Boston News

Rock the Block

Please see the attached flyer for information about this summer's Rock the Block Back to School Rally.  8-8-18

Rock the Block

Good Luck Future Slicers!

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The 8th graders from Boston's Life Skills class went to visit the high school today.  Good luck future Slicers!

Teacher Appreciation Week

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May 7-11 is TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!  Words cannot express how much we truly appreciate and love all our teachers here at Boston.  We have a tremendous group of dedicated teachers who love our students and go above and beyond for our students.  Thank you for all you do!  You are all amazing!

Attention 8th grade athletes!

La Porte Hospital Sports medicine, in conjunction with the La Porte High School Athletic Department, will be offering sports physicals for the 2018-2019 school year on Friday, May 4th from 5:00-8:00pm at the high school.  All athletes in grades 8-11 who wish to participate in athletics during the 2018-19 school year are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity.  The cost of the physical is $20.00.  All athletes must have a yearly physical before participating in athletics.  

 

Athletes planning on participating in summer conditioning must have a physical on file in the LPHS athletic office on or before June 11, 2018.

 

In order to participate in this opportunity, athletes must go to the following website to schedule a time for their physical.

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b49acad29a2f49-athletic2

 

Please contact the La Porte High School athletic office with questions.

Science Olympiad Winners!

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Congratulations to our Science Olympiad 1st and 3rd place winners!!  They are heading to the STATE competition!

Substance Abuse Resources

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Please see the attached press release to find some valuable resources.

Resources and Information!

Extra Curricular Groups/Clubs

We have many various groups and clubs to join here at BMS.  Check out the list!

Groups/Clubs

Extra Curricular Events Behavior Expectations

BMS 2017-2018 Dress Code

Please read the dress code.  There have been a few changes that you may want to be aware of.

2017-18 Dress Code

2017-2018 Book Rental Fees

6th grade:  $251.00

7th grade:  $250.00

8th grade:  $262.00

 

Supply Lists 2017-2018

Check out the supply lists below.

2017-2018 supply lists

Strengthening Families ~ Free Resource

FREE program with specific activities to help parents learn skills to support and guide their children. Youth learn skills including building a healthy future, learning apppreciation for their parents, and building skills for dealing with stress and peer pressure. 

Strengthening Families

Work Ethic Opportunities

Attention Work Ethic students.  Remember you need community service hours.  A good time to help others out and get credit for community service is over our Holiday Break.  Talk to your parents, your teachers, your counselors, or anyone on ideas on how to fulfill this obligation.  We have community service forms in the Principal's Office if you need any.  See Mr. Merritt with questions. 

Digital Citizenship

Lessons learned in Digital Citizenship class with Mr. Stevenson; permission to use content of Nine Elements provided by  Mike Ribble <mribble@yahoo.com

Digital Citizenship

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

Libraries 360

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.

LPCSC Anti-Harassment policy

Anti-Harassment Statement

HPV vaccine information

For parents of 6th grade students, from the Indiana Department of Health, regarding the HPV vaccine, English and Spanish versions

HPV information letter

WELLNESS & HEALTHY EATING AT SCHOOL

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.

 

Making Healthy Choices

We Love Volunteers!

If you would like to help at BMS this school year, please fill out the attached form and return it to the school. Thank you so much.

We love volunteers

LPCSC Online information/Meals

Please check out the Application for Free or Reduced Meals.These applications need to be submitted on line.   Free/Reduced meal form 

Check the BMS site and http://www.lpcsc.k12.in.us/ for updated information.

BMS School expectations

Expectations for Breakfast and Before/After School at BMS:
Breakfast:
  • Breakfast opens each school day at 7:25am
  • Students going to breakfast must purchase food.  You cannot bring food from
    home to eat in our cafeteria for breakfast.
  • Students eating breakfast must clean their table!
  • Students eating breakfast need to remember that no food or silverware can
    leave the lunchroom.  This includes bottled water.
  • Students eating breakfast cannot leave the cafeteria until the bell rings.
  • Students eating breakfast are not allowed to wear hats. 
  • When listening to headphones, please only use one earbud so you can hear
    supervisors in case of an emergency. 
  • Students not following breakfast rules, will not be allowed to eat breakfast
    in the cafeteria.
School Opens at 7:35am:
  • Students cannot enter the building prior to 7:35am unless you are going to
    breakfast or dropping off your instrument. 
  • If a student wants to see a teacher before school, you must have prior
    permission and pass from that teacher the day before.
  • You MUST ask a supervisor to enter school before 7:35am.  This
    includes students wishing to use the restroom, students visiting the office, and
    even students taking projects or items to a teacher.
  • When we have bad weather, students can enter the building early ONLY when a
    supervisor gives permission to do so. 
  • Prior to and after school, students are expected to stand on the sidewalk
    and pavement areas.  Please stay off the GRASS! 
  • Please remember that energy drinks, soda, and coffee drinks are not allowed
    on school property. 
  • Students who arrive at BMS prior to school cannot leave for the gas station
    or anywhere without permission.  Once you arrive...you need to stay.
School Ends at 2:35pm:
  • Students exiting the building at the end of the day need to be careful and
    not run.
  • Students outside the building MUST be waiting for a ride home.  You cannot
    "hang out" after school if you are waiting. 
  • Students need to Stay off the GRASS after school. 
    Please use the sidewalks. 
  • Students walking home need to be very careful in crossing a street.  Never
    run in front of cars or busses.  Please make sure you look both ways.
  • Students walking home need to be respectful to students.  School rules apply
    from our school all the way to your house. 
  • Students walking home need to be respectful to our neighbors.  Please do not
    walk in other people's yards.  It is illegal and considered trespassing. 
  • Students walking home should walk with a friend to be safe.   If you have
    any concerns about being safe before, during, or after school, tell a staff
    member.  
**BMS students always represent Boston Middle School here and away from
school.  All our rules are in place to make it safer for everyone.  Please show
others how great BMS students are! 

Change in Core 40 Diploma

Box Tops for Education = New BMS Welcome Sign

BMS is having a collection contest. Clean out your kitchen drawers and snip them from boxes in your cupboards - then send them to school with your children!

BoxTop Participants

Anti Bullying Awareness - Indirect Bullying

21st Century Scholars

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.  

21st Century Scholars

HELP U93 STOP CHILD ABUSE 1-800-853-KIDS

MyLocker ~ The Place to order BMS Spirit Wear

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.

Ask Rose

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!!

Boxtops for Education - Bonus Points

Going to this website can earn BMS extra points: www.boxtops4education.com/super

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