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Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog for Week 38: May 23 - May 27


Friday, May 27th will be the last day for students.

THANK YOU!

To close our final chapter to this year, I would like to end in the same manner I began, by expressing my appreciation.  Thank you for visiting our school’s website, following our activities and events, and showing your unwavering support for the students of our middle school this year.  From the opening day it has been a privilege for us to partner with you and your student(s) throughout this year.


TRIMESTER THREE REPORT CARDS

Student report cards for the third trimester will be sent home with students at the end of the day Friday.


MAKE SURE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE ONE MORE TIME NEXT WEEK

As this is the final week of school, we wanted to make sure to encourage you to visit our website one last time next week as we will be doing our summer blog posting.  

Next week, we will include information as to our top student award winners from honor day.  We will also be including some important back-to-school dates and information for the 2016-2017 school year.


THANK YOU, MS. KINDRED & MRS. FLEETWOOD!
 

As week conclude our school week this week, two of our dear friends and fellow BCMS educators will be concluding their careers. Ms. Teresa Kindred will be retiring as one of our special education teachers after 29 years.  Mrs. Sue Fleetwood will be retiring after 38 years of service to BCMS . . . many of those as a secretary in the main office.

Space will not allow us to adequately express our gratitude for the compassion and grace displayed by both of these women as they excelled in their responsibilities over their years of service to the students of our corporation middle school.  Individuals like Teresa and Sue are only succeeded, because they cannot be replaced.


Our BCMS family wishes both women well in their retirement.  


CONGRATULATIONS, Ms. Kindred and Mrs. Fleetwood!

 

THIS WEEK . . . THE WEEK OF MAY 23
RD


The final week of school is one that is always filled with nostalgia with what has been accomplished throughout the year.  


As we enter this last, FULL, week, I wanted to inform interested parents of the planned activities that we have scheduled.


Monday, May 23rd

Regular School Schedule

8th grade walking field trip to the Jackson County Historical Society


Tuesday, May 24th

Regular School Schedule

8th grade field trip


Wednesday, May 25th

Regular School Schedule

6th grade field trip

7th grade field trip

8th grade field trip (rain date from Tuesday, May 24th)


Thursday, May 26th

Special Activity Day Schedule

BCMS “Shaping Lives” Sculpture Dedication (9:00-9:45)

8th grade (only) BCHS Student Council Q&A (10:45-11:15)

6th & 7th grade (only) Awards Day (1:30 – 2:10)

6th/7th/8th “Succession Ceremony” & PAHRAI games (2:20-3:00)

  • Recognition of Retirees:

Ms. Teresa Kindred & Mrs. Sue Fleetwood

  • 8th Grade Banner Unveiling

  • Passing of the Gavel

  • 8th Grade Address


Friday, May 27th

Special Activity Day Schedule

6th/7th/8th Library Awards (8:30-9:30)

8th grade (only) Awards Day @ BCHS (1:30-2:30)

  • 8th grade (only) to leave BCMS @ 1:10PM for BCHS

  • 8th grade returns to BCMS (2:30PM) for regular dismissal

  • NOTE:  8th grade students will be granted permission to leave the

awards day program with parent/guardian (sign-out sheets will be

located in the BCHS Auditorium Lobby at the conclusion of the

wards day program)

TRIBE - Report Card Distribution (3:00-3:15)


A little more about Friday, May 27th:

As outlined above, the grade 8 awards program will take place in the BCHS auditorium, beginning at 1:30PM.  Parents, grandparents, guardians, and friends are invited to attend.  (The BCHS Auditorium doors will be open for guests beginning at 1PM.)  


Although this is not a change in venue from previous years, it will be a change in format.  Only the 8th grade students will be attending the 8th grade awards ceremony from BCMS.  (Grades 6 and 7 will have planned activities at BCMS as a grade level that afternoon.)


Reserved auditorium seating for the 8th grade class will be visible.  We invite our guests to sit in any of the seating not reserved for the students.  


We anticipate that the awards program will last approximately an hour.  


At the conclusion of the awards program, any 8th grade parent present who would like to leave with their 8th grade student may do so.  (Sign-out sheets for those students leaving with parents will be made available in the main auditorium lobby.)


As indicated, only 8th grade students will be participating in the 8th grade awards program.  However, should younger BCMS siblings of current 8th grade students desire to attend the program, we would encourage their attendance.  We would ask the parents/guardians of these BCMS siblings to sign these students out at BCMS prior to 1:15PM to leave ample time to arrive at BCHS for the 1:30 awards day program start.


At the conclusion of the 8th grade awards program, the 8th grade students will return to BCMS to conclude the day and for dismissal.  This will be one of the most advantageous student safety oriented aspects to the afternoon.  Dismissal for the corporation will be “as normal” on the last day of school this year.  As BCMS will be dismissing from our campus, this will reduce the vehicular and pedestrian congestion at BCHS as the corporation dismisses for summer vacation.


MAY 2017 . . . THE CLASS OF 2021 . . . AND WASHINGTON DC!!!

BCMS is very excited to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Seymour Middle School to be able to offer our 8th grade students a most unique educational experience.  Washington DC!


Starting with the Class of 2021 (this year’s seventh grade students), they will be given the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital for a learning adventure they won’t forget.


Interested 8th grade students and parents can mark their calendars now with the dates of next year’s BCMS/SMS Washington DC trip:  


May 17 – May 21, 2017!!


Additional information about pricing and trip “criteria” as it relates to student attendance, academics, and behavior went home with 7th grade students last week.  Click here to view a copy of that informational letter.


Also, a special Washington DC web page link will be placed on our school’s main web page, as well as on Mr. McClure’s web page, in the coming weeks.

Thank you SMS, and thank you Mr. Walker and the Brownstown Central Community School Corporation school board of trustees, for granting permission for this very special collaboration!


FREE ATHLETIC PHYSICALS


Click here to view a flyer for the free sports physicals that will be held at BCMS on Saturday, June 4, 2016.  Parents and athletes should note:  Starting this year, per the IHSAA, physicals may NO LONGER be signed by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.


THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." Winnie the Pooh

THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM DAILY THEMES:  

“Responsibility : Respect : Goals : Character : Kind Words”


Until next week,

 

5/16


"The Principal's Post"

Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog for Week 37: May 16 - May 20

ELEVENTH LEVEL REVIEW REWARD ACTIVITY

Those students earning “on-level” status for the eleventh level review period (April 18th – May 6th) will enjoyed treats and/or recreation time as grade levels this afternoon (Monday, May 16th).


And, here are the number of BCMS students that will participate in the eleventh on-level reward activity:


Grade 6:  93 “on-level” / 122 6th graders enrolled = 76%

Compared to the tenth level review:  81 “on-level” / 122 6th graders enrolled = 66%

Compared to the ninth level review:  98 “on-level” / 123 6th graders enrolled = 80%

Compared to the eighth level review:  92 “on-level” / 124 6th graders enrolled = 74%

Compared to the seventh level review:  100 “on-level” / 123 6th graders enrolled = 81%

Compared to the sixth level review:  105 “on-level” / 122 6th graders enrolled = 86%

Compared to the fifth level review:  97 “on-level” / 122 6th graders enrolled = 80%

Compared to the fourth level review:  93 “on-level” / 124 6th graders enrolled = 75%

Compared to the third level review:  85 “on-level” / 122 6th graders enrolled = 70%

Compared to the second level review:  103 “on-level” / 124 6th graders enrolled = 83%

Compared to the first level review:  112 “on-level” / 124 6th graders enrolled = 90%


Grade 7:  86 “on-level” / 113 7th graders enrolled = 76%

Compared to the tenth level review:  78 “on-level” / 113 7th graders enrolled = 69%

Compared to the ninth level review:  86 “on-level” / 113 7th graders enrolled = 76%

Compared to the eighth level review:  77“on-level” / 114 7th graders enrolled = 68%

Compared to the seventh level review:  81 “on-level” / 115 7th graders enrolled = 70%

Compared to the sixth level review:  85 “on-level” / 115 7th graders enrolled = 74%

Compared to the fifth level review:  88 “on-level” / 111 7th graders enrolled = 79%

Compared to the fourth level review:  81 “on-level” / 111 7th graders enrolled = 73%

Compared to the third level review:  93 “on-level” / 111 7th graders enrolled = 84%

Compared to the second level review:  77 “on-level” / 110 7th graders enrolled = 70%

Compared to the first level review:  97 “on-level” / 111 7th graders enrolled = 87%


Grade 8:  119 “on-level”/ 144 8th graders enrolled = 83%

Compared to the tenth level review:  106 “on-level”/ 144 8th graders enrolled = 74%

Compared to the ninth level review:  124 “on-level”/ 143 8th graders enrolled = 87%

Compared to the eighth level review:  113 “on-level”/ 143 8th graders enrolled = 79%

Compared to the seventh level review:  121 “on-level”/ 144 8th graders enrolled = 84%

Compared to the sixth level review: 114 “on-level”/ 144 8th graders enrolled = 79%

Compared to the fifth level review:  117 “on-level”/ 143 8th graders enrolled = 82%

Compared to the fourth level review:  117 “on-level”/ 144 8th graders enrolled = 81%

Compared to the third level review:  93 “on-level”/ 141 8th graders enrolled = 66%

Compared to the second level review:  103 “on-level”/ 140 8th graders enrolled = 74%

Compared to the first level review:  116 “on-level”/ 141 8th graders enrolled = 82%


All grades:  298 “on-level” / 379 BCMS students = 79%

Compared to the tenth level review:  265 “on-level” / 379 BCMS students = 70%

Compared to the ninth level review:  308 “on-level” / 379 BCMS students = 81%

Compared to the eighth level review:  282 “on-level” / 381 BCMS students = 74%

Compared to the seventh level review:  302 “on-level” / 382 BCMS students = 79%

Compared to the sixth level review:  304 “on-level” / 381 BCMS students = 80%

Compared to the fifth level review:  302 “on-level” / 376 BCMS students = 80%

Compared to the fourth level review:  291 “on-level” / 379 BCMS students = 77%

Compared to the third level review:  271 “on-level” / 374 BCMS students = 73%

Compared to the second level review:  283 “on-level” / 374 BCMS students = 76%

Compared to the first level review:  325 “on-level” / 376 BCMS students = 86%


We continue to track our on-level percentages as classes and as a school each level review period.


To have 100% of our student body to earn “on level” status remains our goal.  To achieve that goal would put us closer to our aim:  for all BCMS students to develop those necessary study habits which will enable our students to be successful at BCHS and allow them to reach their fullest academic potential.


And, we challenge the students to always be cognizant of their level status.  As we start “Week 37” of the school year, we are already starting “week 2” in the twelfth, and final, level review period for the school year.  


DAILY HABITS . . . DAILY RESULTS . . . TO THE END!


BCMS APRIL STUDENT OF THE MONTH

On the evening of May 10th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized Rehgen Stuckwisch as the April Student 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.


Rehgen was selected by her team of teachers, who wrote of her:  “Rehgen Stuckwisch is the 7th grade student of the month for April. She definitely promotes the 3 R's, Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness, as a student here at BCMS. Rehgen is an exceptionally hard-working student who always seems to put forth her best effort and isn't afraid to ask questions when she doesn't understand. She has managed to be on-level every single review period this year while participating in volleyball, basketball, and softball. Rehgen is a joy to have in class because she respects the rules of the classroom and respects her peers in the class. Not everything always comes easy for Rehgen, but she uses her “don't quit” attitude to find solutions or ways to deal with the challenges she faces. We are very proud to have Rehgen Stuckwisch represent the seventh-grade class because she is well deserving of this title and hope that her work ethic and personality might set an example for other students in her class.”

CONGRATULATIONS, Rehgen!! . . . and THANK YOU!!


