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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Fall Sports - 2 Weeks to Registration Deadline

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Grade 5 Open Houses

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School in August that's just for you and your child!

  • Students from Ayers and Hannah elementary schools should plan to attend on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Students from CentervilleCove, 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! You may attend either day.

Cross Country & Field Hockey Registration

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 6-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Summer Reading Blog

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is blogging about summer reading each week all summer long.

This week: getting started on a book can be the hardest part. Read this article for some ideas and tips.

More information about summer reading requirements, book lists, and more is at the BMS Summer Reading website.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Supply Lists

Supply lists for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

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.



Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Fall Sports Registration

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Apply Now for Meal Benefits

Apply now for free or reduced price meal benefits for the 2019-2020 school year at www.LunchApp.com.

You can see detailed directions here, and download a paper application here as well.

Summer Math Reminders

We are asking students to maintain their math skills over the summer by completing math packets and/or using IXL.com. Now that we're two weeks into summer vacation, it's time to start doing a little every week!

Please note that completion of the packet is required for students entering grade 8 and will be turned in on the second day of school.

Click here to go to website with directions for each grade.

Summer Reading Update: Getting Your Book

This week's blog post from Ms. Woznick is now up on the BMS Summer Reading website: "Getting Your Summer Reading Book" has a round-up of all the different places and formats to consider, including audiobooks and ebooks.

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick is blogging here all summer about summer reading. Past posts are "8 Reasons to Read This Summer" and "Choosing Books To Read This Summer."

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 other books of your own choosing over the summer.

Check the BMS Summer Reading website for detailed information about summer reading.

Playground Program Begins This Week

The Beverly Rec. Department Playground Program starts Monday, July 1 and continues through August 23!
  • For ages 6-12
  • From 8:30 am to noon each weekday at many locations through the city.
  • Lunch will be provided Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at selected locations, and Lunch will also be served at BHS Monday-Friday from 11:15am-Noon.
  • Thursdays are special event days at Lynch Park
Afternoon Park is at Cove Playground on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 1-4:00PM

Grade 5 Open Houses

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School in August that's just for you and your child!

  • Students from Ayers and Hannah elementary schools should plan to attend on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Students from CentervilleCove, 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! You may attend either day.

Fall Field Hockey & Cross Country

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 6-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to play a fall sport -- you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration, or click here to go directly to the registration page.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Fall Sports Registration

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to participate in fall sports at the high school level, you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration. Please note a previous post had incorrect information about the grade levels for cross country.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Summer Reading Overview

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 other books of your own choosing over the summer. Check the BMS Summer Reading website for detailed information about summer reading.

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick is blogging here all summer about summer reading. See the current posts below.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Fall Cross Country Open to Gr 5-8

Fall Cross Country for Beverly Middle School students is open to all students in all grades 5 through 8. A previous post had incorrect information about the grade levels for cross country.

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to participate in fall sports at the high school level, you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Playground Program Begins Monday

The Beverly Rec. Department Playground Program starts Monday, July 1 and continues through August 23!
  • For ages 6-12
  • From 8:30 am to noon each weekday at many locations through the city.
  • Lunch will be provided Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at selected locations, and Lunch will also be served at BHS Monday-Friday from 11:15am-Noon.
  • Thursdays are special event days at Lynch Park
Afternoon Park is at Cove Playground on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 1-4:00PM

Register Now for Fall Sports

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level -- or if you have a child entering BHS who plans to participate in fall sports at the high school level, you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

8 Reasons to Read This Summer

Ms. Woznick is writing a series of articles about summer reading. The first one "8 Reasons to Read This Summer" is now available on the summer reading blog at https://beverlymssummerreading.blogspot.com/

Students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 are required to:
  • Read one book from one of the provided lists
  • Produce a response piece to demonstrate that they have read the book to turn in in September.
  • Read a graphic novel of their own choosing. There is no response piece requirement for this book.
All students are strongly encouraged to read much more over the summer, but the above listed items are the only requirements.

Students entering grade 5 do not have a summer reading requirement, but are expected to read regularly over the summer.

Summer Math Work

We are asking students to maintain their math skills over the summer by completing math packets and/or using IXL.com.

Please note that completion of the packet is required for students entering grade 8 and will be turned in on the second day of school.

Click here to go to website with directions for each grade.

Note: The link to grade 6 information on this page has now been fixed!

