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    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
    Week of: May 7 - 11
    Week 37

    “The Principal’s Post”

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

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

    This week (May 7-11) is Teacher Appreciation Week. To teachers everywhere, please accept this "thank you" for all of the important work that you do and for the lasting lessons you leave in us!

    FINAL WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP INFORMATIONAL MEETING

    All registered student travelers and at least one parent/guardian are required to attend a final trip informational meeting:
    • DATE: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    • TIME: 5:00 P.M.
    • LOCATION: Seymour Middle School Gymnasium
    As this the only meeting to provide critical student and parent trip information prior to our May 16th departure, attendance is mandatory for the student participant and his/her parent/guardian. Attendance will be taken.

    MAY MANIA
    Submitted by Mrs. McCrary, BCMS Guidance Counselor

    On Wednesday, May 9th, the BCMS Tribal Council is going to host “May Mania” after school from 3:30PM-5:30PM. There will be music, volleyball, basketball, cards, 9 square, and snacks. Tickets are $3. All BCMS students earning on-level status for the 10th level review period (March 26th – April 13th) are eligible to attend. Tickets go on sale today (Monday)!

    ISTEP+ 2018 . . . AWAITING THE RESULTS

    We can officially “turn the page” on our 2018 ISTEP+ efforts for this year. As the online testing, including make-up tests, for our students concluded, we now begin the wait to see what our test results will be.

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

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

    From the information that we have received, the student test results may not be ready for our review for several weeks, but when we know, you’ll know.
    “Turning the page on ISTEP,” is an accurate description as the state is transitioning to its new adaptive assessment in the Spring of 2019. ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus) is being replaced with ILEARN. More information to follow on the ILEARN assessment as it is made available to administrators and teachers in the coming months.

    We’re pressing on! ☺

    SPEAKING OF SUPERBOWL, THE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC SUPER BOWL RESULTS ARE IN!
    Submitted by Ms. Ault; BCCSC Media Specialist

    Congratulations to the BCMS Super Bowl Team who competed in Area Competition in Bloomington on Saturday, April 28. This year’s topic was World War I. In Class 3 the Social Studies team placed 1st, Science and English placed 2nd, and Math and Interdisciplinary placed 3rd.

    Great job to team members:
    • Jayse Davis (Math, Science & Interdisciplinary),
    • Madison Edwards (English, Math & Interdisciplinary),
    • Landon Hehman (English & Science),
    • Eli Lane (Social Studies & Interdisciplinary),
    • Jenna Ratliff (Math & Interdisciplinary),
    • Raegan Ratliff (Social Studies, English & Interdisciplinary),
    • Eli Reynolds (Math, Science & Interdisciplinary), and
    • Quincy Weddell (Social Studies & Interdisciplinary).
    Team coaches are Ms. Henley (Math & Science) and Ms. Ault (English and Social Studies).

    Of special note: The Science team consisting of Jayse Davis, Landon Hehman, and Eli Reynolds finished 11th (out of 61) in the state in Class 3. They just missed out as being recognized as "Top 10 in State".

    11th LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 12th (AND FINAL) LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

    The eleventh level review period concluded last Friday, May 4th. This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the eleventh three-week review period. For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for this Friday, May 11th!

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

    All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this twelfth, and final, level review period (May 7th – May 25th) for the year.

    FREE ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

    Click here to view a flyer for the free sports physicals that will be held at BCMS on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

    BCMS ATHLETICS
    Submitted by: Mr. Young BCMS Athletic Director

    Sporting events this week:
    • Monday, May 7
      • Boys and Girls Track and Field- MSC Meet At Corydon Central
    • Tuesday, May 8
      • Girls Tennis vs Bedford- BNL
      • Coed Golf vs Bedford- Otis Park Golf Course
      • Boys and Girls Track and Field vs Oolitic- AWAY- Parkview
    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!

    “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” – Jerry West

    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

    “Do or do not. There is no try.”-Yoda, 'The Empire Strikes Back'

    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:

    “Brotherhood : Strength : Doing What’s Right : Self-Inventory”

    Until next week,

    Mr. McClure

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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 Weekly Blog
      Week of: May 7 - 11
      Week 37

      “The Principal’s Post”

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

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

      This week (May 7-11) is Teacher Appreciation Week. To teachers everywhere, please accept this "thank you" for all of the important work that you do and for the lasting lessons you leave in us!

