SBDM Representative Nominations
SBDM parent representative nominations for 2014-15 are due in the office by April 30th. Submit a brief bio on why you would like to serve and about yourself for the voters to read. Two parents will be elected with the election in early May.  
7th Grade Ancient Adventure Postponed
Due to the temperature tomorrow, we are changing the 7th grade Ancient Adventure Fair to next Tuesday, April 22nd.  
Spring Fling Matches
Student Council will be selling Spring Fling matches at lunch Thurs. and Friday for $2. 
Proactive 5K
BMS will be participating in the Proactive 5K. Students are able to register for $10 and family members for $20. Student registration forms were sent home today. Extra student forms and family member forms can be found in the front office. Registration forms and money are due to Ms. Moreland by May 5. If you have already registered please let Ms. Moreland know so she can add you to our team. Winning school $500, 2nd place $300 and 3rd place $200 
Tech Opportunity for Middle School Girls
TechSavvy will provide hands-on workshops with women working in STEM fields on May 17 on the KSU campus.  This is collaboration between AAUW (American Association of University Women) Bluegrass Central and KSU CAFSSS.  Interested girls may register online at TechSavvy. Any Kentucky middle school girl and her parents (or other significant adult) can attend. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. It will be a day of fun and intriguing sessions led by women who work in STEM fields in places like Toyota USA, Alltech, Lockheed Martin, Kentucky State University, and more!! The day will conclude with the girls creating a personal vision board to connect their heads and hearts to their futures. 
March of Dimes
Franklin Co. Public Schools is having a March of Dimes "Dime War" April 14-18.  Support the mission of the March of Dimes to improve health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.  The classroom that raises the most money from each school will receive a pizza party! 
Washington DC Trip
Reminder to 8th grade parents of students going on the Washington DC trip. Medication forms are due to nurses office by April 16th for her review please. Trip participants should arrive by 7:30 P.M. on Tues. April 22nd for departure for the trip. All medications should be labeled in a ziploc bag. Medical forms will be redistributed at this time. Movies must be G or PG for the buses. 
The chorus returned last night from our 3 day trip to St Louis. The trip was a great success! All three groups recieved a rating of "Excellent".  Thank you to Whitaker Bank, Alliance Coal, and Everyday Matters for their donations! Their financial support was greatly appreciated!  
School Schedule
The last day of school for students is now June 5th!!  No school on May 20th (election day) or May 26 (Memorial Day).  Midterm ends on April 24th and the midterm reports will be going home on April 30th. There is no 8th grade graduation. 
State Testing Dates
State testing will be May 21-28.  Please remember not to schedule appointments during these days.  Attendance is especially important during testing!!  
Last Day of School is June 5th
The last day of school for students is now June 5th!! No school on May 20th (election day) or May 26 (Memorial Day). Midterm ends on April 24th. 
New BMS Book Club Starting - "The Giver"
The Bondurant Book Club began reading “The Giver” by Lois Lowry on Wednesday, April 16. The scheduled meeting days will be April 16th, 17th, 18th, 22nd, and 23rd . Each day we will meet until 5:00 except on Wednesday, April 23rd, we will meet until 4:30. This is a young adult, quick read that will be coming out in the movies soon and is worth 7 AR points. The AR cut off is April 24th, so we will have the book completed just in time to take the test for this grading period. Remember if your child has ever tested on this book before, even in elementary school, he/she will not be able to test again for AR points. We are on page 40, starting Chapter 6. 
MAP Testing
MAP testing started April 8th and will continue all month.  
Wolverine Cheer Team
Any 8th grade girl interested in trying out for next year's Wolverine Cheer Team should attend mandatory clinics April 28th, 29th and 30th in the WHHS gym from 4:00 - 6:00. Tryouts will be May 1st. 
Wolverine Dance Team
The Wolverine Dance Team will hold auditions for the 2014-2015 Dance Team the week of April 14th. Any 8th grader wishing to try-out for the team should attend mandatory clinics in the gym on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:45-5:30 with tryouts in the auditorium on Friday the 18th. Candidates will perform hip-hop and pom routines, a kick sequence, and the fight song, along with demonstrating proficiency in several technical elements. Girls making the team will be expected to attend a mandatory parent meeting on Monday, April 21st. Packets can be picked up in the office at Bondurant or Western Hills. Coach Wooldridge can be reached by email at if you have any questions. 
Eighth Grade Pictures
The 8th grade group picture will be taken Monday, April 21st. Envelopes will be given out on Friday for prepayment of $15 are due on Monday.  
PTO Meeting
PTO meeting April 28th at 5:30 PM.  
AR Cutoff Dates
Trimester 3 Midterm cutoff date is April 24th.  Trimester 3 (End of year) cutoff date is May 30th.  
BMS Odyssey of the Mind

BMS Odyssey of the Mind Teams had an outstanding showing at the Competition at EKU on March 29th. Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. This year BMS had 2 teams of students competing at the State Tournament at EKU. Both teams did well and we are very proud of them! 1st and 2nd place winners at State Competition advance to the World Finals Competition at Iowa State University on May 28th-31st. One of our teams did advance to this level of competition! Congratulations to the following BMS OoTM teams: BMS Not So Haunted House Problem—1st Place (Advancing to World Finals): Luke Sosby, Shay Locke, Madison Sharp, Julia Martinez, Amanda Jones, Hasitha Ramisetti, and Matson Wainwright and BMS Stackable Structure Problem—3rd Place: Mallie Moore, Carter Stinnett, Sidney Edwards, Brianne Mack-Bingham, Ben Muller, Zoe Ward, and Maegan Johnson.  

Bondurant Capital Area Art Guild Winners
Congratulations to the following BMS’ art students who won the following at the Capital Area Art Guild show in March. We are so proud of you!
Sam Simpson - Honorable Mention for 6th grade; Piper Clark – Honorable Mention for 7th grade; Sydney Harris – 1st Place for 8th grade; and Hannah Ashley – 2nd Place for 8th grade .
PTO Donation Competition
The PTO Donation Competition is in full swing. Send in your Box Tops, Labels for Education, Tyson A+, Coke Rewards, used ink cartridges, and old cell phones to earn Braves signatures and points for your child’s homeroom class. Remember Box Tops have expiration dates, so turn them in promptly so they do not expire!  
ESS After School
ESS tutoring services is offered each Wednesday and Thursday from 4 – 5 PM.  
BMS Logo Items
BMS has a website where you can order Bondurant logo items for all occasions,  
ILP Information
All students in KY. Grades 6-12 complete an individual learning plan (ILP) every year. The ILP is a web-based tool your student uses to start planning a future after high school. They will research careers, investigate colleges, examine military pathways, and set goals they can use to achieve a bright and happy future. They will even start building a resume to apply to colleges or jobs. Throughout this process they learn about the many options they have and what they will need to do to get where they want to go. PARENTS are encouraged to access student ILP’s and review/talk to your youth about their future plans. Parent log-ins can be requested by emailing Mr. Gary at .  
Kroger Cards and Labels for Education
Labels for Education bonus points can be awarded to Bondurant by anyone who uses a registered Kroger Plus card. To register your Kroger card, go to\ . You can also clip and redeem the UPCs to earn more Labels for Education points for Bondurant. This way the points can really rack up! 
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