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7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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ASB Card - $20.00
Yearbooks - $30.00
Planners - $5.00
Art II & Art III Fee - $20.00
Family ASB - $45.00
*All band students must purchase an ASB Card.
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June 9, 2016
Where: Middle School Gym
Reminder: Students please arrive by 5:45 pm
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Classified Employee of the Month
BCMS would like to recognize Jerry Jiminez as the Boundary County Classified Employee of the Month.
Jerry has been a great addition to our staff. He brings a cooperative attitude and an outstanding work ethic to our building. Boundary Count y Middle School would not be the place it is today without Jerry.
Jerry is a total team player. Every day I see him helping others whenever he has a chance. Just today I saw him helping the food services staff by staffing a portion of the lunch service line (you can see him there almost every day). He has also been helping our school as a “B” team coach for many years now (which takes a lot of patience by the way). Any time he is asked for anything he responds cheerfully and ready to do whatever is asked of him.
Jerry doesn’t have to be asked for much however. He has an uncanny ability to find work needing to be done and is usually doing it already by the time he is asked. I just asked him to work on a floor in a teacher’s room by calling him and he stated he was working on it as I was talking to him. He already had a plan to complete the job. I often find him working on some project I meant to ask him about around the school. Jerry is constantly looking for things to fix and improve at Boundary County Middle School.
Jerry has also provided leadership to our other maintenance and custodial employees. With his improvements and organization the other custodial employees have had a clear direction to go with during their work time. They have been more successfully completing their jobs and helping our school maintain the cleanliness the students deserve. Our staff has recognized the much more maintained and clean school and appreciate the work Jerry is doing to make this happen.
We would all like to thank Jerry for bringing cooperation, an outstanding work ethic, and leadership to our school.
Principal, David Miles II
We were excited to host Ken English and his owl he brought in for our agricultural science class as well as second graders from Valley View who made the trip over. It was a great educational opportunity to learn about these great birds.
The Art 2/3 had a field trip on Thursday, April 14th. Students received hands on demonstrations on their recent field trip to local art studios. Gina, from the Pottery Bug in Sandpoint demonstrated glazing techniques and the crew at Idaho Granite Works demonstrated how artwork is taken from the computer, masked off on granite, sand blasted and painted. Students also visited Skeleton Key Art Glass, where Sara demonstrated soldering techniques used for creating Stained Glass.
Our agricultural science class also went on a field trip on Thursday, April 14th. They visited several agricultural businesses in the area and reported they had a great time.
Speaking of field trips some of our band members left for Seattle on Wednesday, April 13 and returned April 17 from the Heritage Festival Competition where students had a unique and educational experience and competed against bands from across the country. It sounded like it went well and a great time was had by all.
Our teachers are great! Teacher appreciation week is May 2-5. Feel free to support our teachers and help them feel appreciated during that week by doing something special for them. Contact the office if you wish to set something up. Thanks for your support.
Our schools run in large part due to our secretaries. Please tell them thank you this administrative assistant day, April 27th.
ISAT testing has begun and will continue through May 12th. BCMS is excited to check our academic growth over the past year and we are encouraging our students to do as well as possible. If you wish to donate some healthy snacks for our students to have during their testing please contact the office.
Our recent Lids for Landen fundraiser raised $664.64. This fundraiser for a local community member consisted of students paying $1 to wear their hats in school for a day. Of course, our students never do the minimum and many donated much more than asked. Seems our students love to give. I am always so proud of our students.
Our school will be getting an infusion of technology again next year. Jessica Hanna and Dawn Wagner applied for mini-technology grants and are being recommended to receive updated technology in their band and art classrooms respectively. I can’t wait to see how this technology will enhance those programs.
Have you heard about the State of Idaho’s 8in6 program? If done correctly and timely, your children could earn an Associate’s Degree at the same time they graduate from high school! Students need to start the summer before their 7th grade year. Contact your school counselor to learn more about this awesome program.
Parents, please help us keep the front of our school safe! Buses need to be able to use the front of our school to drop off and pick up students as well as allow students to change buses. This mixed with students leaving and arriving the building can make for a dangerous situation. Please use the north and south parking lots to drop off and pick up your students at the beginning and end of the school day.
4/27: Spring photo sessions
4/27: Administrative Assistant (Secretary) Day
5/2-5/5: Teacher Appreciation Week
5/12: Mid-term for 4th quarter
6577 Main Street
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
Mr. David Miles II, Principal
(classes ~ class times ~ lunch/advisory)
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