Welcome new McBride ELA Teacher Alyssa Slayton! "My name is Alyssa Slayton and I'm the new 8th grade ELA teacher at McBride. I grew up in Holland, MI and graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014. After college, I moved around a bit and worked as a coffee barista, public library desk clerk, and substitute teacher. Somewhere during that time I settled in Ypsilanti and decided to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher through Eastern Michigan's Education program. I completed my student teaching this past fall at Belleville High School in the New Tech program. Since then, I've been working at BHS as a long-term sub. I'm thrilled to be staying in the district and hope to become a permanent part of this community!"
McBride Middle School Update 4/3/2020 Dear McBride Community, We hope everyone is staying home, staying safe and staying healthy. These last few days have seen some major changes in how we educate students for the remainder of this school year. These changes are making an impact on all of us educationally, but also mentally and emotionally. We are committed to continuing to go through this alongside our McBride families, and will continue to be here to support you throughout the remainder of this school year. As you probably already have heard, Governor Whitmer declared yesterday the school buildings have been closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 School Year (unless the restriction gets lifted). However, we are working as a building staff to create a virtual learning plan to keep educating students. We realize this is not the same as in person learning during normal school days, but we want to make certain our students are prepared for their next level of schooling. As soon as this virtual plan is in place we will communicate that with you. For students who are struggling with the stress, anxiety, depression, or other emotions that a pandemic can elicit, our counselors have set up their own Google Classroom. Students can join using code gi4p5sx. Information to help students with their coping skills is posted, as well as direct contact information for the counselors, so students can audio or video chat with the counselors. In closing, I would like to remind everyone that these incredibly challenging times are temporary and together, we will get through it. As always, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or via phone at 810-373-5052 - (Google Voice Number) and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Take care of yourselves and your families, John Leroy McBride Middle School Principal
Students: Please join the Google Classroom for Counseling: use join code gi4p5sx
Don’t forget, today is take a picture with your pet (stuffed or real) day! Tweet, comment on the FB thread, or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cant’t wait to see you!
In an effort to keep us connected and have something positive to think about for our second week home, we will be having our first ever "McBride Spirit Week From Home!" Each day next week will have a theme- please email a picture of yourself participating, and we will put it up on our website to share with everyone. We miss our families and staff terribly and can't wait to see the photos! Here are the themes for each day: Monday- Take a picture with your pet (or stuffed animal) day Tuesday- PJ Day Wednesday- Crazy hair and/or sock day Thursday- Take a pic video chatting with a friend (or relative) day Friday- College day
A message about the 2020 Washington DC trip and COVID-19: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11YZgIh4It726KVj5Z6HuqZRAwCvvAT4SMbq8iDnX6U0/edit?usp=sharing
Due to the closing of McBride the last two days, the McBride Black History Event , scheduled for tonight, has been postponed TBD. We will reschedule the event as soon as possible. Thank you
Hello McBride Parents and Guardians. Students at McBride received report cards today. Please review and conference with your student about their progress.
Hello parents and guardians. McBride Middle School sent report cards home today. Please take some time and conference with your student about their progress. Thank you
McBride will kick off its Black History Month celebration on Monday! Check our daily activity calendar at http://bit.ly/mcbridebhm and join us for Black History Night on February 27th, 6-7:30.
Don't forget that Monday January 20th is NO school for Martin Luther King Day and January 23rd and 24th will be half days for all students at McBride for semester testing.
National Junior Honor Society application is now available: bit.ly/njhsapp20
Thursday's Washington DC meeting was rescheduled to February 4th, 6p - 7:30p. Enjoy your time with family and friends, and we'll see you in 2020! Questions? Get with Mr. Mills, Ms. Richards, or Mr. Strzalkowski
Van Buren Public Schools will be closed for school today (11/12) due to poor road conditions.
WDC Update: We have reached the threshold for the 3rd bus, and all waitlisted registrants have been released. We have 19 spots left on the 3rd bus, and then will begin a waitlist for a 4th bus (not assured). If you want to guarantee travel, get on now. Questions? Let us know!
MMS-Tomorrow is school picture retake day. New students will also have their picture taken if they have not already. We start at 8 a.m. until done. Order form is under documents on MMS website.