      FINAL WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP INFORMATIONAL MEETING

      All registered student travelers and at least one parent/guardian are required to attend a final trip informational meeting:
      • DATE: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
      • TIME: 5:00 P.M.
      • LOCATION: Seymour Middle School Gymnasium
      As this the only meeting to provide critical student and parent trip information prior to our May 16th departure, attendance is mandatory for the student participant and his/her parent/guardian. Attendance will be taken.

      MAY MANIA
      Submitted by Mrs. McCrary, BCMS Guidance Counselor

      On Wednesday, May 9th, the BCMS Tribal Council is going to host “May Mania” after school from 3:30PM-5:30PM. There will be music, volleyball, basketball, cards, 9 square, and snacks. Tickets are $3. All BCMS students earning on-level status for the 10th level review period (March 26th – April 13th) are eligible to attend. Tickets go on sale today (Monday)!

      ISTEP+ 2018 . . . AWAITING THE RESULTS

      We can officially “turn the page” on our 2018 ISTEP+ efforts for this year. As the online testing, including make-up tests, for our students concluded, we now begin the wait to see what our test results will be.

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

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

      From the information that we have received, the student test results may not be ready for our review for several weeks, but when we know, you’ll know.
      “Turning the page on ISTEP,” is an accurate description as the state is transitioning to its new adaptive assessment in the Spring of 2019. ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus) is being replaced with ILEARN. More information to follow on the ILEARN assessment as it is made available to administrators and teachers in the coming months.

      We’re pressing on! ☺

      SPEAKING OF SUPERBOWL, THE 2018-2019 ACADEMIC SUPER BOWL RESULTS ARE IN!
      Submitted by Ms. Ault; BCCSC Media Specialist

      Congratulations to the BCMS Super Bowl Team who competed in Area Competition in Bloomington on Saturday, April 28. This year’s topic was World War I. In Class 3 the Social Studies team placed 1st, Science and English placed 2nd, and Math and Interdisciplinary placed 3rd.

      Great job to team members:
      • Jayse Davis (Math, Science & Interdisciplinary),
      • Madison Edwards (English, Math & Interdisciplinary),
      • Landon Hehman (English & Science),
      • Eli Lane (Social Studies & Interdisciplinary),
      • Jenna Ratliff (Math & Interdisciplinary),
      • Raegan Ratliff (Social Studies, English & Interdisciplinary),
      • Eli Reynolds (Math, Science & Interdisciplinary), and
      • Quincy Weddell (Social Studies & Interdisciplinary).
      Team coaches are Ms. Henley (Math & Science) and Ms. Ault (English and Social Studies).

      Of special note: The Science team consisting of Jayse Davis, Landon Hehman, and Eli Reynolds finished 11th (out of 61) in the state in Class 3. They just missed out as being recognized as "Top 10 in State".

      11th LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 12th (AND FINAL) LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

      The eleventh level review period concluded last Friday, May 4th. This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the eleventh three-week review period. For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for this Friday, May 11th!

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

      All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this twelfth, and final, level review period (May 7th – May 25th) for the year.

      FREE ATHLETIC PHYSICALS

      Click here to view a flyer for the free sports physicals that will be held at BCMS on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

      BCMS ATHLETICS
      Submitted by: Mr. Young BCMS Athletic Director

      Sporting events this week:
      • Monday, May 7
        • Boys and Girls Track and Field- MSC Meet At Corydon Central
      • Tuesday, May 8
        • Girls Tennis vs Bedford- BNL
        • Coed Golf vs Bedford- Otis Park Golf Course
        • Boys and Girls Track and Field vs Oolitic- AWAY- Parkview
      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!

      “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.” – Jerry West

      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

      “Do or do not. There is no try.”-Yoda, 'The Empire Strikes Back'

      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:

      “Brotherhood : Strength : Doing What’s Right : Self-Inventory”

      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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