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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.
Character word for February:  Honesty
Upcoming Events
 
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.
 
School Anxiety, Avoidance and Refusal Presentation
Please RSVP To Kim Reed Bernard Middle School Counselor, M-Z 314-467-6701, kreed@mehlvilleschool district.net *Babysitting is available. ​

On Tuesday, February 23 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Bernard Middle School will be hosting a free event for parents on the topic of School Anxiety, Avoidance, and Refusal.  This event will be held in Bernard Middle School’s library and will be presented by Amy V. Maus, who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at West County Psychological Associates.  For those who need it, childcare will be available.  We have attached a Save the Date that has more information about this event, as well.

Students who are dealing with school avoidance and/or school anxiety may have a hard time consistently coming to school or making it through the school day.  In addition, these students may complain of physical symptoms, such as stomachaches, headaches, or a sore throat and would prefer to stay home from school.  These students may show a lack of interest in school or have a negative attitude about school that causes them to want to miss school.

It can often be challenging for parents and educators to determine when a child is dealing with school anxiety because the child will point to other things going on that make it difficult for him/her to attend school.  While we do want to address the child’s concerns about school, it is important that the child continues to attend school regularly.  At this event, Amy Maus will be talking about strategies that parents and guardians can use to help their child when he/she is showing signs of school avoidance, school anxiety, or school refusal.  Parents and guardians are encouraged to contact their child’s counselor if they are concerned their child is experiencing school anxiety, school avoidance, or refusal.

Please contact your child’s counselor if you have any questions.

Click here for a reminder flier.

 
STRETCH Referrals
STRETCH, Mehlville School District’s program for students identified as gifted, is now accepting parent referrals for the 2016-2017 school year for students currently enrolled in grades K-7.  The STRETCH program provides educational interventions for students whose mental capacity and learning potential are so advanced that they need services beyond the level of those ordinarily provided.

Click here for more information 

 
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.
Introduce a Girl to Engineering
Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day Help get girls involved in engineering! 

Is she innovative? Is she curious? Does she like problem solving? Is she imaginative? Does she want to make a difference? If so, then this is the place for her.

Who: girls 5th – 8th grade 
When: February 20th, 2016 8:30 am – 3:00 pm 
Make-up Date: March 19th, 2016 
Where: SIUE School of Engineering 
Registration: $15 includes activities, lunch, and a t-shirt
Register at: https://sites.google.com/site/swesiue/igeday
SIUE Society of Women Engineers
SIUE School of Engineering Campus
Box 1801 Edwardsville, IL 62026
swesiue@gmail.com www.facebook.com/swesiue 

Click here for a flier
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
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. 
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