BCS School Talk

Excellence is in the AIR - December 21, 2018

Inside BCS

This week's BCS School Talk is here! Read on for this issue's information on student, teacher and staff success, school and community events and more. Stay tuned for our next update in 2019...

CELEBRATE: Distinguished Service Personnel & Volunteer of the Month

During this week’s Board of Education meeting, Berkeley County Schools’ Board and Staff were proud to honor December’s Distinguished Service Personnel Brenda Bragg of Opequon Elementary and Volunteer of the Month Trisha Collis of Hedgesville Middle.


Each day staff and volunteers enter school buildings where they make tremendous impact and support the students in our community. Recognizing these education heroes is one small way we can say "thank you." So, THANK YOU for your dedication and commitment to the success of our students.


(Picture 1 below L - R: Patrick Murphy, member; Michele Barnes-Russell, member; Member Dr. Darin Gilpin, vice president, Todd Beckwith, member; Brenda Bradd, award recipient; Dr. Bill Queen, president.)


(Picture 2 below L - R: Elizabeth Greenfield, principal Hedgesville Middle; Trisha Collis, award recipient.)

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Happy Holidays to our BCS Families; Best Wishes in the New Year

As 2018 comes to a close, we celebrate so many great moments of learning and achievement across Berkeley County Schools. We are so very thankful for each and every person who contributes to the fabric of our school community. The relationships built and learning that takes place makes Berkeley County Schools an exciting place to study, learn and work.


As we look to the New Year, we're committed to setting and achieving new goals. Join us and take advantage of this teachable moment. No matter how big or small, working toward a goal is a great way to push for success and growth in the upcoming year. Cheers to 2019 and many more successes in the New Year and this school year!


Work with your student to set goals they can work toward in the New Year! Here's a resource for print-ables and references you can use at home for all grade levels:

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SAVE THE DATE: PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent teacher conferences are a great time for you and your student's teacher to discuss progress in the classroom and ensure everyone is on the same page for success in the second semester. Mark your calendar and save the following dates so you can schedule a meeting time.


January 8 Parent Teacher Conferences - Primary


January 9 Parent Teacher Conferences - Intermediate


January 10 Parent Teacher Conferences - Middle

Peachjar Flyers for School & Community Activities

Berkeley County Schools is committed to ensuring that parents are well informed of educational and enrichment opportunities for their students...

Check out this behind-the-scenes snapshot of BCS holiday activities!

WINTER WEATHER ALERTS: Get NTouch with Berkeley County Schools

During inclement weather, school delays, closings and cancellations are communicated through local media outlets, social media and BCS NTouch text and email alerts. There are numerous ways to be informed regarding the status of Berkeley County Schools.


Visit, berkeleycountyschools.org/ntouch to view the TAKE ACTION. GET CONNECTED. STAY INFORMED publication listing all media sources who report the possible delay, early dismissal or cancellation status of Berkeley County Schools.


Please take a moment to review your options and make sure you get NTouch with the latest news and information for your student.

Dates to Remember

No School - Winter Break

Friday, Dec. 21st, 12am to Tuesday, Jan. 1st 2019 at 11:45pm

Your Home

Wishing our BCS students and families a wonderful Winter Break. We'll see students back in class in the New Year on January 2, 2019.

Return from Winter Break K - 12

Wednesday, Jan. 2nd 2019 at 7am

Your Student's School

Report Cards Issued

Friday, Jan. 4th 2019 at 9am

Your Student's School

Report cards will be issued January 4, but you don't have to wait! Check-in regularly -- visit Schoology: https://www.berkeleycountyschools.org/schoology to monitor student progress.

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This newsletter is a publication of the Berkeley County Schools' Communications Office.