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Principal's Message


The Breaker Lighthouse

November 18,2016


BAMS Family,


Every year BAMS puts on a PTSA Reflections Night to highlight and celebrate the many diverse and creative students we have attending our school. This edition of the Breaker Lighthouse is shedding light on this wonderful program and our talented students. We are fortunate to boast that BAMS student participation rate in Reflections is at the top of the district. We regularly have over 100 student participants. This would not be possible if it wasn’t for the amazing work of our Art Teacher, Mrs. Jenny Rosien as well as annual volunteers from PTSA. Due to the success of this program and the expertise of Mr. Strukhoff and his video production class, this year we decided to create a short video highlighting this wonderful night and our amazing students. Please enjoy Mrs. Rosien’s words as well as the video which can be seen in the link below. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Many of our BAMS families were fortunate to attend this year’s PTSA Reflections Night. The PTSA Reflections is an annual, nation-wide, theme-based contest that celebrates students’ creativity in Literature, Film, Dance, Photography, Musical Composition, and Visual Arts. This year’s theme was “What is your story?” and there was such a variety of delightful ways our BAMS kids interpreted the theme. The evening showcased all the entries and, in addition, almost every student that came to the show spoke about ‘their story’. It was a wonderful celebration of the arts. The applause for the all the young artists was much deserved, but special recognition also goes to Mrs. Wendy Gilman, the PTSA organizer of the contest and evening. She put in many hours in organizing the event that included professional judges, typing over a hundred certificates and displaying all the entries.   


BAMS Art Teacher

Mrs. Rosien

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Nick Stever


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