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    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
    Week 7:  September 18 - 22
    “The Principal’s Post”

    WASHINGTON, D.C. FUNDRAISER PRODUCT PICK-UP!!

    Any 6
    th, 7th or 8th grade student that elected to participate in the Washington, D.C. brochure fundraiser may pick-up their sold items after school in the BCMS cafeteria from 3:30PM-5:00PM, on THURSDAY! (September 21st).  

    Parents/Students who are not available for the September 21st pick-up may acquire their product(s) from the main office during regular school hours beginning Friday, September 22ndPlease show your supporters the respect of delivering their purchased items to them as soon as you are able.  

    This reminder, too, that the online fundraising opportunity for interested Washington, D.C. student “hopefuls” is continuing through the end of January . . . January, 31, 2018.

    Keeping an eye on the calendar:  Online registration for 8th grade BCMS students interested in attending the May 16-20, 2018, Washington, D.C. class trip is now open through Sunday, October 15th.  

    Parents and students not able to attend the mandatory Tuesday, August 15th, information meeting, but still interested in the trip, can pick up registration information (along with student trip criteria) in the BCMS main office.  No registration information will be given over the phone or by email.

    BCMS AUGUST BRAVE OF THE MONTH

    On the evening of September 12th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized 7th grade student Breanna Carroll as the August BCMS Brave of the Month.

    BCMS promotes and reinforces the three character traits of Respect, Responsibility and Resourcefulness in our students.  We focus on the development of these character traits, in addition to academic learning, to help establish a solid foundation upon which to build future success at BCHS and beyond.  Each month we look to recognize a BCMS student who models the Three R’s of our school to his/her classmates through their example.

    This is what Breanna’s teachers had to say about her:  “The seventh grade team at BCMS has chosen Breanna Carroll as the August Student of the Month. Breanna exemplifies the qualities of respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness. She displays respect for her teachers and classmates each day in the classroom. She is pleasant, always has a smile, and is a wonderful student to have in class. Breanna exhibits maturity and responsibility daily at BCMS as she balances homework and being a member of the seventh grade volleyball team. She is also a member of the BCMS Booster Club. Breanna shows resourcefulness as she is always willing to give her best effort in every task no matter how difficult. Breanna is a true team player on the court as well as in the classroom.”

    CONGRATULATIONS, BREANNA!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

    PROGRESS REPORTS . . . COMING HOME THIS WEEK!!!

    It scarcely seems possible, but we are six weeks into the school year which means that we are at the mid-way point of the first trimester.  On Tuesday, every BCMS student will be bringing a progress report home for parents to review and sign.  Every BCMS student returning a signed progress report by Friday (September 22nd) will receive extra credit in his/her classes for demonstrating the RESPONSIBILITY (second “R”) in doing so.

    Many of our parents follow their student’s progress online through Harmony.  We encourage every parent/guardian to sign up for a Harmony account, but the practice of sending progress reports home helps to further insure that those “progress” conversations occur.  Thank you for partnering with us in encouraging and expecting your student to give his/her best academic effort.

    Parents wanting/needing Harmony information are encouraged to call the school (812.358.4947) and ask for Ms. Ault in the Library Media Center.

    2nd LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 3rd LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

    The second level review period for Trimester 1 concluded last Friday, September 15th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the second three-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for Friday!  

    We begin the 3rd level review period today!!!    All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this third level review period (September 18th – October 6th) has begun.

    To be eligible for three-week Level Reward Activities and any scheduled after-school dances, a student must have:
    • No more than 1 incomplete homework/daily work assignment per class
    • No more than 3 incomplete homework/daily work assignments in total
    • No more than 1 detention
    • No discipline violations warranting a Wednesday School, Saturday School, ISS (In-school Supervision) or OSS (Out-of-school Suspension) consequence
    To be eligible for an end-of-trimester field trip, a student must be “on-level” 3 out of the 4 level review periods during the trimester.

    BCMS BOOK FAIR . . . COMING SOON!