ALL CONFERENCE TRACK MEET – BCMS TRACK TEAMS!!

Congratulations to the BCMS Boys and Girls Track Teams for an excellent Conference Meet performance the evening of Monday, May 9th.


The Lady Braves of BCMS are the Conference Champions!  The team scored 146.3 points with the second place finisher, North Harrison, finishing with 88.75 points.  Every BCMS girl scored in every event.  In Coach Koch’s own words, “it was an impressive performance!”


Coach Koch’s message:  “The Girls' Track team had an outstanding performance among the 10 teams in our conference...a performance one that I have not seen in a long time.  I knew we were strong as a team, but did not know our strength until the conference meet.  Every girl was able to score in every event!  That means we had 2 athletes in every event that were at least in the top eight finishers out of the 20 girls who participated in each event.  In addition, we had 8 first place finishes out of the 14 events.  Impressive!”


Two (2) girl’s school records were broken this season:


First, Ashley Schroer now holds the girl’s shot put record with a meet throw of 39' 2".  


And, the 400 Meter Relay team of:  Chloe Carlin, Zoe Fountain, Kylee Wischmeier, Keeli Darlage, now hold the school record with a time of - 54.0 seconds.


The boys track team finished a very close second to Scottsburg Middle School at the conference meet.


Great job to all our boys and girls track athletes on a great season!


MAY 2017 . . . THE CLASS OF 2021 . . . AND WASHINGTON DC!!!

BCMS is very excited to announce that we have entered into a partnership with Seymour Middle School to be able to offer our 8th grade students a most unique educational experience.  Washington DC!


Starting with the Class of 2021 (this year’s seventh grade students), they will be given the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital for a learning adventure they won’t forget.


Interested incoming 8th grade students and parents can mark their calendars now with the dates of next year’s BCMS/SMS Washington DC trip:  


May 17 – May 21, 2017!!


Additional information about pricing and trip “criteria” as it relates to student attendance, academics, and behavior will be coming home with 7th grade students on Tuesday, May 17th.  And . . . it will be shared in our summer blog, here, in a couple of weeks.


Also, a special Washington DC web page link will be placed on our school’s main web page, as well as on Mr. McClure’s web page, for information and updates throughout the 2016-2017 school year.


Thank you SMS, thank you Mr. Walker, and thank you to the Brownstown Central Community School Corporation school board of trustees, for granting permission for this very special collaboration!


 FREE ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

Click here to view a flyer for the free sports physicals that will be held at BCMS on Saturday, June 4, 2016.  Parents and athletes should note:  Starting this year, per the IHSAA, physicals may NO LONGER be signed by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.


 7th GRADE ACTIVITIES

Please click here to view the information sent home by the 7th grade team.


 

BCMS Sports Update

Submitted by Marty Young, Athletic Director

BCMS Spring Sports Teams


Girls Track & Field- MSC Champions- Undefeated Season


Boys Track & Field- MSC Runner Ups


Girls Tennis- 11 Wins 1 Loss





BCMS Coed Golf



Keep up-to-date with BCMS Athletics on Twitter: @btown_ms


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


“ The best athletes are made in the off season”- Unknown


THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

“As long as you are tangled in wrong and revenge, blow and counterblow, aggression and defense, you will be constantly drawn into fresh wrong . . . Only forgiveness frees us from the injustice of others.”  Romano Guardini

THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM DAILY THEMES:  

“Choosing What’s Right : Respect : Golden Rule : Justice : Golden Rule Redux”


Until next week,


5/9



"The Principal's Post"

Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog for Week 36: May 9 - May 13

11th LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 12th LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

The eleventh level review period concluded last Friday, May 6th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the eleventh three-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for Monday, May 16th!  

We begin the 12th level review period today!!!  ☺

All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this twelfth, and final, level review period (May 9th – May 27th) of the year.


BCMS ACADEMIC SUPER BOWL TEAM

BCMS Super Bowl Team played in Class 3 Area Competition at Seymour Middle School on Saturday, April 30. This year’s topic was “Hoosier Heritage”.


Although a total of 18 area teams attended, BCMS scores were only compared to the other Class 3 teams including East Washington, Indian Creek, and Mitchell. Even though teams usually consist of three or more players on each subject area team, BCMS placed in four out of the five subject areas despite our small numbers.


  • 1st in English: Lexi Williams

  • 2nd in Social Studies: Kiley Ratliff and Lexi Williams

  • 3rd in Math: Kiley Ratliff and Makenna Temple-Guthrie

  • 3rd in Science: Makenna Temple-Guthrie


Congratulations to Kiley, Makenna, and Lexi who have done well in representing BCMS in academic competition for the last three years. Coaches are Ms. Ault (Science, Social Studies, English) and Mrs. Lambring (Math).

Unfortunately, all three of these girls are 8th graders. As a result, BCMS will be trying to build a new team of dedicated members if we hope to compete in next year’s contest covering the “French Revolution”. We encourage all upcoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to consider joining our team. Teams practice after school 1 or 2 times per week beginning in January and ending with competition around the first of May.


UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING AND SHARING

A BIG THANK YOU to the Jackson County United Way and the fifteen (15) member project team that will be visiting, and working, on some beautification projects at BCMS on Tuesday.

As you may know, the United Way of Jackson County sponsors a Day of Caring and Sharing each spring.  They ask for project sites in which project teams can volunteer labor to demonstrate care in their community.  BCMS was fortunate to have had our application be accepted and be selected as a project site.

Some of the beautification projects that we have planned for our visiting project team include:  

  • Pulling bushes on the island leaving the BCMS parking lot (to help improve vehicular visibility and safety when leaving campus ☺)

  • Painting/repainting of the basketball lane and three point line on the playground basketball court

  • Painting the basketball goals, themselves!

