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MIDDLE SCHOOL ART 3
Art 3 students Nicole Blackmore, Victoria Rae and Erin Randall, recently completed their independent art project, a tea set, fit for a queen.
Principal, David Miles II
Promotion ceremony went very smooth this year. It was quick and the temperature was favorable. Thanks to all those who helped create this event to celebrate the passing of our 8th grade students. By the way, did you know that every 8th grade student was promoted this year? Not one will be required to attend summer school or repeat the grade. Way to go students!
The Promotion Dance was well attended and looked like most were having a good time. Aside from one hiccup, the entire dance and process of making this event happen went very smoothly. I want to thank those 8th grade parents who spent a lot time setting this up and chaperoning it as well.
Reality Town was a great opportunity for outgoing 8th graders to experience life beyond school. It looked like many students were having a great time making adult decisions and realizing the importance of schooling and its effect on their future. Thank you to Mr. Garrison, Gear Up, and the numerous community volunteers to make this event successful again.
The talent show was great. It is always special to see our students display such a wide variety of talent and be confident enough to display it to others. I was proud to see their many performances. Thank you to the BCMS Leadership class under Mrs. Hinthorn’s direction for making this happen.
The 7th grade boat race was another hit. Cold water, check. Boats made of cardboard and duct tape, check. Staff boat taking the win again, check. Skits and other fun, check. If you haven’t made this yearly event yet be sure to stop by next year.
Art 3 students were able to complete their final art project and the tea set they created was great.
The agriculture science class worked together with the high school FFA this year, and for the first time in Bonners Ferry, some 8th graders earned their FFA Discovery Degree.
There will be a Chess Camp and Tournament at BFHS and Valley View this June 18th and 19th. More details can be gained at the front office of BCMS or other schools.
ISAT scores will be mailed home with report cards this week!
6/13-6/17: Youth Basketball camp at BCMS and BFHS
6/18: Chafe 150 at BCMS
6/19-7/17: School closed for resurfacing of floors – absolutely no entry
8/15-8/19: Cheer Camp
8/30: BCMS Preregistration
8/31: 6th Transition Day – 8-11:30am
9/1: BCMS Preregistration
9/8: First day of school for 16-17 school year
Certified Employee of the Month
Brenda Kerttu is May’s Certified Employee of the Month! Brenda teaches 7th grade science and agricultural science at Boundary County Middle School and she brings a hands on and active approach to the classroom. She is an invaluable team member and helps support both her grade level team and also the science department as a whole. Brenda actively engages in school wide development and growth and assists in any area she can.
Brenda has a very active approach to teaching. Just today she has brought in a guest speaker to discuss various reptiles such as snakes and geckos, and yes, there were snakes and geckos in the classroom for the students to see and touch. She is committed to lessons that are project based which allow the students to be engaged when learning science and you will often find her students completing labs. She loves to get students in the real world when possible and has put together several field trips for her classes.
Brenda is also a great team player. She can be seen at any grade level or science department meeting assisting in any way she can. This year one was of turmoil in our 8th grade science class but thanks in part to her generous time and mentoring, a disaster has turned into a positive experience in a science class which is not hers. She often discusses student concerns with her 7th grade team and graciously takes steps to help students as needed and discussed.
Brenda is committed to help our school grow. She is active on school committees and helps our school by offering ideas for improvement where needed. She was one of the first teachers to reply when asked if we could create new electives for our students. Out of that process she created one of the more popular new electives, agricultural science.
Brenda is an amazing teacher and colleague. She will go out of her way to help any person in need and spends a lot of time trying to improve the school as a whole. Boundary County Middle School is fortunate to have such an individual as part of our team. Congratulations Brenda for being selected as May’s Certified Student of the Month as you are very deserving.
6577 Main Street
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
Mr. David Miles II, Principal
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