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The Baker Blast January 18, 2020

Above: On, Thursday, January 16th, the Boys' Basketball teams went on the road to play their final games of the season against Larson. Both Baker teams were victorious. After having a tough start to the season, it was nice to watch the Bobcats end the season with exciting wins.

Activities Calendar

MLK Day of Service

Baker Athletics

Save the Date: Volleyball Tryouts are January 27 - 29. Tryouts will be held in the gym from 3 - 5:30 pm. For more information contact Coach Barbat nbarbat@troy.k12.mi.us or Coach Miller slmiller@troy.k12.mi.us

We are proud of our athletic teams and look forward to a successful Winter 2 season. Volleyball tryouts are right around the corner!

This was a big sports week for the Bobcats. Last Saturday, the Baker Competitive Cheer team earned 2nd place at the Athens Invitational. It was a well deserved 2nd place ranking. Coach Sam and the girls worked hard throughout the season and put their skills to the test against highly competitive schools from across the county.

The Boys' Basketball teams finished a tough season on a high note. This week the Bobcats went on the road to try to end the season with a win against the Larson Rebels. Both teams came out victorious with exciting wins. The 7th grade game went down to the wire and 8th grade game was tight though all 4 quarters. In the final seconds of the game, the Bobcats hit several big 3 pointers to clench the win.

Theater Performance

On Wednesday, January 15th, Mrs. Traver and her theater students had their winter play. It was another successful theatre performance! The stage and lighting crews along with the actors did an excellent job. It was a treat for the audience and a pleasure to see how the students came together to create something special. We are proud of our theater students and appreciate their commitment to putting on a great show!

The Baker Spelling Bee

The Baker Spelling Bee is on Jan. 22nd at 3:15 pm in the media center.

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Attention all musicians, artists, and actors! A representative from the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp will be at Baker on Monday January 27th to hear auditions for scholarship money to help pay for camp. Signs up for the audition begin Monday, January 27th and end on Tuesday. See the sign up table by the cafeteria and choir room. You can learn more about the summer arts camp at Bluelake.org. For more information about the scholarship opportunity see your currents arts teacher or Dr. X.

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?

Washington DC Trip 2020-21

This Week at Baker

Counseling Resources

Athens & Troy High Counseling Dates

TYA Youth Recognition

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 1/27
  • Monday 2/24
  • Monday 3/23
  • Monday 4/27
  • Monday 5/18

The 8th Grade Party

Save the Date: Wednesday, June 10th: 8th Grade Party (12 – 2 pm)

Attention 8th Grade Parents:

The PTO 8th Grade Party Planning Committee is beginning their work for this year's big event. More information will be coming out regarding donations needed, opportunities to volunteer both in planning and the day of the event. For more information, please reach out to the PTO at bakermspto@gmail.com.

The Bobshop

Hello and welcome to the Baker Bob Shop! We really appreciate you signing up to volunteer. The shift runs every school day from 11:15am - 1:00pm. On these days we need one Shop Keeper, with the exception of Tuesdays and Fridays. These are Candy Days and usually very busy, so we ask for two Shop Keepers.

Don't worry if you have not volunteered in the past. There are directions in the Bob Shop, and Jennifer Molotky is there most days as a noon aide. She is overseeing the Bob Shop this year and is happy to help anyone who needs it!

Please review the slots using the link below and sign up where you can. Be mindful to let everyone have a chance to take a spot so as to be fair. Again, we really appreciate your willingness to help out and have fun Shop Keepers!! Feel free to email or text me any questions.

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 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.

Additional Flyers

Attention all Middle School students! Troy v Athens High School girls basketball is scheduled for Thursday, February 6th at Athens High School. In addition to being one of the biggest rivalry games of the year, it is also “Middle School Night” and “Coaches vs Cancer”. All Troy Middle School students get in free with your student ID. Girls Middle School basketball players will have a reserved section behind the players bench. Special activities are also planned during halftime of the Varsity game for all Middle School students. Girls JVB begins at 4 pm, followed by JVA at 5:30 pm and Varsity at 7 pm. Mark your calendars for an exciting and fun filled evening!