332 Kenwood Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Fax (518) 475-0092
Office Hours: 7:30a-4p
Contact for Patroon 2
Contact for Mohawk 1 & 2 and Patroon 1
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
Grade 8 Moving Up Cruise on June 19
All eighth grade students are invited to take part in the Grade 8 Moving Up Celebration Cruise taking place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on June 19. There will be food and a DJ, picture taking will be available for a small fee. Students should be dropped off and picked up from the JP Cruise Line lot on River Street in Troy.
Q4 Interim Reports posted on BC@Home
Interim reports for fourth quarter are now available on BC@Home.
Literacy Fair at BCMS Library on May 30
Come to BCMS on May 30 from 6-8:30 p.m. to view projects and displays that showcase literacy across the curriculum from all BCMS grades and houses. The music students will also be performing!
From May 29-31, students will have the opportunity to purchase books during their English classes. Families are also welcome to stop by the book fair at any time. Checks and credit cards accepted.
Wednesday, May 29: 8 a.m. to 4
Thursday, May 30: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, May 31: 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
BCMS students excel on State History Day
In late April, a group of Bethlehem Central
Middle School students participated in the State History Day
Competition in Cooperstown. They qualified to participate by placing
in the Regional competition in March. There were four groups that
participated and two of those groups took third place.
John Cheu won 3rd place for Individual Exhibit for his project on Sputnik.
Lauren Namkoong, Morgan LaBar and Delaney Corrigan placed 3rd in the Group Exhibit category for their project on the Titanic.
Middle School Art Show and Auction on May 23
You are invited to attend the Middle School Art
show opening reception on Thursday, May 23rd from 5-7 p.m.
Refreshments and music will be offered. The Middle School Art teachers have selected
some of the finest art created over the past school year for
exhibition. Parents will receive a postcard home if your child’s
artwork has been selected to be on display.
Also that evening is the Helping Hands Club annual International Children's Art Auction. It will start at 6:30pm in the BCMS LMC. Admission is $2 with all proceeds to benefit and educate children in Uganda and Belize. There will be over 100 lots of art by local professional artists (including some by our own faculty) and by children artists in Italy, Russia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Sweden, Belize, Uganda, Georgia, India and our own BCMS students. Some rare coins and sports cards will also be sold.
Q3 Honor and Merit Rolls Now Available
8th graders learn hands-only CPR
All 8th grade students were recently given the opportunity to learn Adult hands-only CPR in their Physical Education class. This opportunity was made available due to the donation of 16 Family and Friends CPR Anytime kits that were given to the Board of Education by the American Heart Association. VIEW PHOTOS »
Bethlehem Students Compete in National History Bowl Tournament
Nine Bethlehem Central High School and Middle School students competed last weekend in the National History Bee and Bowl Championship in Washington, D.C., that featured 198 teams from all across the U.S. and as far away as Guam, London and Tokyo. READ MORE »
BCMS Principal's Corner
Principal Mike Klugman talks about a favorite poem of his and how it relates to school, student thinking and helping your student decide what is "good enough." READ LETTER »
Studio in Art class to be offered for 8th grade students
Studio in Art will be offered in the 2013-2014 school year to qualified eighth grade students for high school credit. The Studio in Art class offers students the opportunity to participate in forty weeks of art for one period per day. The class will meet during the school day in lieu of student’s exploratory block.
An informational session will be held in the BCMS Library on Thursday, May 23 from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Please read a letter from BCSD's Art Supervisor, Melanie Painter, about the program [PDF]. Questions? Please contact Melanie at 439-4921 ex. 22056 or at email@example.com.
Summer Enrichment Enrollment is now open!
Summer Enrichment Camp is open to students entering grades 3-8 next September and now parents can enroll using the convenient ands secure mySchoolBucks program. READ MORE »
BCMS students selected for Suburban Council Band, Chorus, or Orchestra
Forty-four Bethlehem Middle School students were selected to participate in the Suburban Council Band, Chorus, or Orchestra. The two-day festival was held at Ballston Spa High School April 12-13.
BCMS students recognized as 'Pillars of Character'
More than 80 BCMS students were recognized on Wednesday, March 27, as being “Pillars of Character.” The students were selected for exemplifying the traits of fairness and responsibility, and celebrate by enjoying pizza, beverages, snacks, music and games in the PIT. Students who have been nominated can also invite a friend to join them and receive a certificate of recognition. View the list of Pillar of Character Award Winners for "Fairness" [PDF] or the Pillar of Character Award Winners for "Responsibility" [PDF]. VIEW PHOTOS »
BCMS students 'Mix it Up'
On Friday, March 22, BCMS again hosted Mix It Up Day at lunch for the 7th and 8th graders. The students were all “mixed up” as they sat with people they normally do not eat with. Seventh and Eighth grade student leaders and faculty led each table thru a series of fun games and activities to help students get acquainted and meet someone new. The atmosphere in the cafeteria was that of a party with balloons, music, raffle prizes and students and staffed in costumes. The idea behind the event is to break down the social boundaries that often form in school cafeterias. The students learn acceptance and tolerance and gain confidence in knowing they can handle a situation where they do not know everyone. The students also may meet someone new and make a new friend. VIEW PHOTOS »
BCSD takes first in Science Bowl
Over the weekend of March 2, the Middle School and High School Science Bowl teams each came in first place in their respective divisions and a second team from the middle school came in third place.
VIEW PHOTOS »
Congratulations to the winning middle school teams:
First place team: Roger Hou, Bowen Chen, Shamanth Murundi, Denali Relles and Eliot Shekhtman.
Third place team: Allen Zhou, Leechen Zhu, Alfonso Prieto, David Sausto and Seth Schoenblum.
Two BCMS students selected for NY State Honor Bands
Two Bethlehem Middle School students, Eric Chang (percussion) and Richard Sweeney (tuba) were selected and participated in the New York State Honor Bands on March 1-2, 2013. Every year, Honor Band members are chosen from hundreds of applicants and selected based upon their NYSSMA score from the previous spring. Each ensemble performs during the NYS Band Directors annual Symposium held at the Syracuse Convention Center. Having prepared their music in advance, each student comes to the honor band and rehearses for two days, performing a concert at the end of the second day. Selection to these prestigious ensembles demonstrates exceptional musicianship and is an outstanding accomplishment! VIEW PHOTO »
A guide to seasonal influenza
Flu season is upon us! To make sure that we have healthy, happy students in our schools, please take some time to go over this seasonal flu guide for parents or read this educational information from New York State regarding the flu [PDF].
More Middle School News
• Activities Guide [PDF]