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    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog

    Week of:  September 24 – 28

    Week 8

    “The Principal’s Post”

    SECOND LEVEL REVIEW REWARD ACTIVITY

    As mentioned last week, those students earning “on-level” status for the first level review period (August 27th – September 14th) enjoyed treats and recreation time as grade levels last Friday afternoon.

    Here are the number of BCMS students that participated in the second on-level reward activity:

    Grade 6 (Class of 2025):  96 “on-level” / 116 6th graders enrolled = 83%

    Grade 7 (Class of 2024):  102 “on-level” / 134 7th graders enrolled = 76%

    Grade 8 (Class of 2023):  70 “on-level”/ 110 8th graders enrolled = 64%

    All grades (2018-2019):  268 “on-level” / 360 BCMS students = 74%

    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 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 2” in the third level review period.  Daily habits . . . daily results!

    BCMS BOOK FAIR . . . THIS WEEK!
    Submitted by:  Miss Ault, BCMS Library Media Specialist

    The BCMS Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair all this week, Monday, September 24th, thru Friday, September 28th. The Book Fair is set up in the Library and is open daily from 8:00am - 3:15pm. 

    COLLEGE GO WEEK
    Submitted by Mrs. McCrary, BCMS Counselor

    College GO! Week is an annual, statewide event to promote enrollment in two- and four-year colleges across Indiana.  College Go! Week 2018 is set for this week, September 24-28.

    On Monday, 8th grade students are encouraged to wear college apparel.  Any 8th grade student wearing college apparel (so that means t-shirt, sweatpants, sweatshirts) will have the opportunity to win 2 coupons for free polar pops.  Students simply stand up in their TRIBE classes and tell the others in the room why they have chosen their university, or one fact about the university.  Any 8th grade student doing this on Monday will be put into a drawing. If students do not have college apparel, but still wish to stand up and give one fact about a college, they will be entered to win 1 polar pop coupon. Random drawings will be made throughout the day with several winners being awarded.  

    7th grade will have this opportunity on Tuesday, and 6th grade on Thursday.

    Trivia contests will also be happening at lunch throughout the week.  Winning tables will also earn polar pop coupons.

    We hope this fun week will help to make students more aware of their post-secondary options.

    BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES
    Submitted by:  Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director

    Sporting events this week:

    Monday, September 24
    • 7/8 Volleyball vs Crothersville- HOME
    • Boys Tennis vs Austin-HOME
    • 6 Volleyball vs Scottsburg- AWAY
    Tuesday,September 25
    • 6 Volleyball vs Seymour- HOME
    • 7/8 Volleyball vs St. Vincent- AWAY
    • Cross Country @ Crothersville
    Thursday, September 27
    • 7/8 Volleyball vs Mitchell- AWAY
    • 7/8 Football vs Silver Creek- HOME
    • Cross Country- MSC Conference Meet at North Harrison
    • Boys Tennis vs Salem- HOME
    Friday, September 28
    • Boys Tennis vs St. Vincent- AWAY
    Saturday, September 29
    • 6 Volleyball- BCMS Tourney at BCHS
    • 7/8 Volleyball- BCMS Tourney at BCHS
    WINS this week for the BCMS
    • 8 Volleyball defeated Oolitic &  Shawswick
    • 7 Volleyball defeated Oolitic & Shawswick, Lutheran Central
    • 6B Volleyball defeated St. Ambrose & Brown County
    • 6A Volleyball defeated Brown County
    • Boys Tennis defeated Corydon, Immanuel & Brown County
    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!

    “Winning is not everything but making the effort to win is.”- Vince Lombardi

    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

    “Love will find a way--indifference will find an excuse.”

    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

    “Brotherhood:  Working for Peace”


    Until next week,

    Mr. McClure


    Last Week

    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog

    Week of:  September 17 - 21

    Week 7

    “The Principal’s Post”


    B.O.B. - Be Our Best

    B.O.B. was the lasting message that Bob Mortimer gave the BCMS students last Wednesday when visiting as our guest speaker that afternoon. Notwithstanding his own physical challenges as a triple amputee, he shared with the kids that the only “handicap” he has are the limitations that he puts on himself, and the limitations that he allows other people to place on him.  He encouraged the students not to “handicap” themselves in their thinking or attitude. He also encouraged them not to permit the words and perceptions, or actions of others to “handicap” them.

