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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Cool Kids!

This week's cool kids are Anna R. (Gr 5), Nate F. (Gr 6), Andrew S. (Gr 7) and Matt G. (Gr 8). Congrats!





Babysitting Class Starts Thursday

An American Red Cross babysitting class for students in grades 5-8 will be held at Glen Urquhart School on Thursdays beginning January 16 and running through March 5.

This course is designed to help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to keep themselves and others safe, gain useful tools for managing behavior with young children, learn basic child care and first aid. Participants will also learn techniques on how to promote themselves as a trained babysitter.
There are still a couple of spots available, so please sign up ASAP!

Transportation is available from BMS at 3:15 to Glen Urquhart School. Students must be picked up at GUS at 5:00 pm.

See this flyer for more information or go to gus.org/explore to register.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Babysitting Class Starts Next Week

An American Red Cross babysitting class for students in grades 5-8 will be held at Glen Urquhart School on Thursdays beginning January 16 and running through March 5. 

This course is designed to help participants develop leadership skills, learn how to keep themselves and others safe, gain useful tools for managing behavior with young children, learn basic child care and first aid. Participants will also learn techniques on how to promote themselves as a trained babysitter.
There are still a couple of spots available, so please sign up ASAP!

Transportation is available from BMS at 3:15 to GUS. Students must be picked up at GUS at 5:00 pm.

See this flyer for more information or go to gus.org/explore to register.

News Club

News Club meets in the library after school on Monday.

Honors Choir

Honors choir rehearsal is Monday 3-4pm in room 155.

Intramural Basketball

Monday's Intramural basketball games are:
  • Spartans vs Blue Devils
  • Red Claws vs Hustle

Gr 8 - Essex Tech Application Deadline Today

Students who plan to apply to Essex Tech but have not yet complete the online application must do so by TODAY, Friday, January 10th via their website.

Representatives from Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School will visit the BMS library on Wednesday, February 12th to interview our applicants. Students will come to the library at a scheduled time, then return to class. 

In the weeks prior to February 12th interviews, Mr. Houlihan (grade 8 School Adjustment Counselor) and Ms. Moustakis (school counseling intern) will meet with applicants to review and practice the interview process.

Please email Mr. Houli with any questions (mhoulihan@beverlyschools.org) about Essex Tech or any other high school.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Early Release Friday 1/17

We want to remind you that:
  • Friday, January 17 will be an early release day for students. They will be dismissed at 12:15  pm. Lunch will not be served. Students must leave the building, as the afternoon is set aside for teacher professional development time.
  • Monday, January 20 is a no-school day for both students and staff, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Click here to view a calendar showing no school and early release days plus the rotation schedule.

Gr 8 - Essex Tech Application Deadline Jan 10

Students who plan to apply to Essex Tech but have not yet complete the online application must do so by Friday, January 10th via their website.

Representatives from Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School will visit the BMS library on Wednesday, February 12th to interview our applicants. Students will come to the library at a scheduled time, then return to class. 

In the weeks prior to February 12th interviews, Mr. Houlihan (grade 8 School Adjustment Counselor) and Ms. Moustakis (school counseling intern) will meet with applicants to review and practice the interview process.
Please email Mr. Houli with any questions (mhoulihan@beverlyschools.org) about Essex Tech or any other high school.

Math Meet Today

Math team will travel to Peabody for the math meet Thursday 1/9. 

We will leave BMS between 3 and 3:30. Please meet Mrs. Shaw in the first floor cafeteria at the end of the day. You must arrange for pick up at BMS upon our return at 5:45.

PTO Meeting 1/16 @ 6pm

The next PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, January 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the BMS library. The Chorus Concert is at 7:00 p.m. on the 16th as well. If you are planning on attending the concert, please consider stopping in the PTO meeting before the concert starts! We are looking for volunteers to help with the Cash Calendar, which is our biggest fundraiser of the year! We hope to see you there!

If you have questions, please contact Kristen Guanci at kmguanci@yahoo.com or Nancy Stanley at nancyptrain@msn.com.

Gr 8 - BHS Football Meeting Today

This is a reminder to all grade 8 students interested in playing football at BHS next year. Head Coach Andrew Morency and Freshman Coach Dave Wilbur will be here today after school with a short presentation as well as to answer any questions you may have. The meeting will take place at 3:05 in the 3rd floor cafeteria.

