Congratulations to BPMS Seventh Grader and Duke TIP award recipient Kira Babiarz! She recently traveled to Jacksonville with her parents to be honored for her award. Kira will be attending Duke University’s “Energy and the Environment” this summer in North Carolina. We are very proud of her accomplishment and hope she has a wonderful experience! Great job, Kira! You make us all “Patriot Proud!”
Tonight is Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night. Please join us in the Commons from 6:00pm to 7:00pm for information regarding next year’s offerings for incoming 6th Graders. There will be administrators and teachers on hand to answer questions you may have.
FCAT 2013 is now officially complete at Bayonet Point Middle School!
This year was a first for BPMS, as FCAT CBT was used for two grade levels. 263 6th Graders and 226 7th Graders were tested over 10 days on 138 computers in 5 labs. Our students did an amazing job, and are to be commended for their hard work and effort!
Thank you to Mrs. Sluder, Mr. Gartland, Ms. Hawkins and Mr. Babiarz for being fluid and moving around while we utilized their classrooms for testing over the past two weeks.
Mr. Petro, Mrs. Horten, Mrs. Babiarz, Ms. Geer, Ms. Lane, Ms. Jonas, Mrs. Speare, Ms. Acosta and Mrs. Gemmellaro are to be commended for their hard work during this time period ensuring that everyone was tested and that everything went as smooth as possible.
Great job, Patriots!!!
Best wishes to our students as they begin FCAT testing today with the Mathematics test. Please give your very best, and know that your hard work and effort will pay off the next two weeks!
The Boys Track team finished third last night, only 3 points out of second place behind wins for Zach Teate in the Discus and Mike Moran in the Mile. Zach also finished second in the Shot Put with Andrew DeJesus placing third. Godtime Nimely finished second in the 100 and the 200. Rico Colon placed fifth in the Discus. Eddie Muniz tied for third in the High Jump and placed fourth in the 200. Devin Masters placed fourth in the Hurdles. Justin Starling placed fifth in the mile. Adib Butt placed fifth in the 400. The 4×100 team placed third.
Congratulations to the Girl’s Track Team Tuesday night on their stellar 2nd place finish. Leading the team were Taylor Berryhill (1st place Shot Put, 2nd Place Discus, 4th place High Jump), Lily Dean (1st Place Discus, 2nd place Shot Put), Lauren Brunelle (1st place Mile, 2nd place Long Jump, 4th place hurdles), Karol York (3rd place Hurdles), Daniella Nazario (3rd place 400, 3rd place 200), Alyssa Allen (4th place Discus), Gloria Flores (3rd place 800) and the 800 medley relay team of Burns, Warner, Zimmerman, and Nazario placed 2nd.
Join us on Thursday night and the Patriots head to Gulf High School for our next meet! Field events start at 5pm!
Today, one of the highlights of the 8th Grade year came to fruition for students that will be attending Ridgewood High School: Freshman Course Selection Day. Students were able to go online and select which classes they want to take to start their high school careers in 2013-14! As the end of the year quickly approaches, students need to maintain a successful academic course to ensure their path to high school!
The purpose of this letter is to inform you that your student will be taking the Grade 8 FCAT 2.0 Writing Test on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. The FCAT 2.0 Writing Test is administered in one 60-minute session in which students write an essay in response to a prompt. Later this spring, your student will receive a score for his/her writing on a scale from 1-6 score points. There is no “passing” score for FCAT 2.0 Writing. However, a recent revision to State Board of Education Rule established that the percentage of students scoring 3.5 or above in the spring 2013 administration will be used for the Writing proficiency component of school grade calculations. You may visit http://fcat.fldoe.org/writing-prompts.asp to access writing prompt descriptions and scoring guides with sample essays.
Please be sure to review the following policies before testing:
■ Electronic Devices—If your student is found with ANY electronic devices including, but not limited to cell phones and smart phones, at anytime during testing, including bathroom breaks, his or her test will be invalidated. The best practice is for students to leave devices at home or in their lockers on the day of testing.
■ Testing Rules Acknowledgment—The Writing test includes a Testing Rules Acknowledgment that reads, “I understand the testing rules that were just read to me. If I do not follow these rules, my test score may be invalidated.” Prior to testing, test administrators will read the rules to students, and students must acknowledge that they understand the testing rules by signing their names under the statement.
■ Leaving Campus—If your student leaves campus before completing the test (for an appointment, illness, etc.), he or she WILL NOT be allowed to complete the test. If your student does not feel well on the day of testing, it may be best for him or her to wait and be tested on the make-up day.
If you have any questions related to this test administration, you may contact Martha Babiarz at 774-7400. For more information about the statewide assessment program, visit the FDOE website at http://fcat.fldoe.org/.
Thank you for supporting your student as he/she prepares for the test.
The Second Semester starts today as classes resume! We hope everyone had a very safe Winter Break. Students: With one more semester left in the school year, please remember that you and your parents are the key to your success. Please continue to believe in yourself and achieve in 2013!