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    Welcome to Brownstown Central Middle School!

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    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
    Week of:  May 20 - 24
    Week 39
    “The Principal’s Post”


    Friday, May 24th 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) in their learning and growing throughout this year.

    We wish the Class of 2023 all the best as they leave us for BCHS this fall.  We look forward to welcoming back the Classes of 2024 (grade 8) and 2025 (grade 7), and we look forward to welcoming our newest class to BCMS . . . the Class of 2026 (grade 6)!


    TRIMESTER THREE REPORT CARDS

    Student report cards for the third trimester will be sent home with students at the end of the day of the final day of school on 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 2019-2020 school year.



    THIS WEEK . . . THE WEEK OF MAY 20th

    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 20th

    Regular School Bell Schedule

    7th grade field trip

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


    Tuesday, May 21st

    Regular School Bell Schedule

    6th, 7th, and 8th grade field trips . . . it’s going to be quiet around the buiding!


    Wednesday, May 22nd

    Regular School Bell Schedule

    6th grade field trip


    Thursday, May 23rd

    Special Activity Day Schedule

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

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

      • 8th Grade Banner Unveiling
      • Passing of the Gavel
      • 8th Grade Address

    Friday, May 24th

    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 a parent/guardian (sign-out sheets will be located in the BCHS Auditorium Lobby at the conclusion of the awards day program)
    TRIBE - Report Card Distribution (3:00-3:15)


    A little more about Friday, May 24th:

    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.)  


    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.)


    The center section of the auditorium is reserved seating for the 8th grade class.  We invite our guests to sit in the left, right, or rear sections of the auditorium.


    We anticipate that the awards program will last approximately one 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 from 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.



    WASHINGTON, DC . . . WE’RE BACK!!

    Last this week, 160 eighth grade BCMS and SMS students, along with their adult chaperones, visited Washington, D.C. for a long weekend filled with the sites, sounds and history of our nation’s capital.  Part of the students’ itinerary included the following: Capitol Building, National Cathedral, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Kennedy Center, Mount Vernon, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jefferson, FDR and MLK Memorials, Pentagon Memorial, Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and the National Archives . . . to name but a few.  


    A special “thank you” to SMS for allowing us to join them and to eighth grade SMS language arts teacher, Sherri Holt-Price, for organizing and coordinating what was a fantastic learning opportunity for the students from both of our schools.  It left memories for our students that will last a lifetime.

    Here are some of our favorite images from the trip.



    (Please insert pictures here)



    FREE ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

    Click here to view a flyer for the free sports physicals that will be held at BCMS on Saturday, June 8, 2019.  Parents and athletes should note:  Starting in 2016, per the IHSAA, physicals may NO LONGER be signed by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.


    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

    You might not be able to carry a tune,
    do rope tricks or give humorous, home spun advice
    but you do have a song to sing
    and ability that needs to be developed and used.”


    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

    Nonviolence : Honoring Elders : Encouraging Others : Cordiality : Self-Responsibility/Character


    Until next week,

    Mr. McClure

    Last Week

    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
    Week of:  May 13 - 17
    Week 38
    “The Principal’s Post”

    Friday, May 24
    th will be the last day for students.

    WASHINGTON, DC . . . HERE WE COME!!

    Later this week, approximately 140 eighth grade students from BCMS and SMS, along with their adult chaperones, will be leaving for Washington, D.C., for a long weekend filled with the sites, sound and history of our nation’s capital.  Part of the students’ itinerary will include the following: Capitol Building, Library Of Congress, Supreme Court Building, National Cathedral, National Zoo, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Kennedy Center, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jefferson & FDR Memorials, Pentagon Memorial, Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and the National Archives . . . to name but a few.  

    A special “thank you” to the following administrators and teachers for making this trip a possibility for our BCMS students:
    - the Seymour Community School Corporation School Board of Trustees
    - Mr. Brandon Harpe, SCSC Interim Superintendent
    - Mr. JB Royer, SMS Principal
    - Mrs. Sherri Holt-Price, SMS Teacher & Washington, D.C. Trip Coordinator
     . . . and . . .
    - the SMS student body (thank you for sharing your trip experience with us!)

    I would also like to thank:
    - the Brownstown Central Community School Corporation School Board of Trustees
    - Mr. Jade Peters, BCCSC Interim Superintendent
    . . . and . . .
    - this year’s BCCSC staff serving as trip chaperones:  Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Schocke

    This fantastic learning opportunity promises to leave indelible memories for our students that will last a lifetime.

