BMS Calendar

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Flag Football Starts Today

Flag Football starts today. You can view the whole schedule online - team lists are below.
Today's games: Monday, October 22nd:
Boston College vs Notre Dame (grade 5)
Miami vs Michigan (grade 5)

Next games: Wednesday, October 24th:
Auburn vs. LSU (grade 6)
Alabama vs Texas (grade 6)

Newspaper Club

Newspaper Club meets after school in the library on Tuesdays. Students joining are asked to return this form, completed by a parent or guardian at their earliest convenience. A hard copy is available to students when they come to a meeting.

Our members enjoy having a small snack when they arrive and sign in, but in order to purchase snacks we ask that all who are able to please contribute either $5 in cash or an equivalent amount in individually-wrapped snacks (nut free please). They can drop snacks off with Ms. Woznick before school. 

Any questions? Please contact Ms. Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org or in the library or Ms. Walker (ewalker@beverlyschools.org).

Messages from BMS PTO

Comment on Marijuana Regulations
The BMS PTO website at https://sites.google.com/view/beverly-middle-school-pto has information on the final opportunity for Beverly residents to comment on new legal marijuana regulations for the City!!! Check it out!!

Shop on Amazon and Benefit the PTO
Buy holiday presents while donating to the BMS PTO!! Go to smile.amazon.com, enter your Amazon information, and select the Beverly Middle School PTO as your organization to donate to AND Amazon (not you) will give a portion of your purchase to the PTO! Your purchase DOES NOT cost anything extra and parents can use their Amazon Prime. ONE AND DONE!!! The PTO website has more information: https://sites.google.com/view/beverly-middle-school-pto

All About Fortnite
Do you sometimes wonder how to have a meaningful conversation with your middle school child? Ask them about something they LOVE (Fortnite) - the PTO website at https://sites.google.com/view/beverly-middle-school-pto has great suggestions for specific parent questions.

Writers' Club

Writers' Club will meet after school today in room 344. See Mrs. Pratt for details. All are welcome!

Fab Lab Meets Tomorrow

Session 1 of Fab Lab will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) in room 316 from 3 to 3:45.

Student Council

Student Council will be meeting this afternoon (Monday) in room 313A. Any questions please see Ms. Kemes.

Movies & Book Club at Public Library

The Beverly Public Library has a pizza book club each term! This term the book is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead and it will meet on Wednesday 11/7 from 3:45-4:45.

Click here for a flyer about the Pizza Book Club.

To sign up for the November book club, click here.

See more upcoming events for teens at the public library,  including:
  • Hocus Pocus: The Interactive Movie on Oct. 30
  • Pizza & a Movie with Ant-Man and the Wasp on November 15

BevEd Speaker at BMS Tonight

The Beverly Education Foundation presents Bill  Cummings as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Beverly Middle School Auditorium.

Bill Cummings is a local businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author of the autobiography Starting Small and Making It Big.

See the attached flyer for more information.

Picture Day is Next Week

Picture Day is on Wednesday, October 31.

Students received envelopes for ordering photos last week. Ask your child for their envelope!

You can also order pictures online. Go to MyLifetouch.com and enter in OB018156Q0 or you can search for Beverly Middle School.

Thursday Fundraiser at Fuddrucker's

Put the BMS Music Department Fundraiser on your calendar for this Thursday, October 25. Go to Fuddrucker's in Reading, off exit 39 (route 128/95) inside Jordan's Furniture building. Take a night off of cooking, have dinner with friends, and 20% of the meal price will go to the BMS Music Department.

Make sure you present this flyer to the cashier.

Endicott College Trick or Treat Tomorrow

Take your kids to Endicott College for trick or treating and crafts from 5:30-7:30pm tomorrow, Tuesday, October 23.

For details, see this flyer.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

BevEd Speaker Tomorrow: Bill Cummings

The Beverly Education Foundation presents Bill  Cummings as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Beverly Middle School Auditorium.

Bill Cummings is a local businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author of the autobiography Starting Small and Making It Big.

See the attached flyer for more information.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Holiday Craft Fair at BHS

The BHS Class of 2019 is sponsoring a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, November 3 from 9am to 3pm in the BHS Field House.

With more than 50 crafters, you can get your holiday shopping done early at the BHS Holiday Craft Fair Sat. Nov. 3, 9 - 3 in the BHS Field House. There will also be raffles, a face painter, and more. This is a fundraiser for the senior class of 2019.

For more information, check this flyer or email Mary Bigus at mbigus@beverlyschools.org.

Yearbook

The first meeting of the Beverly Middle School yearbook club will be on Thursday, October 25th from 3:05 - 3:45 in Room 407. Email Mrs. Vanderslice (kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org) with any questions.

Order BMS Spirit Wear

TSG Sports (Todd's Sporting Goods) is pleased to offer you a selection of cutting-edge spirit wear. There are hoodies, joggers, sweatpants, shirts, shorts and hats and a quarter-zip, with prices ranging from $13 to $30. They might make a great holiday gift for your student! A portion of the proceeds benefit student activities.

Go to TSGSports.itemorder.com and enter sales code BMSSTUDENT1.

Orders will be processed and created with in a 3 week period after the end date of the store.

You will be notified when your order is completed ready for pickup. All orders are final and cannot be returned. Contact Matthew Lampert at (978) 927-1600 or info@tsgsport.com with questions.

Student Council Meets Monday

Student council will meet on Monday, October 22nd after school in room 313A. New members are always welcome! If you can't make the meeting please stop by and see Ms. Kemes for an update!

BMS Basketball Registration Starts Today

Winter Sports Registration for Middle School Girls Basketball and Middle School Boys Basketball for grades 7 & 8 only will be open beginning today, Friday October 19, 2018 through Sunday, November 25.

Registration is required to be eligible to participate in any athletic event. Logon to BHS Athletics Registration page and follow the prompts. Once registration is closed on November 25th, you can no longer join a sports team. We hope to speed up the documentation process if all items are sent together. 

Please send a copy of your child’s physical (even if it's already on file) and attach check payment or online confirmation page and send or bring to the BHS Athletic Office, 100 Sohier Rd., Beverly MA 01915.  

The first day of winter tryouts will begin on Monday, November 26th.

Field Hockey Away Game Today

Attention Field Hockey athletes: Due to our game being further away in Gloucester, please be sure to get out to the bus as soon as possible after school today. Remember, the bus picks us out behind the school in front of the bus depot. As always, any questions, please see Coach McGrath in room 444.

Picture Day October 31

Picture Day is on Wednesday, October 31.

