Best wishes to all of our families for a fun summer break! We hope you will join us on August 21st for our Back to School Fair from 4-7pm in the High School Gym. Click here to view the flier for more details: https://5il.co/84fp
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Tuesday, June 18, is the last day of school. Students will be released early at 12:50pm.
Early this morning, the Blaine Police Department notified Blaine School District Administration of a post to Snapchat, by a Middle Student, that depicts an abstract character holding a weapon with the caption "Enough is Enough" The Blaine Police Department has met with the family of the student and at this time does not consider the post to represent a credible threat against a specific individual, or the school in general. That being said, this student will not be permitted to return to school until an extended investigation into this matter can be conducted. At this time there is not a projected timeframe for the student to be allowed to return to school. The safety of students and staff remains our highest priority.
Homework Club Is Ending! Bridge next week on Tuesday only. No Homework Club on Wednesday or Thursday.
Attention BMS Parents: On Monday June 10 at 9:00 am in our PAC, we have invited the Odd Squad (Vancouver Police and Drug Task Force) to give a presentation on the risks of using drugs. We intend to use this presentation as a tool to help our kids make informed decisions to end the school year and throughout the summer. Community members are welcome to join us for this assembly to support our students.
Join us for a Community Focus Group session to provide input on the superintendent search criteria: Tonight (May 29) at 7:00pm in the District Office boardroom. Visit our news feed for details: https://www.blainesd.org/article/113228?org=blaine-school-district
SURVEY CLOSES TODAY (May 28): The School Board's Stakeholder Input Survey will close today. Parents and community members are encouraged to participate in the superintendent search process by providing their input. Here is a link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlaineWA - There will also be a Community Focus Group session at 7pm on May 29. Visit the District's news feed for details.
Schedule Reminder: No School on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
An online survey will be open through May 28 for all stakeholders to share input on the Board of Directors' search for a new superintendent. Visit our News Feed for additional information. Here is the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BlaineWA
The Blaine Police and High School administration have surfaced evidence of threats to the school. The individual accused of making threats is currently in custody. Please follow this link to read full details on the District's news feed: https://www.blainesd.org/article/112104?org=blaine-school-district
Blaine Middle School will be having Prep Night August 21st from 4-7 pm in the cafeteria. Stay tuned for more info.
Boys Baseball has been rescheduled from Tuesday May 7th AND Wednesday May 8th, to double headers on May 8th. -5/8/19, 8th Grade: Double header Blaine vs. Lynden @ Lynden High School at 4:00pm and 5:30pm -5/8/19, 7th Grade: Double header Lynden vs. Blaine @ Pipeline Fields at 4:00pm and 5:30 pm
Attention BMS: Girls soccer has been rescheduled from Monday May 6th to Tuesday May 7th. -5/7/19, 8th Grade: Mt. Baker vs. Blaine @ Blaine High School at 4:30pm -5/7/19, 7th Grade: Mt. Baker vs. Blaine @ Blaine High School at 5:30pm
Schedule Reminder: No School on Monday, May 6 (LID). For information on Blaine High School's makeup day for seniors, please visit the High School's News Feed article: https://www.blainesd.org/article/107671?org=blaine-high-school
Attention BMS Families: The bike rally has started just south of the stadium. Kids ages 11-14 who are joining the Blue Beat will get priority for free bikes. Kids of other ages will have an opportunity for bikes based on availability. Please join our community support programs today. This will be great for kids!
Attention BMS Athletics: The 7th grade soccer game is cancelled today due to number of athletes. Boys 7th and 8th grade baseball game is canceled due to field conditions. Practice for baseball will be indoors until 5 pm.
Schedule Reminder: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, April 22
Awards assembly reminder 1pm today. BMS PAC
Attention BMS Parents: as a reminder our new lunch menu is posted on the BSD app. We hope to have your student try some new foods this month as well as some bigger breakfast meals that we hope can help them with their focus and stamina for their difficult day.
Have a great Spring Break! School resumes on April 8.
Just after 3pm a staff member inadvertently entered the campus lockdown code into an office desk phone which activated an announcement campuswide. Students and staff who were still within buildings were moved into a safe location, and those exiting campus continued their exit. It took approximately 5 minutes to clarify that it was a false alarm and the lockdown was lifted.
Attention BMS: Remind your student to wear black and orange today for our grades 3-12 spirit assembly.