    We would like to wish those eighth grade students and chaperones from both schools God’s speed in their travels this week.

    Be looking next week for some Class of 2023 “quick pics” of our time in our nation’s capital.

    MAY 2020 . . . THE CLASS OF 2024 . . . AND WASHINGTON DC!!!

    BCMS is very excited to announce that for the fourth consecutive year we enter into our partnership with Seymour Middle School to offer next year’s 8th grade students their opportunity at Washington, D.C.!

    What started with this year’s sophomore class (the Class of 2021) will continue next year with the Class of 2024.  They, too, 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, D.C. trip:  

    May 13 – May 17, 2020!!

    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 14th).  Click here to view a copy of that informational letter.  (Note: it will also be shared in our summer blog, here, in a couple of weeks.)

    Also, a special Washington DC web page link has been placed on our school’s main web page, as well as on Mr. McClure’s web page, for information and updates throughout the 2019-2020 school year.  (Please note: The information currently listed relates to this year’s trip. Updates to the web page as is relates to the 2019-2020 trip will be made over the summer.)

    Thank you SMS, thank you Mr. Peters, and thank you to the Brownstown Central Community School Corporation school board of trustees, for again granting permission for this very special collaboration . . . year 4!

    “THANK YOU” BCMS TRIBAL COUNCIL!

    If you took note of the school blog last week, you may recall that May 6 – May 10 was Teacher Appreciation Week.  Although the teachers received small expressions of gratitude (a.k.a. “treats!”) each day, Friday stood above the rest.  Thanks to the BCMS student council (and some very supportive parents), teachers were treated to a most delicious luncheon!

    Here are some images from the “food comatose” that occurred that day!

    The BCMS staff would like to express their gratitude for the time and effort made on the part of both students and parents in sponsoring a FANTASTIC lunch for us!

    BCMS APRIL STUDENT OF THE MONTH

    On the evening of May 14th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized Thai Daraswad 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.

    This is what Thai’s teachers had to say regarding his selection:  “Thai Daraswad 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 involved outside the classroom as well, as he participates in sports at BCMS. More than his classroom and extra-curricular performance, the teachers admire his courteous behavior. He is helpful and leads by quiet example. 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 April!”

    CONGRATULATIONS, Thai!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

    HENRY BREEDEN OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    BCMS is pleased to announce that one of our 6th grade students, Karson Henderson, won the Henry Breeden Outstanding Achievement Award at the May 3rd, 2019 Special Olympics contest hosted in Bedford. 

    In Karson’s nomination for the award, his teacher wrote:  “Karson is an observer, a student who strives for perfection, and one who willingly repeats tasks as he works towards mastery. 

    Since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, Karson has been working on reading a book. I’m proud to say that today Karson can read that book anytime he is asked and to whoever asks him. 

    Today, Karson is working on his second book and I have absolute confidence that he will be able to read this book as well.

    Other areas of success Karson has demonstrated this year include improved communication, task follow through, following one step verbal directions, and following 5 step picture directions for assembling Lego creations.  

    Karson is a terrific student who will undoubtedly continue to exhibit outstanding achievement!”

    CONGRATULATIONS, Karson!!

    Karson Family


    BCMS ACADEMIC SUPER BOWL TEAM

    Submitted by Ms. Ault

    The Academic Super Bowl Team competed in Class 3 Area Competition at Batchelor Middle School in Bloomington on Saturday, April 27. The topic of the competition was The Fertile Crescent. English, Math Science, Social Studies and Interdisciplinary teams answered 25 questions in each round. The English team (Madison Edwards, Kylor McCulley, and Raegan Ratliff; coaches Ms. Erin Gommel and Ms. Karen Ault) finished 1st in Area Competition. When the scores from competitions taking place around the state were submitted, the BCMS English Team was named Class 3 State Champions. This is the first State Champion Team that BCMS has had in Super Bowl Competition.

    The Math team (Madison Edwards, Bryce Reaser, Eli Reynolds, and Holden Tovey; Mrs. Andrea Edwards) earned honors by finishing 1st in Area Competition and being named a Class 3 Top Ten Winner by finishing in 6th place in State Competition.

    The Interdisciplinary [mixed subjects] Team (Madison Edwards, Raegan Ratliff, Bryce Reaser, Eli Reynolds, Holden Tovey, Eli Lane, and Quincy Weddell) finished in 1st place at Area Competition. The Science Team (Bryce Reaser, Landon Hehman, and Holden Tovey; coach Ms. Karen Ault) finished 2nd Place in Area Competition.

