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Saturday, June 15, 2019

BHS Athletics Information

If your rising 9th grader is planning to go to BHS and wants to play sports, please keep some dates and information in mind.
  • Registration for BHS fall sports began June 1 and ends on August 1, 2019.
  • Payment is required at time of registration. Checks are held until rosters are final, and refunds will be made if a student does not make the team.
  • Physicals must be dated within 13 months of tryouts.
  • Fall tryouts typically begin the second Thursday before Labor Day, which is August 22 this year (football starts slightly earlier). Exact tryout dates for the fall season will be posted online under "schedules" on the BHS Athletic web pages around July 1. Students must attend all tryouts for consideration.
For more information:

Getting Summer Reading Books

Getting summer reading books is easier than ever, with many different places and ways to acquire and consume them!

First, check the BMS Summer Reading website to explore the different titles. Once you know what you're interested in, get a

Get a "regular book" locally

Or... buy it through online booksellers and outlets (you know who they are)!

Download e-books to read on a tablet, e-reader, phone or computer 

  • Don't want to buy it? Borrow through the Beverly Public Library's digital collection. You'll need to download the free apps Libby or Hoopla first. Directions are on the public library site.
  • Or purchase through services you already use.
Try audiobooks

  • Borrow e-audiobooks from the Beverly Public Library using the free apps Libby and/or Hoopla.
  • Get e-audiobooks through online vendors like Audible.
  • Have a CD player? Some of the summer reading books are available at a book on CD from the public library or to purchase online. Take one with you on a road trip this summer so your whole family can listen together!

BPL Summer Reading Kickoff

The Beverly Public Library kicks off its summer reading program on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Kids, teens AND adults can sign up for "A Universe of Stories" Summer Reading Program, pick up a summer reading packet and schedule of summer events. Everyone can earn prizes!

For more information, go to beverlypubliclibrary.org/summer-reading/

1:00 PM Release Monday June 17

Monday, June 17 is the last day of school for students in grades 5, 6, and 7. There is no school for students in grade 8 on Monday.

Students will be released early at 1:00 pm. Lunch will not be served and there is no late bus.

The first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year is on Tuesday, September 3. Click here to view the school year calendar.

Have a great summer!

Grade 5 Math Packet

Dear Parents and Students:

Summer work, such as math packets and novel reading, can be useful in achieving grade-level mastery and “bridging” the gap between school years. We believe that any assigned summer work should be appropriate and purposeful.

This summer math packet was developed to provide students entering fifth grade an opportunity to review grade level math objectives and to improve math performance. We hope this helps to build anticipation for new learning and give students confidence in their abilities so that they are well prepared for the next level of math. This packet will help ease the transition and help reinforce skills that are needed prior to the start of fifth grade to ensure future success.

Download the packet here. We are also providing the answer key, so that student progress can be monitored throughout the summer.

Thank you for your continued support and have a great summer!

Math Department
BMS Middle School

Friday, June 14, 2019

Gr 8 - BMS Laptop Registration Due TOMORROW

The last day to sign up for a laptop is tomorrow, June 15, 2019. 

To sign up for a laptop go to bhsonline.org, go to the Quick Links section of webpage and click Laptop Registration (or just follow the link right here). 

In the Important Messages window make sure that you and your child read the Laptop Program Documentation before you register for a laptop. 

If you need financial assistance you can apply for a scholarship for the laptop. Click the Scholarship Application and print out the form and then complete and submit the application with documentation to the Beverly School Business Office at 70 Balch Street, Beverly, MA 01915. 

Once you close the Important Messages window, under the BHS Laptops tab click BHS Laptop Registration to sign up for a BHS Laptop. When it asks you to sign in with the Student ID, use the number that you use to access Aspen for your child.

To ensure that you have registered for a laptop make sure you see the confirmation # after you submit the payment. Also, you will receive an email confirming that you registered for a laptop.

If you have any questions please call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 or email Alice Williams at awilliams@beverlyschools.org.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

8th Grade Info

What a wonderful day the 8th grade had in Boston on Wednesday!

Today the 8th Grade has an award ceremony in the BMS auditorium in a.m., followed by a Recognition Night Rehearsal at BHS. They return to BMS for lunch and yearbook distribution and signing in HR after lunch

The Recognition Night Ceremony is at the BHS Field House tonight at 6pm. Students arrive at the BHS auditorium at 5:30pm. The ceremony will be followed by a dance and celebration in the BHS cafeteria from 7-10pm. All students must be picked up by 10pm!

