BMS Calendar

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

The News at 502

The latest issue of the school paper, The News at 502, was distributed to students in hard copy on Friday, February 15. It's our biggest issue ever, with 6 pages, including a couple of poems from our Writers' Club.

Click here to view a copy online.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Dodgeball Starts Monday 2/25!

Dodgeball teams and schedules are now available! This is a club activity with 25 teams, so not every team will play each week. The first games are on Monday, February 25 after school in the BMS gym.  The action takes place from 3:05-3:40. Students will be released in time to get the late bus.

Click here to see the full schedule and list of teams in order by grade. If your child signed up for dodgeball earlier this month, check the list to find their name on the list and look on the first page for the full schedule.

Only students who have games scheduled should be in the gym!

Games for week of February 25

February 25th:

  • Blue Barracudas v. Green Monkeys
  • Hungry Hippos v. Candy Landers
  • Boom Shaka Laka v. Too Fast, Too Furious
  • Average Joes v. Purple Cobras
February 27th:
  • The Battleships v. ​Chutes and Dodgeballers
  • Purple Parrots v. Red Jaguars
February 28th:
  • Silver Snakes v. Orange Iguanas
  • The Monopolizers v. The Dominoes
  • Team Wakanda v. ​Some Beauty
  • Mostly Beast Lumberjacks v. Flying Cougars

Big Buck$ Update

Amazing job selling big bucks! Keep selling keep selling! You have until the end of the month to sell your calendars to qualify for the iPad, and top three sellers get Amazon gift cards!

We will announce the winners of the bagel world breakfast tomorrow... stay tuned!!!

Gr 6 - Nature's Classroom Payment Due 2/25

Grade 6 students have received packets with information about Nature's Classroom. You can also view or download the packets online.

Thank you to all who sent in in your first or full payment for your student's 6th grade Nature's Classroom trip.

The final payment of $75 is due on Monday, February 25, 2019. 

Click here for an updated payment schedule.

Questions may be directed to Kathy Mullins in the main office.

6 Lions & 6 Pumas go April 8-12 at the Pondsite Site in Charlton, MA
6 Jaguars & 6 Tigers go April 8-12 at the Hilltop Site in Charlton, MA
6 Bobcats, 6 Cougars & 6 Wildcats go April 29-May 3 at the Hilltop Site in Charlton, MA

“From Mr. Houli’s Desk” #1

BMS staff and students work together to develop good habits for a sound mind, healthy body, and safe surroundings while overcoming challenges and fostering opportunities. By teaching proven habits and learning about modern pitfalls, our Beverly Middle School community offers students a chance to be healthy, happy, and successful individuals.

Mr. Houlihan, the grade 7 school adjustment counselor, is writing a new monthly series “From Mr. Houli’s Desk.” Read the first installment at this link.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Newspaper Club Today

Newspaper Club has been rescheduled from Tuesday to Thursday this week because of after-school activities being cancelled due to weather on Tuesday.

We need help getting all the papers folded so they can be distributed before vacation, so if your child is a newspaper club member and is available today, please ask him/her to come to the library after school!

Kids Fly Tying Program - Register Now!

Looking for a unique vacation activity for your kids next week? There is a Kids Fly Tying Program for ages 11+ being held Tuesday, February 19 through Friday, February 22 from 10:00AM-Noon at the Orvis Store in the Northshore Mall. 

Registration ends tomorrow at noon, on February 15. Register at bevrec.com or by going directly to this page.

Gr 6 - Nature's Classroom Payment Due 2/25

Grade 6 students have received packets with information about Nature's Classroom. You can also view or download the packets online.

Thank you to all who sent in in your first or full payment for your student's 6th grade Nature's Classroom trip.

The final payment of $75 is due on Monday, February 25, 2019. 

Click here for an updated payment schedule.

Questions may be directed to Kathy Mullins in the main office.

6 Lions & 6 Pumas go April 8-12 at the Pondsite Site in Charlton, MA
6 Jaguars & 6 Tigers go April 8-12 at the Hilltop Site in Charlton, MA
6 Bobcats, 6 Cougars & 6 Wildcats go April 29-May 3 at the Hilltop Site in Charlton, MA

Gr 8 Recognition Night Info

The exact date/time for Grade 8 Recognition Night events have not yet been set. However, some students and parents/guardians have begun asking about proper attire. Please assist us as we focus on this annual age-appropriate function. This is a school event and only proper attire will be allowed. Suggestions for boys would be a shirt & tie with slacks and comfortable shoes; sneakers are discouraged. Boys may wear a suit but should think about comfort. Suggestions for girls include pants, capris, skirts, or sun dresses. Dresses and skirts should be of appropriate length and shoes should have a lower heel. Strapless dresses, semi-formal wear, and long gowns are not appropriate for an event such as this.

