1000 Harrison St. LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-326-6930
Fax: 219-324-7108

Principal : Deborah Carter
Assistant Principal: Andrew Merritt

News & Announcements

Print this articleSt. Jude Fundraiser

Boston is joining B100 and Old National Bank to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  It is the Quest for a Million Pennies!  

 

Monday, January 22nd is the 100th day of school.  If you are able, we are asking that you bring 100 pennies to school that day to donate to the cause.  However, we will  keep this fundraiser going through Valentine's Day.  Donate what you can!

Quest for a Million Pennies

Print this articleAmerican Heart Association

Help support the American Heart Association AND Riley Hospital for Children.  You can:

 

1)  Buy a "Red Out" T-shirt

2)  Come watch the 8th grade vs. Staff basketball game.  It is Friday, January 26, 2018 after school until 4:00.

Staff vs. 8th grade basketball game info

Print this articleCozy Up to Reading

Please see the attached flyer about our Reading Event planned for January 18, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm.

Cozy Up to Reading

Print this articleExtra Curricular Groups/Clubs

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

Groups/Clubs

Print this articleExtra Curricular Events Behavior Expectations
Print this articleBMS 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

Print this article2017-2018 Book Rental Fees

6th grade:  $251.00

7th grade:  $250.00

8th grade:  $262.00

 

Print this articleSupply Lists 2017-2018

Check out the supply lists below.

2017-2018 supply lists

Print this articleAnnouncements ~ January 16, 2018
Print this articleStrengthening 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

Print this articleWork 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. 

Print this articleDigital 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

Print this articleAcademic, 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

Print this articleLibraries 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.

Print this articleLPCSC 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

Print this articleHPV 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

Print this articleWELLNESS & 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

Print this articleWe 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

Print this articleLPCSC 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.

Print this articleBMS 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! 
Print this articleChange in Core 40 Diploma
Print this articleBox 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

Print this articleAnti Bullying Awareness - Indirect Bullying
Print this article21st 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

Print this articleHELP U93 STOP CHILD ABUSE 1-800-853-KIDS
Print this articleMyLocker ~ The Place to order BMS Spirit Wear
Print this articleRose-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

Print this articleBoxtops 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!!

Print this articleBoxtops for Education - Bonus Points

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