Monday, June 28, 2021

Summer Reading

BHS students entering grades 6-8 in the fall received virtual visits from Ms. Woznick to tell them about Summer Reading choices and expectations. All the information is posted on the Summer Reading website:

beverlymssummerreading.blogspot.com/

If you have any questions, please contact BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org

Students entering BHS in the fall should go to this site for more information.

Summer Food Program

The Beverly Public Schools Food Service Department is delivering lunch and breakfast for the following day, at all Bev Rec Department Park Programs as of Monday June 28. If your child is attending any of the Bev Rec Parks please encourage them to grab a lunch and breakfast.

Lunch and breakfast for the following day will also be provided at McKeown School and Beverly Middle School for our special education extended year students beginning Tuesday July 6.

If your child is taking part in the Mayor's Literacy Program, breakfast will provided each morning and a take lunch will be provided as they leave each day beginning Monday July 12.

Any student that attends a school-based enrichment program this summer, a take-home lunch and breakfast for the following day will be provided.

We will continue to offer meal pickups at Beverly High School every Tuesday from 9am to 10am beginning Tuesday June 22.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Christina Leal at 978-921-6132 ext 11129.

Fall 2021 BHS Tryout Schedule

Do you have a child at BHS this fall who wants to play a sport? Here is the Fall 2021 BHS Tryout Schedule.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Summer Food Program

The Beverly Public Schools Food Service Department will be delivering lunch and breakfast for the following day, at all Bev Rec Department Park Programs beginning Monday June 28. If your child will be attending any of the Bev Rec Parks please encourage them to grab a lunch and breakfast.

Lunch and breakfast for the following day will also be provided at McKeown School and Beverly Middle School for our special education extended year students beginning Tuesday July 6.

If your child is taking part in the Mayor's Literacy Program, breakfast will provided each morning and a take lunch will be provided as they leave each day beginning Monday July 12.

Any student that attends a school-based enrichment program this summer, a take-home lunch and breakfast for the following day will be provided.

We will continue to offer meal pickups at Beverly High School every Tuesday from 9am to 10am beginning Tuesday June 22.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Christina Leal at 978-921-6132 ext 11129.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Yearbooks

The 2021 yearbooks are in and we can't wait for you to see them!

Grade 8 will receive their yearbooks on Thursday, June 17th.
Grades 5, 6, and 7 will receive their yearbooks on Friday, June 18th.
RLA yearbooks will be in the office for pickup starting Thursday
 
There will be a limited number of 2021 yearbooks for last-minute purchase at $16 on a first come first serve basis. We will also be selling last year's amazing yearbook at half price ($8)! Grade 8 can purchase additional yearbooks on Thursday 6/17 and grades 5, 6, and 7 will be able to purchase on Friday 6/18. Payment is by cash or check.

If you have any questions, please contact our yearbook advisor Kristina Vanderslice at kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org.

Summer Reading 2021

Students in grades 5-7 have received virtual visits from Ms. Woznick to tell them about Summer Reading choices and expectations. All the information is posted on the Summer Reading website:

beverlymssummerreading.blogspot.com/

If you have any questions, please contact BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick at awoznick@beverlyschools.org

8th grade students entering BHS should go to this site for more information.

Music Opportunities for BMS Students

One of the many great opportunities that students have at Beverly Public Schools is the ability to participate in the Music Performance Ensembles: Band, Chorus and String Orchestra. Each group performs several concerts throughout the year, plays for many school and civic events, and even takes exciting field trips to different locations for competitions and community outreach. Middle School students who join the Music Performance Ensembles do not need any prior musical experience- it is never too late to join!

Band, Chorus and String Orchestra are all considered academic courses that occur during the school day, so students earn a grade for participating. Students have the ability to participate in up to two different Music Performance Groups at Beverly Middle School.

If your student is interested in becoming a member of any of the Performing Ensembles, please fill out the Google Interest Form to sign them up. To find out more about the instruments available to your student in the Band and String Orchestra groups, please visit the Interactive Recruitment page we created (you can visit the link or you can visit the attachment to this email). 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

Jen Nearis, 5th-6th Grade Chorus (j.nearis@beverlschools.org)
Alexis Carr, 5th-8th Grade Band (acarr@beverlyschools.org) Band Website
Nick Krafka, 5th-8th Grade Band (nkrafka@beverlyschools.org) Band Website
Kaitlin Nguyen, 5th-8th Grade Orchestra (knguyen@beverlyschools.org) Strings Website

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Musically yours,
The Music Performance Ensembles Teachers

Monday, June 14, 2021

Gr 8 - BHS Fall Sports Info

Registration details are not yet available for fall sports at BHS, but current 8th graders who are interested should keep an eye on the BHS Athletics page and also mark their calendars. Most tryouts and practices will start the week of August 23 -- football starts slightly earlier, August 20.

Please Return Library Books

Students should return any BMS library books they checked out this year to avoid being charged a lost book fee. There are no overdue fines!

We still have many missing books from last year too - Ms. Woznick would welcome getting any of them back.

The book return slot is outside the BMS library.

Juneteenth Celebration

Come to Beverly City Hall on Wednesday, June 16 at 4pm for a special "Recognizing Juneteenth" celebration!

See this flyer for more information



Grade 8 - iPad Turnin and BHS Laptops

The BMS Tech Department is collecting iPads from 8th graders during the last week of school.

In-person students' iPads are collected between June 14th and June 16th. The day your child attends the field trip is the day we will be collecting the iPads from them. 
  • 8 Balch - Monday 6/14
  • 8 Cabot - Tuesday 6/15
  • 8 Hale - Wednesday 6/16
RLA students will turn in their devices before their graduation ceremony. The Tech Department will have a table in the cafeteria.

Please note, if the devices are returned totaled with a cracked screen or water damage etc. there will be a $50.00 fee. The cost to replace an iPad is $300.00 but we charge families $50.00. You will receive an email from the BMS Tech Center letting you know how to make the payment. Also, if the fee is not paid your child will not be able to pick up a leased or loaner laptop at BHS until all obligations have been completed from the middle school. 

If you have any questions, please call the BMS Tech Center at 978-921-6103 ext. 24160 or ext. 24170. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Gr 8 - BHS Fall Cheerleading Tryouts

The BHS Fall Football Cheerleading tryouts will be held on June 29th @ 5:30pm in the Field House. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Gr 8 - Friday Signup for Best Buddies at BHS

There are so many fantastic extracurricular opportunities at BHS and one of the "best" is Best Buddies! Grade 8 students will have a chance to learn more about it and sign up to join in the fall during lunch on Friday 6/11.

This is sponsored by the BMS Equity Club. Contact Madame Faria (Room 415) with questions: lfaria@beverlyschools.org.



Strings & Chorus Concert Postponed to Thursday!

Due to the heat advisory and the potential for thunderstorms this evening, we will be postponing the Strings and Chorus concert tonight to Thursday, June 10 at 6pm. All the details remain the same for the event, however no food truck will be available on Thursday. Thank you for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

Monday, June 7, 2021

Used Book Sale at BMS Wednesday 1-5:30pm

There will be a used book sale after school on Wednesday, June 9 to benefit the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Lots of great books for kids (from picture books to YA) will be available for only $1 each -- cash or check only. The sale will be held outside the cafeteria under the tent -- or just inside the cafeteria if the weather becomes inclement!. 

Hundreds of books to be put out for sale!


Students, parents and staff can shop the book sale starting at dismissal time at 1:00, stop by in the middle of the afternoon when it's quieter, or come late afternoon before the band concert. The book sale will be open until about 5:30.

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is is still looking for book sale volunteers for shifts from 10:45-6. You can sign up here: volunteersignup.org/MFDRW

See this flyer for more information or contact Alix Woznick with questions: awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Grade 8 iPad and BHS Laptop Info

The BMS Tech Department will be collecting iPads from 8th graders during the last week of school.

