Dear Parents and Students,
For the past six years, Osceola Middle School has operated a successful BRAVO program. This program helps students remain organized and responsible for their work. It has also provided a measure of campus safety allowing staff to quickly identify the grade level of a student by the color of their binder. Due to economic situations, Osceola will not be selling the binder kits for the 2011-12 school year. This program places too much financial liability on the school prior to the sale of supplies. We will be providing parents with a list of supplies starting May 6 so families can get an early start on school supply shopping.
Students will be required to use a 2-3” binder that is color coded for their grade level. The binder will be divided by sections with dividers. Students will be permitted to carry mesh backpacks (instead of the smaller mesh book bag) as long as a title of a book can be read through the mesh.
Summary of Changes
Binder and Supplies – Purchased outside of school by parents. Binder Colors: White – 6th Grade, Dark Blue – 7th Grade, Black -- 8th Grade
Book Bags -- See-through mesh that will lie flat when empty.
Please join us in supporting your individual student and the value of his or her education via our BRAVO program. The responsibility for a student's success in BRAVO lives within the student, his or her parents, and our faculty and staff.
Our 6th grade students begin with the comprehensive core program in an academic BRAVO class. The 7th and 8th grade BRAVO program is implemented, practiced, and supervised throughout all of the students' classes.
Osceola Middle School applauds your personal and academic successes.
Osceola Middle School applauds the individual student. Within the BRAVO Program, the student's path to maximizing self is directed through the steps of our mission statement:
BRAVO Mission Statement
Building Responsibility and Valuing Organization on your path to educational and personal success through goal setting, self-discovery, and striving to maximize your potential.
BRAVO curriculum Path and Goals
The BRAVO curriculum path for educational and personal success:
- Teaching Organization
- Teaching Responsibility
- Teaching Goal Setting
- Teaching Accountability
- Teaching Study Skills
- Teaching Time Management
- Teaching Life Choices
The BRAVO Goals are
- Maintain an organized binder
- Use Cornell Notes
- Practice personal improvement
- Participate in study groups
- Be a leader
The BRAVO student succeeds through self-discovery:
- Careers and college studies
- High school visits
- Job fair participation
- Holding a college fair
- Specialized technology
The BRAVO student will be a great communicator through:
- Learning conferencing skills
- Building resumes
- Handling peer pressure
- Practiciing oratorical delivery