    DAY OF CARING AND SHARING . . . PAYING IT FORWARD
    Submitted by Mr. Young

    The BCMS Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be participating in the 23rd Annual United Way Day of Caring this Tuesday, May 14th!  This is a one day community service  event in Jackson County!

    BCMS will send 28 members of the FCA to help host a carnival for the Hoosier Christian Village residents.

    Paying it forward!!!

    BCMS ATHLETICS
    Submitted by:  Mr. Young BCMS Athletic Director

    Sporting events this week:

    Wednesday, May 15

    • Spring Sports Pow Wow

    Congratulations to the BCMS Golf Team- MSC Champions & 2nd Place in JC Invite




    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!

    There’s winning and there’s losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what’s never been acceptable to me is quitting.”- Magic Johnson

    ELEVENTH LEVEL REVIEW REWARD ACTIVITY

    Those students earning “on-level” status for the eleventh level review period (April 8th – May 2nd) enjoyed treats and/or recreation time as grade levels last Friday afternoon (May 10th).

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

    Grade 6:  80 “on-level” / 117 6th graders enrolled = 68%

    Grade 7:  101 “on-level” / 135 7th graders enrolled = 75%

    Grade 8:  66 “on-level”/ 107 8th graders enrolled = 62%

    All grades:  247 “on-level” / 359 BCMS students = 69%

    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.

    2018-2019 All Current Grades On-Level History Report

    Entire School On-Level History Report (2014-2015 thru 2018-2019)

    Grade 6 On-Level History Report (Class of 2021 – Class of 2025)

    Grade 7 On-Level History Report (Class of 2020 – Class of 2024)


    Grade 8 On-Level History Report (Class of 2019 – Class of 2023)

    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 38” of the school year, we are already starting “week 2” of the twelfth and final level review period of the year.  

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

    FREE ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

    Click here to view a flyer for the free sports physicals that will be held at BCMS on Saturday, June 8, 2019.  Parents and athletes should note:  Starting in 2016, per the IHSAA, physicals may NO LONGER be signed by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:
    “Talent is God-given; be humble.
    Fame is man-given; be grateful.
    Conceit is self-given; be careful.”
    -John Wooden

    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  
    Responsibility : Respect : Goals : Character : Kind Words

    Until next week,

    Mr. McClure

    Lunch Menu

    Homework

    Homework Assignments will be updated daily by 3:00 pm.

    Trimester 3
    Week 27: February 18 - February 22
    Week 28: February 25 - March 1
    Week 29: March 4 - March 8
    Week 30: March 11 - March 15
    Week 31: March 18 - March 22
    Week 32: Spring Break
    Week 33: April 1 - April 5
    Week 34: April 8 - April 12
    Week 35: April 15 - April 19
    Week 36: April 22 - April 26
    Week 37: April 29 - May 3
    Week 38: May 6 - May 10
    Week 39: May 13 - May 17
    Week 40: May 20 - May 24

    Trimester 2
    Week 13: November 5 - November 9
    Week 14: November 12 - November 16
    Week 15: November 19 - November 23 (Thanksgiving Week)
    Week 16: November 26 - November 30
    Week 17: December 3 - December 7
    Week 18: December 10 - December 14
    Week 19: December 17 - December 21
    Week 20: January 2 - January 4
    Week 21: January 7 - January 11
    Week 22: January 14 - January 18
    Week 23: January 21 - January 25
    Week 24: January 28 - February 1
    Week 25: February 4 - February 8
    Week 26: February 11 - February 15

    Trimester 1

    Week 1: August   6 - August 10
    Week 2: August 13 - August 17
    Week 3: August 20 - August 24
    Week 4: August 27 - August 31
    Week 5: September 3 - September 7 (Labor Day)
    Week 6: September 10 - September 14
    Week 7: September 17 - September 21
    Week 8: September 24 - September 28
    Week 9: October 1 - October 5
    Week 10: October 8 - October 12
    Fall Break: October 15 - October 19
    Week 11: October 22 - October 26
    Week 12: October 29 - November 2

    Trimester 2
    Week 13: November 6 - November 10
    Week 14: November 13 - November 17
    Week 15: November 20 - November 21 (Thanksgiving Break)
    Week 16: November 27 - December 1
    Week 17: December 4 - December 8
    Week 18: December 11 - December 15
    Week 19: December 18 - December 19 (Christmas Break)
    Week 20: January 3 - January 5
    Week 21: January 8 - January 12
    Week 22: January 15 - January 19
    Week 23: January 22 - January 26
    Week 24: January 29 - February 2
    Week 25: February 5 - February 9
    Week 26: February 12 - February 16
    Week 27: February 19 - February 23


