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Geneva Cook and Sienna Holl are president and vice president of the Rutherford Education Association.

Cook and Holl lead the Rutherford Education Association

Ava Porter, Reporter November 30, 2021

Every American must pass through specific doors at least once in their life to gain higher knowledge about the world around them. The public school system is a system people go through to do this.  In...

Blackman has a new school nurse this year: Nurse Sloan Lowe.

Nurse Lowe: Blackman’s newest superhero

Angel Perez-Escobar, Reporter November 30, 2021

At the beginning of this Blackman welcomed the new school nurse: Sloan Lowe.   After having a peer with Cystic fibrosis, Lowe decided to go into the medical field. Cystic fibrosis is a rare disease...

Nurse Durrett, Blackman Highs school nurse, has adapted to each change caused by the pandemic.

Nurse Durrett: adapting to being a school nurse amidst a pandemic

Matt Taylor, Reporter March 4, 2021

Nurses are often faced with many challenges throughout their careers, and with the growing pandemic, those challenges are increased.  Amanda Durrett, the nurse at Blackman High School, was born...

Geneva Cook was selected as Blackman Highs Teacher of the Year.

Geneva Cook selected for BHS Teacher of the Year

Maddy Williams, Editor in Chief February 25, 2021

Geneva Cook was selected as Teacher of the Year for Blackman High School. She is a dedicated and driven English IV teacher who quickly adapted to both the distance learning and in-person...

Mr. Smith, one of our new assistant principals.

Times may change, but the blaze doesn’t

Matt Taylor, Reporter November 16, 2020

Justin Smith, former instructional coach, is currently serving as an assistant principal at Blackman High in the place of Tim Pedigo and is pursuing an Education Specialist degree in Accountability...

Caitlyn Parris as a BHS senior in the bottom row second from the left.

Blackman alumni return as Rutherford County educators

Maddy Williams, Editor in Chief May 5, 2020

Often times you may wonder, “Will what I learn in my classes actually teach me anything for my future?”  These Blackman alumni prove the opposite—they still use the skills they learned in Journalism...

Elisa Burks wins Rutherford County Teacher of the Year

Elisa Burks wins Rutherford County Teacher of the Year

Jenene Grover, Reporter February 24, 2020

What do you remember most about your favorite teacher? Was it their attitude in the classroom? Was it the way they taught?  Teaching is a demanding and complicated job. It requires rules to be set...

Officer Reed is among twelve other deputies who won Officer of the Month.

There’s a new sheriff in town: Officer Reed

Mckenzie Wade, Reporter February 3, 2020

Blackman High School has welcomed a new School Resource Officer to the staff. Officer Teresa Reed has done an excellent job, so far, in protecting the school which is why she has received an award for...

Teacher of The Year: Colonel Gary Spry

Teacher of The Year: Colonel Gary Spry

Mia Isom, Reporter February 14, 2019

Teachers are hired to teach students and help them learn; educators impact a students’ way of thinking and some give them advice that will help them in adulthood.  The Teacher of the Year is...

Lunch Ladies: The Unsung Heroes of Blackman

Maddy Williams and Kayla Donaldson November 19, 2018

You wouldn’t believe how much effort goes into the food in our cafeteria. The lunch ladies put forth immense effort in order to serve students each and every day. Their preparation is an all-day event,...

Andrea Holder teaching her class.

RCS Teacher of the Year: Andrea Holder

Cierra Williams, Reporter March 3, 2017

Blackman High School teacher Andrea Holder has been awarded the honor of the 2017 Rutherford County District Level High School Teacher of the Year. She will be recognized at the banquet on March 13th...

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