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Please note that this will be the last Baker Blast communication through the Thanksgiving weekend. We hope that all of you enjoy a restful holiday, creating wonderful memories with your family and friends. Please stay connected with our Baker Family and tweet out your holiday pictures using @BakerMIddle, #BakerFamily or #FamilyFirst.

Activities Calendar

Happy Thanksgiving

Over the Thanksgiving break, we are encouraging all of our Baker Family members to participate in a Wellness Weekend Wednesday, November 27th through Sunday, December 1st. Please take this time to refresh, relax, unwind and enjoy a well-deserved break with family and friends.

Baker Spirit Wear

Just in time for the holidays!

New Baker spirit wear is available in the main office! We recently ordered black light weight t-shirt hoodies with the logo illustrated above. If you are interested, please stop by the main office. The Hoodies are $25 and will be available while supplies last.

Annual Baker Food Drive

Save the Dates: Monday, 12/2/19 -Friday 12/6/19
2018-2019 Baker Middle School Food Drive

The Baker students and staff are gearing up to host their 3rd annual food drive. Baker Middle School and Morse Elementary partnered to support the Bridge the Gap food pantry. The food collected during this event supports Troy students who receive free and reduced lunch by providing them with food over the weekends and breaks. Last year our donations fed roughly 100 families for several months. Contact Mr. Schmidt jschmidt@troy.k12.mi.us if you would like to volunteer or receive more information about this charity event.

Winter Choir Concert

On Tuesday, November 19th, the Baker Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade choirs hosted a fantastic Winter Concert performance. We had a packed house that came to enjoy a wonderful evening of beautiful music. We are very proud of Mrs. Johnson and our young musicians. They took the stage with beautiful singing, stage presence and energy. Excellent work Bobcats!

Boys Basketball

The Boy's Basketball teams started their season on the road visiting VanHoosen Monday, November 18th. Both teams lost very tough games against a talented opponent. On Thursday, November 21st the Bobcats had their first home game against Hart. The 7th grade team defended home court clenching a thrilling 4th quarter victory 29-27 in the closing seconds. It was fun for the fans and a memory that will last a lifetime for the players. The 8th grade team was not as fortunate, losing their game 29-11. Both teams are looking ahead at their schedule, preparing for their home game against West after the break.

Competitive Cheer

Washington DC Trip

Washington DC Trip: February 14th - 18th

DC Medical Cards & Rules Contracts are Due Tuesday November 26th. Please pick them up in room 207.

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

Replacement IDs

If your student has lost or misplaced their student ID, they can get a new one printed in the main office at any time for $5. Please see one of the administrative assistants in the main office throughout the day.

This Week at Baker

Counseling Resources

IAE Counselor Visit

Save the Date IAE Counselors 12/18/19

The counselors from International Academy East will be visiting Baker on December 18th during 2nd hour to present and meet with any interested 8th grade students. This meeting is for students only. The International Academy will be hosting a separate information night for parents.

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

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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Winter Guard

On Tuesday, November 19th the Athens Winter Guard came to Baker to perform and recruit students for their middle school team. Baker students had fun connecting with the high school students and spoke with them about their passion for the Winter Guard. The next 2 practices for the middle school team are on Friday November 22nd and Tuesday November 26th from 6 pm - 8:30 pm at Larson Middle School. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Joan Van Kampen, Athens Color/Winter Guard Representative joanvankampen28@gmail.com.

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