    Submitted by:  Ms. Ault, BCMS Library Media Specialist

    The BCMS Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair Monday, September 25th, thru Friday, September 29th. The Book Fair is set up in the Library and is open daily from 7:50 - 3:15. 

    BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES

    Submitted by:  Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director

    Sporting events this week:
    Monday, September 18
    • 7/8 Volleyball vs Oolitic – AWAY
    • 6 Volleyball vs Brown County- HOME
    • Boys Tennis vs Immanuel- HOME
    Tuesday, September 19
    • 6/8 Volleyball vs Lutheran Central- AWAY
    • MS Cross Country- Paoli- AWAY

    Thursday, September 21
    • 7/8 Volleyball vs Shawswick- HOME
    • 6th AB Volleyball vs St. Ambrose- AWAY
    • MS Cross Country vs Jennings County- AWAY
    • Boys Tennis vs Brown County- AWAY
    • 7/8 Football vs Silver Creek- AWAY
    Saturday, September 23
    • 7/8 Volleyball at Salem- MSC Tourney
    WINS this week for the Braves
    • 8th Grade Volleyball defeated Brown County, Highland Hills & Austin
    • 7th Grade Volleyball defeated Austin
    • 6th Grade Volleyball defeated Austin
    • 8th Grade Football defeated East Washington
    • 7th Grade Football defeated West Washington
    • Cross Country ran against Seymour- Several athletes with Personal Records.
    • Boys Tennis defeated East Washington
    Keep up-to-date with BCMS Athletics on Twitter: @btown_ms
    Great job athletes! Keep working hard in the classroom & on the court or field!

    “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden

    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:
    “Great souls have wills, feeble souls have wishes.”

    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  
    “Citizenship:  Making a Difference”

    Until next week,

    Last Week

    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
    Week 6:  September 11 - 15

    “The Principal’s Post”

    SAY, “CHEESE!”

    Student yearbook pictures will be taken this week!  The photographer will be at the school on Friday.  Those students interested in purchasing picture packets are reminded to bring with them their picture packet information.

    STUDENT GOVERNMENT & TRIBAL COUNCIL
    Submitted by:  Mrs. McCrary
    On Wednesday, August 23rd, Tribal Council Elections were held at BCMS. Congratulations to the following students who were elected to represent their Tribe. We look forward to a fun filled year with many fresh and new ideas!

    6th Grade Representatives
    Tori Lokey
    Kelsey Schneider
    Ethan Garland
    Parker Hehman
    Audrey Scarlett
    Kemora Chastain
    Rylee Barnard
    Haley Bowman
    Lane Zike
    Lexi Wheeles 

    7th Grade Representatives
    Kalee Bordon
    Kendall Berry
    Bryce Neal
    Jackson Hartley
    Pearl Shirley
    Kalyn Ritz
    Emma Hughbanks
    Madison Stuckwisch
    Clare Fitzwater
    Raegan Ratliff


    8th Grade Representatives
    Grant Elliott - President
    Maren McClure - Vice President
    Wyatt Steward - Secretary
    Stephanie Sunderman - Co-Treasurer
    Brianna Black - Co-Treasurer 
    Kait McCormick
    Jenna Ratliff
    Hannah Hackman
    Ethan Davis
    Rebecca Edwards
    Logan Burnside
    Jazzlyn Yeadon

    WASHINGTON, D.C. FUNDRAISER PRODUCT PICK-UP!!

    Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student that elected to participate in the Washington, D.C. brochure fundraiser may pick-up their sold items after school in the BCMS cafeteria from 3:30PM-5:00PMnext THURSDAY! (September 21st).  

    Parents/Students who are not available for the September 21st pick-up may acquire their product(s) from the main office during regular school hours beginning Friday, September 22nd.

    Please show your supporters the respect of delivering their purchased items to them as soon as you are able.  

    This reminder, too, that the online fundraising opportunity for interested Washington, D.C. student “hopefuls” is continuing through the end of January . . . January, 31, 2018.

    BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES
    Submitted by:  Mr. YoungBCMS Athletic Director

    Sporting events this week:

    Monday, September 11
    • 7/8 Volleyball vs Brown County- AWAY
    • Boys Tennis vs Bedford- HOME
    • 6 Volleyball vs Austin- HOME
    Tuesday,September 12
    • 7/8 Volleyball vs Highland Hills- AWAY
    • Cross Country vs Seymour- HOME
    Wednesday, September 13
    • FALL SPORTS PICTURES IN THE GYM AFTER SCHOOL
    Thursday, September 14
    • 7/8 Volleyball vs Austin- HOME
    • 8 Football vs East Washington- HOME- 6:00 PM
    • 7 Football vs Salem- HOME- 7:00 PM
    • Boys Tennis vs East Washington- AWAY
    Friday, September 15
    • Boys Tennis vs Seymour- AWAY
    Saturday, September 16
    • Cross Country at Brown County Invite
    WINS this week for the BCMS
    • 7/8 Volleyball defeated Salem & East Washington
    • 6th Volleyball defeated Salem
    • 7th Football defeated Seymour
    • Boys Tennis defeated Southwestern Hanover
    Keep up-to-date with BCMS Athletics on Twitter: @btown_ms

    Great job athletes! Keep working hard in the classroom & on the court or field!

    “ Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”- Tim Notke

    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

    “You reap what you sow.”

    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

    “Uniqueness:  I Am Unrepeatable!”

    Until next week,

    Mr. McClure

    Lunch Menu

    Homework

    Fulfill Your Potential

    To Fulfill Your Potential at BCMS, You Must:
    1. Behave in a manner appropriate for school
    2. Show respect for the people and property around you.
    3. Be in class every day with a positive attitude
    4. Come to class prepared with the appropriate materials
    5. Keep a folder, notebook, or binder for each class
    6. Update your agenda daily
    7. Complete daily assignments
    8. Participate in class discussions and activities
    9. Ask for extra help when needed.
    10. Study outside of school
    • Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
      Week 7:  September 18 - 22
      “The Principal’s Post”

      WASHINGTON, D.C. FUNDRAISER PRODUCT PICK-UP!!

      Any 6
      th, 7th or 8th grade student that elected to participate in the Washington, D.C. brochure fundraiser may pick-up their sold items after school in the BCMS cafeteria from 3:30PM-5:00PM, on THURSDAY! (September 21st).  

      Parents/Students who are not available for the September 21st pick-up may acquire their product(s) from the main office during regular school hours beginning Friday, September 22ndPlease show your supporters the respect of delivering their purchased items to them as soon as you are able.  

      This reminder, too, that the online fundraising opportunity for interested Washington, D.C. student “hopefuls” is continuing through the end of January . . . January, 31, 2018.

      Keeping an eye on the calendar:  Online registration for 8th grade BCMS students interested in attending the May 16-20, 2018, Washington, D.C. class trip is now open through Sunday, October 15th.  

      Parents and students not able to attend the mandatory Tuesday, August 15th, information meeting, but still interested in the trip, can pick up registration information (along with student trip criteria) in the BCMS main office.  No registration information will be given over the phone or by email.

      BCMS AUGUST BRAVE OF THE MONTH

      On the evening of September 12th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized 7th grade student Breanna Carroll as the August BCMS Brave of the Month.

      BCMS promotes and reinforces the three character traits of Respect, Responsibility and Resourcefulness in our students.  We focus on the development of these character traits, in addition to academic learning, to help establish a solid foundation upon which to build future success at BCHS and beyond.  Each month we look to recognize a BCMS student who models the Three R’s of our school to his/her classmates through their example.

