BMS Calendar

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Library

The library is open every day before school from 8:15-8:45.

After school this week:

  • Monday - closed
  • Tuesday - Open to 3:30
  • Wednesday - closed (all teachers have staff meeting)
  • Thursday - Open to 3:45
  • Friday - closed

Field Hockey

Good Luck to the Middle School Field Hockey team in their game today vs. Georgetown at 4pm at home on the BMS turf!

Parent Library Volunteers Sought

Ms. Woznick is looking for parent library volunteers who are willing to come in at the start or end of the day either every week or every other week (rotating with another person).

Tasks could include shelving books, helping children find books, checking out books, being a responsible adult in the room, doing inventory, displays, processing books (covers, labels, etc.). If you can only commit for the fall, that's fine. She will do a second look at the schedule in December to drop people who can't commit through the winter and add people who are newly available. Volunteers will have to be CORI'd. If you sign up, you'll get information about that.

If you are interested, please sign up here and she will be in touch soon with details. You can also email her at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Direct Donation Drive

Our first fundraiser of the year is here!

The Direct Donation Drive will run from September 16 - October 4th. 

There are some amazing prizes up for grabs! 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 your child’s take home folder for slips to attach to a check, send them to school to be given to their homeroom teachers. Thank you all for your continued support.

Grade 5/6 Curriculum Night Tomorrow

Curriculum Night for parents of children in grades 5 and 6 is tomorrow! This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to see their child's classrooms and learn about the year's curriculum from teachers.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 5 & 6, ATTAIN
Note that  parents/guardians of Mrs. Chirco's ATTAIN students should attend on  Tuesday, Sept. 17, regardless of the grade level of their child.

Flute Club Starts This Week

Flute Club meets in the band room on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45 starting this week on Wednesday, September 18.

Students will be able to take the late bus home! There is no fee to participate in Flute Club. Students work on flute skills and play songs and music games together. 

The Flute Club performs in the BMS Winter Concert, the All-City Band Concert, the MICCA Solo and Ensemble Festival, and the BMS Spring Concert. 

Flute Club is coached by Dr Eileen Yarrison. You may contact her at eyarrison@aol.com.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Direct Donation Drive

Our first fundraiser of the year is here!

The Direct Donation Drive will run from September 16 - October 4th. 

There are some amazing prizes up for grabs! 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! 

See this flyer for more info and check your child’s take home folder for slips to attach to a check, send them to school to be given to their homeroom teachers. Thank you all for your continued support.

Check the Beverly Middle School PTO website for details about prizes or how to donate through Venmo.

Gr 5/6 Curriculum Night Tuesday

Curriculum Night for parents of children in grades 5 and 6 is next week! This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to see their child's classrooms and learn about the year's curriculum from teachers.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 5 & 6, ATTAIN
Note that  parents/guardians of Mrs. Chirco's ATTAIN students should attend on  Tuesday, Sept. 17, regardless of the grade level of their child.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Library Volunteers and Donations Sought

Ms. Woznick is looking for parent library volunteers who are willing to come in at the start or end of the day either every week or every other week (rotating with another person). 

Tasks could include shelving books, helping children find books, checking out books, being a responsible adult in the room, doing inventory, displays, processing books (covers, labels, etc.). If you can only commit for the fall, that's fine. She will do a second look at the schedule in December to drop people who can't commit through the winter and add people who are newly available. Volunteers will have to be CORI'd. If you sign up, you'll get information about that.

If you are interested, please sign up here and she will be in touch soon with details. You can also email her at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Girls Who Code @ BPL

Interested in building a website or adventure game or learning how to code a robot? Join the Beverly Public Library's Girls Who Code Club. It's free for teens in grades 6-12.

No coding experience necessary. If you’d like to bring your own laptop, great! If not, we have ones can borrow for the club. The club meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 starting September 18th.

See this flyer for more information or go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/teens/ to register now! There are only 10 spots available.

Green Club

The Green Club will meet on Tuesdays in the 6th grade Maker Space (neighborhood 1), Room 215. All interested students should plan to come to our first meeting on Tuesday Sept. 24th from 3:05-3:45. Hope to see you there! 

- Mrs. Lang

Honors Choir Auditions - Sign Up by Friday

Auditions for Honors choir is on Monday 9/16 at 3pm in the chorus room (155). There is a sign-up list posted until tomorrow (Friday) at 3pm. Those who wish to audition need to prepare 16 bars of a song.

Rehearsals will be on Mondays 3-4pm. On weeks when there is no school on Mondays, rehearsal will be on Tuesdays 3-4pm.

Any questions,  please see Mrs. Nearis in room 152F. 

Girls Who Code Club at the Beverly Public Library

Interested in building a website or adventure game or learning how to code a robot? Join the Beverly Public Library's Girls Who Code Club. It's free for teens in grades 6-12

No coding experience necessary. If you’d like to bring your own laptop, great! If not, we have ones can borrow for the club. The club meets Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:45 starting September 18th.

See this flyer for more information or go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/teens/ to register now! There are only 10 spots available.

Gr 7/8 Curriculum Night Tonight

Curriculum Nights are coming soon! This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to see their child's classrooms and learn about the year's curriculum from teachers.
  • TONIGHT - Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 7 & 8
  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 5 & 6, ATTAIN
Note that  parents/guardians of Mrs. Chirco's ATTAIN students should attend on  Tuesday, Sept. 17, regardless of the grade level of their child.

Earlier posts had an incorrect end time for the Tuesday September 17 curriculum night. Both curriculum nights will end at 8:00 pm. We apologize for any confusion.

BHS Mattress Fundraiser Saturday

Need a new mattress? The BHS Band has a mattress fundraiser coming up on Saturday, September 14 from 10-4pm in the BHS Field House.

