Veteran's History Project
In the spring of 2019, in conjunction with the 8th grade US History Civil War Unit (and Memorial Day) 8th grade Baker students are going to take part in our version of the Veteran's History Project. The VHP is a program run in conjunction with the Library of Congress. Students will be placed in pairs/groups/individuals and will create questions and conduct an oral history interview with a veteran that served in the US armed forces in any capacity. A copy of that interview will be sent to the Library of Congress and will be part of the permanent historical record, so kids will leave 8th grade having actually made history! THIS IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP!
In order to conduct the oral history interviews, we need veterans to interview! I would love to give as many veterans as possible the opportunity to tell their story and have it documented. If you are yourself a veteran, have a family member that is, or know someone that is, please have them get in touch with me using the link below to a contact form! I will then generate a list and set up times for them to come in and tell their story! The more stories we can tell the better! If you have any questions, please contact Mr. MacIntosh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bobcats of the Month
Congratulations are in order for the November and December Bobcats of the Month! The selected Bobcats of the Month were nominated by their teachers as students who consistently exhibit kindness, which is the school wide character focus trait for the months of November and December. Each selected student received a ZOYO certificate, pencil, and bumper sticker. Great Job!
Congratulations to Baker’s Science Olympiad team for their team 1st place finish Saturday, December 15th at the Liberty Invitational in Canton. It was truly a team effort to bring home the trophy. Individual event highlights include the following students:
- Boomilever - 5th place - Shreya and Akash
- Density Lab - 6th place - Akshaj and Joshvir
- Heredity - 3rd place - Akshaj and Sreedevi
- Meteorology - 2nd place - Rithwik and Arya
- Mystery Arch - 4th place - Divya and Arya
- Potions & Poisons - 3rd place - Divya and Shreya
- Solar System - 2nd place - Dhruva
- Water Quality - 6th place - Divya and Pranvi
All School Spelling Bee
Baker will host an all school spelling bee for students in grades 6 through 8th, January 16th at 3 pm in the Media Center. Interested participants need to pick up a permission slip in room 107 from Ms. Berlin and room 207 from Mrs. McKenney. The permission slip must be signed by the participant and parent/guardian and returned to Ms. Berlin or Mrs. McKenney by Friday, January 11, 2019.
Replacement IDs Now Available
Has your student lost or misplaced their student ID? If so, they can get a new one printed in the main office at any time for $5.
Winter 1 Sports
This week the Boys Basketball teams continued their season playing tough games against Reuther and Smith.
- Monday's game against Reuther was a tough match up for both teams. The 7th and 8th grade teams lost but showed tremendous effort, battling back in the 2nd half.
- Wednesday's game against Smith was an exciting rematch. The Bobcats had home court advantage but could not capitalize on it for the win. Both teams lost and the 8th graders led the game into the 4th quarter, losing the game at the free throw line. The final score was 34 to 31. Mitchel Young scored a season high of 16 points.
Staff vs Student Volleyball Game
On Thursday December 20th, Baker Middle School hosted its annual staff vs student volleyball game. The teachers entered the competition with a winning record of 15-1. They continued their win streak beating the 6th grade team 27 to 13 and the 7th grade team 30 to 10. The win streak came to an abrupt ending with a loss to the 8th grade team 26 to 14. Congratulations 8th grade on your victory. Thank you to all of the teams who participated and spectators in attendance.
This Week at Baker
Sixth grade scientists worked on a lab called "insane in the membrane" to discover exactly how a cell membrane works. They also participated in an "ALL IN" game day and the creation of "cell"-e-bration ornaments out of Shrinky Dinks for the holiday.
Help Needed for Basketball Home Game Concessions
The PTO is in need of your assistance. Parents are needed to help sell concession during the Basketball Home Games. Sales are done outside the Gym near the patio tables. If you are interested in helping, please click the link below. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Help Needed in the Bobshop
The sign up is open for December! Please click on the link below to sign up. Spots fill up quickly. Thank you. We are looking forward to a great Bob Shop for the rest of the school year! - The Bob Shop Committee
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 theses 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.
MLK Day of Service Fleece Collection
Please consider donating fleece to our MLK Day of Service celebration. We have a box outside of the main office. Donations are accepted anytime!
Troy Food Service is Hiring
The Troy Schools Food Service Department, which is contracted by the Sodexo Corporation, 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, and would range from 3 to 4 hours a day. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baker Counselor Coffee Talks
On Tuesday December 18th, the Baker Middle School Counseling Department hosted a Counselor Coffee Talk. Clinical Social Workers Anton Babushkin and Samantha Voss spoke with staff and parents about the topic Overcome Fears and Challenge Yourself: Coping Skills for Kids and Families. It was a great turn out!