The Boeckman Buzz

May 13, 2022

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Community Resource Page

This is the district’s central posting place for community flyers. We collaborate with non-profit youth-serving organizations within the district to share their program opportunities with students by linking their information to this site.

Community Tiger Stripes

Recognize a staff member for their positive impact on our school. Take a moment to send a Community Tiger Stripe. The message will be sent to the staff member. Thank you for relentlessly recognizing the positives within our community.

Spring Band Concerts

Spring Band Concerts are May 17 at the FHS Recital Hall. Students need to bring instruments, music, and wear their black band shirt and black pants. They should arrive 30 minutes before their scheduled concert.


6:00pm Concert – 6th grade Band and 7th grade band

7:30pm Concert – Beginning Band and 8th grade band

SPRING NWEA MAP Test - May 9 - 20

The NWEA MAP tests are adaptive computer delivered assessments that are administered to more than 11 million students across the country, which provides a large National Norm sample for comparison. Farmington Schools chooses to administer tests in reading and math to students in grades 2 through 8. The adaptive nature of the tests means that the test adjusts to the student's responses. As a student answers correctly, the test gets more challenging. As they get items wrong, the test presents easier items. The purpose of the assessment is to identify the student's academic level in the specific content area, regardless of age, grade level or prior achievement.


To read more about the NWEA test, please visit the school website, linked here. There is a link to the Opt Out information for both the NWEA tests on the left side of the webpage. Opt out forms can be turned into the office or emailed to dthompson@farmington.k12.mn.us


Specific Dates:

  • Week of May 9 - NWEA Math in regular math classes

  • Week of May 16 - NWEA Reading in regular LA classes


*If a learner misses a test, they will make it up upon return.

Notification of Upcoming Survey

Social Emotional Learning Survey (May 16- 27, 2022) in Transition classrooms

In order to learn more about student experiences at school, we will be asking for feedback from students in grades 3-12 via an online survey they will be completing at school during the window of May 16-27, 2022. The survey should take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. If a student doesn’t feel like they have enough information to answer a question, they will be able to skip the item altogether. The responses to these surveys will be completely confidential. Please click here to read more and access additional links to more information

Optional Summer iPad Checkout is Back for 2022-23

Families with students who currently take iPads home in grades K-11 may now opt to checkout their district issued iPads for the summer months! This is our seventh year offering optional summer iPad checkout and our third year offering it to students in grades K-2. Last year over 75% of eligible families and students opted to check out their issued iPads. Using RevTrak to agree to the updated 2022-23 iPad Loan Agreement will ensure that your child is set with their iPad check out for the entire 2022-23 academic year.


The option for Summer iPad checkout supports our efforts to foster open-ended, personalized learning opportunities; curiosity; exploration and continued access to creative tools and resources. It also allows students to continue to have access to technology that helps them stay connected to their schools, friends, family and the community during the summer months.


We encourage families to consider checking out their learner’s district issued iPad for the summer. With the optional summer iPad checkout, fewer returning students will need to be scheduled through a “fall checkout” process when schools are back in session. This will shorten the amount of time that students and teachers are without iPads next fall. Those opting for summer iPad checkout will be set until spring 2023.


The updated 2022-23 iPad Loan Agreement, which includes helpful information for iPads checked out for the summer and also the following school year, is available online for review. In addition, the RevTrak “iPad Loan Agreement” activities are live for each site allowing parents, guardians, and students the ability to agree to the terms of the 2022-23 iPad Loan Agreement and either opt to ENROLL in, or WAIVE participation in the iPad Protection Plan. The enrollment fee for the optional iPad Protection Plan is $35 for the 2022-23 school year, with no additional fee for the summer months.


Please note that if you have not used RevTrak yet, you will need to create an account and also know your child’s student ID number to complete the registration process. If you used RevTrak for completing last year’s 2021-22 iPad Loan Agreement, the system has saved your Parent and child account information. You will still need to know your learner’s Student ID number. The RevTrak e-Guides and Customer Account guide, along with the RevTrak Frequently Asked Questions provide helpful information for setting up and using the system.


Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for more details on the optional summer iPad checkout, the iPad Protection Plan, and repair procedures. Later this month individual schools will share end-of-year collection information for those not choosing to take advantage of this opportunity.


For families opting to check out their learner’s iPad for the summer, please know that iPad collection dates vary by school. Therefore, it is strongly advised to please use RevTrak to review and agree to the 2022-23 iPad Loan Agreement, determine if you want to waive or enroll in the iPad Protection Plan, and complete the “checkout” process as soon as possible.


Thank you!


Farmington Area Public Schools, District 192
20655 Flagstaff Avenue, Farmington, MN 55024
district@farmington.k12.mn.us | 651-463-5000

Lego League - Come Join the Fun

There will be two Lego League meetings, after school on 5/10 and 5/17 We will meet in room Tech 1 right after school, and the meetings will be over at 5:00. You can let your ride know to pick you up at door 17 after the meetings.


Come see what we do in Lego League! Please come join us, to find out what Lego League is all about!


We can’t wait to see you!

FREE one day Youth Camp, Class or Field Trip in July

Did you know that there is now an opportunity for ALL Farmington middle school students to attend a FREE one day Youth Camp, Class or Field Trip in July?

The District received a grant to make this possible by ESSER III- (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds) federal funds.

Free bus transportation will be available from 6 pick-up locations at Akin Road Elementary, Ardmor Village, Country View of Lakeville, Farmington Elementary, North Trail Elementary and Riverview Elementary. At this time you may also request a free bagged lunch for your youth.


More information is available here at: https://farmington.ce.eleyo.com/courses/category/213/tiger-edventures-2022

These are all held in the month of July.


Hurry to register- some camps are filling up and the deadline to register is June 1.

Questions? Please call Farmington Community Education at (651) 460-3200.


This is list of some of the fun experiences being offered and the camp dates:

Bridges You Build and the Monsters That Live Under 07/18/2022


Creative Writing 07/19/2022

Pavek Museum of Broadcasting 07/27/2022

Code & Fly Drones 07/25/2022

Life Hacks 07/14/2022

Life Hacks 07/28/2022

Web Design with HTML 07/12/2022

Web Design with HTML 07/26/2022

Big Woods State Park (6-8) 07/25/2022

Bakken Museum 07/26/2022

Mississippi River Canoe Trip (6-8) 07/21/2022

Geocaching in Lebanon Hills Park 07/05/2022

Henna Design 07/13/2022


Farmington Community Education

Youth Enrichment Team

Boeckman Middle School Yearbooks have sold out! (repeat)

If you did not order a yearbook, we might have a limited amount of yearbooks for sale at the end of the year, but can't guarantee.


If you would like to get on the wait list to purchase an extra yearbook, please fill out this form for your child. https://forms.gle/xUgBPk4wkPBR86Ez8


Your child will be notified by Friday, May 27th if they will be receiving a yearbook. You will need to send payment of $35 to school on Tuesday, May 31st. Please make payment by check to Jostens.

Farmington Community Education is hosting two technology-rich camps (repeat)

Film Production

For incoming grades 5 - 12


Would you like to be in a movie? Would you like to be an actor, camera operator, sound person or lighting technician? This summer, June 13 - June 16 be a part of a student film crew where we'll be producing an original short movie and learn the behind the scenes workings of making a movie with an industry professional. See page 20 on the Community Education catalog listed here:


https://p6cdn4static.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_116048/File/Community%20Education%20Files/Catalogs/Summer%202022%20Catalog%20Final.pdf


Multi-Media Production

For incoming grades 5 - 12


This camp will provide youth with hands-on experience producing a variety of media formats including audio podcasting, live television production, TV graphics, and other multi-media productions! Camp will take place at our very own FHS Tiger Studio June 27 - June 20! See page 20 on the Community Education catalog listed here:


https://p6cdn4static.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_116048/File/Community%20Education%20Files/Catalogs/Summer%202022%20Catalog%20Final.pdf

Summer Learning and Camp Experiences (repeat)

Our School District was provided a grant to provide summer learning and camp experiences to our students. These camps are free and are offered during the month of July. There is a great opportunity to spend time with your peers and the assortment of camps is awesome!