See this flyer for more information or go to bit.ly/beds4bevband.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Honors Choir Auditions Monday

Auditions for Honors choir is on Monday 9/16 at 3pm in the chorus room (155). There is a sign-up list posted till this Friday till 3pm. Those who wish to audition need to prepare 16 bars of a song. 

Rehearsals will be on Mondays 3-4pm. On weeks when there is no school on Mondays, rehearsal will be on Tuesdays 3-4pm.

Any questions,  please see Mrs. Nearis in room 152F. 

No After School Activities Today

There are staff meetings after  school today. All students who are not in the Y after school program must leave school grounds immediately at dismissal time, as there are no after school activities.

X Country - Black Team Meet Postponed - No Practicd

Today's away Cross Country Black Team meet at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus has been postponed. 

We have not yet received a new date, but will be sure to update you all when this happens. 

There is NO practice today, as there are staff meetings scheduled that coaches are attending.

Fall Frolic & 5K Fun Run 10/6

The 10th Annual Fall Frolic is Sunday, October 6th at Lynch Park. It gets  underway at 9:30 AM.

Sign up before Sept 23rd at the discounted rate!

This is the 10th Annual Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run – a team effort that brings together all five of our Beverly elementary schools for a day of running fun!! Profits from this race help fund school enrichment programs at all 5 public elementary schools in Beverly.

The event is OPEN TO EVERYONE – runners, walkers, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, students and folks pushing strollers too! There is truly something for everyone -- there's a 5K and also a half-mile Fun Run for the younger kids.

Online registration is at www.fallfrolic5K.com or you can register with this form.

Gr 7/8 Curriculum Night Tomorrow

Curriculum Nights are coming soon! This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to see their child's classrooms and learn about the year's curriculum from teachers.
  • Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 7 & 8
  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 5 & 6, ATTAIN
Note that  parents/guardians of Mrs. Chirco's ATTAIN students should attend on  Tuesday, Sept. 17, regardless of the grade level of their child.

Summer Reading Day on Friday

Summer Reading Day will be this Friday, September 13.

Students in grades 6-8 should plan to bring in their summer reading response projects by that day. (It might be a good idea to bring it in earlier in the week so you know it's in school!) They will be sharing their projects on team during a special one hour block at the start of the school day, and turning their projects in. This will be part of their T1 grade.

Please check the summer reading website for more information.

All-City Jazz Band Auditions

The auditions for the All-City Jazz Band at BMS will be held September 26th after school in the music room (155). ACJB practices after school every Thursday from 3:15-4:45pm.

The audition materials and information can be found on the All-City Jazz Band page of the Beverly Middle School bands website http://www.beverlymsbands.org/all-city-jazz-band.html.

Mom Ball Collection for Bootstraps

The  20th Annual MomBall Tournament is coming September 20-22!

Our Beverly Bootstraps collection for the Middle School is feminine products. Look for a collection bin in the main office for your convenience.

Click here for more information, visit the website at www.momball.com or email momball@icloud.com.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Livingstone Park Block Party

There's a big community block party on Saturday, September 21 at Livingstone Park in Ryal Side.

There will be a community yard sale, corn hole tournament and a block party.

See this flyer for more information or go to the Volunteer Signup sheet if you have some time to give.

Gr 7/8 Curriculum Night Thursday

Curriculum Nights are coming soon! This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to see their child's classrooms and learn about the year's curriculum from teachers.
  • Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 7 & 8
  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 5 & 6, ATTAIN
Note that  parents/guardians of Mrs. Chirco's ATTAIN students should attend on  Tuesday, Sept. 17, regardless of the grade level of their child.

Flute Club Starts Next Week

Flute Club meets in the band room on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45 starting next week on Wednesday, September 18.

Students will be able to take the late bus home! There is no fee to participate in Flute Club. Students work on flute skills and play songs and music games together. 

The Flute Club performs in the BMS Winter Concert, the All-City Band Concert, the MICCA Solo and Ensemble Festival, and the BMS Spring Concert. 

Flute Club is coached by Dr Eileen Yarrison. You may contact her at eyarrison@aol.com.

Monday, September 9, 2019

BHS Band Mattress Fundraiser

Need a new mattress? The BHS Band has a mattress fundraiser coming up on Saturday, September 14 from 10-4pm in the BHS Field House.

See this flyer for more information or go to bit.ly/beds4bevband.

Summer Reading Day on Friday

Summer Reading Day will be this Friday, September 13.

Students in grades 6-8 should plan to bring in their summer reading response projects by that day. (It might be a good idea to bring it in earlier in the week so you know it's in school!) They will be sharing their projects on team during a special one hour block at the start of the school day, and turning their projects in. This will be part of their T1 grade.

Please check the summer reading website for more information.

Girls Who Code @ BPL

Registration is now open for the Beverly Public Library's Girls Who Code Club!

It's open to students in grades 6-12 and will meet on Wednesdays 3:30-4:45 from September 18 through December 18.

See this flyer for more information or go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/teens/ to register now!

Music Parents Meeting

Wednesday 9/11 will be our first Beverly Middle School Music Parents meeting of the year! If you have a student in band, chorus, or strings then you are invited to join us in Room 155 from 6:30-7:00pm where you will get a chance to meet the music ensemble teachers for band, chorus and strings and hear about our exciting upcoming events! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Pizza & a Movie at BPL for Grades 6-12

The Beverly Public Library is hosting  a showing of Avengers: Endgame tomorrow, Monday, September 9 after school from 3:30-6:30pm.

It's for grades 6-12 only - no parents allowed!

Kids can kick back in the Sohier Room and watch the movie on the big screen and eat (free) pizza!

