Middle School News: September 2018

From the Desk of Mrs. Brockmon

A Message From Mrs. Brockmon...

It has been a wonderful first few weeks of school. It is so great to have students filling the halls and the classrooms again, after all that is why we are here!


We welcome Mrs. Michaels our new Physical Education teacher! Mrs. Michaels also teaches Health and Computers.

Mr. Tear has been working with Mrs. Michaels to accommodate all student schedules. All sixth grade students are taking Band this year, two or three days a week, the other days your child will be in Computers, learning about Google, cyber safety, keyboarding and about reliable research. There is a meeting this Thursday for all parents of 6th grade students at the middle school from 6:00-7:00 PM. 7th & 8th grade students that have Band will also have Physical Education one or two days a week.

YEARBOOKS

If you haven't purchased a yearbook and would like to order one please click on the link below, the cost is $15.00.


https://yearbookforever.com/schools/bentley_middle_school_buy_yearbook_304727/Njn4bnqv9Pm9UYYS6jgOJU27

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PARENTVUE

Please check ParentVue often. It is accessible through your computer or you can download the app to your phone. It is an easy way to stay informed about your child's classes, assignments, grades, and attendance. If you do not have an account, please contact April Corthals, the middle school secretary, at 591-9043 and she will assist you establish an account.

PLANNERS

Your child has been given a planner, hopefully you have seen it by now, if not ask your child to bring it home and take a look at it. All students are required to carry their planner to each class and write the agenda for each class inside of their planners. This helps the students to stay organized and keep track of assignments and upcoming events for their classes.

NWEA - Northwest Evaluation Association

Your child will be taking the NWEA Assessment in Reading and in Math three times a year. This assessment will replace the STAR assessment the students took in previous years. All students in all buildings will be taking this assessment. The data from the assessment will be used to improve instruction and to set learning goals. The first window for this assessment is September 17th - October 5th. Please click on the link to learn more about NWEA https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

Important dates to note:


OCTOBER

The first week in October is Spirit Week

Monday, 1st - Pajama Day

Tuesday, 2nd - Crazy Hat Day

Wednesday, 3rd - Twin Day

Thursday, 4th - Superhero Day

Friday, 5th - School Colors; Homecoming Game

Thursday, 18th - Half day for students, dismissal at 11:05

Wednesday, 31st - Half day for students & Staff, dismissal at 11:05

Bentley Middle School Schedule

Breakfast is available at 7:20


First Hour 7:45 - 8:40

Second Hour 8:45 - 9:40

Third Hour 9:45 - 10:40

Fourth Hour 10:45 - 11:40 (8th Grade)

Fourth Hour 11:20 - 12:15 (6th & 7th Grade)

Fifth Hour 12:20 - 1:15

Sixth Hour 1:20 - 2:15

Seventh Hour 2:20 - 2:50


A Lunch - 6th & 7th Grades 10:45-11:15

B Lunch - 8th Grade 11:45-12:15

WELCOME NEW STAFF MEMBERS

Mrs. Roberts - Math 180, Math 7, ELA 6
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