Bumpus Bulletin

October 24, 2019


MORAL - A moral person acts in ways that are honest and good.

"What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."

- Ernest Hemingway

WAY TO GO BUCS!! 2018-2019 Alabama State Dept. Report Card

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Principal's Corner

New Online Reading Program - MyOn

Hoover City Schools has acquired a new reading and ebook program called MyOn. This program is for K-8th grade levels and has approximately 6,000 electronic books. Students may access the program through the Clever App available online under HCS Student Bookmarks on their Chromebooks. If students are logging in for the first time, they will be given an interest inventory and then a reading assessment. Once that is completed students can begin to check out the online books. There are many wonderful features offered through this new software program. Encourage your child to check it out.


As we close out the 1st nine weeks grading period and our early Fall sports - volleyball, football and cross country - I want to express my gratitude for the way you support us in all that we do here at Bumpus. Each day I see dozens of parents throughout the building lending their support to various school events. The upcoming musical, High School Musical Jr., is another excellent example of our collaborative effort to achieve a common goal.

The Bumpus faculty and staff want to be equally supportive of you and our students. Please continue to let us know how we can be of assistance. You can expect emails to be returned within 24-48 hours and conference requests to be scheduled within a week. A scheduled time to sit down allows us all to make sure we can maximize the conference time by having the necessary documents and data. You should sign in at the front desk if you have scheduled a meeting with teachers or other personnel. If you need to see another teachers, you will need to call for an appointment. Please sign out when your single visit is over. Your administrative team is here to assist the students, parents and teachers where needed or requested.

We can accomplish great things when we work together. It’s the Bumpus Way!


Socks are needed for the homeless in the winter, but they’re one of the least commonly donated items. Help the BUCS Community Service Club by donating a spare pair of socks for our SOCTOBER event at Bumpus. All you need to do to participate is get your hands on a pair of socks (used is perfectly fine, as long as they’re clean and without holes!) and deposit them in the bin on your hall. Just about everyone has a spare pair laying around, and every sock counts!

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Team 8-2 will be collecting new and gently used shoes for Soles4Souls from October 13th through October 31st. Our goal is to collect 1,000 shoes to help those in need. Everyone can help by bringing shoes to the collection box on each grade level hallway beginning next week. For more information, contact Mrs. Speed at kspeed@hoover.k12.al.us or any student on Team 8-2.
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HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR. - Friday & Saturday, Oct. 25th & 26th @ 6:30 pm in the Competition gym. Please come out and support our Theatre Dept.! Tickets are $5.00.

PINK OUT DAY - Friday, Oct. 25th - We encourage everyone to wear pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Scare Away Hunger Food Drive, run by the Kindness Club, begins on Friday, October 18th and runs until November 1st. We are collecting canned goods and non-perishable items for families in need during the Holiday season in partnership with Hoover Helps. Bins are located on each grade level floor. Thank you!


Need cookies for the holidays? The Bumpus Band program's annual cookie dough fundraiser is underway from now until October 25th. See your favorite band student for details!


CONGRATULATIONS to the Math Teams for competing at the UAB Middle School Math Tournament on Saturday, October 19th. Elijah Burns placed 5th individually for the 6th gr. Math Team. The 7th gr. Math Team placed 2nd with Krish Gadhia placing 12th individually and Riley Didcoct placing 5th. Way to go, BUCS!
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The Cadence Show Choir was one of the featured performance groups to perform at the AKF Partnership Walk at Railroad Park last Sunday, October 20th. What a great performance!


TO VIEW & TO ORDER YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL PICTURE - GO to www.ironcitystudios.com and click "Order Photos". Choose individuals, and enter your child's "19" number as their access code. You should have received an email with directions from Iron City Studios. If you need additional help or information, call Iron City Studios @ 205- 783-5281.


Please take note of the Hoover City Schools calendar and try to plan accordingly regarding vacations. It is important for your child to be in school! ATTENDANCE MATTERS!


