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  • 7/8 Mexicantown Field Trip- The 7/8 team would like to provide the children with the opportunity to experience the Latin culture of Mexicantown and tour the campus of Wayne State University, both in Detroit. The trip is May 17 from 9:15am to 3:15pm. Permission Slips and the $19 to cover transportation and a buffet lunch are due Monday, May 2!! UPDATE: DUE by 9AM, TUESDAY, MAY 3! We do need to send in the headcount and money ASAP and cannot accept these after that. Every child MUST turn in a permission slip, even if they are not attending the field trip.

  • 2016-2017 OPTIONAL 7/8 FIELD TRIPS - Next year’s 7/8 students will have the opportunity to participate in two optional field trips:
    • San Juan, Puerto Rico (Spanish exposure and community service) – January 11-16, 2017
    • Washington DC/Inauguration (Social studies enrichment) – January 18-22, 2017
    INFORMATION MEETINGS: Wednesday, May 4, 2016, BCS Media Center
    • San Juan – 6:30pm
    • Washington DC – 7:00pm
    Registration for both trips will open at the time of the meeting and will be first come, first served. We anticipate both trips to fill up quickly, so if you think your child might be interested in either of the 2017 trips, we strongly encourage you to attend the meeting. For a summary of both trips, click 2016-2017 Optional 7/8 Trips. Registration information will be emailed to all 6/7 families at end of day May 4.

  • Volunteers Needed for New Family Breakfast and Move-up Day - Each spring, BCS hosts two events in order to help our new students transition smoothly to BCS. The first event is the New Family Breakfast, May 17, 2016, 7:45am – 8:30am. This is a great opportunity for the new families to socialize with each other and meet the 3/4 staff and the principals. The second event is Move-up Day, June 13, 9:00am-10:30am. Move-Up Day is a wonderful opportunity for our new students to begin feeling part of BCS. If you are willing to volunteer at one or both of these events, please sign up using the links below.
    New Family Breakfast Volunteers
    Move-up Day Volunteers

  • 2016-2017 PTSA Proposed Budget – The proposed PTSA budget for the 2016-2017 School Year will be voted on at the May 12 PTSA meeting. The meeting will be held at 1:15pm at BCS. Click Here to review the budget. More information about the BCS PTSA may be found on their page.

  • Share Your Career at BCS – The Kids Need You! Our BCS Proud Dads are coordinating our 2nd Semi-Annual BCS Career Day set for Friday, May 6 (same day as our Moms Eat & Run) from 12:30-3:15 PM. We need your help to share your career with our students. It was such a success two years ago, and, with your expertise, this year’s will be bigger and better! Here’s what we need:
    • Present a short summary of your career in front of students, or
    • Make a 3-5 minute video summarizing your career.
    • Please click here for a quick survey! – Or go to the following: http://goo.gl/forms/EeifFLdoaI.
    Thank you for your consideration! For any questions, please contact Mike Richardson or David Wilner.

  • 2016-2017 Elective Information Packets- LATE

  • Quarter IV Choice Hour began Monday, April 18 - Quarter IV Choice Hour packets are now LATE. Click HERE. Selection Sheets should be turned in as soon as possible. The new quarter begins on April 18th. Students not signed up for Choice Need to be picked up by 3:30pm.

  • April Student Spotlight - Congratulations to our April Student Spotlight, Ian H.!! Please click to read all about Ian!!.
    • If your child is interested in being the May Student Spotlight, please click Student Spotlight, complete the form and submit it by Thursday, April 28, 2016.

  • Delayed Start Registration Form - The next Delayed Start is Wednesday, April 27th.

  • Ongoing Events/Opportunities

  • Like us on Facebook! - Click here to visit our new Facebook page.

  • BCS 20 Year Celebration, was Nov. 28 - #BCSTURNS20 - The BCS 20 YEAR CELEBRATION WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! Like BCS 20 Year Celebration on Facebook and check out some amazing pictures through the years! Spread the word and share this information and the flyer with others. Twitter: @BCS_Turns_20 Instagram: bcs_turns_20 Facebook: BCS 20 Year Celebration

  • The Ripple Effect -- A new BCS newsletter subtitled Sharing the Stories of BCS Students Making a Difference in the Lives of Others is a wonderful snapshot of some of the great work and learning that is ongoing at BCS. View all of the issues on our Students Home page.

  • Salmon in the Classroom -- Thanks to the generosity of the BCS PTSA and Premier Pet Supply in Beverly Hills, we are able to help the Great Lakes by raising salmon. To view the blog click here: BCS Salmon Blog. Last years salmon were released on May 5, 2015 into the Clinton River in Auburn Hill's Riverside Park. Of the 220 eggs, 180 live salmon were released. View the salmon on the SalmonCam.

  • Did you know? Every student in our school has to have their parent or guardian read the first two pages of the "Concussion Awareness Educational Material," complete the third page with the student's name and parent/guardian signature, and return the signed form back to the BCS office where it will be placed in the student's file per direction from the state.

  • BCS Bond 2015 Impact -- On May 5, 2015, voters in the Birmingham Public School District approved a bond proposal to improve school facilities, enhance building security for the safety of the students and staff, and provide up-to-date technology for students to remain globally competitive. For detailed descriptions for the District, click here.

  • Birmingham Covington School Virtual Tour. Click here to take a virtual tour of BCS (launches a new YouTube window).



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  • BCS Wins National Recognition - Birmingham Covington School was just recognized as one of The 50 Best Middle Schools in the U.S. by TheBestSchools.org. They are the only school from Michigan to be designated with this honor by The Best Schools. TheBestSchools.org selected BCS based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, NAEP scores, state assessment scores, received awards and rankings, geographical diversity, and reputation. Congratulations to BCS staff, students and families for this outstanding recognition.

  • BCS has been selected by Microsoft as one of 80 outstanding Mentor Schools from around the world! Our application, video and other documents clearly showed our school’s passion for and efforts toward innovative teaching and learning. Please click here for the full list of Mentor Schools winners from around the world.

  • Our Joberts 56 students' Doing Business in Birmingham Project placed first in the Collaboration category at the Microsoft Global Forum in Prague. Microsoft recognized BCS as being one of the top innovative schools in the world. See full article here.

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... NAN’S KIDS - No student is ever excluded from an activity at BCS for financial reasons. We have a fund at BCS called Nan’s Kids to assist families. Please let administration know if you have a student who needs this assistance. All information is kept confidential.

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