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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.

Sadly, this generation has a higher percentage of students dealing with anxiety than any generation before them, and this doesn't even account for the anxiety added as a result of the current pandemic.

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).

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