Boonsboro Middle School

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Character Counts Week

Next week BMS will celebrate Character Counts week! Each day we will have a designated color to wear, and on September 22 BMS will join over 62,000 groups in 96 countries celebrating Character Day. During lunch, on Character Day, students will have the opportunity to receive a bag of popcorn for writing a short message on how they display the different Character Pillars. Each table will be assigned a specific pillar to write about and their responses will be displayed around the building. We will also have some additional drawings during lunch for students who chose to participate by wearing the appropriate color for the day.


Monday - Wear Purple for Citizenship

Tuesday - Wear Green for Responsibility

Wednesday - Wear Orange for Fairness

Thursday - Wear Yellow for Respect

Friday - Wear Blue for Trustworthy

iPad Updates

Students will have the opportunity to take iPads home beginning on September 26th. If needed, chargers will be provided to your student. Please understand that we have one charger per iPad. So, if your student brings the iPad home with a charger, they are responsible for charging their iPad in the evening.

From The Counseling Center

From the Counseling Center:


So what is SSL (Student Service Learning)?


Service Learning is a teaching method that combines meaningful service to the community with curriculum-based learning.


Students must earn 75 hours of service for Graduation.


Students earn 15 hours in each of four grades in which activities are included in the curriculum:


6th grade Science

7th grade Social Studies

8th grade English Language Arts

10th grade Life Skills


In addition to these 60 hours, students must earn 15 hours undertaking independent projects. Independent hours can be a student-designed project that benefits the community OR served with a community-based agency or organization which partners with WCPS. To assure the plan meets Maryland guidelines, student-designed projects must be pre-approved by the school based coordinator, which is Mrs. Ganoe or Mrs. McDermott. Record cards should be submitted to the school coordinator in the same calendar year as the hours are earned. Students may begin working on independent project during 8th grade.



If you have further questions about SSL, please come see us in the counseling center!

Early Dismissals

Student safety is extremely important. Throughout the day we realize students will need to leave for appointments. Please take the time to review your ParentVue account to review who is allowed to pick your student up from school. We can only dismiss students to adults who are listed on the family information form. Also, please be aware that we will ask for a form of identification when you arrive . Please understand that this process is for the safety of the student. If you need to make any edits for authorized contact or pickup please contact our front office.


https://spportal.wcps.k12.md.us

Warrior Walk

We are seeking business sponsors for our 6th Annual Warrior Walk fundraiser. All participants will receive an event t-shirt with the name of all sponsors printed on the back. There is no set amount of donation for sponsorship. Forms and checks must be received by Sept 27th to ensure the printer has time to complete the shirts. Any questions please contact Jen Paugh at 301-992-5108 or jen.sang39@gmail.com.


Warrior Walk Sponsor Letter: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_XMd-8b3ibnVm1rb2huT3ZXNWc

Warrior Walk Sponsor Form: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_XMd-8b3ibnS2VRYm55ODZwbWc

Free Financial Support for our School with the Martins A plus Rewards Program!

In under a minute you can register your Martins Bonus Card to TWO schools of your choice. You can still continue to collect gas points while supporting BMS! Another win-win for you and our students! The link is below and it takes about a minute to complete the form.


https://martinsfoods.com/aplus/register-card/?_requestid=42805#

Box Tops

It’s easy to find Box Tops. In fact, you may have some in your home right now. Clip Box Tops from your favorite products and have your child turn them in to their first period teacher! Box Tops are each worth 10¢ and they add up fast! Check out the link below for a list of products.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_XMd-8b3ibnNWxBeDBHT0tqek0/view?usp=sharing

Additional Opportunities

Center for Artistically Talented Students Saturday Program

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 9am

7 South Potomac Street

Hagerstown, MD

The Center for Artistically Talented Students (C.A.T.S.) is for Washington County Students in grade 8 who have demonstrated an interest in the visual and performing arts. Check out the link below for additional information and the application. Please note the deadline to apply is September 23rd!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_XMd-8b3ibnV0E1dTB0SER5cjg/view?usp=sharing

STEM Day For Middle School Girls

Saturday, Oct. 15th, 8am-3pm

Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, United States

Annapolis, MD

Registration Deadline October 3.


  • Experience hands-on activities is science and engineering
  • Attend workshops and meet faculty and college students working with exciting technology
  • No cost to attend, lunch provided.


Check out the link below for additional information

https://www.usna.edu/STEM/_files/documents/girls%20stem%20day%20ad%20Oct%202016.pdf

Recognizing Awesome Staff