Battle Creek Middle School will be offering restorative space for students and staff that need to process recent events in Brooklyn Center. BCMS social workers will hold space today and tomorrow from 1:30-2:15 pm. The google meet code can be found on Schoology
We believe middle school can be the most exciting part of a child’s education. At Battle Creek Middle, every student is part of a team − two in each grade level − that meets monthly to socialize, learn and reflect on the middle school experience. Teachers not only teach students, but partner with them to provide encouragement and inspiration. Learn more ...
April 12, 2021:
Greetings, Panther Students, Families and Staff!
This is Principal Paddock with the BCMS school updates for the week of April 12th. We hope you are enjoying your break. As a friendly reminder there is no school April 12th and 13th as staff prepare for in-person learning. Quarter 4 begins Wednesday, April 14th for both in-person learning and those that have opted into virtual learning. Please access our recorded presentation on our webpage at bcms.spps.org.
April 14th is a B-Day. All students will attend Daily Foundations/Study Skills from 8:30-8:50 am Monday-Friday synchronously. Students will attend Periods 1B, 2B, 3B and 4B. Some BCMS teachers may invite virtual learning students to participate in synchronous learning following the new in-person schedule. As a reminder, virtual learning students will receive primarily asynchronous instruction. We will have staff available to help students with their schedule this Wednesday and Thursday. All students participate in asynchronous learning on Friday after the daily check-in.
Teachers, school staff and coaches are already getting tested regularly for COVID-19. We owe it to them to do the same. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends that all school-age children who are returning to school, sports, or extracurricular activities, as well as their families, get tested every two weeks through the end of the school year. While it is not a requirement, regular testing complements other safety measures already in place, such as masking and social distancing.
By getting tested every two weeks from now until the end of the school year, we can help keep schools open and sports operating, and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19. More information is available on the MDH website.
It has never been easier to get tested. Testing is provided at no cost to you.
Students that are reporting for onsite support or plan to participate in in-person learning should be bringing their iPad daily. Please make sure it is fully charged and that it is in its case with the keyboard securely fastened. Please see this message from Ms. Hagen regarding your district issued iPad.
Welcome back. Take care, be well, and GO PANTHERS!
Principal LaNisha Paddock has been an educator since 2003 and has worked for Saint Paul Public Schools since 2009. Her roles have included instructional coach at Capitol Hill, administrative intern at Ramsey and Murray Middle Schools, assistant principal at Harding Senior High and Principal of Battle Creek Middle School.