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    Welcome to Brownstown Central Middle School!

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    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
    Week of:  February 17 - 21
    Week 26
    “The Principal’s Post”

    PLEASE NOTE – Monday, February 17th is a scheduled Snow Make-Up Day.  BCCSC schools WILL NOT BE in session that day.  Classes will resume with the start of Trimester 3 on Tuesday, February 18th. 

    THURSDAY is a 20!
    This reminder for BCMS students to wear their BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. tee shirt Thursday, February 20th!

    TRIMESTER 2 GRADE REPORTS
    The end of Trimester 2 was last Friday, February 14th!  Please be looking for Trimester 2 grade report cards to come home this Friday, February 21st. 

    BCMS GRADE 6 1:1 PILOT
    It’s time!

    6th grade students with Responsible Use Policies (RUP) signed and on file will receive, and begin bringing home, their assigned Chromebook device today, Tuesday, February 18th

    Those 6th grade students and parents still needing to sign and return the required RUP can access a copy here by clicking to view and/or print.  Students may also pick up additional paper copies in the main office.

    BCMS COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
    The BCMS Community Council Members will be meeting the evening of Tuesday, February 25th, in the BCMS Conference Room beginning at 6:00PM to discuss our ongoing school improvement efforts.

    We will be discussing and answering questions as they relate to the overall BCMS student results of the 2018-2019 ILEARN assessments which are aligned to the Indiana College-and-Career Readiness Standards.  We will have a goals and strategies discussion that outline our current 2019-2020 school improvement plan initiatives, and we will look at refining/amending those goals and strategies as we plan for 2020-2021.

    BCMS parents and other members of the community are invited to join the council for this informative discussion.  We would ask that all attendees please enter the building through the main entrance doors.

    Please click here for additional information.

    Never stop . . . “Growing BRAVE!” 

    WASHINGTON, D.C., SECOND TRIMESTER, & CRITERIA CHECKS!
    As of the Washington, D.C. 8th grade trip registration deadline, there are 53 BCMS 8th grade students registered to attend!!!  These students are reminded of the trip criteria (academic, attendance, and behavior) that is required to remain eligible.  Students can access the Washington, D.C. information page on this page (right column) for a complete list of the eligibility criteria.  As the second trimester concluded last Friday, February 14th, the second student “criteria check” will occur next week (February 24th-28th).  Any student failing to meet the requirement in any of the criteria categories will be removed from the trip registration list.

    The final criteria check will occur at the end of the 10th level review period, Friday, April 3rd. 

    BCMS JANUARY BRAVE OF THE MONTH
    On the evening of February 11th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized E.J. Autry as the January BRAVE BCMS 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.

    E.J.’s teachers stated the following when selecting her for recognition:  “E.J. Autry exemplifies the characteristics and attitude essential in recognizing him as our January Brave of the Month for the 8th grade. As a student, E.J. displays a diligent work ethic and helpful nature. He is willing to assist other students or staff if needed. E.J. also participates in class discussion and activities with a positive, upbeat attitude. His creativity and willingness to think “outside the box” has proven to be an asset, when working with others to achieve goals within groups projects and class activities.  He has also proven to be responsible in school, as well as outside the classroom. E.J. completed all of his assignments for the first two trimesters this year and maintained an exemplary grade point average. Outside of the classroom, E.J. participated on the middle school cross country team this past fall and has been a member of the track team in previous years. His friendly disposition makes him an all-around great student to have at Brownstown Central Middle School and an individual the eighth grade teachers are proud to have representing the Class of 2024.” 

    CONGRATULATIONS, E.J.!! . . . and THANK YOU!! 

    ISSMA DISTRICT SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST
    Submitted by:  Mr. Branaman, BCCSC Director of Bands

    I would like to recognize the following BCMS band members for their participation in the ISSMA District Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, February 1st, at Columbus East High School.

    BMCS band members participated in seven events earning a total of twelve (12) medals:  8 – Gold and 4 - Silver.

    Those BCMS students medaling were:
    JACE REASER
    JAKE BOHN
    JOSEPH GRAY
    ALEXIA MANNS
    ETHAN MCMURDIE
    DANIEL WEILER
    RYAN BRANAMAN

    Earning multiple medals were:

    CODY BLACKBURN-2
    ABBY TOVEY-2

    CONGRATULATIONS to our BCMS INTRUMENTALISTS!! 

