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.

Middle School Outdoor 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.

Thursday Student Announcements

See the Thursday student announcements on video here!

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Lunch & Breakfast Reminder

Food Services reminds families that lunch will be provided daily and is free to ALL students. We encourage you and your students to try the lunch program if you have not in the past. The menu can be found on the Beverly Public Schools website under resources.

Breakfast will be offered each morning at BMS at 8:15. In addition we will have a take home breakfast option available for students as they leave each day to enjoy the following day at home before school.

Please reach out with any questions or concerns to Christina Leal at 978-921-6132 ext 11129.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Meal Pickup Changes

This Friday April 9 will be our last day for daily remote meal pickups at Beverly High School. With the Middle School returning to full in school learning on Monday April 12 all of our students are in person for lunch except RLA families and some High School Students. High School students will be offered an additional meal for the days they are learning remotely when they leave school each day.

Families that are part of the RLA program and have not signed up for the weekly meal pickups may reach out to Christina Leal at 978-921-6132 ext 11129 to be added to the list.

Weekend meals will be available for pickups every Wednesday at Beverly High School from 12:30-1:30 beginning Wednesday April 14.

Gr 8 - Course Selection Sheets Due Friday 4/9

Guidance counselors from BHS visited our 8th graders last week. Here is the presentation that they saw.


Please remember that BHS course selection sheets are due to Mr. Twombly by Friday 4/9!

Monday, April 5, 2021

Middle School Outdoor Track

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.

Covid Testing Available for BMS Students

This information was contained in an email from Superintendent Sue Charochak that you may have received on Monday. 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.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Middle School Outdoor Track

Registration will be 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.

No School Tomorrow 4/2

There is no school for students, either remote or in person, tomorrow, Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday. School offices will be closed as well.

Also, a couple of schedule reminders: 

  • Starting Monday, April 12, students will be in school from 8:45 to 3:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesdays, students will be dismissed at 1:00pm. They will not have online classes in the afternoon.
  • Spring vacation is from Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

No School Friday 4/2

 There is no school for students, either remote or in person, on Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday. School offices will be closed as well.

Also, a couple of schedule reminders: 

  • Starting Monday, April 12, students will be in school from 8:45 to 3:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesdays, students will be dismissed at 1:00pm. They will not have online classes in the afternoon.
  • Spring vacation is from Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23.

Yearbook Ordering Deadline TODAY

 

Order your yearbook today at
www.jostensyearbooks.com
The deadline for yearbook orders is 
TODAY March 31, 2021

Every year we have students who are disappointed in June because they have cannot get a yearbook. Please order today!

This year’s book will include:
  • Cover and back page art created by student artists
  • Professional photos of staff and students by grade
  • Pages highlighting each dynamic team at BMS
Photos can be submitted to Kristina Vanderslice: kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Artistic Creation from Mrs. Nearis's Class

Here's a wonderful scene created by Chris P. for Mrs. Nearis's class!



Yearbook Ordering Deadline TOMORROW


Order your yearbook today at
www.jostensyearbooks.com
The deadline for yearbook orders is 
TOMORROW March 31, 2021

Every year we have students who are disappointed in June because they have cannot get a yearbook. Please order today!

This year’s book will include:
  • Cover and back page art created by student artists
  • Professional photos of staff and students by grade
  • Pages highlighting each dynamic team at BMS
Photos can be submitted to Kristina Vanderslice: kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org.

Note: the link yesterday was not working. This one should work fine!

Monday, March 29, 2021

Beverly Public Library April Events

The Beverly Public Library's Teen program has a number of virtual events going on in April that BMS students may be interested in:

  • 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.

Beverly Education Foundation Funds BMS Grant

Thanks to a menstrual equity grant written by our BMS school nurse Jodi Elder and librarian Alix Woznick, and funded by the Beverly Education Foundation, we now have period products in student bathrooms and can also provide more to students in need. We don't want anyone missing class or missing school because of a menstrual period! As the educational portion of this grant, we have also developed a website: periods.beverlyschools.org and will soon provide more student access to books about puberty through the library, nurses's office and with online ebooks.

No School Friday 4/2

There is no school for students, either remote or in person, on Friday, April 2, in observance of Good Friday. School offices will be closed as well.

Also, a couple of schedule reminders: 

  • Starting Monday, April 12, students will be in school from 8:45 to 3:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesdays, students will be dismissed at 1:00pm. They will not have online classes in the afternoon.
  • Spring vacation is from Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 23.

