A Message from Dr. Barkley

Keep up-to-date with the events and accomplishments at Brentwood Middle School, with weekly messages from Dr. Barkley.

We’ve had another fantastic week at Brentwood Middle! It is hard to believe we are already 5 weeks into the school year. Before you know it the 1st Nine Weeks will be complete, and we’ll be to Fall Break. Please find some time this weekend to review your child’s grades in Skyward Family Access. Our 1st Nine Week Progress Reports were finalized and posted in Skyward Family Access on Friday, September 13th. I encourage you to sit down with your child this weekend and discuss their performance thus far. Don’t forget to ask them about the quarterly goals they set for themselves in their THRIVE Student Data Notebooks. Students will continue to monitor their progress over the next few weeks and work with their teachers to achieve their goals this nine weeks.

We are looking forward to our Viking Pride Spirit Week coming up next week. We will be having our annual grade level spirit competition, and students will earn points for their homeroom and grade level by showing their school spirit. Please see below for the dress up days for next week. Students will earn points by dressing up each day. Each THRIVE class will also compete in an epic door decorating competition. Doors will be scored as part of our grade level spirit competition, and the winning class from each grade level will win a donut party!

I want to invite all our families out to our Food Truck Family Tailgate Party coming up next Thursday evening. Our volleyball teams will be in action as they take on the Grassland Generals, and our varsity football team will kick off at 5:00 PM as we take on the Woodland Warriors. We will have 12 different food trucks on campus from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM for all families to enjoy.  A percentage of food truck sales will go back to support Brentwood Middle! This is a great night to bring the entire family, eat dinner, and show your Viking Pride! We hope you will be able to join us!

I want to invite all parents to our Fall Informational Parent Meetings coming up on September 25th and 30th. We will host a morning and evening meeting, so I hope you will be able to find a time that works with your schedule. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 25th, from 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM, and our evening meeting will be on Monday, September 30th, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Both meetings will be in the Brentwood Middle Theater and will follow the same agenda. These meetings are designed for parents of all grade levels and we will discuss the 1:1 Initiative, Schoology, THRIVE, changes in state testing, the Social Studies and Science curriculum, how to stay connected at Brentwood Middle, as well as important dates and events for each grade level. These meetings are designed to provide you with everything you need to know to support your child at BMS this year. We hope to see you there!

Principal, Dr. Brandon Barkley