The transition from elementary to middle school can be a time of nervousness and anxiety. Most students have mixed emotions, so the BMS staff dedicates time and energy to help make it a smooth transition. An important part of their development as students and citizens, this time is the first opportunity for students from all parts of Bexley to come together and form a community. The following information will help students and families with the transition.
This initial meeting is designed to help parents complete scheduling forms for their students and have an overview of the middle school. Presentations and resources can be downloaded:
Mrs. Louys & Mrs. Busold make visits to each fifth grade classroom to help answer questions that students have and help them have a better understanding of what the middle school is really like.
Fifth grade students spend the morning at Bexley Middle School with their class. They get a tour of the building, hear from Mrs. Louys & Mrs. Busold about many of the opportunities and supports available and learn some tips for a successful transition to middle school. Eating lunch in the cafeteria and having recess on the athletic field are two of the highlights for students.
In July parents/guardians receive a letter confirming class requests and containing important information for the start of school. Courses are listed at this point, but not teachers or periods. Parents/guardians notify the BMS office if incorrect requests are listed.
We will schedule a date before school starts for students to pick-up thier schedule, walk around the building and pick-up any pre-ordered supplies. Vision checks & school pictures are also done at this time. Memberships to PTO, Booster Organizations, & Athletic Lions Pride Passes can be purchased also.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 is the first day of school. The first days are set aside to focus on a successful transition to MS. 6th graders participate in the WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Program with 8th grade mentors who help them become comfortable. There are follow-up meetings with WEB leaders during the first half of the year.
Each September, BMS hosts parents/guardians so they can walk through their students' schedules and hear from each of their students' teachers.
In October, all parents/guardians are invited to student-led conferences, where students share a portfolio from the first quarter and teachers are available to meet.