In-person students' iPads will be collected between June 14th and June 16th. The day your child attends the field trip is the day we will be collecting the iPads from them. Please make sure they bring in their iPads to school June 14th to June 16th.
  • 8 Balch - Monday 6/14
  • 8 Cabot - Tuesday 6/15
  • 8 Hale - Wednesday 6/16
RLA students will turn in their devices before their graduation ceremony. The Tech Department will have a table in the cafeteria.

Please note, if the devices are returned totaled with a cracked screen or water damage etc. there will be a $50.00 fee. The cost to replace an iPad is $300.00 but we charge families $50.00. You will receive an email from the BMS Tech Center letting you know how to make the payment. Also, if the fee is not paid your child will not be able to pick up a leased or loaner laptop at BHS until all obligations have been completed from the middle school. 

If you have any questions, please call the BMS Tech Center at 978-921-6103 ext. 24160 or ext. 24170. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Gr 5 MCAS & MCAS Makeups This Week

 Grade 5 in-person AND Grade 5 RLA students have the following MCAS testing schedule this week

  • Grade 5 Science - Tuesday, June 8
This is the last scheduled MCAS test for the year, although we will be conducting makeups as needed for the rest of the week.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Parent Volunteers Needed Wednesday Afternoon

There will be a used book sale after school on Wednesday, June 9 to benefit the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Lots of great books for kids (from picture books to YA) will be available for only $1 each -- cash or check only. The sale will be held outside the cafeteria under the tent. Students, parents, and staff are welcome! 

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is is looking for book sale volunteers for shifts from 10:45-6. You can sign up here: volunteersignup.org/MFDRW (note: This link was not working on Friday but has since been fixed!)

See this flyer for more information or contact Alix Woznick with questions: awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Return BMS Library Books Now

If you child has any BMS library books - including from last year! - please ask that they are returned as soon as possible to avoid being billed for a lost book. There are no fines for overdue books. The library book return box is located right outside the library on the first floor.

Questions? Contact Ms. Woznick: awoznick@beverlyschools.org

Friday, June 4, 2021

Concerts on Tuesday and Wednesday

 The BMS Music Department Proudly Presents

Our End-of-Year Outdoor Concerts!

Please join us for two nights of performances to celebrate our incredible Panther Cub musicians!

Tuesday, June 8th, 6:00 p.m.
Strings and Chorus Concert
BMS Turf Field - Strings
BMS Amphitheater (under white tent by cafeteria) - Chorus

Wednesday, June 9th, 6:00 p.m.
Band and All-City Jazz Band Concert
BMS Turf Field

See this flyer for more information.

Track Practice Cancelled Friday

Attention all BMS track & field team members, due to heavy thunderstorms in today's forecast, today's practice has been CANCELLED. Again, today's track practice has been cancelled

Track Team Triumphs

The BMS Track & Field team had another legendary day down on 100 Sohier Rd, the home of Beverly High School Panthers and our town’s finest athletic facilities. The stars seemed to align as a dreary, rainy forecast broke and eventually transformed into a beautiful day bursting with sunshine and new personal records set on the track for the team’s final meet of the season. The Beverly High School coaches and teammates came by to help support the team in a great display of community partnership, along with many parents and BMS staff members. Many were heard praising the talents of the young middle school stars they saw before them. A number of BMS athletes had all-star days, including but not limited to….

Jayelyn Valerio, a rising star in Beverly sports with a promising future as a varsity athlete, showed her bravery and grit as she surpassed all expectations, crushing the 100 meter dash and hurdles as if she had been doing it for years.

Calvin Barrett once again showed up to win, and win he did. With his ever-increasing speed and superhuman endurance, some say he might be part robot. Others say he might actually be a 20 year old disguised as an 8th grader. No one really knows. The BMS track team will be sad to see him leave this year, as he goes on to compete in the big leagues next year at BHS.

In a remarkable act of courage, 8th graders Lindsay Kazynski and Kennedy Moyle volunteered at the last minute to run the 400 meter, stepping up when the team needed them most. Parents and coaches cheered as they rounded the corners. They were cool. They were brave. They were BMS.

Norah Wright has been a star scholar-athlete and an inspiration to the teammates and coaches alike with her consistent dominant performance over the years. She also showed up to win, running the mile in just over 6 minutes. After Daniel Wilder had tilted the earth off its axis in the previous track meet with his blinding speed, it is believed that Norah’s equally impressive performance returned the earth back to its normal orientation. She literally saved the world.

When Christopher (pronounced MEETA) Mita stepped up to throw the discus, jaws dropped when he immediately hit a new personal record on his first throw. Coach Arsnow’s jaw dropped, along with his clipboard and megaphone. He just dropped everything. Coach Devlin saw the discus sailing and thought it was a UFO at first.

Adeline Kontos and Infinity Burns showed off their strength and skills in the shot put arena, each hurling the shot put 20 feet into the air, setting the girls record for the day. This is incredibly impressive. Their Danvers opponents slunk away in defeat, in awe of the stunning display of athleticism that lay before them.

No one has ever seen a meet so impeccably timed as it was by Coach Sherman. Always a team player, she even stayed long after the meet was over to make sure all the team’s equipment was safe and secure. If you see her today, give her a warm smile and a “thank you.”

A special thank you to the BMS staff members who showed up to volunteer and support the team, we could not have run the meet with you. This includes Mrs. McAfee, Mrs. Norton, Mrs. Shaw, Mr. Brennan and several others!

Shop or Volunteer at Used Book Sale Wed. 6/9

There will be a used book sale after school on Wednesday, June 9 to benefit the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Lots of great books for kids (from picture books to YA) will be available for only $1 each -- cash or check only. The sale will be held outside the cafeteria under the tent. Students, parents, and staff are welcome! 

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is is looking for book sale volunteers for shifts from 10:45-6. You can sign up here: volunteersignup.org/MFDRW

See this flyer for more information or contact Alix Woznick with questions: awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Need Extra Food This Summer?

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

Beverly Bootstraps will continue to offer weekly access to their Food Pantry for Beverly families with school age children (K-12) through the summer.

Food Pantry Hours are:
Monday and Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday, 2 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday, 10 am – 6 pm

Grade 5-7 iPad Summer Info

Grades 5-7 will take their iPads home over the summer. Please make sure that you take good care of your device by doing the following:

  • Make sure that you keep up with Software Updates
  • Delete any files, pictures, or movies that you no longer need.
  • Never leave your iPad unattended.
  • Keep your iPad in its school-issued protective case at all times.
  • Carry your iPad with two hands.
  • Keep your iPad away from liquids or foods.
  • Handle your iPad only when your hands are clean.
  • Exercise care when inserting and removing cords and cables from your iPad.
  • Never sit on or throw a backpack that contains an iPad.
  • Avoid putting pressure on the iPad screen.
  • Avoid leaving your iPad in a vehicle.
  • Keep your iPad away from extreme temperatures, direct sunlight or ultraviolet light.
  • Don’t bring your iPad to the beach.
Parents: feel free to take the device away if you do not want your child to use the iPad until school begins in September.

Not coming back to Beverly Middle School? Please return iPad to the BMS main office from 8:30 am to Noon.

If you have any questions about your iPad over the summer please contact the middle school tech center at: bmstech@beverlyschools.org. Have a wonderful and safe summer vacation!

Used Book Sale Volunteers Needed 6/9

Ms. Woznick is running a Used Book Sale to benefit the Friends of the Beverly Public Library on Wed 6/9 from 1-5:30 and is looking for volunteers from 10:45-6. You can sign up here:

volunteersignup.org/MFDRW

Contact Alix Woznick with questions
awoznick@beverlyschools.org

Yearbooks

There's still time to order a yearbook! Over 600 orders have been placed so far, be sure that you don't miss out! Please visit jostensyearbooks.com to place your order, they are only $16. Yearbooks will be distributed during the last week of school for all students. The deadline is June 11th.  