Students received envelopes for ordering photos yesterday or today. Ask your child for their envelope!

You can also order pictures online. Go to MyLifetouch.com and enter in OB018156Q0 or you can search for Beverly Middle School.

Public Library Book Sale - Preview Tonight

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library are holding their semi-annual book sale Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, October 28 in the Sohier Room. If you are a member (or want to join!) the Friends you can come to a members-only preview sale tonight, Friday evening, October 19 from 6-8 pm.

For more information, see this flyer.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Picture Day Wednesday, October 31

Picture Day is on Wednesday, October 31. 

Students are receiving envelopes for ordering photos today or tomorrow. Ask your child for their envelope!

You can also order pictures online. Go to MyLifetouch.com and enter in OB018156Q0 or you can search for Beverly Middle School.

Mandatory Grade 8 Peer Leader Meeting

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE PEER LEADERS! There will be a mandatory Peer Leader meeting on Tuesday, October 23rd after school in SeƱora Nichols room 226. If you cannot attend you MUST let Ms. Arsenault (barsenault@beverlyschools.org) or Ms. Nichols (anichols@beverlyschools.org or room 226) know.

This meeting is for any 8th graders who were Peer Leaders last year and is mandatory if you want to continue. 

Scouts Halloween Party 10/28

Come to a Halloween Party and learn about Cub Scouts! It's on Oct. 28 from 2-4pm at CIS Hall at 437 Essex St. This is for girls and boys in grades K-5.

Check this flyer for more information or email Victor at vgangi@comcast.net.

Math Team Meet Today

Math team members going to today's meet should meet in the first floor cafeteria near the library at 2:50. Bring your backpack and all stuff to leave for the day. Make sure you have pencils for the meet.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lost & Found

We already have a growing pile of lost and found items (mostly jackets and sweaters) under the stairway next to the library. If your child has misplaced something at school, encourage him/her to check there or stop by yourself!
Lost & Found items under stairs by library on October 17

BMS Music Department Fundraiser 10/25

Put the BMS Music Department Fundraiser on your calendar for next Thursday, October 25. Go to Fuddrucker's in Reading, off exit 39 (route 128/95) inside Jordan's Furniture building. Take a night off of cooking, have dinner with friends, and 20% of the meal price will go to the BMS Music Department.

Make sure you present this flyer to the cashier.

Girl Power Starts 11/13

The YMCA Girl Power program begins on November 13. It meets Tuesdays at 3:15 right here at Beverly Middle School and is open to students in grades 6-8.

For more information, see this flyer, download the registration form, or email Rhiannon Goehlert at goehlerg@northshoreymca.org.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Direct Donation Drive Raffle Winners

Thank you all for participating in our annual Direct Donation Drive!! We have closed collections and pulled the names for the raffle winners!!

Early Bird Raffle - Olivia Stanley - Grade 6

Grade Prize Grade 5 - Ryan Ouelette
Grade Prize Grade 6 - Katherine Haley
Grade Prize Grade 7 - Matteo Lucrezia
Grade Prize Grade 8 - Nick Lackie

Participation Prize - Audrey Dang - Grade 6

Super Supporter Prize - Trevor Bauermeister - Grade 8

GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE WINNER - Jason Knapp!!! Grade 6

All students can pick up their prizes in the main office Friday of this week, after school. Thank you all again so very much for your support!!

BMS PTO

Flag Football Teams & Schedules

Flag Football signups were amazing! Mr. Melanson has spent the weekend assigning students to teams and setting up a schedule, which you can view online. See you on the turf next week!




Endicott College Trick or Treat 10/23

Take your kids to Endicott College for trick or treating and crafts from 5:30-7:30pm on Tuesday, October 23.

For details, see this flyer.

Women's Flag Football Tournament 11/25

The First Annual Women's Flag Football Tournament will be held at Beverly High School on  Sunday, November 25 starting at 10:00 am. Register with your friends as a team or you can just sign up yourself as an individual!

For more information, see this flyer or email aknapp@xflagfootball.com.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday Field Hockey Game

Today's field hockey game is away at Phillips Park in Swampscott. Please meet the bus immediately after school behind our building by the bus depot. Any questions, please see Coach McGrath in room 444.

Fall Programs from the Y

The Greater Beverly YMCA has lots of great programs for kids and teens this fall!

  • Classes in Dodgeball, Flag Football Prep, Basketball Skills & Training, Gymnastics, Swimming
  • Special events: Halloween Spooktacular, Reindeer Run Road Race
  • Pre-register for Kiwanis basketball (starts in December)
  • Kids' Fun Nights, Teen Nights, Teen Dances

Flag Football Starts 10/22

Flag Football signups were amazing! Mr. Melanson has spent the weekend assigning students to teams and setting up a schedule, which you can view online. See you on the turf next week!

Fab Lab Update

Message from Mr. Jacobson
Thank you everyone who signed up for the first Fab Lab session to make a hovercraft. Because of the overwhelming response and the limited number of spaces available, I will be running multiple sessions of this build.

The following students were randomly selected for session 1:
Kaleb K., Conner F., Josue R., Carl M., Daniel C., Charlie B., Eric S., Reese B., Tyler B., Drew M.

Fab Lab starts tomorrow after school in room 316. The names of the 10 students randomly selected have been posted in room 316. If you didn't make it into the first session, session 2 will start some time in November. I will send out another round of emails to students when session two is close to starting (probably sometime in November).


Book Club & Movie at Public Library

The Beverly Public Library has a pizza book club each term! This term the book is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead and it will meet on Wednesday 11/7 from 3:45-4:45.

Click here for a flyer about the Pizza Book Club.

To sign up for the November book club, click here.

See more upcoming events for teens at the public library,  including:
  • Hocus Pocus: The Interactive Movie on Oct. 30
  • Pizza & a Movie with Ant-Man and the Wasp on November 15

Newspaper & Chess/Cribbage Clubs Start Today

Lots of after school clubs are starting up!
  • Monday - Art Club, Creative Writers Club and Student Council started 10/15.
  • Tuesday - Newspaper Club and Cribbage/Chess Club start today 10/16
  • Wednesday - Flute Club meets (started in September)
  • Thursday - Green Team starts 10/18 and Math Team is ongoing (new members welcome); Yearbook starts 10/25.
Information is available to students through announcements, TV monitors, and a list posted in the front office.