Update on 2020 Washington DC trip registrations: We currently have a waitlist for the 3rd bus. Once that bus is above 50% registration, all registrants currently on the waitlist will become part of the trip until the 3rd bus is filled up. I am not confident we will have a 4th bus, so even though the deadline is November 26th to register, the earlier you join the trip, the more likely it is that you will have a spot. The deposit to get a spot is $99, and you can make payment arrangements with WorldStrides over the phone to ensure travel. Questions? Reach out to Mr. Mills or Mr. Strzalkowski ASAP!
MMS- Today is Hungry Howie pizza day. Call 734.697.4545 and place your order today and mention McBride and your first core teacher.
If you haven't registered for the Washington DC trip yet, but are thinking about it, please follow this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1waElWw7zCP4GDQ8BiqshsZfbaL41fyJLmIipHIBiY5g/edit?usp=sharing Talk to Mr. Mills or Mr. Strzalkowski if you have questions!
MMS - Tomorrow is the last day to order your McBride Spirit wear. Order forms are on our website under documents or available in the office.
If you missed last night’s Washington DC meeting, but want to know more, follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/2020wdc
The 2020 Washington DC trip meeting is Thursday 9/26 at 6pm in the McBride Cafeteria. Anyone interested in knowing more about scholarships, enrollment, fundraising, guidelines, and more are invited to come. Students will be getting information in their Social Studies classrooms today! Look for the WorldStrides envelope. Questions? Get with Mr. Mills at McBride, or email Mr. Strzalkowski. More to come in the days ahead!
MMS - School picture day tomorrow at McBride. Please remember your order form or order online at kaiserstudio.com with the code MCBRIDE2019.
Unfortunately, someone drove through our yard at McBride last night, and the result is some pretty nasty ruts for our school to fix. We are following up with VBPD as of this morning. The good news is, Mr. Rowell’s Crime Scene Investigation class took this as a real learning experience and is also conducting an investigation. They are measuring tire tracks, taking photos, making plaster impressions of the suspect vehicle and using other techniques for their investigation. The students will turn over all of their findings to the detectives at VBPD next week. Nice work young detectives!
MMS - Cheer Clinics and Try Outs are postponed for this week. More information will be available at a later date.
Correction on Calendar for McBride Please note that on our school calendar, it was originally printed that our Schedule Pick up and Picture day was for August 26th. We sent out notification that date was moved to August 22, 2019 and our School Picture day has been postponed until September 12, 2019. Thank you!
It’s not too late to register your student at McBride Middle School today!!! We will be here until 6:00 pm. Look forward to seeing you!
The Lowry Book Fair Bookmobile will visit McBride during Schedule Pick-Up on Thursday, August 22nd from 8am-5pm and during Open House on Tuesday, August 27th from 6pm-7:30. Come check out the selection at our mini-bookstore!
McBride Middle School Student Handbook is now available on our website under documents and at the link below. Please take the time to read through this with your student before August 22, Schedule Pick Up day. Thank you https://5il.co/9idi
A 7th grade English class reviewed children's books. These children's books are easily accessible at the Belleville Public Library. They had a blast! Click on the link to see: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt_ySZ9vbj8nJSRBtjHwZu2PlVf1M8K5D
Yearbooks will be distributed tomorrow. Students will receive them in first hour. Please have them put their names inside the cover. Extra yearbooks may be purchased in the media center for $40 cash or money order only until gone.
ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents! Students can now see their spring PSAT scores online using their College Board account. Have them login at https://www.collegeboard.org/. There are links below the login boxes for forgotten usernames and/or passwords.
It's almost summer and our 8th graders are looking for jobs! If you or your child needs a work permit, you can download and print it here https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/CA-6Form_ADA_091318_634100_7.pdf
There will be a parent meeting on May 29th at 6 p.m. in the Mini Auditorium of Belleville High School for all incoming 9th graders for the 2019-20 school year interested in playing football.
