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    Welcome to Brownstown Central Middle School!

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    UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, September 21st)

    Early Release Day for BCCSC Students - this Friday, September 25th

    Please be aware that Friday, September 25th, is a scheduled early release day for BCCSC students for the purpose of teacher/staff professional development.  BCMS students will be following a shortened class period schedule and be released at 1:15PM.

    FIRST LEVEL REVIEW REWARD ACTIVITY

    As mentioned previously, those students earning “on-level” status for the first level review period (August 7th – September 4th) began to enjoy device privileges at lunch beginning last Monday, September 14th.

    Here are the number of BCMS students that have earned device privilege at lunch for being on-level:

     Grade 6:  59 “on-level” / 92 in-person 6th graders enrolled = 64%
    Grade 7:  73 “on-level” / 102 in-person 7th graders enrolled = 72%
    Grade 8:  65 “on-level”/ 90 in-person 8th graders enrolled = 72%
    All grades:  197 “on-level” / 284 in-person 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.

    2020-2021 All Current Grades On-Level History Report

    Entire School On-Level History Report (2014-2015 thru 2020-2021)

    Grade 6 On-Level History Report (Class of 2021 – Class of 2027)

    Grade 7 On-Level History Report (Class of 2020 – Class of 2026)

    Grade 8 On-Level History Report (Class of 2019 – Class of 2025)

    We continue to track our on-level percentages as classes and as a school each level review period.  When we meet as grade level teams at the end of the first trimester, these performance percentages will be a significant part of our discussion. 

    To have 100% of our student body earn “on level” status remains our ultimate 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. 

    To do so will require “Respect” for self, the “Responsibility” to willingly accept tasks assigned, and the “Resourcefulness” to persevere when at first they may not succeed.  (More on our school’s “Three R’s” next week!)

    And, we challenge the students to always be cognizant of their level status.  As we start “Week 8” of the school year, we are already starting “week 3” in the second level review period.  Daily habits . . . daily results!

    UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, September 14th)


    Student Grades and Harmony
    Parents, Guardians, and Students:  Please be aware that as a result of our grade level cohort schedule changes for students (as specially announced last week) that start today, Harmony grades are likely to appear very different than what you may have seen to date this trimester for your student.  Please do not be alarmed or concerned by this.  Students have not “lost” any grade points earned.  As part of our student management database transition process, assignment and grades information must be re-entered by teachers.  Thank you for your patience as this task commences in the days ahead.

    UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT (Wednesday, September 9th)


    Please click here for an important video announcement from Mr. McClure.

    UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, September 7th)


    SAY, “CHEESE!”
    Student yearbook pictures will be taken this week!  The photographer will be at the school this Friday, September 11th.  Those students interested in purchasing picture packets are reminded to bring with them their picture packet information.

    If you are a BCMS virtual learner this first trimester, we want your picture, too!  You are part of us!  If interested, please plan to arrive at the school between the time of 10:00AM-10:30PM.  And, please remember to wear your mask when entering the building . . . not necessarily for your picture.  : )


    BCMS AUGUST BRAVE OF THE MONTH
    On the evening of September 8th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized 6th grade student Tyler Wetzel as the August BCMS Brave 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 Tyler’s teachers had to say about him:  “BCMS 6th grade teachers have the honor of recognizing Tyler Wetzel as our Student of the Month. Tyler has been a mature and respectful 6th grader since day one. Being one of the first sixth graders to miss multiple days of school in the beginning, due to no fault of his own, he proved his resilience and drive to do well in school. During that time, Tyler remained caught up on his assignments without having to be reminded by his teachers, even emailing and messaging to ask questions.  When he returned to school he was ready to join right back in with his classmates.  Even though he missed out on seating arrangements, organizing binders, practicing his locker combination, he did not become overwhelmed and had a pleasant, respectful attitude. This is what it means to be Resourceful and Responsible!  The sixth grade teachers are proud to have Tyler representing our school. Way to go Tyler!

    CONGRATULATIONS, TYLER!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

    1ST LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 2ND LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD
    The first level review period for Trimester 1 . . . and the year . . . concluded last Friday,September 4th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the first four-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their reward PRIVILEGE is planned for the coming . . . WEEKS!

    In similar fashion to the many other ways that the coronavirus has impacted school this year, it has also impacted the way that we have been able to traditionally congregate, celebrate, and congratulate our BCMS students earning on-level status.  So . . . we have tried to be creative and award them with something that they have been requesting.  

