FOOTBALL AWARDS – Fall Awards Program MONDAY 11/30 @ 7:30 p.m. More info: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/11/24/football-awards-fall-awards-program-monday-1130-730-p-m/
6th Boys Basketball vs. Lincoln @ Bremen – Tuesday, November 24 FAN RESTRICTIONS: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/11/24/6th-boys-basketball-vs-lincoln-bremen-tuesday-november-24/
Amazingly, we have now arrived at Thanksgiving break and have managed, for the most part, to keep our doors open. Unfortunately, I fear that the next few months are going to be difficult. I am asking that over this break that all members of our community enjoy Thanksgiving, but also exercise caution when gathering socially. Please wash your hands frequently, social distance, and wear facial coverings. Your actions outside of school may determine if we are able to continue with in person instruction. Our faculty and staff are committed to this end, but we desperately need your help to do so. Dr. Jim White Proud Superintendent Bremen Public Schools
The Lost and Found table is overflowing!! Items not claimed will be donated after school on Nov. 24th.
Bremen Swim/Dive vs. Marian: Tuesday, Nov 23 – FAN RESTRICTIONS https://bremenathletics.com/2020/11/23/bremen-swimdive-vs-marian-tuesday-nov-23-fan-restrictions/
MENU CHANGE FOR 11/24/2020 Chicken Tenders, Glazed Carrots, Pears, Fruit Juice, Banana Bread and Milk
5th Boys Basketball vs. LaVille @ Bremen – Monday, November 23 FAN RESTRICTIONS: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/11/20/5th-boys-basketball-vs-laville-bremen-monday-november-23/
6th Grade Boys Basketball @ LaVille: Monday, Nov 23 – ONLINE TICKETS ONLY & Fan Restrictions: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/11/20/6th-grade-boys-basketball-laville-monday-nov-23-online-tickets-only-fan-restrictions/
Reminder - Boys & Girls Club is CLOSED through Friday, November 27th. Club will resume on Monday, November 30th.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO PARENTS from BRUCE JENNINGS November 13, 2020 Read here: http://bremenin.apptegy.us/article/348388?org=bps
Bremen High School food drive has been postponed. Date to be determined.
As you can see from the graphic, the COVID-19 positivity rates in our area are climbing rapidly. The Marshall County Health Department is encouraging all community organizations to help promote healthy practices within our area. As such, the wearing of facial coverings in public settings has been made a priority by the MCHD to help slow the spread. They have concerns that, as the rates increase, local hospitals may not be able to keep up with the increased inpatient care. Please do everything you can to protect yourselves and those around you as we move into the winter months. Dr. Jim White Proud Superintendent Bremen Public Schools
Boys & Girls Club will be closed beginning today, Friday, November 13th through Tuesday, November 24th, due to a confirmed positive COVID staff member. Club will resume on Monday, November 30th. The families of those student that had contact with that staff member have already been notified to quarantine by Boys & Girls Club. All other students that attended club do NOT have to quarantine. Please continue to self monitor at home.
We're still having our BHS Food Drive! On Monday (11/16) from 6:30-8:30 pm, if you live in town (or Donnybrook), students will be coming door-to-door to collect donations for the Bremen Food Pantry. Please place donations in a bag on your front porch to eliminate face-to-face contact - students will not knock this year. Donations can also be brought to the high school front office.
All tickets to tonight's 5th grade boys basketball game AT Argos will be SOLD ONLINE. NO CASH SALES at the door. This will be an “A” GAME ONLY (only 1 game). Please see the following link for instructions to purchase your tickets. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Argos ticket sales: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/sportshub2-uploads-prod/files/sites/303/2020/11/11214207/argos.pdf
MENU CHANGES. Due to circumstances out of our control we have to change the menu for November 12, 13 and 20. We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. Thursday, November 12 lunch will be : Chicken Sandwich, Broccoli, Cole Slaw, Fresh Apple Slices and Milk Friday, November 13 will be: Peanut Butter and Jelly Uncrustables, Cheese Stick and Pretzels, Green Beans, Mixed Vegetables, Mixed Fruit and Milk. Friday, November 20 will be: Chicken & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Mandarin Oranges, Wheat Roll w/Butter and Milk Again we apologize and appreciate your cooperation.
Tomorrow is Veterans Day. Wear red, white, and blue to show your love for our veterans!
All BHS Girls Basketball Contests & Practices have been postponed Until November 21 (JV and Varsity). See link for more info: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/11/09/bhs-girls-basketball-postponed-until-november-21/
High School Girls Basketball Practice has been canceled for tonight. 11/9/2020
Families attending Bremen-North Liberty 6th grade boys basketball game on Tuesday (tomorrow), November 10th will be LIMITED TO 3 TICKETS PER ROSTERED PLAYER. *ALSO NOTE: THIS GAME WILL BE PLAYED AT WALKERTON ELEMENTARY.* Face covering required. https://bremenathletics.com/2020/11/09/boys-6th-grade-basketball-fan-limits-at-walkerton-november-10th/?fbclid=IwAR0T3pQZJFd3FxU7I9uGUTAfonr3LKTRMbI58qdwQtjFPMT36h8lDGFQVqc
JV girls basketball game scheduled for Tuesday (tomorrow), Nov 10th @ LaVille has been canceled. The varsity game will now be played at 6:00 p.m. Ticket Refund Available - see link: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/11/09/girls-jv-basketball-game-vs-laville-canceled-ticket-refund-available/?fbclid=IwAR2e6GTUkgxyl9HsxS9d1HUwWQHVdApW9TF5p2NfMUuFGDX0A1np3_KQdvA
Recently, we have several staff and students who are being required to quarantine due to contact tracing. Cases of COVID are increasing in our area and there is community spread of the virus. However, please know that we will continue to stay open as much as possible. That is not to say that we will not be eventually forced to our virtual platform, but our intent is to continue as best we can. Should we become short-staffed and are unable to cover classrooms, we may consider moving BHS to virtual and focus our substitute efforts on BEMS. Our thought is that high school students are generally able to stay home unsupervised and are also better suited to continue their studies remotely. Please do your part to help us continue to serve our students in person. Hygiene, social distancing, mask wearing are simple things that can make a big difference. As always, a healthy lifestyle will also promote a strong immune system. Dr. Jim White Proud Superintendent
Student Council's annual food food drive will be on Monday, November 16th from 6:30-8:30 pm. This year, please have your bag of non-perishable food items placed outside your door for pick-up. The food will be given to the Grace Food Pantry of Bremen.
Girls Basketball at LaVille 11/10 – ONLIINE Ticket Sales Only https://bremenathletics.com/2020/11/05/girls-basketball-at-laville-1110-onliine-ticket-sales-only/
Bremen Lions Football will host the Pioneer Panthers here at home on Friday, Nov 6 for the Sectional Championship. Kick-off @ 7:00 p.m. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE GAME – PRESALE ONLY. The Bremen Athletic Office will sell tickets until sold out or until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov 6 whichever is FIRST. All tickets are $6.00 and must be purchased in the Bremen HS Athletic Office. https://bremenathletics.com/2020/11/02/lions-sweet-16/
Words cannot express my appreciation of our community for its strong support of our referendum vote. Your generosity, and commitment to the health of our students (both mental and physical) are a beacon of hope during an otherwise dark year. My thoughts return to our three tenants, great expectations, caring school community and lastly, mutual respect. Again, thank-you for your support of our school and more importantly, our students. Dr. Jim White Proud Superintendent Bremen Public Schools
Students living in a household with someone being COVID tested, should NOT come to school AND quarantine at home until COVID results are obtained. Upon returning to school after quarantine and/or testing, you must provide the school nurse with the COVID lab results.
SENIORS! Please see the latest article in regards to scholarships. https://www.bps.k12.in.us/article/336875?org=bps
There will be a fan bus for BHS students wanting to attend the football sectional game on Friday at Wabash. The bus will depart at 5:45 p.m. in front of the high school on Grant Street. Seating is limited, and students must sign up in the Athletic Office in order to ride. Tickets for the game are $6.00 and the bus ride is FREE! Game Tickets must be pre-purchased online at the following link: https://www.ticketracker.com/SelectSection.aspx?eventId=150188
COVID-19 Update The following is a summary attempt to keep our school community fully informed since our last update: Two high school instructors are quarantining due to contact tracing. One middle school student tested positive resulting in two middle school teachers and 13 students quarantining as close contacts. Lastly, a community member affiliated with the Distinguished Young Women contest tested positive. We are currently investigating for potential close contacts. As usual, we are in communication with MCHD and taking their advice regarding any changes to our processes or if school would potentially need to be close (currently there no plans to do so). Jim White Proud Superintendent
K-8 Report Cards have been rescheduled to go home on Friday, October 30th.
