6th Grade Representatives
7th Grade Representatives
8th Grade Representatives
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.
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.
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!
The team will practice Tuesday Jan. 20
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Here is a description of the program from their website:
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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.
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