    SERTOMA FREEDOM ESSAY CONTEST
    BCMS is very pleased to announce that 6th grade student, Destanie Bowling, has been selected as a winner of the SERTOMA FREEDOM ESSAY Contest.

    Destanie and her family have been invited to attend the honor banquet to be recognized with all of the winners from Jackson County. 

    CONGRATULATIONS, DESTANIE!! 

    2020 LEARN PRACTICE TESTING
    In preparation for the 2020 ILEARN assessment, BCMS will be utilizing the state issued practice materials for instructional purposes in the coming weeks during our Enrichment Learning Club time.

    The state has rescinded many of the constraints that teachers and students experience during the operational (actual) test.  The online practice test may be used instructionally. 

    Teachers have the autonomy to work through the practice test items with students.  Small groups, whole groups, turn and talks, and the projection of test practice items to stimulate in-class discussions regarding test items and standards may all be utilized.  For example, as part of the teacher’s instruction you might see and hear: “Let’s take a look at this item. How do you know that is the correct answer?” Or, “Turn and talk to your neighbor about why you arrived at your answer.  See if you agree.” 

    Because test items/practice testing cannot be assigned as homework, BCMS is allowing for more directed practice and review as part of our instructional schedule.

    2020 ILEARN TEST COUNTER
    This week:  T-minus 42, 41, 40, 39, 38

    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE V.I.S.I.O.N. QUOTE:
    “If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed.  The vision pulls you.” -Steve Jobs

    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  
    “Respect:  The Golden Rule”

    Until next week,

    Last Week

    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
    Week of:  February 10 - 14
    Week 25
    “The Principal’s Post”

    PLEASE NOTE – Monday, February 17th is a scheduled Snow Make-Up Day.  BCCSC schools WILL NOT BE in session on February 17th, UNLESS there is an inclement weather school cancellation this week.  Classes will resume with the start of Trimester 3 on Tuesday, February 18th.

    BCCSC SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
    The regular monthly meeting of the school board of trustees is being hosted at BCMS in February.  We would like to welcome the school board members of our community school corporation! The meeting will be held in the cafeteria this Tuesday, February 11th, beginning at 7:30PM.  The public is welcome, and invited, to attend.

    BCCSC school board members include:
    Scott Shade – President
    Gina Hackman – Vice President
    Bradie Hall – Secretary
    Mary Lou Burcham – Member
    Dan Hall – Member
    Brian Wheeler – Member
    Clayton Beard - Member 

    BCMS GRADE 6 1:1 PILOT – RESPONSIBLE USE POLICY
    We would like to thank those BCMS parents who were able to attend our parent information the evening of Tuesday, January 28th.  We appreciated the opportunity to meet and discuss the “particulars” of our Trimester 3 launch.  (If you were unable to attend the meeting that evening and would like to view the informational powerpoint that was shared, please click here.)

    One of the items highlighted that evening was the need for all Grade 6 (Class of 2026) students to have a signed BCCSC Responsible Use Policy (RUP) on file.  6th grade students and their parents are required to sign a RUP agreement before they will be issued their device to take home.

    6th grade students will be bringing home their individual copy of the RUP TODAY, Monday, February 10thStudents and parents are asked to sign, detach, and return page two of the RUP.  Students need to return their signed RUP agreement to their TRIBE teacher by this Friday, February 14th.  (Valentines Day)

    Students will be receiving their device and begin bringing them home the first day of Trimester 3 (next Tuesday, February 18th). 

    Please click here to view and/or print the BCCSC RUP that is being sent home with 6th grade students today (Monday). 

    WASHINGTON, D.C., SECOND TRIMESTER, & CRITERIA CHECKS!
    As of the Washington, D.C. 8th grade trip registration deadline, there are 53 BCMS 8th grade students registered to attend!!!  These students are reminded of the trip criteria (academic, attendance, and behavior) that is required to remain eligible.  Students can access the Washington, D.C. information page on this page (right column) for a complete list of the eligibility criteria.  As the second trimester concludes this Friday, February 14th, the second student “criteria check” will occur the week of February 24th-28th.  Any student failing to meet the requirement in any of the criteria categories will be removed from the trip registration list.  

