Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Upcoming Events


Miranda Lee--State FFA Winner
Miranda Lee, a rising BMS 8th grader and member of the FFA chapter, placed second in the FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event (CDE) at the 87th Annual South Carolina FFA State Convention. In April, Lee traveled to Clemson University for the Piedmont Regional Leadership CDEs, where she placed first. After winning the region, Lee returned to Clemson University in June as a delegate for the 87th Annual SC State FFA Convention, and a state competitor.  As a member of the only active middle school agricultural education program and FFA chapter in our state, she competed solely against ninth grade FFA members from across South Carolina.  Placing second in the state, she represented the Bryson FFA Chapter and the piedmont region as she became the first middle school FFA member in South Carolina to compete in the state FFA Creed Speaking CDE.

Choral Students Sing at Carnegie Hall
Bryson Middle School, under the direction of choral director Holly Hill, was selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. After auditions and much practice learning selections in several languages, these singers headed to New York for more intense rehearsals and the opportunity to work with Composer/Conductor Cristian Grases. Participants were Emma Amrien, Aleea Brunner, Christen Crawford, Maryann Klaiber, Caroline McNaughton, Cammie Mitros, Haegen Nelson, Cierra Oliveira, Katherine Rivera, Chasity Smith, Becca Tewell, and Anna Waters. Additionally, one of our Bryson students, Haegen Nelson was selected as a soloist among 275 voices. These students, representing South Carolina, were part of the Distinguished Concerts Singers International which includes the countries of Norway and Australia. The world premiere concert “Under the Western Sky” was held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 22, 2014.

Dress Code
Click here for the 2014-2015 Bryson Middle School Dress Code.

School Supply List for 2014-15
Click here for supply lists for 2014-15.

Volleyball Tryouts
Bryson Volleyball tryouts will be August 4-7, 2014, from 9-11 A.M. each day. Students must attend all sessions. Please make sure students come prepared with an updated physical form and athletic apparel. You may find physical forms at the link in the documents box on the bottom of our webpage, on the GCS athletics webpage, and in the BMS front office.  

Summer Reading
"Take a Bite out of Reading" this summer with our suggested reading selections. Log your pages, and celebrate in the fall. Click here for the flyer with log and details.

Tdap Immunization Required for 7th Graders
Parents need to be  reminded that rising seventh graders must have the Tdap vaccination or they must submit an objector’s statement prior to the first day of school, Tuesday, August 19, 2014, for students to attend school.  Parents must provide their child’s school with documentation of the Tdap immunization, a religious exemption, or a medical exemption.  Parents are encouraged to submit document as soon as possible.  If documentation is not provided before the first day of school, the student will not be allowed to start school.  The Tdap vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough).  State Law began the requirement for the Tdap vaccination beginning with the 2013-14 school year.