Bumpus Weekly Bulletin

September 5, 2019


WISDOM - "Wisdom is knowledge, experience, and good judgment."

Principal's Corner

SUICIDE PREVENTION WEEK - September 9 - 13 - In ages 10 – 14, we have seen an alarming increase in suicides. The number of suicides for this group has more than doubled since 2006, making it the second leading cause of death for that age group. We cannot ignore this. Our Counselors and District Interventionist will show a video and speak with our students in small groups of 30-35 students during PE class on Sept. 9th, 10th, and 11th. Link to video for you to preview http://bit.ly/MiddleSWVideo If you would like your child to visit the library during the Suicide Prevention video and discussion led by our guidance counselors and district interventionist, please enter their information below. http://bit.ly/VideoOptOut

Big picture


PTO News

2019 Color Run - Don’t miss out on the fun!! The Color Run is just around the corner- Friday, September 27th. The last day to register is Monday, September 16th! Registration packets were sent home last week. The cost is $30.00 and includes registration, printed Color Run T-shirt and one individual color packet. Extra color packets are available for purchase- 2 color packets for $5. Please Note: Even if you pre-paid through myschoolfees, the registration form (orange sheet) in your packet needs to be turned in to the homeroom teacher! The PTO will accept cash payments on the following dates: 9/10, 9/13 and 9/16. You can still register online at: https://secure4.myschoolfees.com

Color Run Sponsors Needed: Show your support of Bumpus Middle School by becoming a Corporate Sponsor of our 2019 Color Run. Sponsorships are available for $100.00 (Silver) or $250.00 (Gold). Both levels will allow for the name of your company/business to be printed on over 1000 Color Run T-shirts. Contact our Fundraising Committee at bumpuspto@hcs-students.net for additional information.

Volunteers - If you are interested in volunteering at Bumpus, please fill out our online Volunteer Form: http://bit.ly/19-20PTOVol.

Color Run 2019: It’s time to sign up to help with the Color Run!! We need pick-up trucks and strong parents to help with the course set up and take down. There are plenty of other areas to volunteer as well! Please go to the following link and sign up today:


Bumpus Spirit Shirts: Spirit Shirts are still available for purchase by clicking on the following link - https://secure4.myschoolfees.com/. With our upcoming pep rallies, be sure to get yours before they run out!! Check out the picture of our shirt below!

Big picture


Sept. 18th - Student picture day! Pictures taken during students PE class.

Sept. 23-26 - Bumpus Spirit Week!

Big picture


Student Government Association

Congratulations to the new 2019-2020 SGA officers: Secretary - T.K. Pearson, 8th Grade Vice President - Madi Porche, 7th Grade Vice President - Abby Gilstrap, and President - Connor Boudnik.

If you are interested in being a member of SGA this year, please join us at our first meeting on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:40am in Mrs. Harbison's room (A212).

Big picture


We use a hot pink form located in the 2nd floor office. These forms are to be completed at least 3 days in advance of the 1ST DAY OF YOUR ABSENCE and turned in to the 2nd floor office. THEN.........your child is responsible for coming back to the 2nd floor office to pick up their copy of the form. This allows you, the parent, to see if the absence was approved, assignments, comments from teachers, and principal remarks.



Sept.5th - Football @ Clay-Chalkville High

Sept. 12th - Football vs Thompson @ HHS

Sept. 9th - Volleyball vs Homewood (home)

Sept. 11th - Volleyball @ Hewitt Trussville

Sept. 13-14 - Tournament @ Simmons


Sept. 14th - CC - Spain Park Classic @ Veterans Park

WHEN : September 11th-September 12th
TIME: 3:30-5:00 in the main gym

INFO: Students will need a current physical and a consent form to tryout. Please view Bumpus website for Girls Basketball information. For more information contact Coach Rena’ Holden @ tfaustholden@hoover.k12.al.us.


Boys Basketball tryouts will be October 21-22 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. You must have a AHSAA physical and Hoover consent form on file to participate. Please have rides for pickup on time. Any questions contact Coach Jeffries at cjeffries@hoover.k12.al.us or 439-2235.

  • INDOOR TRACK will start on Monday, Nov. 4th.

There will be a mandatory Indoor Track Meeting Tuesday, Oct 22nd at 6pm in the Bumpus Cafeteria

Contact Coach James if you have questions: cjames@hoover.k12.al.us


7th and 8th Graders: Bowling tryouts for the upcoming season will be September 9 and 10 at Vestavia Bowl. You only need to attend one day of tryouts. Tryouts will start at 3:45 and 5:15 pm. Parents must provide transportation. Contact Mr. Grainger if you have questions, A203.

Parents of 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for golf should contact Coach Heard as soon as possible for information about playing this year!

Email - gheard@hoover.k12.al.us

Big picture



Calling all 7th graders!

If you are interested in helping others, cultivating KINDNESS at Bumpus, and making new friends; come talk to Mrs. DiMarco and join the Kind Club! We will meet during lunch once a week!


The BUCS Community Service Club is gearing up to get started! Our goal is to make a difference here on campus and locally. If you are interested in joining, meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month in Room A110. Join Google Classroom code s3x4js.

Where: Room A110 Google Classroom code: yjvsr36


You’re invited become a member of the RFBMS BUCS SPIRIT CLUB! We are looking for students who would like to promote school spirit and cultivate positive energy throughout RFBMS. If you’re interested, join our Classroom. Google Classroom Code: im36ld

Big picture


Order yearbooks by October 31st for $50. After November 1st, yearbooks will cost $55. Order your copy today!


Students are not allowed to carry medication on their person unless the medication is presented to the nurse first. Each medication must have an authorization form signed by you and/or the physician turned in to the nurse's office. OUR NURSE DOES NOT HAVE STOCK MEDICATION TO GIVE STUDENTS. We love for students to have the medication that they need at school, so we encourage you to complete the form and bring medication to the health room. Many students need regular headache medication, monthly pain medication, or stomach medication. Please take the opportunity to allow our nurse to better care for your child. Attached is the medication policy for Hoover City Schools.

Medication Information from the Alabama Department of Education

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
HCS Equal Opportunity: http://bit.ly/2KT8Evx