Welcome to BWI. This page is designed to provide you with as much information about our school as possible. Whether you are considering moving into the district or you have a child attending the intermediate school for the first time, we hope this page will answer many of your questions.
Who Attends BWI?
BWI houses all 5th and 6th-grade students in the district. Students from the district's four elementary schools feed into BWI. Our current enrollment is approximately 650 students.
5th-grade students will attend one of the four related arts every nine weeks. These include:
- Physical Education
6th-grade students will attend one related arts each trimester. These include:
- Physical Education
- Orchestra (may choose 1, 2, or 3 trimesters)
- Band (may choose 1, 2, or 3 trimesters)
- Choir (may choose 1, 2, or 3 trimesters)
5th Grade Structure
Our teachers work in two-person teams, meaning, one teacher teaches math and science/social studies while the other teacher teaches language arts. We have two three-person team where one teacher teaches reading, the other math and the third writing/science/social studies.
6th Grade Structure
Our teachers work in 4-person teams, students will have a different teacher for each core class (math, language arts, science, and social studies). There is one two-person 6th-grade team that runs similarly to our 5th-grade two-person teams. We double-block math and language arts, meaning those classes are 80 minutes long, the other periods are 40 minutes.
School-sponsored athletics do not begin until 7th grade in the state of Ohio. Many of our students participate in community athletic organizations which use our facilities. While we will publicize these opportunities through announcements and handouts, they are not affiliated with the school. Things such as eligibility do not come into play at this level.
BWI implemented a 1:1 program with Chromebooks during the 2017-18 school year. Each student is issued a Chromebook and will keep that device through their 6th-grade year. We see this as one of the many instructional tools our students and staff can use in the learning process.