Bremen Football @ Wabash-Friday, Oct 30: ONLINE TICKETS ONLY See link: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/10/27/bremen-football-wabash-friday-oct-30-online-tickets-only/
IMPORTANT SPORTS AWARDS UPDATE: Each sport will hold a separate awards presentation in a designated area on Monday, NOV 2. Locations have been appointed based on the number of participants, and times have been staggered. Coaches will award all chevrons, medals, patches, certificates, etc. See the following link for a schedule of team presentations, their time, and location. https://bremenathletics.com/2020/10/26/high-school-fall-sports-awards-2020/
High School SPORTS Pictures have arrived. If you ordered a Fall Sports Pic, stop by the Athletic Office and pick up your envelope.
Fall Sports Awards program WILL be held on Monday, November 2nd; however, we will NOT have a General Assembly after all. Each sport will meet in their own location around the school. Varsity Letters will be presented with other teams awards by the coach. Information about your Team Award location and time will be made available soon. Stay tuned.
We have had a number issues starting before and continuing until after fall break. The following is a summary attempt to keep our school community fully informed: • One KG staff member tested positive. The entire grade-level, both staff and students, are being quarantined until October 27th. • One second-grade classroom, staff, and students are under quarantine until October 26th. • Two additional elementary staff members and one middle school staff member have tested positive. The timing of fall break precluded contact tracing. • Due to a positive result by an 8th grade student, 12 students have been quarantined due to contact tracing. We will continue to work with the MCHD and attempt to make the best decisions for the health of our students, staff, and community. Dr. Jim White Proud Superintendent
This is just a reminder that tonight's regally scheduled school board meeting has been moved to Wednesday, October 28th @ 6:30pm in the BHS media center. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. As always, we will live stream the meeting our our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/bremenpublicschools
Basketball Cheer Tryout Announcement Basketball cheerleading will look a little different this year due to COVID-19. Because of social distancing protocols, we would like varsity and JV teams to stay smaller. Depending on how many individuals tryout, there may be a chance we have two different cheerleading teams that will alternate cheering home games. Given the indoor venue for basketball games, our conference and opponents are prohibiting cheerleaders to perform at away games. Although this season may look different than any before, we are still hoping for a fun cheerleading basketball season! Basketball sideline cheerleading tryouts will be the following days and times: Tuesday, October 27th: 4:30-6:30 Thursday, October 29th: 3:30-6:30 Tuesday will be a clinic day where the cheerleaders will learn a new cheer, chant, and review jumps and motions. Thursday, the cheerleaders will try out applying those skills. Any cheerleader interested in trying out, must complete the registration at: CHEER before October 27th. We will be meeting in Gym A on both try out days. If any cheerleaders have questions, they can email Head Coach Ali Matteson at email@example.com.
SECTIONAL FOOTBALL TICKET UPDATE: Families of each football player and varsity cheerleader will be allowed to purchase up to 5 tickets from the athletic office until Friday, October 23rd at noon. See link: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/10/20/sectional-football-ticket-update/
The Cafeteria is need of Lunch Assistant's ASAP. Anyone needing a few hours of work daily? This is the perfect solution for you. You can work 10:00 A.M - 1:30 P.M Monday through Friday. No evenings and No weekends. We are willing to work with your needs as well as ours and PROMISE a friendly working environment. Inquiries please call 546-3554 Bremen Public Schools Cafeteria Hope Andrews or Amy Stouder
Sectional Football Ticket Sales TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. Fulton County is evaluating fan attendance due to COVID concerns in their county. We will update when Fulton County responds. Thanks for your patience.
Sectional Football Tickets: Bremen @ Rochester TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND WILL BE PRE-SALE ONLY. TICKETS COST $6.00 AND WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE GATE. See the link for purchase info: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/10/19/sectional-football-pre-sale-tickets-bremen-rochester/
We were informed this morning that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, this person works closely with all kindergarten students. As a result, the MCHD has asked us to have all KG students quarantine for 14 days. To clarify, the quarantine is only for your KG child. The rest of your family is not required to quarantine form the public. At this time, we are asking parents to pick up your KG child before 3:15 dismissal today. These students will not be allowed to ride the bus home or attend Boys and Girls Club. Students may be picked up at door 9. Students may return on Tuesday, October 27th. Teachers are sending home iPads and instructional materials with the students today and will be sending an email with more information about instruction soon. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility during these challenging times.
Friday Football: Bremen @ SB Clay – Tickets Sold at Gate See website for ticket and fan info: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/10/14/friday-football-bremen-sb-clay-tickets-sold-at-gate/
Parent Teacher Conferences are beginning tonight. Depending on your wireless carrier, our school phones may not show as our school number. If you get a call close to your scheduled time, please answer the call.
Today we were notified that one of our second-grade teachers has tested positive for COVID-19. In an abundance of caution, we are recommending that all students in this classroom quarantine fourteen days. It is our hope that our masking efforts will prove successful there be no further spread of the disease. We will continue to work with MCHD and take any additional steps they recommend. Dr. Jim White Proud Superintendent
Yesterday evening we were notified that one of our primary students had tested positive for COVID-19. All close contacts have been notified of their potential exposure, the room has been sanitized, and we are continuing to work with MCHD to provide any additional information which they may require.
Every Wednesday in October at BEMS is a PINK OUT DAY. Wear PINK to show your support in the fight against cancer.
On Tuesday, October 27th, Trinity Health will be hosting a free webinar entitled, "Vanishing the Vape: Deceptive Tobacco Marketing in Marshall County." The webinar is for educators, counselors, and parents. Here is the link to the webinar: https://trinity-health.webex.com/webappng/sites/trinity-health/meeting/download/abd7349b2a0075d4f9d81cff8f2f85be
Tickets are SOLD OUT for tonight's Homecoming Football Game here at home against Riley. We have reached our capacity limit for the HOME SIDE. Limited seating tickets will be sold at the gate to Riley High School fans for the Visitor Side Bleachers.
Today, October 9th, is the final day for Mrs. Mallory Ulch to serve as the Administrative Assistant in the front office of Bremen High School. Mallory has been employed at BHS since January of 2017, and she said this about her departure: "Bremen is an AMAZING community and we couldn't have asked for a better community to live. My children will continue their education at Bremen, we aren't moving away, so please, keep in touch. I pray you all have a blessed rest of the school year." Certainly, Mallory's personal/professional skills will be sorely missed by her school family. Please know that Mallory's replacement, beginning on Mon., Oct. 12th, is Karina Jimenez. Karina is a 2017 graduate of Bremen High School. Bruce Jennings BHS Principal
BOYS SECTIONAL SOCCER TICKETS SOLD OUT. Of the allotted 80 tickets, 72 tickets were sold to Varsity Players (3 per player), leaving only 8 remaining. Those 8 sold immediately at 12:00 noon. Apologies to all who were turned away. WE'RE ROOTING FOR YOU BOYS!
HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAM INFO: The first day of practice for girls is Oct 26 (Mon), and the first day of practice for boys is Nov 9 (Mon). We will have open swim on Oct 20 (Tue) and Oct 22 (Thu). Boys and girls may both attend, if they like. The boys may also attend practice when the girls officially start. STOP BY THE ATHLETIC OFFICE FOR A LETTER FROM COACH WASSEL WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SEASON.
ADMISSION TO SATURDAY’S BOYS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BE PRE-SALE TICKETS ONLY. Families of each Bremen varsity soccer player will have 3 reserved tickets for purchase in the Bremen Athletic Office until FRIDAY, 12:00 p.m. (noon), October 9th. Parents unable to visit the athletic office should have their son purchase tickets for them. Tickets are $6.00 each. After Friday, 12:00 p.m. (noon) October 9th, tickets will be offered to additional family members, students and the public. Remaining tickets will be limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis until 4:00 p.m. For more information: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/10/08/boys-soccer-presale-tickets-only-saturday-october-10/
Marshall County has been moved from a blue status (minimal spread) to yellow (moderate spread). While we are all tired of the situation, it is imperative that we continue taking precautions to slow the spread and not move into a situation where school and activities are not permitted. Please continue practice all precautions including social distancing, hand hygiene and the wearing of masks. Together, we will stop the spread! Dr. Jim White, Proud Superintendent
Seniors- Please make sure you are current on your immunizations. There are many of you who need vaccines. These are required by state law. Please check with your doctor's office or the health department to see if you are current with your immunizations. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Nicole Stevens at 574-546-3554.
The Marshall County Health Department has organized flu shot clinics on October 15, 22, & 29 from 4pm-7pm. These are by appointment only. Call them at 574-935-8565 to make your appointment.
Parents: For the safety of our walkers and staff members, the east parking lot on Marshall Street is NOT a drop-off or pick-up location for students at the start or end of the school day. High school parents need to use Door #1 on Grant Street and K-8 parents need to use Door #9 on South Street.