ALSO- did you miss out on last year's yearbook? We still have copies! The 2019-2020 yearbook will be available for sale during the last week of school on a first come first serve basis at $8, 50% off the original price. Don't miss your chance to own a piece of history! Distribution details will be shared soon. 

Gr 8 iPad & Laptop Info

The BMS Tech Department will be collecting iPads from 8th graders during the last week of school.

In-person students' iPads will be collected between June 14th and June 16th. The day your child attends the field trip is the day we will be collecting the iPads from them. Please make sure they bring in their iPads to school June 14th to June 16th.
  • 8 Balch - Monday 6/14
  • 8 Cabot - Tuesday 6/15
  • 8 Hale - Wednesday 6/16
RLA students will turn in their devices before their graduation ceremony. The Tech Department will have a table in the cafeteria.

Please note, if the devices are returned totaled with a cracked screen or water damage etc. there will be a $50.00 fee. The cost to replace an iPad is $300.00 but we charge families $50.00. You will receive an email from the BMS Tech Center letting you know how to make the payment. Also, if the fee is not paid your child will not be able to pick up a leased or loaner laptop at BHS until all obligations have been completed from the middle school. 

If you have any questions, please call the BMS Tech Center at 978-921-6103 ext. 24160 or ext. 24170. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Used Book Sale After School Wednesday!



The Friends of the Beverly Public Library are holding a special kids’ pop-up book sale on Wednesday, June 9 from 1:00 to 5:30 PM at Beverly Middle School! The sale will be held under the tent outside the cafeteria

Used books for youth, from picture books to young adult fiction, will be for sale. Cash or check only.

There will be a limit on the number of books sold per customer from 1-2 pm.

Additional book donations may be made by contacting Ms. Woznick in advance: awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Beverly Balch Park Ball Hockey Games

Coming this summer! Beverly Balch Park Ball Hockey Games for grades 5-8 on August 7. This is a free event with a focus on bonding and creating camaraderie within our community

Register by July 23rd at https://forms.gle/fTqHPGavma43RUdo8

End of Year Music Concerts June 8 & 9

The BMS Music Department Proudly Presents
Our End-of-Year Outdoor Concerts!

Please join us for two nights of performances to celebrate our incredible Panther Cub musicians!

Tuesday, June 8th, 6:00 p.m.
Strings and Chorus Concert
BMS Turf Field - Strings
BMS Amphitheater (under white tent by cafeteria) - Chorus

Wednesday, June 9th, 6:00 p.m.
Band and All-City Jazz Band Concert
BMS Turf Field

See this flyer for more information.

8th Grade Awards and Promotion

As our academic year like no other comes to an end our promotion and awards ceremony will look different. Despite having to plan towards a moving target all year, we thought it essential that we find a way to celebrate our students in-person. 

During the day on June 17th we will be conducting individual grade 8 team awards followed by a team promotion. Each individual award ceremony/promotion will take place outside on campus and will run approximately 45 minutes in length. After all teams have been promoted we intend to celebrate the rest of the day on the field with ice cream, yearbooks, music and games.

Grade 8 La Vida Info

La Vida Center for Outdoor Education and Leadership Ropes Course: All 8th grade students will be visiting the ropes course at La Vida Center for Outdoor Education at Gordon College. Each day a different 8th grade team along with RLA students will be attending. The cost is $55 per student. There will be numerous initiative games, team-building activities and high/low ropes courses!  We will depart BMS at 9:00am and return at approximately 4:25pm. Please plan accordingly!

  • Team Balch/RLA June 14. 
  • Team Cabot/RLA June 15. 
  • Team Hale/RLA June 16.

Grade 8 Move Up Day June 7

BHS Move-Up Day: Our annual Move-Up Day is scheduled for Monday June 7th. Students will be walking over to the High School for a brief orientation and a tour of the school. Julie Ferrera, the 9th Grade Assistant Principal, and I have been meeting weekly to ensure that we have a smooth transition to the high school for everyone. 

Gr 5-7 iPad Summer Info

 Grades 5-7 will take their iPads home over the summer. Please make sure that you take good care of your device by doing the following:

  • Make sure that you keep up with Software Updates
  • Delete any files, pictures, or movies that you no longer need.
  • Never leave your iPad unattended.
  • Keep your iPad in its school-issued protective case at all times.
  • Carry your iPad with two hands.
  • Keep your iPad away from liquids or foods.
  • Handle your iPad only when your hands are clean.
  • Exercise care when inserting and removing cords and cables from your iPad.
  • Never sit on or throw a backpack that contains an iPad.
  • Avoid putting pressure on the iPad screen.
  • Avoid leaving your iPad in a vehicle.
  • Keep your iPad away from extreme temperatures, direct sunlight or ultraviolet light.
  • Don’t bring your iPad to the beach.
Parents: feel free to take the device away if you do not want your child to use the iPad until school begins in September.

Not coming back to Beverly Middle School? Please return iPad to the BMS main office from 8:30 am to Noon.

If you have any questions about your iPad over the summer please contact the middle school tech center at: bmstech@beverlyschools.org. Have a wonderful and safe summer vacation!

MCAS Schedule Thursday & Friday

 Grade 8 in-person students have the following MCAS testing schedule this week

  • Grade 8 Math - Thursday, June 3
  • Grade 8 Science - Friday, June 4
Grade 7 and 8 RLA students have math MCAS on Thursday, June 3, and Grade 8 RLA will have Science MCAS on Friday, June 4.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Track Meet Volunteers Needed Thursday

The BMS track & field team is still looking for volunteers for our only home meet of the season, this Thursday afternoon at the BHS track. 

If you or anyone you know might be interested in helping the team, please email Coach Arsnow (earsnow@beverlyschools.org), Coach Sherman (asherman@beverlyschools.org), or Coach Devlin (mdevlin@beverlyschools.org). 

Thank you for supporting Beverly youth sports programs!

Gr 8 - iPad Turn-In & BHS Laptop Info

 iPad Turn-in

The BMS Tech Department will be collecting iPads from 8th graders during the last week of school.

In-person students' iPads will be collected between June 14th and June 16th. The day your child attends the field trip is the day we will be collecting the iPads from them (8 Balch - Monday 6/14, 8 Cabot - Tuesday 6/15, 8 Hale - Wednesday 6/16). Please make sure they bring in their iPads to school June 14th to June 16th.

RLA students will turn in their devices before their graduation ceremony. The Tech Department will have a table in the cafeteria.

Please note, if the devices are returned totaled with a cracked screen or water damage etc. there will be a $50.00 fee. The cost to replace an iPad is $300.00 but we charge families $50.00. You will receive an email from the BMS Tech Center letting you know how to make the payment. Also, if the fee is not paid your child will not be able to pick up a leased or loaner laptop at BHS until all obligations have been completed from the middle school. 

If you have any questions, please call the BMS Tech Center at 978-921-6103 ext. 24160 or ext. 24170. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Paper Towel Tubes Needed!

Grade 7 teams are in need of paper towel tubes - long and/or short. If you have any at home, please send/bring them into the BMS office. Our students are building Rube Goldberg Devices, and need your support!

Pop Up Used Youth Book Sale June 9

The Friends of the Beverly Public Library are holding a special kids’ pop-up book sale on Wednesday, June 9 from 1:00 to 5:30 PM at Beverly Middle School! The sale will be held in the tent outside the cafeteria

Used books for youth, from picture books to young adult fiction, will be for sale. Cash or check only.

