4:00 PM Basketball - White
4:00 PM Boys Basketball - Red
4:15 PM Swim Meet - Red
9:15 AM - 1:15 PM 7th Grade Field Trip
4:15 PM Swim Meet - White
4:00 PM Basketball - Red
4:00 PM Basketball - White
• Oakland County Prosecutor Assembly for all grades
• 4:00 pm Derby Red basketball at home vs. Orchard Lake Middle School
Mark Your Calendar
No School Wednesday, November 21st/Thanksgiving Recess
Monday, November 26th Classes Resume
Please note the date change for our December VOCAL Concert
Wednesday, December 5th 7:00 pm Orchestra Concert @ Seaholm
Thursday, December 6th 7:00 pm Band Concert @ Seaholm
Tuesday, December 18th 7:00 pm Choir Concert @ Seaholm
Social Media Safety Assembly for Students on Nov. 19th
We have invited Oakland County’s Chief Assistant Prosecutor, Paul Walton, to Derby to share information about the following very important and relevant topics with our students:
• Social Media and the implications of social media threats. Mr. Walton will emphasize the importance and urgency of bringing this information to the attention of a trusted adult, or reporting any incident with OK to Say.
• Cyber-bullying to online predators
• Purposeful and aggressive online behavior from and to students
• Potential academic and legal consequences for those who engage in wrongful and hurtful behavior
We will also host a parent event around the social media in the near future; the date is yet to be determined.
BOX TOPS FOR LINKS
Please consider donating your box tops to the Derby LINKS program. We get 10 cents for every box top, so this can really help to fund our peer to peer program that over 150 students participate in. The money goes to buy toys and games for rec time, as well as art supplies and snacks when we have parties. You can find a list of products that have box tops here: https://www.boxtops4education.com/
Box tops can be turned into the counseling office. Thank you so much for your support of the Derby Links Program!
STEM opportunity for Middle School Girls
SWENext is a great opportunity for girls to explore engineering in a fun environment, as well as to learn about a field in which women are underrepresented. It is also a great way to get exposure to STEM with interactive activities and to make new connections. The club is open to all middle school girls. Our kickoff event is on November 28th at American Axle. Students can sign up for the kick off from our social media pages, @swenextdetroit
Facebook: @swenextdetroit facebook.com/swenextdetroit
Is your son interested in a Seaholm basketball Skills Camp?
Registration for the November 24th Seaholm Boys Basketball Skills Camp for boys grades 3 through 8 is now open! The camp led by Seaholm basketball coaches and varsity players will run from 9am until 3pm. The cost is $75 and includes a pizza lunch and T-shirt. Additional details are on the website. Register now @ www.seaholmmaplesbasketball.teampages.com
Give to the Birmingham Education Foundation!
When a teacher has a great idea he or she thinks will inspire students but falls outside the regular budget parameters, the Birmingham Education Foundation can step in to provide the necessary funding. Making a year-end donation to the BEF is your opportunity to directly impact the programs that will enrich the educational lives of every child in the district. Your tax-deductible donation will help delivery creativity and innovation to our classrooms. To make your gift today, visit https://www.supportbef.org/donate.html or mail a donation to BEF, 31301 Evergreen, Beverly Hills, MI 48025.
FROM THE DISTRICT
BCS Districtwide 3-8 School Open House
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018
1525 Covington Rd., Bloomfield Hills
BPS is happy to announce that PowerSchool Registration, powered by InfoSnap, is also being implemented for Athletic Registration. You may find the link, by clicking here: https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=13397&culture=en As a reminder, this is an online student registration/data validation system, which allows the district to verify all student demographics, emergency and medical information, prior to the start of the athletic season. It is critical to ensure we have the most up-to-date contact and medical information for all students. The system is a secure and green process supporting our focus on safety and security. Electronic registration platforms of all kinds engage parents to ensure that information is entered properly, significantly reducing errors. The system will also allow families to electronically sign the annual permission forms. Reminder: you must still submit a physical to the Athletic Offices prior to participating. All physicals must be dated after April 15, 2018.
Student Safety @ Drop Off & Pick Up
Please remember that the student drop-off and pick-up loop for parents is in front of Derby Middle School. The parking lot near the gymnasium is designated for staff parking and our school buses. Thank you.
Entry Door Safety
For the safety of students and staff, please do NOT open the entry doors for other visitors when you have been buzzed in or when leaving......
The fundamental goal of Derby middle school is to develop confident, compassionate, intellectually curious young people, who are well prepared to excel throughout their high school years and beyond. Excitement and enthusiasm are two words that describe our middle school students. It is a unique time in children's lives when they can fully explore new activities, interests, and ideas.
As a principal, I am most proud of our school's commitment to the development of character. Whether it is through classroom activities such as writing letters to wounded soldiers, to students volunteering as Links to our special needs students to school wide community service projects, our students demonstrate their good character every day.
If you are a parent of our community, and have any questions or concerns, please contact me. If you are considering having your child attend Derby Middle School, I welcome you to visit our school for a personal tour. Please contact my office to set up an appointment.
Derby Middle School Principal