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May 30 | Memorial Day Holiday

June 9 | Last Day of School

June 14 - July 8 | Intersession Days

July 4 | Independence Day Holiday



Hello all!

We're less than a month away from the last day of school, and I can't thank each of you enough for your dedication to our district, our students and our communities this school year. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Spring Recruitment Weekend April 22nd-23rd. We extended offers to more than 36 candidates, and I'm excited for them to join the BCS family!

As we wrap up the 2021-2022 school year, let's all make sure we are checking off necessary tasks such as completing evaluations/observations and certification renewals.

As always, let my team and I know how we can be of assistance to you as we continue striving to make Birmingham City Schools the District of choice in the Southeast.

“Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." Mattie Stepanek

Jenikka Oglesby

Human Resources Officer

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Happy Teacher

Appreciation Month!

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Thank you to all of our educators who go above and beyond

for our students on a daily basis!

Spring Recruitment Weekend Recap!

Check out a video recap of Spring Recruitment Weekend! Thank you again to everyone who participated.

If you haven't already, be sure to click below to take the post-event survey. We'd appreciate your feedback!

Spring Recruitment Weekend Survey
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Kudos to Jennifer Griffin!

Jennifer received a letter of intent during Spring Recruitment Weekend and recently won the special prize of a Go Pro for her participation.

Summer Professional Development

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Providing professional development opportunities for staff members is a priority for the District. Stay tuned for a summer PD catalog coming soon!

Birmingham Promise Interns

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Thank you to our Birmingham Promise interns, Torey Kelly and Sha’niya Fagin, for dedicating their time to the HR team. Their assistance and can-do attitudes were more than appreciated!

Reminder: Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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Have you utilized the new EAP? The new program provides financial, physical and also mental wellness support for all staff members and your family members. We encourage you to take advantage of the tools and services offered to help you solve problems that may affect your personal or work life.

We want to ensure every staff member feels supported at BCS. Let the HR team know if you have any questions about the EAP.

Click below to view all of the EAP documents in both English and Spanish.

New EAP documents


As a reminder, all classified employees are required to have a professional development plan and a yearly evaluation. If an employee holds professional or educational certifications and works in a classified position, they must complete a PDP and be evaluated with the appraisal. Contact the HR team if you have any questions and/or concerns. 


Forward electronic copies to hr@bhm.k12.al.us.

Want a chance at winning special prizes?

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Calling all BCS staff...why do you serve BCS? Is it your passion for students, a love for the community or is BCS a place you've always known as home? Whatever the reason, share it for a chance to win great prizes during the last week of school.

The rules are simple:

1. Follow the TeachBCS page on either Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.

2. Comment on the post that looks like the image on the left with the hashtag and your response to: #IServeBCS because...

The contest ends May 27th. Eligible participants will be randomly selected and prizes will be distributed during the last week of school. 

TeachBCS Facebook
TeachBCS Instagram
TeachBCS LinkedIn
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End of Year: Keeping Students Engaged

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Keeping your students engaged at the end of the year can be a challenge! Click the links below for some interactive activities to consider incorporating in your classroom over the next few weeks. 

10 Ways to Keep Students Engaged at the End of the School Year
7 Ways to Keep Students Engaged at the End of the Year

What's Happening in Birmingham?


There's always plenty to do in the great city of Birmingham! Click below to check out some upcoming festivals and events in the city. 

Upcoming Events in Birmingham
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What department or team do you

want to recognize?

Spotlight Submission Form

Below is a submission form that can be filled out to spotlight a certain team or department who is providing BCS excellence. We encourage you to fill it out and help us celebrate our team members across the district!

Spotlight Submission Form

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