Panther Pride Bulletin

Battle Creek Middle School, Principal LaNisha Paddock

Our Mission, Vision, Beliefs

At Battle Creek Middle School. All members of the learning community (students, parents, families, colleagues, and partners) are valued and respected. All members learn through culturally responsive teaching and learning. All members meet and embrace high academic and social expectations and beliefs that learning is collaborative and life-long. All members interrupt instances of inequalities and injustice.

Greetings, Panther Students, Families and Staff!

This is Principal Paddock with the final BCMS school update for the week of June 14th. Congrats! We made it through a historic year. One filled many significant challenges and rewards. We have grown as a BCMS community and I want thank you for all the support you have given me over the last 5 years. As many of you already know, this was my last year at Battle Creek MS and in St. Paul Public Schools. I have accepted a position as the new high school principal at St. Louis Park High School. This was a difficult decision. I consider the BCMS community my family. You have helped me grow into the leader I am and made this new opportunity possible. I have learned so much from each and every one of you and I will take these experiences with me. The love and admiration I have for the Battle Creek community is hard to compete with and I hope that I served you with the dignity and integrity you deserve. I do not believe in goodbyes, so it’s a farewell for now. Remember to stay true to yourself and this phenomenal community!

Take care, be well, and GO PANTHERS!

What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong) | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

BCMS Staff Say Goodbye for the Summer

Big picture

BCMS proposes complementary goals to SCIP school, community improvement plan.

Big picture
Big picture
SPPS Social Studies Classes Help Address Hate

Battle Creek Middle School Family Engagement Plan (FEP) yearly review.

Big picture

To comment on the Family Engagement Plan (FEP)please click the link below.

Big picture
Big picture

To comment on the Compact please click the link below.

Opportunities and Options for Summer.

Big picture

ONLINE PROGRAMS: Institution/Organization Program Name Academy

Academy of Whole Learning

Around the World in 5 Days
Art and Animation
Environmental Science Camp Environmental Science Camp (6th-9th)


Minnesota Business Venture

Breakthrough Twin Cities

Breakthrough Twin Cities

Concordia College

Concordia Language Villages

HealthForce Minnesota

Anoka Scrubs Camp Augsburg Scrubs Camp Bemidji Scrubs Camp
Bethel Scrubs Camp Brainerd Scrubs Camp Dakota County Scrubs Camp Hibbing Scrubs Camp Mankato Scrubs Camp Scrubs Online

St Cloud Scrubs Camp St Paul Scrubs Camp Winona Scrubs Camp

Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth

Expand Your Mind Explor School

St. Cloud State University

Advanced Program in Technology and Science Math-Science-Computer Camp

The Bakken Museum

Summer Science Camp

University of St. Thomas

ThreeSixty Journalism

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Saint Paul College will be hosting our in person Scrubs Camp July 29-22nd 2021. Scrubs Camp offers an opportunity for your students to explore healthcare careers through interactive classes, possible field trips and hands on activities. Due to COVID, we are the only metro area Scrubs Camps this year. Here is a video of our Scrubs Camp in action: Due to COVID it will be formatted into tracked cohorts with a shorter day and less of a camp cost. Our informational flier is attached, and registration is open. If you have students interested, please encourage them to sign up as soon as possible! We will also offer a limited number of scholarships. Scholarships will be available to students who qualify for free/reduced lunch and meet academic requirements. Register for Scrubs Camp at:

We are also offering Summer Camps for Welding & Manufacturing, Cosmetology and Video Game Design. Additional information & registration information can be found our website:

Please feel to share this email with any colleagues that have students who would benefit from these camps and trainings. Thanks!

Big picture

211 Help for Families 20-21

Click the link below for resources.
Big picture

Hey BCMS students!

Do you want/need to talk health and/or wellness with Nurse Emily? Click on the following link to schedule an appointment.

Message from your School Nurse

Immunizations are important now more than ever. Slowing or stopping immunizations or vaccines increases our risk of other disease outbreaks. SaintPaul Public Schools continues to address and promote immunizations during the pandemic.

Please reach out to me if you are unsure if your child needs vaccines.

Contact Information:
Name: Emily Brandt

Phone: (612-412-4667)

Please reach out to your clinic or utilize the following local resources to help your child get caught up on their immunizations:

1. Student Placement Center - 2102 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55114

Immunizations including flu shots are given by appointment (preferred) or walk-in on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8am-6pm starting November 30th. These are open to students in grades K-12 who are uninsured or have state covered insurance. Please call (651) 632-3763 to schedule an appointment.

2. Health Start School Based Clinics Remain Open

The Washington Tech Health Start Clinic provides immunizations and flu shots by appointment or walk-in for students from PreK through 12th grade on Mondays from 8-4pm.

Call 651-487-8531 to make an appointment. Most SPPS high school Health Start Clinics are open. Most Health Start Clinics serve students ages 12-18, and services include urgent in-person mental health care, medication management for depression and anxiety, sexual health concerns, check-ups and vaccines, non-respiratory illness, injuries and asthma follow-up. They can also provide winter sports physicals. A student does not need to attend the school that the clinic is located in. Call 651-412-8445 to make an appointment at any location.

3. Free and Low-Cost Immunization Clinics - click this link for locations in the St. Paul area.

I hope you are all staying healthy and safe!

Employees, students, and visitors of SPPS: Report symptoms of COVID-19, a positive case of COVID-19 or a close contact exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Big picture
Big picture

Click the photo to connect to the Technology Resources Website:

The website will also be linked on the BCMS Library Schoology page, on the BCMS Website, and BCMS Social media so that families can also support their students with app tutorial videos.


The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The FFCRA guarantees sick leave for workers and their families affected by COVID-19. These provisions are applicable starting April 1, 2020, through Dec. 31, 2020.

Qualifying reasons for leave related to COVID-19, FAQs and additional details are available at

Big picture
Big picture


Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, parents have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teachers and paraprofessionals. Parents who would like to receive this information should write to the Human Resource Department, Attn: ESSA Teacher Qualifications, Saint Paul Public Schools, 360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102-3299. You have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s).

  • Information about whether the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • Information about whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
  • Information about whether the teacher is teaching (subjects or content) in which proper certification is held by the teacher.
  • Information about whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Translations are available by clicking the link below.

SPPS Rights and Responsibilities

The Rights and Responsibility Handbook is available in English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish and Karen languages by clicking the link below.

Translations of this material are available by calling 651-293-8960.


Cov ntawv no peb muaj txhais ua lwm hom lus. Yog hais tias xav tau, thov hu rau tsev

kawm ntawv cha.


Traducciones disponibles. Por favor llame a la oficina al 651-293-8960.


Macluumaad turjuman ayaa la helayaa. Fadlan wac xafiiska iskuulka 651-293-8960.



This plan is available as part of our school’s SCIP, or School Comprehensive Improvement Plan at It is visible on our school website at Printed copies are available in the office.

Big picture