Join one of the Academic Teams to learn new skills, experience team building, interact with students from other schools, make new friends and have a great time. No background or previous experience is required. You may be able to join more than one, depending upon competition times.
Benefits of Team Membership
- Development of skills and knowledge beyond the classroom.
- Team membership creates friendships, commitment, and "belonging".
- The Academic Teams provide special opportunities for new experiences and fun activities.
- These teams are designed to give students an opportunity to compete against teams from other schools in our local area and national areas.
The Math Olympiad Enrichment Program is dedicated to bringing challenging mathematics materials to our students. It provides opportunities for students to engage in creative problem-solving math activities. The goals of this program are:
To stimulate enthusiasm and a love for Mathematics
To introduce important Mathematical concepts
To teach major strategies for problem solving
To develop Mathematical flexibility in solving problems
To strengthen Mathematical intuition
To foster Mathematical creativity and ingenuity
To provide for the satisfaction, joy, and thrill of meeting challenge
Students practice non-routine math problems in small cooperative TEAMs. The Teams meet weekly during the school year.
An interdisciplinary branch of engineering & science includes mechanical-electrical engineering and computer science.
Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OotM proves that students can have fun while they learn.
Science Olympiad is an international non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. These goals are accomplished through classroom activities, research, training workshops and the encouragement of intramural, district, regional, state and national tournaments. As the BMSS Science Olympiad Team, we are getting prepared to get the best results at the competition we participate in. The Science Olympiad team meets on Saturdays additional to weekday study sessions. Cabin camps are organized before the competition for intensive practice along with other fun activities such as playing sports, fishing, watching movies, trail walks etc. Students from 6-8 may apply to be a part of the team but the final decision belongs to coaches. The students who don’t show enough interest, with lack of effort or with attendance issues may be removed from the Science Olympiad team.
This flexible, cross-curricular educational program gives students an opportunity to do the things that engineers do—identify problems; brainstorm ideas; design solutions; test, retest and build; and share their results. This process is called the engineering design process. With this at its center, Future City is an engaging way to build students’ 21st century skills. Students participating in Future City:
- Apply math and science concepts to real-world issues
- Develop writing, public speaking, problem solving, and time management skills
- Research and propose solutions to engineering challenges
- Discover different types of engineering and explore careers options
- Learn how their communities work and become better citizens
- Develop strong time management and project management skills