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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Important dates Cell phone policy
The Navy Visit
Take flight! Watch a few teachers soar
TEACHER OF THE MONTH & MOREâ€¦
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THE NAVY VISIT
TEACHER OF THE MONTH IMPORTANT DATES
CELL PHONE POLICY
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EMMA MARKLE IKIA MCGLASTON SENIOR HEADS E-BOOKS
FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE
SELF-CARE Take some time out of your busy schedule to take care of yourself… • Get plenty of rest (go to bed at a decent hour for 8 or more hours of sleep) • Get a massage • Exercise at least 15 - 20 minutes a day (run, walk, stretch, etc.) • Eat more vegetables and fruit and drink plenty of water • Do something you enjoy doing (i.e. bike riding, shopping, sewing, reading, writing, movies, etc.) • Get a facial • Take a relaxing bath
Photos from the Navy Admiral's recruitment visit! Â They are doing a nation wide campaign and some of our footage will be in the promo (they have the official ones - we made it on Instagram!)
TEACHERS SOAR! A few of Boltonâ€™s Teachers took a helicopter ride over the city of Memphis. The trip is sponsored by the National Guard every year and Bolton represented well!
Look at those smiles! It looks like Ms. Stephenson and Dr. Renaud had a wonderful time.
Meet Mrs. Kathryn Denk, September 2019 Teacher of the Month
This is Mrs. Denk’s 5th year of teaching at Bolton High School, but her 37th year of teaching English, primarily in the Midwest: Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois. She moved from Green Bay, Wisconsin (GO PACKERS!) to Cordova five years ago and has not missed the snow and cold. Mrs. Denk and her husband of 37 years (they started dating in 10th grade, and dated for 6 years before they got married), have two daughters: Jenny, who is finishing her Master’s Degree at the University of Miami in Music Therapy, and Jodi who works for ESPN and helped launch the ACC Network. Jodi used to produce graphics for the NBA; now she produces ACC college sports. Congratulations Mrs. Denk!
Important Dates: Monday, October 21 ~ 2nd Quarter Begins Friday, November 8 ~ Students Half Day November 11 ~ Veteran’s Day (Students/Teachers Out) November 25-29 ~ Thanksgiving Break 9
DISTRICT GOLF MEDALIST
Coach Bates should be very proud of Emma Markle! She was our District Medalist in the Golf Tournament! Congratulations Emma Markle! 10
VIRTUAL SCHOOL IDEA
Congratulations are in order for Ikia McGlaston! She was awarded $1000 for her Virtual School Idea! Congratulations Ikia!
Parents, please read the following cell phone policy. If you need a copy, you can download it HERE.
Bolton High School Shanda Gnintedem, Principal James Bacchus, Assistant Principal Sherry McKinney, Assistant Principal
September 24, 2019
Greetings Parents and Guardians of Bolton High! Our school’s cellphone policy has been revised to meet the needs of our students, to ensure safety, and to maintain the focus on learning. The increase use of cell phones and personal communication devices by students during the school day has become far more than a distraction in the school environment. These devices are being used by students as a means of cheating on tests, taking inappropriate pictures and video of students and staff for sharing and posting across the internet, threatening and/or bullying other students, and engaging in an excessive amount of social interaction during instructional time. Therefore, all students are banned from possessing any type of phone or personal communication device that is turned on or in visible/audible use at any time during the regular school day. Students who wish to carry a cell phone with them to and from school must keep the device turned off and stored. Students can have the phone stored in their purse, backpack, locker, pocket, or car. All electronic devices, including earbuds, should not be visible during class time or transitioning between classes. District Board Policy #6024 A student found in unauthorized possession of any type of cell phone or communication device during the school day shall have the device taken from him or her and is kept until the parent is notified. The parent may pick up the device at a 2:15 pm from the Main office at the close of the next school day following the day that the parent received notification of confiscated phone. Any cellphone infraction afterwards, students shall receive additional consequences in accordance with the district-wide discipline policy. The District does not take responsibility for confiscated items and will not compensate the owner for any lost, stolen, or damaged confiscated items while in the custody of the District. Thank you for partnering with us in this endeavor! Sincerely,
Shanda Gnintedem Principal, Bolton High
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WIFI NETWORK SWITCH Remember to switch over to the new WiFi network before the old network goes offline Oct. 14! On October 14, the District’s current WiFi network will go away for good. Our IT team has upgraded the WiFi network to help keep the District’s info more secure. Plus, they’ve made it a whole lot easier to log in! Make sure you log into the new “SCS_WLAN” network NOW so you don’t lose access. Just use your Active Directory ID, which is the same username and password as your email. It's simple to log in: 1. Select “SCS_WLAN” from the available networks in your device’s WiFi settings. 2. Log in with your Active Directory ID. 3. The first time you log in on a device, you will be asked to trust the certificate. Once you do, you won't be asked again. 4. If you’re a Mac user, there is one extra step. After completing the three steps above, you will see another pop-up window asking for a username and password. For this, you will enter the password for your actual device, not your email password. Once you do, you won’t see the popup again. Need help? Call the IT Help Desk at 416-2700, option 5.
Online Recreation Keep your brain sharp. Here is a list of online activitiesâ€¦ https://www.proprofs.com/games/ www.coolmath.com https://www.brainpop.com/ www.quizlet.com
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October 2019 Issue of newsletter