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4/25: Spring Class Pictures and Track
4/26: Track Meet in Kellogg 4pm
5/1: Track Meet in Priest River 4pm
5/1-5/4: Teacher Appreciation Week
5/5: Track Districts in Timberlake 3pm
Classified Employee of the Month
It is a pleasure to recognize Maria Martinez as April’s Boundary County School District’s Classified Employee of the Month! Maria is great to work with because she is extremely personable, professional, and a team player.
Maria is a very personable person. She is always smiling when you talk with her and always asks if she can help you with anything when any conversation begins. She treats staff, community, and students with the same politeness and respect. She is extremely inviting to all and very willing to discuss personal life as well as professional life. Maria makes coming to work a joy and tries to help everyone have a great day while at Boundary County Middle School.
Maria is also extremely professional. She is always working with the students under her care and trying to help them improve. She works well with other staff members to assist students not only in her class but in other classes as well. She will have the difficult conversations when they are needed and also talks with parents when it is advised or necessary. She maintains a great rapport with all while also able to differentiate what should be discussed with others and what should remain private.
Maria is also a great team player. She is very willing to assist other teachers and community members when needed. She often plays the role of interpreter when needed in order to further help students or families in the area. It would often be nearly impossible to get some of the required conversations or work completed without her assistance.
Maria is a wonderful asset to our team. Any day you come in contact with Maria will be a better day because of it. She has a great professional understanding of her job and its requirements. She is an awesome team player. She goes out of her way to make you feel important and valued. Please take a moment to thank her for her service the next time you see her.
Principal, David Miles II
Boundary County Middle School Prepares to Wrap Up Another Year!
BCMS is gearing up for the end of the year already. The final quarter of school will begin as we return from Spring Break. This time is frantic for many as activities become more immediate, grades become more important, and hopefully the weather becomes nice making it hard for many to focus.
One parent is already actively planning for the 8th Promotion Dance and had this letter to send to the public:
Dear Parents/Family ,
As you know, 8th grade graduation is around the corner! Mr. Miles asked the students if they wanted a dance this year and they said, “Yes!” This means, we have some planning and getting together to do. If you are interested in being a part of it in any way, please let me know by email, text, or phone call as soon as possible. I’ll set a date for our first meeting after hearing from you, as I know we are all busy with the Spring sports season and other extracurricular activities going on. I look forward to working with you serving our youth!
Alethia Ussher (parent volunteer), 267-4647 home, 530-417-0433 call or text, firstname.lastname@example.org
Another note to parents follows:
As we come upon the end of the year, there are several activities planned for students. As always, these activities are privileges and students who have good behavior and acceptable grades will be allowed to attend and participate in those activities. Examples of some of the activities include 8th grade trip to Silverwood, Promotion ceremony and dance, 7th grade boat races, 6th grade field day, and others. Please take a moment to remind your children of these opportunities and how they can earn them.
Another thing to consider at this point in the year is grades. Moving to the next grade level must also be earned by earning the appropriate number of credits per year. Credits are counted each semester and a student must earn 11 credits, including at least 1 in English, Math, and Science. Please take time to discuss grades with your child to make sure they are on track to be promoted. If you have questions, please call the office. Contacting the school and teachers to check on your child is a great method of being proactive.
On another note, while we are all enjoying our spring break hopefully somewhere warm, the bands will be heading to frigid Edmonton for their spring band trip. I know they will be enjoying their time together and learning more about music and chance to play.
BCMS will be hosting Miss Idaho on Monday April 10th! She will be speaking to each grade level from 11:48-1:18 in the Band Room about social media awareness and then again to our Leadership Class from 3-4 about obstacles of being a leader. We are excited for this opportunity.
ISAT testing will begin on April 17th for majority of our students. Again, the State of Idaho mandates that our students participate in this yearly testing in order to measure growth of our students and the effectiveness of our schools and teachers. We are confident we will continue to show growth on our scores.
Our first away Track Meet will be in Timberlake on April 13th. We have around 60 participants in track and can’t wait to see how our team competes against others.
More importantly, our ONLY Home Track Meet will be April 21st starting at 3pm. If you don’t want to travel this will be your only opportunity to see our athletes compete. Please come support our students and their athletic performance.
BCMS pictures for the track team and spring individual pictures will be April 25th. Please be ready to look your best.
BCMS is proud of our teachers and we will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week during the week of May 1-4. We would appreciate any kudos you could give or appreciation you wish to give during that time as well. Of course, you can always tell them you appreciate them any time….
Students and parents interested in exploring advanced opportunities this summer or next year please call our counseling office. A presentation was recently given to all students explaining this opportunity to earn advanced credits and potentially a college degree by the time a student leaves high school.
BCMS has also been very active leading up to spring break. We had a March Madness door decorating contest, art classes created a ceramic feast of food, we were able to watch a Marimba band play for us, science class conducted cool experiments and then showed them off during lunch time, we had a used book sale, and students surprised me on my 40th birthday with a black decorated room and black clothing schoolwide. BCMS is always up to something and I love every minute of it. Enjoy the Break!
6577 Main Street
Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805
Mr. David Miles II, Principal
Advanced Art Class
Advanced Art Class just completed their first paintings, copying a famous work of art. They learned that they can legally copy a Masterpiece as long as they give credit to the original artist.
Cyberbullying: New Problems, New Tactics
Bullying is an old problem that remains difficult to bring under control, in part because technology offers new ways for kids to pick on one another. Indeed, cyberbullying can extend the reach and power of some of the worst bullies, subjecting kids to taunts from beyond their own schools and neighborhoods.
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