Red Sox Spirit Day April 1

This Thursday April 1st, BMS is kicking off the 2021 baseball season with a Red Sox Spirit Day! It's the season/home opener for the Sox at Fenway Park! Staff and students will be wearing their Red Sox gear or the color red! 

A reminder that school rules about clothing are still in force - hats may not be worn in school.

We are hoping to have a fun day and show off our Sox attire before the well deserved long weekend!

Yearbook Ordering Deadline WEDNESDAY

Order your yearbook today at
www.jostensyearbooks.com


Deadline for yearbook orders is 
WEDNESDAY 
March 31, 2021

Each year we have students who are disappointed in June because they have cannot get a yearbook. Please order today!

This year’s book will include:
  • Cover and back page art created by student artists
  • Professional photos of staff and students by grade
  • Pages highlighting each dynamic team at BMS
Photos can be submitted to Kristina Vanderslice: kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org.

New Bus Rider? Registration Deadline Tomorrow!

On Monday April 12th Beverly Middle School will be returning to an all in schedule with the following schedule. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:45am until 3:00pm and on Wednesdays from 8:45am until 1:00pm. 

If you have a student returning from RLA to in-school instruction, and live 2 or more miles walking distance from school, please register for the bus on the Transportation page of the Beverly Schools website. Choose the "Regular education application." 

The deadline for registering is tomorrow, Tuesday March 30th in order to take the bus on April 12th. If you have any questions, please call us at 978-921-6109.

Does your child need medication during the school day?

With the upcoming change in schedule, please remember that if your child requires medication to be administered during the school day, please make sure to have a parental permission form filled out to administer medication. 


Doctor's orders can be faxed to the health office at 978-529-2170 or emailed to kguinivan@beverlyschools.org

Please remember to bring your students' medication in a prescription bottle from the pharmacy.

We appreciate your help!!!

The BMS Nurses

Friday, March 26, 2021

Transportation Updates

On Monday April 12th Beverly Middle School will be returning to an all in schedule with the following schedule. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:45am until 3:00pm and on Wednesdays from 8:45am until 1:00pm. 

If you have a student returning from RLA to in-school instruction, and live 2 or more miles walking distance from school, please register for the bus on the Transportation page of the Beverly Schools website. Choose the "Regular education application." 

The deadline for registering is Tuesday March 30th in order to take the bus on April 12th. If you have any questions, please call us at 978-921-6109.

Puberty Information

Most students in 6th grade had staff members visit their class this week to talk about information relating to puberty. As part of a menstrual equity grant from the Beverly Education Foundation, you should know that there are period supplies in the bathrooms used by students who may be menstruating, and there is also a website with lots more information at periods.beverlyschools.org. You may find this helpful in finding lists of recent books or videos and other useful information about periods, period products, and period equity. These can be great to share with your child. 

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Today's Student Announcements

 See the video of today's BMS Student Announcements - Thursday, March 25

Kids & Bike Safety

There have been some recent concerns in the community about children and bicycle safety. The School Resource Officers are out and about every day after school speaking to kids and handing out helmets to those who need them. They are also actively working with the Beverly Public Schools and the Beverly Bike Committee on educational and incentive-based programs for kids. 

Parents, please talk with your children about bike safety if they are riding a bike to and from school or around the city, and stress the importance of helmets, which are required by state law for anyone 16 and under.

If you need help getting a helmet for your child, please contact BMS School Resource Officer Mezza (tmezza@beverlyma.gov) for hlep.

A final note: if you see kids riding bikes in and out of traffic, playing chicken with vehicles, or engaging in other unsafe behaviors in traffic please call the Beverly Police non-emergency line at 978-922-1212 and report it rather than posting to social media. Please do not try to take a video or picture while you are driving. (Children who are just riding in the roadway, who are operating their bike in a safe manner and following traffic laws are not violating the law and should not be reported.)

If you do wish to submit a picture, please safely pull over first, then submit a “Juvenile Complaint” tip through our MyPD smartphone app (http://mypdapp.com/). 

Spring Forward Event

Spring Forward with the Hope Project on 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).

Reminder from Nurses About Medication

With the upcoming change in schedule, please remember that if your child requires medication to be administered during the school day, please make sure to have a parental permission form filled out to administer medication. 

Doctor's orders can be faxed to the health office at 978-529-2170 or emailed to kguinivan@beverlyschools.org

Please remember to bring your students medication in a prescription bottle from the pharmacy.

