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Here is what is happening at Bud Carson Middle School!

6th Grade Orientation, 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 17th. Cafeteria. First Day of School, Wednesday August 23rd. Uniforms Required! Have a Great Summer!

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Bud Carson Middle School that all students are provided a comprehensive and safe educational experience in which students are successful within a community dedicated to learning. We are committed to building a team among students, their families, the school and community that prepares our culturally diverse students to achieve academically and socially in an ever-changing world.

Bud Carson Dominates at USC/MESA competition day!!

Bud Carson won a total of 9 medals at the USC/MESA competition day!!! Our STEAM girls swept the Rube Goldberg Competition!!

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy

Student's First Day of School Supply List

Supply List - English


Supply List - Spanish



Study Tips

Study Tips.jpgChildren need good study skills in order to complete assignments successfully and gain the most from them academically. Below is a list of study skills middle school students should use as they prepare for high school. 


1.  Setting a regular time to study that fits in with the student's family schedule


2.  Removing distractions (turning off the television and discouraging social phone calls during homework time)


3.  Gathering necessary supplies


4.  Recording assignments in an assignment book or on a calendar


5.  Note-taking; managing time


6. Organizing for a test.         


Students need to review these study skills in middle school to be prepared for high school. 

Know About The History Of Hustle For Huskies

BCMS STEM Academy and the Hawthorne School District have always recognized the value of providing our students with a well-rounded educational experience that includes after-school sports ...more

8th grade Promotion Information





Bud Carson Middle School

2017 Promotion Information for

8th Grade Students, Parents, and Teachers



  • The 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017, at 2:00 P.M.  The ceremony will be held at the Hawthorne High School Football Stadium.  Students must arrive at the Stadium by 1:00 P.M.  Each family will receive 4 tickets.  You may request up to two additional tickets, as long as additional tickets are available, for a total of six tickets by completing a request form available in the BCMS main office.  Parking is on a first come first serve basis and is at no charge.


  • All students will wear blue promotion gowns during the ceremony. The caps and gowns will be sold to students who are eligible for the promotion ceremony before and after school in room 234 beginning Monday, May 22, 2017. The cost of the cap and gown is $20.00 (Payment in cash or money order ONLY—payable to “Bud Carson Middle School.”)


  • Presale dance tickets will be on sale starting Monday, June 5th, 2017 to students who are eligible to participate in the dance. The cost of the pre-sale tickets are $10.00 (Cash Only.)  Beginning Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, the ticket price will increase to $15 (Cash Only). Attire for the dance is “dressy.”  Attire must be modest.  The dance will be held on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 from 5:30P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Bud Carson Middle School.


  • Yearbooks are on sale now before and after school as long as supplies last.  The cost of the yearbook is $20.00 (Payment in cash or money order ONLY—payable to “Bud Carson Middle School.”) Eligible students should bring their yearbook to the End-of-the Year Picnic.


  • Students who are ineligible to participate in the promotion ceremony and who would like to appeal to participate may pick up an Appeal Application in the BCMS cafeteria at 3:15 P.M. on Monday, June 5, 2017.  

Bud Carson collaborates with Trash 4 Teaching

Bud Carson students participated in the Grand Opening of the Greenbuild 2016 Legacy Project's T4T S.T.E.A.M Lab-EcoTech Makerspace. Our students helped build the space and they demonstrated their underwater robots that they made at their after school T4T Robotics Club!

State Testing Schedule (SBAC)





No Test


ELA PT Part 1



ELA PT Part 2



Math CAT



Math PT


May 8-12th


6th grade

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7th grade

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May 15-19th


8th grade

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6th grade

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May 22-26th


7th grade

7th grade

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May 30-June 2nd






Bud Carson Middle School is on Instagram

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Pet Extravaganza!

Bud Carson parents did a great job at the Pet Extravaganza selling mystery bags and painting nails!Pet Extravaganza 1.jpgPet Extravaganza 2.jpg

6th Grade Picnic

Students and Parents had a great time at the BCMS 2016-17 Parent Picnic!
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Uniforms are in full force!

Bud Carson Huskies are doing a great job being in uniform this year!uniforms.jpg

Underwater Robotics at Trash For Teaching

Bud Carson students partner with Trash for Teaching to do Underwater Robotics!

Bud Carson MESA students had a fantastic day at MESA Day at USC!

