From the Principal

Administratively Speaking…


BMS enjoys many Points of Pride during the 2015-2016 school year, and I am proud to share with you some of those things that make us Gryphon Proud as we reflect on this year so far:


    • 84 students participated in the BMS Science Fair. 41 of them received honors and will participate in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair
    • 37 students are members of several E-Cybermisssion teams, sponsored by the Army Education Outreach Program
    • Chorus students visited and performed at area assisted living facilities.
    • BMS Chorus, Band, and Orchestra are “on the road” touring and performing for elementary schools
    • BMS 6th grade choral ensemble performed for the Beaufort County School Board
    • 58 8th grade students took the PSAT and 21 qualified as Junior Scholars
    • 37 - 7th grade students were identified in Duke University Talent Search
    • 54 students participated in the BMS musical production of Into The Woods
    • RaNajah Henderson represented BMS and Beaufort County at the SCACDA All State Honor Choir at Wesleyan University in Central, SC
    • Community scholars and artists in residence supporting learning at BMS have included The Power Company Dance Studio with dancer Amanda Ling; Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation staff for environmental studies; Rob Lewis, videographer for media arts; Coastal Discovery Museum sweet grass elders.
    • BMS Music Honor Society, Tri-M has 77 members this year
    • There are currently 41 eighth graders in the BMS National Junior Honor Society
    • BMS has a Model UN Team of 23 members
    • 24 seventh and eighth grade dance students attended the county dance festival
    • 19 sixth grade students are in the BMS after school dance program
    • Classical Studies students have a partnership with Santa Elena Foundation
    • Six of our 8th grade student participate in Beaufort Youth Orchestra
    • Dayna Dehlinger, teacher and Project Unity sponsor was recognized by Winning Smiles Orthodontics, in their ‘Favorite Teacher” program.
    • 7th Grade Social Studies teacher, Scott Lopatka, was named South Carolina Educator of the Year 2016 by the Council for Exceptional Children.
    • Ms. Morgan (8th grade math teacher) was honored by WTOC as “Top Teacher”
    • Eight teachers have received grants this year: Mr. Lopatka, Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Dehlinger, Mrs. Rivers, Mrs. Blanton, Ms. D. Walker, Ms. McKenzie, and Ms. Trimpey to fund Project Unify, calculators, arts integration, walking club, recycling, and literacy.

Join us at BMS to see our Points of Pride in action, as we celebrate success in academics and the arts!


Mrs. C. Ingram