1•5•10 Community Newsletter BACK TO SCHOOL edition

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Back to School!

The time is here! Please enjoy this edition of our newsletter to get all the important information for the 2018-2019 school year!

School Times are the same:

8:25-3:25 daily

School Lunch prices:

Breakfast: $1.75

Lunch: $2.25

Free and Reduced forms will be available at Open House!

Georgia Milestones Testing Window:

April 8- April 19th

MAP Tetsting Windows:

Fall testing begings August 13th

Winter testing begins December 3rd

Spring testing begins March 25 * (TBD)

NEW things you can expect to see:

This year, each team will be expected to communicate "What's going on this week..." to our parents. You will find this communication via TEAM Reminds, TEAM web pages, and emails home. We hope you find this communication helpful in supporting your children at home with their academic achievements.

We are ExExExCited to kick off this most ELITE year and can't wait to work together to grow your children!

  • August 2nd OPEN HOUSE beginning at 5:30 PM (Kona Ice available)
  • Wednesday August 29th Breakfast at BCMS- Open Forum for community 8;45 AM
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Sleep Guide for Scholars!

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BCMS Athletics Form

All atheltes are required to have this form completed. Please see our Assistant Athletic Director if you have questions.


#ThisWeek (7-30 through 8-10)

Monday- #CelebrateMonday

  • Building Open
  • ELITE staff returns!

Tuesday- #TerrificTuesday

  • Building Open

Wednesday #WinWednesday

  • Building Open


  • Building Open
  • OPEN HOUSE 5:30-7:00
  • Kona Ice on campus!

Friday- #FocusFriday

  • Building Open

Monday- August 6th

Scholars Return!


  • The office is open daily 8-3.
  • Registration is on-line OR in person
  • August 2nd OPEN HOUSE 5:30-7:00 pm
  • August 6th First day of School!
  • Homecoming Week: September 3rd -7th! Events planned for both BCMS and BCHS!

#ReadersAreLeaders (The 5)

What is your summer read? I have so many books on my summer reading list! One of my very favorite things to do is to relax and read a great book. This summer, I want to read at least 10 books! I am looking for a mix of middle school novels and professional books. I am thinking of trying these middle school novels out this summer:

  • Fan Girl by Rainbow Rowell
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
  • Deenie by Judy Blume

If you can read 5 books this summer and add your review to this flipgrid, you will win a $5.00 McDonald's Gift Card to start the year! #ReadersAreLeaders


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Notes from Ms. Raeburn (The 10)


The office is open!

Our elite office staff is back and here to serve you from 8:00-3:00 daily.

Registration this year is ON LINE! Please call with questions. We can walk you through on-line registration and we are still accepting paper packet registrations.

PLEASE sign up to use Powerschool. PowerSchool is our grading and infomation communication system. Sign up is EASY! Stop by the front office and we will get you signed up and get you a log in. You can use it on your phone and from an app! Never wonder again about missing work, upcoming work, or grades! It's all at your fingertips in Powerschool!

FREE Pysicals for ALL middle school and high school scholar athletes! Tuesday August 7th in the BCMS gym from 2-6pm! HUGE thank you to Dr. Jason Hollis for serving our community! If you have any questions, please contact us. ALL athletes MUST have a physical on file before starting practices and MUST fill out this on-line athletic form.

Find the link to the form here:

Lunch Prices:

$1.75 for breakfast

$2.25 for lunch

Free and Reduced is all FREE. Please complete your paperwork for F/R. See us with questions.

Please sign up for my REMIND. You will get my weekly newsletters and as well as a direct line of communication.

GMAS results will be released soon. If you have individual questions about your child, please email me. Schedules will not be available early, but I will be happy to discuss your child's schedule if you have quesitons or concerns.

New faces and some changes to roles:

6th Grade:

  • Mrs. Gretchen Simpson- ELA
  • Ms. Ashley Youngblood- ELA
  • Mr. DJ Collins- Social Studies

7th Grade:

  • Mrs. Paige Snellgrove- ELA
  • Ms. Lindsay (Snowden) Meltzer- Sciecne
  • Mrs. Anna Lewis- Soc. St.
  • Ms. Miranda Carver- Science

8th Grade:

  • Mr. Quincy Hills- ELA
  • Ms. Alicia Woods- Math
  • Ms. April Meeks- Math
  • Ms. Lindy (Jessup) Mueller - Soc. St.
  • Mr. Matthew Herndon- Science


  • Mrs. Melissa Adams- Project Lead the Way


  • Mr. Cliff Kicklighter- Instructional Technology Specialist
  • Ms. Blaine Ennis- Intervention Specialist, Assistant Director of Athletics, Middle School
  • Ms. Brittany Solomon- Counselor
  • Mr. Donny Sikes- Director of Athletics, Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Bradley Hoover- Para-Professional, Special Education


Thank you for being proactive and for supporting our school and our passion work! I am proud to be your principal and would love to hear from you! Please know that if you have a concern or if you hear something that doesn't feel right, contact me! eraeburn@bryan.k12.ga.us or 912-626-5050 or 912.255.0630 (Cell).