Click here for details on extracurricular activities. 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Gr 6 - Nature's Classroom

Packets about Nature's Classroom were sent home with 6th grade students this week. Please complete the form on the first page as soon as possible to indicate whether or not your child will attend Nature's Classroom. Registration, student contract and payment #1 for $75 are due today. Teams will attend Nature's Classroom on the following schedule:
  • 6 Lions & 6 Pumas: April 8-12, 2019 @ Pondside Site, Charlton MA
  • 6 Jaguars & 6 Tigers: April 8-12, 2019 @ Hilltop Site, Charlton MA
  • 6 Cougars, 6 Bobcats & 6 Wildcats: April 29-May 3, 2019 @ Hilltop Site, Charlton MA
Payment of $375 may be made in full or on the following schedule of five $75 payments. Checks should be made payable to Beverly Middle School. Please also consider contributing to the Nature's Classroom Scholarship Fund and support the fundraisers we do through the year.
  • Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 (#1)
  • Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 (#2)
  • Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 (#3)
  • Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 (#4)
  • Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 (#5)
You may also view this information online.

Extracurricular Activities

Lots of after school clubs are starting up!
  • Signups for Flag Football were yesterday after school and during lunch today. It starts next week.
  • Monday - Art Club, Creative Writers Club and Student Council start 10/15.
  • Tuesday - Newspaper Club and Cribbage/Chess Club start 10/16
  • Wednesday - Flute Club meets (started in September)
  • Thursday - Green Team starts 10/18 and Math Team is ongoing (new members welcome); Yearbook starts 10/25.
Click here for details. Information is available to students through announcements, TV monitors, and a list posted in the front office. 

Scouts Halloween Party

Come to a Halloween Party and learn about Cub Scouts! It's on Oct. 28 from 2-4pm at CIS Hall at 437 Essex St. This is for girls and boys in grades K-5.

Check this flyer for more information or email Victor at vgangi@comcast.net.

Field Hockey

The 7th and 8th grade Field Hockey team has a game today at 4:00 here on the turf vs. Danvers. Athletes should be on the field by 3:15 dressed in their white uniforms. We love fans, so please come out to show your support and Panther Cub Pride!

YMCA Teen Dance Tonight

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held tonight, Friday, October 12th. From 7pm-10pm you can come to the Y with your friends, hang out, and dance throughout the night. Only $10 per student, snacks and drinks are sold for $1-$2 each. All students must be picked up no later than 10:15pm.

Huge Yard Sale Tomorrow At BMS

HUGE Multi-Family Yard Sale to benefit the students of the Beverly High Music Department

Saturday, October 13th 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Beverly Middle School Parking Lot (Cabot St. side)

Costumes, props and set pieces from the BHS musical closets will also be on sale at this event. Come find the perfect Halloween outfit!

Community members wishing to set up a table and sell their own wares are welcome for a $20 donation to the music department.

To reserve a spot or for more info, email lpilanen@bevelyschools.org.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Pizza Book Club Meets 11/7

The public library has a pizza book club each term! This term the book is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead and it will meet on Wednesday 11/7 from 3:45-4:45.

Click here for a flyer about the Pizza Book Club.

To sign up for the November book club, click here.

See more upcoming events for teens at the public library,  including:

  • Hocus Pocus: The Interactive Movie on Oct. 30
  • Pizza & a Movie with Ant-Man and the Wasp on November 15

Extracurricular Activities

Lots of after school clubs are starting up!
  • Signups for Flag Football is today after school in the 3rd floor cafeteria and during lunch on Friday
  • Art Club, Creative Writers Club and Student Council start on Monday 10/15.
  • Newspaper Club and Cribbage/Chess Club start Tuesday 10/16
  • Flute Club meets on Wednesdays
  • Green Team and Math Team meet next Thursday, and Yearbook starts Thursday the 25th.
Click here for details. Information is available to students through announcements, TV monitors, and a list posted in the front office.

Trunk or Treat at Lynch Park 10/27

Be a Trunker or be a Treater at Lynch Park from 5-7 pm on Saturday, October 27. Decorate your vehicle and hand out candy to cute trick-or-treaters! Or you can bring a child to go trunk to trunk in a safe, supervised atmosphere.

Check this flyer for more information or to register as a "trunker".

Beverly Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library are holding their semi-annual book sale Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, October 28 in the Sohier Room. If you are a member (or want to join!) the Friends you can come to a members-only preview sale on Friday evening, October 19 from 6-8 pm.

For more information, see this flyer.

Cross Country

The BMS Orange XC team beat Saugus yesterday. Congratulations to the team and to our first place finishers, Carli Atwood and TJ Betts. 

Practices for both teams have been canceled this afternoon. Neither the black nor the orange have practice today.

We will see you next week for our regularly scheduled practices!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fab Lab Signups Through Friday

The Fab Lab is starting next Tuesday from 3:30-3:45. If you are interested in making a rideable hovercraft stop by room 316 to sign up.

YMCA Teen Dance Friday

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held this Friday, October 12th. From 7pm-10pm you can come to the Y with your friends, hang out, and dance throughout the night. Only $10 per student, snacks and drinks are sold for $1-$2 each. All students must be picked up no later than 10:15pm.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Extracurricular Activities

After school activities are starting up! Some have just begun and others will start later this month.

View an updated list of BMS extracurricular activities

Please note: You may have received an incorrect link earlier on Tuesday.

Picture Day 10/31

School picture day is on Wednesday, October 31 this year. Details coming soon!

Women's Flag Football Tournament 11/25

The First Annual Women's Flag Football Tournament will be held at Beverly High School on  Sunday, November 25 starting at 10:00 am. Register with your friends as a team or you can just sign up yourself as an individual!

For more information, see this flyer or email aknapp@xflagfootball.com.

No School Days Coming Up

There is no school for students on the following days:

  • Tuesday, November 6 - Staff Development Day
  • Monday, November 12 - Veteran's Day (observed)
  • 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.

Fun Day for K-5 Nov. 6

There's no school for students on Tuesday, November 6 - you can drop off K-5 kids for a fun day in the BHS Field House from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm! Experienced BHS Peer Leaders will lead a day of supervised activities.

For more information, see this flyer or email Mrs. Flaherty at aflaherty@beverlyschools.org.

Field Hockey

Today's field hockey game is home vs. Swampscott. Girls are to arrive by 3:15 to set up the field wearing their white uniforms. Any questions, please see Coach McGrath in room 444.

Yard Sale at BMS Saturday

HUGE Multi-Family Yard Sale to benefit the students of the Beverly High Music Department

Saturday, October 13th 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Beverly Middle School Parking Lot (Cabot St. side)

Costumes, props and set pieces from the BHS musical closets will also be on sale at this event. Come find the perfect Halloween outfit!

