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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH:
6th grade:
 Kenna Petty, Calvin Bickett
7th grade: B.J. Etherton, Sarah Bush
8th grade: Jordan Jensen, DJ Coomes

Students of the week:
6th grade:
 Calie Whitsett, Curtis House 
7th grade: Troy Durbin, Abbi Sherlock
8th grade: Jacob Dillman, Hannah Arnold

Microsoft Office FREE for Staff and Students

Microsoft Office is now available for FREE for staff and students in Bullitt County Schools.

In order to help BCPS prepare for success and as a part of a new paid licensing agreement with Microsoft, the Bullitt County School District and Microsoft are providing Microsoft Office to every student and staff member FREE of charge. With Office 365, students and staff will now have access to the latest version of Word, for writing; Excel, for spreadsheets; PowerPoint, for presentations; OneNote, for organization and note taking; and much more. http://ww2.bullittschools.org/technology/?page_id=2322  (Those staff members that are planning to retire or leave the district, please look at the bottom of this email on how to ‘purchase’ Office 2013 with the district program code.  NOTE:  Windows 7/8 is NO LONGER available for purchase.)

NOTE: Students will need their BCPS student email address and logon credentials to download the software.

·         Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad)

·         Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing

·         Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software

·         Office subscription lasts for as long as the student is enrolled in BCPS or the staff member is still employed by BCPS

- See more at: http://www.bullittschools.org.schools.bz/school_newsarticle.aspx?schoolid=4&artID=150#sthash.TyYE05tE.dpuf

The Academic Team just completed League competition in which we test against all the other county middle schools six times.  Each school can test five students in each category each week. Each week 1st place gets 15 points down to 15th place with 1 point. We stressed all year that every point counts and everyone did a great job.  The following are the results of this week and overall in the league.  In five out of six testing areas we finished in 1st place, and 2nd in the other one.
Science:  3rd place this week with Logan Daugherty 5th place, Cooper Akers and Noah Grant scoring points.  Overall Cooper came in 2nd, Noah and Logan tied for 7th.  The team finished 1st.
Language Arts:  1st place this week with Sarah Holderman 1st, Savannah Gould 4th, Savannah Price 5th, and Lindsey Richardson and Hailey Watson scoring points.  Overall Sarah finished 1st, Hailey Watson 3rd, and Savannah Price 4th.  The team finished 1st.
Math:  1st place this week with Hannah Wells 1st, Skylar Higdon 2nd, Eva Deel 5th, and Gracie Wells and Taylor Redemann scoring points.  Overall Hannah came in 1st, Skylar 2nd, and Eva 7th.  The team finished 1st overall.
Social Studies:  2nd place this week with Adam Johnson 5th, and Ethan Bleemel, Megan Redding, and Paul Martin scoring points.  Overall Adam came in 1st, Ethan 3rd, Paul 7th, and Megan 9th. The team finished 2nd overall by three points.
Arts/Humanities:  1st place this week with Adam Johnson 1st, Hannah Wells 3rd, and Sarah Holderman, Lindsey Richardson, and Savannah Gould scoring points.  Overall Adam came in 1st, Sarah 2nd, and Savannah Gould 9th.  The team finished 1st overall.
The Jr. Beta Club is sponsoring a gently used coat drive until Dec 19.  Please check your closets for gently used coats, any size, that you may have at home. Please turn those in to the front office.
Pull Tabs The Jr. Beta Club will be collecting pull tabs from aluminum cans this year for The Ronald McDonald House.  Please save these in a peanut butter jar, coffee can or even sealable bags and send them in once the container is full.
Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup Labels: BMS collects both Box Tops and Campbell Soup Labels to help purchase things for the classroom and for student incentives.  We ask that you please cut these off and save them when you purchase items.  We will be having a contest that we will announce soon, so please start saving.
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IMPORTANT! New KHSAA Regulations

Due to new KHSAA regulations, 6th grade physicals will no longer work as an athletic physical. All students participating in a sport for the 2014-2015 school year must submit a new physical on the new physical forms. You can go to the address to download the pdf form: http://khsaa.org/forms/ms01.pdf. Students that are planning on playing at the high school level will need a separate high school physical. The high school physical form can be found at http://www.khsaa.org/forms/ge04.pdf.Below is information from the FAQs section from the KHSAA website regarding middle school sports’ physical exams:Will middle school students be required to have a physical exam?
Yes. Each student at the middle school level, prior to trying for a place on a middle school athletic team, shall provide an annual medical examination performed and signed by a physician, physician assistant, advanced practice registered nurse, or chiropractor (if performed within the chiropractic professional’s scope of practice), for each student seeking eligibility to participate in any school sport or sport-activity.When does the requirement of the physical exam have to be completed on the middle school form?
Beginning the first day of the 2014-15 year, physicals will be required to be conducted and completed using middle school form MS01.Is there a specific middle school physical form?
Yes. KHSAA Form MS01 is posted on the KHSAA website. Local schools/districts/associations/groups of schools may supplement that form with additional material but must use the MS01 for the physical examination.If a student plays middle school and high school athletics, are both middle school (Form MS01) physical form and the high school (Form GE04) required?
Yes. Both forms are needed since wording is different. The information on the physical part from doctor is the same, but the parent permission/information forms are different and always will be for legal reasons. This part would have to be filled out separately for a student who played both middle and high school athletics. You could attach one to the other (if middle school form is completed, one could attach the doctor’s part of the middle school form to the high school form) as a grandfathered student, 7th or 8th grader, who plays up to the high school level.Will the two forms eventually be combined for students that play both levels?
No. Information cannot be combined for regulatory and legal reasons. Parent permission information is completely different and entry portion (years in school, etc.) are not valid at middle school level.Does this now require all students to get new physicals on the new form or when the physicals expire? Beginning the first day of the 2014-15 school year, no other form is valid. Beginning in 2014-15, physicals must be completed on Form MS01.If we used the high school version of the physical part (doctor information), since we had been previously, could that be attached to the new form where the parent gives permission? No. MS01 is the only valid form for 2014-2015.Does the 6th grade physical that is required suffice for the middle school athletics physical?
No. The 6th grade physical that is required in no way covers the same elements as an athletic physical. An entirely new physical form (MS01) would be required to be completed. It would be up to the approved individual that performed the physical if the requirements in MS01 required a new visit from the patient, or could be completed from existing patient record

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