Newsletter Announcements and Events
Stay up to date with the amazing activities of our BMS students and get the latest events and news about Brentwood Middle. If you would like to receive the complete newsletter through email, please contact Jacque Layfield.
Save the Dates
- Thursday, September 22 - Fall Pictures (Individual)
- Monday, September . 26 - Parent Information Meeting at 5:45 PM - Building updates + Counselor Info.
- Monday, October. 10 - No School for students - Teacher Professional Development Day
- Tuesday, October 11 - Parent Teacher Conferences via Zoom (more details to come)
Fall Picture Day
The BMS Picture Day ID: EVTW6B6WZ
*On a related note, Picture Day is also our "White Out" spirit day. You may want your child to take pictures in normal attire and then dress in their favorite white t-shirt for "White Out" Day.
White Out Night on September 22
This Thursday, September 22, is white-out night at the varsity football game against Freedom Middle School at 6:00 PM. Let’s white-out the stadium by wearing as much white as you can! There will be check-in tables and the home room with the highest attendance for each grade level will receive breakfast. Prizes will also be handed out at the game. Come and show your Viking Spirit at the Varsity Football game! Go Vikings!
No Bus Passes
Due to the shortage of bus drivers for Williamson County Schools, we are no longer able to accept bus notes to ride a different bus.
BMS Bash October 19th
This year's BMS Bash includes a multitude of events: Inflatables, arcade games, art activities, karaoke, cake walk, ping pong tables, spike ball, jenga, 9 square, basketball tournament, dodgeball tournament, video game tournament and more! The event is Wednesday, October 19, from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Purchase your student’s $25 admission (which includes $5 worth of tickets) using. If students want more than the included $5 worth of tickets, they will need to bring cash for pizza, drinks and the dunking booth!
For 8th Grade Students only: 8th Grade PAINT WAR
2 STEPS to Participate:
- The tennis teams continued their winning ways this week, defeating Spring Station, winning every single court. They also went 4-0 this week, defeating Spring Station on Monday, Page on Tuesday, Thompson Station on Wednesday, & Sunset on Thursday! The boys improve their record to 10-0, and the girls are 9-1.
- The Varsity Volleyball Team placed 2nd out of 20 teams on Saturday at the annual BGA September Showdown. The team placed 1st in pool play and advanced to the gold bracket. The girls were in the gym for 15.5 hours on Saturday and finished playing a championship match at 10:30 PM. The girls fought hard all day and just came up a little bit short at the end. Great job!
- The JV Football Team! They won 18-6 against Heritage this week and improved their record to 5-0!
- The boys' and girls' Cross Country Teams are your 2022 WMAA Champions! The girls finished the meet with 61 points, barely edging out Mill Creek who placed second with 77 points. The boys dominated the championship, scoring 28 points, with Woodland placing second with 56 points. The team will be competing in the TMSAA Sectional Meet in Dickson, TN for a chance to qualify for the State Championships!
- The boys and girls golf teams improved their records this week by defeating Thompson Station Middle. The boys remain undefeated on the year while the ladies improved to 3-2 and 1. The team will finish up the regular season next week with two matches.
WCS Medication Administration Protocol
Medication procedures are to be consistent with the state of Tennessee Law TCA 49-5-415 and are implemented in our schools district-wide:
- All student medications, except those exempted by law, should be stored in a secure or locked area (for WCS, this is in the school nurse's clinic unless an exception has been worked out by the nurse.
- It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian or their designated responsible adult to deliver medication to either the school nurse or designated school personnel along with the completed authorization form. Students are not allowed to bring their own medication to school. This includes prescription and nonprescription medication. (There is also no exception for students over 18. They must still follow the WCS protocol).
In simple terms, students are not authorized to carry medication on school property. The only exception to this guidance is lifesaving medication (such as inhalers, epi-pens, insulin) and the nurse will have communicated a health plan that states what the physician has authorized for self-carry.
50th Anniversary Celebration Parent Survey
Did you or someone in your family attend BMS/Northside? We are gathering pictures, videos, yearbooks and stories from BMS/Northside in preparation for our 50th Anniversary celebration in December. If parents, aunts, uncles or grandparents attended Northside Middle School or Brentwood Middle School, please fill out this brief survey.
BMS Yearbook - 50th Anniversary Edition
This year is a special 50th anniversary edition of the yearbook! We can't give too much away, but it will be very special. Visit this link to buy a yearbook and enter the school code: 442. "Early Bird" prices are at the lowest cost right now and will be going up on October 1, so buy today! Please contact Ms. Ryan or Ms. Jeris with any questions.
8th Grade Parents Only
Parents of 8th graders, purchase an ad for your current 8th grader to give them a "send off to high school" memory in this year's special 50th Anniversary yearbook. You will see information about ads when you click the purchase link above and enter the BMS code. Please contact Ms. Ryan or Ms. Jeris with any questions.
Share your BMS Pictures with Us
If you have pictures of students from team sports or other school activities, please upload them here as soon as you can. The code is bmsvikings. When uploading photos, please list the names of students and grade in the photo. Please contact Ms. Ryan or Ms. Jeris with any questions.