Community members wishing to set up a table and sell their own wares are welcome for a $20 donation to the music department.

To reserve a spot or for more info, email lpilanen@bevelyschools.org.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Last Day for Direct Donation Drive

Tuesday, October 9 is the final day of the Direct Donation Drive!! 

Donate NOW to be entered to win fantastic grade-level $100 prizes and the grand prize raffle - $500.00 Best Buy Gift Card! 100% of your donation goes DIRECTLY to support your student's curriculum and enrichment. 

Go to the Beverly PTO website's Direct Drive page for information about prizes or to donate via PayPal !

https://sites.google.com/view/beverly-middle-school-pto/direct-donation-drive

Friday, October 5, 2018

Direct Donation Drive Extended!

Direct donation drive extended!!! Make your donations through Tuesday 10/9 and be entered for raffles!! Go to PTO website today!!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library are holding their semi-annual book sale Saturday, October 20 through Sunday, October 28 in the Sohier Room. If you are a member (or want to join!) the Friends you can come to a members-only preview sale on Friday evening, October 19 from 6-8 pm.

For more information, see this flyer.

Game Donations Sought

The BMS Librarian, Ms. Woznick, is looking for donations of board and card games for students to use in the library after school or to loan out to classrooms. Email Ms. Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Pete Frates 5K

It is time to sign up for the 4th annual Pete Frates 5K! Race is November 4th!

Thanks to past fundraising, construction of the park is underway. We will be using the funds from this year’s race to ensure we have the long term resources to keep the park well maintained for many generations of children.

Click here to sign up. Deadline to ensure you get a race shirt is October 12th.

For more information, see this flyer.

Field Hockey

Just a reminder that the field hockey team has a game today on the BMS turf vs. Triton. Though we are the home team, please wear your orange uniforms and black shin guards. The game starts at 4:00, but you should be on the field to warm up promptly at 3:15. Any questions, please see Coach McGrath in room 444.

Early Release & Parent Afternoon Back Tomorrow

The first Parent Afternoon Back is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, October 5th, from 1:00-3:00PM.  

Parent Afternoon Back is a time for parents/guardians to get a brief update (3-4 minutes) on their child’s progress.  Mini-conferences are first come, first serve for parents.

Students will be dismissed for the day at 12:15. Lunch is not served on this day.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Boys' Travel Basketball

Beverly boys' middle school travel team basketball tryouts will be held on October 16 and 17 in the Beverly High School field house. For details and a registration form, please see the attached flyer.

GUS+ After School Classes

An 8-week session of a range of classes and activities is being offered at Glen Urquhart School for students in grades K-8. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Pizza & a Movie at Public Library Thursday

BMS students are invited to a FREE pizza and movie event at the Beverly Public Library in the Sohier Room, featuring Ready Player One after school Thursday 10/4 at 3:30PM.

Patriots and Red Sox Spirit Days

This Thursday the Patriots will face the Colts. We will have a Patriots Spirit day tomorrow (Thursday) to show our New England Pride!

On Friday we will be having a Red Sox day to cheer on the Sox for their first game in the AL East division series.

Please remember to follow dress code policy - no hats, please!

Yard Sale 10/13 at BMS

HUGE Multi-Family Yard Sale to benefit the students of the Beverly High Music Department

Saturday, October 13th 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Beverly Middle School Parking Lot (Cabot St. side)

Costumes, props and set pieces from the BHS musical closets will also be on sale at this event. Come find the perfect Halloween outfit!

Community members wishing to set up a table and sell their own wares are welcome for a $20 donation to the music department.

To reserve a spot or for more info, email lpilanen@bevelyschools.org.

BHS Play Auditions for BMS Students Today

The BHS Fall Play Cast is looking for melodramatic middle schoolers to play warrior animals in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.


Auditions will be today, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 4 - 5:30 PM in the BHS Auditorium and take no more than 15 minutes. Please be ready to provide parent and student names, grade, email, phone number, and schedule after school.


Any questions contact Mrs. Bigus at mbigus@beverlyschools.org. Rehearsals are Thursdays after school beginning Oct. 18 and increase as we get close to performances the weekend of Nov. 30 - Dec. 2.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Cross Country - Orange Team

There will be cross country practice for the orange team this afternoon. Please meet in the gym after school.

BHS Play Auditions Tomorrow For BMS Students


The BHS Fall Play Cast is looking for melodramatic middle schoolers to play warrior animals in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.


Auditions will be this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 4 - 5:30 PM in the BHS Auditorium and take no more than 15 minutes. Please be ready to provide parent and student names, grade, email, phone number, and schedule after school.


Any questions contact Mrs. Bigus at mbigus@beverlyschools.org. Rehearsals are Thursdays after school beginning Oct. 18 and increase as we get close to performances the weekend of Nov. 30 - Dec. 2.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Parent Afternoon Back This Friday

The first Parent Afternoon Back is scheduled for Friday, October 5th, from 1:00-3:00PM.  

Parent Afternoon Back is a time for parents/guardians to get a brief update (3-4 minutes) on their child’s progress.  Mini-conferences are first come, first serve for parents.

Students will be dismissed for the day at 12:15. Lunch is not served on this day.

BHS Play - Auditions for BMS Students Wednesday

The BHS Fall Play Cast is looking for melodramatic middle schoolers to play warrior animals in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.


Auditions will be this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 4 - 5:30 PM in the BHS Auditorium and take no more than 15 minutes. Please be ready to provide parent and student names, grade, email, phone number, and schedule after school.


Any questions contact Mrs. Bigus at mbigus@beverlyschools.org. Rehearsals are Thursdays after school beginning Oct. 18 and increase as we get close to performances the weekend of Nov. 30 - Dec. 2.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Parent Afternoon Back

The first Parent Afternoon Back is scheduled for next Friday, October 5th, from 1:00-3:00PM.  

Parent Afternoon Back is a time for parents/guardians to get a brief update (3-4 minutes) on their child’s progress.  Mini-conferences are first come, first serve for parents.

Students will be dismissed for the day at 12:15. Lunch is not served on this day.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

BMS PTO Meets Tonight (Thursday)

The BMS PTO will hold their next meeting tonight, Thursday at 6:30 in the BMS Library, right near the Cabot Street entrance.

