Welcome to BCS! This is our blog where we update school happenings daily. Mrs. Tabetha Sullens, Principal posts pictures and information for parents, students, staff and guests. Please take your time and get to know us... come see what Boyd Christian School has to offer.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sports This Week

Tuesday - March 31stBaseball Cascade @Cascade 5:00pm
Middle School Soccer White Co @ Boyd 5:00pm
***Note - This Thursday's Softball game has been rescheduled to April 18th @ 4PMFriday - April 3rdSoftball Cannon County Tourn @ Cannon TBASaturday - April 4thBaseball Franklin Co @ Home 1:00Softball Cannon County Tourn @ Cannon TBA***

One last note - if you missed the Boyd Spring Banquet last Saturday night, youmissed out!! Gene Stallings was an incredible speaker with so much to say. His message included how one person can make a difference! Wow what a speaker!!!!!
-Tracey Pickens

Monday, March 30, 2009

Our Seniors

Goolsby's Sausage

BCS Supporters, I wanted to let you know that PTF will be selling Goolsby's Sausage from April 6th until April 15th. The delivery date will be April 17th at BCS from 3-4:00. All students will receive an order form for the sausage; money needs to be taken up when the item(s) are sold, so we can give Goolsby their money on delivery day. ***Goolsby Sausage will be giving a prize for the top 3 sellers; $75, $50, and $25. I think this is awesome of them. Please let them know how much we appreciate their support of the school. The PTF officers felt it would be better to wait on selling the sausage due to L.A.C.E. and Triple B having their sales during the same time. We appreciate all that you do to help support BCS/Christian Education. ***Don't forget about the PTF meeting this coming Tuesday night, 03/31/09, at 6:30 PM in the BCS cafeteria.
Thank you, Angela Ramsey PTF President

Proctor's Needed

We must have volunteers to proctor for the TCAP test this year. The TCAP test will be April 14th- 17th. We will need their help from about 8:00-12:00 A.M. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office @ 4739631. Thank you!

Guidance Page Info-

For increased safety, the Guidance Page is now password protected. You will find the password on Edline under News.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Drink Sales

Triple B Athletic Club Drink Sales
We have two teams of athletes selling drinks:
Orange Team - All Elementary and Middle school Athletes
Blue Team - High School Athletes
Selling Cases of 20 Oz drinks (shown below) for $21.00 a case.Dr PepperDiet Dr PepperDiet Caffeine Free Dr PepperSundropDiet SundropDiet Caffeine Free Sundrop7 UPRC ColaWelch's GrapeSunkist OrangeDiet Sunkist OrangeA & W Root BeerA & W Cream SodaDiet Rite ColaNehi PeachDeja Blue Water-
Drink sales started Wednesday March 25th and will end Wednesday April 8th.-
The money needs to be collected as they are selling the drinks-
All drinks will be picked up by the seller and they are responsible fordelivering the drinks to there buyers.
The athletes will be picking up drinks on a designated day (depending on ball games)the week of April 13th.Please support our Booster Club!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Turn In!!!

Remember- Students should keep turning in boxtops, Campbell's labels, and aluminum cans! We also are taking Tyson labels. Today we announced that we are taking Nestle Pure Life water labels. People can turn in things to Mrs. Reed or Mrs. Sonia. This is not just an Interact project; it is a school-wide project. Any little bit helps!!! Thanks!


From the Superintendent

I hope that all of our students had a safe and restful Spring Break. It is good to be back in school.

Next Monday, March 30, our high school teachers will travel to Cookeville High School, where they will have the opportunity to observe classes in their International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. This is the next step in assessing whether or not this may be an option for Boyd.

Please remember our Spring Benefit Dinner this Saturday evening, March 28, at the Civic Center, beginning at 6:00.

Upcoming Dates

March 28...Spring Banquet with Gene Stallings, McMinnville Civic Center, 6:00
March 30...High school teachers visit to Cookeville HS
April 3-9...Book Fair
April 4...ACT, Cafeteria, 8:00 AM
April 6...Science Fair
April 7...High school history field trip
April 8...Middle School trip to Tennessee State Museum
April 9...First National Academic Banquet
April 10...Jr/Sr banquet, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, 5:30 Eastern time (No school on this day)
April 13-20...TCAP Tests Grades K-8

Please remember our annual Spring Benefit Dinner.
Saturday, March 28, 6:00
Guest Speaker: Gene Stallings
Contact the school for tickets

Upcoming Sports Events

3/23...Softball vs. Community, 4:00
3/23...Basbeball vs. Community, 4:00
3/24...Softball @ Community, 5:00
3/24...Baseball @ Community, 5:00
3/26...Softball vs. Cascade, 4:00
3/26...Baseball vs. Richard Hardy, 4:00
3/27...Softball @ Cascade, 5:00

Lunch Menu for March 23-30

Monday...Hamburger Steak
Friday...Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Monday...Chicken Strips

Printable Boston Butt Order Form

Monday, March 23, 2009

From The PTF President

Parents, Teachers, and Friends of BCS,
There are a few things I want to tell you and also some reminders.
James Goolsby contacted us about a fundraiser for BCS, so we will start selling the Goolsby Sausage within the next week. It will be a box of 12 sausage patties for $5.00.