Full video of McBride students presenting a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on 5/10/19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e6pNstERR8
Check out this awesome preview of the upcoming Sound of Music performance by BHS Productions: https://youtu.be/7NQk-W_4J58
BHS Productions is pleased to present the spring musical, The Sound of Music. Show times and dates: Thursday, April 11 (7:00 p.m.), Friday, April 12 (7:00 p.m.), and Saturday, April 13 (2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.) Tickets are available at: https://www.showtix4u.com/events/2309
2019-2020 BHS Football - Is your student interested in football for the 2019-2020 school year...there is a remind parent group for Football. Join the Remind App by texting @lpondw to 81010. This will give you dates and times and cancellations and any other important messages coming from the team.
BHS New Tech Meeting tonight - New Tech will be having a parent meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at BHS Cafeteria. Future 9th grade students that are interested in New Tech for 2019-2020 school year, are invited to attend.
The Belle-Voxel-Bots are scheduled to have their first robotics match at about 11:10 a.m. The match times are always dependent on the duration of previous matches. The event is streaming live here: https://www.twitch.tv/firstinmi04?tt_content=text_link&tt_medium=live_embed
Interested in viewing our own Belle-Voxel-Bots and many other teams in the space-themed First Robotics Competition today? The competition starts at 10:30 a.m. and will stream live here: https://www.twitch.tv/firstinmi04
Starting March 19- McBride students can go "Hang Out" in the BHS Media center after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays! A bus will be available to take students from McBride to the high school. Students must have their own rides home no later than 6 p.m. See our counseling page!
BHS Productions is pleased to present the spring musical, The Sound of Music. Show times and dates: Thursday, April 11 (7:00 p.m.), Friday, April 12 (7:00 p.m.), and Saturday, April 13 (2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.) Tickets will be available at: https://www.showtix4u.com/events/2309
VBPS & BHS Team 6615, the Belle-Voxel-Bots, invite you to the First Robotics District Event this weekend at BHS. This family event is great introduction to science & technology. For updated info on this Deep Space themed event, check here: http://tinyurl.com/voxelbots
McBride weekly announcement
McBride Middle School for the week of 2/18/19
Attn: McBride Wrestlers The tournament is still on for this Saturday. Wrestlers should plan to arrive at McBride by 6:30 a.m. You will pick up your gear from McBride and then load the bus to the meet. The bus will leave at 7 a.m. If you have any questions, please call Coach Stubbe at 734-483-0268.
Don't Forget! Today is Dining to Donate at Culvers from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (time change). Come on out and help support McBride's NJHS today. Just mention McBride when you place your order.
McBride's attendance line is 734-697-1193. Sorry it was wrong in the weekly call and email.
McBride NJHS Induction Date postponed - The National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony has been moved to February 19th due to our recent days of no school. Thank you for your understanding. The time of 6 p.m. and location of BHS Auditorium will remain the same.
McBride Wrestling for Thursday, February 7th: The meet has been postponed to March 7th. There will be practice on Thursday until 5 p.m. Thank you
McBride Middle School - Ms. Dapsi-Morse field trip from January 23rd has been rescheduled for February 5th. If your child will not be attending, please contact Ms. Dapsi-Morse by email at email@example.com.
Support organizations will be providing resources before and after the "Do It For Daniel" film viewing event and conversation. Please join us. https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-belleville-high/articles/do-it-for-daniel-a-suicide-awareness-conversation-belleville-high
The "Do It For Daniel" event information has been updated with new sponsors: https://www.apptegy.net/s/news-belleville-high/articles/do-it-for-daniel-a-suicide-awareness-conversation-belleville-high
BHS Student Council is excited to host a holiday craft and vendor show, Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the BHS Commons. Admission to shop nearly 80 vendors is free! Proceeds benefit the Class of 2019. Crafters & vendors: https://tinyurl.com/bhscraftshow
McBride NJHS Dining to Donate is going on at Culvers in Belliville. Stop in and eat dinner before the choir concert at 6:30 PM tonight at BHS.
The 2019 Washington DC trip will become locked for any new registrants after Friday November 30th. Get enrolled NOW if you have a desire to travel to DC in May. Get with Mr. Strzalkowski for more information!
No Shave November keeps growing and growing... check out our follicle superstars here: http://tinyurl.com/vbpsnsn
Three week warning! On November 30th, we will be locking the Washington DC trip. Anyone wishing to go must enroll on the trip before 11/30. Reach out to Mr. Strzalkowski for more details.
