We have officially finished our canstructions! Together, Baker School, collected 1,742 cans. The local food pantry, the soup kitchen and the backpack buddies will be stocked up for the holidays. This project not only allowed hands on experience for the students, but served a greater need in the community. One student commented about the project, “The experience I had participating in the canstruction was amazing. All the cans we received was unreal, knowing we will be helping out families in our community is a great gift.” Alexa Farris (12th grade).
Mrs. Burlison couldn’t be more proud of her students and the school. She commented how "GREAT IT IS TO BE A BAKER GATOR!"
Holiday Pajama Party - Sponsored by Baker Cross Country
For all kids Pre-K to 4th Grade. December 13th 6pm-11pm for $25 dollars for the first child and $5 dollar discount for each additional child. Pre-registration ends on December 10th. Please make checks payable to Baker School with Pajama Party on the memo line. Contact Sheri Brewer at email@example.com or at 850/376-5091 with any questions.
Register BELOW by clicking on the link.
The Middle School Leadership Class is hosting a "Toys for Tots" drive that will last from Nov. 18th through December 18th. If you can, bring in an unwrapped new toy to Mrs. Kim Fountain's portable (99-25) anytime during these dates. Please help the Middle School Leadership learn the importance of giving and how much better it feels to give rather than receive. The class is very excited about helping children from our area who would not otherwise feel the joy of opening a gift on Christmas morning. The Leadership class will wrap any gifts that are brought in as an effort to place the gifts in the right hands (ex: gender and age appropriate). We will work with local churches and our school to identify people in need.
Congratulations to our marching band. They scored straight superior ratings at the Southeastern States Marching Band Festival at Troy University.
Drum Major Chris Estes, our Drum line (Nate Sutton, captain), and our flag corp (Paige Miller, capt., Haleigh Castonguay, sgt.) also were rated superior.
This was their last marching festival/competition of this marching year. Congratulations to the Band on a job well done!!
At the District Cross Country meet both the boy’s and girl’s teams qualified for the Regional Cross Country meet in Lake City. This is the first time in school history that a team, let alone two, has qualified for the Regional meet.
Maya Espinosa 2nd place and Anna Scott 15 place both qualified as individual runners for the girls
Dylan Scott 3rd place qualified as an individual runner for the boys team.
Please congratulate these runners for accomplishing something that has never been done at Baker! Way to Go, Team Baker!! We are so proud of you and your accomplishments this year.
The Baker Annual Alumni Homecoming dinner is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2013.
Where: In the Baker Cafeteria
When: 5:30-until game time
Cost: $8.00 for adults
$5.00 for children
Menu: Fried and Baked Chicken, Mashed potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, Sweet tea or soda, Dessert
Food is catered by Uncle Bills Restaurant
If you are celebrating a class reunion please plan to include this event in your plans.
Please RSVP by emailing Shannon Boone at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we will know how much food to order!
Homecoming tickets are being sold by the Varsity Cheerleaders before school or during the HS lunch. Tickets can also be purchased from Ms. Gronberg during first period or Mrs. Springle during the day. The cost per ticket is $10.00. They may be purchased any day leading up to Homecoming or at the door. Reminder: If a student is bringing a date that is NOT a student from Baker, then they must fill out a Guest Form and turn it in to the front office or Mrs. Springle for adminstration approval.
There was a mistake on the form that went out to the HS students stating that the deadline for purchasing tickets was October 18th. That is incorrect. Tickets may be purchased at any time during Homecoming week AND at the dance door.
The Gator Growl will begin at 12:35 and conclude around 1:25 on Friday, October 25.
The 2013-2014 Baker Gator Homecoming Parade will be Friday, October 25 at 4:30 PM. Baker School will release school at 1:30 that day, immediately following the Gator Growl. Entry forms will be available starting October 10 in the front office. The new route and line-up information will be included in the entry form packet. Forms must be returned with entry fees, current driver’s license, and insurance copy, by the deadline date of October 24. Any questions regarding the parade may be directed to Tiffany Plunkett or Brenda Wilde at 689-7279.
Route: From high school parking lot, around school to HWY 4, right at the light to Buckward Road,then back to school.
The girls will be performing all four chants that they learned this week on Friday night during the 2nd quarter (October 18th). This will be a game with our rival (Jay High School). We look forward to a BIG turnout for this game. Please have the girls wear their cheer camp shirts and black or dark colored shorts to the game. This outfit will guarantee their free entrance. Everyone else attending with the cheerleader will have to pay normal entry fee. The gate fee is $6.00 per person (I believe).
The Varsity Cheerleaders will meet the Little Gator Cheerleaders and a parent / guardian at the end of the stands (near the band - on the track). Please meet us there when the game clocks says 5 minutes left in the first quarter. We will take the children from you and place them into their age groups. The groups will stay together just like they did at cheer camp. The little cheerleaders will do 4 chants with the HS girls and then they will be released back to you. After the 4 chants are completed, then you will need to meet us back down at the end of the stands where they were dropped off. We will dismiss them in stages (Kdg. will be first, First Grade will be second and so on).
If you want to take pictures, then you will need to know where your child will be standing. If you are looking at the field from the bleachers, then the girls will be lined up from Kdg. thru 5th grade going from left to right. (Kdg. will be closest to the band and 5th grade will be by the concession stand.)
Thanks for letting us work with your child this week.
Congratulations to our high school marching band. They earned an overall “superior” rating at Saturday’s District Marching Performance Assessment held at Tate High School. They will travel to Troy on Oct. 19th for their final marching competition of the year. Good Luck, Baker Marching Band! Go Gators!!