Football Homecoming Ticket Info: Friday, October 9th STARTING TODAY, PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. For more information: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/10/05/football-homecoming-ticket-info-friday-october-9th/
While we all want the current pandemic to end, Dr. Dale Patterson of the Beacon Health System has issued a warning that we must continue our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. According to Dr. Patterson, the Beacon system is experiencing a record number of COVID patients. His complete message can be found here: https://youtu.be/vyUE_eSVxkI
Winter Sports Registration is now Open For more information: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/09/29/winter-sports-registration-opening-october-1-2/
HS Girls Soccer Sectional - Bremen will face LaVille THUR Oct 8 @ 7pm. Championship will be SAT, Oct 10 @ 2 pm. All games played at Newton Park. Tickets $6 per session and ONLY SOLD ELECTRONICALLY. For info & purchase instructions: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/09/30/girls-soccer-sectional-pairings
Prestige is doing make-up and re-take Senior photos on Wednesday, November 4, 11:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. Please see the front office to get your name added to the list.
This Saturday, October 3 at 8:00p.m., the Bremen Emerald Alliance Marching Band, combined with the Laville Royal Regiment Marching Band, will be combining to provide an evening of musical entertainment on the football field in a show we’re calling “Under the Lights.” We will be playing a variety of tunes from the 1960’s all the way to the 2010’s. Admission is free, and the performance should last about 45 minutes. Come and join us if you can—it should be fun!
Parents, When sending a note to school for your child to ride a different bus, please include the exact address for the location of the drop-off point. Our bus drivers need the house number and street name. This will alleviate some confusion at dismissal time and will improve overall safety in transporting students to an exact location.
Friday Football: Bremen @ Prairie Heights - Tickets Sold at Gate https://bremenathletics.com/2020/09/28/friday-football-bremen-prairie-heights-tickets-sold-at-gate
Corrected email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Boys Basketball News: 5th -8th grade players are invited to a FREE Shooting & Skills Camp hosted by varsity boys' coach Matt Miller on Saturday, October 3rd, from 10-11:30 am in HS Gym B. Use Door 15 for entry. Please email Coach Miller (email@example.com) to register your child.
ATTENTION EACC PARENTS: We are experiencing significant issues with student attendance on designated ELearning days and asking for your support in helping engage our EACC students. Days of absence on ELearning will negatively impact a students grade and prevent them from earning valuable dual credits and industry certifications. Please remind your student that EACC AM students must login on their designated ELearning days between 8:00-10:00. If your student is experiencing issues with accessing their ELearning, please communicate this with the instructor or the main office at 262-5650.
Boys Basketball News: 5th -8th grade players are invited to a FREE Shooting & Skills Camp hosted by varsity boys' coach Matt Miller on Saturday, October 3rd, from 10-11:30 am in HS Gym B. Use Door 15 for entry. Please email Coach Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register your child.
HEADS UP! WE HAVE A VIRTUAL LEARNING DAY TOMORROW, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25!!! Virtual learning days are preplanned days that are built into our annual academic calendar. During these scheduled days, students will be working off-site, completing lessons assigned by their classroom teachers that best fit a continuation of their daily curriculum. During this day, staff members also participate in planned staff development activities to help hone their professional skills. Instructors will be available by email to answer questions regarding the assignments.
High School Virtual Students: School pictures and I.D. cards are in. Please stop by the front office to pick them up.
ALL HS & MS Fall Sports Pictures are split between TODAY (9/23) , 9/25 , and 9/29. PRE-ORDER ONLINE @ http://www.lifetouchsports.com/ Picture Day ID for all Fall Middle School Sports is: HM600011X0 Picture Day ID for all Fall High School Sports is: HM600010X0 See website for schedule: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/09/23/2020-fall-sports-pictures-schedule-923-925-and-929/
Tonight’s HOME Boy's Varsity Soccer game vs Jimtown game has been postponed, to October 3. More details on the rescheduled game to come.
Varsity Football Bremen @ Glenn – Sept 25. There are no pre-sale tickets. 250 tickets will be sold at the John Glenn WEST GATE ( visitor’s) at $6.00 each. For more information: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/09/22/fan-info-varsity-football-bremen-glenn-sept-25/
Seniors! There are about 7 spots left for the IUSB OnSite Admissions day on Thursday, September 24th. It is free and you can get an on the spot decision and FREE MONEY for College. Please stop by and see Mrs. Atkins if you would like to sign up!
Seniors! If you do not know when your Senior Photo with Prestige will be this week, please email Mallory at email@example.com or call us at 574-546-3511.
Tickets are SOLD OUT for tonight's Football Game here at home against Jimtown. We have reached our capacity limit. Tonight’s game will be livestreamed and on the radio: broadcastsport.net
Seniors! If you do not know when your Senior Photo with Prestige will be next week, please email Mallory at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 574-546-3511.
Next week is College GO Week. Spirit Days for next week : Monday: Dress for Success - dress in your future career Tuesday: Military Appreciation Day - wear camouflage Wednesday: Hats off to Higher Education - wear your favorite hat Thursday: Off to college - wear your favorite college gear Friday: (No School / Virtual Day): Our future starts here - wear Bremen Green
Any 4th or 5th grader interested in Elementary Spell Bowl please contact Miss Klingerman by either stopping by her room (233) or emailing her @ email@example.com. We need 12 great spellers.
Freshman and Seniors! Class Ring and Graduation orders will be due on Friday, September 18 during lunch in the Gym A Commons, or payment and orders can be dropped off on Saturday, September 19, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at a table located on the front lawn of the High School.
Parents - please remember to wash your child's face mask regularly and make sure they have a reusable water bottle available to refill during the school day.
Free Meals for Students Breakfast & Lunch Beginning September 1, 2020 all students will be provided the opportunity to receive free breakfast and free lunch each school day. The free meals are funded by the USDA in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Student meal accounts charged for meals beginning September 1, 2020 will be credited. Funds deposited into your child’s account will be utilized when the free meal program ends on December 31, 2020 or when funds are no longer available, whichever comes first. Students will return to their approved eligibility at the point the program ends. Parents picking up meals for the Virtual Learning Students will continue as planned. If you would like to start picking up meals, contact Hope Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Families who have traditionally participated in the free and reduced meal program still need to fill out applications for the 2020-2021 school year to qualify for textbooks or meal assistance once the free meal program ends. Apply at www.bps.k12.in.us if you have not already done so. Families do not have to be on free or reduced benefits to receive these meals. All extras and ala carte items will continue to be charged to the students account at current prices. This includes milk purchased without the full meal. This institution is an equal opportunity provider
Varsity Football Ticket Info: Jimtown @ Bremen – FRI, September 18 – 7:00 PM https://bremenathletics.com/2020/09/14/varsity-football-ticket-info-jimtown-bremen-fri-september-18-700-pm/
If ANYONE in your household is in the process of getting a COVID test, all family members need to quarantine (STAY HOME) until the test results come back negative. For example, if your parent or a sibling is waiting for a COVID test result by staying home, you should also STAY HOME! If the test comes back positive, you will need to get a COVID test, but continue to quarantine (STAY HOME from school). If students or parents need clarification on this serious scenario, please ask questions.
BEMS Yearbook Orders for the 2020-2021 are now being accepted. Order now before the price of the book goes up. You can order online @ jostensyearbooks.com or download the order form and return it to school: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19WY6WyTIK0-_ThMVq9cGPU4d2vzR1yXm/view?usp=sharing
Mark your calendars: LIFETOUCH SPORTS PICTURES for all Fall Sports will take place on the following dates. High School and Middle School Athletics are sharing these dates, so please refer to the following schedule to identify your student-athlete's team photo date. WEDNESDAY SEPT 23 o HS Volleyball o HS Girls Golf o HS Cross Country o HS Boys Tennis o HS Boys Soccer FRIDAY SEPT 25 o MS Cross Country o MS Football o MS Cheer o HS Girls Soccer TUESDAY SEPT 29 o MS Volleyball (6,7,8) o HS Football o HS Cheer
Senior Photos for the Yearbook will be taken by Prestige in the Auditorium Lobby on Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23. Seniors should have received an email detailing a specific date and time you will be going. If you have questions, ask Mallory in the front office.
Seniors: There will be a Senior Class Meeting with a Jostens representative on Friday, September 11 at 8:10 a.m. in the Auditorium. EACC students do not have class; so, they should try to attend the meeting.
Boys Soccer Canceled: Tuesday, September 8 Due to weather and field conditions, today’s boys soccer game at South Bend Washingtion has been postponed to Wednesday, September 9th at 6:00 p.m.
BMS Football Canceled: Tuesday, September 8 Due to weather and field conditions, today’s middle school football game at New Prairie has been canceled.
Tonight’s girls golf match at Hamlet golf course has been canceled due to weather.
There are 40 tickets remaining for the Bremen Football Game at Marian tonight, available in the High School Athletic Office. TICKET SALES WILL CLOSE PROMPTLY AT 3:30 TODAY.
Job Opportunity: We are in need of cafeteria workers. Please call Hope Andrews with any questions at 574-546-3511 ext. 2021.
High School: CANCELED SATURDAY – JV FOOTBALL VS. MARIAN NIC GOLF TOURNAMENT POSTPONED TO SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Picture Day today is for the HIGH SCHOOL only. Tomorrow is the Elementary picture day. K-5 Virtual students can come between 10:10-10:50 a.m. and MS virtual students come between 12-12:30 p.m.
