August 23 2019 Mrs. Vaden’s Social Studies classes traveled this week to New England and to the Rocky Mountains! Students read colorful brochures of Fall Foliage Fun and A Winter Wonderland of Survival, and worked in teams to “pack their gear” for the two adventures. The students are studying the Five Themes of Geography, and utilized their skills to determine their needs based on climate and environment for each outing. The Five Themes of Geography background gives greater understanding of the influences that shape the History 5 th graders will study throughout the year.
If your student participated in the recent Bluebird House Project at Beebe Middle School we would like to have a picture of the installed house along with the student that built it! Email the picture to: email@example.com #BPRD #UnlockYourPotential
Beebe Middle School parents, If your family has been affected by the government shutdown, we want to help. Please contact Counselor Cari Rector (firstname.lastname@example.org). Tell us what you need. Your friends and family at Beebe Middle School are here to help. #BPRD
REMINDER Beebe Middle School Cocoa Night Who - BMS students, parents, and relatives What - Live performances, dramatic readings, scavenger hunting, and free cookies with cocoa! Where - Beebe Middle School When - Tuesday, January 15th from 5-7PM Why - Come learn about the wonders of reading and dive into amazing literature while you get to enjoy some delicious treats! It's a great time for the whole family!
Beebe Middle School Cocoa Night Who - BMS students, parents, and relatives What - Live performances, dramatic readings, scavenger hunting, and free cookies with cocoa! Where - Beebe Middle School When - Tuesday, January 15th from 5-7PM Why - Come learn about the wonders of reading and dive into amazing literature while you get to enjoy some delicious treats! It's a great time for the whole family!
In Mrs. Light's math classes, we are learning to multiply and divide whole numbers and decimals by powers of 10 (such as 10, 100 and 1000). We not only practice solving these types of problems, we also practice explaining to others how we arrived at the answer and why our answer is the correct one. Most students learn the steps to solve these types of problems quickly, but have a hard time explaining the "how" and "why" of it. We spend a lot of time explaining the "how" and "why" in our math classrooms.
For almost two weeks, in Mrs. Redman's Language Arts enrichment class, students researched "Should individuals drink bottled water or tap water?" and then discussed their findings using a Socratic discussion. We presented, in two groups, this form of discussion and they really enjoyed themselves. When one group presented, the other group had to listen and figure out what they could say, when it was their turn, based on the discussion and their research. This discussion allowed them to hear other students' thoughts and debate using discussion phrases to help the conversation move along while respecting others' opinions. The students then responded to a google form asking for feedback about the discussion. They were asked what they liked, what they would do differently, and would enjoy doing it again? The students responded with almost 70% interested in doing this type of discussion again.
Mrs. Vaden's 5th Grade Social Studies Classes studied causes of the American Revolution, which included Great Britain's "Taxation of the Colonies Without Representation".One favorite activity was the Boston Tea Party. Students read both British and Colonists accounts of the incident, gathering information from a variety of resources. Loyalists and Patriots alike shared "tea and biscuits," concluding with the development of opinion pieces of the historic incident.
Engaging learning is the best learning! Students in Mrs. Carter's class brought the Boston Tea Party to life. Students worked together to build tea crates. These crates had to keep a bag of tea dry after they dropped it into the water. The team that designed the crate that kept the tea dry the longest won a prize. Students loved having a hands on experience while learning about an event of the past!
Bledsoe’s Fluency Raceway The Reading Drag Strip is open in Bledsoe’s classroom. The Fluency Raceway has begun races biweekly. The majority of our reading speed demons have already increased their wpm (words per minute). We have already had some racers reach speeds greater than the required reading speed by the end of 5th grade - 155 words per minute! These readers are placed into the Reading Hall of Fame. Students practice daily through oral fluency, reading comprehension pieces, and their own silent independent reading to help them increase their reading speeds, so that they can move further down the drag strip and closer to the finish line. Bledsoe’s students were so excited today to place their racecar on the track and begin drag racing against their classmates.
