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Upcoming Events

April 21-25

Healthy Kids Week

April 22

BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.

April 25

BCMS World Rally Talent Show, 7-9 p.m.

April 30-May 2

Grades 3-8 NYS Math Testing

May 1

BCMS Grade 5 Parent Orientation, 7-9 p.m.

May 2-3

Staged Creations presents "Stranded", 7-8 p.m.

May 5

BCMS PTO Meeting, 7 p.m.

May 6

BOE Meet the Candidates Night, 6:30 p.m.

BCMS Grade 6 Concert, 7 p.m.

May 7

BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.

May 8

BCMS Grade 7 Concert, 7 p.m.

May 13

BCMS Grade 5 Parent Orientation, 7-9 p.m.

May 16

Grade 5 students visit BCMS, Grade 6 dismisses at 10:38 a.m.)

May 20

School Budget Vote & BOE Election, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., BCHS


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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.


Interscholastic sports

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

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.]


Sports Physicals

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).


sign-up schedule

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