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    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog

    Week of:  April 23 - 27

    Week 35

    “The Principal’s Post”


    ISTEP+ 2018 . . . CONTINUING PART 2 . . . ONLINE MULTIPLE CHOICE

    Continuing this week, BCMS students will move closer to completing 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.

    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.

    For all BCMS students, the testing sequence for this week is:

    Testing Session 3:  ELA (Section 1)

    Testing Session 4:  ELA (Section 2)

    Testing Session 5:  ELA (Section 3)

    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 this week, 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 26th – April 13th) enjoyed treats and/or recreation time as grade levels last Thursday afternoon, April 19th.

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

    Grade 6:  91 “on-level” / 131 6th graders enrolled = 70%

    Grade 7:  74 “on-level” / 102 7th graders enrolled = 73%

    Grade 8:  98 “on-level”/ 131 8th graders enrolled = 75%

    All grades:  263“on-level” / 364 BCMS students = 72%

    After each level review, we look at where we are, in comparison to where we’ve been, to help us determine where we are going.

    We would invite you to click on any one of the following On-Level History reports that might interest you.

    2017-2018 All Current Grades On-Level History Report

    Entire School On-Level History Report (2014-2015 thru 2017-2018)

    Grade 6 On-Level History Report (Class of 2021 – Class of 2024)

    Grade 7 On-Level History Report (Class of 2020 – Class of 2023)

    Grade 8 On-Level History Report (Class of 2019 – Class of 2022)

    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 34” of the school year, we are already starting “week 2” in the tenth level review period.  

    DAILY HABITS . . . DAILY RESULTS!

    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 to focus on learning.  Working often “behind the scenes,” the missing contributions of these individuals would be instantly felt in their absence.

    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, paying of athletic officials . . . and 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 three Administrative Professionals:  Mrs. Kim Schneider, Mrs. Tara Black, & Mrs. Brenda Bean, for all that they do to keep us operating smoothly on a day-to-day basis.

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

    WARMER WEATHER AND STUDENT APPEARANCE

    As the weather begins to warm . . . AND IT HAS TO AT SOME POINT THIS SPRING!!! . . . more and more students will be, quite naturally, choosing to wear spring/summer clothing to school . . . most notably shorts and tee shirts.  

    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.  The typical “runner’s shorts” do not generally meet this standard.  

    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 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.  Please be mindful of this as students will be directed to change and/or call home to procure a change of attire before being allowed to attend class.
    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!

    BCMS ATHLETICS
    Submitted by:  Mr. Young BCMS Athletic Director

    Sporting events this week:

    Monday, April 23
    • Coed Golf vs Austin/Scottsburg- HOME
    • Boys and Girls Track and Field vs Oolitic-BNL
    Tuesday, April 24
    • Girls Tennis vs Scottsburg- AWAY
    Thursday, April 26
    • Girls Tennis vs Austin-HOME
    • Boys and Girls Track and Field vs Scottsburg/Highland Hills @ Scottsburg
    Friday, April 28
    • Coed Golf vs Seymour- HOME
    • Girls Tennis vs Bedford-HOME
    Saturday, April 28
    • Coed Golf- BNL Invite- AWAY
    • Girls Tennis- MSC Tourney- Silver Creek
    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!

    “Just Play. Have fun. Enjoy the game”- Michael Jordan

    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

    “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” -Jose  Addison


    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

    “Success:  How to be a Winner”

    Until next week,

    Mr. McClure

    Last Week

     Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog

    Week of:  April 16 - 20

    Week 34

    “The Principal’s Post”

    ISTEP+ 2018 . . . 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 16th – Friday, May 4th).

    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.

    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 Tuesday, we will conclude our day with period 5.  When the students return to school on Wednesday, they will start the day by reporting to period 6, followed by period 7, and then period 8. (The students are remarkable in how seamlessly the make these schedule adjustment.  It just “makes sense” during this time of testing.) We will stay in this schedule “mode” until testing concludes on Thursday, April 26th.

    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:  All Grades - Mathematics (Sections 1 & 2)

    Grade 6 - Science (Sections 1 & 2)

    Grade 7 – Social Studies (Section 1 & 2)

    Testing Session 2:  All Grades - Mathematics (Section 3)

    Testing Session 3:  All Grades - ELA (Section 1)

    Testing Session 4:  All Grades - ELA (Section 2)

    Testing Session 5:  All Grades - ELA (Section 3)

    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 ).  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 February, 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!

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

    Last Friday (April 13th) marked the end of the mid-point of the third trimester.  Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 17th), every BCMS student will be given a progress report to take home for parents to review and sign.  Those BCMS students returning a signed progress report by this Friday (April 20th) will receive extra credit in his/her classes for demonstrating the RESPONSIBILITY (second “R”) in doing so.

    Many of our parents have elected to follow their student’s progress online through Harmony.  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.

    10th LEVEL REVIEW & STARTING THE 11th LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

    The tenth level review period concluded last Friday, April 13th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the sixth three-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for this Thursday, April 19th!  

