FCHS 8th Grade Parent Night

8th Grade Parents/ Families,

Franklin County High School invites you to attend 8th Grade Parent Night at the high school on Tuesday, February, 16th at 6pm. The meeting will be held in the FCHS Auditorium. Mr. Sampson, FCHS principal, and the guidance counselors, Barbara Green and Robin Lawhorn, will be presenting information that will assist your student in preparing for high school. The principal and counselors will provide an overview of what it means to be Career and College Ready and how this relates to high school planning and the scheduling process. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday, February 16th!  

Battle of the Books - 6th and 7th Grades Meeting
Battle of the Books meeting for 6th and 7th grades will meet Tuesday, Feb. 16th, till 4:30. 
Boys Soccer
Boys soccer tryouts at BMS gym Feb. 16 & 17th 4:00-5:30. MUST have sports physical, shin guards, a ball and water!! 5th graders are welcome to tryout. Email questions to ennfor92@yahoo.com 
Empty Tissue Boxes Needed
6th grade science class is in need of 40 empty tissue boxes of any size, shape or form for an experiment next week. Send to office if you have any! 
NO Valentine deliveries will be accepted at BMS!!!!!!!!!
NO Valentine deliveries will be accepted at BMS!!!!!!!!! 
ReadQuest - Read Across America
Bondurant is preparing to take part in a nationwide reading event called ReadQuest on Friday, February 26, 2016. On this day, students from thousands of schools across the country will read books and take Accelerated Reader comprehension quizzes on what they’ve read. Family members can join in on the excitement by encouraging their child to read even more on the days leading up to the big event and asking what quizzes he/she plans to take on “ReadQuest” Day. 
"Firefight" Reading Group
The "Firefight" reading group will start today, Feb. 11th and meet each day until 5:15. 
Softball
Softball tryouts will be held Tuesday, February 16, at Bridgeport Elementary Gym.  6-7:30 PM for new players and 7-8:30 PM for all returning players. There will be an additional tryout held on Friday, February 19th. The time and location for the 19th will be provided on Monday. 
BETA
There will be a Beta meeting for anyone attending Convention on Monday, Feb. 15, after school until 4:00. If you are competing in an art or craft category, your work is due on Monday to either Ms. Lee or Mr. Barker. 
Baseball
Baseball open cage at the WHHS batting cage, Mon, Wed, Thurs and Friday 4:00-6:00. Tryouts will be Feb. 15th and 16th. 
Math Olympiads
Math Olympiads will meet Wednesday until 4:30.  This is a competition week, so wear your t-shirts! 
Girls Soccer Try Outs
Girls Soccer Try Outs at Collins Lane next week will be Monday – Thursday (2/15-2/18) 4-5pm EACH day. Attendance is Mandatory. Please email Coach Mollie with questions/concerns. 
AR Cutoff Date
AR cut off date is February 29th. 
5K Race - Run For Cover
Don’t forget to be sending in registration forms for the “BMS Run for Cover 5K” coming up March 4th.  
BMS News Show
Check out the BMS News Show.  Great job News Team!
https://youtu.be/un79DcOfEJM
   
 
WHHS Ping Pong Battle
The senior classes at Franklin County and Western Hills are sponsoring a Ping Pong Battle. This tournament will be held on February 27 at FCHS. It is open to 8th graders and high school students. The cost is $15 per person or $50 for a team of 4. Prizes will be given and the cost includes a t-shirt. A player from each side of town will be voted on to represent their high school and participate in the "Grudge Match"! Pick up your registration form in the office! 
Bondurant Middle School Spelling Bee Winners
Congratulations to Daniel Ward, who won the Bondurant Middle School Spelling Bee last week and will represent Bondurant at the District Spelling Bee. Nikhil Akula was runner up, and Hithan Garla came in third place. Great job!  
Bondurant Governor's Cup District Champions
After a long two days of competition, I'm excited to say that Bondurant took home the overall Governor's Cup District Championship tonight at Second Street School! The 1st place quick recall team beat Good Shepherd School to take home the title after squeaking out a 1-point victory on an inquiry against Elkhorn in the semifinals. Members of the championship quick recall team are: 
2016-17 School Calendar
2016-17 school calendar is on the Franklin Co. website now.

 
Chaperones Needed

Chaperones needed to go on chorus festival trip. March 23rd from approximately 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. You would ride the bus with students to Lexington and chaperone them while Mrs. Conway is with the other grades during their performance and sight-singing. If you have questions, or would like to volunteer, please email ashley.conway@franklin.kyschools.us  

Make-Up Days
Make up days so far: Feb. 12th, 15th and March 18th . 
ESS Transportation Now Provided
Transportation will now be provided for ESS for all grade levels on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students will be picked up at school at 5:00 by a bus and taken home. Regular attendance is required. If you would like to register for ESS, please contact:
6th grade: Bobbie Fryman Bobbie.Fryman@franklin.kyschools.us
7th grade: Michaela Manning at Michaela.Manning@franklin.kyschools.us
8th grade: Robert Thompson at Robert.Thompson@franklin.kyschools.us
 
"Ice Cream for a Good Book" Reading Incentive Program
The Bondurant  ”Ice Cream for a Good Book” reading incentive program has begun. Students who read a book in their reading range and that they have not read before from the incentive book titles posted in the Library, take an AR test after January 4th and earn at least an 80% will be eligible for an ice cream sundae party at the end of the year. Monthly prizes will also be awarded to students who meet the criteria. This program also offers a prize for the Language Arts teacher in each grade level that has the highest percentage of students to meet the criteria. Our goal is for EVERY BMS student to attend the sundae party. So check out one of the incentive titles before break so you will be ready take your AR test when you return!

To see the list of incentive titles, press on "Read more..." below.
 
Community Service Opportunity Every Tuesday
Community Service opportunity every Tuesday in the Library starting at 7:40 am. 
Labels for Education Book Bonanza Bonus Offer
The Bondurant PTO will be trying our best to collect as many Labels for Education UPC labels and caps between now and April 15th for the upcoming Labels for Education® Book Bonanza Bonus Offer. For each 1,000 UPC labels and/or beverage/sauce caps we submit by April 30th, our school will receive 5 scholastic books (20 book maximum per school). You can find out more about the program (http://www.scholastic.com/bookbonanza/officialrules.htm ) and a listing of the participating products (http://www.labelsforeducation.com/earn-points/participating-products ) online. Please have students turn in the UPC labels/caps to their homeroom teacher or bring them to the front desk by April 15th so we earn some free books. Thank you for your support!  
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