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Principal: Steve Karsner Assistant Principal: Brian Wheeler Counselors: Robin Price- Orange Team Shannon Holland – Silver Team. Preparing Your Child For A Successful Middle School Experience. Preparing today ’ s generation for tomorrow ’ s challenges. BCMS Guidelines for Success!.

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Preparing your child for a successful middle school experience

Principal: Steve Karsner

Assistant Principal: Brian Wheeler Counselors:

Robin Price- Orange Team

Shannon Holland – Silver Team

Preparing Your Child For A Successful Middle School Experience

Preparing today’s generation for tomorrow’s challenges


Bcms guidelines for success
BCMS Guidelines for Success!

  • Enter to Learn

  • Attitude is Everything

  • Give/Get Respect

  • Lead by Example

  • Effort is Essential

  • Service to Others


Preparing your child for a successful middle school experience

New Immunizations are required by the FIRST day of school. Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.


School fees
School Fees Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • School fees are $50 and can be paid tonight.

  • 25.00 if you qualify for reduced lunch

  • Fees are used to fund math workbooks, agenda books and other instructional items.


Soaring opportunities
Soaring opportunities Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • Spanish, Drama,Y-Club , KUNA and KYA, FPS, Quick recall, Written Assessment, 6th grade showcase, FCA, First Priority, Math Counts, Art Club, Engineering

  • Football, basketball, soccer, cross country, wrestling, cheerleading, softball, baseball, volleyball, track, golf, archery


Schedule
SCHEDULE Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • Students will have 6 periods…

    • Math, L.A., Science, Social Studies, Reading, and a Related Arts class

  • Related Arts/Enrichment Opportunities include…

    • P.E. , Art, Practical Living, Technology, Spanish, Drama, Band, Reading, Engineering


Tips for success
Tips For Success Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • Organization- Students should have a binder for each class.

  • Lockers- Each child will have his/her own locker. Students need a combination lock, Please encourage your child to keep it clean.

  • Agenda Book- Students will receive an agenda book. It is important to check nightly for assignments and upcoming projects.


Preparing your child for a successful middle school experience

Lunch $2.45 Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

Breakfast $1.25

EAGLE ROCK CAFE


Arrival dismissal
Arrival / Dismissal Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

AM- Buses drop students off in front of the building.

Students enter into gym and wait until 8:00 bell (Do not come before 7:30! The doors will be locked and no supervision is provided until 7:30). It is best for students to be in the building by 8:00.

PM-Buses pick students up in front of the building- always in the same order The Bell Rings at about 3:08.

Car riders dismissed when buses leave around 3:12. Students cross at crosswalk and load cars at the top of the stairs. Please drive carefully!

If you are checking your child out early you MUST do so prior to 2:55


Team atmosphere
Team Atmosphere Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • Students will be placed on one of two teams – the Orange team or Silver team.

  • Teams are randomly chosen and equitable.

  • Creates positive climate

  • Each team has specific location


Attendance
Attendance Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

To do our best, we must have all students make regular attendance a top priority!

  • We call home when your student is absent!

  • Last year we had an attendance rate of 96.21%


School safety
School Safety Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • Policies, Code of Conduct, Zero Tolerance

    Camera Surveillance System

  • Team Meetings with students

  • Bullying/ Harassment Prevention through guidance lessons

  • 6th graders are separated from older students (during class change, lunch, etc.).


Electronic devices
Electronic Devices Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • Personal use of electronic devices is not allowed at students own discretion. An adult may allow on occasion.

  • Students should keep cell phones and other devices locked and turned off.

  • Some teachers may occasionally utilize student owned devices for classroom instruction.


Digital driver s license
Digital Driver Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.’s License

  • All BCMS students will complete an online digital driver’s license to show competency and safety in an online environment.


Dress code
DRESS CODE Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • Appropriate for public co-educational setting.

  • Shirts Must have sleeves.

  • Shorts must be at least mid-thigh

  • Must button buttons.

  • No drug/alcohol related logos.

  • Appropriate content.


Homework
Homework Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • There will be nightly homework in at least one subject per night.

  • There may be some nights on which a student has homework in several subjects.

  • All of the homework is meaningful and teachers are conscious of the homework that other classes may give.


Making the grade
Making the Grade Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • The grading scale is:

  • 90-100 is an A

  • 80-89 is a B

  • 70-79 is a C

  • 65-69 is a D

  • 64 and below is an F


Medication at school
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • Medical authorization from parent.

  • Dosage/frequency listed on prescription bottle.

  • Kept in the office.

  • Use logged by staff.

  • Student responsibility.


Preparing your child for a successful middle school experience

VISITORS Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

Must ring bell for admittance

Must check in at front desk


We have services to help
We have services to help! Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • After-school tutoring through ESS.

  • Guidance lessons on studying and test-taking.

  • All students get an assignment book!

  • Mentoring Program.

  • Youth Services Center – Kathleen Sinkhorn


Parent communication
Parent Communication Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • Review and/or sign student agenda books.

  • Call teachers during their Planning Periods.

  • Teachers will use email to communicate with parents

  • Email teachers: Each teacher’s email address is their first name followed by a period and their last name @ boyle.kyschools.us

  • Example: brian.wheeler@boyle.kyschools.us


Parent communication1
Parent Communication Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • Teachers are always available to meet during planning or after school.

  • Like our fan page on Facebook

  • Follow us on Twitter @BoyleEagles

  • Parent and student portal for grades

  • School Messenger Call System

  • Also take a look at our website www.boyle.kyschools.us


Soaring to success
Soaring to Success! Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • We are a Proficient School – 2012 and 2013 KPREP results –TOP 12%

  • 2012 ACT higher performing school based on Explore test results.

  • 2013 Best in Area in Explore

  • -

  • 2013 highest number of students meeting ACT benchmark


A technology rich environment
A Technology Rich Environment Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

  • 315 Ipads

  • 30 Mac Airs (lap tops)

  • 30 Ipod Touches

  • 3 Computer labs

  • 60 Google Chrome Books (Lap tops)

  • 15 Lenovo Laptops

  • PLTW Lab

  • 3D Printer


Live by the bcms motto

Live by the BCMS motto: Sixth grade physical due in the first two weeks of school.

ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!

Encourage your student to start the year off with the belief that she/he will succeed, and she/he will!