This weekend at the Muskogee “Little Nationals” Drama/Speech tournament, the following BMS students placed; Lilly Lechlider 2nd place Novice Prose, Chris Hughes 1st place Novice Poetry, Emma Wright & Mason Brooks 2nd place Novice Public Forum. Congrats!
Congratulations to these outstanding BMS singers advancing to All-State auditions 2nd round; Audrey Sams,Juliet Cannon soprano 2 Will Craddock,Jack Wignall,tenor 2 Lydia Sudler,Elizabeth Thornton, Kara Kannady, Jazmynn Mendoza alto 1 It’s a great day to be a singing Spartan!
Congratulations to Ms. McGrew for being awarded the 2020 Oklahoma Music Educators Association Middle School Choral Exemplary Teacher award! The OkMEA Exemplary Teacher Award Honors and recognizes music teachers in the state who have demonstrated a mastery of music education through the production of exemplary performing organizations and/or individual music students.
From the hidden meaning of emojis, to dangerous apps, to the tools parents need to keep their kids safe, Jason Weis touched on it all at yesterday's parent night! See here for the handout, resources, & more info! http://www.bixbyps.org/article/154350?org=bixby-public-schools
Spartans, the final community forum related to our strategic planning process is TONIGHT at CI, 3:30 PM for staff, 6:00 PM for community members. Join us for our conversation about the future of BPS! See here for more information & to access our survey: http://bit.ly/bpsforums
Don't forget: BPS is hosting an event tomorrow night parents won't want to miss! If your child has electronic devices, you need to hear the safety information, tips & tools from Jason Weis! 6:30 PM at Multipurpose! RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1242969079207279/
Spartan Community: We need your VOTES to help us grab the Game of the Week spot for November 8th on Cox's Channel 3! You can cast your vote here as many times as you'd like: https://www.yurview.com/ford-fan-pick
Don't miss the 5th Annual Not Your Mama's Craft Show benefitting BPS Libraries on Saturday, 10/26! See the flyer here: https://share.peachjar.com/flyers/845896/districts/14705
October is Cyber Safety Awareness Month & we have an event coming up parents won't want to miss! If your child spends time on electronic devices, you need to hear the safety information, tips & tools Jason Weis has to share! RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1242969079207279/
BMS NJHS members are selling "Thank You" signs. Non-personalized signs are $10 and personalized signs are $15. Orders due by noon on 10/18. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_gqFgGtEBFhaUtTdUUzdzRvbHZhRmNTcElvWHJOSmpqdUNz/view?usp=drivesdk
BPS Community: Your priorities are important to us! The second of six opportunities to attend a Community Listening Forum is tonight at BNI at 6PM. Join us or visit here to RSVP for another date: https://www.facebook.com/events/858671957860835/
Strategic Planning Update: We invite everyone to share your priorities with us via the survey below! See here for the full update from Supt. Miller: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/142331?org=bixby-public-schools Click here to take the survey: https://forms.gle/Ma9TveuuqW28U1YK6
From PTO: Good Morning Bixby Middle School Families! Congratulations and celebrating are in top order! You did it! $10,000!!! Way to go! Thank you for your support! We are truly amazed and deeply grateful for your willingness to help our teachers. Thank you 😊
On 9/27 BHS hosted the Angel on your Shoulder Novice Tournament for beginning debaters. BMS had 4 / 36 entries go undefeated and medal; Lincoln Douglas:Lesley Chance(2nd),Denise Andrus (10th),Public Forum:Mason Brooks&Trace Speth(2nd),Lesley Chance(2nd),Denise Andrus(10th)
Bixby Buddy Baseball 2019 is on Sunday, October 6th at 3:00 PM! You don't want to miss this joyful event! Join their group learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/290672878090601/?fref=nf
Bixby Volleyball is raising money for a wonderful cause! See the link below to order your "Spartans Crush Cancer" T-Shirt! A portion of all proceeds will be donated to cancer research. https://bixbyvolleyballcancerawareness.itemorder.com
Bixby HOCO shirts are on sale NOW! Click here to purchase: www.bixbyhoco.com! Mark your calendar for the Homecoming Parade: Thursday October 10th at 6PM, Homecoming FB Game: Friday October 11th at 7PM!
BPS and Athletic Testing Solutions are partnering to provide youth heart screenings, the first line of defense against hidden heart conditions. Kids ages 8 and older are eligible. See link for more info and/or to schedule an appointment for 9/28: http://bit.ly/Bixby_HeartCheck
BPS needs your input as we begin our strategic planning process! Join us for a community forum on any of the dates listed. The content will not be site specific. See here for details & a message from Supt. Miller: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/133199?org=bixby-public-schools
Picking your BMS child in the afternoon? Cars picking up in the inside lane are encouraged to park in our front parking lot while waiting. The more cars picking up from a parking space, the shorter the line will be out on Mingo. Thanks for your patience during construction.
