Lindsey Becker, 7th Grade Math Teacher at Baker Middle School was named Middle School Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Becker, who received two separate nominations, was praised for her energy and her passion to help students. She demonstrates that there are many ways to think mathematically and encourages students to understand the “why” behind a mathematical process rather than simply memorizing steps to reach the correct answer. Mrs. Becker has the courage to take risks and try new approaches and then assemble what has worked for her students into a very unique learning environment. As a parent said, “Mrs. Becker is helping our daughter develop skills she will use well beyond math class. Ally’s increased self-motivation, confidence and desire to learn is a gift that will continue to give throughout her TSD career and into her future. We are blessed to have her teaching Ally math and so much more!” Mrs. Becker’s family and colleagues were on hand as she was also presented with a $500 check from the Troy Foundation for Educational Excellence.
PTO Meeting and Special Presentation - Navigating the American Educational System
Monday, February 27th at 7pm in the Baker Media Center
Mark your calendars for this special event! Kelsey Witt from the TSD Central Office and Nadia Barbat, Baker ELD teacher, will provide insights into making the transition to the U.S. educational system. Presentation topics include navigating report cards, making the most of parent/teacher conferences, interpreting grades, moving toward high school graduation requirements, and understanding WIDA, the national standardized test that is used for ELL students.
Baker Student Government will be starting their annual Pennies for Patients Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraiser. The Campaign will Kick off March 3rd, and collections will run from March 7th-March 26th.
Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the school-wide spelling bee this morning! Our Baker winners are...
6th grade- Aastha Singh
7th grade- Sarvikaa Rakesh Ram
And our 8th grade and overall winner is...
Best of luck to Rayaan in the Oakland County spelling bee in March!
The 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade IM Wrestling begins Feb. 22
Gary Mason was hired at Baker Middle School in 1978. He has been teaching Social Studies in a knowledgeable, dynamic, authentic, and fun way ever since. He is retiring at the end of this semester. Please wish him congratulations and a happy retirement. Baker will miss him dearly!
Coach Jerry Cooper will be holding skills training for current 6th and 7th grade girls interested in trying out for Basketball next fall. Training will be held every Friday morning from 7:15-8:00am starting Friday, January 13th. This is not mandatory, it’s just an opportunity to improve your basketball skills. Hope you can make it!