BWMS Parent Update

2/26/2021

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Welcoming March

BWMS Community,


I don't know about you but I have welcomed the warmer weather and snow melt this week. I got to go on two walks with my family and the sunshine on your face and cool fresh air does wonders. I suggest that you find some time to get outside this weekend as we approach the 60s. With the start of March, we welcome another sports season to our 2020-21 school year. How exciting for our kids and coaches who missed out on a full season last year to be back doing the things they love. I know many really missed out last spring and now it is time to make that up and then some. Go Eagles!


All information for BWMS athletics can be found at bigwalnutathletics.net or within our Schoology Groups:

  • BWMS Families code: 8VWG-XH43-BRB6Z
  • BWMS Athletics: 2KDR-2KDW-322JB
  • BW-VLP Schoology Family Group: 86C8-CC76-PTNC4


Have a great weekend!


~Mr. Josh Frame

Important Updates

  • End of the 3rd Quarter is Friday 3/5/21.
  • Spring Sports Pictures will be afterschool on Thursday 3/11/21.
  • 3rd quarter grades will be posted online in PowerSchool on Monday 3/15/21.
  • BWMS has partnered with Relationships Under Construction to provide Constructing Safe Relationships programming for 7th grade students within our Science classrooms on March 17-19. The information sheet and opt out form will be sent home the week of the 8th with your student and is also available here.
  • The next BWMS PTO meeting is scheduled for Thursday 3/18/21 at 7PM.
  • Spring Break is 3/29-4/5.


Big Walnut Survey Update

During the next several weeks all Big Walnut Students (Prek-12) will be taking a Panorama Survey. Panorama is a web based assessment platform for measuring Social Emotional Skills. It brings together social-emotional learning, a multi-tiered system of support, school climate, and student voice—all in one platform. The results of this survey will not be tied directly to students, the only identifier will be the student's grade level and current learning option (VLP or In-Person). Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Special Thanks to our BWMS PTO for providing our Conference Night Meal

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School Counseling Update


ROX Information

Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX): Ms. Corry, one of our MS Counselors, will be facilitating a ROX group for 8th grade girls soon. This letter/information sheet will answer any questions you and your daughter may have. If your 8th grade daughter is interested, please complete the permission form and return it to school. The group is limited to 10 girls, so participation will be on a first come, first-served basis.


Resources from our SRO

Upcoming Events

March

5 End of 3rd Quarter

11 Spring Sports Pictures 2:25

12 SOAR cart

15 Grade Cards Posted 8am

17-19 RUC in 7th Grade Science

18 BWMS PTO Meeting, 7:00 PM

26 SC Spirit day


3/29 - 4/5 Spring Break


April

5 No School Conf Comp day

14 OST ELA Part 1

15 OST ELA Part 2

15 BWMS PTO Meeting, 7:00 PM

16 Grade Update Day

16 SOAR cart

20 OST Math Part 1

21 OST Math Part 2

22 OST Science 8 Part 1&2

23 SC spirit day

26W STAR Testing (7 & 8 in Reading & Math)

27 Parent Orientation for incoming 7th grade

BWMS SOARing Staff Award

The SOARing Staff Award and used to recognize a Big Walnut Middle School Staff Member who goes above and beyond to support the mission of BWLS to inspire and guide each student to his or her maximum potential. If you would love to recognize a staff member, please submit their name and reason on the following form... HERE.
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Update from Delaware General Health Department

In an effort to help speed up the notification process to the DGHD, they are asking families to use the self-reporting link below. This information is shared directly with the health department and eliminates the snail mail that is currently being used.


We would ask that families that if they have a positive case in their home to use this link as well as notifying the district nurse at megantruax@bwls.net.


Delaware General Health District COVID-19 Self Reporting


~Megan Truax

Military-Connected Families

Big Walnut Schools are committed to seeking out our military connected families and assisting those families as needed. Should an immediate family member currently be serving in the military, please let us know. Please complete the Military Connected Student Information Form.


We have several events each year to bring our military connected families together. Please check our district website and weekly newsletters for additional information on those events.

Stay Connected with BWMS w/ Schoology

  • BWMS will send out Announcements Periodically throughout the week to keep others informed using the new school communication and learning management system - Schoology - https://schoology.bwls.net/home.
  • BWMS Families code: 8VWG-XH43-BRB6Z
  • BWMS Athletics: 2KDR-2KDW-322JB
  • BW-VLP Schoology Family Group: 86C8-CC76-PTNC4

Athletic Updates

Reminder that all athletes should have their final forms complete and hard copy of the physical submitted prior to participation.

All information for BWMS athletics can be found at bigwalnutathletics.net

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