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Bethany Middle School News and Updates

Each grade got to take part, one afternoon apiece, in the annual Broncho Games last week. Shown here is the winning Yellow team from 8th grade, led by Mrs. Megan Chavez. At the end of the regular competition, the yellow team was tied with the purple team, and was crowned champion after team member Lauren K. won a blistering round of Simon Says, led by Principal Keoppel.
Great job, Yellow Team!

Yearbook staff members got to enjoy a sneak peek at this year’s book during the annual Reveal Event.

Student in Medieval Times show off their constructed castles. Medieval Times is taught by Mrs. Waltz.

If you're like me, you probably roll your eyes any time you see an article that claims to know how you can improve your life. This simple advice is well-suited to MS students.

Adversity if the challenges, stress, and roadblocks that get in our way. Sometimes these are small challenges, and sometimes they are serious and life-changing.

Bethany middle school students (and Principal Keoppel!) performed in the All School Musical production of “Footloose” this weekend. “Footloose” was directed by Mrs. Annie Mann and Mrs. Tabitha Fine.

Volleyball players enjoyed a post-season gathering and breakfast. Volleyball is coached by Mr. Chad Cochran.

Students show off their Broncho Pride on Spirit Day during last week Spirit Week. Spirit Week is designed to show support for our spring sport athletes in track & field, soccer, and baseball.

Congratulations to our BMS Boys soccer team for their 3-game win and first place finish in last weekend’s tournament at Christian Heritage Academy, earning them the title of Conference Champions. Middle school boys and girls soccer is coached by Kenneth Schell and Heather DiGiantomasso. Photo courtesy of Sean Williams; BHS Boys Soccer Program. Great job, Bronchos!

Our society tends to focus on what goes on in families that aren't functioning very well. However, researchers agree that for most people, learning what works is more helpful.

Bethany hosted an invitational track meet last week with many track & field athletes competing. Several of our top finishers included: Hannah R, 1st place, shot put; Brady P, 4th place, long jump; Alyssa D, 6th place, 100 yard dash; Seth G, 2nd place, 400 m dash, 800 m dash, and mile run. Great job, Bronchos! Track is coached by Ron Williams, Justin McCullah, Erin Wright, and Miriam Cisneros.

In this week's FLEX lesson I will be talking about a very important character trait -- Integrity.

Congratulations to 8th grade History teacher Mr. Aaron Toler, Bethany District Teacher of the Year!!

Teenage friendships can be wonderful or full of drama and sometimes both. As parents it's sometimes hard to watch the ups and downs of our kids' relationships.

Members of the middle school show choir and mixed show choir performed for family and friends last week, in preparation for this week’s contests. Show choir is directed by Mrs. Steveann Bieliech.

Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. We've all felt anger -- perhaps as a fleeting annoyance or as a full-fledged rage.

Eighth grade students visited the HS Library for the annual Blind Date with a Book Valentines event, which was postponed to last week after the two-week snow break. High school Media Specialist Mari Pace organizes this event for the students of Bethany Public Schools.

Teaching young people responsibility is an important task. Children aren't born with the ability and must learn to be accountable.

This week's FLEX lesson will continue our introduction to career choices.

Middle school art students finished a lesson on ceramic pieces with glazing, and then were able to fire in the kiln. Art is taught by Ms. Shannon Masterson.

As of 2/8/21, ALL-DISTRICT SITES will transition to a four-day In-Person format (M/T/R/F) with Wednesday being a Distance Learning Day. (See COVID-19 Information page for more details regarding the District's Decision Matrix)

Seventh and eighth grade advanced orchestra members had a zoom meeting with Aaron Fryklund, a professional music composer based in Dallas, TX. Mr. Fryklund, who attended OCU School of Music with BPS Director Annie Mann, is the middle school director at Richardson Middle School in Texas. His compositions have been featured in films, recordings, concerts, and exhibitions.

Our Random Acts of Kindness month begins today here at BMS, and our middle school students will have many opportunities to show their COMPASSION.

Hoofbeats information -- Interested in middle school soccer? There will be a parent meeting this Friday, 1/29, at the sports complex at 5 p.m. There is also a sign up sheet in the middle school office for students to give information so the coach can be in contact. Soccer is open to 7th and 8th grade boys, and 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls.

Even though we're already 4 weeks into the new year, it's never too late to resolve to make positive change in our lives.

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