The monthly PTF meeting will be next Tuesday night, 03/31/09, at 6:30PM in the BCS cafeteria. Please make plans to attend. The school needs all of the help and support you can give them. We appreciate all the help from our supporters.

PTF has scheduled Saturday, April 18th, as our Spring Campus Clean Up day. Please make plans to assist that day even if it is for a short time. We will start at 8:00AM. We want to make our school campus clean and inviting to our families at Boyd and show others the pride we have in our campus. More information will be given about our campus clean up day at our scheduled PTF meeting on 03/31/09 at 6:30PM.

PTF will be selling Mother's Day baskets, so be watching for more information. The baskets will also make GREAT birthday gifts. PTF has set aside a day to show our appreciation to the BCS faculty and staff. We will have food and door prizes provided for them on May 8th as a token of our appreciation. Someone will be calling to ask you to help in providing food, drinks, money, door prizes, etc. for the wonderful day. You can e-mail me at aramsey@fcbcs.org to bring an item(s) on our list. Please help us make this a successful day for our faculty and staff.

Thank you again for all of your continued support of Boyd Christian School. We couldn't do it without you.
Angela Ramsey PTF President

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Purple Day

Some of the high school kids conned Mrs. Suzanne Reed into hosting "Purple Day" before Spring Break. Looks like they had some fun.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

NHS Inductions

Here are pictures of NHS inductions held March 11 in the cafeteria.
Thank you to Mrs. Mayfield, who was in charge of this induction reception. Mr. Harper gave brief intro, Mr. Womack said the opening prayer, and a speaker from David Lipscomb was were all involved in the program. Officers had short speeches about the qualifications of NHS members. Eight students were inducted into the BCS NHS. These students are: Justin Reed, Ashlyn Cooper, Olivia Newby, Olivia Majors, Lucas Majors, Dylan Fernandez, Becca Reynolds, and Spencer Warren.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Boston Butt Fundraiser

Lace is hosting a Boston Butt Fundraiser.
As you know Lace is constantly supporting our school in a variety of ways.
Please to place an order for your family or as a gift. Each Boston Butt is $25.00. Sauce is 2.00 extra Mild or Sweet & Spicy. Make all checks payable to LACE.
All orders must be in by April 3rd. Students will bring home an order sheet or you can pick one up in the office. High Roller Smokers will bring the Boston Butts for pickup at Boyd School on April 11 (probably around 2 or 3 p.m.) If you have further questions, you can contact Elaine Goodman at her email - wedg@blomand.net .
Thanks for your support!

Baseball Game-

Today's baseball has been cancelled due to weather. It has been rescheduled forSaturday April 25th at 1:30pm. No word yet on the softball game.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

March 12 2009

From the Superintendent

I hope that all of you have a safe and pleasant week next week. Tomorrow, our staff will be involved in another inservice day which will focus on our school improvement plan, which is the next step in our process to become SACS accredited. Earlier this year, Tabetha Sullens distributed surveys to many of our families and others in the community. I want to thank all of you who took the time to complete those and return them to us. Your feedback is critical to this process.

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the national conference of the National Christian Schools Association. Not surprisingly, many of the conference sessions this year dealt with the subject of managing Christian schools in difficult economic times!

As most of you know, we use the Edline online service which parents can use to tekeep informed about their child’s progress and assignments. While at the conference, I learned more about a service called Ren-Web. Some schools who were former Edline customers have switched to Ren-Web because of its user-friendly qualities. It also gives parents the capability of doing things like paying tuition by automatic bank draft and ordering school lunches from home. After we return from spring break, I would like for a few parents to join me in an online tutorial with the company representative. I would like to get feedback from parents before we decide to make any change. If you would be willing to volunteer to observe a demonstration, please contact me or Terry here at school.