We appreciate your help!!!

The BMS Nurses

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Yearbook Photos

If your child had their photo taken at school this year that photo will automatically be in the yearbook! You do not need to submit it separately.

If you or your child have other photos of school-related activities that could be included in the yearbook, you can send them to Kristina Vanderslice at kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org.

Don't forget that the deadline to order a yearbook is March 31!

Order your yearbook today at 
www.jostensyearbooks.com 

Monday, March 22, 2021

Yearbook Ordering Deadline is March 31!

 

Order your yearbook today at 
www.jostensyearbooks.com 

The deadline for yearbook orders is 
March 31, 2021

This year’s book will include:
  • Cover and back page art created by student artists
  • Professional photos of staff and students by grade
  • Pages highlighting each dynamic team at BMS
Photos can be submitted to Kristina Vanderslice: kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Lisa Oliver Becomes (Permanent) Principal of BMS

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

Good Afternoon BMS Parents and Families,

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

Thank you,

Sue Charochak, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

PTO Meeting Tonight

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

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

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Postcrossing Updates

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

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





Monday, March 15, 2021

PTO Meeting Thursday

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

8th Grade Leadership Academy

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

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Placement Change Requests

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

Dear BMS Families,

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

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

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

Grade 5: Kate Twombly: ktwombly@beverlyschools.org
Grade 6: Erica Pasquarelli: epasquarelli@beverlyschools.org
Grade 7: Jamie Norton: jnorton@beverlyschools.org
Grade 8: Greg Twombly: gtwombly@beverlyschools.org

You are also invited to reach out directly to me with questions. loliver@beverlyschools.org
Thank you!

Best,
Lisa Oliver
BMS Principal

Friday, March 12, 2021

Yearbook Ordering Deadline Coming!

 
Order your yearbook today at 
www.jostensyearbooks.com 

The deadline for yearbook orders is 
March 31, 2021

This year’s book will include:
  • Cover and back page art created by student artists
  • Professional photos of staff and students by grade
  • Pages highlighting each dynamic team at BMS
Photos can be submitted to Kristina Vanderslice: kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org.

Message from the Superintendent

The following message from Superintendent Sue Charochak was sent out on Thursday afternoon and is replicated here for your reference.

Good Afternoon Beverly School Community,

The School Committee voted at its meeting on Wednesday evening to transition the district’s elementary schools back to fully in-person learning on Monday, April 5th and its middle school back to fully in-person learning on Monday, April 12th. Parents will still have a choice for their children to learn remotely through the end of this school year.

In addition to identifying the start date, the school committee vote approved the following return to school arrival and dismissal schedule:

Elementary School - Monday, April 5
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday (7:55-2:00)
Wednesday (7:55-12:00)

Middle School - Monday, April 12
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday (8:45-3:00)
Wednesday (8:45-1:00)

As I shared last week, the High School will return with the following schedule:

High School
Seniors only - Monday, March 22nd
Five (5) days per week (8:15 - 11:50 in person; 12:50 - 2:33 Remote)
Juniors, Sophomores, Freshman - Monday, March 29th
2/3 Model (8:15 - 11:50 in person; 12:50 - 2:33 Remote)

I want to thank the entire school community for your continued patience and understanding as we work toward the goal of reopening our schools to full in person learning. We are aware how significantly these transitions and timelines impact our staff, students and families. You will receive a communication with a link to a survey via email in the coming days. Please respond with your model selection as this will be important to our transition planning.

Thank you,
Sue Charochak, Ed.D.

Cracked, Not Broken: A special event with Kevin Hines

The community is invited to a free online event, "Cracked, Not Broken" with Kevin Hines. After a suicide attempt jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge at only 19 years old, Kevin shares his story of survival & hope.

See this flyer for more information or register here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Food Service Weekend Meals

Due to the professional development day scheduled on Friday March 12th Food Services will be distributing weekend meals on Thursday March 11 at Beverly High School from 10:30a-12:30p, there will be no meal distribution on Friday March 12.

We have extended the hours until 12:30p for this day only to allow families picking up at Elementary Schools.

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

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

No School This Friday

 There will be no classes -- in person or online -- on Friday, March 12. Teachers will be engaged in professional development this day.

Please note that Thursday, March 11 is a regular school day for BMS students. They will attend all in-person or online classes as they normally would on a Thursday. It is noted as an "early release day" on the district calendar, but since most students leave the building anyway at 1:00, we do not need to adjust our schedule for the day.

