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.
Grandparents Breakfast - Friday, Oct 7
BMS is inviting Grandparents of their students to a breakfast in the school cafeteria from 7:00 to 7:45 am. Please send the attached reservation with complete information with your child by Wednesday, October 5.
The Bicentennial Torch relay will come through the streets of LaPorte. Boston Middle School has two teachers, Mrs. Beres and Mrs. DeWolf, that will be part of this historical event.
The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is designed to inspire and unify Hoosiers as one of the signature events of the 2016 Bicentennial celebration. The Torch Relay started in Corydon (Harrison County) on September 9, 2016. The LaPorte Country date is October 8th. •The final leg of the Torch Relay will be in Indianapolis (Marion County) on October 15, 2016.
Students are encouraged to cheer on the torch bearers on Lincolnway which should occur around 1:15 on 10/8.
8th Grade Washington DC trip ~ June 14-20, 2017
Two informational meetings are scheduled for the annual 8th grade Washington D.C. Phildelphia & Gettysburg trip for Boston and Kesling Middle Schools.
You may attend EITHER meeting at Kesling Middle School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m.: Thursday, October 6 or Tuesday, October 11 You only need to attend one of the meetings to receive information on the trip and fundraising opportunities.
You may pick up a flier in the BMS office for information.
Space is limited; Signup is first come - first served
See Mrs. DeWolf with any questions.
Lessons learned in Digital Citizenship class with Mr. Stevenson
This change is for volunteers that with to enter BMS beyond the office doors to volunteer in classrooms and/or to work with students. Parents may still drop off/pick up students or drop off itmes for students without following the Raptor procedure.
There were bed bugs found in a confined/specific areas of the school and we have taken immediate precautions to address the situation. We have been in contact with the La Porte County Health Department who has indicated that bed bugs are non-reportable and that we are implementing all the proper precautions needed for the La Porte Community School Corporation. We want to reassure parents that the safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority and that we are working hard to keep our schools safe for your children. Please use the following link to educate yourself on the potential concerns of Bed Bugs: http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/2015QuickFact_Bed_bugs.pdf Please do not hesitate to contact us at Boston Middle School if you have any questions.
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.
Academic, Arts and Social Opportunities at BMS
Show Choir ~ Jazz Band ~ LPHS Marching Band ~ Honors Band ~ Poms (8th Grade) ~ Future Problem Solvers ~ Lead and Seed ~ Student Council ~ 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
8th grade try outs—Monday, August 15th; Tuesday, August 16th; and Wednesday, August 17th from 4:15 -5:45 pm
7th grade try outs—Monday, August 15th; Tuesday, August 16th; and Wednesday, August 17th from 2:45 - 4:15 pm
6th grade try outs—Monday, August 22nd; Tuesday, August 23rd; and Wednesday, August 24th from 2:45 - 4:15 pm
MUST have physical to try out.
***There will be 2 open gyms on Thursday, August 11th and Friday, August 12th after school till 4:15 pm for anyone that would like to work on their basic volleyball skills, (this is not try outs).
Libraries 360 is a cooperative effort of the La Porte County Public Library and the La Porte Community School Corporation with a goal to improve and enhance school libraries and ease access to public library resources. Students may borrow items from the public library and have them delivered to the school. They may also return public library items to the school library. Students will be issued a library card, making public library resources accessible and available to them. The La Porte County Public Library will access student directory information to create and maintain the library account. All lost and damaged items will be billed at the regular library rates and must be reimbursed to the La Porte County Public Library. Please contact Boston Principal Office Administrative Assistant Ashley Kubik (326-6930) if you wish to exclude your child from the Library 360 program.
LPCSC Anti-Harassment Statement
By going to the following link, you will be directed to NEOLA, where you may view the updated Anti-Harassment Policies numbered 1662, 3362, 4362, and 5517.
Copies are available in the main office and in the counselors office. Hard copies were sent home with students, Thursday November 5, 2015.
Please read the attached brochure from our Food Service department. Many changes are taking place that will affect the types of foods brought in to our building.
Eating Lunch with your student(s):NO fast food or pop/soda. A note or phone call to the school must be received by 9 a.m. in order to eat with your child. If you are purchasing a hot lunch, you may NOT pay for it with your child's lunch account.
Birthday Celebrations: Please refer to the Healthy Foods List. Only foods listed on the Healthy Foods List will be allowed in the building. No exceptions.
In order to volunteer, make classroom visits, or help with fun night supervision at Boston Middle School, La Porte Community School Corporation requires a Volunteer Criminal History. You will need to complete this volunteer background form in its entirety and return it to our school, before you will be allowed to volunteer or attend functions in any capacity. Unless you hear otherwise, you will be approved to serve as a volunteer for the 2015-16 school year. Thank you for your involvement in our school.
Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars is a needs- and performance-based program that provides students the opportunity to earn up to a four-year scholarship at an Indiana college or university. Hoosier students who meet income criteria can enroll during their 7th- or 8th-grade year of middle school. Students commit to maintaining academic success, remaining drug and alcohol free, and completing college-preparation activities. Scholars are provided resources and assistance to help them plan and prepare for college and pay for expenses not covered by their scholarship.
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.
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.