Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Reminder: 8th Grade Orientation Night is Wednesday, March 23rd

All 8th grade students and parents are invited to visit the high school to become more informed and familiar with the high school experience.

8th Grade Orientation Night

  March 23rd, 2016

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m

Registration: 5:45

@ Big Rapids High School

Teachers, counselors, and administrators will be presenting and answering questions.  
(6 - 7:45 with Q & A and scheduling support until 8:00)

QUESTIONS: 796-7651 (High School)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

BRMS celebrates Bully Buster Month

In February, the Big Rapids Middle School students and staff are celebrating Bully Buster Month. This year, the school has chosen a theme of #231. #231 is something that the whole school has embraced. All students and staff received a t-shirt with the #231 logo on it. #231 stands for:

2 - Say two nice things to yourself everyday
3 - Say three kind statements to others everyday
1 - Do one random act of kindness each day.

In addition to #231, the focus of the month has also been on "Who's your Hero."  Students have had the opportunity to dress up like their super hero, sports hero, historical hero, and their own personal hero.  Guest speakers have also came to speak with students during their activity time.  

Special thanks goes out to the middle school PTO, guest speakers, parents, and community members who have made this month one to remember!

Monday, February 8, 2016

BRMS students create a Middle School website!

Check out this student-created website for the Middle School!

For the last 9 weeks, Daylyn Ezell, and for the last 2 weeks, Serena Bates, helped create a website for the middle school in technology class!

Check it out what a great job they did!


Thursday, February 4, 2016

8th Grade Orientation Night at Big Rapids High School!

Parents/Guardians of 8th Grade Students, mark your calendar.

You and your 8th grade student are invited to attend an Orientation Night at Big Rapids High School on Wednesday, February 24th. This will be a chance for you to become more familiar with the High School experience including the scheduling of classes.  High School teachers, counselors, and administrators will be there to present information and answer your questions.   

WHEN:       Wednesday, February 24, 6:00-7:50PM
      Q&A & scheduling support until 8:15PM      

REGISTRATION: 5:45-6:00pm

WHERE:             BRHS – Auditorium                             

                        Breakout Sessions after Introduction

QUESTIONS:   796-7651 (High School)

We look forward to meeting you there!

Ron Pincumbe, High School Principal 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Big Rapids High School Student Council

Student Council is an opportunity for students to perform things like school duties and community service, as well as build up leadership skills within the group. Other than just being a member (for which a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a set level of community service hours are required), each student has the opportunity to run for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary for each class.Those same positions are also available on what we call the “Executive Board”, who run the all-school meetings, help make any larger decisions, help facilitate the class groups when needed, assist with elections, etc. The students, for the most part, assume the responsibilities of running the all-school and individual class meetings themselves.

Some of the events and duties that Student Council do include all high school dances (Homecoming, Snowcoming, and Prom), as well as the activities that go along with it. These include coming up with spirit days, spirit games throughout the week, assemblies, nominations/voting for “court”, float building competitions for the Homecoming parade, and PowderPuff football and PowerPuff volleyball games. The Executive Board plans and facilitates the Homecoming Parade and the football halftime ceremony where the Homecoming court is presented and the King and Queen are announced.

All of these duties are previously assigned to a certain class or to the Executive Board. Some other activities the Student Council is involved in are community outreach projects throughout the school year, such as teaming with Big Rapids Jaycees for a Penny War to raise money for Our Brother’s Keeper, decorating class hallway bulletin boards each month, “Leadership Night”, Halloween costume contests, a holiday-themed spirit week in December… and the list goes on.

Typically, some of the “lighter” responsibilities are assigned to the youngest class, as well as helping with certain things (like helping decorate at the dances, choosing spirit days, etc.) This way they can really see how things are typically done and the older students can model the responsibilities to them, too. However, as sophomores, students are already responsible for planning larger events (such as the Homecoming assembly and the Snowcoming dance).

Pictured above are Julie Farrier, Morgan Marek and Haley Geib with their class bulletin board they created.  January’s theme was New Year's resolution