Today's Student Announcements

 See today's student announcements!

https://youtu.be/7uyx609u8Sw

Don't Be Left Out - Order Today!

Order today at 
www.jostensyearbooks.com 
The deadline for yearbook orders is 
March 31, 2021

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. 

WE WANT EVERYONE INCLUDED!
If you did not get your photo taken on school picture day, we still want to include you in the yearbook! Please submit a photo with your full name and grade to yearbook advisor Mrs. Vanderslice at kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org.

This year’s book will include:
  • Cover and back page art created by student artists
  • Professional photos of staff and students by grade
  • Pages highlighting each dynamic team at BMS

Monday, March 8, 2021

Bev Ed Grant Application Due This Week

The Beverly Education Foundation's Annual Grants Program is open! Teachers and parents may apply for grants to support Beverly Public School students.  The deadline for grant applications is Friday, March 12 @ 5 pm. Apply now for programs & initiatives for the 2021-2022 academic year

Not sure how this works? Don't miss the grant writing workshop on March 10. To sign up, please email Liz at: erc7@comcast.net. You will receive an email back with a link to attend the workshop on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, from 3:15-4:30 p.m.

For more information, go to 
https://www.bevedfoundation.org/grants/

Friday, March 5, 2021

RLA/Hybrid Change Request Form

The following message went out today from BMS Principal Lisa Oliver. It is included here for your convenience.

Please disregard this email if you do not wish to make a change at this time. Please use the link below to communicate with the Leadership Team a request to change your student's RLA/ Hybrid placement.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUylT0_dVO6cNKI2iC0vwGNlwbW74R_IzZaQTVgLTYDDagJg/viewform

Fill out the form in order to change a student’s placement from our Remote Learning Academy (RLA) to our hybrid in-person learning model (or from in-person learning to RLA). 

As a reminder, currently our in-person model is two in-person days per week (Monday/ Thursday OR Tuesday/ Friday) with a three day remote component. Our RLA is fully remote and students must attend virtually Monday - Friday, 8:45- 3:00. Consistent attendance (including virtual attendance) is an expectation for both models. If you choose to change your child’s placement, please know that this will result in a change of your student’s team and teachers.

If you would like to change, please submit the form no later than Friday, March 12th. The 3rd trimester begins on March 17th.

Para cambiar la ubicación de su hijo en español para el tercer trimestre, llame a la oficina principal al 978-921-6103

Para alterar a colocação do seu aluno em português para o terceiro trimestre, ligue para o escritório central em 978-921-6103

Thursday, March 4, 2021

No School Friday March 12

There will be no classes -- in person or online -- on Friday, March 12. Teachers will be engaged in professional development this day.

Please note that Thursday, March 11 is a regular school day for BMS students. They will attend all in-person or online classes as they normally would on a Thursday. It is noted as an "early release day" on the district calendar, but since most students leave the building anyway at 1:00, we do not need to adjust our schedule for the day.

Summer @ GUS

The Glen Urquhart School in Beverly has 4 summer programs running from June 21 to August 20, 2021 for students entering grades 2 through 9.

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

Yearbook Cover Preview!

 Congratulations to 8th grade Tara MacNeil for winning the yearbook cover contest!

If you want to order a yearbook, don't delay! March 31 is the deadline.

Order today at 
www.jostensyearbooks.com 
The deadline for yearbook orders is 
March 31, 2021 

By Tara MacNeil

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Yearbook Cover Winner Announced!

Congratulations to 8th grade Tara MacNeil for winning the yearbook cover contest!

If you want to order a yearbook, don't delay! March 31 is the deadline.

Order today at 
www.jostensyearbooks.com 
The deadline for yearbook orders is 
March 31, 2021 

By Tara MacNeil


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

BevEd Grant Workshop 3/10 - Sign Up Now

The Beverly Education Foundation's Annual Grants Program is open! Teachers and parents may apply for grants to support Beverly Public School students.  The deadline for grant applications is Friday, March 12 @ 5 pm. Apply now for programs & initiatives for the 2021-2022 academic year

Not sure how this works? Don't miss the grant writing workshop on March 10. To sign up, please email Liz at: erc7@comcast.net. You will receive an email back with a link to attend the workshop on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, from 3:15-4:30 p.m.

