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Taking time to Reflect No. 3 - 10.30.2021

2021 Title One Distinguished School

Welcome to All!

BMMS Excellence!
Dr. Marcus Broadhead

JUST A NOTE...

Taking Time to Reflect

Keep your face always towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. -Walt Whitman

As we wrap up the month I wanted to give you a heads up about some of the things we are doing in light of the academic and behavioral needs of our students. One of the things that we have been grappling with is the level of maturity of our students that is tied directly to a lack of school structure that our students have been accustomed to for most of their academic career. This is not just a BMMS thing. Nationwide there is an uptick (no pun intended) in negative student behaviors since the start of this school year. The last time our students had a normal academic year was in the 2018-19 school year This makes our current students 3, 4 and 5th graders socially. Consequently, we cannot take for granted the nuances of what we do to build culture, foster relationships and to maintain high expectations. I had great conversations with students in each grade level who will now serve on the newly established Principal Advisory. It was helpful for me to hear their perspective as I work toward making decisions about our next steps. I am hopeful that we will regain the right type of focus necessary to ensure that every student has the foundation to be successful in and outside of the classroom.

Tomorrow and Friday we will be hosting an Academic Excellence meeting and a Student Expectation meeting for all grade levels. In these meetings we will have a heart to heart conversation about what the data has shown us about student behaviors and achievement, what the trajectory will be if changes are not made and a plan that is in place to support students. As always all we need is your continued reinforcement of expectations while they are at home.

FROM THE DESK OF RICA SMITH

Personalized Learning Day

Personalized Learning Day

School will be closed for students on Tuesday, November 2. Students are expected to complete asynchronous assignments assigned by teacher.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Break!

Students will be out of school Monday, November 22 - Friday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving Break.

8TH GRADE GIRLS AND BOYS BASKETBALLS

8th Grade TryOuts

Students interested in trying out for 8th grade basketball are required to meet academic eligibility requirements based on first semester’s grades (Aug. 2021 - Dec. 2021). In addition, FCBOE required athletic paperwork (GHSA Sports Physical, Parental Consent & Insurance Verification, Code of Conduct Contract, Concussion and Severe Cardiac Arrest form) should be turned in or emailed to Cindy Crosby (office) or emailed to crosby.cindy@fcboe.org no later than Friday, December 3, 2021.

Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Bus Driver Appreciation!

ABOVE & BEYOND STAFF RECOGNITION

Above and Beyond Recognition!

Thank you parents for recognizing the following staff members for their excellent service and dedication to your students.

Semester Exams

Parents of 8th graders, please mark your calendars and plan ahead. All 8th grade students will take semester exams in their academic courses on the last 3 days of the semester (December 15, 16, and 17). Spanish I students may also take portions of their exam on December 13 and 14. Please keep these dates in mind when booking doctor or orthodontist appointments for your 8th grader. An exam schedule will be provided to students and parents in November.

Parent Liaison

Hello Bronco Parents!

Join us in November for daily activities for the entire family! Check out the Family Engagement Month link in my virtual office for more information!

We are teaming up with our partners at Generations Together, Inc to give away 100 Thanksgiving Feast Boxes to our community kinship families! To support this effort, we are asking our staff members and families to participate by bringing in a few items. We are asking:

  • 6th-grade teams: Donate Canned Corn, Green Beans, and Cranberry Sauce
  • 6th-grade teams: Donate Canned Corn, Green Beans, and Cranberry Sauce
  • 7th-grade teams: Donate Stove Top Stuffing, Gravy, and Mac & Cheese
  • 8th-grade teams: Donate Cake Mix, Cake Frosting, and Canned Pie Filling
Generations Together Food Drive
Parent Liaison Virtual Office

Check out my virtual office! It's a one stop shop to everything you need in order to stay connected! Click on the calendar to view the school calendar, and click the computer to be redirected to tech support. The whiteboard links take you directly to what you are looking for!

Visit our Parent & Family Resource Site for more information about upcoming events, available resources, and engagement opportunities!

For more information on upcoming events, like us on Facebook @BMMSParent!

Greetings BMMS Families! We are so thankful for you. Shoutout to the teachers and families that have already joined the PTO. We still have room for more though so please join the PTO. The cost is only $25/family and we welcome you with open arms!

If you are not a member yet, you can still join. Dues are only $25/family and can be paid via cash, check (BMMS PTO), and CashApp (BRONCOPTO).

As always, please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. You can also follow us on Social Media for the latest updates.

Warmest regards, PTO

PTO Meeting Nov 8th

Our next meeting is November 8 at 6pm in the Media Center and we would love to see you there.

Bronco PTO Social Media

Follow us on Social Media to keep up with the latest happenings and to engage with us. FB: BMMSPTO, Twitter: @PtoBmms IG: BroncoPTO.

Get Connected!

Get Connected!

Counselor's Corner

As the holidays approach, the BMMS counseling department is working to help provide for families in need.

Fayette County has partnered with Southside Toys for Tots to provide economically disadvantaged children with toys and sports equipment. Financially struggling families with students currently enrolled in Fayette County Public Schools can request toys and sports equipment for any children living in their household (ages birth to 15 years old) by filling out this Toy Request form (https://forms.gle/A7miJzpdEejKKN7w7). The deadline for submitting requests is November 10th.

Parents can also reach out to their students' school counselors for additional needs of essential items such as clothes, coats, shoes, etc. through the Angel Tree Program. Please inquire before November 1st.

RISE Program

Looking for a way to get connected and engaged with other BMMS students and the community? The RISE Program is still accepting applications. This is a mentorship program that works with students from all grade levels at BMMS. For additional information Click HERE.

BMMS Media Center

Media Center Information - Click Below

YEARBOOK Pictures

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BMMS Sled Team

Bronco Bytes - Technology

Remember to keep your NEW chromebook in the case, no stickers and contact the BMMS Tech Team if you have any questions or concerns.

Chromebook Repair

Chromebook Repair

Reminders: Students need to keep chromebook in case. Report lost/stolen at bit.ly/sledteam.

Parents, don't forget that insurance for the chromebooks is available for purchase. Don't for get to view the BMMS Website - Technology for helpful information.

2021 Chroembook Insurance

Missing a case or Charger

Technology Parent Support
VIRTUAL Tech Tuesday for Parents

Request a meeting. Schedule a time here.

TECHNOLOGY ReSOURCES

Don't forget to visit the BMMS Website - Parent Resources - Technology

More Technology Support - District

Thank you for your time and attention.

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