Edition 22 - Week of February 22
Please have a great weekend! We actually have a full week next week (or so it looks in the weather updates), and we will be giving you more information on the TNReady testing schedule. Looking at the positive side, we got more instructional days in before Part I!
Dr. Leisa Justus
Principal, Blackman High School
Artwork displayed at the Central Office
Calling all talent....FACULTY TALENT SHOW!
The faculty talent show takes place during senior week, which will be the last week of April. The show includes a variety of musical, comedy, and dance acts that are performed in a show exclusively for the seniors. We have a lot of talent on this staff, but even if you don't have "talent," you can still be a part if you just want to be silly. :)
Start brainstorming and getting your acts together. The show is always a hoot! You don't want to miss being a part of this fun and memorable event. The seniors get such a kick out of seeing their teachers on stage!
Email me your ideas and tentative plans. If you would like to participate but don't have an idea or group. let me know and we'll find a spot for you.
In this week’s tech minute, we will learn what a PDF file is and how to convert a file (Word, Excel, etc.) to a PDF file.https://rcschools.sharepoint.com/portals/hub/_layouts/15/PointPublishing.aspx?app=video&p=p&chid=d9fb8e9a-cf27-40b7-9b34-4471f39cf3ad&vid=1279a779-f1ac-4e97-8238-2aadab2a73f7&from=2
Would you like to watch more Tech Minute videos? Go to your email > Click on the Waffle in the upper left hand corner > Video > Channels > Technology Minute.
March Technology Inservices
March 2 – 3:45-4:45 - Britannica Resources for High School Classrooms and Libraries – The Britannica rep will be here.
ONLINE PD!! (Window for completion: March 7-21) – 1.5 Hours of Credit - Getting Started with Document Based Questioning
Get more information and sign up in School Station: https://schstation.rcs.k12.tn.us/rutherford
Have questions? Contact Holly.
Save the Date: Teach Ready Conference May 31-June 1
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and Rutherford Works program is once again hosting a conference this summer to help teachers utilize technology and STEM in the classroom. The 2016 Teach Ready Conference will be held May 31-June 1 at Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro. This conference will take the place of the RCS Tech Academy this year. Teachers will earn in-service hours for successfully completing the conference.
Surprise Disaster Drill Week...
WEEK OF MARCH 21st
Teacher Spotlight....Jessica Jackson
I was raised on a beef cattle farm in Lincoln County. I have lived in Murfreesboro since I graduated from MTSU in 2005. I received my masters in admin and supervision from MTSU in 2009.
I have two older brothers, one is a fireman here in Murfreesboro and the other farms with my dad. I don't have any children but I love being an aunt to my 3 yr. old nephew Tucker and I have two God sons, Harrison (pictured with me) and James.
I love anything that includes the outdoors (hiking, water skiing, running) and I enjoy cooking in my spare time (though there is not much of that in my current life)
This is my first year as the head basketball coach here at Blackman, but prior to my two years at Stewarts Creek, I taught and was the asst. basketball coach here at BHS for 7 years.
Teacher Spotlight....Scott Mosier
FRESHMAN ORIENTATION MARCH 8TH from 6pm - 8pm
COURSE OVERRIDE DEADLINE: MARCH 11TH
FROM THE GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT...
Verification forms will be sent home. The deadline for parent overrides is March 11th.
Signed verification forms with any changes are due to the counseling office. A parent override form is required to take a course beyond the teacher recommended level.
*Parent override form is required to take a course beyond the teacher recommended level.
VALIC Advisor....Dawn Williams
I have been in the financial services industry for 16 + years. My experience and knowledge make me a valuable resource when it comes to retirement and financial planning. I hold the following licenses – General Securities Representative – Series 7, 63, Investment Advisor Representative, Life, Health and Variable Annuity Insurance Agent.
I live in Wartrace TN and have one Son and two grandchildren. I am a dog mother to two Chihuahuas, Roscoe and Daisy. I enjoy reading and any outdoor activities.
I’m looking forward to a long career with VALIC and Rutherford County Schools, and can’t wait to meet everyone at Blackman High!
Please call me if you need any assistance.
Dawn Williams l Financial Advisor
West Tennessee District
VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.
278 Franklin Road, Suite 150 l Brentwood TN 37027
Office: 615.221.2541 l Fax: 615.221.2563 I Cell: 931.308.6054
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