Check out this handy “cheat sheet” of the most popular vaping devices. There are many e-cigarette devices on the market and every day seems to bring something new to look for. It is important to keep up! See here for parent resources: http://bit.ly/vapingresources
Don't forget, we have an awesome new BPS Child Nutrition platform! Visit the link below to sign up for automatic emails or download the app! September Menus for all sites can also be found here: https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1565026514811&page=menus.
Between 2017 & 2018 alone, the number of youth who used e-cigarettes went up by 1.5M. It's going to take communities working together to educate our kids about the dangers of vaping. See here for the facts & useful tips on having this conversation: http://bit.ly/vapingresources
BPS Communications: We have many platforms that we use to communicate with families! Our goal is to ensure we are reaching each and every family in a timely and effective manner. See here for details to make sure you don't miss a thing: http://bit.ly/bpscommunications
What's for Lunch? New Platform Launched! See details here! http://www.bixbyps.org/article/127496?org=bixby-public-schools
Heading to the grocery store today? Meal planning for the week? Need to know what's for school lunch? Printable menus for August can be accessed here: http://www.bixbyps.org/o/bixby-public-schools/browse/72167
BMS Girls in action today at home! Batter, batter, swing batter! Get er done Nichols & Smith!
Welcome Back 2019 was chock full of every possible emotion yesterday. Click below for details on ALL THE FEELS and also Supt. Miller's horrible fever! It's amazing he was able to attend in the first place, poor guy! https://www.bixbyps.org/article/125989?org=bixby-public-schools
Spartan Parents: Did you miss Dr. Marcia Tate? You can access her handouts here: https://www.bixbyps.org/o/bixby-public-schools/browse/27807! It's certainly not quite the same without her phenomenal presentation to accompany them, however, we wanted to provide them as a resource.
Our new advisory class , B.A.S.I.C. (Building a Successful Independent Citizen), will focus on empowering students, building relationships, exploring career options, and constructing a deeper understanding of Great Expectations and improving the implementation the GE practices.
Parents can find information on BMS student drop off / pick up https://www.bixbyps.org/o/bixby-middle-school/page/arrival-and-dismissal-procedures--2, Explore, For Parents, Arrival Dismissal Procedures. Parents can call 918-366-2201 with questions.
**Important School Policy Update: With student safety always a top priority, and changes in Oklahoma law, Bixby Public Schools’ policy regarding tobacco and vaping has changed. See here for more information: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/123936?org=bixby-public-schools
We the students of Bixby Middle School know that every student is special in his or her own way. We value every student and staff knowing that everyone should be treated equally. United We Stand, Divided We Fall, The Students of Bixby Middle School.
BMS invites you to take part in our "We Love Our Schools" workday here at the middle school. We will be adding some Blackboard Chalk paint to some areas in our hallways. So throw on your painter's hat and come be part of this 'Change'! 9:00am-12:00pm Saturday, Aug10 @ BMS
Thank you Bixby for your support! BMS "We love our schools" workday will be Saturday, August 10th from 8:45 am - 12:00 pm. Volunteers will meet at the middle school at 8:45 am . Sign up information will be posted on our website soon.
The Oklahoma Caring Van will be providing free immunizations for your children @ BMS Friday Aug 9th 4 pm-6pm. Required paperwork must be completed prior to services.
Spartan Parents! You don't want to miss Dr. Marcia Tate! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 13th at 6:30PM! Learn more here: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/122793?org=bixby-public-schools
If you returning to BPS for the 19-20 school year, please make sure you have completed the online component of enrollment to avoid any delays during the back-to-school processes.
We are looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year! Please see here: http://bit.ly/welcomebackbps for all things Back to School 2019!
Reminder! New Bell Schedule for 2019-2020! Elem/Int: 8:00-3:05. MS/9GC/HS: 8:45-3:46. Stay tuned for all things back to school (Meet the Teacher, Parent Orientation, Schedule Pick Up, etc.) coming your way by 8/1. Supply lists are accessible here: http://bit.ly/bpssupplies
BPS is now partnering with ESS, Education Solutions Services for all of our substitute teacher needs. Please see here for more information: http://bit.ly/bixbyess
Our BHS Dance Team are trying to win free flights to Nationals this year, please click https://www.danceteamunion.com/dtuteamspiritcontestfinals and vote for Bixby High School (name and email required). Thank you! 😊
Pictures are worth a thousand emotions! If you have AWESOME summer pics you would like to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submitted pictures could be used 6th grade parent night slideshow or posted on our website / Facebook page. Happy Summertime!
