The Baker Blast September 28, 2019

Above: Baker 7th grade scientists enjoyed the warm weather while participating in a science experiment. The students collected transect samples at different points along a designated area. With each of their samples they documented the biotic and abiotic factors, temperature, moisture, and PH acidity.

Activities Calendar

Are you ready for this amazing event? The PTO Color Run is quickly approaching. It's not too late to sign up. Please read the information below and sign up today!

PTO Color Run

October 2nd, 2019

Click on the link above and register today!

The students of Baker Middle School will host the inaugural community wide Color Run by Get Active Fundraising on October 2nd, 2019 after school to raise money.

The Color Run is an untimed 1.5 Mile walk & 2 Mile run for all ages and fitness abilities. Walk, jog, or run to the finish line! Along the route, participants pass through vibrant color zones, making it a “colorful experience.” This event is fun for all ages and a great way to make running fun and exciting! Additionally, during the race, participants are doused with color at various color stations ending with one final color celebration at the finish line.

“Rather than sell goods, we want to engage the entire student body in a fitness initiative that aims to encourage a life-long healthy way of living,” says Tara Colussi, Baker Middle School PTO President. Participants that register by 9/22/19 will receive a t-shirt, race bib, and individual color packet.

You can sign up for the run by visiting secure.getactivefundraising.com and searching for your event or by completing a paper registration form. Business sponsorship opportunities are also available. This is a great way to promote for any business and support your community. Please contact the event organizer for more information.

This Week at Baker

Count Day

Wednesday, October 2nd

Please try to avoid scheduling appointments and be sure that your child's is in school on this day.


  • Count days and school funding are mandated through the State School Aid Act.
  • Count Day is when all public schools in Michigan tally the number of students attending their schools.
  • Count information is critical to districts, because the attendance of each student impacts state funding.
  • State aid is based on the number of students enrolled on or before count day.

Fall Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 14 - Friday, Oct. 18

The Baker Fall Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon! The Fair will run every day beginning Monday, Oct. 14, through Friday morning, Oct. 18. Students will have the opportunity to visit the Fair with their ELA classes as well as any time during the school day. Parents are, also, welcome to shop the Book Fair any time during the school day.

In addition, parents will have the opportunity to shop at a special after-school shopping event during Conference hours. On Wednesday evening, the Book Fair doors open at 5:00 P.M. and close at 8:00 P.M. On Thursday afternoon, the doors open at 12:30 P.M. and close at 3:30 P.M. They reopen at 5 P.M. and close at 8 P.M. Please stop by for a great shopping opportunity!

Picture Retakes

Tuesday, October 8th

Every student at Baker had their picture taken and received a school ID. These pictures are used in our yearbook and Powerschool data base. If you ordered picture packages, they will be distributed this week during lunches. If you noticed an error or would like to have your child take their picture again, there is a picture re-take day, Tuesday, October 8th.

Free & Reduced Lunch Application Deadline

Wednesday, October 9th

Your child’s application is only good for the last school year and for the first few days of this school year through Wednesday, October 9th. You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year. If you do not send in a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals as of Wednesday, October 9th. Application forms can be picked up in the main office.

8th Grade Washington DC Trip

February 14 - 18, 2020

For additional information and questions please contact Contact - Mr. MacIntosh - zmacintosh@troy.k12.mi.us

Counseling Resources

Suicide Prevention & Intervention

ACT Cards

The Troy School District is doing many things to address social-emotional needs. One initiative is providing every secondary student with a resource card and crisis information. This is called an ACT card (A=Acknowledge, C=Care, T=Tell). As part of the district-wide crisis prevention initiative, students will receive a pocket-sized “ACT Card.”

The card helps students know what to do if they notice signs of a serious issue either with themselves or with a friend. Students are asked to identify two trusted adults (one in school and one outside of school) that they feel comfortable going to in a serious situation. The back of the card provides phone, text and web resources for free and confidential crisis support.

The Baker Counseling Department will visit all 6th, 7th and 8th grade science classes in the upcoming weeks to introduce themselves to students and help students understand the role of the school counselor.

Upcoming Counselor Classroom Visit Dates

  • October 2nd, 7th grade Science Classes
  • October 4th, 6th grade Science Classes

Topics covered:

  • The role of a counselor/social worker
  • Confidentiality
  • School resources

ACT cards

  • Signs of crisis
  • Validating others
  • Getting help
  • Emergency situations

Situational practice

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 9/23
  • Monday 10/28
  • Monday 11/25
  • Monday 1/27
  • Monday 2/24
  • Monday 3/23
  • Monday 4/27
  • Monday 5/18

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

Troy Food Service is Hiring!

The Troy Schools Food Service Department, which is contracted by Chartwells, is seeking friendly people willing to fill various vacancies within the Food Service Department that are responsible for providing lunches to the students of the Troy School District. Not to worry if you haven’t had previous experience, as “on the job” training will be available! Depending on the school, the hours would primarily be during the middle of the day, but will vary depending on the vacancy. And you would be earning some extra money while your students are in school! Come join our Food Service Staff by calling 248-823-5089, or please email us at ngervais@troy.k12.mi.us.

Interscholastic Sports

Girls' Basketball

This week the girls basketball teams went on the road to compete against Rochester West and Boulan Park. Both teams lost a tough battle on Monday, September 23rd against Rochester West. On Wednesday, the 8th grade team turned things around winning a defensive battle at the end of the game with two clutch free throws. The game ended with a final score of 13 to 12. Next week they will face off against Larson and Avondale. Congratulations on this week's victory. Let's go Bobcats!


This week the football team had their home season opener against Boulan. The Bobcat defense was tested by the Boulan offense. Boulan quickly put points on the board. The Bobcats bounced back in the second half to close the gap. Boulan won the game, but the Bobcats have plenty of positive things to build on and take into next week's game against Larson.


Green Team

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is looking to add 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to the team. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Mrs. Herberholz in room 104 or email her at JHerberholz@troy.k12.mi.us.


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