Fundraising is the business of inspiring people to fill a need. It teaches children valuable lessons about helping others as well as communication skills and how to interact. One extremely important benefit that comes from having fundraising events is the confidence and pride your child will have as well as a ton of fun! We like to engage our students in activities such as the events we have throughout the school year to make them feel involved and create an awareness that they are a part of something. On Friday, October 18th we had a festive 'Fall Family Fun Night.' BCA families joined at the Old Y Campus for some pumpkin bowling, face painting, arts and crafts, bobbing for apples and much more. It was fun for everyone! We want to give a big thank you to everyone who makes our special events so successful, we could not do it without each and every one of you.

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The Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) tests were established in 1976 as a way for parents, education officials, and teachers to monitor school performance. The results report the level of proficiency a student demonstrates in each of the subject areas they are tested upon. Here at Bay City Academy, we are in the top 5 of Charter school organizations for our MEAP and MME scores. In subject areas Math and Reading, we are #1 in our proficiency rate for Charter schools. We find it extremely important to measure our student's progress in learning thus we make sure we have high student achievement. We are constantly improving the chances of academic and life successes for all of our students. For the 2013-2014 school year, MEAP testing will take place on October 8th through the 16th. Students should be well rested, eat breakfast to fuel your mind and body and don't forget a snack for the day.

On Wednesday, September 25th we had the pleasure of opening our Campuses to the community for an Open House. We are so thankful to have such wonderful students, parents, and staff to make our events so successful. To start out the night, we had a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the improved Farragut Campus. There were classroom tours, bounce houses, hotdogs, and quality time with one another to welcome each individual to our "home." We want to thank everyone who could make it out and for those who could not, here is a brief clip of our ceremony. Also, visit our Facebook page for more information and updates. www.facebook.com/BayCityAcademy

 

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Farrgut Campus on Wednesday, September 25th. Rachel Schoen, one of our second grade students accompanied by her mother, Janet Schoen.

photoSecondary students gathered at the Friendship Shell downtown to celebrate Constitution Day. As students arrived, they each signed a "school constitution" that was drafted and written by the students in their Social Studies and History classes. Students signed the document using an authentic quill pen. The National Anthem was then sung in five part harmony by the BCA Chamber Choir followed by Taps performed by two student trumpeters. During Taps, the rest of the student body released balloons. Attached to each balloon was a note; one side it read "If found, please contact our school and let us know how far this balloon flew," and on the other was a personal note from each student stating, "To me, the Constitution means..." Thank you to all of the parents and friends who joined us for this wonderful event. It was an amazing activity for our students and great for the community.

Thank you BCA families, friends and neighbors for attending our open house this past week.  What an amazing school building filled with Bay City history and memories.  We were excited to meet some of it's former teachers and students as they shared stories of their wonderful experiences attending the school over 30 years ago.  Check out the MLive article!

This is an exciting time for you and your child.  Gathering school uniforms and supplies creates great anticipation for the upcoming school year experience!  Click the links below for BCA's school supply lists and uniform guidelines.

School Supply List

Elementary Uniform Guidelines (K-5)

Middle School Uniform Guidelines (6-8)

High School Uniform Guidelines (9)

With the best fireworks display in Michigan and the Tall Ships Festival, Bay City is an exciting place to be in the summer!  The fun continues this weekend at Veteran's Park.
 
Bay City Academy is proud to be part of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.  Relay For Life events honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much.  The funds 
raised truly make a difference in the fight against cancer.
 
BCA's relay team will camp out overnight and participants will take turns walking around the path at Vet's Park.  Our event is 24 hours in length and, because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.
 
Come be part of the event on Saturday by stopping by our tent, as well as others; there will be games, food and fun!  Families are also invited to be participants on the track.  You can sign up for a walking time by emailing Susan Thill at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or sign up at our tent on Saturday.
 
We hope to see you there!

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