  • Repainting of the picnic table/benches on the playground

  • Sealing cracks on the playground basketball court

  • Repainting of our exterior trashcans and lids

  • Repainting of the bick rack

  • Pull/Remove the “vinery”/bush from the planter outside the 6th grade wing on Walnut Street (we have some VERY SPECIAL plans for the beautification of that area that involves the 2016 BCHS Agricultural Mechanics class!!! ☺)

  • . . . and if they can get to it . . . the repainting of the football equipment storage shed

As you can see, we have a big day planned for them.  If you drive by the school on Tuesday and see them out working, we would invite you to give them a BCMS wave and “honk” of appreciation for their efforts.

Again many thanks to the Jackson County United Way and the BCMS project team consisting the following volunteers:

 

  • Gary Burgin

  • Elijah Bean

  • Kegan Riley

  • Michael Weixler

  • Adrian Magner

  • Gabe Barger

  • Craig Lee

  • Jason Knoke

  • David Doody

  • Keegan Lohman

  • William Wilson

  • Bryan Hansome


FAST PASS TO ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SUMMER CAMP


Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation and Aisin Group have partnered with Ivy Tech to bring Fast Pass To Advanced Manufacturing Summer Camp for 8th grade students.  It is a “free” 3-day camp beginning June 8-10, from noon – 5:00 pm, held at Aisin World Headquarters and lunch will be provided.  We potentially already have 8 campers enrolled with 7 more spots still available.

 

Click here to view a flyer about the summer camp.  Click here for an application.  Questions can be directed to Mrs. Jody Deckard.

  

Jody A. Deckard

Workforce Partnership Coordinator

Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation

301 N. Chestnut Street, P.O. Box 783

Seymour, IN 47274

Ph: 812.522-4951  Fx: 812-522-1235

www.jcidc.com


ISTEP+ 2015 . . . AWAITING THE RESULTS

We can officially “turn the page” on our 2016 ISTEP+ efforts for this year.  As the online testing, including make-up tests, for our students concluded, we now begin the wait to see what our test results will be.    

As the state test does not have a direct bearing on the students’ individual class grade, it may have been tempting for some of the students to not take the test serious by not giving a personal best effort.  As this indifferent attitude is a tragic mistake for our school and students, we took direct steps again this year to convince the students otherwise.  They have repeatedly heard us say, “ISTEP is our Super Bowl!  It doesn’t get any bigger!”

The students, through their efforts, will set a benchmark (being determined at this time) from which we will continue to climb.  We talk about our legacy as a school frequently.  This state benchmark will be part of that legacy.

From the information that we have received, the student test results may not be ready for our review for several weeks, but when we know, you’ll know.  We’re pressing on!  ☺


 BCMS Athletic Updates

Submitted by Marty Young, BCMS Athletic Director


Spring Sports this week:

Monday, May 9

  • Boys/Girls Track- MSC Meet- Salem

  • Coed Golf vs Bedford- HOME


Tuesday, May 10

  • Coed Golf vs Bedford- AWAY


Saturday, May 14

  • Coed Golf- BNL Invite- AWAY



WINS THIS WEEK FOR THE BRAVES


  • Boys/Girls Track vs Crothersville, East Washington, Mitchell & Bedford

  • Girls Tennis vs Paoli & Bedford



Keep up-to-date with BCMS Athletics on Twitter: @btown_ms


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


"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan." - Tom Landry

 


THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

“No one would allow garbage at his table, but many allow it served into their minds.”  -Fulton John Sheen


THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM DAILY THEMES:  

“Goals : Learning From Mistakes : Attitude : Opportunity : Respect”


Until next week,

 


5/2

"The Principal's Post"

Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog for Week 35: May 2 - May 6

Those Who Can, Do... Those Who Can Do More, Teach

Most people can remember at least one teacher who has had a particularly positive and influential impact on their lives.  Whether it was a parent, a classroom teacher, a coach, a Sunday school teacher, a mentor, a friend, or a colleague . . . we have all had those who have made us a better person because of their contribution to, and their investment in, us.  Teachers, all teachers, do indeed shape the future for they have helped to shape us.

This year Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6.  To teachers everywhere, please accept this "thank you" for all of the hard and important work that you do!


 

WARMER WEATHER AND STUDENT APPEARANCE

As the weather begins to warm, more and more students will be, quite naturally, choosing to wear shorts to school.  

Students are reminded of the expectations regarding the length of shorts.  “Mid-thigh in length,” as defined by our school dress code policy, requires that the length of student shorts extend at or below the mid-thigh . . . preferably to the top of the knee.

When students arrived to the middle school last August, they were . . . in many cases . . . “shorter.”  ☺  They have grown.  The mid-thigh length shorts that fit in August may or may not be mid-thigh length now.  We want to avoid any confusion regarding shorts that may have been dress code compliant in August, but because of the physical changes of the student may not be dress code compliant in April.

As the days begin to warm, and as students start to pull out their spring/summer apparel from last fall, please assist us in reinforcing with them that shorts are to be mid-thigh or longer to be appropriate for school.

Thank you!


 

21st CENTURY SCHOLARS . . . TIME IS TICKING FOR THE 8th GRADE

The 21st Century Scholars program is an income-eligible program started in 1990 under the leadership of Governor Evan Bayh.  All 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship are guaranteed to receive up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public college/university in Indiana.

To enroll your child in the program you must submit an application online.

The current 8th grade class has until June 30th, 2016, to submit an application.  After June 30th, 8th grade students forfeit the opportunity to apply . . . possibly forfeiting their opportunity to receive up to four years of undergraduate collegiate tuition.  We encourage all 8th grade students and their parents to submit an application.  We are here to help you do so!

