May 27, 2013
No School - Memorial Day
May 30, 2013 09:00 - 12:30
Last Day of School - Half Day
May 30, 2013 11:30 - 02:00
End-of-Year Celebration and Potluck
June 1, 2013 - June 2, 2013
June 3, 2013 - June 6, 2013
June 17, 2013 - June 21, 2013
June 24, 2013 - June 28, 2013
Old Time Radio Show Camp
July 8, 2013 - July 19, 2013
November 17, 2013
December 25, 2013
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We have two money saving options for BMS families for next year:
1. Tuition Futures - introduced last year, tuition futures allow families to save on future tuition while giving the school advance funds to plan ahead for the school year! (Currently this program is only available to elementary school students.)
2. Referral Bonus - any family that refers a new BMS family that enrolls their child for the 2013-14 school year will receive a $250 tuition credit for their child for the 2013-14 school year! The referring family will receive the credit in May 2014 if the new family stays enrolled for the entire school year and is in good financial standing, and the new family cannot have had their child enrolled at BMS anytime before the 2009 school year. The new family must not have enrolled for the upcoming school year at this point and time, and must be enrolled no later than Sept 1.
Please contact the office if you want to take advantage of either of these programs!
Last school year, Miranda and her students welcomed a graduate student from Radford University into their science class. Susan Slate, who was working on her masters' degree in curriculum and instruction in secondary science education, had some great questions about alternative schools. With the help of Blue Mountain School teachers, students, and staff, Susan's questions were answered, and she wrote an article, State Science Standards in a Progressive School.
The article was recently published in Encounter: Education for Meeting and Social Justice, a "journal of educational research and perspective featuring articles about returning balance to education by embedding teaching in a framework that enhances students’ personal growth as humane beings and cultivates in them a genuine commitment to social justice and an awareness that we are all but a part of a larger natural world — while insisting on genuine achievement in learning and skill acquisition."
Susan enjoyed working with Blue Mountain School so much, she joined our Board of Trustees last fall.
The Board of Trustees is calling for nominations for the upcoming Board election.
Check out the Support section for a new page for all things Mardi Gras! In the next day or two, we hope to have some of the items to show you for the silent auction.