Check the BMS PTO website for more informationWhile you are there, you can check out the Fortnite articles for parents and donate to the Middle School Direct Donation Drive!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Multi Family Yard Sale 10/13

HUGE Multi-Family Yard Sale to benefit the students of the Beverly High Music Department

Saturday, October 13th 8:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. Beverly Middle School Parking Lot (Cabot St. side)

Costumes, props and set pieces from the BHS musical closets will also be on sale at this event. Come find the perfect Halloween outfit!

Community members wishing to set up a table and sell their own wares are welcome for a $20 donation to the music department.

To reserve a spot or for more info, email lpilanen@bevelyschools.org.

BevEd Distinguished Speakers Series

The Beverly Education Foundation presents Bill  Cummings as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Beverly Middle School Auditorium.

Bill Cummings is a local businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author of the autobiography Starting Small and Making It Big.

See the attached flyer for more information.

BMS PTO Meets Thursday

The BMS PTO will hold their next meeting this Thursday at 6:30 in the BMS Library, right near the Cabot Street entrance.

Check the BMS PTO website for more informationWhile you are there, you can check out the Fortnite articles for parents and donate to the Middle School Direct Donation Drive!

Cross Country

Attention all Beverly cross country members: Black team will meet on the turf field after school today to await buses for today's away meet. Orange team will meet in the gym.

Donate by Friday to be Entered in Raffle

Have you made your donation to BMS Direct Donation Drive yet? A donation of $35 or more gets you entered into all kinds of raffles! 

The first raffle to be drawn is our Early Bird Raffle, chances ending this Friday!! Get your donation of $35 or more in today under your child's name and homeroom to be entered!

Go to
https://sites.google.com/view/beverly-middle-school-pto/direct-donation-drive?

Lacrosse, Flag Football & Street Hockey

N.E.S. Winter 1 registration is underway for co-ed flag football and indoor street hockey leagues, as well as for girls lacrosse.

See this flyer for more information or go to www.newenglandsportsllc.com.

Field Hockey

No field hockey practice Wednesday due to meetings; we will resume practice again on Thursday.  

Any questions, please see Coach McGrath in room 444.

Parent Afternoon Back on Friday

The first Parent Afternoon Back is scheduled for Friday, October 5th, from 1:00-3:00PM.  

Parent Afternoon Back is a time for parents/guardians to get a brief update (3-4 minutes) on their child’s progress.  Mini-conferences are first come, first serve for parents.

Students will be dismissed for the day at 12:15. Lunch is not served on this day.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Math Team

Math team will meet Thursday in room 436 from 3-3:45, new members are always welcome.  Please remember to bring your forms.  

Field Hockey Game Postponed

Just a reminder that the field hockey game vs. Swampscott today has been postponed to a later date. We will have practice on the turf instead, weather permitting. Please see Coach McGrath in room 444 if you have any questions.

Parent Program This Evening

Dr. Ruth Potee is presenting in the Beverly Middle School auditorium tonight, Tuesday, September 25thTeen Brain Under Construction: What Every Parent Must Know About Your Tween/Teen’s Brain Development. Dr. Potee is a board certified family and addiction medicine physician.

Doors open at 5:00 PM for a interactive display of current trends in youth substance abuse, drug paraphernalia and concealment of illicit drugs and alcohol. Dr. Potee will begin speaking at 6:00 PM.

Please note that this presentation is intended for adults only.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Parent Afternoon Back Friday, October 5

The first Parent Afternoon Back is scheduled for Friday, October 5th, from 1:00-3:00PM.  

Parent Afternoon Back is a time for parents/guardians to get a brief update (3-4 minutes) on their child’s progress.  Mini-conferences are first come, first serve for parents.

Students will be dismissed for the day at 12:15. Lunch is not served on this day.

First PTO Meeting Thursday

The first BMS PTO meeting is this Thursday in the library at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend!

Parent Program Tuesday Evening

Dr. Ruth Potee is presenting in the Beverly Middle School auditorium tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25thTeen Brain Under Construction: What Every Parent Must Know About Your Tween/Teen’s Brain Development. Dr. Potee is a board certified family and addiction medicine physician.

Doors open at 5:00 PM for a interactive display of current trends in youth substance abuse, drug paraphernalia and concealment of illicit drugs and alcohol. Dr. Potee will begin speaking at 6:00 PM.

Please note that this presentation is intended for adults only.

Direct Donation Drive

The BMS PTO has kicked off the Fall Fundraiser - this year, the PTO is holding a Direct Donation Drive so 100% of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to your student's enrichment. That also means no selling and no extra work for you! Every donation makes a difference - and donations are eligible for fantastic raffle prizes!

Check the Beverly Middle School PTO website's Direct Drive page for information about prizes or to donate via PayPal. You can also donate by check. Thank you all for your continued support.

In order to be eligible for the early bird raffle, your donation must be in by this Friday!

Friday, September 21, 2018

YMCA Teen Dance Tonight

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held tonight Friday, September 21st. From 7pm-10pm you can come to the Y with your friends, hang out, and dance throughout the night. Only $10 per student, snacks and drinks are sold for $1-$2 each. All students must be picked up no later than 10:15pm.

Middle School Open House Today & Tomorrow

Got some friends who want to get inside the new middle school? Haven't been able to come by yourself? This weekend is the time!

  • Friday, September 21 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

See this flyer for more information.

Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run on Sunday

Come support your local elementary schools and join us at Lynch Park on Sunday, September 23rd for the 9th Annual Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run.

Haven’t registered yet? No problem! You can register the day of at Lynch Park.

Fun Run will begin at 9am and will be entirely in Lynch Park. 5K begins at 9:30am.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Direct Donation Drive

The BMS PTO has kicked off the Fall Fundraiser - this year, the PTO is holding a Direct Donation Drive so 100% of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to your student's enrichment. That also means no selling and no extra work for you! Every donation makes a difference - and donations are eligible for fantastic raffle prizes!

Check the Beverly Middle School PTO website's Direct Drive page for information about prizes or to donate via PayPal. You can also donate by check. Thank you all for your continued support.

Cross Country

There is a home cross country meet for the BLACK team today. Please meet on the turf after school.

The ORANGE team has an away meet at LYNN. Please meet in the gym after school.

Those parked to the right of the school who are planning on staying past 3:45, please move your car to park behind the gym.

Online Signup Deadline for Fall Frolic Today

Come support your local elementary schools and join us at Lynch Park on Sunday, September 23rd for the 9th Annual Fall Frolic 5k & Fun Run.

Haven’t registered yet? No problem! You can sign up online before Thursday, September 20th or register the day of at Lynch Park.

Fun Run will begin at 9am and will be entirely in Lynch Park. 5K begins at 9:30am.