I cannot wait to see you all soon!

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Nuggets about our NEW staff!

6th grade:

  • Mrs. Gretchen Simpson will be teaching 6th ELA. She is a product of Indiana University and came to Georgia by way of Florida. She currently lives in Pembroke and is looking forward to beginning her 18th year as a teacher. Her two children each have 4 feet, she follows the Pittsburgh Steelers, loves minions, and will serve the Tribe as a softball and soccer coach.

  • Mr. DJ Collins will be teaching 6th Social Studies, entering his 7th year in education.Graduate of Georgia Southern(2012). He lives in Statesboro with his wife and three kids. He loves the Florida Gators, Georgia Southern Eagles, and the Cleveland Browns. He will be coaching football for BCHS this year, so come out on Friday nights and yell for #TheTribe #Redskins.

  • Ms. Ashley Youngblood will be teaching 6th grade ELA. She comes to us from Savannah and is a proud graduate of Georgia College (2012) and Georgia Southern University (2016).

7th grade:

  • Mrs. Lindsay Meltzer is joining our staff full time! You will remember her from last year as she did a long term sub for us in 7th grade life science. We are so excited to welcome her officially to the family. She is is a proud double eagle from Georgia Southern with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Master of Arts in Teaching secondary science.

  • Ms. Anna Lewis also is joining our staff full time! You will also remember her from last year working in our Read 180 classroom. This year she will be teaching Social Studies! She is a proud graduate from Georgia Southern, and excited about being a Bryan County Redskin.

  • Mrs. Paige Snellgrove will be teaching 7th grade ELA. This will be her second year as an educator. Mrs. Snellgrove lives in Pooler and has relocated to the Savannah area with her husband who works for Shaw Carpet and Flooring. She graduated from Jacksonville State University, and is excited to begin a new year at BCMS.

  • Ms. Miranda Carver will teaching 7th Science! She is joining us from Alma and is excited to get rolling on the 7th grade team!

8th grade:

  • Mr. Quincy Hills will be teaching 8th ELA! He was born and raised in Stone Mountain and moved to Statesboro in 2010 where he ultimately became a Double Eagle from the REAL GSU. This will be his 6th year of teaching 8th ELA. Also, his favorite phrase is #RollTide! He is ExExExcited to get this year rocking and rolling! -(said in his Liz Raeburn and Abram Scott voice)

  • Ms. Alicia Woods will be permanently joining our staff. She is moving into an 8th grade MATH role. Ms. Woods taught Science for us 2nd semester last year. She is a graduate from Georgia Southern University!

  • Mr. Matthew Herndon will be teaching 8th grade Science. He is from Hazlehurst, Georgia and a recent graduate from Georgia Southern University. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, golf, and playing the piano. He believes teaching is one of the most rewarding professions and there is no other profession he would rather be in. He can’t wait to get started!

  • Ms. April Meeks is joining our 8th grade MATH team! Ms. Meeks is a proud Bryan County graduate and her family is in Pembroke! She just relocated to our community and is also our softball coach!

  • Ms. Jessup now Mrs. Mueller will be teaching 8th Georgia History! She is from Grayson, GA and is a graduate from Auburn University with an undergrad in General Social Science Education in August of 2016. WAR EAGLE! She is working on her master’s in Instructional Technology at Georgia College. She is SUPER excited about this year at BCMS!


  • Mr. Cliff Kicklighter will be our new Instructional Technology Specialist. Mr. Kicklighter has been an educator for 12 years. He has four children, including TRIPLETS....so middle school will be a breeze for him. He enjoys cheering on the Florida Gators in The Swamp each Fall, hanging out at the Augusta National in the Spring and, relaxing at the beach during the Summer. :)

  • Ms. Brittany Solomon will be our new counselor. Ms. Solomon is a proud graduate of Bryan County Schools! She has two babies and is excited to begin her first professional job at her alma mater!


  • Mr. Donny Sikes is joining our Middle School family as our AD and AP. He will also serve the HS in that same capacity! We are so excited to have his leadership! Coach Sikes was a veteran ELA teacher and High School baseball coach and we are excited about the work he will do in both of those areas for BCMS!

  • Ms. Melissa Adams will be our new PLTW teacher. This is a new program we are offering at the MS during Connections and we are thrilled she has agreed to lead the way with this initiative. She will be teaching a section of 6/7/8th graders.

  • Ms. Blaine Ennis will be our new Intervention Specialist. Ms. Ennis will also be leading the way with our ELA department and Read 180 initiatives. Mrs. Ennis will also serve Bryan County Middle School as our new Assistant Athletic Director.

  • Mr. Bradley Hoover is joining our team full time as a paraeducator! Mr. Hoover is a proud graduate of Bryan County High School and is an awesome addition to our staff! We can’t wait to see him everyday!

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Your Administration Tribe

  • Ms. Liz Raeburn• Principal• 912•255•0650
  • Mr. Abram Scott• Assistant Principal
  • Mr. Donny Sikes• Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
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