The Baker Blast March 1, 2020

Above: Congratulations to the Baker Science Olympiad team for finishing 2nd at regionals on Saturday, February 29th. They qualified for States at MSU on May 2nd. Great Job Bobcats!

Activities Calendar

Spring Conferences

Thursday, March 12th 5 - 8 pm

The Conference Manager will open Wednesday, March 4th at 6 am and close Wednesday, March 11th at 3 pm.

The Spring Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner. They are scheduled for Thursday, March 12th from 5 - 8 pm. We are using the online Conference Manager scheduling tool to reserve conference times. This software, will allow you to pick and choose your own schedule for conferences, which can make for a more efficient and personalized experience for parents. Click on the link below to visit the Conference Manager website.

A few tips:

  • Keep “travel” time in mind and please do not schedule back to back conferences as it will take time to travel from room to room. Please allow 5 minutes between time slots.
  • Please only schedule one conference per teacher/class (unless you have more than one child per teacher). 6th grade parents may schedule two back-to-back sessions with their ELA teacher since it is a 2-hour block.
  • You can add comments/questions when scheduling your time that the teacher can see to help guide the conference
  • Need help with directions? You can always call the office and we will help get you scheduled.

Baker Scheduling for the 2020-2021 School Year

Current 6th and 7th Grade Students

Reminder: The Online Registration Deadline was extended. The PowerSchool Parent Portal will close at 8 pm on Monday, March 2nd. Please reference the videos below, which explain how you will complete the PowerSchool portion of the scheduling process this year.

Athens & Troy High Scheduling

Current 8th Grade Students

Athens and Troy High counselors will visit Baker on Thursday, 3/5 to begin scheduling for high school. Students will enter course requests into the PowerSchool Parent Portal by 3/25 and turn in their completed scheduling cards. On Thursday 3/26 the Athens and Troy High counselors will return to individually meet with students to discuss their course selections and address any questions they might have.

High School Curriculum Nights

These meetings are designed to provide information about course offerings to students and family members.
  • Troy High - March 9th at 7 pm in the THS Cafeteria
  • Athens - March 23rd at 7 pm in the AHS Cafeteria

March Activities

March is Reading Month and the Pennies for Patients Fundraiser starts this week! See the calendar below for activity dates.

This Week at Baker

Baker Veteran's History Project

“The first installment of the Baker Veteran's History Project occurred on May 21 and 22, 2019. Veterans from all branches of service came in and sat down for interviews and shared their stories with groups of 8th grade students. Students recorded the interviews, documented with videos and images, and uploaded the files to an archive website that can be found at https://bakerveteransproject.weebly.com

The 8th graders are looking for more veterans to interview in May 2020. We are currently looking to get into contact with any veteran of any branch of service from any time that would like to come in and talk to a group of students about their experiences. Please take a moment to look at the website students created last year using the link above.

If you know someone that would like to participate please send them the link to the survey below as well! Sending them the link would help us gain more veterans and more stories to be told and shared! Please contact Mr. MacIntosh at zmacintosh@troy.k12.mi.us if you have any questions?

Counseling Resources

Secondary Math Test-Out

Math Test Date: April 25, 2020 (Saturday) 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Troy High School Gymnasium

Middle and High School students may waive a mathematics course requirement by testing out of a particular course. The documents below explain the process and contain study guides for each course. Please read the first document (Forms for testing out 2020) thoroughly for the requirements for testing out.

IMPORTANT: The test out form must be completed on-line. The application will be available, for submission between February 19-March 20, 2020.

Troy Continuing Education Summer School Registration

High School Summer School registration opens online March 1st. Please use the link above, to access the registration information. Forms are also available in the main office.

The Baker Middle School Parent/Teacher Organization provides comprehensive services and support to students, parents and teachers to enhance the learning environment and experience. They provide support and funding for activities within Baker, TSD and the Troy community. If you would like to learn more information about the PTO and how you can get involved, feel free to join us for one of the PTO Board Meetings.

PTO Board Meeting Dates

  • Monday 2/24
  • Monday 3/23
  • Monday 4/27
  • Monday 5/18

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 these 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.

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