Attention BMS Parents/Guardians: Our lunch menu for April is posted on the BSD App. Our goal is for all kids to eat well each day. Paid Breakfast is $1.50 and FREE for all those who take part in our Free and Reduced Programs. Paid Lunch is $3.00, Reduced price is $.40, and Free is FREE. We would love more participation from ALL.
Blaine Middle School: Today’s late start has a college emphasis!!!! Remind your child to wear their favorite college colors and gear. March Madness starts today.
Attention BMS Students: tomorrow is our March Madness Kickoff! Wear your favorite college gear or favorite college colors!! This is a great two weeks for basketball fans and a great venue to learn more about post high school.
Schedule Reminder: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, March 18
If your child is 14 or older, please register for the FREE TEEN HEART SCREENING on March 21st from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration packets can be turned into the office. For more info, go to: https://www.peacehealth.org/st-joseph/services/cardiovascular-center/Pages/Teen-Heart-Screen
With the significant increase in absences due to illness we want to remind everyone that we have an attendance hotline that can be called to excuse your child's absence.360-332-0475. Please leave a detailed message regarding symptoms so we can appropriately track illness trends
K-8 Conferences scheduled on March 7 will be postponed due to today's school schedule adjustment.
LATE START: Due to icy conditions, all classes will start 2 hours late (10:20am) on March 7 and there will be no morning preschool. There will be NO EARLY DISMISSAL FOR K-8 STUDENTS. All students will be dismissed on March 7 at 2:50pm.
Schedule Reminder: K-8 Early Release - Students in grades K-8 will be released at 12:50pm during Conference Week, March 4-8.
With the extended number of days lost to inclement weather during the month of February, five (5) to date in our case, Whatcom County districts are starting the process of projecting calendar implications. Our 2018-19 calendar calls for the first three days lost to be made up on June 14-17-18, and that is what we anticipate at this time. As the additional two days are eligible for waiver application to OSPI, we are in the process of considering recommendation of said application to the Board. Once approved by OSPI, and provided that there are no additional days lost, we can move forward with formal designation of June 18 as the final day of the current school year.
Schedule Reminder: Late Start (10:20am) on Monday, February 25
FYI If a student is part of our Free or Reduced program (about 1/2 of our students), they are able to eat breakfast for FREE. Lunches are either FREE or $.40 depending on F or R. Today's breakfast was eggs and hashbrowns. An entire month menu for March will be posted to our website soon. As of now, 100 of 517 kids eat breakfast at our school. We want to make sure that ALL kids are getting breakfast each morning. At BMS we value nutrition. We hope to impact our students by what they put into their bodies for fuel.
Schedule Reminder: No School on February 15 (Mid-Winter Break) and February 18 (President's Day)
Blaine School District is cancelling school on Thursday, February 14. Our maintenance and grounds staff have done an incredible job of removing 12-14 inches of snow off of campus parking lots and sidewalks over the past three days. We also greatly appreciate the efforts of both the City of Blaine and Whatcom County road clearing crews. However, there remains too much compact snow and ice across many areas of the District to be able to run our busses safely, especially on secondary roads. Once school resumes next week, we will start the process of determining the impact of this extended storm on the school calendar. Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.
Due to ongoing winter weather conditions, all schools will again be closed on Wednesday, February 13. All campus activities are also cancelled.
All schools will again be closed on Tuesday, February 12, due to continuing winter weather conditions. Also, all campus activities are cancelled.
Due to weather conditions, school is cancelled in the Blaine School District Monday, February 11th, and all activities are cancelled as well. (previously posted to BSD main Live Feed)
BMS Families, a limited number of yearbooks are still available for purchase if you haven’t already purchased one. They can be purchased in the office for $25. It is a full cover, hardcover book filled with events and memories from the 2018/2019 school year. Don’t miss out!
Blaine School District intends to operate on a regular schedule on Tuesday, February 5. If a schedule modification becomes necessary, details will be communicated through a notification from the Blaine SD mobile app, as well as on the District website's Live Feed.
Schedule Reminder: Late Start (10:20am) on Monday, February 4. Have a great weekend!
A campus-wide lockdown DRILL was completed this morning, and all systems functioned smoothly. Classes have now resumed per regular schedule.
BSD youth, parents, staff, and community members are encouraged to participate in upcoming social emotional training opportunities. Visit our News Feed for information about the "Teens and Risk Taking" presentation on Jan. 30, as well as the "Wired to Connect" session on Feb. 21.
