8th Grade Peek of the Week January 27th-31st


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?


  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!


  • Being ELITE in our 20 Square Feet!!!
  • 8th Grade visits BCHS!!! (Time: TBA)
  • BCHS Boys & Girls HOME vs. Woodville @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. Bacon County @6/7:30!!!


CONGRATULATIONS are in order for our BCMS Boys Basketball team as they went on to win the 2019-2020 Southeast Georgia Middle School Basketball Championship this past weekend at Toombs County Middle School. We are EXEXEXCITED about the ELITE work from our SCHOLAR-athletes and coaches. Please CONGRATULATE these SCHOLAR-athletes when you see them in and around our schoolhouse. #WeNOTMe #BeBCMS

Stay up to date with upcoming: Tryouts, Celebrations, & Physicals Information!

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, scholars will work reading a short story called “Sour Business” and analyzing it for story elements. 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 5 segments, 5 novels, and 5 Ereads by Feb. 14th
  • 8th Grade ELA (Hills): This week in 8th Grade ELA, scholars will continue writing their pre-trial argumentative writing assignment in preparation for the mock trial that they will complete on whichever block day that they attend my class. In short, scholars have chosen roles to play in a trial of the narrator of "The Tell Tale Heart" to determine whether he is guilty of first degree murder or innocent by reason of insanity. Scholars will use textual evidence and research that they have conducted to strengthen their argument. All directions for this summative task are in Google Classroom.
  • 9th Grade Lit & Comp (Hills/Romberg): Lit and Comp will continue to work on Unit 3: Coming of Age. Scholarss have been loaned copies of the novel Romeo and Juliet (R&J) to use for the unit. Scholars will analyze connections of Shakespeare to other texts. Scholars will also complete activities based on R&J including puns, oxymorons, soliloquies, monologues, text analysis, and types of sources writers use. Reading Guide 3 for R&J will be due on Monday, Feb 10th. 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): Scholars will review and then take an assessment on the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Afterwards, they will work on developing an understanding of how waves interact with matter. Scholars will learn how different mediums (solid, liquid, gas, and vacuums) affect waves. This understanding will help them interpret the reflection, absorption, refraction, and transmission of waves. Scholars observe these interactions all the time every day, even when they sleep. Scholars will learn the natural occurrences and practical applications of wave behaviors in their lives.
  • 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 continue to manipulate equations to allow them to graph linear functions. A quiz over slope and slope intercept form will be on Friday.
  • Algebra 1 (Meeks): Scholars will begin exploring projectile motion situations with quadratic equations. Scholars will receive their study guide on Wednesday and their test will be on Friday.
  • 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

We are only ONE WEEK AWAY from the AC trip to Washington D.C.!!! See Mrs. Adams if you have any questions or concerns about this trip!

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