    We believe that if our students are responsible (second “R” at BCMS) enough to earn on-level status that they are responsible enough to be given the privilege of having their electronic devices (cell phone, MP3 player, or other handheld device) DAILY while at lunch!  Students will maintain this privilege as long as:  1) they follow the school rules of having their personal devices turned off and put away during the other times of the school day, and 2) they maintain their onlevel status.

    As we look to the first level review reward (which will begin Monday, September 14th), we begin the 2nd level review period today!!!  All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this second level review period (September 8th - October 2nd) has begun.

    As a reminder:  To be eligible for each four-week Level Reward Privilege, a student must have:
    • No more than 1 incomplete homework/daily work assignment per class
    • No more than 5 incomplete homework/daily work assignments in total
    • No more than 1 detention
    • No more than 1 Chromebook loaner
    • No discipline violations warranting a Wednesday School, Saturday School, ISS (In-school Supervision) or OSS (Out-of-school Suspension) consequence

    STUDENT GOVERNMENT & TRIBAL COUNCIL

    Submitted by:  Mrs. McCrary
    Last week, we conducted our Tribal Council Elections at BCMS. Congratulations to the following students who were elected to represent their Tribe. We look forward to a fun filled year with many fresh and new ideas!

    6th Grade
    Brady Davis
    Wyatt Mann
    Brock Dean
    Josie Thompson
    Carmen Herzner
    Paige Thompson
    Ada Lanier
    Sydney Hall

    7th Grade
    Atticus Lutes
    Anthony Elliott
    Trey Owen
    Keilyn Nicholson
    Jenna Boknecht
    Sloan Stuckwisch
    Lilly Brazzell
    Hailey Bair
    Finley Wheeler

    8th Grade
    Jaden Disque
    Evan Schneider
    Haley Derringer
    Smith Hackman
    Aden McCrary
    Kassie Helton
    Kinzee Dean
    Presley Hampton
    Lane Steward
    Whitney Branaman 

    UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, August 17th)

    YOU WILL HAVE HOMEWORK!
    Brownstown Central Middle School believes that learning occurs not only in the classroom by means of teacher instruction, but through student practice, repetition, and reinforcement of those classroom lesson concepts.  Our students engage in athletic practice, and rightly so, throughout the year.  We believe that they should also be engaged in academic practice.  Because of this, your student should begin bringing home school work on a regular basis to complete as homework. 

    The best way for our school to insure the optimal benefits for your child’s education is to provide your child the opportunities to practice and reinforce those lesson concepts at home that he/she learns at school. If your child says that he/she doesn’t have homework and/or tells you that they finished all their homework “at school,” and this response persists, you have our permission to be suspicious.   

    BCMS has a homework assignment portal for students and parents to access assignments, ALL CLASS ASSIGNMENTS, EVERY DAY, ALL ON ONE PAGE! 

    Updated daily by 3:00PM, our main page “Homework” tab can help to verify daily assignments in your child’s classes. The Homework page is also available by choosing "Essentials --> Homework Assignments." In fact, this assignment page for parents is exactly the same page that students view during our Period 8 Extension time each afternoon.

    An added benefit:  In the event of a student absence, parents and students (at, or after, 3:00PM) can see all of the assignments missed that day.  Missing more than one day, or needing to see an assignment from the day before?  No problem!  The “Homework” document allows parents and students to view assignments for every day of that given week.  Simply click on the week of interest and then click on the “tab” of the particular day of interest.  All of your child’s assignments from all of your child’s teachers will appear on that one page.

    However, I would be remiss if I didn’t encourage you to contact your child’s teachers directly whenever you have any questions or concerns.  We want to partner with you!

    UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, August 10th)

    BCMS MAIN ENTRANCE ENTRYWAY & VISITORS
    Due to enhanced COVID safety precautions, and in an effort to limit unnecessary main office contacts (school-to-home and home-to-school), BCMS is asking visitors and parents to please remain in the entryway area immediately inside the main entrance doors when arriving school to sign a student out.

    Please alert us to your presence by ringing the bell.  We will then call your student from class and release him/her to your care.

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    MAY 2021 . . . THE CLASS OF 2025 . . . AND WASHINGTON, D.C.
    COVID conditions permitting, Brownstown Central Middle School, in partnership with Seymour Middle School, is scheduling to take interested students of this year’s 8th grade class, the Class of 2025, to Washington DC the dates of May 12th – 16th, 2021.  

    Trip registration information is currently available for pick up in the BCMS main office for interested 8th grade students.  Students and parents interested in learning more about the trip are encouraged to click here to view an informational presentation.

    Please note:  The online trip registration deadline is Thursday, October 15, 2020.

    Last Week

    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.

