8th Grade Peek of the Week November 18th-22nd


Congratulations to OUR 2019-2020 BCMS & BCS District Teacher of the Year...COACH HILLS!!!

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

What's Happening at BCMS This Week?

  • Adrian Peterson Assembly (1:00-1:30)
  • Fall Sports Banquet (5:00)
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
College Football Hall of Famer, Adrian Peterson (Georgia Southern/Chicago Bears), will be coming to motivate and inspire our scholars in an assembly on MONDAY!!! ELITE!!!
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Boys Basketball (6/7 & 7/8) HOME vs. Ebenezer (4:30 & 5:30)
Help support a child in need during the holiday season!!!
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • BCMS 6/7 & 7/8 Boys Basketball Game HOME vs. Effingham (4:30 & 5:30)!!!
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • BCMS Boys & Girls Basketball Games @Screven (G-4:00, 7/8 B-5:30, 6/7 B-Following 7/8 Game)
  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Friday Club Day!!!
Come Out and Cheer on OUR Redskins!!!

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

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 narrative writing and affixes. 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.
  • 8th Grade ELA (Hills): This week in 8th Grade ELA, scholars will begin diving into Unit 3: Take a Stand! In this unit, we will examine informational texts that requires scholars to evaluate both sides of a debate and then take a stand and choose the side that exhibits the best factual and relevant evidence to persuade their audience. For the culminating summative assessment for Unit 3, scholars will be involved in a debate against one of their peers where they will defend their opinion on a hot button topic facing teenagers in the world today. (Ex: Does social media do more harm than good for teenagers? Should uniforms be required to be worn by all scholars? Who has it easier in today's society, boys or girls?)
  • 9th Grade Lit & Comp (Hills/Romberg): We 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. Scholars will work on an argumentative document-based questioning activity. Scholars will also complete literary activities from TKAM. Reading Check 6 for TKAM will be due on Monday, Nov. 18th. Scholars should be reading at home to complete their Reading Checks. (Romberg)---) Conflict and Plot projects due Thursday, Nov. 21st. (Hills)---)Debate papers and presentations are based on the dates from the sign-up sheet in Google Classroom.
Our INCREDIBLE 8th Grade ELA Team!!!


  • 8th Grade Science (Herndon/Winkworth/Beasley, Joyner): Scholars will develop the understanding of the different unseen forces that influence our lives. Scholars will learn how magnetic forces work and how we use those forces to affect our lives. Scholars will learn how to generate electrical fields, how they function, and how we use them in our lives. Scholars will learn how gravitational forces work, where they occur, and how work in our natural world. These principles are the basis for understanding electromagnets, generators, and motors.
  • Herndon's Tutorial: Thursday's 3:35-4:30

Social Studies:

  • 8th Grade Georgia Studies (Sanchez/Styron/Beasley/Joyner):This week in Social Studies we will learn about the expansion of Georgia as people began the move westward. We will talk about how the state capitals moved westward with land obtainment and population shifts, and how advancements in technology such as the railroad and cotton gin led to economic growth during this time period between the American Revolution and Civil War. We will finish this unit on Westward Expansion with our unit test on Friday. Review games have been posted in Google Classroom. Please encourage your child to study this week.
Georgia History ROCKS!!!


  • 8th Grade Math (Meeks/Carver/Beasley/ Durrence): Test week for 8th grade. Scholars will work on their study guide on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday will be test days. Friday: Meeks' class will be resting their class novel.
  • Algebra 1 (Meeks): Scholars will be completing their presentations and quizzing over factoring quadratic expressions. Wednesday and Friday, we will explore solving and graphing quadratic equations.
  • 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.
Our School Wide Field Trip to Savannah will be a Trip Our Scholars will NEVER forget!!!

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

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

Created By
Quincy Hills