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Sixth grade beginning band students got the privilege of “pie’ing” Mr. Sharp, Band Director, in the face as reward for selling the most pies in the band fundraiser.

Last week in FLEX we talked about the importance of being thankful and showing gratitude.

Spirit Week kicked off today with a Principal Keoppel vs. Coach McCullah theme. Shown here are all the “principals” for the day!
The rest of the week’s schedule is shown below.

It's rare that students come to me and request that I do a specific FLEX lesson, but that exact scenario played out just two weeks ago when some students told me that they were struggling with managing their anger.

The need to begin career exploration with children in early elementary has become crucial as college has become ever more expensive and more competitive and as vocational and technical careers have suffered a shortage of professionals in recent years.

Seventh grade science students learn about chemical reactions during class, when Mr. Lechtenberg demonstrates what happens when you drop Mentos into a bottle of Coke.

Teaching young people responsibility is an important task. Children aren’t born with the ability and must learn to be accountable and act independently in ways that show respect and compassion.

“Drug Free Looks Like Me”
Twin day during Red Ribbon brought an influx of “Jake from State Farm” students, and even a teacher, who also served as the mascot for the Red Team during Broncho Games.

Last week in our FLEX lesson, I continued our Red Ribbon Week discussion by talking about the importance of discovering your "Natural High."

Broncho Games week is off to a great start as the sixth grade took part today in team-building activities, such as Chariot Races, shown here. Blue team was coached by Mr. Paul Baker.

Respect is defined as a deep feeling of admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities or achievements.

Congratulations to our own Mr. Aaron Toler, named the OKC Thunder Teacher of the Game for next week! Mr. Toler teachers 8th grade History and US History.

Last week's FLEX lesson for our MS students discussed what gossiping is and how harmful it can be to someone's feelings and reputation.

Students in sixth grade choir, and show choir, took part in performing at the Hall of Honor induction ceremony during the last home football game. Congratulations to Hall of Honor inductees Jim McCullough, Lendell Hammon, and David Stiles. //photo by yearbook staff member Ella Abernathy

Congratulations, September students of the Month!

Members of 7th and 8th grade Intermediate Band took part in Friday’s Homecoming Festivities by marching in the Homecoming Parade, performing at half-time of the football game, and taking part in the spirit band during the game, all with the high school marching band. Band is directed by Mr. Steven Sharp and Ms. Jessica Wilcox.

At BMS we take bullying seriously. We want all of our students to be empowered with the knowledge of what bullying is and what to do if they or someone they know is being bullied.

On September 17, 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history, the U.S. Constitution. On Sept 17, 2021, the anniversary of that historic event, Oklahoma State Representative Marilyn Stark visited Bethany Middle School and passed out pocket-size copies of the US Constitution to all 8th grade students. Mrs. Stark is shown here with Board of Education President Angela Palmer, 8th grade US History teacher Aaron Toler, and Principal Trey Keoppel.

Last Wednesday in FLEX, I talked about the importance of considering our words before we speak them.

The 7th and 8th grade boys cross country teams gets pumped up during team introductions before their race at the Middleberg Cross Country Meet in Blanchard. Special congratulations to the 6th grade boys team for their second place team finish, and to Lydia Greiner for winning first place in the girls’ 6th grade race.

Bethany Public Schools Quarantine Changes - Effective 9/8/21

Congratulations to the 7th grade volleyball team on their Championship win at this weekend’s Noble tournament. Volleyball is coached by Head Coach Chad Cochran and Assistant Coach Arwin Ray.
// photo provided by A. Sailer

Last Wednesday in FLEX, I shared the "Family Technology Rules" with your children and explained to them the importance of appreciating the technology they are allowed to use and using it responsibly.

Eighth grade softball players Berkley J and Maddison M celebrate a pre-game warm-up before the Lady Bronchos defeated the Newcastle Lady Racers in last week’s home game, 7-1. Great job, Lady Bronchos! // photo taken by yearbook staff member Emily W.

Sadly, this generation has a higher percentage of students dealing with anxiety than any generation before them.

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