Building Engineers. . . Or Bridges The engineers in Mrs. Whitehead’s science class were hard at work building bridges. They used the engineering process to design, create and test their bridges. They analyzed their data to determine if the length of the bridge had anything to do with the amount of weight the bridge could hold. Our engineers had a great time and can't wait for their next project.
In Mrs. Allgood's class, The 2018-19 school year started with a bang! Well, maybe a little bridge building instead of a bang. We discussed what engineers do and how their jobs are very important to our every day lives. Students were given a scenario for building a bridge and were given materials to build this bridge. Their bridge had to span a distance of 3 feet and they could only use the materials in their project box. They were given straws, craft sticks, yarn or string, and tape. There were some sturdy looking bridges built and there were some really scary looking bridges as well. Overall, the students learned the importance of working as a team and making sure everyone in the group had a voice. This was just the beginning of our build challenges, there will be more to come as the school year progresses.
Homecoming morning is fast approaching. If you would like to join us for a pancake breakfast, please email Ms. Light or Ms. Emfinger so that we can make sure to have enough supplies! All parents and family of Beebe Middle School students are welcome to attend. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Beebe Middle School Spirit Week September 24 - 28, 2018 Mon - Tie Dye vs Neon Day Tue - Decades Day (50's, 60's, 70's etc.) Wed - Twin Day Thu - Animal Day Fri - Red/White Day Dress up and show your school spirit!!! #BPRD #UnlockYourPotential
Mrs. Light's math class has been concluding our geometry study with quadrilaterals. Students worked in groups and were given a quadrilateral to to draw, define, and tell what types of angles and sides each had. The students were able to show off their creativity and knowledge by creating a poster. Once they had discovered this information, they reinforced their knowledge by playing quadrilateral spoons. This game is played similarly to the card game spoons. Students had to match two pictures of the figure, the word and the definition during the game. Now, every day they ask if we can play quadrilateral spoons!
5th grade math students at Beebe Middle School went on a scavenger hunt this week taking pictures of various geometric shapes they encountered along the way with our Chromebooks. These pictures were dropped into our shared Google Classroom and then displayed on the Sharp Board back in class for identification and classification.
Mrs. Vaden's 5th grade Social Studies classes have been investigating the 5 Themes of Geography. On a recent scavenger hunt in the "Beebe Middle School" region, students observed elements of the 5 Themes. Students will be able to transfer this knowledge to the state of Arkansas, The United States, North America, and the world as we delve into History Alive! The United States through Industrialism.
BMS 2018-2019 Student School Supply List is posted online. Follow the link for details! http://bit.ly/bmssupply
Progress reports go home today, so check those backpacks. :)
There will be a 4-H meeting on Wednesday, April 4th. Please, email Mr. Belew if you have any questions.
Make plans to come watch the BMS choir perform @ 6pm on April 10th!
Don't forget that Spring pictures are tomorrow!
Due to the flooding around the district, we are going to cancel the Beebe Middle School 4-H Meeting for this afternoon.
BMS talent show is tomorrow from 8:30 - 11 in the Badger Auditorium on the main campus. Come join us!
We will be live streaming the BMS Spelling Bee at 1:25 on the EASTatBMS You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/EASTatBMS
Come join us tonight at 6 in the Beebe auditorium to enjoy the middle school choir concert!
Please check your student's backpack/take home folder for an important survey about a new program for next fall. Thank you!
What's the newest way to get involved at Beebe Middle School! Check out what's happening with the Beebe Middle School 4-H Club. Club Meetings are monthly and you can join any time! The next meeting will be after school on December 13. The 4-H competitive season gets under way in January with the County Bake-Off. There are different contests each month and there is something for everyone. Win ribbons, trophies, scholarships and more prizes! For more information contact the Beebe Middle School Office or Club Main Leader Johnny Belew.
BMS progress reports will be sent home with the scholars today.
4-H meeting November 15 After School Students should be picked up at 4:15
Cookie dough will not be delivered until Monday, November 6. Please make plans to pick up your products between 1:00 - 7:00 on Monday.
