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    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog

    Week of:  October 15 - 19

    “The Principal’s Post”


    Please note that school is not in session this week (Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th).  Classes will resume on Monday, October 22nd.  Have a safe and enjoyable Fall Break week!


    BCMS COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING


    The BCMS Community Council Members will be meeting later this month on the evening of Tuesday, October 30th in the BCMS Conference Room beginning at 6:00PM to discuss our ongoing school improvement efforts.


    This invitation comes as BCMS, along with the other ISTEP+ tested schools in Indiana, await the release of their official school results and school accountability grades for the spring 2018 ISTEP+ exam later this week.  


    BCMS’ recent accountability grade ratings have been:  

    2014-2015:  A (“old” state accountability metrics)

    2015-2016:  B (“new” state accountability metrics)

    2016-2017:  D

    2017-2018:  ?


    We will be discussing the student results of the 2017-2018 assessments that are aligned to the Indiana college-and-career readiness standards.  We will also have a goals and strategies discussion to help outline our current 2018-2019 school improvement plan initiatives.


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

    doors.


    BCMS ATHLETICS

    Submitted by:  Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director


    Sporting events this week:


    October 15-19- No Practices- Fall Break


    Practice Schedule for the week of October 22nd:


    7/8 Boys- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-5:30 & Wednesday 3:30-5:00


    6/7/8 Girls-  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-7:00 & Wednesday 5:00-6:30


    6th Boys at Vallonia Gym- Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 3:45-5:30- Rest of week -TBA


    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!


    “Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.” Anonymous

    Because you never stop, “Growing BRAVE!”

    Until next week,


    Mr. McClure

    Last Week


      Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog

    Week of:  October 8 - 12

    Week 10

    “The Principal’s Post”

    Please note that school will not be in session this next week, Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th.  Classes will resume on Monday, October 22nd.  Have a safe and enjoyable Fall Break week!

    THE SECOND “R”:  RESPONSIBILITY

    Last week I used “The Principal’s Post” to share BCMS’s first “R” – Respect.  It remains my hope that you will partner with us in adopting a common vocabulary in reinforcing the critical character development traits we promote as a school.  The “Three R’s” are the core principles that we advocate daily. And now . . .

    . . . the second R:  RESPONSIBILITY – Webster’s Dictionary defines responsibility as, “obligation, accountability, a person or thing that one is answerable to.”  With the students we explain that responsibility is a willingness to accept ownership for one’s own social behavior as well as for assignments from authority figures.

    The heart of responsibility is more than simply acknowledging one’s obligation (e.g. homework), it is the individual’s proactive attitude of ownership that empowers one to do his/her personal best regardless of the situation or task assigned.  Responsibility doesn’t look for excuses, it looks for solutions.

    BCMS COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

    The BCMS Community Council Members will be meeting later this month on the evening of Tuesday, October 30th in the BCMS Conference Room beginning at 6:00PM to discuss our ongoing school improvement efforts.

    This invitation comes as BCMS, along with the other ISTEP+ tested schools in Indiana, await the release of their official school results and school accountability grades for the spring 2018 ISTEP+ exam later this week.  

    BCMS’ recent accountability grade ratings have been:  

    2014-2015:  A (“old” state accountability metrics)

    2015-2016:  B (“new” state accountability metrics)

    2016-2017:  D

    2017-2018:  ?

    We will be discussing the student results of the 2017-2018 assessments that are aligned to the Indiana college-and-career readiness standards.  We will also have a goals and strategies discussion to help outline our current 2018-2019 school improvement plan initiatives.

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

    Because you never stop, “Growing BRAVE!”

    3rd LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 4th LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

    The third level review period for Trimester 1 concluded last Friday, October 5th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the third three-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for Friday! 

    We begin the 4th level review period today . . . the final level review of this first trimester!!!    

    All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this fourth level review period (October 8th – November 2nd) 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.  


    GRADE 8 WASHINGTON, D.C. REGISTRATION DEADLINE

    Online registration deadline for 8th grade BCMS students interested in attending the May 16-20, 2018, Washington, D.C. trip is quickly approaching.  This coming Monday, October 15th, is the final day to register!

    (NOTE:  Parents and students not able to attend the mandatory 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 ATHLETICS 
    Submitted by:  Mr. Young,BCMS Athletic Director

    Sporting events this week:

    Wednesday, October 10
    • 7/8 Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts @ 3:30
    Congratulations to our 7th Grade Volleyball Team- BCMS Tourney Champs



    Great fall season for all of our sports team at BCMS!

    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!

    “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”– Derek Jeter

    THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

    “It takes maturity to treat people according to their best qualities.”


    THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

    “Diversity:  I’m Unique and Unrepeatable”

    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:  October 15 - 19

      “The Principal’s Post”


      Please note that school is not in session this week (Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th).  Classes will resume on Monday, October 22nd.  Have a safe and enjoyable Fall Break week!