Yearbook Club Cancelled

Yearbook club is canceled for today, January 9th. Please see Google Classroom for any club announcements.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

YMCA Teen Dances

The next YMCA Teen Dance is coming up on Friday, January 31 at the Douglas Stephens Teen Center from 7-10 pm. The theme is Decades Dance!

See this flyer for more information, including all dates for the Winter/Spring 2020 Y dances.

Math Meet Tomorrow

Attention Math Team Members the math meet is on for tomorrow, Thursday 1/9 in Peabody.

We will leave BMS between 3 and 3:30 please, meet Mrs. Shaw in the first floor cafeteria at the end of the day and arrange for pick up at BMS upon our return at 5:45.

Please see Mrs. Shaw or contact her by email (sshaw@beverlyschools.org) or through Google Classroom if you CANNOT attend!

Science Fair Mentoring Tomorrow

BMS’s second annual Science Fair is on Thursday February 27th!

There will be three mentoring sessions open to all grades. These sessions are optional but many students will find them useful!

Thursday, January 9 - First session:
What to Do and How to Start.

Thursday, January 23 - Second Session:
How are you doing so far? And what to do next?

Thursday, February 6 - Third Session:
Putting the Display Together. 


This poster is being mounted around school so students can sign up for the science fair by scanning the QR code, or they may go to tinyurl.com/soda67m.

You  may also view a short presentation with all the science fair details.

Looking for science fair ideas? Mrs. Hopkins recommends the Science Buddy website.

Intramural Basketball

We are looking forward to an amazing intramural basketball season ahead. The league started this week and will run until the week after February Vacation. Please check the master schedule below, along with the team rosters for each grade level so you know which team your child is on.

Please note: Students should only report to the gymnasium on their scheduled game days


Tomorrow's games

Thursday, January 9th:
  • Jayhawks vs Wildcats
  • Thunderbirds vs Swarm
If you have any questions please email Mr. Melanson or Mrs. McGinnity!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Writers' Club

Writers' Club will meet today (Tuesday) from 3:00-3:45 in Room 441 for our postponed Holiday party. Bring a drink!

Hundreds of Items In Lost & Found

The lost & found outside the library is chock-a-block full with hundreds of items: dozens of jackets, sweaters, pants, shirts, lunchboxes, water bottles, hats, mittens, scarves, backpacks, boots, books, and other items. We are all out of hangers to hang it all up! Please strongly encourage your child to check the lost and found, or stop by yourself.

Items are tagged regularly with a date and donated after a month or more has passed. All items tagged during November will be donated this week.  Items tagged during December will be donated before February vacation week.

To get a closer view into what's  there, check  this album.

Intramural Basketball

We are looking forward to an amazing intramural basketball season ahead. The league starts on this week and will run until the week after February Vacation. Please check the master schedule below, along with the team rosters for each grade level so you know which team your child is on.

Please note: Students should only report to the gymnasium on their scheduled game days


Upcoming games this week:

Tuesday, January 7th:
  • Celtics vs Lakers
  • Clippers vs Bulls
Thursday, January 9th:
  • Jayhawks vs Wildcats
  • Thunderbirds vs Swarm
If you have any questions please email Mr. Melanson or Mrs. McGinnity!

Science Fair - Mentoring Session Thursday

BMS’s second annual Science fair is on Thursday February 27th!

There will be three mentoring sessions open to all grades. These sessions are optional bu many students will find them useful! They are being held in the first floor maker space across from the library.

Thursday, January 9 - First session:
What to Do and How to Start.

Thursday, January 23 - Second Session:
How are you doing so far? And what to do next?

Thursday, February 6 - Third Session:
Putting the Display Together. 


This poster has been mounted around school so students can sign up by scanning the QR code, or they may go to tinyurl.com/soda67m.

You  may also view a short presentation with all the science fair details.

Looking for science fair ideas? Mrs. Hopkins recommends the Science Buddy website.

Monday, January 6, 2020

BMS Spring Musical - Lion King Jr.

Beverly Middle School will be presenting Lion King Jr. this spring! Auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 25 after school in the BMS auditorium and callbacks will be on Monday, March 2. Not everyone who auditions for the show will be called back for a part, but everyone will be cast.