Library Volunteers

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is looking for parent volunteers to assist in the library in the morning from about 8:15-9:00 am. Morning volunteers help shelve books, check books out to students, keep an eye on students during this busy time of the day, and assist with small projects. Ideally there will be two volunteers for each day of the week so they can alternate weeks or else come in together and back each other up when one or the other isn't available. 




If you can't commit to a weekly schedule but would like to help with projects or displays, email Ms. Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org. 

YMCA Teen Dance Tomorrow

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held tomorrow, Friday, September 21st. From 7pm-10pm you can come to the Y with your friends, hang out, and dance throughout the night. Only $10 per student, snacks and drinks are sold for $1-$2 each. All students must be picked up no later than 10:15pm.

Middle School Open House Tomorrow & Saturday

Got some friends who want to get inside the new middle school? Haven't been able to come by yourself? This weekend is the time!

  • Friday, September 21 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

See this flyer for more information.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Math Team Meeting Tomorrow

Math team will have its first meeting of the year on Thursday from 3-3:45 in room 436, neighborhood 3. If you have any interest and enjoy a good challenge come check it out, get the information and try a few problems. See Mrs. Shaw in 436 for more information.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Middle School Open Houses Fri/Sat

Got some friends who want to get inside the new middle school? Haven't been able to come by yourself? This weekend is the time!

  • Friday, September 21 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

See this flyer for more information.

Cross Country - Orange Team

Attention Orange Team Runners!!

We WILL be having INDOOR cross country practice today. Please meet in the gym after school.

Field Hockey

The Beverly Middle School 7th + 8th grade field hockey had a strong start to their season yesterday with an unfortunate 1-0 loss to Triton here yesterday afternoon.

The field hockey game at Saugus has been cancelled today. There will be no practice today or tomorrow. We will resume practice on Thursday with an optional practice added on Friday. See Coach McGrath in room 444 with any questions.

YMCA Teen Dance Friday

There will be a YMCA Teen Dance held this Friday, September 21st. From 7pm-10pm you can come to the Y with your friends, hang out, and dance throughout the night. Only $10 per student, snacks and drinks are sold for $1-$2 each. All students must be picked up no later than 10:15pm.

North Shore-Merrimack Valley Relief Fund

Beverly Mayor Michael Cahill, Lynn Mayor Thomas M. McGee, Peabody Mayor Edward A. Bettencourt, Jr, and Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll have announced the establishment of the North Shore-Merrimack Valley Relief Fund for residents of their cities to donate directly to those displaced or impacted by the natural gas explosions and fires in Andover, Lawrence, and North Andover.

Those who wish to donate may do so by visiting any Eastern Bank location and donating over the counter. An online donation option will be available at www.salem.com soon.

“Our friends and neighbors in the Merrimack Valley need our help,” said Mayor Cahill. “Please contribute what you can and make a difference for them. Thank you for anything you can do."

Monday, September 17, 2018

Library Volunteers Sought

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is looking for parent volunteers to assist in the library in the morning from about 8:15-9:00 am. Morning volunteers help shelve books, check books out to students, keep an eye on students during this busy time of the day, and assist with small projects. Ideally there will be two volunteers for each day of the week so they can alternate weeks or else come in together and back each other up when one or the other isn't available. 


If you can't commit to a weekly schedule but would like to help with projects or displays, email Ms. Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org. 

Direct Donation Drive Kickoff!

The BMS PTO has just kicked off our Fall Fundraiser - this year, the PTO is holding a Direct Donation Drive so 100% of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly to your student's enrichment. That also means no selling and no extra work for you! Every donation makes a difference - and donations are eligible for fantastic raffle prizes! 

Check the Beverly Middle School PTO website's Direct Drive page for information about prizes or to donate via PayPal. You can also donate by check -- look for your child’s take-home folder on Tuesday for slips to attach to a check, send them to school with it and they can hand to their first period teachers. Thank you all for your continued support.

Math Team

Math team will have its first meeting of the year on Thursday from 3-3:45 in room 436, neighborhood 3. If you have any interest and enjoy a good challenge come check it out, get the information and try a few problems. See Mrs. Shaw in 436 for more information.

Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run This Weekend

Come support your local elementary schools and join us at Lynch Park on Sunday, September 23rd for the 9th Annual Fall Frolic 5k & Fun Run.

Haven’t registered yet? No problem! You can sign up online before Thursday, September 20th or register the day of at Lynch Park.

Fun Run will begin at 9am and will be entirely in Lynch Park. 5K begins at 9:30am.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Summer Reading

Students across the school talked about what they read this summer during the first block today. We are a community of readers! Students in grades 6-8 turned in their summer reading projects. This will be part of the first trimester grade for most 6-8 students, unless they are new to Beverly Public Schools or have received other instructions from their ELA teacher.

Students who were not in school or otherwise unable to turn in their project on Friday should bring it directly to Ms. Woznick in the BMS Library. Please be sure it is clearly labeled with the student's name and homeroom so that they may receive credit.

Summer reading books and response project information is posted online at https://beverlymssummerreading.blogspot.com/.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Woznick by email at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run - Sign Up Now!

Come support your local elementary schools and join us at Lynch Park on Sunday, September 23rd for the 9th Annual Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run.

Haven’t registered yet? No problem! You can sign up online before Thursday, September 20th or register the day of at Lynch Park.

Fun Run will begin at 9am and will be entirely in Lynch Park. 5K begins at 9:30am.

iPad Rollout & Update

We rolled out our 1-1 iPad program across the school this week and it's going very smoothly so far!

Those who have NOT yet returned the Device Use Agreement 
should print it, sign it, and return it to the main office immediately. 

Grade 5 and 6 students received iPads at the beginning of the week and are already putting them to great use. Their iPads stay here at school overnight so they are safe and charged and ready for the next day.

Grade 7 and 8 students are were due to receive their iPads yesterday (Thursday). Students who have returned their signed Device Use Agreement also receieved chargers. Please remember:
  • These chargers must be brought home and kept in a safe location. They are not to be loaned out or used for other purposes.
  • Students should plan to bring their iPads home each day so that they can be used for homework assignments and charged overnight. 
  • Students are responsible for bringing their iPads to school fully charged each day.
Refer to the Device Use Agreement for further information.

Until the signed Device Use Agreement is received, grade 7-8 students will not be permitted to take an iPad home and must coordinate with team teachers to be sure it is properly stored and charged at school overnight. It may not be left in student's personal school lockers.