There will be a limit on the number of books sold per customer from 1-2 pm.

Additional book donations may be made by contacting Ms. Woznick in advance: awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Monday, May 31, 2021

MCAS Testing This Week

Grade 8 in-person students have the following MCAS testing schedule this week

  • Grade 8 Math - Thursday, June 3
  • Grade 8 Science - Friday, June 4
Grade 7 and 8 RLA students have math MCAS on Thursday, June 3, and Grade 8 RLA will have Science MCAS on Friday, June 4.


The BMS Tech Center recommends the steps in this document to make sure that everyone's iPad is running properly for MCAS (and for school!) We appreciate parents/guardians checking in with their children to make sure this happens or if they need assistance.
  • Check storage - you should have 2GB available!
  • Delete any unused photos, videos, apps.
  • Make sure automatic updates are turned on
  • Install updates manually if need be
  • Soft restart the day of testing
  • Make sure TestNav app is installed on iPad (if not, download from Self Service)
  • Fully charged
8th grade students, please make sure you back up any pictures, movies, etc. since you will be turning in your iPad in June.

Please note, these steps can be followed throughout the school year to ensure your device is always running optimally!

Friday, May 28, 2021

Pop-Up Used Book Sale at BMS Wed 6/9

Look for details soon about a pop-up used book sale at BMS to be held on Wednesday, June 9!

If you have books you'd like to donate, please contact Ms. Woznick in advance: awoznick@beverlyschools.org.

Gr 8 - iPad Turn-in Info & BHS Laptop Program

iPad Turn-in

The BMS Tech Department will be collecting iPads from 8th graders during the last week of school.

In-person students' iPads will be collected between June 14th and June 16th. The day your child attends the field trip is the day we will be collecting the iPads from them. Please make sure they bring in their iPads to school June 14th to June 16th.

RLA students will turn in their devices before their graduation ceremony. The Tech Department will have a table in the cafeteria.

Please note, if the devices are returned totaled with a cracked screen or water damage etc. there will be a $50.00 fee. The cost to replace an iPad is $300.00 but we charge families $50.00. You will receive an email from the BMS Tech Center letting you know how to make the payment. Also, if the fee is not paid your child will not be able to pick up a leased or loaner laptop at BHS until all obligations have been completed from the middle school. 

If you have any questions, please call the BMS Tech Center at 978-921-6103 ext. 24160 or ext. 24170. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Gr 5-7 iPad Summer Info

Grades 5-7 will take their iPads home over the summer. Please make sure that you take good care of your device by doing the following:
  • Make sure that you keep up with Software Updates
  • Delete any files, pictures, or movies that you no longer need.
  • Never leave your iPad unattended.
  • Keep your iPad in its school-issued protective case at all times.
  • Carry your iPad with two hands.
  • Keep your iPad away from liquids or foods.
  • Handle your iPad only when your hands are clean.
  • Exercise care when inserting and removing cords and cables from your iPad.
  • Never sit on or throw a backpack that contains an iPad.
  • Avoid putting pressure on the iPad screen.
  • Avoid leaving your iPad in a vehicle.
  • Keep your iPad away from extreme temperatures, direct sunlight or ultraviolet light.
  • Don’t bring your iPad to the beach.

Parents: feel free to take the device away if you do not want your child to use the iPad until school begins in September.

Not coming back to Beverly Middle School? Please return iPad to the BMS main office from 8:30 am to Noon.

If you have any questions about your iPad over the summer please contact the middle school tech center at: bmstech@beverlyschools.org. Have a wonderful and safe summer vacation!

Encore! Disney on Stage Performed Again!

Congrats to our fabulous BMS performers who put on a reprise performance of Disney on Stage this morning. All our students tuned in to enjoy it! 

Special thanks to Mr. Aaron Swiniuch who has been working with students for months and gone through many different possibilities for staging. Here is a list of the students who performed today:

Sophia Jacobson
Amelia Jewett
Maddy Haley
Adeline Kontos
June Gambale
Grace Earl
Mikayla Whiting
Kennedy Coup
Gianna Gaudette
Sadie Brennan
Braden Wilenbrock
Jireh Chandler
Kelly Flannery
Mia Hanson
Stella Kersker
Giada DiMercurio
Enzo Gois
Matthew Hoffman
Delia Gouker
Lidia Miedema
Jackson Murphy
Ethan Holway
Jordyn Buckley

Beverly Coastal Resilience Projects

The city of Beverly will hold two virtual public forums on June 9 and June 10 to share results of coastal resilience projects at Obear Park and the Beverly Pump Station on Water Street.

See this flyer for details and links.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Memorial Day Weekend

 This Friday, May 28 is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 1:00 with a grab and go lunch. 

There is no school on Monday, May 31 in observation of Memorial Day.

Request from Health Office

Following CDC approval of the covid vaccine for children ages 12-15 we anticipate many of our students are getting vaccinated. The health office would like to collect this information. If your child receives the covid vaccine please forward a copy to our office. Please note, we need proof that your student received both doses, so only send along documentation once they receive their second vaccine. Thank you so much! You can email it to the nurses listed below.

Jodi Elder
jelder@beverlyschools.org

Kerrie Guinivan
kguinivan@beverlyschools.org

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Disney On Stage - Watch Online Friday Morning

After 2 amazing performances last week for staff, friends and family of performers, we've decided that we wanted to reach more of our community! 

There will be an in-school live stream performance of Disney on Stage this Friday at 9:15 a.m., giving a chance for all students and staff to view the performance before the long weekend! 

Students in the show will be performing live, while all other students and staff will be able to watch the performance from their classrooms -- and anyone who would like can also watch from home!

It will be streamed starting at 9:15am on Friday, May 28. Please note that due to copyright restrictions, it is ONLY available live, and may not be recorded to post later. But if you are free during this time, you can tune in and watch!


Special thanks to Mr. Aaron Swiniuch who has been working with students for months and gone through many different possibilities for staging. Kudos!

Honor a Teacher! Deadline June 1

Beverly Patch recently ran an article about the Beverly Education Foundation's Annual Honor A Teacher Appeal and Teacher Appreciation Week. This is one of the best ways you can show your appreciation to an educator in Beverly!

Kindly have your donation in no later than June 1, 2021. Acknowledgements & certificates will be distributed by June 14, 2021. All donations are tax deductible.Make your donation today:  https://www.bevedfoundation.org/honor-a-teacher/

Monday, May 24, 2021

Memorial Day Weekend

This Friday, May 28 is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 1:00 with a grab and go lunch. 

There is no school on Monday, May 31 in observation of Memorial Day.

Grade 7 MCAS Thursday

 Math MCAS for Grade 7 will be on Thursday.

Here is the complete MCAS Testing Schedule

Community Forum on Race and Equity Tuesday 5/25

The virtual Community Forum on Race takes place on Tuesday, May 25, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a discussion facilitated by Lauren Swayne Barthold, Program Developer at the Heathmere Center for Cultural Engagement. The discussion will focus on race and equity, identify challenges and successes and explore the steps the district is taking to address the findings of its recently completed equity audit.

Click here to access the livestream. or find out more here

Vaccine Clinics This Week

There will be mobile vaccination sites this week at the Middle School (first dose - 5/26/21) and High School (first dose - 5/27/21). Clinics will be run at the school from 9:00-1:00. The two-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination series is now approved for our students ages 12 and up. We are extending this opportunity to vaccinate any Beverly student or BPS staff member and their families who are age-eligible for the vaccine. 

Please see this flyer for a vaccine schedule and information on how to register.

Disney On Stage - Extra Show Added Friday Morning

After an amazing performance on both Thursday for some school staff and Friday for friends and family of performers, we've decided that we wanted to reach more of our community! 

There will be an in-school live stream performance of Disney on Stage this Friday at 9:15 a.m., giving a chance for all students and staff to view the performance before the long weekend! 