Everyone who is auditioning will take part in a short dance audition. If you are looking for a lead role or a solo singing role, you should prepare a verse and chorus of a song that makes you shine! You will need a karaoke track to sing with.

Sign up now to audition.

See this  flyer for more information, or join the Google Classroom with the code JMEEFOD.

If you have further questions, please contact Mr. Swiniuch (aswiniuch@beverlyschools.org) or Ms. Northridge (enorthridge@beverlyschools.org).

Writers Club Party

Writers' Club will meet tomorrow (Tuesday) from 3:00-3:45 in Room 441 for our postponed Holiday party. Bring a drink!

Early Release Next Friday 1/17

We want to remind you that:
  • Friday, January 17 will be an early release day for students. They will be dismissed at 12:15  pm. Lunch will not be served. Students must leave the building, as the afternoon is set aside for teacher professional development time.
  • Monday, January 20 is a no-school day for both students and staff, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Click here to view a calendar showing no school and early release days plus the rotation schedule.

Lost & Found Items To Be Donated

The lost & found outside the library is chock-a-block full with hundreds of items: dozens of jackets, sweaters, pants, shirts, lunchboxes, water bottles, hats, mittens, scarves, backpacks, boots, books, and other items. We are all out of hangers to hang it all up! Please strongly encourage your child to check the lost and found, or stop by yourself.

Items are tagged regularly with a date and donated after a month or more has passed. All items tagged during November will be donated this week.  Items tagged during December will be donated before February vacation week.

To get a closer view into what's  there, check  this album.

PTO Meeting Next Week

The next PTO meeting will be held on Thursday, January 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the BMS library. The Chorus Concert is at 7:00 p.m. on the 16th as well. If you are planning on attending the concert, please consider stopping in the PTO meeting before the concert starts! We are looking for volunteers to help with the Cash Calendar, which is our biggest fundraiser of the year! We hope to see you there!

If you have questions, please contact Kristen Guanci at kmguanci@yahoo.com or Nancy Stanley at nancyptrain@msn.com.

Intramural Basketball

We are looking forward to an amazing intramural basketball season ahead. The league starts on Monday, January 6, and will run until the week after February Vacation. Please check the master schedule below, along with the team rosters for each grade level so you know which team your child is on.

Please note: Students should only report to the gymnasium on their scheduled game days


This week's games

Monday, January 6th:
  • Blue Devils vs Tar Heels
  • Red Claws vs Mad Ants
Tuesday, January 7th:
  • Celtics vs Lakers
  • Clippers vs Bulls
Thursday, January 9th:
  • Jayhawks vs Wildcats
  • Thunderbirds vs Swarm
If you have any questions please email Mr. Melanson or Mrs. McGinnity!

Robotics Club

Robotics club meetings are being reduced from three days a week to two days a week this month. Unless otherwise noted, we will be meeting on Monday or Tuesday during the month of January. In February we will only meet once a week - on the original Robotics Club day: Tuesday.

News Club

News club meets today after school in the library.

Honors Choir

Honors choir rehearsal is today 3-4pm in room 155.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Science Fair - Mentoring Session Thursday

BMS’s second annual Science fair is on Thursday February 27th!

There will be three mentoring sessions open to all grades. These sessions are optional but many students will find them useful!

Thursday, January 9 - First session:
What to Do and How to Start.

Thursday, January 23 - Second Session:
How are you doing so far? And what to do next?

Thursday, February 6 - Third Session:
Putting the Display Together.


This poster is being mounted around school so students can sign up by scanning the QR code, or they may go to tinyurl.com/soda67m.

You  may also view a short presentation with all the science fair details.

Looking for science fair ideas? Mrs. Hopkins recommends the Science Buddy website.

Intramural Basketball Starts Tomorrow

We are looking forward to an amazing intramural basketball season ahead. The league starts on Monday, January 6, and will run until the week after February Vacation. Please check the master schedule below, along with the team rosters for each grade level so you know which team your child is on.

Please note: Students should only report to the gymnasium on their scheduled game days


This week's games

Monday, January 6th:
  • Blue Devils vs Tar Heels
  • Red Claws vs Mad Ants
Tuesday, January 7th:
  • Celtics vs Lakers
  • Clippers vs Bulls
Thursday, January 9th:
  • Jayhawks vs Wildcats
  • Thunderbirds vs Swarm
If you have any questions please email Mr. Melanson or Mrs. McGinnity!