YMCA Teen Event Saturday

Come to the McPherson Teen Center for basketball, wiffle ball, art activities, food trucks, and live music this Saturday, June 22 from 10am to 1pm.

See this flyer for more information or email Julie Greene at greenej@northshoreymca.com.

Summer Office Hours

Starting on July 1, the summer hours for the Beverly Middle School office will be Tuesday through Friday from 7:15 am to 4:30 pm. The building is closed on Mondays in summer and on Thursday, July 4.

4th Annual Beverly Relays Tomorrow at 6:30

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.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

YMCA Teen Event Saturday 6/22

Come to the McPherson Teen Center for basketball, wiffle ball, art activities, food trucks, and live music this Saturday, June 22 from 10am to 1pm.

See this flyer for more information or email Julie Greene at greenej@northshoreymca.com.

Important Survey - Please complete

We have started the scheduling process 2019-2020 school year. An email was recently sent through our ASPEN system asking families to respond to a grade level survey choosing classes such as band, chorus, and strings.

In addition, the vast majority of grade 7 students will be enrolled in Foreign Language, therefore will need to request either a French or Spanish. Grade 7 families who do not respond will be randomly placed into a Foreign Language class.

Summer Reading Website

We have one-stop shopping for all summer reading information at this website: https://beverlymssummerreading.blogspot.com/

Regular updates will be posted to the summer reading blog and to Homeward Bound in the coming weeks, with information about how you can best support your child's reading.

Summer Math Directions

We are asking students to maintain their math skills over the summer by completing math packets and/or using IXL.com.

Please note that completion of the packet is required for students entering grade 8 and will be turned in on the second day of school.

Click here to go to website with directions for each grade.

BPL Summer Reading Kickoff Tomorrow

The Beverly Public Library kicks off its summer reading program on tomorrow, 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/

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.

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

Playground Program Begins July 1

The Beverly Rec. Department Playground Program starts July 1 and continues through August 23!
  • For ages 6-12
  • From 8:30 am to noon each weekday at many locations through the city.
  • Lunch will be provided Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at selected locations, and Lunch will also be served at BHS Monday-Friday from 11:15am-Noon.
  • Thursdays are special event days at Lynch Park
Afternoon Park is at Cove Playground on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 1-4:00PM

Grade 5 Open Houses

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School in August that's just for you and your child!

  • 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! You may attend either day.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Register Now for BMS Fall Sports

If your child wants to participate in the fall cross country (Gr. 5-8) or field hockey (gr. 7 & 8 only) programs at the middle school level, you must register them over the summer at at bhsonline.org. Look on the menu bar for Activities and choose Athletics Home and then Registration.

The deadline for registration, receipt of payment and physicals is AUGUST 1, 2019.

Before any student can participate, the following requirements must be met:
  • All students MUST turn in a copy of their most recent physical to the Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Physicals are good for 13 months from the date of the exam. Students with expired physicals will not be permitted to participate in practices or games until a new physical is turned in.
  • Parent/guardian and the student-athlete must complete an online concussion course in the past 12 months. The free course can be found at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000
  • Payments must be received in the BHS Athletic Office by August 1, 2019. Pre-payment is required. If your son/daughter does not make a team, you will be refunded. Checks received will be shredded or if paying online, you will be reimbursed. If paying online, please send a copy of your confirmation page to the Athletic Office. This will speed up the process.

Summer Math

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.

These summer math packets and directions were developed to provide students 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.

Entering 5th Grade
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.

Entering 6th and 7th grade - IXL Practice
This practice can help ease the transition and help reinforce skills that are needed prior to the start of seventh grade to ensure future success. This is an optional assignment, so it will not be counted as a grade. Go to IXL.com and enter Username: First initial, last name rcann@beverly (some students may have a 1 or 2 after their name---rcann1@beverly) and Password: First name in lowercase letters
Entering 8th grade - REQUIRED packet
The attached grade 8 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.

Math Department
BMS Middle School

BPL Summer Reading Kickoff Wednesday Night

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/

Summer Reading

Entering grades 6 - 7 - 8
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 are a number of different choices for response pieces. 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.  Keep in mind that 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 with your child or listening to an audiobook as a family, perhaps on a car trip this summer!

Entering Grade 5
There is no summer reading requirement or assignment for students entering grade 5. They are strongly encouraged to read off the list recommended for grades 5 and up 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.

1:00 Early Release Time Today

Today, Monday, June 17 is the last day of school for students in grades 5, 6, and 7.

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!