Links:

http://www.in.gov/ssaci/2345.htm

http://www.in.gov/ssaci/2555.htm



BCMS Athletic Updates

Submitted by Marty Young, BCMS Athletic Director


Spring Sports this week:


Monday, May 2

  • Coed Golf vs Southwestern Hanover & Jennings County- AWAY

  • Girls Tennis vs Paoli- AWAY

  • Boys/Girls Track vs East Washington & Crothersville- AWAY


Tuesday, May 3

  • Girls Tennis vs East Washington- AWAY

  • Boys/Girls Track & Field vs Mitchell- AWAY


Thursday, May 5

  • Girls Tennis vs Bedford- AWAY

  • Boys/Girls Track & Field vs Bedford- AWAY


Saturday, May 7

  • Girls Tennis vs Seymour- AWAY



WINS THIS WEEK FOR THE BRAVES


  • Boys/Girls Track vs Scottsburg & St. Vincent

  • Girls Track vs Oolitic

  • Girls Tennis vs Immanuel & Austin

Keep up-to-date with BCMS Athletics on Twitter: @btown_ms


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


“Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard” - Unknown



THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

“You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.” Demosthenes

THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM DAILY THEMES:  

“Friends : Strength : Rules : Goals : Brotherhood”


Until next week,


4/25

"The Principal's Post"

Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog for Week 34: April 25 - April 29


ISTEP+ 2016 . . . FINISHING PART 2 . . . ONLINE MULTIPLE CHOICE

Concluding this week, BCMS students will finish the final series of ISTEP+ tests for this spring.

To take advantage of the expanded testing window that the state allows BCMS will continue in its “custom” schedule format this week.

In addition to the math and ELA tests, grade 6 will also be testing in science.  Grade 7 will also be testing in social studies.  The 8th grade has been selected by the state to take a second math pilot test once the Part 2 operational testing concludes.  (Note:  The results of the pilot test will not be factored in, in any way, with the 8th grade students’ operational ISTEP+ test results for 2016.)

Because the ISTEP+ testing sessions often run beyond the time allotted for a typical class period, “testing” periods on designated days will run longer.   The students will follow the order of their regular class schedule, but they may not meet with every class every day during the days of the testing window.

Depending on what period you have your ELA, Science (for grade 6), or Social Studies (for grade 7), that will determine the day you will test.

For all BCMS students, the testing is:

Testing Session 1:  Mathematics (Sections 1 & 2) – CONCLUDED last week

Testing Session 2:  Mathematics (Section 3) – CONCLUDED last week

Testing Session 3:  ELA (Section 1) – CONCLUDED last week

Testing Session 4:  ELA (Section 2)

Testing Session 5:  ELA (Section 3)

Testing Session 6:   Grade 6 - Science (Section 1)

Grade 7 – Social Studies (Section 1)

Grade 8 – Math Pilot Test (Section 1)

Testing Session 7: Grade 6 - Science (Section 2)

Grade 7 – Social Studies (Section 2)

Grade 8 – Math Pilot Test (Section 2)

I would like to again stress the importance of student attendance during the days of their ISTEP+ testing.  Having your child present is critical.  If possible it is most helpful if doctor’s appointments, or other commitments that would require your child to miss school on a testing day, be rescheduled for another time.  Indiana has very strict guidelines regarding student attendance, test taking and scoring.  An absence from any one test would result in a “Not Pass” designation for that student.  

Please assist us by again taking the opportunity to speak with your child this week about his/her ISTEP exam.  By mentioning the test, you are reinforcing its importance.  THANK YOU!


 


TENTH LEVEL REVIEW REWARD ACTIVITY

Those students earning “on-level” status for the tenth level review period (March 14th – April 15th) will enjoy treats and/or recreation time as grade levels this coming Friday afternoon, April 29th.


And, here are the number of BCMS students that participated in the tenth on-level reward activity:


Grade 6:  81 “on-level” / 122 6th graders enrolled = 66%

Compared to the ninth level review:  98 “on-level” / 123 6th graders enrolled = 80%

Compared to the eighth level review:  92 “on-level” / 124 6th graders enrolled = 74%

Compared to the seventh level review:  100 “on-level” / 123 6th graders enrolled = 81%

Compared to the sixth level review:  105 “on-level” / 122 6th graders enrolled = 86%

Compared to the fifth level review:  97 “on-level” / 122 6th graders enrolled = 80%

Compared to the fourth level review:  93 “on-level” / 124 6th graders enrolled = 75%

Compared to the third level review:  85 “on-level” / 122 6th graders enrolled = 70%

Compared to the second level review:  103 “on-level” / 124 6th graders enrolled = 83%

Compared to the first level review:  112 “on-level” / 124 6th graders enrolled = 90%


Grade 7:  78 “on-level” / 113 7th graders enrolled = 69%

Compared to the ninth level review:  86 “on-level” / 113 7th graders enrolled = 76%

Compared to the eighth level review:  77“on-level” / 114 7th graders enrolled = 68%

Compared to the seventh level review:  81 “on-level” / 115 7th graders enrolled = 70%

Compared to the sixth level review:  85 “on-level” / 115 7th graders enrolled = 74%

Compared to the fifth level review:  88 “on-level” / 111 7th graders enrolled = 79%

Compared to the fourth level review:  81 “on-level” / 111 7th graders enrolled = 73%

Compared to the third level review:  93 “on-level” / 111 7th graders enrolled = 84%

Compared to the second level review:  77 “on-level” / 110 7th graders enrolled = 70%

Compared to the first level review:  97 “on-level” / 111 7th graders enrolled = 87%


Grade 8:  106 “on-level”/ 144 8th graders enrolled = 74%

Compared to the ninth level review:  124 “on-level”/ 143 8th graders enrolled = 87%

Compared to the eighth level review:  113 “on-level”/ 143 8th graders enrolled = 79%

Compared to the seventh level review:  121 “on-level”/ 144 8th graders enrolled = 84%

Compared to the sixth level review: 114 “on-level”/ 144 8th graders enrolled = 79%

Compared to the fifth level review:  117 “on-level”/ 143 8th graders enrolled = 82%

Compared to the fourth level review:  117 “on-level”/ 144 8th graders enrolled = 81%

Compared to the third level review:  93 “on-level”/ 141 8th graders enrolled = 66%

Compared to the second level review:  103 “on-level”/ 140 8th graders enrolled = 74%

Compared to the first level review:  116 “on-level”/ 141 8th graders enrolled = 82%


