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  • BCS Information Session, Dec. 8. 6:30pm - This meeting is intended for those unable to attend the Open House. It will take place Thursday, December 8, 6:30p.m. in the BCS Media Center. No registrations for the enrollment lottery will be taken at this meeting. Timeline information may be found on our How to Apply page. 2017-2018 BCS Enrollment Process & Guidelines contains additional information. BCS Lottery will be held promptly at 6:00 p.m. at the BPS Education and Administration Center.

  • Battle of the Books News! For 4th & 5th Grade Students - Prepare for Battle! The program officially begins on Tuesday, December 13. On this day, the 2017 Battle titles will be announced to 4th and 5th grade students at an assembly, and the books will be posted online at http://www.baldwinlib.org/battle. Registration for the program will also begin on this day. For full information regarding this year’s battle, click on 2016-17 Battle Information. More information can be found at http://www.baldwinlib.org/battle , or you are welcome to email BCS Media Specialist Ann Truesdell at atruesdell@birmingham.k12.mi.us with any questions you have.

  • Michigan CSI Presentations - The Michigan Attorney General’s office will be conducting presentations on student safety featuring the Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI) and the student safety hotline, OK2SAY. The presentation will be given to BCS students on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Please open the document, Michigan CSI, for more information regarding this program. If you do not want your child to participate, please return the bottom portion of the document to the BCS office by Friday, December 16.

  • Optional 7/8 Field Trips - Information from Nov. 28 Meeting
    - New Orleans, LA Jan. 11 - Jan. 16
    - Washington D.C. Jan. 18 - Jan. 22

  • Yearbooks Are On Sale Now! - Purchase your 2016-17 BCS Yearbook! In order to make the yearbook purchasing process easier, we are suggesting that orders be placed online! Purchase your yearbook online by following this link to Jostens.com. Paper order forms are also available in the office. Click here to see a flyer about the current yearbook offer. Yearbook questions? Contact Mrs. Bassett at cbassett@birmingham.k12.mi.us.

  • FILMING AT BCS – PERMISSION NEEDED: Edutopia will be featuring BCS in their Schools that Work series.  They visited this fall with their production crew to capture footage for their series highlighting what we do at BCS.  Edutopia is seeking parent permission in case they choose to use footage that includes your child(ren).  Click Edutopia Appearance Release Form and return the signed for to the BCS Office.

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  • Like us on Facebook! - Click here to visit our new Facebook page.

  • BCS Career Day, May 6, 2016- The BCS Proud Dads sponsored "Career Day" ran after their regular lunch period and all BCS students will participate. "The purpose of the day is to expose students to a variety of future career path opportunities as well as to express the importance and need of ALL honorable work." Click here for more information and to view videos.

  • BCS 20 Year Celebration, was Nov. 28 - #BCSTURNS20 - The BCS 20 YEAR CELEBRATION WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! Like BCS 20 Year Celebration on Facebook and check out some amazing pictures through the years! Spread the word and share this information and the flyer with others. Twitter: @BCS_Turns_20 Instagram: bcs_turns_20 Facebook: BCS 20 Year Celebration

  • The Ripple Effect -- A new BCS newsletter subtitled Sharing the Stories of BCS Students Making a Difference in the Lives of Others is a wonderful snapshot of some of the great work and learning that is ongoing at BCS. View all of the issues on our Students Home page.

  • Salmon in the Classroom -- Thanks to the generosity of the BCS PTSA and Premier Pet Supply in Beverly Hills, we are able to help the Great Lakes by raising salmon again this year. To view the blog click here: BCS Salmon Blog. This year's salmon were released on April 27, 2016 into the Clinton River in Auburn Hill's Riverside Park. 68 live salmon were released. View the salmon on the SalmonCam.

  • BCS Bond 2015 Impact -- On May 5, 2015, voters in the Birmingham Public School District approved a bond proposal to improve school facilities, enhance building security for the safety of the students and staff, and provide up-to-date technology for students to remain globally competitive. For detailed descriptions for the District, click here.

  • Birmingham Covington School Virtual Tour. Click here to take a virtual tour of BCS (launches a new YouTube window).



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  • BCS Wins National Recognition - Birmingham Covington School was just recognized as one of The 50 Best Middle Schools in the U.S. by TheBestSchools.org. They are the only school from Michigan to be designated with this honor by The Best Schools. TheBestSchools.org selected BCS based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, NAEP scores, state assessment scores, received awards and rankings, geographical diversity, and reputation. Congratulations to BCS staff, students and families for this outstanding recognition.

  • 2015-16 Faculty awards and commendations:
    • Amanda Husband, art teacher, was selected to participate in the Henry Ford Teacher Fellow program which “utilizes a “co-creation” method to construct new education products and ideas that employ The Henry Ford’s extensive collection in an innovative and engaging way.”
    • John Prisciandaro, engineering technology teacher, was selected to participate in the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Teachers Program through Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science.  This Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program seeks to strengthen K-12 education in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

  • For more BCS Points of Pride, click here.

Did you know?

... NAN’S KIDS - No student is ever excluded from an activity at BCS for financial reasons. We have a fund at BCS called Nan’s Kids to assist families. Please let administration know if you have a student who needs this assistance. All information is kept confidential.

... you can make Amazon.com purchases through the Amazon button on the BEF Website at www.supportbef.org and they receive a donation!

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... your box tops can earn cash for BCS: Got BoxTops?

... you can support the BEF when you use your Kroger card! Register here


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