    Trimester 3
    Week 28: February 26 - March 2
    Week 29: March 5 - March 9
    Week 30: March 12 - March 16
    Spring Break: March 19 - March 23
    Week 31: March 26 - March 30
    Week 32: April 2 - April 6

    Week 33: April 9 - April 13
    Week 34: April 16 - April 20
    Week 35: April 23 - April 27
    Week 36: April 30 - May 4
    Week 37: May 7 - May 11
    Week 38: May 14 - May 18
    Week 39: May 21 - May 25






    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:  May 20 - 24
      Week 39
      “The Principal’s Post”


      Friday, May 24th 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) in their learning and growing throughout this year.

      We wish the Class of 2023 all the best as they leave us for BCHS this fall.  We look forward to welcoming back the Classes of 2024 (grade 8) and 2025 (grade 7), and we look forward to welcoming our newest class to BCMS . . . the Class of 2026 (grade 6)!


      TRIMESTER THREE REPORT CARDS

      Student report cards for the third trimester will be sent home with students at the end of the day of the final day of school on 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 2019-2020 school year.



      THIS WEEK . . . THE WEEK OF MAY 20th

      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 20th

      Regular School Bell Schedule

      7th grade field trip

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


      Tuesday, May 21st

      Regular School Bell Schedule

      6th, 7th, and 8th grade field trips . . . it’s going to be quiet around the buiding!


      Wednesday, May 22nd

      Regular School Bell Schedule

      6th grade field trip


      Thursday, May 23rd

      Special Activity Day Schedule

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

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

        • 8th Grade Banner Unveiling
        • Passing of the Gavel
        • 8th Grade Address

      Friday, May 24th

      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 a parent/guardian (sign-out sheets will be located in the BCHS Auditorium Lobby at the conclusion of the awards day program)
      TRIBE - Report Card Distribution (3:00-3:15)


      A little more about Friday, May 24th:

      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.)  


      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.)


      The center section of the auditorium is reserved seating for the 8th grade class.  We invite our guests to sit in the left, right, or rear sections of the auditorium.


      We anticipate that the awards program will last approximately one 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 from 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.



      WASHINGTON, DC . . . WE’RE BACK!!

      Last this week, 160 eighth grade BCMS and SMS students, along with their adult chaperones, visited Washington, D.C. for a long weekend filled with the sites, sounds and history of our nation’s capital.  Part of the students’ itinerary included the following: Capitol Building, National Cathedral, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Kennedy Center, Mount Vernon, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jefferson, FDR and MLK Memorials, Pentagon Memorial, Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and the National Archives . . . to name but a few.  


      A special “thank you” to SMS for allowing us to join them and to eighth grade SMS language arts teacher, Sherri Holt-Price, for organizing and coordinating what was a fantastic learning opportunity for the students from both of our schools.  It left memories for our students that will last a lifetime.

      Here are some of our favorite images from the trip.



      (Please insert pictures here)



      FREE ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

      Click here to view a flyer for the free sports physicals that will be held at BCMS on Saturday, June 8, 2019.  Parents and athletes should note:  Starting in 2016, per the IHSAA, physicals may NO LONGER be signed by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.


      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

      You might not be able to carry a tune,
      do rope tricks or give humorous, home spun advice
      but you do have a song to sing
      and ability that needs to be developed and used.”


      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

      Nonviolence : Honoring Elders : Encouraging Others : Cordiality : Self-Responsibility/Character


      Until next week,

      Mr. McClure
    • Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
      Week of:  May 13 - 17
      Week 38
      “The Principal’s Post”

      Friday, May 24
      th will be the last day for students.

      WASHINGTON, DC . . . HERE WE COME!!

      Later this week, approximately 140 eighth grade students from BCMS and SMS, along with their adult chaperones, will be leaving for Washington, D.C., for a long weekend filled with the sites, sound and history of our nation’s capital.  Part of the students’ itinerary will include the following: Capitol Building, Library Of Congress, Supreme Court Building, National Cathedral, National Zoo, Washington Monument, World War II Memorial, Kennedy Center, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jefferson & FDR Memorials, Pentagon Memorial, Lincoln, Vietnam, and Korean Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and the National Archives . . . to name but a few.  

