Middle School to Middle School Transition Dates for current 6th & 7th Graders
Feb 6th – 11th: Counselors in current 6th and 7th grade students’ science classes presenting choice sheets
Feb 11th: Bailey Showcase Night: Students & Parents hear from counselor & teachers. 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Feb 13th: Current 6th and 7th grade parent Q & A with the Counselors in the library. 11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
Feb 17th: Band & Orchestra Placements: (Student Holiday) 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Bailey
Feb 19th: Choice sheet due to student’s science teacher (Deadline for submitting changes: March 27th.)
8th Grade to High School Transition Info
Several important events are coming up for your child to help in the transition to high school and choosing their high school classes. Please be aware that there are no “make-up” dates for these events so please arrange your schedules accordingly.
Future Bowie students will receive their choice sheet on February 12th and will turn it in to their science teacher on Thursday, February 20th.
Again high school choice sheets and course offerings are available on the Akins and Bowie websites: www.akinseagles.org and www.jbhs.org.
Here is a link to the Bowie High School Counseling page for video resources on transitioning to high school.
All Bailey Counselors will be on summer break and unavailable from June 5th-July 31st. We will return to campus in August 2019. This website will be updated shortly thereafter. Feel free to visit the main Bailey website for more information regarding the 2019-2020 school year including registration and orientation camps at www.baileybears.org.
*If you are moving into the Bailey area this summer, please see below for the new student registration and orientation dates. You will need to come meet with a counselor and fill out a course selection sheet (choose classes) on the registration date before school starts.
---August 7th, 8am-5pm: New Student Registration (see the following site for documents to bring with you on that day http://www.baileybears.org/parents/enrollment-info)
---August 8th, Orientation/Tour for new students (who didn't attend transition camp): times will be given out at the 8/7 registration but it will be in the morning.
*Summer reading links (click below):
*A few more Fall 2019 dates to make note of:
8/6 & 8/7 - 6th grade transition camp
8/15 - 8th grade football equipment checkout
8/16 - 7th grade football equipment checkout
8/20 - 1st day of school
9/3 - Middle school Back-to-School night for parents
10/4 - Homecoming bonfire
Check out this great article about the difference between bullying and meanness... https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/growing-friendships/201410/is-it-bullyingor-ordinary-meanness
In cases of true bullying, your child is encouraged to talk to their assistant principal and fill out an incident report in the Bailey front office.
Course Verification Pages were sent home with students today through their advisory class. This is not your child's final schedule and may be changed as described in the notice on the bottom of the Verification page. Courses are not in order of class period.
Please only return the signed page, if there is an error. For questions regarding what courses are listed, please see the following guides:
Its that time of year again to choose your classes for next year. Below you will find course descriptions for classes offered at Bailey and important transition dates coming up soon. Please read the course descriptions and attend the Bailey Showcase on Feb. 12th to make sure you choose classes you really want to take. Your choices determine our staffing and class availability, so schedule change requests at the beginning of the new school year are often not possible. For more information look in the "Transitions/Scheduling" section of our website.
2019 Transition Schedule
Elementary to Middle School:
Middle School to Middle School:
Middle School to High School:
Jan 16th: Academy Presentations at Bailey for all 8th graders in Bailey Gym 1:15 – 2:00
Jan 30th: Akins Showcase: Incoming 9th grade students & parent night at Akins HS 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Feb 6th: Parent/Student course advising session at Bailey with Akins counselors 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Feb 13th: Akins counselors meet with students (only) scheduled to attend Akins at Bailey to enter course contracts (science classes)
Feb 26th: Akins counselors meet with students who were absent on the 13th in the library. Students projected to attend Akins can review course contracts through math classes
Feb 4th: Bowie Showcase: Incoming 9th grade students & parent night at Bowie HS 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Feb 13th: Bowie counselors meet with students (only) scheduled to attend Bowie at Bailey to explain choice sheet and advise students (science classes)
Feb 20th: Parent/Student course advising session at Bailey with Bowie counselors 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Feb 26th: Students projected to attend Bowie will enter course contracts through math classes
We recently presented at the Bailey PTA parent meeting. You can find our brief presentation/overview on the Bailey counseling program below.