BMS Kennebec House

Parent-Teachers Conference sign-up 3/29/2018

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the Kennebec House eighth grade. We are excited about the coming year. We understand that eighth grade can be both enlightening and challenging.  Our goal is to prepare your students to be responsible and successful learners in high school and beyond.    

As we look forward to working with you in eighth grade, we would like to highlight a few of the Habits of Work that we will be focusing on for the year. Please read them over and discuss them together. Think about how a student would be able to best demonstrate each.

A Clear & Effective Communicator:

  • I can communicate with my teacher about my progress and asks for support.

  • I can communicate with my parents about my progress and explain a plan of action for improvement or enrichment.

  • I can ask for help when needed.

A Self-Directed & Life-Long Learner:

  • I can show my responsibility for learning by asking my teachers about any missing work.

  • I can show my responsibility for learning by checking weekly my grades in each class and to see if I have any missing work.

  • I can show my responsibility for learning by attending Period 9 for missing work, to get extra support, or for exceeds opportunities.

A Creative & Practical Problem Solver:

  • I am willing to try new things.

  • I can establish goals and works toward them.

  • I can use multiple resources to solve problems.

A Responsible & Involved Citizen:

  • I can interact respectfully with others.

  • I can find ways to help others.

A Collaborative & Quality Worker:

  • I can be an active group participant.

  • I can consider others’ ideas.

  • I can produce products of high quality.

  • I can assess and revise my own work.

An Integrative & Informed Thinker:

  • I can accept and act on constructive criticism.

  • I can engage in self-evaluation.

Cell Phones, iPods, and Listening Devices

As a reminder, student cell phones, iPods, and listening devices are to be turned off and out of sight during the school day.  If you need to contact your child please do so through the office.

Student Planners

Once again, students will receive planners.  The planners will be used for students to record homework, plan for long-term projects, and as a vehicle for school-home communication.  

Code of Conduct

We would like to remind you of the general behavior expectations from the Bath Middle School Student Code of Conduct.

  • Be courteous to fellow students, staff, and visitors.

  • Respect the rights and privileges of other students and school staff.

  • Obey all school rules.

  • Follow directions from school staff.

  • Cooperate with staff in maintaining school safety, order and discipline.

  • Attend school regularly.

  • Meet school standards for grooming and dress.

  • Respect the property of others, including school property and facilities.

  • Refrain from cheating or plagiarizing the work of others.

  • Refrain from vulgarity, profanity, obscenity, lewdness and indecency.

Parent-Teacher Communication

Parent, teacher, and student communication is essential for a student’s success in school.  To ensure that our communication is timely, we encourage you to communicate via email.  Please make sure that your email address is updated on Infinite Campus.  If you are unsure if we have your most recent contact please check with Mrs. McPhee in the office.