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BMS Celebrated students with outstanding behavior for the
entire school year. Students were treated to grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chips
and drinks, while engaging in outdoor activities such as corn hole, dodge ball,
and karaoke. Several prizes were given away at the end of the
night. Ian Harrington was the grand prize winner of the TV.
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Student Government put on a very successful cornhole tournament on April 20th. Teams traveled from near and far to participate in
the tournament. Whenever the smoke cleared, there was one clear winner, the
actual charity. Money raised benefitted Carson Chapman, a 7th grade student at
Calloway County Middle School. Carson has been diagnosed with a childhood form
of cancer known as leukemia. SGA worked very hard to put the
tournament that consisted of seventy-one teams. At the end of the day, the
charity raised about $2,700.
8th grade art student Chloe Waggoner displays her work. Students used both
photography and abstract designs to create their self-portrait
In order to review core
content taught throughout the school year, BMS held “Hands-On-Learning”.
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Pictured: Officer Chumbler and Kyle Sams
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BMS art students enjoyed sculpting clay to create
original marionettes. Students also wrote stories for their characters.
Patricia Murphy, science teacher at BMS, recently received
an $800.00 grant from the Marshall County Conservation District. The purpose of
this project is to teach students that fossils go beyond just looking
interesting on a shelf or museum. Fossils actually help in finding energy
resources and help us anticipate the effects of possible environmental changes.
Students will be able to use the data collected during the project and educate
it to the community on how changes have occurred throughout time.
19 BMS students participated in the KMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest held on Saturday March 2nd. Of the 11
events entered, BMS received 4 Distinguished ratings, 5 Proficient ratings and 2
Apprentice ratings. The students participating were Matthew
Youngblood, Andy Parks, Isaac Bayer, Zach Etheridge, Gauge Thweatt,
Savannah Hunt, Emilie Shemwell, Madison Culp, Taylen Henry, Breonna Logothetis, Mallory Shaw, Elli
Inglish, Macie Kane, Sydney Logothetis, Jesus
Lara, Angeleenia Logothetis, Cole Wyatt, Devon Canup and
BMS Student and Faculty Basketball Game
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BMS students in Mrs. Chumbler-Bryant's 8th grade Visual Art's class work hard
to comlete Rain Barrel designs. These designs were submitted by students in all
art classes. Students voted on the top designs to be reproduced. These
winning designs were as follows; Ray Houghton,6th grade, Nicole Tosh, 8th grade,
Kierstin Hendrick, 6th grade, Madeline Henson, 8th grade, and Emily Norman, 7th
grade. The barrels will soon be displayed in public spaces throughout
the Benton community.
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BMS 6th grade Visual Arts students are creating silouette
collages based on their individual interests. Students incorporated each group
member's personal interests such as athletics, clubs, academics and community
service into their silouette. Photos were also taken of each student to use for
facial features. This project emphasizes how we should all appreciate each
other's differences and talents.
BMS art students created masks inspired by the celebration
of Mardi Gras. Students enjoyed this hands-on learning experience. Mardi Gras
will be celebrated on Feb. 12th in New Orleans.
Students in Mr. Luke Anderson's 6th grade world geography classes
recently participated in the The Stock Market Game, an online economics resource
and competition that allows students to manage their own simulated stock
portfolios. The performance of their simulated investments coincided with the
performance of the actual markets, including the the New York Stock
Exchange, providing students with a real world investment experience. BMS 6th grade students Kathryn Howard, Kayla Strozzo, Matt Holmes, and
Garrett Hurley were members of the winning team in the central
kentucky elementary/middle school region. Students were visited by economists
Todd Broker and Larry Brown from the Department of Economic Education at Murray
State University who awarded the winning team with t-shirts. The entire class
also received ink pens and lanyards from the College of Business at Murray State
University. The Stock Market Game aids in the development of essential
communication skills, while also supplementing social studies and mathematics
core content through real world application.
Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Hamilton's 6th grade Science classes at recently went on a mission to Mars at the Challenger Center in Paducah,
Ky. While there they participated in various hands-on experiments to determine
how to successfully land on the Moon. These experiments were based on the areas
of science, math, and technology.
Students in Mrs. Murphy's Science class at BMS recently
completed a comparative analysis of the planets in our solar system. With
this analysis and their creative touches, students presented their findings to
BMS arts & humanities students participated in
activities to reflect and improve self-image. Students participated in Positive
Back Talk where they walked around the room and wrote one positive comment on
each students' paper on their back. They also enjoyed mirroring
Students were selected to paint ornaments for the
National Christmas Tree in Washington DC. A special thank you to Mrs. Valera
Brooks for helping students with decorating these ornaments. Students selected were: Nicole Tosh, Sommer Lucas, Klein Johnson, Hayden Eubanks, Ragan Harris, Madeline Henson, Callie Bridges,
and Marlee Henson.
BMS beta club recently reached out to their classmates to
help the Marshall County needline. They challenged each student to bring in at
least 5 canned goods. These canned goods will be used to assist needline during
the upcoming holiday season. Mr. Anderson's 6th grade class collected the most
during the drive.