1•5•10 Community Newsletter #BestYearYet 4.8.18

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April is here! I hope you all had a resting and refreshing spring break! The weather was just about perfect! I am ExExExCited to get our scholars back in the building and use these next three weeks in April to put in our full efforts to prepare for April 30th testing!

GMAS will begin Monday April 30th.

These next three weeks, we will be working hard to make sure our scholars are prepared to #SlamTheExam! Each day of GMAS will be a different day geared to have us focused and ready for testing and doing our very best.

We have taken Spring Map and we will be meeting with scholars during WIN to talk about what the data means and how we can use it to set goals for ourselves.

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:


The Wild Adventures Trip is open so please consider this ELITE experience. The trip is $89.00 and we will be offering up to three scholarships. Details of the scholarship application will be in the next #BeBCMS Newsletter. The trip number is 12193. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Waddell. The deadline for the deposit for the trip is this Sunday. On April 9th we will begin a scholarship opportunity. We will award six scholars a chance to win a trip. The link for the scholarship opportunity is here:

Also, don't forget, our yearbooks are on sale for $40.00 Cash or Check-- due to Ms. KP! Checks made out to Bryan County MIddle School! You can find the link on our web page.

Please take a minute to fill out this Title One Survey!


This time of year always goes by so fast! We have just around 7 more weeks of school before summer break! Let's make this the MOST elite weeks we have had!

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#ThisWeek (The 1)

Very light week as we get back into the groove!

Monday- #CelebrateMonday

  • Welcome Back!
  • PBIS Scholars of the Month (March) Announced!
  • BCMS Baseball AWAY vs. Pinewood


    • BCMS GOLF match at Black Creek

    Wednesday #WinWednesday

    • No events


    • No events

    Friday- #FocusFriday

    • No events


    BCMS Pageant April 21st

    Local School Council April 23rd 8:00 AM

    Title I Parent Engagement Meeting April 23rd 7:45 AM

    Proficient and Distinguished GMAS Celebrations: 4/25 and 4/26

    All School GMAS Kick Off #SlamTheExam 4/27

    GMAS Testing begins April 30th

    Spring Formal Dance-- Date Saturday •May 5th

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    #ReadersAreLeaders (The 5)

    Spring is a great time to pick a new book to read! April is School Library Month!! We would love to have you come and visit our Media Center! I am certain you will fall in love with a book or five! Reading at home is a great way to model the love of reading and encourage your child to read more! The best way to become a better reader is to read as much as you can! I am working on an AMAZING project for us next year that I am certain everyone will love!!! #ReadToMe

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    Notes from Ms. Raeburn (The 10)

    April...Ready, Set, GO!

    We are ready for the Spring season, elite learning, and state testing. BCMS has already completed Spring MAP and we have that data ready to share with you and with your child. By doing spring MAP early this year, we are able to use that data to help us plan and drive instructional decisions in our classrooms. Each child will get the Student Profile report of their MAP scores in WIN class. That information is a wonderful tool for us to use as we plan and put the finishing touches on GMAS Prep.

    Now is also a great time to make sure your day to day routines are solid. In order to make sure each day is ELITE, scholars should be getting between 9-12 hours of sleep, (Grown Ups need sleep too!) drinking lots of water, and eating balanced meals! If you also could check your home calendars and limit appointments the weeks of GMAS, that would be awesome! We strive for minimal interruptions and high attendance rates!

    8th grade will begin testing 4/30

    6th and 7th grade will begin testing 5/7

    We will have every scholar tested in the morning and we will be able to resume regular classes by noon each day.

    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 needed:

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

    We will have a celebration for all scholars who earned Proficient and Distinguished on last year's GMAS and we will have a whole school kick off on Friday April 27th.

    GMAS this year is scheduled to begin Monday April 30th and run through May 11th.

    We are very fortunate at BCMS to be almost 1:1 which allows us to test all our scholars in the morning!

    TRIBE Shop is still open! See Ms. Shelby for GEAR and of course, we are always collecting box tops! We have new shirts that we are ordering. Check out the link here:

    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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    Congratulations to.....7th grade with 220 parent contacts! WAY TO GO 7th grade TEAM!

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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