News from the BMS Learning Hub
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS AGAINST TMS COMING UP
There are currently four teams from our school that are taking part in the Battle of the Books competition. Those four teams will compete against four teams from Tumwater Middle School on Thursday, April 18th, 6:30 PM, in the Tumwater Middle School main gym. Anyone is welcome to come and view the competition that evening. It will consist of teams answering questions about each of seven books that they read. All participants will come away with prizes, and one of those eight teams will get bragging rights until next year!
KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM WRAPS UP A SUCCESSFUL SEASON!
This year, the Knowledge Bowl team fared well in the just completed season. We are in the Skookumchuck League, which consisted of BMS, Chehalis, Griffin, Tenino, Centralia Christian, and Rochester. There were six meets, one at each school, on Wednesday afternoons in January and February. Each school fielded three teams of between 3 and 5 students. Each team competed in three rounds of 45 questions each, against two other teams. When all was said and done, the BMS squad earned an overall 1st place ranking! BMS tallied the high score in each of the six meets, accumulating nearly 900 points, 255 points better than the second-place team. Congratulations to this year’s competitors: Avery Hargrove, Lanham Eudy, Cooper Vaughter, Orion Haury, Eli Denning, Jayden Tennihill, Alec Sprick, Ben Ferrel, Quinlan Zimmerman, Madison Nelson, Violet Puleo, Christian Peterson, and Max McKee.
SPRING BOOK FAIR IS BACK!
The Scholastic Book Fair will be back this spring! For the past couple of years, we have not had a spring Book Fair – but it is back on the schedule during conference week. From March 25th to the 29th, students will be able to purchase the latest great books that Scholastic has to offer. Set up in the Learning Hub, the Fair will be available during the school day for ELA classes, and it will also be available during conference times. If you are a parent that would like to volunteer to help out during the Fair, go to the BMS home page, click on the link to the Book Fair home page, and click on the Volunteer Sign Up link.
FIND SOME GREAT TEEN READS!
Are you looking for some good books for your middle school child to read? Check out the American Library Association’s Teen Reading site for some great suggestions. It provides links to a variety of resources on the Internet, and has “Top Ten” lists from the past three years. Your teen can even vote to help select this year’s Top Ten! Go to: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten for all of the details!
For other suggested good reads, go to the Bush Library web page, and click on the link entitled “Suggested Reads”! You can also go to the Bush Library Online Catalog home page and check the items under “Book Links”.Are you new to BMS? Take a virtual tour of the Learning Hub to learn your way around!Follow the BMS Library on:- bmslibraryguy- @bmslibraryguy