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We have been asked by the  Macclenny Nursing and Rehab Center that parents not use their driveway or parking lot when dropping off or picking up students.  For the safety of our students, we ask that you use the designated drop-off and pick-up locations at BCMS. 
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Football Game Change
Football vs Lake City Middle on Sept. 30th is now on Oct. 14th. Time and place are the same (home @6:00pm).
Sixth Grade Health Screenings
Sixth Grade Screenings for Vision, Hearing, Scoliosis, &  Body Mass Index (BMI) will be October 8, 2014 for Boys during Gym / Band and Girls October 9, 2014. If you do not wish for your child to participate please send a letter in writing to school before this time. Please be sure if your child wears glasses that they have them on during the screenings. 
 
After School Tutoring
Baker County Middle School will begin a school-wide after-school tutoring program on Tuesday, October 7th, and students are invited to attend any or all days of tutoring. Tutoring will run from 2:10 until 3:40. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

 
Red Ribbon Week - October 23- 31, 2014
This year's theme is: Love yourself, Be drug free!  Youth Power invites everyone to join our country in saying, “No” to drugs. Celebrate by decorating with red ribbons and talking with your children about the dangers of drug use. Together we can make a difference in our homes, schools and communities! Look for cool contests to enter during October.
Did You Know?
Children of parents who talk with their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who’s parents do not talk with them. Yet, only a quarter of teens report having parents who talk with them about drugs.
 
All 8th Graders Will Participate in Pathways
What is Pathways? Pathways is a class where students will learn more about careers and jobs that interest them. They will also discover more about the skills one needs to achieve a dream.
     Why Pathways? The Florida Legislature passed Senate Bill 1076, which requires every 8th grade student in Florida to complete an internet based, individualized, career plan before moving on to high school.
     What is individualized? Each student will have a DIFFERENT plan based on their individual interest and natural talents and skills.
     What are they exploring? They will explore careers, colleges, branches of the military, job certifications, and other vocational options. The teacher, Ms. Clevenger, will meet with each student and emphasize careers that are in HIGH DEMAND.
 
 
7th and 8th Grade Silver Team
The Silver Team will be hosting a “Back to School” night. We will be covering the new curriculum in Language Arts and Math. In addition, this meeting will inform parents about the new Florida Standards in all subject areas as well as the FSA assessments replacing FCAT. 
    
Please look for a flyer from your child’s teacher informing you of the date and time of the “Back to School” night. We look forward to seeing all silver team parents. Refreshments will be served.

 
The Silver Team
Ms. Smart, Ms. Sneeringer, Ms. Richerson, and Ms. Bryant
 

 
Home Football Games
Parents and Students,
It is important to know that students in 8th grade and below MUST be accompanied into the home football games with an adult and remain at the game with the adult for the entire time. This applies for both Baker County High School and Baker County Middle School football games.

 
Beta Club News
     The Induction Ceremony for new members is September 25th, in the BCMS auditorium at 7:00 P.M.
     BETA Club dues are $10 and need to be paid before the next club meeting. Remember, this is a national club and to be a member you must pay your dues.
     We are selling Bobcat cards for $10 to raise money for our service organization. This card offers some of the best discounts around, so get yours from a BETA Club member today.
 
Basketball Tryouts
Conditioning for Boys' Basketball Tryouts will begin on Monday, September 29th, after school until 3:20 PM.

GIRLS basketball tryouts will be Monday Oct. 20th and Tuesday Oct. 21st from 2:15-4:00.  Any questions please see Mr. Meister.

BOYS basketball tryouts will be Monday-Tuesday Oct. 20-21 from 4:15-6:15 and Wednesday October 22 from 2:15-4:15. No tryouts on Thursday, October 23. Any questions please see Coach Lewis.


You must have an updated FHSAA physical packet on file with Ms. Cassidy in order to tryout. If you aren't sure if it has expired please see her as soon as possible.

 
Yearbook Information
Yearbooks are still on sale for $30
     Baby pictures are needed by November 1st, for all eighth grade students who would like to have theirs in the 2015 yearbook.
     Eighth grade tributes will be available for purchase beginning November 1st. These will be sold on a first come first serve basis.


 
 
FCAT Scores
FCAT Scores are now available for pick-up in the front office of BCMS.
BCMS Athletic Programs

Congratulations to all of our Athletic Teams on their seasons this year. We look forward to another successful year in 2014-15.

For any student who may want to try out for a sports team next year please remember that in order to be eligible to participate you must maintain a 2.0 GPA AND have an FHSAA Athletic Physical packet completed and turned in to Ms. Cassidy prior to tryouts. This packet can either be picked up from the front office or can be printed from the school website.

If you print the athletic packet from the website ("Printable Forms" link in the left navigation panel) please be sure to download ALL pages and have it completed including being notarized before returning it to school.

Thank you for all of your support to BCMS and the athletic programs,
Anne Cassidy, BCMS Athletic Director

                                       

 

Adult Education
Please help us pass the word that adult education class is now offered on Mondays and Fridays, 9 AM - 1 PM, at the Senior Citizen Center on Hwy 229 in Sanderson.
 
Tuition is $30 per semester. Additionally, there are 10 paid tuition scholarships for Sanderson residents who want to enroll in the program offered at the Sanderson site to earn their high school diploma through GED testing.   For more information, call Alicia Chauncey at 259-0403 or email Alicia.Chauncey@bakerk12.org.
Earn 50 Boxtops from Receipt Rewards
Starting today through August 31st, you can earn eBox Tops for your school!
 
Do you use a mobile phone? Do you buy Box Tops products? Put them together and earn more Box Tops with Receipt Rewards! Starting today, buy 10 participating Box Tops products and you could earn up to 50 eBoxTops on shopping trips (limit 5) made throughAug. 31!
 
Go to :

http://bit.ly/receiptrewards for complete rules.

 
 
God bless you for all you do to support your schools! : )
Florida Gateway College Visited BCMS May 15 & 19

Career Specialist, Emily Clevenger, works closely with Florida Gateway College in Lake City to increase Baker County students’ school to college transition. She is very excited to announce that Career Pathways Specialist, Pam Murawski from FGC presented all 8th graders information about the job market and available programs taking less than two years of training to complete such as logistics, cosmetology, business, welding, lawn care, and health care careers such as LPN, RN and CNAs. Students were encouraged to take advantages of programs at the high school such as the logistics classes, mechanics, business academy, and health academy.

Slide Show PHOTO GALLERY
Click the links below to view the Slide Shows:

All Dressed Up      Auxillary     Baseball      Basketball     Career Exploration    

College Exploration     Football       Softball         Volleyball
 
Support BCMS by Clipping Labels

Your support by sending in your labels is making a difference. If you are new to our school or new to clipping labels remember to send in:
Box Tops for Education and My Coke Rewards when you buy your family’s groceries. Just clip off the required labels when you get home and send them by your child to his/her first period teacher. We have a contest every month to see which first period class turns in the most labels or bottle caps. The winning class receives a traveling trophy, and the students in the class who participated get to celebrate with a party. Any teacher of a class that brings in over 500 labels gets to choose reward items to use in class. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
It is the policy of the Baker County School District that all of its students and employees have an educational and work setting that is free from harassment and bullying of any kind.  The District will not tolerate bullying or harassment of any type. Important Information... 
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