Tomorrow, Friday, June 14 is the last day of school for grade 8, with dismissal at 3:00.

Artist Help Needed

BMS is creating a new mantra and is working on branding for our new building. We are looking for a volunteer from our BMS school community who could assist us in the graphic design of our mantra logo. We are hoping to complete this logo as soon as possible.

If you know of any individual (student or adult) who might be interested in this work, please reach out to Lydia Ames  at lames@beverlyschools.org.

Gr 8 - BMS Laptop Registration Due Saturday

The last day to sign up for a laptop is Saturday, June 15, 2019. 

To sign up for a laptop go to bhsonline.org, go to the Quick Links section of webpage and click Laptop Registration (or just follow the link right here). 

In the Important Messages window make sure that you and your child read the Laptop Program Documentation before you register for a laptop. 

If you need financial assistance you can apply for a scholarship for the laptop. Click the Scholarship Application and print out the form and then complete and submit the application with documentation to the Beverly School Business Office at 70 Balch Street, Beverly, MA 01915. 

Once you close the Important Messages window, under the BHS Laptops tab click BHS Laptop Registration to sign up for a BHS Laptop. When it asks you to sign in with the Student ID, use the number that you use to access Aspen for your child.

To ensure that you have registered for a laptop make sure you see the confirmation # after you submit the payment. Also, you will receive an email confirming that you registered for a laptop.

If you have any questions please call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 or email Alice Williams at awilliams@beverlyschools.org.

Gr 7 Band Members

All 7th grade band members must take their instruments home for graduation tonight! 

Call time is 5:30 at the BHS field house!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Summer Food Program

Do you need extra food this summer while your kids are out of school?

You can sign up for the Summer Food Program to get food at the Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry every week this summer, from June 17 to August 30. All Beverly and Manchester families with school age children (K-12) are eligible.

Pre-registration is encouraged this week, June 10-14.

See this flyer for more information or call Beverly Bootstraps at 978-927-1561.

Summer Reading Information

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick has met with all 5th, 6th and 7th grade classes about summer reading requirements. Mrs. Fecteau, the BHS librarian, visited 8th grade classes to review BHS requirements.

We are asking all students entering grades 6, 7 and 8 to read TWO books this summer.
  • One book should be from the lists we provide (unless a student has received other instructions from a teacher)
  • One book should be a graphic novel of the student's choosing.
Students should create ONE response piece after reading the book selected from the summer reading list. There will be a number of different choices for response pieces, which will be available by next week. There is no assignment connected with the graphic novel; students will simply record the title and author and may be asked one or two brief questions about the book in September.

This year, in order to give students broader choices, the BMS and BHS book lists are labeled as "recommended" for grades 5 and up, grades 7 and up or grades 9 and up. Students at either school may select a book off of any one of these three listsHowever, parents and students should be aware that some subject matter or reading levels from lists that are higher than what is recommended for a student's grade may or may not be appropriate, depending on the child.  And books that are on lower grade reading lists are not necessarily "easier." We encourage you to be an active participant in your child's summer reading selection -- consider reading the book yourself or listen to an audiobook as a family.

Note: There are no summer reading requirements for students entering grade 5. They are strongly encouraged to read off the grade 5+ list we provide and/or the public library list, and to participate in the Beverly Public Library summer reading program in the children's room.

Information about summer reading is posted at https://beverlymssummerreading.blogspot.com/ and will be updated regularly.

Gr 7 - Summer Math Packet

Dear Parents and Students:

Summer work, such as math packets and novel reading, can be useful in achieving grade-­level mastery and “bridging” the gap between school years. We believe that any assigned summer work should be appropriate and purposeful. This summer math packet was developed to provide students entering eighth grade an opportunity to review grade-­level math objectives and to improve math performance. We hope this helps to build anticipation for new learning and give students confidence in their abilities so that they are well prepared for the next level of math. This packet can help ease the transition and help reinforce skills that are needed prior to the start of eighth grade to ensure future success.

The attached math packet is a set of problems all students entering grade eight are REQUIRED to complete as a way to assist in transitioning to eighth grade. You should plan to do one topic a week for 6 weeks of summer break. These packets are due on Wednesday, September 4, the second day back at school.