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

    All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this eleventh level review period (April 16th – May 4th) 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 19th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized Keetan Burcham-Jones 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 Keetan’s teachers had to say regarding his selection:  “Keetan Burcham-Jones is a very kind and considerate young man and truly exemplifies the 3 R’s of BCMS--respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness. He is an outstanding student and is a pleasure to have in class; he is hardworking, dependable, and extremely conscientious academically. He is a leader outside the classroom as well, as he participates in both football and basketball at BCMS. More than his classroom and extra-curricular performance, the teachers admire his courteous behavior. He is the first to stop and help students whose materials have fallen and often volunteers to work with difficult partners in class; all without hesitation and without being asked. He is well-liked and respected by his classmates and teachers alike, and the 6th grade teachers are honored to name him BCMS Student of the Month for March!”

    CONGRATULATIONS, Keetan!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

    ASTHMA
    Submitted by:  Nurse McKinney

    BCCSC recommends that students with a  medical diagnosis of Asthma, Reactive Airway Disease, or any other condition requiring  a rescue inhaler to have an Asthma Action Plan on file.  This form is completed annually  and signed by your child’s medical provider.  The medical provider and parent determine if the student should be allowed to carry his or her inhaler. If your child has been given permission to do so, please review with your child the importance of having their inhaler at school and with them at all times. If you feel your child needs more supervision or you would like to store a “back-up” inhaler in the health office, you are always welcome to do so.  In the event of an emergent situation, the supplies from the health office would be accessible for nursing staff to gather to assist your child. 

    BCMS ATHLETICS 
    Submitted by:  Mr. Young BCMS Athletic Director

    Sporting events this week:

    Monday, April 16
    • Girls Tennis vs Paoli- HOME
    Tuesday, April 17
    • Girls Tennis vs Immanuel- AWAY
    • Boys and Girls Track and Field vs Seymour- AWAY
    Wednesday, April 18
    • Spring Sports Pictures After School
    • Coed Golf vs Immanuel- AWAY
    Thursday, April 19
    • Girls Tennis vs Seymour- HOME
    Friday, April 20
    • Coed Golf vs Bedford- HOME
    • Girls Tennis vs St. Vincent- HOME
    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!

    “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.” -Phil Jackson

    2018 ISTEP+ TEST COUNTER

    Part 2 in:  1, HERE WE GO . . . AGAIN!!!

    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

    “Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.”-Annette Funicello

    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

    “Success:  Doing Our Best”

    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 of:  April 23 - 27

      Week 35

      “The Principal’s Post”


      ISTEP+ 2018 . . . CONTINUING PART 2 . . . ONLINE MULTIPLE CHOICE

      Continuing this week, BCMS students will move closer to completing 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.

      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.

      For all BCMS students, the testing sequence for this week is:

      Testing Session 3:  ELA (Section 1)

      Testing Session 4:  ELA (Section 2)

      Testing Session 5:  ELA (Section 3)

      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 this week, 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 26th – April 13th) enjoyed treats and/or recreation time as grade levels last Thursday afternoon, April 19th.

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

      Grade 6:  91 “on-level” / 131 6th graders enrolled = 70%

      Grade 7:  74 “on-level” / 102 7th graders enrolled = 73%

      Grade 8:  98 “on-level”/ 131 8th graders enrolled = 75%

      All grades:  263“on-level” / 364 BCMS students = 72%

      After each level review, we look at where we are, in comparison to where we’ve been, to help us determine where we are going.

      We would invite you to click on any one of the following On-Level History reports that might interest you.

      2017-2018 All Current Grades On-Level History Report

      Entire School On-Level History Report (2014-2015 thru 2017-2018)

      Grade 6 On-Level History Report (Class of 2021 – Class of 2024)

      Grade 7 On-Level History Report (Class of 2020 – Class of 2023)

      Grade 8 On-Level History Report (Class of 2019 – Class of 2022)

      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 34” of the school year, we are already starting “week 2” in the tenth level review period.  

      DAILY HABITS . . . DAILY RESULTS!

      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 to focus on learning.  Working often “behind the scenes,” the missing contributions of these individuals would be instantly felt in their absence.

      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, paying of athletic officials . . . and 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 three Administrative Professionals:  Mrs. Kim Schneider, Mrs. Tara Black, & Mrs. Brenda Bean, for all that they do to keep us operating smoothly on a day-to-day basis.

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

      WARMER WEATHER AND STUDENT APPEARANCE

      As the weather begins to warm . . . AND IT HAS TO AT SOME POINT THIS SPRING!!! . . . more and more students will be, quite naturally, choosing to wear spring/summer clothing to school . . . most notably shorts and tee shirts.  

      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.  The typical “runner’s shorts” do not generally meet this standard.  

      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 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.  Please be mindful of this as students will be directed to change and/or call home to procure a change of attire before being allowed to attend class.
      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!

