Principal's Message - February 17, 2023

Tue, 02/21/2023 - 1:09pm

February 17, 2023

Dear BBMS Families!

We are midway through Black History Month and we've been really impressed with the ways students and staff are celebrating!!  Classroom doors, hallways, classrooms, and offices are decorated with fun, creative and informative messages, quotes, and images to highlight achievements of African Americans throughout history.  Students have been making announcements during the morning TV show, activities in class expose students to new learning, and we are looking forward to having everyone join together to watch "Hidden Figures" as a way to segue from February to March (Women's History Month).  This school-wide activity is one way we are choosing to bring students together to celebrate culture while we practice #ONEBBMS!

Another highlight coming soon will be our first school dance of the year on Thursday, March 30!!  Thank you PTA for helping offer this event to students.  This day is right before the early dismissal (March 31) to end the 3rd marking period and is a great way to lead us into the spring break.  We hope to see a good turnout from students!  Parents - we will be sending notices out on ways that you can help (chaperone, donate items, etc.).  Again, we are fortunate to have a wonderful PTA who designs ways to enrich the middle school experience for students!

Lastly, this is show week!!! We hope to see you at one of the performances of "Beauty and the Beast"!  Students and staff have been working so hard to put on a great show and we know you won't be disappointed.  The sounds coming from our cafeteria after school have been amazing. The stage looks great!  And the costumes are out of this world!  Show times are Friday (7pm), Saturday (2pm and 7pm) and Sunday (2pm).  See you soon!

Go Sharks!!

Dr. Cockley, Principal


2/20 President’s Day - schools closed

2/21 Positive Day - wear purple

2/21 Qdoba Restaurant Night - fundraiser for 7th grade field trip:  Qdoba updated fundraiser-flyer.pdf 

2/23 8th grade Theatre Class Field Trip to Howard High School

3/13 Spring Picture Day - pictures are not for the entire school.  Only for students who pay in advance.


1.  *Please complete the family file on HCPSS Connect
Log in with your username and password
On the left side, click other and then family file

2.  *Tickets for Beauty and the Beast can only be purchased at the door now.  Showtimes are: 

Friday, 2/17 7:00pm
Saturday, 2/18 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, 2/19 2:00pm

3.  *Picture Day Information - Monday, March 13th - Information below if you would like to pay online.
School Name: Bonnie Branch Middle School
Picture Day Date: Monday, March 13
Picture Day ID: EVT98W33R

4.  The BBMS Yearbook is for sale!

Use this link to purchase a 2022-2023 yearbook for your student.
Yearbook Cost: $27. (additional $3. for Zoom - current events insert)
BBMS Yearbook ID Code: 4327223
Any questions please contact Tiffany Wendt at