2023-2024 Future BMMS Raiders

Incoming 6th Graders

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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

FAQ From Families During Bridging to BMMS

Click here to be taken to the frequently asked questions by families during Bridging to 6th grade at BMMS.

Elementary Feeder School Counselor and ASB visits

Counselors, administrators, and BMMS student leaders visited our elementary feeder schools on the following days. These sessions are for our incoming STUDENTS only and covered topics such as (1) the typical 6th grade day, (2) lunchtime (3) PE (4) elective information (5) school culture and (6) ASB/School spirit activities.

  • 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

Looking for information on the different courses? The 6th CRF 23-24 google doc below describes our 6th grade courses, including electives. The Elective Selection Video below details some of the elective options available at Black Mountain. Some of the electives mentioned in the video include info on courses to look forward to in 7th and 8th grade as well.
Elective Selection Video for Incoming 6th Graders

Click here to take you to a video that discusses the elective options for next year.

6th Grade Elective Choices Google Slide Deck

Click here to be taken to the 6th grade elective choices presentation to review and understand the different offerings as describe by your future elective teachers.

6th Grade Course Descriptions

Click here to be taken to the 6th grade course descriptions for the 2023-2024 school year. This will help you decide which year long elective to select. Your core classes are preselected for you.


All students should select their first choice and two alternate electives from the options below.
Directions for Selecting Elective Classes in Synergy

Click here to get step by step instructions on how to enter course requests into Synergy

Video Explanation for Selecting Electives in Synergy

Click here to get a video detailing how to select your electives in Synergy.


ONLY use these 6th grade course codes when entering your choices into Synergy.

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Counselors by Alpha

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Mrs. Taylor (A-Ha); Mrs. Visser (He-N); Mr. Schafer (O-Z)

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Check our website for Registration for continuing students March 1 - March 31.

More information about Registration will be provided in August.

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First Day of School

Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 9:15am

9353 Oviedo Street

San Diego, CA