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    Our district parent/caregiver experience survey has been extended to December 20. Click below to help celebrate successes and identify areas for improvement.

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    School Times

    Student supervision starts at 8:05.

    First bell rings at 8:35.

    Dismissal is at 3:20.

    Last check out is at 2:45.

    *Early release days will dismiss at 1:10.

    CONTACT US

    Brown-Barge Middle

    201 E. Hancock Lane

    Pensacola, FL 32503

    (850) 494-5640

    (850) 494-5699 (FAX)

    Health Info

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year

    Click this link to read a welcome letter from Mrs. Penrose that includes some new policies and information.

    Report cards

    Report cards for first quarter (Math and Encore only) went home with students Wednesday, October 25. Please sign and return the envelope with your student.

    Trimester 1 report cards (Stream only) went home Monday, November 14.

    Grades for Math and Encore are always accessible to students and families through Focus.

    Open Enrollment for 2023-24

    The application for open enrollment is linked below. For enrollment at Brown-Barge, the application must be filled out during the open enrollment window, even if the student is a sibling of a current student.

    The application window will close December 2, 2022.

    Escambia County School District's 2023-2024 Online School Choice Application

    7th grade Civics

    Our Civics review program for 7th graders kicked off on Wednesday, November 30. 

    Each student has a Google Classroom with review materials and quizzes, due each Sunday. They have each also received a workbook to use for reviewing topics.

    If you have any questions about Civics, please use the Google Form linked below.

    Interested in the IB Program?

    View an informative slideshow here

    Contact Dr. Colleen Boyett, IB Coordinator, at 850-595-1500 ext. 303037 with any questions.

    Volleyball News

    There was a parent/player meeting on Thursday, November 10 for those interested in playing volleyball.

    For more information contact Coach David Bryant at dbryant@ecsdfl.us

    Swim & Dive Team News

    Swim tryouts were November 9 from 3:45-4:45 at the Washington High School pool.

    Swim practices are Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45-4:45 at the Washington High School pool.

    For more information contact Mrs. McWhite at rmcwhite2@ecsdfl.us or Mr. Johnson at zjohnson1@ecsdfl.us.

    Early Release Days

    The next early release day is Tuesday, December 20.

    In order to provide our teachers and staff regular opportunities for professional development, Escambia County Public Schools scheduled three early-release days for students during the 2022-23 school year.

    There are also early-release dates immediately prior to Christmas Break and the last day of the 2022-23 School Year. All inclusive, those dates will be September 21, November 2, December 20, February 1, and May 23.

    On all early release days schools will serve lunch and regular transportation will be provided. For more information or questions about your school's specific release time, please contact the school.

    Congratulations to Mrs. Lauren Meiss our 2022-2023 Teacher of the YEar!

    Mrs. Meiss

    Athletics information

    Escambia County Public Schools has implemented a new procedure which goes into effect immediately regarding all athletic events.  Any middle school age child attending a high school or middle school athletic event MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Any middle school student who is NOT accompanied by an adult will NOT be allowed admission to an athletic event.

    We thank you in advance for your support and understanding.

    QR code link

    You can also click this link to go the GoFan website and purchase tickets.

    FAST (testing) Information

    School Lunch Information - Application Needed for Free/Reduced at BBMS

    Due to the expiration of the national waiver providing all students with free meals, applications are required for the upcoming school year for parents who believe their student(s) may be eligible for free or reduced priced meals. 

    Applications will be available online. To avoid processing delays, please submit an online application as soon as possible by clicking the link to myschoolapps

    Parents should plan on providing their child with money for their meals until eligibility is established to avoid creating a deficit in their account. Funds can be added to student accounts online at myschoolbucks

    For additional information about ECSD School Food Services, please visit their Facebook page.

    Yearbook INformation

    Transportation Information

    Request a bus accommodation by going to the transportation website.

    If you have questions about transportation, please reach out to the BBMS Route Manager, Mr. Kenny Pearson at kpearson@ecsdfl.us or by calling 850-429-2949.

    Congratulations to our Odyssey of the Mind competition team!

    We had a great day at the Emerald Coast Regional Tournament, finishing second in our Problem/Division and qualifying for State!

    Congratulations to our teacher of the year, Mrs. Nass - Top Ten in the county! 

