8th Grade Peek of the Week February 3rd-7th


The process of 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?


  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!


  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • BCHS Boys AWAY vs. Metter @8:30!!! (Region Tournament)


  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • 8th Grade BREAK Day!!!
  • Advanced Content Trip to Washington D.C.!!!


  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Advanced Content Field Trip to Washington D.C.!!!


  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Club Day!!!
  • BCHS Girls AWAY vs. Woodville @Metter @4:00!!! (Region Tournament)


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

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 finish with Workshop 8- “Follow the Money.” In whole and small group, we will work on essay writing and our End of Unit assessment. 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): Scholars will continue drafting their final drafts for their argumentative essays over whether or not the narrator of "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe is either sane or insane. We will teacher-scholar conference and peer edit each component of the essay before turning in the final copy of the essay on the block days. We will also begin working on our Black History Month Projects.
  • 9th Grade Lit & Comp (Hills/Romberg): Lit and Comp will 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 also complete literary activities based on R&J including poem patterns, comparing and contrasting various versions of the text, and written responses. Reading Guide 4 for R&J will be due on Monday, Feb. 13th. Scholars should be reading at home to complete their Reading Guides. Romeo and Juliet projects due Thursday, Feb. 27th. All week work will be due on Monday, Feb. 13th, even for those attending DC trip.


  • 8th Grade Science (Herndon/Winkworth/Beasley/ Joyner): Scholars will review and then take an assessment on the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Afterwards, they will work on developing an understanding of how waves interact with matter. Scholars will learn how different mediums (solid, liquid, gas, and vacuums) affect waves. This understanding will help them interpret the reflection, absorption, refraction, and transmission of waves. Scholars observe these interactions all the time every day, even when they sleep. Scholars will learn the natural occurrences and practical applications of wave behaviors in their lives.
  • Herndon's Tutorial: Thursday's 3:35-4:30

Social Studies:

  • 8th Grade Georgia Studies (Sanchez/Styron/Beasley/Joyner): This week in Social Studies we are finishing up our unit on Reconstruction and the New South. We will review early civil rights leaders such as Booker T. Washington and W.E.B DuBois. We will also review the industrialization of Georgia, and how life was changing with the new building of factories and the use of more modern technologies and techniques on farms during the New South period. Scholars will finish up unit assignments and play online review games, and will take their unit test. We will finish the week with the video Warm Springs, which will explain FDR’s ties to Georgia and serve as an introduction to our next unit on the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s.


  • 8th Grade Math (Meeks/Carver/Beasley/ Durrence): Scholars will explore statistics this week. We will learn about scatter plots, line of best fit, and two-way tables.
  • Algebra 1 (Meeks): Scholars will begin the exponential functions unit. Scholars will compare linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.
  • 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

We are only TWO DAYS AWAY from the Advanced Content trip to Washington D.C.!!! See Mrs. Adams if you have any questions or concerns about this trip!

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

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

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Lunch Information

Nom! Nom! Nom!

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


  • 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


  • 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


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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Quincy Hills