Students in the show will be performing live, while all other students and staff will be able to watch the performance from their classrooms -- and anyone who would like can also watch from home!

It will be streamed starting at 9:15am on Friday, May 28. Please note that due to copyright restrictions, it is ONLY available live, and may not be recorded to post later. But if you are free during this time, you can tune in and watch!


Special thanks to Mr. Aaron Swiniuch who has been working with students for months and gone through many different possibilities for staging. Kudos!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

MCAS Testing This Week

 In-person students have the following MCAS testing schedule this week

  • Grade 6 Math - Tuesday, May 25
  • Grade 7 Math - Thursday, May 27
Grade 6 RLA students have math MCAS on Tuesday, May 25.


The BMS Tech Center recommends the steps in this document to make sure that everyone's iPad is running properly for MCAS (and for school!) We appreciate parents/guardians checking in with their children to make sure this happens or if they need assistance.
  • Check storage - you should have 2GB available!
  • Delete any unused photos, videos, apps.
  • Make sure automatic updates are turned on
  • Install updates manually if need be
  • Soft restart the day of testing
  • Make sure TestNav app is installed on iPad (if not, download from Self Service)
  • Fully charged
8th grade students, please make sure you back up any pictures, movies, etc. since you will be turning in your iPad in June.

Please note, these steps can be followed throughout the school year to ensure your device is always running optimally!

Friday, May 21, 2021

Girls' Basketball Camp

There will be a girls' basketball camp at Salem State this summer for girls ages 7-17 the week of July 26.

See this flyer for more information or email awhitebball@gmail.com

Health Office Request

Following CDC approval of the covid vaccine for children ages 12-15 we anticipate many of our students are getting vaccinated. The health office would like to collect this information. If your child receives the covid vaccine please forward a copy to our office. Please note, we need proof that your student received both doses, so only send along documentation once they receive their second vaccine. Thank you so much! You can email it to the nurses listed below.


Jodi Elder
jelder@beverlyschools.org

Kerrie Guinivan
kguinivan@beverlyschools.org

Our Amazing 8th Graders

Our 8th graders have been working on some fantastic civics action projects this term - and a Boston news station came to find out more about one of them, Lily McCarthy, and her project to help her friend, fellow BMS 8th grader, Nikolas Hourican, and others with visual impairments. See the coverage here!

Beverly eighth-grader advocates for braille menus to help visually-impaired friend

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Friday Night Panther Cubs Production Livestream!

While our Panther Cubs performance has a limited in-person audience, anyone can livestream it from home on Friday night starting at 7:30pm!

Some reviews from those who saw the preview night:
  • It’s beautiful! Brought me to tears
  • Wonderful wonderful wonderful!
  • That show is fun and raises up so many talented kids
  • The kids and I loved every minute!
Here's where to tune in: https://youtu.be/lhioZjYV-FU

Track Team Victory!

Yesterday, the BMS track & field team faced a formidable Danvers middle school squad. They fought their way to victory under blue skies in the late afternoon sun of the Danvers High School sports complex.

The BMS Panthers had many heroic performances through the day, but here are just a few highlights:

Libby Ulrich stepped up in her first ever track race, stunning her coaches with a dominant 2nd place finish in a very competitive field.

Ray Kwiatek ran the 400 m in under one minute, a feat everyone said could not be done.

Xavier Parsons hurdled his way to victory, earning a decisive win over his opponents

Daniel Wilder won the 800 meter run easily, leaving his opponents in a cloud of dust. In fact, he moved so fast, he shifted the earth's rotation and MAY have tilted it slightly off its axis.

Trey Redmond soared on the high jump event, clearing 5 feet 4 inches. He leapt high enough to jump over Coach Sherman’s head, with inches to spare!

Eric Santangelo torched his opponents on the 100 m dash, running so fast he broke the sound barrier and blew Coach Arsnow clear out of his shoes. Mr. Arsnow now has to buy a new pair of shoes.

Calvin Barrett ran a mile with such blinding speed his competitors merely saw a blur flying past them. Coach Devlin’s hat blew clear off his head and he’s been chasing it ever since!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Teen Cooking - Rice Krispie Treats Wed at 4pm

Join the Beverly Public Library's Teen Cooking program on Wednesday 5/19 at 4 PM.

Join chef Emmy as she teaches us how to make rice krispie treats. Cook along from home! 
 

Spring Concerts

What? String Orchestra/Chorus Spring Concert!
 

Where? Outside on the turf field and in the white tent near the 1st floor cafeteria
 

When? Tuesday, June 8th (from 6:00-7:00p),with a rain date set for Thursday June 10th (6:00-7:00p)
 

Note: Seating will not be provided, so please bring a blanket or beach chairs if you would like a comfortable spot to view the concert. You are welcome to bring some food or purchase from a few food trucks that will be available the night of the concert and enjoy the beautiful music from the BMS Strings and Chorus groups! 


And also remember to mark your calendars for our outdoor end-of-the-year band concert! It will be Wednesday, June 9th. The concert will begin at 6:00 p.m. and students will need to arrive by 5:15 p.m. 

This will be on the turf field, so families are welcome to bring blankets and beach chairs to sit on and snacks to munch on. Students will perform in grade level order, with the youngest students going first.

Honor a Teacher This Month!

Beverly Patch recently ran an article about the Beverly Education Foundation's Annual Honor A Teacher Appeal and Teacher Appreciation Week. This is one of the best ways you can show your appreciation to an educator in Beverly!

Make your donation today https://www.bevedfoundation.org/honor-a-teacher/


Monday, May 17, 2021

Health Office Request

Dear Families,

Following CDC approval of the covid vaccine for children ages 12-15 we anticipate many of our students will be vaccinated in the coming weeks. The health office would like to collect this information. If your student receives the covid vaccine please forward a copy to our office. Please note, we need proof that your student received both doses so only send along documentation once they receive their second vaccine. Thank you so much!

Best,

Jodi Elder
jelder@beverlyschools.org

Kerrie Guinivan
kguinivan@beverlyschools.org

Gr 8 - BHS Laptop Program

Grade 8 Parents have received an email from bhstech@beverlyschools.org with the information on the BHS Laptop Program and How to Register your 8th grade student for a BHS Laptop. The information is also on the link here: 8th Laptop Registration Information and How to Sign Up

FYI - If may attend another school, such as Essex Tech, do not fill out a registration because the fee is non-refundable. The Tech Department orders extra devices; once you know your child is attending BHS please call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 to sign up for a laptop. Please note, the extra laptops are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call as soon as you know they are attending BHS.

Sincerely,
The Beverly Public Schools Technology Department

Gr 8 Panoramic Photo Deadline 5/21

Dear 8th-grade students and families,

Even in this unusual year, we are going to continue the tradition of the 8th-grade panoramic photo! This year, we are asking students to submit their own photo. The due date to submit photos is May 21st.

The photo should be:
  • a .jpg or .jpeg (.HEIC photos will not work!)
  • square in shape
  • close-up, preferably from the shoulders up
  • representative of you!
How to submit:
  1. Click here to access our secure server
  2. Enter Login ID: 416104014
  3. Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload then click on “Select My Images.”
  4. Enter contact information (please use your school email address), including your first and last name.
  5. Click the checkbox indicating that you understand the terms and conditions.
  6. Click “Upload Chosen Images.”
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Vanderslice at kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Gr 8 Students - BHS Band & Chorus Welcome You!

The BHS Band Director Mr. Costa and the Choral Director, Mrs. P-K want to welcome those of you in 8th grade who will have signed up for band or chorus! Check out these flipgrids with current BHS students welcoming you on board!

Welcome, Class of 2025!
Some current members of the band had some thoughts and well wishes they wanted to share w/ the incoming freshman class about the BHS Music Dept. experience!