      This is what Breanna’s teachers had to say about her:  “The seventh grade team at BCMS has chosen Breanna Carroll as the August Student of the Month. Breanna exemplifies the qualities of respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness. She displays respect for her teachers and classmates each day in the classroom. She is pleasant, always has a smile, and is a wonderful student to have in class. Breanna exhibits maturity and responsibility daily at BCMS as she balances homework and being a member of the seventh grade volleyball team. She is also a member of the BCMS Booster Club. Breanna shows resourcefulness as she is always willing to give her best effort in every task no matter how difficult. Breanna is a true team player on the court as well as in the classroom.”

      CONGRATULATIONS, BREANNA!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

      PROGRESS REPORTS . . . COMING HOME THIS WEEK!!!

      It scarcely seems possible, but we are six weeks into the school year which means that we are at the mid-way point of the first trimester.  On Tuesday, every BCMS student will be bringing a progress report home for parents to review and sign.  Every BCMS student returning a signed progress report by Friday (September 22nd) will receive extra credit in his/her classes for demonstrating the RESPONSIBILITY (second “R”) in doing so.

      Many of our parents follow their student’s progress online through Harmony.  We encourage every parent/guardian to sign up for a Harmony account, but the practice of sending progress reports home helps to further insure that those “progress” conversations occur.  Thank you for partnering with us in encouraging and expecting your student to give his/her best academic effort.

      Parents wanting/needing Harmony information are encouraged to call the school (812.358.4947) and ask for Ms. Ault in the Library Media Center.

      2nd LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 3rd LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

      The second level review period for Trimester 1 concluded last Friday, September 15th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the second three-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for Friday!  

      We begin the 3rd level review period today!!!    All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this third level review period (September 18th – October 6th) has begun.

      To be eligible for three-week Level Reward Activities and any scheduled after-school dances, a student must have:
      • No more than 1 incomplete homework/daily work assignment per class
      • No more than 3 incomplete homework/daily work assignments in total
      • No more than 1 detention
      • No discipline violations warranting a Wednesday School, Saturday School, ISS (In-school Supervision) or OSS (Out-of-school Suspension) consequence
      To be eligible for an end-of-trimester field trip, a student must be “on-level” 3 out of the 4 level review periods during the trimester.

      BCMS BOOK FAIR . . . COMING SOON!

      Submitted by:  Ms. Ault, BCMS Library Media Specialist

      The BCMS Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair Monday, September 25th, thru Friday, September 29th. The Book Fair is set up in the Library and is open daily from 7:50 - 3:15. 

      BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES

      Submitted by:  Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director

      Sporting events this week:
      Monday, September 18
      • 7/8 Volleyball vs Oolitic – AWAY
      • 6 Volleyball vs Brown County- HOME
      • Boys Tennis vs Immanuel- HOME
      Tuesday, September 19
      • 6/8 Volleyball vs Lutheran Central- AWAY
      • MS Cross Country- Paoli- AWAY

      Thursday, September 21
      • 7/8 Volleyball vs Shawswick- HOME
      • 6th AB Volleyball vs St. Ambrose- AWAY
      • MS Cross Country vs Jennings County- AWAY
      • Boys Tennis vs Brown County- AWAY
      • 7/8 Football vs Silver Creek- AWAY
      Saturday, September 23
      • 7/8 Volleyball at Salem- MSC Tourney
      WINS this week for the Braves
      • 8th Grade Volleyball defeated Brown County, Highland Hills & Austin
      • 7th Grade Volleyball defeated Austin
      • 6th Grade Volleyball defeated Austin
      • 8th Grade Football defeated East Washington
      • 7th Grade Football defeated West Washington
      • Cross Country ran against Seymour- Several athletes with Personal Records.
      • Boys Tennis defeated East Washington
      Keep up-to-date with BCMS Athletics on Twitter: @btown_ms
      Great job athletes! Keep working hard in the classroom & on the court or field!

      “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden

      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:
      “Great souls have wills, feeble souls have wishes.”

      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  
      “Citizenship:  Making a Difference”

      Until next week,

    • Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
      Week 6:  September 11 - 15

      “The Principal’s Post”

      SAY, “CHEESE!”

