The Halloween Party
We had an excellent turnout at yesterday's Halloween Party. The students danced, played games, and enjoyed food with friends. A big thank you goes to the PTO for putting this together. Every year they seem to outdo themselves. We also want to the thank the NHS volunteers for facilitating the game stations and the Athens Dance Team for their wonderful rendition of Thriller. The staff and students had a blast. It was a night to remember!
Boyd Street Closure
The Boyd entrance to Baker Middle School & the IAE project is well underway. Crews have been hard at work trying to meet the anticipated 2 week timeline. The street has been widened, the curbs are poured, and they will soon be installing the pedestrian walking path. We appreciate your patience and flexibility with allowing 10-15 minutes extra at drop off and pick up to accommodate the increase in traffic on Torpey.
This Week at Baker
The PAW Ticket Raffle
On the last Friday of every month, we host our Positive Acts Win (PAW) ticket raffle. Every student has the opportunity to earn a PAW ticket when they are observed engaging in a positive act by a staff member. A PAW ticket can be used to enter into our monthly raffle or to receive an item from the PTO Bobshop in the cafeteria. Students are allowed to put as many paw tickets as they want in the raffle and they are allowed to be selected more than once in the same raffle. There was a lot of excitement in the cafeteria and it was great to see students recognized and celebrated by their peers for positive behavior. This event is sponsored by the PTO and we appreciate their contribution to our character education program.
Red and Blue Pillar Activities
Mrs. Morgan's Physical Education 6 classes, focused on the red pillar of attending to emotional and physical well being by performing yoga. Through yoga, students are asked to concentrate on what they can do, not what the person next to them can do. They are given the opportunity for self-awareness, and self-reflecting. They are reminded to be kind to themselves and embrace who they are and what they can do. They also learn that they are always a work in progress and they should strive to be their best.
Students from around the world engaged in a mapping activity where they identified their home country and shared their global perspective. This helped set the stage for the students to actively engage in thinking both individually and collectively on issues with global implications. It was exciting to see students share their understanding of their place in the world, think and act as global citizens.
This week the Lady Bobcat's defended the Bobcat Den against Boulan Park Middle School. Both teams took advantage of home court, winning their games. The 7th grade team won 14 - 1 and the 8th grade won 29 - 20. Next week they will play their final game of the season against Larson. This will be a home game.
The 6th/7th and 8th Grade Football Teams played the Boulan Park this week. The 6/7th grade team lost a tough battle 38 to 8. The 8th grade team asserted their will on the field and had a dominating victory over the Broncos 36 to 14 victory. The final game of the season is next Tuesday, October 30th. Baker will play Larson at Athens High School under the big lights! Come out and support our Bobcats!
School-Wide Assembly with the Oakland County Chief Assistant Prosecutor
The students and staff at Baker had questions regarding school threats and other online concerns. We invited the Oakland County Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Paul Walton. He came to Baker to discuss school threats, social media/online dangers and the consequences of making bad choices. We appreciated hearing his insight. His message was timely, informative, and influential.
The TSD Middle School Media Department is unveiling this year's list of potential Troybery titles. Troybery starts in October and ends before January. Students have the opportunity to read potential Troyberys from the beginning of the school year until March. The media specialists unveil a NCAA March Madness style book report tournament to narrow down the titles to the students' top choices. The media specialists then hold a final voting day to determine the Troybery winner out of the students' favorite titles. The award winners are announced at the annual Troybery ceremony on April 26th. Thirty lucky students who participated in Troybery from each middle school are chosen and invited to attend. Please click on the link above to find out more information.
7th Grade Reproductive Health Parent Preview
The annual parent preview for the material used in our Reproductive Health unit in 7th grade Health classes will be held in the Baker Middle School Media Center at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 13. Please note that this is the only time scheduled for this event. Please plan on attending if your student has Health during the first or second semester and you are interested in previewing these materials.
Box Top Collection
Our PTO is having a Box Top collection contest to raise funds for the PTO. Please send in all of you unexpired neatly trimmed Box Tops to your student's 4th hour class. There will be a prize for the 4th hour class with the most box tops. Please help us reach our school year goal of $1000.00! Thank you for your support.
Help Needed in the Bobshop
The sign up is open for October and November! 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