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Congratulations to the winners of our SWAT week dodgeball tournament! Thanks to all the students and staff who took part and helped raised money for cancer funding and support!

Congratulations to the middle school girls’ choir and mixed show choir on their performances at the Six Flags (TX) “Music in the Park” competition this weekend. Results as follows:
MS Girls Choir – Superior – 1st place
MS Show Choir – Superior – 1st place
Ms Show Choir – Overall Winner
Top Soloist of the Day – Quinn Berry
Choir is directed by Mrs. Steveann Bielich, with assistant directors Mark Cain and Christine Wagner. Photo provided by Christine Wagner.

Tomorrow, May 2, we will begin administering the OSTP (Oklahoma State Testing Program) tests, and we will continue testing daily through Friday, May 5.

In response to the horrible act of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, the Sandy Hook Promise was created, and from that came the "Say Something" program.

Members of the 2023 BMS Yearbook Staff celebrated finishing this year’s book with a lunch trip to Incredible Pizza. Staff also finished work on the spring supplement and will now begin planning for the distribution event, which will take place the afternoon of May 18th.

Members of the boys soccer team celebrate a last second block by goalie Sam Strawn and subsequent win over the Clinton Red Tornadoes in last week’s home game. The Lady Bronchos won their game as well. Great job, Bronchos! Both boys’ and girls’ soccer teams are coached by Keegan Radichel, Heather Radichel, and Jacob Pennington.

Yes, it does seem a bit early to be discussing summer, but I am a planner, and I'm sure that many of you are, too, and some of these summer opportunities fill up fast, so let's get to it.

Members and coaches of the middle school baseball team enjoy a digital game on the scoreboard between innings during their game on Saturday, against the El Reno Indians at Piedmont High School. Bethany beat El Reno 14-1 during this game. Great job Bronchos!

Congratulations to the track team on a great performance last week! There were over 400 athletes from nine different schools in yesterday's meet, and many Bethany athletes medaled in events, and set personal records.

Congratulations to Annie Mann for being the recipient of the Charlie's Car Wash monthly Excellence in Education Award, and receiving a check for $500 for the Orchestra program! Thank you to Charlie's Car Wash for recognizing our program, and for their support for public education!!
Congratulations, also, to the middle school orchestra for competing in the Oklahoma District Junior High competition recently and earning superior ratings in Sight Reading, Concert Contest, and also being selected for the Outstanding Achievement Award, great job, Bronchos!

In last week's FLEX lesson I talked to students about a very important character trait - Integrity.

Boys soccer celebrates a goal in their game against the Piedmont Wildcats, held Monday at the BMS stadium. Bethany went on to win the game, 3-0. Soccer is coached by Keegan Radichel, Heather Radichel, and Jacob Pennington.

Last week's FLEX lesson continued our introduction to career choices.

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

Congratulations to the show choir and mixed show choir, who competed at contest last week. They earned two I ratings and one II rating. // photo provided by Christine Wagner, accompanist

Sixth grade students celebrate winning the spirit stick during the Spirit Week pep assembly.
// photo taken by BHS yearbook staff

Congratulations to Mrs. Becky Draper, the Bethany Middle School Teacher of the Year!!

7th grade math teacher and basketball coach Jessica Langvardt and her husband were surprised by the KFOR Channel 4 and Fidelty Bank “Pay it Forward” crew during school earlier today. Mr. and Mrs. Langvardt were riding bikes in their neighborhood recently and helped put out a grass fire, much to the thanks of their neighbor, who also came to class today to spotlight their good deed and say thank you to the couple.

Congratulations to the 7th grade girls basketball team who won 3rd place at the Weatherford Tournament this past weekend. Great job ladies!
Good luck to the 8th grade basketball teams as they play at the 8th grade Weatherford Tournament later this week. Girl’s basketball is coached by Miriam Cisneros, Jessica Langvardt, and Dan Allen.

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.

I'm sure that the struggle in your house last week was similar to mine in that no one was exactly anxious to get back to school.

Congratulations to the 7th grade girls' basketball team on their 3rd place finish at the Western Oaks Tournament. The team went 2-1 winning by 30+ points in both of their victories. The 7th grade boys’ team also took 3rd place in the Western Oaks Tournament. Great job, Bronchos, and good luck to all of the MS basketball teams in this week’s tournaments as well.

Members of Builders Club volunteered the week before Winter break at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank, helping with the department’s Backpack Program. Students helped pack 287 boxes, which totaled 5,166 pounds, 1,722 bags, and helped provide 4,306 total meals. Thank you, Builders Club! Builders Club is sponsored by Mrs. Jordan Wisniewski.

Congratulations to the November Students of the Month:
6th grade: Isaac Bellows
7th grade: Shayne Vonfeldt and Wyatt Lavender
8th grade: Elliott Thatcher and Karlee McCullah
Great job, Bronchos!

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