Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

September 13, 2020

Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

Positive Raiders: Responsible, Respectful, Hard Working and Kind


On Friday, We had our school BMTV broadcast. We had a special announcement regarding 9/11 LINK and a message about the mindset to overcome obstacles LINK. You can see those announcements clicking the links above. We also had a special Homeroom lesson encouraging students to consider who their heroes are in their local community and compose a letter or create a card to express gratitude. Possible options include medical professionals, firefighters, law enforcement officers, civil rights leaders, or other local heroes. If a student knows a local hero personally, they may write to them directly; otherwise, they may compose a generic note of appreciation and have the option to send it in the mail to a local health care facility, fire station, civil rights organization, police precinct, etc. Here’s more info LINK


Social Justice Committee: Black Mountain Middle School will be forming a committee to examine and create a Social Justice Action Plan. This committee will be composed of students, families, staff, and community members. We plan to meet once a month (on Zoom), possibly Tuesday evenings. If you are interested, fill out the interest form by clicking the link. LINK


Next week at a Glance:

Monday: Late Start (9:10am) Periods 1-7

Tuesday: Homeroom plus Periods 1-3

Wednesday: Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7 (no student had both 4 and 5)

Thursday: Homeroom plus Periods 1-3

Friday: Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7 (no student had both 4 and 5)


Parent Tech Tip: We made a video to show how parents can change the number of notifications Canvas sends to your email box. If you would like to learn more, watch this LINK


Free and Reduced Lunch Program: Our Online Meal Application Process is FAST, SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere! Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete a "Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money. Click this link for the application and to learn more:

https://powayusdnutrition.com/?page=lunchapps


PTSA News: Please consider joining our PTSA. Here is the form: LINK


Counselor's Corner: Welcome to this week's Counselor’s Corner newsletter. This newsletter is designed to provide you with weekly information from the BMMS Counseling Team. Here's the link to the Counselor's Corner newsletter for the week of 9/14. https://www.smore.com/m3u87



BMMS Math Club: The Math Club has started, and students wanting to join can visit this page for detail: https://bmmsmathteam.wordpress.com/ Welcome to BMMS Math Team 2020-2021 Math Team is a math club run by parents for students who are committed to putting in the effort to develop their math knowledge and problem solving.


SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

Are you interested in exploring fields of science that you’ve always wondered about? Science Olympiad (SO) is the premier National science competition that provides an opportunity for student teams to compete in 23 various STEM events. Classes and competition will be held virtually this year but include Anatomy, Circuit Lab, Crime Busters, Disease Detectives, Food Science, Fossils, Helicopters and Vehicle Design. If you would like to learn more about joining the BMMS SO award-winning team, email bmms.soteam@gmail.com for more information.



As a reminder, there are no pets allowed on campus at any time. Service animals are allowed, but no pets please. Thank you.



Thank you for your support,

Scott Corso

Principal, Black Mountain Middle School

Back to School Night, September 16, 2020

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VIRTUAL Back to School Night

Our Back to School Night this year will be a VIRTUAL presentation on wednesday, September 16 at 6pm. We will start with our YouTube Live presentation and then teachers will present via their Canvas page.

Here are the 3 keys for a successful Back to School Night:

  1. Start the night with our YouTube Live Presentation

  2. Log onto Canvas using your STUDENT’s credentials so you can access the teacher’s information.

  3. Fill out this information before the night to make navigation easier...



We also made a video to help you navigate YouTube Live and Canvas during our Back to School Night Presentation: LINK.

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