Budget Vote: May 21, 2013 at BCHS, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
• Grade 5 Visits BCMS
• Grade 6 Half Day
• School Budget Vote & District Election, BCHS Gym, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
• Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m.
• BCMS Art Show and Auction 5-7 p.m. (Auction at 6:30)
• Memorial Day, No School/Offices Closed
• Literacy Fair, 6-8:30 p.m.
• MS Half Day, All Grades, 10:38 a.m. dismissal
• MS Half Day, Grades 6 & 7, 10:38 a.m. dismissal
• Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony at BCHS
Intramurals and extramurals (sports clubs)
Depending on student interest, the Middle School physical education staff offers year-long intramural and extramural activities for 6th, 7th and 8th-graders.
Intramurals meet after school on Tuesday and Wednesday. Offerings include: flag football (fall), basketball (winter), volleyball (spring) and kickball (spring); SWAT (our morning workout program); and Learn-to-Swim (October to November from 2:46-3:45 p.m.).
sports commitment letter
If your child is interested in playing a sport in the spring season, please visit the Health Office to pick up a sign-up and commitment form.
Parents and students should know the difference between a modified sport and one in which the player must pass a selection classification process. Visit the BC Athletics Site for more information about modified and interscholastic sports.
Modified sports are played by 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. To participate in modified sports, students need no special testing. They have to pass a regular physical [see below] and, if more players try out for the team than there are spots available, students may have to be selected by the coach.
sports that require selective classification
These sports are normally restricted to students in grades 9-12. Therefore, a Middle School student must demonstrate that she or he is both physically capable and mature enough to play with high school students, in addition to having a current physical [see below]. New York State has established strict criteria by which to measure a student’s physical ability, and the physical education department staff will administer a fitness test to determine this. [Note: Cheerleading is not open to Middle School students.]
In order to participate in either selective classification or modified sports, students must have a current physical exam. This can be performed by the district physician or by the student's primary care physician (after which it will be reviewed by the district physician).
Because of the paperwork and sport physicals required, the Middle School begins sign-ups for each season approximately 2 months before season begins. Sign-up times for seasonal sports are as follows:
• Winter sports – Sign up in October
• Spring sports – Sign up in January
• Fall sports – Sign up in April and May of the previous school year
• Activities Guide [PDF]