See this flyer or email Meghan Karasin at karasin@noblenet.org for more information.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Summer Reading Day Next Friday

Summer Reading Day will be next Friday, September 13.

Students in grades 6-8 should plan to bring in their summer reading response projects by that day. (It might be a good idea to bring it in earlier in the week so you know it's in school!) They will be sharing their projects on team during a special one hour block at the start of the school day, and turning their projects in. This will be part of their T1 grade.

Please check the summer reading website for more information.

Avengers Movie + Pizza at BPL Monday

The Beverly Public Library is hosting  a showing of Avengers: Endgame next Monday, September 9 after school from 3:30-6:30pm.

It's for grades 6-12 only - no parents allowed!

Kids can kick back in the Sohier Room and watch the movie on the big screen and eat (free) pizza!

See this flyer or email Meghan Karasin at karasin@noblenet.org for more information.

Mom Ball Information

The  20th Annual MomBall Tournament is coming September 20-22!

If you’re playing for the Middle School team, please submit your money and waiver by tomorrow, Saturday, September 7th, 5:00 pm to any of the captains.

Our Beverly Bootstraps collection for the Middle School is feminine products. Look for a collection bin in the main office for your convenience.

Click here for more information, visit the website at www.momball.com or email momball@icloud.com.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Apps to be Aware Of

Assistant Principal Ms. Norton wants to share this article with you:

15 apps parents should look out for on their kids' phones

This article mentions Common Sense Media, which is a fantastic resource for parents.  As it points out, "It gives parents a break down on what they should know about each and every app out there. And it provides advice on monitoring your kids apps."

Announcing the BMS Direct Donation Drive

Nothing to sell! Nothing to volunteer for! 100% of your donations go to BMS student education and enrichment!

The Direct Donation Drive is now underway. You can contribute via Venmo or by check (turn in checks with these donation slips) - and you might even win a prize!

See this flyer for more information.

Curriculum Nights

Curriculum Nights are coming soon! This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to see their child's classrooms and learn about the year's curriculum from teachers.

  • Thursday, September 12, 6:30-8:00 pm - Grades 7 & 8
  • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-8:30 pm - Grades 5 & 6, ATTAIN
Note that  parents/guardians of Mrs. Chirco's ATTAIN students should attend on  Tuesday, Sept. 17, regardless of the grade level of their child.

Lost & Found

The BMS Lost & Found is already filling up! It is located outside the library on the first floor, under the staircase.

If your child has misplaced something at school, have them check the Lost & Found. There are also generally some items near the gym and by the stairs at the front end of the 3rd floor cafeteria. These are collected about once a week and brought to the main Lost & Found.

We tag items regularly and then donate those that have been there for a month or longer periodically through the school year.

Please be sure to label your child's items, particularly expensive jackets and water bottles and  things like lunchboxes that are easy to leave behind.

Cross Country Meetings Today

There will be a quick informational meet and greet for students after school today.

If you are on the BLACK team you will meet in the neighborhood 1 maker space on the third floor (Mr. Arsnow’s hallway).

If you are on the ORANGE team you will meet in the neighborhood 1 maker space on the second floor (Mr. Sutera’s hallway).

If you take the bus, there is a late bus at 3:45.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Mom Ball Information

The  20th Annual MomBall Tournament is coming September 20-22!

If you’re playing for the Middle School team, please submit your money and waiver by Saturday, September 7th, 5:00 pm to any of the captains.

Our Beverly Bootstraps collection for the Middle School is feminine products. Look for a collection bin in the main office for your convenience.

Click here for more information, visit the website at www.momball.com or email momball@icloud.com.

Flute Club

Flute Club meets in the band room on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45 starting on Wednesday September 18.

Students will be able to take the late bus home! There is no fee to participate in Flute Club. Students work on flute skills and play songs and music games together. 

The Flute Club performs in the BMS Winter Concert, the All-City Band Concert, the MICCA Solo and Ensemble Festival, and the BMS Spring Concert. 

Flute Club is coached by Dr Eileen Yarrison. You may contact her at eyarrison@aol.com.

Field Hockey

7th and 8th grade Field Hockey practice begins Monday, September 9th. Meet out on the turf at 3:15pm. You should be all signed up and registered by now, and ready to go. 

Please see Coach McGrath in room 444 or email jmcgrath@beverlyschools.org if you have any questions.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

BMS Library

The Beverly Middle School Library will be open before and after school starting next week, on Monday, September 9.

Students may visit the library before school every day starting at 8:15am.  They must leave by 8:40 so that they can get to homeroom in time for attendance at 8:45.

The library is typically open after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 3:45.  It is open on select Mondays and Wednesdays, depending on Ms. Woznick's schedule. It is not open after school on Fridays.

A notice is typically placed outside the library when there are changes to the schedule. When possible, the calendar that is on Homeward Bound will be adjusted when there are changes.

The library is intended to be a quieter alternative to the cafeteria in the morning. Students are encouraged to read, do homework, or engage in quiet activities in very small groups. Large groups, students who are not following library rules, and those who are inconsiderate of others using the space appropriately will be asked to leave. 

Student Handbook

The updated BMS Student Handbook for 2019-2020 is available online. Click here or view it through links on the BMS website. Students receive copies of the handbook on their iPads through an app they are directed to install.

The Student Handbook has information on academic expectations; attendance; student responsibilities; behavior and discipline policies; bullying, harassment, enforcement of rights; health, safety, and wellness; student & family support; and student forms.

Girls Who Code Club at BPL

Registration is now open for the Beverly Public Library's Girls Who Code Club!

It's open to students in grades 6-12 and will meet on Wednesdays 3:30-4:45 from September 18 through December 18.

See this flyer for more information or go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/teens/ to register now!