Parent Survey: Please use the QR code or go to http://bit.ly/2Na5JAI to take a 10 minute parent survey for McBride. Thank you!
Hello, I sent an email to parents this morning regarding our RU?OK program. If you did not receive it, you can access the message by going to https://docs.google.com/document/d/19VMHvMQwFNLKX4iEBan5e4o56zP1FuNWt_Zp0zJirKI/edit?usp=sharing
McBride Report Cards: Due to unforeseen complications today, all students did not receive their report cards as planned. Report cards will be re-printed and distributed Wednesday, November 7th for students to take home. Parents can access student grades via the Parent Portal immediately. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Eighth grade students and parents: registration for the 2019 Washington DC trip is going to be locked after November 30. If you are interested in getting on the trip, reach out to Mr. Strzalkowski soon. After that date, no new registrants will be allowed.
Don't forget the Wendy's Dining to Donate today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Belleville Road Wendy's. A portion of the sales will go to student activities at McBride Middle School.
BHS Marching Tigers is one of this week's 4Frenzy Best Marching Band Top 10! Vote them into number one! https://tinyurl.com/votebhsbands
Athletic updates for McBride today: The cross country meet has been postponed and there will be no practice. Also all football practices have been cancelled for today due to potentially dangerous weather conditions.
We have yearbooks left. They can be bought in the Media Center for $40 cash only. Limited number left, get yours today.
8th Grade Party - June 8, 2018 There are only two days left for students to purchase their 8th grade party ticket for $3.00. Tickets are sold at lunches only and will not be sold on Friday.
Let us know your thoughts on changing school colors and mascots for Owen & McBride https://goo.gl/forms/4dhRGubTUpy5E8AP2 Thanks!
We are looking for a full time position for a mechanic/ courier. Apply at https://www.applitrack.com/resa/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?district=1771&category=Maintenance%2FCustodial
Exciting opportunity for students interested in flying to learn how to join the Civil Air Patrol. Open house on May 15th. More info? Click on http://www.vanburenschools.net/o/mcbride-middle/page/counseling--15
Uof M is offering a free coding camp with transportation provided on Saturday, May 26th. For more infor, go to http://www.vanburenschools.net/o/mcbride-middle/page/counseling--15
An important message.
Save the date! On May 3rd, next year’s Washington DC trip will launch! Join us at 6:30pm in the McBride Cafeteria on Thursday May 3rd for an informational meeting on next year’s DC trip. Scholarships, registration, and fundraising will all be discussed. Questions? Text / Call Mr. Strzalkowski at 810.513.3180
Don't forget 8th grade band orientation at 7pm tonight at BHS. Band merchandise will be available to purchase.
McBride 8th graders have been doing a lot of planning for their futures! Last week, they updated their Educational Development Portfolios with future career choices and potential college majors using Career Cruising. This week, representatives from the University of Michigan visited all 8th graders during their focus classes to discuss how to best use their high school experience to prepare them for the future. Next week, the Belleville High School counselors will visit to go over how to select their courses for high school, and on March 26th, the entire eighth grade will visit BHS. It is an exciting month to be an eighth grade Viking!
Current 7th graders information for next school year : Mrs Radtka presenting to the McBride 7th Graders today. All current 7th graders should have their registration form by this Thursday. See the return date on the form for the deadline to return the forms. Please call with any question 734-697-9171.
8th Graders! Have any questions for High School students about what it's like at BHS? Ask those questions here: https://goo.gl/forms/fjw7f0DJusUlen5D2
Spring sport tryouts will begin soon. Softball tryouts 3/19, Baseball tryouts 3/21, and Track practice begins 3/26. Physicals are available on website.
It's Mystery Reader Monday! If you know the mystery reader or the book from which he or she read during announcements, enter at https://goo.gl/forms/D0U4EUBFGN9VpLVR2.
Important message: McBride’s Dare to Dream Night has been canceled tonight due to current and forcasted weather conditions. Thank you
McBride Parents and Students: For our Professional Development session on Friday, Mr. Leroy would like to have a discussion about grades. In order to demonstrate some new technology, we're going to use Flipgrid to capture your comments using video responses. Parents: https://flipgrid.com/4c83c0 Students: https://flipgrid.com/e93783 If you have any questions about how to do this, reach out to Jason Strzalkowski!
