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  • BCSOnline.info WebPage Transition - You may recall that our BCS Web Team is transitioning to a new web format, and in the near future, the web address http://bcsonline.info will direct you to the new format at http://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/bcs.  Currently, you can still access both websites, though most up-to-date info will direct you to the new website. Once the transition is complete, bcsonline.info will still work and take you directly to the new website, thus both URLs will work.  The Web Team is looking to finalize the merge by February 1, 2018. –The BCS Web Team (bcsbrags@bcsonline.info)

  • BCS Lottery for 2018-2019 School Year - The BCS Lottery will be held Wednesday, January 17 at the BPS Education and Administration Center at 6:00 pm. BPS Education and Administration Center, 31301 Evergreen Road, Beverly Hills, MI 48025. Families will be advised by mail of the enrollment status of their child(ren).
    Enrollment Guidelines and more information can be found under the Why BCS tab/How to Apply

  • BCS Theatre Productions Presents "Once Upon a Mattress" - Performances will be Jan. 24 at 4:30pm, Jan. 25 at 7:00pm, and Jan. 26 at 7:00pm.

  • BCS Information - Enrollment timeline information may be found on our How to Apply page. The 2018-2019 BCS Enrollment Process & Guidelines contains additional information. 

  • Quarter III Choice Hour - Quarter III Choice Hour Selection Sheets are due back on Friday, January 5th. Quarter III Choice Hours will begin on January 29.
    Link: Choice Hour Course Descriptions & Forms

  • BCS Proud Dads Snow Club Is Gearing Up For A Great Season - Applications are available in the main office and on the BCS website. Click on the Snow Club information letter with all the relevant details if you’re interested in signing up your child for this year’s club. The bus is currently full. If you are interested in using the discounted BCS rate, please fill out and complete the Application and return it to the BCS Office.
    Form: Snow Club Application/Permission Form
    Form: BPS Preparticipation Physical Form
    Form: Pine Knob Rental Agreement Form

  • Outdoor Recess - Now that the cold weather is settling in, please remember to send warm coats, boots, hats and gloves to school with your children. We will go outside for recess every day unless the temperature (real or real-feel) is below 15 degrees Fahrenheit.


  • BCS Movie Nights - This year with our theme of empathy and our community read, Save Me a Seat, our BCS Diversity Committee will be hosting monthly Movie Nights on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 PM in the BCS media center based on our theme.  Parents and students, feel free to dress comfortably (PJs allowed) and bring a blanket or sleeping bag for extra comfort.  October’s Movie Night is set (see below) and more details and movie titles for the other months will be forthcoming.  Be sure to save the dates for this fun, monthly, family event!
    • January 18 – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial PG (empathy habit having a moral imagination)
    • February 15 – Trolls PG (empathy habit keeping your cool)
    • March 15 – The BFG PG (empathy habit practicing kindness)
    • April 19 – Freaky Friday PG (empathy habit thinking “us” not “them”)
    • May 17 – Zootopia PG (empathy habit is sticking your neck out)

  • Yearbooks Are On Sale! - Purchase your 2017-18 BCS Yearbook Now! If you still need to purchase your BCS Yearbook, information may be found on the Jostens Yearbook Flyer. Purchase your yearbook online by following this link to JostensYearbooks.com. 8th Grade Parents: Make sure to think about ordering an ad for your graduate (Yearbook Ad Flyer)! Questions? Contact Michelle D'Orazio at mdorazio@birmingham.k12.mi.us.


  • BCS Featured by EDUTOPIA.ORG - A team from Edutopia’s Schools that Work visited BCS in October 2016 for a case study spotlighting the innovative teaching and learning at BCS. The case study, along with the five accompanying videos, was released on April 6, 2017 and can be found through a link to the article Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School. Also, the case study was featured in the ASCD SmartBrief on April 7, 2017.


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

    • BCS Turns 20! Celebration-- To all BCS Families (past and present): Save the date for November 28, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Reconnect with old friends, favorite teachers and principals. 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.
      - Read Issue 3 - Winter 2014-15
      - Read Issue 2 - Spring 2014

    • 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. The salmon were released on May 5, 2017 into the Clinton River in Auburn Hill's Riverside Park. Of the 150 eggs, 75 live salmon were released.

    • 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. Click here to download, read, print page 3, complete and return signed form to the BCS office. Thank you!

    • The BCS PTSA has many opportunities to help make next year a great school year. See PTSA home page for a summary of the activities and a SignUp link.

    • 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 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.

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    ... Annual Education Report

    ... 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.

    ... Whenever you shop Amazon, go to the smile.amazon.com website.  It has the same merchandise at the same prices as the regular Amazon website. Register Birmingham Covington 3-8 PTSA in Bloomfield Hills, MI as your charity on your Amazon account.

    ... you can use the Search bar (upper right) to find information

    ... your box tops can earn cash for BCS: Got BoxTops?

    ... you can support the BEF when you use your Kroger card! Register here

     

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