    Mrs. Nass

    Congratulations, Coach Cassidy--SHAPE Middle School PE Teacher of the Year!

    Coach Cassidy

    Take Stock in children

    Applications for eligible 6th and 7th grade students are available from Guidance. For more information and to see if your students qualifies, please visit their website here.

    Take Stock in Children is a scholarship and mentorship program operating under the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation.  Students selected to participate are matched with a mentor and agree to maintain satisfactory grades, attendance, citizenship, and remain drug/crime free.  At graduation, students receive a 4-year Florida college tuition scholarship.

    Students who completed an application in November do not need to apply again.

    athletics and Club paperwork

    All student athletes must have a current physical (within the last calendar year) on file in the front office.

    Athletic Physical

    All other forms are now completed online. Please see the directions and go to the Athletic Clearance website to complete your registration.

    Students involved in non-athletic clubs or activities will still use this website to complete the drug screening consent requirement.

    Directions

    Video directions

    Athletic Clearance website

    After School care with the Y

    FOCUS parent portal info

    The ECSD Information Technology Department has created a series of instructional videos to assist parents in accessing and learning the new features and settings available in the Focus™ Parent Portal Account program. The videos offered at this link include:

    1.    FOCUS™ for Parents: Why You Need A Parent Account

    2.    FOCUS™ for Parents: How to Create A Parent Online Account

    3.    FOCUS™ for Parents - Version 10 Updates

    There are also written instructions available: Focus™ Parent Portal: Create a New Online Account.  Parents signing up for the first time will want to gather some necessary information (the list is also available on this page). 

    Parents will need to know:

    1.    A valid email address

    2.    Your child’s date of birth

    3.    Your child’s 6-digit ECSD student ID number

    4.    The last four digits of your child’s Social Security Number

    A Parent Portal Account will also allow parents of multiple school-aged children to navigate from one child’s information page to another, without having to log out in-between.

    ECSD Families App

    Once parents have established their Focus™ Parent Portal account and password, they can also access their child’s information by using a mobile device and downloading the ECSD Families App. This free app is available in the Apple App Store, or on the Google Play store for Android phones.  The icon graphic is an apple wearing a graduation cap.

    Can't find grades in FOCUS?

    For Math and Encore, please make sure you have selected the correct grading period (Quarter 3, for example). See picture below.

    Stream grades are not found in FOCUS. Please see your student's planner. They should be writing their grades down on the light beige evaluation cards as their work is returned to them.

    Focus

    Mental health initiative

    School Security Notice

    Extracurricular Activities

    Below is the list of currently running extracurricular activities, their meeting times, and sponsors. Please contact the sponsors if you have any questions about the club.

    Activity

    Meeting Days & Times

    Sponsor

    Chess Club Thursdays, 8:00-8:30am Mr. Mellor
    Chorus

     

     

    Dungeons & Dragons Thursdays and Fridays, 3:30-4:30

    Mr. Bryant

    First Priority Thursdays, 8:00-8:30 or 3:30-4:00 Ms. Gilley
    Garden Club TBA Mrs.  Imhof
    History Fair Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30

    Mrs. Guy

    Mrs. Meiss

    Hope Squad

    TBA

    Mrs. Fryman

    Ms. Reed

    HOSA TBA Mrs. McWhite
     Japan Club

    Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30

    Mr. Bryant 

    Ms. Cassidy

    Newspaper Every other Thursday, 3:30-4:30 Mr. Perkinson
    Odyssey of the Mind

    See Ms. McGugin's page for news and updates.

    Ms. McGugin
    Robotics Team

    See Mr. Parr's page for news and updates.

    Mr. Parr
    Running Club Fridays, 7:30-8:15am Mr. Brummet
    Spirit Team See the Google Classroom Ms. Reed
    Yearbook Fridays, 3:30-4:30

    Mrs. McWhite

    Mr. Johnson

     

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    School Safety

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    Absent?

    Parents of students who were absent need to complete a Absence Verification Form and submit it to the Data Specialist. Download a copy of the form by clicking HERE.

    Student check out or visiting BBMS

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    Tree Ring Green School

    Brown-Barge Middle School is a TreeRing Green Yearbook School. This year we sold 273 yearbooks, so Trees for the Future will plant that many trees in BBMS's name!