Banks Trail Middle School

Teamwork, Responsibility, Ambition, Integrity, Leadership

May, 2017

IMPORTANT DATES IN MAY:

5/02 Track Conference Meet

5/02 6th Grade Spring Band Concert

7th & 8th Grade Spring Band Concert

5/03 – 5/19 TESTING DATES

Night of Timberwolves Celebration

BTMS Has Talent

5/09 Spring Chorus Concert 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

5/10 – 5/11 7th Grade Charleston Trip

5/12 5th Graders visit BTMS; 8th Graders visit High Schools

5/16 – 5/19 8th Grade Washington Trip

5/22 8th Grade Testing (Some students)

5/23 Yearbook Distribution

5/24 Half Day for Students (Dismissal @ 11:35)

6th Grade Awards 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

7th Grade Awards 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

5/25 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Half Day for Students (Dismissal @ 11:35)

8th Grade Recognition Ceremony 9:00 AM

SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER!!!!!!

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BTMS Summer Reading

Summer reading at BTMS promotes reading growth so that students do not lose ground over the summer months. Your child will read 2 of the S.C. Junior Book Award Nominees for this year’s summer reading assignment. Please see the list on the flyer for this year’s choices. Students must complete an online assignment for each of their book choices. Assignments will be posted on the BTMS website starting May 22 and are due August 28.


2017 Summer Reading List

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THINK THROUGH MATH

Sixth grade students have been working hard all year on their individualized math program called Think Through Math. Some students have gone above and beyond to truly get ahead in their math comprehension by passing 60 or more lessons in the program! To reward these 76 students the school is sending them to Revolutions to enjoy some bowling, laser tag, arcade games, and pizza May 4th! Congratulations to these students and keep up the good work! The sixth grade math teachers are so proud of all students for their hard work in thinking about math in so many different ways!

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Banks Trail's Got Talent!

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EXCITING THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN RELATED ARTS!

ART HONORS

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Art Honors students traveled to FMHS’s AP Studio Art Show on April 7th. Mrs. Csonka was extremely impressed by the way conducted themselves in a mature manner, and were also engaged in discussion about the work, questioning the artist about their portfolios, themes, experiences, and even asking them about how they saw themselves as an artist when they were in middle school. For many, it was an encouraging, eye opening morning to see where our humble middle school beginning can take them.

The level of inquiry, discovery, and reflection as they shared their thoughts and experience at the show with each other afterwards was worthy of an upperclassmen course! Even our bus driver was impressed by our students, having overheard our roundtable and being drawn in to listen.

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HONORS CHOURS

The BTMS Honors Chorus performed the National Anthem on Friday, April 21st at the Charlotte Knights Baseball. As always, they did a fantastic job!


Click here to enjoy: Chorus Video

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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE

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Mrs. Bauer's 8th graders take a virtual trip around the world each year to experience different cuisines. They also learn about various traditions, staple ingredients, cooking equipment and they actually get to prepare and taste various recipes from each country that they travel to. Students participated in an international Iron Chef style competition on Thursday, April 20th that offered fare from China, Italy, Mexico and Germany. Administrators and teachers were able to taste each dish prepared by the students and graded them on their work. Students learned a lot about working together as a team, and, that even if something may not look that appealing, it can still taste very good!

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Rising 9th NFHS Pre-Course Reading (Summer Reading)

Please click on the attached links which outlines the novels and expectations for the assessment for novels to be read over the summer, or before 2nd semester. In addition, Barnes and Noble at Carolina Place Mall will carry all of our titles, and our English department will receive a portion of the sales.

NFHS Summer Reading Information

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HEART OF A CHAMPION DAY: Register Online for a Free Sports Physical for Rising 9th Graders

MAY 13, 2017

Rising 9th grade student-athletes who will need a sports physical for next year can participate in the Heart of a Champion Day through Carolinas HealthCare. Heart of a Champion day is May 13th! Nation Ford students will go first and then Fort Mill. Heart of a Champion is a free sports physical that includes a heart screening and orthopedic screening. This is a $1200 physical for FREE for rising 9th-12th graders in our district. You must register online. Registration is open until May 7th.

