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The Belton Middle School Weekly Newsletter

The Little Prince Performance

We are so proud of all of our performers and behind the scenes crew in the BMS production of The Little Prince. Also, a big shoutout to our director, Kaitlyn McDearmont! View more pictures HERE.

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Congratulations To All of Our Boys and Girls 6th Grade Track Meet Participants!!!

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AVID Students Visit UMHB

Students involved in our AVID program focus on college and career readiness and academic success. This week, they visited UMHB and enjoyed learning about this college experience!
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Attention All Parents: Important Opt-In Parent Permission Slip

During 8th period today, all students were given an opt-in permission slip to bring home for participation in human sexuality curriculum. This medical-based curriculum is age-appropriate, informs students about healthy relationships, and promotes abstinence as the healthiest choice to prevent pregnancy and disease transmission.


Lessons will take place during science class the last two weeks of the school year.


You may view the permission slip HERE. All students must return a permission form indicating whether or not you give them permission to participate.

BISD Bond Information

Big Red Community — Please take time to VOTE in the Bell County election during Early Voting, April 25-May 3, or on Election Day, Saturday, May 7. Your voice matters! For voting locations and times, visit www.beltonisdbond.net.



Proposed projects for our campus include:

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Community Listening Sessions

Parents, staff and students are invited to attend a come-and-go listening session to share their perspectives about school behavior in Belton ISD. Sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. on May 3 at Pirtle Elementary and from 6-8 p.m. on May 5 at Sparta Elementary. See the flyer below for full details.

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Enrollment Verification- all students

Enrollment opens for the 2022-2023 school year on April 18 in Belton ISD.

The process can be completed entirely online at www.bisd.net/enrollment.

Enrollment includes students new to the district and those planning to return.

Families of returning students can submit their enrollment verification through Skyward Family Access. Step-by-step instructions are available at www.bisd.net/verification.

Note from Nurse Oscar & Nurse Jamie

  • It’s that time of year! If you have sent any “as needed” medications to the clinic, please pick them up before the last day of school. After May 25th, all medications will be disposed of. Remember, students cannot take medications home, you’ll need to pick them up from the clinic.

Drop off / Pick up Traffic Reminders

Reminder: If your child is a car rider, enter the parent drop off/pick up area by entering the road between BMS and Sparta Elementary. Please see the traffic flow map below for more specific information. You will turn right to enter the car drop off/pick up area that travels around the high school band practice area as shown on the map below. Do not use any other area for drop off or pick up. For example, please do not enter the bus loop because it interferes with bus routes and staff parking. The front of the school is also not an authorized drop off or pick up location.


We have noticed an increased number of drop offs and pick ups in unauthorized locations. We have staff located in some of these areas to give reminders to go to the appropriate location. Please partner with us to keep our students in a safe, supervised area for drop off and pick up. Thank you so much!

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Do you like FREE T-SHIRTS??? Looking for a way to get involved at your child's school? WATCH D.O.G.S. might be for YOU!

Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.


If you missed our interest meeting, it's not too late to join...


  • View the presentation in the PDF below.


Please contact Yasmin Chapman at: yasmin.chapman@bisd.net with any questions.

Quotes From Some of Our Current Watch D.O.G.S:

“We need to all support our local schools. I will help spread the word of the need, and how this experience touched me!”


“The highlight of my experience was meeting and getting to know the children who desperately need a strong male figure in their life.”


“The highlight of my experience was being able to watch my student’s interaction in class and throughout his school day.”


“The highlight of my experience was helping a student with his reading project in Mrs. Grimm’s class.”

8th Grade Parents

Belton High School will have a 9th grade parent information meeting on May 4, from 6:00PM-7:00PM, in the BHS Commons.

High School PE Credit

If you would like to complete your high school PE credit during summer school, please fill out the attached link below.

https://bisd.schoology.com/school/2560775837/update/5887462608
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Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students: Partners PE Applications

If you are interested in applying for Partners PE for 9th grade at BHS please fill out this APPLICATION.


Please make sure you indicate the class you want to drop if selected. That is the last question on the application.

