The Baker Blast May 1, 2021

Above: Mr. Harnish and his 7th grade historians are hard at work preparing for the annual Sphero Chariot Tournament.

In the coming weeks, Baker's 7th grade social studies students will participate in the annual Sphero Chariot Tournament. During this social studies unit, students have the opportunity to apply their historical knowledge and test their engineering designs while having fun, competing against each other! The Chariot Project is based on the ancient civilization curriculum by relating the time they spent building their models to how ancient people engaged in a similar trial and error process with their development of the chariot. The Ancient Civilization design process lasted hundreds of years to perfect these technologies. It is always a treat to see the designs that our students come up with. Stay tuned...We will follow up with them and share more when the tournament begins!

Upcoming Dates

6th Grade M-STEP

The 6th Grade M-STEP assessment will be administered, Wednesday, May 5th. Please note that there will be NO SCHOOL for the non-testing 6th grade students. If you are not participating in the M-STEP, you DO NOT need to come to Baker. This day will be dedicated to administering the M-STEP test in-person at Baker to the opt-in students. Transportation, grab and go breakfast and lunch will be provided. 7th & 8th grade students will have a normal virtual Wednesday.

Updated iPad & Headphones Needed for Testing

Please bring a set of wired headphones for the listening portion of the M-STEP. AirPods and other bluetooth headphones are NOT permitted. School issued headphones will be provided if needed.

ATTENTION: M-STEP testing students must have an updated iPad with the keyboard case to launch and use the M-STEP Testing application. If you are in need of updating your student's iPad, please go the TRC/Technology Office at the Services Building, 4420 Livernois, Troy, MI 48098 weekdays before 4 pm. They will replace you student's older iPad with a new one.

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 3 - 7

A little more than a year ago, our staff had to make the switch to remote learning with very little notice. They did it with grace, a sense of humor, and learned new ways to teach with new technology on the fly. Please join me in recognizing the ways that our teachers went above and beyond during a year that was riddled with change and uncertainty. Click on the link above to reach out to your child's teachers!

Baker PTO Information

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or receive more information about the PTO, please contact the board at bakermspto@gmail.com. Be sure to join the PTO Facebook Group: BakerMS PTO 2020-21.

PTO Restaurant Night

Come out and support the Baker Middle School PTO Restaurant Night at Leo's in Troy (carryout or dine in). It is scheduled for Monday May 3rd from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Let them know you are with the Baker MS fundraiser. Thanks for your support!

8th Grade Promotion Parade

Hello Baker 8th grade parents,

The planning for the promotion/parade is underway! You can find all updated information on our Facebook page using the link above. We are asking each parent to donate $5-$20 for the celebration. You can make donations in one of the following three ways PayPal, Venmo, or cash dropped off to the office labeled 8th grade celebration with your students’ name on envelope.

To those parents who have already donated we thank you.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Rose Deliu or Jennifer at the following email addresses.

  • Rose – rdeliu.517@gmail.com
  • Jennifer – jennifermolotky@gmail.com
  • PayPal - @rosedeliu
  • Venmo - @Jennifer-Molotky

Sound Power Camp

Sound Power! 2021 is open for registration. Our annual band and orchestra camp is for all current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders in band and orchestra and will be at Baker Middle School August 2-6. Come and perform with your friends and musicians from all four Troy Middle Schools. See Dr. Xydas for more information.

Math Summer Skills Workbooks

Troybery Author Visit: Alicia D. Williams

Reminder: Save the Date

To celebrate our 21st Annual Troybery Award Program, the TSD middle school Media Centers are hosting 2020 Newbery Honor Award-winning author Alicia D. Williams on May 12 for a virtual visit! We invite you and your students to participate in our author visit!

Students who signed up, can ask for a FREE e-Book copy of Genesis Begins Again on the Sora app for 90 days to read the book in preparation for the book discussion and author visit. In addition, there will be 10 autographed copies of book given away. Those who signed up by February 26 were entered in the drawing to win a copy!

High School Summer School

Online registration is opens! Please click on the link above to see the 2021 HSSS Brochure.

Baker Middle School Return to Learn Family Guidebook

Daily Health Screening

As a part of our Return to Learn Plan, all students attending school in-person, will need to complete a daily health screening. Please note that you only have to submit the screening on the days your student is physically in class. It's very important that you do this by 7:45 am. Students will not be able to attend school in-person if the screenings are not done. This is not intended to be punitive in any way, but it is a critical measure in protecting the safety of all.


  • Log in to your Parent Portal on PowerSchool
  • Click “Student Assessment” in the banner across the top
  • Answer 4 questions about your student’s health that day
  • Click submit (and repeat the process for every student in your family)

It’s very important that you keep your student home if you answer “Yes” to any of the questions or your child is ill in any way. Don't forget--this doesn't mean they have to miss school. They can simply join virtually from home as they have been doing so far. We considered this in the designing of our hybrid plan.

Attendance Hotline

Please call 248.823.4601 to report absences

Attendance is an important factor in your students academic success. Regular and punctual attendance is an expectation for our learning environment, regardless of the format! All student absences must be called in to our attendance hotline before school starts, the morning of your student’s absence (248.823.4601). The attendance hotline is available 24 hours per day.

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