Parent Corner

& Announcements


STEM ACADEMY 2015: Students who wish to attend need to fill out an application and turn it back in to the school immediately. There are sixty spots open, available on a first come first serve basis. Click on the link below to see more details about this exciting opportunity. 
http://bms.mcpsweb.org/wp-content/uploads/STEM-flyer.docx
 
SUMMER SCHOOL- Letters Came Home Monday. If your child did not receive a letter but wishes to attend, they can get one and turn it back in ASAP.

 On May 28, 2015, at 6:30 P.M., the faculty and staff at Bluestone Middle School will be having parent informational meetings. We would like the parents of rising 6th grade students as well as parents of rising 7th and 8th grade students to attend. We will share information about the upcoming school year and summer activities that will be hosted by BMS.

Virginia State is again offering the Summer Transportation Institute Program (STIP) for Rising 9th to 11th grade.  This program is a residential program where students stay on campus. Fifteen (15) students will selected from high schools around Virginia.

 Attached is the Pre-Application form.  Applications forms must be submitted by May 26, 2015 with the required documents listed on the Pre-Application Form.

 

We would like to thank parents for their support all year long.  We had a great day Tuesday with students at the Durham Bulls game.  We have several upcoming events and end of year tests coming up. 
April 24:  8th grade  visit to the high school for orientation
May 1:  Color-thon (students who did not participate in the fundraiser may participate with the purchase of a t-shirt and color pack for $10.00)  **parents are also invited to attend
May  4:  Freestyle pictures (friends in groups of up to 5)
May 7:  8th grade  science SOL
May 8:  7th grade math SOL
May 11:  Civics SOL
May 12:  Grade 6 reading SOL
May 13:  Grade 7 reading SOL; 6th and 7th grade Awards (6:30)
May 14:  Grade 8 reading SOL
May 15:  8th grade trip to Busch Gardens; Grade 6 math SOL
May 18:  make up SOL’s
May 19:  Math 8, Algebra and Geometry SOL
May 20:  8th grade promotion and awards (6:30); make up SOL’s
May 21:  make up SOL’s
May 22:  Half day school;  Cortez math picnic for all students who finished the curriculum on time

 This link has important information from the Nurse regarding vaccines. 

NOTICE TO 5TH GRADE PARENTS Tdap and HPV (1) (1)


  Parent Portal Outline

 

*Teacher Webpages can be found under Links.


 Parent Resource: 

Writing Prompt Practice


School Hours:

 9:00 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.


 *Parents of car riders need to be here by 3:30 to pick up their child.

Bluestone Middle School 

Calendar 

 Spring Sports Schedule 2015


 The Principal’s Corner

 

BMS Weekly  Updates          BMS Facebook Page        BMS Twitter Page      


Validations


  `Welcome to Bluestone Middle School’s web page.  As you can see, we are working on creating a user friendly page that is easier to navigate through and has important information readily available.

 
We are very excited about the 2014-2015 school year.  BMS made incredible gains in 2013-2014 and we are looking to continue the trend.  There are some changes this year in scheduling and in some of the tools being used to reinforce instruction.  We have looked at data and want to make sure we are making sound decisions and using proven tools to enhance student learning. Our goal is to provide a comfortable environment for our students with a strong system of supports for all learners.
 
As the school year progresses, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.

 

 


 

Important Flyers and Notices


Strategic Plan and Information Input:

Facilities Flyer                   STEM and CTE Flyer                     Fine Arts Flyer                      Teacher Pay Flyer


                           2014-15 MCPS Strategic Plan                                           Strategic Plan Presentation


                                     2014-2015 Bus Routes                                                          (Transportation Page)  


                                       BMS Scabies Letter for Confirmed Case                           NEW! MCPS Student Liaison Contact Form


                             Mobile Learning Device Initiative Handbook                                               Food Services                    


                              Growing Project Based Learning Fact Sheet 


 CHECK ACCEPTANCE POLICY

By using a check for payment, you agree to the following terms In the event your check is dishonored or returned for any reason, you authorize us to electronically (or by paper draft) re-present the check to your bank account for collection of the amount, plus any applicable fees as permitted by law.

 *In order to create a more safe environment for students and staff Bluestone Middle School is distributing Key Access Cards to students and faculty.  These cards will allow student and faculty access to entrances  to the building while they  remain locked during the day.  Those who need to visit the school, such as parents and guardians, must have a photo ID to show at the main entrance of the building.  You will be expected to ring the buzzer to the office and show an ID when asked.  You will then be granted access with  legitimate credentials. This  program was able to be provided with grant money and with the that we continue to improve conditions that relate to school safety.  Beginning August 27, please bring your photo ID when visiting the school.   Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.