Ed 9 November 2, 2020
Town Hall Summary
We were happy with the great turn out for the Town Halls on Friday. Students were reminded about the importance of daily attendance and having their cameras on. Students were also reminded about grading and promotion policies and procedures. Counselors reviewed how to access help such as utilizing office hours. Students can access tutoring through AACPS (click here for more information) and should be reviewing their grades on Student Portal at least weekly. In addition students were encouraged to connect with their classmates through clubs, participating in community circles and finding a study buddy in every class.
Welcome to the Bates Family!
We must say goodbye to three of our awesome teachers who have been promoted to Alternative One Positions: Ms. Velado, Mr Behringer and Ms. Trost. We are sad to see them go but wish them luck in their new positions!
Please help us welcome our new teachers! On November 16th, Ms. Crawford will be teaching 6th grade Social Studies and Mr. Joyner El will be joining us for 8th grade Social Studies. We are happy to welcome back Ms. York has who returned to Bates to teach Reading last week!
GREEN SCHOOL SHOUT OUT
Bates Middle School was selected to present at the Maryland "Green School" Conference in February 2021 virtually.
Dr. Vanderbeek will be presenting "Proven success strategies to energize your Green School" The Bates Green School committee of Ms Sara Ford and others will be helping Dr. V prepare this presentation including our amazing Bates gardens on our campus.
Contacting Your Teacher
Last Day for Marking Period One is Nov 12-13
Click Here to find presentation information and sign up for a "Virtual Information Meeting"
In the Community
Boys and Girls Club
All 6 of BGCAA's Clubhouses are open as E-Learning Support Centers from 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Club Members are able to participate in Virtual Learning with access to real-time support, recreation, and daily breakfast and lunch. BGCAA will also provide activities after school hours, including snacks and programs in academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and leadership. Click Here to register!