Banks Trail Middle School

Teamwork, Responsibility, Ambition, Integrity, Leadership

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Banksgiving

November is a month to show thankfulness. Your PTO, with your help, will be showing our fantastic BTMS teachers, staff, and administration how thankful we are for them with our very first BANKSGIVING!


Your PTO will be serving Honeybaked Ham, but we are asking you to help with festive Thanksgiving sides and desserts.


Please sign up below and help us show our thankfulness for our wonderful BTMS teachers, staff, and administration.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4aaeac2ba5fd0-banksgiving


Please drop off your donation at the front office at BTMS no later than 8:30 AM on November 14th.


Thanks for your help!

Torie Combs

Leaders Of The Pack/Terrific Timberwolves

Each month students are chosen to be “Leaders of the Pack” for reasons such as displaying outstanding leadership, citizenship, school service, good behavior, and performance in their classrooms and throughout the school. “Terrific Timberwolves” are then selected among those chosen as Leaders of the Pack because they exemplify the characteristics found in the T.R.A.I.L. - Teamwork, Responsibility, Ambition, Integrity, Leadership

For the month of October we would like to congratulate the following Terrific Timberwolves:


6-1 - Sara B

6-3 – Kayda T

6-4 – Zoe M

7-1 – Zyaira G

7-3 – Talia G

7-4 – Avery C

8th – Kohen K

8th – Zach B

8th – Dylan B

Related Arts – Mia D

Related Arts – Izzy S


The October Leaders of the Pack are:


6th – Kylee M

7th (from 7-2) – Erin Z

8th - Peyton C

Related Arts - Kade M




Teamwork, Responsibility, Ambition, Integrity, Leadership: "The Trail" As Leaders of the Pack and Terrific Timberwolves, these students live "The Trail" everyday!

VETERANS DAY

Our school is planning an assembly on Friday, November 9th at 0910 in honor of Veterans Day. We will have a guest speaker from the local branch of the American Legion and members of the Fort Mill High School JROTC Drill Team will present the colors. We will also have a performance by our Honors Chorus and poetry recitals from students in all grade levels.

We love having community members join us at these events and are extending an invitation to veterans who have students at Banks Trail. Please join us in the Media Center at 0840 for light refreshments prior to the main event!

If you plan to attend, please send an email to the address below so we can plan effectively.

Thank you.

Susan Longfield

longfields@fortmillschools.org

BTMS HOLIDAY MARKET

We have schedule the 5th Annual BTMS Holiday Market on Friday, December 7th (9:00am – 4:00pm).

What is the Holiday Market? This is a time when students can purchase holiday gifts for family and friends. The gym is filled with vendors with a wide variety of reasonably priced items.

We hope to have more vendors this year for this wonderful event, so feel free to pass along this information! This is the perfect time for students to shop for their loved ones during the Holiday Season. The vendor fee is $40 and needs to be paid by December 1st. Payment options are:

*Pay by Check (payable to BTMS):

- Mail to Banks Trail Middle School 1640 Banks Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715

- Any time before December 1st

*Pay by Credit Card

- Call Elaine Sykes at 803-578-2990 (9:00-4:00)

- Any time before December 1st

*Pay in Person

- Between the hours of 9:00 - 4:00

- Any time before December 1st

If you would like to participate as a vendor, please complete the form by following the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mugADZZQjycj_rLlgoeoUXXIBJzwMM5QW0nRuorWqcI/edit

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns please feel free to contact Leslie Nivens (nivensl@fortmillschools.org) or Trish Mumaw (mumawt@fortmillschools.org).

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YEARBOOKS ON SALE

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Order your yearbook now, before prices go up!

Banks Trail Middle School 2018-19 Yearbooks are on sale for $35.00. In order to be guaranteed that you have a yearbook at the end of the year please order yearbooks by Friday, December 7. If you are not sure if your child purchased a yearbook, you may check with his/her homeroom teacher.


2018-19 Yearbook Order link

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Parent and Family Involvement with Literacy

http://www.education.com/reference/article/home-literacy-activities/

The above website offers some engaging opportunities for families to celebrate literacy at home. The descriptions of family book clubs and family journals about half-way down on the website are excellent. These two strategies are highly recommended as fun and memorable ways to make reading and writing a very special part of family activities. These journals could grow to include memories of family events, vacations, and family stories across generations. These family journals could become family heirlooms to treasure.

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Service Learning and Fun Combined

On Halloween, many students took part in the Caps for Cancer service project. Timberwolves raised almost $400 that will be given to help kids with cancer.


In November, Banks Trail is proud to partner with the American Heart Association to help kids with special hearts! Mark your calendars now for our upcoming Hoops For Heart Tournament! (3V3 basketball) on November 20, 2018.


Students can help the American Heart Association by paying to participate in the tournament as a player or spectator. Cost is $3 and is due by November 16th. If your child will be part of a team, they must complete the registration form (pick one up from Coach Bray) and give cash and form to Coach Simpson or Coach Bray.

Veterans' Day Celebration

Thank you to everyone for making Friday's event so special and memorable. We are blessed to have so many people who are willing to come and share their experiences of serving in our country's armed forces every year. We especially like it when we have family members who served attend as our special guest.


Events like this would not be possible if it were not for the help of many people like our chorus students and Ms. Pearson, the people who assisted with decorating, moving furniture and getting everything setup, Mr. Pyrc, the son of a veteran, and the head of the Veteran's Day assembly, Ms. Longfield.


We are ... the TRAIL

October Teachers of the Month

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ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

Congratulations to our Timberwolves for a great season!!

Congratulations to the 7th & 8th Grade football teams and the 7th & 8th Grade volleyball teams for your hard work and dedication during the season! The final standings are as follows:

7th Grade Football finished 4-0 and 1st place overall. 2nd Place in Championship Game

8th Grade Football finished 3-2 and 3rd place overall. 3rd place in tournament game.

7th Grade Volleyball finished 3-7 and 5th place overall. 2nd Place in Conference Tournament

8th Grade Volleyball finished 8-2 and 2nd place overall.


The first Basketball game is Monday, the November 26 with the Boys hosting Fort Mill Middle School and the Girls playing at Fort Mill Middle School.

All games begin at 5:00 PM.

Weather Make-Up Day

Our second weather make-up day has been scheduled for December 21. This day will actually be a half day and student dismissal will be at 11:30.

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Upcoming Dates

11-12-11-16 Spirit Week

11-14 Spirit Night at Chick Fil A

11-14 Banksgiving Teacher Luncheon

11-14 SIC Meeting

11-20 Hoops for Hearts during Related Arts Classes

11-21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday

11-27 School Board Meeting

11-28 Winter Sports Pep Rally

11-30 8th grade Job Shadow Day

12-7 Holiday Market

12/17 Chorus Concert

12/18 Band Concert

12/20 BTMS Dodge Ball Tournament

12/21 1/2 Day for Students & Faculty - Beginning of Winter Break

12/21 - 1/06 Winter Break - Students return on Wednesday, January 7th


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