Members of the BHS Choral groups would like to share some thoughts with you about their experiences in the BHS Music Dept.

If you haven't signed up yet for BHS band or chorus, it's not too late - but please reach out first by email to Mr. Costa (amcosta@beverlyschools.org) about band or Mrs. P-K (lpilanen@beverlyschools.org) about choral groups.

Also - incoming BHS band members should mark their calendars for August 16-19, 2021 for band camp and look for details at a later date!

MCAS Schedule This Week

In-person students have the following MCAS testing schedule this week

  • Grade 6 ELA - Monday, May 17
  • Grade 8 ELA - Tuesday, May 18
  • Grade 7 ELA - Thursday, May 20
RLA students all have MCAS tests this week, on different days. Please refer to the document below for subjects and dates for each.


The BMS Tech Center recommends the steps in this document to make sure that everyone's iPad is running properly for MCAS (and for school!) We appreciate parents/guardians checking in with their children to make sure this happens or if they need assistance.
  • Check storage - you should have 2GB available!
  • Delete any unused photos, videos, apps.
  • Make sure automatic updates are turned on
  • Install updates manually if need be
  • Soft restart the day of testing
  • Make sure TestNav app is installed on iPad (if not, download from Self Service)
  • Fully charged
8th grade students, please make sure you back up any pictures, movies, etc. since you will be turning in your iPad in June.

Please note, these steps can be followed throughout the school year to ensure your device is always running optimally!

Thursday, May 13, 2021

PTO Meeting Tonight

Hello BMS Families! Please join us tonight at 6:30pm for the final PTO meeting of the 2020/21 school year. We will be asking everyone to mute themselves and utilize the chat function in Zoom.

You should have received an email with the zoom link - if you did not, call the office by 4pm.   

Thank you for your cooperation!
The BMS PTO

Gr 8 - BHS Laptop Program

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

You have or will receive an email from bhstech@beverlyschools.org with the information on the BHS Laptop Program and How to Register your 8th grade student for a BHS Laptop. The information is also on the link here: 8th Laptop Registration Information and How to Sign Up

FYI - If your child is applying to The Tech do not fill out a registration because the fee is non-refundable. The Tech Department orders extra devices; when you know your child is attending BHS please call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 to sign up for a laptop. Please note, the extra laptops are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please call as soon as you know they are attending BHS.

Sincerely,
The Beverly Public Schools Technology Department

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Grade 5 Math MCAS Tomorrow

Grade 5 is the first grade level to participate in MCAS testing this week, with Grade 5 ELA scheduled for Tuesday, May 11 and Grade 5 Math on Thursday, May 13.

Note that Grade 5 RLA for ELA and math will be next week, along with ELA for Grades 6, 7 and 8.

Here is the link to all testing dates, grades 5-8

The BMS Tech Center recommends the steps in this document to make sure that everyone's iPad is running properly for MCAS (and for school!) We appreciate parents/guardians checking in with their children to make sure this happens or if they need assistance.
  • Check storage - you should have 2GB available!
  • Delete any unused photos, videos, apps.
  • Make sure automatic updates are turned on
  • Install updates manually if need be
  • Soft restart the day of testing
  • Make sure TestNav app is installed on iPad (if not, download from Self Service)
  • Fully charged
8th grade students, please make sure you back up any pictures, movies, etc. since you will be turning in your iPad in June.

Please note, these steps can be followed throughout the school year to ensure your device is always running optimally!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Gr 8 Panoramic Photo

Dear 8th-grade students and families,

Even in this unusual year, we are going to continue the tradition of the 8th-grade panoramic photo! This year, we are asking students to submit their own photo. The due date to submit photos is May 21st.

The photo should be:
  • a .jpg or .jpeg (.HEIC photos will not work!)
  • square in shape
  • close-up, preferably from the shoulders up
  • representative of you!
How to submit:
  1. Click here to access our secure server
  2. Enter Login ID: 416104014
  3. Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload then click on “Select My Images.”
  4. Enter contact information (please use your school email address), including your first and last name.
  5. Click the checkbox indicating that you understand the terms and conditions.
  6. Click “Upload Chosen Images.”
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Vanderslice at kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org

Monday, May 10, 2021

Students Should Prepare Their iPads for Testing

To make sure that everyone's iPad is running properly for MCAS the BMS Tech Center recommends the steps in this document. We appreciate parents/guardians checking in with their children to make sure this happens or if they need assistance.

  • Check storage - you should have 2GB available!
  • Delete any unused photos, videos, apps.
  • Make sure automatic updates are turned on
  • Install updates manually if need be
  • Soft restart the day of testing
  • Make sure TestNav app is installed on iPad
8th grade students, please make sure you back up any pictures, movies, etc. since you will be turning in your iPad in June.

Please note, these steps can be followed throughout the school year to ensure your device is always running optimally!

Honor a Teacher This Month!

Beverly Patch recently ran an article about the Beverly Education Foundation's Annual Honor A Teacher Appeal and Teacher Appreciation Week. This is one of the best ways you can show your appreciation to an educator in Beverly!

Make your donation today https://www.bevedfoundation.org/honor-a-teacher/


Sunday, May 9, 2021

MCAS This Week

Grade 5 will be the first grade level to participate in MCAS testing this week, with Grade 5 ELA scheduled for Tuesday, May 11 and Grade 5 Math on Thursday, May 13.

Note that Grade 5 RLA will be the following week.

Here is the link to all testing dates, grades 5-8

The BMS Tech Center recommends the steps in this document to make sure that everyone's iPad is running properly for MCAS (and for school!) We appreciate parents/guardians checking in with their children to make sure this happens or if they need assistance.
  • Check storage - you should have 2GB available!
  • Delete any unused photos, videos, apps.
  • Make sure automatic updates are turned on
  • Install updates manually if need be
  • Soft restart the day of testing
  • Make sure TestNav app is installed on iPad (if not, download from Self Service)
  • Fully charged
8th grade students, please make sure you back up any pictures, movies, etc. since you will be turning in your iPad in June.

Please note, these steps can be followed throughout the school year to ensure your device is always running optimally!

Friday, May 7, 2021

Gr 8 - BHS Laptop Program Info

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

You will receive an email from bhstech@beverlyschools.org with the information on the BHS Laptop Program and How to Register your 8th grade student for a BHS Laptop. The information is also on the link here: 8th Laptop Registration Information and How to Sign Up

FYI - If your child is applying to The Tech do not fill out a registration because the fee is non-refundable. The Tech Department orders extra devices; when you know your child is attending BHS please call the BHS Tech Center at 978-921-6132 ext. 11171 to sign up for a laptop. Please note, the extra laptops are on a first0come, first-serve basis. Please call as soon as you know they are attending BHS.

Sincerely,
The Beverly Public Schools Technology Department

Important! Steps for Your Student to Prepare iPads for Testing

To make sure that everyone's iPad is running properly for MCAS the BMS Tech Center recommends the steps in this document. We appreciate parents/guardians checking in with their children to make sure this happens or if they need assistance.

  • Check storage - you should have 2GB available!
  • Delete any unused photos, videos, apps.
  • Make sure automatic updates are turned on
  • Install updates manually if need be
  • Soft restart the day of testing
  • Make sure TestNav app is installed on iPad
8th grade students, please make sure you back up any pictures, movies, etc. since you will be turning in your iPad in June.

Please note, these steps can be followed throughout the school year to ensure your device is always running optimally!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Prepare iPads for MCAS

To make sure that everyone's iPad is running properly for MCAS the BMS Tech Center recommends the steps in this document. We appreciate parents/guardians checking in with their children to make sure this happens or if they need assistance.
  • Check storage - you should have 2GB available!
  • Delete any unused photos, videos, apps.
  • Make sure automatic updates are turned on
  • Install updates manually if need be
  • Soft restart the day of testing
  • Make sure TestNav app is installed on iPad
8th grade students, please make sure you back up any pictures, movies, etc. since you will be turning in your iPad in June.