REMINDER: Picture Day for our PreK-8 students will be tomorrow (Friday, September 4th) @ BEMS. Pictures can be ordered online @ https://inter-state.com/Home. Paper order forms were sent home with your child earlier this week. Virtual students are invited to come in for pictures but will need to buzz in at Door #9 and tell the office they are getting their picture taken. K-5 from 10:30 – 11:00 and MS from 12:00-12:30. Pictures are being taken in the Large Group Room in the 5th grade hallway.
Virtual Students: Picture Day is running quicker than anticipated. You can come any time between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. today. If you would like to order online, you can use code EVT9SFD9R
High School ID/Transcript Photos are being taken TODAY! The photos of the underclassmen (grades 9-11) will be used for the Yearbook. You can pick up an order form in the front office, or, you can order online at mylifetouch.com with Picture ID code: EVT9SFD9R. Virtual Students: Please come at 1:30 p.m. to have your photo taken.
High School ID/Transcript Photos will be taken of all students on the morning of Thursday, September 3rd. The photos of the underclassmen (grades 9-11) will be used for the Yearbook. You can pick up an order form in the front office, or, you can order online at mylifetouch.com with Picture ID code: EVT9SFD9R. Virtual Students: Please come at 1:30 p.m. to have your photo taken.
Bremen-New Prairie Tennis Match originally scheduled for last night has been rescheduled to THURSDAY, SEPT 3 @ 5:30 in Bremen.
Bremen-New Prairie High School Boys Tennis Match Postponed. Due to fore-casted thunder and lightning this evening, tonight’s Bremen-New Prairie Tennis Match has been postponed. The new date will be announced as soon as it is rescheduled.
MS Football vs. Lincoln Postponed to Wednesday, September 2 Due to inclement weather and the forecast for thunder and lightning later today, tonight’s Bremen-Lincoln middle school football game has been postponed to tomorrow, Wednesday, September 2nd at 5:30 p.m.
REMINDER: School pictures are this Friday, September 4th, for PreK - 8th grade students. Orders can be placed online or paper orders can be given directly to the photographer. https://inter-state.com/Home Virtual students are invited to come in for pictures but will need to buzz in at Door #9 and tell the office they are getting their picture taken. K-5 from 10:30 – 11:00 MS from 12:00-12:30
Varsity Football Ticket Info: Bremen @ Marian – FRI, September 5 – 7:00 PM https://bremenathletics.com/2020/08/31/varsity-football-ticket-info-bremen-marian-fri-september-5-700-pm/
Class of 2020! Yearbooks and Commencement DVDs are in. Each graduate received a DVD, compliments of BHS! You may pick them up anytime M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
High School: 2019-20 Yearbooks are in! They will be sent home with students today. If you are a 2020 graduate, your yearbook is in the front office. Stop in any time M-F 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We would LOVE to see you!
NO RESTROOMS @ Washington 8/31/20. Due to plumbing issues with the City of South Bend, restrooms facilities WILL NOT be available at tonight's JV football game at South Bend Washington.
Fan Instructions / Restrictions for Monday, August 31 Athletic Contests: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/08/31/fan-restrictions-monday-august-31/?fbclid=IwAR1uUKs0otVxwSzdTMuhwVc3Q6SQrQwLde-3qJi1kz0vJz7DP_X2jYDmvQo
ID/Transcript Photos will be taken of all students on the morning of Thursday, September 3rd. The photos of the underclassmen (grades 9-11) will be used for the Yearbook. Order forms will come home today, August 31. Or you can order online at mylifetouch.com with Picture ID code: EVT9SFD9R
Senior Photos for the Yearbook will be taken by Prestige in the Auditorium Lobby on Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23. You should have received a letter in the mail detailing what time you will be going. If you have questions, ask Mallory in the front office.
Bremen Varsity Football will host the South Bend Washington Panthers on Friday, August 28. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE GAME. ONLY PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. The Bremen Athletic Office will be open until 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Only those with a ticket will be admitted to the game. All tickets are $5.00 and must be purchased in the Bremen Athletic Office. There will be NO SIGN-INS at the game.
JUST A REMINDER...Students in grades 9-12 can drop money of to Mrs. Stouder daily before 11:30 a.m and after 12:30 p.m Mrs. Ulch can collect anytime before 3:00. If you want extras at lunch you may want to consider dropping money off before 10:15 a.m. No money is accepted during the serving time. Sorry for this inconvenience.
Today, Governor Holcomb extended the state-wide mask order for an additional thirty days. While none of us enjoy wearing masks, I believe this is in the best interest of the health of our school community. Thanks to our community’s efforts, the positivity rate in Marshall County is 2.32 percent (which is excellent). Please keep up your great work so we can stay in school IN PERSON!!!
We were informed today that one of our high school students tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, the circumstances surrounding this case do not warrant contact tracing nor additional precautions. Yours in education, Dr. Jim White
Picture Day for our K-8 students will be on Friday, September 4th. Pictures can be ordered online @ https://inter-state.com/Home. Paper order forms will be send home with your child prior to picture day. Virtual students are invited to come in for pictures but will need to buzz in at Door #9 and tell the office they are getting their picture taken. K-5 from 10:30 – 11:00 and MS from 12:00-12:30 Then proceed to the Large Group Room.
HS Students: If you would like to run for a Class Officer position, please sign up on the b-informed bulletin board across from the office, by the soda machine. We will vote for the President on Tuesday, September 1. The deadline to sign up is on Friday, August 28. Then, if you would like to run for the other offices of Vice-President, Secretary, or Treasurer, you have until Friday, September 4 to sign up. Voting will take place on Tuesday, September 8.
Seniors: There will be a Senior Class Meeting with a Jostens representative on Friday, September 11 at 8:10 a.m. in the Auditorium. EACC students, you do not have class, and should try to attend the meeting.
Parents of MS Virtual Students: Please call the school to report your child's absence if they are sick and unable to log on to do school work, or if they are going to miss some classes due to an appointment. The expectation for reporting attendance is no different for in-person and virtual learners. 574-546-3554. Thank you.
All Bremen MS students will begin NWEA testing tomorrow (8/24) and test for three days in their first period classes. Virtual students will also test with their first period teachers. Instructions and login information will be provided to all students. Everyone is expected to try their very best on these tests because GoMath pathways are established based on the results of the NWEA tests. A revised bell schedule was emailed to all students on Thursday. That schedule is also included in this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qyhDOmiGTBcVBbRcelTot55bA1Aq1yxrhUAvgyPvAT0/edit?usp=sharing
High School: Virtual students have the option of getting their school photo done at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 3rd, entering through the auditorium lobby doors (going up the concrete steps directly in front of the auditorium from Grant Street) OR waiting until Re-Take Day on Oct. 21st.
A HUGE shout out to the Bremen H&R Block office for donating bottled water for our K-8 students who forget to bring a water bottle to school THANK YOU!
SENIORS! A representative from Ancilla College will be here on August 27th at 11 to meet with students. Please let Mrs. Atkins in the guidance office know if you would like to set up a time to meet with them.
Bremen Varsity Football will host South Bend Saint Joseph on Saturday, August 22nd. Kick-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Tickets will be limited and purchased by families of football players only. Each rostered player will be allotted up to 5 tickets. All tickets are $5.00 and must be purchased in the Bremen Athletic Office by Friday at 6:00 p.m. Cash, Credit Card, or Check payable to Bremen Athletics accepted. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE GAME. ONLY PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. Only those with a ticket will be admitted to the game. There will not be re-entry to the game once you leave the stadium No pass-outs will be issued. No concessions will be available. Cheerleaders will not be performing. The school building will be closed to all attendees. Restrooms will be provided for the home bleachers and the visiting bleachers. If you have any questions, please contact the Bremen Athletic Office at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
LaVille Athletic Dept just released the following: In consultation with the St. Joe Co Health Dept., it has been determined that due to COVID-19 related issues on the LaVille Football Team, the LaVille vs. Bremen football game scheduled for Fri August 21, 2020 has been canceled.
A huge thank you to everyone in our school community, who pulled together and made our opening day as successful as possible! There were a few glitches, including Zoom issues, heavy traffic at BEMS, and so forth. However, I am happy that we are open and here for our students. Yours in education, Dr. Jim White Proud Superintendent Bremen Public Schools
REMINDER: Thursday is a late start for students. Classes begin at 8:25 am.
Virtual students/parents, If you have a chromebook, please reboot. Zoom should now be able to get through. Please still have students log into the filter to get the rest of their settings.
Virtual students/parents, If you are having problems getting to zoom, you will need to log into the filter and let all the extensions and settings come your way! It takes around 15-20 minutes to get all those settings. To log into the filter, go to 456.com, click login. Login with the student user (not email), then use their google password WITHOUT the grade year at the end. For example, my google password is totoeik2026. My filter password would be totoeik. IF you try to login to the filter and it tells you the password is incorrect please email email@example.com
High School Students-Reminder to go to FIRST HOUR tomorrow morning. DO NOT REPORT TO HOMEROOM. There is no Bonus period this term.
