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Weekly COVID-19 Update from Mr. Eichelberger

I love working with middle school students. They’re old enough to have an educated conversation with you but not so old that they think they have all the answers. They are the perfect age to be introduced to what I like to call “truths for living.”

Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Eichelberger for a COVID-19 update.

Beginning Monday, January 4th, the middle school, and high school will return to in-person learning in an A/B format (same as before Thanksgiving), and the elementary will be in the M, T, Th, F, format with Wednesdays being distance learning (the format we planned to use after Thanksgiving).

Intermediate band members performed and recorded a virtual holiday concert last week in lieu of their traditional winter concert. Band is directed by Mr. Steve Sharp.

On December 17 and 18 most of you will take at least one semester test. For some of you, it might be the first time you’ve had to prepare for a comprehensive test — a test that covers the material of an entire semester.

We want to encourage our children to be joyful givers and to reap the benefits that one experiences when giving selflessly.

Bethany Public Schools - Move to Distance Learning for ALL Grade Levels - Effective 11/30/20

Members of the 7th grade Broncho basketball team listen to Coach Quinn Wooldridge during a break in the opening game of the season. The Bronchos hosted the Newcastle Racers but fell short in overtime, 31-34. Other boys basketball coaches include Chad Cochran and Jacob Pennington.

This week in FLEX we'll be talking about the importance of being thankful and showing gratitude.

Students in National Junior Honor Society spent time volunteering for the organization and delivery of our Food Drive donations. This year’s donations will be used in the BPS Food Pantry to help Bethany families. NJHS is sponsored by Mrs. Taylor Yeagley.

Ah, the question that educators have been asking students for decades is now more important than ever.

Students in National Junior Honor Society spent time volunteering in the concession stand during last Friday night’s football game. NJHS members are required to earn a certain number of points for volunteer work each month to maintain their membership.
NJHS is sponsored by Mrs. Taylor Yeagley.

This week, November 2-6, Bethany Middle School is conducting our annual food drive, but this year we are supporting our Bethany Public Schools Food Pantry.

This week in our FLEX lesson I will be continuing our Red Ribbon Week discussion by talking about the importance of discovering your "Natural High."

Each year we celebrate Red Ribbon Week in our schools by making posters, wearing ribbons, reciting pledges, and giving prizes. Hopefully, the real message isn’t lost in all of the hype.

The 2021 BMS Yearbook Staff took a field trip last Wednesday to walk at Bluff Creek Trails, practice photography, and have lunch. Yearbook staff is hard at work preparing the 2021 book for all students to enjoy.

As a parent the things you say and do have a tremendous influence on the decisions your child makes, especially when it comes to the use of drugs and alcohol.

Bethany Middle School hosted the Tecumseh Savages for a night of football at the SNU stadium on Tuesday. Seen here, Charlie Tolle is running into the end zone for a touchdown during the 8th grade game. Go, Bronchos!

If you're experiencing frustration with the alien that used to be your sweet son or daughter, the information provided in this article will at least give you the reassurance that the behavior is normal, expected, and unavoidable.

Congratulations to the Bethany Middle School softball team for bringing home gold in this weekend's end of season tournament. The Lady Bronchos dominated in pool play beating Anadarko 13-1, Woodward 10-1 and Clinton 15-0 on Friday. Going 3 and 0 in pool play earned the Bronchos a spot in the championship game on Saturday. The team continued their streak beating El Reno 10 to 3 in the championship game. Congratulations on a great season ladies!

Respect is defined as a deep feeling of admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities or achievements. Here at BMS we value Respect.

This week’s FLEX lesson for our MS students will discuss what gossiping is and how harmful it can be to someone’s feelings and reputation. I’ll explain some reasons why people spread gossip, including being jealous, wanting to impress others, and wanting to make themselves look good by making someone else look bad, and
I’ll inform students that research shows us that students who participate in the gossiping struggle with low self-esteem.

The cross-country team competed Saturday at the 2020 Oklahoma Baptist University Invitational. The boys' team placed 4th as a team, and six of seven of the girls running set personal records. Special congratulations to Ruslan Calderon, 8th grade, for finishing 2nd out of a field of 88 runners, and also Seth Greiner and Griffin Tarrant for breaking the top 25. Great job, Bronchos!

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.

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