Mr. Corso's Weekly Update

June 6, 2021

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PUSD celebrates BMMS as a California Distinguished School

Black Mountain, along with 200 other middle and high schools throughout the state, was honored in a virtual ceremony last week as a 2021 California Distinguished School. The Board welcomed Principal Scott Corso, Attendance Clerk Connie Hunt, Math Teacher Lindsey Barker, and Special Education Teacher Laura Stainer to represent the Black Mountain Middle School team to receive formal recognition by Dr. Phelps and the Board members.

Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

Positive Raiders: Responsible, Respectful, Hard Working and Kind

In this Week’s Message:

  • PUSD celebrates BMMS as a California Distinguished School

  • Next Weeks at a Glance

  • Coffee with the Principal

  • Spectrum Club Helps Makes our Students feel Welcome

  • Textbook and Chromebook Returns

  • Upcoming Spirit Days

  • FREE Virtual Robotics/STEM Summer Camp

  • 2021-22 Before & After School ASES Registration

  • MCHS Freshman Football Meeting

Next Weeks at a Glance...

  • Monday 6/7: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 1-3
  • Tuesday 6/8: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7
  • Wednesday 6/9: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 1-3
  • Thursday 6/10: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7
  • Friday 6/10: Asynchronous Day

Upcoming Spirit Days

June 10th Tacky Tourist Day

June 17th PJ Day

2021-22 Before & After School ASES Registration: ASES (After School Education and Safety) is a grant-funded program that provides a safe and fun place for students to participate in educational and enriching activities at BMMS before and after school. We work hard to make the program a great place for students. Here is the registration link for next year:

Thank you for all of your support,

Scott Corso

Principal, Black Mountain Middle School

The Remainder of the Year at a Glance

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Coffee with the Principal

On Tuesday, June 8 at 8:15am, BMMS will host our last Coffee with the Principal of the school year. We will discuss our end of the year activities including 8th Grade Promotion. Your full name must be displayed in Zoom for you to participate in the meeting. I hope you consider joining us:

Meeting ID: 314 089 5327 Passcode: urAwesome

Chromebook / Textbook Return

We are collecting chromebooks and textbooks the final week of school. On-campus students are turning in their books this week as scheduled with their teachers, and will be turning in their chromebooks and chargers on Monday, June 14 and Tuesday, June 15 during class time. We are collecting textbooks, chromebooks, and chargers from virtual students during the time periods pictured below.

If possible, virtual students and/or families are asked to return all textbooks and district-issued chromebooks and chargers to the library on the days and times above. We understand that zoom classes will continue until Thursday and some students may not have other devices at home they can use to log in. If you need to continue using your district-issued device on Wednesday and Thursday, you may return your textbooks, Chromebook, and charger, on Friday, June 18th between 2:00-3:30 at the library.

Textbooks to return

Most 6th graders: 3 science textbooks (Planet Earth, Forces and Energy, Cells and Genetics), 1 Literature book, 1 CMP math book, 1 Ancient Civilizations book

Most 7th graders: 3 science books (Ecosystems, Weather and Climate, Matter), 1 Literature book, 1 CMP math book, 1 Medieval and Early Modern Times book

Most 8th graders: No science textbook, 1 Literature book, 1 Lang. Network grammar book, 1 CMP or Integrated Math book, 1 America - History of Our Nation, 1 Spanish book (if enrolled in Spanish)

If none of the above scheduled times work for your schedule, please contact our library team at or or (858)-484-1300 ext. 3937 to set up an alternate time.

Virtual Students and/or families may return textbooks and their PUSD Chromebook and charger on the following days and times:

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