Pizza and a Movie at BPL Monday

The Beverly Public Library is hosting  a showing of Avengers: Endgame next Monday, September 9 from 3:30-6:30pm. It's for teens only - no parents allowed!

Kids can kick back in the Sohier Room and watch the movie on the big screen and eat (free) pizza!

See this flyer or email Meghan Karasin at karasin@noblenet.org for more information.

Fall XC Series

The  North Beverly PTO is running a fall Cross Country Race series on Sundays in September. Races are open to all Beverly elementary and middle school students.

Click here for a  flyer with more information.

All-City Jazz Band Auditions

The auditions for the All-City Jazz Band at BMS will be held September 26th after school in the music room (155) from 3-5:30pm.

ACJB practices after school every Thursday from 3:15-4:45pm.

The audition materials and information can be found on the All-City Jazz Band page of the Beverly Middle School bands website http://www.beverlymsbands.org/all-city-jazz-band.html. See Mr. Krafka if you have further questions.

Mom Ball September 20-22

The  20th Annual MomBall Tournament is coming September 20-22!

Click here for more information, visit the website at www.momball.com or email momball@icloud.com.

Monday, September 2, 2019

First Day of School Tomorrow

The first day of school for all Beverly Middle School students is Tuesday, September 3, the day after Labor Day.  We are all looking forward to welcoming our BMS students!

View the opening day letter from our principal, Mr. Poska.

Daily schedule
The school day starts at 8:45, at which time students must be in their homeroom. The school day ends at 3:00 pm. Breakfast is available from 8-8:45am in the first floor cafeteria.

First day - 5th Grade Students -- on the first day you will meet in the gymnasium. Parents are welcome to walk 5th graders into the gym after 8:00. At 8:30, students will gather by teams, and will be escorted to their classrooms. On day one, 5th graders will spend most of their time getting to know their team teachers and classmates. They will also attend their first global application class, and a welcome assembly with their administrators. After day one, parents are welcome to walk children to the door, but are not allowed in the building past the front office without an appointment.

Parking note to parents: If you are getting out of your car with your child, please use the Balch Street Entrance and pull into the large lot behind the school. On Tuesday 9/3, if you are escorting a 5th grader to the gym, which is at the back of the building, you may enter by the back door, which is near the gym.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

Prices
The regular price for a full lunch at the middle school is $3.00.  Reduced price lunches are $0.40. The cost of breakfast at all schools is $2.00. In addition, 8 oz. milk may be purchased by itself for $0.75, and there are some other drinks and small items for sale at varying prices.

Menus
September 2019 menu is now available.

POS  (Point of Service) Payment
Our schools use a prepayment system in all cafeterias. Students make purchases with a personal pin number at the register. Pin numbers are confidential and do NOT change year to  year. Learn more about the POS system. You can deposit money online through www.sendmoneytoschool.com or you can send/mail a check made  out to Beverly Public Schools Food Service. Include your child's full name in the memo section of the check.

Free and Reduced Price Meals
Apply now for free or reduced price meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year at www.LunchApp.com.

You can see detailed directions here, and download a paper application here as well. Remember: you only need to submit one application per household, not one per child, even if you have children in different schools in the Beverly Public Schools district.

Have questions about free & reduced price meals? Check this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) or contact the Food Service Department at 978-921-6132 x11129.

More Information About Food Services
Go to the Beverly Schools Food Service site for more about what they have to offer.

Summer Reading Reminders

Students should NOT bring their summer reading project to school on the first day.   Teachers will give students more information about when to bring it to school this week.

Students entering grades 6-8 at Beverly Middle School in September 2019 must:
Note that there is no assignment for students entering grade 5, although they should try books recommended for grades 5+ and on the BPL summer reading list.

Check the BMS Summer Reading website for more information.

Gr 8 Math Packets Due Wednesday 9/4

Grade 8 students are to turn in their required summer math packet on Wednesday,  September 4.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

Go to folder with all 4 lists

Please note that because lockers are smaller than traditional ones, and due to use of technology instead of large textbooks in many cases, we recommend your child use a smaller cinch sack instead of a larger backpack for bringing in items from home every day.

Also note  that  EARBUDS are very important for students to have to access multimedia technology on the iPad. ALL students should have a pair of inexpensive earbuds in their pencil cases or in their lockers.  We recommend earbuds that may have come with your cell phones or other devices or ones you can get at "dollar" stores for about $5. We do not recommend students bring more expensive/high quality earbuds or headphones to school. For sanitary reasons, we do not provide shared earbuds.

Gr 8 Math Packets Due 9/4

Grade 8 students are to turn in their required summer math packet on Wednesday,  September 4.

Breakfast and Lunch Information

Prices
The regular price for a full lunch at the middle school is $3.00.  Reduced price lunches are $0.40. The cost of breakfast at all schools is $2.00. In addition, 8 oz. milks may be purchased by itself for $0.75, and there are some other drinks and small items for  sale at varying prices.

Menus
September 2019 menu is now available.

POS  (Point of Service) Payment
Our schools use a prepayment system in all cafeterias. Students make purchases with a personal pin number at the register. Pin numbers are confidential and do NOT change year to  year. Learn more about the POS system. You can deposit money online through www.sendmoneytoschool.com or you can send/mail a check made  out to Beverly Public Schools Food Service. Include your child's full name in the memo section of the check.
Free and Reduced Price Meals
Apply now for free or reduced price meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year at www.LunchApp.com.

You can see detailed directions here, and download a paper application here as well. Remember: you only need to submit one application per household, not one per child, even if you have children in different schools in the Beverly Public Schools district.

Have questions? Check this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) or contact the Food Service Department at 978-921-6132 x11129.

