March 6, 2016
It was another great week at
BCS! Smiles, energy
and a passion to learn remained evident. Please be sure to check
out some pictures from the week on the
School Facebook page.
As a reminder, the Presidential Primary is
being held at schools throughout the district on Tuesday from
7AM-8PM. At BCS,
voting will take place in the staff development room at Tech
Services and voters will enter the doors at Tech Services.
Keep in mind that the parking lot may be a bit more crowded
at arrival than a typical morning.
Also, the BCS Blasts Through Time
2016 is one week away and will only be as good as we all make it!
We need your
We need your help for our largest fundraiser of the
year - VOLUNTEER and DONATE! Please click on the link
corresponding with your child’s grade and sign up and see below
for auction details:
7 Days until BCS
Blasts Through Time! BCS Blast Through
Time Online Auction opened this week and ends Friday, March 11,
2016. Don't miss items include:
Pie in the face (watch a sample:
Women's tennis open,
Ride along with an Indy car driver,
Orange Theory group session,
Ivivva private shopping,
BCS parking spots, and much more!
Visit the site using the following link, https://www.biddingforgood.com/blast
Our BCS Blast Spirit Week is this week! Please remind
students to dress up for Spirit Week to get excited for the BCS
Blasts Through time!
Below are the specifics the BCS Spirit Committee has coordinated
for this year.
Monday (3/7/16) – Pajama Day
Tuesday (3/8/16) – Sports/College Team Day
Wednesday (3/9/16) – Grade Color Day
Thursday (3/10/16) – Disney Day
Friday (3/11/16) – Blast Back to the 80s Day
Thank you to those of you who attended our BCS PTSA Parent Forum,
Creating Great Relationships, this past Monday.
Save the date for
the next PTSA Parent Forum (in partnership with the BBFA)
on Thursday, March 31 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the BCS Media
Center. Dr. Bernie Les
will be leading the session “Discipline:
What Works and What Doesn’t.”
for the flyer with all the details and to
BCS is a great place to be!
Check out the pictures from the week on our
We’re looking forward to another great week of learning at
Wishing you well,
BCS on Facebook!
Like BCS 20 Year Celebration on
Character Connections Word of the week:
Infuse this word into your conversations/lessons with
your family as a character education focus.
Talk about the quotes.
There will be a new word every two weeks.
can learn to be less defensive, more open to others, and more
accepting of accountability, they will adapt well to the new
global economy.” – John Gerzema
“True love does
not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also
holds you to a standard of accountability.” – Monica Johnson
embarrassment is another person's accountability.” – Tom Price
WEEK AT A GLANCE – Week of
March 7-March 13
To submit an item for next week’s “WAG”, email
email@example.com by WEDNESDAY at 5PM
BCS BLAST SPIRIT WEEK
Monday, March 7 – Spirit Week “Pajama Day”
Grade Girls Volleyball Practice
Warm-Up) Boys Swim Meet – Away @ Bloomfield Hills HS
4PM Girls Volleyball
Game – Home vs. East Hills MS
Tuesday, March 8 – Spirit Week “Sports/College Team Day”
6:45-8AM Boys Swim
7-8AM 7/8 Girls
7:30PM Blast Meeting (Media
Wednesday, March 9 – Spirit Week “Grade Color Day”
Grade Color Day - 3rd
(Yellow), 4th (Red), 5th (Green), 6th
(Blue), 7th (White), 8th (Black)
Butzin Field Trip to Nature
8:10-8:15AM Bus Safety Drill
(happens as students arrive on the bus to school_
4PM Girls Volleyball
Game – Home vs. Derby MS
4PM Boys Swim Meet
– Home vs. Berkshire MS
Thursday, March 10 – Spirit Week “Disney Day”
Harvath, Mali, Seley, Davis
Field trip to the Detroit Historical Museum
Frishman Field Trip to Nature
Religious Diversity Journey
(Sri Venkateswara Hindy Temple, Novi)
6-9PM 3rd Annual
Patrick Henry Awards (more information below)
Friday, March 11 – Spirit Week “Blast Back to the 80s Day”
Saturday, March 12
9-11AM Saturday School at
Berkshire (drop in to get some homework/study help)
Sunday, March 13
3-7PM BCS BLASTS THROUGH TIME
Choice Hour Forms due MONDAY,
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BCS BLAST SPIRIT WEEK KICKS OFF ON MONDAY
To get excited for the BLAST, this week is SPIRIT
WEEK! Students and staff are encouraged to dress up for each day
below to show their BCS Spirit! (All clothing must be school
appropriate) This is sponsored by the 7/8 Spirit Committee:
7 - Pajama Day
8 - Sports/College Team Day
9 - Grade Color Day: 3rd – Yellow, 4th – Red, 5th – Green, 6th – Blue, 7th
– White, 8th – Black, Staff - Pink
10 - Disney Day
11 - Blast Back to the 80’s Day
MARCH STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Congratulations to our February Student Spotlight, Jake
S.!! Please click to read all about
ROAD CLOSURE FYI
The Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) will
reconstruct Big Beaver between Adams Road and Woodward Avenue.