    Bob stressed that other handicaps that young adults place upon themselves are the handicaps of drug and alcohol abuse.  “It is impossible to be your best when you choose to use drugs and alcohol.” And Bob used his own physical challenges as a visual example to the students that, “you don’t always just walk away from bad choices.”

    He also challenged the students to do three things when it comes to the idea of respecting others:  1) STOP LAUGHING when they see someone teasing or making fun of someone else. 2) STAND UP, and let the bully know that the name calling is not “cool.”  3) JUST STOP, if they are guilty themselves of using their words to hurt someone else. 

    Hopefully your BCMS student came home and mentioned a little about what they learned during Bob’s visit.  Hopefully they accepted the challenge to do their part in helping BCMS . . . B.O.B.! 

    WASHINGTON, D.C. FUNDRAISER PRODUCT PICK-UP!!

    Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student that elected to participate in the Washington, D.C. brochure fundraiser may pick-up their sold items after school in the BCMS cafeteria from 3:30PM-5:00PMtomorrow, TUESDAY! (September 18th).  

    Parents/Students who are not available for the September 18th pick-up may acquire their product(s) from the main office during regular school hours beginning Wednesday, September 19th.

    Please show your supporters the respect of delivering their purchased items to them as soon as you are able.  

    This reminder, too, that the online fundraising opportunity for interested Washington, D.C. student “hopefuls” is continuing through the end of January . . . January, 31, 2019.

    Keeping an eye on the calendar:  

    Online registration for 8th grade BCMS students interested in attending the May 15-19, 2019, Washington, D.C. class trip is now open through Monday, October 15th.  

    Parents and students not able to attend the mandatory Tuesday, August 14th, information meeting, but still interested in the trip, can pick up registration information (along with student trip criteria) in the BCMS main office.  No registration information will be given over the phone or by email.

    BCMS AUGUST BRAVE OF THE MONTH

    On the evening of September 11th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized 8th grade student Mariah Cobb 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 Mariah’s teachers had to say about her:  “Mariah Cobb is being honored as the BCMS August Brave of the Month, and it is a privilege to have such an outstanding student in the classroom. Mariah’s presence in the classroom makes the teacher's job that much more enjoyable. Mariah always arrives to class with a smile and an eagerness to learn. She never appears to have a bad day, and if she is having one, it never shows or affects her performance and attitude. When other students are struggling in the classroom, she is always willing to volunteer to assist them. Mariah is also a great leader in cooperative learning activities. Charles R. Swindoll once said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Nobody demonstrates this more than Mariah. Even after losing everything in a house fire, her mom being diagnosed with cancer, and moving to a new school, she strives to do her absolute best every morning she walks through the middle school doors. She is an excellent role model to her peers. It is with great pride and pleasure that she be awarded the August Brave of the Month. Mariah, you have been a tremendous addition to the 8th grade class! Keep up the exemplary work!”

    CONGRATULATIONS, MARIAH!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

    PROGRESS REPORTS . . . COMING HOME THIS WEEK!!!

    It scarcely seems possible, but we are six weeks into the school year which means that we are at the mid-way point of the first trimester.  On Tuesday, every BCMS student will be bringing a progress report home for parents to review and sign. Every BCMS student returning a signed progress report by Friday (September 21st) will receive extra credit in his/her classes for demonstrating the RESPONSIBILITY (second “R”) in doing so.

    Many of our parents follow their student’s progress online through Harmony.  We encourage every parent/guardian to sign up for a Harmony account, but the practice of sending progress reports home helps to further insure that those “progress” conversations occur.  Thank you for partnering with us in encouraging and expecting your student to give his/her best academic effort.

    Parents wanting/needing Harmony information are encouraged to call the school (812.358.4947) and ask for Ms. Ault in the Library Media Center.

    2nd LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 3rd LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

    The second level review period for Trimester 1 concluded last Friday, September 14th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the second three-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for Friday! 

