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1 Welcome to BMS Back To School Night September 18 th 2014

2 BMS PTSA September General Meeting Please Welcome our BMS PTSA President, Mrs. Anya Sheiffele! We encourage you to join our PTSA and join our monthly meetings. Information can be found on our school website. On behalf of staff and administrators, I would like to extend a thank you for the PTSA’s continuous support.

3 BMS Administrative Team 0 Dr. Natalie Betz, Principal Brooklawn Middle School 0 Mr. Todd Ricker, Coordinating Principal of K-12 Athletics, P.E. and Health 0 Mr. William Cleary, Assistant Principal for Student Services 0 Mr. Christian Keegan, Assistant Principal for Student Achievement and Performance 0 Mr. Rich Fonti, Assistant Principal for Building Operations

4 BMS Guidance Team 0 Mrs. Lauren Penna, Coordinator of Guidance and Eighth Grade Counselor 0 Mrs. Karen Mikorski, Seventh Grade Counselor 0 Mr. Edward Young, Sixth Grade Counselor 0 Ms. Karen Lane, Student Assistance Counselor and ABS/HIB Specialist

5 BMS Coordinator of Student Activities and Advisor of Student Council 0 Mr. Lou Miller  Also Grade Seven Math Teacher at BMS 0 Updates on BMS “Student Body Great Things Happening at BMS” 0 - BMS Calendar 0 -Remind Charity and Fundraising

6 BMS Athletics 0 Our BMS Season has started… 0 Please check our website for updates for changes or cancellations by clicking on the tab Athletics 0 Athletic Coordinator is Mr. Evan Totka-ext. 2113

7 BMS Reminders 0 Sign-up for School Messenger on the District Webpage 0 Genesis Parent Portal – Updates on Grades and Student Progress 0 Communication is Vital – District , Teacher Extensions on School Webpage 0 Grade Level Teams for Parent Conferences 0 Forgot Lunch…drop off in the main hallway…

8 BMS Updates…Revised Bell Schedule 0 See Building Website 0 Handout on Table 0 90 Minute Delay Change 0 Early Dismissal-lunch is not served

9 BMS Reminders 0 Sign-up for School Messenger on the District Webpage 0 Genesis Parent Portal – Updates on Grades and Student Progress 0 Communication is Vital – District , Teacher Extensions on School Webpage 0 Grade Level Teams for Parent Conferences 0 Forgot Lunch…drop off in the main hallway… 0 Gmail – Student Accounts

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11 BMS Academics 0 Four Secondary Schools are implementing quarterly exams each marking period. 0 Middle School level- quarterly exams will be counted as a major assessment of the marking period, similar to a unit test 0 A committee comprised of administrators and teachers made this decision, understanding these exams provide frequent assessment of student understanding, adjust teacher practice and evaluate programming

12 Teaching to the Teenage Brain 0 Adolescent brains go through a surprising growth spurt around ages Still-maturing teen brains are highly flexible, adapting and learning from experience and integrating problem solving skills- “adaptive adolescence” and truly formative years 0 Adolescents need to feel sense of accomplishing challenging tasks –rubrics, goals, portfolios, research, debate, and gain status in classrooms From: Varlas, L. “Teaching to the Teenage Brain”. Vol. 56: No. 9, Sept. 2014

13 Thank You For Joining Us This Evening 0 Parents, you are dismissed to class! 0 Peer Leaders are here to guide you-thank you peer leaders!


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