March 6, 2018
Dear BBMS Families,
Did you get a chance to come see the Poetry Slam on February 21 at BBMS? If you did, you
know what a huge success that event turned out to be. If you didn't, we hope to see you at the
International Night on March 16 to see more student work showcased.
Under the direction of Ms. Anna Gannon and Ms. Faye Efron, students planned and orchestrated
a highly successful event to help raise student voice and celebrate Black History for others in our
school and community. Students began planning for this event in December and dedicated
themselves after school and often gave up their lunch/recess time to get in extra practice. Their efforts
really paid off! The quality of speeches and poems was outstanding!
A special step team performance was also highlighted during the evening, which was very well
Additionally, we had a string quartet play to help kick off the evening. Thanks to Grace Draper,
O-Rum Cha, Olivia Morgan and Victoria Lee for donating their time and talent to the evening.
We'd like to congratulate the following Poetry Slam Participants:
Yerlyn Del Cid Hernandez
Lesly Valle Portillo
You made all of BBMS very proud!
Bonnie Branch Middle School