Community Newsletter: Kicking off our #BestYearYet

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The Solar Eclipse

The Solar Eclipse wasn't a bust for us at BCMS! Our scholars had a ton of FUN and did a ton of learning! All our classes had cross curricular activities planned for an incredible day of learning! Scholars were excited and classrooms were buzzing with energy! I was so proud of the time and effort teachers and teams put into the planning of the day to make sure ALL students had an amazing learning experience. Check out some of our pictures below!

#BeBCMS #SoLongSun


  • #CelebrateMonday- Informal PTO Meeting, 5:00- have some pizza and talk about all the amazing things PTO has planned for BCMS
  • #TerrificTuesday- Softball Away- 4:30 at Reidsville
  • #WinWednesday-Football AWAY- at Metter 5:00
  • #ThankfulThursday-
  • #FocusFriday- HOME Bryan County High School Football Game!
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BCMS Spirit Day- Friday!

Let's get ExExExCited for our HOME Varsity Football Opener against Windsor Forest by wearing our RED and BLACK! Wear your best spirit gear or Red and Black and get excited for a playlist that is all about that WIN! #PrideOfTheTribe #BeBCMS
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Sixth Grade Teachers ROCK!

Our ELITE sixth grade team is always one step ahead in planning their fun! They went all out for the Solar Eclipse and surprised all their scholars! And me too! They are the REAL super heros!

Georgia Milestone Reports

If your child attended BCMS as a 6th grader and/or 7th grader last year, his or her GMAS reports should have come home Friday. If you have questions about the information on those reports, please call us at BCMS. You can also click the link below for a Parents Guide created by the Georgia DOE.


Upcoming Events

  • August 28th- PTO and Family Engagement Kick Off! Join Us for food and fun! 5;00 we will have a PTO call out to encourage all families interested in being apart of our PTO to join us! This is a very informal meeting to kick off all the great work of the PTO season!
  • August 30th- Football AWAY At Metter
  • September 4th- NO SCHOOL
  • September 5th- MAP testing begins
  • September 8th- Progress Reports
  • September 11th- School Pictures!
  • September 20th-8:00 AM- Local School Council
  • September 21st HOME football game, Title 1 Parent Information Night!
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It's that time! School Pictures!

We will welcome Strawbridge on campus Sept. 11th for school pictures! Forms should have come home with your child on Friday. If you need a new form or have questions regarding school pictures, please call us at BCMS!

Map Testing- Coming Soon

Map Testing will begin for all scholars after Labor Day.

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.


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Notes from Ms. Raeburn

This was an ELITE week of learning! It started with the Solar Eclipse on Monday and ended with delicious Kona Ice! We are now heading into our fourth week of school. Routines are down and learning is happening! Please make sure to ask your child how his/her day was and what they are working on in classes. You may not get a ton of information at first, but trust me, with repeated, daily talking and asking, they will begin to give you lots of great scoop. I do it at home with my own two middle schoolers! :) Middle school is a difficult transitional time, so we want to make sure that we are all working together to build relationships and trust with our scholars. September is going to be a very busy month. We would love to see you Monday (August 28th) at our informal PTO kick off event and Wednesday Sept 20 at our Local School Council meeting. 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: eraeburn@bryan.k12.ga.us or 912-626-5050.

Remember: we have NO school on Monday the 4th and MAP testing will begin the 5th.

Thank you for your partnership and commitment to making #BeBCMS the best middle school on the planet!

Whatever I Need!

WIN period is an elite time for our scholars to work on goal setting, grade checking, acceleration of curriculum, and enrichment. The current schedule for WIN 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

Please ask your child about what he/she is doing in WIN time. Our teachers have tons of resources that they are using to enhance this time, including graphs and charts to track performance and data, and student goal sheets. We are excited about the addition of clubs happening in September during this time once a week!

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Our Coffee Shop is OPEN!

Our scholars in Ms. Jersey's class have opened their Redskin Cafe! The next time you are in our building and need a cup of coffee, they will hook you up! Lily, Sarah, Bailey, AJ, and Jamari know how to make a great cup of coffee and deliver service with a smile! Thank you Ms. Jersey for this amazing, meaningful, authentic learning opportunity that will transfer to real life job skills!

Ms. Liz Raeburn, Proud Principal, Bryan County Middle School

Mr. Keith Wright, Assistant Principal and Director of Athletics

Mr. Abram Scott, Assistant Principal