    We begin the 3rd level review period today!!!    

    All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this third level review period (September 17th – October 5th) has begun.

    To be eligible for three-week Level Reward Activities and any scheduled after-school dances, a student must have:
    • No more than 1 incomplete homework/daily work assignment per class
    • No more than 3 incomplete homework/daily work assignments in total
    • No more than 1 detention
    • No discipline violations warranting a Wednesday School,
    Saturday School, ISS (In-school Supervision) or OSS (Out-of-school Suspension) consequence

    To be eligible for an end-of-trimester field trip, a student must be “on-level” 3 out of the 4 level review periods during the trimester.

    BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES
    Submitted by:  Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director

    Sporting events this week:

    Monday, September 17
    • 7/8 Volleyball vs Oolitic – HOME
    • 6 Volleyball vs Brown County- AWAY
    • Boys Tennis vs Immanuel- AWAY
    Tuesday, September 18
    • 6/7 Volleyball vs Lutheran Central- HOME
    • MS Cross Country- Paoli- AWAY
    Thursday, September 20
    • 7/8 Volleyball vs Shawswick- AWAY
    • 6 AB Volleyball vs St. Ambrose- HOME
    • MS Cross Country vs Jennings County- AWAY
    • Boys Tennis vs Brown County- HOME
    • 7/8 Football vs Springs Valley- HOME
    Saturday, September 22
    • 7/8 Volleyball at Salem- MSC Tourney
    WINS this week for the Braves
    • 7th Grade Volleyball defeated Brown County & Austin
    • 8th Grade Volleyball defeated Austin
    • 6th Grade Volleyball defeated Austin
    • 7/8 Grade Football defeated East Washington
    • Boys Tennis defeated East Washington
    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!

    “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden

    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

    “The only thing that can come between a person and the ability to learn and improve is a bad attitude.  The people who learn the most are the ones with a teachable attitude.”

    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

    “Courtesy and Manners:  Rules for Living”

    Until next week,

    Mr. McClure

    Lunch Menu

    Homework

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

    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:  September 24 – 28

      Week 8

      “The Principal’s Post”

      SECOND LEVEL REVIEW REWARD ACTIVITY

      As mentioned last week, those students earning “on-level” status for the first level review period (August 27th – September 14th) enjoyed treats and recreation time as grade levels last Friday afternoon.

      Here are the number of BCMS students that participated in the second on-level reward activity:

      Grade 6 (Class of 2025):  96 “on-level” / 116 6th graders enrolled = 83%

      Grade 7 (Class of 2024):  102 “on-level” / 134 7th graders enrolled = 76%

      Grade 8 (Class of 2023):  70 “on-level”/ 110 8th graders enrolled = 64%

      All grades (2018-2019):  268 “on-level” / 360 BCMS students = 74%

      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 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 2” in the third level review period.  Daily habits . . . daily results!

      BCMS BOOK FAIR . . . THIS WEEK!
      Submitted by:  Miss Ault, BCMS Library Media Specialist

      The BCMS Library is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair all this week, Monday, September 24th, thru Friday, September 28th. The Book Fair is set up in the Library and is open daily from 8:00am - 3:15pm. 

      COLLEGE GO WEEK
      Submitted by Mrs. McCrary, BCMS Counselor

      College GO! Week is an annual, statewide event to promote enrollment in two- and four-year colleges across Indiana.  College Go! Week 2018 is set for this week, September 24-28.

      On Monday, 8th grade students are encouraged to wear college apparel.  Any 8th grade student wearing college apparel (so that means t-shirt, sweatpants, sweatshirts) will have the opportunity to win 2 coupons for free polar pops.  Students simply stand up in their TRIBE classes and tell the others in the room why they have chosen their university, or one fact about the university.  Any 8th grade student doing this on Monday will be put into a drawing. If students do not have college apparel, but still wish to stand up and give one fact about a college, they will be entered to win 1 polar pop coupon. Random drawings will be made throughout the day with several winners being awarded.  

      7th grade will have this opportunity on Tuesday, and 6th grade on Thursday.

