December 7, 2018

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Common Sense Parenting

Common Sense Parenfing® (CSP) is a practical, skill-based parenting program that can be applied to every family. The program's logical strategies and easy-to-learn techniques address issues of communication, discipline, decision making, relationships, self-control and school success. See flyer for more information.

King Soopers Cards

Congratulations! The winning King Soopers cards for last month's drawing are:



If your card has this identifying number on it, bring it in to the main office and collect your $10 gift card from Mrs. Tice.

Again, congratulations! Keep loading your BHMS King Soopers cards for a chance to win a $10 gift card.

Toy Drive

This year we will be having a Toy Drive, and all proceeds will go to "A Precious Child". We will be collecting toys for children in need, to give them a special holiday season. Anything helps, though we would love to be able to give the children new gifts. The amount of money that we are suggesting is $5-20. Once again, anything will definitely help! It will be held starting on the 10th and going to Winter Break. Also, it will be a competition between grades, and there will be a prize for the winning grade after break. Here is a list of the most popular toys that "A Precious Child" has informed us of:

• Infant Toys

• “Dress Up”

• Barbie Dolls

• Sports Equipment

• Monster High Dolls

• Transformers

• “Frozen” Dolls

• Super Hero

• Legos

• Hot Wheels


• Cologne & Body Spray

• Remote Control Cars

• Littlest Pet Shop

• Board Games

• Books - Children & Teens

• Doc McStuffins

• Broncos Gear

• Bath and Body Works Items

• Jewelry

• Nerf Gear

• Gift Cards for Teens

Thank you very much, we greatly appreciate your help! Have a great holiday season.

Help Needed

Parents your help is needed for National History Day the day of (by 6/7 grade parents) and to feed our judges.
See the following link to sign-up:

and to feed our teachers at the upcoming Parent teacher conferences in Feb.
See the following link to sign-up:
Thursday Feb. 7
Tuesday Feb. 12
Thursday Feb. 14

Thanks in advance for your help.

6th Grade Parents:

6th graders will be going on a STEM field trip to Skate City on Thursday, December 20. Permission forms will be sent home on Monday, DUE NEXT FRIDAY, December 14. Students will be completing a lesson on sound waves, will have the opportunity to skate for a while, and we will watch a movie together in the afternoon to align with the current social studies curriculum.

Students will need to bring a lunch or an additional $3 to buy lunch at Skate City.

Phones and digital devices will not be permitted. Any students that do not return their permission slip will not be able to attend. There will be an alternative lesson provided at school.

"No Place for Hate" Art Contest

BHMS is participating in the national No Place for Hate art contest (see flyer for details). Students in art class this trimester are working on this with Ms. Hudson, but the contest is open to anyone in the school. All entries should be turned into Ms. Hudson by December 7. Five winners will be chosen school-wide to be sent on to the national contest.


With the cooler temperatures here, we want to make sure everyone is aware of our cold weather policy. Our students will be outdoors until the bell rings every day, unless the weather drops below 20 degrees or it's significantly raining/snowing. Only in these instances will we open up the cafeteria and allow students to enter the building before the first bell. Please make sure your student is dressing appropriately for the season!

Video Announcements

Take a look at what our Publications classes are working on! Video announcements are shown every Wednesday and Friday morning.

BHMS Spirit Wear

If you are interested in purchasing BHMS Spirit Wear here is the flyer and order form.


Sports registration link:

Athletic Calendar: You can view the athletic calendar on the BHMS website home page. If you have a Gmail account, you can also save our school/sports calendars to your account.

Upcoming Sports:

Tuesday, 12/18 - 8th Interscholastic Girls Basketball - Information/First Practice 3:50 to 5:15 PM - Sports physical required. Registration deadline 12/13.

When registering for a sport, you will come across the payment options of Pay Now and Pay at School. If you will be paying via check, cash, or are fee exempt/free or reduced lunch, please pick Pay at School. (Please note that the Administrative Waiver applies only to those who receive free/reduced lunch and/or are exempt from school fees.)

Dawson Summer Initiative (DSI): FREE Summer Academic Opportunity

Dawson Summer Initiative (DSI) offers a free summer academic program that follows a thematic approach and is geared for high-achieving students who are currently in Grade 6 and Grade 7.

Even though summer may seem far away, the application process runs from December 1, 2018-February 6, 2019, and includes confidential teacher recommendations and counselor/principal forms (links included below).

Dates of Program: Monday, June 3-Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Summer 2019 Theme: Adapt: Thriving Through Change

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

* Enrollment decisions are not made on a first-come-first-serve basis. All applications received on or before February 6 will be read at the same time, and applicants will all hear a decision on March 7, 2019.


Application details: Information and Instructions

DSI_How To Apply

(There is also a pdf format available here in which you may print out the application in its entirety.)


-Links to online Recommendations (these may also be found on our web site):

Teacher Recommendation:

DSI_Teacher Recommendation_2019

Principal/Counselor Recommendation:

DSI_Principal/Counselor Form 2019

* We require one Principal/Counselor form and two Teacher Recommendations from current academic teachers.

* All Recommendations are strictly confidential; parents and students sign the application, waiving their rights to see the completed Recommendations.

Enrichment at BHMS

Enrichment at BHMS

TAG is now GT (Gifted and Talented)

Attention all TAG families! Please sign up for an ALP appointment time slot on this spreadsheet!

If you have any questions, please email me at If you are unable to make any of the available times, we will also be available by request before and after school. Thank you for your support in getting these plans written.

Club Meeting Times and Places for 2018-2019 School Year:

*Please note, any and all students are welcome to join ALL of these clubs, you do not have to be TAG identified to join in the fun!

TAG-Wednesdays after school from 3:45-4:45pm in the Innovation Area beginning on 8/22

Brain Bowl: Friday Morning from 7:45-8:30am in Room 204 beginning on 8/24

Battle of the Books: Tuesdays after school from 3:45-4:45 (we will begin once the book list is made available which should be in late September or early October)

Destination Imagination: This is a parent run activity, if your student is interested, please email me and I will put together an email list of interested families! You must form your own groups, I will help facilitate the process (

2019 Great Words, Great Works Book List

Each year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee publishes its School Spelling Bee Study List, a list of 450 words to help students prepare for a school-level spelling bee. These 450 words come from a list of books carefully selected by the Bee’s editorial team for their engaging and age-appropriate content, as well as their rich vocabulary. That list of books is called the Great Words, Great Works list.

Homework Club

This is a supervised time before school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM in the cafetorium. (There is no Homework Club on Wednesdays.) Students must sign in at the front office before attending, and they must have school work to do. Students also need to arrive prior to 8:25 to attend Homework Club.


The attendance office needs to be notified of ALL absences. If we don’t receive an attendance email or phone call, your student will be marked Unexcused for that day. If you need to pick up your student during the school day, we appreciate an early phone call so we can deliver a pass ahead of time. Please report all absences via email at or call 720-561-8402.


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Breakfast students only - 8:15

First bell - 8:33

School begins - 8:40


Breakfast students only - 9:15

First bell - 9:28

School begins - 9:35