    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 
      “The Principal’s Post”

      UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, September 21st)

      Early Release Day for BCCSC Students - this Friday, September 25th

      Please be aware that Friday, September 25th, is a scheduled early release day for BCCSC students for the purpose of teacher/staff professional development.  BCMS students will be following a shortened class period schedule and be released at 1:15PM.

      FIRST LEVEL REVIEW REWARD ACTIVITY

      As mentioned previously, those students earning “on-level” status for the first level review period (August 7th – September 4th) began to enjoy device privileges at lunch beginning last Monday, September 14th.

      Here are the number of BCMS students that have earned device privilege at lunch for being on-level:

       Grade 6:  59 “on-level” / 92 in-person 6th graders enrolled = 64%
      Grade 7:  73 “on-level” / 102 in-person 7th graders enrolled = 72%
      Grade 8:  65 “on-level”/ 90 in-person 8th graders enrolled = 72%
      All grades:  197 “on-level” / 284 in-person 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.

      2020-2021 All Current Grades On-Level History Report

      Entire School On-Level History Report (2014-2015 thru 2020-2021)

      Grade 6 On-Level History Report (Class of 2021 – Class of 2027)

      Grade 7 On-Level History Report (Class of 2020 – Class of 2026)

      Grade 8 On-Level History Report (Class of 2019 – Class of 2025)

      We continue to track our on-level percentages as classes and as a school each level review period.  When we meet as grade level teams at the end of the first trimester, these performance percentages will be a significant part of our discussion. 

      To have 100% of our student body earn “on level” status remains our ultimate 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. 

      To do so will require “Respect” for self, the “Responsibility” to willingly accept tasks assigned, and the “Resourcefulness” to persevere when at first they may not succeed.  (More on our school’s “Three R’s” next week!)

      And, we challenge the students to always be cognizant of their level status.  As we start “Week 8” of the school year, we are already starting “week 3” in the second level review period.  Daily habits . . . daily results!

      UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, September 14th)


      Student Grades and Harmony
      Parents, Guardians, and Students:  Please be aware that as a result of our grade level cohort schedule changes for students (as specially announced last week) that start today, Harmony grades are likely to appear very different than what you may have seen to date this trimester for your student.  Please do not be alarmed or concerned by this.  Students have not “lost” any grade points earned.  As part of our student management database transition process, assignment and grades information must be re-entered by teachers.  Thank you for your patience as this task commences in the days ahead.

      UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT (Wednesday, September 9th)


      Please click here for an important video announcement from Mr. McClure.

      UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, September 7th)


      SAY, “CHEESE!”
      Student yearbook pictures will be taken this week!  The photographer will be at the school this Friday, September 11th.  Those students interested in purchasing picture packets are reminded to bring with them their picture packet information.

      If you are a BCMS virtual learner this first trimester, we want your picture, too!  You are part of us!  If interested, please plan to arrive at the school between the time of 10:00AM-10:30PM.  And, please remember to wear your mask when entering the building . . . not necessarily for your picture.  : )


      BCMS AUGUST BRAVE OF THE MONTH
      On the evening of September 8th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized 6th grade student Tyler Wetzel as the August BCMS Brave 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 Tyler’s teachers had to say about him:  “BCMS 6th grade teachers have the honor of recognizing Tyler Wetzel as our Student of the Month. Tyler has been a mature and respectful 6th grader since day one. Being one of the first sixth graders to miss multiple days of school in the beginning, due to no fault of his own, he proved his resilience and drive to do well in school. During that time, Tyler remained caught up on his assignments without having to be reminded by his teachers, even emailing and messaging to ask questions.  When he returned to school he was ready to join right back in with his classmates.  Even though he missed out on seating arrangements, organizing binders, practicing his locker combination, he did not become overwhelmed and had a pleasant, respectful attitude. This is what it means to be Resourceful and Responsible!  The sixth grade teachers are proud to have Tyler representing our school. Way to go Tyler!

      CONGRATULATIONS, TYLER!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

      1ST LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 2ND LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD
      The first level review period for Trimester 1 . . . and the year . . . concluded last Friday,September 4th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the first four-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their reward PRIVILEGE is planned for the coming . . . WEEKS!

      In similar fashion to the many other ways that the coronavirus has impacted school this year, it has also impacted the way that we have been able to traditionally congregate, celebrate, and congratulate our BCMS students earning on-level status.  So . . . we have tried to be creative and award them with something that they have been requesting.  

