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Friday, November 16, 2018

Student Council

The next Student Council meeting will be on Monday, November 26 from 3:05-3:45PM. New members are always welcome!

Before & After School Reminders

We'd like to remind families that the doors open to BMS students at 8:00 am. 

In the afternoon, students may remain in the building or on school property after 3:15 only if they are at a supervised after-school activity or working with a teacher. They cannot "hang out" in the hallways or cafeteria. 

The late bus is for students who regularly ride the bus and who are at school for a supervised activity. 

The library is typically open until 3:45 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, but hours may vary slightly and are updated daily on a board by the library.

Honors Choir

Honors choir next rehearsal is next Monday at 3pm. in room 155.

From the Sports Desk

The final flag football games of the week were highlighted by some incredible plays and late-game comebacks. The Cowboys beat the Rams 22-18, Florida outlasted LSU 14-8, and Penn St. fell to Michigan 26-18. Ray Kwiatek and Connor Wallace starred for Florida, Ridley Acheson looked sharp at QB, and Daniel Wilder had a heroic game returning 3 interceptions for touchdowns.

The next set of games are scheduled for Monday, November 19th:
  • Georgia vs Texas
  • Alabama vs Auburn
Also, the following games have been postponed to Tuesday, November 20th:
  • Alabama vs Georgia
  • Texas vs. LSU
  • Boston College vs Ohio St.

Alumni Day at BMS

Today was Alumni Day at BMS. Many staff members wore shirts from the school where they went for college or graduate school. While many went to schools in New England, there are others who either come from further afield or who left the area to go to school. It's a great way to start a conversation about how there are many pathways to success.

If you are interested, you can see a map that shows schools our staff have attended.

Thanksgiving Break

BMS students will be dismissed early next Wednesday, November 21, at 1:00 pm. Lunch will not be served that day.

There is no school on Thursday, November 22 or Friday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Lost & Found Areas Overflowing

The current Lost and Found area outside the library is overflowing with expensive jackets, sweaters, shirts, lunchboxes and more. There are more lost & found items near the gym. We are in the process of getting coat racks and more boxes in to keep things more organized and clean. Thank you to a wonderful parent, Rachel, who brought in her own rack yesterday to begin the process but there's lots more that didn't even fit on the double rack!

Please urge your child to check this area immediately if they have lost anything or stop by to check it yourself.

By Thanksgiving all lost items unclaimed by their owners will be bagged up and removed from the school.

Outside library

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Items outside gym

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Yearbook Club

Yearbook club will meet today after school in the 1st neighborhood makerspace on the 4th floor.

iPad Charging Reminders

Please be sure your 7th/8th grader is fully charging their iPad at night.

  • Quit all applications, particularly YouTube, before charging it. Make sure your screen is off. Having some applications running in the background can drain the battery quickly during and after charging. 
  • Use only the charging block and cord issued with the iPad. We advise that you label these and store them separately so that you have them ready for use now and so they are available to be turned in when the iPad is returned. The iPad chargers are rated at 12 watts, compared to to the 5 watts for most phone chargers. If you plug an iPad into a lower wattage charger it will take much longer than it would with the correct plug. Low quality and faulty cords can also affect charging.
If your child needs to come to the tech center because of problems with charging, please first be sure you are following these recommendations, and ask your child to bring in the charging block and cord being used when s/he had trouble.

Pizza & Movie at Public Library Today

BMS & BHS students are invited to a FREE pizza and movie event at the Beverly Public Library in the Sohier Room, featuring Ant-Man and the Wasp after school today, Thursday, November 15 at 3:30PM.

Honors Choir

Honors choir next rehearsal is next Monday at 3pm in room 155.

Please Check Lost & Found

The current Lost and Found area outside the library is overflowing with expensive jackets, sweaters, shirts, lunchboxes and more. There are more lost & found items near the gym. We are in the process of getting coat racks and more boxes in to keep things more organized and clean. Thank you to a wonderful parent, Rachel, who brought in her own rack yesterday to begin the process but there's lots more that didn't even fit on the double rack!

Please urge your child to check this area immediately if they have lost anything or stop by to check it yourself.

By Thanksgiving all lost items unclaimed by their owners will be bagged up and removed from the school.

Outside library

Outside library

Outside library

Outside library

Outside library

Outside library

Items outside gym

BMS PTO Meets Tonight

The BMS PTO will meet in the school library tonight, Thursday, Nov 15 at 6:30. All parents and guardians are welcome to join us!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Math Team

Math team will meet tomorrow from 3-3:45 in room 436. This is our last practice before the next meet so please make sure you attend or speak to Mrs. Shaw.

Honors Choir

The Honors choir will meet every Monday at 3-4pm in room 155. If we are out of school on a Monday the makeup rehearsal are Tuesdays 3-4pm in room 155. See Mrs. Nearis for more information.

Picture Makeup Day 12/3

Students who were not able to have their picture taken on October 31 when we had picture day will be able to get their photo taken on Monday, Dec. 3 when we have our make-up picture day. Details coming soon.

Thanksgiving Holiday

Students will be released at 1:00pm on Wednesday, November 21. No lunch will be served. There is no school on Thanksgiving or the day after Thanksgiving.

There is no school for students on the following days:
  • Thursday, November 22 & Friday November 23 - Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Friday, December 7 - Staff Development Day
  • Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1 - December Vacation
There are early release days on the following days. Lunch is not served on early release days.



  • Wednesday, November 21 - 1:00 release for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Thursday, December 6 - 12:15 release for Parent Afternoon Back
Please note that Friday, December 21 is a full school day. Students will be released at 3:00 pm.

BMS PTO Meets Thursday, Nov. 15

The BMS PTO will meet in the school library tomorrow Thursday, Nov 15 at 6:30. All parents and guardians are welcome to join us!

Thanksgiving Break

BMS students will be dismissed early next Wednesday, November 21, at 1:00 pm. Lunch will not be served that day.

There is no school on Thursday, November 22 or Friday, November 23, in observance of Thanksgiving.

Pizza & Movie at Public Library Tomorrow

BMS & BHS students are invited to a FREE pizza and movie event at the Beverly Public Library in the Sohier Room, featuring Ant-Man and the Wasp after school tomorrow, Thursday, November 15 at 3:30PM.

Flag Football

Today's Flag Football games:
  • Cowboys vs Packers
  • Patriots vs Chiefs
See you out back at 3:05 ready to play!

Music Parents

Music Parents Meeting is tonight in Rm 155 at 6:30-7:00pm!