Specialty Course Offerings at BMS
Batchelor Television (B-TV)
B-TV is a student film and video production class that produces a variety of student films including documentaries, original student screenplays, PSA's, original music videos, and a weekly school newscast. The program, which has won over 500 state, national, and international awards was recently honored at the United Nations in New York City for winning their age division in the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival. The students have also recently won the middle school division of the Lowell Milken Center Discovery Awards, 3 Philo T Farnsworth awards, 5 first place awards at the Windsong Student Film Festival, and 2 first place junior high awards at the prestigious International Student Film Festival Hollywood. B-TV students will travel in January to Poland as official press for the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz ceremony, and to England in June for a student exchange with our sister school. B-TV is celebrating the program's 20th year with a strong commitment to excellence and high student achievement.
STEM Skills for the 21st Century
This year-long, two class-period course combines science, engineering, design, and mathematics in a problem-based learning environment. Students will learn basic science, engineering, and design concepts then apply those ideas to solve real-world problems. Foundational concepts include robotics, physics, chemistry, genetics, design, and modeling, The capstone of the class is a semester-long project designing a solution to a science-based problem which will be presented to the community.
The class is designed to be a two-period class integrating English and social studies. Students develop a more in depth knowledge of US History while improving their communication, research, and collaborative skills.