Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

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Check PowerSchool Attendance Weekly

Parents, please remember to check your child’s attendance on PowerSchool weekly, or after you have sent in a note. We have a very small window of time for making corrections, and we want your child’s attendance record to be 100% accurate. Sometimes notes don’t make it to the Attendance Office for one reason or another.
Emails (to,, or are always a good way to send a note or follow-up on a written note. Weekly checks will hopefully prevent situations at the end of the grading period, the semester, or the year, where we have inaccurate information and lack the ability to make changes.
Students, you can also monitor your attendance on PowerSchool and let us know about errors. This is good practice for second semester when you want to remain eligible for exam exemptions at the end of the year.
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Productive Struggle Is a Learner's Sweet Spot

“Rigor is a buzzword in today's educational circles, but there are many misunderstandings about the concept. Although rigor means having high expectations for all students, those expectations must be accompanied by appropriate support. Student success occurs when you create an instructional environment that sets high expectations for each student and provides scaffolding without offering excessive help. The key is to incorporate productive struggle.

Productive struggle is what I call the "sweet spot" in between scaffolding and support. Rather than immediately helping students at the first sign of trouble, we should allow them to work through struggles independently before we offer assistance. That may sound counterintuitive, since many of us assume that helping students learn means protecting them from negative feelings of frustration. But for students to become independent learners, they must learn to persist in the face of challenge.”

- Barbara R. Blackburn, Productive Struggle Is a Learner's Sweet Spot - Educational Leadership, December 13, 2018 | Volume 14 | Issue 11
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Car Rider Drop-Off Suggestions to Avoid Tardies


There have been a number of concerns lately about the length of the Car Rider line. While I can’t tell people when to drop off students in the morning, I can tell you that students can get into the building at 6:05am. The Car Rider line tends to get backed up between 6:30am and 7am. If you want to drop off between 6:05am and 6:30am, you may find that the line is either non-existent or moves more quickly. Students should come directly to the cafeteria where they can work on homework or talk to friends. The breakfast line usually opens about 6:40am. Students are tardy if they arrive to 1st Period after 7am.
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Bartlett Students Dominate the Scholastic Art Awards for 2019

This year, the Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy’s Art and Photography students DOMINATED the Scholastic Art awards. Twenty-nine Academy students have won 10 Golden keys, 16 Silver keys, and 17 honorable mentions. All winners will receive their awards at a ceremony at the Brooks Museum of Art in February. Golden Key artwork will be on display in the museum for a month.  The Academy is extremely proud of all students who participated! 
1. Elisa Arguello – 2 honorable mentions in photography
2. Wolfe Bazaar – one honorable mention photography
3. Alyssa Bellora – one GOLDEN key, one Silver key in photography
4. Manal Binini – one honorable mention in photography
5. Jade Burris – one honorable mention in drawing, one GOLDEN key in sculpture
6. Riley  Ciancioso – one honorable mention in photography
7. Abby Dunn – one Silver Key in photography
8. Jasmine Guevara – one honorable mention in sculpture
9. Sarah Harmeier – one Silver Key in photography
10. Kaleigh Henry – one Silver key in photography
11. Ian Huckabee – one Silver Key in photography
12. Annaston Hulsey – TWO GOLDEN Keys in Photography!
13. Sabrina Ibrahim – one Silver Key in Photography 
14. Alyssa Lara – 2 honorable mentions and one Silver Key in Photography
15. Karis Lemmonds –  TWO GOLDEN Keys, one Silver key and one honorable mention in photography
16. Angelina Malady – one honorable mention in photography
17. Mackenzie Matheny – one honorable mention in photography
18. Sierra Matthews – one honorable mention in photography
19. Madelyn Meisch – one honorable mention in painting
20. Breanna O’Brien – one GOLDEN key and one Honorable mention in photography
21. Celeste Posner – one SILVER key  in photography
22. Celina Rock – one Silver key and one honorable mention in photography
23. Cailey Seifert – one GOLDEN Key and one Silver key in photography
24. Zella Simpson – TWO GOLDEN KEYS and one Silver key in photography 
25. Hogan Stone – one Silver Key in photography
26. Ariel Vaughn – one Silver Key in Drawing
27. MaKenna Winston – One GOLDEN Key and FOUR Silver keys in Photography
28. Kaitlin York – one honorable mention in photography
29. Camilla Zabaceda – two Silver keys in Photography

Altogether, Academy students won 49 different awards. Students at BHS won 66 awards. Between the Academy and BHS, Bartlett high school students won 115 awards.
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Student Drop-off and Pick-up

Parents and students, all car riders must be picked up and dropped off in the back of the school. The south parking lot near the front of the school by the park is for teacher parking only, not for student drop off and pick-up. Student drop-offs and pick-ups present a significant safety issue as this is currently a transition area for students.
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