Barbara Morgan STEM Academy

Official page for BMSA families and friends. Home of the BMSA Rockets! (208) 855-4430 Barbara Morgan S.T.E.M. Academy is a K-5 school of choice.

Although all standards are taught, there is an emphasis on the concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are systematically taught and reinforced through hands-on, project-based activities that correlate to the District Science curriculum and focus on real-world application. The foundations of the academic program are based on inquiry learn

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Blaze Pizza Night is TODAY! Join us for delicious pizza and fun with friends Today, December 5th. The fundraiser is good all day long, but we are thinking we will see most of you there for dinner. πŸ˜‰ Please share with local friends and family! Simply show this flyer or put the code 1252A into the promo code field for online orders. We will decide how to use the funds raised during our December meeting. Thanks for the support!


With the start of winter storms, West Ada School District is again planning and ready for the possibility of school closures. The decision to close schools is a process that is not taken lightly by the district. As storms approach, district staff monitor weather forecasts in preparation to check road conditions during the night and into the early morning before the start of school. If school is canceled because of poor road conditions, information about the closure will be posted on the district website and local media will also be notified.

All efforts will be made to determine school closure due to winter driving conditions by 5 a.m. on the day of the closure in order to have adequate time to alert parents, students, staff and the community of the school closure.

β€’ Television: Channel 2, KBCI; Channel 6, KIVI; Channel 7, KTVB pass
β€’ AM Radio Stations: KBOI, 670; KIDO, 630; KGEM, 1140
β€’ FM Radio Stations: KJOT, 105; K-106, 106; K-LITE, 104; KHEZ, 103.3; KIZN, 93.1; KBSU, 90.3

Parents of Bus Riders
β€’ While we strive for timeliness, busses do inevitably get caught in winter weather traffic. Please prepare your student(s) for the possibility of busses being 10-15 minutes late. Please make sure your student(s) is dressed appropriately. Here are some tips to better prepare.

Cold Weather Bus Stop Tips:
β€’ As always, have students wear bright colors.
β€’ Be cautious of anything dangling off clothing or backpacks as it can get caught on bus doors.
β€’ Have student(s) wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing.
β€’ Be sure hats and/or hoods do not obstruct the student(s) ability to hear and see traffic.
β€’ Cover student(s) mouth to protect his/her lungs from extreme cold.
β€’ Have student(s) wear shoes with good traction.
β€’ Use the restroom before getting on the bus!
β€’ Plan ahead for any medical needs your student may have on the bus.

Winter Weather Recess
β€’ When temperatures are below 20 degrees students are kept inside rather than being released for recess.


BMSA PTO is supporting Counselor Emma's Giving Tree program by adopting 11 food boxes. If you are wanting to support food boxes, but a whole box feels a little daunting, this opportunity is for you! Please bring items to the front office and leave them in the red box between 11/27-12/15 and PTO will put boxes together with the items donated. Please note items should be non-perishable/shelf stable.

Non-perishable food items can include but are not limited to: box of stuffing mix, canned green beans, canned corn, French's fried onions, 5 lb bag of potatoes or box of mashed potatoes, can of pumpkin, any pie filling, ready-made pie crust (non-frozen), brownie or dessert mix, bag of brown sugar, can of sweet potatoes, box of hot cider or hot chocolate mix, cream of mushroom soup, can of chicken or turkey broth, miniature marshmallows, canned peaches, canned pears, gravy mix or jar of gravy, canned cranberry sauce, cornbread mix or other bread mix.

Thank you for supporting the Giving Tree!


Save the Date for our Blaze Night on Tuesday, December 5th. ALL DAY when you show this flyer or enter the code 1252A into the β€˜Promo Code’ field for online orders we will receive 20% of the sales. Funds raised will go to the general fund and we will decide how they are used, with community input, during our December meeting.


No school November 20th to 24th. Enjoy time with friends and family!


No school Wednesday November 15th. Professional Learning. πŸš€


Today is the final day for the book fair! 4:15 to 8:15. Thank you for supporting our library. πŸ“š


Book Fair Nov 6 to 10!
Students will make wishlists during library class time. Purchases can be made 4:15pm to 8:15pm all week with an adult afterschool. Thank you!

Photos from Barbara Morgan STEM Academy's post 11/03/2023

Another day of BMSA PTO booster reward! This time dancing on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade playground during recess!

Photos from Barbara Morgan STEM Academy's post 11/03/2023

BMSA Staff and students are working hard and having fun! We are West Ada Ready!

BMSA Book Fair Helpers 11/02/2023

BMSA Book Fair Helpers Thank you for your interest in helping with our book fair! Please review the description of each type of sign up slot and the available slots below. Click on the button to sign up. Thank you! School hour sign ups: You will be responsible for helping students fill out their book fair wish list. There...


BMSA needs another noon duty (playground aide) and a substitute crossing guard for before and afterschool. Applicant should be dependable, safety minded, and able to work in all weather. These are paid positions. Contact Mrs. Brown at 208-855-4430 or [email protected] if interested. Thank you!


We're finishing Red Ribbon Week with pajama day tomorrow!


