Bloomfield Middle School Newsletter

January 6, 2017

January 6th Newsletter

Middle School Events

Scheduling for next year....

Grade 6 - Students met with Mrs. Conklin before break to make their initial course selections.

Grade 7 - On Wednesday, January 4th the 7th graders made their initial course selections for grade 8. Ask your child about their choices!

Grade 8 - The high school counselors completed initial high school course selections with the 8th grade this week. The next step is the individual scheduling meetings with Mrs. Conklin which will begin the second week in January. Many parents have requested to be a part of these meetings. Due to the high demand, the meetings will take place during the school day. I will let you know the day and time of your child's meeting once the schedule is complete.

Mindfulness classes for middle school students - Update!

As of Friday morning there is one spot left for the first session, which will take place on Monday during period 1.

Thanks to a grant from the Bloomfield Educational Foundation, we are able to bring 8 weeks of mindfulness classes to our middle school students. There is much research to show that students who practice mindfulness show gains in memory, attention, academics, social skills, emotional regulation, self esteem and mood. As well as decreases in anxiety, stress and fatigue. Please click here for more information.

Classes start on January 9th and will rotate the periods they meet each week. Students do not have to attend all classes. Classes have to be limited to 20 students due to space and supplies, therefore students will need to sign up before each class. Any questions? Ask Mrs. Conklin

News from the classroom

Sci 7 - New unit called Simple Machines. Students will be looking for examples at home this week. Help them find levers, wedges, screws, pulleys, wheel and axles, and inclined planes.

In 7th grade social studies this week, the students will use videos, puzzles and a jeopardy game to review the battles of the American Revolution. A test is scheduled for Friday.

The 8th grade class will be attending "Taste of Tech" on January 26th. We will travel to the Finger Lakes Tech and Career Center in Flint for the morning. Each student can visit three sessions to learn more about the programs and the careers associated with each program. Students were given the program choices along with permission slips on Thursday. Please ask your child about the forms as they need to be signed and returned to Ms. Freeman in English class.

Items of interest....

Billy Martin Circus is coming January 21st at 1PM in the High School Gym. Presale tickets of $10.00 are on sale now in all school offices. (2 free child tickets under 12 with each adult ticket purchased) Tickets will be $15.00 at the door.

The next middle school dance is Friday, January 20, 2017. It is sponsored by the 6th grade class. All parents interested in chaperoning please email

Pre ordering of yearbooks will end as of January 31, 2017 when the price will go up to $50.00 so order your's now for $45.00 in the Middle School Office.

The Academic Challenge Bowl had a very successful first meet at Palmyra Macedon in December. We lost the first game to Geneva after a tied game and three tie-breaker questions ended with one sudden death question. The second game ended with a win against Pal-Mac. Congratulations!

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