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  • FollowMe Printing - FollowMe Printing allows users to print to a single network print queue (Follow-Me-BW) then authenticate and retrieve the print job from any supported network printer (Konica multi-functional device) across the district. All participating FollowMe Printers posses the capability of scanning full color documents as a PDF to your email, which can then be shared electronically.
     
    In 2013, an administrative decision was made to implement a means by which we could greatly reduce district printing costs, encourage the use of electronic collaboration facilities (such as Google Docs, Blackboard, Moodle, Nimbus, email, etc.) and that would align with the districts printer lease schedule. This was the driving factor behind the implementation of FollowMe printing and the time frame for which it was implemented. FollowMe Printing aligns with and supports the districts board approved strategic plan in promoting 21st century learning skills through the use of electronic collaboration technologies and the reduction or elimination in the use of paper based communication and assignments. 
     
    For information on how to perform various functions using FollowMe Printing, a 'How To' section has beeen created and can be found at: http://www.boyertownasd.org/Page/3331
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  • After School Homework Help - We are pleased to announce that we now have our after school homework help program back in place. Students who are struggling to finish their homework may be assigned to homework help. The program starts immediately after school and runs until 3:50. Homework help will be available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. If you are interested in your child attending homework help, please contact your child’s guidance counselor.
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  • A Note from Transportation - In order to keep our buses on schedule, transportation is requesting that students arrive at their bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. We appreciate your help with this matter.
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Building Focus: Words of the Week

 
Last year we decided to make building student vocabulary a focus our school. After having reviewed our student data, we noticed that vocabulary was definitely a weakness especially on the 4Sight test. We know this is going to affect student comprehension when they are reading. They won’t be able to understand the material if they don’t know what the words mean. As part of our plan to help improve student vocabulary, we learned two words a week (one word on short weeks.) Some of the strategies we used included: posting the words throughout the building including all classrooms, including each word in the morning announcements, having a word collector outside the office, teachers using the words in their classroom when speaking to students, and learning the antonyms (opposites) and synonyms of the words.
 
We are pleased to share that we had a 5% gain in our scores last year compared to the previous year. To celebrate the improvement by our students, we will be having an ice cream party for 8th and 9th grade students on Team Building Day. We will continue the initiative this year so 7th grade students will have the opportunity to earn a party next year.
 
Words of the Week Special Drawing
Recently West began a special contest associated with our “Words of the Week.” Most weeks we do an exit ticket to determine how many of our students learned the words correctly. We are taking the names of all the students who got both words correct on the exit ticket and putting them into a special drawing to win a snack coupon at our cafeteria. We drew our first names recently. The students were definitely excited.
 
This weeks Word of the Week are:
trepidation (noun) fear, alarm
 
The impending blizzard caused trepidation for the hikers.
synonym - dread, apprehension
antonym - intrepidity, valor
 
 

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