8th Grade Peek of the Week December 9th-13th


Congratulations to our FIRST EVER REACH Scholarship recipients, Victoria Lord & Austin (Smush) Clemons on this ELITE achievement!!!

BCMS is proud of your COMMITMENT to EXCELLENCE in ALL that YOU do!!! You are BOTH ELITE!

What's Happening This Week at BCMS?

  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • 8th Grade Spelling Bee during READ!!!
  • Advanced Trip to Washington D.C. Parent Meeting @6:15 in the BCMS Gym!!!
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • BCMS Boys (7/8) & Girls Basketball HOME vs. N.Tattnall @4/5:30!!!
  • 7th/8th Band Concert in BCHS Gym @6:30!!!
  • BCHS Boys & Girls AWAY vs. Swainsboro @6/7:30!!!
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • BCMS Boys (7/8) & Girls Basketball HOME vs. S.Tattnall @4/5:30!!!
  • BCMS Spelling Bee!!!
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Club Day!!!
  • BCMS Boys (7/8) ONLY AWAY vs. S.Effingham @5:30!!!
  • BCHS Boys & Girls Basketball HOME vs. Vidalia @6:00 & 7:30!!!
Come out and cheer on our Redskins to VICTORY!!!

What's Happening This Week in 8th Grade???

English Language Arts

  • Read 180 (Romberg/Durrence): In READ 180, we continue with Workshop 8- “Follow the Money.” In whole and small group, we will work on creating effective informational paragraphs. In independent reading, scholars will read books on their Lexile level from the READ 180 library and complete reading logs. 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 3 segments, 3 novels, and 3 EReads by Dec. 12th. Scholars will also complete their Interim Vocabulary and Unit Assessment.
  • 8th Grade ELA (Hills): This week in 8th Grade ELA, scholars will analyze their Winter Reading MAP data and begin the work to bridge any gaps that were found. Scholars will work on tiered reading and writing activities that address their individual strengths and weaknesses. We will also continue our study over persuasion and analyzing informational texts. Scholars need to be reminded that their Unit 3 summative assessment (debate) will be due on the date that they signed up for earlier in November.
  • 9th Grade Lit & Comp (Hills/Romberg): Lit and Comp will continue Unit 2: Justice and Equality. Scholars have been loaned copies of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) to use for the unit. The county-wide post-test for Unit 2 will be on Monday, Dec. 9th and the Semester Exam will be on Thursday, Nov. 12th. Scholars will read and work on literary activities related to The Gift of the Magi and analyze their recent Winter MAP data.


  • 8th Grade Science (Herndon/Winkworth/Beasley, Joyner): Scholars will review energy transformations using mechanical energy, electrical energy, and magnetic forces. Scholars must understand how magnetic, electric, and gravitational fields work and how they influence the environment around them. They must be able to explain how to transfer electric charges between substances by conduction, induction, and friction through substances classified as conductors and insulators. They will be able to build electromagnets, generators, motors, and explain how they work.
  • Herndon's Tutorial: Thursday's 3:35-4:30

Social Studies:

  • 8th Grade Georgia Studies (Sanchez/Styron/Beasley/Joyner): In Georgia Studies, scholars will finish their unit on the Civil War, and will test on Friday. We will discuss about how Georgia was involved and was impacted. Topics will include the Union Blockade, the Emancipation Proclamation, Andersonville Prison, Sherman's March to the Sea, and much more!!!


  • 8th Grade Math (Meeks/Carver/Beasley/ Durrence): Scholars will continue analyzing functions that are represented in multiple ways such as verbal, graphing, equations, and tables. Scholars will begin studying and identifying rate of change of functions, also known as slope. Once scholars have mastered identifying rate of change, we will begin comparing rate of change with multiple functions. Scholars will end the week discovering if the function provide is linear or non-linear.
  • Algebra 1 (Meeks): Scholars will begin using vertex form to graph quadratic equations. After vertex form, scholars will factor and use quadratic roots to graph quadratics. On Wednesday, we will have our ornament exchange activity as a class (homeroom).
  • 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.
Thank you to OUR special guest, the REAL Adrian Peterson, for coming to speak to our BCMS scholars about the importance of working hard to achieve their goals in life. ELITE!!!

8th Grade scholars are in for a TREAT! We will travel to the AMC 12 in Statesboro to see the critically acclaimed movie, Harriet, on December 17th!!! (Permission forms went home on 12/3!!!)

Get ExExExcited for the Advanced Content Field Trip to Washington D.C. February 5-8, 2020!!!

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???

Log onto kellytours.com to reserve your spot!!!
Nom! Nom! Nom!
Our #BeBCMS 2019-2020 Class Schedule!!!

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!!! #WeAreRising #BeYOUBeHereBelong #BeBCMS

At BCMS We Want YOU to Have It ALL!!!

Created By
Quincy Hills