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Sixth Grade Parent Orientation

May 2013

Ann Marie McMillan

on 14 August 2017

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Transcript of Sixth Grade Parent Orientation

Burkburnett Middle School
At Burkburnett Middle School we are transforming education for all students in a changing world.
Parent Orientation – April/May
Parent Orientation,
Opportunity #2 – August 14th @ 6pm
Student Schedule pick up
August 15th -
7th graders 8:30am - 3:30pm
6th & 8th graders - 6-8pm
Back to School Student Orientation –
First week of school

*Buses Arrive by 7:40 A.M.
*First bell rings at 7:45 A.M.
(students are tardy at 7:50 A.M.)
*School Ends at 3:20 P.M.
*Buses leave at 3:25 P.M.
Our Day
Each BMS student will attend 8 class periods and an activity period.

7:45 First Bell
7:49-8:35 First Period
8:39-9:25 Second Period
9:29-10:15 Third Period
10:19-11:05 Fourth Period
11:05-11:35 Lunch
11:39-12:25 Fifth Period
12:29-1:15 Sixth Period
1:19-2:05 Seventh Period
2:09-2:30 Activity Period
2:34-3:20 Eighth Period
Intervention Classes
Clubs & Activities for 6th Graders at BMS
Student Council
Robotics (after school)
Rachel's Challenge
National Junior Honor Society (7th & 8th)
Elective Classes
Theatre Arts
Band (full year)
Robotics (by application)
Outdoor Education
Pre - AP (Pre-Advanced Placement) Classes
Pre-AP Math
Pre-AP Science
Pre-AP Social Studies

Pre-AP Math students should be prepared to move at a fast pace. These courses will put them on a path to complete Algebra I in the 8th grade for High School credit.
First Day of School-
Thursday, August 17th
Behavior Expectations
Passing Periods -
4 minutes
30 minutes - Bring or Buy
Core Subjects that every 6th grader will have:

Grammar & Composition
Social Studies
Health/Physical Education
(Involvement, Motivation, Passion, Action, Community, Teamwork)
Health & Physical Education
Health/Girl's PE
Health/Boy's PE
Teacher E-mail
Skyward Family Access
BMS Website
Manage homework time
Help with organization - especially boys
Join clubs and activities
Make sure to take advantage of extra help
Social Media
Tips for Successful
Middle School Students & Parents

Help with organization - especially boys

Manage homework time

Initiate positive contact with teachers BEFORE there is a problem


Know your students' friends, who they are texting, and who they are "friends" with on social media...just a start.
Tips for the Successful Middle School Parent
Dress Code

Skirt length, shorts length, and any holes - "fingertip" rule

Hair - must be a naturally occurring hair color - administration discretion

Clothing - form-fitting garments such as leggings, jeggings, tights, and yoga/athletic pants must be covered by a top garment that meets the longest finger-tip rule all the way around.

Sleeveless shirts and traditional tank tops are permitted for girls (not including razor back tops or sportswear) as long as an undershirt is worn or the shirt is tight fitting under the arms.

Undergarments must not be visible at any time.

6 "free"/no penalty tardies PER 6 WEEKS

After 6 tardies, disciplinary consequences begin - (after school d-hall, OCS, Saturday School)

Planning and organization are the keys
to success - have these discussions now!
Cell phones/Electronic Devices

No cell phones in classrooms
Common areas - phones may be out

FAQ about BMS

6th grade exposure to
7th & 8th grade students

Fence & Gate

Lockers - gym
Students will receive their bus information when they receive their schedules. Any other questions regarding bus schedules may be directed to the BISD Bus Barn at 569-2772.
We are looking forward to a fantastic sixth grade year.
See you in August!!
iPad Initiative

iPad distribution to incoming 6th graders:

June 6th - 8th
7am - 5pm
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