      We believe that if our students are responsible (second “R” at BCMS) enough to earn on-level status that they are responsible enough to be given the privilege of having their electronic devices (cell phone, MP3 player, or other handheld device) DAILY while at lunch!  Students will maintain this privilege as long as:  1) they follow the school rules of having their personal devices turned off and put away during the other times of the school day, and 2) they maintain their onlevel status.

      As we look to the first level review reward (which will begin Monday, September 14th), we begin the 2nd level review period today!!!  All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this second level review period (September 8th - October 2nd) has begun.

      As a reminder:  To be eligible for each four-week Level Reward Privilege, a student must have:
      • No more than 1 incomplete homework/daily work assignment per class
      • No more than 5 incomplete homework/daily work assignments in total
      • No more than 1 detention
      • No more than 1 Chromebook loaner
      • No discipline violations warranting a Wednesday School, Saturday School, ISS (In-school Supervision) or OSS (Out-of-school Suspension) consequence

      STUDENT GOVERNMENT & TRIBAL COUNCIL

      Submitted by:  Mrs. McCrary
      Last week, we conducted our Tribal Council Elections at BCMS. Congratulations to the following students who were elected to represent their Tribe. We look forward to a fun filled year with many fresh and new ideas!

      6th Grade
      Brady Davis
      Wyatt Mann
      Brock Dean
      Josie Thompson
      Carmen Herzner
      Paige Thompson
      Ada Lanier
      Sydney Hall

      7th Grade
      Atticus Lutes
      Anthony Elliott
      Trey Owen
      Keilyn Nicholson
      Jenna Boknecht
      Sloan Stuckwisch
      Lilly Brazzell
      Hailey Bair
      Finley Wheeler

      8th Grade
      Jaden Disque
      Evan Schneider
      Haley Derringer
      Smith Hackman
      Aden McCrary
      Kassie Helton
      Kinzee Dean
      Presley Hampton
      Lane Steward
      Whitney Branaman 

      UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, August 17th)

      YOU WILL HAVE HOMEWORK!
      Brownstown Central Middle School believes that learning occurs not only in the classroom by means of teacher instruction, but through student practice, repetition, and reinforcement of those classroom lesson concepts.  Our students engage in athletic practice, and rightly so, throughout the year.  We believe that they should also be engaged in academic practice.  Because of this, your student should begin bringing home school work on a regular basis to complete as homework. 

      The best way for our school to insure the optimal benefits for your child’s education is to provide your child the opportunities to practice and reinforce those lesson concepts at home that he/she learns at school. If your child says that he/she doesn’t have homework and/or tells you that they finished all their homework “at school,” and this response persists, you have our permission to be suspicious.   

      BCMS has a homework assignment portal for students and parents to access assignments, ALL CLASS ASSIGNMENTS, EVERY DAY, ALL ON ONE PAGE! 

      Updated daily by 3:00PM, our main page “Homework” tab can help to verify daily assignments in your child’s classes. The Homework page is also available by choosing "Essentials --> Homework Assignments." In fact, this assignment page for parents is exactly the same page that students view during our Period 8 Extension time each afternoon.

      An added benefit:  In the event of a student absence, parents and students (at, or after, 3:00PM) can see all of the assignments missed that day.  Missing more than one day, or needing to see an assignment from the day before?  No problem!  The “Homework” document allows parents and students to view assignments for every day of that given week.  Simply click on the week of interest and then click on the “tab” of the particular day of interest.  All of your child’s assignments from all of your child’s teachers will appear on that one page.

      However, I would be remiss if I didn’t encourage you to contact your child’s teachers directly whenever you have any questions or concerns.  We want to partner with you!

      UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, August 10th)

      BCMS MAIN ENTRANCE ENTRYWAY & VISITORS
      Due to enhanced COVID safety precautions, and in an effort to limit unnecessary main office contacts (school-to-home and home-to-school), BCMS is asking visitors and parents to please remain in the entryway area immediately inside the main entrance doors when arriving school to sign a student out.

      Please alert us to your presence by ringing the bell.  We will then call your student from class and release him/her to your care.

      Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

      MAY 2021 . . . THE CLASS OF 2025 . . . AND WASHINGTON, D.C.
      COVID conditions permitting, Brownstown Central Middle School, in partnership with Seymour Middle School, is scheduling to take interested students of this year’s 8th grade class, the Class of 2025, to Washington DC the dates of May 12th – 16th, 2021.  

      Trip registration information is currently available for pick up in the BCMS main office for interested 8th grade students.  Students and parents interested in learning more about the trip are encouraged to click here to view an informational presentation.

      Please note:  The online trip registration deadline is Thursday, October 15, 2020.
    • 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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