      A special “thank you” to the following administrators and teachers for making this trip a possibility for our BCMS students:
      - the Seymour Community School Corporation School Board of Trustees
      - Mr. Brandon Harpe, SCSC Interim Superintendent
      - Mr. JB Royer, SMS Principal
      - Mrs. Sherri Holt-Price, SMS Teacher & Washington, D.C. Trip Coordinator
       . . . and . . .
      - the SMS student body (thank you for sharing your trip experience with us!)

      I would also like to thank:
      - the Brownstown Central Community School Corporation School Board of Trustees
      - Mr. Jade Peters, BCCSC Interim Superintendent
      . . . and . . .
      - this year’s BCCSC staff serving as trip chaperones:  Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Schocke

      This fantastic learning opportunity promises to leave indelible memories for our students that will last a lifetime.

      We would like to wish those eighth grade students and chaperones from both schools God’s speed in their travels this week.

      Be looking next week for some Class of 2023 “quick pics” of our time in our nation’s capital.

      MAY 2020 . . . THE CLASS OF 2024 . . . AND WASHINGTON DC!!!

      BCMS is very excited to announce that for the fourth consecutive year we enter into our partnership with Seymour Middle School to offer next year’s 8th grade students their opportunity at Washington, D.C.!

      What started with this year’s sophomore class (the Class of 2021) will continue next year with the Class of 2024.  They, too, 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, D.C. trip:  

      May 13 – May 17, 2020!!

      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 14th).  Click here to view a copy of that informational letter.  (Note: it will also be shared in our summer blog, here, in a couple of weeks.)

      Also, a special Washington DC web page link has been placed on our school’s main web page, as well as on Mr. McClure’s web page, for information and updates throughout the 2019-2020 school year.  (Please note: The information currently listed relates to this year’s trip. Updates to the web page as is relates to the 2019-2020 trip will be made over the summer.)

      Thank you SMS, thank you Mr. Peters, and thank you to the Brownstown Central Community School Corporation school board of trustees, for again granting permission for this very special collaboration . . . year 4!

      “THANK YOU” BCMS TRIBAL COUNCIL!

      If you took note of the school blog last week, you may recall that May 6 – May 10 was Teacher Appreciation Week.  Although the teachers received small expressions of gratitude (a.k.a. “treats!”) each day, Friday stood above the rest.  Thanks to the BCMS student council (and some very supportive parents), teachers were treated to a most delicious luncheon!

      Here are some images from the “food comatose” that occurred that day!

      The BCMS staff would like to express their gratitude for the time and effort made on the part of both students and parents in sponsoring a FANTASTIC lunch for us!

      BCMS APRIL STUDENT OF THE MONTH

      On the evening of May 14th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized Thai Daraswad 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.

      This is what Thai’s teachers had to say regarding his selection:  “Thai Daraswad 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 involved outside the classroom as well, as he participates in sports at BCMS. More than his classroom and extra-curricular performance, the teachers admire his courteous behavior. He is helpful and leads by quiet example. 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 April!”

      CONGRATULATIONS, Thai!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

      HENRY BREEDEN OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

      BCMS is pleased to announce that one of our 6th grade students, Karson Henderson, won the Henry Breeden Outstanding Achievement Award at the May 3rd, 2019 Special Olympics contest hosted in Bedford. 

      In Karson’s nomination for the award, his teacher wrote:  “Karson is an observer, a student who strives for perfection, and one who willingly repeats tasks as he works towards mastery. 

      Since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, Karson has been working on reading a book. I’m proud to say that today Karson can read that book anytime he is asked and to whoever asks him. 

      Today, Karson is working on his second book and I have absolute confidence that he will be able to read this book as well.

      Other areas of success Karson has demonstrated this year include improved communication, task follow through, following one step verbal directions, and following 5 step picture directions for assembling Lego creations.  

      Karson is a terrific student who will undoubtedly continue to exhibit outstanding achievement!”

      CONGRATULATIONS, Karson!!

      Karson Family


      BCMS ACADEMIC SUPER BOWL TEAM

      Submitted by Ms. Ault

      The Academic Super Bowl Team competed in Class 3 Area Competition at Batchelor Middle School in Bloomington on Saturday, April 27. The topic of the competition was The Fertile Crescent. English, Math Science, Social Studies and Interdisciplinary teams answered 25 questions in each round. The English team (Madison Edwards, Kylor McCulley, and Raegan Ratliff; coaches Ms. Erin Gommel and Ms. Karen Ault) finished 1st in Area Competition. When the scores from competitions taking place around the state were submitted, the BCMS English Team was named Class 3 State Champions. This is the first State Champion Team that BCMS has had in Super Bowl Competition.

