The Freshman Focus

December 2, 2019

Ben Davis Ninth Grade Center

Principal's Corner

The Ninth Grade Center staff hopes you had a great Thanksgiving Break and are ready to push forward to the end of the semester. Student mid-terms were distributed Thursday, November 21st during Impact period. Be sure to ask your child for their mid-term report and review their current grades. If you would like specific information regarding their class grades you can access that through your Skyward account or have your child log in to their own Skyward account to view this information online.

Please take the time to support your child by reinforcing their highest effort these last three weeks of the semester. Our goal is for every student to earn all of their credits this semester. Most students have the opportunity to earn 8 or 9 credits if they pass all of their classes! Study habits are an evolving skill for freshmen students and really need to be emphasized as we move into final exam review the last two weeks of the semester. We will host study tables after school Monday-Thursday from 3:30 - 5:00pm. Study tables will begin on Monday 12/2 and conclude on Thursday 12/19. Supper will be available and late buses will be here on these afternoons to transport students home. Please make sure a ride is here to pick up your child at 5:00pm if they will not be using our buses. Thank you for your support!

Steve Samuel, Principal Ninth Grade Center

Upcoming Events:

Dec. 2 - Late buses begin

Dec. 7 - Science Claus, 6pm

Dec. 9 - School Board meeting, 6:30pm

Dec. 17-20 - Final Exams

Dec. 17 - Giant Marketplace, 4-6pm

Dec. 20 - End of 1st Semester

Dec. 23 - Jan. 6 - Winter Break, no school

Jan. 7 - Classes Resume

Please check the BDHS Performing Arts calendar to see all the Holiday music performances:

Each week there are multiple athletic events at home and away. To see this schedule check the HS Athletics webpage:

Big picture


Please check the Wayne Township website for even more detailed information. Additionally, any time there is a change of schedule due to weather, that information will be available on the website.

Students of the Month - November

Each month the teams of the Ninth Grade Center honor and recognize students who are making good decisions and meeting expectations. Selected students receive a certificate. The following students were selected for the month of November:

Adrenaline: Abdou-Rahmane Aminou, Jaidanae Galbreath, Joseph Getachew, Brittany Perez-Tovias

Imagination: Aaron Ayala, Divine Chukwuma

Innovation: Neguse Dawit, Alex Ramsey, Ryan Summers

Key: Mariana Esquivel, Madison Evans, Jesse Soto-Alanis, Daija Walker

University: Madison Beck, Amauri Bright, Carlos Garcia-Jimenez, Jenna Wilson

VCA: Lian Fernandez, Ava Hummer, Sidney James, Adam Savage

WNGC: Laila Arnold, Joanna Burris

Late Buses

Late buses will be provided for our students beginning Monday, December 2. Buses will depart our lot around 5:10. The buses will be available Monday - Thursday from 12/2 until 12/19. Late buses enable students to stay after school for study tables with their academy teachers. This is an excellent opportunity to complete unfinished assignments, get extra help with difficult material and prepare for final exams.

Finals Schedule - 1st Semester, 2018

December 17 - Even Classes - (periods 2, 4, 6, and 8)

December 18 - Odd Classes - (periods 1, 3, 5, and 7)

December 19 - Even Classes - (periods 2, 4, 6, and 8)

December 20 - Odd Classes - (periods 1, 3, 5, and 7)

Giant Marketplace

The NGC is proud to partner with Gleaners to provide a monthly food pantry distribution for our school community.

Our next distribution is December 17, from 4-6 pm. Please enter door 7, the distribution is in the cafeteria.

Follow us on Twitter

Contact BD NGC

Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm

School Hours: 8:15am - 3:20pm

Main Phone Line: 317.988.7500

Attendance: 317.988.7600