BLFH and Summit Virtual

Weekly Newsletter, Week of May 02, 2022

Teacher Appreciation Week

Good afternoon, Blackhawks! We find ourselves another week closer to the end of the school year. This week also marks Teacher Appreciation Week. As we head into Monday, be sure to thank your teachers (virtually) for all that they do from a distance to help support our students and help them to be successful in an unconventional learning environment. Without them, learning during the pandemic would not have been possible. This week also concludes our MSTEP and PSAT/SAT testing. However, in a few short weeks we will be ready to begin NWEA testing. Be sure to read this newsletter and your teachers' for updates and details. Important updates and details on the following can be found in this newsletter:


  • Continued recognition of students of the week
  • NWEA testing updates for all students
  • Incentive reminders for secondary students
  • 2022/2023 Summit Virtual Academy application update
  • Important EDP reminders
  • Senior newsletter link
  • Upcoming calendar dates this week
  • Senior Newsletter Link
  • Link to Google Classroom page for secondary students


I hope you are all able to enjoy mild weather this weekend.


- Mrs. Koslowski

BLFH Students of the Week



Ms. Muscarella: Tray'Veontey Ramirez-Nevils - Tray'veontey is participating in all subjects, but especially during our math group meeting. He has a strong love for learning. Good job!


Mrs. Locher: Oscar Rivera - He is such a positive student and great group member. He always makes sure to include others. Keep it up, Oscar!


Middle School:


  • Eric Metcalf - Has worked so hard to stay on pace. Doing a great job!
  • Jenna Joka-Johnson - Jenna logged 1,354 minutes last week! She is 9 assignments ahead in math (1 from completion). Keep it up, Jenna!


High School:

  • Lucas Sibu - Lucas has been working hard this entire semester to stay on track. He is currently working ahead of schedule in most of his classes. He has occasionally stayed on our zoom sessions to ask questions, and he's made the effort to attend some of the daily help provided by Edmentum teachers. It's awesome that Lucas is using the resources available to improve his understanding in his classes. Keep up the great work, Lucas!

Senior Newsletter - PLEASE READ!

Senior BLFH students, please click on this link to be taken to the Brandon High School Senior Newsletter created by Mr. Stevens. There are several important pieces of information regarding graduation and end of the year items. Some important highlights:

  • Week of May 16 - Seniors' last week. If you are not finished with your courses, you need to keep working. You can finish early
  • May 19 - Cap and Gown pick up at 9:30, Senior meeting in the PAC immediately following
  • June 3 - Mandatory graduation rehearsal and Senior walk, Senior Lock in Legacy Center
  • June 5 - Graduation at 2pm


https://www.smore.com/y6u9tm

Spring Testing - Elementary, MStep, Still to Come...

Grade 2 and 3, Mrs. Finn NWEA Testing:
  • May 9, 9am at the ITEC building
  • Bring chromebooks and chargers

Grade 4 and 5, Mrs. Locher NWEA Testing:

  • May 10, beginning at 8:30am at the ITEC building
  • May 12, beginning at 8:30am at the ITEC building
  • Two shifts of testing, see Mrs. Locher's newsletter
  • Bring chromebooks and chargers

Spring Testing - High School

Grade 9, PSAT and NWEA - Brandon High School, main entrance

  • May 13, NWEA testing at 8am at the ITec building
  • bring chromebook and charger

Grade 10, PSAT and NWEA - Brandon High School, main entrance

  • May 13, NWEA testing at 8am at the ITec building
  • bring chromebook and charger

Secondary Engagement Incentives

Today marks the last Friday of the month. Gift certificates for those of you who are on pace in all classes will go out early next week, so keep your eye out. Be sure you are working towards the three goals for student engagements. So far, gift cards to Tropical Smoothie and A&W have been issued to students on pace in all classes on the last Friday of the month. As a reminder,


  1. Logging 600+ minutes per week in your online activity = entry into end of the year drawing for Brandon swag and tablet
  2. Present to all zoom sessions for the week = entry into end of the year drawing for Brandon swag and tablet
  3. On pace in all classes by the last Friday of the month, each month = local gift card mailed home

2022/2023 Summit Virtual Application - Notice of Acceptance

All families who submitted an application to Summit Virtual Academy for their student(s) for the 2022-2023 school year have now heard back on the status of your student/s' acceptance. As always, you can contact the office with any questions at 248-627-1820.

EDP Reminder

A reminder to all BLFH students, that a completed EDP is part of your graduation requirements in the state of Michigan. Login to Xello to complete your EDP in the coming weeks. These are due by today, April 29. All students, not just seniors, should be working on their EDPs. If you have questions, please contact Christine Hogarth at chogarth@brandon.k12.mi.us.

EDP/Xello Instructions

  • Logon to Brandon School District Home page

https://www.brandonschooldistrict.org/

  • Click on Parents and Students:
  • In the middle row at the very bottom click on Xello

https://login.xello.world/portfoliolinking/US:d5aaced4-10f6-4d37-880b-f74244b8dfea


This will bring you to the log on screen:

  • use student email and password used to get into gmail.
  • If that password does not work please try all other passwords they know, or click " Having trouble signing in?" That will allow you to change password and gain access.


Once they are on Xello:

  • You will see, "Hey "NAME!"
  • Below that is a box that has a percentage wheel, that wheel MUST be at 100% ( students complete 2021/22 year only)
  • Click " Begin With Your EDP "Get Started" button


Students will see about 5-6 tasks they need complete (earn a green check mark) before they can unlock the white sheet of paper at the top of the screen to complete EDP at 100%


Important Upcoming Dates


  • Week of May 2 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 13 - 15 - High School musical, Seussical the Musical

Library Tutoring - Free

The Brandon Township Public Library is excited to announce that we have been chosen as 1 of 10 libraries in Oakland County to offer FREE tutoring through a program provided by Eton Academy in Birmingham, MI. Tutoring will take place here at the library every Monday & Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm, starting Thursday, February 24. Parents can register their students for 30 minute sessions by following the link or QR code provided on the flyer attached. Registration is first come first serve and available spots will be provided a month in advance. As of now, the program is funded by a 2 year grant, so tutoring will be provided year round at the library until February 2024.
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Google Classroom Counseling Page for BLFH High School Students

Mrs. Popilek created and shared with you all a Google Classroom with important updates for BLFH high school students. Be sure to check it out using the link below.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D6GbhWJuCEaOGPQuZMv4Lc1pgQBsQTM5gmAbwKp1-GI/edit

Homework Help

If your student is in need of additional help and support, please reach out to either Mrs. Koslowski at mkoslowski@brandon.k12.mi.us or Mrs. Popilek at spopilek@brandon.k12.mi.us so that arrangements can be made if needed.