8th Grade Teachers

A bit of information to start with, about the programs we use.

CONVERGE is a program that can be accessed at any computer, tablet, or smart-phone with internet service.  All students have a log-in that they use EVERY SINGLE day. So they will/should know it.

REMIND:  Is a tool, that sends text messages from teachers, to remind parents and students of upcoming events, homework or tests.   You can sign up for text notification with the REMIND codes above.  Text the message  ‘@ whatever your code is above’ to the number 81010 (this goes where a name or phone # would normally go if you were creating  a new text).   There are different REMIND codes for different classes, teams, schools or groups. You only have to do this one time per code (@....)

INFINITE CAMPUS :  Is online and will enable you to see your student’s grades,  assignments and attendance.  You will need a special code, that you can pick up in the school office, along with step by step instructions on how to set it up. Once you do this, there is also a phone App you can download & set -up . You will need this code  GXVLFP.





Tara Thompson

Collaborative Teacher 

Bachelors- EKU

Teaching: 5 years

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Bill Mason


Bachelor's: Campbellsville Univ                                    Master's: Western KY                                                              

Teaching 19 years

Email Mr. Mason


Mr. Mason’s and Mr. Lucas’s Science Classes 

  • Google Drive

  • Converge

  • Homework- very little. .  Guided work with due dates -  they do work mostly in class.


Seth Lucas 


Middle School Math and Science from Campbellsville 

Teaching: 3 years

Email Mr. Lucas


Cheryl Bryant

 Language Arts

Bachelor's and graduate degree from University of Louisville,   currently working on National Board Teacher Certification

Teaching: 22 years at BCMS

Email Mrs. Bryant


Mrs. Bryant’s, Mrs. Pittman’s & Mrs. Thompson’s Language Arts Classes 

  • Converge (on their computer)
  • Google Classroom

  • REMIND:   @49239e  (for both classes)

  • HOMEWORK: very little - finish up what isn’t finished in class

  • Book Log is on Google.  They need to have 4 entries per week. they are checked every Friday and are worth 20 points.  They have time during school to read, but if they do not, they need to do it at home.


Merideth Pittman

Language Arts

University of Kentucky BA in Communications EKU

BA in Middle School LA & SS

Masters from Cumberlands in Middle School LA & SS

Rank I in Administration from Cumberlands

Teaching: 10 years

Email Mrs. Pittman




Leonna Lay


BA in Elementary Education with a middle school endorsement in Mathematics
MA in Educational Leadership

Teaching: 18 years

Email Mrs. Lay


Mrs. Lay’s, Lawrence’s & Mrs. Thompson’s Classes - Math  

  • Converge - digital copies, exit slips & homework.  

  • ALL homework grades are emailed immediately after they submit it - so ask to see the email (it’s graded electronically, so they can make corrections, before the teacher sees it)

  • Math REMIND codes:

        • @Bcms8math (for 1,2 & 3 periods and Mrs. Lay 6 period )

        • @Bcmsalg1 (for 5th period)

        • @Bcmsgeo (for Lawrence 6th period)

  • All 8th grade students have a shared school  binder with notes from the day in it from all subjects

  • MathGames.com :  code 705483

  • MATH ESS: Tuesday from 3:15-4:15

  • Khan Academy is an excellent source for math help! Students have a log-in.

Holly Lawrence


Bachelor in Secondary Mathematics Education from University of Kentucky
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Kentucky

Teaching: 3 years

Email Ms. Lawrence


Laura Mason

 Social Studies

Bachelor of Science Campbellsville University;                             Masters Degree in Library Science Western Kentucky University

Teaching: 16 years

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Mrs. Underwood’s and  Mrs. Mason’s Classes -Social Studies

  • Converge

  • Google Drive

  • Homework - very little

  • Remind    

    • For Mrs. Mason  @24b98

    • For Mrs. Underwood   @5bc5la







Amanda Underwood

Social Studies

Undergraduate, Masters, and Ed. S. in Administration from the University of Kentucky

Teaching: 14 years

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Collaborative Teacher