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Bernard Pledge:  I pledge to be Accountable by coming to class prepared and ready to learn.  I am responsible for my grades, my behavior and my success.  As a Bernard Patriot, I will work hard each and every day!

Bernard Touchstone:  We are responsible for our grades, our behavior and our success. Bernard Patriots are Accountable each and every day.
Beginning Friday morning and until further notice, some bus routes for Blades, Bernard and Oakville High will be changing due to a bridge problem on Baumgartner Road, between Heintz Road and Birch Mount Place. The bridge has been deemed unsafe for traffic. For homes in that area, the District will use the same alternative bus stops that were created during the winter floods. The pick up and drop off times remain the same, but slight delays could occur due to the detour. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.
Upcoming Events
5/2/2016
Repeating Event - 7th Grade A+ Tutoring
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- 6th & 7th Grade Art Club
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5/4/2016
Repeating Event - Robotics
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Repeating Event - 8th Grade A+ Tutoring
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
STEM Classes for Summer
Interested in what these classes are all about.

Check out this video:   https://discovery.app.box.com/s/7ytb4z73r4sm84hpy4ibx1yxh81htumb
Eighth Grade Social Information
8th Grade Social 
Andre's Banquet Hall, 4254 Telegraph
Cost:  $25
Doors open at 6:30 - Dinner served at 7:00
No late arrivals (after 6:45) or early pick-ups will be permitted

Permission slips can be obtained from Mrs. Bruce or Mrs. Leone.

A dress or skirt for the girls and dress slacks and tie for the boys are appropriate attire.  Appropriate length for dresses will extend beyond fingertips when arms are fully extended.  Dresses may not be strapless, backless, midriff baring, or have visible cleavage.  Inappropriately dressed students will not be allowed to enter the event and no refund will be given.  

Permission slips are available from the 8th grade faculty.  Reservations and payment must be turned in to Mr. Post by May 6th.  Checks can be made payable to Bernard Middle School.  Refunds will not be made after May 6.

Bernard 8th grade students are invited to attend, however, excessive or serious discipline referrals during the school year may result in losing this privilege.  Any student on Stage 4 or highter of the IPASS program must have a signature from Mrs. Sullivan before turning in payment.
All school fees and book/library fines must be paid and up to date before students are admitted to the social.  

Students must be in attendance at school all day on Friday, May 13.  No early dismissals will be allowed on this day.

Please contact any of your child's eighth grade teachers with questions.
 
Finals Schedule for May 20 and May 23
Friday, May 20                                  Time                                                      Monday, May 23
 
6th Grade
Advisory                                              8:00 – 9:03                                          2nd Hour
1st Hour                                               9:07 – 10:10                                        5th Hour
3rd Split                                               10:14 – 10:45                                      7th Hour
Lunch                                                  10:47 – 11:10                                      Lunch
3rd Split                                               11:12 – 11:42                                      4th Hour
6th Hour                                               11:46 – 12:50                                      4th Hour
 
7th Grade
Advisory                                              8:00 – 9:03                                           2nd Hour
1st Hour                                                9:07 – 10:10                                        5th Hour
3rd Hour                                              10:14 – 11:18                                        7th Hour
Lunch                                                  11:20 – 11:43                                        Lunch
6th Hour                                               11:46 – 12:50                                       4th Hour
 
8th Grade
Graduation Ceremony                           8:00 – 9:03                                          2nd Hour
1st Hour                                               9:07 – 10:10                                        5th Hour
Lunch                                                  10:12 – 10:35                                      Lunch
3rd Hour                                               10:37 – 11:42                                      7th Hour
6th Hour                                               11:46 – 12:50                                      4th Hour
 
 
Summer Reading Requirements for 8th Grade
8th graders:  OHS and MHS have required summer reading for all incoming Freshman.  As a convenience, students may pre-order the novel and have it delivered to them at Bernard before the end of the school year.  Pre-order forms can be obtained from your ELA teacher and are due back with payment by May 6, 2016.

Click here for the order form.
Suggested Summer Reading List
In order to encourage the academic growth that comes through reading, the English Language Arts teachers at Bernard Middle School have prepared a list of suggested summer reading titles.  Students will be given time during the first week of class to earn extra credit in their ELA classes based on the results of a Reading Counts test.  Please support our efforts by encouraging your child to read two (2) or more of the following titles. 

Click here to download a copy.
2016 - 2017 School Supply List
Click here to view the 2016-2017 school supply list
Congratulations to our Employees of the Year
Congratulations to Mr. Tim Littleton for being selected as Bernard's Teacher of the Year and
Congratulations to Mrs. Sue Lemuth for being selected as Bernard's Classified Employee of the year.
We appreciate all you do for our students.
From The Nurse - School Medication

MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

 
     The end of the year is fast approaching.  At this time I would like to remind you of Mehlville School District’s policy on medications at school.  All medications, including inhalers and over-the-counter meds, must be picked up by a parent/legal guardian or a person 18 years of age or older.  As per district policy, I am not permitted to send medications home with students.
 
     If other arrangements need to be made, contact my office prior to the last day of school.  No medications will be kept at school over the summer and any medications left at school will be destroyed. 
 
