Mr. Corso's Weekly Update

October 4, 2020

Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

Positive Raiders: Responsible, Respectful, Hard Working and Kind


I am so thankful for each of you. I hope this short message shows my appreciation: 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)


Here again, is the BMMS Calendar for the 2020-21 school year: LINK


Non-Student Day October 26: Mark your calendars - there is a non-student day scheduled for October 26th. Students will not have classes on this day.


Power Hour: Power Hour is an after school program for students. This year we will offer some academic support and enrichment opportunities. Power Hour may include math support, English language arts support, music appreciation, creative writing, Mandarin and more. Click here to sign up for Power Hour.


Want to View your Student’s Grades: BMMS parents can watch this video to learn from Mrs. Taylor, our counselor, how they can view student grades on Synergy. Synergy is the official grades for Black Mountain students. LINK


A Raider’s Story - Mrs. Armacost: From time to time, we like to share a story about a member of our Black Mountain family. This week, A Raider’s Story is about BMMS math teacher Mrs. Armacost. LINK


Library Checkout System: Our Library has created a weekly library book checkout system. We will accept requests until 2:00pm on Tuesday, on Wed., you or your parents can come to the library door at the front of the school to pick up your book(s), between 9:30-11:30 or 1:30-3:30. Please wear a mask and make sure to social distance on the Black Mountain campus. Check out the form to learn more: Black Mountain Library Check-outs


FORGOT AN ITEM? At this point and time, we will not be accepting forgotten items for students to pick up in office. Please establish routines so your child has everything they need and are ready for school to ensure they have a successful day. Please contact your child’s teachers directly, if you have questions regarding late homework. This will also help alleviate additional contact for students and staff to help them remain safe and healthy.


Veteran’s Day in November: The week of Nov. 9-13 will look different than most weeks. Veteran’s Day is in the middle of the week. We adjusted the week to ensure the same number of instructional periods. Here’s a peek:

Monday November 9 Start Time of 8am, Homeroom + Periods 1-3

Tuesday, November 10 Start Time of 8am, Homeroom + Periods 4/5-7

Wednesday, November 11 Holiday - Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 12 Start Time of 8am, Homeroom + Periods 1-3

Friday, November 13 Start Time of 8am, Homeroom + Periods 4/5-7


We appreciate all of your support.

A better school starts with each one of us.

Scott Corso

Principal, Black Mountain Middle School

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Counselor’s Corner

Here's a link to the Counselor's Corner newsletter for the week of Oct 5, 2020.

https://www.smore.com/g5be9


Topics this week include:

  • Study tips
  • Parent University - Parenting in the Digital World
  • SEL Thrively lesson: Mindsets and Reflection
  • 12 Family workouts to do at home
  • Weekly Comic - Peanuts

Way to go Home Field Ambassadors!

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SCIENCE OLYMPIAD:

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 competitions will be held virtually this year but include Anatomy, Circuit Lab, Crime Busters, Disease Detectives, Food Science, Heredity, Mousetrap Vehicle, Ornithology and Write It CAD It. If you would like to learn more about joining our BMMS SO award-winning team, email bmms.soteam@gmail.com for more information. Teams are being formed now so contact us soon!

Non-Student Day October 26: Mark your calendars - there is a non-student day scheduled for October 26th. Students will not have classes on this day.