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Published: May 5th


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Staff Appreciation Week Help Needed This Week

We are looking for donations and for assistance during Staff Appreciation Week May 6-10. CLICK HERE to assist.

Star Assessment Results for May

Our goal was 80% of students proficient in Reading and Math by May as assessed on Star.

READING: We ended the year at 75% of students proficient in Reading. This places us #1 in the district for reading proficiency, but we are not satisfied. Our goal for 2019-2020 remains 80% but we will adjust what we DO daily to affect that percentage. We call these our lead measures. (The goal for 2020-2021 is 85% and 2021-2022 is 90%.)

MATH: We ended the year at 73% of students proficient in Math. This places us at #2 in the district for math proficiency (#1 is scoring 76% proficient), and we are certainly not satisfied with this. Our goal for 2019-2020 remains 80%.

State Testing is May 9, 10, 13, 14

May 9th: Reading test for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades

May 10th: Math test for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades

May 13th: Science test for 7th grade and Social Studies test for 8th grade

May 14th: On Demand Writing test for 8th grade

End of Course Final Exams are May 17, 20, 22, and 23

May 16: 8th grade only ELA Assessment

May 17: 6th and 7th grade ELA Assessment

May 20: Math Assessment

May 22: Science Assessment

May 23: Social Studies Assessment

We will operate on a 2-hour delay schedule within our normal 7:40-2:30 schedule. The first two hours of the day will be in the assessment, the rest of the day will operate on what we typically run on a 2-hour delay.

8th Grade Promotion to High School


May 23rd

at Bally

**With a small class this year, we have plenty of room for family members young and young at heart. No RSVP required. No tickets. Please come celebrate with our 8th graders for the first promotion of Bally students.

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  • Cheer: May 13 and 14 (5-7pm) and May 17th (2:30-4:30 for 7th and 8th graders) (4:30-5:30 for incoming 6th graders)
  • Volleyball: July 22-26


  • Archery: June 3-7
  • Elementary Volleyball: June 3-5

8th Grade Kings Island Trip

  • May 17th
  • · Leaving BMS between 9:15-9:30

  • · Leaving KI between 6:45 – 7:00
  • · Students will be permitted to walk around with their friends; however, they will be required to check-in with their 3rd period teacher at times in front of the Eiffel Tower: upon arrival to KI, 1:00, 3:30, 6:15 (for departure) –times may also change depending on when we actually arrive to KI
  • · Remind: Text @8h8f6eg (must use the @ first) to 81010 to get notifications

Washington DC Info Meeting for 5th, 6th, 7th Grade Potential Coordinators

May 7th at Bally at 6pm. Meet with our 8th grade coordinator to learn more about planning this end-of-middle school overnight trip.

Bally Regional Awards Night

May 21st


Bally Gym

We will be recognizing the following students:

SImone Bessong

Ben Turner

Braedon Ryle

Tanvi Rakesh

Cole Oates

Maison Canfield

Spencer Payton

Brendan Joehnk

Caleb Brooks

Drew Schilling

Maxwell White

Chase Gartner

Eli White

Logan Dean

Trevor Ollier

Anne-Marie Lusk

Edyn Priar

Emma Woltenberg

Zoe England

Alexya Rogers

Ashlyn Angel

Brieanna Angel

Caroline Kemper

Chloe Knight

Clare Proctor

Alaynah Henson

Alexis DeHaven

Ava Praleikas

Kaylin Farrington

Kirsalyn Thompson

Nevaeh Nicholson

Maddie Gray

Natali Capek

Sarah Clay

Addison Timon

Adison Wardrup

Bianca Smith

Ella Richards

Joslyn Widrig

Liana Welch

Macaylee Nelson

Makenna Mangus

Molly McGrath

Nicolette Luna

Pyper Viscuso

Taylor Skinner

Avrielle Christen

Ella Locke

Kennedy Eha

Delaney Eary

Tanvi Rakesh

Divya Naidugari

Lyla Chadwick

Alexis Woolf

Sadie Smith

Kay Freihofer

Whitney Lind

Kiana DInn

Liz Freihofer

Logan Luebbers-Palmer

Ally Johnson

Holland Morris

Justin Melvin

Caroline Kemper

Kaylin Farrington

Gaven Mueller

Bradlee Reed-Whalen

Zachary Eckler

Jacob Eckler

Bradlee Reed-Whalen

Jacob Eckler

Zachary Eckler

Lucas Hansen

Justin Melvin

Lauren McMillen

William Faulkner

Bradlee Reed-Whalen

Danielle Lense

Zachary Eckler

Ava Scott

Jordan Day

Alexis Woolf

Kathrynne Day

Sadie Smith

Bella Deere

Kendall Palmer

Kiana Dinn

Liz Freihofer

Logan Luebbers-Palmer

Austin Woolf

Logan Daugherty

Drama Club

  • End of Year Performance and Party: May 7th from 4-5:30

What are we doing in SEL this week?


President: Kelly Lusk (

Vice President: Angie Lyle (

Treasurer: Denise Volz (

Secretary: Vacant

Volunteer Coordinator: Samantha Richards (

PTSO and SBDM Parent Reps

PTSO Board Candidates:

  • President: Kelly Lusk
  • Vice President: Monica Day
  • Secretary: Sonya Bessong
  • Treasurer: Cici Luna
  • Volunteer Coordinator: Heather Simpson

SBDM Candidates:

  • Sonya Bessong

  • Brandi Ramsey
  • Laura Kletzien
  • Adrean Sasher
  • Clayton Keith Hayes
  • Crystal Schwab
  • Rick Manford (bio coming soon)
  • Zach Schaffner (bio coming soon)
  • Chrissy Dean (bio coming soon)

Elections will take place the last week of school. Please swing up to school to cast your vote.

  • 5/20 from 7-9am and 2-5pm
  • 5/21 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Upcoming Dates


6: Spring Band Concert at 7pm and Yearbook Club

7: Drama End of Year Performance from 4-5:30 and Washington DC Trip Meeting for future trips at 6pm

8: Tours for New Incoming Students 19.20 and Cheer Stunt Clinic and Art Club

9: School Board Meeting at 7:30pm and Energy Club

9, 10, 13, 14: State Testing for All Students

10: Photography Club

11: 8th grade dinner dance at B and B Riverboats 6-9:30. Boat sails at 7pm.

13: Cheer Tryouts and PTSO Meeting

17: Cheer Tryouts

17: 8th grade to Kings Island

17, 20, 22, 23: Final Exams for All Students

20: Club Photos for Yearbook

21: No School and Regional Awards Night at 6pm at Bally

22: SBDM

23: 8th Grade Promotion at 7pm at Bally

24: Last Day for Students

29-June 2: 8th Grade trip to Washington DC


5: We Are Bally Day for Incoming New Students. 9-11am or 6-8pm

7: Schedule Pickup

9: First Dance of the Year from 7-9pm

14: First Day for Students

23: We Are Bally Night for students and their families


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District 2 Bus Garage: 859-586-0878

Board of Ed: 859-283-1003