1•5•10 Community Newsletter #BestYearYet 4.21.18

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Did you hear our ELITE news? We are the proud recipients of an almost 10,000 grant from the JJ Watt Foundation! Huge thank you to Coach Brent Andreson and our Athletic Director Keith Wright for doing such an elite job! It was a great week for our scholar athletes!

We also had another first at BCMS these last few weeks! Our first ever golf matches!! Congratulations to our golf team for a job well done!

GMAS will begin Monday April 30th. Please support our success of this test by making sure scholars are fully rested!

Remember we are collecting COKE caps and Box Tops and please send any in that you have with your child! You can do this right from your phone. Check out the link here:


The Wild Adventures Trip is open so please consider this ELITE experience. The trip is $89.00 and we will be offering up to three scholarships. Details of the scholarship application will be in the next #BeBCMS Newsletter. The trip number is 12193. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Waddell. The deadline for the deposit for the trip is this Sunday.

Scholarship Opportunity: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdNdTy_LXBMyshaZ-2Rce79HJ4FnGjRrzhakKPq8nfHx2qYNw/viewform

Also, don't forget, our yearbooks are on sale for $40.00 Cash or Check-- due to Ms. KP! Checks made out to Bryan County MIddle School! You can find the link on our web page.

Please take a minute to fill out this Title One Survey!


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Congratulations to our new ELITE BETA members!

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#ThisWeek (The 1)

Monday- #CelebrateMonday

  • Title One Parent Meeting 7:45 AM
  • Local School Council Meeting 8:30-9:30 AM

Tuesday- #TerrificTuesday

  • Spring Sports Banquet, 5:00 pm • $3.00 per adult

Wednesday #WinWednesday

  • Proficient and Distinguished Scholar Parties
  • 7th grade field trip to TYB


  • Proficient and Distinguished Scholar Parties

Friday- #FocusFriday

  • KONA Ice Day
  • GMAS Kick Off Assembly
  • Hat Day $1.00


Proficient and Distinguished GMAS Celebrations: 4/25 and 4/26

All School GMAS Kick Off #SlamTheExam 4/27

GMAS Testing begins April 30th

Spring Formal Dance-- Date Saturday •May 5th

Let's Ask Liz: Chatting with the Principal- TBD

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#ReadersAreLeaders (The 5)

We are getting ready to order new novels for next school year to add to our already elite and growing school library. Included in these orders and requests will be school wide set of books for all scholars and parents as we get set to launch an AMAZING Literacy initiave-- One School, One Book! Stay tuned for more amazing details as we will be the first BCS school to launch such an aggressive movement on Literacy with a family connection component! #ReadToMe

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Notes from Ms. Raeburn (The 10)


Have you stopped in our elite schoolhouse lately? Please do and check out the vibe and energy! We are working hard to create a culture and a climate of elitness! I am very excited about our #ProjectLevelUP that we are rolling out to get our scholars excited about GMAS and doing their very best! We have so many fun projects in store for our scholars to get them hyped up, including our Bitmoji project, SchoolBusCar Pool Karoke, and GMAS Celebrations! We have ten more days before we begin testing for our 8th graders and 15 more days until we begin testing for our 6th and 7th graders.

Now is also a great time to make sure your day to day routines are solid. In order to make sure each day is ELITE, scholars should be getting between 9-12 hours of sleep, (Grown Ups need sleep too!) drinking lots of water, and eating balanced meals! If you also could check your home calendars and limit appointments the weeks of GMAS, that would be awesome! We strive for minimal interruptions and high attendance rates!

8th grade will begin testing 4/30

6th and 7th grade will begin testing 5/7

We will have every scholar tested in the morning and we will be able to resume regular classes by noon each day.

Other notes:

If you are interested in learning more about how to support your child with GMAS, you can check out this link here:


Click on the grade of your child and look through the resources available.

Thank you for the donations we have received! You are all amazing! We always need more! If you are willing and able to donate any of the following for your child's grade level team, please send it in to the main office labeled. Thank you.

Donations needed:

  • Fruit Snacks
  • Snack Crackers (Individually Wrapped)
  • Granola Bars (any kind)
  • Mini Waters
  • Hard Candy (Jolly Ranchers, Mints, Cinnamons, Etc)
  • Gum

We will have a celebration for all scholars who earned Proficient and Distinguished on last year's GMAS and we will have a whole school kick off on Friday April 27th.

GMAS this year is scheduled to begin Monday April 30th and run through May 11th.

We are very fortunate at BCMS to be almost 1:1 which allows us to test all our scholars in the morning!

TRIBE Shop is still open! See Ms. Shelby for GEAR and of course, we are always collecting box tops! We have new shirts that we are ordering. Check out the link here:

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).

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Ms. Liz Raeburn, Proud Principal, Bryan County Middle School

Mr. Keith Wright, Assistant Principal and Director of Athletics

Mr. Abram Scott, Assistant Principal