Edition 29- Week of April 11th
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
Congratulations Coach Purvis & his Wife with the birth of their daughter Libby!!!
Congratulations Mr. Epps & his Wife with the birth of their daughter Aubrey!!!
Congratulations Coach Palmer with the birth of her Nephew!!!
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.
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.
The Media Center has a new coloring table....
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 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
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!
MOVE UP PEP RALLY IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 6TH
Boro Art Crawl
SEND US YOUR NEWS!!!
April 2nd - Ms. Cripps
April 3rd - Coach Entrekin
April 6th - Ms. Paul