For more information, go to 
https://www.bevedfoundation.org/grants/

Summer Activities List

Many camps and other organizations have registration open now for summer programs

The Beverly Rec Department CIT Program: Students who will be at least 13 by July 1 may apply to be a CIT (counselor in training) for a small fee. Complete this application then either mail it to the Rec Department (55 Ober St., Beverly, MA 01915) or scan it and email to Jon (jpaddol@beverlyma.gov).

Local Youth Sports Signup Links

 Registration and tryouts for many local youth sports leagues is going on now:

Morning Student Announcement Video

 Today's Morning Student Announcement is here!

Yearbook Ordering Deadline Approaches!

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. 

WE WANT EVERYONE INCLUDED!
If you did not get your photo taken on school picture day, we still want to include you in the yearbook! Please submit a photo with your full name and grade to yearbook advisor Mrs. Vanderslice at kvanderslice@beverlyschools.org.

This year’s book will include:
  • Cover and back page art created by student artists
  • Professional photos of staff and students by grade
  • Pages highlighting each dynamic team at BMS

Order today at 
www.jostensyearbooks.com 
The deadline for yearbook orders is 
March 31, 2021

Monday, March 1, 2021

Final Call: Teen Poetry Contest Deadline Wednesday

The Beverly Public Library is accepting entries from local teens in grades 6 through 12 for the Annual Teen Poetry Contest.

The contest will close for entries on Wednesday, March 3 at 4 PM.

Find complete information about the contest, including rules, submission form, and other details, at www.beverlypubliclibrary.org/teens.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Beverly Youth Sports Sign Ups

Registration and tryouts for many local youth sports leagues is going on now:

Apply Now: Beverly Education Foundation Annual Grant Program

The Beverly Education Foundation's Annual Grants Program is open! Teachers and parents may apply for grants to support Beverly Public School students.  The deadline for grant applications is Friday, March 12 @ 5 pm. Apply now for programs & initiatives for the 2021-2022 academic year

Not sure how this works? Don't miss the grant writing workshop on March 10. To sign up, please email Liz at: erc7@comcast.net. You will receive an email back with a link to attend the workshop on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, from 3:15-4:30 p.m.

For more information, go to 
https://www.bevedfoundation.org/grants/

BPL Teen Paper Flower Making Workshop

Hop on Zoom to learn how to make paper flowers bloom. Join Katie N., the Beverly Public Library's teen librarian, to learn how to make origami flowers or storybook roses out of book pages. 

Register before March 1 and then pick up a Craft Kit next week, between March 1-5 during Front Door Service hours

You'll get the Zoom link before the event -- then join in on Zoom on March 6 at 2 PM for a workshop on making paper flowers. 

Student Council Meets Next Monday & Thursday

Attention Grade 5, 6, and 7 Students:

Are you interested in student government? Have you considered joining Student Council?

The eighth grade would love to have students representatives from each team involved! We will be working on creating bylaws, ideas for School Spirit and Social activities, Civic Engagement, and many other student government-related activities.

Meetings are on alternating Mondays and Thursdays via Google Meets. This should meet the needs of most students who may be involved in other after school activities.

The next Monday meeting is Monday, March 1 at 3:15; the next Thursday meeting is Thursday, March 4 at 3:15.

If you are interested, please contact Ms. Benosky as soon as possible at jbenosky@beverlyschools.org.

Equity - Diversity - Inclusion Club Starts Monday

Madame Faria invites students and staff to join her in a new club that gets started on Monday, March 1 at 3:15 p.m. It will meet here: https://meet.google.com/jhd-qaxo-mes

Questions? Reach out to Mme Faria at lfaria@beverlyschools.org

Message from the Superintendent

A message from our Superintendent, Sue Charochak, went out via email on Thursday afternoon and is replicated here for your reference:

Good Afternoon Beverly School Community,

I am writing to you today with an update regarding our District Reopening planning process. On February 24th, the School Committee met to begin considering options to increase in person learning as part of the transition to a return to full in person learning in Beverly. Our goal throughout the year has consistently been the safe return of as many students as possible to in-person school settings. We cannot underscore the benefits of attending school in person and the positive impact it has on students’ mental and social emotional health.

In considering all options, the district is engaged in consultation with our local public health experts, including the Beverly Public Health Department, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Massachusetts chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the state Department of Public Health. The Beverly school community, staff, students, parents and families, have all been vigilant in implementing all our key mitigation strategies including face coverings, distancing, hand hygiene, and staying home when you are experiencing symptoms or have had a risk of exposure. We will continue to work together to ensure these standards are met and that we are doing everything we can as a district to keep students and staff safe and healthy.

