The Baker Blast November 2, 2019

Above: There were wet conditions during the Baker vs Larson football game. Baker's offense stuck to the ground game, effectively moving the football to outscore the Larson Rebels.

Activities Calendar

The school year seems like it is flying by! We are already at the end of the first marking period and have our sights set on the upcoming holidays. Teachers are actively finalizing the Marking Period 1 grades preparing them for you to access in PowerSchool.

The final Marking Period 1 grades will be available in the PowerSchool Parent Portal on Monday, November 11. To log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal please click on the link below. If you have questions regarding PowerSchool please email pssupport@troy.k12.mi.us.

Fall Season Pep-Assembly

This was a great ending to our Fall 2019 Spirit Week!

Fall 2019 Spirit Week

This was another amazing week at Baker Middle School. The staff and students celebrated their school pride and the end of our fall sports season. During the week, each grade level and the staff competed for points participating in a variety of activities to fundraise, and spread awareness about breast cancer in our community. It was great to see our Baker Family compete for a good cause. It was a close battle throughout the week but the staff came out victorious with the most points winning Spirit Week!

Spirit Week Final Results

  • 1st Place Staff
  • 2nd Place 8th Grade
  • 3rd Place Tie between the 6th and 7th Grade

Are You ALL IN?

The Baker Middle School ALL IN Program started 2 years ago by Mrs. Laura Kemp and Mrs. Lindsey Becker. They saw an opportunity to recognize and provide positive reinforcement to the students who have all of their assignments turned in by their assigned deadline. Mrs. Kemp and Mrs. Becker brought in enrichment, STEM, and Maker Space activities for these students and worked closely with the students who need additional assistance to complete their assignments.

Last year the ALL IN program expanded to include more teachers and this year it has grown to include Science, Math, Language Arts, English Language Development, Social Studies, & Theater Arts. We have seen an increase in the student commitments to being ALL IN with their assignments. We are happy to support the Red Pillar by connecting with students and reinforcing the traits that led students to be ALL IN with their work: Perseverance, Positive Attitude, Growth Mindset, and Effort.

Baker vs Larson Football Game at AHS

Reminder: Football Pizza Party on Monday, November 4th

Spirit week ended with our annual Baker vs. Larson football game at Athens. The Bobcats came out victorious winning the game 18 to 14 after a tough battle against the inclement weather and the Larson high powered offense. It was an exciting game that went down to the wire. We appreciate all of our Baker Family members who weathered the storm and came out to cheer on the Bobcats!

Baker vs Larson Girls Basketball Game

The 7th and 8th grade teams went on the road to play Larson in their final game of the season. The 7th grade team batted their way through a tight match up, winning the game 24 to 20. It came down to the wire and had everyone on the edge of their seat. The 8th grade team left it all out on the floor but came up short. Despite the loss, it was a great season and we are very proud of our Bobcats!

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Competitive Cheer Tryouts

Competitive Season - Registration Open! Baker Middle School Cheer. It’s almost time for competitive season! The competitive team is open to 7th and 8th graders. So excited to be #ALLIN for another great season!

In order to be eligible to try out for the competitive season, athletes must:

  1. Attend the mandatory parent/athlete meetings on Thursday, November 7th at 7 p.m. in the BMS cafeteria
  2. Have a physical dated April 15th or later. If your daughter did sideline cheer or played another middle school sport in the fall, she is all set and does not need to turn in a new physical
  3. Complete the online registration by November 11th – Athletes should fill this out with guidance from their PARENTS!

Baker Kind Club T-Shirts

This Week at Baker

Counseling Resources

Green Team

This week our Green Team met to participate in a fall clean up! The students went outside during lunch to clean up the entrance areas. We are excited about our students desire to take action to improve our campus. Throughout the year the green team will participate in initiatives to reduce, reuse, and recycle items. The green team will also look into initiatives that address energy use and environmental protection. Great job students! Thank you Baker counseling team for your support of this club!

Cold Weather Preparation

With cold weather and the holidays quickly approaching, we wanted to take a moment to reach out to any families that may be in need of assistance regarding clothing, food, etc. Please connect with your child’s counselor for more information. There are many local programs and support systems to help during difficult times. All information is kept confidential.

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

Box Tops

It’s time to submit your boxtops! The program is moving to a scan your grocery receipt process, but we know you have some physical box tops still lying around! Please have your student turn them in to their 4th hour teacher by October 22nd to support the Baker PTO! Thank you!

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.


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