Incoming Freshmen will access their 19-20 school schedule via PowerSchool starting Thursday, August 8th. No paper schedules will be printed for incoming freshmen.
Thursday, June 6th will be the last day for students to retrieve any items out of Bixby Middle School from the 2018-2019 school year.
2019-2020 School Time Change Information. BMS will open daily @ 8:25 AM with classes starting @ 8:45 AM
2019-2020 9th grade summer assignments (Honors English and Honors Biology) are posted on http://www.bixbyps.org/o/9th-grade-center/browse/58580 FYI
For Spartan Families needing to start/complete the pre-enrollment process: 1. Go to the Bixby Public Schools Website, click "Explore" and then "Enrollment". 2. Click on "2019-2020 Returning Student Registration" 3. Registration instructions are on that page. Parents will need the "Snap Code" that they were sent from "Do Not Reply @ BixbyPublicSchools" in an email earlier this year to register for next year.
From the HS Art Department: This summer as you're cleaning out stuff, the HS Art Dept. could use the following: Old Rolling Pins, Fabric place mats, Spray bottles (empty & clean), Small Drink Mix and Little Debbie Snack Boxes, Metal Cans, clear t-shirts you don't want.
Here is the link for the BMS boys basketball tryouts http://bixbyspartanhoops.com/boys-8th-tryouts-may-15-16/
Hello BMS Families! A reminder: Current BMS students MUST re-enroll for next year. Current students who fail to re-enroll will be dropped at the end of this semester and would be required to start the enrollment process from the beginning. Call 9183662205 with questions.
To the wonderful teachers here at BMS and throughout our district, Happy Teacher Appreciation Week.
Our last early release Friday for this school year is Friday, May 10th.
BMS Yearbooks are here! Students can pick up their's during lunch on Friday 5/3.
Eat at the Garage on Riverside tonight between 6 and 9 to support Make A Wish. 15% of all sales go to the BHS philanthropy project. Just mention Bixby High School Make A Wish.
We are #publicschoolproud! Thank you to all our wonderful families on this journey with us.
2019-2020 Returning Student Registration is now open! See here for details: http://www.bixbyps.org/article/92525?org=bixby-public-schools
Want to show a teacher a little love? Get them a gift card to our book fair. Support the library and your favorite teacher at the same time! https://www.giftfly.com/shop/follett-book-fairs
BMS Penny Drive dress theme for Wednesday; Neon or 80s. For Thursday; All you need is Love, wear Red or Pink.
It's Hip to be Square! BMS Cube Club has started! Email email@example.com for more information. Cube Club is accepting donations of new Rubik's cubes for student participates to use.
Book Fair starts in 1 week on February 15! Don't want to deal with cash or a check? Get your student a book fair gift card! https://www.follettbookfairs.com/giftcards.html
Celebrate and support our BMS Penny Drive by participating in the following themes: *Mon.- Back in Black, wear black *Tues.- Country, jeans, boots, etc *Wed.- 80s, wear 80s or neon *Thurs.- All you need is Love, wear pink or red *Fri.- Current Hits, wear Spirit Wear
The Legislature officially convenes next week on Monday, February 4, 2019. You may be interested in knowing there have been over 350 education-related bills introduced for the 2019 session. Thank you in advance for your advocacy for public education.
Students who have been sent home or are absent due to illness must be free of fever, diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours w/o the use of medications. If placed on an antibiotic for a contagious illness, students must be on the antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school.
BMS is registered to participate in the 2019 NIDA Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day on 1/24/19. We have room for about 30 students to participate. If you are interested in your student participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th Grade parents: The application window is now open for the Tulsa Tech Pre-Engineering class for the 2019-2020 school year. 8th grade students can go to tulsatech.edu/apply to start the application process.
Our All-Athlete Physicals Night (7-12th grades) is scheduled for Thursday, 5/2 @ 6pm at BHS. Students participating in extra-curricular activities and athletics for the 2019-2020 school year are required to complete this process prior to the beginning of the school year.
All NJHS applicants will be notified tomorrow, in writing, if they have been accepted. The acceptance letter will include an RSVP to the Induction Ceremony that will be held on Jan. 23rd, at 6 pm here at BMS. Questions? Contact Shelley Lawson email@example.com
BMS experienced a power surge today that disabled our phones and internet. If you are trying to contact us, please be patient. Crews are trying to correct the problem ASAP.
Just a quick reminder...applications for NJHS are due tomorrow, December 6th. Applications should be turned in to Mrs. Lawson, room W211.
Our BMS STUCO Holiday Stocking Drive is happening now through your student's 6th hour. Stockings benefit the BOC. Thank you in advance for 'the hand up'.