Parents of 8th Grade Students

Course Selections for the 22-23 school year have been finalized for all students in 6th – 8th grade. If you have specific questions related to high school classes for current 8th graders, please direct those to the high school counselors. Below you will find the high school counselors’ emails as well as their alpha breakdown. Thanks so much!

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Mrs. Fairey

Christy.fairey@bisd.net

254-215-2213

C-F

Mrs. Newby

Mandi.newby@bisd.net

G-K

Mrs. Cox

Yvonne.cox@bisd.net

L-N

Mrs. Mayes

Holly.mayes@bisd.net

O-Sa

Mrs. Searight

Corrie.searight@bisd.net

Sb-Z

Ms. Fuss

Heather.fuss@bisd.net

254-215-2297

Current 8th Graders: High School 2022 Summer Programs Registration

*Summer Program Registration closes May 31, 2022, at 12:00 pm

Edgenuity Original PE credit - For all incoming 9th graders-incoming seniors - June 6-23 (no Fridays), 8:30am-11:30 am

We will be offering P.E. for original credit on Edgenuity, an online platform, with no fee. This is a great option to complete the course over the Summer and open space up in your schedule for other electives. If you are unsure if you need PE credit, here is a list of courses where you could earn your credit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TPAqi1JfEPnHkszYv0E_cIawXV5nL-priUDO3Q5XJEg/edit?usp=sharing

See the link below for registration.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JgmQjrHGSqgE1fKwtFdxbxd6Rr8xSujQ3gdDhSyenQc/edit

If you have any questions please contact Amber Loubiere, LBHS Summer Programs Principal, at Amber.Loubiere@bisd.net; 254-316-6404.

Current 6th - 8th Graders: Middle School 2022 Summer Programs Registration

*Summer Program Registration closes May 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm.

  • SOAR (Scholars of Academic Royalty) - June 6 - June 23 (no Fridays), 9:00am - 1:00pm.

SOAR is our in person middle school Summer program that will offer current 6th-8th grade students the chance to strengthen their Reading, Writing and Math skills for the next grade level with some fun enrichment opportunities. The hope is that each student that participates in SOAR will feel confident transitioning into the next grade level. This will be a very fun interactive 12 days of learning!

  • Algebra Readiness - June 6-June 23 (no Fridays) 9:00am - 1:00pm

We are also adding a new middle school program that will focus on students transitioning to Algebra I. This program will be called Algebra Readiness. Students who meet one of the following criteria will be eligible to register for Algebra Readiness:

· *Students coming out of 7th grade who wish to accelerate to High School Algebra in the 8th grade.

· *Students coming out of 7th grade advanced math who need enrichment before taking High School Algebra in the 8th grade.

· *Students coming out of 8th grade who need enrichment before taking Algebra in the 9th grade.

SOAR and Algebra Readiness will be at South Belton Middle School with breakfast and lunch provided. Students that need bus transportation for Summer will need to contact the transportation department to register their student(s). This is the only way a student will be allowed to ride the bus. The contact to register is the following: Sheryl Simmons (254) 215-2154 or Michele Blank (254) 215-2169. Registration deadline is Friday, May 20th to ride the first day of summer programs.

If you have any questions please contact Veronica Russell, Summer Program Principal, at Veronica.Russell@bisd.net

See the link below for registration.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRJBWIJsX3tCp3OMCUDQ9kVRwZT_INEHWPCC0nMuPCcNsm6Q/viewform

Smart Tag IDs for Bus Riders Are Mandatory

All students who ride a bus in BISD need to have a SMART tag which is their student ID. If your child has lost or damaged their SMART tag, please have them see Ms. Spencer in technology to purchase a new one. The cost is $3.00.
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7th Grade Vaccine

Reminder to parents of incoming 7th graders. The Meningococcal and Tdap are due before starting 7th grade and before the student can pick up that 7th grade schedule.

ATTENDANCE

Three ways to turn in Dr and parent attendance notes:

1) Turn into the front office

2) Email: BMSAttendance@bisd.net or zuli.mendez@bisd.net

3) Fax: 254-215-2801


Our attendance clerk is Zuli Mendez - 254-215-2809

NURSE Contact Information

Oscar Magnia: 254-215-2807 - oscar.magnia@bisd.net

Jaime Rodriguez: 254-215-2820 - jaime.rodriguez@bisd.net

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