Blaze Bulletin

Edition 29- Week of April 11th

Greetings...

Dear teachers,


Thank you for all the positive things you do for BHS, the community, and our students! I love hearing your good news and getting pictures for twitter (or as Col Spry calls it, "tweeter"! ). My cell phone is 901-229-7962. Please let me know when you have something cool going on in class or outside of class with our students! Let me know who you are in case you are not already in my contacts.


Dr. Leisa Justus

Principal, Blackman High School

justusl@rcschools.net

615-904-3850

@bhsjustus

REMINDER...

UPDATE GRADES WEEKLY IN INOW!

REMINDER...

If you hear something concerning about a student or from a student, please shoot one of the counselors or principals a note. We will take care of it or help you do so.

REMINDER....

Sign in/out procedures. Please be sure and sign in/out before arriving or leaving campus. The sign in book is located in the front office copier room. Please do not call the office staff to sign in for you. Signing in allows administrators and office staff ease in locating school staff in a timely fashion. Thanks!

Congratulations Coach Purvis & his Wife with the birth of their daughter Libby!!!

Elizabeth (Libby) Mae Purvis was born April 4 at 10:34. She weighed 9 lbs. 15.5 ounces and is 22.25 inches long. Mom and baby are doing great.

Congratulations Mr. Epps & his Wife with the birth of their daughter Aubrey!!!

Congratulations Coach Palmer with the birth of her Nephew!!!

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Final Reminder: Zone Exemption application deadline April 15

Those employees wanting to apply for a zone exemption must submit a completed application by Friday, April 15, 2016. Certified employees who have already been approved for an exemption do not need to reapply each year unless it is time for their child to change to a different school (i.e. elementary to middle school). Classified employees must reapply each year so we can confirm their continued employment.

Schoolstation

o All inservice hours must be submitted by May 13th. Remember to monitor your professional development report. Please notify the PD Center (ext. 22073) for inaccuracies.

o Your inservice FOCUS this year is the content area you teach in. You must complete a 2 hour session in your area: Elementary (CE), Middle (CM), and Secondary (CS).

o An Independent In service form must be completed for all in services not posted on

Schoolstation. The form can be found on the front page of Schoolstation at the bottom of the

purple scheduler box and needs to be completed 10 days before date of request.

o Register for in services below on Schoolstation. You can also check for alternate times and locations for titles below.

Put on your calendar...

Make plans to eat at Olive Garden on the evening of 4/12/16 as they will make a donation to BHS.

The Media Center has a new coloring table....

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VALIC VISIT ON 4/20/16

Dawn S. Williams, Financial Advisor will be visiting BHS on 4/20 from 8:30 to 3:30. Pick up additional information in our mailroom.

Tech Minute

Technology Minute
Snip is a free and easy screenshot tool for Windows that enables a user to take screenshots, pictures with a webcam, and use a whiteboard to annotate and audio record. Watch the tech minute here:https://rcschools.sharepoint.com/portals/hub/_layouts/15/PointPublishing.aspx?app=video&p=p&chid=d9fb8e9a-cf27-40b7-9b34-4471f39cf3ad&vid=49ac5eb4-b2ee-4061-ad62-81ecc3f1e700&from=1
Get Snip here: https://mix.office.com/snip

Technology Tuesday


Technology Tuesday is Back! On April 12, a few BHS teachers will be modeling BYOD strategies and/or technology tools with their classes. All other BHS teachers will be able to observe these classes. Two substitutes will be available if you would like to observe during a class period other than your planning period. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity! Feel free to observe during your planning period as well if you would like. Click here for a complete schedule and full details. ​Sign up here to reserve a substitute to cover one of your class periods. Contact Holly if you have any questions!

Room Changes and Technology Equipment

Computers, LCD projectors, and screens aren’t moved when teachers move to a different classroom. Those items must stay in their current location. There are two exceptions. If the equipment was purchased with CTE or special education funds, that equipment must stay with a CTE or special education teacher. If you have any questions, contact Holly Hunter.

April Technology Inservices at BHS

April 11 – 3:45-5:45 – Digital Portfolios – Room G21

ONLINE PD!! (Window for completion: April 11-25) – 2 Hours of Credit - Getting Started with Document Based Questioning

Get more information here: http://edtechhunter.weebly.com/professional-development.html

Sign up in School Station: https://schstation.rcs.k12.tn.us/rutherford

Excel Tips

Are you interested in learning more about Excel? Check out this website with short how-to videos.http://improvinginexcel.weebly.com/ Two to three new videos will be added each week. You can post comments to ask questions or request videos on specific Excel topics. The videos are created by the OHS technology coach, Jason Sloan. Holly is always happy to help, too!

Edmodo

If you haven’t yet created your Edmodo teacher account, contact Holly to obtain the BHS teacher code. She will be happy to help you!

Picture Date & Location

April 13 - Junior Orientation with Loveless - Auditorium - Prime Time

SAVE THE DATES...

Graduation Practice - May 18, Wednesday, 9-11 am


Graduation - May 21, Saturday, 10 am


All teachers should sign-up for either Prom or Graduation

SAVE THE DATE....

April 29th, 2016

MTSU Grand Ballroom

8:00 P.M. to Midnight


Junior/Senior sponsors will be asked to chaperone in small increments.

All teachers should sign-up for either Prom or Graduation

MOVE UP PEP RALLY IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 6TH

Boro Art Crawl

The Boro Art Crawl is a one-a month event and tonight it kicks off with the award presentation from Rutherford County Schools Art Competition at the Center for The Arts (4:30pm). Live music, over 20 venues to view artwork, food, poets, blacksmithing demos and more starts at 6:00 and ends at 9:00 pm.
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BLACKMAN VOICE....

THE BLACKMAN VOICE IS NOW ONLINE. WE WANT TO PROMOTE EVERYTHING BLACKMAN, BUT NEED YOUR HELP TO DO IT. SEND US YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT EVERYTHING BLAZE!

walkerlm@rcschools.net

SEND US YOUR NEWS!!!

Do you have exciting news to share? Do you have a fun video that would brighten our day? Send your news, videos and pics to macknykk@rcschools.net and let the BHS staff read about it in the Blaze Bulletin.
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April Birthdays

April 1st - Mr. Doherty

April 2nd - Ms. Cripps

April 3rd - Coach Entrekin

April 6th - Ms. Paul