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Before the start of the 2015-16 school year, make sure your incoming 7th grade students are ready. Vaccines required for 7th grade entry (California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 17, Section 6020) include:

1-Tdap booster given after age 7 years

2-MMR’s-most given prior to Kindergarten although some have missed 2nd dose

Other vaccines encouraged--Not required--by the Department of Health include; meningococcal and HPV vaccines.

To avoid the back to school rush, make appointments with your healthcare provider now. Spring break is a great time to review records and make appointments for immunization updates. 

Welcome to Benicia Middle School!

Benicia Middle School provides a safe and respectful learning environment where students are encouraged to meet their full potential as life-long learners and productive citizens.

CAASPP Testing May 4-14.

BUSD Teacher of the Year

We are so very pleased to announce that the BUSD Teacher of the Year is one of our own:  Mrs. Cathy Wright.  Mrs. Wright is one of our most beloved teachers and this honor is well deserved.


Now Accepting AVID Applications

AVID is now accepting applications from 7th grade students for the 2015-2016 school year.

Typical AVID candidates meet the following criteria:

  • Have a grade point average between 2.0 and 3.5
  • Have satisfactory school citizenship
  • Have good attendance
  • Work hard
  • Are willing to learn and use new study skills
  • Want to attend a four-year college or university after graduation from high school
  • Will be the first in their families to attend a four-year college

Important AVID dates:

  • April 21 – Informational meeting for current 7th graders
  • April 29 – Applications due
  • May 8 – Student interviews


For more information about AVID, visit the AVID website:

BMS Site Council Elections

Parents:  Interested in serving on our BMS Site Council next school year?  Candidate vote will take place at Open House on May 14th.  If interested, or would like more information, please email

Race to Nowhere

Parents, students, staff, and community members are welcome to attend a complimentary showing of "Race to Nowhere” on May 13th from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Benicia High School PAB. Race to Nowhere is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success through heartbreaking stories of students across the country who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve.

Refreshments will be provided and the audience will be given an opportunity after the showing to participate in discussion groups.  We hope to see you there!

For more information, please contact Kelli Leiner at 747-8300 X1905."


Youth Citizen Police Academy

The Benicia Police Department is now accepting applications for the second annual Youth Citizen Police Academy which will be held at BMS June 15-19.  There are 30 seats available.  You can pick up an application in the main office, on the City of Benicia's website, or click on the link below to download the application.

Police Academy Application

Promotion Dress Code

We've had a number of students ask about dress code for the dance and promotion. The stipulations for the dress code for both events is the same: no shorts, strapless dresses, dresses with cutouts, dresses with plunging necklines, or dresses with full backs exposed.. Dresses need to have 2 straps, one over each shoulder. Attire should be semi-formal or something they would wear out to a nice dinner.

Here are two websites for buying and/or attaching straps to dresses: to buy straps:  or to sew yourself:  How to Sew a Strap 


Eyeglass Donations

In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person's life.  Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive.  The Benicia Lions Club is collecting eyeglasses which are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.  They have generously given us a donation box for our front office for used eyeglasses you no longer need.  Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed. 



Before and after school program.  Academic-homework assistance, robotics project focused program.

For more information, please click on the links below.


STEM October Flyer

STEM 2014-2015 Application

Regular Day

Period Start End
1 8:30 9:26
2 9:30 10:27
Snack 10:22 10:27
3 10:31 11:23
4 11:27 12:58
Early Lunch 11:27 12:02
Early Class 12:06 12:58
Late Class 11:27 12:19
Late Lunch 12:23 12:58
5 1:02 2:19
Directed Studies 1:54 2:19
6 2:23 3:15

Planning Day

Period Start End
1 8:30 9:04
2 9:08 9:42
3 9:46 10:20
4 10:24 10:58
Early Lunch/Class 11:02 11:36
Late Lunch/Class 11:40 12:14
6 12:18 12:52

CAASPP Block Schedule

Mon. May 4 & 11

periods A, C, E

Tuesday May 5 & 12

periods B, D, F

Wednesday, May 6 & 13

periods A, C, E

Thursday, May 7 & 14

periods B, D, F


Early Lunch:

Periods A/B     8:30am-10:28am

Lunch              10:32am-11:09am

Periods C/D    11:13am-1:07pm

Snack              1:07pm-1:17pm

Periods E/F     1:21pm-3:15pm


Late Lunch:

Periods A/B     8:30am-10:28am

Snack              10:28am-10:38am

Periods C/D    10:42am-12:36pm

Lunch              12:40am-1:17pm

Periods E/F     1:21pm-3:15pm


We Tip Hotline

Please report illegal or suspicious activity at Benicia Middle School.

You may remain anonymous. Please help keep our school safe!


BMS Crisis Response Plan Letter

BMS Crisis Response Plan

Viking Times

Viking Times is a monthly family newsletter for students and parents. Please read Viking Times each month for important school information.


October 2014 Viking Times

November 2014 Viking Times

December 2014 Viking Times

January 2015 Viking Times

March 2015 Viking Times

April 2015 Viking Times

Student Safety & Driver Awareness Pamphlet

The Benicia Police Dept. has published a pamphlet regarding driver awareness around our schools.  Please click on the links below to view and print the pamphlet.

Student Safety & Driver Awareness - Page 1

Student Safety & Driver Awareness - Page 2