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 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.