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    ANNOUNCEMENT DATE - Monday, September 26th

    THE THREE R’s OF BCMS

    As we began this school year, I briefly made mention of the “Three R’s” of BCMS. 

    For the next three weeks I would like to use “The Principal’s Post” to outline each “R.”  We believe that it is important that both school and home encourage these critical character development principles in our middle school students.  It is our hope that your family will choose to partner with us in using this vocabulary to reinforce what we are espouse, daily, at school.

    THE FIRST “R”:  RESPECT

    Webster’s Dictionary defines respect as, “courtesy, expressions of good will or regard, to honor or esteem, and/or to be considerate of.”  With the students, we explain that respect has three essential components:  1) respect for persons in positions of legitimate authority, 2) respect for self, and 3) respect for peers.

    For the students we defined “legitimate authority” as being any adult in the building, or in their lives, who has their best interests at heart, who has been where they are, and who can impart wisdom through experience.  Examples that we use include: parents, coaches, teachers, principals, pastors, grandparents, Sunday school teachers and police officers.

    Respect for self, as I explained to the students to start the year, is the idea that you are of significant value and that your life mission (whatever it is now and whatever it will be) is important.  I stressed with them that they have a considerable impact on everyone around them . . . for good or ill.

    With any true and lasting respect for oneself also comes respect for others, universally, which includes peers.  We explain to the students that how we view others is simply a reflection of how we view ourselves.  We explain that our attitude toward others mirrors our attitude toward ourselves.  It is our posture towards the human condition that we all share. 

    This quote from Bonaro Overstreet says it best:

    “I believe that to do to others as I would have them do to me is not simply a law of duty, it is also a law of health, that we violate at our own risk.  Where we violate it, we injure ourselves; inhibit our powers; blunt our sense of reality; condemn ourselves to fear, guilt, and hostility; and progressively isolate ourselves from our human kind, so that we feel alone and under threat . . .

    This belief about human involvement leads to another; that self-respect and respect for others go together.  I do not believe it is possible, except superficially, to think well of ourselves and ill of our human fellows, or to think well of them and ill of ourselves.  Our attitude toward ourselves and toward others is one; it is our attitude toward human nature.”

    His words get to the heart of what BCMS RESPECT is all about.

    Click here to access the BCMS “Three R’s” webpage.

    BCMS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

    BCMS would like to invite members of the community to participate in our school improvement process as a BMCS Community Council Member in the coming year. 

    Throughout the year, Committee Council Members receive invitations to provide feedback as to BCMS school improvement efforts.  Participation as a council member most generally involves the willingness to respond to online survey questions as they are disseminated throughout the year.  The time commitment regarding one’s level of involvement is determined only by the individual’s interest in providing input.

    If you are interested in learning more about participating as a BCMS Community Council Member, we would invite you to click here to learn more and, perhaps, register.

    Because you never stop, “Growing BRAVE!”

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    You will see all relevant information listed on BCMS Happenings where information will be posted and updated as needed.

    Thank you for visiting the Brownstown Central Middle School Website.

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    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 Blog 
      “The Principal’s Post”

      ANNOUNCEMENT DATE - Monday, September 26th

      THE THREE R’s OF BCMS

      As we began this school year, I briefly made mention of the “Three R’s” of BCMS. 

      For the next three weeks I would like to use “The Principal’s Post” to outline each “R.”  We believe that it is important that both school and home encourage these critical character development principles in our middle school students.  It is our hope that your family will choose to partner with us in using this vocabulary to reinforce what we are espouse, daily, at school.

      THE FIRST “R”:  RESPECT

      Webster’s Dictionary defines respect as, “courtesy, expressions of good will or regard, to honor or esteem, and/or to be considerate of.”  With the students, we explain that respect has three essential components:  1) respect for persons in positions of legitimate authority, 2) respect for self, and 3) respect for peers.

      For the students we defined “legitimate authority” as being any adult in the building, or in their lives, who has their best interests at heart, who has been where they are, and who can impart wisdom through experience.  Examples that we use include: parents, coaches, teachers, principals, pastors, grandparents, Sunday school teachers and police officers.

      Respect for self, as I explained to the students to start the year, is the idea that you are of significant value and that your life mission (whatever it is now and whatever it will be) is important.  I stressed with them that they have a considerable impact on everyone around them . . . for good or ill.

      With any true and lasting respect for oneself also comes respect for others, universally, which includes peers.  We explain to the students that how we view others is simply a reflection of how we view ourselves.  We explain that our attitude toward others mirrors our attitude toward ourselves.  It is our posture towards the human condition that we all share. 

      This quote from Bonaro Overstreet says it best:

      “I believe that to do to others as I would have them do to me is not simply a law of duty, it is also a law of health, that we violate at our own risk.  Where we violate it, we injure ourselves; inhibit our powers; blunt our sense of reality; condemn ourselves to fear, guilt, and hostility; and progressively isolate ourselves from our human kind, so that we feel alone and under threat . . .

      This belief about human involvement leads to another; that self-respect and respect for others go together.  I do not believe it is possible, except superficially, to think well of ourselves and ill of our human fellows, or to think well of them and ill of ourselves.  Our attitude toward ourselves and toward others is one; it is our attitude toward human nature.”

      His words get to the heart of what BCMS RESPECT is all about.

      Click here to access the BCMS “Three R’s” webpage.

      BCMS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

      BCMS would like to invite members of the community to participate in our school improvement process as a BMCS Community Council Member in the coming year. 

      Throughout the year, Committee Council Members receive invitations to provide feedback as to BCMS school improvement efforts.  Participation as a council member most generally involves the willingness to respond to online survey questions as they are disseminated throughout the year.  The time commitment regarding one’s level of involvement is determined only by the individual’s interest in providing input.

      If you are interested in learning more about participating as a BCMS Community Council Member, we would invite you to click here to learn more and, perhaps, register.

      Because you never stop, “Growing BRAVE!”

    • You will see all relevant information listed on BCMS Happenings where information will be posted and updated as needed.

      Thank you for visiting the Brownstown Central Middle School Website.
    • 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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