More Information About Food Services
Go to the Beverly Schools Food Service site for more about what they have to offer, including meal pre-payment for all, nutrition information, menus, a mobile app and more.

First Day of School on Tuesday

The first day of school for all Beverly Middle School students is Tuesday, September 3, the day after Labor Day.  We are all looking forward to welcoming our BMS students!

View the opening day letter from our principal, Mr. Poska.

Daily schedule
The school day starts at 8:45, at which time students must be in their homeroom. The school day ends at 3:00 pm. Breakfast is available from 8-8:45am in the first floor cafeteria.

First day - 5th Grade Students -- on the first day you will meet in the gymnasium. Parents are welcome to walk 5th graders into the gym after 8:00. At 8:30, students will gather by teams, and will be escorted to their classrooms. On day one, 5th graders will spend most of their time getting to know their team teachers and classmates. They will also attend their first global application class, and a welcome assembly with their administrators. After day one, parents are welcome to walk children to the door, but are not allowed in the building past the front office without an appointment.

Parking note to parents: If you are getting out of your car with your child, please use the Balch Street Entrance and pull into the large lot behind the school. On Tuesday 9/3, if you are escorting a 5th grader to the gym, which is at the back of the building, you may enter by the back door, which is near the gym.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fall XC Series

The  North Beverly PTO is running a fall Cross Country Race series on Sundays in September. Races are open to all Beverly elementary and middle school students.

Click here for a  flyer with more information.

First Day of School Tuesday Sept. 3

The first day of school for all Beverly Middle School students is Tuesday, September 3, the day after Labor Day.

The school day starts at 8:45, at which time students must be in their homeroom. The school day ends at 3:00 pm. Breakfast is available from 8-8:45am in the first floor cafeteria.

5th Grade Students -- on the first day you will meet in the gymnasium. Parents are welcome to walk 5th graders into the gym after 8:00. At 8:30, students will gather by teams, and will be escorted to their classrooms. On day one, 5th graders will spend most of their time getting to know their team teachers and classmates. They will also attend their first global application class, and a welcome assembly with their administrators. After day one, parents are welcome to walk children to the door, but are not allowed in the building past the front office without an appointment.

Some important dates to note in September & October 2019:
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 - First day of school for all BMS students
  • Thursday, Sept. 12 @ 6:30 - Curriculum Night for grades 7/8
  • Tues., Sept. 17 @ 6:30 - Curriculum Night for grades 5/6
  • Fri., Sept. 27 @ 9am - BMS PTO Meeting
  • Wed., Oct. 9 - No School - Yom Kippur
  • Mon., Oct. 14 - No School - Columbus Day
More  information:

Flute Club

Flute Club will meet this year on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 3:45. Students will be able to take the late bus home! There is no fee to participate in Flute Club. Students work on flute skills and play songs and music games together. The Flute Club performs in the BMS Winter Concert, the All-City Band Concert, the MICCA Solo and Ensemble Festival, and the BMS Spring Concert. 

Flute Club is coached by Dr Eileen Yarrison. (eyarrison@aol.com) Please contact  her  for more details about how to sign up and when Flute Club starts.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

All-City Jazz Band

The auditions for the All-City Jazz Band at BMS will be held September 26th after school in the music room (155). ACJB practices after school every Thursday from 3:15-4:45pm.

The audition materials and information can be found on the All-City Jazz Band page of the Beverly Middle School bands website http://www.beverlymsbands.org/all-city-jazz-band.html.

Monday, August 26, 2019

New To BMS Presentation

If you are new to BMS and were not able to visit during the Open Houses earlier this month -- or if  you did and want a refresher of the information we went over -- view this presentation for new families.

First Day of School Tuesday September 3

The first day of school for all Beverly Middle School students is Tuesday, September 3, the day after Labor Day.

The school day starts at 8:45, at which time students must be in their homeroom. The school day ends at 3:00 pm. Breakfast is available from 8-8:45am in the first floor cafeteria.

5th Grade Students -- on the first day you will meet in the gymnasium. Parents are welcome to walk 5th graders into the gym after 8:00. At 8:30, students will gather by teams, and will be escorted to their classrooms. On day one, 5th graders will spend most of their time getting to know their team teachers and classmates. They will also attend their first global application class, and a welcome assembly with their administrators. After day one, parents are welcome to walk children to the door, but are not allowed in the building past the front office without an appointment.

Some important dates to note in September & October 2019:
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3 - First day of school for all BMS students
  • Thursday, Sept. 12 @ 6:30 - Curriculum Night for grades 7/8
  • Tues., Sept. 17 @ 6:30 - Curriculum Night for grades 5/6
  • Fri., Sept. 27 @ 9am - BMS PTO Meeting
  • Wed., Oct. 9 - No School - Yom Kippur
  • Mon., Oct. 14 - No School - Columbus Day
More  information:



School Breakfast and Lunch Info

Apply now for free or reduced price meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year at www.LunchApp.com.

You can see detailed directions here, and download a paper application here as well.

Go to the Beverly Schools Food Service site for more about what they have to offer, including meal pre-payment for all, nutrition information, menus, a mobile app and more.

BoxTops for Education at BMS

The PTO welcomes any BoxTops for Education clips you have. All BoxTop funding directly benefits BMS programs funded in part by the PTO.

There is a BoxTops container in the main office!

Summer Math Reminders

We are asking students to maintain their math skills over the summer by completing math packets and/or using IXL.com.

Please note that completion of the packet is required for students entering grade 8 and will be turned in on the second day of school, Wednesday, September 4.

Click here to go to website with directions for each grade.

