Hello from Bath, MI!
We are very excited to work with your school this year and learn more about you and your culture. We hope you enjoy
learning more about us from this welcome packet and letter.
We are students at Bath Middle School in Bath, MI. Our school is awesome and we love it here! Our school is very small
compared to other schools in Michigan, we only have about 90 students per grade. Our mascot is the Fighting Bee and our
school colors are blue and white. A typical day at school would look like this:
7:15-7:35 a.m.: Students arrive at school and wait for the bell to ring. While we wait for the bell to ring we walk the school
to get in some morning exercise. Our school is in the shape of a square, so we walk around the halls.
7:40 - 10:36 a.m: We have 3 classes in the morning before lunch. Our classes are about 50 minutes long and we have a 4
minute break between each class. Each class is in a different room with a different teacher, and covers a different subject.
For example, some students have math first hour, language arts second hour, and social studies third hour.
10:36 - 11:06 a.m: At lunch we have time to sit with our friends and eat our lunch. About half of the students buy lunch and
half of them bring their own lunch. We also have the option to buy ice cream or chips from the school. If it’s nice out we
get to go outside for a little bit. Most of the boys play football and the girls play kickball.
11:10 - 2:30 p.m: We have 4 classes after lunch. It is the same as before lunch where the classes are each 50 minutes and
we have 4 minute breaks in between them to switch to our next class.
2:30 p.m: Most students take the bus home. Other students walk or get picked up. Many of our students are involved in
sports or other after school activities. Some of the sports students participate in are football, cross country running,
basketball, volleyball, track and field, and soccer.
Our school district has an interesting, but sad history. In 1927 a member of the community planted explosives in the
basement of the school building and set them off during the school day, killing over 40 students and teachers. This event is
called the Bath School Bombing and we have a museum in our building to help others learn about the disaster and
remember it. It was the first school attack of its kind in the United States.
We can’t wait to get to know your classroom and learn more about your culture!
Talk to you soon!
- Your friends at Bath Middle School
Size of our community: 6 square miles
Population of our community: 2,083 in 2010
Number of students in our school: 252
Number of teachers: 16
Number of 6th graders: 84
Number of classrooms: 18
Our favorite foods: Pizza and tacos
Our favorite TV channels: Disney Channel, Nickelodeon
Our favorite types of music: Pop (such as Taylor Swift), rap, and country.
Favorite hobbies: Books (Harry Potter), video games (Call of Duty and NBA 2K15), and sports
(football, soccer, and basketball)
Favorite school subjects: Science, math, and social studies.
Our favorite holidays: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Easter, Valentine’s Day, 4th of July (our
Students like to decorate lockers
for extra-curricular activities and
birthdays. The lockers have
combinations that each student
has to learn. Most students stop at
their locker between classes.
This is our gym, one of our
favorite games to play is
dodgeball. We also enjoy
sideline soccer, football,
and hockey. Some
students have gym classes
twice a day!