthday!

Mindy Welty ~ May 15

Sherry Hamilton ~ May 19

Eyes Open, Ears Alert, Presence Visible

Many, many thanks to the all those staff who have been ever present and vigilant to ensure the safety and well-being of our students!

We can only do this end-of-the-year thing successfully by working together and controlling the culture, so let's keep it up, Warrior team! We can do this! We are the best!

Congratulations, Jackie and the Leo Club!

The Leo Club won an MSEA Community Grant! In addition to the $600 we received in donations from local organizations, we'll use this money to work on the courtyard and create a giant flowerbed in the form of a "B" on the slope behind the school, visible from Maple Ave. The plans are in the works!

Great Art!

Be sure to go see Kristen Green's students' art show at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. The opening reception is Sunday, May 8th 2-4. The show runs until Monday May 23.

Are you social?

Have you contributed to our school social fund yet this year? If not, please consider a $25 contribution and additional donations to go toward our wonderful retirees' gifts.

Thank you!


IPAD & NOW MacBook Modules

Take the iPad Modules

Take the MacBook Modules


MSDE courses were sent to all teachers on May 1st. Teachers will be able to register for these courses from May 1st – May 15th and these courses will be offered at specific times in the summer. Teachers who need the reading courses or special education courses are HIGHLY encouraged to take advantage of these free online courses. Our reading courses and special education courses are only offered at specific times throughout the year and teachers should not miss out on these valuable opportunities. Pay is not available for MSDE courses.

WCPS Professional Development

Don't miss out on improving your practice! WCPS is offering all kinds of professional learning opportunities. Click here to see your options and register.

How to Request an iPad App

If you would like to request that an app be placed on the iPads, please use this form:


Don't forget to "UPDATE" your classes regularly in Synergy in Gradebook Setup!


See the most up to date schedule at this link!

Save the Date

Tue, May 17 - 7pm: BHS Band Concert - Auditorium

Wed, May 18 - 3:30pm: School Climate Meeting - Orendi's room

Thu, May 19 - 7pm: BMS and BHS Chorus Concert - Aud

Mon, May 23 - 7:30am: Department Leader Meeting

Wed, May 25 - 10am: Junior Class Meeting - Auditorium

Thu, May 26 - State Track Meet (leave early)

Thu, May 26 - 4th and 5th period College Algebra exam

Thu, May 26 - 7pm: BHS Orchestra Concert - Auditorium

Mon, Jun 6: Faculty Meetings

End of Year Calendar

May 23 - 2nd period Auditorium Senior Meeting Pick up grad materials

May 23 - 6th period Senior Final Exams

May 24 - 1st & 4th pds Senior Final Exams

May 24 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Auditorium Senior Awards Night

May 25 - 3rd & 5th pds Senior Final Exams

May 26 - 2nd pd Senior Final Exams

May 27 - All day Senior Final Exams Make Ups

May 27 - Final Day for Seniors (SR. LOCKER CLEAN-OUT 8:45am - RECYCLE/REPURPOSE)

May 31 - 9:00 a.m. ARCC HCC Dress Rehearsal for Graduation Seniors in full dress; Myerly & Lowe to attend

May 31 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hager Hall Senior Sports Awards Banquet

June 1 - 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Auditorium Seniors Meet in regalia Will run through BMS and BES high fiving younger kids - new tradition

June 1 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ARCC HCC Grad Rehearsal

June 1 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Auditorium Baccalaureate

June 2 - 6:20 p.m. ARCC HCC Grads Line Up

June 2 - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ARCC HCC Graduation Staff is encouraged to dress in regalia and attend

June 3 - 1st & 4th pds Final Exams

June 6 - 2nd & 5th pds Final Exams

June 7 - 3rd & 6th pds Final Exams (LOCKER CLEAN-OUT 8:45am - RECYCLE/REPURPOSE)

June 8 - 8:45 - 9:48 a.m. (periods 1 & 2) GYM Awards Assembly Teachers will get instructions soon

June 8 - Pds 3 - 6 Final Exam Make Ups - Teachers may pull students from other classes to do make up exams

June 8 - 1:00 p.m. Students Dismissed

June 9 - Teachers' last day - Pot Luck Lunch

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Many thanks to Bethanne, Ashley, Kelly, Renee, and Katie for hosting a last minute student observer request!

Thank you to Wendy Strunk for all her hard work with and dedication to my 9th graders!

Kudos to Jayne for ALL you do to help us keep it together EVERY day!

Thank you to Leslie Lemon, Lifesaver! It's great of you to allow another class to use your lab for testing, and it is much appreciated.

A heartfelt thank you to Administration, the Social Committee, Viki, and Beth Bell for recognizing me during Nurses week, and Nat'l School Nurses Day!

Kudos to Beth Downin for balancing all of her many duties and finding time to help new and non-tenured teachers succeed!

Kudos to all AP Teachers for the preparation of your students!

Kudos to Adam Parry and Ashley Wisner for providing HSA resources for a colleague in need!

Thank you to Dawn Spitzer for being such a fun friend and colleague.

Thank you to Michelle B. for keeping one of my at-risk students on the straight and narrow.

MANY kudos to Carolyn Lopez for working so tirelessly with our “Great Dane.”

Thanks to Matt, Garth, Emily, Bethanne, Ashley, Alex, and Belinda for coming to the Prom.

Kudos to Justin Bright, Emily DeMartino, Beth Downin, Justin Baker, and Molly Shearer for class coverages. Thanks for your professionalism and willingness!

Kudos to Prom organizer: Mischelle Colella (awesome job!)

Kudos to Prom Chaperones: Star Hamilton, Emily DeMartino, Alex Weakland, Ashley Wisner, Bethanne Radomski, Matt Wink, and Garth Fazio. You all rock! Thanks for being there for the kids!

Kudos to Mrs. Ours for all her hard work on the NHS banquet and Mr. Fazio for being the guest speaker!

Kudos to Mrs. Lowery for her hard work with the athletic schedules and patience with playoff weather nightmares. Hang in there the sun will shine when it’s all over! Go BHS!

Kudos to Ms. Sarah Hamilton for SGA Prom Promise assembly and all the work that went into that. Thanks for keeping our kids safe and sane!

Kudos to Garth Fazio for having my back.

Kudos to Beth Downin for being a wealth of knowledge and support.

Kudos to Michele Baranowske for her continued support with difficult students.

Thanks so much for the period 1 coverage- Chris and Alex.

O’C is the best! Found a genius solution for my HOT/HUMID room! Thanks also for the cool quick-time tech minute. Kudos to Mr. O’Connor for having his students apply their knowledge of inter/intra molecular forces to create real-world problems, with cool results.

Thanks to Miss Radomski for all the help with logistics of HSA review and the whole science team for their assistance. Shout out to Jodi for her remediation teaching sessions.

Thanks to Beth again for being a patient and trustworthy sounding board.

Kudos to MVP for always thinking about what is best for students.

Thanks to “the Justins” for the lively convo about our BHS ducks- sunshine on a cloudy day.

Thank you, Mrs. Colella, for hosting us while we were displaced by AP testing last two weeks.

Thank you to Debbie Blackwell for organizing and attending an extra-circular activity for the Life Skills students to attend a special friends prom at South High and dinner last Friday. They are shining stars with her leading the way!

Thank you to Lauren Clingan and Tracy Salka for their support recently. I'm so glad to share close quarters with you both.

Kudos to Wis, Weakland, Baran, Spaid, Salka, Dr. H, and Wink - you know what for - We are so grateful for your courage!

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