G. W. Bush Middle School

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  • Conference Week

    THIS WEEK IS CONFERENCE WEEK: Elementary and Middle School students attend school half-days Tuesday through Friday 3/28 - 3/31. (BMS students release at 10:30am) High School students attend school half-days Wednesday through Friday 3/29 - 3/31 (release at 10:15am)

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  • Smarter Balanced Assessment

    In preparing students for success in schools across the country, teachers are implementing academic standards that provide consistent guidelines in English and Math at each grade level and help prepare students to graduate high school ready for college and the workplace. These benchmarks challenge students to develop a deeper understanding of subject matter, learn how to think critically, and apply what they are learning to the real world. To help parents, teachers, and school leaders know whether students are on the path to success, states joined together to develop improved tests of student achievement. The Smarter Balanced assessments have replaced existing tests in English and Math for grades 3-8 and high school. Administered online, these assessments will adapt to each student’s ability, giving teachers and parents better information to help students succeed. Testing dates are listed below.

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  • 2016 - 2017 Testing Schedule

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  • Community Roundtable Rescheduled to April 11th

    The Community Roundtable meeting scheduled for March 21st has been rescheduled to April 11th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in our District Office Board Room. The topic will be the 24-Credit Diploma and the supports the District will put in place to provide students with choices and options as they pursue their diploma and graduation pathways. Please join us!

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  • Inter-District and Inter-Zone Transfers

    If your child is enrolled at BMS as a transfer from another school or district, this is a reminder that the transfer needs to be renewed each year. Please make sure that your form for the 2017-18 school year is on file with Lisa Alonzo (709-7006) at the District Office. This will ensure that your child is on the waiting list for the next school year. Forms are available at our school office, at the District Office, and online. The District Office will begin accepting these forms for returning students on March 1, 2017. New applications will be accepted beginning April 3, 2017.

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  • Want More Information about 6th Grade Moving to the Middle School in 2017-18?

    Join us on April 18, 2017 at Bush Middle School from 6:30-8:00 p.m. as we talk about transitioning 6th grade to the middle school starting in the 2017-18 school year. We will review the history of the decision to move 6th grade to middle school, a facility update, talk about the transition plan, Bush Middle and Tumwater Middle parent/student representatives will be sharing, and next steps.

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  • Did you know that just two absences a month can affect your students’ success in school?

    click here to learn more.

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  • 6th Grade Transition to Middle School

    In 2011, the Tumwater School District assembled an advisory group to research and discuss the idea of moving 6th grade to the middle school level. After carefully reviewing a lot of information and research, and receiving input from parents and staff, the advisory group recommended a 6th-8th grade model for our middle schools. The Tumwater School Board approved the recommendation in 2012 and included the remodel of the middle schools on the 2014 bond request to the voters. In 2015, the design and planning of the new middle school additions began. Construction is currently on schedule and 6th grade will be served at Bush Middle School and Tumwater Middle School starting in September of 2017.

    On November 15, 2016, we held our first of three parent information nights. The next meeting is scheduled for:
    - April 18, 2017 at Bush Middle School from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

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  • BMS WyldLife

    Young Life is launching a WyldLife program for Bush Middle School! Young Life is a world wide Christian organization that has been active in this area for decades. Caring adults connect with students, hold regular Club gatherings, and take students to a 5 day summer camp! (WyldLife is the term for the middle school program). Click the headline above for dates and more information.

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  • Homework Help

    Homework Center is every Monday and Thursday from 2:40-3:40pm in Ms. Duff's room. Students MUST be picked up from school at 3:40. Ms. Cooper, Ms. Chevy & Ms. Duff will be helping students as well as High School volunteers.

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    Bus routes are up and available by clicking on "Bus Routes" in the ribbon in the middle of our home page. Enter your address and school information. If you do not find your route, please call the Transportation Department at 360-709-7700 during business hours. If you are unable to access your student's route information after business hours, please CLICK HERE to see the routes. We appreciate your patience during this time.

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  • 2016-17 Athletic Clearance

    We have five (5) sports seasons at BMS. The first page of our athletic packet outlines dates and checklist of requirements to participate. We ask our athletes to clear for each respective sport approximately one week before the start date. Click headline above for more information.

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  • Update about our Planned Move of 6th Grades to the Middle Schools

    Tumwater School District plans for future facility needs based on the best available information. As these plans cover many years, sometimes circumstances change, causing us to revisit previous decisions. That is what is happening right now, with the move of our sixth grades to our middle school sites. Originally, we had planned construction of new wings at our middle schools for 2017-18, with 6th grade students starting in the fall, 2018. With State funding for all day kindergarten programs arriving sooner than expected, four of our six elementary schools are now at capacity. This has led us to explore moving the timeline up one full year. We have thoroughly explored this option and have found that it allows for the time needed for planning and construction. The School Board has reviewed and approved this new timeline. As part of the planning process, ongoing communication with students, staff and the community will be a priority.

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  • Tumwater Middle and Bush Middle have joined a new Sports League

    CLICK HERE for more information.

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  • Curriculum Night Slideshow on Google Apps and Skyward

    Click on the text above to go to the slideshow that was presented at Curriculum Night on October 13th.

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