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  • Who WAS George Washington Bush?

    George Washington Bush was one of the first settlers in the Washington Territory. He was well known for his generosity and helpfulness to others who struggled to make themselves a home and a life in the rugged Pacific Northwest. He was born in the late 1700's. During his young adult years, he served in the military. In 1844, he joined his friends to make the trek to settle near Puget Sound in the New Market area (present-day Tumwater). After petitioning the government, his family was granted 640 acres on which to settle. The Bush family farm became one of the most productive and valuable in early Washington. The Bushes gained a reputation for their hospitality and charity. Bush, along with Michael Simmons and others, built the first gristmill and sawmill on Puget Sound at Tumwater Falls. Because of his unique significance in the history of the Tumwater area, the Tumwater School District decided to recognize George Washington Bush's accomplishments by gracing this school with his name.

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  • CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Leeper!!

    Coach Randy Leeper has been selected as the 2017 District 4 Middle School "Coach of the Year" by the Washington State Football Coaches Association. Coach Leeper has been coaching for 31 years. starting in 1986 with Tumwater High School. Thank you, Coach Leeper, for your years of service.

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  • HIV / AIDS Parent Preview Night at the District Office

    The District Office will be holding the parent preview night on Wednesday, February 7, from 7-7:30 pm. Parents who wish to opt their students out of this instruction MUST PREVIEW the materials in order to do so.

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  • LEGO DONATIONS NEEDED

    Our Learning Hub will soon be creating a Lego Wall! In order for it to be utilized successfully, there will be a need for lots of Legos! Mr. Hagen is looking for Lego donations. If you have any Legos that you are willing to part with, bring them to the Learning Hub, and Mr. Hagen will gratefully take them off your hands!

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  • Blanket and Coat Drive

    Each year the Leadership class does a community service project of a Blanket and Coat Drive starting January 2-31st. We try to collect new and gently used coats and blankets for those in our community who need our help. If you are a family that can donate an item, bring the item to the Counseling Center where a donation box has been placed. Mrs. Abrahamson will be in charge of the donation box for us and she will reward those who bring items with a coupon for hot cocoa that will be provided at the end of the drive by the Leadership class.

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  • Setting Middle of the School Year Goals

    The middle of the school year is a great time for families to check in with students on goals. Setting academic and personal goals helps motivate, energize, and focus students, and it is a valuable skill that will benefit learners throughout their lives. This month's "Report to Parents", "Setting Goals" will help families work with their children to set and achieve goals. Please click on the Header ABOVE to read the article.

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  • Middle School After School Program

    This new and innovative after-school program, sponsored by the South Sound YMCA, Bush Middle School and TOGETHER, will focus on developing strong teens. Students will have opportunities to belong, achieve, and build relationships in a safe environment. Participants will get snacks, homework help, engage in after-school enrichment activities, and be active through sports. The first session runs every Wednesday from 2:30-4:00 pm and Fridays from 1:20-4:00 pm. The program is at Bush Middle School and will cost $50.00 per session (financial assistance is available through the YMCA). For additional information please contact Michael Dennis, Tumwater Community Schools Manager at the Michael.dennis@tumwater.k12.wa.us or call the Bush Middle School main office (360) 709-7400.

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  • ATTENDANCE MATTERS

    When your student will be absent or late arriving to school, please call us before 9:00am. The number for our 24 hour attendance line is 360-709-7412. Please have your students at school, on time, EVERY DAY. If your student is leaving early from school, they must be signed out by a parent or guardian in the office before the student leaves campus. Sending a note with the student if you are picking them up early helps us prepare them for their departure. STUDENTS CANNOT BE RELEASED TO ANY PERSON WHO IS NOT LISTED IN THE STUDENT'S INFORMATION RECORD. For more information go to k12.wa.us/attendance

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  • Too Sick for School??

    We miss our students when they aren't at school! But if your child is sick, please take care of them at home or make other appropriate child care arrangements. Click on the Header Above (Too Sick for School??) for some guidelines to help you know when you should send your child to school, keep your child at home or possibly call the doctor.

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  • END OF DAY PLANS

    Please call or email your students' "end of day" requests by 2pm Monday - Thursday and on Friday's by 12:45pm. We do not need notes or phone calls for parent pick-ups. You can just communicate with your student. We DO need an email or note for the bus if your student is going home with a friend. Please adhere to these time frames in order for your student to get their note before dismissal. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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  • HOMEWORK CENTER

    Homework Center will be available for ALL GRADES every Monday and Thursday starting October 2nd from 2:40-3:40 in the "B" Pod. Students will need to arrange for a ride home immediately after. ****ALSO, there is 8th grade math help on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Ms. Walters Room (D-9, "B" Pod).

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  • After school Activity Bus

    The After School Activity bus starts Monday, October 9th. The Activity Bus is only for those students who are not able to participate in after school activities due to transportation challenges. The Activity Bus leaves BMS at approximately 4:10pm and drops students off at, or near, their bus stop. If you are interested in signing your student up for the Activity Bus, please contact the BMS main office at (360) 709-7400. Students will be notified if they qualify.

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  • P.I.E (Partners in Education) Parent Group Meetings

    Please join us in the Learning Hub for our PIE Meetings every 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm. Meeting dates are : January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19 and May 17!

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  • Clothing Donations Accepted

    Here at BMS, we will accept clean, clothing donations for our Clothing Give-Away. Please take your donations to the Main Office. Thank you in advance.

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  • Yearbook

    Click on the Yearbook "Header" above for an order form to purchase the 2017-18 Yearbook!

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  • Candyce Lund Bollinger Parenting Classes

    Candyce Lund Bollinger is a parent educator and private parenting counselor in Washington State and has been practicing for over 35 years. She will provide classes to the Tumwater School District staff and parents for free. Please check out the district calendar for dates of upcoming classes.

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  • Bush Middle School WyldLife

    Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. Everyone is welcome in Young Life! Our programs are custom made for kids throughout their adolescent years. We call our middle school program WyldLife. We run an exciting and fun Club (Party with a Purpose) every other Friday here at BMS Commons & Gym from 5:30- 6:45. See the Greater Olympia Young Life website/Bush WyldLife page for more information: https://greaterolympia.younglife.org/Pages/Bush-WyldLife.aspx And visit the Bush WyldLife Facebook page at: https://m.facebook.com/groups/1203787826359954/

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