We are full of *SPIRIT* at BCMS today! Here are the winners of our costume contest. Happy Halloween! 🎃
BCMS has been busy collecting and sorting donations for the annual Food Drive! So far the students have donated almost 1,000 items! The Food Drive is also a friendly competition between grades and classroom AC's. This coming week is DOUBLE POINTS week! Each grade has a specific list of items that we still need to thoroughly stock our community baskets. Items on those lists will be worth double points for the week of 10/31-11/4. BRING IT ON BCMS.
Great night for the BCMS Halloween Band Concert! Our seventh and eighth grade bands were soooktacular!
Bullock Creek middle schoolers danced the afternoon away! The infamous DJ, Gerard Wauldron, accompanied principal Dennis Tomko as he sang Bon Jovi to his favorite students! 💛
Gotta love a middle school dance! The kids were sweaty, danced their hearts out and had a great time!
On Wednesday, October 26th, Marcie Post talked with our 8th students about her job in the City of Midland’s Parks and Recreation Department. She talked about her position as well as others in this field. This presentation is the second of six in a series called Career Pathway Adventures. In this series, students will get to hear about jobs in all six Michigan Career Pathways. This presentation highlighted the Human Service Pathway. The remaining 4 presentations will highlight Arts and Communication, Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology, Health Sciences, and Natural Resources and Agriscience. We would like to thank Midland County’s ESA Career and Technical Education for bringing this valuable experience to our 8th grade students.
This year, BCMS Staff are taking a moment to recognize students who are leaders in and out of the classroom, show effort in their schoolwork and activities, have a positive attitude toward staff and classmates, and are dependable -- a student that they can count on. Each month nine students will be recognized as Lancers Who LEAD. September Lancers Who LEAD are as follows: Bella Schindel, Nev Weideman, Jerry Haines, Ashlynn Masar, Matthew Samsel, Gabe Johnson, Gavin Hockstra, Morgan Allen and Logan Hanley.
Local business owner, Scott MacNellis, spoke to 8th grade students on Thursday, October 20th. Scott, owner of LaLonde’s Market, talked with the students about what it is like to be a business owner. This presentation is one of six in a series called Career Pathway Adventures. In this series, students will get to hear about jobs in all six Michigan Career Pathways. This presentation highlighted the Business, Management, Marketing and Technology pathway. The remaining 5 presentations will highlight Arts and Communication, Engineering/Manufacturing and Industrial Technology, Human Services, Health Sciences, and Natural Resources and Agriscience. We would like to thank Midland County’s ESA Career and Technical Education for bringing this valuable experience to our 8th grade students.
Our sixth graders at BCMS were treated to a visit with a Consumer’s Energy representative to teach them about energy efficiency in the home. Heat transfer, insulation and innovative energy reduction products were discussed. Students left with individual energy kits for the home!
Mr. Tomko stepping in for band class. He looks like a natural!
Students in Mrs. MacLachlan's English 8 class try their skills at Scrabble.
Student council campaigning and elections were in full swing at BCMS this past week! The candidates' creative and colorful posters brightened the hallways and provided many smiles to both students and staff.
On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, some members of our BCMS Peer 2 Peer group met with other Midland County middle school students for our Depression Awareness Campaign Kickoff. The Peer 2 Peer campaign is intended to reduce suicide and address issues of depression and mental health. Students spent the day working with other area students planning monthly activities and learning more about mental health issues. Each month will have a different theme where students will carry out activities in their school with the intention of reaching other students to increase understanding of depressive illnesses, reduce stigma, and encourage students to seek help in needed.
Mrs. Nagel’s 8th grade Science students had a great time using the scientific method as they designed paper airplanes and tested their hypotheses to see how far they would actually fly.
Did you make it out the football game this weekend?
A couple weeks ago, Ms. Buiteweg’s 8th Grade Pre Algebra worked on a project connecting natural phenomenons with math transformations. The students looked around the wetlands to find examples of real life translations, dilations, reflections, and rotations.
To help with understanding of the interior structure of the earth, Mr. Pfeiffer's 6th grade students used a template to organize the layers. They used math to calculate the ratio of each layer compared to the whole and converted each ratio to centimeters to plot on their templates. Each wedge shaped model was then glued together to form a very educational version of the earth.
Our Middle School Peer to Peer Board finished another great year with an end of the year celebration at Dow Diamond on Tuesday, May 17th. Our BCMS Peer to Peer group joined other Midland County schools with a wrap up meeting and game watching the Loons take on the Lansing Lugnuts. Our Peer to Peer group spent the year planning activities for the school to educate others about mental illness and suicide prevention. We are very much looking forward to their continued work next school year.
Mrs. Johnson’s 6th grade Social Studies classes practiced their map-reading skills they learned at the beginning of the year by playing Battleship! In a twist on the classic game, students identified geographic locations by calling out coordinates using latitude and longitude.
Great fun at the final home track and field meet for Bullock Creek Middle School! Our athletes competed well as they ran fast, jumped high and threw far!