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Looking back on 2020-21 and ahead to the next school year

June 14th, 2021

The 2020-21 school year was one to remember. The BCMS PTO held numerous events to help lift the spirits of our students, staff and parents. There were also several fundraisers helping out local businesses.

Check out the slide show to see all that the BCMS PTO accomplished during the 2020-21 school year as well as our new executive board for next year.

Moody McCarthy, national touring comedian, joined the BCMS for final PTO meeting of the school year

May 27, 2021

The BCMS PTO welcomed Moody McCarthy, a national touring comedian, to the final general meeting of the 2020-21 academic year. McCarthy, who has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and Jimmy Kimmel, performed live standup comedy. He’ll also told us the backstory as to how he got into comedy. The Syracuse native answered questions from the audience.

 

Did you miss the meeting? No problem! You can watch the entire meeting now on YouTube. Enjoy and thanks to those that participated!

2nd Annual BCMS PTO Art Contest: Winners Announced

May 6, 2021

The BCMS PTO hosted our 2nd annual assignment notebook art contest for all middle school students.

The photos we received were creative, beautiful and outstanding!

Congrats goes out to Stella Naumovitz (6th grade/Hudson) for her first place finish! Lalita Start (7th grade/Patroon) was 2nd. Kushaala Start (6th grade/Mohawk) came in 3rd. Shiyam Vaasan (6th grade/Mohawk) and Sanzia Matthews (8th grade/Mohawk) tied for 4th.

The winner's artwork will be displayed on the front and back covers of the 2021-2022 school assignment notebook.  Stella will have her drawing on the front cover. Lalita, Kushaala, Shiyam & Sanzia will have their drawings on the back cover as a collage.

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BCMS PTO Baking Contest: Winners Announced! 

March 29, 2021

 

Congrats to all of the BCMS students that participated in the baking contest celebrating Pi Day. Over 35 students sent in pictures of their pie, cake, cookie or cupcake recipes as well as the finished product

Congrats to Tyler St. Cyr (7th grade, Hudson) for the winning recipe. 2nd place went to Eleanor Rose (7th grade, Patroon). Anika Kalam (8th grade, Mohawk) finished in 3rd. 

The winning entry received a $10 gift card to Dunkin' Donuts while 2nd and 3rd place got a $5 DD gift card. 

All of the participants received a prize!

Former Marvel/DC Comics artist Kevin Conrad joined BCMS for 3rd PTO Meeting

February 12, 2021

The BCMS PTO welcomed Kevin Conrad, a former comic book artist for Marvel and DC Comics, to the 3rd general meeting of the year. Conrad, who has done work on X-Men, X-Force, Spawn and Kiss, showed us some of his comic book creations. He’ll also told us the backstory as to how he got into comics. Conrad, a Sage College graduate, answered questions from the audience.

 

Did you miss the meeting? No problem! You can watch the entire meeting now on YouTube. Enjoy and thanks to those that participated! Stay tuned for our next BCMS PTO meeting coming up in May.

"Happy Holidays" Door Decoration Photo Contest: Winners Announced

December 23, 2020

 

Congrats to everyone that participated in our "Happy Holidays - Door Decoration" photo contest. We had lots of entries as students emailed in a photo of their decorated front door, bedroom door or even garage door. The photos were creative, appealing and outstanding; thanks again for your support and participation

 

Congrats to 1st place winner Ame-Jane Tootel (8th grade/Patroon). 2nd place went to Avery Bush (7th grade/Hudson). And 3rd place was Gabriella Merwin (7th grade/Patroon). Mark Murray (6th grade/Patroon) was 4th. Olivia Deer (7th grade/Hudson) came in 5th. Click on the image gallery to view the top 5. Click on the PDF viewer to see all entries. 

The winning entry received a Stewart's "Make Your Own Sundae" Gift card. While 2nd - 5th place got a gift card for a single scoop ice cream at Stewart's. 

Thanksgiving Photo Contest: Winners Announced

December 3, 2020

 

Congrats to everyone that participated in our Photo Contest: "What you are Thankful For"? We had lots of entries as students emailed in a photo of what they're thankful for. The photos are lovely and impressive. 

 

Congrats to Maayan Amsterdamer (6th grader - Mohawk) for the winning picture. 2nd place went to Sanzia Matthews (8th grader - Mohawk). 3rd place was a tie between Kimberly Davenport (8th grade, Patroon) and David Davenport (6th grade, Patroon). Zara Pattison (8th grade Hudson) finished 5th. Click on the image gallery to view the top 5. Click on the PDF viewer to see all entries. 

The winning entry received a Stewart's "Make Your Own Sundae" Gift card. While 2nd - 5th place got a gift card for a single scoop ice cream at Stewart's. 

BCMS PTO Meeting with MopCo 
November 19, 2020

The Capital Region's very own MopCo entertained us all during the 2nd BCMS meeting of the 2020-21 school year on 11/19/20.

 

MopCo has been voted the Capital Region's "Best in Comedy" for 4 years in a row. They did a presentation titled "A sense of humor and a little creativity can help us through the tough times.” 

 

MopCo focused on some of the improv principles that are helpful offstage -- focus on making our partner look good, assuming good intent, building with what we have in the moment and positivity.

 

Miss the meeting? No problem! Check out the video! 

Upcoming Events
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Thursday, June 24th

12:00 - 4:00pm

BCMS Student Medication Pickup​​

  • If your child has medication in the Health Office, you can pick it up from the nurse at the Middle School front entrance on Thursday, June 24, from 
    12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

  • All medication is to be picked up before summer, so please make arrangements to pick up your child’s medication at that time. 

  • If you need to make special arrangements, please call the Health Office at 518-439-7705.

Wednesday, July 28th @ 6:00pm

Live Zoom Q&A with BCMS Principal Mike Klugman (Session #1)

  • Questions about the 2021-22 school year?

  • BCMS Principal Mike Klugman will answer your questions live on Zoom.

  • This is the first of two sessions to be held with Mr. Klugman

  • Zoom link to be provided.

Monday, August 23rd @ 6:00pm

Live Zoom Q&A with BCMS Principal Mike Klugman (Session #2)

  • Questions about the 2021-22 school year?

  • BCMS Principal Mike Klugman will answer your questions live on Zoom.

  • This is the last of two sessions to be held with Mr. Klugman

  • Zoom link to be provided.

Thursday, September 9th 2021

  • 1st Day of school at BCMS for 
    2021-22 academic year

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Wednesday

September 20, 2021

7:00PM