This week is Bully Free Spirit Week here at BMS! There will be activities every day for students to educate about bullying, promote kindness, and encourage students to take a stand against bullying. Every day facts about bullying will be read over the announcements and activities will take place during the day.
· Brookland will recognize "International Stand Up to Bullying Day"
· Students and faculty will sign anti-bullying pledges during 1st period.
· Students and faculty will unite by wearing black shirts as a symbol against all acts of bullying. Together, we can prevent bullying.
· Students will also participate in Mix It Up Day at Lunch.
Mix It Up at lunch is a national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance. It encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. “So on one day--October 27 this school year—we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. It’s a simple act with profound implications. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misconceptions can fall away.”
· There are many ways in which bystanders can prevent bullying and reach out to support the victim.
· Students are encouraged to reach out to a peer and participate in twin day.
· Students and faculty are encouraged to dress alike with someone they don’t know well.
· Victims of bullying are often teased about their differences. We want to celebrate our differences.
· Students and faculty are encouraged to “Team Out” by wearing their favorite team jersey/shirt to celebrate our individuality and uniqueness and show Team Work.
· As a school, we will use our Super Powers to “Walk-It Out” against bullying. Teachers/Students will participate in walking a lap around the track to show our commitment to making Brookland Middle School a Bully Free Zone.
· The “Walk-It” Out Activity will take place during 5th period and a schedule will be given to each teacher.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) is a five-year (grades 6-10) program offered at George H. Moody Middle School and Henrico High School through application. It is the first authorized IBMYP established in the United States. Students who are highly motivated and who have demonstrated the ability to achieve academically receive a comprehensive, advanced curriculum from a global perspective. Educators throughout the world ensure a program of international caliber is being delivered as they continuously review student work from our program. Evidence of individual excellence is earned as students work to attain the IBMYP Certificate in 10th grade. Achievement on the IBO assessments in Grade 10 becomes part of the student's high school record and is an indicator of preparedness for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program offered in grades 11-12.
IBMYP application materials will be available in Brookland Middle School's counseling office on Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Henrico County residents not enrolled in a Henrico County public school must contact the IB Programs Office at 804-261-6440, to make an appointment to get an application.
For the IBMYP application calendar, please look here. Application materials are due to Brookland Middle School by November 20, 2015. Please have all of your materials turned in to Mrs. Brannan, 6th Grade School Counselor, no later than 3:30 p.m.
A Video about the Moody Middle School IBMYP can be found here.
More information about the Moody IBMYP
application process can be found here
Brookland Middle School is located in the middle of Henrico County. It was built in 1958 and renovated in 2012. Situated on 33 acres, there are 13 buildings including seven classroom buildings, a gym and activities building, a library, three cafeterias, and an administration building. Learn more through our school profile.
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