BHMS EBlast

September 28, 2018

Dear Families,


We need your help! Help us buy books, provide clubs and activities (Brain Bowl, Destination Imagination, etc.), instruments, cameras, project-based learning materials, and innovative technology. Have you donated to BHMS yet? We need your support! Donate at our “REACH FOR THE HEIGHTS” Fundraiser page today!


Career Day is Wednesday! Our annual Career Day will be another huge success and we need your support to start the conversations with your students about goals and pathways. We are fortunate to have almost 40 community members ready to join us to share their journeys, wisdom, experience and insight with our students. This opportunity is coordinated by our Counseling department as we lead our students to become successful and curious lifelong learners. Thank you to all of our presenters, many of whom are BHMS parents and Broomfield community members. Our students all grow with your support!


Please let us know what you may need as we drive forward into October!


Chris Meyer, Principal

Broomfield Heights Middle School

Follow me on Twitter @bhmprincipal

A message from Broomfield High School:

We appreciate your support of Broomfield High School athletic programs. All

BVSD games are school sponsored activities and school rules apply. Broomfield

High administrators and Broomfield Police attend games, but we do ask that

families take responsibility for their students’ behavior. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Broomfield High School with your questions.

Please join the BHS Cheerleaders on October 11th and 12th for their annual Jr. Cheer Clinic. You will learn a cheer, dance and perform at 1/2 time of the BHS Football Game on Friday night. You may go the the website to register or see Ms. Tice in the front office for a paper copy and mail it directly to BHS. See flyer for more information.
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IT'S HERE!!!: Chipotle Fundraiser

BHMS will have a fundraiser night @ Chipotle on Tuesday, October 2. We receive 33% of the proceeds, which is awesome! Make sure you bring in this flyer (English and Spanish) or show on your smart phone when you pay.

"Reach for the Heights" BHMS Fundraiser

Here is an update for our fundraiser. We are just over halfway to our $15000 goal, if you have not had an opportunity to donate you can donate here. One lucky student will get to throw a pie in may face as we have reached the $7500 milestone. When we get to $10,000 someone gets to duct tape the counselors, at $12,500 Mr. Mood will sleep on the roof and at $15000 Mr. Meyer gets a reverse mow hawk. No donation is too small and everything helps!!!

NOTE FROM OFFICE

We have had an increase in parents/guardians dropping off forgotten things throughout the school day. We ask that your student is prepared before the school day begins, as for us to deliver these items interrupts classroom instructional time. Again, please encourage your student to be responsible and bring all of their items with them - homework, instruments, lunches, Chromebooks, etc. Thank you!

You're Invited!

Meet BVSD's next leader. Parent and community meet and greets. Introducing BVSD's new Superintenden, Dr. Rob Anderson.

See link for more information.

WEATHER POLICY

With the cooler temperatures coming, we want to make sure everyone is aware of our cold weather policy. Our students will be outdoors until the bell rings every day, unless the weather drops below 20 degrees or it's significantly raining/snowing. Only in these instances will we open up the cafeteria and allow students to enter the building before the first bell. Please make sure your student is dressing appropriately for the season!

Video Announcements

Take a look at what our Publications classes are working on! Video announcements are shown every Wednesday and Friday morning.

BHMS Spirit Wear

If you are interested in purchasing BHMS Spirit Wear here is the flyer and order form.

BHMS Career Day

Career Day is Coming

  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Networking Breakfast starting at 8:30am
  • Classroom presentations 9:30-11:10am
  • (Will present to two classrooms with 2-3 presenters in a classroom)

If you are interesting in being a presenter please contact

Greg.mcdonald@bvsd.org or ali.figurin@bvsd.org

SPORTS INFORMATION

Sports registration link: https://broomfieldheights.revtrak.net/Athletics/


Athletic Calendar: You can view the athletic calendar on the BHMS website home page. If you have a Gmail account, you can also save our school/sports calendars to your account.


Upcoming Sports:

Thursday, 11/1 - 8th Interscholastic Boys Basketball - Information/First Practice 3:50 to 5:15 PM - Sports physical required. Registration deadline 10/22.

Tuesday, 12/18 - 8th Interscholastic Girls Basketball - Information/First Practice 3:50 to 5:15 PM - Sports physical required. Registration deadline 12/13.


When registering for a sport, you will come across the payment options of Pay Now and Pay at School. If you will be paying via check, cash, or are fee exempt/free or reduced lunch, please pick Pay at School. (Please note that the Administrative Waiver applies only to those who receive free/reduced lunch and/or are exempt from school fees.)

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BHMS is on it’s way to becoming a No Place for Hate school for the third year in a row. On Wednesday, all students signed No Place for Hate’s Pledge for Respect with our school counselors.