Please email the BMS Tech Center with any questions: bmstech@beverlyschools.org.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Calling all runners, walkers and riders!!

Here is a great opportunity to do some community service:

September is Hunger Action Month and Beverly Bootstraps invites you to Step into Action! Walk, run or ride at your own pace on your own schedule when you join their virtual walkathon. Just log your steps online. Ask your family and friends to support your effort to prevent hunger. 


Valuable Info on PTO Website

The Beverly Middle School PTO website contains lots of valuable information, including:
  • Teachers' and Parents' guides to Fortnite. The teacher post is specifically about how Fortnite can be used to insert educational content and is valuable to parents as well. Check it out!! (The best way to jump from the Bus is to learn some super easy middle school math!!!)
  • An upcoming City marijuana meeting. The City's approach to legal marijuana dispensaries will directly impact your middle school student.
  • A specific tab that allows anyone to donate to the PTO using the Direct Donation Drive which is ongoing and is the PTO's only Fall fundraiser, raising money that supports field trips.

From the Cross Country Desk

Congratulations to Karli Atwood, Grade 6 and TJ Betts, Grade 8, both had a first place finish yesterday at Swampscott. Great show!

iPad Rollout Info & Reminders

We've been rolling out our 1-1 iPad program across the school this week and it's going very smoothly so far!

Those who have NOT yet returned the Device Use Agreement 
should print it, sign it, and return it to the main office immediately. 

Grade 5 and 6 students received iPads earlier this week and are already putting them to great use. Their iPads stay here at school overnight so they are safe and charged and ready for the next day.

Grade 7 and 8 students are due to get their iPads today, Thursday, September 13. Students who have returned their signed Device Use Agreement are also receiving chargers. Please remember:
  • These chargers must be brought home and kept in a safe location. They are not to be loaned out or used for other purposes.
  • Students should plan to bring their iPads home each day so that they can be used for homework assignments and charged overnight. 
  • Students are responsible for bringing their iPads to school fully charged each day.
Refer to the Device Use Agreement for further information.

Until the signed Device Use Agreement is received, grade 7-8 students will not be permitted to take an iPad home and must coordinate with team teachers to be sure it is properly stored and charged at school overnight. It may not be left in student's personal school lockers.

Please email the BMS Tech Center with any questions: bmstech@beverlyschools.org.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

iPad Rollout Info & Reminders

We've been rolling out our 1-1 iPad program across the school this week and it's going very smoothly so far! 

Those who have NOT yet returned the Device Use Agreement 
should print it, sign it, and return it to the main office immediately. 

Grade 5 and 6 students received iPads earlier this week and are already putting them to great use. Their iPads stay here at school overnight so they are safe and charged and ready for the next day.

Grade 7 and 8 students are due to get their iPads tomorrow, Thursday, September 13. Students who have returned their signed Device Use Agreement will also receive chargers. Please remember:
  • These chargers must be brought home and kept in a safe location. They are not to be loaned out or used for other purposes.
  • Students should plan to bring their iPads home each day so that they can be used for homework assignments and charged overnight. 
  • Students are responsible for bringing their iPads to school fully charged each day.
Refer to the Device Use Agreement for further information.

Until the signed Device Use Agreement is received, grade 7-8 students will not be permitted to take an iPad home and must coordinate with team teachers to be sure it is properly stored and charged at school overnight. It may not be left in student's personal school lockers.

Please email the BMS Tech Center with any questions: bmstech@beverlyschools.org.

Music Parents Meeting Tonight

There will be a Beverly Middle School Music Parents meeting on Wednesday September 12th in the Music room (Room 155) from 6:30 - 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

West Nile Virus in Beverly

The Beverly Board of Public Health would like to remind you that even though summer is winding down, it's still mosquito season, and West Nile Virus has been found in a mosquito sample in Beverly.

Please take precautions for yourself and your children, particularly around dusk, by wearing clothing that covers your arms and legs and by using insect repellant. You can help prevent mosquitos hatching on your property by draining standing water and being careful to only open windows that are screened in.

See the attached letter for more details.

Sign Up Now for Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run

Come support your local elementary schools and join us at Lynch Park on Sunday, September 23rd for the 9th Annual Fall Frolic 5k & Fun Run. 

Haven’t registered yet? No problem! You can sign up online before Thursday, September 20th or register the day of at Lynch Park.

Fun Run will begin at 9am and will be entirely in Lynch Park. 5K begins at 9:30am.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Cross Country - Black Team Reminder

A reminder to the BLACK team for Beverly Middle School cross country: today's practice is ON! Please meet Coach Arsnow and Coach Sparkman at the far end of the field outside the school by no later than 3:15. Don't forget to bring any paperwork from last week's meeting if you have it.

Music Parents Meeting Wednesday

There will be a Beverly Middle School Music Parents meeting on Wednesday September 12th in the Music room (Room 155) from 6:30 - 7:00 pm.

Friday, September 7, 2018

All City Jazz Band Auditions 9/20

The All City Jazz Band Auditions are going to be on Thursday, September 20 after school in the band room! 

If you are interested please see Mr. Krafka for audition materials! Also, if that date is a conflict please let Mr. K know, as he's happy to try to accommodate you.

Girls Youth Flag Football

Sign up now for girls' flag football, available in 3 age divisions for 5-8, 9-11, and 12-15 years old. It's an 8-week season, September 23-November 11 on Sunday mornings.

Register online at xflagfootball.com or by calling 855-FLAG-411.

For more information, see this flyer and/or contact Anne at aknapp@xflagfootball.com.

HarborFest is Tomorrow

The 8th Annual Beverly HarborFest happens this Saturday, September 8 from 3-6pm. It's at Glover Wharf (behind the old McDonald's building next to the Beverly-Salem Bridge).

Admission is free and there will be great food for sale from many local eateries. There will be live music, drawings for prizes and activities for all.

It's sponsored by the City of Beverly and the Beverly Harbor Management Authority, along with community partners the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Beverly Main Streets.

See this flyer for more information.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Dr. Ruth Potee Presentation 9/25

Dr. Ruth Potee is presenting in the Beverly Middle School auditorium on Tuesday, September 25th: Teen Brain Under Construction: What Every Parent Must Know About Your Tween/Teen’s Brain Development. Dr. Potee is a board certified family and addiction medicine physician.

Doors open at 5:00 PM for a interactive display of current trends in youth substance abuse, drug paraphernalia and concealment of illicit drugs and alcohol. Dr. Potee will begin speaking at 6:00 PM.

Please note that this presentation is intended for adults only.