    WASHINGTON, D.C., TEE SHIRT SIZE & ROOMATE REQUESTS
    Last Thursday (February 6th) those BCMS 8th grade students registered to attend the May 2020 Washington, D.C. class trip received a “Washington, D.C. Room Request Form.”

    This form serves two purposes.  1) DC registrants provide their tee shirt size.  2) DC registrants request hotel roommates for the trip.

    This information is due to the BCMS main office from participating students no later than this Friday, February 14th.
    Please Note:  Only one Room Request Form is required for those students listed on a specific form.  Click here to view the Room Request Form that the DC Room registrants received.

    Attached to the “Washington, D.C. Room Request Form” were two other very important notices:
    1. A half sheet . . . notifying students and parents of the mandatory D.C. departure information meeting that is being hosted on Wednesday, May 6th, at 5PM in the SEYMOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL gymnasium.
    2. A copy of . . . the Washington, D.C. class trip student dress code requirements to which all BCMS students must adhere.  (Click here to view a copy of the student dress code stipulations.)


    BCMS LIBRARY NEWS
    Submitted by: Karen Ault, BCMS Librarian

    The BCMS Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from Friday, February 14 - Friday, February 21.

    BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES

    Submitted by:  Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director

    Sporting events this week:

    Monday, February 10
    • 7/8 Boys Basketball vs Orleans-AWAY
    • 6th Boys Basketball vs Salem- HOME

    Tuesday, February 11
    • 6th Boys Basketball vs Oolitic- AWAY

    Thursday, February 13
    • 7/8 Boys Basketball vs East Washington-AWAY
    • 6th Boys Basketball vs Shawswick- HOME

    Saturday, February 15
    • 7/8 Boys Basketball Tourney- HOME- BCHS

    WINS this week for BCMS
    • 7/8 Boys defeated Salem
    • 7 Girls defeated Bedford & Crothersville
    • 6 Boys defeated Lutheran Central & 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!

    “Practice like you have never won. Perform like you have never lost.” - Anonymous 


    2019 ILEARN TEST COUNTER
    This week:  T-minus 47, 46, 45, 44, 43


    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE V.I.S.I.O.N. QUOTE:
    “A man without a vision for his future always returns to his past.”  Anonymous

    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  
    “Keeping a Positive Attitude”



    Until next week,

    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:  February 17 - 21
      Week 26
      “The Principal’s Post”

      PLEASE NOTE – Monday, February 17th is a scheduled Snow Make-Up Day.  BCCSC schools WILL NOT BE in session that day.  Classes will resume with the start of Trimester 3 on Tuesday, February 18th. 

      THURSDAY is a 20!
      This reminder for BCMS students to wear their BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. tee shirt Thursday, February 20th!

      TRIMESTER 2 GRADE REPORTS
      The end of Trimester 2 was last Friday, February 14th!  Please be looking for Trimester 2 grade report cards to come home this Friday, February 21st. 

      BCMS GRADE 6 1:1 PILOT
      It’s time!

      6th grade students with Responsible Use Policies (RUP) signed and on file will receive, and begin bringing home, their assigned Chromebook device today, Tuesday, February 18th

      Those 6th grade students and parents still needing to sign and return the required RUP can access a copy here by clicking to view and/or print.  Students may also pick up additional paper copies in the main office.

      BCMS COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
      The BCMS Community Council Members will be meeting the evening of Tuesday, February 25th, in the BCMS Conference Room beginning at 6:00PM to discuss our ongoing school improvement efforts.

      We will be discussing and answering questions as they relate to the overall BCMS student results of the 2018-2019 ILEARN assessments which are aligned to the Indiana College-and-Career Readiness Standards.  We will have a goals and strategies discussion that outline our current 2019-2020 school improvement plan initiatives, and we will look at refining/amending those goals and strategies as we plan for 2020-2021.

      BCMS parents and other members of the community are invited to join the council for this informative discussion.  We would ask that all attendees please enter the building through the main entrance doors.

      Please click here for additional information.

      Never stop . . . “Growing BRAVE!” 

      WASHINGTON, D.C., SECOND TRIMESTER, & CRITERIA CHECKS!
      As of the Washington, D.C. 8th grade trip registration deadline, there are 53 BCMS 8th grade students registered to attend!!!  These students are reminded of the trip criteria (academic, attendance, and behavior) that is required to remain eligible.  Students can access the Washington, D.C. information page on this page (right column) for a complete list of the eligibility criteria.  As the second trimester concluded last Friday, February 14th, the second student “criteria check” will occur next week (February 24th-28th).  Any student failing to meet the requirement in any of the criteria categories will be removed from the trip registration list.