To keep the respect momentum going, the No Place for Hate Coalition is reaching out to our community (you!) to see how many signatures we can add to the Resolution, supporting one of our school’s core values as well as the work to make BHMS No Place for Hate.

Please add your name to the Community Pledge for Respect to show your support for making BHMS a No Place for Hate school!


If you have any questions about the No Place for Hate Coalition or would like to get more involved, please contact Ms. Wales (kelsey.wales@bvsd.org) or Paula Coffman (paula.coffman@bvsd.org).


Resolution of Respect text:

I pledge to this day forward to do my best to combat prejudice and to stop those who, because of hate or ignorance, would hurt anyone or violate their civil rights. I will try at all times to be aware of my own biases and seek to gain understanding of those who I perceive as being different from myself. I will speak out against all forms of prejudice and discrimination. I will reach out to support those who are targets of hate. I will think about specific ways my community members can promote respect for people and create a prejudice-free zone. I firmly believe that one person can make a difference and that no person can be an “innocent” bystander when it comes to opposing hate. I recognize that respecting individual dignity, achieving equality and promoting intergroup harmony are the responsibilities of all people. By signing this pledge, I commit myself to creating a community that is No Place for Hate.


Homework Club

Homework Club has begun! This is a supervised time before school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM in the cafetorium. (There is no Homework Club on Wednesdays.) Students must sign in at the front office before attending, and they must have school work to do. Students also need to arrive prior to 8:25 to attend Homework Club.



Enrichment at BHMS

Enrichment at BHMS

TAG is now GT (Gifted and Talented)


Understanding Gifted Friendship, a session with Catherine Zakoian, presented by Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented (separate from BVSD) see link below!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7qT8bAJGTRQeW4xcHJHRmpkWllHdXZlMjZHeFVPZTVWRmYw/view?usp=sharing


Encourage, Enhance and Expand Executive Functioning Skills with Susan Keeley Presented by Boulder Valley Gifted and Talented. See link below!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxLc920CX7EHNWhGdU1sdmo0Qkk/view?ts=5b90509b



GT Parent Support Initiative:

First date is September 27th, come join other families from across the district to learn more about GT in BVSD. Please RSVP, link in the flyer!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MhzmkBiVZJcNs6QQnwQr03zn0_KoZxko/view


Attention all TAG families! Please sign up for an ALP appointment time slot on this spreadsheet!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w4YLDZzJ0gxNCwQQgxhMbAi3Y4fwcN9-X3HvwtGLXxE/edit?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, please email me at megan.fretz@bvsd.org. If you are unable to make any of the available times, we will also be available by request before and after school. Thank you for your support in getting these plans written.



Club Meeting Times and Places for 2018-2019 School Year:

*Please note, any and all students are welcome to join ALL of these clubs, you do not have to be TAG identified to join in the fun!

TAG-Wednesdays after school from 3:45-4:45pm in the Innovation Area beginning on 8/22

Brain Bowl: Friday Morning from 7:45-8:30am in Room 204 beginning on 8/24

Battle of the Books: Tuesdays after school from 3:45-4:45 (we will begin once the book list is made available which should be in late September or early October)

Destination Imagination: This is a parent run activity, if your student is interested, please email me and I will put together an email list of interested families! You must form your own groups, I will help facilitate the process (megan.fretz@bvsd.org)


2019 Great Words, Great Works Book List

Each year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee publishes its School Spelling Bee Study List, a list of 450 words to help students prepare for a school-level spelling bee. These 450 words come from a list of books carefully selected by the Bee’s editorial team for their engaging and age-appropriate content, as well as their rich vocabulary. That list of books is called the Great Words, Great Works list.

http://spellingbee.com/book-list


Attention TAG Parents! Are you interested in attending a conference?

Parent Institute registration is open!

On Monday evening, October 22, 2018, please join us for the Parent Institute at our 41st Annual CAGT Conference: "Putting the Pieces Together: Understanding Giftedness". This is a time for parents, guardians and educators interested in gifted children to come together to hear national and local experts share their knowledge and answer some of your questions. For more information please click here.
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ATTENDANCE

The attendance office needs to be notified of ALL absences. If we don’t receive an attendance email or phone call, your student will be marked Unexcused for that day. If you need to pick up your student during the school day, we appreciate an early phone call so we can deliver a pass ahead of time. Please report all absences via email at http://bhm.bvsd.org/parents/Pages/Report-Absence.aspx or call 720-561-8402.

BUILDING HOURS

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Breakfast students only - 8:15

First bell - 8:33

School begins - 8:40


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Breakfast students only - 9:15

First bell - 9:28

School begins - 9:35