Due to the reduced size of our office we are not able to take in flowers, balloons, presents, gift bags, or other deliveries for students. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
Simle Middle School Bulletin for Wednesday, May 12
Attention AVID 9 candidates: Interviews will be held this week on Thursday and Friday in room 216. See Ms. Furaus for more information.
DC students – Please stop in Miss Salveson’s room this week.
6th and 7th Graders interested in traveling to Washington DC June of 2022 should stop in to see Ms. Nelson in room E258 as soon as possible to get signup information. Please do this before or after school by May 15th.
Any 6,7 or 8th grade girls interested in Legacy Girls Swim and Dive team are invited to attend an informational meeting during homebase 8:10am on Wednesday May 19th in the Simle Cafeteria. All current members of the team are also invited to attend this meeting.
Attention 8th Graders: PAC will be sponsoring a bowling & pizza party for you on May 19th during the school day. Tickets are $15 and include bowling, pizza, & drinks. You may pay for your ticket in homebase with cash or check or on MyPaymentsPlus. More details to follow.
Current 6th and 7th Graders: There will be an informational meeting on May 20th during homebase in the cafeteria for all those interested in playing football next fall.
Attention all Simle Sparteens: There will be a Sparteen meeting for all interested parents and students entering 7th and 8th grade for the 2021-22 school year on Monday, May 24th at 7pm in the Simle Auditorium.
Visiting the School
Visitors must enter the school through the main entrance at 1218 Simle Drive and check in at the school office prior to going to any other areas of the building. Visitors will be issued a visitor badge, which should be worn during the visit and returned to the office when leaving the building. All doors entering the school will be locked during school hours.
Dropping Off Students at School
Please do not double park in front of the school. This causes congestion and danger for students on foot. Please do not drop off or pick up students in the parking places reserved for staff and school buses. This will help in getting the area cleared as quickly as possible. Attempt to meet your child in a designated spot near the school to avoid congestion. Students arriving at school before 8:00 a.m. may go to the cafeteria for breakfast, to their assigned grade level gathering area, or remain outside weather permitting.
In the morning, students can be dropped off on the West side of the building at the 19th Street entrance before 7:45 a.m. After 7:45 a.m., students can come in on the East or West side entrances. Once the school day starts at 8:08 a.m., all students will have to enter on the Simle Drive entrance. This is the same for any guests entering the building.
BPS Family Assistance Fund
The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) has established a BPS Family Assistance Fund. Those that wish to donate may do so through the foundation website or by mail. To donate online, go to https://www.bpsfoundation.com/donations/bps-faf/. To donate by mail, send checks to the BPS Foundation at 806 N. Washington St., Bismarck, ND 58501 and write “BPS-FAF” in the memo line. Families seeking assistance are encouraged to reach out to their counselor or social worker who will connect them to established community resources as well as submit requests for funding needs that cannot be met within existing resources. The BPSF thanks those who have already reached out to volunteer and/or provide monetary donations to help those within our community who are struggling.
Register for 6th grade summer band camp!
BPS summer band camp is for students entering 6th grade and will take place August 9-13 & 16-19 at Simle Middle School, 1218 Simle Dr. Choose the morning (9-11:30 am) or afternoon session (12:30-3 pm). Reminders about the camp will be sent via email by the district. For up-to-date information, go to www.bismarckschools.org/Page/162. For questions, contact Fine Arts Secretary Nicole Fitzgerald at 323-4082.
The Band Night Parade is BACK for 2021 on Friday, May 14 starting at 6:30 pm. Make sure to get a spot and be a part of the music and cheer on local students as they play! The parade route will start from the Capitol Grounds, go South down 6th street, West on Avenue A, and North up 4th street to finish back near the Capitol. If you are interested in having a float in the parade, contact Hannah Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-333-0282 to get your group signed up and join in on the parade.
May 24 School Board Meeting
The Bismarck School Board will meet at 5:15 pm at the City-County Building at 221 N. 5th Street. The public is invited to attend the meeting or watch it LIVE on cable channel 2.
May 28 Last Day of School
Friday, May 28 is the last day of school for the 2020-2021 school year.
May 28 SCHS & ALC Graduations
South Central High School and Adult Learning Center graduations are Friday, May 28 at the Career Academy. SCHS at 4 pm; ALC at 7 pm.