Please note, these steps can be followed throughout the school year to ensure your device is always running optimally!

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021

Grade 8 Panoramic Photo

 Dear 8th-grade students and families,

Even in this unusual year, we are going to continue the tradition of the 8th-grade panoramic photo! This year, we are asking students to submit their own photo. The due date to submit photos is May 21st.

The photo should be:
  • a .jpg or .jpeg (.HEIC photos will not work!)
  • square in shape
  • close-up, preferably from the shoulders up
  • representative of you!
How to submit:
  1. Click here to access our secure server
  2. Enter Login ID: 416104014
  3. Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload then click on “Select My Images.”
  4. Enter contact information (please use your school email address), including your first and last name.
  5. Click the checkbox indicating that you understand the terms and conditions.
  6. Click “Upload Chosen Images.”
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Vanderslice at kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org

Grade 8 Drive for Bootstraps

 Please read this message from a group of 8th graders partnering with Beverly Bootstraps.

They are hosting a food/clothing/toiletries drive the weeks of April 15 - May 14. The BMS team/neighborhood with the most donations will win a prize!

Honor a Teacher

The Beverly Education Foundation's Annual "Honor a Teacher" Awards are here. If you would like to honor any Beverly educator (teacher, para, specialist, nurse, guidance counselor, administrator, etc.), donate now! They will receive notice of your donation and the money goes to the Beverly Education Foundation to fund their important work, benefiting students throughout our district. The deadline is June 4.

See this flyer for more information or go to the Beverly Education Foundation website.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Dropoff and Pickup Reminders

As a friendly reminder and courtesy to our neighbors across on Cabot Street, we ask that you please not park in the lots across from the midldle school during drop off and pick up. This has been disrupting business and we have been asked to kindly remind you.

The Cummings Center remains an area where all are welcome to park for both drop off and pick up. We are also working with our crossing guards and the Beverly Police Department to move the traffic flow at a better pace. This may entail waiting for a small group of students to use the crosswalk as opposed to walking students one at a time.

Sports Equipment Donation Drive

Do you have new or new-like baseball or softball equipment that you don’t use? BMS 8th grader Riley Michael is collecting equipment to give to The Double Play Youth Baseball Donation Program Please donate this week! 


See the details in this document.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Yearbook Ordering Deadline May 1

Each year there are students who are disappointed when yearbooks are not available to purchase at the end of the year. Yearbooks must be ordered in advance. We have been able to extend the ordering deadline one more time. You can order until Saturday, May 1. Don't delay -- do it today!

Order today at

The FINAL deadline for yearbook orders is
MAY 1, 2021

Beverly Public Library Teen Poetry Contest BMS Finalists

Congratulations to 4 Beverly Middle School finalists in the Beverly Public Library's annual Teen Poetry Contest! Please congratulate these students if you know them.

In the middle school division, BMS student Olivia Stanley earned 2nd place with "and all its little things."

BMS's Nico GilbertOlimpia Orr, and Michelle Pichardo Cedillo each earned Honorable Mention!

To find out more about all the winners and hear some of the poems being read, go to the Beverly Public Library's Website

Gr 8 Virtual Panorama Photo

Dear 8th-grade students and families,

Even in this unusual year, we are going to continue the tradition of the 8th-grade panoramic photo! This year, we are asking students to submit their own photo. The due date to submit photos is May 21st.

The photo should be:
  • a .jpg or .jpeg (.HEIC photos will not work!)
  • square in shape
  • close-up, preferably from the shoulders up
  • representative of you!
How to submit:
  1. Click here to access our secure server
  2. Enter Login ID: 416104014
  3. Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload then click on “Select My Images.”
  4. Enter contact information (please use your school email address), including your first and last name.
  5. Click the checkbox indicating that you understand the terms and conditions.
  6. Click “Upload Chosen Images.”
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Vanderslice at kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Sshhhhhh.....this is a secret

For those of you who don’t know, Mrs. Poeske, the beloved nurse at Ayers, is retiring after many years of loving and taking care of children.

The Ayers PTO is putting together a scrapbook for her with cards, letters and any pictures you may want to share. Please share this information with friends, but don’t let on to Mrs. Poeske about this project! 

Items can be sent to Kathy Faulkner Ayers PTO President, 37 Herrick Street. Beverly 01915.

You may also make a donation here - the money raised to will to buy bike racks for Ayers in her honor (she loves to bike ride and you may have seen her biking to Ayers in the nice weather ) and a donation to her favorite charity.

Questions? Please email ayersryalside@gmail.com

Spring Forward Hope Project Event May 2

Spring Forward with the Hope Project on Sunday, May 2 in Salem!

The HOPE Project is to work with low income families and those experiencing homelessness, in need of resources. At the second annual Spring Forward event, they will be providing those in need with free access to:
  • Haircuts
  • Mobile Showers
  • CARE & MEAL Packages
  • Professional and Spring Clothing for all AGES
  • Children Activities
  • Raffles and Food
See this flyer for more information, or contact Andrea Rhodes (arhodes@endicott.edu) or Olivia Landry (oland590@mail.endicott.edu).

Last Call! Order Yearbook by Saturday

Each year there are students who are disappointed when yearbooks are not available to purchase at the end of the year. Yearbooks must be ordered in advance. We have been able to extend the ordering deadline one more time. You can order until Saturday, May 1. Don't delay -- do it today!

Order today at

The FINAL deadline for yearbook orders is
MAY 1, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

FINAL Call for Yearbook Orders

 Masks. Elections. Virtual classes. This school year will be talked about forever. The yearbook is truly the most important keepsake from this remarkable time. Our yearbook staff is working hard to put together a historic book that will be looked back upon to remember one of the most unpredictable school years of all time.


Order today at

The FINAL deadline for yearbook orders is
MAY 1, 2021

Grade 8 Drive for Bootstraps

Please read this message from a group of 8th graders partnering with Beverly Bootstraps.

They are hosting a food/clothing/toiletries drive the weeks of April 15 - May 14. The BMS team/neighborhood with the most donations will win a prize!

Monday, April 26, 2021

Honor a Teacher

The Beverly Education Foundation's Annual "Honor a Teacher" Awards are here. If you would like to honor any Beverly educator (teacher, para, specialist, nurse, guidance counselor, administrator, etc.), donate now! They will receive notice of your donation and the money goes to the Beverly Education Foundation to fund their important work, benefiting students throughout our district. The deadline is June 4.

See this flyer for more information or go to the Beverly Education Foundation website.

Track Team Virtual Meeting Thursday

Attention all registered BMS track team members: The BMS track & field team is holding a virtual informational meeting at 3:15 this Thursday, April 29. 

To find out more, join the google classroom with code u7y432y or email Coach Arsnow at earsnow@beverlyschools.org with any questions

Friday, April 16, 2021

Travel Reminder

A reminder: If you are planning to travel during vacation week, please observe the travel advisory issued by the Governor’s office.

Covid Testing at BHS

Surveillance Covid testing is available during vacation week. All BPS students and staff are invited to participate in testing on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at BHS from 11-4.


Weekly testing will continue to be offered Thursdays at BHS and pooled testing for the high school students as an important mitigation strategy. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Math Team Meet Today

Math team members:  the final meet will be today (Thursday) at 3:15 after school in Room 436. Students should bring bring a pencil, their iPad and their stuff.  

They will need to be picked up around 5pm at the front of the school. 

Wear Red Tomorrow!

Attention all BMS students! This Friday April 16th our daring principals will be getting their hair dyed RED as a result of the 7th grade winning our Color Wars Competition last month. 

