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Bernard Pledge:  I pledge to show respect to others by making them feel welcome and accepted.  I will treat others the way I want to be treated.   Patriots give respect to get respect.

Bernard Touchstone:  At Bernard we demonstrate Respect by treating others the way we want to be treated.  We give respect to get respect.
Character word for May:  Self-Control
Upcoming Events
 
Summer Dates

June 4               Office Closed for Summer

July 20               Office Re- Opens

July 30              New Student Enrollment   8:30-11:00    1:00-4:00
                          Must bring 2 proofs of residency (copy of lease agreement or sale contract                            and utility verification), copy of birth certificate and copy of immunization                               record

August 11         6th Grade Open House   3:00-5:00

August 13         First Day of School
Join Bernard's Choir at the Cardinal Game

Gather your family and friends to watch the Bernard Concert Choir sing the National Anthem on Tuesday, September 8.  Our St. Louis Cardinals will be playing the Chicago Cubs!
 
Order your tickets now or when we come back in August.  Tickets are $14.00 each.  Click here for order form.
Summer Reading List
Please click here for a list of recommended reading for the summer.
MAP Testing Information

Dear Parents/Guardians:
Over the last few weeks, your child has participated in the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Grade-Level Assessments. The purpose of this letter is to provide you with general information about the assessments. The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Grade-Level Assessments evaluate students’ progress toward the Missouri Learning Standards. The MAP Grade-Level Assessments include assessments in the subject areas of English language arts (grades 3-8), mathematics (grades 3-8), and science (grades 5 and 8). MAP Grade-Level Assessments provide important information that contributes to decisions concerning individual students, groups of students, and educational programs.
This spring, for the first time, the MAP Grade-Level Assessments were administered online. This approach represents a significant improvement over traditional paper-and-pencil assessments. Online assessments offer unique ways of assessing content and standards that are difficult to assess using paper-and-pencil tests. Additionally, online assessment allows for supports and accommodations that effectively meet a wide range of student needs.

CTB/McGraw-Hill (the test development company) is experiencing some problems with the generation of individual student score reports for the grade-level English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments. While the scoring process is going well, production of the score reports is delayed and the ten-day turnaround is not being met for districts that have completed testing. The reports’ release date is unknown at this time. CTB will contact the school district once our individual student reports are available. At this time, CTB is anticipating all schools will have results no later than the end of June but, this not guaranteed. Due to the delay in our ability to access and print individual student reports we will have these reports available for at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year for parents/guardians. We will distribute these reports to all parents/guardians within the first two weeks of the 2015-2016 school year. I want to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Unfortunately, this is something that is beyond our control. Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Tina M. Plummer, Ed.D.
District Test Coordinator
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Assessment, and Professional Development
Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Croc and Tink
The play Peter Pan was performed at Bernard Middle on Thursday, May 14. All of the actors were SSD students, with the exception of Lori 'Tink' Sullivan and Penny 'Croc' Hof.

Click here to view slideshow.

Click here to view video. 

 
Dr Ridder's Presentation on the Budget Crisis and Proposed Budget Adjustments
Dr. Ridder addressed teachers and parents from Washington Middle and Trautwein Elementary about the strategic plan, the budget crisis and the proposed budget adjustments to deal with that crisis. 

To view this video, click here
 
Grab and Go Breakfast - Eat Up!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day...the Grab and Go breakfast was featured on Channel 4 news. Click here to view the video. 
Rube Goldberg Competition - Pop a Balloon
Middle school STRETCH classes filed into the cafeteria at Bernard Middle after classes Tuesday, March 3 for the annual Rube Goldberg competition. There they unloaded tape, Popsicle sticks, plastic cups, rubber bands, and their collective knowledge about how things work.

STRETCH is the name of Mehlville’s gifted program.  Students had been scavenging at home to find materials to build a balloon-popper for the district middle school Rube Goldberg competition.

Click here to read more. Click here to view slideshow. To watch a video click here.
Now Offering Grab and Go Breakfast
Bernard 2014-2015 Class Schedule
Click here to view the Sixth Grade Schedule for 2014-2015

Click here to view the Seventh Grade Schedule for 2014-2015

Click here to view the Eighth Grade Schedule for 2014-2015
A+ Tutoring Available
Are you in need of some extra help? A+ tutoring is after school from  2:50-3:50
7th graders stay Monday in room 215
8th graders stay Wednesday room 207
6th graders stay Thursday in room 113
Please pick up a permission form in the Counseling Center or Office; you must have a permission form on file with Mrs Shelton in the Counseling Center in order to stay.
 
Bernard Honored for School of Character Designation!
At the CharacterPlus National Conference in mid-June, Bernard Middle School was honored for its designation as a National School of Character. To see the award presentation, click here.
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