All grades:  265 “on-level” / 379 BCMS students = 70%

Compared to the ninth level review:  308 “on-level” / 379 BCMS students = 81%

Compared to the eighth level review:  282 “on-level” / 381 BCMS students = 74%

Compared to the seventh level review:  302 “on-level” / 382 BCMS students = 79%

Compared to the sixth level review:  304 “on-level” / 381 BCMS students = 80%

Compared to the fifth level review:  302 “on-level” / 376 BCMS students = 80%

Compared to the fourth level review:  291 “on-level” / 379 BCMS students = 77%

Compared to the third level review:  271 “on-level” / 374 BCMS students = 73%

Compared to the second level review:  283 “on-level” / 374 BCMS students = 76%

Compared to the first level review:  325 “on-level” / 376 BCMS students = 86%


As you might have noticed, our percentages “took a hit” this past level review period. There were actually four weeks in this particular level review rather than the standard three.  We are NOT using that as an excuse, but the extra week allowed for more assignments during this review period while the missed assignment expectation to earn “on level” status remained the same.


We will continue to track our on-level percentages as classes and as a school each level review period.


To have 100% of our student body to earn “on level” status remains our goal.  To achieve that goal would put us closer to our aim:  for all BCMS students to develop those necessary study habits which will enable our students to be successful at BCHS and allow them to reach their fullest academic potential.


And, we challenge the students to always be cognizant of their level status.  As we start “Week 30” of the school year, we are already starting “week 2” in the tenth level review period.  

DAILY HABITS . . . DAILY RESULTS!


 

PROGRESS REPORTS . . . WENT HOME LAST WEEK!!!

Did you see them?  

Friday, April 15th, marked the end of the mid-point of the third trimester.  During TRIBE last Tuesday (April 19th), every BCMS student was issued a progress report home to take home for parents to review and sign.  Every BCMS student that returned a signed progress report by last Friday (April 22nd) received extra credit in his/her classes for demonstrating the RESPONSIBILITY (second “R”) of doing so.

Many of our parents have elected to follow their student’s progress online through Harmony this year.  We encourage all our parents/guardians 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 Miss Ault in the Library Media Center.


 

ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY

Some of the most valuable individuals on staff are those professionals that work in a support capacity attending to the day-to-day administrative tasks that allow the teachers to focus on teaching and the students for focus on learning.  Working often “behind the scenes,” the absence of the contributions of these individuals would be instantly felt.

Ever need to get a message to a student?  Ever needed your child’s lunch account updated?  How about the daily announcements to keep everyone “on the same page?”  Book rental, ordering of supplies, payroll . . . the list of “other duties as assigned by the principal” could go on for pages.

BCMS would simply like to say “thank you” to our two Administrative Professionals:  Mrs. Sue Fleetwood & Mrs. Kim Schneider.

Ladies, thank you for all that you do that enables us to do what we do!  Happy Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday!!


 

BCMS Athletic Updates

Submitted by Marty Young, BCMS Athletic Director


Spring Sports this week:


Monday, April 25

  • Coed Golf vs Austin & Scottsburg- HOME

  • Girls Tennis vs Immanuel- HOME


Tuesday, April 26

  • Girls Tennis vs Scottsburg- AWAY

  • Boys/Girls Track & Field vs Oolitic- HOME


Thursday, April 28

  • Girls Tennis vs Austin- HOME

  • Boys/Girls Track & Field vs Scottsburg- HOME


Saturday, April 30

  • Coed Golf vs BNL- Otis Park



WINS THIS WEEK FOR THE BRAVES


  • Boys/Girls Track vs Austin

  • Girls Track vs Jennings County

  • Girls Tennis vs Paoli & Immanuel



Keep up-to-date with BCMS Athletics on Twitter: @btown_ms


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


“Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.” -Arnold H. Glasow


 


THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

“It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength.”   -Frank Duff

THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

Character:  Looking for the Good in Yourself and Others


Until next week,

 





4/18

"The Principal's Post"

Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog for Week 33: April 18 - April 22

PLEASE NOTE - Snow Make-Up Day:  Due to the inclement weather school cancellation on Wednesday, January 20th, school will be in session this Friday, April 22nd!

 

ISTEP+ 2016 . . . PART 2 . . . MULTIPLE CHOICE . . . ONLINE

Beginning this week, BCMS students will start the final series of ISTEP+ tests for this year.  Because the multiple choice portion of the ISTEP test is done online, the state provides a lengthier testing window in which for schools to complete the mandated test (Monday, April 18th – Friday, May 6th).

At BCMS, we have made special preparations to take advantage of the expanded testing window.  We have created custom daily schedules throughout this week and next to provide the students the opportunity to test in the company of their math and ELA teachers in their regular math and English/language arts classrooms.

In addition to the math and ELA tests, grade 6 will also be testing in science.  Grade 7 will also be testing in social studies.  Grade 8 . . . well . . . they have been selected by the state to take a second math pilot test once the Part 2 operational testing concludes.  (Note:  Because this is a pilot test, the results of the pilot test will not be factored in, in any way, with the 8th grade students’ operational ISTEP+ test results for 2016.)

What will the custom daily schedules look like?  Because the ISTEP+ testing sessions often run beyond the time allotted for a typical class period, “testing” periods on designated days will run longer.   The students will follow the order of their regular class schedule, but they may not meet with every class every day during the days of the testing.  For example, on Wednesday, we will conclude our day with period 3.  When the students return to school on Thursday, they will start the day by reporting to period 4, followed by period 5, etc.  We will stay in this schedule “mode” until testing concludes next Thursday, April 28th.

Depending on what period the student has math, ELA, Science (for grade 6), or Social Studies (for grade 7), that will determine the day he/she will test.