Kiss that piggie BMSA 5th grade teacher, Mrs.Teeter! Thank you PTO for this fun event that will help provide turkeys for needy families. β™‘

Personal Weather Station Dashboard | Weather Underground 10/24/2023

Cooler temps are coming! ❄️
Encourage students to dress appropriately for the weather. All students play outside before school and at learning breaks as often as they can. Staff monitior conditions throughout the day. We only stay inside if the temperature is below 20Β° with the windchill, severe ice conditions, or other inclement weather. We have an on campus weather station

Personal Weather Station Dashboard | Weather Underground Weather Underground provides local & long-range weather forecasts, weather reports, maps & tropical weather conditions for locations worldwide.


Red Ribbon Week!

Photos from Barbara Morgan STEM Academy's post 10/22/2023

International Observe The Moon Night was hosted by our BMSA 5th grade team; Mrs. Teeter, Mrs.Whitaker, and Mr. Schildknecht. All students at BMSA and their families were invited as we observed the moon (and more) from our own BMSA backyard! Thank you, the 5th grade team for hosting. πŸŒ™



Last push for donations this weekend! Thank you for supporting students at BMSA!

Photos from BMSA PTO's post 10/21/2023

Such fun! Thank you!

Photos from BMSA PTO's post 10/20/2023

Today is the PTO Booster FUN RUN! Students should wear tennis shoes and bring a reusable water bottle. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸƒ Run Roaring Rockets!


Thank you PTO! Our teachers appreciated the meal during evening conferences! πŸ˜‹

Thank you in downtown Boise for helping us feed staff tonight! Providing dinner for staff will allow them to be present for parent teacher conferences. Enjoy teachers!

Roaring Rockets Run Update 10/13/2023

Info on the PTO Fun Fun Oct 20th!

Roaring Rockets Run Update As of this newsletter we have raised over $15,500! THANK YOU!


Thursday 10/12 and Friday 10/13 are NO SCHOOL days πŸš€ Parent Teacher Conferences.


Our Booster event kicks off next week! Join us for some fun spirit days as we lead up to our Roaring Rockets Run.

Monday 10/09- Kick off! Wear BMSA gear or colors

Tuesday 10/10- (Find A Need) Wear a shirt with a kind saying or something colorful

Wednesday 10/11- (Write A Plan) Wear something β€œScience-y”

Monday 10/16 (Rally A Team) Wear your favorite sports team or sports themed attire

Tuesday 10/17- (Launch it now) Wear something Space themed

Wednesday 10/18- (Grit it Out) Wear your favorite superhero gear

Thursday 10/19- (Final video) Wear your party outfit and let’s celebrate!

Friday 10/20- Wear your Fun Run Shirt!!

Photos from Barbara Morgan STEM Academy's post 10/04/2023

Walk & Roll Safety Stroll with Mrs. Brown took place this morning. We walked and rolled from Tully Park to BMSA. This event is a good reminder for families to talk biking and walking safety. Remember to wear bright clothing, bike with a helmet, stay on designated routes, and always watch for traffic. Thank you to all who turned out for the stroll this morning!

Photos from Barbara Morgan STEM Academy's post 10/04/2023

BMSA Bike Rodeo for our 3rd, 4th, 5th graders is taking place in PE this week. Mrs. Hensman is teaching skills and safety in collaboration with MPD. Plus it's lots of fun!


Thursday 9/28 is picture day! If you'd like to order photos, fill out the packet and return it to your child's teacher. Extra forms are available at the main office. 😁


Registration for the Roaring Rockets Run is open today! When we reach 75% of students registered the entire school will win a popcorn party. Registration is FREE! Head to and get your student registered today. Thank you in advance for your participation!


PTO hosted "Coffee with the Principal"this morning. Principal Wright gathered in our beautiful BMSA garden with parents to discuss school topics. Thank you, BMSA PTO for hosting this school community building event.


Thank you BMSA PTO for stocking our staff lounge! We appreciate you! β™‘


No school Wednesday September 20th


Tomorrow is our last day for this PTO sponsored supply and letter drive! If you have items or letters please drop them off at the office. Thank you! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

THIS WEEK! We will be writing letters, drawing pictures, and collecting items for an Air Force unit we adopted. Please bring your donations to the front office or you can send items with your child. Red collection bins will be in the office all week. Thank you for supporting our troops!


Last spring our kindergartners (now 1st graders) planted potatoes for this years incoming kindergartners to harvest. A few of the kinder classes have been out to the BMSA garden to harvest these potatoes recently. We have harvested the blue and russet varieties. Students learned that potatoes are a root vegetable and grow underground. Students also counted how many potatoes they found! Potatoes come in all shapes and sizes! In the Russet bed, we had a few large potatoes!! These students will also plant potatoes in the spring for next years incoming kindergartners to harvest in the fall🌱πŸ₯”❀️

We also concluded our time in the garden by finding the perfect flowers for our amazing teachers so we could surprise them with a bouquet of flowers!

Photos from Barbara Morgan STEM Academy's post 09/14/2023

BMSA 1st grade students took a field trip to the Meridian FFA Ag. Expo at Meridian High School. 🚜
Rotations were led by high school students from around the state. The students learned about farm tools, vehicles, animals, and plants in our state.

Photos from Barbara Morgan STEM Academy's post 09/10/2023

Mrs. Nortan's 4th grade spent time reading in our beautiful outdoor classroom school garden recently. Many volunteer hours of care from parents and students have gone into our BMSA school garden to create this well loved space. 🌱

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