      The final criteria check will occur at the end of the 10th level review period, Friday, April 3rd. 

      BCMS JANUARY BRAVE OF THE MONTH
      On the evening of February 11th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized E.J. Autry as the January BRAVE BCMS 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.

      E.J.’s teachers stated the following when selecting her for recognition:  “E.J. Autry exemplifies the characteristics and attitude essential in recognizing him as our January Brave of the Month for the 8th grade. As a student, E.J. displays a diligent work ethic and helpful nature. He is willing to assist other students or staff if needed. E.J. also participates in class discussion and activities with a positive, upbeat attitude. His creativity and willingness to think “outside the box” has proven to be an asset, when working with others to achieve goals within groups projects and class activities.  He has also proven to be responsible in school, as well as outside the classroom. E.J. completed all of his assignments for the first two trimesters this year and maintained an exemplary grade point average. Outside of the classroom, E.J. participated on the middle school cross country team this past fall and has been a member of the track team in previous years. His friendly disposition makes him an all-around great student to have at Brownstown Central Middle School and an individual the eighth grade teachers are proud to have representing the Class of 2024.” 

      CONGRATULATIONS, E.J.!! . . . and THANK YOU!! 

      ISSMA DISTRICT SOLO AND ENSEMBLE CONTEST
      Submitted by:  Mr. Branaman, BCCSC Director of Bands

      I would like to recognize the following BCMS band members for their participation in the ISSMA District Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday, February 1st, at Columbus East High School.

      BMCS band members participated in seven events earning a total of twelve (12) medals:  8 – Gold and 4 - Silver.

      Those BCMS students medaling were:
      JACE REASER
      JAKE BOHN
      JOSEPH GRAY
      ALEXIA MANNS
      ETHAN MCMURDIE
      DANIEL WEILER
      RYAN BRANAMAN

      Earning multiple medals were:

      CODY BLACKBURN-2
      ABBY TOVEY-2

      CONGRATULATIONS to our BCMS INTRUMENTALISTS!! 

      SERTOMA FREEDOM ESSAY CONTEST
      BCMS is very pleased to announce that 6th grade student, Destanie Bowling, has been selected as a winner of the SERTOMA FREEDOM ESSAY Contest.

      Destanie and her family have been invited to attend the honor banquet to be recognized with all of the winners from Jackson County. 

      CONGRATULATIONS, DESTANIE!! 

      2020 LEARN PRACTICE TESTING
      In preparation for the 2020 ILEARN assessment, BCMS will be utilizing the state issued practice materials for instructional purposes in the coming weeks during our Enrichment Learning Club time.

      The state has rescinded many of the constraints that teachers and students experience during the operational (actual) test.  The online practice test may be used instructionally. 

      Teachers have the autonomy to work through the practice test items with students.  Small groups, whole groups, turn and talks, and the projection of test practice items to stimulate in-class discussions regarding test items and standards may all be utilized.  For example, as part of the teacher’s instruction you might see and hear: “Let’s take a look at this item. How do you know that is the correct answer?” Or, “Turn and talk to your neighbor about why you arrived at your answer.  See if you agree.” 

      Because test items/practice testing cannot be assigned as homework, BCMS is allowing for more directed practice and review as part of our instructional schedule.

      2020 ILEARN TEST COUNTER
      This week:  T-minus 42, 41, 40, 39, 38

      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE V.I.S.I.O.N. QUOTE:
      “If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed.  The vision pulls you.” -Steve Jobs

      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  
      “Respect:  The Golden Rule”

      Until next week,
    • Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
      Week of:  February 10 - 14
      Week 25
      “The Principal’s Post”

      PLEASE NOTE – Monday, February 17th is a scheduled Snow Make-Up Day.  BCCSC schools WILL NOT BE in session on February 17th, UNLESS there is an inclement weather school cancellation this week.  Classes will resume with the start of Trimester 3 on Tuesday, February 18th.

      BCCSC SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
      The regular monthly meeting of the school board of trustees is being hosted at BCMS in February.  We would like to welcome the school board members of our community school corporation! The meeting will be held in the cafeteria this Tuesday, February 11th, beginning at 7:30PM.  The public is welcome, and invited, to attend.

