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8th Grade Peek of the Week February 17th-21st

NEW YEAR...SAME GOALS!!!

#BeYOUBeHeardBelong #BeBCMS

What's Happening This Week at BCMS?

#CelebrateMonday

  • NO SCHOOL-PRESIDENTS DAY!!!

#TurnUPTuesday

  • Welcome Back!!!
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!

#WinWednesday

  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • 8th Grade BREAK Day!!!

#ThankfulThursday

  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!

#FocusFriday

  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Club Day!!!
Did you know that many of our everyday necessities were created by African American inventors?
#BLACKHISTORY365

BCMS ATHLETICS

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2019-2020 SOUTHEAST GEORGIA MIDDLE SCHOOL LEAGUE BOYS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS!!! #WeNOTMe
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
Stay up to date with upcoming: Tryouts, Celebrations, & Physicals Information!
Did you know that Art Shell (left) was the FIRST African American head coach in the NFL, and Tony Dungy (right) was the first African American to win an NFL Super Bowl?
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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 “Robert Frost- Meaning and Metaphor.” In whole and small group, scholars will work the document-based question analysis activities. In independent reading, scholars 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, scholars will independently work on selected APP segments to close learning gaps and complete APP logs. Scholars should have completed a total of 5 segments, 5 novels, and 5 Ereads by Friday, March 6th.
  • 8th Grade ELA (Hills): In 8th Grade ELA, scholars will analyze the poetry of Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, TLC, and Tupac to better understand: tone, mood, purpose, and figurative language. We will also begin continue 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 Literature & Composition (Hills/Romberg): Lit and Comp will continue to work on Unit 3: Coming of Age. Scholars have been loaned copies of the novel Romeo and Juliet (R&J) to use for the unit. Scholars will complete character analysis activities from R&J, complete written responses, and complete other activities to complete the novel study. Scholars should be reading at home to complete their Reading Guides. Romeo and Juliet projects due Thursday, Feb. 27th. Note: Scholars will take their 3rd quarter exam on Thursday, March 5th!!!
Note: All 8th Grade ELA and 9th Lit & Comp scholars will take the Spring Reading MAP Assessment during the first week of March!!!

Science

  • 8th Grade Science (Herndon/Winkworth/Beasley/Joyner): In 8th Grade Science this week, scholars will be presenting their Wave Movie projects. They will take a Wave Unit assessment followed by a Forces of Motion Pre-Assessment. Scholars will begin to explore Newton’s Three Laws of Motion with a Focus on the First two, objects in motion tend to stay in motion, and the force needed to move an object is dependent on the objects mass and acceleration.
  • Herndon's Tutorial: Thursday's 3:35-4:30

Social Studies:

  • 8th Grade Georgia Studies (Sanchez/Styron/Beasley/Joyner):In Georgia Studies, we will discuss the New Deal programs that benefited Georgia during the Great Depression, such as REA, SSS, AAA and the CCC. We will then move into WWII. We will talk about the causes of the war, and why the USA became involved- specifically Pearl Harbor. Scholars will also be put into expert groups to research the different ways Georgia contributed to the war effort. Group topics will include Liberty Ships, B29 bombers, military bases and important congressmen such as Carl Vinson and Richard Russell. On Friday, groups will make murals about Georgia’s contributions to present to their classmates.

Math

  • 8th Grade Math (Meeks/Carver/Beasley/ Durrence): 8th grade Math scholars will begin solving systems of equations. Algebra.
  • Algebra 1 (Meeks): Scholars will review and take an exam over Unit 3.
  • 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.
Note: All 8th Grade Math and Algebra 1 scholars will take the Spring Math MAP Assessment during the first week of March!!!
Did you know that in 1964, actor and film director, Sidney Poitier, became the FIRST African American to win an Academy Award for "Best Actor" for his performance in "Lillies of the Field?"
#BLACKHISTORY365

WE LOVE OUR 8TH GRADE SCHOLARS!!!

We LOVE -LEADING-, -CHALLENGING, and -MOTIVATING- our future -WORLD LEADERS!-
Did you know that Georgia's own, Ray Charles, was the FIRST African American inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986?

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!!!
Did you know that B.E.T. co-founder, Sheila Johnson, was the FIRST female African American billionaire?
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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
Congrats to the BCS District Teacher of the Year: Coach Hills!!!

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

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Quincy Hills
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