National Junior Honor Society
Health and Physical Education are requirements for all students grades 5-8. In Dr. Helen Baldwin Middle School Physical Education classes, all students learn, practice and enjoy demonstrating competencies in a variety of skills relating to team activities, games and sports. Students are assessed through skill development, cognitive knowledge and effective behavior relating to how maturely they work together within team settings.
Safety is my #1 priority, and all students are required to wear closed toe sneakers and come prepared with a change of Physical Education clothes for class. To be exempt from P.E. class, and given an alternate assignment for any period of time, students must submit a written request from a physician to the school nurse. A note from a parent/guardian requesting a student be excused from class for one day must state the reason and needs to be successfully approved by the school nurse before the student reports to P.E. class.
Chapter Website: BMS NJHS Website
Dr. Helen Baldwin Middle School’s Happie K. Tracy Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society is an organization that recognizes and encourages academic achievement, while developing other characteristics essential to democracy. Membership is open to 7th and 8th graders and members are selected after an application and personal statement is submitted. Selection is made by a committee of faculty and administration. The members meet weekly with a staff adviser and takes on leadership roles throughout the school and community. The organization also commits to several community service projects which may vary year to year. Members are expected to complete two hours of community service during the school year (Sept-June).
Baldwin Band and Chorus
Music is intrinsic to the complete human being and therefore must be cultivated in all students.
Through creating, performing, and responding to music, we will generate an autonomous, musical lifestyle evidenced through beautiful, tuneful, and artful expression. These Artistic Experiences and meaningful opportunities will enrich students’ lives as well as the lives of others.
All elements of music require experience above explanation to glean from them the highest artistic experiences. The repertoire of the Canterbury Music Programs must be of the highest quality to encourage these deep musical experiences and open the doors of life’s later pursuits that we never knew were closed.