Van Buren Public Schools are CLOSED due to inclement weather.
McBride Parents and Guardians: Due to a technical problem, report cards did not go home with students today as planned. They will go home with students tomorrow. Parents and guardians may log into their parent portal to see their student’s grades as of this evening. Thank you and we apologize for the problem.
Dining to Donate is going on right now at Wendy's on the service drive until 8 p.m. Come on out and help support the 8th grade party.
Van Buren Public Schools STEAM Showcase, featuring all things Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math! Saturday, February 3rd, 10 am-noon @ the BHS Media Center. Come check out all the cool stuff we're using across the district!
Wrestling Practice Postponed - Wrestling practice is postponed until Monday, January 22nd. We apologize for this inconvenience.
The Van Buren Public Schools Administration Building will be closed for the entire Winter Break (12/25 - 1/5)
McBride Middle School and Belleville High School students will be released at 2:00 pm today. This is being done to ensure that the elementary bus runs start on time this afternoon.
Late Bus - Route 809. Students that ride route 809 will be late in arriving home due to mechanical issues with bus.
Reminder: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 is a half day for students. Our dismissal time is 10:55 a.m.
Power has been restored to all buildings and school will resume on Monday, Nov. 13.
McBride's Dining to Donate at Wendy's on the North Service Drive until 8 p.m. There is still time to get some yumminess!!
McBride Parent Teacher Conferences today are from 12 p.m.- 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. No appointment is necessary. We will have a Title I parent meeting today at 3 p.m. also.
Starting right now through 8pm, Dining to Donate at Wendy's on North Serviice Drive.
Halloween Costume Rules: Please see the Halloween rules under documents on our website and in 10/29/17 Edulink email.
Interested in an Anti-Bullying Seminar? There's one locally tomorrow night at Romulus HS. Click this link for more information. https://goo.gl/74mB6y
Van Buren Public Schools was notified by the Washtenaw Sheriff's Office that the unmarked bus this morning was a new transportation provider for another school. The authorities noted that this was not an abduction scenario.
Belleville High School Students and Staff will not report today, Monday, October 16, due to a power outage.
Vikings football victory. 35 -0
Pre-game warm ups. At Southgate Anderson High School today. Go Vikings! !
Reminder: The last day to register for the 2018 DC trip is November 30th. Questions? Contact Mr. Strzalkowski for details. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomorrow is the last day for spirit week. Wear your Orange and Black for BHS Homecoming. The winning team will be announced next week.
McBride Spirit Week - Tomorrow is dress like a Super Hero Day. Team that has the most spirit wins a pizza party.
Spirit Week at McBride, tomorrow is McBride Pride Day, wear your red and white or McBride Spirit wear.
McBride Spirit week - tomorrow is mis-match day. Wear stripes with plaid, it is okay on Tuesday. Help your team win some pizza
This week is Spirit week at McBride. For Monday, students should wear their favorite college shirt. Team with most spirit wins a pizza party
Share your McBride photos with the yearbook at https://yearbookforever.com/#cu/2693 Access code: viking
Next Thursday, September 28th, at 6pm in the cafeteria, there will be a meeting for anyone interested in signing up for the 2018 8th Grade Washington DC trip. If you have already signed up, there is no need to come to this meeting. The meeting is just for those who have not signed up, and want to know more. Any questions about the Washington DC trip? email email@example.com
Download the new VBPS app by searching for "Van Buren Apptegy" on play.google.com/store. It is free and then you will have the latest news feeds on VBPS.
Wendy's Dining to Donate, Thursday, Sept. 14th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Help McBride's PTO plan the 8th grade party.
School Picture Make Up day is Thursday, Sept. 14th. Any student that did not come to the Aug. 28th schedule pick up will have their picture taken this Thursday. Order forms are available in the office.
The first PTO meeting for McBride will also be Thursday, Sept. 14th at 7 p.m. Help us plan your student's school year.
Seventh Grade Reproductive Health Parent meeting at McBride is Thursday, Sept. 14th at 5:30 p.m.
Need a handy copy of the school calendar for the 2017 - 2018 school year? Click here to grab it: https://goo.gl/D48qPG