Device pick up for VIRTUAL LEARNERS is happening now until 6:30 pm and tomorrow from 8-3. Please use door #12. In-person learners will receive their devices on Wednesday in their home rooms.
Bremen Middle School Information on the Start of the School Year for In-Person Learners: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1deZqgCcNmzttV0TgVbTHJPVqJdskS9RLIoToKd9gunc/edit?usp=sharing
High School: Books/Resource Acquisition for Remote Learners: Remote learners should plan to pick up their textbooks and/or devices & resources needed for their courses from 3:30-6:00 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 17th or during the school day (8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.) on Tues., Aug. 18th. Enter the building through Door #1, and wear a face cover.
Click on the link to see how you can correct the Harmony Family Access issue on your device. https://www.bps.k12.in.us/article/286433?org=bps
High School Parents and Students: If you originally signed up to be a virtual student, but have changed your mind and want to come in person, please let us know ASAP.
Immunization Reminder- Parents of incoming kindergartners, please check with your doctor's office or the Marshall County Health Department (574-935-8565) to see if your child is current with their vaccines. If they are not please schedule an appointment to bring them up-to-date with their vaccines.
Immunization Reminder- All incoming 6th graders must have both Hepatitis A vaccines, a booster Tdap, and a Meningococcal vaccine. If you do not have these vaccines please contact your doctor's office or the Marshall County Health Department at 574-935-8565 as soon as possible.
Immunization Reminder- All Senior must have both Hepatitis A vaccines and a booster Meningococcal vaccine. If you do not have these vaccines please schedule an appointment with your doctor's office or the Marshall County Health Department at 574-935-8565 as soon as possible.
HS Parents. The payment processing is back up and running through Harmony. Please remember that the Computer Insurance fee of $20 is included in Textbook Rental and is encouraged to be paid as soon as possible. Please contact Mrs. Atkins in the guidance department with any questions.
HS Parents only. There is an issue with payment processing at this time and payments through Harmony are not being accepted. We are working on the issue and will let you know when it is resolved.
Reminder - The K-8 bookstore is open today until 6:00 p.m. (Thursday, August 13) for parents to make textbook rental payments and computer insurance payments. Please enter DOOR 9 off South Street.
Device Acquisition: All freshmen and students new to the school will receive their Chromebook (laptop) during 1st period class on Day #1 – Wed., Aug. 19th. Login information will be provided at that time; however, most students should be able to initially login with the same username and password that they have been using. Tech support can be acquired at the BHS Media Center after school starts, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Books/Resource Acquisition for Remote Learners: Remote learners should plan to pick up their textbooks and/or devices & resources needed for their courses from 3:30-6:00 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 17th or during the school day (8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.) on Tues., Aug. 18th. Enter the building through Door #1, and wear a face cover.
If you have a child that takes a medication during the school day you may drop that off to the elementary or high school office during normal office hours the rest of this week, and Monday and Tuesday of next week. For the safety of the children, and to limit possible exposure we are asking that you dispense morning medications at home. Check to make sure contact information is correct in harmony, and please consider putting the parent's employer name and phone number in there, as many people are not allowed to carry cell phones at their jobs.
7th and 8th grade math students: Your math teachers are requesting that you purchase a personal (small) whiteboard and dry erase markers. This includes virtual learners.
HS Schedules are now available for view through Harmony Family Access. If you have schedule questions or concerns please email Mrs. Meghan Atkins, email@example.com, to set up a time with your counselor. You may also pay textbook rental and the computer insurance fee (which is included in your textbook rental fees) through Harmony or stop in the office M-F 8-3:30. If you have a new student please check your email for your codes. Students should come prepared with pens, pencils, notebooks and folders on the first day of class. If there are supplies needed for a specific class the teachers will communicate that on the first day of school. New students and freshman will receive their devices on the first day of school.
For remote/virtual device and materials pickup face masks are required to enter the building.
Students that are in person attending will be given their devices the first day of school on August 19th. The device pickup is only for virtual/remote learners.
K-8 remote/virtual learners can pick up devices and learning materials on August 17th from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. and August 18th from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Parents are asked to park in the east parking lot and enter the building through Door #12. Parents/students will be given their device and learning materials. Mrs. Fitch will be in the 3rd/4th grade hallway to collect textbook rental and computer insurance.
If you haven't registered your child yet for the 2020-2021 school year, please do so ASAP using the Harmony Family Access Portal: https://www.bps.k12.in.us/o/bps/page/harmony-portal--2
HS Schedules and Harmony will be open for Computer Insurance/Textbook Rental payments this Wednesday, August 12th. Please contact Mrs. Atkins with any questions. 574-546-3511 ext 3354.
The K-8 bookstore is open this week from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to collect payments for Computer Insurance/TBR. On Thursday, August 13, Mrs. Fitch will be collecting payments from 7 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the bookstore office. Please enter DOOR 9.
High School: Students who have earned a Varsity or Band Letter and would like to purchase a Letter Jacket can place their order at the next letter jacket fitting on Wednesday, August 26 during lunch in the Athletic Office. Students must be fitted in-person to order. Sample jackets will be available for sizing. This year the Bomber Style Jacket (no hood) is available at 2 different price points. $188.25 for Leather Sleeves, $143.25 for Vinyl Sleeves. The surcoat length jacket with wool sleeves and zippered hood is $173.25. A minimum $100.00 deposit (cash, credit card, or check made out to Bremen Athletics) is required to place your order. Balance due will be required to claim jacket when the order arrives in 5-7 weeks from the order date. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Fish in the Athletic Office if you have any questions at 574-546-3511.
We are loving our new app! Stay updated with access to real-time sports scores, the daily cafeteria menu, news from administrators, and even emergency notifications. https://youtu.be/AK-ZwXCNyKg You can download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store. Download for Android: https://bit.ly/2YbzDga Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/3cW76zF
High School: Elkhart Area Career Center(EACC) classes will begin virtual instruction on August 13th and continue in that format until at least 9/25. If clearance is given by the Elkhart Health Department, we will plan to resume the hybrid model on 9/28 with in-person instruction for Group A student.” Bremen High School is in Group A. EACC school counselors have requested student emails and we are providing those to them. Please be vigilant in checking your emails. If you have specific questions, it may be best to call EACC at 574-262-5670. Keep in mind that Bremen is still starting in-school instruction on Wednesday, August 19th for your 4th and 5th period classes. As always, you can call us at 574-546-3511.
High School: Harmony is open to make demographic updates and changes (change of address, phone number, etc.). It is imperative that we have correct parent and student contact information for the school year. Schedules, fees, and payments will be made available for students and parents to see late next week.
High School: There are still students with school owned books in their possession. Please return them ASAP. The office is open M-F, 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
High School: NHS is accepting applications for Juniors and Seniors. You can pick one up in the front office or email Mallory at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due on Sept. 8.
High School: NHS is accepting applications for Juniors. You can pick one up in the front office or email Mallory at email@example.com
K-8 Parents: Please allow school administrators and the administrative staff some time to create student schedules and assign teachers. This is a work in progress with the addition of our virtual learning option. Student schedules will be finalized as soon as possible. Please refrain from calling the school to inquire about students' schedules at this time. Thank you.
Class of 2020, if you have not picked up your Dollars For Scholars scholarship check they are available for pick up in the High School office. The office is open Monday - Friday 8-3:30. Remember that you MUST accept your scholarship on the DFS portal before it will be released. If you have any questions contact Mrs. Meghan Atkins in the Guidance Department.
Freshman-You will receive your devices during first hour on the first day of school.
High School: Reminder-Harmony is open to make demographic updates and changes (change of address, phone number, etc.). It is imperative that we have correct parent and student contact information for the school year. Schedules and fees will be made available for students and parents to see next week.
Bremen Castings is offering Bremen students free physicals for ONE DAY ONLY, taking place at the Bremen High School building this year due to the COVID environment. This one-day free physical offering will take place TODAY, August 5th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bremen High School. No appointments are needed, as physicals will be walk-in only. Keep in mind, since last year’s physicals are being accepted for the upcoming school year, this offer is mostly intended for athletes who did not have a physical on file from last year. Student must be accompanied by a parent. Required physical forms are: 2020-21 Health History Update Questionnaire and Consent and Release Certificate, IHSAA Physical Form, and the 20-21 Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information. The required forms are attached, or you can pick them up in the Athletic Office.
