Dear BBMS Families,
I want to share some important information with you. Today, a number of students held a walkout to protest gun violence in schools. There were several staff with me who observed and watched over the students during the walkout. Following a short introduction, several students spoke about violence in schools and ways to make their voices heard with community, state and national level elected officials; and then everyone was silent for 13 minutes to commemorate the victims of the Columbine High School shooting. Students returned to class immediately after. In total, the gathering lasted for about 25 minutes.
While this activity was not organized or led by the school, I do hope that we foster a desire among students to engage with the complicated world we live in, care about discussions that are happening at a national and global level, and strive to make positive change in the world. Our contact with student leaders has been to help minimize disruptions to classes and maintain their safety, which is always our top priority.
Overall, this student-organized walkout was a peaceful event with minimal disruptions to the school day.
Please let me know if you have any questions about today's activities.
Have a great weekend BBMS - don't forget to look for report cards to come home on Monday!
April 30, May 1, May 2, May 3 - PARCC testing for 6th Grade
May 7, May 8, May 9, May 10 - PARCC testing for 7th Grade
May 14, May 15, May 16, May 17 - PARCC testing for 8th Grade
May 10 - Jazz Band Concert (6:15pm)
May 10 - Gifted and Talented Enrichment Fair (7 to 8:30pm)
May 11 - Into the Woods Musical (7pm)
May 12 - Into the Woods Musical (2pm) and (7pm)
May 13 - Into the Woods Musical (2pm)
May 16 - PTA Meeting
May 17 - Chorus Concert at Howard HS (7pm)
June 1 - Gifted and Talented Symposium at JHU Applied Physics Lab
June 1 - Music Program field trip to Hershey Park
June 5 - Band / Orchestra Concert at Howard HS (7pm)
June 6 - 8th Grade visits high school during the school day
June 8 - 8th Grade Picnic at Centennial Park
June 11 - Music Program Picnic at Patapsco State Park
June 12 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony at Howard HS (12:30pm tentative time)
June 12 - 8th Grade Dance (6:30 to 8:30pm tentative times)
***Last Day of School will be announced soon.***