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Welcome to Bartels Middle School, home of the Warriors.  Our school is built around learning, leadership, connections and laughter.  The finest teachers practice their craft to ensure that 6th, 7th and 8th grade students move forward in life feeling confident socially, emotionally, and most importantly, ready to make future choices based on a strong academic foundation.

To help make informed decisions about the academic futures of our students we use information gathered from student performance reports. Our 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will take the Measure of Academic Progress assessment or MAP test in reading, language usage, science and math. Our instructional staff will use the results of these assessments to make informed decisions to promote student academic growth. Within the confines of the MAP student results is a lexile range. A lexile is a score that measures text difficulty that will allow educators and parents to find reading material that is appropriately challenging for each student. For more information on using lexiles please go to:   http://www.lexile.com/findabook/StudentInfo.aspx

Bartels Middle School is a school where leadership is fostered within the student body and the staff.  Together the school community is strengthened from the qualities of learning to lead young people through their transescent years.  We lead by connecting with our students, their parents and the Portage community, working to keep a focus on what's best for our young people.  Most importantly, we have fun while learning and our laughter is contagious.  Come visit our middle school where staff is welcoming, teachers are exceptional and students always come first!

Robert J. Meicher, Bartels Middle School Principal

NASSP: Leading Schools

BARTELS MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCES:  All dances are from 6 to 8 PM. Doors are locked at 6:15 and students are not permitted to enter after that time without a prearranged excuse with the Principal or Dean of Students. You must be a current BMS student to attend our dances. Attending dances is a privilege that is earned. To attend our BMS dances there are two things you must do:    

1.  Be on Honor Level 1 or 2

2.  Have all of your homework caught-up and be passing all of your classes. 


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May 1 

Welcome new students and parents and have a great school year at Bartels Middle School!



August 19          Registration   12:00 to 5:00

August 20          Registration   12:00 to 5:00

August 26          Open House   5:30-6:30

September 2      First day of school for 6th graders only (7th and 8th no school)

September 3      First day of school for all BMS students 6-8

September 19    SCHOOL PICTURE DAY

September 26    District-wide early release @12:15

October 10         District-wide early release @12:15

October 16         Parent/Teacher conferences   4:00-7:30

October 21         Parent/Teacher conferences   4:00-7:30

October 23-24            NO SCHOOL

October 31          End of 1st quarter

November 14        District-wide early release @12:15

November 20      6th Grade Band and Choir Fall Concert, BMS Gym @  6:00 p.m.

November 27-28            NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving break

December 4         Holiday Concert-7th anf 8th Grade Band and Choir, BMS Gym @ 7:00 p.m.

December 23       District-wide early release @12:15

December 24-Jan 2            NO SCHOOL-Winter break

January 5            School resumes

January 23          End of 2nd quarter, early release @12:15

February 20         District-wide early release @12:15

February 19         Parent/teacher conferences             4:00-7:00

February 24         Parent/teacher conferences             4:00-7:00

March 12             Festive Concert-Band and Choir @ 7 p.m.

March 27              End of 3rd quarter

March 30 - April 3rd           NO SCHOOL-Spring break

April 24                District-wide early release @12:15

April 30                Spring 6, 7, 8 Band concert @ Gym 7 p.m.

May 5                  Awards Night, 6PM

May 15                District-wide early release @12:15

May 19                Spring 6, 7, 8 Choir concert @ H.S. Auditorium 7 p. m.

May 25                            NO SCHOOL-Memorial Day

June 4                  End of 4th quarter-District-wide early release @12:15

                             Last day for students



















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