SCHEDULE REMINDER: No School on Monday, January 28 (Teacher Workday)
SCHEDULE REMINDER: No School on Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday)
Please join us today at 9 am in our PAC for a guest motivational speaker. We will be honoring Martin Luther King Jr while learning ways to get the most out of ourselves each and everyday. Have a great day!
Attention Parents: We are looking for some fun photos to add to our BMS Yearbook. We are asking student/families to recreate a childhood photo for a "Then and Now" page in the yearbook. If you would like to participate please email the old photo, and the recreated version, to firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include the students first and last name) You can still purchase a yearbook if you haven't already. They are $25 and can be purchased in the middle school office.
Schedule Reminder: Late Start (10:20am) on Monday, January 14. Have a great weekend!
There will be a Martin Luther King assembly at BMS on January 15th at 9:00 am. Parents and relatives are invited to join us in the Performing Arts Center for the event. If you are unable to attend, please discuss the contributions MLK made to society.
Please join us BMS Families: On Monday January7, 2019 at 9 am Taproot Theater will be here to do a school-wide performance in the PAC entitled "The Social Net Worth". This presentation covers topics including cyber-bullying, harassment, and positive body image and will last approximately an hour. Here's a link to the performance on Taproot's website if you would like more information on this performance and want to have a conversation after with your student (http://taproottheatre.org/touring/school/#schooltouring There is plenty of space in our beautiful PAC. You do not have to sit with your child!!
BMS “Make a Change” community food drive raised over 1900 dollars for the Blaine Food Bank! That money purchased over 100,000 pounds of food. That amount of food would fill three school buses!!!!!! Wow Blaine. Awesome Job. Thank you to everyone who helped.
Happy New Year! School resumes on a regular schedule on Thursday, January 3rd.
Have a great Winter Break! School resumes on January 3, 2019.
BMS Make a Change update: Our students/Parents/Businesses/Supporters have raised $1569 dollars for the Blaine FoodBank. This will be used to purchase food for Blaine families in need of a jumpstart. Thank you EVERYONE for helping us reach OUR goal on this community project. If you would still like to support Blaine, the FoodBank is a great place to start.
BMS Parents/Guardians: “Make a Change” Last day is tomorrow! We are awfully close to our goal of 1500 dollars. If you know someone or some business who is considering a donation for the 2018 year; please consider the Blaine Food Bank through BMS. The food bank gives soo much to this community and the students of Blaine School District.
Make a Change: wow Blaine and Birch Bay...our second collection day produced another 700 dollars! That brings our total to 1200 dollars. Thank you everyone for your contributions. A special thank you to the local businesses that have donated back to our community. Let’s try to blow our goal of 1500 dollars out of the water.
Winter Ride Registration will run through December 14. The program goes up to Mt. Baker every Saturday in January and February. Go to https://www.blainesd.org/winter-ride or text Julie (360) 303-8535 for more info. Lessons are filling up quickly and are anticipated to be full next week. Please sign up ASAP if interested. First time riders are required to take lessons for safety reasons.
ASB Report: We counted just over 500 dollars in donations for the Blaine Food Bank. We still have a long ways to go. Thank you to all the students, families, and local businesses that have donated! As a reminder: this 500 dollars will purchase nearly 15000 pounds of food.
Our ASB will be doing the first classroom count today at 9 am for our Make a Change drive. Every little bit counts!
Just a reminder about our “Make a Change” community drive. If you have “extra” please send it with your student or drop it off in the office. We hope to give a boost to Blaine families in need. Remember 1500 dollars is an ambitious goal but doable with your help. If we achieve that goal we can bring in nearly 45000 pounds of food! Let’s get this done. Go BMS!!!!
Blaine Middle School has started its annual "Make a Change" drive to support our local Blaine Food Bank. Please consider supporting our ambitious goal of raising 1500 dollars for the community of Blaine. Canadian currency and checks will also be accepted this year.
We hope to see you tonight at the Family Resource Fair in the high school cafeteria from 5:00-7:30pm. Free pizza, raffle prizes, and over 50 local organizations available to connect with families. Visit our News Feed for all the details.