Bremen Middle School voluntary CHEER practices: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/08/04/bms-cheer-voluntary-practices/
Middle School Sports Begin on Monday, August 10th. https://bremenathletics.com/2020/08/03/bremen-middle-school-sports-start-monday-august-10th/
REMINDER: Tomorrow, Bremen Castings is offering Bremen students free physicals for ONE DAY ONLY, taking place at the Bremen High School building this year due to the COVID environment. This one-day Free Physical offering will take place on August 5th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bremen High School. Park in the Grant Street Parking Lot and enter High School DOOR 2. No appointments are needed for this one-day event, as physicals will be walk-in only. Keep in mind, since last year’s physicals are being accepted for the upcoming school year, this offer is mostly intended for athletes who did not have a physical on file from last year. Students must be accompanied by a parent. Required physical forms are: 2020-21 HEALTH HISTORY UPDATE QUESTIONNAIRE and CONSENT & RELEASE CERTIFICATE IHSAA PHYSICAL FORM 2020-21 USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION The required forms can be printed from the Athletic Website links or picked up in the Athletic Office.
Padres K-8 Registre a su hijo para el proximo año escolar antes de este viernes 7 de agosto, utilizando Harmony Family Access. Necesitamos que todas nuestras familias actualicen su informacion de contacto y contacto de emergencia, seleccionen el transposrte y finalicen la opción de aprendizaje virtual. El alquiler de libros de texto y los pagos de seguro de computadora se pueden hacer en persona en la mini papeleria de la escuela. Deben de utilizar cubre bocas en el edificio. Ingrese en la Puerta #9. El horario de la papeleria es de 7 am a 2 pm esta semana.
The high school is working on distribution times and dates for the freshman devices, and any virtual student textbooks/materials. Information will be made available as soon as possible.
High School Parents, Please register your child for the upcoming school year by this Friday, August 7th, using Harmony Family Access. We need all of our families to update their contact and emergency contact information, select transportation, and finalize the virtual learning option. Textbook rental, high school schedules, and computer insurance payments are not available for high school students, yet. We are hoping to have them available by the end of this week. Thank You and Stay Safe.
K-8 Parents: You can come into the school to make TBR (textbook rental) & computer insurance payments. You must wear a mask. Please enter through door 9. The bookkeeper's hours are 7 am to 2 pm this week.
K-8 Parents: Please register your child for the upcoming school year by this Friday (8/7) using Harmony Family Access. We need everyone to update their contact and emergency contact information. This is where you will officially select the virtual learning option. Thanks!
Informational message for parents of Bremen K-8 students: Bremen Public Schools is preparing to welcome your children back to school for the upcoming school year. According to Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order, schools are permitted and encouraged to resume for the upcoming school year. The start of the school year has been delayed until Wednesday, August 19th. In-person and virtual classes will begin at 8:00 am on that day. All students will be expected to wear masks on the school buses and during the school day. Bremen Public Schools is offering a virtual learning option for students. Parents can find the link to sign up their child on the corporation’s website. The deadline for the virtual option is Friday, July 31st. All parents are expected to register their children for school using Harmony. This is a VITAL step for parents. Important items about the school year, including updating your contact and emergency information and selecting transportation needs must be completed. This is also where you will select the virtual option for your child. The deadline for registering your children in Harmony is Friday, August 7th. Each family will be expected to self-screen at home for symptoms of COVID-19. If individuals are sick, then they should NOT come to school. Students and staff must be fever-free for 72 hours (without the use of medication) before returning to school. If a staff member or student has an immediate family or household member that is COVID-19 positive, that staff member or student’s parent or guardian must notify the school . The use of water fountains will be for bottle or cup refills only. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school with them each day. Bremen Public Schools value the partnerships that exist with our families and community. This partnership moving forward will be essential for our students’ success and for a safe and healthy school environment. If you have questions, please contact the school office.
There will be an emergency School Board meeting on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:00 pm regarding the opening of school. The meeting will be live streamed on the Bremen Public Schools Facebook page.
Parents intending to select our remote learning option for the upcoming school year need to complete a request at this website: https://forms.gle/M1kfrvNCarktPAZTA The deadline for selecting this option is this Friday, July 31st. As a reminder, this option WILL NOT allow high school students to work jobs during school hours.
As promised, we are committed to keeping our school community informed when a COVID event happens. To that end, I must report that over the weekend, I was made aware that a volleyball player exhibited multiple COVID symptoms. As such, that student is being tested and we have suspended volleyball practice. Additionally, today, I was made aware that a volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club summer program has tested positive. Given this, summer club activities have been cancelled. As always, should you, or your child show symptoms, contact your local doctor or the Marshall County Health Department for additional instructions. Yours in education, Dr. Jim White
Bremen Castings is offering Bremen students free physicals for ONE DAY ONLY, taking place at the Bremen High School building this year due to the COVID environment. This one-day Free Physical offering will take place August 5th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Bremen High School. No appointments are needed for this one-day event, as physicals will be walk-in only. Keep in mind, since last year’s physicals are being accepted for the upcoming school year, this offer is mostly intended for athletes who did not have a physical on file from last year. Student must be accompanied by a parent. Required physical forms are: • 2020-21 HEALTH HISTORY UPDATE QUESTIONNAIRE and CONSENT & RELEASE CERTIFICATE • IHSAA PHYSICAL FORM • 2020-21 USE AND DISCLOSURE OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION These forms can be printed from these Athletic Website links, or picked up in the Athletic Office.
Parents and Students: We know this school year is going to be different from anything else we have experienced. While you are off for your remaining Summer break, please double check your demographics (parent phone numbers, student cell numbers, addresses, email addresses, parent places of work, emergency contacts) are correct in Harmony. This way we know we will be able to stay in contact with you and keep you aware of changes and updates. If you need help accessing your Harmony Family Access, call the office at 546-3511 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Cheerleaders interested in trying out, there will be a three-day cheer camp following tryouts. Camp will be held July 28th, 29th, and 30th from 5:00-8:00 pm. The focus of camp will be to review/learn the fight song, cheers, sideline chants, sideline dances, and team bonding. Cheer camp will be at Bremen High School this year. IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE in TRYOUTS, YOU MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE ONLINE REGISTRATION: See Bulletin #2 If you have any questions, please contact Ali Matteson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheerleading TRYOUTS will be held: Monday, July 20th: 2:00-4:00 PM Wednesday, July 22nd: 2:00-4:00 PM Thursday, July 23rd: 2:00-5:00 PM Cheerleading CAMP will be held: Tuesday, July 28th: 5:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, July 29th: 5:00-8:00 PM Thursday, July 30th: 5:00-8:00 PM
Those wishing to sign their students up for remote learning (virtual learning) for the upcoming school year can do so by following this link: https://forms.gle/RUHP7xjikt44h1kB7 The deadline to sign up for this option is July 31st. Yours in education, Dr. Jim White
The large school parking lot (north of the high school on Marshall Street) will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for repairs. All students and staff members are to park in the SOUTH PARKING LOT ON GRANT STREET IN FRONT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL and ENTER THE SCHOOL THROUGH DOOR #2. All screening will be held at the same location with a line forming in the band hallway. DO NOT USE THE NEW BUS PARKING LOT ON BOWEN STREET. This area is designated for Boys and Girls Club and does not have enough designated spaces. Have a wonderful, safe weekend!
It is our stance that we inform the public when we are made aware of a COVID-19 event in our school community. As such, I must report that a member of the girls soccer team tested positive for COVID-19. All individuals associated with the team have been notified, and practice for the team has been suspended.
As we move closer to reopening, it is important for our school community to have information regarding how we hope to accomplish this task. To this end, this video provides an overview. Rest assured, there will be many more to come. https://youtu.be/Xo4b1rKerD8
Bremen Public Schools has openings in the following areas: Full-time 2nd shift Custodian starting at $12.00 per hour Full-time and part-time 1st shift Cafeteria starting at $10.00 per hour Full-time positions qualify for medical insurance and retirement benefits For more information, call 574-546-3929 or visit bps.k12.in.us
Have you ever considered hosting an exchange student? Now is your chance! International Cultural Exchange Services (ICES) is seeking families interested in hosting international high school students, ages 15-18, from Europe, Asia and Latin America for the upcoming School Year. Students have their own spending money and insurance, and an ICES Local Coordinator provides supervision and support. Hosting an exchange student is a rewarding way to experience another culture. The benefits are endless when you open your heart and home to welcome a new son or daughter into your family! For more information about hosting an ICES High School Student Please contact Jamie, your local ICES Local Coordinator at (219) 229-0271 or (JLeDonne@icesusa.org) Enriching Our World Through Cultural Exchange ICES | PO Box 1028 | Hurricane, WV 25526 | www.icesusa.org | 1-800-344-3566 designated by the U.S. Department of State as a Non-Profit Student Exchange Organization
Football sideline cheerleader tryouts will be the following days and times: Monday, July 20th: 2:00-4:00 Wednesday, July 22nd: 2:00-4:00 Thursday, July 23rd: 2:00-5:00 Monday and Wednesday will be clinic days where the cheerleaders will learn a new cheer, sideline dance, and review jumps and motions. Thursday, the cheerleaders will tryout applying those skills. Any cheerleader interested in trying out, should review the COVID Return-to-Play Bulletins on the school website. At the start of each tryout day, cheerleaders will meet at door 16 for the screening process. After the screening process, the cheerleaders will head to the track for tryouts. If weather is not promoting, tryouts will be inside BHS. If any cheerleaders have questions, they can email Ali Matteson at email@example.com. **Previous BHS cheerleaders are to please return their uniforms from last year on Monday, July 20th at tryouts!**"
As we prepare to return to school in August, BPS would like to get your input on a few few key items. Please consider taking our brief survey here: https://forms.gle/5LH8SxosHJK7najn7
Varsity Tutors is offering a number of online summer camp experiences for students of all ages. Many of these are free of charge. This might be just the thing to fill your child's day with learning! https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-summer-camp-catalog
The HS office will close today at 3:00p.m. and reopen on Monday, July 27. If you have any textbooks to return or locker items to pick up, please do so today! Have a great Summer Break!
