Thursday, December 8, 2016
3657 South Industrial Drive • Simpsonville, S.C. 29681 • 864-355-2100 • FAX 864-355-2194

Announcements

Hoops for Heart Fundraiser
Our Hoops for Heart Fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association is underway. Click HERE to visit our school's Hoops for Heart page. 

Your child should have brought home a letter this week (Nov. 21-22) with information about this fundraising event.

Our kick-off event is Friday, December 2nd- parents please watch for your child to bring home a collection envelope to use (if needed) on that day. ​ The cut-off for all monies collected/envelopes will be Friday December 16th.

Our Hoops for Heart Tournament will be December 16th.  It will cost students $2.00 to watch the tournament and enjoy our Holiday Fun- cheer for your favorite team! All monies collected go directly to the American Heart Association.

Teams will begin forming and signing up Wednesday, December 7th and sign-ups will end Wednesday, December 14th at 3:00 pm. WE WILL NEED LOTS OF TEAMS IN EACH GRADE LEVEL- it will cost $5.00 per student, or $15.00 per team to play- all goes to the fundraising total for the school and towards each student's total as well!

Click below to download 2016 Hoops for Heart forms:
"Hero Heart" template
How to Send an e-card
"In Honor Of" template
"In Memory Of" template
Matching Gifts Online Guide
2016 Hoops for Heart Parent Letter 


SIC sponsored Lunch and Learn Series scheduled
Grab your lunch and join us in the Media Center  for our a "Lunch and Learn" series sponsored by the School Improvement Council (SIC). Each session is from 12:30-1:30pm.
The dates and topics are as follows:
Tuesday November 29th  "What is a Chromebook and What is Google Classroom?" presented by Mrs. Barker, our Media Specialist.
Tuesday January 10th " Internet Safety" presented by Rick Floyd, GCS Information Security Specialist.
Tuesday February 21st "Bryson Middle- Full STEAM Ahead"  presented by Bryson Middle School teachers,  and
Tuesday March 14th " Project based Learning (PBL)" presented by Bryson Middle School students and teachers.
For more information about these  "Lunch and Learn" sessions, click HERE.


Boys and Girls Basketball
Basketball
Basketball season is here! Come on out and support our boys and girls basketball teams. Girls play at 5:30pm and the boys games begin after the girls game is finished. Click HERE to see the schedule. Go Bulldogs!


Honor Roll Dress Down Incentive
In recognition of students who earned all A's or A's & B's, we will coontinue the "dress down incentive that we began last year. Click HERE to read the letter from Dr. Davenport outlining the details for the dress down incentive. We congratulate and applaud our students’ efforts. Making the honor roll is a wonderful accomplishment. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the school.


My Energy Kit Challenge sponsored by Duke Energy: Get a Kit, Help Bryson Middle Earn Cash!
Energy Kit Challenge Banner
We need your help! This year our school is participating in an energy conservation program sponsored by Duke Energy. Through this program, our families and staff can take the My Energy Kit Challenge and request a FREE Energy Kit that contains items to save energy at home (and money on your electric bill if you are a Duke Energy customer).
For every 100 families at our school who request the FREE kit, we automatically win $250 for the school. Not only that, the school that requests the MOST kits wins $2,500!!
You can sign up for your kit by going to the following website: MyEnergyKit.org or calling 1-855-386-9548. Thank you for taking the My Energy Kit Challenge and helping Bryson Middle School.


ACE Award Nominations

ACE Awards Logo
The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) is an annual banquet honoring 70 male and female students in grades 8 and 12 from each of the 35 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to recognize true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments.  Nominations are open now through January 31, 2017 at www.coaches4character.com/ace-awards. Nominate and honor Bryson Middle School 8th grade students!


Advocating for Your Child's Success video
Please take a moment to view this video, "Advocating  for your Child's Success" produced by Greenville County Schools.
The video can be viewed by clicking on this link:  Advocating  for your Child's Success video


BMS Junior Beta Club
Check out how our Betas are going above and beyond!
BMS Junior Beta Club Website


New GCS Volunteer Guidelines
Greenville County Schools, in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers.   Effective immediately, all volunteers must have an application and clearance before interacting with children in the schools and/or at school events.  Volunteers are now identified by two different categories:  Level I or Level II.  Click here to access the forms.  Please see this letter from the principal explaining the new guidelines. Parent Letter-English   Parent Letter-Spanish


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