Bertie County Schools is announcing the creation of a new Bullying and Incident reporting hotline and reporting form. These tools can be used to allow staff, students, parents, and community to safely and anonymously report incidents that have occurred in schools including threats, bullying and harassment. All reports made are anonymous and confidential. Anyone with information about incidents occurring on campus are asked to report. District teams will review and investigate each report to the extent possible based on the information provided.
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Karen Rodman, Director of Student Services at (252) 794-6007 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bullying is a growing problem nationally. Therefore, BMS invited District Attorney Valerie Mitchell Asbell and Assistant District Attorney Charlie Cole to present information regarding cyberbullying to the students. Everyone enjoyed the informative presentation from both guest speakers as well as the question and answer opportunity at the end of each session. A special thanks to the DA's office for taking the time out of their busy schedules to warn us of the dangers and consequences of bullying.
Students that were on the Principal's List, A or B honor roll were recognized with a special ceremony including a delicious breakfast Thursday, November 29th. There were approximately 70 students and several parents that participated in this memorable event. The guest speaker was Mr. Garrett Taylor from Uplift Comprehensive. Mr. Watford and Mr. Hollington praised the students for their first quarter effort and encouraged them to continue to work hard.
Is Bertie Middle School a school that believes in giving to others that may be less fortunate? Yes, our students and staff realize we are blessed to be a blessing to others. Our students participated in a school wide project entitled Project Pay It Forward. Students were asked to bring in 3 canned food items or 3 dollars to attend a dance for the purpose of donating all items to Shepherd's Inn Food Pantry. This food pantry feeds hundreds of families throughout the year and is always in need of support from others to continue their contribution to our community.
This community service project was facilitated by Ms. Walton, school social worker at Bertie Middle School. Ms. Walton undoubtedly knows without the hard work of the students, teachers, and staff the project would not have been successful. The goal set was to donate 1,600 canned food items yet the school is proud to report the goal was exceeded. The items donated were 1,641.
The students were elated about the dance. Most students reported even-though they enjoyed the dance, they were very happy to know they were helping others.
Students at BMS that met their first quarter AR goal celebrated with a game period in the Media Center. These students had an overall average of 80 percent with at least one ficiton and two nonfiction books read that equalled or exceed each student's point goal.