Thursday, March 18, 2021

Lisa Oliver Becomes (Permanent) Principal of BMS

This message went out on Thursday to the BMS community. It is repeated here for your reference.

Good Afternoon BMS Parents and Families,

I am writing to you today to share some wonderful news with all of you. I am please to announce to all of you that Mrs. Lisa Oliver has accepted the permanent position as principal of the Beverly Middle School! Earlier this month, I reached out to both the staff and the school community for feedback regarding this school year. After reviewing the overwhelmingly positive feedback from both parents and staff, combined with my day to day observations, I extended an offer to Mrs. Oliver to become the permanent principal. I am so happy to share that she has agreed. This has certainly been an unusual year to assume leadership of any building, and in particular the largest middle school in Massachusetts! Throughout it all, Mrs. Oliver has demonstrated grace and poise, and the strength of her leadership is noticed every day in every interaction with students, staff and families. Please join me in congratulating her on becoming your permanent principal! Congratulations Mrs. Oliver!!

Thank you,

Sue Charochak, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

PTO Meeting Tonight

There is a PTO Meeting today (Thursday) at 6:30. The meeting will be virtual. On the agenda: a Principal's report from Lisa Oliver, discussion around the return to school and 8th grade year-end activities, and reports from the treasurer and the committees.

Look for an email today with the link. It will be coming from "Beverly Middle School - DO NOT REPLY" (from the email If you cannot find this link, please contact Nancy Train at You may also want to call the school (978-921-6103) to make sure that we have your correct email address in our database.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Postcrossing Updates

Our Postcrossing account has had some activity recently, with cards received from Belarus, Wales, and England. Some of our cards to people in Poland, the Netherlands, and China were received this month.

Here are some of the cards, but you can see a lot more on our blog. Thanks to the PTO for supporting this project!

Monday, March 15, 2021

PTO Meeting Thursday

There is a PTO Meeting on Thursday at 6:30. The meeting will be virtual. Look for an email on Thursday with the link.

8th Grade Leadership Academy

An 8th Grade Leadership Academy will be running from March 29-June 17 from 7:45-8:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the JROTC classroom at BHS. 

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Placement Change Requests

The following message went out to families by email on Sunday evening and is included here for your references.

Dear BMS Families,

As you may be aware, the school committee voted for students to return to school full time beginning April 12th for our middle school students. The schedule will be 8:45-3:00 on each day with the exception of Wednesdays. Students will be dismissed on Wednesdays at 1:00 with a grab and go lunch. There will NOT be remote classes in the afternoon.

The RLA stays intact. If you are in our RLA and choose to stay there, the option is available until the end of the school year.

If you are interested in making a change for the third trimester, please email you assistant principal before Wednesday, March 17th. Please note that this is a follow up to a previously sent survey. If you have already spoken with an assistant principal you do not need to reach out again.

Grade 5: Kate Twombly:
Grade 6: Erica Pasquarelli:
Grade 7: Jamie Norton:
Grade 8: Greg Twombly:

You are also invited to reach out directly to me with questions.
Thank you!

Lisa Oliver
BMS Principal