For all BCMS students, however, the testing order will be:

Testing Session 1:  Mathematics (Sections 1 & 2)

Testing Session 2:  Mathematics (Section 3)

Testing Session 3:  ELA (Section 1)

Testing Session 4:  ELA (Section 2)

Testing Session 5:  ELA (Section 3)

Testing Session 6:   Grade 6 - Science (Section 1)

                          Grade 7 – Social Studies (Section 1)

                          Grade 8 – Math Pilot Test (Section 1)

Testing Session 7:  Grade 6 - Science (Section 2)

                          Grade 7 – Social Studies (Section 2)

                          Grade 8 – Math Pilot Test (Section 2)

For the Multiple Choice tests it will be very important that:  1) students read directions carefully, 2) be careful to answer what the questions are specifically asking, 3) if they do not know the answer to a specific test question, that they try to narrow their multiple choice options down to a likely correct answer before making a best “guess” (a test taking strategy J).  Unlike the Applied Skills portion of the test taken in March, no partial credit is given in the Multiple Choice portion of the ISTEP.

As we did in March, I would like to stress the importance of student attendance during the days of their team’s ISTEP+ testing.  Having your child present is critical.  If possible it is most helpful if doctor’s appointments, or other commitments that would require your child to miss school on a testing day, be rescheduled for another time.  Indiana has very strict guidelines regarding student attendance, test taking and scoring.  An absence from any one test would result in a “Not Pass” designation for that student.

Please assist us by again taking the opportunity to speak with your child this week about his/her upcoming ISTEP exam.  By mentioning the test, you are reinforcing its importance.  THANK YOU!


 

10th LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 11th LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

The tenth level review period concluded last Friday, April 15th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the tenth three-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for Friday, April 29th!  (With Part 2 ISTEP+ testing this week, we wanted to get the testing done before enjoying the reward activity.)  J

We begin the 11th level review period today!!!  J

All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this eleventh level review period (April 18th – May 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 MARCH STUDENT OF THE MONTH

On the evening of April 12th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized Emma Winks as the March Student 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 Emma’s teachers had to say regarding her selection:  “Emma is an exceptional student in the eyes of all of her teachers.  She is the type of student all teachers desire to have in their class.  She always puts forth her best effort and never shies away from asking for help when in doubt.  Emma has also been on level all nine of the level reviews thus far, and hasn’t had one incomplete assignment to date.  This again goes to show the type of student character she displays each day.  As well as being an ideal student, she is also a determined athlete.  She has played basketball since the third grade, and this year she was a devout member of the BCMS 8th grade girls’ basketball team.  Her coach said that she was an exemplary team player on and off the court. Emma truly carries herself with poise and is extremely creative.  We are very proud to have Emma Winks represent the eighth grade as our student of the month because she is without a doubt deserving of the title.  We only hope that more students take note of her maturity and work ethic.”

 

CONGRATULATIONS, Emma!! . . . and THANK YOU!!


 

BCMS Athletic Updates
Submitted by Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director

Spring Sports this week:

 

Monday, April 18

  • Boys/Girls Track & Field vs Jennings County- HOME

  • Girls Tennis vs Paoli- HOME

 

Tuesday, April 19

  • Girls Tennis vs Immanuel- AWAY

  • Boys/Girls Track & Field vs Austin- HOME

 

Wednesday, April 20

  • Coed Golf vs Immanuel- AWAY

 

Thursday, April 21

  • Girls Tennis vs Seymour- HOME



WINS THIS WEEK FOR THE BRAVES

 

  • Coed Golf vs Salem

  • Boys/Girls Track vs Salem

  • Girls Tennis vs St. Vincent



Keep up-to-date with BCMS Athletics on Twitter: @btown_ms

 

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

 

“The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no one else is watching” - Anson Dorrance

 



2016 ISTEP+ TEST COUNTER

 

Part 2:  HERE WE GO . . . AGAIN!!!

 

THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,  and what you do are in harmony.”  -Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

“Wisdom:  Educating the Heart”

 

Until next week,

 

4/15


"The Principal's Post"

Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog for Week 32: April 11 - April15

THE WEEK OF MAY 23RD

It may seem a little premature to begin thinking about the end of the year, but once we get through April (and the Part 2 testing of ISTEP+), May will pass in a blink.

 

I wanted to use this early opportunity to inform interested parents of the changes being planned to conclude the school year . . . including our year-end awards programs.

 

The week of May 23rd promises to be a very full week.  Each grade level has:  1) a field trip planned away from BCMS, 2) planned grade level year-end activities, 3) our annual PAHRAI games (Perfect Attendance, Honor Roll, Academic Improvement), and 4) our year-end honors day programs.

 

After several discussions, BCMS has decided to approach this year’s year-end awards programs a bit differently.

 

Grades 6 & 7 will have their awards program the afternoon of Thursday, May 26th.  After the presentation of the 6th & 7th grade awards, and a short intermission, grade 8 will join the proceedings for participation in the annual year-end PAHRAI games.

 

Prior to the start of PAHRAI, members from the 8th grade class (the Class of 2020) will unveil their banner, give the 8th grade address, and pass the gavel to representatives of the 7th grade (the Class of 2021).  After these more formal gestures, the “informal” begins with all three grades participating in the PAHRAI games together.

 

The grade 8 awards program will take place in BCHS auditorium the following afternoon, Friday, May 27th, beginning at 1:30PM.  Parents, grandparents, guardians, and friends are invited to attend the 8th grade awards program.  

 

Although this is not a change in venue, it will be a change in format.  Only the 8th grade students will be attending the 8th grade awards ceremony from BCMS.  (Grades 6 and 7 will have planned activities at BCMS as a grade level on Friday, May 27th.)

 

Reserved auditorium seating for the 8th grade class will be visible.  We invite our guests to sit in any of the seating not reserved for the students.

 

We anticipate that the awards program, including the class video presentation, will last no longer than an hour.  At the conclusion of the awards program (approximately 2:30PM), any 8th grade parent present who would like to leave with their 8th grade student may do so.  (Sign-out sheets for those students leaving with parents will be made available in the main auditorium lobby.)

 

As indicated, only 8th grade students will be participating in the 8th grade awards program at BCHS on Friday, May 27th.  However, should younger BCMS siblings of current 8th grade students desire to attend the program, we would encourage their attendance.  We would ask the parents/guardians of these BCMS siblings to sign these students out at BCMS prior to 1:15PM.

