Our 8th grade students provide outstanding leadership for our school, while our 8th grade teachers do a wonderful job both preparing students for the academic demands of high school and developing responsible and hard working citizens for our school and community. Academically, our 8th graders historically register above state average growth scores according to the Colorado Growth Model in all assessed areas. Our 8th graders also partake in a slate of programming designed to build teamwork, teach positive decision-making skills, and enhance work ethic. In the fall, 8th graders travel to Buena Vista for a multi-day outdoor education experience. Throughout the year, students also take part in a series of seminars designed to help them make healthy, safe choices as they continue through adolescence.
2017 / 2018 Student Supply List
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Throughout the year BMS and BHS work together to provide students and families with information on the transition process to high school.
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Post Secondary EducationBachelor of Arts Degree (1991) from Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO, Psychology major & Educational Studies minor Master of Arts Degree (2012) from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, Special Education: Gifted & Talented Fun ...View Profile
Howie Kuhn first came to the Roaring Fork Valley as a young child to visit family friends in Glenwood Springs. In 2010 he came back to work as a summer naturalist at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. After living in the ghost town of Ashcroft for over four years, he attended the ...View Profile
Kurt Ruffley is a Navy/Army veteran who is beginning his teaching with Social Studies at BMS. He has played and coached basketball, football and baseball and has a BS in Sports Management/ Business Administration. He spends his spare time fly fishing, camping and hiking.View Profile
Mitchell Wyatt is a first year teacher and is excited to start his teaching career at Basalt Middle School. He finished college with two Bachelor Degrees and wrestled for five years at Colorado Mesa University. Teaching science is a passion and he wants to share his passion with the youth through ...View Profile