The first day of school is here. There's no doubt that this year will be unique. Teachers, administration, and school staff have been working extremely hard this summer to make the transition to virtual school. We are all new to this, and we're in this together.
What do you need to know? Here is some information for you.
1. First Week Schedule
Monday, August 3 No School (Teacher Planning)
Tuesday, August 4 Students log into Schoology for schedule
Wednesday, August 5 Students log into Schoology for schedule
Thursday, August 6 No School (Teacher Planning) - Election Day
Friday, August 7 Students log into Schoology for schedule
2. BMS Virtual Schedule
3. What is Clever? What is Schoology?
Clever is an online portal to many different educational applications. Once a student logs into his/her clever portal, (s)he can automatically get access to other things like Schoology, Teams, IXL, Flipgrid, and much more. There's no need to remember a login to all these applications if you have your login to Clever.
Schoology is the school management software MNPS will be using to conduct virtual school. You can access it directly by going to mnps.schoology.com (or you can access Schoology through the Clever portal.)
Once school gets going, teachers will give parents a parent access code to Schoology. This will give parents the ability to create their own parent account, to keep track of their student.
4. User names, passwords, and email addresses
Every MNPS student has a user name that uses the first name, last initial and the last 5 digits of his or her student number.
If John Doe's student number is 190987654, his user name is johnd87654
Passwords are case sensitive. MNPS uses the first letter of the first name (capitalized) + first letter of the last name (lowercase) + date of birth.
John Doe was born on September 8, 2007. His password is Jd090807
student email addresses use the user name and adds @mnpsk12.org
John Doe's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
4. What is the Parent Portal/Infinite Campus?
Infinite Campus is the Parent Portal MNPS uses. Here, parents can check on their students' grades, attendance and more. For more information, you can learn more on the MNPS website. If you need your access key/GUID Code to setup your portal, please reach out to one of these two people:
5th and 6th grade students: Mrs. Queen at email@example.com
7th and 8th grade students: Mrs. Butkerait: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Who do I contact with questions?
We are so grateful to the faculty and staff at Bellevue Middle School, more so than ever this year. We know our Mighty Owls will rise to the occasion of what lies ahead. If you have specific questions, feel free to reach out the appropriate contact person below...
Let's have a great year!
For the first time, BMS will have a silent auction at Homecoming this year. When is Homecoming you ask? Mark your calendars! It is September 26th at 5pm. The band and strings will play, we'll have bouncy houses for the littles ($5 unlimited bracelet) and free face painting. And here is some awesome news...
Elementary feeder school students get in to the game for FREE if they wear their elementary school t-shirt!!!
So...back to the auction. Here is a list of items we have so far. If you or someone you know owns a business and would like to contribute to the auction or become a school sponsor, let us know!
Bellevue Middle School: 2 sets of 5 pack tickets for premium seating at graduation.
Bellevue Middle School: All Sports passes for all BMS Athletics
Bandwagon Music & Repair: Ukulele and gift certificate
Batch Nashville: gift box with local items
The Bellevue Florist: certificate for One dozen Roses, arranged
Cheekwood: 4 passes (2 adults, 2 children)
The Crazy Skein: Big Fatty Blanket ($150 value - 40" x 52")
City Winery: Wine tour and tasting for 2
Dee Dee's Organics: Salsa Gift Basket
Discovery Center at Murfree Spring: admission for 4 people
Dollywood: admission for 2
The Eastern Peak: gift card
Harpeth River Roasters: 2 bags of coffee and grooming kit
Harpeth Photography: Mini Session (includes 5 digital images)
Hattie B.'s Hot Chicken: $25 gift card
Holiday World: 2 one-day passes
Import Flowers: $50 gift certificate
Jón Alan Salon Bellevue: One hour facial and skin care gift basket
Loveless Café: Favorite Fixins Gift Set
Nashville Predators (donated by Jospeh DuLaney of Poplar Hill Realty): 2 tickets to Oct. 8th game against the San Jose Sharks
Nashville Repertory Theatre: 2 tickets to 2019-2020 Season
Nashville Soccer Club: 2 tickets and signed poster
Nashville Sounds (donated by American Paper & Twine): 2 sets of 4 pack club-level tickets
Nashville Symphony: 2 tickets
Stacy Keith Photography: Mini Session
Tennessee Titans: Titans Fan Pack (Pennant, bumper sticker, and decal)
Topgolf: $50 off game play, a reservation card, & 6 lifetime membership cards
Traceside Holistic Massage: 60 minute massage
VooDoo Gumbo: $35 gift certificate
West Nashville Sports League: Registrations for soccer, basketball, cheerleading, baseball and flag football.
and...our wonderful teachers are also donating their time. Bid for your student to have some fun time with their favorite teacher. Here are the teachers currently on the list. Don't see your favorite teacher? Ask them to join the auction!
Donuts before school
Ice Cream after school
So get ready to come cheer on your Mighty Owls and support BMS. It should be a fun night for the entire community!
Help us reach our goals for the 2019-2020 school year through this amazing fundraising opportunity for the school, and enjoy great deals throughout the greater Nashville area!
Bellevue Middle is the only public school in our area who sells City Saver. There are great local deals inside the book and the value is well over it's cost of $25.
On top of the great savings in the book itself, there is also additional savings in the City Saver App for iPhone and Android.
Sales run from Monday 8/19 through Monday 9/9. Make checks payable to Bellevue Middle PTO and drop them off in an envelope in the NAVY DROP BOX right outside the Owl Store.
If you are interested in purchasing the Nashville South edition, please note this on the front of your envelope. Otherwise, books will be the Nashville edition.
If you would rather purchase your book online, or if you have family who may want a book for a different location (there are many to choose from,) that is an option too.
Our students can earn prizes for reaching certain sales goals.
Did someone say ice cream?
We have created two teams to compete this year. Team 1: 5th & 6th grades. Team 2: 7th & 8th grades. The team with the most sales will earn an ice cream party! Now we're talkin'!
Here are some tips and tricks to be prepared on Monday.