Thank you for your continued support and have a great summer!

Math Department
Beverly Middle School

From the Nurses

Epi pens will be sent home in student backpacks later this week. We have a stock epi pen in the health office to be used in case of an emergency. Please remember to return your child's epi pen, along with a doctor's order and an allergy action plan, on the first day of school. 

Have a great summer!

Claim Lost & Found Items!

Please have your child check the lost and found outside the library, or come by yourself. All items will be donated to charity next week.

Create the New BMS Logo

BMS is creating a new mantra and is working on branding for our new building. We are looking for a volunteer from our BMS school community who could assist us in the graphic design of our mantra logo. We are hoping to complete this logo as soon as possible.

If you know of any individual (student or adult) who might be interested in this work, please reach out to Lydia Ames  at lames@beverlyschools.org.

Gr 8 - BMS Laptop Registration Due Saturday

The last day to sign up for a laptop is Saturday, June 15, 2019. 

To sign up for a laptop go to bhsonline.org, go to the Quick Links section of webpage and click Laptop Registration (or just follow the link right here). 

In the Important Messages window make sure that you and your child read the Laptop Program Documentation before you register for a laptop. 

If you need financial assistance you can apply for a scholarship for the laptop. Click the Scholarship Application and print out the form and then complete and submit the application with documentation to the Beverly School Business Office at 70 Balch Street, Beverly, MA 01915. 

Once you close the Important Messages window, under the BHS Laptops tab click BHS Laptop Registration to sign up for a BHS Laptop. When it asks you to sign in with the Student ID, use the number that you use to access Aspen for your child.

To ensure that you have registered for a laptop make sure you see the confirmation # after you submit the payment. Also, you will receive an email confirming that you registered for a laptop.

If you have any questions please call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 or email Alice Williams at awilliams@beverlyschools.org.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Gr 8 - BHS Color Guard

BHS is looking for new color guard members! Come on July 9 from 6-8pm to try it out and find out more.

Check this flyer for more information or email Ms. Hirschfeld at shirschfeld@beverlyschools.org.

Calling All Artists!

BMS is creating a new mantra and is working on branding for our new building. We are looking for a volunteer from our BMS school community who could assist us in the graphic design of our mantra logo. We are hoping to complete this logo as soon as possible.

If you know of any individual (student or adult) who might be interested in this work, please reach out to Lydia Ames  at lames@beverlyschools.org.

Chorus Concert Tonight

Chorus concert is tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm. The concert may be a little over an hour.

6:00 pm - back door by auditorium opens
6:15 - doors open in auditorium for audience
6:30 - Chorus students must report to auditorium by now
7:00 - concert begins

Monday, June 10, 2019

Summer Food Program

Do you need extra food this summer while your kids are out of school?

You can sign up for the Summer Food Program to get food at the Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry every week this summer, from June 17 to August 30. All Beverly and Manchester families with school age children (K-12) are eligible.

Pre-registration is encouraged this week, June 10-14.

See this flyer for more information or call Beverly Bootstraps at 978-927-1561.

Newspaper Club Party Tuesday After School

All students who have participated in the newspaper club this year are invited to our year-end party tomorrow in the library.

Students should plan to bring a drink or store-bought snack to share (no peanuts please cannot be homemade) - or bring $5 to contribute toward pizza.

Email Ms. Woznick or Ms. Walker with questions: awoznick@beverlyschools.org or ewalker@beverlyschools.org.

4th Annual Beverly Relays Friday, June 21

The 4th Annual Beverly Relays will be held at 6:30 on Friday, June 21 at BHS. This is an all-ages event that raises money for the BHS Track and Cross Country Boosters as well as Christine Patrick's Chiari Medical Fund.

See this flyer for more information about the event and registration.

Many Lost & Found Items

Please have your child check the lost and found outside the library, or come by yourself. All items will be donated to charity next week.

BMS Logo - Artist Needed!

BMS is creating a new mantra and is working on branding for our new building. We are looking for a volunteer from our BMS school community who could assist us in the graphic design of our mantra logo. We are hoping to complete this logo as soon as possible.

If you know of any individual (student or adult) who might be interested in this work, please reach out to Lydia Ames  at lames@beverlyschools.org.