To show support for our brave principals please wear the color RED on Friday to school! Make sure to look for your principal around the building on Friday & compliment them on their new hair-do! Thank you!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Grade 8 DI Team Goes Global!

BMS's own 8th grade Destination Imagination team recently earned second place in the state of Massachusetts -- and they have qualified for the second time for to compete in the DI Global competition!

Please congratulate:
  • Julia Chirco
  • Tara MacNeil
  • Josh Sidmore
  • Grace Checksfield
  • Madeline Young

Math Team Final Meet

Math team members:  the final meet will be tomorrow (Thursday) at 3:15 after school in Room 436 (4th floor, 3rd neighborhood).  Please bring a pencil, your iPad and your stuff.  

You will need to arrange to be picked up around 5pm at the front of the school.  See you then.

Summer Reading Preview

Ms. Woznick is finalizing the summer reading list! Students are invited to get a peek at some books that are under consideration. She'd like to get some feedback on students to help her make some final selections.

Students are invited to complete this survey to see book covers and short descriptions and so you can tell her more about what you like!

Last Call to Order Yearbooks

Masks. Elections. Virtual classes. This school year will be talked about forever. The yearbook is truly the most important keepsake from this remarkable time. Our yearbook staff is working hard to put together a historic book that will be looked back upon to remember one of the most unpredictable school years of all time.

Order today at

The FINAL deadline for yearbook orders is
MAY 1, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Donate Now to "Honor A Teacher"

The Beverly Education Foundation's Annual "Honor a Teacher" Awards are here. If you would like to honor any Beverly educator (teacher, para, specialist, nurse, guidance counselor, administrator, etc.!), donate now! They will receive notice of your donation and the money goes to the Beverly Education Foundation to fund their important work, benefiting students throughout our district.

See this flyer for more information or go to the Beverly Education Foundation website.

Wear Red on Friday!

Attention all BMS students! This Friday April 16th our daring principals will be getting their hair dyed RED as a result of the 7th grade winning our Color Wars Competition last month. 

To show support for our brave principals please wear the color RED on Friday to school! Make sure to look for your principal around the building on Friday & compliment them on their new hair-do! Thank you!!

New Bus Applications Due Tuesday 4/13

There are a few seats available on BMS buses starting on Monday, April 26. Students living 1.9+ miles from BMS and who have not already been riding the bus on the hybrid schedule may apply by Tuesday April 13, 2021 for one of these spots.  When transportation receives your application they will verify your address and email you about whether a seat is available. 

You may contact the transportation department with questions at 978-921-6109.

Middle School Track Registration

Registration is open from April 5th to April 26th for Middle School Outdoor Track Boys/Girls. Please register your student online at https://beverlyhs-ar.rschooltoday.com

When you register, please upload a current physical during the registration process. The User Fee of $105.00 can be paid online at www.beverlyschools.org, "Make A Payment" or mail in a check to Beverly High School, 100 Sohier Road, Attn. Athletic Department (check payable to Beverly Public Schools). 

The Middle School Outdoor Track season will be beginning during the first week of May. Please call the Athletic Department with any questions 978-921-6132 ext. 12139.

Monday, April 12, 2021

BPL Teen Programs Survey

The Beverly Public Library is conducting an anonymous survey of students served by the teen room (in grades 6-8) and would love to hear from your child!

Please encourage them to complete this survey!

Beverly Public Library Teen Programs

The Beverly Public Library's Teen program has a number of virtual events going on in April that BMS students may be interested in. Two are being held next week during school vacation week.

  • Mon 4/12 - Independent Reading Book Club - Greenglass House
  • Tue 4/20 - Stuck at Home Challenges
  • Fri 4/23 - Jackbox TV Games for Teens
  • Mon 4/26 - Deep Dive Book Club - Shadow & Bone
For more information and to register, go to the Teen page on the Beverly Public Library website.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Apply for BMS School Bus Spot

There are a few seats available on BMS buses starting on Monday, April 26. Students living 1.9+ miles from BMS and who have not already been riding the bus on the hybrid schedule may apply by Tuesday April 13, 2021 for one of these spots. When transportation receives your application they will verify your address and email you about whether a seat is available.

Note that students who have been riding the bus already on their hybrid days are automatically set up to continue riding 5 days a week.

You may contact the transportation department with questions at 978-921-6109.

Prepare for School This Week

Beginning Monday, April 12, all BMS students who attend in-person will be at school 5 days a week until 3, except on Wednesdays when they will be dismissed at 1pm.

Lunches will be very different than in the past. On any given day, about half of students will be eating outside and they will rotate on a regular basis between indoor and outdoor locations. Outdoor areas are partially tented and will provide some protection from rain and sun.  

This week will be cool and overcast with some possible showers on some days.  Dress accordingly for both outdoor dining and scheduled outdoor snack/mask breaks during the school day.

There are also changes to the dropoff and pickup routine. The front entrance is ONLY for students arriving in certain buses and vans or those who are tardy, arriving after 8:45.  All other students must enter through their own neighborhood doors between 8:30-8:45. Those eating breakfast may enter through the cafeteria doors at 8:15.

Please review this letter that went out Thursday to families with lots of details about changes that begin on Monday, April 12. Highlights are below, but please read the memo closely for details!

Covid Testing Available for BMS Students

This information was contained in an email from Superintendent Sue Charochak that you may have received last week. The items that pertain to BMS students are replicated here for your convenience:

Beverly Middle School and Elementary students and staff may participate in Covid-19 testing on Thursdays from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Beverly High School cafeteria. The testing will be administered by Cataldo Ambulance and is voluntary. All BMS and elementary students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All people (staff and students) interested in being tested need to sign up for an appointment by using this link. https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21373514&calendarID=5156171

In the coming weeks, the district plans to expand the pooled testing opportunity to the Middle School. More information on that will be forwarded to you when it is finalized. In the meantime, we will continue to offer our PCR surveillance testing as a mitigation strategy for all students.

All testing information is confidential under HIPAA compliance laws. Positive cases are reported to the Beverly Board of Health.

April Vacation Next Week 4/19-23

There is no school, in-person or remote, next week from Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23, as we take our April Vacation week.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Letter for Families About Next Week

A letter went out Thursday to families with lots of details about changes that begin on Monday, April 12. Highlights are below, but please read the memo closely for details!

School Hours
  • Students are in school M/Tu/Th/Fri 8:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M. & Wednesday 8:30 A.M.-1:00 P.M.
  • ONLY those having breakfast may enter at 8:15
  • All others enter starting at 8:30
  • Students must be in homeroom by 8:45
Dropoff and Pickup
  • BIG CHANGE: The front entrance is used only for bus/van students, no cars!
  • All cars enter on Balch Street
  • All cars leave out onto CABOT Street RIGHT TURN ONLY. 
  • No parking or standing. 
  • If your child is not ready to exit the car, please drive around the block.
  • 7th and 8th grade families are welcome to drop off or pick up across Balch Street in the Cummings Center parking lot.
  • BIG CHANGE: Dismissal begins at 2:50 P.M. (12:50 on Wednesday) Check the memo for information about when your child is dismissed.
What to Bring to School Each Day
  • Fully charged school iPad
  • Backpack large enough to carry all belongings (lockers are not being used this year)
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Lunch if you do not want a free school lunch
  • Snack(s) (multiple if you get hungry)
  • Mask(s) (we always have available masks at each entrance)
Lunch
  • We have six lunch locations where students can sit and eat 6 feet apart
  • Three of these locations are indoors, and three are outdoors. 
  • Outdoor areas are partially tented and will provide some protection from rain and sun. 
  • We will be eating outside rain or shine - dress accordingly!
Info about Band, Chorus and Strings in this memo too.