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District Announcements
Rachel's Challenge
Bolivar Schools, along with our generous community sponsors, will be bringing Rachel's Challenge to our school and community on November 4th and 5th.  They will be at our schools at the following times:
Nov 4th - BPS at 10:10 and BMS at 1:00
Nov 5th - BIS at 9:00 and BHS at 10:45 (both at BHS Audtiorium)
A community event is to be held on Nov 5th at 7:00PM at the BHS Auditorium.
 
We would like to thank our many sponsors: Woods Supermarket, Kiwanis Club, Polk Co. Health Department, Citizens Memorial Hospital, First Nazarene Church of Bolivar, Sacred Heart Church and Sonic

The picture above is the BHS Friends Against Bullies Club thanking Woods for their generous donation. 

Rachel's Challenge includes a series of student empowering, educator motivating programs and strategies called the Awaken the Learner Five-step School Improvement Process that equips students and adults to create and sustain safe, caring and supportive learning environments essential for academic achievement. The programs are based on the writings and life of 17 year-old Rachel Scott who was the first student killed at Columbine High School in 1999. Rachel left a legacy of reaching out to those who were different, who were picked on by others, or who were new at her school. Shortly before her death she wrote,

"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."

The elements of the school improvement process are designed to create a culture of kindness and compassion and to equip students and adults with resources to insure that their schools are safe, caring and supportive learning environments essential for academic achievement.
 



 

BMS NEWS
Dr Garber
Congratulations, Dr. Tim Garber!  Dr. Garber, Bolivar Middle School Assistant Principal, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Thursday, November 20th at Southwest Baptist University.  We are proud to have Dr. Garber at BMS!
 

 
November
Hello, BMS!

October is about over and we are falling into November!  November newsletters will be coming home this week (Click here for link).  Included with the newsletter is information regarding a couple of assemblies coming up next week.

Students have new reading guidelines this year in their language arts (7th/8th grades) and reading (6th grade) classes (Click here for link).  In an effort to encourage kids to read more books within their lexile level and to challenge themselves with texts that will improve reading skills, students will take 3 Reading Counts quizzes per quarter.  2 books may be within their lexile level and 1 is free choice.  For more information, please ask your child or his/her teacher.

Please see below for a few important dates you will want to be aware of.  As always, please feel free to contact our office at 326-3811 with any questions:

October 31- No school
November 4- Rachel's Challenge assembly (click here for link and see newsletter for more information)
November 7- BMS Veterans Day assembly (1:30 at BMS Fieldhouse- see newsletter invitation)
November 18- Winter athletic season begins
November 24- Winter Pep assembly
November 26-28- No school- Thanksgiving break

 
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