      BCMS ATHLETICS
      Submitted by:  Mr. Young BCMS Athletic Director

      Sporting events this week:

      Monday, April 23
      • Coed Golf vs Austin/Scottsburg- HOME
      • Boys and Girls Track and Field vs Oolitic-BNL
      Tuesday, April 24
      • Girls Tennis vs Scottsburg- AWAY
      Thursday, April 26
      • Girls Tennis vs Austin-HOME
      • Boys and Girls Track and Field vs Scottsburg/Highland Hills @ Scottsburg
      Friday, April 28
      • Coed Golf vs Seymour- HOME
      • Girls Tennis vs Bedford-HOME
      Saturday, April 28
      • Coed Golf- BNL Invite- AWAY
      • Girls Tennis- MSC Tourney- Silver Creek
      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!

      “Just Play. Have fun. Enjoy the game”- Michael Jordan

      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

      “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” -Jose  Addison


      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

      “Success:  How to be a Winner”

      Until next week,

      Mr. McClure
    •  Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog

      Week of:  April 16 - 20

      Week 34

      “The Principal’s Post”

      ISTEP+ 2018 . . . 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 16th – Friday, May 4th).

      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.

      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 Tuesday, we will conclude our day with period 5.  When the students return to school on Wednesday, they will start the day by reporting to period 6, followed by period 7, and then period 8. (The students are remarkable in how seamlessly the make these schedule adjustment.  It just “makes sense” during this time of testing.) We will stay in this schedule “mode” until testing concludes on Thursday, April 26th.

      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:  All Grades - Mathematics (Sections 1 & 2)

      Grade 6 - Science (Sections 1 & 2)

      Grade 7 – Social Studies (Section 1 & 2)

      Testing Session 2:  All Grades - Mathematics (Section 3)

      Testing Session 3:  All Grades - ELA (Section 1)

      Testing Session 4:  All Grades - ELA (Section 2)

      Testing Session 5:  All Grades - ELA (Section 3)

      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 ).  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 February, 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!

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

      Last Friday (April 13th) marked the end of the mid-point of the third trimester.  Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 17th), every BCMS student will be given a progress report to take home for parents to review and sign.  Those BCMS students returning a signed progress report by this Friday (April 20th) will receive extra credit in his/her classes for demonstrating the RESPONSIBILITY (second “R”) in doing so.

      Many of our parents have elected to follow their student’s progress online through Harmony.  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.

      10th LEVEL REVIEW & STARTING THE 11th LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

      The tenth level review period concluded last Friday, April 13th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the sixth three-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for this Thursday, April 19th!  

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

      All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this eleventh level review period (April 16th – May 4th) 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 19th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized Keetan Burcham-Jones 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 Keetan’s teachers had to say regarding his selection:  “Keetan Burcham-Jones is a very kind and considerate young man and truly exemplifies the 3 R’s of BCMS--respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness. He is an outstanding student and is a pleasure to have in class; he is hardworking, dependable, and extremely conscientious academically. He is a leader outside the classroom as well, as he participates in both football and basketball at BCMS. More than his classroom and extra-curricular performance, the teachers admire his courteous behavior. He is the first to stop and help students whose materials have fallen and often volunteers to work with difficult partners in class; all without hesitation and without being asked. He is well-liked and respected by his classmates and teachers alike, and the 6th grade teachers are honored to name him BCMS Student of the Month for March!”

      CONGRATULATIONS, Keetan!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

      ASTHMA
      Submitted by:  Nurse McKinney

      BCCSC recommends that students with a  medical diagnosis of Asthma, Reactive Airway Disease, or any other condition requiring  a rescue inhaler to have an Asthma Action Plan on file.  This form is completed annually  and signed by your child’s medical provider.  The medical provider and parent determine if the student should be allowed to carry his or her inhaler. If your child has been given permission to do so, please review with your child the importance of having their inhaler at school and with them at all times. If you feel your child needs more supervision or you would like to store a “back-up” inhaler in the health office, you are always welcome to do so.  In the event of an emergent situation, the supplies from the health office would be accessible for nursing staff to gather to assist your child. 

      BCMS ATHLETICS 
      Submitted by:  Mr. Young BCMS Athletic Director

      Sporting events this week:

      Monday, April 16
      • Girls Tennis vs Paoli- HOME
      Tuesday, April 17
      • Girls Tennis vs Immanuel- AWAY
      • Boys and Girls Track and Field vs Seymour- AWAY
      Wednesday, April 18
      • Spring Sports Pictures After School
      • Coed Golf vs Immanuel- AWAY
      Thursday, April 19
      • Girls Tennis vs Seymour- HOME
      Friday, April 20
      • Coed Golf vs Bedford- HOME
      • Girls Tennis vs St. Vincent- HOME
      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!

      “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team.” -Phil Jackson

      2018 ISTEP+ TEST COUNTER

      Part 2 in:  1, HERE WE GO . . . AGAIN!!!

      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

      “Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.”-Annette Funicello

      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

      “Success:  Doing Our Best”

      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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