Bud Carson MESA students had a fantastic day at MESA Day at USC!

Congratulations To Our Boys Soccer Champions Of The Centinela Valley Middle School League

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BCMS Active Parents!


At Bud Carson Middle School, we feel so fortunate to have such an active parent group. They serve the community on the Neighborhood Action Council. The NAC is currently focusing on recycling and the environment. This group of parents serves the school on our School Site Council and our ELAC. They also represent our school on the DLAC and the DAC. Our parent group volunteers for our after school art class twice a week in addition to attending all school functions. They also serve as chaperones on field trips. Some of our parents serve in these same capacities at our feeder school, Zela Davis School. It was with great pleasure that we honored our parent volunteers at a special school lunch on May 4th. We are so lucky to have a group of parents who are committed and truly see the value in being active participants at their children’s’ school.

Hustle For Huskies 2016

Bud Carson thanks all of the parents, students, staff, and community members who participated in our Hustle For Huskies! It was a great success and was only possible because of the hard work and generosity of our volunteers and sponsors!

Bud Carson Students Love Their Learning Garden


With the support of The Kitchen Community and the guidance of math/science teacher Mrs. Karina Clark, the Learning Garden is alive and thriving at Bud Carson Middle School!  For many of our students, this is their first opportunity to see vegetables, fruits, and herbs grow. The students who make up the Learning Garden team make collaborative decisions on how they want to divide their roles. They plant, harvest, water, and keep the garden clean. The latest harvest has allowed students to enjoy and learn about the benefits of broccoli, snap peas, a variety of tomatoes, radishes, and various herbs. Besides providing students with the opportunity to work as a team and learn about growing food, the Learning Garden teaches our students about responsibility. They take complete ownership of the garden and are proud of the impressive results of their efforts.



"I Like What You've Done with the Place!"

As students returned to school this fall, they noticed some things had changed.  Bud Carson Middle School received a lot of upgrades over the summer.  The new gym is finished, complete with the "Home of the Huskies" logo prominently displayed on the exterior.  The elevator logo was also updated.  The handrails of the two-story building received a fresh coat of paint, a Learning Garden was installed complete with pavers, planters, rock seating and shade sails, a second Project Lead the Way lab was also completed.  Luis, an eighth grade student told Principal Jordan on the first day of school, "I like what you've done with the place."  The next beautification project is a remodel of our cafeteria which is scheduled to be completed this winter.  Bud Carson Middle School is truly a place where students are proud to attend.


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High School – A Big Decision

BCMS held its annual High School Information Night on November 20th. Several nearby high schools came out to tout their programs. At the event, former BCMS students proudly wore their high school ...more

The BCMS STEM Academy Leads the Way!


Bud Carson Middle School is excited to announce that we are in our third year of implementation of Project Lead the Way. PLTW was brought to BCMS through a partnership with El Camino College. Led by ...more

New 7th - 12th grade Immunization Requirement

A new school immunization law requires all students entering 7th through 12th grades in the 2015-2016 school year in California to be immunized with a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine booster ...more

Featured Brain Pop Movie

Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement

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Some of the best and brightest students at Bud Carson Middle School have been busy dropping eggs, playing with sticks, and throwing objects and they didn't even get into trouble. ...more

Hawthorne School District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on gender, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, or age, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the principal, designee at the school office or District Office at (310) 676-2276.

Los programas y actividades del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Hawthorne serán libres de discriminación basado en género, sexo real o percibido, orientación sexual, raza, color, religión, ascendencia, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado civil o paternal, incapacidad física o mental, edad, o en base a la asociación de una persona con alguna otra persona o grupo que tenga una o varias de estas características reales o percibidas.  Si usted cree que ha sido discriminado, comuníquese inmediatamente con el director o persona asignada en la oficina de la escuela o del Distrito, al (310) 676-2276.

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Do your children ever wonder what they want to be when they grow up? Do your children dream of becoming an engineer, an astronaut, or a scientist? Do your ...more

Powerschool Parent Handbook

Parents if you would like to learn how to access Powerschool to check your child's grades, attendance, school bulletin, and setup email alerts, you can now download our Powerschool handbook by clicking on the link below.

Powerschool Parent Handbook

Letters with your updated username and password were sent home in January.  This information will allow you to log in and monitor your child's progress in school.

Powerschool link?  Click Here

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