#BeBCMS

Community Newsletter: Making this our #BestYearYet

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Short Week Ahead!

Homecoming Week was simply incredible across our entire North Bryan community! I was so excited to see lots of supportive faces at our games, parade, and dances this week!


Please make sure that you are signed up for my REMIND, as well as the grade level REMINDS so you don't miss a beat! Quarter two is going to be as fast and elite as quarter one and you don't want to miss a beat!

#ThisWeek

#CelebrateMonday- 7th grade field trip, PTO 5:00 PM


#TerrificTuesday- School Board Working Session - RHHS 6;30


#WinWednesday- No School, Fall Break


#ThankfulThursday- No School, Fall Break


#FocusFriday- No School, Fall Break

Upcoming;

October 31st, ALL School Freaky Fun Hat Day!

November 1st Basketball Tryouts: Stay tuned for more information!

November 7th- Community University night! Stay tuned for details!

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Donations needed for CLUBS!

We started Clubs this week and are looking for some items! If you have any of these items not being used at your home and you would like to donate, we would be very grateful!

*Legos

*Gardening Tools- pots, small hand held tools

*Games (Board-- any)

*Chess Games

*Cards, matching, basic cards, UNO

* Art:Craft Supplies- markers, glitter, glue, paper

* Books- any MS novels

* Cooking tools- spatulas, measuring cups, small

Mixing bowls, towels, mixing spoons, cookie sheets

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Georgia Milestone Fall Field Test

This fall, our 7th grade scholars will be participating in a Field Test for the Georgia Milestones Test. The testing will take around 2 periods of 2 days and will be given the week of October 23rd. This test will not be scored. BCMS will not get any data on scholars after this test, it is solely a test run for the Georgia DOE. We are excited about the opportunity to practice our test taking skills on standardized assessments. If you have questions, please call the school.


We will test Monday October 23rd and Tuesday October 24th.


Here is the letter for our families of seventh graders: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1twsGmE_Wu9QXQAss1S3Eo2VgplkNHStWIboN_y27MDQ/edit?usp=sharing

Map Testing- Reports and Goals

Our scholars take the MAP test three times a year: Fall/Winter/Spring. We are using our Fall Reading RIT scores to watch our progress in reading. Literacy is a school wide focus for us this year and we are committed to grow readers!

MAP testing is a great way for our scholars to show how much they have grown and an awesome way for us as teachers to use this data in our planning and lesson designs. MAP tests are designed to measure growth over time, so that makes them very different than our "state tests" known as Georgia Milestones. MAP tests give you tons of great information in regards to achievement at this moment. Here is a great article to read that will give you more information in regards to MAP testing.

https://www.nwea.org/blog/2016/answers-to-the-top-6-questions-parents-ask-about-the-map-test/

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Notes from Ms. Raeburn

We are beginning a new Quarter! Scholars are excited about the Connections change and I am excited about all the learning and growing that I see everyday in the schoolhouse. We know our PBIS is working because as a schoolhouse, our discipline has decreased by 67%! When the tone is set to LOVE school, it carries into everything we do! We have just tested our group of ELITE Reading Scholars and have seen a 61% increase in achievement! That is just ExExExCellent! I am SO proud of the dedication, energy, and passion that our teachers have for growing our scholars! I am certain that this is just the beginning of amazing things for BCMS! At the bottom of this newsletter this week is a survey. I would love your feedback! Please consider answering the short form!


Please take some time to read our School and Parent Compact form. We sent them home last week and need the signed copy returned. If you need another copy, please call us and we can send one home. You can also read the compact here:

https://docs.google.com/a/bryan.k12.ga.us/document/d/138mCAM3nVfO4C8e0lA57eCOh-sWwuf-p1ZsTNun5N0A/edit?usp=sharing

We are proud of the relationship we are building with our families and our parents are we work to grow our scholars!


Remember that Fall Break is this week and there will be no classes on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (10/18, 10/19, 10/20). Also, remember that the district added back Monday October 23rd as a Hurricane Make Up Day, so we will be in session on Monday!


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! If you have a concern or a comment, please do not hesitate to email or call me: eraeburn@bryan.k12.ga.us or 912-626-5050 or 912.255.0630.


Thank you for your partnership and commitment to making #BeBCMS the best middle school on the planet!

Red Ribbon Week is October 23rd

Red Ribbon Week is coming soon!

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Impact Aid Forms

Last week we sent home Impact Aid forms. If you are military, please complete the form and send it back to us. If you need another copy, please let us know!
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PTO update!

Ghost - Grams are on sale during breakfast and during lunch periods. The price will be $1.00 for two blow-pop type suckers dressed up as ghosts. Ghost grams will be delivered to students on October 31st. We will not be dressing up for Halloween, but we will have an all school HAT day on Tuesday October 31st. #Spooky


Our next meeting is Monday October 16th at 5:00 in the Parent Resource Room!

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Whatever I Need!

WIN period is an elite time for our scholars to work on goal setting, grade checking, acceleration of curriculum, and enrichment. Please ask your child what goals they are working on during WIN time! The more we talk about goals and we model that having goals is critical, the more they will work to achieve them! Clubs is running great! I love seeing all the scholars discovering new interests and passions!


The current WIN Schedule looks like this:


Monday- Goal setting and Grade Checking- Goals are set based on Reading RIT MAP scores

Tuesday- Enrichment and Remediation Rotations begin!

Wednesday- Enrichment/Remediation/Kindness Rotations

Thursday- Enrichment/Remediation/Kindness Rotations

Friday- Clubs !

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Tribe Shop- Opening Soon!

Our TRIBE shop will be open for business soon! Check out the ELITE Bryan County gear, like this awesome cup, that will be for sale! All money raised will go to our Clubs! We will have the cutest and hottest gear in North Bryan! Check us out!

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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

@BryanCountyMS