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Incoming 7th/8th (2019-2020) Parent Night Follow Up Info

Good morning -

It was wonderful to see many of you at last night's parent information night for incoming 7th and 8th grade parents/guardians.  I am writing with a few 'follow up' items and regarding planning for 2019-2020.  For your reference, I have copied the link to the presentation along with the Program of Studies from last night...

Incoming 7th/8th PIN March 2019 Presentation

Blake Parent Resources Handout 2019-2020

Blake Program of Studies 2019-2020

Nature's Classroom PIN Slideshow March 2019

All sixth-eighth graders have the opportunity to choose to participate in Band, Orchestra, or Chorus as a part of their course schedule for three periods per week. Please note that this is an increase in 'contact time' from 2 periods per week this year.  This additional period will take the place of the primary 'related rotation' - see details below...

  • For 6th grade the related rotation consists of 4 classes (Coding, Consumer Science, Guidance, and Library/Media Skills) that meet one period/week for about 8 weeks each.
  • For 7th grade the related rotation consists of 4 classes (Consumer Science, Guidance, General Music, and Investigating Technology) that meet one period/week for about 8 weeks each.
  • For 8th grade the related rotation consists of 4 classes (Embracing Diversity and Combating Prejudice, Consumer Science, General Music, and Guidance) that meet for about 8 weeks each.

If you have any further questions about the specific impact of this decision, please contact Kelly Campbell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or me.  All parents/guardians must complete the music ensemble selection Google Form for 2019-2020.  

2019-2020 Blake Middle School Music Selection

As the year continues I encourage you to follow my blog (Blake Principal's Blog) and on Twitter (@nat_vaughn, @BlakeOffice), as I am using this account as a communication and resource tool for the Blake community - tweeting up-to-date information, Blake happenings, links to sites, and articles on a daily or more frequent basis.  You can also follow the hashtag #bmsed for Blake-related announcements and items of interest.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or any of our staff with any questions or concerns.

Take care.

Nat