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2015 Bobcat Valentine Court

6th Grade Representatives

Ella Dunn
Blakely Mallory
Reagan Griffis


7th Grade Representatives
Taylor Hodges
Jessica Tillis
Cheyanna Wheeler


8th Grade Representatives
Cheyenne Adcock
Makenzie Carter
Zoelle Dunn
Damaria Gibson
Carsyn Griffis
Makinzie Holloway
Madison Jones
Brooklyn Rhoden
Re'anna York







 
Valentine Dance

Our annual Valentine's Dance, where we will introduce our Valentine Court, will be held at 7:00 on Friday,  February 6th at the BCMS Gym.  Come out and support your favorite Court Representative!!
Because this is a fund-raiser, admission will be $5.00 for all entries school age and up.
 

 
 
Upcoming Writing Tests
All students at Baker County Middle School will take the Florida Standards Assessment Writing Field Test on Monday, February 2nd and Tuesday, February 3rd or Wednesday, February 4th and Thursday, February 5th. Please make sure that your child is at school and arrives on time on those days.

Additionally, all students at Baker County Middle School will take the
Florida Standards Assessment Writing Test during the week of March 2nd. This is a one-day test. Your child’s teacher will let you know the specific date he/she will test. 

Families are encouraged to take advantage of the information and resources available on the Florida Standards Assessments portal www.FSAssessments.org and the FDOE website www.fldoe.org. More resources will be made available throughout the 2014–2015  school year, so parents and students should check these websites regularly for updates.

Parents can promote student success by staying involved in their child’s education, offering positive support and feedback and encouraging them to relax and do their very best. By staying connected with their student’s school and teachers and taking advantage of online resources, such as school websites and portals, parents can stay informed and be best equipped to meet the needs of their students at home.
 

 
Career Pathways Now in High School! 
Career Pathways at the middle school began last year to meet the requirements of Senate Bill 1076 which requires all middle school students to leave middle school with an online career plan. Mrs. Clevenger sees all 8th grade students throughout the year conducting different lessons.
     This year, on Wednesdays, we have continued our career planning work with the 8th graders from last year at the high school. We build on what we explored in 8th grade, but we go more in depth.
     Eighth graders explore general information to cover the basics such as options other than just four years of college. We explore different careers based on their likes and dislikes, goal setting, discuss certificates and technical schools, two-year and four-year degrees, budgeting money, and outlook of careers. At the end of the year we talk about the requirements of a high school diploma, Bright Futures Scholar, Medallion, and Gold Seal. We also go over vocational classes and general information, focusing on options they may not know about.
     In 9th grade, we revisit our 8th grade goals and set new goals for 9th grade, revisit interests and explore careers on new interests, requirements of high school and begin planning all four years of high school with a career in mind. We take a closer look at Bright Futures requirements, begin exploring colleges and tech schools, and begin looking at specific programs. 
     This year is definitely going smoother  as students realize I will see them again, and career planning is important for us to continue this work. 
     Even with Career Planning required by law, I truly believe we are impacting students' lives, their future, and our community. Think of the changes in our community as we encourage and empower students to reach further!​
 

 
Boys Baseball
2015 Bobcat Baseball Team
The team will practice Tuesday Jan. 20
Cason Milton
Mason Davis
Connor Moore
Danny Neri
Antonio Esterling
Carter Kennedy
Caleb Combs
Kyler Holton
Levi Pickett
Michael Davis
Noah Carter
Colby Kennedy
Dominic Crews
Joel Sattlewhite
Hunter Noblitt
Attendance Policy
BCMS Attendance Policy states that if your child is absent from school due to a viable reason such as a doctor/dental visit, death of immediate family member, or legal/court appointment, you must send the proper documentation to the school data processor (Ms. Marian Magnan) or your child's teacher for the absence to be excused.  Without proper documentation, your child's absence(s) will be marked unexcused. ALL NOTES MUST BE TURNED IN TO THE SCHOOL WITHIN 5 DAYS OF THE ABSENCE.
 
 
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.
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

 
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
 
BCMS Bobcat Shirts for Sale
Get your shirt and show your school pride! Bobcat shirts will be $10 and will look great. You can even wear them as your gym shirt!  Order forms will go out the first of November and we will have special days where you can buy them before and after school and some days during your lunch time. So get ready to show off your Bobcat spirit!
 
Free Math Games
We now have a new online math games website available for our students. It is called "Sumdog."  Click "Programs" on the left and then select Sumdog and it will take you to the login screen where students will need to enter the same exact login as what they use for Study Island.

Here is a description of the program from their website:
"Sumdog's math games are always free to play, either at home or at school. They cover 100 numeracy skills, split into 10 levels. Most are multiplayer, so you can play against thousands of students worldwide.

Because the games are so engaging, students can finally enjoy developing their mental math skills.

Most of Sumdog is free to use, both at school and home, with no time limit."

These free math games are fun to play on computers, tablets, and cell phones.
BCMS Athletic Programs

For any student who may want to try out for a sports team 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

                                       

 

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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