December 26th Edition
Byram Intermediate School
Our Core Values
- Striving For Excellence - Push yourself to deliver a high quality performance in anything you do.
- Be Kinder than Necessary - "Because it's not enough to be kind. One should be kinder than needed." R.J. Palacio, Wonder
- Find Your Passion - it's okay to not know what your passion is yet, explore something new or build on what you are already passionate about.
A Look Back on December
Acceptance Grows Here Art Contest Award Winners
Congratulations Nick DeSantis and Isabella Pita!
Honorable Mention - Nick DeSantis
1st Place - Isabella Pita
Congratulations 1st place in Sussex County out of over 95 submissions!!!
8th Grade Award Winners
Congrats Aaron and Hollis!
7th Grade Award Winners
Nice work Matthew and Ethan!
6th Grade Award Winners
Way to go Max, Zara, Erin and Danya
5th Grade Award Winners
Congrats Joseph, Makenzie & Briella!
Students of the Month
So proud of you all! Congrats Jhett, Ashley, James and Brady!
Mass Media Award Winners
Nice work Christian, Megan, Samantha and Christian!
Governor's Educator Teacher of the Year and Educational Services Professional
Advisory - Gratitude and Door Decorating
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
Band and Choir Concert
Additionally, our Choir performed at the Byram Shoprite on December 15th and did a fantastic job bringing Holiday spirit and joy to the ShopRite. Thank you again to Mr. Swagger, Mrs. Scaturo, our choir students, and families for your continued support.
Extra Curriculars and Grades
Marking Period 2 Midway Point - December 21st
If you notice your child is struggling, we have many supports to offer from Homework Help, tutoring, Success Skills (executive functioning & organization), and Intervention for Math and ELA. We can arrange a conference or phone call to discuss any details. Our new Response to Intervention Coordinator (RTI) is Maggie Hutchins. She has replaced Mrs. Porter, our new Assistant Principal, and will be coordinating services moving forward. Her contact information is below:
Looking Forward to January
1/3/23 School Re-Opens
We will also be discussing and reminding students of proper chrome book etiquette and care. We have seen a dramatic increase in damages of student chrome books as a result of improper care. As a reminder, per our chromebook contracts, students are responsible for any damages to their chromebooks, charges and cases. More information will be coming out when we return from break.
Welcome Elaine Benton!
First Ever International Night!
1/16 - School Closed - Staff In-Service Day
Board of Education Meeting will be on or close to the third Wednesday ofJanuary @ 7pm in the Lakes STEaM Lab.
In Other News...
Extra-Curricular Activities are up and Running!
Finding your Passion is our 3rd Core Value here at Byram Intermediate and students are encouraged to try new activities and clubs to see what interests them and ignites their passion. With that being said, in order to participate in extracurriculars, students need to maintain a 70 or higher in all classes in order to be eligible. You can find a copy of the Extra-Curricular Policy here as a reference.
Choir w/Mr. Swagger; Practices will be on Monday's and Wednesday's at 7:30am at BIS.
Student Council w/Mrs. Spring
Boys Basketball w/Mr. Morales Grades 7-8
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org & TBD
Band w/Mr. Brummer - Grades 5-8
Girls Basketball w/Mrs. Vasquez & Ms. Stolzenberg
Drama Club w/Mrs. Spoer & Ms. Phillips
PEER Leaders w/Ms. Hooker
STEM/Robotics Club w/Mrs. Boyer
Rampage w/Mr. Clayton
Traffic and Drop Off/Pickup
Secondly, only students thats live on Mansfield Drive are allowed to walk to school. Students that do not live on Mansfield are not permitted to walk to and from school. Please have your child take the bus or utilize the drop off/pick up procedure we have in place.
Lastly, the cutoff time for pickups through the main office is 2:15pm. All pickups after 2:15pm will have to wait until dismissal at 2:53. If there is an emergency, please let us know.
Charge your Chromebook!
Student Code of Conduct
You will also see positive incentive activities students can complete in order to earn points.
I shared this information out to students on the first day of school as well as during my Parent Academy on 9/19. You can find that video recording in the Parent Academy section above.
School Lunch Program
The PTA would like to wish everyone happy holidays and a happy new year! Thank you for your continued support. Thank you to all the volunteers and special thank you to Jenny our holiday shop chairperson for putting it all together. It was a huge success and the kids loved shopping during their lunch time. We are getting ready for an exciting new year filled with fun events. We will be bringing a lot more events to our BIS students this coming year. If you or your child have any ideas you would like to share with us please send us an email.
The Lego club will be back on January 9th. Please fill out the signup form here. Pick up will be at 4:20 and the program will run until May.
We are so excited for our Night Around The World- International Festival January 13th. It will be a family event where families can represent different countries with posters, costumes, food, crafts and music. You can be as creative as you would like to be. Signups will be going out next week.
Byram Township Links:
- Store Link: https://1stplace.sale/62495
Byram PTA thanks you for all your support