Summer Reading Reminders

Students entering grades 6-8 at Beverly Middle School in September 2019 must:
Once you have satisfied those requirements, we hope and expect you to continue to read. Note that there is no assignment for students entering grade 5, although they should read over the summer, trying books recommended for grades 5+ and on the BPL summer reading list.

Students should not bring their summer reading project to school on the first day. Teachers will give students more information about when to bring it to school.

Check the BMS Summer Reading website for more information.

Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

Go to folder with all 4 lists

Please note that because lockers are smaller than traditional ones, and due to use of technology instead of large textbooks in many cases, we recommend your child use a smaller cinch sack instead of a larger backpack for bringing in items from home every day.

Also note  that  EARBUDS are very important for students to have to access  multimedia  technology on the iPad. ALL students should have a pair of inexpensive earbuds in their pencil cases or in their lockers.   We recommend earbuds that may have come with your cell phones or other devices or ones you can get at "dollar" stores for about $5. We do not recommend students bring more expensive/high quality earbuds or headphones to school. For sanitary reasons, we do not provide earbuds.

MomBall Coming Sept. 20-22

The  20th Annual MomBall Tournament is coming September 20-22!

Click here for more information, visit the website at www.momball.com or email momball@icloud.com.

Fall Frolic October 6

The 10th Annual Fall Frolic is October 6th at Lynch Park!

This is the 10th Annual Fall Frolic 5K & Fun Run – a team effort that brings together all five of our Beverly elementary schools for a day of running fun!!

The event is OPEN TO EVERYONE – runners, walkers, parents, grandparents, friends, teachers, students and folks pushing strollers too! There is truly something for everyone – the 5K (that travels the traditional Homecoming route beginning and ending at Lynch Park) and the half-mile Fun Run for the younger kids.

It’s always a great day! The goal of the Fall Frolic continues to be three-fold:
  • To raise funds that will enrich the academic programs for more than 2,000 elementary school children in Beverly
  • To create an event whose message encompasses building strong minds and healthy bodies
  • To collaborate more effectively and build unity among the five Beverly elementary schools.
Online registration is at www.fallfrolic5K.com or you can register with this form.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Summer Reading Reminders

Students entering grades 6-8 at Beverly Middle School in September 2019 must:
Once you have satisfied those requirements, we hope and expect you to continue to read. Note that there is no assignment for students entering grade 5, although they should read over the summer, trying books recommended for grades 5+ and on the BPL summer reading list.

Students should not bring their summer reading project to school on the first day. Teachers will give them more information about when to bring it to school.

Check the BMS Summer Reading website for more information.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Open House for Students New to Beverly Schools

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School this month that's just for you and your child! It is an opportunity to see some classrooms as well as the cafeteria and other shared areas of the school, check out the lockers, and to have some of your questions answered!

The front door of the school is located at 502 Cabot Street. Please park in the large lot in back of the school, which is accessed from Balch St., across from the back entrance to the Cummings Center.
  • If you are new to Beverly Public Schools -- welcome! There is a makeup tour for new families on Wednesday, August 21 from 4:30-5:30

Also, please visit the PTO on your way out the door! They will have a refreshing treat for you in the front hallway.

The first day of school for all BMS students is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

Go to folder with all 4 lists

Please note that because lockers are smaller than traditional ones, and due to use of technology instead of large textbooks in many cases, we recommend your child use a smaller cinch sack instead of a larger backpack for bringing in items from home every day.

Also note  that  EARBUDS are very important for students to have to access  multimedia  technology on the iPad. ALL students should have a pair of inexpensive earbuds in their pencil cases or in their lockers.   We recommend earbuds that may have come with your cell phones or other devices or ones you can get at "dollar" stores for about $5. We do not recommend students bring more expensive/high quality earbuds or headphones to school. For sanitary reasons, we do not provide earbuds.

Fall Frolic - Sign Up Now!

The 10th Annual Fall Frolic is October 6th at Lynch Park!

Sign up early! You are guaranteed a t-shirt in your requested size when you sign up by August 15th.

Online registration is at www.fallfrolic5K.com or you can register with this form.

Momball is Coming!

The  20th Annual MomBall Tournament is coming September 20-22!

Click here for more information, visit the website at www.momball.com or email momball@icloud.com.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Grade 5 Open Houses - Today & Tomorrow

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School this month that's just for you and your child! It is an opportunity to see some classrooms as well as the cafeteria and other shared areas of the school, check out the lockers, and to have some of your questions answered!

The front door of the school is located at 502 Cabot Street. Please park in the large lot in back of the school, which is accessed from Balch St., across from the back entrance to the Cummings Center.
  • Students from Ayers and Hannah elementary schools should plan to attend on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Students from Centerville, Cove, or North Beverly elementary schools should plan to attend on Wednesday, August 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • If you are new to Beverly Public Schools -- welcome! There is a makeup tour for new families on Wednesday, August 21 from 4:30-5:30

Also, please visit the PTO on your way out the door! They will have a refreshing treat for you in the front hallway.

The first day of school for all BMS students is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Grade 5 Open Houses This Week

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School this month that's just for you and your child! It is an opportunity to see some classrooms as well as the cafeteria and other shared areas of the school, check out the lockers, and to have some of your questions answered!

The front door of the school is located at 502 Cabot Street. Please park in the large lot in back of the school, which is accessed from Balch St., across from the back entrance to the Cummings Center.
  • Students from Ayers and Hannah elementary schools should plan to attend on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Students from Centerville, Cove, or North Beverly elementary schools should plan to attend on Wednesday, August 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • If you are new to Beverly Public Schools -- welcome! There is a makeup tour for new families on Wednesday, August 21 from 4:30-5:30

Also, please visit the PTO on your way out the door! They will have a refreshing treat for you in the front hallway.

