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Free Sports Physical Dates
Girls-  March 4, beginning at 4p.m.  Dopson Family Medical Center
Boys- April 15, beginning at 4p.m.   Dopson Family Medical Center
THANK YOU
Exxon & Davis Oil for two grants we received in the amount of $1,000 and 500.
 
THANK YOU
Wolfson Children's Hospital &
the Jaguars Foundation for a $1500
Play 60 Grant for PE equipment.

 
 
IMPORTANT DATES (FSA Testing Schedule)
6th GRADE
FSA Writing:  March 2  
FSA Math:     April 16 & 17 or April 20 & 21 
FSA ELA:      April 24 & 27 or April 28 & 29  
 
7th GRADE
FSA Writing:   March 2   
FSA Math:      April 14 & 15 or April 16 & 17  
FSA ELA:       April 30 & May 1 or May 4 & 5   
Civics EOC:    May 11 or May 12 or May 13  
 
8th GRADE
FSA Writing:      March 2 or March 3  
FCAT Science:  April 14   
FSA Math:         April 22 & 23 or April 24 & 27  
FSA ELA:          May 4 & 5 or May 6 & 7   
Algebra I EOC:   May 11 & 12     
Upcoming Writing Tests
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.
 

 
FFA Week
Celebrate FFA Week  February 23 - 27
Monday            Boot Day
Tuesday            Blue/Yellow Day
                          Teacher Appreciation Day
Wednesday       Camo/Plaid Day
Thursday          Chapter T-Shirt Day
                          Community Service Project
                          Bean Bag Toss Tournament 2:15-3:30
Friday Hat Day (pay $1 to participate)
Pizza during lunch
Congratulations to the poultry team for placing 7th at the Tampa State fair poultry contest. Team members are: Blaine Turner, Jenna Johns, Cody Bennett and Jared Burnsed. They will also compete at the state contest in April. ​
 
 
AR Success at BCMS
Two students have passed the mark of 700 AR points.  Since the beginning of the school year until 2/18, Chloe Shafer and Emily Hill have earned 1,492 points between them. Chloe earned 771 and Emily earned 721. Both girls are in the 7th grade and have tested on 55 and 46 books respectively. Two other students, both 6th graders, have passed the 500 point mark in AR. Caiden Hodges has earned 575 AR points and Logan Kemp has earned 517. Caiden tested on 49 books and Logan tested on 38 books. So, four top readers have read 188 books and earned 2,584 AR points so far this school year.
     Every BCMS student CAN reach his/her AR goal. Just make sure to read a book within your ZPD range, read every page in the book, and test within a few days of finishing the book.
    Good luck achieving your reading goals!
 
 
Tools for Success Family Conference
The 20th Annual Conference for and about
Families of Children with Special Needs
 
February 26, 2015
8:00 A.M. - 3:15 P.M.
 
Keynote Speakers:
Gina (Terrasi) Gallagher & Patty Terrasi,
“The Shut Up Sisters”
http://www.shutupabout.com/
Register for the Event:
https://eventbrite.com/event/14727617701/
University of North,
Adam W. Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224

 
 
Relay for Life
Donate to
BCMS Team
The American Cancer Society presents Relay for Life 2015. BCMS has a team to help raise funds for this event on Saturday, April 18th, from noon until midnight. Various groups or teams will be selling Suns & Moons during lunches to honor or remember loved ones for $1. The stars & moons will be displayed in the cafeteria window. If students just want to support and do not have a loved one to honor or remember they can purchase a foot print with their name to say they supported the walk. Luminaries will also be available for $5 and they will be able to decorate them at the table during lunch & these will be put out during the luminary ceremony at the event. If you want to support the BCMS team with a general donation you can go to: http://www.relayforlife.org/bakerfl, click on teams, then scroll down to our team and click. Help us reach our $1,000 goal for a cure for cancer!!!

 
 
Tyson Labels
Tyson Project A+ Program
Book Giveaway 1/1/15 - 3/31/15
     As you probably know, our school is participating in the Tyson Project A+ Program, a fund-raising program sponsored by Tyson Foods. By collecting labels from participating Tyson products, we can raise up to $12,000 for our school this year! That money can go toward supplies, building improvements, school programs or anything else we choose.
     And now there’s an extra incentive to participate! For each 100 labels submitted between 1/1/15 and 3/31/15 our school will receive 10 free Scholastic books. That’s in addition to the 24 cents in cash we already receive for each label!
 
 

 
Yearbooks
Yearbooks will be on sale for $30 until 4/3/15. After that, they will not be available until the last week of school, at the price of $40, cash only.
 
 
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
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!
 
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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