BHMS Weekly Paws Pamphlet

August 26, 2019-August 30, 2019

Reengaging the Village

At BHMS we have decided to exhibit CPRS: Consistent, Pride, Respectful, and Supportive. In order for this to occur, we must remember that our focus and goal is on doing what is best for our students. If we are putting our students first and remaining professional then the village is one that will thrive and be prosperous. I challenge each of you this year to commit to providing the instruction in your classroom that you would like for your own child (or niece/nephew) to receive. Let's commit to reengaging the village and motivating our students to learn.


Please remember to accurately take student attendance in each class period. It is vital that we know which students are in our building each day.

When signing a hall pass in the agenda for students, please make sure that they have properly filled out the hall pass stating their destination. Students must have a hall pass to leave your class room.

Please continue to use the Ipad located in the office suite to sign-in and out each day. If for some reason the Ipad does not work, please sign in on the paper sign-in sheet on the desk.

Please make sure that you are utilizing Educators Handbook to document both minor and major discipline concerns. The hall monitors should only be utilized to remove students from classrooms when there is a major incident. If a hall monitor is asked to remove a student then the incident should be recorded as a major incident in Educators Handbook.

**Please make plans to attend our Annual Title I Parent meeting on August 29 at Ingram Pye Elementary. The time is 5:00-7:00 and we would like our staff to at least show their faces at some point during the two hours. We will have hot dogs, bouncy houses, a game truck, and Mr. Jones on the 1s and 2s. Hope to see you there. #reconnectingthevillage

Please email any item that you would like to include in the announcements by 8:00 am each morning to Dr. Nash. Email is the most efficient way for getting the announcements read.

Please remember that the expectation is that we have bell-to-bell instruction. There should never be a time in which students have nothing to do in a classroom. Please make sure that you over plan. Our students are not in a position where we can afford to waste a single minute of instructional time. Our achievement scores are the biggest indicator of this. If you need assistance coming up with additional assignments please see your academic coach or an administrator.

If you have not completed your TKES (have green checks on the Orientation and Self-Assessment/Pre-Evaluation Conference tabs), please take care of it by the end of the day Monday, August 26, 2019. If you run into issues, please email Dr. Nash.

Please make sure that you do not cover your classroom windows or office windows. This is a safety hazard.

Envelopes and stickers have been placed in your mailboxes for student hat day Monday. During homeroom, please collect money and give students stickers to wear if they are participating in hat day. The cost is $1.00. Please let students know that they must pay in order to wear a hat, any student who is wearing a hat and does not have a sticker on will have their hat confiscated and not returned unless a parent or guardian comes to pick it up.

"AYEE, Aight!!!"

The administrative team has been out and about and has noticed a lot of great things happening in our building. Kudos to the following staff members, we noticed your greatness:

-6th grade teachers for establishing, modeling, and holding students accountable for your rituals and routines.

-Mr. Wimes for working with the Jr. Hall monitors

-Mr. Jones for agreeing to DJ for BHMS at the Annual Title I meeting this Thursday.

-Ms. Kendrick for her bright and welcoming personality and helping to create a positive, inviting climate in the front office.

-Mrs. Miller, Ms Hagins, Ms. A. Jackson, and Ms. Hefner for being actively engaged at the RTI Academy.

-Mr. Allen for holding BHMS down as the lone administrator Thursday and Friday.

-Mrs. J. Raines for always being willing to go the extra mile and help with whatever is needed.

-Ms. Hill for always being a positive presence.

-Clayborn, Hagins, Polydore, Prather, K. Smith, Threatt, Walker for having their TKES 100% complete by the deadline of August 21st.

**We know that there are many other staff members who are doing phenomenal things in the classroom and we can't wait to see them.

Intervention Schedule

The intervention schedule for this week is as follows:

Monday- Leader in Me (emailed by Mr. Allen)

Tuesday- Character Ed lesson: Understanding Conflicts

Wednesday- Character Ed lesson: Identifying Emotions in Conflict

Thursday- Character Ed lesson: Controlling Emotions in Conflict

Friday- Character Ed lesson: Using Communication Skills Effectively

The character education lessons have been placed in your boxes in manila folders. In order for these lessons to be effective, you must look over them ahead of time and make sure that you know what you are teaching and how to teach it. The purpose of these lessons is to help students to begin to think about how to appropriately handle conflict. We as adults realize that conflict is a natural part of life and it is important that we help our students be able to understand the different types of conflicts that they will encounter and then know how to respond appropriately when faced with these conflicts. These lessons are not optional. You must cover them with your intervention students. Building our students’ character might not be in our job description verbatim but it is definitely a vital part of the learning process.

Jeans on Fridays!

Just a reminder that there are a few options for you to wear Jeans on Fridays:

Option 1: Purchase the REACH for Jeans Pass to support our local middle school students. Remember a student from each Middle School in the district will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and these funds go towards that. The cost is $25 for a booklet of 5 passes. See Mrs. Brezial before the deadline of September 6, 2019.

Option 2: Become a member of the Sunshine Committee. The cost for certified staff members is $40 and the cost for classified staff members is $25. See Mrs. Brezial

Option 3: Pay $2.00 each Friday that you decide to wear jeans. See Mrs. Brezial


In an effort to provide our students with more extracurricular activities, we would like to organize more clubs at our school. We discussed this briefly during pre-planning and we agreed as a staff that one way to get our students to "buy in" to school is to get them involved in extracurriculuar activities. Our students have shared with administration the clubs/organizations that they are interested in joining; however, the process has been slow for getting staff members to agree to be sponsors. Any staff member can sponsor a club. Again, if we can get enough clubs started then we can look at creating a time during school for these clubs to meet. Please let Dr. Nash know if you are interested in sponsoring or co-sponsoring one of the clubs listed in the document. #reconnectingthevillage

Food for Thought!

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