BCMS Counselors Corner
The latest news from your BCMS counselors!
BCMS PAW Pride News
10/2: Early Release Day (Planning/Grades/Interims) Dismissal @ 12:30pm
10/5: Picture Day (through P.E. and Health classes)
10/8: Springbrook High School Open House 7pm-9pm (8th Grade Parents)
10/16: Schools Closed
10/22: Blake High School Open House 7pm-9pm (8th Grade Parents)
10/29: Paint Branch High School Open House 7pm-9pm (8th Grade Parents)
10/30: 1st Marking Period ends
Civility Small Group Sessions Kick-Off in October!
PTSA Restaurant Fundraiser @ Chipotle!
Tuesday, Oct. 20th, 5-8pm
12060 Cherry Hill Road
Silver Spring, MD
Have a great meal and support the PTSA while enjoying it!
NEW! Counseling Office Student Sign-in System
Counselor Note: Student's can stop by the counseling office before school, after school and during their grade level lunch. And anytime when it's an emergency.
ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PARENTS: NEXT STOP IS HIGH SCHOOL!
Blake High School
Paint Branch High School
Springbrook High School
Open houses for all three high schools will begin in October and we suggest you and your student visit at least one. You and your student will learn about signature programs available at each school, talk with staff and students and explore what could be your student's new school!
Mark Your Calendar! Below are the dates for the Fall Options Fair and each school's open house!
Please visit the NEC web page for more information or contacts on questions http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/nec/
*More correspondence on NEC High School Choice lottery will be distributed throughout the fall. The 1st round of the lottery will begin in October.*
Student Service Learning Opportunities
Click the link below to search through current opportunities approved by MCPS
Counselor's Notes: Hard copies of the SSL packets are available in the counseling office. For questions, please refer to our school's SSL coordinator is Ms. Wanda Johnson
Counselor College Note: If your student documents 260 or more hours of community service they will be honored for their exceptional service with the Certificate of Meritorious Service from MSDE and MCPS and a purple tassel to wear at the time of graduation exercises. (These hours must be documented by the first Friday of April of senior year)
Join the BCMS SSL Group!
All students are encouraged to sign up for the SSL club! This club meets on Thursday's from 3:00-4:30pm beginning October 8th. Mrs. Showman has arranged for students to complete SSL projects here at BCMS. Students can sign up for the Fall semester, Spring semester or both!
Applications are available in the counseling office for pick up before and after school and during each grade level lunch period. Completed forms should be dropped off in the counseling office.
For any questions please contact Mrs. Showman
ACADEMIC & PERSONAL/SOCIAL SUPPORT
REMIND! Sign Up Today and get reminders from your Counseling Office!
Be sure to sign up to receive appropriate reminders (8th grade parents and students should be the only group signing up to receive both reminders)
For ALL BCMS Students & Parent(s)/ Guardian(s)
For 8th Grade Students & Parents/ Guardian(s) ONLY
Do Teens Text Too Much?
7th Grade: Mr. Petrasek
8th Grade: Ms. Beru
School-Wide Counselor (6th, 7th & 8th): Mrs. Showman
Counseling Secretary: Mrs. West
Counseling Office Direct Line: 301.989.6010
Briggs Chaney Middle School
Silver Spring, MD 20905
Main Office: 301.989.6000
This newsletter is brought to you by the Briggs Chaney Middle School Counseling Department