Blaze Bulletin - 6

Edition 6 - Week of September 22nd

Reflections of Homecoming!

Last week was a wonderful homecoming week – the best I’ve ever been associated with. Thanks to stellar planning (Justin Smith and others), teacher involvement (all of you!), and our great students, Blackman High can offer such incredible opportunities like these for our kids - opportunities that many other schools would never even dream of! I met with a parent Friday night at the football game who moved here from another state. She was so impressed with the welcome her daughter has received at Blackman (they loved the 1st day of school pep rally!). She also talked about how much days like last Friday help students build friendships, camaraderie with classmates, and fond memories of high school that will last a lifetime. This mother of a 10th grader was so thankful for Blackman High. So, you should know that your efforts are recognized and appreciated!

Leisa Justus

Principal Blackman High School

justusl@rcschools.net

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School Calendar in iNow

Did you know that our school calendar is now available in iNow? Log in. Look under the "Home" section. Click on "School Events."

TN Promise

We are projecting that we will need 329 mentors to serve the TN Promise applicants in Rutherford County. Currently, we have 96 mentors registered to participate, meaning we still need 233 more!


www.tnachieves.org
BE A MENTOR TODAY!


I (Leisa Justus) have signed up and will attend training on October 7th. Join me!

PSAT Registration

The October 15th PSAT registration is now open. Students may register and pay in the counseling office until the deadline of September 26th. The cost of the test is $17.00 and it will take place in the auditorium.

ACCREDITATION SURVEY

On Tuesday, September 23rd, all students will need to take an online survey during primetime for AdvancED (SACS). It takes about 10 minutes to answer the 39 questions. The survey link is http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/9182353. Students can use their smart phone or classroom computers to complete the survey. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hunter or Mr. Reed.

Thank you!

IMPORTANT REMINDER

Reminder to teachers...close and lock doors at the bell. All students must be in class when the bell rings. Do not allow students to enter your class after the bell rings. You must send students to the attendance office if they are tardy before 1st period, after 1st period send student to the nearest tardy sweep location. We must be consistent to be fair to all of our students.

TVAAS

Please check in your PLCs and determine if anyone needs a TVAAS account set up.

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Tncore.org

Teacher resources

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Faculty/Staff Picture Proofs

Faculty and Staff picture proof sheets/envelopes from Loveless Photography will be placed in your boxes next week. If you would like to order, please fill out the form indicating your pose/package and place your payment in the envelope. If you want the FREE package, fill out the order form indicating which pose you prefer and mark FREE in the Package G total box. Place your orders in Mrs. Stone's mailbox.

Beth Stone

TRAINING ON ZENSEY

This informational meeting will be held in the SLR on Tuesday, 9/23 at 7:30am.

Celebrate My Drive is coming......

Just imagine what BHS could do with $100,000 or even $25,000!?! What could your club, sport, activity, classroom do with a portion of that kind of money!?

Now, imagine that in receiving that amount of money, we also promote and celebrate students who make safe and positive choices as they start driving!

Finally, imagine that Wilson Central (yes, right next door) won the $100,000 last year. It CAN happen here.

Celebrate My Drive is coming…..stay tuned for details……it’s a win-win. Let’s do it!!

Student IDs

Student IDs will be distributed Monday 9/22 through Wednesday 9/24 outside the cafeteria during all three lunches. Please inform students that they will need to stop by the tables to obtain their ID and should keep their ID on them (wallet, purse, pocket) at all times while on campus. Thank you

Beth Stone

ReplayIt!

The Blackman Yearbook staff will be launching a new app called ReplayIt. The app allows the students to upload pictures to the website that could possibly be included in the yearbook. It will allow them to be a part of the coverage and give the yearbook staff a wide range of picture choices. The launch will occur Monday, September 22nd during Primetime. The ReplayIt launch cards including the QR code and ReplayIt website information should have been delivered to your classroom Friday during Primetime by a yearbook staff member. Please turn on your television at the beginning of Primetime for an informational video to help the students with the launch. In order for this to be successful, they will need to use their cell phones to download the app, explore the options, and upload pictures. Your cooperation is much appreciated in making this launch successful and exciting for the students. Thank you

Beth Stone

SAVE THE DATE!

Freshman Orientation

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

7:00 PM

Main Gym

Blackman High School

Congratulations!

The results are in and you won!!! Alex Belew Catering was voted as Best Entrée at the Taste of Hope 2014.

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SMART STEPS RANDOM DRAWING

Please join me in congratulating, Michelle Giacobbi! She won the Smart Steps random drawing for an iPad Air. She was one of 1846 people to take her 10 minute Zensey health assessment online at www.mycigna.com Don’t forget to complete this through Cigna before November 30, 2014. To avoid a $30 increase on your monthly insurance premium, both the employee and spouse who participate with the Rutherford County insurance must complete the online health assessment. Those who complete the assessment will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win one of four iPad Airs (16 GB).

Kelli Perrien, CWC

Wellness Coordinator, Risk Management

Rutherford County Government

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