Principal's News Messages 2021-2022

Tue, 08/17/2021 - 8:37am

May 2022


May 12, 2022


  • International Night - May 25 from 5pm to 8pm
  • Students of the Month!
  • BBMS Students win the "Stock Market Challenge" game!
  • 7th Grade Service Learning Project
  • 8th Grade End of Year Activities


Hello BBMS Families,

On Friday 7th grade students will be starting their "Helping Pets in Need" portion of their Student Service-Learning Projects.  Could we please share the following information with families in our next community message?  Thank you!

This month Bonnie Branch is celebrating Asian-American History and Jewish Heritage month with activities in classes, announcements, and art exhibits in school.  One of the most rewarding events from our past is also returning to BBMS this year - INTERNATIONAL NIGHT!!  International Night is created by the PTA, our Student Council, and interested staff, students and parents who want to celebrate the rich diversity in the Bonnie Branch community.  The event is planned for May 25 from 5pm to 8pm.  We hope to see you come out to support the event and perhaps share information about your family's culture and heritage.  See the Google Form below if you are interested in being a part of the event!

May and June is a busy time in school as many end of year events are coming our way.  We have state testing, spring concerts, Shrek the Musical, and 8th grade celebration events.  We hope you are able to come show your support and be an active participant ~ we know you will have fun if you do!

We also want to give a huge "THANK YOU" to the PTA for hosting a fantastic spring dance!  We had about 250 students attend, many parents chaperone, and everyone said what a great time they had.  The school looked amazing for the glow dance, kids were dressed to impress, and everyone behaved themselves in a manner that we were so proud!  It was a return to social events that our kids crave!

Please consider joining the PTA next year; there is one more meeting this year on June 8 @ 7pm.  If you think you have time to devote to being an officer or committee chair, please contact Mrs. Michelle Horner ( or Dr. Cockley (  We would love to have you join this group of wonderful volunteers!

Go Sharks!

Dr. Cockley, Principal




    • Complete this form if you want to be a part of this awesome event!

      • FORM

      • International Night is held at BBMS in our gym and cafeteria.  

      • Date:  May 25 from 5pm to 8pm

      • Students create trifold posters highlighting different cultures; exhibits are on display; in the past there has been music, dancers, food, and displays.  Students and adults dress in cultural attire.  Food showcases delicacies from around the world.  This is truly an event to see!!  


    • 6th Grade:  Rayyan Baig, Susi de la O'Cedillo, Willen Laxamana, and Ashley Riggs

    • 7th Grade:  Alexandra Gamez Lovos, Edward Kwak, Ryan Landis and Ella Leidemer

    • 8th Grade:  Meghan Green, Carlos Llanos, and Sophie Mar



    • BBMS placed first out of 62 middle school teams in the Central Region of the Investment Simulation - Stock Market Game!  The following students and their "coach", Mrs. Mindy Raglin, are invited to attend the Maryland Council on Economic Education Student Achievement Awards Luncheon on May 18 at Towson University.  Way to go Sharks!

    • Team Members:  Courtney Brooks, Charlotte Mager, and Amali Tellis


    • Picnic at Centennial Park Field Trip (for students only, during the school day) - JUNE 3
    • 8th Grade Field Trip - high school visit day - JUNE 9
    • 8th Grade Celebration Ceremony at BBMS (2 tickets per student, for families) - JUNE 10
    • 8th Grade Dance (students and chaperones) - JUNE 10

    • The 7th grade class has been learning about ways to conduct community service through coursework this year.  This culminates with a BBMS Pet Supply Drive to help students engage in ACTION.  Here is how you can support the 7th grade.

      • Donations for two local shelters, the Canine Humane Network and Small Miracles Cat and Dog rescue will be accepted between Monday, May 16th and Wednesday, June 8th.

      • Donations should be dropped off by students in Ms. Koslowski or Ms. Almer's Classrooms

      • List of Items Accepted:

        • Dry Cat Food - Preferred weight: 8-10 pounds (Other sizes are welcome and accepted)

        • Canned Cat Food

        • Cat litter-high need! (Easy to carry containers with handles)

        • Dog Food - Preferred weight: 20 pounds  (Other sizes are welcome and accepted)

        • Canned Dog Food - Single serve size

        • Towels in good condition

        • Cat toys

        • Hard chew toys or dogs

        • Dish soap

        • Laundry detergent pods

        • Paper towels



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