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.
Have a Wonderful Summer Break!!
Volunteers for Registration
We are looking for volunteers to help with our registration in August. Here is the schedule for volunteers:
August 16th - 6th grade: 9:30am-1:30pm
August 16th - 7th/8th grade: 3:30pm-7:30pm
August 19th - All grades: 4:30pm-7:30pm
If you can volunteer, please e-mail Mrs. Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Parents and Families,
It is critical that you are informed and aware of what your children do while they are online. This is a new day and age and one that we cannot ignore. Yes, unfortunately, we must embrace the huge shift in technology since we were children, but what we cannot do is ignore the online capabilities accessible to our children. We are urging you to talk to your children about what they do online. It is critical that children and families know whatever is put ‘out there’ on the internet is permanently out there. It may be deleted from a phone or a computer, but it is still out there and can be retrieved. Please remind yourself that you have every right and should regularly be checking your child’s search history, calls, texts, videos, photos, etc. You should have their passwords and have full access to their phones and computers at anytime. It is also our recommendation that children do not have their phones with them in their rooms as night, even if they are turned off. We see that kids are more tired. They are not able to get the sleep they need if they are subconsciously listening for their phone to notify them of a text, call, or social website posting. We strongly urge you to set up a charging station somewhere in your house away from the bedrooms, where everyone can plug in at night, ensuring that our children can unplug their brains and truly get the rest they require.
We took a poll at BMS and found your children may be utilizing the following websites. We strongly urge you to check out each and every one and talk to your children about whether they are utilizing any of these websites:
Benicia Middle School
1100 Southampton Road
Benicia, CA 94510
The district STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Program has openings for the 13-14 school year. If you are interested in this academic before and/or after school program for your student, you can call 747-8367 or email June Regis at email@example.com. Click on the link below to access the registration form.
How to Succeed at BMS
The following are legal reasons why you may be absent from school:
* Medical/dental appointments
* Personal illness
* Bereavement/death of a family member
For detailed information about our attendance and tardy policies, please click on the link below.
BMS SARC REPORT
To access the BMS SARC report, please click on the link below.
Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a shared set of learning expectations in English and Language Arts and Mathematics developed by teachers, administrators, parents, and education experts across the nation to ensure that all students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in life. The California State Board of Education adopted the CCSS in August 2010.
The Benicia Unified School District (BUSD) is transitioning to the CCSS. While the new standards are very similar to our previous state standards, some content will be taught at a different grade level than in the past. Next school year our Kindergarten and firstgrade teachers will fully implement the CCSS. All other grade levels will begin to align their curriculum to the CCSS with the goal of full district implementation by the 2014-2015 school year.
Please watch for upcoming information about CCSS and how they will impact your child’s education. The BUSD staff will be working collaboratively to prepare for the transition to the CCSS. We look forward to continuing to provide an excellent PreK-12 education to our students.
We Tip Hotline
Please report illegal or suspicious activity at Benicia Middle School.
You may remain anonymous. Please help keep our school safe!
Current Student Registration
Registration is for all continuing students and the schedule is as follows:
New Student/Parent Orientation: Wed. 8/14/13, 7pm-8pm in our Gym
6th Grade Registration: Friday, 8/16/13 10am-1pm
7th/8th Grade Registration: Friday, 8/16/13 4pm-7pm
All Grade Registration: Monday, 8/19/13 5pm-7pm
To enroll a new student, please call 707-747-8340 for an appointment.
8th Grade WEB Leaders
Below are the dates and events you are required to attend as a WEB Leader:
WEB Leader Training: Monday, August 12th and Tuesday, August 13th, 8:30am-1:30pm
6th Grade Orientation: Thursday, August 15th, 8:00am-12:30pm
First Day of School: Wednesday, August 21st. Wear your WEB Leader shirt and help 6th graders with directions and questions.
Attend the “Back to School 6th Grade Dance”: Friday, September 20th
Viking Times is a monthly family newsletter for students and parents. Please read Viking Times each month for important school information.
Required T-Dap Booster
Proof of a T-Dap booster shot after age 7 is required by law for all students entering 7th grade at BMS. Without this proof, your child will have delays in receiving their class schedule. If you are uncertain whether your student has received this immunization please contact your health care provider.