All report card grades must be based on the school wide grading policy. Modifications to this policy beyond ±5% in any category must be approved by the principal.
60% Projects/work folders/Daily class work
30% Tests/quizzes/other formal assessments
Meetings & Absences
Please let Genie Wing know well in advance if you know that you will be out for a meeting. Thanks.
Chemistry Lab Make-up This Saturday, 11/13/10.
From 8 am to noon with Mr. Joseph. Please let students know. Thanks.
Zumba Dance at BASH
We are trying to organize an intense, dynamic and FUN workout for staff and parents on Wednesday afternoons, 3:30 - 4:30. A professional Zumba dance fitness instructor will come to work us out if we can recruit at least 20 colleagues and parents willing to work hard and have a blast (you do NOT need to be a dancer!). The course will run for 6 Wednesdays right here at BASH and cost $60 per participant, to be paid in advance. Please contact Marileci Garcia or Linda Vinecour ASAP if interested, and please be interested!
Parent Teacher Night Sign In Sheets
Please return all sheets to parent coordinator Marileysi Garcia.
Purpose Statements in the Classroom
" A secondary art class: “Today, we’re going to consider the role that perspective plays in fine art, and to do that we’ll use specific technical vocabulary.”
A math class: “Today, we’re going to identify the properties of a quadratic equation and explain how we know whether equations are quadratic or not.”
"When visitors ask, What are you doing? they put the focus on the tasks students are asked to complete. A better question is, What are you learning? This directs students (and teachers) toward the deeper purpose...of the lesson and unit."
from “Purpose: The Foundation of High-Quality Teaching” by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey in Principal Leadership, October 2010 (Vol. 11, 32, p. 58-61).
Teacher Tools in the Classroom
Recommended by Principal Eisinger
* Depth and breadth
* Preparing a lesson
* Thinking skills
* Questioning skills
* Bloom's taxonomy
Credit Recovery and Independent Study
PLATO is being offered for credit recovery and independent study (only as an elective). Please direct students to their guidance counselors for more information.
Please make sure to mark books that can be removed from your classroom with a red-colored sticky. Those that should stay are to be marked with a green-colored sticky. Please do this by the end of the day Monday. Follett Educational Services will be coming back to BASH to pick up these books.