Please read an updated press release on this closure
PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THE 2016-17 ELECTIVE PACKETS
The Elective Packets for the 2016-17 school year
for current 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th graders are up on the BCS
and at the below links. Please make sure to move your child up a
grade as you complete the form. Then, review the packet with
your child and send the completed form back to the office by
Friday, March 11 at 4:00pm.
2016-2017 Elective Information Packets-
Please return to the BCS Office by March 11th.
Current 6th & 7th Graders (7th & 8th grade next
school year) - The directions, along with course options, are
outlined for you. Your child will receive one, year-long,
7/8 Elective Information Packet
Current 5th Graders (6th grade next school year) -
The directions, along with course options, are outlined for you.
Your child will receive one, year-long, elective.
6th Grade Elective Information Packet
Current 4th Graders (5th grade next school year) -
Please indicate if your student will be taking band, orchestra or
Thinkering next school year. Descriptions are included.
5th Grade Elective Information Packet
FEEDBACK REGARDING CHARACTER EDUCATION FOR BPS & BCS
A survey for parents of students in grades 4, 7 and 11. Every three
years the Character Education Steering Committee requests that 4th,
7th and 11th grade students, parents and
teachers, complete our Character Education Survey. We try to
keep the survey as brief as possible, but use this data to help
drive our building and district work. Each spring the survey
is given, we collect the data and share this with our Steering
Committee as well as our building liaisons to help drive the work
we do. This is also information we share with others
throughout the district including district administration, the
school board and our community as a whole. Please help us by
completing the survey by March 18th.
Thank you so much.
Here is the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9SYXTV5CharacterEducationSurvey2016.
UPCOMING ASSESSMENT WINDOWS for NWEA & M-STEP
Mar 1-31 Grades
NWEA Math & Reading
(End-of-Year Testing Window)
Apr 11-29 Grades
5 & 8 M-STEP testing
window ELA, Math & SS
Apr 25-May 13 Grades
4 & 7 M-STEP testing
window ELA, Math & Science
May 9-27 Grades
3 & 6 M-STEP testing
window ELA, Math
If you would like to check out the
practice Tests/Sample Item Sets for M-STEP can be found at:
be used in Google Chrome and use the username
and password included on the screen)
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE NEXT PTSA PARENT FORUM THURSDAY, MARCH
31 6:30-8:00 PM
In partnership with the BBFA, the PTSA offers the next Parent
Forum event in the BCS Media Center on March 31. Dr. Bernie
Les will be leading the session “Discipline: What Works and
What Doesn’t.” Click
here for the flyer with
all the details and to RSVP!
CHOICE HOUR INFO
4th Quarter 2015-2016 Choice Hour selection sheets
will be going home the week of March 7th, 2016.
Selections can be viewed online at
. QIV Choice Hour begins Monday April 18th and ends Friday
June 17th. Choice Hour selections are due back no later than
Monday March 14th at 4:00PM. Students who do not turn in a
selection sheet will not be placed in any Choice Hour classes.
Students who do not turn in a selection sheet with payment by the
deadline will not be allowed to make a change in their schedule.
Also, please include proper payment if you are
signing your child up for a 4th and/or 5th day of Choice Hour.
Do not include payment for classes with materials fees or pay to
play fees. A separate billing will be made once students
have been placed in their Choice Hour classes.
Important information regarding 4th quarter:
School Science Olympiad and Destination Imagination will not be
Team will meet on Fridays only this quarter.
Science Olympiad will only be offered on Tuesday/Wednesday.
will be offered on Fridays instead of Tuesdays.
