Edition 4 - Week of September 7th
A reminder and an update on Primetime:
- Teachers should not do "new" teaching during Primetime. Remember, students may be pulled from your class in order to go for help in another subject - and they should be allowed to go and not be penalized for missing "new" instruction during Primetime, which is for remediation/intervention/enrichment.
- Priority days were requested for Primetime by some faculty:
- M - Math
- T - English
- W - Science and Social Studies
- Th - all courses
- F - all courses
- M - Math
Have a wonderful and restful long weekend!
Dr. Leisa Justus
Principal, Blackman High School
In the news....
Do you have questions about the educational climate at the state level right now? Are you curious about how joining a national, state, and local education association can help you? We are pleased to host a council of UniServs from TEA here at Blackman High School Wednesday , September 9th in the Media Center from 3:30-4:30.
Congratulations to Coach Lee & his wife with the birth of their new daughter Ruby Mae!
Thank you Coach Watson and coaching staff for our football t-shirts...we love them!
From the Counseling Department...
Junior and senior teachers please announce:
College Planning Night will be held on Thursday, Sept. 10th at 6 p.m. in the BHS auditorium. We will go over the college application process and financial aid, including the HOPE scholarship and the TN Promise. Admission representatives from many different schools will be present to talk with students.
Picture Dates & Locations
Sept 24 - Fall Makeups - Auxiliary Gym - 1/2 day by announcement
Nov 4 - Last day for seniors to get formal and casual sessions at Loveless Photography
Nov 5 - Senior Formal and Casual (for those who didn't take over the summer) - Cafeteria - After Dismissal (11:45) - Announcements and sign-ups will be closer to the date.
Nov 6 - Club Picture Day - Main Gym - All Day by announcement (ordered list will be sent by email)
Feb 26 - Spring Pictures - Auxiliary Gym - As long as needed (1/2 day)
Feb 26 - Senior Cap and Gown - Main Gym Lobby - All day through English classes
April 13 - Junior Orientation with Loveless - Auditorium - Prime Time
November 5th PLC date. PD will start at 3 and finish before 5. 2 hours credit.
See Ms. Pina for more details.
Smart Steps RC Employee Wellness Program
Watch this week’s instructional technology minute highlighting the Delve feature in Office 365.
iNow - Adding Extra Points for H, AH, and AP Classes
Follow this link for instructions on how to add extra points in iNow for your honors, advanced honors, and AP classes. The extra points are not added automatically. Let Holly know if you have any questions or problems.
No Technician Next Week
Next week, all RCS technicians will be working to complete cabling projects around the county that are needed to prepare computer labs for the upcoming online testing. That means that our hard-working tech, Carl Miller, won’t be here. Continue to send emails firstname.lastname@example.org to report technology problems. Thank you for your patience!
Computer Lab Calendars
You may have noticed that the lab calendars are now filled with many testing dates. It is necessary to reserve the labs for all dates within the testing windows. Later, we may realize that we don't need to test on every date within a testing timeframe. If we see that not all dates are needed, we will release the labs for others to use.
Instructional Technology Survey
Ms. Hunter would like to provide you with instructional technology services at times and on topics that you and your students need. Please complete this instructional technology needs assessment by Thursday September 3. Thank you!
Mr Turner – Sept 7
Ms Brown – Sept 8