Gr 8 - BHS Curriculum Night Feb. 26

The will be a Curriculum Night held Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00 pm at Beverly High School for any families of students considering or planning to attend BHS next fall as 9th graders.

BHS guidance counselors will be visiting all BMS 8th grade teams starting the week of February 25 to hand out course recommendation/selection sheets and to help students pick electives for next fall. Students will bring these home and they must be returned with a parent/guardian signature by Monday, March 4. 8th Grade Moveup Day will be held on June 3.

For more information, click here.

Beverly Public Library Vacation Week Event

Next week teens (grades 6-8) are welcome to join in a Board Game Bonanza on Wednesday, February 20 from 2-4PM. Click here for a flyer.

Vacation week is a great time to read a good book. Why not read this month's Pizza Book Club book, Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk? Come to the library after school on Wednesday, March 6 from 3:45-4:45PM to discuss it. (You must register in advance). Teachers who require independent reading may accept participation in this program for credit.

Other BPL events for teens:

  • The Beverly Public Library's Teen Poetry Contest is accepting entries until Monday, March 1 at 4:00 pm. For more information, click here to see a flier or download the entry form.
  • Girls Who Code Club – Mondays 3:30-5PM (must register in advance) Starts February 4, 2019
  • Pizza & A Movie: Megamind - Thursday, February 28 3:45-5:30PM

Also, the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is Now Accepting Applications!

For more information, go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/teens

Yearbooks Must Be Ordered in Advance

The ordering window for the Inaugural Beverly Middle School Yearbook is underway!

No extra yearbooks will be available at the end of the year - You must secure your order now!

All yearbook orders (online and paper) are DUE FRIDAY MARCH 29, 2019. 

There are 2 ways to place your yearbook order. They are only $20 each - the same low price we've had for many years!

Online Ordering from Jostens
Please visit our ordering website to place your order online:
http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03409530
When placing your order, please make sure you are entering your student’s namegrade and team name accurately.

- OR - 
Please print out and complete this order form (or pick one up at the BMS office) and return it to the main office with cash or a check stapled to the form or labeled in an envelope with your student’s name. Please make checks payable to Beverly Middle School.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to handing out the first ever BMS Yearbook!

Mrs. Kristina Vanderslice, Advisor and the Yearbook Staff

Parents' Afternoon Back March 1


Parents’ Afternoon Back is scheduled on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 PM. This is time for parents to come in and check their child’s academic progress in brief 1-1 meetings with teachers. These meetings should last 5 minutes or less due to the number of parents that attend.

“From Mr. Houli’s Desk” #1

BMS staff and students work together to develop good habits for a sound mind, healthy body, and safe surroundings while overcoming challenges and fostering opportunities. By teaching proven habits and learning about modern pitfalls, our Beverly Middle School community offers students a chance to be healthy, happy, and successful individuals.

Mr. Houlihan, the grade 7 school adjustment counselor, is writing a new monthly series “From Mr. Houli’s Desk.” Read the first installment at this link.

Tomorrow is Fan Friday

It's BMS Spirit Week. Tomorrow is Fan Friday -- wear some Panthers Gear or colors (black and orange)!
  • Monday, Feb. 11 - Mix it Up Monday (mis-matched clothing)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Twin Tuesday (you and a friend dress alike)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Wacky hair Wednesday
  • Thursday, Feb. 14 - Throwback Thursday (dress from your favorite decade)
  • Friday, Feb. 15 - Fan Friday (wear Panther gear or colors)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Music Parents Meeting Tonight

Our next Music Parents Meeting will be tonight, Wednesday February 13 from 6:30-7:00 in room 155! All chorus/band/strings parents are welcome to attend!

"From Mr. Houli’s Desk" # 1

BMS staff and students work together to develop good habits for a sound mind, healthy body, and safe surroundings while overcoming challenges and fostering opportunities. By teaching proven habits and learning about modern pitfalls, our Beverly Middle School community offers students a chance to be healthy, happy, and successful individuals.

Mr. Houlihan, the grade 7 school adjustment counselor, is writing a new monthly series “From Mr. Houli’s Desk.” Read the first installment at this link.

Big Buck$ - Turn In Your Slips For a Chance to Win!

Tomorrow is the last day to get your slips in to qualify for the 
BAGEL WORLD BREAKFAST!!!! 

