Middle School News: MARCH 2020

From the Desk of Mrs. Brockmon

Spring is almost here!

The Bark Blog

Middle School aged children have so much going on in their lives and they are developing so very quickly, it can be hard to keep up with them. I ran across an informative blog, i wanted to share with all of you. While there is an option to purchase the parental control monitoring app for $9.00 a month, the blog is free. Click on the button below to read;

How To Survive Middle School: A Parents Guide by Daniel Grammer | Aug 23, 2019

There is a lot of information in the blog and if you click on the bolded words you will be directed to more information.

Happy Reading and Happy Spring.

Chris Brockmon


Once every decade, the U.S. Census works to count every person living in the United States. Every Michigander needs to be counted because census numbers affect everyone in Michigan - including seniors, students, kids, parents, businesses and communities.

Funding for Genesee County is based on results of the 2020 Census.

During Spring parent teacher conferences, computers will be available for families to complete the Census 2020. There are only 9 questions and there are NO questions about citizenship.

You will need the materials mailed to you and the ten-digit User ID to start the survey.

Click on the buttons below to learn more about and to complete the Census

Social and emotional learning for your child and great tips for you!

Sign up for Bentley 360 and get tips and strategies to help your child be more successful in school. Your child is learning life skills in school and now you can support your child at home using the website or app on any device. I am confident that some great discussions with your child will come out of exploring the site together.

Just click on the button below "Bentley 360" and sign up - the school code is: bentley


Please join us on Wednesday, March 18th at the High School Media Center from

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.

Dinner and childcare will be provided.

There will be breakout sessions for each building:

Barhitte - 3rd Grade Reading Law

Middle School - Social Emotional Learning

High School - Completing FAFSA

Science Teacher

We welcome ~ Mary Dyer

Our new Science teacher, Ms. Dyer comes to us with 14 years of experience from Southern Oakland County.

She is also the recipient of the “2013 Michigan Association of Public School Academies Teacher of the Year”.

Ms. Dyer starts on Monday, March 2nd.

Welcome Mrs. Fox

Mrs. Fox, our long term substitute, will be teaching 6th grade Computers and 6th, 7th & 8th grade Physical Education.

ParentVUE & StudentVUE


We encourage you to access ParentVue to support your child's success at the middle school.

Accessing ParentVue regularly will help you monitor your child's grades & assignments, absences & tardies and referrals.

If you do not have login credentials or need help with ParentVue,

please contact Mrs. Corthals at 591-9043.


Please encourage your child to use StudentVue to monitor progress.

It is important for your child to know their grades and

to know if they have any missing assignments.

When students are monitoring their own progress,

they are able to make adjustments when needed.

We recognize that you play a huge role in your child's success as a student at Bentley Middle School and want you to know we appreciate your support.

Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your child's progress and/or with any concerns you may have. My direct line is 591-9046 and my email is cbrockmo@bentleyschools.org

Important dates to note for March:

Monday, March 2nd

1:30-2:30 pm

6th Grade Spelling Bee @ the GISD

Tuesday, March 3rd

1:30-2:30 pm

7th Grade Spelling Bee @ the GISD

Thursday, March 5th

1:30-2:30 pm

8th Grade Spelling Bee @ the GISD

Friday, March 6th


American Heart Association

No Vape Assembly

Tuesday, March 17th



Mott Community College

Wednesday, March 18th

5:30-7:00 pm

Bentley Parent Partnership @ the High School

Friday, March 20th

First Full Day of Spring

Monday, March 23rd

6:00-7:00 pm

Washington DC Parent Information Meeting @ the Middle School

Thursday, March 26th

6:00-7:30 pm

EDP Family Dinner @ the Middle School


March 30th - April 3rd


April 8th & 9th

4:00-7:30 pm

Bentley Middle School Schedule

Breakfast is available at 7:20

First Hour 7:45 - 8:35

Second Hour 8:38 - 9:18

Third Hour 9:21-10:01

Fourth Hour 10:04-10:44

Fifth Hour 10:47-11:27 OR 11:17-11:57

Sixth Hour 12:00-12:40

Seventh Hour 12:43 - 1:23

Eighth Hour 1:26-2:06

Ninth Hour 2:09-2:50

A Lunch - 6th Grade 10:44-11:14

B Lunch - 7th & 8th Grades 11:27-11:57

Your child has 7 classes

Math and ELA are 80 minutes each and scheduled

for 2 of the hours

Science and Social Studies are 40 minute each

PE or a 180 class, are 40 minutes each

Life Skills is a 40 minute class

An Enrichment class; 40 minutes

Computer Science (7th & 8th grades) 40 minutes

Staff at Bentley Middle School

Mrs. Brockmon - Principal

Mrs. Corthals - Secretary

Mrs. Metiva - Library

Mr. Hamlin - Student Support Professional

Mrs. Conroy - Guest Teacher

Ms. Mona - Custodian

Mr. Sal - Custodian

Mrs. Kingsley - Food Service

Ms. Fieldler - Food Service

Mrs. Woodliff - Food Service

Staff & Class changes

Mrs. Michaels will be out for the rest of the year on the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Mrs. Bush will be teaching the 7th grade Math classes.

Mrs. Fox, our long-term substitute, will be teaching the 6th grade Computer class and the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Physical Education classes.

Teachers at Bentley Middle School

Mr. Ash - Math 6 & 8

Mrs. Ash - Spanish 8

Mrs. Bush - Life Skills 6, 7 & 8 & Math 7

Mrs. Capps - Special Education 6, 7, 8

Ms. Dyer - Science 6, 7 & 8; Computer Science 7 & 8

Mrs. Fox - Computers 6; PE 6, 7, & 8

Mrs. Frey - ELA 7; Read 180-6; Math 180-6, 7 & 8 -

Mrs. Froehle - Communications 7; Special Education Resource

Mrs. Kelbel - Algebra 8

Ms. Medlin - ELA 6, 7 & 8

Mrs. Michaels - FMLA

Mrs. Mohrman - Art 8

Mr. Schultz - Health 7

Mr. Tear - Band 6, 7 & 8

Ms. Zell - Social Studies 6, 7, 8; Read 180 7 & 8

Middle School Student Teams

Student Council - Ms. Zell

Book Bowl - Ms. Zell

Spelling Bee - Mrs. Frey

Promoting Positive School Climate Student Team - Ms. Medlin

Blueberry Ambassadors - Ms. Zell

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