Community Newsletter: Kicking off our #BestYearYet
Ms. Jersey's class is running the CoffeeHouse. Open daily! Sarah knows I drink my coffee black-- without a side of gator! :)
Notes for Days
I loved this visual graphic I stumbled upon in a learning room. Lots of visual supports with color coding and pictures! Perfect note taking!
Cheerleaders for the WIN!
Our cheerleaders kicked off their season on Wednesday and did an ELITE job cheering on our team and keeping our school spirit pumped up! Great job, ladies! *\0/* (see what I did there!)
Notes for Days
- #CelebrateMonday- No School Today!
- #TerrificTuesday- Softball Away- 4:30 at Toombs
- #WinWednesday-Football AWAY- at Jenkins Co. 5:00 -
- #ThankfulThursday-College Tee Shirt/Sweatshirt Day
- #FocusFriday- HOME Lady Redskins Softball - Hat Day $1.00 and Black/Red/White Day
Spirit Days: THIS WEEK!
Thursday: Wear your favorite COLLEGE Tee-Shirt or Sweatshirt!
Friday: Wear your RED/WHITE/BLACK Redskin gear!
Friday: $1.00 to wear a hat! All money collected from BCMS Hat day will be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Passion Projects.
Everyone LOVES Hat Day!
Georgia Milestone Reports
- September 4th- NO SCHOOL
- September 5th- MAP testing begins
- September 8th- Progress Reports
- September 11th- School Pictures!
- September 15th- Open House Celebration for Mrs. Ennis, 7:40 AM
- September 18th- PTO- Join Us for elections and fundraising planning!
- September 20th-8:00 AM- Local School Council
- September 21st HOME football game, Title 1 Parent Information Night!
We will welcome Strawbridge on campus Sept. 11th for school pictures! If you need a new form or have questions regarding school pictures, please call us at BCMS!
Map Testing- Begins this week!
Map Testing will begin for all scholars begins this week!
MAP testing is a great way for our scholars to show how much they have grown and an awesome way for us as teachers to use this data in our planning and lesson designs. MAP tests are designed to measure growth over time, so that makes them very different than our "state tests" known as Georgia Milestones. MAP tests give you tons of great information in regards to achievement at this moment. Here is a great article to read that will give you more information in regards to MAP testing.
We will test our scholars three times a year in the areas of Reading, Math, and Language Usage. These scores will help us determine growth, mastery, lesson designs, and class choices. We will send home reports with scholars once we have concluded the testing.
Notes from Ms. Raeburn
August is in the books! What a FAST, but amazing first month as the Principal of Bryan County Middle School. I am incredibly proud of the decrease in our MAJOR (referrals) and MINOR (referrals) and that work is in large part because of the dedication of our PBIS team and the commitment our staff has made to build relationships with ALL scholars. We know NO significant learning occurs without a significant relationship!
We have some big spirit events this week, but the most important focus for this week is our School Wide Passion Project to the HAWKS at Wertheimer Middle School in Rosenberg Texas. I have reached out to their Lead Learner, Principal Zebold, and we are committed as a school house to collect basic school supplies which I will ship to them this weekend. They are a schoolhouse of 449 scholars. They are scheduled to try to begin school on Monday September 11th. I know as a school house we can collect pens, pencils, glue, erasers, markers, all the basics and send to our friends who are recovering from incredible devastation. Please send in your donations with your child and we will have collection boxes. I can't wait to see our generous hearts and spirits overflow our schoolhouse! THANK you in advance! Here is a link to their schoolhouse: http://www.lcisd.org/campuses/wertheimer/home
A few important dates to remember for September are: Wednesday 9/20 and Thursday 9/21. September 20th is our Local School Council meeting and September 21st is our annual Title One meeting. Please join us! We love talking about all we have planned and begin to think about what else we can do to make sure our scholars are learning, loving, growing, and thriving. I am proud to be your principal and would love to hear from you! If you have a concern or a comment, please do not hesitate to email or call me: firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-626-5050 or 912.255.0630.
Remember: MAP testing begins for all grade levels tomorrow! Look for reports to be sent home and please call me or email with any questions!
Thank you for your partnership and commitment to making #BeBCMS the best middle school on the planet!
BCMS Teacher of the Year
Whatever I Need!
WIN period is an elite time for our scholars to work on goal setting, grade checking, acceleration of curriculum, and enrichment.
CLUBS will begin this week! Students will be offered the choice of clubs during WIN time on Wednesday and will be placed and assigned to clubs on Friday. We are excited about the opportunities we will be able to provide during CLUB time and we will make every effort to make sure scholars get their first, second, or third choice in CLUBS.
The current WIN Schedule looks like this:
Monday- Goal setting and Grade Checking
Tuesday- Social Emotional Learning (Kindness Project)
Wednesday- Social Emotional Learning OR Academic Enrichment
Thursday- Social Emotional Learning (Kindness Project)
Friday- Clubs or Reading Time
As a schoolhouse, we are supporting Wertheimer Middle School, home of the HAWKS, in the Lamar School District in Rosenberg Teaxs. HWMS is home to 449 scholars-- much like our own school house. We will be collecting basic school supplies to ship to them. The goal is to get as many pencils, folders, erasers, glue sticks, markers collected by Friday for shipping this weekend. They return to school Sept. 11th. Our thoughts and prayers are with our HAWK friends as they rebuild and get ready for school.
Grade levels have put together amazing ways to support our friends in Texas. Please look for information to come up via each grade level to learn about what the grades have planned in our commitment to spreading KINDNESS and helping all those affected in Texas. #BeBCMS #BCMSGives
Give me a 1 or Give me a 2!
Students in Ms. Gordon's class played this game while learning the connotations of different words.
Kickoff for BCMS Football!
Our boys battled hard against Metter in our opening game! We lost the game but battled hard and we have a TON of scholar athletes playing football! Next game is AWAY, this Wednesday, at Jenkins Co.
Talk about dialed in to the instruction! This class was "ON IT" during a lesson about vocabulary!