Lost & Found

Please have your child check the lost and found outside the library, or come by yourself.

All items left here will be donated to charity early this week.



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.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Beverly Rec. Playground Program

The Beverly Rec. Department Playground Program starts July 1 and continues through August 23!
  • For ages 6-12
  • From 8:30 am to noon each weekday at many locations through the city.
  • Lunch will be provided Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at selected locations, and Lunch will also be served at BHS Monday-Friday from 11:15am-Noon.
  • Thursdays are special event days at Lynch Park
Afternoon Park is at Cove Playground on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 1-4:00PM

Friday, June 7, 2019

Last Day to Shop Online Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair in the BMS Library was a huge success! Thanks to all who supported it by volunteering or by shopping at it.

Today is the last day to shop for books online to be delivered here at school! You must order by today, Friday, June 7.

The online store has a wider selection of books, including ones of interest to younger children and older teens.

Email Ms. Woznick with any questions at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

BMS Logo - Volunteer 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 Next Week

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.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

175 Overdue Library Books

There were 175 overdue library books as of Thursday afternoon. Does your child have one of them?

Please have them return their books as soon as possible. If they are completing an assignment first, then return it as soon as the assignment is done. There is a book drop right inside the door to the library. There are no overdue fines.

Students must clear their library account by returning or paying for books, or they risk being excluded from certain year-end activities.

If a book is lost or destroyed, it must be paid for. Please email Ms. Woznick with questions about payment at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Lost & Found - Claim Items Now!

There are dozens of items including jackets, sweaters, lunchboxes, backpacks and more in the lost and found outside the library. Unclaimed items will be donated after the last day of school! Please come and check the lost and found or send your child to check it.

Showcase of Learning Monday Night

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.

Scholastic Book Fair Online - Shopping Ends Tomorrow

The Scholastic Book Fair in the BMS Library was a huge success! Thanks to all who supported it by volunteering or by shopping at it.

You can still shop for books online to be delivered here at school! You must order by Friday, June 7.

The online store has a wider selection of books, including ones of interest to younger children and older teens.

Email Ms. Woznick with any questions at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

iPad & iPad Charger Collection Information

All student iPads are being collected by tomorrow, Friday, June 7 and placed in charging stations at school. They will be disabled at the conclusion of the day so that the tech department may properly inventory them and begin the process of preparing for the next school year.

Grade 7 students will turn in only the iPad, but should keep their school-issued iPad charger over the summer to use the next school year. Students not returning to BMS should turn their charger in. Please put your child's charger in a safe location and be sure it is labeled properly so it doesn't get mixed up with other chargers in the household. Your child will need it next school year and will be responsible for turning it in at the end of 8th grade.

Grade 8 students are responsible for turning in their school-issued iPad charger this week (along with the iPad). Team teachers will give students directions on when and where to turn it in.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Library Books

Please remind your children that all library books are now overdue. If they are done with the book, please return it immediately. If they have to complete an assignment, turn in the book as soon as the assignment is complete.

There are no fines for overdues, but lost books must be paid for.

Students who do not clear their library accounts risk being excluded from certain year-end activities.

Email Ms. Woznick, the BMS librarian, if you have any questions at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Gr 8 - Important Dates

Only a little more than a week left! Make sure you know what is happening each day - check this list of important dates.

Summer Reading Information

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick has met with 5th and 6th grade classes about summer reading lists and expectations, and is in the process of meeting with 7th grade classes. Mrs. Fecteau, the BHS librarian, visited 8th grade classes last week 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 BMS and BHS book lists are labeled as "recommended" for grade 5 and up, grade 7 and up or grade 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 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 7/8 Chorus Students

There will be a brief chorus rehearsal after school today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday) from 3:00-3:45 to practice on stage and run through the songs we will be singing together! Hope to see everyone there!

Mr. Hecox

Scholastic Book Fair - Shop Online Until Friday

The Scholastic Book Fair in the BMS Library was a huge success! Thanks to all who supported it by volunteering or by shopping at it.

You can still order books online to be delivered here at school! You must shop by Friday, June 7.

The online store has a wider selection of books, including ones of interest to younger children and older teens.

Email Ms. Woznick with any questions at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Parent Online Safety Program Tonight

The Beverly Police Department is presenting an online safety program for parents, along with the US Attorney's Office and the Beverly Police Department TONIGHT, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Beverly Middle School.