Oct. 26th from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm at UAB Hill Student Center. Join for a FREE day of fun STEM workshops open to all middle school girls! Workshop topics include engineering, animal behavior, forensics, and more! Free breakfast and lunch provided. Go to the following link to register - http://bit.ly/GSED2019 - Registration closes on October 23rd.


Weekly library account updates will be emailed to students on Tuesdays at 5:00 P.M. Parents/guardians will receive student library account updates the last school week of each month. The emails are sent to help students avoid overdue books and late fees. If you have any questions please email dmims@hoover.k12.al.us

Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser

The library had a successful book fair. We sold $6,079.53 of merchandise and our school earned approximately 4,000 Scholastic points. I can use these points to purchase books and other materials for the Library through Scholastic. Thank you to Bumpus students, teachers, and parents for supporting the Scholastic Book Fair and for our great volunteers!


Order yearbooks by October 31st for $50. After November 1st, yearbooks will cost $55. Order your copy today!

If you click on the green box that says "Optional Fees" on MySchoolFees (it looks like a heading but you can click on it), it brings up a page of optional fees. The yearbook is at the bottom of the list.


If your child loves to do community service, we want to know! Community service is unpaid volunteer work that helps a citizen or the community. Community service hours must be completed outside of school hours. Students who have completed 60 hours or more between May 1, 2019 and May 1, 2020 will receive a community service medal at the Awards Day Assembly in May. Please record the hours on the orange card that can be found outside of the main office or in Mrs. Wilson's room, A325. The community service cards are due no later than May 4, 2020. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Austin Wilson at awilson@hoover.k12.al.us.



The next EarthSavers Club meeting will be Wednesday, October 30th from 3:15-4:15 in room A216. EarthSavers is open to ALL students who are interested in helping to protect our environment. Come have fun while we work to do our part to save the planet! Please see Mrs. Salvant or Mrs. Caudill for more information, or join our Google Classroom. The code is yjvsr36.


Drama Club will meet on Tuesday, October 29th from 3:30-4:30. We'll be planning for the Jaganeer Theatre Festival coming up in November. Check the Google Classroom for registration information!


Girls Millennial Club Meeting - 3:15 - 4:30 PM - Monday October 28th in room A102. Bring your smiles and your great ideas! Please have a ride waiting for you at 4:30 pm. Google Classroom Code for more information: ia6wal


Congratulations to the following 7th and 8th grade football players on being selected for the All-Metro Football Team: Pa Landing Drammeh, DeMarion Gardner, Steven Snodsmith, Walker Garrett, Chalmers Peters, Brody Stacey, Sky Niblett, and Michael Nixon.

The 2019 Cross Country Season has come to an end. Both the girls and boys teams placed well in the Metro Championships, Other than placing well in the Championships, the team showed extreme character and resilience to adversity throughout the season. These are characteristics taught at home. Thank you for a wonderful season and thank you for allowing your coaches to spend time with your children.

Wrestling Practice - at the Bumpus gym from 3:30 - 5:30 on Mon - Wed, and on Thursdays, we will practice at Hoover High School. The code to join is 5btjkpb. See Coach Peckham for more information, room A322.


CONGRATULATIONS to the new 8th gr. and 7th gr. BB Teams!

8th gr. - Jacob Blanchard, Dylan Brown, Josh Carrington, Nehemiah Gilbert, Jordan Jeter, Santana Jolla, Parker Mason, Nicholas Richardson, Brody Stacey, Elijah Thomas, RJ Torbor, Marc Wood, and Jordan Woolen! 7th gr. - Darien Carlisle, Pa Landing Drammeh, Austin Dudley, Jarett Fairley, Riley Frye, MaKale Holden, Carlton Hollis, Salim London, Kaiden Ruple-Rabbani, Ryan Stone, Trey Thornton, Cameron Torbor, Robert Walls, Trey Wards, and Caleb Williams! We look forward to seeing these young men and you at the games starting November 5th!

  • INDOOR TRACK will start on Monday, Nov. 4th.

Join the Bumpus Track Google Classroom Page: lkbyj0

If you missed the parent meeting, get paperwork from Coach James in Room A207.

