Welcome to Bayfield Middle School

We would like to welcome all our visitors to the BMS website.  We have created our school website to help parents, students, community members, and people wanting to learn more about our school be able to get important and timely information.  We are relying more and more on electronic communication to let you know what is going on in our school.  The Principal's Corner will serve as a monthly newsletter of information of importance to students and parents. We have included a variety of links to facilitate the sharing of information from our school.

 We are proud of our Middle School for the quality interaction and support among students, parents and staff.  We want to make this website an efficient and effective source of information for you.  We welcome your feedback and input to help make this an effective tool of information.

 To register a new student you will need to following information.

  •  A copy of your child's birth certificate.
  •  A copy of your child's most current immunization record.  If your child is exempt, we have a form for you to sign.
  • If your child is on any medication that needs to be administered at school, including non-prescription medications, we will have you fill out a permission form.  We will also need a prescription from a doctor and the medication in its original bottle.

Bell Schedule For Students:

  • First Bell--7:50
  • Tardy Bell --7:55
  • 6th Grade Lunch--12:27-12:47
  • 7th Grade Lunch--11:35-11:55 
  • 8th Grade Lunch--12:45-1:05
  • School Dismissed--3:25

Late Start Bell Schedule For Students:

  • First Bell--9:25
  • Tardy Bell --9:30
  • 6th Grade Lunch--12:19-12:39
  • 7th Grade Lunch--11:39-11:59 
  • 8th Grade Lunch--12:37-12:57
  • School Dismissed--3:25        

Girls’ Basketball

Practice will start Wednesday, December 10. 

January 23rd Girls Basketball Pics

Wrestling 

Parent meeting will be on Wednesday, January 21, at 6:30pm.

Practice will start Monday, January 26. 

**Departure Times & Est. Time of Return for ALL sports activities that require traveling are posted on BMS Calendar link, copies of sport schedules are attached under BMS Sports link, both links are located on the left side of this web page. 

Holiday Concert

Holiday Concert by and for BMS students will take place on Friday, Dec. 19, from 8:00-8:40 a.m.  in the BMS gym.  Please join us! 

Extra Curricular Assembly 

Extra Curricular Assembly will also take place on Friday, Dec. 19, from 8:40-9:00 a.m. in the BMS gym.  Students who participated in fall sports and extra-curricular activities will be recognized.  Please join us! 

“All Things Warm” Drive

The "All Things Warm Drive" is underway at Bayfield Middle School. We will be collecting new and gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens/gloves and blankets from now through Friday, December 19. All items can be dropped off at the BMS library. All items will be taken to LaPlata County shelters. 

Power School Update

If you are having trouble logging onto your student’s PowerSchool account it's because our link to PowerSchool has changed to bps.powerschool.com instead of powerschool.bayfield.k12.co.us 

School Dance Dec. 19

Our next School Dance will be held on Friday, December 19, from 1:15-3:15 p.m. in the BMS gym.  Students must be up-to-date on school work in order to attend the dance.  

*** REVISED: BHS MATH STUDENTS: Midterm for the 8th graders will be THURSDAY, December 18th during normal time 7:50-8:35.  

Lost and Found: Eyeglasses

Please check with office for lost eyewear.  We currently have 6 pairs of unclaimed eyeglasses. 

Lost and Found: Clothing

Please ask your child to check our Lost and Found bin this week for missing items.  Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity. 

Paris, France!!!  Just a reminder that early bird registration ends soon ($300 discount) for the trip to Paris in May 2016.  It would be wonderful to know the trip is secured with enough students before we leave for break in a few weeks. Contact Kari Pepper, BMS Art Teacher, if you have questions.  

From the Computer Lab

Skills for success! Computers have become an integral part of our daily lives. We don’t even think about the skills we need to use them anymore. There are some old tried and true basics that we need and that will also give your child a greater chance for success. We are talking about keyboarding!

Studies have shown that increased keyboarding skills encourage student writing, are associated with longer length of written assignments and help to increase student productivity (York University, 2000). Daily practice with the keyboard will improve your children’s skill level and give them a much better chance of success.

Once they have memorized the keyboard by practicing with it uncovered, cover their hands with a light towel or cut out a box that shields the keyboard from the typist’s eyes yet still allows their hands to fit comfortably underneath.

As little as fifteen minutes a day will vastly improve keyboarding skills over time. Here are the websites we use:

www.typeonline.co.uk

www.powertyping.com 

http://sense-lang.org

For Our BMS Yearbook

If you have any pictures of middle school extra-curricular activities (sports, clubs, concerts, competitions) for the yearbook, please email them in jpg format to mwennerstrom@bayfield.k12.co.us 

Upcoming Quarter 3 Classes

Advanced Spanish for Grade 8. 

Students may request this Semester 2 class which will prepare them for the high school Spanish Proficiency test. Students may check in with Mrs. Lunceford if they are interested in Advanced Spanish. 

Junior Police Academy for Grades 7-8.

This Semester 2 class will be taught by Dan Cyr, our School Resource Officer.  Students must be maintaining a C average or better to be considered for this class.  Applications for this class may be picked up in the school office.  Some students already applied in May, and these students will be given first consideration for the class. 

Paris Trip

Don't miss out on student educational trip to Paris!  Deadline to enroll is December 31st, 2014!  Submit your deposit with the easy online enrollment and secure your early enrollment discount.  Enroll online at:  www.educationaltravel.com/register Then just enter trip ID:  111945.  Any questions please contact Mrs. Pepper art teacher, ext#1018, email:  kpepper@bayfield.k12.co.us 

Link to Bayfield School District Facebook Page www.facebook.com/bayfieldschooldistrict   

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