Free Dinner for the family! The Family Resource Fair is tomorrow night (Dec. 5) in the high school cafeteria from 5:00 - 7:30 PM. Parents bring your family and enjoy a pizza dinner! Two presentations will be available addressing the important topics of Suicide Awareness and Teens and Social Media. Over 50 local resources that are available to you in our community will be in the high school cafeteria. All in one place at the same time! See what is out there and ask any questions you may have. Raffle prizes will be given out and younger kids will receive a Hot Wheels car while checking out the Scouts' derby race track. Face painting by our cheerleaders will also be available. We are looking forward to seeing all of you!
Free Dinner for the family! The Family Resource Fair is tomorrow night in the high school cafeteria from 5:00 - 7:30 PM. Parents bring your family and enjoy a pizza dinner! Two presentations will be available addressing the important topics of Suicide Awareness and Teens and Social Media. Over 50 Local resources that are available to you in our community will be in the high school cafeteria. All in one place at the same time! See what is out there and ask any questions you may have. Raffle prizes will be given out and younger kids will receive a hot wheels car while checking out the Scouts Derby car track! Face painting by our cheerleaders will also be available! If you are a middle school student - sign in and you will be given a Snack Bar Buck to use at school! We are looking forward to seeing all of you!
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start Day (10:20am) on Monday, December 3. Buses run on normal routes two hours late and all morning preschool classes are cancelled on late start days.
"Winter Ride" (Ski Bus) registration is open through 12/14/18. Go to the Blaine School District website for more information! https://www.blainesd.org/winter-ride
Happy Holidays to all the BMS families! Our students had a great day today participating in our BMS LipDub. Ask your student about it and visit the BMS webpage for previous years LipDub.
All K-12 students will be released at 12:50pm on Wednesday, Nov. 21. There will be no school Nov. 22-23 for the holiday weekend. Happy Thanksgiving!
SCHEDULE REMINDER: K-8 students will be released at 12:50pm during conferences November 15, 16, 19, 20, & 21.
Students grades 6-12: Winter Ride (Ski Bus) Informational Meeting is tonight at 5:30 in the BMS Cafeteria. Mt. Baker staff will be on site taking pass photos. All sign-up forms will be available. Thanks!
Due to conferences, "Homework Club" will be cancelled Wednesday 11/14, Thursday 11/15 and Wednesday 11/21. "Homework Club" will resume 11/28.
Boys and Girls Basketball schedules are posted. You can access them on the app and also at www.nwcathletics.com.
BMS Parents: Please remind your student to wear the colors that correspond to their grade level. We hope to have ALL kids participate tomorrow.
BMS: Thursday’s spirit theme is twin/squad day. Please encourage your student to dress up and show school spirit.
Dear Parents/Guardians, Student lead conferences will be happening November 15, 16, 19, and 20 from 1 - 3:20 pm and on November 15 from 5 - 8 pm. Please schedule your conference on line using YOUR Family Access account. The following info will assist you with scheduling but please keep in mind the following items: You MUST log in as THE PARENT (not as the student). IF you need your Family Access login information call the school office. Select the "conferences" tab (should be on the left side of the screen when you log in as YOU) then proceed scheduling your conference (see note next bullet points). 6th grade students with Zaccheo/Johnson or Schweinsberg/Creager will schedule through the LA/SS teacher - the Math/Science teacher will be at the conference. 6th grade students with Minckler/Higgins/Schutt will schedule through their FIRST period teacher. ALL 7th grade students are scheduled through their FIRST period teacher. ALL 8th grade students are scheduled through their FIRST period teacher. NOTE: For the FIRST period teacher conferences, other teachers will NOT be at that conference (unless you were called already). IF you want to see other teachers you can "stop by" the day of to sign up on any open spots. We look forward to your participation and thank you in advance for scheduling your conference quickly if you haven't already done so.
AFTER SCHOOL HOMEWORK CLUB IS CANCELLED ON WEDNESDAY, 10/31/18. SEE YOU THURSDAY!
Blaine Middle School Rachel's Challenge: Parents Please ask your 7th and 8th grade students about today's message. All Students can: 1. Leave a Legacy of Kindness 2. Show Compassion 3. Practice Pre Acceptance 4. Learn from Mistakes 5. Forgive Yourself and Others
Blaine Middle School Parents: As a reminder, we have invited Rachel’s Challenge into our school culture again this year. Parents please join us at 10:50 am today along side our 6th graders for the presentation designed to help build empathy in each student. At 9:15 am, our 7th and 8th graders participate in the Legacy program. So far it is awesome!