Parents of Freshmen @ BHS, The deadline to enroll your freshman (a member of The Class of 2024) in the Indiana 21st Century Scholar Program (https://learnmoreindiana.org/scholars/enroll/) is June 30, 2020! Please don’t delay! If the student makes a simple pledge to remain drug-free and maintains a GPA of 2.5 at BHS, Indiana will pay your child’s tuition to a state-supported college or university! I would hate to see any of our Bremen students lose out on this opportunity due to not being well-informed during the current pandemic scenario. Students cannot enroll (they are not eligible) once they get into high school! You only have one week to complete this important task for your future college student! Bruce Jennings BHS Principal
High School students: The office is only open two more days, we will close Tuesday, June 23 at 3:00p.m. for Summer Break. Please make sure you have picked up your locker items and turned in your textbooks! Call us at 574-546-3511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
All Bremen High School ladies interested in playing golf, please email Coach Jessica Klingerman at email@example.com or text at 574-286-4766. Coach Klingerman would love to have a full team this year and cannot wait to get to started!
We are excited to announce the 11th Annual Bremen Kiwanis Kids Triathlon will be held at Bremen Public School on Saturday, July 25, 2020! All kids ages 5-14 years old can participate in this swim, bike, run, and have a fun experience! We are also in need of volunteers and donations to help us make sure this amazing opportunity is possible for our kids this summer. Links for participant registration, volunteer sign up, and donations are on the triathlon website: https://bremktriathlon.wixsite.com/bremenktriathlon
We are still missing a lot of textbooks!! PLEASE turn these in ASAP to avoid being charged for them. We are open until June 23, 8a.m.-3:00p.m. Call us if you are unsure if your student is on the list 546-3511.
Many HS students have locker items to pick up. They are bagged and in the front office. Please come pick up your items ASAP. You can also return your textbooks at that time. The office will be open until Tuesday, June 23. Call 574-546-3511 if you are unsure if your student has items or owes a textbook.
This is an immunization reminder that all students entering 6th grade this upcoming school year will need their Tdap and meningococcal vaccines. Please schedule appointments with your doctor's office or the health department.
This is an immunization reminder that all high school students must have the Hepatitis A series completed for the upcoming school year. This is a 2 dose series that must have 6 months between the 1st and 2nd dose. Seniors must also have a booster meningococcal vaccine. You can schedule an appointment with your doctor's office or the health department.
There are still 120 high school students with locker items at the school. Please come pick up your items anytime M-F, 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. If you are unsure if you have locker items, call the front office at 574-546-3511.
School-Owned Books: All BHS students should turn in their textbooks and library books to the BHS Office 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Door #1 of BHS, until June 19 to avoid being charged for the books.
Final day for Locker Pick Up for K-8 students will be Friday! Please call the office to schedule a time to pick up your child's items.
Many HS parents and students have called to get their locker items. They are bagged and in the front office. Please come pick up your items ASAP.
School-Owned Books: All BHS students should turn in their textbooks and library books to the BHS Office 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Door #1 of BHS, until June 19 to avoid being charged for the books.
During the next two weeks, from June 8- June 19, we will permit students, one by one, to pick up their belongings from their lockers. Students may come any time 8a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.), until Friday, June 19. Stop by and ring the bell at the front door.
BEMS Yearbooks: Last chance to pick up your yearbook is tonight (6/4) from 5-6 pm in the bus drive on the west side. The remainder will be distributed at the start of the school year.
SENIORS, if you took a Dual Credit class throughout your high school career you will also need to request a transcript from the school issuing your Dual Credit. That transcript also needs to be sent to the school you are attending in the fall. Contact Mrs. Atkins with further instructions.
SENIORS! Your copy of your transcript is ready to pick up in the High School office Monday-Friday, 8-3. Please remember to request your transcript through Parchment to be sent to the school you will be attending. Mrs. Atkins will also be sending a hard copy of your transcript to the school choice you indicated to her. Contact Mrs. Atkins with any questions.
BEMS Yearbook pick up today (6/2) from 1-2 pm; tomorrow (6/3) from 9-10 am; Thursday from 5-6 pm. All pick ups will be done on the new bus drive (west side).
A fresh high-resolution version (with some audio fixes) of our graduation video is now available here: https://youtu.be/avPk6y7_a9A
ATTENTION ALL INCOMING SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS & SENIORS (2020-21 School Year): In order to be academically eligible and participate in a fall competitive extra-curricular program (i.e. sports, marching band, FFA contests, color guard, etc.), you must have passed at least 4 classes during the final trimester of the 2019-20 school year. Bremen High School will not be offering summer school on campus, BUT online classes are available for students needing additional credits to become eligible for the fall sports season. In order to enroll in an online class, students must register with the Bremen High School Guidance Department (546-3511) no later than Friday, June 5th. There is a $50 charge for each online class; however, the fee will be reimbursed if the student receives a passing grade. All incoming freshmen for the 2020-21 school year are academically eligible for the first trimester. If you have any questions regarding extra-curricular eligibility for the 2020-21 school year, please contact Bremen Athletic Director Troy Holmes at firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Principal Andrew Rohde at email@example.com. Bruce Jennings BHS Principal
Report cards will be sent via email by the end of the day tomorrow, Tuesday, June 2nd. Seniors your copy of your final transcript will be available on Wednesday. They will also be sent to the school you have indicated you are attending. Please make sure you are putting a request through Parchment. Contact Mrs. Meghan Atkins with any questions.
SENIORS! Congratulations on GRADUATING! If you received any scholarships, please make sure you are checking the white envelope with your name on it. There is important information pertaining to them. Contact Mrs. Meghan Atkins in Guidance with any questions.
If you still have locker items to pick up from the school, please call to schedule a time to pick them up! 574-546-3511 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2020 Commencement ceremony a success! The staff, the town of Bremen, Bremen PD, Bremen Fire Dept., parents, students, and the press! Thank you!
Join us for our graduation celebration Sunday at 1:30pm @ https://facebook.com/bremenpublicschools !!!!
Seniors! We cleaned out your lockers, you may come get your items until 3:00p.m. today, otherwise you can get it at the Superintendent's Office on Sunday before Commencement!
Student Locker Contents: During the first two weeks of June, until June 12, students can call the BHS Office (546-3511) and designate a specific time for locker contents to be picked up between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.). The BHS Office Staff will collect the locker contents and meet you at Door #1 at the specified time.
School-Owned Books: All BHS students should turn in their textbooks and library books to the BHS Office 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Door #1 of BHS, until June 12.
TBR: Students with outstanding textbook rental and computer damages may still make a payment to the High School Office. Check, card and exact cash will be accepted Monday-Friday 8-3:30 until June 12th. After June 12th, payments will need to be taken to the Central Office, across from the high school. You may, check and pay, your textbook rental balance through Harmony. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Meghan Atkins email@example.com
If you indicated during scheduling with your counselor this spring that you would like to take a summer course ONLINE, you WERE enrolled. Please be sure to check your school email on June 8th, the start of the summer session to find your username/password information if this is your first online class. Look for an email from Indiana Online Academy. Check your junk mail if you can't find it. If you have taken previous online courses, use your same login information. If you indicated you wanted to take a summer school class AT THE SCHOOL, please let your counselor know ASAP if you want to take that course online. We will help you through the registration process. THE FINAL DAY TO ENROLL ONLINE IS JUNE 5TH! See the attached sheet for more information. Please check with your counselor if you have any questions.
Valid physical and consent forms that were presented to the Bremen Athletic Office during the 2019-20 school year will roll-over as valid for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. The IHSAA is not requiring a new Physical be obtained for 2020-21, if you had one on file with the school for 2019-20. For more details, see the article on the Athletics website here: https://bremenathletics.com/2020/04/22/ihsaa-physical-exam-requirement-for-2020-21
If you attend EACC, your items from your EACC locker, are now in the high school front office. You may pick up your items M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please call the front office with any questions at 574-546-3511.
BEMS yearbooks have arrived! Distribution will be next week on the bus drive: Tuesday (6/2) from 1-2 pm; Wednesday (6/3) from 9-10 am; Wednesday (6/4) from 5-6 pm.