Join in and bring your questions! Do you think you have a pretty good handle on it...then you realize you don’t? That it can feel like a part time job just to manage the basics? Do you have students in your house that are more savvy than you when it comes to technology? Our students have more access to technology than ever before! This is amazing...but we must make sure that we know how to keep them safe and secure.  Come and learn from people who KNOW!

There will be babysitting provided by our BMS and BHS Peer Leaders for those who attend. A range of activities will be provided. Please RSVP to Ann Gavin at anngavin@comcast.net to secure a spot with our amazing Peer Leaders.

iPad & iPad Charger Collection Information

All student iPads will be collected by Friday, June 7 and placed in charging stations at school. They will be disabled at the conclusion of that day so that the tech department may properly inventory them and begin the process of preparing for the next school year.

Grade 7 students will turn in only the iPad, but should keep their school-issued iPad charger over the summer to use the next school year. Students not returning to BMS should turn their charger in. Please put your child's charger in a safe location and be sure it is labeled properly so it doesn't get mixed up with other chargers in the household. Your child will need it next school year and will be responsible for turning it in at the end of 8th grade.

Grade 8 students are responsible for turning in their school-issued iPad charger this week (along with the iPad). Team teachers will give students directions on when and where to turn it in.

Gr 8 - Drumline & Color Guard Meet & Greet 6/10

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.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Gr 8 - BMS Laptop Registration Due Next Week

The last day to sign up for a laptop is 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.

PTO Meeting Tonight

The PTO is really looking to seeing all parents at the FINAL PTO meeting for SY 2018-2019 on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 in the BMS Library!! More information can be found on the PTO website: https://sites.google.com/view/beverly-middle-school-pto/home

Spanish Lip Synch Night Tonight!

Save the date! Beverly Middle School's 2nd Annual Lip Sync night hosted by the Spanish department is scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, June 4th from 7-9 pm.

We are looking for donations of snacks, candy, and small water bottles to sell at our concession stand. Please contact Allison Nichols, Lydia Ames, Jessica Casassa, or Alexsys Candelario for donations.

Parent Online Safety Program Tomorrow

Yesterdayt (Monday, June 3rd) Karen Legace of the Project Safe Childhood Program, which is connected to the District Attorney’s office, led assemblies for all of our students on the subject of online safety and responsibility. Ask your child what they learned!

The Beverly Police Department is presenting an online safety program for parents, along with the US Attorney's Office and the Beverly Police Department tomorrow Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Beverly Middle School.

See this flyer for more information.

iPad & iPad Charger Collection Information

All student iPads will be collected by Friday, June 7 and placed in charging stations at school. They will be disabled at the conclusion of that day so that the tech department may properly inventory them and begin the process of preparing for the next school year.

Grade 7 students will turn in only the iPad, but should keep their school-issued iPad charger over the summer to use the next school year. Students not returning to BMS should turn their charger in. Please put your child's charger in a safe location and be sure it is labeled properly so it doesn't get mixed up with other chargers in the household. Your child will need it next school year and will be responsible for turning it in at the end of 8th grade.

Grade 8 students are responsible for turning in their school-issued iPad charger this week (along with the iPad). Team teachers will give students directions on when and where to turn it in.

Grade 5 Open Houses - Next Week

Do you have a child entering grade 5 in September? You can come to an open house at Beverly Middle School in August that's just for you and your child!

  • Students from Ayers and Hannah elementary schools should plan to attend on Tuesday, August 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Students from CentervilleCove, 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! You may attend either day.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Scholastic Book Fair - Can Still Shop Online!

The Scholastic Book Fair in the BMS Library was a huge success! Thanks to all who supported it by volunteering or by shopping at it.

You can still order books online to be delivered here at school! You must shop by Friday, June 7.

The online store has a wider selection of books, including ones of interest to younger children and older teens.

Email Ms. Woznick with any questions at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Summer Reading

BMS librarian Ms. Woznick has met with 5th and 6th grade classes about summer reading lists and expectations, and will meet with 7th grade classes in the next few days Mrs. Fecteau, the BHS librarian, visited 8th grade classes last week 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 BMS and BHS book lists are labeled as "recommended" for grade 5 and up, grade 7 and up or grade 9 and up. Students at either school may select a book off of any one of these three lists. However, parents and students should be aware that some subject matter or reading levels off 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 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.

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

237 BMS Library Books Overdue as of Monday!

Please remind your child that they must clear their library account by returning all library books as soon as possible.

