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.
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.
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.