      BCCSC school board members include:
      Scott Shade – President
      Gina Hackman – Vice President
      Bradie Hall – Secretary
      Mary Lou Burcham – Member
      Dan Hall – Member
      Brian Wheeler – Member
      Clayton Beard - Member 

      BCMS GRADE 6 1:1 PILOT – RESPONSIBLE USE POLICY
      We would like to thank those BCMS parents who were able to attend our parent information the evening of Tuesday, January 28th.  We appreciated the opportunity to meet and discuss the “particulars” of our Trimester 3 launch.  (If you were unable to attend the meeting that evening and would like to view the informational powerpoint that was shared, please click here.)

      One of the items highlighted that evening was the need for all Grade 6 (Class of 2026) students to have a signed BCCSC Responsible Use Policy (RUP) on file.  6th grade students and their parents are required to sign a RUP agreement before they will be issued their device to take home.

      6th grade students will be bringing home their individual copy of the RUP TODAY, Monday, February 10thStudents and parents are asked to sign, detach, and return page two of the RUP.  Students need to return their signed RUP agreement to their TRIBE teacher by this Friday, February 14th.  (Valentines Day)

      Students will be receiving their device and begin bringing them home the first day of Trimester 3 (next Tuesday, February 18th). 

      Please click here to view and/or print the BCCSC RUP that is being sent home with 6th grade students today (Monday). 

      WASHINGTON, D.C., SECOND TRIMESTER, & CRITERIA CHECKS!
      As of the Washington, D.C. 8th grade trip registration deadline, there are 53 BCMS 8th grade students registered to attend!!!  These students are reminded of the trip criteria (academic, attendance, and behavior) that is required to remain eligible.  Students can access the Washington, D.C. information page on this page (right column) for a complete list of the eligibility criteria.  As the second trimester concludes this Friday, February 14th, the second student “criteria check” will occur the week of February 24th-28th.  Any student failing to meet the requirement in any of the criteria categories will be removed from the trip registration list.  

      WASHINGTON, D.C., TEE SHIRT SIZE & ROOMATE REQUESTS
      Last Thursday (February 6th) those BCMS 8th grade students registered to attend the May 2020 Washington, D.C. class trip received a “Washington, D.C. Room Request Form.”

      This form serves two purposes.  1) DC registrants provide their tee shirt size.  2) DC registrants request hotel roommates for the trip.

      This information is due to the BCMS main office from participating students no later than this Friday, February 14th.
      Please Note:  Only one Room Request Form is required for those students listed on a specific form.  Click here to view the Room Request Form that the DC Room registrants received.

      Attached to the “Washington, D.C. Room Request Form” were two other very important notices:
      1. A half sheet . . . notifying students and parents of the mandatory D.C. departure information meeting that is being hosted on Wednesday, May 6th, at 5PM in the SEYMOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL gymnasium.
      2. A copy of . . . the Washington, D.C. class trip student dress code requirements to which all BCMS students must adhere.  (Click here to view a copy of the student dress code stipulations.)


      BCMS LIBRARY NEWS
      Submitted by: Karen Ault, BCMS Librarian

      The BCMS Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from Friday, February 14 - Friday, February 21.

      BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES

      Submitted by:  Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director

      Sporting events this week:

      Monday, February 10
      • 7/8 Boys Basketball vs Orleans-AWAY
      • 6th Boys Basketball vs Salem- HOME

      Tuesday, February 11
      • 6th Boys Basketball vs Oolitic- AWAY

      Thursday, February 13
      • 7/8 Boys Basketball vs East Washington-AWAY
      • 6th Boys Basketball vs Shawswick- HOME

      Saturday, February 15
      • 7/8 Boys Basketball Tourney- HOME- BCHS

      WINS this week for BCMS
      • 7/8 Boys defeated Salem
      • 7 Girls defeated Bedford & Crothersville
      • 6 Boys defeated Lutheran Central & 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!

      “Practice like you have never won. Perform like you have never lost.” - Anonymous 


      2019 ILEARN TEST COUNTER
      This week:  T-minus 47, 46, 45, 44, 43


      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE V.I.S.I.O.N. QUOTE:
      “A man without a vision for his future always returns to his past.”  Anonymous

      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  
      “Keeping a Positive Attitude”



      Until next week,
    • 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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