Our next step is to survey parents and staff to better understand their preferences moving forward with respect to in-person learning models. We acknowledge that parents value in-person learning and are also cognizant of the importance of protecting the health of our staff and students, which has been our paramount concern over the last year and will remain so going forward. Parents that have elected to participate in the Remote Learning Academy will have the opportunity to remain in that model through the end of the school year.

Yesterday’s announcement by the state’s Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jeffrey Riley, served as an affirmation of our goal to expand in-person learning. Beverly has addressed the challenges of this pandemic from the beginning with the closure in March of 2020, finding innovative ways to keep students engaged in their learning. We are committed to that same innovative approach in the next phase, our transition to full-time in-person learning. We will continue to work collaboratively with all of our stakeholders — teachers, students, staff, families, healthcare providers and public health experts — to safely expand in-person learning, and we will make every effort to keep you all engaged and informed throughout this process.

Sue Charochak, Ed.D.

Beverly Public Library Teen Poetry Contest

The Beverly Public Library is accepting entries from local teens in grades 6 through 12 for the Annual Teen Poetry Contest.
 
The contest will close for entries on Wednesday, March 3 at 4 PM.

Find complete information about the contest, including rules, submission form, and other details, at www.beverlypubliclibrary.org/teens.

Postcard and Stamp Donations Sought

Postcard from student in Taiwan
The BMS Postcrossing account has sent and also received 34 postcards to/from 23 countries around the world. The PTO has generously been supporting this program to help pay for postage and postcards purchased at Gordon's.

You can see many of these cards and the messages people have written on the BMS Postcrossing blog.

We would love to get some postcard donations with images of the local area (Beverly, the North Shore, Boston, Massachusetts), as well as cards featuring art, sports, animals, and more that we can use to send to people! They must be unused postcards and not be folded notecards. 

If you have some postcards or interesting stamps (including low value stamps) that you can donate to us, please contact Ms. Woznick (awoznick@beverlyschools.org).

Here's a picture of a packet of materials that a school in Taiwan sent us just this week - and today we received some cards as well!



Thursday, February 25, 2021

BMS Raises Over $2000 for Family Promise

The Color Wars fundraiser before vacation was a great success - it was fun AND it raised $2,117.96 for Family Promise

A special shout-out to Grade 7, who "won" by raising the most money: $651.32!

Grade 5 Reporters on BMS

Mr. Houlihan writes:

After 2 months working with a small group of 5th grade students, their planning, writing, recording, and editing of our final "news videos" are done.  Enjoy watching the 7 short segments as our 5th grade reporters tell viewers all about BMS. I'm so proud of their creativity, hard work, collaboration, and perseverance!

Here is the playlist link to see all 7 episodes.

Enjoy!

Student Council

Attention Grade 5, 6, and 7 Students:

Are you interested in student government? Have you considered joining Student Council?

The eighth grade would love to have students representatives from each team involved! We will be working on creating bylaws, ideas for School Spirit and Social activities, Civic Engagement, and many other student government-related activities.

Meetings are on alternating Mondays and Thursdays via Google Meets. This should meet the needs of most students who may be involved in other after school activities.

The next Monday meeting is Monday, March 1 at 3:15; the next Thursday meeting is Thursday, March 4 at 3:15.

If you are interested, please contact Ms. Benosky as soon as possible at jbenosky@beverlyschools.org.

Student Announcements for Today

 Watch the video of today's student announcements here.

Little League Registration Open Now

Registration for Beverly Little League for Spring 2021 is open! Go to www.beverlylittleleague.org

Beverly Little League offers 5 levels of play for both boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 12. Ages for the 2021 season are based on the player's age as of 8/31/21. For middle school students, this includes Minors AAA (age 9-11) and Majors (age 10-12). 

Evaluations are required for ages 8-12. They will be held at 274 Newbury Street, Peabody MA on March 13th and on March 20th, from 12 noon to 5pm.

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Equity - Diversity - Inclusion Club Starts Monday

Madame Faria invites students and staff to join her in a new club that gets started on Monday, March 1 at 3:15 p.m. It will meet here: https://meet.google.com/jhd-qaxo-mes

Questions? Reach out to Mme Faria at lfaria@beverlyschools.org