The First Week of School
What an amazing first week of school! Our teachers started the week by engaging in a variety of activities to support and create strong learning communities within their classrooms. Students participated in restorative circles to establish a safe learning environment where all voices are heard and respected. Students participated in visible thinking activities where they had the opportunity to share their needs, excitement, stance on their classes, and worries about middle school. Students also enjoyed the experience of content related icebreakers though the use of Breakout EDU activities to support collaboration. You could see the Blue and Red TSD pillars at work throughout the building. It truly was amazing to watch teachers set the stage for learning. This is an important investment in the success of all learners! If you would like to see what the start of the first day looked like, click on the First Day Cam link below.
- Thursday, Sept. 6th: Washington DC Parent Meeting 6 pm - Baker Cafeteria
- Tuesday, Sept. 11th: Picture Make-Up Day
- Wednesday, September 12th: Fall Sports Parent Meeting - Baker Cafeteria
- Thursday, Sept. 20th: Open House 7 - 8:30 pm
- Tuesday, October 2nd: Fall Sports Pictures 3:15 pm
- Wednesday, October 10th: A.L.I.C.E. Parent Meeting 7 pm - Baker Gymnasium
PowerSchool Parent Portal
The Troy School District is now using PowerSchool for all student data. Home Access Center (HAC) is no longer active. By now you should have received instructions via email to setup a new account for the PowerSchool Parent Portal. The access codes contained in the email can be used several times if more than one guardian wishes to have an account. The Parent Portal will allow you to track grades and attendance for your students. Report Cards will also be posted to the portal.
PowerSchool has a free app available on both Apple and Android platforms. Once you create an account, please go to your app store and search for PowerSchool Mobile. The app will ask for a 4 digit code. Troy’s code is BMMM. Please note – you must setup your account on the website before logging into the App. If you are having technical difficulties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Football: Attention 6th, 7th, and 8th graders... the football program kicked off it's 2018 season this past Wednesday. There is a lot of excitement about the direction of the program. We have an outstanding group of student athletes and coaches. Our program is focused on safely teaching the fundamentals and being T.O.U.G.H. If you are interested in being a part of the program, it's not too late! Interested players need a sports physical to start. If you do not want to play but want to be a part of the team, you can join as a manager. Team managers will help with equipment, stats, and recording practices/games. If you have any questions, contact coach Hosbach or coach LaTorre using the Staff Email Directory link above. Go Bobcats!
Girls Basketball tryouts will be held Wednesday, September 5th and Thursday September 6th from 3 pm to 5 pm. For more information and the practice schedule please click on the Athletics Information link above.
Fall Sideline Cheer is available to all 7th and 8th Graders. They cheer on the sidelines for the football teams at all the home games and at the final game at Troy Athens High School. Fall Tryouts are Sept. 5th & 6th, 3-5 PM in the Baker Cafeteria. For more information and the practice schedule please click on the Athletics Information link above.
Intramural Cross Country will hold its Informational Meeting Wednesday, September 12th at 7:45 am in the Baker Gymnasium. A sports physical is required for participation. For more information, please join the Schoology group using the access code: 8STDC-XFVD8
Intramural Flag Football: Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Schmidt are excited to work with students this fall as they increase their knowledge and skills in the game of football. Whether they have been playing for years, or this is the first time on the field, students are sure to enjoy their football experience. Intramural Flag Football runs from September 10th to October 4th. For more information and the practice schedule please click on the Athletics Information link above.
- Practice begins at 3:05 p.m. Student-Athletes should be dressed appropriately for the weather (check this every morning).
- Guardians should begin arriving to pick up their Student-Athletes at 4:35 pm.
- Intramural Flag Football is a pay to participate activity. Interested students should pay a one time intramural/club fee ($50) through Payschools. The $50 will cover you for all clubs and sports you join this school year. Payschools is available using the link below.
Our first Baker Student Government meeting will be Tuesday September 18th at 7:30 am in room 111. Baker Student Government's mission is to promote pride, spirit, and service. Students will gain leadership skills to promote a strong school culture where all members feel valued, as well as help create positve change in our local community and beyond. Student Government is open to all grade levels. Application forms can be found outside room 111. Completed applications can be brought to the first meeting. We look forward to seeing former Student Government members, as well as new faces. Together, we truly can make a positive impact in our community. Mrs. Traver and Mrs. Barbat
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