 

At the conclusion of the 8th grade awards program, the 8th grade students will return to BCMS to conclude the day and for dismissal.  We feel this will be one of the most advantageous student safety oriented aspects to the afternoon.  Dismissal for the corporation will be “as normal” on the last day of school this year.  As BCMS will be dismissing from our campus, this should greatly reduce the vehicular congestion at BCHS as the corporation dismisses for summer vacation.

 

As the end of the year approaches, more information will be shared.  However, it’s never too soon to begin . . . “getting the word out.”

 

Thank you!


 

BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES

Submitted by:  Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director

Spring Sports this week:

 

Monday, April 11

  • Boys/Girls Track & Field vs Seymour- AWAY

Tuesday, April 12

  • Girls Tennis vs St. Vincent- HOME

  • Boys/Girls Track & Field vs Salem- AWAY

  • Coed Golf vs Salem- AWAY

 

Thursday, April 14

  • Girls Tennis vs Bedford- HOME

 

Friday, April 15

  • Girls Tennis vs Salem- HOME

 

WINS THIS WEEK FOR THE BRAVES

 

  • Coed Golf vs Immanuel

  • Girls Tennis vs St. Vincent



Keep up-to-date with BCMS Athletics on Twitter: @btown_ms

 

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

 

“When you put on that jersey, the name on the front is more important than the name on the back.” -"Miracle"


2016 ISTEP+ TEST COUNTER

Part 2 in:  6, 5, 4, 3, 2

 

THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

“Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.”      Elie Wiesel

 

THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

“Tolerance in Our Global Village”

 

Until next week,

  

 



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.



BCMS AUGUST STUDENT OF THE MONTH

On the evening of September 8th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized Jake Pauley as the August Student 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.


Jake was selected for his willingness to relinquish his personal study hall time to assist another BCMS student in class.  He has conscientiously attended to aiding and supporting his fellow classmate, and his act of compassion has helped to insure a positive classroom outcome for another.  His ability to see the potential in others, his action to lend a hand in a time of need, and his example of kindness and caring are a model for all BCMS students and staff.


CONGRATULATIONS, Jake!! . . . and THANK YOU!!



STUDENT GOVERNMENT & TRIBAL COUNSEL

Submitted by:  Mrs. McCrary

Last Friday, September 4th, 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

Chloe Covert

Logan Burnside

Brianna Black

Grant Elliott

Kelsey Ault

Reagan Nuss

Morgan Branaman

Maddie Carr

Hannah Hackman

Maren McClure


7th Grade Representatives

Nick Robbins

Nathan Koch

Kendra McCory

Andrew Wheeles

Bailey Miley

Kylee Nowling

Meghan Turner

Rehgen Stuckwisch

Ethan Shirley

Alli Reynolds


8th Grade Representatives

Addyson Krieger – President

Olivia Hackman – Vice President

Emily Koch – Secretary

Treasurer – Halle Hehman

Grace Garland

Emma Winks

Destiny Luttrell

Abbie Reynolds

Riley Nuss

Brandon Wilson



CALL ME JIM

On Tuesday, Brownstown Central Middle School 6th grade students will have the privilege to hear a guest speaker that will be visiting our county and community for most of this week.  Our visitor to BCMS that day, Mr. Jim Williams, is a nationally recognized motivator, speaker and authority on the topic of bullying.


Mr. Williams presents his “Call Me Jim” program in many schools, churches and organizations across the country.  His message is sure to help us re-evaluate our relationships, both in and out of school, in how we talk and interact with, and toward, each other.


Mr. Williams is coming to Jackson County this week thanks to the efforts of the Leadership Jackson County team, “United We Stand.”  On behalf of Brownstown Middle School, we would like to thank them for their efforts in bringing Mr. Williams back to our school for his fourth annual visit this year.  His message always touches upon two of our “Three R’s” . . . RESPECT . . . and personal RESPONSIBILITY regarding the manner in which we speak and interact with one another.



BRAVES FOOD PANTRY

Submitted by:  Mr. Koch, BCHS Guidance Counselor


The Braves Food Pantry will open again on September 21st from 4PM - 6PM at the high school.  The food pantry will be open once a month, but it can always be made available for families in need.  


Click here for more information.



BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES

Submitted by:  Mr. Young

BCMS Athletic Director


Sporting events this week:


Monday, September 14

  • 7/8 Volleyball vs Brown County – AWAY

  • MS Cross Country vs Jennings County- AWAY

  • 6th AB Volleyball vs Austin- HOME

  • Boys Tennis vs Bedford- HOME


Tuesday, September 15

  • 7/8 Volleyball vs Highland Hills- AWAY


Wednesday, September 16

  • Fall Sports Pictures- After School


Thursday, September 17

  • 7/8 Volleyball vs Austin- HOME

  • 6th AB Volleyball vs Scottsburg- AWAY

  • MS Cross Country vs Seymour- HOME

  • Boys Tennis vs East Washington- AWAY

  • 7/8 Football vs East Washington- HOME


Friday, September 18

  • Boys Tennis vs Seymour- AWAY


WINS this week for the Braves

  • 8th Grade Volleyball defeated Salem & East Washington

  • 7th Grade Volleyball defeated East Washington

  • 6th Grade  Volleyball defeated Salem & St. Ambrose

  • 8th Grade Football defeated Seymour

  • Cross Country ran against Shawswick & Oolitic. Grace Garland came in 1st Place Overall vs Oolitic.


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!


Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” - John Wooden



THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

“Results and Responsibilities, NOT Excuses”



THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

“Courage and Confidence:  Overcoming Obstacles”


Until next week,

 
 

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Brownstown Central Middle School
520 W. Walnut St.
Brownstown, IN 47220

Phone:  812-358-4947
Fax:   812-358-3940

Doug McClure, Principal
Alicia McCrary, Guidance Counselor
Marty Young, Athletic Director

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