YEARBOOK – Final Deadline January 18th!

2019 Eighth Grade Memory Ads

Celebrate your graduating 8th graders last year at Baines with a Personal Ad featured in the 2019 yearbook.  The ads will be compiled and created 100% online through Balfour.com.   All ads will be one size at 1/8 page.  Parents will go through the FREE online Balfour Ad Builder Program to choose a layout, upload photos, write their dedication and pay for the ad.  It is a user-friendly program and very easy to access.  Follow the step-by-step information to easily place your ad.  Please note that a yearbook doesn’t automatically come with the purchase of an ad.   If you would like to place a yearbook order and/or order an ad click here.

The deadline to place a Yearbook Ad is Friday, January 18, 2019, or until they are sold out!

Career Day UPDATE!

Baines Middle School 8th Grade Career Day is Friday, January 25th; it is a special day for our 8th graders.

Please consider giving a few hours of your time to help make Baines Middle School Career Day a huge success.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45aba823a64-career5

Our committee has been working hard for months to prepare for this event.  We invite all parents to help make this a successful Career Day for our 8th graders.

We need volunteers to help set up after school on Thursday, January 24th, in addition to event day volunteers on January 25th. All volunteers must complete a FBISD Criminal History check.  If you haven’t filled out a background check for the 2018-2019 school year, you can do so here: https://www.fortbendisd.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=3451&ViewID=ed695a1c-ef13-4546-b4eb- 4fefcdd4f389&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=96556&PageID=730.

Please remind your 8th grader that they will be meeting with professionals from our community and need to dress in “professional attire”. This professional attire must be within dress code and comfortable shoes are a must.

Be aware the 8th graders will be on a modified schedule this day, so please try to avoid your child arriving late or picking up your child early.  Also, if your 8th grader brings their lunch to school, we have asked them to bring a completely disposable lunch which they will carry until lunchtime.

Thank you for your help making Career Day successful for your child. We are looking forward to an educational and rewarding Career Day.

James Reese Career and Technical Center

Course selection is coming soon!  The new, state-of-the-art James Reese Career and Technical Center has so many exciting program opportunities for students to pursue, giving them a competitive advantage in preparing for college, immediate entry into the workforce, or a combination of both.

Fort Bend ISD’s CTE Department is hosting a Reese Center Interest Night at the Hilton Garden Inn (722 Bonaventure Way) in Sugar Land on January 15, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  This is a come and go event.  Attendees will have the opportunity to speak to instructors and students in each program area.   Additionally, informational sessions will be held at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00 and 7:30 PM.

Click here to register and get your tickets for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cte-reese-center-program-information-night-tickets-53680516871

Programs available at the Reese Center include:

·         Audio Video Production
·         Automotive Mechanics
·         Cosmetology
·         Culinary Arts
·         Diesel Mechanics
·         Education and Training
·         Health Science
·         Hospitality and Tourism
·         HVAC
·         Law Enforcement
·         Oil and Gas Production
·         Welding

Course Selection

 

Hello Longhorn Families!

Course selection time for our current 6th and 7th graders is right around the corner! We will  have a course selection night on Tuesday, January 15th at Baines. We will share information about elective options and the course selection process. The schedule is:

7th grade parents         

  • 6:30 Elective Fair in the Gym             
  •  7:00 Course selection information in the Commons

6th grade parents         

  • 6:30 Course selection information in the Commons             
  • 7:00 Elective Fair in the Gym            

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you there!

Beauty and the Beast Tickets

Don’t miss out on Baines performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. performances Friday, February 1st and Saturday, February 2nd in the Baines Cafetorium. Tickets are on sale through revtrack/theatre tab for reserved seats at $15 and general admission for $7. Students will be able to purchase tickets during lunch the week prior to the performance for $5.  Tickets at the door will be sold for $7.

Beauty and the Beast JR. tells the story of Belle, an adventurous young girl, and the Beast, her hideous captor who is actually a young prince trapped under a spell. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and earn her love in return – before time runs out.  With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, including a loving teapot, a charming candelabra, and a nervous mantel clock, Belle and the Beast find a beautiful friendship and love that neither knew was possible. Beauty and the Beast JR. features classic songs from the Academy Award®-winning film score such as “Be Our Guest” and “Belle,” as well as original songs from the 1994 Tony®-nominated Broadway musical.

If you have any questions regarding ticket sales, please feel free to contact Kristin McNeely at kristin.mcneely@fortbendisd.com

BMS Career Day Sign Up

Career Day is coming up on January 25th. We need volunteers to help with setup on Thursday, January 24th, as well as volunteers for the day of the event. Career day is for 8th graders but your child does not need to be in 8th grade to sign up to help. Here’s the link to the signup:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f45aba823a64-career5

Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering

Are you interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math? TAME clubs provide a supportive but challenging place to build math, science and problem-solving skills and connect to a network of peers, mentors, and future employers. For more information about future meeting dates, check the TAME website or contact Qiana Taylor at 940-597-8044 or Ed Metoyer at 713-907-2817.

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Early Starter scholarship
College tuition nest egg for middle school students in Texas.  $1000 to be placed in escrow until students reach college. Deadline is January 31. Apply here https://www.baftx.org/early-starter/

REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must:

  • Be resident in Texas;

  • Attend Middle School full time within the Texas education system;

  • Come from a low income household;

  • Maintain an average A grade and hold an excellent school attendance record;

  • Be able to attend an Awards Dinner to receive your scholarship on April 30, 2019

    in Houston

Ties for Career Day

We will be accepting gently used ties to be worn by our 8th graders for Career Day on Friday, January 25, 2019!! Donations will be accepted in the attendance office from now until January 18, 2019.

School Store Special Hours

The Baines School Store will be open during all lunch periods on the following days:

  • October 10th
  • November 7th
  • December 12th
  • January 16th
  • February 13th
  • March 26th
  • April 17th
  • May 8th

Come and get your Baines spirit wear or any school supplies (binders, pencils, led, tape, etc.)  that you might need.

Parents are also welcome to come and shop.

Box Tops

Did you know that for every box top collected, Baines earns 10 cents? If each student submitted 4 Box Tops a month during the school year, our school would earn over $4500. Keep collecting ALL YEAR LONG and send them to school with your child.  There is a Box Tops mailbox at the entrance to the school.  The fall deadline is October 25th!!!

Longhorn Loot Campaign

LET’S FILL THE BOOT! 

We are at nearly 70% of our goal of $25,000 and any amount is appreciated! Your donation helps the PTO support staff appreciation, author visits, grade level socials and career day…and so much more! There is still time to make your donation!

Click HERE to make your contribution! 

Thank you so much for supporting
Baines Middle School PTO.

If you have questions please contact
Darla Goolsby or Syndee Howgate at membershipbmspto@gmail.com

2018/2019 VIPS Volunteer Interest Sign-up

Interested in volunteering? Sign up for our mailing list!  By filling out this form, you will be sent sign-up opportunities for volunteering at Baines.   This way, you can stay informed and choose the volunteer opportunities that work for you.  

BMS Background Checks

checkmarkBaines Volunteers – save time and the hassle now before the busy rush of back to school starts.

ALL Volunteers need to go online:  https://www.fortbendisd.com/Page/830

  1. Complete an online Criminal History background check
  2. Come to the Baines campus and scan your drivers license Monday through Thursday,  7:30-12:00 and 12:45-5:30

All criminal history applications and campus ID scans are inactivated on June 30. If you wish to be involved in FBISD this coming school year, you must  update your online application on or after July 1 and update your ID scan at each specific campus.