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  • FAMILY COMMUNITY EVENT

    On Monday, May 29, 2018 from 6-8 pm at Tumwater Middle School, there will be a Family Community Event with Discussion Facilitator: Zach Duncan (Youth Outreach and Program Coordinator. The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties). This event will be an In-Depth Discussion on Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention for Families and Students. For more information please email Teri Cole at teri.cole@tumwater.k12.wa.us

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  • PARENT INFORMATION ABOUT NETFLIX SERIES

    This Friday, May 18th, Netflix will be releasing the second season of a program about teen suicide called 13 Reasons Why. WE WILL NOT BE SHOWING THIS AT SCHOOL. THIS IS A PRECAUTIONARY MESSAGE FOR PARENTS BECAUSE IT IS A HIGHLY WATCHED SERIES BY TEENS. This program is not a documentary. It is a series based on a book with the same title. Please CLICK ON the headline above to get more information about the series, how to discuss the series with your student, and for resources about teen suicide and other topics discussed in the episodes.

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  • School Mural Options

    A group of leadership students are doing a community project and are painting a mural in our school. Being a student or staff member at Bush Middle School, we are giving you the choice of what you would like the mural to be. The images and quotes below will go together, and the images will look very similar in the actual painting. Thank you for your time! Please take a minute to fill out the form " School Mural Options" in the Quick Link Section to the right.

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  • "Symbolism and Perspective" Student Lesson

    Bush Middle School students and staff participated in a student lesson on “Symbolism and Perspective.” The presentation was created and revised a number of times by staff, community members, the BMS Student Learning Committee and our Cultural Awareness Committee. Students experienced instruction around symbolism and how the same symbol can be meaningful to one person and offensive to another. We also addressed the displaying of the confederate flag at our Veterans’ Day assembly and some of the history around and offensiveness of this symbol. Students engaged in hearty dialogues about symbols and how to respond when offended by or offending someone. The work will continue into next week, and beyond. Next week, we will have another student lesson on “Perspectives and Empathy.” These are great topics for family discussions. Please review the "Symbolism and Perspective" Student Lesson at the bottom of this website under "PRESENTATIONS".

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  • School Safety Tip Line - (360) 709-7998

    Students and other members of the public can anonymously report or share information of a threat or potential threat to student safety. Callers will be able to leave a voice message at (360) 709-7998. Messages are monitored by the administrative office during regular business hours. Please note this is not an emergency response line. If you are reporting an emergency situation, please call 911. When leaving your tip, please leave as much detail as possible so that your concern can be thoroughly investigated. All tips will be considered seriously. An online platform for tips will be added to our webpage soon.

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  • MAIN PARKING LOT STUDENT PICK-UP AREA

    Have you noticed the newly revised signs in the main parking lot at Bush Middle School? The signs, found in the front of the building, indicate that there should be “No Parking, Stopping, Dropping, or Picking up” in the areas with the yellow curb. Doing so causes back-ups and creates potential safety issues. There is an area specifically designed to safely drop your student, right at the curb. Please use this drop-off area in the same manner you use the departure area at the airport. Pull into the first available space along the unmarked curb. Once you pull up to the curb, immediately drop your student, then move back into the through lane to exit the lot. If you do pull into the main parking lot, by-passing the drop-off zone, please pull into a parking space to have your child exit your car. Please do not stop in the lot to discharge passengers any place other than in a parking space; this includes the driving lanes and at stop signs. Please encourage your student to use the cross walk to cross to the sidewalk. Thank you for helping us keep our students safe and our traffic flowing smoothly!

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  • 3rd Cultural Awareness Committee Meeting

    G.W. Bush Middle School is pleased to continue with the 3rd meeting of the new Cultural Awareness committee comprised of educators, leaders, parents, and members of our community who share our vision of a safe, caring, and inclusive environment for all. In an effort to honor and learn more about our student body and community members, we extend an open invitation to join us for the third of many collaborative, task-based conversations. The purpose of this committee is to bridge the gap between school and home by providing a space for understanding, and by opening the doors of our school to our valued community members on behalf of our students. As many of you are aware, in November, a paper, student-made confederate flag was displayed as part of a historical timeline during our Veterans’ Day Assembly. We remain deeply apologetic for this incident, but also hopeful that this situation will continue to be key to cultivating growth and learning within our school community. This new committee, our Cultural Awareness Committee, will discuss important topics such as social justice, symbolism, and cultural awareness within the Bush Middle School community. One of our first tasks will be to review and add to the student lesson and discussion questions around these topics. If you are interested in being part of this important work, please join us for the third meeting on Wednesday, May 23rd, at 6:00 PM in the Bush Middle School Learning Hub. We look forward to seeing you!

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  • WILD GRIEF WILDERNESS HIKE FOR GRIEVING TEENS

    This 4-day backpack adventure into the back country wilderness with 8 teens and 4 leaders to experience wilderness, learn something about our grief and have fun. This is for teens (13-19) who have had someone close to them die. The adventure is at Mt. Adams Wilderness from August 9-12th or August 16-19th. Please visit www.wildgrief.org or call/text 503-567-9196 for questions or to apply. No cost to participants with most gear and equipment provided. Click on the HEADLINE ABOVE for application and flyer information.

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  • INTER-DISTRICT & INTER-ZONE TRANSFERS

    If your child is currently enrolled at BMS as a transfer student from another school or district, please remember to fill out a new transfer form for the 2018-19 school year. The transfer forms MUST be renewed each year. You may get the forms from any school office or at the District Office. The District Office will begin accepting these forms starting on MARCH 1, 2018. Any questions can be directed to Lisa Alonzo (360-709-7006) at the District Office or Launa Abrahamson (360-709-7415) at BMS.

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  • TUMWATER VOLLEYBALL CAMP

    Please join us at Tumwater High School on May 29th-May 31st from 4-6pm for the Tumwater Volleyball Camp. The camp is open to students from 1st-8th grade (any school, gender, ability). The cost is $50.00 and includes: instruction, shirt, games, prizes and FUN!! Please bring shorts, t-shirt, tennis shoes and kneepads (optional). Deadline to guarantee a t-shirt is May 20th, however, registrations will be taken up until the first day of camp. You may register online for this event (small fee) at www.tumwatervolleyball.com. Please contact EMMA LEIMBACK at emma.leimback@tumwater.k12.wa.us with any questions.

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  • GIRL TALK

    Girl talk is a national program with the simple premise of high school girls mentoring middle school girls to help deal with the triumphs and trials of the early teenage years. This is a free program starting April 17th in room C-16 every Tuesday from 2:30-3:30. To sign up, email : rochelle.rinn@tumwater.k12.wa.us.

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  • BOYS COUNCIL

    Boys Council is a new BMS Club for Boys on Tuesday's from 2:30-3:30 starting April 17th in Room B-12. Parents may pick up students up at 3:30. If transportation is needed, you may qualify for the free activity bus. Contact Assistant Principal Guthrie at shawn.guthrie@tumwater.k12.wa.us. Please pick up a permission slip at the Main Office.

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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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  • 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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  • Yearbook

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

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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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  • Tumwater School District nondiscrimination statement

    Tumwater School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups

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