      Student yearbook pictures will be taken this week!  The photographer will be at the school on Friday.  Those students interested in purchasing picture packets are reminded to bring with them their picture packet information.

      STUDENT GOVERNMENT & TRIBAL COUNCIL
      Submitted by:  Mrs. McCrary
      On Wednesday, August 23rd, Tribal Council Elections were held at BCMS. Congratulations to the following students who were elected to represent their Tribe. We look forward to a fun filled year with many fresh and new ideas!

      6th Grade Representatives
      Tori Lokey
      Kelsey Schneider
      Ethan Garland
      Parker Hehman
      Audrey Scarlett
      Kemora Chastain
      Rylee Barnard
      Haley Bowman
      Lane Zike
      Lexi Wheeles 

      7th Grade Representatives
      Kalee Bordon
      Kendall Berry
      Bryce Neal
      Jackson Hartley
      Pearl Shirley
      Kalyn Ritz
      Emma Hughbanks
      Madison Stuckwisch
      Clare Fitzwater
      Raegan Ratliff


      8th Grade Representatives
      Grant Elliott - President
      Maren McClure - Vice President
      Wyatt Steward - Secretary
      Stephanie Sunderman - Co-Treasurer
      Brianna Black - Co-Treasurer 
      Kait McCormick
      Jenna Ratliff
      Hannah Hackman
      Ethan Davis
      Rebecca Edwards
      Logan Burnside
      Jazzlyn Yeadon

      WASHINGTON, D.C. FUNDRAISER PRODUCT PICK-UP!!

      Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student that elected to participate in the Washington, D.C. brochure fundraiser may pick-up their sold items after school in the BCMS cafeteria from 3:30PM-5:00PMnext THURSDAY! (September 21st).  

      Parents/Students who are not available for the September 21st pick-up may acquire their product(s) from the main office during regular school hours beginning Friday, September 22nd.

      Please show your supporters the respect of delivering their purchased items to them as soon as you are able.  

      This reminder, too, that the online fundraising opportunity for interested Washington, D.C. student “hopefuls” is continuing through the end of January . . . January, 31, 2018.

      BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES
      Submitted by:  Mr. YoungBCMS Athletic Director

      Sporting events this week:

      Monday, September 11
      • 7/8 Volleyball vs Brown County- AWAY
      • Boys Tennis vs Bedford- HOME
      • 6 Volleyball vs Austin- HOME
      Tuesday,September 12
      • 7/8 Volleyball vs Highland Hills- AWAY
      • Cross Country vs Seymour- HOME
      Wednesday, September 13
      • FALL SPORTS PICTURES IN THE GYM AFTER SCHOOL
      Thursday, September 14
      • 7/8 Volleyball vs Austin- HOME
      • 8 Football vs East Washington- HOME- 6:00 PM
      • 7 Football vs Salem- HOME- 7:00 PM
      • Boys Tennis vs East Washington- AWAY
      Friday, September 15
      • Boys Tennis vs Seymour- AWAY
      Saturday, September 16
      • Cross Country at Brown County Invite
      WINS this week for the BCMS
      • 7/8 Volleyball defeated Salem & East Washington
      • 6th Volleyball defeated Salem
      • 7th Football defeated Seymour
      • Boys Tennis defeated Southwestern Hanover
      Keep up-to-date with BCMS Athletics on Twitter: @btown_ms

      Great job athletes! Keep working hard in the classroom & on the court or field!

      “ Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”- Tim Notke

      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

      “You reap what you sow.”

      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

      “Uniqueness:  I Am Unrepeatable!”

      Until next week,

      Mr. McClure
    • To Fulfill Your Potential at BCMS, You Must:
      1. Behave in a manner appropriate for school
      2. Show respect for the people and property around you.
      3. Be in class every day with a positive attitude
      4. Come to class prepared with the appropriate materials
      5. Keep a folder, notebook, or binder for each class
      6. Update your agenda daily
      7. Complete daily assignments
      8. Participate in class discussions and activities
      9. Ask for extra help when needed.
      10. Study outside of school

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