BHMS Weekly Paws Pamphlet

September 30, 2019- October 4, 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.

**If you have extra agendas in your classroom, please give them to Ms. Bush asap.

We are asking each staff member for a donation of $5.00 to stock up the PBIS School Store. We would like to put items in the store that our students want based on the lists you generated in class.

-All students should have their green AR folder no later than Wednesday, October 2, 2019.

-All teachers should submit a plan on how they will utilize the PAWS tokens as an incentive their students in class to Mr. Allen by Thursday, October 3, 2019

-We are participating in the Mercer Be A Good "NeighBear" initiative this Saturday, October 5. Mercer art students will be here helping to paint murals on the walls in our building. We would like to have a group of students and staff members come and help with this. Please let Dr. Nash know if you can join us.

-All students should have completed the first ThinkCERCA writing practice in ELA by Monday, September 30th.

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. October 18th (lunch)----Administrative/Office team
    2. week of October 21---7th grade
    3. week of October 28---Connections
    4. week of November 4-----6th grade
    5. week of November 11----PEC dept
    6. week of November 18th---8th grade
    7. **We will do something different in December!!!

"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:

-Mr. Pennymon for participating in the hearing process.

-Mr. Duncan for assisting with great ideas for PBIS.

-Officer Redd for his never-ending support.

-Ms. Hill for always being eager to assist.

-Ms. Lyons for covering ISS on Friday.

-The entire BHMS family for donating to the Crisis Line and Safe House for District-wide Jeans day.

**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 (email from Allen and attached to this newsletter).

Tuesday-ELA lesson

Wednesday- Reading lesson

Thursday- Social Studies lesson

Friday- Science lesson

*Just a reminder that the math teachers on each team will only teach math during the intervention period (Tuesday through Friday). This will give them time to provide remediation to their students based on observed needs. All other teachers should follow the above schedule during the intervention period.

**We will begin after Fall Break having ELA teachers provide remediation during intervention to their students in the same format as the math teachers are doing.

Jeans on Fridays!

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

Option 1: Become a member of the Sunshine Committee. The cost for certified staff members is $40 and the cost for classified staff members is $25. The deadline to join the Sunshine Committee is September 30. See Mrs. Brezial

Option 2: Pay $2.00 each Friday that you decide to wear jeans. See Mrs. Brezial

October Appreciation Days


National Principals’ Month

National Bullying Prevention Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Oct. 2 – National Custodial Worker’s Day

Oct. 7 – World Day of Bullying Prevention

Oct. 14-18 – National School Lunch Week

Oct. 14-18 – National Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 16 – Boss’ Day

Oct. 21-25 – National School Bus Safety Week

Oct. 22 – Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Oct. 23-31 – Red Ribbon Week

Oct. 24 – Lights On Afterschool

Food for Thought...

Are you modeling the expectations that you have for your students? Are you holding yourself to high standards and being a role model for the students you teach....OR... are you exhibiting the same poor behaviors that they exhibit? Are you being a beacon of light or a cloud of darkness?
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