WISE Career Day

On Friday June 7th, Ms. Brown and a selected few of grade 8 girls attended the W.I.S.E. (Women in Science and Engineering) Career Day at Salem State University. They participated in fun and exciting science and engineering workshops led by women in a variety of professions. Workshops included forensics, DNA, nursing, physics, marine biology, and environmental science.
Ms. Brown & WISE Career Day Attendees

BMS Spanish Lip Synch a Huge Success!

The BMS Spanish department is proud to announce that after each dollar, quarter and penny was counted, our BMS Spanish Lip Sync raised a grand total of $1,439.20! Every cent is being donated to ODIS (Open Door Immigration Services). This organization which helps provide affordable legal services to immigrants in our community is very near and dear to our hearts. They are so appreciative of the BMS community.

We cannot thank everyone enough for the generous donations of snacks, refreshments, candy, and baked goods for our concessions. We are also endlessly thankful to the PTO and parent volunteers who manned our concession stand until late into the night. We are so thankful of the contributions and support so many of you gave to help make this night a success!

We are immensely proud of all the dedicated students who made this happen.

Grade 8 Trip Reminders

The grade 8 trip to Boston is this Wednesday, June 12 and it looks like a beautiful day!

Morning departure
S
tudents should arrive to school at 7:00 am Wednesday and report to the cafeteria for breakfast. Check-in is after breakfast.

Evening return
We will return to school at approximately 9:00 pm. Please arrange for your child to be picked up at Beverly Middle School promptly. Follow us on Twitter (@beverlyms_cubs) to get a more precise ETA as we will post upon departure from Boston. 

Items allowed & not allowed
Chaperones will check all students’ bags/purses for inappropriate items.

Prohibited items include:
  • cell phones
  • iPads
  • alcohol and drugs and any paraphernalia
  • tobacco/vape products
  • weapons
  • unsealed water/juice/soda bottles
Items allowed:
  • iPods (if you still have one!)
  • sealed water bottles
  • snacks (yes, candy is allowed but not in large, shareable quantities)
  • cameras
  • spending money
Please consider that electronic equipment is expensive and easily lost. Students bring these items at their own risk. We will not be able to return to visited sites to search for lost items.

Showcase of Learning Tonight at 6:30

Come to BMS on Monday evening June 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for a Celebration of Success, with presentations from each school celebrating the success of authentic learning, with a special tribute to Dr. Hiersche. Refreshments will be served.

Gr 8 - BMS Laptop Registration Due Saturday

The last day to sign up for a laptop is Saturday, June 15, 2019. 

To sign up for a laptop go to bhsonline.org, go to the Quick Links section of webpage and click Laptop Registration (or just follow the link right here). 

In the Important Messages window make sure that you and your child read the Laptop Program Documentation before you register for a laptop. 

If you need financial assistance you can apply for a scholarship for the laptop. Click the Scholarship Application and print out the form and then complete and submit the application with documentation to the Beverly School Business Office at 70 Balch Street, Beverly, MA 01915. 

Once you close the Important Messages window, under the BHS Laptops tab click BHS Laptop Registration to sign up for a BHS Laptop. When it asks you to sign in with the Student ID, use the number that you use to access Aspen for your child.

To ensure that you have registered for a laptop make sure you see the confirmation # after you submit the payment. Also, you will receive an email confirming that you registered for a laptop.

If you have any questions please call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 or email Alice Williams at awilliams@beverlyschools.org.

Spring Chorus Concert Tomorrow


BMS Chorus Spring Concert is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7-8:30 P.M in the BMS Auditorium.

Honors Choir

Honors choir rehearsal is today (Monday) 3-4 pm in the auditorium.

Gr 8 - Drumline & Colorguard Event Tonight

Grade 8 students - if you're interested in drumline or color guard at BHS, check out the annual drumline and color guard meet and greet event. This is an evening in June that we always set aside to welcome any 8th grade drummers and/or color guard enthusiasts who are trying to figure out their role within the marching band this fall. It’s a very low-key, informal event.

This year's event is on Monday 6/10 from 6:00-7:30 in the BHS Band Room and field house. Students should be dropped off and picked up by Door 11, adjacent to the athletic fields.

Percussionists will be able to meet our instructors and current drumline members during this get together, as well as try out all of the equipment used during marching band season. 

Color guard enthusiasts will also be able to meet the instructor and current members, as well as learn some basic flag twirling maneuvers and learn about the color guard's important role within the marching band.

Questions? Contact Mr. Costa at amcosta@beverlyschools.org.