Contact Coach James if you have any questions @ cjames@hoover.k12.al.us

  • GIRLS GOLF Tryouts -
November 5, 6, and 7th! Tryouts will be at the Oxmoor Valley Golf Course (Driving Range) from 3:45 - 5:00 pm. Girls must provide their own transportation, their own golf clubs, and money to purchase range balls. Girls must also have an updated physical on file filled out by a doctor on an AHSAA form. Girls need to get an information sheet from Coach Heard ASAP! If you have any questions, email Coach Heard - gheard@hoover.k12.al

Boys Golf Try-outs are scheduled for Tuesday, November 5th - Thursday November 7th. Boys that are interested in trying out must have an up to date physical on file with the school. Tryouts consist of a 3 day (6 hole) tournament at Oxmoor Valley Short Course immediately after school. Any one interested in trying out should contact Coach Doran in Room A122.


October 28 - 30 & November 4 - 5

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - New Players from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Hoover High School Soccer Field

** Bring cleats and shin guards**

Please be sure you have a physical and consent form on file.

Any guys interested in playing soccer at the high school, please fill out this google form.


GBYLA - Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Association

Hoover Youth Lacrosse is hosting TryLax, an introductory Lacrosse Clinic for boys and girls 6-14 years old on Nov 3rd at the Hoover Met Complex. Participants will receive a Lacrosse Stick, ball, and a one year Membership to US Lacrosse! For more information, please visit http://www.gbyla.org/


Our next Bumpus Spirit Night will be Monday, November 4th at the Chick-fil-A in Patton Creek! Chick-fil-A will donate a portion of the proceeds raised from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm that night to our school! We hope to see everyone there!

Box Tops:

Don’t let your Box Tops expire! Please turn in paper Box Tops ASAP! Please keep scanning your store receipts that contain Box Tops products as well! This is an easy way to earn money for our school!

Publix Partners:

Turn your grocery money into donations for Bumpus Middle School! Create an account on Publix.com, choose Bumpus Middle School as the school you support, then make sure you enter your telephone number at checkout each time you shop at Publix!

Planet Fundraiser:

Have you downloaded the Planet Fundraiser app? It’s FREE! Download the app, select Bumpus Middle School (6th, 7th or 8th grade), shop at participating merchants and then scan your receipts. Tired of scanning receipts? You can link your credit/debit card to the app so that eligible purchases are automatically detected. No receipts, no paper, no hassle!

Pink Topps Organization:

Bumpus Middle School is supporting the Pink Topps Organization in their fight against Breast Cancer! Pink Topps is a non profit organization that is focused on the early detection of breast cancer in women and men under the age of 35.

To support this organization, we are collecting empty, plastic water bottles to recycle. All money earned will go directly to the Pink Topps Organization.

Hoover RISE Mentoring Program:

Have you ever thought about becoming a mentor to a student? Check out the Hoover RISE Mentoring Program Hoover RISE Mentoring Program

Spirit Shirts:

Spirit shirts are still available for purchase online. Please visit https://secure4.myschoolfees.com/ and order your shirt today!!

Hoover City School Foundation:

The Hoover City Schools Foundation was established in 1992 to bridge the gap between increasingly limited public school funding, and the growing needs of our students and teachers. The Hoover City Schools Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization created to support Hoover City Schools by funding enhanced academics through grants, scholarships, and innovative programs. Learn more about the Hoover City Schools Foundation at https://hoovercsf.org/.

Applications are currently being accepted for Board of Directors and Friends of the Foundation positions. Application deadline is October 31, 2019.

IMPACT Family Counseling

Hoover City Schools is partnering with IMPACT Family Counseling to provide the Family Strengthening Program. This program will be offered for free to families with middle or high school students. The program consists of one evening session a week for six weeks total and will be offered multiple times throughout the school year. The first sessions begin on Tuesday, October 24th. If you are interested in participating or learning more about this opportunity, please contact your child’s counselor: 6th gr. - Mrs. Bruno @ 439-2250; 7th gr. - Ms. DiMarco @ 439-2225; or 8th gr. - Ms. Keith @ 439-2223.
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HCS Equal Opportunity: http://bit.ly/2KT8Evx