Cassini Scientist for a Day Contest!
Announcing NASA's 2015-16 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest!
The Cassini spacecraft launched in October 1997 and has been orbiting Saturn since 2004. The 2015-16 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest is open to students in grades 5-12. Essays must be under 500 words.
There are three essay topics to choose from:
Target 1. Saturn’s rings and three moons: Tethys, Enceladus, and Mimas
Target 2. Jupiter, as seen from a billion miles away
Target 3. Saturn’s moon, Tethys, passing behind Rhea (27-frame movie)
Students choose one of these topics and write an essay about why they think this image should be taken by the Cassini spacecraft. What questions do they hope will be answered by taking this picture?
For contest rules, videos about each essay topic, a downloadable contest flyer, frequently asked questions, and more information, visit:
The contest deadline is Friday, February 26, 2016. All essays must be submitted by the student's teacher (or parent, if homeschooled). If the essay contest is used as a class assignment, the teacher will select the top 3 essays from each class, along with a list of other students who wrote essays for the contest.
All students who write essays will receive a certificate of participation. U.S. winners and their classes will be invited to participate in a teleconference with Cassini scientists. U.S. and international winning essays will be posted on the Cassini website.
IB Learner Profile for January: Inquirer
The inquiring Bobcat nurtures his curiosity by developing skills for inquiry and research. This Bobcat knows how to learn independently and with others. He learns with enthusiasm and sustains a love of learning throughout life.
BMS Multicultural Club!
Beville Middle School is founding a new Multicultural Club. Our purpose is to promote acceptance and respect of diversity by celebrating and sharing the traditions, languages, and heritages of our students and staff. Be on the lookout for more information about our Multicultural Night here at Beville coming soon!
IB Students Making a Difference!
Beville is starting a new club for students who want to make a difference in their community, the state, or the nation. This club is a new county initiative and will meet on Thursday in Mr. McGovern’s classroom, Room 16. The kick-off event will be held December 14th at the Verizon Auditorium at the GMU Manassas campus. We will leave the school at 9:45 am and return at 11:45 am. There is no cost to join, but there will be life-changing opportunities for those who participate!
Academic Honesty Video Competition Opportunity!
We are excited to announce the launch of a short film and poster competition aimed at IB students (MYP, DP and CP). We would like to share details of the competition and ask that you spread the word of this creative opportunity to all IB students.
We invite students to be as imaginative as they wish and create a short film or a poster that spreads the message of academic honesty being 'fundamental to the education of every IB student.' The closing date for entries is 31 July, 2016. The winner of the competition will receive:
- A letter of recognition from the Director General of the IB
- An award trophy/plaque
- An exclusive interview with IB World
Interested students can find information by clicking on the following link:http://ibo.org/en/honesty-competition
. However, should you have any questions and/or queries please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will endeavour to respond to you within 48 hours.
Contact Mrs. Morgan with any resource needs that you may have!
Martin Luther King Oratorical Contest Opportunity!
Attention all Bobcats!!
Beville Middle School is looking for talented speakers to participate in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Oratorical Competition. The 2016 Oratorical Theme is: “Imagine: What If…?” If you are interested, participants are asked to organize their thoughts around a theme,first in writing, then orally. " ident_653_754"="" role="button" tabindex="0">Come to room 12 on Tuesday, December 8, and Thursday, December 10, from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. for more information. All participants will receive a King Medal. All school winners receive a $50 check and depending on how far each student progresses throughout the competition levels, he/she may receive up to $250 in cash, an e-reader worth over $200, or a gift card award.
IB Learner Profile for December
The balanced Bobcat understands the importance of balance in his or her life. We all need intellectual, emotional, and physical balance in order to achieve well-being for ourselves and for others. This Bobcat recognizes that we are all in this together and works hard to bring balance to his/her life and the lives of others around them.
2015-16 World of Seven Billion Student Video Contest
Calling all videographers! Create a short (up to 60 seconds) video about human population growth that highlights one of the following global challenges: Deforestation
, Public Health
, or Water Scarcity
. All videos must include:
a.) how population growth impacts the issue
b.) at least one idea for a sustainable solution
Two winners will be chosen for each global challenge at the middle school level. First place will receive $500.00 and the runner up will receive $250. The submission deadline is February 25, 2016.
