The Baker Blast June 8, 2019

Above: On Tuesday, RE/MAX brought their hot air ballon presentation to Baker and met with our science students to discuss air density, convection currents, and the principles of hot air balloon flight.

Important Dates

Monday, June 10th

  • The DaVinci Awards: Cafeteria - 7 pm
  • End of the year Locker Clean Out - 6th Hour
  • 8th Grade iPad Collection Social Studies Classes

Tuesday, June 11th

  • 1/2 Day - 11:54 Dismissal
  • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony: Gymnasium 9:30 - 11 am
  • The DaVinci Awards: Cafeteria - 7 pm

Wednesday, June 12th

  • 1/2 Day - 11:54 Dismissal
  • 8th Grade Party: 12pm to 2pm

Thursday, June 13th

  • 1/2 Day - 11:54 Dismissal
  • Last Day of School

Friday, June 14th

  • Summer Break Begins

Friday, June 21st

  • TFEE Tony Spagnola Golf Outing: Sanctuary Lake - 8 am

August 12th - 15th

  • Adventure Island

Thursday, August 15th

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 6th Grade students
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 7th grade students
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. All 8th grade students

RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Assembly

The RE/MAX hot air balloon assembly has become an annual fun, fact-filled and engaging lesson, and a highly memorable live demonstration of air density, convection currents, and principles of hot air balloon flight. The RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon Team and Baker have an ongoing partnership where they provide a live demonstration that is presented in one of two ways: an outdoor balloon inflation with indoor as a windy-day backup, or weather-proof and equally thrilling indoor option. Due to the windy conditions this year our students experienced an indoor hybrid option with an outdoor demonstration.

The RE/MAX Team was able to engage in an outdoor demonstration of the basket, burner, fuel system and instruments with a question and answer period. Their indoor presentation covered the history of ballooning, the progression to modern hot air ballooning, the science of ballooning and the building and designing of balloons. We appreciate the RE/MAX Team coming to Baker and Mrs. Kemp's leadership in organizing this special event that includes a real world application of science opportunity for our students. This event serves as a springboard to the student's development of their own hot air ballon that they will launch using a propane burner.

Baker Book Club

Here is a snapshot of our reading this year! We recommend you add these titles (and more) to your summer reading list!

Baker Book Club had another successful year! Not only did we read, discuss and share recommendations with one another, we also contributed to March is Reading Month by organizing our Book Drive and Need a Book, Take a Book event. In addition, we donated all money raised during our bake sale to the book mural fundraiser. We hope to kick-off next school year with another bake sale to raise money for books. In case you’d like to help us meet our goal, please consider donating to our Donors Choose project:

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony is quickly approaching. The ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11th from 9:30 am to 11 am in the Baker Gymnasium. The doors will open for parents at 9 am. Please allow additional time to find parking due to the construction at the Troy Center for Transition.

Please reference the aerial image of our campus to confirm the assigned parent parking areas. These areas are shaded in red. Safe-Ed security personnel will be present on the North and South sides of campus to assist parents with parking. The Troy police department will also be present on campus to assist with traffic and ensure that critical areas are not blocked.

We are looking forward to celebrating this milestone with you. Please note that the school day ends at 11:54 am. 8thgrade students are able to leave with parents prior to the end of the school day. We are encouraging parents and family members to depart immediately after the ceremony. Our commuting parents and busses will be coming on to campus at approximately 11:30 am adding to the traffic congestion. Thank you for your assistance in the successful management of this special event.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Information

  • Tuesday, June 11th
  • 9:30 am to 11 am
  • Baker Gymnasium
  • Doors open for parents at 9 am
  • 8th grade students may leave with parents after the ceremony

Sports Physicals 2019-2020

Troy School District will be offering an opportunity for student athletes to get a Sports Physical for the 2019-20 sports season on these two days: Wednesday, June 5, and Wednesday, July 10, at Athens High School from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The cost is $25.00 and there are no appointments taken. All student athletes from ANY TSD middle and high school are welcome to participate. Beaumont Family Medicine will be performing the physicals.

The physicals will be in the athletic area (near the gyms/training room) and physical forms will be available onsite. Athens HS Athletic Trainer, Mr. Brian Baines, and Troy HS Athletic Trainer, Mr. Mike Sime, will be on site for both evenings. NOTE: You do not have to take advantage of this opportunity in order for your child to participate in sports--you are welcome to get a physical from your family doctor as well. Forms (back and front) are available on the TSD Athletics page.

The DaVinci Awards

June 10th & 11th at Baker Middle School - 7 pm

Washington DC Trip Information

Registration is open for the 2020 8th Grade Washington DC Trip. The trip is scheduled for February 14 - 18, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Macintosh zmacIntosh@troy.k12.mi.us 248.823.4689. For more information and early registration, please click on the link below.

This Week at Baker

PTO Communication

8th Grade Party

Save the Date: 8th Grade Party June 12th from 12pm to 2pm

8th Grade Party PTO Donations Needed!

Well it’s hard to believe our kids are getting ready to graduate 8th grade. Their journey on to High School is already being talked about with much anticipation. But before that all begins, we are going to celebrate our Graduates!! This year the party will take place on June 12th from 12pm to 2pm following the half day dismissal. We are planning a Kick off to Summer Beach Party!! The kids will enjoy games, food, music and a photo booth as they get together with their class to celebrate graduating Baker Middle School.

Wednesday, June 12, the kids will have a half day. All 8th graders will stay at school from 12-2pm for the 8th Grade Party. Lunch will be provided. We are asking for a $10 donation from each student to offset the cost of the party.

Please send your cash money in an envelope clearly marked your child’s name and 8th Grade Party to school no later than March 28th. **Please let us know, included in the envelope, if there are any dietary considerations for your child and your contact information so we can reach out to you. There will be a basket in the office for the envelopes.

This is sure to be a fun party as our graduating 8th graders enjoy their last days at Baker. More information will be coming out regarding donations needed, opportunities to volunteer both in planning and the day of the event, and about the activities being planned. Congratulations Graduating 8th Graders!!! We can’t wait to kick off the summer with a Beach Party!!!

8th grade Graduation Party Planning Committee

  • Gina Miller
  • Jyl Boehms
  • Mary Ference
  • Kristin Kennaugh

Kroger Rewards & Amazon Smile

The Baker PTO has the opportunity to raise a significant amount of funds every year through purchases regularly made at Kroger and Amazon! Many of you already make purchases through theses companies. They are willing to donate a portion of the proceeds back to Baker. These funds go directly into the classroom, impacting all Baker students. If you have not registered yet with Kroger or Amazon, simply click on the links below to find out how. Please consider asking your family and friends to sign up for this FREE benefit for our Bobcats. Thank you for support of the Baker PTO.

Counseling Department

Additional Information

Jennathon Run/Walk 5K 2019

Yearbook Information

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Don’t miss your last chance to preorder a yearbook. You can purchase a yearbook with cash or checks made out to Baker Middle School. You can also order online at www.jostens.com or through PAYSCHOOLS.

Sound Power Camp


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