- Students should turn in a parent's note (or parents may email) for an early dismissal to the front office prior to the beginning of school.
- The student will be called from class when the parent or guardian arrives at school and signs them out in the front office.
- Parents picking up students early will enter the BHS side of the campus and drive down the driveway to the front of the cafeteria to access the front office.
- No early dismissals will be allowed after 2:15 PM due to clearing bus lanes.
Student Class Fees for 2022-2023 (There is no additional service fee.)
The student class fee for 2022-2023 is $85.00 per student, which covers a variety of items. Parents will be able to pay the fee by cash or check (no credit cards) in person at the kick-off or online using a credit card. There is a new system for making online payments, so please be sure to visit our link to learn about the new WCS online payment system and registration process.
Communication: Aspirations, Goals, and Expectations for A Great New Year!
Focusing on a Culture of Kindness
- We continue to focus on the BE NICE state of mind and encourage people to treat others as they would want to be treated.
- For the benefit of your child, please continue to develop close relationships with teachers and school staff. We know it takes a village and we are better together!
- Feedback is important and helps us grow—be sure to share any thoughts with those who work in your schools.
Visitors are welcome on all of our WCS campuses (especially BMS)
- We protect instructional time during the school day and want to ensure teaching occurs without distraction.
- If you have a specific need on campus, please be sure to schedule time with building personnel ahead of time rather than pop in visits.
- Volunteer in all the ways possible—we love you on our campuses! Communication will consistently come from the school level regarding opportunities!
Parent communication is integral to the success of your child.
- Follow the communication chain of command. If a parent or family member has questions regarding their child, the first point of contact is the child's teacher. They know their students best and may be able to offer guidance. However, if a parent needs information the teacher cannot provide, reaching out to the school's principal or assistant principal is the next step. The executive director of elementary or secondary education is the next level of contact, followed by the appropriate assistant superintendent and then the WCS superintendent. The final point of contact is the family’s School Board representative.
- In order to be consistent with our communication across all buildings,
- Remember to communicate important details with your child’s teacher that may impact them on a day-to-day basis in the classroom. This will allow the teacher to be best prepared to support your child daily. When your child has a sleepless night, receives bad news, or something that is causing them stress or concern, sharing this with your child’s teacher allows them to provide support to help them through the school day. This two-way communication is so important for your child’s success.
Code of Conduct Update-Where Do I Find It?
This summer, Williamson County Schools has created a new district code of conduct so that there will be more consistency among schools in the district (and in our case, among middle schools). In addition to the code of conduct, we also have our BMS Student Expectations, which outlines our steps for consequences if a student makes a choice that is outside of the bounds of the code of conduct, and it lists the level of those choices and consequences. The student expectations have been streamlined to stay within the guard rails of the WCS student code of conduct at each consequence level.
The code of conduct and student expectations is no longer located within the student agenda. It is now online on our BMS website. It can be updated more easily if there is a policy change by the district during the year. Click here to access the student handbook and student expectations link. or you can go to the BMS website, you click on Resources, and then click Student handbook. To see the BMS student expectations, scroll down to the BMS Information section.
Contacts for Questions
If you have questions about scheduling, you can contact your grade level counselor or the assistant principal in charge of scheduling:
- 6th Grade Counselor - Jane Allison Crewse at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 7th Grade Counselor - Venessa Jeris at email@example.com
- 8th Grade Counselor - Brooke Scanlon at firstname.lastname@example.org
- School Wide Counselor - Kendall Ryan at email@example.com
- Assistant Principal - Abby Fletcher at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about medical forms, please contact Nurse Sandra Duncan at email@example.com
If you have a question about math placement, please contact Assistant Principal, Ms. Erin McGill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have a question about special education services, contact Student Support Service Department Chair, Sandra Stokes, Ed.D. at email@example.com.
Contact information for Grade Level Principals:
- 6th Grade: Mr. Josh Phillips - firstname.lastname@example.org
- 7th Grade: Ms. Abby Fletcher - email@example.com
- 8th Grade: Ms. Erin McGill - firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact information for the Principal - Bill Harlin, Ed.D. at email@example.com
Contact information for the Athletic Director: Mr. Ben Hahs at firstname.lastname@example.org
BMS Building Plans
Are you curious about what BMS will look like in the future? The construction plans for Brentwood Middle have been released. For more information about our construction, view the district website.
Brentwood Middle Communication Plan
- The BMS Newsletter will be emailed every week and contains everything you need to know to stay connected and help your child get involved at BMS.
- If you do not receive the newsletter, please check your Spam Folder and follow the whitelisted instructions on the document at the end of this newsletter.
- If you are not receiving the weekly newsletter, please contact Kathy Anderson or Jacque Layfield at 615-472-4250.
- Stay tuned for teacher emails each week that will share what is happening in your student’s classes.
- Dr. Harlin sends call-outs each month to announce important events.
- Sign up for WCS InFocus and the WCS APP to stay up to date on all the news, activities, and events from around the district.
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