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Booker T. Washington High School
Memphis, Tennessee

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We’re Tops! We Lead and Others Follow!




Booker T. Washington High School

715 South Lauderdale

Memphis, TN 3812641500_693107710_7311_s

(901) 416-7240

(901) 416-7228 - Fax

August, 2013

Dear Students:
On behalf of the Booker T. Washington family, may I extend a hearty welcome to each of you as we begin the 2013-2014 school year.
This handbook informs you of school events, policies and procedures and should be helpful to you throughout the year. Knowledge of and compliance with these policies and procedures will enable each of us to have a successful school year.
I am looking forward to helping you have a good school year, and I am always open to any suggestions you might have.
Sincerely yours,


Alisha Kiner, Principal
TABLE OF CONTENTS

School Calendar 4, 5


Report Cards and Progress Reports Periods 6
Mission, Vision & Beliefs 6-7
Title 1 Information 8-13
Telephone Directory 15
Alma Mater & Fight Song 16
Course Offerings 17

Department Fees & Information 18-19


Senior Class Handbook 20-23
Athletics 24-25
School Services 26-28
Student Clubs & Organizations 29-31
Bell Schedules 32
Attendance Policies & Interventions 33-38
School-Wide Rules 38
Disciplinary Measures 46-49
Student Code of Conduct 49-54
Graduation Requirements 54-61

2012-2013

MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Before School Begins

Date(s)

Day(s)

Event

July 30

Monday

1/2 In-service

1/2 Administrative

July 31

Tuesday

Administrative Day/Registration Day


August 1

Wednesday

In-Service Day


August 2

Thursday

In-Service Day


August 3

Friday

Administrative Day


August 6-10


Monday-Friday


Kindergarten Staggered Entry


August 13


Monday

1ST Full Day of Kindergarten


First Semester (87 days)


Date(s)


Day(s)


Event

Students

Teachers

August 6

Monday


First Day of School






September 3


Monday

Labor Day

Out

Out

September 13


Thursday


Parent/Teacher Conferences (4pm-7pm)








October 5


Friday

End of 1st Nine Weeks







October 8


Monday

2nd Nine Weeks Begins





October 11 & 12


Thursday – Friday



Fall Break


Out

Out

November 12


Monday

Veteran’s Day

Out

Out

November 21-23


Wednesday-Friday


Thanksgiving Break


3 Days

3 Days

December 12-14


Wednesday-Friday


Exams/Last Day for Students (14th)








December 17


Monday

1/2 Administrative/1/2 In-Service

Out

In


Dec 18- Jan. 1

Tuesday-Tuesday

Winter Break


Out

Out










Second Semester (93 days)


Date(s)


Day(s)


Event


Students Out

Teachers

Out

January 2


Tuesday

First Day of School (classes resume as normal)







January 21


Monday

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Out

Out

February 4-8


Monday-Friday


TCAP Writing Assessment (On-line for 8 & 11; 5th grade continues paper/pencil)








February 18


Monday


1/2 In-service ( 8 am-12pm) 1/2 Parent- Teachers Conference-(1pm- 3pm)

Out

Out

March 11-15


Monday-Friday


Spring Break I


Out

Out

March 19

Tuesday

ACT State-Wide (11th grade)








March 29

Friday

Spring II (Good Friday)







April 23- April 26


Monday- Friday



TCAP Achievement Test






May 2-9

Thursday-Thursday


End of Course Exams






May 20-22


Monday-Wednesday


Second Semester Exam/Last Day (22nd)








May 23

Thursday


In-Service Day (could be used as an instructional day in case of inclement weather)

Out

In

May 24

Tuesday


Administrative Day (could be used as an instructional day in case of inclement weather)

Out

In

May 27

Monday


Memorial Day

Out

Out



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Mission

Booker T. Washington High School’s mission is for students to become equipped with the intellectual, technological and social skills that will allow them to exceed the expectations of State and National standards.


Vision

The vision of Booker T. Washington High school is to provide the necessary instruction and support for graduates to be equipped with the skills needed to become a responsible and productive member in a globally diverse society.


Beliefs

We believe …




  • Student learning is our chief priority.

  • Given a variety of instructional strategies and assessments, all students, including special needs can achieve higher levels of academic success.

  • Given a safe, supportive and challenging environment, students will be able to accept shared responsibility for their own academic achievement.

  • Teachers, students, staff, parents and community share in site-based decision making which establishes and sustains a culture of self respect, and self-directed, life-long learners.

  • We will continue to follow a policy of inquiry research- based staff development to equip our faculty with the knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate and assess student learning.

  • Teachers will use data and feedback, as a part of on-going assessment, in an effort to determine instruction and analyze student needs and strengths.


BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

SCHOOL/PARENT COMPACT

2013-2014

Revised March 28, 2013

The compact has been jointly developed and agreed upon by the school, parents, students and school staff. This compact provides a framework of how parents, staff and students will share the responsibility for improving academic achievement and develop a partnership to help children achieve the state’s high standards.

Parent/Guardian Agreement

It is important that parents take an active role in promoting their child’s academic success. Therefore, I will be responsible and shall strive to do the following:

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