Reminder: BMS Hybrid Learning Information Night is coming up Tuesday, January 5th at 6 p.m. https://www.blainesd.org/article/371795?org=blaine-school-district
Watch for an email this afternoon with a link to request a change to your student's method of instruction for second semester. (Hybrid/Online) The opportunity to request a change will be open until 5:00 P.M. on December 10th.
Join us tonight at 6:00 P.M. for our student and parent information night for 6th grade. Please click this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87461820844?pwd=eHY0anhWME85TkVsUWJrMzVVU1ZWdz09 Passcode: 757360
Afternoon buses are running 10-15 minutes late today.
BMS Virtual Open House is tonight starting at 6 P.M. Follow this link for more specific details, including google meet codes. See you there! https://www.blainesd.org/o/blaine-middle-school/page/2020-2021-school-year--26
BMS Virtual Open House is this Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Check our new 2020-2021 School Year page for times and google meet codes. https://www.blainesd.org/o/blaine-middle-school/page/2020-2021-school-year--26
Our Zoom account issues have been resolved and Dr. Granger has opened the meeting.
We are having technical difficulties with our Zoom meeting, and unfortunately have to cancel tonight's Community Q&A with Dr. Granger. We apologize for the inconvenience and will reschedule as soon as we our certain the technical issue has been resolved.
The school district was experiencing some connectivity issues this morning as a result of last night's wind storm. We believe connectivity is now restored across our campuses. If you or your student are experiencing issues, please communicate with your teacher.
Monday, September 21, 2020 we will move to Phase II of our re-opening plan and welcome our first Borderites to the buildings. We encourage those with students returning on Monday to visit our 2020 - 2021 School Year section at www.blainesd.org
Dr. Granger's weekly message can be viewed on the district's YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/H-o3KfgvmKs
6th, 7th, and 8th grade supply distribution will occur on Friday 9/4/20 from 1:00-5:00 at the Ken Water’s Gym/PAC parking lot. Directional signs and staff will guide families to the correct lane to pick up their materials. Materials will include: Agile Mind Workbook White Board White Board Markers Composition notebook Teacher specific materials (if needed) Upon Request: Pens, Pencils, Notebook paper Please stay in your car and collect your materials from the designated spot.
BHS Orientation is tonight, Monday, August 24, 2020 from 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. A new meeting link had to be created for this meeting. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please follow this new link to attend. https://zoom.us/s/98333889508?pwd=bTlYUWVGcHI5MS9sV3JxM0NEcHZmUT09
Dr. Granger's weekly message is now on the website. https://www.blainesd.org/article/292670?org=blaine-school-district
For all of our families who live in Pt. Roberts - chromebooks and supplies are on their way to you. Items can be picked up this evening, Wednesday, August 19th, from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. It will be a contact-less delivery process, and we ask that social distancing rules are respected. Thank you, we miss you and hope we can see you soon!
Wednesday (8/19) and Thursday (8/20) all returning students, letters A-Z are welcome to come to the school to pick up their chromebooks. New students' devices will be ready soon, and we will send a message as soon as that happens. See our news article for details on pick up times and locations. https://www.blainesd.org/article/285923?org=blaine-school-district
Blaine Middle School virtual orientation is this Thursday, August 20th at 6:00 P.M. Incoming 6th graders, students new to the district, as well as anyone else with questions is encouraged to attend. Please send questions in advance to email@example.com. https://www.blainesd.org/article/289695?org=blaine-school-district
Dr. Granger's weekly message has been posted on our website. The Skyward system is currently down for maintenance, so we are unable to send the message via email this evening. https://www.blainesd.org/article/287729?org=blaine-school-district
Chromebook pick up begins tomorrow, Thurs. Aug 13th. New message from Dr. Granger about 2020-2021 school year. Visit our website for more details on both.
Join Dr. Granger for a virtual Community Q & A this evening, August 11, 2020, at 6:00 P.M. https://www.blainesd.org/article/284778?org=blaine-school-district
Read Dr. Granger's message regarding the reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year at www.blainesd.org.
Dr. Granger's weekly message will be delayed until tomorrow, Saturday, Aug 8, 2020, following the Special Board Meeting at 6:30 P.M., so it can include details from that meeting.