      The Math team (Madison Edwards, Bryce Reaser, Eli Reynolds, and Holden Tovey; Mrs. Andrea Edwards) earned honors by finishing 1st in Area Competition and being named a Class 3 Top Ten Winner by finishing in 6th place in State Competition.

      The Interdisciplinary [mixed subjects] Team (Madison Edwards, Raegan Ratliff, Bryce Reaser, Eli Reynolds, Holden Tovey, Eli Lane, and Quincy Weddell) finished in 1st place at Area Competition. The Science Team (Bryce Reaser, Landon Hehman, and Holden Tovey; coach Ms. Karen Ault) finished 2nd Place in Area Competition.

      DAY OF CARING AND SHARING . . . PAYING IT FORWARD
      Submitted by Mr. Young

      The BCMS Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be participating in the 23rd Annual United Way Day of Caring this Tuesday, May 14th!  This is a one day community service  event in Jackson County!

      BCMS will send 28 members of the FCA to help host a carnival for the Hoosier Christian Village residents.

      Paying it forward!!!

      BCMS ATHLETICS
      Submitted by:  Mr. Young BCMS Athletic Director

      Sporting events this week:

      Wednesday, May 15

      • Spring Sports Pow Wow

      Congratulations to the BCMS Golf Team- MSC Champions & 2nd Place in JC Invite




      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!

      There’s winning and there’s losing, and in life you have to know they both will happen. But what’s never been acceptable to me is quitting.”- Magic Johnson

      ELEVENTH LEVEL REVIEW REWARD ACTIVITY

      Those students earning “on-level” status for the eleventh level review period (April 8th – May 2nd) enjoyed treats and/or recreation time as grade levels last Friday afternoon (May 10th).

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

      Grade 6:  80 “on-level” / 117 6th graders enrolled = 68%

      Grade 7:  101 “on-level” / 135 7th graders enrolled = 75%

      Grade 8:  66 “on-level”/ 107 8th graders enrolled = 62%

      All grades:  247 “on-level” / 359 BCMS students = 69%

      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.

      2018-2019 All Current Grades On-Level History Report

      Entire School On-Level History Report (2014-2015 thru 2018-2019)

      Grade 6 On-Level History Report (Class of 2021 – Class of 2025)

      Grade 7 On-Level History Report (Class of 2020 – Class of 2024)


      Grade 8 On-Level History Report (Class of 2019 – Class of 2023)

      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 38” of the school year, we are already starting “week 2” of the twelfth and final level review period of the year.  

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

      FREE ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

      Click here to view a flyer for the free sports physicals that will be held at BCMS on Saturday, June 8, 2019.  Parents and athletes should note:  Starting in 2016, per the IHSAA, physicals may NO LONGER be signed by a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:
      “Talent is God-given; be humble.
      Fame is man-given; be grateful.
      Conceit is self-given; be careful.”
      -John Wooden

      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  
      Responsibility : Respect : Goals : Character : Kind Words

      Until next week,

      Mr. McClure
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      Trimester 3
      Week 27: February 18 - February 22
      Week 28: February 25 - March 1
      Week 29: March 4 - March 8
      Week 30: March 11 - March 15
      Week 31: March 18 - March 22
      Week 32: Spring Break
      Week 33: April 1 - April 5
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      Week 35: April 15 - April 19
      Week 36: April 22 - April 26
      Week 37: April 29 - May 3
      Week 38: May 6 - May 10
      Week 39: May 13 - May 17
      Week 40: May 20 - May 24

      Trimester 2
      Week 13: November 5 - November 9
      Week 14: November 12 - November 16
      Week 15: November 19 - November 23 (Thanksgiving Week)
      Week 16: November 26 - November 30
      Week 17: December 3 - December 7
      Week 18: December 10 - December 14
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      Week 3: August 20 - August 24
      Week 4: August 27 - August 31
      Week 5: September 3 - September 7 (Labor Day)
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      Fall Break: October 15 - October 19
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      Trimester 2
      Week 13: November 6 - November 10
      Week 14: November 13 - November 17
      Week 15: November 20 - November 21 (Thanksgiving Break)
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      Week 17: December 4 - December 8
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      Trimester 3
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      Week 29: March 5 - March 9
      Week 30: March 12 - March 16
      Spring Break: March 19 - March 23
      Week 31: March 26 - March 30
      Week 32: April 2 - April 6

      Week 33: April 9 - April 13
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    • 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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