Please remember our annual Spring Benefit Dinner.
Saturday, March 28, 6:00
Guest Speaker: Gene Stallings
Contact the school for tickets

Upcoming Sports Events

3/17...Softball vs. Van Buren Co., 4:30
3/23...Softball vs. Community, 4:0, 4:00
3/23...Basbeball vs. Community
3/24...Softball @ Community, 5:00
3/24...Baseball @ Community, 5:00
3/26...Softball vs. Cascade, 4:00
3/26...Baseball vs. Richard Hardy, 4:00
3/27...Softball @ Cascade, 5:00

Lunch Menu for March 23-27

Monday...Hamburger Steak
Friday...Grilled Chicken Sandwich
The softball game has been cancelled tonight.
Don't forget the Triple B meeting tonight at 6:30 in the Boyd Cafeteria.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March 9, 2009

Dear Parents,

I want to give you a “heads up” about some programs that may be offered next year. You may want your student to take the ACT test June 13, 2009 (registration deadline for this test is May 8, 2009). Taking the ACT is necessary for them to qualify for Dual Enrollment. You can register online by going to the school website, click on Guidance, click on Testing, and click on the ACT link. Call if you have any problems. DUAL ENROLLMENT is a program through Motlow State Community College where students receive college credit and high school credit at the same time. To make this program even sweeter, the Lottery Scholarship pays for most of the cost (except about $60). Some of our students have already taken advantage of this program, but next year, we may offer some of these courses on OUR CAMPUS so students will not have to drive over to the Motlow McMinnville campus. In order to qualify for dual enrollment, a student must have a 19 Composite on the ACT and in the subject area of the course. For English, you need a 19 in English and in Reading. For Chemistry, you need a 19 in Math and Science. This is the reason I am encouraging students to take the ACT, so that as many as possible can take advantage of this great opportunity. Dual enrollment courses will transfer to other colleges. Another program in the works is called CREDIT BY ASSESSMENT. These courses are taught by our teachers at our school using Motlow’s course content. At the end of the course, Motlow will administer a test to our students (the cost is about $65) and if they pass, they will receive college credit for the course -- if they enroll at Motlow within two years of high school graduation. We may possibly offer this credit in Marketing, Intro to Microcomputers, Criminal Justice, and/or Early Childhood Education. These courses cannot be transferred to another college until the student has completed 15 hours at Motlow. Students could feasibly get 15 credit hours while they are still in high school, for example, by taking Dual English I, Dual English II, Dual Chemistry, Intro to Microcomputers, and Marketing. We hope to offer more of these courses each year. Students may be able to complete the entire first year of college while still in high school. I believe these programs can motivate our students and give an added benefit of savings on college costs. Gayle Mayfield

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ball Schedule:

Here is our line up for Boyd Sports this week:

Monday Baseball against MTCS Home 4:30
Softball against Cannon Co Away 5:00

Tuesday Baseball against MTCS Away 5:00
Softball against Webb Away 4:00

Thursday Softball against Van Buren Home 4:30
Triple B Athletic Meeting 6:30 (or after softball)

Friday No school Baseball against Eagleville Away 3:30 Softball against Moore Co Away 4:00

We do appreciate all the support from the students and teachers that have shown up to cheer at our scrimmages. The baseball team has pullovers for sell and Boyd caps. If interested contact Stan or Tracey Pickens. We will also have them and the left over basketball shirts at the Triple B Athletic Club Meeting. Go Broncos!!!
* Also, remember Jeanne Hagar's basketball camp begins today and runs through Thursday!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Friendly Reminder

Just a reminder that March Tuition is due before March 10.
Thank you!

Spare Change? Last Week To Turn In-

This is the last week for our 'Pennies for Patients" campaign
to raise money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
The National Honor Society appreciates all your help.
Send spare change or extra dollar bills to donate to the boxes in each classroom.
Jesus went about doing good, and the children at Boyd are likewise doing good.
We can be proud of them!


L.A.C.E. Meeting Saturday, March 7th @ 10:00 in the Cafeteria.

All ladies are invited to join us for refreshments, a short devotional and meeting.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

For the Soldiers-

Mr. Burks has been collecting boxes of supplies for the soldiers. He is preparing to send 13 boxes, having sent 4 already. Shipping will be around $200. He has had some donations for the shipping. If anyone wants to donate to the shipping, you may send money to Boyd in care of Mr. Burks. Thank you to everyone who sent donations to the soldiers. I am sure they will be greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

National Anthem Singers-

How honored our girls' chorus was to sing the National Anthem at the state tournament. They did a remarkable job thanks to Jeanne Hagar. Well done, girls.


From the Superintendent

I want to thank all of you who came to our special Veterans Ceremony last Friday. I especially want to thank our middle school teachers, Susan Knox, Michelle Chisam, and Stephanie Hobbs, for their hard work in organizing this event. I thought that our children did a wonderful job with the ceremony. Thank you again for coming out to recognize the veterans in our community.