Hello BMS Families- This Friday is our annual Monster Mash dance from 6:30-8:30 in the BMS cafeteria. Tickets are on sale during lunch for $5. Tickets are also available at the door for $5. Kids are encouraged to dress up, no masks or weapons, please. We've been teaching the students the Thriller dance all week during lunch for a modified flash mob performance at the dance. Tutorials can be found online if your student wants some extra practice! We also need a few more volunteers/chaperones for the night to be successful, please contact me at email@example.com to see how you can help! Thank you, Kari Holley BMS PTSO President
On November 8, at 9 am in our PAC, Blaine Middle School students will be honoring our Veterans. If your student has a relative or family friend that was in the military or is currently in the military, we would like to honor them. More information to come through the classrooms.
Next Tuesday, October 30, we will be having the Rachel's Challenge assembly. Rachel’s Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying, and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Assembly times on the BMS Newsfeed
BMS Spirit Week: October 29-November 2nd Monday: Neon Day Tuesday: Decades Day Wednesday: Superhero Day Thursday: Twin/Squad Day Friday: Grade Colors (6th Blue,Green, White) (7th Red, White, Blue)(Orange, Black, White)
Parents, For any errors in your fundraising order contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Quickest resolution) or call 1-800-251-1542 Include: order & Account #, mailing address
The orders from the BMS fundraiser will be distributed tomorrow, October 19, 2018. Students will be given their orders between 1:45 - 2:45pm. If parents would like to come to the school to pick up an order this can be done between 1:45 and 3:30pm. All orders need to be reviewed by the parent and student for accuracy as soon as possible. If there are any problems with the order, email GreatAmerican@GAFundraising.com (quickest response) or call 1-800-251-1542.
7th and 8th grade girls fastpitch games that were cancelled today (10/8/18), have been rescheduled for Thursday, October 11th, 2018, at Pipeline fields.
10/8/18: Today’s 7th and 8th grade girls fastpitch games, vs. Lynden Christian @ Pipeline fields, are cancelled. Practice indoors. Games will be rescheduled TBD.
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start Day (10:20am) on Monday, October 8. Buses run on normal routes two hours late and all morning preschool classes are cancelled on late start days.
Blaine Middle School Fundraiser Update - Please turn in all fundraising orders tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/26/18. Orders not received by tomorrow may not be processed. Contact Julie Butschli at email@example.com with questions. Thank you.
Staff, parents, and patrons are encouraged to attend today's Community Discussion on the new High School Grandstands, beginning at 5:30pm, in the District boardroom, at 765 H Street. See the article in our News Feed for additional information.
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start Day (10:20am) on Monday, September 17. Buses run on normal routes two hours late and all morning preschool classes are cancelled on late start days.
REMINDER: 6TH Grade Band Parent Meeting DATE: SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 REVISED TIME: 7:15pm in Blaine Middle School Cafeteria
Blaine Middle School Open House is this Thursday, September 13, at 6pm in the PAC. Students are strongly encouraged to attend with their parents.
Sports schedules for season 1 (Boys Soccer, Cross Country, Football, & Girls Fastpitch) have been posted. They are located under the "Athletics" tab on the website & app. Check back often for changes due to inclement weather. Or, set up alerts to be sent straight to your phone!
Sports practice begins Wednesday, August 29, 2018 for BMS 7th and 8th graders: *Girls Fastpitch: Athletes will be bussed to Pipeline Fields at 3:00. Coach Miller will have a quick meeting with the girls out there and then running a full practice. Expect them to return to the school from Pipeline at approximately 5:30pm. They will need all their gear on Wednesday! *Cross Country: Team meeting in Mr. Minckler’s room (rm. 205) at 3:00pm. Expected to be 30 mins or so. Informational. Parents/guardians can plan to pick up their CC athlete at 3:30pm. *Boys Soccer: Coach Borja will run a full practice. The boys soccer team will meet at the soccer field just east of the high school at 3:00 pm. Athletes will be done with practice at approximately 5:15pm. *Football: informational meeting in the middle school library for football athletes with Coach Ulrich and Coach Freeman. Expect meeting/practice to last until 4pm. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-332-8226.
Welcome to the 2018 - 2019 school year! MARK YOUR CALENDAR Come to 6th/7th/8th Grade Prep Night WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018 - 4:30PM-6:30PM in the MIDDLE SCHOOL CAFETERIA