We’re still selling through the month and for every 10 you sell you are entered into the raffle for an iPad!!! 

Remember….TOP 3 SELLERS GET AN AMAZON GIFT CARD!!!!

Tomorrow is Throwback Thursday!

It's BMS Spirit Week. Tomorrow is Throwback Thursday! Dress from your favorite decade.
  • Monday, Feb. 11 - Mix it Up Monday (mis-matched clothing)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Twin Tuesday (you and a friend dress alike)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Wacky hair Wednesday
  • Thursday, Feb. 14 - Throwback Thursday (dress from your favorite decade)
  • Friday, Feb. 15 - Fan Friday (wear Panther gear or colors)

Don't Delay - Order Today!

The ordering window for the Inaugural Beverly Middle School Yearbook is underway!

No extra yearbooks will be available at the end of the year - You must secure your order now!

All yearbook orders (online and paper) are DUE FRIDAY MARCH 29, 2019. 

There are 2 ways to place your yearbook order. They are only $20 each - the same low price we've had for many years!

Online Ordering from Jostens
Please visit our ordering website to place your order online:
http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03409530
When placing your order, please make sure you are entering your student’s namegrade and team name accurately.

- OR - 
Please print out and complete this order form (or pick one up at the BMS office) and return it to the main office with cash or a check stapled to the form or labeled in an envelope with your student’s name. Please make checks payable to Beverly Middle School.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to handing out the first ever BMS Yearbook!

Mrs. Kristina Vanderslice, Advisor and the Yearbook Staff

Dodgeball Today & Tomoorrow

Only students who have games scheduled should be in the gym!

Click here to see the full schedule and list of teams in order by grade.

Games week of March 11

Monday, March 11th:
  • Silver Snakes v. Red Jaguars
  • Candy Landers v. The Battleships
  • The Hall Monitors v. ​Too Fast, Too Furious 
  • Purple Cobras v. Lumberjacks
Wednesday, March 13th:
  • Chutes and Dodgeballers v. The Bogglers 
  • The Dominoes v. The Yahtzees
Thursday, March 14th:
  • Orange Iguanas v. Pink Lions
  • Teal Tigers v. Yellow Warthogs 
  • Some Beauty, Mostly Beast​ v. That’s All Folks
  • Average Joes v. Lumberjacks

Newspaper Club Thursday This Week

Newspaper Club has been rescheduled from Tuesday to  Thursday this week because of after-school activities being cancelled due to weather yesterday.

We need help getting all the papers folded so they can be distributed before vacation, so if your child is a newspaper club member and is available on Thursday, please ask him/her to come to the library after school!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Music Parents Meeting Wednesday

Our next Music Parents Meeting will be Wednesday February 13 from 6:30-7:00 in room 155! All chorus/band/strings parents are welcome to attend!

Bootstraps Bus Cancelled

Bootstraps is cancelling their buses for today, TUES 2/12, due to the snow.

Any student that would normally take the Bootstraps bus will need to take a regular bus home or make other arrangements on Tuesday, 2/12. 

Big Buck$ Bagel World Breakfast Update

BIG BUCK$ CALENDAR BAGEL WORLD BREAKFAST!!!!! 

Which homerooms are in the lead you ask???
  • Grade 5 – Ms. K. Orlando!
  • Grade 6 – Mr. Melanson!
  • Grade 7 – Close tie between Weigel and Fish!!
  • Grade 8 – Ms. Sherman!
Who will make it to the finish line??!!!! Get your stubs in by THIS Thursday!!!

New BSA Girls Troop

Find out about the new BSA Girls Troop 49 at an information/signup night on March 4 at 7pm Centerville Church.

See this flyer for more information or email Shannon Skilling at skilling2016@gmail.com.

Newspaper Club Rescheduled to Thursday

Newspaper Club has been rescheduled from Tuesday to  Thursday this week because of after-school activities being cancelled today.

We need help getting all the papers folded so they can be distributed before vacation, so if your child is a newspaper club member and is available on Thursday, please ask him/her to come on Thursday to the library!

Girl Power

The YMCA Girl Power club meeting is cancelled today.

All BPS After School Activities Cancelled Today

There are no Beverly Schools activities after school today. Teachers will not be staying late. Students must leave the building immediately at 3:00. There will not be a late bus.

The Beverly Bootstraps bus is cancelled. There is no after school program. Students must make other arrangements to get home.