Check them out Here and please share this information with your parents to register by May 15.

Questions? Please contact Community Education at (651) 460-3200. Or email youthenrichment@farmington.k12.mn.us

Middle School Youth Opportunities with Community Education! (repeat)

Spring and Summer registration is open for youth programs offered through community education! Here are some opportunities coming up soon that you don’t want to miss out on!


IGNITE Before School Soccer (Currently running M/W mornings at BMS and T/Th mornings at DMS)

New Cheer, Gymnastics, and Ninja classes starting soon!

IGNITE Spring Break Athletic Camps (Volleyball, Flag Football, Basketball, Baseball, Athleticism)

Spring Kung Fu

Spring Drama Lab

Summer Tiger Athletic Camps

Summer IGNITE Camps (Art, Drama, STEM, Cooking, Sports, and more!)


To browse and register for all middle school opportunities, please visit https://bit.ly/192CEMiddleSchool2022 or call 651-460-3200.


Fee assistance is available to those who qualify for free and reduced lunch or have extenuating circumstances. To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/192CEFeeAssist

Farmington Community Ed Summer Experiences (repeat)

Farmington Community Education has opened their registrations for summer camps and youth enrichment experiences for youth age Kindergarten-Grade 12. There are adult enrichment opportunities also. The print catalog will be mailed to all local homes within District 192 in the coming week.


Here is link to view the print catalog:

https://bit.ly/CE192SummerPrintCatalog2022


Here is link to view the online registration site:

https://bit.ly/BringOnSummer192CE

COVID Tests Available (repeat)

The district is offering OPTIONAL COVID testing using the BD VERITOR test.


You may pick up your BD Veritor test box from your school office. Each box contains two tests.


You will need a compatible device to use this test using the Scanwealth App. You can see which devices are compatible here.


These tests are nasal swabs that can be administered anywhere and the app has videos to walk you through the steps. It takes about 20 – 30 minutes to complete. If you are having technology difficulties please contact the company, their phone number is listed on the box.


If you have further questions, please reach out to the COVID Coordinator Nicole Hird. nhird@farmington.k12.mn.us

Do you know someone who might be interested in subbing?

If you know of people who are responsible, reliable, kind individuals who enjoy students, could follow a sub plan and are looking for the flexibility of part time work, encourage them to explore their Short Call Sub License with MDE. https://mn.gov/pelsb/assets/Short%20Call%20Substitute%20Teaching%20License%20Guidance%20POST_tcm1113-451855.pdf


To learn more about substitute teaching in the district – click here: https://www.farmington.k12.mn.us/district_info/human_resources/substitute_information

Meals for Quarantined Students

Please note - families can request meals for students that are in quarantine. You will find the link to register for daily meals in an orange box on the Chartwells page.

General Covid Exposure Notifications (repeat)

Boeckman Middle School is shifting its general COVID-19 exposure notification process due to the recent surge in cases and the variety of classes in secondary scheduling. Families are encouraged to routinely check the web page for COVID-19 exposure notification at the secondary level.
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Important Dates

May 17...........................................Band Concerts @ FHS

May 30...........................................NO SCHOOL

May 2.............................................Last Day of School - Release @ 12:30


**Save the Dates**

August 25......................................6th Grade WEB Orientation 8:00-12:30

August 30......................................Open House 2:00-7:00

September 6..................................First Day of School


*Details for some activities will be shared closer to dates.

About us

The mission of BMS, a welcoming, learner-centered community committed to personalization that nurtures curiosity and innovation, is to ensure that each learner exercises agency for continuous personal growth in order to find joy and well-being for their future while positively impacting their communities through a system distinguished by:


  • Personalization that honors the uniqueness of each learner
  • Mistakes and reflection as essential components of learning
  • Openness to new ideas and innovation
  • Safe environments that support a growth mindset
  • Partnering with the community to champion our learners