Fall MS cross country: Since we were not able to do a traditional call out meeting this year, any student considering running cross country this fall that will be in grades 6-8 needs to go to http://bmscross.weebly.com/ to fill out a contact from to receive any team notifications over the summer about the approaching season.
Tomorrow is the last day for device collection! 9am-12pm. We have a tie for the grade levels that turned in the most devices! 4th and 6th grade! Nice job.
SENIORS and SENIOR PARENTS. There are still a few students that need to fill out the google form that was sent to your email (both parents and students) earlier this week. Please fill this out ASAP. Thank you! Contact Mrs. Atkins with any questions.
REMINDER!!! BPS Device Collection: . Wednesday May 20th: 3pm-6:30pm Thursday May 21st: 12pm-3pm Friday May 22nd: 9am-12pm Grades K-8 and Seniors. Grades 9-11 are allowed keep devices over the summer. https://bit.ly/2xQVZc7
To Parents of BHS Seniors Regarding BHS Outdoor Commencement on Sun., May 31: • One vehicle (preferably a car) will be permitted in the Senior Line-up for the Bremen High School Commencement scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sun., May 31 (unless the Principal has already granted an exception for a 2nd vehicle). The Senior should plan to ride in the front passenger seat for easy access to the stage on Grant Street. • Each Senior’s decorated vehicle should plan to line up at approximately 1:25 p.m. on South Street (preferably entering South Street at the Bowen Avenue intersection) where BHS faculty members will use window markers to place a large number on the front and back window of each vehicle and then direct them into the proper order for each Senior to receive his/her diploma. • One family member, adhering to social distancing guidelines and avoiding the school’s photographers, should be the designated photographer to exit the family vehicle to capture the diploma-receiving moment; however, no pedestrian spectators will be permitted close to the stage on Grant Street. • All spectators on Grant Street (in front of BHS) must be passengers in the Senior’s vehicle, and no one is permitted to be on school property (the school’s front yard or parking lot). • The Graduation Ceremony will be broadcast live on Facebook (Bremen Public Schools site) and radio (Max 98.3 F). • Prior to the ceremony, at approximately 1:35 p.m., a link will be made accessible on the BPS Facebook site to watch the pre-recorded Senior Class Video and any pre-recorded music performances – both created by the Seniors. • Following the ceremony, at approximately 2:40 p.m., a Senior Cruise will occur involving all of the Seniors’ decorated vehicles. The route will be from the intersection of Bowen Ave. & Plymouth St. to Woodies Lane ending at the large parking lot of Jane’s Park.
Have books from the media center to turn in? Bring them during device collection! We'll take any library books you still have.
Pick Up Times for Student Belongings from Desks and Lockers for May 19th: 4th grade @ Door 11 from 3-6 pm; Mrs. Walter (5th grade) @ Door 11 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm; 6th grade @ bus drive from 3:30 - 6:30 pm.
K-2 parents, please have your child's iPad, charge, and cord in a ziplock/plastic bag when dropping their device off. For more information on device collection, please click the link. https://bit.ly/2xQVZc7
Just reminder!Grades 9-11 are allowed to keep their devices over the summer. Any HS student who will NOT return next school year will need to turn in their device. If needed, please click to link to learn more about device collection. https://bit.ly/2xQVZc7
Student Pick-Up of Desk and Locker Items for Monday, May 18th: 1st Grade @ Door 13 from 4-7 pm; Kindergarten @ new bus drive from 3-7 pm
This is a reminder to buy your 2020 YEARBOOK! If you have already purchased a yearbook, please ignore this, if not, read on. We have EXTENDED OUR YEARBOOK SALE until Friday, May 22nd to order or until we sell out. Friday, May 22nd is the last opportunity to purchase and be guaranteed a yearbook for your student. NO EXTRAS WILL BE ORDERED! Click on the weblink below to order your yearbook online TODAY! https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/high-school-yearbooks.html In this historic year of craziness, we have seen enormous demand for this book. Don’t be left out. Order now before we sell out!
Attention 8th graders interested in HS country: There is a Zoom call out meeting Monday @ 4pm if you would like to attend. https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71480372363?pwd=ejV0K0V6Vm1EMlNJd3BhTWJuU21WZz09
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Will You Be Academically Eligible For A Fall Sport? You must pass at least 4 classes during the current E-learning spring trimester. For more details, see https://bremenathletics.com/2020/05/12/will-you-be-eligible-for-a-fall-sport
The Summer Math Challenge is a six-week online free math skills maintenance program for students who have just completed grades 1-8. Students can access math learning activities on weekly topics that are aligned with state math standards to help them retain math skills learned during the previous school year. https://hub.lexile.com/summer-math-challenge
Any 3rd and 4th grader interested in spell bowl next year - have a parent email Ms. Klingerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) their name and a yes or no as to whether or not they have a device at home. There are normally 750 words to learn. You can get the word list now to study.
Pick Up of Student Belongings for today (Friday): Mrs. Dongell (5th grade) @ Door 12 from 11-1 and 4-6; 8th grade @ new bus drive from 3-6 pm.
Device collection is next week! We are asking that you take the time to clean out your case before dropping it off. We are planning to grab the device quickly; we will not have time to wait for people to remove personal items. Any personal items left in cases will be thrown out! All we need is your Chromebook/iPad, charger, and case. Thank you!
Reminder to SENIORS. Please check your email for a very important google form. It must me filled out completely and accurately. Thank you!
Tuesday (5/19) Pick Up of Student Items from Desks and Lockers: 4th grade: 3-6 pm @ Door 12 (east) Mrs. Walter (5th): 3:30 - 5:30 pm @ Door 11 (east) 6th grade: 3:30 - 6:30 pm in new bus drive (west)
Monday (5/18) Pick Up of Student Items from Desks and Lockers: 1st Grade: 4-7 pm @ Door 13 (east) Kindergarten: 3-7 pm in new bus drive (west)
Friday (5/15) Pick Up of Student Items from Desks and Lockers: Mrs. Dongell (5th): 11-1 and 4-6 @ Door 12 (east) 8th Grade: 3-6 pm in new bus drive (west)
Thursday Pick Up of Student Items from Lockers: 7th grade: 3-6 pm at doors 12 and 13 (east lot)
Pick Up Times for BEMS Student Items from desks and lockers: Today: 2nd grade: 1-6 pm in bus drive (west side) 5th grade (Pfefferle, Sink, Earlywine): 3:30 - 5:30 pm in east lot 3rd grade: 3:30 -5:30 pm in east lot near Door 11
Seniors! There are still cap and gown orders in the front office that need paid for and picked up. We can take cash or money order, no checks accepted. Call the office for details 574-546-3511.
BPS now has an app! With this app, you can get notifications, quick access to our live feed, dining, events, and more! To learn more about it and how to download it to your mobile device, please watch this video! https://youtu.be/ErOXY-ppf9g
SENIORS. Please check your email for a very important google form. It must me filled out completely and accurately. Thank you!
High School students: Your library books and materials are due now. Please return them to High School office Monday through Friday between 8-3.
Parents! We need some help completing the Spring Sports pages, which are currently VERY BLANK. Our vision is to include all seniors who would have participated this year. We'd love to add in your favorite photo (from any year of participation) and a comment from your senior. They have all been contacted about this. Please ask them to complete this Google form: https://forms.gle/HQvt19L6GNPW498U9 (you may need to copy and paste the link). We are depending on you!! Please help us no later than this Friday, May 8th. Or, we will be forced to use last year's photos.
Attention all students: if you have borrowed a book from Mrs. Heiter’s personal library, those books are now due. Please drop off the books with a post-it note with your name on it at the front office. Thank you in advance.
BPS Device Collection: Dates and Times. Information on where and how will be coming soon! Wednesday May 20th: 3pm-6:30pm Thursday May 21st: 12pm-3pm Friday May 22nd: 9am-12pm Grades K-8 and Seniors. Grades 9-11 are allowed keep devices over the summer.
SENIORS! Make sure you are checking your email for counselor corner that has important scholarship and secondary school updates! Also, finish your Dollar For Scholars application. Due TOMORROW, May 1st by midnight!
Don't forget to order your 2019-2020 yearbook! We are still working hard on it. Here is a sneak peek! https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1073386/Bremen-High-School/v
Commencement: To-date, Commencement has not been cancelled. We are hoping for an outdoor ceremony on Bunge Field/Nierste Track on Sun., May 31st. I plan to meet with the Senior Class Officers during the week of May 4th to discuss contingency plans regarding awarding of diplomas & scholarships to The Class of 2020.
Dollars For Scholars Scholarship Application Deadline Extended (again): The Dollars For Scholars Scholarship Application deadline has been extended to May 1st. Currently, there are approximately 30 students with completed profiles. You MUST request that your transcript information be uploaded in order for all of the scholarships to be opened up to you. Please contact Mrs. Atkins (email@example.com) to fill out this information. There are approximately 55 scholarships totaling $62,000 that is available to The Class of 2020. Do not forfeit this opportunity to receive some cash for college or a trade school.