BMS Academic Team Try Outs after school Monday 11/26, Wednesday 11/28, and Thursday 11/29. Room E213 until 3:30pm.
BMS would like to congratulate Shelley Lawson for being chosen as our November District Teacher of the Month. Mrs. Lawson teaches Science for us here at the Middle School and her contributions and efforts with our students are much appreciated. Way to go Mrs. Lawson!
BMS would like to congratulate Charles McAllister and Devra Naylor for their 3rd place finish in this weekend's Speech and Debate tournament held in Sapulpa. They placed 3rd in Public Forum debate. Good Job young Spartans!
BMS student will be participating in the All-District Choir Festival 11/06, 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church of Tulsa, 4th and Cincinnati.
8th grade students have an opportunity to take the PSAT 8 on Thursday, 12/6. The test cost is $11.00. Students taking the test will need to bring money to the counseling office by Wednesday, 10/31. Space is limited to the first 175 students. Call 918-366-2201 for more info.
BMS will be piloting a paperless 6 week progress report process this year. Parents / Students who would like to have a paper copy of their 6 week progress report can pick it up through the main office or counseling office.
BMS would like to wish Good Luck and safe travels all our students who are attending the NCDA All-District Auditions @ Owasso 8th Grade Center tomorrow!
The welding phase of construction has begun. Please let your students know viewing the welding process w/o protective eyewear could cause eye damage.
Service hours sheets for current BMS NJHS members are now available in the cafeteria! Happy Friday.
Good morning and Happy HOCO Thursday. Some information to keep in mind; If your student has suffered a concussion, we have processes in place to provide academic support as you and your student work through that injury. Contact your grade level administrator for more info.
PSA - BMS donates unclaimed clothing, lunch boxes, and other items to the Bixby Outreach Center. We are preparing to make our first donation of the school year. If your student is missing an item, please encourage them to check the Lost-N-Found table and claim any item that may be theirs. We will clear the table this Friday and donate the items to BOC next week.
Help our school earn cash by clipping Box Tops from products and sending them to school! Each one is worth 10¢ and our school can use the cash for whatever it needs. Box Tops should be turned in to your students Math Teacher. See a list of participating products at www.BTFE.com/products.
BMS “Write a Check” Campaign is underway. Running through September 27th. Awesomeness!
Our Bixby FFA will host a wonderful Ice Cream Social, Tuesday, September 11th @ 6:30pm. It will be held at the Ag building. Come by and socialize with our staff and enjoy some ice cream! See you there.
"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island." — Walt Disney.
The BMS library has seen a 34% increase in the number of books that have been checked-out as compared to this time last year! There are many benefits to the village that supports reading! Good job BMS family!
Early Out Fridays for BPS will begin this Friday, 9/7. BMS will release Early Out Fridays @ 1:07pm.
BMS is happy to welcome @jvanderels as our guest speaker this morning. Great information for our staff.
Power School / Parent Portal Issues: We are working through some Power School / Parent Portal tech issues that could prevent teachers from posting student grades. We hope to have the issue resolved quickly.
Students and Parents who would like a paper copy of the Secondary Student handbook can pick it up the BMS front office or in the counselor office.
Reminder: No School Friday August 31st for Teacher Professional Development. No School Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day. Early Out Fridays start Friday September 7th.
BMS Open House, this Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. You will need your student's schedule so you will know where to go each 'hour'. See everyone Thursday.
Our Secondary Student Handbook can be found on our BMS website; Explore, Documents, Handbook. Paper copies of our handbook are available through our front office or our counselor's office starting 8/27/2018.
Coach Nichols and Coach Smith bringing the BMS Softball crew to Jenks tonight for a DH. Good luck ladies (and coaches)!
BMS Open House will be this Thursday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Parents will follow their student's schedule including classes and passing periods. See you soon.
Kickin’ it off right with the Pride of Bixby! Welcome back Teachers
Happy Left-handers Day!
Important change to student backpacks this year: Students will need to keep all backpack in their school issued locker throughout the day. This will help our site as we grow through our site construction.
GTVO! (Get the Vote Out) Spartan Family, let’s do this!
Check out our updated BMS Parking and Traffic Flow - Front - Explore, Parents, BMS Parking...
8th Grade Honors English Summer assignment: https://www.bixbyps.org/o/bixby-middle-school/browse/29808
Hey Spartan Football, thanks for the volunteer time this morning! You are much appreciated!
If you have not completed your student's InfoSnap or T-Dap requirements, please consider doing so prior to schedule pick-up to avoid any unnecessary delays in the process. See you on soon.
Student's 1st day of classes, Friday, August 17th
Countdown to the 2018-2019 School Year. Looking forward seeing everyone in just a few weeks!
Welcome to our new Website!