The Boeckman Buzz

November 21st - November 25th

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A Note from Principal Sage

BMS Families,

We are quickly approaching the end of the 1st Trimester. This will occur on December 1st. Please make sure to find some time to check learning levels in Campus Portal. I have posted directions on how to do that below if you are in need of a refresher. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. As a reminder, there will be no school Nov 23rd - November 25th because of Thanksgiving break.

We recently started a video series on our social media platforms titled, "Grateful4BMS", where we highlight some of our amazing teachers and staff at BMS. If you have not done so already, we encourage you to check it out! Please use the following links to follow us on our social media pages.

We are nearly a third of the way through the school year. I am extremely grateful for our learners, staff and beyond supportive community. I am proud of our learners academic success and am excited to watch them grow even more.

As a result of the break, there will be no Boeckman Buzz next week.

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving break!

-Joe Sage, Principal

Turkey Bingo

All students are welcome to join us for Turkey Bingo on Monday, November 21 from 3:30-5:00! We will have concessions for sale and fabulous prizes!

Please pick up students at the gym doors by 5:00! Gobble Gobble!

How to see learner progress in Infinite Campus

Questions about the learning levels or competencies that you see? Please talk to your learner's teacher or check out this Competency Slideshow!

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Important Dates

November 23-25.............................NO SCHOOL (office closed)

December 1.....................................End of 1st Trimester

December 2.....................................NO SCHOOL

December 20...................................End of Quinmester 2

December 22-January 2.................NO SCHOOL

*Details for some items will be shared closer to dates.

Subbing for Farmington Area Schools

Farmington School District has some great opportunities for you! Have you ever thought about subbing as a teacher? Here is your chance to get more information about it. It is a great way to have the same schedule as your children and be involved in the schools. The links below will bring you to a website that will give you more information on how to get a license.

Also, please check out the other opportunities in the Farmington School District.

Important Winter Weather Reminders!

As the weather cools down and we head into the winter months, please take a moment to review the important winter weather information below:

Now is the time to be sure you have a plan for emergency closures and your contact information is up-to-date with your child's school. As the 2022 Annual Update window has closed, please contact the school office to make changes to your information.

Opt-in to receive text messages.

In addition to emails and phone calls, you will soon be able to receive emergency notifications in the form of SMS text messages from ISD 192. If we have an SMS text phone number for you on file AND you have not already opted-in by texting Y to 67587, on November 30, 2022 you should receive the following text from 67587 requesting you to opt-in to continue receiving important informational text messages from your child’s school:

Farmington Area Public Schools messages. Reply Y to confirm, HELP 4 info. Msg&data

rates may apply. Msg freq varies.

If you opt-in, ISD 192 will utilize the SchoolMessenger system to deliver text messages straight to your mobile phone with important information about school closings and safety alerts.* Please note that SMS messages will not replace emails and phone calls, but will be an additional form of communication.

You can participate in this service* just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school’s short code number, 67587. You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”. SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.

*Terms and Conditions: Message frequency varies. Standard message and data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help. Text STOP to cancel. Mobile carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages. See for more info.

See the Latest Community Postings

ISD 192 shares community flyers for local events and activities, especially those run by non-profit, youth-serving organizations within the district, on our website and through school newsletters. Here are some of our most recent postings that may interest your family:

  • Now Open: Recycling Poster & Video Contest: Dakota County encourages students to enter the annual Dakota County poster and video contest to celebrate America Recycles Day.

    • Poster contest: All fourth-grade students can submit a poster to win prizes.

    • Video contest: All students in grades 5–12 can submit a video to win a $100 gift card.

    • This year’s contest theme is “Follow Your Recycling”. All posters and videos must be emailed to no later than Friday Dec. 2 and adhere to the contest rules. Two winners in each contest will be selected. Visit Dakota County Poster & Video Contest for rules and information.

Infinite Campus Mobile App

Download your free app for Campus Parent ​app (parents/guardians) or the Campus Student app (students) from your device's mobile app store for real-time access to grades, attendance, schedules, announcements and more!

Follow us on Social Media!

BMS Website and the Boeckman Buzz

Please take some time to visit the BMS Website where you will find an abundance of helpful information to support your middle school student. The Boeckman Buzz is an electronic publication that you will receive via email every week from our principal Mr. Sage and the Boeckman Buzz is always available on the BMS website. It is very helpful to take time to read through this publication to keep updated on upcoming events and happenings.

About us

The mission of Boeckman Middle School, a learner-centered community committed to personalization that nurtures curiosity, to ensure each learner exercises ownership for continuous personal growth to have a positive impact on themselves and their communities through:

  • Honoring uniqueness and valuing diverse experiences

  • Safe and empathetic environments that foster authentic relationships

  • Nurturing joy and well-being

  • Mistakes and reflection as essential components of learning

  • Partnering with our communities


  • Each learner continuously grows in their learning.

  • Each learner engages in reflection to guide their future decisions and actions.

  • Each learner explores a variety of ideas and experiences supporting personal growth.

Action Steps:

  • We will share and utilize research-based, culturally responsive practices to personalize learning. -

  • We will create safe and empathetic communities that optimize learning and prioritize well-being. -

  • We will develop and design reporting methods that promote ownership for learners and families while supporting a growth mindset.

  • We will create learner-centered systems that honor uniqueness and nurture curiosity.