October 3rd Edition

Byram Intermediate School

Our Core Values

  1. Striving For Excellence - Push yourself to deliver a high quality performance in anything you do.

  2. Be Kinder than Necessary - "Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed." R.J. Palacio, Wonder

  3. Find Your Passion - it's okay to not know what your passion is yet, explore something new or build on what you are already passionate about.

A Look Back on September

Grade Level Assemblies Update

We started off the new school year with grade level assemblies that focused on our Core Values and Behavioral Expectations. As a school, we are in the process of developing school wide expectations for learning and how we treat each other. Each grade level got a chance to add to the list as well as the staff and our Student Council will go through the information and disseminate it. Looking forward to see what the students come up with!

Parent Academies

On September 19th, I held my first Parent Academy. I focused on sharing with parents our Core Values, Expectations for the year, as well as behavioral trends in the classroom from last year, including information on Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying. I also shared out our District's Student Code of Conduct which can be found here. I shared our Positive Incentive's as well including Rambucks, House Cup, and Fun Friday Events. You can find a recording of that presentation here. Thank you to all that attended! Be on the lookout for our next Parent Academy coming soon in October.

Back To School Night

Thank you to all who attended Back to School Night. I'm glad you were able to make it in and meet your child(s) teachers as well as walk there schedule. If you were not able to attend, click here for the intro video that contains information on new staff and our Core Values.

Frost Valley

Our trip to Frost Valley was a huge success! Our 6th Grade students did an amazing job building community and team work. Thank you to all of our staff and parents that helped out on the trip! A special shout out to Ms. Hooker for organizing the whole trip! We had a blast! Pictures will be shared out soon, but here are a few to look at until then!

Looking Forward to October

Reminder ~ Monday October 10th Schools will be closed for Staff In-Service

Week of Respect

Week of Respect is this week starting October 3rd. Let's kick off the new year emphasizing the need to address and stamp out bullying, and promote empathy and kindess. Click on the picture to the right for the week's schedule or by clicking here.

Student Code of Conduct

As a reminder, please read our Student Code of Conduct. This Policy goes through the expectations of student behavior in school. Within the code are guidelines and examples of different infractions and how they are applied to your child's discipline tab in Parent Portal. Towards the end of the document you will leveled infractions, codes and point values for the Intermediate School.

You will also see positive incentive activities students can complete in order to earn points.

I shared this information out to students on the first day of school as well as during my Parent Academy on 9/19. You can find that video recording in the Parent Academy section above.

School Lunch Program

The school lunches are not free anymore unless you qualify through the free and reduced application process.The income guidelines have changed so if you didn't qualify in the past you may qualify now. Please complete an application and send it in an envelope to the Byram Board of Education office.Those families that qualify for reduced lunch will get it free this year under a state subsidy.The applications can be found on the Byram School website under the students tab and food service tab or by clicking here.

PTA Corner

Come Join Lego Club. Click on the picture to the right for more information. If you'd like to have your child join, please fill out this survey form by clicking here.

Extra-Curricular Activities are up and Running!

Welcome Back! We have the following extra-curricular activities up and running:

Student Council w/Mrs. Spring

Contact: spring.bonnie@byramschools.org

Soccer w/Mr. Morales and Mrs. Andrews - Grades 5-8

Contact: morales.samuel@byramschools.org; andrews.allison@byramschools.org

Pillo Polo w/Mr. Kulesa and Mrs. Mangels - Grades 5-8

Contact: kulesa.michael@byramschools.org; mangels.michelle@byramschools.org

Band w/Mr. Brummer - Grades 5-8

Contact: brummer.john@byramschools.org

Girls Basketball w/Mrs. Vasquez & Ms. Stolzenberg

Contact: vasquez.linda@byramschools.org; stolzenberg.carmelina@byramschools.org

Girls Basketball Meeting Information

Be on the lookout for STEM/Robotics Club, Choir Signups as well as Rampage, Drama and Boys & Girls Basketball. Please contact the advisors for any information on current running extra-curricular activities or the main office for upcoming. More information will come out via our Byram News Network.

Meet Our New Staff!

Miss DiRenzo - BIS/BLES Art Teacher

Mrs. McTaggart will be on maternity leave as she prepares for her newborn coming very soon! We wish her a happy and healthy birth! Miss DiRenzo will be filling in for Mrs. McTaggart while she is out on maternity leave. Let's give her a warm welcome!

Byram Intermediate School

Tim McCorkle - Principal

Pete Morris - Assistant Principal