Mr. Corso's Weekly Update

December 6, 2020

Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

Positive Raiders: Responsible, Respectful, Hard Working and Kind


1st Trimester Report Cards are published now on Synergy.

  • Go to Synergy;
  • Select the Report Card tab on the left


If you have any questions about grades, please encourage your child to speak with their teacher. Self-Advocacy is an important part of the middle school experience.


Next week (Dec. 7-11) 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 has both 4 and 5)

Thursday: Homeroom plus Periods 1-3

Friday: Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7 (no student has both 4 and 5)


Dec 14 - Asynchronous Day: On Monday, 12/14, all student activities will be posted on Canvas and there will be no live zooms that day. Teachers will be involved in professional development related to concurrent instruction (our instructional model starting Jan. 19). Students will be required to log into each class on Canvas on 12/14 and there will be independent activities that need to be completed that day.


Have a wonderful week,

Scott Corso

Principal, Black Mountain Middle School

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2nd Trimester Power Hour Signups

Power Hour is an after school program for students. This year we will offer some academic support and enrichment opportunities. Power Hour for the 2nd Trimester will include math support, language arts support, art, and Mandarin. Courses (all on Zoom) begin the Week of Jan. 11. Power Hour is a way for students to connect socially in the virtual world. Space is limited.

2nd Trimester Power Hour

2:45-3:45pm

Starting Jan. 11

Ends March 11


Mondays: Art with Mr. Peck;

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A49AAAD2FA2FE3-power


Mondays/Wednesdays: Mandarin with Ms. Chen;

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A49AAAD2FA2FE3-power1


Mondays: Language Arts Support (6-8) with Ms. Schlosberg

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A49AAAD2FA2FE3-power2


Tuesdays: Math Support (7-8) with Mr. Lantz,

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A49AAAD2FA2FE3-phmath


Tuesdays: Math Support (6) with Mr. Williams,

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A49AAAD2FA2FE3-power3

ASB’s Festive Friday Celebration

On Friday, December 11th, we are having a Festive Friday Celebration. Students can wear their holiday or any PJs to school, we will have a craft at lunch, and there will be a Game Night from 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM. If students want to participate in the craft at lunch on Friday, they will need to go to the BMMS front office any school day during the times of 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM to pick up their craft. We will create the snowman coaster craft together during lunchtime on 12/11.


If students want to join our Game Night on Friday, they will have the opportunity to go into break-out rooms with our ASB officers to play Charades, Scategories, Beat the Snowman, 20 Questions, or Read My Lips.


We will have two half-hour sessions of these games, so students will have the opportunity to pick two games to play. They can join game night through the following link:


https://powayusd.zoom.us/j/8200153651?pwd=YzVmR3ZScjUvZkN2dFYrN0poeERKZz09

Meeting ID: 8200153651

Password: Stromayer


Looking forward to your student's participation in Festive Friday, December 11th.

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The Big I.D.E.A. Book Club

During the second trimester, our Big I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness) Committee will be reading together The Hate U Give. We invite you to join us. Please note, this book contains mature themes. Some of our parents will be reading this book with their children. You may want to review the book before having your child read it. From time to time, we will offer questions to ponder while reading this book. We will also be hosting a final discussion on the book in March. If you are looking for an alternative book for young readers, Front Desk by Kelly Yang is another option. Common Sense Media recommends it is for ages 9-10+.

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