8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Snow Club Applications Accepted
4:10 PM - 6:30 PM Debate Long Practice
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Forensics/Debate Mackinac Trip Parent Info Mtg (7/8 only)
Quarter II Choice Hours began November 8th. Students who have not turned in a Selection Sheet will need to be picked up at 3:20pm. Change Forms will be available on Wednesday, November 15. Change Forms are due back on Tuesday, November 21 by 4pm.
Outdoor Recess in the Cold Weather
Now that the cold weather is settling in, please remember to send warm coats, boots, hats and gloves to school with your children. We will go outside for recess every day unless the temperature is below 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences
Be sure to plan ahead so you don’t miss PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES! On Monday, November 20 and Tuesday, November 21, BCS and all elementary schools in the district will host parent-teacher conferences. That said, Thanksgiving is also the same week. Unfortunately, teachers will not be able to accommodate rescheduled conferences due to early vacations, so please plan to attend your child’s conference on Monday or Tuesday during the 1:00-4:00 PM or 5:00-8:00 PM time frames. Click here for the letter, specific information, and links to sign up for conferences.
8th Grade High School Visits
8th Grade students will be visiting Seaholm and Groves High Schools in November. Although the visits are not mandatory, they provide a great opportunity to become familiar with the building, staff, and programs at both high schools. Click for BCS High School Visits Family Letter.
Please have your child return the high school visit permission slip linked below to their Academic Lab teacher by Wednesday, November 15, 2017.
BCS Proud Dads Snow Club Is Gearing Up For A Great Season
Our BCS Proud Dads are gearing up for this year’s snow club for 3rd through 8th graders. We will pass out application packets after the Parent Information meeting on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 PM in the BCS Media Center. Applications will also be available in the main office starting Nov. 15th, and on the BCS website. We will begin to accept applications on Tuesday, November 28th at 8:00 a.m. at the table located outside the main office. Click on the Snow Club information letter with all the relevant details if you’re interested in signing up your child for this year’s club.
7/8 students will have the opportunity to go to Chicago April 27 – 28, 2018. Students will be able to choose either the Spanish exposure trip or the band/orchestra enrichment trip. Please click Chicago for more details. Registration for this trip will open on Friday, November 3 at 6:00am. Click registration for additional trip information and registration instructions.
BCS Information Session
This meeting is intended for those unable to attend the Open House. It will take place Thursday, December 7, 6:30p.m. in the BCS Media Center. No registrations for the enrollment lottery will be taken at this meeting. Timeline information may be found on our How to Apply page. The 2018-2019 BCS Enrollment Process & Guidelines contains additional information.
BCS Open House Volunteers Needed
BCS will be holding a community Open House on Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 1-3. We average 600 guests at the Open House; so needless to say, it wouldn't be possible without the amazing support of the BCS families. If you are able to volunteer your time, please sign up at BCS Open House. Your help is greatly appreciated!
Yearbooks Are On Sale
Purchase your 2017-18 BCS Yearbook Now! More information on ordering your yearbook may be found on the Jostens Yearbook Flyer. Purchase your yearbook online by following this link to JostensYearbooks.com. 8th Grade Parents: Make sure to think about ordering an ad (Yearbook Ad Flyer) for your graduate! Questions? Contact Michelle D'Orazio at email@example.com.
BCS Movie Nights
This year with our theme of empathy and our community read, Save Me a Seat, our BCS Diversity Committee will be hosting monthly Movie Nights on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 PM in the BCS media center based on our theme. Parents and students, feel free to dress comfortably (PJs allowed) and bring a blanket or sleeping bag for extra comfort. Be sure to save the dates for this fun, monthly, family event!
Surviving the Social Jungle Conference
New Ways to Manage Unfriendly Behavior and Bullying
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Groves High School, Birmingham, MI
http://survivingthesocialjungle.com/ and check out this flyer!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Surviving-the-Social-Jungle-1889951411227123/
Professional Track: 9:00-2:15 Lunch included, (SCECH Credits available through Oakland Schools)
Adult and Kid Track: 9:00-12:15 (3rd-5th and Middle School) w/ a Special Station for Girl Scouts
Welcome to Birmingham Covington School
The Birmingham Covington Districtwide 3-8 School (BCS) is a 3-8 districtwide school of choice for families residing in the Birmingham Public School District. It is designed to offer a clear choice in educational structure and philosophy to parents/guardians and children seeking a rigorous academic challenge. BCS has a special emphasis on comprehensive science and technology instruction based on the Association for the Advancement of Science report, Project 2061, and enGauge: 21st Century Skills.
To better understand BCS, please review:
Birmingham Covington School Virtual Tour:
Learn More About BCS from the Acey Family!
Phone: 248-203-4444, press 2
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