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    Welcome to Brownstown Central Middle School!

    BCMS Happenings

    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
    “The Principal’s Post”

    UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, June 29th)

    2020-2021 Supply Lists
         Grade 6
         Grade 7
         Grade 8

    UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Tuesday, June 9th)

    Washington, D.C. 2020 Trip Refunds

    We have received several inquiries about when to expect trip refunds (less the $72 non-refundable Brightspark registration retainer).  Please accept our thanks for your patience!  

    As previously announced, the date of May 31st was given as the date that Brightspark (our touring company) would begin the processing of trip refunds.  Brightspark is processing these refunds in the order of each school’s trip date.  (They are starting with schools who had trips scheduled with the company in March and April.)  

    From the school’s process date it could take up to 6-8 weeks AFTER that time to receive refunds.  (Understandably, part of the delay is with the touring company itself having to wait to get their money back from vendors . . . many of which have been closed during the time of stay at home orders . . . as well as their insurance claims.)

    In a June 8th correspondence with a Senior Tour Consultant at Brightspark, we have learned that the Seymour/Brownstown trip process date is on their calendar for mid-late July.  Parents/students can expect refunds 6-8 weeks after that time.

    Please note:  If a credit card was used but is no longer valid, please email our Tour Consultant, Kris Orticelli, directly to request a check refund.  Her email address is:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (Customer service is experiencing a backlog of calls at the current time and is struggling to keep up with the volume of calls.)


    As the touring company has apologized to us for the delay, we, too, apologize to our families.


    UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Wednesday, May 20th)



    Brownstown Central Middle School
    2019-2020
    Academic Awards

    Brownstown Central Middle School administrators, teachers, and staff would like to congratulate all of our 2019-2020 Trimester 3 and year-end award winners.  We invite you to click on any the following links of interest for the student award recipients in that award category.

    Trimester 3 Perfect Attendance
    2019-2020 All Year Perfect Attendance
    Trimester 3 Academic Improvement
    Trimester 3 Regular Honor Roll
    Trimester 3 High Honor Roll
    BCMS Spelling Bee & Geography Bee Winners
    Brave Botics Awards
    Brave of the Month Recognition
    BCCTA Courtesy Winners (grade 8 only)
    Presidential Awards (grade 8 only)
    Presidential Award for Educational Achievement
    Presidential Award for Educational Excellence 
    BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. Awards
    BCMS 2019-2020 Three R Awards
    BCMS Teacher Retirement Recognition
    BCMS AIM High Awards (presented by the BCMS Library)
    BCMS Accelerated Reader 100 Point Club (list)

    Note:  Students earning award certificates will be receiving those in their back-to-school orientation folders in August.  Students earning award plaques (BCCTA Courtesy Winners, BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. contest winners, BCMS 2019-2020 Three R Award winners) wishing to acquire those prior to August can contact the school to make an appointment today, Thursday, May 21st, or Friday, May 22nd.

    UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Thursday, May 14th)

    Incoming Grade 6 (Class of 2027) BCMS Virtual Building Tour
    We invite all of our incoming 6th grade students to click the link to take a quick visual tour of BCMS.  Get a headstart on learning our building procedures, finding classrooms, getting lockers organized, and “seeing” your teachers.  This is a great way to get familiarized with your new school prior to your 6th Grade Back-to-School Orientation night on Monday, August 3rd.

    https://www.wevideo.com/view/1703409660

    UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Thursday, May 7th)

    BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. Tribute
    We invite you to click here to take one more look back at what was our 2019-2020 BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. year.

    Washington, D.C. Virtual Tour Experience
    This special announcement for the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip students . . . but it is also intended for all interested BCMS students of any grade!  

    In response to the regrettable Washington, D.C. trip cancellation this May, Mrs. Sherri-Holt Price . . . our partner at Seymour Middle School and trip coordinator . . . has created a virtual touring video experience for students to view, enjoy, and explore.  The video link can be accessed by clicking here or by visiting the BCMS Daily Announcements GoogleClassroom page.

    Mrs. Price does a very nice job of highlighting, describing, and exposing students to those locations that are on our annual tour itinerary.  I encourage you to check it out! . . . and, THANK YOU, Mrs. Price for going to this extra effort and for sharing!

    UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Wednesday, April 22nd)

    School Supplies
    The Jackson Co. United Way will be sponsoring our free school supply distribution again this summer.  Students can begin registering on-line at www.jacsy.org/schoolsupplies.

    UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENTS (Wednesday, April 15th)

    2020-2021 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
    CORPORATION CALENDAR
    Click here to view the BCCSC 2020-2021 school year calendar.

    Last Week

    Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
    Week of:  March 16 – 20
    Week 30
    “The Principal’s Post”        

    POTENTIAL IMPACT FROM THE COVID-19 VIRUS
    As everyone is likely aware, school and collegiate closings are happening across the state and nation.  The BCCSC school administration continues to be in constant contact with local health officials when monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on our county and corporation. 

    Superintendent Taylor recently shared with BCCSC staff, “with the growing concern over the Covid-19 (Corona) Virus and many school districts in the state closing, we decide(d) to push up the distribution of devices to students today (Friday, March 13th). We know there will be a learning curve for all of us, but getting the devices home with students ensures our ability to communicate with them and their ability to continue learning.

    The dedicated after school hours of effort and work on the part of BCCSC technology staff, administrators, teachers, and instructional assistants, enabled us to send 1:1 Chromebook devices home with BCMS 7th and 8th grade students last Friday.  6th grade students have already been piloting our 1:1 initiative since the start of the third trimester.  Friday’s effort was to expand that initiative corporation wide given the uncertainty of the days and weeks ahead, and to help insure that instruction continue . . . even if that means from home.

    Parents can click here to view the Chromebook expectation for usage and care informational powerpoint shared with the students.

    Please click here to read the Friday, March 13th, end-of-the-day BCMS student announcement regarding the BCCSC closure.

    More information will be coming in the days and weeks ahead as necessary.  We encourage you to watch for our corporation social media posts for accurate information.

    Wishing everyone health, and safety.

    2020-2021 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
    CORPORATION CALENDAR

    Click here to get an advanced look at the BCCSC 2020-2021 school year calendar.


    BCMS FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH
    On the evening of March 10th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School will recognize Brynn Burton as the February 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 Brynn’s seventh grade team of teachers had to say of her!  “The seventh grade team at BCMS has chosen Brynn Burton as the February Student of the Month. Brynn exemplifies the qualities of respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness each day at BCMS. She is helpful and polite to her teachers and classmates in the classroom. Brynn is described by her teachers as hardworking, diligent, and dependable. Brynn’s dedication and enthusiasm toward her education is exemplified by her efforts which include the accomplishment of reading all twenty of the Young Hoosier books as part of her Language Arts class.  She has been a member of the BCMS Spell Bowl Team and is currently a member of the BCMS English and Social Studies Super Bowl Teams. Brynn has participated on the BCMS Robotics Team, as well. She has been an invaluable member of the Quilt Club this year, assisting Mrs. Newby where needed. We congratulate Brynn Burton on this well-deserved honor!”

    CONGRATULATIONS, Brynn!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

    BCMS ENRICHMENT LEARNING CLUB MAKES DONATION
    As many may recall, BCMS made a school-wide philanthropy effort in the fall as part of our BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. campaign to support the clean water initiative through the non-profit organization World Vision.  As a school we raised just over $800 at that time.

    The BCMS Quilt Club wanted to expand upon that contribution.  From the dates of Friday, February 21st through Friday, March 6th, the Quilt Club sponsored and promoted the raffle of a quilt that the club had made over the course of several club days.  Thanks to their efforts, and supporting community members, another $500 is being sent to the World Vision clean water initiative on behalf of BCMS and their club.

    Those BCMS Quilt Club members include:
    Brynn Burton
    Zoe Kinworthy
    Carrie Kreinop
    Sara Meadors
    Clair Stidham
    Haley Wheeler
    Mrs. Newby – Enrichment Club Sponsor

    Congratulations, too, to local resident Opal Riley who won the quilt.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. PAYMENT ALERT
    8th grade BCMS student Washington, D.C. trip registrants are reminded that the fourth, and final J, payment ($265) is due today, March 16th.  Please note that all trip payments are made directly to Brightspark, not BCMS.

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

    Spring sports participants will be updated on status of season once returning to school. 


