1•5•10 Community Newsletter #BestYearYet May 6th, 2018

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GMAS will continue for Week Two!

We had an ELITE week one of testing! I could not be more proud of our staff and scholars!

Other Notes:

Remember we are collecting COKE caps and Box Tops and please send any in that you have with your child! You can do this right from your phone. Check out the link here:



This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! We have treasures planned for our staff each day this week, but the best treasure of all is a gesture of kindness, a note or card or email that just lets them know you are thankful for all they do. I know that my children's teachers are amazing and I am incredibly grateful for their guidance with my kids. It truly takes a village!

We have so much going on in May! Please check the Coming Soon events!

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#ThisWeek (The 1)

Monday- #CelebrateMonday

  • GMAS testing: #SlamTheExam 7th

Tuesday- #TerrificTuesday

  • GMAS testing: #SlamTheExam 6th
  • Spring Band Concert: 7:00 PM

Wednesday #WinWednesday

  • GMAS testing: #SlamTheExam 8th


  • GMAS testing: #SlamTheExam 7th

Friday- #FocusFriday

  • GMAS testing: #SlamTheExam 8th
  • PBIS Scholars of the Month Celebration!
  • BCHS vs RHHS Spring Football game- at RHHS 5:30 PM


  • May 14/15 GMAS Make Ups
  • May 15th Rising Redskins: 5:30 PM
  • May 16th Spring Fling: Corn Hole and 3 on 3 basketball tournament, concessions, music: $3.00 per student: 3:30-5:00 in the gym
  • May 17th Spring Chorus: 6:30 PM
  • May 18th Kona Ice and Field Day
  • May 21st Wild Adventures ALL school Trip
  • May 22nd: 6/7th Honors Celebration (during day) 8th grade Honors Celebration 6:00PM
  • May 23rd: Last Day of School • all grades PBIS Mall• PBIS activity

Let's Ask Liz: Chatting with the Principal- TBD

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#ReadersAreLeaders (The 5)

Congratulations to Russ Butler (Rising 8th grader), Lauren Caldwell (Rising 7th grader) and Rodney Johnson II (Rising 7th grader) for being selected to participate in the first ever #OneBryan Superintendent's Council! They will be ELITE representatives from BCMS and I am so honored that they were selected to represent our school!

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Notes from Ms. Raeburn (The 10)


I have been so impressed by our relentless focus this week. Our scholars have been in the zone and our teachers have done a tremedous job administering the test as well as continuing on with elite instruction! May is a busy time with celebrations, banquets, field days, field trips, and just the general wrapping up the year. With spring time, though, emotions and social media are running high. Please remind your children about kindness on social media and kindness to each other. I want to finish out the year strong!

Our all school PBIS activity is May 23rd. Scholars will be able to earn lots of PBIS bucks the next 10 days as well as spend them at the MALL on 5/23. All scholars who have earned ZERO Majors will earn $50.00 and be entered into a McDonald's Gift Card drawing! Way to go!

8th graders who do not pass, will be recommended for remediation and remediation summer school for the retest. Those dates are:

May 28th - June 2nd remediation

June 4th - June 7th Testing

Stay tuned for information for rising 8th graders as it relates to summer opportunities for remediation.

We will have every scholar tested in the morning and we will be able to resume regular

Other notes:

If you are interested in learning more about how to support your child with GMAS, you can check out this link here:


Click on the grade of your child and look through the resources available.

Thank you for the donations we have received! You are all amazing! We always need more! If you are willing and able to donate any of the following for your child's grade level team, please send it in to the main office labeled. Thank you.

Donations still being accepted:

  • Fruit Snacks
  • Snack Crackers (Individually Wrapped)
  • Granola Bars (any kind)
  • Mini Waters
  • Hard Candy (Jolly Ranchers, Mints, Cinnamons, Etc)
  • Gum

Our scholars who earned a Proficient and/or Distinguished rating on last year's GMAS enjoyed their celebrations this week. It is our hope to double our number of scholars who get to participate in this new tradition!

We LOVE our Teachers!

Teacher Appreciation week begins Monday May 7th! Please show your teacher how much you appreciate them for all they do by sending it them a note! Sharing how much you appreciate what they have done for you and your child is a simple act of kindness that fills the heart! Let's shower our amazing, ELITE teachers with cards and notes that whole week!

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! Please know that if you have a concern or if you hear something that doesn't feel right, contact me! eraeburn@bryan.k12.ga.us or 912-626-5050 or 912.255.0630 (Cell).

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Order your Field Day Shirts! Field Day is 5•18

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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