Community Newsletter: Kicking off our #BestYearYet

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It's Fall Y'all!

The start of October brings the smell of fall, turning of the leaves, and pumpkins! It is such an refreshing time of year! It is also brings in Homecoming and other ELITE events at BCMS!

We had an awesome week last week at BCMS! Clubs started on Friday and students were excited to get started. There was so much engagement in our classrooms this week, from science experiments to collaborative groups in math to creative writing assignments to use of technology and FLIPgrid, it was evident that learning was ELITE!

We want to thank you for working with us to implement our new check-out procedures! Please remember, the main office is a busy place. We are working hard to limit early check-outs and appreciate a pre 3:00 check out if at all possible.

Please make sure that you are signed up for my REMIND, as well as the grade level REMINDS so you don't miss a beat! We are about to get into the busy time of fall with school pictures, games, dances, and activities at school! You definitely want to be in the know at #BeBCMS!

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#CelebrateMonday- September Scholars of the Month announced!

Tennis-HOME, 6th grade Football- HOME

#TerrificTuesday- Softball- HOME

#WinWednesday- Football Home, Red/Black/White Spirit Day!




Monday 10/9 School Pictures- Start of Spirit Week

Wednesday 10/11 Homecoming Middle School Football Game

Wednesday 10/11 Whole School PBIS Assembly

Friday 10/13 Homecoming Middle School Dance, 3;30

Fall Break Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10/18, 10/19, 10/20

Donations needed for CLUBS!

We started Clubs this week and are looking for some items! If you have any of these items not being used at your home and you would like to donate, we would be very grateful!


*Gardening Tools

*Games (Board-- any)

*Chess Games


* Art:Craft Supplies

* Books

* Cooking tools

Clubs kicked off in the only way we know how to do things at BCMS: ELITE! The scholars were excited about their club and I think they are ready to rock and roll for Friday! If you are willing to donate to Clubs, please drop off the items to Miss Shelby in the front office! If you have something not on the list that you think we may be able to use, call and ask!

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Georgia Milestone Fall Field Test

This fall, our 7th grade scholars will be participating in a Field Test for the Georgia Milestones Test. The testing will take around 2 periods of 2 days and will be given the week of October 23rd. This test will not be scored. BCMS will not get any data on scholars after this test, it is solely a test run for the Georgia DOE. We are excited about the opportunity to practice our test taking skills on standardized assessments. If you have questions, please call the school.

Here is the letter for our families of seventh graders: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1twsGmE_Wu9QXQAss1S3Eo2VgplkNHStWIboN_y27MDQ/edit?usp=sharing

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School Pictures are Monday October 9th! - Dress For Success Day!

Map Testing- Reports and Goals

Our scholars take the MAP test three times a year: Fall/Winter/Spring. We are using our Fall Reading RIT scores to watch our progress in reading. Literacy is a school wide focus for us this year and we are committed to grow readers!

MAP testing is a great way for our scholars to show how much they have grown and an awesome way for us as teachers to use this data in our planning and lesson designs. MAP tests are designed to measure growth over time, so that makes them very different than our "state tests" known as Georgia Milestones. MAP tests give you tons of great information in regards to achievement at this moment. Here is a great article to read that will give you more information in regards to MAP testing.


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Notes from Ms. Raeburn

We put a bow on an incredible week at BCMS by celebrating our August of the Month scholars. What does it take to be a #BeBCMS PBIS Scholar of the Month? Well, you need to demonstrate our PBIS expectations at all times. Those expectations are:

  • Be Respectful
  • Courteous
  • Manage YOUR Behavior
  • Strive for ExExExCellence!

The best way for our scholars to demonstrate those is by ELITE modeling of adults. When we model the behavior we expect of our students it helps them to fully understand our expectations. Little eyes are watching us at all times! Tomorrow, on my favorite day of the week(#CelebrateMonday), we will be announcing our September PBIS Scholars of the month and our staff member of the month! Our behavior data has decreased significantly from last year: We have a 67% decrease in MAJOR referrals for behavior. That is ELITE!

At the end of the quarter, progress reports will look a little different than in years past. If you have questions about your child's progress report, please contact his/her teacher. Please don't forget, in order to get PowerSchool access, you need to stop by the main office and see Miss Shelby for your log in!

Thank you for being proactive and for supporting our school and our passion work! I am proud to be your principal and would love to hear from you! If you have a concern or a comment, please do not hesitate to email or call me: eraeburn@bryan.k12.ga.us or 912-626-5050 or 912.255.0630.

Thank you for your partnership and commitment to making #BeBCMS the best middle school on the planet!

Homecoming Week Information!

Homecoming spirit week will be Oct 9th-13th

We will follow the high school set spirit days except for Monday, October 9th as that is our School Picture reschedule day from Hurricane Irma.

We will begin taking nominations for homecoming court Monday, October 2.

During homecoming week, we will have spirit dress up days.

Monday- Dress for Success (pictures)

Tuesday- Twin Day

Wednesday- Color War-

6th RED




Thursday-Camo Day!

Friday-Spirit Day!

Parade on Thursday-- information to follow

Dance on Friday- in the BCHS gym, 3:30-5:30 Concessions available, Dance Tickets 5.00

PTO update!

PTO is ready to kick off their first fundraiser!

Ghost - Grams will be on sale beginning tomorrow during breakfast and during lunch periods. The price will be $1.00 for two blow-pop type suckers dressed up as ghosts. Ghost grams will be delivered to students on October 31st. We will not be dressing up for Halloween, but we will have an all school HAT day on Tuesday October 31st. #Spooky

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Whatever I Need!

WIN period is an elite time for our scholars to work on goal setting, grade checking, acceleration of curriculum, and enrichment.

All students were assigned their club choice on Friday! We had our first official run of clubs on Friday! It went GREAT!

The current WIN Schedule looks like this:

Monday- Goal setting and Grade Checking- Goals are set based on Reading RIT MAP scores

Tuesday- Enrichment and Remediation Rotations begin!

Wednesday- Enrichment/Remediation/Kindness Rotations

Thursday- Enrichment/Remediation/Kindness Rotations

Friday- Clubs !

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Spirit Wear!

Our TRIBE shop is taking pre-orders for our ELITE new spirit wear! We are so excited to offer awesome BRYAN COUNTY proud tees, cups, and other BC Proud gear! Please contact Miss Shelby or Mrs. Crosby to place your order!

Please get your order submitted by October 6th!

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Ms. Liz Raeburn, Proud Principal, Bryan County Middle School

Mr. Keith Wright, Assistant Principal and Director of Athletics

Mr. Abram Scott, Assistant Principal