Here is the link to the registration page:

http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/medical-services/specialty-care/heart-care/heart-of-a-champion

All rising 9th graders-12 graders are eligible for this free physical. All students must register online. Free transportation will be provided from BTMS to the event location and must show up at the bus at the scheduled time.

*FLYERS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FRONT OFFICE*

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IMPORTANT NEWS FROM OUR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Sports Physicals for the 2017-2018 School Year:

The South Carolina High School League requires that all students have a physical on file before they can participate in any sport for the 2017-2018 school year. Attached are the locations and times for both April and May so that you can take your student athletes to have their sports physicals done. Please note that these physicals are quicker and cheaper than a normal visit ($20 v. $40). You must have all physical paperwork, which is also attached, complete and in hand at the time of the appointment. Furthermore, a parent or guardian must be with the student. These do not take long and eliminates any stress before the next school year begins. If your student plans on playing one or multiple sports next year, I highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity, regardless of where you’ll be. Lastly, please DO NOT submit these to the school until their athletic season begins. We will be transitioning to a paperless system in Fort Mill schools that requires documents to be uploaded via a phone application to Planet High School. I’ll host training sessions for individual sports next year, as well as post directions to the athletic website.


BTMS Physical Information


Physical Form



Night of the Timberwolves:

This year the athletic department, our coaches, and the Athletic Booster Club at BTMS plan to honor our athletes a little differently than in years past. Night of the Timberwolves is scheduled for May 4th at Banks Trail from 4:00-7:00 in the cafeteria and gymnasium. We plan on providing all BTMS and Timberwolf high school athletes a free pasta dinner on behalf of the Booster Club. While eating students will enjoy a slide show of athletic photos provided by our Yearbook and Photography clubs from throughout the year. Parents and guardians are invited but not required to attend the awards ceremony immediately following in the gymnasium. Coaches will present participation certificates, as well as three different awards to their student-athletes: The Coach’s Award, The Hustle Award, and The Timberwolf Award. Afterwards, we will announce the athletes who will be inducted into our student-athlete hall of fame for the 2016-2017 school year. Finally, the male and female athlete of the year will be announced. With the time that remains students are welcome to have fun and socialize briefly for one final time on the athletic fields or the gymnasium. We hope this will be easier on everyone and more informal, while still recognizing the accomplishments of some amazing student athletes.

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Do you shop at Harris Teeter, Publix, or on Amazon? Here are some super easy ways to raise $ for our school!


  • Re-link your Harris Teeter card to BTMS PTO either in-store or online at Together in Education. Our school code is 8686.
  • Pick up a Publix card at the front desk of the school, or notify us that you need one by emailing BTMSPTO@gmail.com with your child's name and homeroom teacher.
  • Go to Amazon Smile and shop! For each purchase you make, 0.5% will be donated to Banks Trail Middle School PTO at no additional cost to you. To make it even easier, link to Banks Trail Middle School PTO in your Amazon account.

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PARENTS: PLEASE LABEL YOUR STUDENT'S BELONGINGS

Our lost and found is becoming more and more full with jackets, clothing, lunchboxes, notebooks, etc. Please make sure your student's name is on anything he/she brings to school. This helps tremendously when we are trying to get lost items back to their owner.

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TARDY/STUDENTS RETURNING FROM AN APPOINTMENT

Please remember that a parent or adult must come into the office with your student to sign them in when they are Tardy or Returning from an Appointment.

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EARLY DISMISSALS

Students leaving school early must be picked up no later than 2:50 PM. There will be no dismissals from 2:50 PM until 3:20 PM.

Upcoming Dates

5/02 Track Conference Meet

5/02 6th Grade Spring Band Concert

7th & 8th Grade Spring Band Concert

5/03 – 5/19 Testing Dates

5/04 Night of Timberwolves Celebration

5/05 BTMS Has Talent

5/09 Spring Chorus Concert 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

5/10 – 5/11 7th Grade Charleston Trip

5/12 5th Graders visit BTMS; 8th Graders visit High Schools

5/16 – 5/19 8th Grade Washington Trip

5/24 Half Day for Students (Dismissal @ 11:35)

6th Grade Awards 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

7th Grade Awards 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

5/25 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Half Day for Students (Dismissal @ 11:35)

8th Grade Recognition Ceremony 9:00 AM





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