      Trivia contests will also be happening at lunch throughout the week.  Winning tables will also earn polar pop coupons.

      We hope this fun week will help to make students more aware of their post-secondary options.

      BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES
      Submitted by:  Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director

      Sporting events this week:

      Monday, September 24
      • 7/8 Volleyball vs Crothersville- HOME
      • Boys Tennis vs Austin-HOME
      • 6 Volleyball vs Scottsburg- AWAY
      Tuesday,September 25
      • 6 Volleyball vs Seymour- HOME
      • 7/8 Volleyball vs St. Vincent- AWAY
      • Cross Country @ Crothersville
      Thursday, September 27
      • 7/8 Volleyball vs Mitchell- AWAY
      • 7/8 Football vs Silver Creek- HOME
      • Cross Country- MSC Conference Meet at North Harrison
      • Boys Tennis vs Salem- HOME
      Friday, September 28
      • Boys Tennis vs St. Vincent- AWAY
      Saturday, September 29
      • 6 Volleyball- BCMS Tourney at BCHS
      • 7/8 Volleyball- BCMS Tourney at BCHS
      WINS this week for the BCMS
      • 8 Volleyball defeated Oolitic &  Shawswick
      • 7 Volleyball defeated Oolitic & Shawswick, Lutheran Central
      • 6B Volleyball defeated St. Ambrose & Brown County
      • 6A Volleyball defeated Brown County
      • Boys Tennis defeated Corydon, Immanuel & Brown County
      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!

      “Winning is not everything but making the effort to win is.”- Vince Lombardi

      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

      “Love will find a way--indifference will find an excuse.”

      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

      “Brotherhood:  Working for Peace”


      Until next week,

      Mr. McClure


    • Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog

      Week of:  September 17 - 21

      Week 7

      “The Principal’s Post”


      B.O.B. - Be Our Best

      B.O.B. was the lasting message that Bob Mortimer gave the BCMS students last Wednesday when visiting as our guest speaker that afternoon. Notwithstanding his own physical challenges as a triple amputee, he shared with the kids that the only “handicap” he has are the limitations that he puts on himself, and the limitations that he allows other people to place on him.  He encouraged the students not to “handicap” themselves in their thinking or attitude. He also encouraged them not to permit the words and perceptions, or actions of others to “handicap” them.

      Bob stressed that other handicaps that young adults place upon themselves are the handicaps of drug and alcohol abuse.  “It is impossible to be your best when you choose to use drugs and alcohol.” And Bob used his own physical challenges as a visual example to the students that, “you don’t always just walk away from bad choices.”

      He also challenged the students to do three things when it comes to the idea of respecting others:  1) STOP LAUGHING when they see someone teasing or making fun of someone else. 2) STAND UP, and let the bully know that the name calling is not “cool.”  3) JUST STOP, if they are guilty themselves of using their words to hurt someone else. 

      Hopefully your BCMS student came home and mentioned a little about what they learned during Bob’s visit.  Hopefully they accepted the challenge to do their part in helping BCMS . . . B.O.B.! 

      WASHINGTON, D.C. FUNDRAISER PRODUCT PICK-UP!!

      Any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student that elected to participate in the Washington, D.C. brochure fundraiser may pick-up their sold items after school in the BCMS cafeteria from 3:30PM-5:00PMtomorrow, TUESDAY! (September 18th).  

      Parents/Students who are not available for the September 18th pick-up may acquire their product(s) from the main office during regular school hours beginning Wednesday, September 19th.

      Please show your supporters the respect of delivering their purchased items to them as soon as you are able.  

      This reminder, too, that the online fundraising opportunity for interested Washington, D.C. student “hopefuls” is continuing through the end of January . . . January, 31, 2019.

      Keeping an eye on the calendar:  

      Online registration for 8th grade BCMS students interested in attending the May 15-19, 2019, Washington, D.C. class trip is now open through Monday, October 15th.  

      Parents and students not able to attend the mandatory Tuesday, August 14th, information meeting, but still interested in the trip, can pick up registration information (along with student trip criteria) in the BCMS main office.  No registration information will be given over the phone or by email.

