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

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

Kerrie Guinivan

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:

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

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!


Jodi Elder

Kerrie Guinivan

Gr 8 - BHS Laptop Program

Grade 8 Parents have received an email from 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.

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

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 ( about band or Mrs. P-K ( 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!