All books are due technically by June 5 so we have a couple of weeks to collect them. If you child needs a book to complete an assignment, please have him or her return it as soon as possible when the assignment is complete.

I will be contacting teacher with details of overdues, but please ask your child if s/he owes anything and urge them to return it asap if they don't need it anymore.

There are no fines for overdues, but lost books must be paid for. Please do not purchase a new copy for the library, as much of the replacement cost is the time and materials to correctly process the book.

Contact Ms. Woznick with questions or for information about replacements costs (typically $10-$15) and process at awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Gr 8 - Interested in Drumline & Color Guard

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.

Please note: This was originally scheduled for 6/12 but the date was changed to avoid a conflict with the grade 8 trip to Boston.

YMCA Teen Dance Friday

The final YMCA Teen Dance of the school year is this Friday!

Day/Time: Friday, June 7th, 7-10 PM
Where: Douglas Stephens Center YMCA
Price: $10 admission $1 pizza, snack and chips
Theme: Semi Formal optional

Free Movie @ Cabot Tonight

Come to a FREE showing of the award-winning film PLASTIC OCEAN tonight, Monday, June 3 at the Cabot Theatre at 7:15 pm. The doors open at 6:30.

This documentary explores the fragile state of our oceans and uncovers alarming truths about the consequences of our disposable lifestyle. The film is brought to you by a group of dedicated scientists, film-makers, social entrepreneurs, scholars, environmentalists and journalists,

The movie is 1 hour and 45 minutes, and it is appropriate for ages 12+. See this flyer for more information.

PTO Meeting Tomorrow

The PTO is really looking to seeing all parents at the FINAL PTO meeting for SY 2018-2019 on Tuesday, June 4 at 6:30 in the BMS Library!! More information can be found on the PTO website: https://sites.google.com/view/beverly-middle-school-pto/home

Math Team

Math Team will have its final team meeting on Thursday from 3-3:30 in Room 436. Please only attend if you have participated in the season.

Spanish Lip Synch Night Tomorrow

Save the date! Beverly Middle School's 2nd Annual Lip Sync night hosted by the Spanish department is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4th from 7-9 pm.

We are looking for donations of snacks, candy, and small water bottles to sell at our concession stand. Please contact Allison Nichols, Lydia Ames, Jessica Casassa, or Alexsys Candelario for donations.

All Sports Clinic June 24-28

The 2nd Annual Beverly Panthers All Sports Clinic will be held June 24 - June 28 at BHS from 9-1 and is open to children entering grades K-6.

See this flyer for more details.

Online Safety for Students & Parents

Today (Monday, June 3rd) Karen Legace of the Project Safe Childhood Program (connected to the District Attorney’s office) led assemblies for all of our students on the subject of online safety and responsibility. Ask your child tonight what they learned!

The Beverly Police Department is presenting an online safety program for parents, along with the US Attorney's Office and the Beverly Police Department on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Beverly Middle School.

See this flyer for more information.

iPad & iPad Charger Collection Information

All student iPads will be collected by Friday, June 7 and placed in charging stations at school. They will be disabled at the conclusion of that day so that the tech department may properly inventory them and begin the process of preparing for the next school year.

Grade 7 students will turn in only the iPad, but should keep their school-issued iPad charger over the summer to use the next school year. Students not returning to BMS should turn their charger in. Please put your child's charger in a safe location and be sure it is labeled properly so it doesn't get mixed up with other chargers in the household. Your child will need it next school year and will be responsible for turning it in at the end of 8th grade.

Grade 8 students are responsible for turning in their school-issued iPad charger this week (along with the iPad). Team teachers will give students directions on when and where to turn it in.

Gr 8 - BMS Laptop Registration Due Next Week

The information and directions to lease a Beverly High School laptop were distributed in April to 8th grade students. Online registration will be available until next Saturday, June 15th.

You can view registration information and directions online.

View/download scholarship application.

Note: if your child may be attending Essex Tech, do not register for a laptop between April 23rd and June 15th because the first registration payment is non-refundable. The Tech Center orders extra laptops for students who are waitlisted for Essex Tech. If you have been waitlisted but are not admitted to Essex Tech and decide to attend BHS, immediately call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 so we can hold a laptop for your child. Next, you must come to the Tech Center to fill out the appropriate registration form with payment (you will not be able to register online). Please note, this is on a first-come first-serve basis, so please call the BHS Tech Center as soon as you have been notified by Essex Tech. If you have any questions please call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171.