The YMCA After School program will still be running as scheduled at all sites. However, with the incoming snow, please remember that extra time may be needed for pick up and they will still be closing at 6pm. If your child is enrolled in the YMCA after school program and will not be attending today please them know by emailing Lorigan Sudak at sudakl@northshoreymca.org or by calling your site's cell phone and leaving a voicemail.

Community Forum Rescheduled

Today's Superintendent Candidate visit, Community, and Parent Forum, and Formal Interview have been rescheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019. The Community Forum will begin at 6:00 p.m. and Interview at 7:15 p.m. in the Library at the Beverly Middle School.

Tomorrow is Wacky Hair Wednesday

It's BMS Spirit Week. Tomorrow is Wacky Hair Wednesday!
  • Monday, Feb. 11 - Mix it Up Monday (mis-matched clothing)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Twin Tuesday (you and a friend dress alike)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Wacky Hair Wednesday
  • Thursday, Feb. 14 - Throwback Thursday (dress from your favorite decade)
  • Friday, Feb. 15 - Fan Friday (wear Panther gear or colors)

Dodgeball Tomorrow

Only students who have games scheduled should be in the gym!

Click here to see the full schedule and list of teams in order by grade.

Games week of March 11

Monday, March 11th:
  • Silver Snakes v. Red Jaguars
  • Candy Landers v. The Battleships
  • The Hall Monitors v. ​Too Fast, Too Furious 
  • Purple Cobras v. Lumberjacks
Wednesday, March 13th:
  • Chutes and Dodgeballers v. The Bogglers 
  • The Dominoes v. The Yahtzees
Thursday, March 14th:
  • Orange Iguanas v. Pink Lions
  • Teal Tigers v. Yellow Warthogs 
  • Some Beauty, Mostly Beast​ v. That’s All Folks
  • Average Joes v. Lumberjacks

Monday, February 11, 2019

Big Buck$ - Sell! Sell!! Sell!!!

BIG BUCK$ is in FULL EFFECT!!! 
SELL SELL SELL!! 

Who’s in the lead for the Homeroom Bagel World Breakfasts???? 

Stay tuned…your final day to get your calendar stubs in for this amazing prize is Thursday

Get them to your first period teacher this week so your homeroom can be entered!

Honors Choir

Honors choir rehearsal is today (Monday) in room 155 at 3pm.

Fab Lab Session 3

This is just a reminder that session 3 is meeting again tomorrow (Tuesday) in room 316 from 3 to 3:45. The following students are in session 3:

Session 3 Group: Gavin Renna, Maxwell Crafton, Graham Gavin, Katie Winn, Gabe Paguyo, Keniah Anderson, Olivia Bloodgood, Jordan Larirignola, James Burke, Isaac Saas, Liam Davison, Colin Maloney, and Ben Watzke.

If your child signed up and hasn't been selected yet, they will be in session 4, which will start sometime in March.

Tomorrow is Twin Tuesday

It's BMS Spirit Week. Tomorrow is Twin Tuesday!
  • Monday, Feb. 11 - Mix & Match Monday (mis-matched clothing)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Twin Tuesday (you and a friend dress alike)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Wacky hair Wednesday
  • Thursday, Feb. 14 - Throwback Thursday (dress from your favorite decade)
  • Friday, Feb. 15 - Fan Friday (wear Panther gear or colors)

Cell Phone Policy Reminders

Please review the school cell phone policy with your children. It is also posted on our digital signage throughout the school.

All phones must be placed in students’ lockers prior to 8:45. If this expectation is not met, the below will occur:
  • 1st Offense - Cell phone returned to student at the end of the day 
  • 2nd Offense - Cell phone returned at end of day to student AFTER an Asst. Principal issues warning & talks with parent 
  • 3rd Offense - Parent must come to school and pick up cell phone

Don't Get Left Behind - Order a Yearbook Now!

The ordering window for the Inaugural Beverly Middle School Yearbook is underway!

No extra yearbooks will be available at the end of the year - You must secure your order now!

All yearbook orders (online and paper) are DUE FRIDAY MARCH 29, 2019. 

There are 2 ways to place your yearbook order. They are only $20 each - the same low price we've had for many years!

Online Ordering from Jostens
Please visit our ordering website to place your order online:
http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03409530
When placing your order, please make sure you are entering your student’s namegrade and team name accurately.

- OR - 
Please print out and complete this order form (or pick one up at the BMS office) and return it to the main office with cash or a check stapled to the form or labeled in an envelope with your student’s name. Please make checks payable to Beverly Middle School.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to handing out the first ever BMS Yearbook!

Mrs. Kristina Vanderslice, Advisor and the Yearbook Staff