October is Bullying Prevention Month (although it's better to not be a bully all year). If you have any projects on this theme, let us know so we can share them. Or, better yet, share them on social media and tag Bentonville Public Schools.
Thursday, October 1, BHS Civics classes will be volunteering to help Bentonville Parks and Recreation at Orchards Park. Great way to meet new social studies standards for civic engagement.
Thank your custodial workers on Friday, October 2. It's Custodial Worker's Day. October 2nd is also National Diversity Day, take time to appreciate the strength that comes from diverse fibers woven into our social fabric.
Show you want to prevent bullying by wearing a blue shirt on Monday, October 5.
October 5 - 9 is Fire Prevention Week. I suspect the BFD Smokehouse will be coming to an elementary school near you.
Friday, October 9, 2015 is Homecoming at BHS. Tiger Stadium will be rockin' starting at 10:30 am with the Homecoming assembly, The Tigers take on the Har-Ber Wildcats that night.
The BHS Alumni Association invites BPS teacher Alums (or anyone else looking to celebrate) to its Homecoming Dance Saturday night.
You may have heard about our professional studies|workforce development initiative called -
We are officially launching this initiative with a screening of the documentary film Most Likely to Succeed on Tuesday, October 6 at the Scott Family Amazeum. After the movie, there will be a discussion surrounding the driving question: Are we educating future-ready students?
Reserve your seat at the table here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ignitepsc-launch-event-tickets-18580893954
Wow, what a day Friday was.
RE Baker was awarded $2,000 from McLartyDaniel Automotive Group to fund a student-createdFacebook page.
Jaime Gaston nominated Mrs. Mary Mae as Mrs. Field's Hometown Hero. Over 16,000 American's were nominated, but Mary Mae won.
Grants and PD
Economics Arkansas has some great opportunities available this month. Here's a list of links to economics-oriented grants, professional development, and contests.
State Farm's Celebrate My Drive http://www.celebratemydrive.com/ a chance to win $100,000.
H&R Block's Budget Challenge www.hrbds.org awards over 130 separate $20,000 college scholarships.
Secondary Economics Teachers can receive training at the Federal Reserve Bank in Little rock on October 26 - 27, 2015. Details http://www.economicsarkansas.org/our_supporters/event_calendar.html/event/2015/10/27/economics-it-s-not-dismal-anymore- or firstname.lastname@example.org
Register to receive access to the electronic edition of USA Today for your classroom, sponsored by the USA TODAY Charitable Foundation. Complete the 2015-2016 application at http://usatodayeducation.com/k12/usa-today-education-grant-request
Newsela: This is a great way to differentiate instruction in your classroom as students read current event articles at their lexile level. https://newsela.com/
ReadWorks: This is also a great resource to bring informational text into your classroom specific to your grade level. www.readworks.org
If Edcampnwa isn't on your calendar, why not? It's dollar for dollar the best professional development you can buy (it's free, fun, and full of relevant information). Join educators from across the region on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm at BHS.
Sneak peek at Most Likely to Succeed.
Have a great week.