Mrs. Deborah Carter
Mr. Andrew Merritt
Welcome to Boston Middle School where we are committed to providing all students with learning opportunities that will allow them to develop their full potential and pursue excellence in a safe and positive environment. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to get to know the parents and the students through classrooms, athletics, academic teams, and musical activities. Please feel free to contact us at Boston Middle School with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Spring Forward this week-end!
ISTEP+ Testing ~ March 12-13
Please have your children in school during this very important testing time.
3rd Grading Period extended
Due to the weather related issues that have caused school delays and cancellations, the third grading period will now end on Friday, March 28, 2014.Report cards will be distributed on Monday, April 14, 2014.
City Snow Removal Policy
Park on the even numbered side of the street (according to the house numbers) on the even calendar days. Park on the odd numbered side of the street on the odd numbered calendar days. There will be a grace time from Midnight to 6 am daily that this will not be enforced. But after 6 am, the first violation will be a warning. The second will be a ticket with a monetary fine. Repeat violations will result in extreme measures (i.e. towing).
2013-2014 Bostonian Yearbooks may be ordered on line www.inter-state.com/store/preorder (school flyer code is 466422) or at BMS for $24.
Orders received after April 15, 2014 will be $26.
Personalize your book until April 15, 2014 for an additional $4 .
Snow Make-up Days
Boston's Book Club ~ Book Alive ~ New List
This year we are trying more of an interactive book club. Click on any of the books below to see a brief description from www.arbookfind.com and decide which books you want to read. All you have to do is:
1. Read one of the books listed.
2. Take the AR test and earn 80% or higher. Print off your TOPS report at the end of your AR test and bring it to room 312 or have your teacher email score and you will receive a word puzzle in exchange.
3. Solve the puzzle and take your answer to the mystery teacher (also a part of your puzzle). If you are correct, you will get a prize! Leave a comment about the books that you read so others know what you think. Only leave your first name-NO LAST NAMES.
BMS Weekly Schedules
Click for links to grade level Weekly Schedules:
8-1: Mr. Gogel's Webpage
8-2: Mr. Robert's Webpage
7th grade: Each teacher has a copy on their Webpage
6-1: Ms. Kulasa's Webpage
6-2: Ms. Louck's Webpage
8th Grade Washington DC trip ~ June 15-21, 2014
Information is available for the 8th Grade National Treasures Tour to Washington DC, Philadelphia & Gettsyburg Trip.
Space is limited---Sign up is first come first serve!
To get info and a trip application, go to www.gohoosiertravel.com
Mr. Samuelson at Kesling, Mrs. DeWolf at Boston and Mrs. Ulmer at LaPorte High School will be the sponsors for this annual trip.
Any questions call Greg Samuelson at 219-393-1160 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston and Kesling Change Colors!!
Boston and Kesling Middle School have begun the process of changing their school colors! Boston and Kesling will now be Orange and Black like the Slicers! We are on a five year plan to achieve this goal. It will create unity among our schools. We will be similar to the other DAC schools in that regard. Changing colors will also be helpful to parents and students who purchase spirit wear as the orange can be worn at sporting events to support the Slicers now and also when students get into the high school. Boston and Kesling will keep their historical mascots, so BMS will still be the Bruins. We are following the natural process of ordering sport uniforms, so it will take five years to have them all changed. There will be some minor cosmetic changes to our building as well. Every Friday at BMS we ask the students and staff to wear red and black for Spirit Day. Each Friday will now be either red/black or orange/black for Spirit Day. We are very excited about this positive change. We are all Slicers in the end, so showing that symbolic spirit and sense of community is a great step for our schools.
Academic, Arts and Social Opportunities at BMS
Show Choir ~ Jazz Band ~ LPHS Marching Band ~ Honors Band ~ Poms (8th Grade) ~ Future Problem Solvers ~ Lead 'n Seed ~ Student Council ~ Knowledge Masters ~ Science Club ~ Math Counts ~ Science Olympiad ~ Social Studies Academic Club ~ Language Arts Academic Club ~ Spell Bowl ~ Spelling Bee ~ Stage Crew ~ Art Club ~ Recycle Club ~ Computer Club ~ Fun Nights
BOOK RENTAL ~ 2013-2014
August 15, 2013 will be our initial collecting date. Please pay at the main office. The fees for the 2013-2014 school year are as follows:
6th grade - $150.00 7th grade - $155.00 8th grade - $158.00
LUNCH PRICES ~ 2013-2014
Student Lunch - $2.05 The second lunch will be $2.30
Student Breakfast - $1.25
Extra Milk - $.45
All sport participants MUST have a sports physical and insurance BEFORE any practice begins. The necessary forms are available in the Principal’s Office or on Boston's Web page.
2013-2014 School Calendar
Rose-Hulman's Homework Hotline
Rose-Hulman's Homework Hotline provides FREE math and science homework help to Indiana students in grades 6-12. Students may contact the Homework Hotline from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), September through May toll-free at 1-877-ASK-ROSE or online at www.AskRose.org.
Autism Awareness at BMS
The 6-2 students at Boston Middle School participated in designing and creating an Autism Awareness bulletin board. For the past two weeks, there were two students from each TA that volunteered and worked together as a team. We have students at BMS with Autism that are mainstreamed into the general education classes. It was a great experience for our group of students to worked together and try to bring awareness to their peers about Autism!
Before and After-School BMS Expectations
1) Please be reminded that students may eat breakfast each day at 7:25 am. Students are not allowed in the building for any reason without permission from an adult prior to 7:40 am unless they are eating breakfast. This expectation includes music students and students in using the restroom.
2) Students attending breakfast MUST eat breakfast.
3) Students MUST clean up after eating.
4) There is no breakfast on delay days.
5) Students cannot have coffee or energy drinks on school property.
6) Students arriving on school property MUST stay on school property and cannot leave again until the school day is over.
7) Students are expected to use the sidewalks instead of walking through the grass.
8) Students are expected to leave immediately after school unless they are taking the bus or waiting for a ride.
*Failure to follow the any of the above expectations and procedures may result in a consequence in accordance with school rules and the Boston Middle School Planner.
9) Because of increasing cold weather, it is wise for students to dress appropriately by wearing pants instead of shorts, shoes instead of sandals, and coats instead of sweatshirts. Students should be prepared to wear a stocking cap and gloves to avoid being frostbitten. Please note: Students will be allowed into the building early on severely cold and wet days with permission of a supervisor.
Teen Court/Youth Service Bureau
Teen Court is looking for new volunteers to serve as prosecutors, defense attorneys, bailiffs, clerks, and jurors.. Any responsible, dependable, committed and objective students who are enrolled in La Porte County in grades 6th through 12th are eligible. If this sounds interesting to you, please mail or return a Teen Court Volunteer Application to: Youth Service Bureau Big Brothers Big Sisters of La Porte County; 906 Michigan Avenue; La Porte, IN 46350
For this and more information, please get a flyer from the kiosk in the main office.
Boxtops for Education
Did you think you could quit saving those boxtops just because your child is in middle school? Think again. . . we are still collecting them; they work in all grade levels!!
- All students are entitled to a quality education.
- The middle school philosophy addresses the cognitive, emotional, physical and social needs of all adolescents.
- Decisions will be information and data based in the best interest of the students.
- Accountability for student achievement is critical.
- A collaborative team approach is essential to ensure high performance.
- Staff should be valued and be encouraged to develop professionally.
- The learning environment must be safe and orderly.
- Parents and community members are an integral and valued part of the educational process.
- Diversity is an asset that is to be valued and respected.
7:50 am – 2:40 pm