      BCMS COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING


      The BCMS Community Council Members will be meeting later this month on the evening of Tuesday, October 30th in the BCMS Conference Room beginning at 6:00PM to discuss our ongoing school improvement efforts.


      This invitation comes as BCMS, along with the other ISTEP+ tested schools in Indiana, await the release of their official school results and school accountability grades for the spring 2018 ISTEP+ exam later this week.  


      BCMS’ recent accountability grade ratings have been:  

      2014-2015:  A (“old” state accountability metrics)

      2015-2016:  B (“new” state accountability metrics)

      2016-2017:  D

      2017-2018:  ?


      We will be discussing the student results of the 2017-2018 assessments that are aligned to the Indiana college-and-career readiness standards.  We will also have a goals and strategies discussion to help outline our current 2018-2019 school improvement plan initiatives.


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

      doors.


      BCMS ATHLETICS

      Submitted by:  Mr. Young, BCMS Athletic Director


      Sporting events this week:


      October 15-19- No Practices- Fall Break


      Practice Schedule for the week of October 22nd:


      7/8 Boys- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-5:30 & Wednesday 3:30-5:00


      6/7/8 Girls-  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-7:00 & Wednesday 5:00-6:30


      6th Boys at Vallonia Gym- Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 3:45-5:30- Rest of week -TBA


      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!


      “Teamwork: Simply stated, it is less me and more we.” Anonymous

      Because you never stop, “Growing BRAVE!”

      Until next week,


      Mr. McClure


    •   Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog

      Week of:  October 8 - 12

      Week 10

      “The Principal’s Post”

      Please note that school will not be in session this next week, Monday, October 15th through Friday, October 19th.  Classes will resume on Monday, October 22nd.  Have a safe and enjoyable Fall Break week!

      THE SECOND “R”:  RESPONSIBILITY

      Last week I used “The Principal’s Post” to share BCMS’s first “R” – Respect.  It remains my hope that you will partner with us in adopting a common vocabulary in reinforcing the critical character development traits we promote as a school.  The “Three R’s” are the core principles that we advocate daily. And now . . .

      . . . the second R:  RESPONSIBILITY – Webster’s Dictionary defines responsibility as, “obligation, accountability, a person or thing that one is answerable to.”  With the students we explain that responsibility is a willingness to accept ownership for one’s own social behavior as well as for assignments from authority figures.

      The heart of responsibility is more than simply acknowledging one’s obligation (e.g. homework), it is the individual’s proactive attitude of ownership that empowers one to do his/her personal best regardless of the situation or task assigned.  Responsibility doesn’t look for excuses, it looks for solutions.

      BCMS COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

      The BCMS Community Council Members will be meeting later this month on the evening of Tuesday, October 30th in the BCMS Conference Room beginning at 6:00PM to discuss our ongoing school improvement efforts.

      This invitation comes as BCMS, along with the other ISTEP+ tested schools in Indiana, await the release of their official school results and school accountability grades for the spring 2018 ISTEP+ exam later this week.  

      BCMS’ recent accountability grade ratings have been:  

      2014-2015:  A (“old” state accountability metrics)

      2015-2016:  B (“new” state accountability metrics)

      2016-2017:  D

      2017-2018:  ?

      We will be discussing the student results of the 2017-2018 assessments that are aligned to the Indiana college-and-career readiness standards.  We will also have a goals and strategies discussion to help outline our current 2018-2019 school improvement plan initiatives.

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

      Because you never stop, “Growing BRAVE!”

      3rd LEVEL REVIEW & THE START OF THE 4th LEVEL REVIEW PERIOD

      The third level review period for Trimester 1 concluded last Friday, October 5th.  This week teachers will be reviewing and making determinations as to those students who earned “on-level” status for the third three-week review period.  For those student “on-level,” their rewards activity is planned for Friday! 

      We begin the 4th level review period today . . . the final level review of this first trimester!!!    

      All BCMS students start with a “clean slate” as the work to be “on-level” for this fourth level review period (October 8th – November 2nd) 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.  


      GRADE 8 WASHINGTON, D.C. REGISTRATION DEADLINE

      Online registration deadline for 8th grade BCMS students interested in attending the May 16-20, 2018, Washington, D.C. trip is quickly approaching.  This coming Monday, October 15th, is the final day to register!

      (NOTE:  Parents and students not able to attend the mandatory 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 ATHLETICS 
      Submitted by:  Mr. Young,BCMS Athletic Director

      Sporting events this week:

      Wednesday, October 10
      • 7/8 Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts @ 3:30
      Congratulations to our 7th Grade Volleyball Team- BCMS Tourney Champs



      Great fall season for all of our sports team at BCMS!

      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!

      “There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”– Derek Jeter

      THIS WEEK’S BRAVE QUOTE:

      “It takes maturity to treat people according to their best qualities.”


      THIS WEEK’S PROJECT WISDOM THEME:  

      “Diversity:  I’m Unique and Unrepeatable”

      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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