BRAVE Update

Bear Creek Intermediate School

Be BRAVE Today!

We have enjoyed each Friday when we have had the opportunity to celebrate some amazing Braves with our Golden Brave award! Would encourage everyone to make a trip down the main/co-curr hallway to see the pictures and write-ups on each of our Golden Braves as well as the canvas paintings that each pod created. We have also begun to recognize students "in the moment" when they are being caught exemplifying the Bear Creek Code. We have enjoyed recognizing our students as they:


  • Be responsible
  • Reach your goals
  • Act respectfully
  • Value one another
  • Engage in learning


We have an amazing staff here at BCI as well! We would love for you to nominate a staff member (teachers, aides, etc.) for a Golden Brave!!

Staff Golden Brave Nomination Form

Fundraisers

Books for Mugae

Bear Creek’s Gifted and Talented students are holding a fundraiser from February 16th through March 1st to raise money for Mugae Primary School in Kenya. Mugae desperately needs a well-stocked library to help their students gain a stronger education in order to pass their 8th grade exams. Passing their exams allows them to pursue secondary educational opportunities and provides an avenue for helping end the cycle of poverty they face.

Mugae Primary School will use the funds raised to purchase books for their library. If you are interested in contributing to this fundraiser, you may purchase a shirt at: https://www.booster.com/booksformugae. You may also make donations at this link: http://www.changinglenseschanginglives.org/fundraiser/bear-creek-intermediate-excel/.

Cookie Dough

This sale continues through Wednesday, February 17th! We appreciate so much your support in this effort! We realize there are lots of fundraisers going on, and thank you for the impact you are making right here on campus as we continue campus building and technology updates as well as other spots around the world!

New BCI Website

This is not a test! This is the real deal!


Websites have been up and down since the go-live date on February 12th. We continue to expect some of the glitches that come along with anything new technology wise. Please let us know if there is something we can do to make the website more user-friendly!

New teacher landing pages will be a work in progress. Basic schedule and contact information are included and more information will come as we have the ability to work with those. Regular pod/teacher newsletters will continue via e-mail and Remind.

Keller ISD Parent Technology Learning Night

Tuesday, Feb. 16th, 5:30-8pm

9450 Ray White Road

Keller, TX

Come and go. HAC, New websites, Canvas, online text books


Announcement

BCI Musical

Our amazing BCI Theater and choir groups have been working very hard in preparing a musical for your enjoyment! They will be presenting The Jungle Book 25th and 27th of February at 7:00pm. We hope you will make plans to join us for a great performance!

New Teacher Highlight

Quarterly Communications Survey

Please help us in our efforts to improve our communications by completing this brief survey. Last round we had only 16 respondents, so we would like to increase that number greatly for this second sampling. Thank you in advance for your help!


BCI Winter Communications Survey

Attendance Information

A reminder parents that when your student is absent, please be sure to bring us the doctor's note or provide us with a parent note so that we are documenting those absences appropriately. Please see the link below for detailed information and changes that were made to Keller ISD's attendance policy for this year.


Attendance Information

Counselor's Corner

7th Grade Registration

A Message from the KMS Counselors

Future Comanches


It was so nice to see all of you last night at our Parent Informational Meeting for registration. As promised, the presentation has been posted to our KMS website and a timeline for the registration process is attached.

Please utilize this information along with consulting the middle school course guide found on the Keller ISD website under need to know and counseling to help guide your student’s decision making in the course selection process. Remember we will be coming to BCI February 24th and 25th to work with your students directly and will be available for parent question on Friday, February 26th.

We look forward to working with you over the next couple of years!


Sincerely,


KMS Counselors

Michelle Zimmerman A-E

Denise Dulany F-M

Wes Upton N-Z


Parent Letter


Registration Timeline

Watch D.O.G.S.

Please consider spending a day (or two) with us as a Watch D.O.G.S. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce discipline issues.


How to become a Watch D.O.G.S.,

Step 1. Go to the Keller ISD Website (www.kellerisd.net) and to the right under “Quick Links” click on Volunteer.

Step 2. Register with the online application and click “Apply for the position” as a volunteer.

Step 3. Fill out the background check.

Step 4. When you receive the approval e-mail from KISD, please forward it to melody.pratt@kellerisd.net