Next week is red ribbon week. Here are the dress up days for students at the middle school. Monday - "Fight Against Drugs and Breast Cancer" Pink out day Tuesday - "Pledge to be Drug Free" Wear red Wednesday - "Stomp out Drugs" Wear boots or western clothes Thursday - "Sock it to Drugs" Wear crazy or mismatched socks Friday - "Team up Against Drugs" Wear your favorite sport team jersey
Please join us for Beebe Middle School’s Parent Night! What: Learn about digital citizenship, see student work, sign up for Home Access Center, talk with teachers, and grab some light refreshments. When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: Beebe Middle School Who: YOU! (parents, guardians, and scholars) Why: We want you here as part of our community!
Beebe Middle School 4-H meeting Wednesday September 13 After school Students should be picked up at 4:15
4-H meeting Wednesday the 13th after school.
"An effective leader gets behind his group and pushes them to success." -6th Grade Student
4-H Meeting Wednesday March 8 after school.
At the Beebe Middle School 4-H meeting on March 8, all officer candidates should be prepared to give a 1 minute candidate speech highlighting their qualifications for the office they are seeking.
There will be a meeting of the Beebe Middle School 4-H Club Tuesday, January 24. Pickup time is 4:30.
EAST is trying live streaming. Join us for our test today with the Geography Bee, LIVE at 1:30! https://www.youtube.com/user/EASTatBMS
The Beebe Middle School yearbook order form can be found at the following link. http://www.beebebadgers.org/o/middle-school/documents The next deadline date is February 20th.
Make-up pictures on Wednesday, Ocober 12.
Math and Literacy Night is from 6-8 tonight. Your scholars will share what they do in school each day!
Mr. Underwood would like to remind parents he is giving a social studies test tomorrow over Ancient Egypt.
"A good teacher is like a candle: it consumes itself to light the way for others."
Join us tonight for open house! 4:00-7:00
5th and 6th grade scholars' homeroom assignments are posted on the front door of Beebe Middle School!
Open House is Thursday, August 11, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Beebe Middle School Career Day is scheduled for May 6th. If you would like to present your career, please let us know!
6th Grade Graduation pictures are coming up on April 14!
Spring pictures are tomorrow.
Spring pictures are March 1!
The Badger Food Pantry will be distributing food this Wednesday between 8:30 and 1:30.
December 4 @ 1 pm- our 5th & 6th grade spelling bees will be held in the cafeteria. Good luck to these participants! 5th grade will go first
Talent show tryouts for the middle school will be Thursday,December 3rd during 6th, 7th, 8th periods. Students should bring props, C D, gymnastic mats, etc. for their act. Permission slip is required.
Yearbooks are $35 from now until Feb. 19. Order forms are on the website and in the library.
Our November clubs meet tomorrow from 1:27 pm-3:00 pm. We will have concessions.
Badger Family Pantry open Wednesday the 18th 8:30am -1:00pm
Flu Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday, November 18. from 8 am until finished
Our Flu Vaccine Clinic is Wednesday, November 18. Students receiving the shot should wear sleeves that provide access to the shoulder.
The last day to order your yearbook at the lowest price of the year, $30, is Friday, Nov. 20! Order forms are available in the library and on the website.
Cookie dough pick up is tonight from 3-7 pm at the Middle School. If your student sold cookie dough, please come pick up your orders.
Don't forget that flu vaccine forms are due on Monday, November 9. Forms must be signed for students to receive a vaccine.
Flu clinic forms are due on November 9. Make sure that you sign the flu form if you want your child to receive a vaccination.
Flu Clinic Forms went home this week. Please check bags for these. Our flu clinic will be held on November 18. Please sign the form if you would like your child to be able to get the vaccine.
Thursday,10/29 is picture re-take day for BMS, if your student would like to retake their picture or missed our first picture day.
Thursday,10/29 is picture re-take day for BMS, if your student would like to retake their picture or missed our first picture day.
In order to be a good sport, one must follow the rules, take turns, and play fair. We are proud of our Badgers in all athletics!
Parent Teacher Conferences for grades K-12 will be held on Thursday, October 22 from 3-8.
Beebe Public Schools will be closed on Friday, October 23. Have a safe and happy 3 day weekend!
Don't forget that on October 22 we will dismiss from our campus at 1:45 pm. Main campus will dismiss at 2:00pm