School Office Hours
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Thursday
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ASB Card - $20.00
Yearbooks - $30.00
Family ASB - $45.00
*All band students must purchase an ASB Card.
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BCMS Book Fair
October 26 - Nov 4
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Volunteers needed, call Sharlene Petty at 267-5852 ext. 101 for more information.
10/21: Volleyball Districts at Timberlake
10/22: Junior Wrestling Tournament at BCMS
10/24: Love and Logic free community presentation and spaghetti dinner @ BFHS; 4:30-8:30pm
10/24: BCMS wrestling begins
10/24-10/27: Red Ribbon Week
1025: BCMS and BFHS Band Spaghetti feed concert at BCMS; 6pm
10/26: Wear Red Day (Red Ribbon Week)
10/26: Agriculture class on field trip
10/26-11/4: Book Fair; 7:30-5
10/27: BCMS and BFHS Choir concert at BFHS; 7pm
10/29: Hope House in BCMS cafeteria; 9am-2pm
10/31: Halloween Dance at BCMS; 3pm.
11/1: Wrestling team pictures and picture retakes
11/3: Penny Wars Veteran’s Day fundraiser begins
11/3: College Shirt Day
11/4: Shoe drive ends
11/7: Conferences (with child care provided); 5-8pm
11/10: Conferences (with child care provided); 5-8pm
11/17: Wrestling at HOME
11/29: Wrestling at HOME
Principal, David Miles II
Midquarter progress reports were sent home last Wednesday with students. I can’t believe we are already 1/8 of the way through this year! If you did not receive your child’s progress report ask your child why and then give us a call.
BCMS recently engaged our students in a mock election. Thanks to the help of many community members, we were able to allow the students to “register” on actual registration cards (which we then disposed of) and then vote for president. We also had an exit poll asking which issue was the most important this election year. Here are the results: Trump: 78%, Clinton: 21%; Issues: Terrorism: 22%, Gun Control: 21%, Civil Rights and Social Issues: 14%, Immigration: 13%, Broken Government: 10%, Education and College: 9%, Jobs and Trade: 5%, Climate Change: 3%, Foreign Policy: 2%, Income Inequality: 2%. The aggregate results were also sent to Channel 1 news, a student friendly news program several of our classrooms use daily. Many thanks to the staff and community members who helped put this together.
Halloween is on a Monday this year. BCMS will allow students to dress in costumes during the day. No weapons, masks or face covering of any kind, or clowns are allowed. Students with no Ds or Fs Monday morning will be allowed to participate in end of the day activities including a Halloween Dance from 3pm-4pm.
Cross Country season is over! Not only did we have 42 students participating, they were performing well all season. Both boys and girls teams finished 2nd at districts! BCMS is proud of our student athletes and their commitment.
Football has also ended for the season. Fans at our final home game were able to watch our 8th grade team win by a count of 27-6 and enjoyed some decent weather all things considered. Our football players showed a lot of growth this season and we were excited to see the students putting in the effort needed to succeed.
Our school recently hosted a Pep Assembly led by our Leadership Students. As always, it was full of fun games and competitive spirit. The 6th grade class won the scream off. The 7th grade class won the team scavenger hunt. The staff won the plunger relay. The 8th grade volleyball players beat the 8th grade football players in volleyball. The cheerleaders were able to teach our school the Badger Beat (I still can’t do it right) and the Bop It dance. I believe the students enjoyed the chance to show their spirit and celebrate the many student athletes at BCMS.
BCMS also recently took part in the Great Shake Out earthquake drill as part of a worldwide earthquake preparedness event.
BCMS is currently looking for parents who would be interested in discussing ideas and sharing information from Boundary County Middle School. We are also interested in 8th grade parents willing to be the 8th grade promotion dance committee. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please contact Principal David Miles II at BCMS to sign up and leave contact information.
BCMS students and staff are recognized monthly for different behavior traits through our Citizen of the Month program. September’s trait was Respect and our winners were: Maggie Bateman (6th), Geneva Bontrager (7th), Jeannie Pinkerton (8th), and Jacob Garrison (staff). Congratulations to all. Next month’s trait is Responsibility
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Mr. David Miles II, Principal
Cyberbullying: New Problems, New Tactics
Bullying is an old problem that remains difficult to bring under control, in part because technology offers new ways for kids to pick on one another. Indeed, cyberbullying can extend the reach and power of some of the worst bullies, subjecting kids to taunts from beyond their own schools and neighborhoods.
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