Field Hockey

Field Hockey girls may store their equipment in Coach McGrath's room 444.

All City Jazz Band Auditions

The All City Jazz Band Auditions are going to be on Thursday, September 20 after school in the band room! 

If you are interested please see Mr. Krafka for audition materials! Also, if that date is a conflict please let Mr. K know, as he's happy to try to accommodate you.

Field Hockey

Middle School Field Hockey starts immediately after school today (Thursday, September 6th). All 7th and 8th graders who are already signed up and have paid their fees should meet out on the turf.  If you have any questions about field hockey, Coach McGrath is in room 444.

HarborFest on Saturday

The 8th Annual Beverly HarborFest happens this Saturday, September 8 from 3-6pm. It's at Glover Wharf (behind the old McDonald's building next to the Beverly-Salem Bridge).

Admission is free and there will be great food for sale from many local eateries. There will be live music, drawings for prizes and activities for all.

It's sponsored by the City of Beverly and the Beverly Harbor Management Authority, along with community partners the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Beverly Main Streets.

See this flyer for more information.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Summer Reading Projects Due 9/14

There will be a school-wide summer reading block on Friday 9/14 and students in grades 6 through 8 will turn in their response projects at that time.

Most students in grades 6, 7, and 8 ought to have read at least one of books from the lists provided and have produced a response piece according to the instructions (Grade 5 students will not turn a response piece.)

For more information about summer reading books and requirements, please refer to the summer reading website or contact Ms. Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

HarborFest on Saturday

The 8th Annual Beverly HarborFest happens this Saturday, September 8 from 3-6pm. It's at Glover Wharf (behind the old McDonald's building next to the Beverly-Salem Bridge).

Admission is free and there will be great food for sale from many local eateries. There will be live music, drawings for prizes and activities for all.

It's sponsored by the City of Beverly and the Beverly Harbor Management Authority, along with community partners the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce and Beverly Main Streets.

See this flyer for more information.

Cross Country & Field Hockey

Middle School Cross Country is meeting today (Wednesday) at 3:15 in the 3rd floor cafeteria. Runners will receive their team assignments and schedules.

Middle School Field Hockey starts immediately after school on Thursday, September 6th. All 7th and 8th graders who are already signed up and have paid their fees should meet out on the turf.  If you have any questions about field hockey, Coach McGrath is in room 444.

Monday, September 3, 2018

No School Tuesday

There is no school on Tuesday, September 4 for students. It is a staff development day for teachers. Enjoy the long weekend!

Summer Reading Responses Due 9/14

Ms. Woznick, the Beverly Middle School Librarian, hopes students have read a lot of great books over the summer!

Please remember that one of those books ought to have been from the lists provided and students in grades 6, 7, and 8 will be expected to turn in a response piece on Friday, September 14, when there will be a school-wide block devoted to summer reading. (Grade 5 students will not turn a response piece.)

For more information about summer reading books and requirements, please refer to the summer reading website.

Beverly Middle School PTO

What was the Beverly Middle School PTO up to this summer?

  • Welcoming BMS Parents and Students! (Did you see our posters?)
  • Momball! BMS Moms are planning to win!
  • Funding Library donations (there will be lots of great new books to check out of the school library this year with Ms. Woznick) as well as Spirit Wear, BMS Cinch Sacks, Agenda Books, Nature's Classroom, Field Trips and more!
Find out what the PTO is all about and how you can help - come to the first meeting of the year on Thursday,  September 27 at 6:30 in the Beverly Middle School library!

You can also look online for more information at the BMS PTO website:

Email us at beverlymiddleschoolpto@gmail.com.

Music Parents Meeting Wednesday 9/12

There will be a Beverly Middle School Music Parents meeting on Wednesday September 12th in the Music room (Room 155) from 6:30 - 7:00 pm.

All City Jazz Band Auditions

The All City Jazz Band Auditions are going to be September 20th after school in the band room! If you are interested please see Mr. Krafka for audition materials! Also, if that date is a conflict please let Mr. K know, he's happy to try and accommodate.

Arrival & Departure Reminders

All students must be in their first class by 8:45 A.M.  Dismissal is at 3:00 P.M.

The building will not be accessible to students prior to 8:00 AM. Students should plan to arrive at school between 8:30 A.M. – 8:40 A.M. Those who arrive at school before to 8:30 A.M. will report to the cafeteria.

Grade 5 and Grade 6 students report to the first floor cafeteria. Grade 7 and Grade 8 students report to the third floor cafeteria. Assistant Principals are located in each of these locations in the morning for supervision.

Any student who wishes to purchase breakfast can do so in the First Floor Cafeteria and eat in the assigned section.

The link for morning drop off and afternoon pick up is https://goo.gl/WnDedf.

Students taking the bus are dropped off in front of the outdoor learning area in the morning. Buses are lined up in the same area at the conclusion of the day to pick up students to go home in the afternoon.

See the BPS transportation page for more information about bus routes and signing up to take the bus.

Dress Policy Reminders

The administration reserves the right to determine whether items of clothing are of an inappropriate nature or are in violation of the health standard and safety of the students attending the school. Students in violation of the dress code will be given an opportunity to modify their dress using clothing they have at school, borrow an item of clothing from the nurse’s office, or call home for a change of clothes. Failure to comply may result in in-school suspension for the day. Habitual violators of this policy will receive disciplinary consequences.

Some specific guidelines:
  • Hats/headgear/hoods may not be worn inside the building except on officially designated “hat days” or for religious or medical purposes;
  • Students may not wear tank tops, muscle shirts, and/or sleepwear;
  • Shirts must completely cover the torso when a student stands, walks or sits;
  • Clothing may not include words/phrases/images that are sexually suggestive, obscene, or promote the use of alcohol, nicotine, drugs, hate speech, violence, or other inappropriate words or connotations’
  • Hem of shorts must be at fist length when arms are resting at the side, and skirts and dresses must be fingertip length;
  • Clothing must not be sheer or see-through;
  • Undergarments may not show above or outside of clothing;
  • Foot covering must be worn at all times. Open toed sandals are acceptable, but flip-flops and slippers are unsafe and may not be worn;
  • Clothing may not include items that might endanger student safety- e.g. pins, chains, etc.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Welcome to Homeward Bound for Beverly Middle School!

This is where you will find information every day for Beverly Middle School, including most morning announcements and important PTO and info for parents and guardians.

Friday, August 24, 2018

2018 Letter to Families

Please be sure you have read the following letter to families from Mr. Poska, the principal of Beverly Middle School, with information about the new school year.