Change of Date
Parents of BMS and KMS current 6th and 7th grade students - We would like to share with you a change of date for the parent meeting that was originally scheduled for February 14 in the Kesling Middle School auditoruim, to discuss the Program of Studies for the new La Porte Middle School. The meeting is now scheduled for February 21 at 6:30pm in the Kesling Middle School auditorium. We are excited to share all the new course offerings that your students will be able to choose for next fall and to answer your questions about the new La Porte Middle School. Additionally, parents will be able to view the newly opened cafeteria and media center. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30pm.
Textbook Rental Fee Reminder
Parents, just a reminder that fees are due no later than May 24, 2019. Any book rental not paid by this date, will be turned over to collections with additional fees added.
There have been two statements sent out, with a third that will be sent out soon. The fourth and final statement (for those who have not paid) will be sent in April, at least 30 days prior to sending to collections.
Device Checkout for E-Learning Day
If you would like for your child to checkout a Chrome book to take home for our next E-Learning day (March 18, 2019), please fill out the attached form and return it to school. Your child can give the completed form to their TA teacher.
If you would like to fill out the form electronically, it can be found through Family Access in Skyward.
If you already filled out the form for our 1st E-Learning day, you DO NOT need to fill out the form again.
The deadline for completed forms to be turned in is March 4, 2019.
Learn and Grow Together
Join the La Porte County Special Education department on February 28 OR March 25 for information and activities that can help you and your child. Please see the flyer below for more detailed information.
I am not my disability!
Please join us April 11, 2019 in the LPHS Performing Arts Center from 6:00-7:00 PM (CST). Our speaker will be Marc Elliot, who will speak about "I am not my disability." Please see the attached flyer for more information.
No-Cost Dental Opportunity
Please see the attached flyer about No-Cost dental opportunities taking place Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM at HeathLinc Michigan City.
8th grade parent letter
Below, please find a letter to 8th grade parents/guardians about scheduling classes for high school. There is a meeting planned for January 30, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 at the LPHS Performing Arts Center.
Snow Day Make-up
School will be in session on February 15, 2019 as a make-up day for our November 26, 2018 snow day.
School will also be in session on February 18, 2019 as a make-up day for our January 23rd snow/ice day.
Due to the many days that we have not been in session due to snow/ice/cold, right now the last student day for this year is scheduled for June 5, 2019.
After School Success Program
Do you want a quiet place to do homework after school?
Do you need/want some help with your homework?
Come to the After School Success Program!
Starts on December 4, 2018.
3 days each week, after school until 4:15.
Tuesday - Crichfield area
Wednesday - Handley/Lincoln area
Thursday - Riley area
Walkers and those being picked up are WELCOME to come EVERYDAY of the program.
**Sign ups are required each week in TA through the After School Success Google Classroom**
State Mandated Curriculum Consent
Parents, on July 1, 2018 the state passed Senate Bill 65 which requires parent consent to curriculum addressing human sexuality. We have listed this information for you on Parent Access in Skyward. Please log in to your Skyward account (contact the school if you have not set up an account), go to Parent Access and follow the link on the home page of Parent Access indicating that there is a new form that needs to be completed. The form is available through the "Online Forms" tab on the left side of the Parent Access screen. If you have more than one child, a form must be completed and submitted for each child. Please do not hesitate to contact me personally at Boston or through email if you have any questions regarding Senate Bill 65.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Boxtops for Education - Bonus Points
Going to this website can earn BMS extra points: www.boxtops4education.com/super
The school fees for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows:
6th grade: $244.00
7th grade: $244.00
8th grade: $255.00
BMS School expectations
- 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.
- 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.
- Students exiting the building at the end of the day need to be careful and
- 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
school. All our rules are in place to make it safer for everyone. Please show
others how great BMS students are!
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.