     Please contact the school nurse with any concerns.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
 
 
Tina Lasley, RN, BSN
tlasley@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net
School Nurse
467-6630
 
Mrs. Sullivan and Mr. Skinner Make Pizzas for Band Fundraiser
A Big Thank You to Mrs. Sullivan and Mr. Skinner for helping out at the Papa Murphy's Band Fundraiser on Sunday, April 3.  A fun time was had by all.



Summer Acceleration Program
The Middle School Summer Acceleration Program will be held June 6 through June 30 (Monday-Thursday) from 8 a.m. to noon at Bernard Middle. Click HERE for complete information and enrollment forms. 
8th Grade Immunization Requirements for 2016/2016 School Year
8th Grade Immunization Requirements for 2016/2017 School Year
Missouri State Law requires all students entering 8th grade must have their Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) and MCV (meningococcal) vaccines before the first day of school.
This is a good time to check your child’s immunization records to see if they have received these shots. 
Nurse Lasley will be sending home individual letters in May, enclosed with report cards, to those students who are not in compliance with the state requirements.  Letters will be sent based on our most current records on file.  At any time you may send in or have faxed an updated copy of your child’s shot record. 
Any student receiving a letter in May will not be allowed to start school without having received the shot(s) or providing documentation.
Thank you for your attention to this matter, as our goal is to keep our students healthy and protected. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Nurse Lasley at 314-467-6630 or tlasley@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net.
OHS Girls Volleyball & Basketball Camp Info
Camp is May 31-June 3, 2016  (Tuesday-Friday) and is open to girls entering Grades 3 - 8

Registration forms are available in the office or by clicking here.
 
Snow Schedule Option To Be Used During Winter Months
The Mehlville School District has decided to implement a snow schedule, when appropriate, during the winter months of the 2015-2016 school year.  On days when the District operates on a snow schedule, classes will begin two hours later than their normal start times.  The school day will end at the normal time for each building.

Utilizing the snow schedule will depend upon morning road conditions, the chance for additional snow throughout the day and other important criteria.  If travel is considered to be unsafe, schools and all district activities would be canceled for the entire day.

A snow schedule school day will count as a full attendance day, so there will not have to be any make-up days later in the spring.  All school buses will operate as normal, with them making their morning stops two hours later than usual.  Y Care programs at district schools would also follow the snow schedule and open two hours later than normal.  Breakfast will be available for students arriving before classes begin.

School closing and snow schedule information will be available on the District website, school Facebook pages, Twitter and on local TV and radio stations.
Bernard's JDRF Walk
The JDRF Fun walk raised exactly $1000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Thank you to everyone who donated.

Red Ribbon Week Kick Off
Thanks to all the teachers who danced and lip synced to help kick off Red Ribbon Week on Monday, Oct. 26. Red Ribbon is a serious subject, warning teens about the dangers of alcohol and drug use. Bernard's top banana was there dressed as...what else....a banana! Nicely done, Mrs. Sullivan.

Click here to view slideshow. 

 
PTO Penny Wars Winners

Congratulations to Mrs. Glastetter for winning the 2015 Penny Wars.  Mrs. Glastetter’s class total was $112.87.  Second place goes to Mrs. Bartlett’s class with $90.22 and third place goes to Ms. Scott with $85.21.  A total of $2336.32 was raised for our school!   Thank you to all who participated.


 
JDRF Walk Participants
Bernard 6th grader Brooke Yost, her family and other friends walked in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk.  The walk was held downtown. Mehlville School District holds the St. Louis JDRF Challenge Cup Trophy for the top school district fundraiser two years in a row!  


 
Patriot Day
On September 11, Bernard Student Council honored our first responders and veterans by hosting a BBQ.  STUCO is sponsored by Mrs. Dorsam and Mrs. Bartlett.  This is the fifth year that STUCO has hosted this event.





Orange for Avery
It was dress in Orange for Avery on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Avery is a 2 year old who is bravely battling leukemia. Avery's mom is a teacher at Bernard so staff and students wore special orange shirts, which is the official color for leukemia research. Funds collected from the sale of the shirts and cash donations will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A national school of character? Oh, yeah! Click here to view slideshow. 
Bernard Students Donate Fundraiser Prizes
Bernard students participating in the school fundraiser had the option of keeping or donating their prize, which was a Cardinal Webkinz.
 
Webkinz donations went to Children's Hospital.  Thank you Patriots!
Webkinz Donations
Thank You to the Journey Church
Bernard staff and students give a big Patriot "Thank You" to the Journey Church. The Journey meets for service in the gym on Sunday. Journey asked Bernard's staff to fill out wish lists for school supplies. Members then adopted teachers, purchased or donated supplies and brought them to school. The response was over whelming!  

Thank you Journey for the out-pouring of supplies and granting our "wishes"!

 
Student Lunch Schedule
Sixth Grade:  12:15-12:38    After 5th hour

Seventh Grade:  11:24-11:47  After 4th hour

Eighth Grade:  10:33-10:56  After 3rd hour

Parents are able bring in lunch for their own student and are welcome to stay.  Visitors should report to the office for a visitor pass.  Please do not bring in lunch or snacks to share with other students.
Bernard Apparel Wear

Click here to view the order form for 2015-2016 Bernard Apparel Wear
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