Most of you have probably read the article in the sports section of last Friday’s Southern Standard about Mrs. Jeanne Hagar and her retirement from coaching. Coach Hagar has been a member of the Boyd family for many years, and I am thankful that she will remain at Boyd. I know that teaching Bible class and directing our chorus are especially rewarding to her. Coach Hagar has a tremendous love for our school and for God. I am especially proud of her work in organizing and directing our chorus. These young people are wonderful representatives of our school. On Friday I had the opportunity to hear them sing the National Anthem in front of over 1,000 people at the state basketball championships at Lipscomb University, and they were outstanding. This was a tremendous honor for our students. There are 18 sessions during the tournament, and our chorus was selected from over 50 applicants from all over the state. I hope that all of you will join with me in the next few days in expressing your appreciation to Coach Hagar.

Upcoming Events

March 3...Spring Photos
March 6...Grades K-2 Field Trip
March 6-8...Interact Convention
March 11...National Honor Society Inductions
March 13...Staff Development (No School)
March 16-20...Spring Break (No School)
March 28...Spring Banquet with Gene Stallings, McMinnville Civic Center, 6:00
April 3-9...Book Fair
April 10...Junior/Senior Banquet
April 17...Leo Club Banquet

Spring School Photos will be Wednesday, March 4

Upcoming Sports Schedule

Thurs. 3/5...Softball Playday @ Forrest
Thurs. 3/5...Baseball Scrimmage vs. SAS, 4:30
Mon. 3/9...SB @ Cannon Co., 5:00
Mon. 3/9...BB vs. MTCS, 4:30
Tues. 3/10...SB @ Webb, 4:00
Tues. 3/10...BB @ MTCS, 5:00

Lunch Menu for March 3-9

Tuesday...Mini Corn Dogs
Wednesday…Taco Salad
Friday...Ham and Cheese
Monday...Chicken Strips

News from the Elementary

Kindergarten…Mrs. Hoover

In kindergarten this week, we will be continuing to work with the letter e. We are learning our coins and values. We are beginning to learn to count coins as well. We are excited about our field trip Friday to see the play "Pinocchio" at Motlow in Tullahoma! Sam Cathcart is the student of the week!

Grade 1…Mrs. Keele

I hope everyone enjoyed the snow day! Our reading stories for this week are "A Big Day for Jay" and "Lost". We will have our spelling test on Friday. The bonus word this week is March. The kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades will be traveling to Motlow in Tullahoma on Friday to see a play. We will be leaving around 9:30. Spring pictures will be made tomorrow.

Grade 2…Mrs. Newby

Thanks to the middle school and their teachers for the awesome program last Friday. It was a very special day for everyone involved. Our class will be going on a field trip this Friday with kindergarten and 1st grade to see the play, Pinocchio. We have been learning to count money in math and will continue to practice a little longer. Our Bible lessons are about Jacob and Rachel.

Grade 3…Ms. Farless

This week the third graders will continue to study division in math class. They will be dividing with remainders this week. In language class, we will be writing a friendly letter. Our unit of study in science class is sound. We will be learning about how sound is made. Also, we will be learning how sound travels through the various states of matter. Our Monday, we will have a visitor from Homeland Community Bank. This visitor will talk to the students about banking. This should be a great conclusion to our social studies chapter about banking and running a business. Don't forget to study from your social studies test that you will have on Thursday. Our student of the week is Rance Higgins. Congratulations to Rance!

Grade 4…Mrs. Vandagriff

This week the fourth grade is very busy. We are beginning a new chapter in Tennessee History over the American Revolution. In Science, we are learning about measurement. The story we will read and discuss in Reading is called "Half Chicken." Don't forget we will have a Bible Test and a Reading Test on Thursday. We hope everyone has a great week!!

Grade 5…Mr. Burks

Great show by the students for Veteran’s Day! Boxes of items for the troops are in the process of being boxed and shipped. Thanks from the troops for remembering them. (Message from: LTC. Brent D. Bush) The Holocaust will be studied using a Webquest on the Internet. Students have directions so they can work independently at home. Test in Science and Spelling are planned for Friday. Continue to encourage reading at home.

Spring Pictures Wednesday!!!

Be sure to look your best!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring Pictures Rescheduled to Wednesday March 4

Spring Pictures Rescheduled to Wednesday March 4 due to the snow day. Be sure to come dressed for pictures on Wednesday. Thank you.


Today's baseball scrimmage has been rescheduled to Thursday at 4:30PM.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snow Day Monday March 2, 2009

School will be closed Monday March 2, 2009 due to snow.