Blaine School District's Board of Directors met this evening to discuss the reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year, in light of recent recommendations from Whatcom County's Department of Health and new information from Governor Inslee. Read more here; https://www.blainesd.org/article/281810?org=blaine-school-district
Visit our website for new information from the Whatcom County Department of Health regarding school reopening for the 2020-2021 school year. https://www.blainesd.org/article/281062?org=blaine-school-district
Join Dr. Granger for a virtual community question and answer session on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/95157353698?pwd=YURXN2QybWVtOVQxaFFLV0t4MEFydz09 Passcode: 411754 Or join by phone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 951 5735 3698
Dr. Granger's weekly message has been posted on our website and includes new information for families who might be considering home schooling for the 2020-2021 school year. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
BSD 2020-2021 Schedule Attestation has been posted and will remain open through 5:00 P.M. Thursday, July 30, 2020. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdMIUjD4TGfftj52uMnkzWpSnKiYC9gecz5FASDdfZywlKLnA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Visit our COVID-19 Info & Updates page for Dr. Granger's Community Message for July 24, 2020. Tonight's message includes some childcare resources, including a link to a survey from the Boys and Girls Club of Whatcom County's Blaine club. https://www.blainesd.org/o/blaine-school-district/page/covid-19-info-and-updates
Dr. Granger has issued a new community message regarding the 2020-2021 school year. Visit our COVID-19 Info & Updates page to read his message. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
Dr. Granger has delivered a new message regarding the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year. https://www.blainesd.org/article/268677?org=blaine-school-district
Please visit our website to view a message from Dr. Granger and an important new family survey for 2020-2021 school year. If you did not receive his email, please call your school's office Monday to update your email in Skyward. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
Dr. Granger's final weekly update for the 2019-2020 school year has been posted to our website, where translation to Russian and Spanish is available. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
We are pleased to announce the commencement of the Blaine High School Class of 2020, airing on our YouTube channel tonight, Friday, June 12, 2020, at 5:00 P.M. PST. https://youtu.be/19jfcycXE5s
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 11th, from 3-6 P.M. is item pickup and collection for BMS and BHS students. See our news article for details and a map of locations. https://www.blainesd.org/article/258800?org=blaine-school-district
BMS Parents/Guardians: on June 11th from 3pm to 6 pm, we will be handing out yearbooks to those that have pre purchased them. There will be a table set up just outside our middle school cafeteria for handout and for purchases. Also, if you have any other materials that belong to BMS, please bring them for drop off. Checks are preferred and made payable to Blaine Middle School. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Also, if you have not retrieved locker materials we can get those to you at the same time.
Please complete our Family Survey for Re-Opening Schools in 2020-2021, and join us for a Community Q&A tonight, June 3, 2020, at 6:00 P.M. Links for both are on our home page at www.blainesd.org
Dr. Granger's weekly message has been posted on our website's COVID-19 Updates & Info page, under Health Services. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
Please help us create a gift for our teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 - 8, by emailing pictures of your student(s) learning at home to email@example.com. (Sending pictures gives implied consent for their use in any and all publications by the District.)
Dr. Granger's weekly update has been posted to our website. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
Friday, April 17, 2020, the Superintendent's Weekly Update has been posted on the website. http://blainewa.apptegy.us/o/blaine-school-district/page/covid-19-info-and-updates
Family Service Center staff are working remotely and here to help and support you. If you have a need, please reach out to them. If they can't help you directly, they will do everything they can to connect you with someone who can. Call (360) 332-0470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A new message from the superintendent has been posted to the website. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
Visit our website for a new message from Dr. Granger for students, staff, families and the community. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-info-and-updates
Instructions for Google Classroom for 6th-12th graders can be found here. https://sites.google.com/blainesd.org/6-12learningresources
BMS Families: A message from your principal regarding learning opportunities is now available on our website. https://5il.co/e18q
Meal Delivery Routes were updated again today. We continue to adjust as we perfect the process. Be sure to check the website for current times and locations. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-nutrition-plan
Some of our Meal Delivery Routes have updated times and locations based on what we learned today. Visit our page for more information. https://www.blainesd.org/covid-19-nutrition-plan
Visit our YouTube Channel at Blaine School District, WA for a COVID-19 closure update from Dr. Granger. https://youtu.be/JY5NomdJzPE
Our COVID-19 Nutrition Plan begins with the weekday distribution of meals tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Visit our new COVID-19 Nutrition page for more details, including maps and addresses for the delivery routes. All children, regardless of student status, will be fed.
STUDENT MEDICATION PICK UP TODAY (3/16) 10:30 am to 12:30 pm & 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Primary and Elementary School students' meds can be picked up at the Primary School and Middle and High School students' meds at the Middle School during these hours.
All Blaine Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Please see our website for more information. https://www.blainesd.org/article/208653?org=blaine-school-district
7th-12th grade families: the choir concert scheduled for tomorrow, March 12, 2020, has been cancelled.
BMS Volleyball tournament scheduled for today, March 11, 2020, has been cancelled.
Please see our new Communicable Disease Information web page for a message from Dr. Granger as of 11:35 March 11, 2020 https://www.blainesd.org/communicable-disease-information
BMS Families: Today's wrestling competition at Meridian has been cancelled due to their school closure. A rescheduled date is currently being determined. We will announce it on the website when we receive it.
BMS Academic Awards Assembly will be held this Friday, February 28, 2020 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the PAC
Join us for the 7th-12th grade band concert this Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7 p.m. in the PAC.
All Blaine Schools will be closed Friday, February 14, 2020 for Mid Winter Break and Monday, February 17, 2020 for President's Day. There is also no Blaine Thrives after school program these days.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - BMS - Weather Related Changes: Homework Club cancelled
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, February 3rd. Have a great weekend Borderites!
