BMS Academic Club

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Philadelphia/Gettysburg- Informational Timeline

8-10-2020:  The district has decided to suspend all field trips for the 2020-21 school year.  As a result, the middle school academic club trip to Philadelphia has been canceled.  We have worked with the tour company, and all families who have waited up until this point will receive a full refund of payments.  An email will be sent by Final Forms.  There will be a google link in the email which will take you to the refund form.  If there are any questions, please see the email and then contact Mr. Smith.  Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support.  -Mr. Smith

5-4-2020:  The school district continues to monitor federal and state guidelines regarding student travel for the Fall of 2020.  Currently, we are on-schedule to travel for our academic club trip to Philadelphia on October 6-8, 2020.

If you wish to cancel your child's trip slot, please email Mr. Smith.  We are filling the wait list with cancelations as they occur.  Please note that the $50 deposit is non-refundable, as are any fundraiser proceeds.  If the trip is canceled in his entirety over the summer or prior to departure, we will work as a school to acquire and refund all parent payments for the trip (including deposit) if the tour company cancels on us. 

Thank you for your continued patience, and support.  Informational updates on the trip will be posted to this web page.  Thank you! 

4-10-2020:  Final Payments are due April 30th.  Payments can be made online through the PayForIt system (available on the home page of SSLCS website).  Again, please note!  The 'balance' listed in the PayForIt system is not accurate.  This service through pay-for-it is only a service that alllows you to pay with a credit/debit card.  Mr. Smith receives the montly pay-for-it report and applies your payments to a master spreadsheet of student attendees.

If you are paying by check or money order, please mail your payment to the following address:

Sheffield Schools (BMS Academic Club)

Attn:  Andrew Smith

1824 Harris Rd

Sheffield Village, OH  44054 

Please email Mr. Smith if you need to know your final payment amount.  A receipt will be mailed back to you.  Due to current economic circumstances, if you need a payment extension, please contact Mr. Smith!!  Thank you and stay well! 

3-14-2020:  The BMS Academic Club End of the Year Trip to Gettysburg/Philadelphia has been postponed and rescheduled for October 6-8, 2020.  These travel dates are Tuesday-Thursday and then Friday is NEOEA Day (no school).  All students who are scheduled to attend the trip will be allowed to attend.  Those students in 8th grade will simply go in the Fall of their Freshman year at BHS.   The trip itinerary remains the same (at this time). 

The deadline for final payments has been extended to April 30, 2020.

If you wish to cancel the attendance of your student traveler, your money paid would be refunded less the $50 non-refundable deposit.  Please continue to check back to this BMS Academic Club web page for more information and announcements as they become available.   

3-11-20:  The Sheffield-Sheffield Lake School District is continuing to monitor the circumstances and recommendations regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus.

  At this time the end of the year trip to Philadelphia for grades 6-8 academic club is on schedule for departure.  Should a district or government decision be made to prohibit student travel, it is our intent to reschedule the trip for October.  There are financial penalties for canceling the trip in its entirety, therefore our intent is to reschedule.  Should a cancelation be required or necessary, we would work with our vendors in order to maximize the amount of money that could be refunded.  Please continue to check back for more updates and information as it becomes available.   Thank you!
3-9-20:  Roommate Request Forms were distributed today during I&E (for BMS) and Cardinal Time (for BIS).  Roommate forms (including selections for your boxed lunch) are due on March 23rd.  The District is also monitoring any student travel bans as issued by the Ohio Department of Health.  More information will be distributed when/if received. 
Note!  Final payments are due March 10, 2020.  Statements were sent home with each student.  Please contact Mr. Smith if yours was misplaced. 
1-22-20:  The Philadelphia trip is SOLD OUT!  All seats for the academic club end of the year trip are filled.  We will now begin a wait-list for those interested in attending.  If a student cancellation or removal occurs, we will fill the seats in the order of the seat list.  If interested in being on the wait list, a PARENT must email Mr. Smith ([email protected]) to be placed on the wait list. 
12-20-19:  Winter Raffle Fundraiser begins!  Winter Raffle tickets are now available for students to sell.  The informational flyer and example ticket are available by clicking on the links in the downloads section of this web page.  Please contact Mr. Smith (even over Winter break) if you need more tickets.  Arrangements can be made for ticket pick-up.
12-9-19:  Payments are processed at the end of the week.  Receipts will be returned to homeroom teachers who then distribute them to students.  Please expect your receipt approximately a week after it is turned in.  Please contact Mr. Smith if you feel that a payment was not received. Thank you for your continued support.    
12-9-19:  PowerPoint and Parent Meeting Information is available on the website.   Parents (and students) who were unable to attend the informational parent meetings may view the powerpoint presentation and informational handouts by clicking on them on this web page (see right side under Downloads).  Please contact Mr. Smith if you have any questions after you review the material.  We are still accepting reservations for students to attend.
12-6-19:  Butter Braid Pastry Fundraiser-  Students participating in the butter braid pastry fundraiser should turn in all order forms and money by Monday, December 9th.  Pick-up for this fundraiser will be held on Wednesday, December 18th from 2:00-4:00 PM.  Students may take items home on the bus (if small order/able), be a car-rider that day, or have a parent/adult pick-up items.  Items will be available for pick-up from the MIDDLE SCHOOL cafeteria (Nest).  A reminder sheet will be distributed to students who participated in this fundraiser.  Thank you!  
Introductory Informational Meetings
Please note!  The informational meetings for the Academic Club end of the year trip will be held on the following dates:
Thursday, November 14, 2019  (6:30-7:30 P.M.)-- held in BIS cafeteria  (**note change of date due to district scheduling conflicts!)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019  (6:30-7:30 P.M.)-- held in BMS (Nest/Cafe) 
Both meetings will contain the same information, therefore you have the abiliyt to choose either meeting to attend (regardless if your child is in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade).
Thank you for your continued support!  -Mr. Smith 
Begin of Informational Timeline of Announcements for the 2019 Academic Club End of the Year Field Trip to Gettysburg & Philadelphia 

Academic Club Introduction

Welcome to the web page for the Brookside Academic Club!
The Brookside Middle School Academic Club is a group designed to offer rewards, incentives, and recognition for students who excel in various aspects of academic life at Brookside.   Reward programs, recognition events, quarterly field trips, and a culminating end of year field trip are many of the unique opportunities that this group sponsors and coordinates.
The Academic Club is simple- complete your homework and earn merit, honor, or high-honor roll status during the school year.  Rewards are designed to improve motivation and recognize student achievement and/or excellence.  Events throughout the year can be random, spontaneous, or announced weeks ahead of time.
The BMS Academic Club is the official sponsor/coordinator of the annual end of the year overnight field trip for middle school.  This trip requires a 3.0 GPA in order to be eligible to attend.  More information distributed to students in September.
Continue to check back for additional updates as we roll-out our end of the year trip (announced in September) and other recognition events during the school year.
Please feel free to contact club advisor (Mr. Smith) using the contact information here on the webpage. 
Thanks for your interest!  Cardinal Pride, Community Wide! 


Mr. Smith
School Social Worker
Phone: (440) 949-4213
Fax:  (877) 664-4354 


Flyer regarding itinerary and initial parent meetings for the end of the year trip to Gettysburg and Philadelphia April 29-May 1, 2020
The powerpoint presentation from the November parent meetings is located here.
Roommate request form due March 23, 2020
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