8th Grade Peek of the Week January 20th-24th

NEW YEAR...SAME GOALS!!! #Accountability #GROWTH #SucCess

The process of scholars generating ideas, collaborating with their peers, and voting on their own #OneWord2020 to represent the Class of 2024 was an ELITE experience for our scholars. We are certain that each scholar will use each of these three themes to hold themselves ACCOUNTABLE for achieving their goals to show personal and academic GROWTH which will ultimately result in a SUCCESSFUL 2020!!!

What's Happening This Week at BCMS?


  • NO SCHOOL--MLK Day!!!


  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Boys Basketball HOME vs. Metter @4:30!!!
  • BCHS Girls & Boys Basketball HOME vs. Swainsboro @6/7:30!!!


  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Girls Basketball AWAY vs. Screven @4:00!!!


  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!


  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • Club Day!!!
  • BCHS Boys & Girls AWAY vs. Vidalia @6/7:30!!!


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 transitions, avoiding run-ons, how to create budgets, and take their End of Unit vocabulary test. 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 4 segments, 4 novels, and 4 Ereads by Jan. 24th.
  • 8th Grade ELA (Hills): This week in 8th Grade ELA, scholars will finish their reading, writing, and vocabulary tasks over the mystery, "The Tell Tale Heart" and begin preparing for their in-class mock trial over a major theme in the story. Lastly, on the block days this week, scholars will be completing the Winter iReady Reading Assessment.
  • 9th Grade Lit & Comp (Hills/Romberg):Lit and Comp will work on Unit 3: Coming of Age. Scholars have been loaned copies of the novel Romeo and Juliet (R&J) to use for the unit. Scholars will also complete literary activities based on R&J including poem analysis, context clues and new vocabulary, and sonnet writing. Reading Guide 2 for R&J will be due on Monday, Jan. 27th. Scholars should be reading at home to complete their Reading Guides. Romeo and Juliet projects due Thursday, Feb. 27th


  • 8th Grade Science (Herndon/Winkworth/Beasley/ Joyner):The central focus of this learning segment is to develop the understanding of Electromagnetic waves and their practical applications. Scholars will learn all the parts of the Electromagnetic Spectrum, their wavelengths, wave frequencies, and energy associated with those parts. They will research and develop an understanding of the different devices that use each part of the Electromagnetic Spectrum to affect their lives on a daily basis.
  • Herndon's Tutorial: Thursday's 3:35-4:30

Social Studies:

  • 8th Grade Georgia Studies (Sanchez/Styron/Beasley/Joyner):This week scholars will study Reconstruction. Scholars will discuss how the South was rebuilt physically, socially, economically, and politically after the Civil War was over. Topics will include the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, sharecropping, and plans from Congress and the President for re-entering the Union. Learning activities during station rotations will include a gallery walk, doodle notes, dominoes review and exploring a PBS website about the Jim Crow Laws of the New South.


  • 8th Grade Math (Meeks/Carver/Beasley/ Durrence):Scholars will begin to explore, derive, and graph linear functions based on the information provide. Scholars will use coordinates, intercepts, and slope to complete the tasks this week.
  • Algebra 1 (Meeks):Scholars will use what they know about factoring quadratics to explore real world situations with finding area and perimeter. Scholars will also explore projectile motion situations.
  • 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.

Scholar Accolades

CONGRATULATIONS to our 40+ 8th grade scholars who met BOTH of their READING & MATH WINTER MAP GOALS!!! Keep up the ELITE LEVEL WORK!!!

8th Grade Field Trips

Our scholars had an ELITE learning experience as they enjoyed the movie, Harriet, on our December field trip to Statesboro! #BestTripYet

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!!!

Lunch Information

Nom! Nom! Nom!

Our #BeBCMS 2019-2020 Class Schedules!!!

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!!! #BeYOUBeHereBelong #BeBCMS https://www.bryancountynews.com/news/bcms-quincy-hills-named-teacher-of-year/

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

Created By
Quincy Hills