The first day of school for all BMS students is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Summer Reading - More Great Books To Read

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick is blogging all season on the BMS Summer Reading website.

This week: If your child had read his or her “official” summer reading book and completed the accompanying response, and also read a graphic novel, they should keep reading! We’ve got a few suggestions to share in Finding More Great Books To Read. And if your child hasn't started yet, this post has some quick tips for getting going!

Students entering grades 6-8 at Beverly Middle School in September 2019 must:
Once you have satisfied those requirements, we hope and expect you to continue to read. Note that there is no assignment for students entering grade 5, although they should read over the summer, trying books recommended for grades 5+ and on the BPL summer reading list.

Check the BMS Summer Reading website for more information.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

2019-2020 School Year Info

Welcome to the 2019-2020 Beverly Middle School year! 

We are so excited to begin and to continue this journey with our BMS community. Over this summer we have reflected on the opening of the school last year and how to make this year even better for our students and families. As we enter this new school year, we want to let you know that there are changes to the overall school schedule. This summer our staff has participated in numerous professional development opportunities. This includes continued emphasis on project based learning, co-teaching model, and innovative practices. In addition, a committee of administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and support staff was formed in January of 2019 to focus on the culture at BMS. This work is never complete, but with countless hours over the summer, our team is ready to share our new mantra on opening day. We will spend each Monday to start the year with Mantra Mondays in which students will take part in lessons building community and incorporating our shared values as a learning community.

For all of our incoming grade 5 students and new families entering our school this year, we will have summer tours scheduled below:
  • Ayers and Hannah - August 13, 2019 4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
  • Centerville, Cove, and North Beverly - August 14, 2019 4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
  • New to BPS families/make up tour - August 21, 2019 4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Team assignments and schedules are now available in ASPEN. Unfortunately, we will not honor team changes or teacher requests, as we believe all of our teams understand the middle school learner.

All new families should have received a welcome letter through ASPEN with directions on how to set up your parent portal. 

If you have not received this or need help accessing your ASPEN account, please contact Maddy August at maugust@beverlyschools.org and she will assist you.

Thank you, and we look forward to learning with our students on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. School doors open at 8:00 AM!

Have a great rest of the summer,

The BMS Administrative Team

Grade 5 Open Houses Coming Up

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School this month that's just for you and your child! It is an opportunity to see some classrooms as well as the cafeteria and other shared areas of the school, check out the lockers, and to have some of your questions answered!

The front door of the school is located at 502 Cabot Street. Please park in the large lot in back of the school, which is accessed from Balch St., across from the back entrance to the Cummings Center.
  • Students from Ayers and Hannah elementary schools should plan to attend on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Students from Centerville, Cove, or North Beverly elementary schools should plan to attend on Wednesday, August 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • If you are new to Beverly Public Schools -- welcome! There is a makeup tour for new families on Wednesday, August 21 from 4:30-5:30

Also, please visit the PTO on your way out the door! They will have a refreshing treat for you in the front hallway.

The first day of school for all BMS students is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

Go to folder with all 4 lists

Please note that because lockers are smaller than traditional ones, and due to use of technology instead of large textbooks in many cases, we recommend your child use a smaller cinch sack instead of a larger backpack for bringing in items from home every day.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Public Library Summer Reading Deadline Wednesday

If your child is doing the Beverly Public Library summer reading program to earn prizes, keep in mind that game cards must be turned in no later than Wednesday, August 7 at 4pm

Teens can come by on Wednesday from 2-4 to play board games, collect any level 1-3 prizes that are still due to them, eat snacks and get the last raffle tickets in for the grade prize drawing. Stick around to watch the drawing live! You don't need to be there to win... but it's fun! 

If you can't make it to the final teen summer reading event, drop by the library anytime before that for prizes and raffle tickets your child has qualified for.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Summer Reading Blog: Graphic Novels

This year we are asking all incoming grade 6, 7, and 8 students to read a graphic novel of their own choosing over the summer, in addition to the book they select from the lists we provide. Students do not complete a response assignment for the graphic novel, but will be asked to report back in September about which graphic novel they read and to provide a brief description of the book and why they selected it.

This week's summer reading blog post from BMS librarian Ms. Woznick is all about graphic novels - what are they, why read them, how to find them, and lists of titles to look for.

Ms. Woznick is blogging here all summer about summer reading. See the earlier posts below.

Summer Math

We are asking students to maintain their math skills over the summer by completing math packets and/or using IXL.com.

Please note that completion of the packet is required for students entering grade 8 and will be turned in on the second day of school.

Click here to go to website with directions for each grade.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

Go to folder with all 4 lists

Please note that because lockers are smaller than traditional ones, and due to use of technology instead of large textbooks in many cases, we recommend your child use a smaller cinch sack instead of a larger backpack for bringing in items from home every day.

Transportation Signup Deadline Thursday, August 1

The deadline to sign up for school bus transportation is Thursday, August 1. Click here to go to a page with both the forms that may be printed out and brought in or to a page to register online.

Go to the main Transportation page for information about bus routes and more.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Clothing & Lunch Box Labels Strongly Recommended

Middle school students are roaming around a large building and we're here to tell you that had thousands of dollars worth of sweaters, jackets, water bottles, lunch boxes and more that ended up in the BMS lost and found last year and then stayed for a month or more -- at which point they were donated. Probably 5% or less had names on them, and even then it was often only a first name, which is not always helpful with a student body of 1400.

An article in Wirecutter this week about the best labels for kids lunch boxes and clothing might be worth reading -- think of these labels as sort of an insurance policy to help protect those expensive water bottles and jackets, and even less expensive items are inconvenient to replace. Labels won't guarantee the item will find its way back to you, but it sure increases the odds! Another helpful and less expensive tool is a laundry marker, which works better than regular permanent markers on clothes.

