2023-2024 Future BMMS Raiders
Incoming 6th Graders
Welcome to Black Mountain Middle School
Welcome Future BMMS Raiders!
We are so excited to welcome you to Black Mountain Middle School. We understand that changing from the elementary school where you spent the last 6 years (or less) is a big transition to middle school. We got you!
We are looking forward to having you be a part of our BMMS Raider Family! We are here for you. If you need something or have a question, reach out and ask.
There is a lot of information in this newsletter that might answer your questions. We have even scheduled and held an Information Night called "Bridging" to provide information for guardians too. You can also find our school’s website online. Visit our YouTube page by searching “Black Mountain Middle School.” There are a lot of great videos to learn about our school’s culture.
In March, the Counselors along with our awesome ASB officers visit our elementary feeder schools to share about BMMS. The student leaders and counselors took the time to answer your questions there too. If more come up, we look forward to answering them for you!
Before school begins in August, we will have an orientation for all of you! We will be providing information about that as the time gets closer. Be sure to check our school's calendar and/or connect on our social media (Twitter/Instagram @bmms_raiders). Ed-Connect messages will also be sent out each week starting in August with updated information. So be sure to open the newsletter to get all the information to keep you up to date.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Black Mountain Family!
Bridging to Black Mountain Parent Night
This is a parent/guardian event for students transitioning from 5th grade to middle school and was held on March 15th. The Bridging to Black Mountain event is intended for parents and guardians of incoming 6th graders and is designed to take the mystery out of Middle School. We feel that the more you and your child know about Middle School, the more positive your experience at Black Mountain will be. Bridging to Black Mountain is an overview of a typical 6th grade schedule, curriculum, teacher expectations; as well as answer any other questions you may have. This night is designed for adults.
A separate orientation for your child from a student perspective will be held in August. Our goal is to build excitement and comfort surrounding your child's attendance at Black Mountain.
Due to the rain on Wednesday, we held our Bridging Night (Information for Incoming 6th grade families) on Zoom. It was recorded and is available on our YouTube Channel. You can find it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXwoM-jq574
Elementary Feeder School Counselor and ASB visits
- Tuesday, 03/01, Rolling Hills Elementary
- Thursday, 03/03, Adobe Bluffs Elementary
- Monday, 03/07, Willow Grove Elementary
- Tuesday, 03/08, Los Peñasquitos Elementary
- Wednesday, 03/09, Sunset Hills Elementary
CRF course descriptions
ELECTIVE COURSE SELECTION PROCESS:
ONLY use these 6th grade course codes when entering your choices into Synergy.
Our hope is that each and every student, before leaving Black Mountain Middle School, has learned the importance of self advocacy, intellectual grit, and tolerance. In this world, many people will do their best to look after you, but your best advocate is yourself. Learning will not always be easy. Strength is the product of struggle. You will become resilient by refusing to quit during intellectual struggles. We need to remind each other every chance we get that tolerance, kindness, and love are greater than other force in this world. Each day, we want our students to be happy, to learn, and to be safe.
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Coffee with the Principal are held monthly. The dates can be found on our school's calendar on our website or in the Principal's Update prior to the date.
BMMS Beginnings: An orientation for incoming 6th graders, “BMMS Beginnings” is scheduled in August before the school year starts. Be sure to check the calendar, school's website, and email for information about the date and time. It is an opportunity for students to meet other students and participate in fun activities to help them learn about their new school. ALL incoming 6th grade and new students are encouraged to attend this event.
This is a student event.
A “Raider Reminder” (school planner) will be given to each student during registration. This is the student’s school planner for the student to use.
The school rules and information about school are included in the “Raider Reminder”.
Keeping Connected through Social Media
Find us on Instagram and Twitter.
Counselors by Alpha
Mrs. Taylor (A-Ha); Mrs. Visser (He-N); Mr. Schafer (O-Z)
ASES - Before & After School Program
Our After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program is held each school day on campus before and after school. Space is limited and registration is required. Thanks to a state-funded grant, this program is provided at no cost to families; however, participation in ASES does involve specific attendance requirements. Families interested in ASES should complete the Interest Survey here: https://bit.ly/2Ygv6Yk For more information, contact Jireh Advincula at email@example.com
Power Hour starts in September. More information will be shared in our Family Communication.
Bus Passes can be purchased on-line:
Questions or more Information call Transportation Department at 858-748-0010 ext. 2061.
Food & Nutrition
Information about School Lunches can be found here:
Information about payment for school lunches can be found here: https://powayusdnutrition.com/index.php?sid=0502141943502717&page=prepaidacct
Information about Free and Reduced Lunches can be found here:
Parking Lot Safety - Drop Off and Pick Up
SAFETY! When it comes to our students, safety is our #1 priority. One important way you can help with safety is to help make our parking lot and surrounding streets as safe as possible. Please watch this quick video with tips to make our parking lot and neighborhood safer...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbbAnFeReqA
Drop Off: the closer to 8:00am the more traffic. Wednesdays are Late Start (9:20am)
Make arrangements to pick up your child after school by 3pm; Academy students by 3:45pm, ASES by 6pm, or Power Hour by 3:45 p.m. Students are required to be in a supervised activity after school.
Check our website for Registration for continuing students March 1 - March 31.
More information about Registration will be provided in August.