7th and 8th grade boys and girls interested
in participating in the BCS track team program are
encouraged to sign up for the Thursday track team Choice Hour
class. Must have an orange slip to participate.
Soccer team is scheduled on Monday/Wednesday. Team will be
in place prior to the start of QIV Choice Hour.
Tennis team is scheduled on Tuesday/Thursday. Team will be
in place prior to the start of QIV Choice Hour.
Forensics will be offered on Mondays for students in grades 4-7.
Students must be enrolled in this class in order to audition for
the 2016-2017 BCS Forensics team.
is back on Tuesdays. Must complete and submit an application
to be considered for this class.
will be offered on Wednesdays for grades 5-8.
will be offered Monday through Thursday – see online selections
team will be offered on Tuesdays for students in grades 6-8.
French will be offered again on Wednesdays.
Choice Hour reminders – please call (248-203-4625),
send in a note, or email Linda Stone at
if your child is going to be absent from Choice Hour for any
reason! Students that do not have Choice Hour on any given
day need to be picked up by 3:20 PM. Students that do not
have a Choice Hour class and are not picked up by 3:30 PM will be
charged a $5.00 fee. Thank you for always supporting the Choice
GRADE PARENTS: PANORAMOIC PICTURE SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 9
The 8th grade panoramic class picture will be taken on
Wednesday, March 9 during Academic Lab (1:10-1:50PM). Please try
not to schedule appointments for your child during this time.
YOUR ARE WHAT YOU SEE SESSIONS FOR 7/8 STUDENTS
On Monday, March
14 during 7/8 Integrated Learning Design (ILD at 8:18 AM), the
girls (in the media center) and the boys (in academic labs
combined by two classes) will have a session around the notion of
“You Are What You See” as it relates differently to boys and
girls. For the girls, a Seaholm Senior Flex student, with support
from staff, will deliver a presentation to the girls on the media
portrayal of females. The boys will have a session in small
groups, each led by one of our 7/8 teachers, around how our
culture may limit the way boys may think about what it’s like to
be a man. On Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 PM
in the media center, we would like to invite 7/8 parents/guardians
to join us for a preview of what we’ll be sharing with the 7/8
students. To RSVP, please click
Also, below are links to the details for each session:
You Are What You See – Session for 7/8 girls click
Your Are What You See – Session for 7/8 boys click
While we hope all
our students participate in their presentation/conversation, if
you would like to opt your child out of the boy or girl session,
please let me know by email Mark Morawski, principal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL INFORMATION NIGHT FOR PARENTS
Seaholm HS would like to welcome 8th grade parents to
an evening event to share information regarding the
social/emotional transition for students to the high school
community. At this meeting, Seaholm principal Rachel Guinn,
along with the 9th grade assistant principal, athletic
director, crisis counselor and community service coordinator will
all be there to talk about the non academic world of high school.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 8 from 7:00 PM—8:00 PM in
Seaholm’s Media Center. If you have any questions, please
direct them to Kyle Hall, 9th Grade Assistant Principal
at 248 203-3734 or
Frishman, Seley, Maliszewski, and ParWall 3 will be in
Butzin, Davis, Harvath, and ParWall 4 will SWIM
BLUE LAKE AUDITION DATES
Blue Lake Auditions will take place on March 7, 8, and
9 (with the 14th as an overflow date). Find
details on the band and orchestra website
COMMUNITY NEWS AND INFORMATION FOLLOWS…
ATTEND THE PATRICK HENRY AWARDS:
THURSDAY, MARCH 10
Patriot Week (co-created by former BCS
student Leah Warren) will host the 3rd Annual Patrick
Henry Awards. Honorees will include Judge Avern Cohn, The Detroit
Free Press, and Vietman Piolt John Todd. The event includes
speeches by Leah Warren, Ben Franklin, appetizers, an more!
Reserve your tickets today online
here. Check out the flyer
2016 ACADEMIC Summer School
1st Semester: June 21 – July 8
(No school July 4th)
2nd Semester: July 11 – July 27
Register before May 27th & SAVE $25.00!
DOWNLOAD THE SUMMER SCHOOL CALENDAR AND COMPLETE
Each semester lasts 13 days!
It can replace a lower grade in a previously
If you have good grades and good attendance, there
is NO FINAL EXAM!
It features a variety of class choices.
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