The Freshman Focus
February 28, 2019
Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center
It has been a great few weeks at Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center. We honored our Straight A students with a luncheon and will honor our Top 100 next week with a breakfast. We are currently rolling into the heart of semester two. After Spring Break we will have another opportunity for academic support with late buses running Monday-Thursday each week until the end of the school year. We appreciate your support in maximizing this time for our students to master content and earn credits.
We are also excited to finalize many of our wonderful Spring ceremonies such as our Honor Society Induction, Freshmen Farewell, and Evening of Excellence. Along with these events we also look forward to our Spring Band, Choir, and Orchestra concerts. It is an exciting time of the year when our students have an opportunity to display the amazing and talented young adults that they are.
Finally, our 3rd nine weeks report cards will be distributed on Thursday, March 14. This is a very important checkpoint as we move past the half way point of semester two and into the final stretch of the school year. Our mission of ensuring students complete their freshmen year with a minimum of 12 credits continues to be our focus during this time. Please take this opportunity to speak with your student about their grades and connect with teachers if you have questions. This is an exciting time for our students as they prepare to transition to BDHS or BDU next school year. As we pause to reflect on their growth we see a group that is ready to achieve at a high level during the 19-20 school year and beyond.
Steve Samuel, Principal, Ninth Grade Center
In addition to the items listed below there are many athletic events. Be sure to check out the athletics calendar on the BDHS website: www.bdhs.wayne.k12.in.us
Mar. 1 - WTEF Spaghetti Supper, BDHS
Mar. 5 - Top 100 Breakfast, 8:45am
Mar. 8 - End of Third Grading Period
Mar. 11 - School Board Meeting, 6:30pm
Mar. 12 - MLK Awards, CHC
Mar. 16 - Rosie Con, BDHS, 10am - 6pm
Mar. 19 - Giant Marketplace, 4-6pm
Mar. 22 - Staff vs. Students Basketball, 2pm
Mar. 25 - Apr. 5 - Spring Break
April 8 - Classes Resume
RosieCon - March 16, BDHS
RosieCon is named for the Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award. This is an annually changing recommended reading list of young adult titles sponsored by the Indiana Library Federation. The RosieCon Book Festival will celebrate the titles on the Rosewater list and inspire teens to read. The event will connect readers directly with authors, a well-known reading engagement tactic. Some of the authors attending RosieCon will include Meg Medina (Winner of the 2019 Newbery Award), Sonya Sones, Veronica Rossi, Jeff Zentner, and John Corey Whaley. Early bird ticket prices for the event are $20.
For more information, a full list of attending authors, or to purchase tickets, visit https://sites.google.com/wayne.k12.in.us/rosiecon/authors.
Students of the Month - February
Adrenaline: Angel Medina, Carmen Montes
Imagination: Travis Gilbert, Amy Urias
Innovation: Bryan Meneses Rodriguez, Nariah Vaden, Akyla Young
Key: Keylen Davis, Diana Desales, Shyenne Dixson, Ricardo Torres
University: Lizbeth Diaz Benitez, Annielis Geronimo, Andrew Hacker, Christopher Perez
VCA: Trila Diallo-Carson, Brandon Faith, Emily Hernandez, Drakkan Johnson
WNGC: Lilly Kelso, Kelby Turner
Contact BD NGC
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Main Phone Line: 317.988.7500