For more details visit www.Worldof7Billion.org
IB Learner Profile for November
The Thinking Bobcat uses critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action in solving complex problems. This Bobcat exercises initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions that benefit both himself and others.
Beville Bobcats caring for their community!! Operation Turkey is in full swing and we need your help! Please bring in your non-perishable food goods to your homeroom teacher today and tomorrow! If each homeroom fills just one bag of food, we will be doing so much to help the families in our community. Any help is appreciated!
Are You a Community and Service Star?
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is launching its 21st annual search for young people who have made a meaningful difference in their communities through volunteer service over the last year. Students ages 11-15 must have documented a minimum of 50 services hours in order to qualify for the award. Your online application must be completed and submitted no later than Nov. 3, 2015. We will recognize all of our award nominees at the school level and one lucky applicant will be selected for submission for state-level honors.
This honoree will receive the President's Volunteer Service Award and will become eligible to win an award of $1000.00 or more, an engraved medallion, and an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., next spring for four days of recognition events. Remember, you must apply to be able to win so click on one of the links below and show your Beville pride!
October's Learner Profile-Principled
The principled Bobcat acts with integrity and honesty. This Bobcat has a strong sense of fairness and justice, and respects the dignity and rights of people everywhere. The principled Bobcat takes responsibility for his/her actions and their consequences. Do the right thing people!
Interested in More Information About the IB?
There will be two specialty program information nights for students new to PWCS and 5th grade students and parents who are trying to make a wise middle school placement choice for their children in the 2016-17 school year. These meetings will be held at the Kelly Leadership Center on Monday, October 12th, and Tuesday, October 13th, at 7:00 pm. You are invited to attend, visit with specialty program representatives from across the district, and ask any questions you may have about these programs and their application requirements.
Beville Middle will host two school specific IB information meetings as well. The first will be held Wednesday, November 18th at 7:00 pm and the second will be held Monday, January 11th at 7:00 pm. This is your opportunity to speak with school personnel about how the IB is implemented at Beville and ask any questions you may have about the IB Programme or the school itself. Put these dates on your calendars now!
September is Open Minded!
Each month, Bobcats reflect on one learner profile to be developed. For the month of September, we will focus on being open minded. The open minded Bobcat appreciates his or her own unique cultural and personal history while also valuing and respecting the traditions of others. This Bobcat seeks and listens to a wide range of points of view, and is willing to grow from the experience.
Community and Service Hours for 2015-16
All students at Beville Middle School will participate in service learning through their classroom and school activities. Students are no longer required to log their community and service hours. However, for those students who want to engage in community service, they may log their hours on the community and service form located at the bottom of this page. Students who earn a minimum of 50 hours will be presented with the service award at the end of year awards ceremony. Forms must be completed and turned in to Mrs. Morgan by May 16, 2016. Please contact Mrs. Morgan if you have any questions.
1. Visit the website http://freerice.com/ and earn community and service hours for each hour your play the vocabulary games and earn rice for developing countries.
2. American Red Cross Youth Volunteers Ages 13 and up. Prince William Chapter of the American Red Cross, Quantico, VA: Contact Brian Shaw at 703-784-3133.
3. Help a Teacher at School. Teachers are always in need of helpers at school. Students need to check with a teacher and have written permission from a parent in order to stay with a teacher. Contact your favorite teacher. Students helping out at elementary schools need to contact the school before arriving at the school to help out a teacher.
4. Become a PWC Animal Shelter Volunteer. Volunteer opportunities are available for students at the PWC animal shelter this summer. Applications must be received by 5/31/10 and orientation will be 6/21/10. Please contact Suzette Kapp at the shelter for more information 703-792-5798.
5.) Join a service oriented club. SCA and National Junior Honor Society are both great service organizations within our building and students can earn up to 15 hours of community and service credit by participating in their service opportunities.
Bobcats lead the way to a better community and a better world!