    Until next week,

    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”

      UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Monday, June 29th)

      2020-2021 Supply Lists
           Grade 6
           Grade 7
           Grade 8

      UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Tuesday, June 9th)

      Washington, D.C. 2020 Trip Refunds

      We have received several inquiries about when to expect trip refunds (less the $72 non-refundable Brightspark registration retainer).  Please accept our thanks for your patience!  

      As previously announced, the date of May 31st was given as the date that Brightspark (our touring company) would begin the processing of trip refunds.  Brightspark is processing these refunds in the order of each school’s trip date.  (They are starting with schools who had trips scheduled with the company in March and April.)  

      From the school’s process date it could take up to 6-8 weeks AFTER that time to receive refunds.  (Understandably, part of the delay is with the touring company itself having to wait to get their money back from vendors . . . many of which have been closed during the time of stay at home orders . . . as well as their insurance claims.)

      In a June 8th correspondence with a Senior Tour Consultant at Brightspark, we have learned that the Seymour/Brownstown trip process date is on their calendar for mid-late July.  Parents/students can expect refunds 6-8 weeks after that time.

      Please note:  If a credit card was used but is no longer valid, please email our Tour Consultant, Kris Orticelli, directly to request a check refund.  Her email address is:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (Customer service is experiencing a backlog of calls at the current time and is struggling to keep up with the volume of calls.)


      As the touring company has apologized to us for the delay, we, too, apologize to our families.


      UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Wednesday, May 20th)



      Brownstown Central Middle School
      2019-2020
      Academic Awards

      Brownstown Central Middle School administrators, teachers, and staff would like to congratulate all of our 2019-2020 Trimester 3 and year-end award winners.  We invite you to click on any the following links of interest for the student award recipients in that award category.

      Trimester 3 Perfect Attendance
      2019-2020 All Year Perfect Attendance
      Trimester 3 Academic Improvement
      Trimester 3 Regular Honor Roll
      Trimester 3 High Honor Roll
      BCMS Spelling Bee & Geography Bee Winners
      Brave Botics Awards
      Brave of the Month Recognition
      BCCTA Courtesy Winners (grade 8 only)
      Presidential Awards (grade 8 only)
      Presidential Award for Educational Achievement
      Presidential Award for Educational Excellence 
      BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. Awards
      BCMS 2019-2020 Three R Awards
      BCMS Teacher Retirement Recognition
      BCMS AIM High Awards (presented by the BCMS Library)
      BCMS Accelerated Reader 100 Point Club (list)

      Note:  Students earning award certificates will be receiving those in their back-to-school orientation folders in August.  Students earning award plaques (BCCTA Courtesy Winners, BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. contest winners, BCMS 2019-2020 Three R Award winners) wishing to acquire those prior to August can contact the school to make an appointment today, Thursday, May 21st, or Friday, May 22nd.

      UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Thursday, May 14th)

      Incoming Grade 6 (Class of 2027) BCMS Virtual Building Tour
      We invite all of our incoming 6th grade students to click the link to take a quick visual tour of BCMS.  Get a headstart on learning our building procedures, finding classrooms, getting lockers organized, and “seeing” your teachers.  This is a great way to get familiarized with your new school prior to your 6th Grade Back-to-School Orientation night on Monday, August 3rd.

      https://www.wevideo.com/view/1703409660

      UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Thursday, May 7th)

      BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. Tribute
      We invite you to click here to take one more look back at what was our 2019-2020 BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. year.

      Washington, D.C. Virtual Tour Experience
      This special announcement for the 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip students . . . but it is also intended for all interested BCMS students of any grade!  

      In response to the regrettable Washington, D.C. trip cancellation this May, Mrs. Sherri-Holt Price . . . our partner at Seymour Middle School and trip coordinator . . . has created a virtual touring video experience for students to view, enjoy, and explore.  The video link can be accessed by clicking here or by visiting the BCMS Daily Announcements GoogleClassroom page.

      Mrs. Price does a very nice job of highlighting, describing, and exposing students to those locations that are on our annual tour itinerary.  I encourage you to check it out! . . . and, THANK YOU, Mrs. Price for going to this extra effort and for sharing!

      UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT (Wednesday, April 22nd)

      School Supplies
      The Jackson Co. United Way will be sponsoring our free school supply distribution again this summer.  Students can begin registering on-line at www.jacsy.org/schoolsupplies.

      UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENTS (Wednesday, April 15th)

      2020-2021 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
      CORPORATION CALENDAR
      Click here to view the BCCSC 2020-2021 school year calendar.
    • Mr. McClure's Weekly Blog
      Week of:  March 16 – 20
      Week 30
      “The Principal’s Post”        

      POTENTIAL IMPACT FROM THE COVID-19 VIRUS
      As everyone is likely aware, school and collegiate closings are happening across the state and nation.  The BCCSC school administration continues to be in constant contact with local health officials when monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on our county and corporation. 

      Superintendent Taylor recently shared with BCCSC staff, “with the growing concern over the Covid-19 (Corona) Virus and many school districts in the state closing, we decide(d) to push up the distribution of devices to students today (Friday, March 13th). We know there will be a learning curve for all of us, but getting the devices home with students ensures our ability to communicate with them and their ability to continue learning.

      The dedicated after school hours of effort and work on the part of BCCSC technology staff, administrators, teachers, and instructional assistants, enabled us to send 1:1 Chromebook devices home with BCMS 7th and 8th grade students last Friday.  6th grade students have already been piloting our 1:1 initiative since the start of the third trimester.  Friday’s effort was to expand that initiative corporation wide given the uncertainty of the days and weeks ahead, and to help insure that instruction continue . . . even if that means from home.

      Parents can click here to view the Chromebook expectation for usage and care informational powerpoint shared with the students.

      Please click here to read the Friday, March 13th, end-of-the-day BCMS student announcement regarding the BCCSC closure.

      More information will be coming in the days and weeks ahead as necessary.  We encourage you to watch for our corporation social media posts for accurate information.

      Wishing everyone health, and safety.

      2020-2021 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
      CORPORATION CALENDAR

      Click here to get an advanced look at the BCCSC 2020-2021 school year calendar.


      BCMS FEBRUARY STUDENT OF THE MONTH
      On the evening of March 10th, at the regular school board meeting of school trustees, Brownstown Central Middle School will recognize Brynn Burton as the February 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 Brynn’s seventh grade team of teachers had to say of her!  “The seventh grade team at BCMS has chosen Brynn Burton as the February Student of the Month. Brynn exemplifies the qualities of respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness each day at BCMS. She is helpful and polite to her teachers and classmates in the classroom. Brynn is described by her teachers as hardworking, diligent, and dependable. Brynn’s dedication and enthusiasm toward her education is exemplified by her efforts which include the accomplishment of reading all twenty of the Young Hoosier books as part of her Language Arts class.  She has been a member of the BCMS Spell Bowl Team and is currently a member of the BCMS English and Social Studies Super Bowl Teams. Brynn has participated on the BCMS Robotics Team, as well. She has been an invaluable member of the Quilt Club this year, assisting Mrs. Newby where needed. We congratulate Brynn Burton on this well-deserved honor!”

      CONGRATULATIONS, Brynn!! . . . and THANK YOU!!

      BCMS ENRICHMENT LEARNING CLUB MAKES DONATION
      As many may recall, BCMS made a school-wide philanthropy effort in the fall as part of our BCMS 20/20 V.I.S.I.O.N. campaign to support the clean water initiative through the non-profit organization World Vision.  As a school we raised just over $800 at that time.

      The BCMS Quilt Club wanted to expand upon that contribution.  From the dates of Friday, February 21st through Friday, March 6th, the Quilt Club sponsored and promoted the raffle of a quilt that the club had made over the course of several club days.  Thanks to their efforts, and supporting community members, another $500 is being sent to the World Vision clean water initiative on behalf of BCMS and their club.

      Those BCMS Quilt Club members include:
      Brynn Burton
      Zoe Kinworthy
      Carrie Kreinop
      Sara Meadors
      Clair Stidham
      Haley Wheeler
      Mrs. Newby – Enrichment Club Sponsor

      Congratulations, too, to local resident Opal Riley who won the quilt.

      WASHINGTON, D.C. PAYMENT ALERT
      8th grade BCMS student Washington, D.C. trip registrants are reminded that the fourth, and final J, payment ($265) is due today, March 16th.  Please note that all trip payments are made directly to Brightspark, not BCMS.

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

      Spring sports participants will be updated on status of season once returning to school. 


      Until next week,
    • 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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