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BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.

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

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Grades 3-8 NYS Math Testing

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BCMS Grade 7 Concert, 7 p.m.

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

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

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


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Middle School recognizes outstanding character at quarterly breakfast

Character Awards Breakfast


More than 60 BCMS students were honored Thursday morning, Feb. 16, at the school’s quarterly Character Recognition Breakfast.

The award recognizes students who display good character on a consistent basis throughout the marking period. Students who are nominated by a staff member were invited to the special breakfast where they received certificates from Principal Mike Klugman.

“Character education is very important to us at Bethlehem Central Middle School,” said House Leader Andrew Baker. “Just as important, though, is recognizing students’ positive behavior.”

Students are nominated by their team teachers and other staff for displaying exemplary behavior, character, and goodwill towards others. This can range from students who are consistently courteous and polite, to those who spend Homebase helping others with schoolwork. This program, now in its sixth year, is an integral part of the Middle School's Character Education program. See the complete list of students and why they were honored at the breakfast here [PDF].

There’s certainly no dearth of good deeds at the middle school. The students recognized at the breakfast are in addition to the 38 that have received Eagle Awards this marking period.

Eagle Awards are given to students who display acts of kindness, courtesy, or cooperation throughout the school day. Any staff member may give this award upon observing this positive display of character. Learn more about the Eagle Award here and see a list of Eagle Award winners from marking period 2 here [PDF].

Baker said he is always on the lookout for good behavior and how to commend it. To that extent, the middle school has recently begun a “table of the week” program in the cafeteria. This recognition is given to a table of students who display positive behavior at lunch throughout the week; the chosen table earns the opportunity to eat outside on Fridays. Because the weather is quickly turning cold, the school will continue this program in the spring when the weather permits.

Group shots of the winners are below. To see more photos of the Character Awards Breakfast, click here.


Sixth grade winners

Grade 6 winners

Grade 7 winners

Grade 7 winners

Grade 8 winners

Grade 8 winners