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8th Grade Peek of the Week February 10th-14th

NEW YEAR...SAME GOALS!!! #ACCOUNTABILITY #GROWTH #SUCCESS

The process of our scholars generating ideas, collaborating with their peers, and voting on their own #OneWord2020 to represent the Class of 2024 was an ELITE experience for our scholars. We are certain that each scholar will use each of these three themes to hold themselves ACCOUNTABLE for achieving their goals to show personal and academic GROWTH which will ultimately result in a SUCCESSFUL 2020!!!

What's Happening This Week at BCMS?

#CelebrateMonday

  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Candy Grams on Sale!!!

#TurnUPTuesday

  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Candy Grams on Sale!!!
  • 6th Grade Band Concert!!!

#WinWednesday

  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • 8th Grade BREAK Day!!!
  • Candy Grams on Sale!!!

#ThankfulThursday

  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Candy Grams on Sale!!!

#FocusFriday

  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • FREE HAT DAY!!!
  • Club Day!!!
  • Candy Gram Deliveries!!!
  • KONA ICE!!!
  • BCHS Girls HOME vs. Butler @6:00!!! (State Tournament)
Get your CANDY GRAMS while they last!!!

BCMS ATHLETICS

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for our BCMS Boys Basketball team as they went on to win the 2019-2020 Southeast Georgia Middle School Basketball Championship against Toombs County Middle School. We are EXEXEXCITED about the ELITE work from our SCHOLAR-athletes and coaches. Please CONGRATULATE these SCHOLAR-athletes when you see them in and around our schoolhouse. #WeNOTMe #BeBCMS

#1 #REGIONCHAMPS #WENOTME #BEBCMS
Stay up to date with upcoming: Tryouts, Celebrations, & Physicals Information!

What's Happening This Week in 8th Grade???

English Language Arts

  • Read 180 (Romberg/Durrence):In READ 180, we will begin the document-based question activity “How Did Abolitionists Make the Case Against Slavery?” In whole and small group, students will work the document-based question analysis activities. In independent reading, students will read books on their Lexile level from the READ 180 library and complete reading logs. Logs have been changed to ensure progress in writing for GMAS. In APP, students will independently work on selected APP segments to close learning gaps and complete APP logs. Students should have completed a total of 5 segments, 5 novels, and 5 Ereads by Friday, March 6th.
  • 8th Grade ELA (Hills): Scholars will finalize any edits and revisions that they need to make during Monday's class and will be prepared to turn in their completed argumentative essay by Tuesday. We will also begin working on our Black History Month Projects. We will complete a wax museum in the library on Thursday, February 28th to showcase an influential African American that fits the theme: "Champions of Change in Black History."
  • 9th Grade Lit & Comp (Hills/Romberg): Lit and Comp will continue to work on Unit 3: Coming of Age. Students have been loaned copies of the novel Romeo and Juliet (R&J) to use for the unit. Students will create effective counter-arguments for writing, compare and contrast Romeo and Juliet to other texts, and practice some non-traditional creative writing opportunities. Students should be reading at home to complete their Reading Guides. Romeo and Juliet projects due Thursday, Feb. 27th.

Science

  • 8th Grade Science (Herndon/Winkworth/Beasley/ Joyner): The central focus of this learning segment is to develop the understanding of waves, their properties, types, and behaviors. The purpose is for students to learn differences between electromagnetic and mechanical waves. Students will use graphs, data, models, and scenarios to determine the properties and classification of waves. They will understand how changes in amplitude and frequency affect changes in energy. Students will learn all the parts of the Electromagnetic Spectrum, their wavelengths, wave frequencies, and energy associated with those parts. They will research and develop an understanding of the different devices that use each part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum to affect their lives on a daily basis. Students will know how different mediums affect waves. This understanding will help them interpret the reflection, absorption, refraction, and transmission of waves. Students observe these interactions all the time every day, even when they sleep. Students will learn the natural occurrences and practical applications of wave interactions with matter. They will learn how lenses affect their everyday lives from eyeglasses, cameras, binoculars, microscopes, magnifying glasses, and lasers.
  • Herndon's Tutorial: Thursday's 3:35-4:30

Social Studies:

  • 8th Grade Georgia Studies (Sanchez/Styron/Beasley/Joyner): We will start this week off learning about why World War One happened, and how Georgia contributed to the war effort. Bases were built and served as military hospitals and prisoner of war camps, canning factories sent food to soldiers, textile mills supplied bandages and material for uniforms, and over 300,000 men from Georgia actually went to fight. Later in the week, we will learn that while much of the country was enjoying the prosperity of the Roaring Twenties, many Georgians were struggling due to drought and the boll weevil. Students will also get a glimpse of what life was like for people impacted by the Great Depression, while playing Up From the Dust, an online simulation game.

Math

  • 8th Grade Math (Meeks/Carver/Beasley/ Durrence): Scholars will work on a study guide for unit 5 (linear relationships and statistics) on Monday and Tuesday. Scholars will take the unit exam on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday, scholars will begin their unit on system of equations.
  • Algebra 1 (Meeks): Scholars will explore exponential growth, decay, and geometric sequencing this week. Unit exam will be the week of February 24th.
  • Carver's Tutorial: Tuesday's 3:35-4:30
  • Meeks's Tutorial: Wednesday's 3:35-4:30... Please contact Ms. Meeks if a different day or time is needed.

Scholar Accolades

CONGRATULATIONS to our 40+ 8th grade scholars who met BOTH of their READING & MATH WINTER MAP GOALS!!! Keep up the ELITE LEVEL WORK!!!

8th Grade Field Trips

Are you ready for the 8th Grade Field Trip on May 15th to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida to experience GRADVENTURE???

Log onto kellytours.com to reserve your spot!!!

Lunch Information

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Our #BeBCMS 2019-2020 Class Schedules!!!

Our 8th Grade Tribe

English Language Arts

  • Lexy Romberg (Read 180/9th Lit): lromberg@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Teresa Durrence (Read 180): tdurrence@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Quincy Hills (8th ELA/9th Lit): qhills@bryan.k12.ga.us

Science

  • Matthew Herndon (8th Science/Math Connections B): mherndon@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Marc Winkworth (8th Science/Creative Writing Connections B): mwinkworth@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Sunny Beasley (8th Science): sbeasley@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Robbie Joyner (8th ESS Science): rjoyner@bryan.k12.ga.us

Social Studies

  • Marie Sanchez (8th Georgia Studies): msanchez@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Christopher Styron (8th Georgia Studies): cstyron@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Sunny Beasley (8th Georgia Studies): sbeasley@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Robbie Joyner (8th Grade ESS Georgia Studies): rjoyner@bryan.k12.ga.us

Math

  • April Meeks (8th Math/Algebra 1): ameeks@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Miranda Carver (8th Math): mcarver@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Theresa Durrence (8th Math): tdurrence@bryan.k12.ga.us
  • Sunny Beasley (8th Math): sbeasley@bryan.k12.ga.us

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ELITE 8TH GRADE ELA TEACHER, COACH HILLS, FOR BEING NAMED THE BRYAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TEACHER OF THE YEAR!!!

Coach Hills would like to thank all the administrators, faculty, staff, parents, and most importantly...THE SCHOLARS of Bryan County Middle School for making this the most ELITE middle school and community in the WORLD!!! #BeYOUBeHereBelong #BeBCMS https://www.bryancountynews.com/news/bcms-quincy-hills-named-teacher-of-year/

At BCMS We Want YOU to Have It ALL!!!

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