Blaze Bulletin

Edition 4 - Week of September 7th


Dear teachers,

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

Have a wonderful and restful long weekend!

Dr. Leisa Justus

Principal, Blackman High School



In the news....

September 14th through the 18th is Surprise Drill Week for RCS. Please expect a drill that week at some point.

TEA UniServ

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!

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Thank you Coach Watson and coaching staff for our football t-shirts...we love them!

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On December 9-11, 2015, TETA will put on TETC for classroom teachers. The Conference will focus on using technology in the classroom to enhance student learning. The Conference will be in Murfreesboro at the Embassy Suites Conference Center. Information about this conference can be found

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


Primetime - On Thursdays, the Character Ed lesson will begin after students move to their primetime locations

Literacy PD

Literacy PD - recommended for all subjects with literacy standards. This is the best quick overview of strategies to use when teaching reading/writing in your content area. You will leave with handouts and ideas you can implement immediately! This is great for our kids. I strongly encourage you to attend this one....

November 5th PLC date. PD will start at 3 and finish before 5. 2 hours credit.

BHS Fundraiser....

Display Blackman pride in your front yard by purchasing a yard sign....

See Ms. Pina for more details.

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Smart Steps RC Employee Wellness Program

Employees are welcome to participate on September 9th from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm in the Assistant Principal's Conference room in the Front Office.
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Tech Minute


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.

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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 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!

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Mr Turner – Sept 7

Ms Brown – Sept 8