      BCMS AUGUST BRAVE OF THE MONTH

      On the evening of September 11th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School recognized 8th grade student Mariah Cobb 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 Mariah’s teachers had to say about her:  “Mariah Cobb is being honored as the BCMS August Brave of the Month, and it is a privilege to have such an outstanding student in the classroom. Mariah’s presence in the classroom makes the teacher's job that much more enjoyable. Mariah always arrives to class with a smile and an eagerness to learn. She never appears to have a bad day, and if she is having one, it never shows or affects her performance and attitude. When other students are struggling in the classroom, she is always willing to volunteer to assist them. Mariah is also a great leader in cooperative learning activities. Charles R. Swindoll once said, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Nobody demonstrates this more than Mariah. Even after losing everything in a house fire, her mom being diagnosed with cancer, and moving to a new school, she strives to do her absolute best every morning she walks through the middle school doors. She is an excellent role model to her peers. It is with great pride and pleasure that she be awarded the August Brave of the Month. Mariah, you have been a tremendous addition to the 8th grade class! Keep up the exemplary work!”

      CONGRATULATIONS, MARIAH!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

      PROGRESS REPORTS . . . COMING HOME THIS WEEK!!!

      It scarcely seems possible, but we are six weeks into the school year which means that we are at the mid-way point of the first trimester.  On Tuesday, every BCMS student will be bringing a progress report home for parents to review and sign. Every BCMS student returning a signed progress report by Friday (September 21st) will receive extra credit in his/her classes for demonstrating the RESPONSIBILITY (second “R”) in doing so.

      Many of our parents follow their student’s progress online through Harmony.  We encourage every parent/guardian to sign up for a Harmony account, but the practice of sending progress reports home helps to further insure that those “progress” conversations occur.  Thank you for partnering with us in encouraging and expecting your student to give his/her best academic effort.

      Parents wanting/needing Harmony information are encouraged to call the school (812.358.4947) and ask for Ms. Ault in the Library Media Center.

      2nd LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 3rd LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

      The second level review period for Trimester 1 concluded last Friday, September 14th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the second three-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for Friday! 

      We begin the 3rd level review period today!!!    

      All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this third level review period (September 17th – October 5th) has begun.

      To be eligible for three-week Level Reward Activities and any scheduled after-school dances, a student must have:
      • No more than 1 incomplete homework/daily work assignment per class
      • No more than 3 incomplete homework/daily work assignments in total
      • No more than 1 detention
      • No discipline violations warranting a Wednesday School,
      Saturday School, ISS (In-school Supervision) or OSS (Out-of-school Suspension) consequence

      To be eligible for an end-of-trimester field trip, a student must be “on-level” 3 out of the 4 level review periods during the trimester.

      BCMS ATHLETIC UPDATES
      Submitted by:  Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director

      Sporting events this week:

      Monday, September 17
      • 7/8 Volleyball vs Oolitic – HOME
      • 6 Volleyball vs Brown County- AWAY
      • Boys Tennis vs Immanuel- AWAY
      Tuesday, September 18
      • 6/7 Volleyball vs Lutheran Central- HOME
      • MS Cross Country- Paoli- AWAY
      Thursday, September 20
      • 7/8 Volleyball vs Shawswick- AWAY
      • 6 AB Volleyball vs St. Ambrose- HOME
      • MS Cross Country vs Jennings County- AWAY
      • Boys Tennis vs Brown County- HOME
      • 7/8 Football vs Springs Valley- HOME
      Saturday, September 22
      • 7/8 Volleyball at Salem- MSC Tourney
      WINS this week for the Braves
      • 7th Grade Volleyball defeated Brown County & Austin
      • 8th Grade Volleyball defeated Austin
      • 6th Grade Volleyball defeated Austin
      • 7/8 Grade Football defeated East Washington
      • Boys Tennis defeated East Washington
      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!

      “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden

      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

      “The only thing that can come between a person and the ability to learn and improve is a bad attitude.  The people who learn the most are the ones with a teachable attitude.”

      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

      “Courtesy and Manners:  Rules for Living”

      Until next week,

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

      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






    • 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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