BHMS Weekly Paws Pamphlet

November 18, 2019- November 22, 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. ***Blank copies of the hall pass can be found in the work 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 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.

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

Now that each homeroom teacher has a class set of books, the expectation is that you establish a SSR period in the morning during home room. As students begin to enter your classroom from breakfast, please have them read. Because this is something new, it will require you staying on students to ensure that it is occurring. Please explain to them the purpose behind the reading and how it will ultimately help them be better readers and thus more successful in their academics.

-All students should utilize their green AR folder when going to the media center.

-Please make sure that you are utilizing the magnet strips in your doorways. The district expectation is that doors are locked and that the magnets are utilized which will allow for easy access to rooms, in the event of an emergency the magnet can be quickly removed and the door is still locked. See Mr. Allen if you need a replacement magnet.

Staff Culture Building and Fellowship---A Feast Fit for A Tiger

The rotation for the weekly staff culture building and fellowship is below. The teams may pick any day during their week to provide food for the entire staff. You may provide breakfast or lunch, it your choice. The school will supply all paper products (plates, cups, forks, napkins). Please notify Dr. Nash in advance of the date that you select during your week and the food items so that I can notify the staff. Please make sure that you coordinate and put your best foot forward on your week, as this is just another way for us to continue to connect with one another and make our school climate inviting. If you opt not to participate on your week, we ask that you do not participate on any other week either... fair is fair.
    1. November 18th---8th grade will provide lunch (chili, taco soup, baked potato)
    2. **We will do something different in December!!!

PBIS Culture Days

The PBIS Team has come up with staff spirit days to help maintain a sense of unity among the staff. They ask that you participate by wearing the attire listed below on the specified dates:

November 22, 2019------ Represent your Organization Day (Greeks, Civic Clubs & Organizations, Churches, Schools/Colleges, etc...)

December 6, 2019-----Throwback/ Flashback Day (dress from days of old)

"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:

-Ms. Richardson for continuing the building beautification process and painting the student restroom doors.

-Ms. Hagins for being the only teacher in the building to have students reading during homeroom time on Friday, 11/15/19!!!

-Mr. Smith, Ms. Hefner, Ms. Dyson for the great work they are doing with the Student DRIVERS.

-The PEC Department for the amazing breakfast.

-Sgt. Jackson for his leadership with the JLC students.

-Ms. Pryor and Ms. Lowe for the co-taught lesson they conducted on Thursday. Dr. Whatley raved about the lesson she observed.

-Mrs. Saleem for working tirelessly with the Literacy Team's "Morning Pick Me Up" initiative!

-Ms. Pinkard for utlizing engaging strategies in the math classroom. She had her students create a human number line, checked for understanding, and allowed students to demonstrate mastery.

-Mr. Major for taking math outside of the classroom and getting students engaged (see pic below).

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

Intervention Schedule

The intervention schedule for this week is as follows:

Monday- Leader in Me (attached from Allen)

Tuesday-Reading lesson (from Hefner)

Wednesday- Writing lesson (from Miller)

Thursday- Social Studies lesson (from Duncan)

Friday- Leader in Me Lesson (from Allen)

*Just a reminder that the Math, ELA, and Science teachers on each team will only teach their content during the intervention period (Tuesday through Friday). This will give them time to provide remediation and enrichment to their students based on CFA and CSA data. All other teachers should follow the schedule above.

Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to the following staff members for having perfect attendance for October. You should have found jeans passes in your mail box. They can be utilized any day of the week, you must turn the pass in to Mrs. Brezial and she will give you a sticker to wear.




































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TKES Walkthroughs

Please make sure that you have signed off on Walkthrough #2 (Full Plan) if you have not already done so. We will begin Formative observations the week of November 18th.
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Food for Thought

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