Summer Hours at BMS

Starting on July 1, the summer hours for the Beverly Middle School office will be Tuesday through Friday from 7:15 am to 4:30 pm. The building is closed on Mondays in summer.

Grade 5 Open Houses

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School in August that's just for you and your child!

  • Students from Ayers and Hannah elementary schools should plan to attend on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Students from CentervilleCove, or North Beverly elementary schools should plan to attend on Wednesday, August 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • If you are new to Beverly Public Schools - welcome! You may attend either day.

Thursday Deadline for Fall Sports

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Staying On Track With Summer Reading

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is blogging about summer reading all summer long.

This week: Now that we’re past the halfway mark for the summer, your child has potentially started a summer reading book but perhaps hasn’t finished it. Some readers just rip through books, but if your child has a little trouble staying on track, we have some suggestions. Read "Staying on Track With Summer Reading" for some tips.

Next time: Graphic Novels!

Past blog posts:
More information about summer reading requirements, book lists, and more is at the BMS Summer Reading website.

Summer Math

We are asking students to maintain their math skills over the summer by completing math packets and/or using IXL.com.

Please note that completion of the packet is required for students entering grade 8 and will be turned in on the second day of school.

Click here to go to website with directions for each grade.

BoxTops for Education at BMS

The PTO welcomes any BoxTops for Education clips you have. All BoxTop funding directly benefits BMS programs funded in part by the PTO.

There is a BoxTops container in the main office!

1 Week to Fall Sports Registration Deadline

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

Go to folder with all 4 lists

Please note that because lockers are smaller than traditional ones, and due to use of technology instead of large textbooks in many cases, we recommend your child use a smaller cinch sack instead of a larger backpack for bringing in items from home every day.

Fall Sports Deadline Next Week!

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fall Sports - 2 Weeks to Registration Deadline

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Grade 5 Open Houses

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School in August that's just for you and your child!

  • Students from Ayers and Hannah elementary schools should plan to attend on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Students from CentervilleCove, or North Beverly elementary schools should plan to attend on Wednesday, August 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • If you are new to Beverly Public Schools - welcome! You may attend either day.

Cross Country & Field Hockey Registration

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 6-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Summer Reading Blog

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is blogging about summer reading each week all summer long.

This week: getting started on a book can be the hardest part. Read this article for some ideas and tips.

More information about summer reading requirements, book lists, and more is at the BMS Summer Reading website.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

Please note that because lockers are smaller than traditional ones, and due to use of technology instead of large textbooks in many cases, we recommend your child use a smaller cinch sack instead of a larger backpack for bringing in items from home every day.



Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Fall Sports Registration

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Apply Now for Meal Benefits

Apply now for free or reduced price meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year at www.LunchApp.com.

You can see detailed directions here, and download a paper application here as well.

Summer Math Reminders

We are asking students to maintain their math skills over the summer by completing math packets and/or using IXL.com. Now that we're two weeks into summer vacation, it's time to start doing a little every week!

Please note that completion of the packet is required for students entering grade 8 and will be turned in on the second day of school.

Click here to go to website with directions for each grade.

Summer Reading Update: Getting Your Book

This week's blog post from Ms. Woznick is now up on the BMS Summer Reading website: "Getting Your Summer Reading Book" has a round-up of all the different places and formats to consider, including audiobooks and ebooks.

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick is blogging here all summer about summer reading. Past posts are "8 Reasons to Read This Summer" and "Choosing Books To Read This Summer."

Students entering grades 6-8 at Beverly Middle School in September 2019 must:
Once you have satisfied those requirements, we hope and expect you to continue to read other books of your own choosing over the summer.

Check the BMS Summer Reading website for detailed information about summer reading.

Playground Program Begins This Week

The Beverly Rec. Department Playground Program starts Monday, July 1 and continues through August 23!
  • For ages 6-12
  • From 8:30 am to noon each weekday at many locations through the city.
  • Lunch will be provided Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at selected locations, and Lunch will also be served at BHS Monday-Friday from 11:15am-Noon.
  • Thursdays are special event days at Lynch Park
Afternoon Park is at Cove Playground on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 1-4:00PM

Grade 5 Open Houses

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School in August that's just for you and your child!

  • Students from Ayers and Hannah elementary schools should plan to attend on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Students from CentervilleCove, or North Beverly elementary schools should plan to attend on Wednesday, August 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • If you are new to Beverly Public Schools - welcome! You may attend either day.

Fall Field Hockey & Cross Country

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 6-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fall Sports Registration

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to participate in fall sports at the high school level, you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration. Please note a previous post had incorrect information about the grade levels for cross country.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Summer Reading Overview

Students entering grades 6-8 at Beverly Middle School in September 2019 must:
Once you have satisfied those requirements, we hope and expect you to continue to read other books of your own choosing over the summer. Check the BMS Summer Reading website for detailed information about summer reading.

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick is blogging here all summer about summer reading. See the current posts below.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Fall Cross Country Open to Gr 5-8

Fall Cross Country for Beverly Middle School students is open to all students in all grades 5 through 8. A previous post had incorrect information about the grade levels for cross country.

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to participate in fall sports at the high school level, you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Playground Program Begins Monday

The Beverly Rec. Department Playground Program starts Monday, July 1 and continues through August 23!
  • For ages 6-12
  • From 8:30 am to noon each weekday at many locations through the city.
  • Lunch will be provided Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at selected locations, and Lunch will also be served at BHS Monday-Friday from 11:15am-Noon.
  • Thursdays are special event days at Lynch Park
Afternoon Park is at Cove Playground on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 1-4:00PM

Register Now for Fall Sports

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to participate in fall sports at the high school level, you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.