Blaine Schools and all school related activities are canceled for Friday, January 17, 2020.
We are continuing to monitor weather and road conditions and will make an announcement at 5:30 am regarding school for Friday, Jan 17th.
All Blaine schools and related activities are canceled for Thursday, Jan 16, 2020, due to weather. No out of district transportation will be provided.
Due to current weather conditions there will be no school today, January 15, 2020, for students in Blaine School District. All campus activities are also cancelled.
School will begin two hours late tomorrow, 1/14/20, due to icy road conditions throughout the county. Buses will run 2 hours late, and morning preschool will be cancelled. Should a change in conditions require a change to this plan, an update will be sent at 8:30.
The buses for route 12 and 13 are currently stuck at the Bell Rd. and Peace Portal Dr. intersection. Families should expect these buses to be running late.
Reminder – Today, Monday, January 13, is a late start and school begins at 10:20am for students. If you or your family would like help with cold weather clothing, contact Mike Campfield, Regina Twigg, or Kari Holley at Blaine Middle School. 360-332-8226
We wish you a safe and happy Winter Break! School resumes on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Middle School Yearbooks For Sale $25.00 Payable to BMS Cash or Check
Attention Middle School Girls Hoops: today’s games at Vista Middle school will feature the 8th grade girls playing at 4 pm and the 7th grade girls playing at 5:15 pm. This is a change in schedule. Please share.
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, December 9. Have a great weekend!
BMS Parents: We are excited to see you for conferences and hoping your student is able to show off their hard work. While you are visiting, please check our lost and found and claim what is yours.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CONFERENCE SIGN UPS Sign up for conferences in Skyward. Use your parent account and select the conference tab. Conferences start November 21! The Skyward Link is below. https://www2.nwrdc.wa-k12.net/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=wblaines71/seplog01.w
SCHEDULE REMINDER: No School on Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day) and No School on Friday, November 15 (Teacher Workday).
FALL CONFERENCES ARE COMING November 21 - 27, 2019 Sign up for conferences by going to Skyward and logging in as the Parent/Guardian. Click the conference tab and select the day and time that works for you. Thank you.
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, October 28. Have a great weekend!
BMS parents: as a reminder you can check up with the lunch staff if your child seems to be spending too much of your money in too short of a period of time. You can also restrict the snack bar to keep this from happening. Have a great day!
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, October 7. Have a great weekend!
Hello Blaine School District Families. This is a friendly reminder to all families. Please turn in your free and reduced application as soon as possible to avoid a lapse in qualification. You may turn it in to your child's school or the Blaine School District office.
BMS Parents: Thankyou for the feedback regarding our new fundraiser. Reasons we chose this: 1. It is SAFE for kids. 2. Kids do not handle money 3. 50% profit compared to 40 in prev yrs 4. Each supporter gets 3 magazines. We will re-evaluate B4 nxt yr.Thankyou for the support
Attention BMS Parents: We still have a long ways to go to reach our fundraising goal. Please remind your student to contact those that support BMS. Each supporter receives 3 magazine subscriptions as an incentive. We hope to use our funds to purchase BMS gear for each student, purchase sport uniforms, buy games for kids to play at lunch, bring in guest speakers, promote positive school climate, and many other times for kids. Go BMS.
Hey BMS Parents..We started our fundraiser today and we need your help. Please remind your kid(s)about the 6pm blitz that we are doing. We need your kid(s) (or you) to contact people that could potentially support BMS. Each student should have paperwork that went home with them
SCHEDULE REMINDER: Late Start (10:20am) for all students on Monday, September 16. Have a wonderful weekend!
Hey BMS Parents and Guardians, We have had a great start to our school year. Our staff is energized and our kids have been excellent. We are excited to partner with you this school year and beyond. As a reminder, Open House is tomorrow (Thursday, Sept 12 at 6pm).
OSPI News Release - Eligible Families Encouraged to Apply for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Programs: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WAOSPI/bulletins/25b7b9f
Blaine Middle School will host an Open House that will be held on Thursday Sept 12th beginning at 6:00 pm There will be a 6th grade band meeting in the cafeteria at 7:30.
Blaine School District Transportation Department posted updated bus routes Wednesday evening, August 28th. They can be found here: https://www.blainesd.org/o/blaine-school-district/browse/32299
The Back to School Fair takes place today (8/21) from 4-7pm in the High School gym. Click here for details: https://www.blainesd.org/article/123754?org=blaine-school-district
REMINDER: Blaine Middle School's Prep Night is on Wednesday, August 21, from 4 - 7pm in the Middle School Cafeteria. Get student schedules, planners, update family information and more AND visit the high school gym for the Back to School Fair also from 4 - 7pm.
We hope to see you at our Back to School Fair from 4-7pm on Wednesday, August 21, in the High School Gym. Click here for details: https://www.blainesd.org/article/123754?org=blaine-school-district
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 email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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