Barrington Middle School

“We are BMS”

BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 9.3.2023

The BMS Learning Community is Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Excel! 


Barrington Middle School’s Mission is to empower all students to excel in character, citizenship, collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking, so that they may positively impact the future.


Ласкаво просимо, bienvenido, benvenuto

To BMS! 

This year, we would like to celebrate and recognize the various languages spoken at Barrington Middle School. If you would like to include the language spoken in your home, please complete the following link. 

Let’s Celebrate the Languages Spoken at BMS

Important Dates:

  • BCI Drop-In Date for District Volunteers at BMS - Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 9-10 am

  • BMS Start with Hello Week - Monday, September 18 - Friday, September 22, 2023

  • Yom Kippur observed/No School - Monday, September 25, 2023

  • Picture Day - Wednesday, September 27, 2023

  • BMS Open House- Thursday, September 28, 2023 

Stay Connected with BMS:

~ BMS Current and Relevant News ~

Staying Connected with BMS: 

Did you know you can watch/rewatch BMS’s very own morning show? Here you will get to hear all of the exciting announcements made to our students by the BMS TV crew each morning. 

BMS Morning TV Show

In addition, you can also read our daily announcements by accessing the link below. 

BMS Daily Announcements 2023 - 2024

Both of these links are staple items in our weekly newsletter found above under “Stay Connected with BMS.”

BMS Clubs and Activities: 

Linked below you will find a copy of our BMS Clubs and Activities. This document includes a description of the club as well as contact information for the club advisor. Throughout the year, we encourage you to reference this link. 

BMS Club/Activities Schedule 2023 - 2024

This link is also a staple item in our weekly newsletter found above under “Stay Connected with BMS.” 

In addition, you can find additional information regarding current news about BMS Activities found below under “BMS Activity Corner.” 

BMS Celebrates! 

As mentioned above, each morning our students watch the BMS Morning Show. Similar to last year, this year we will have an ongoing segment called “BMS Celebrates”. This segment provides our students with an opportunity to share with their learning community different religious holidays and days of recognition. If your child would like to come on the morning show to share information about any of our September events/holidays, please complete and add your child’s name to the form below. Mr. Altieri (TV Studio Director) will be in contact with your child to work out further details. 

September BMS Celebrates 

BMS Start With Hello Week:

Throughout the week of September 18, 2023, BMS students and staff members are encouraged to perform random acts of kindness and say hi to people you may have never interacted with  throughout our BMS learning community. 

  • Monday, September 18 - Positive Message Day  Wear a shirt with a positive, uplifting message!

  • Tuesday, September 19 - Mental Health Awareness Day  Wear Green

  • Wednesday, September 20 - Wear Tie Dye and Wave Hi! Students are encouraged to wear tie dye and wave hi to someone new. 

  • Thursday, September 21 - Cluster Color Day! Show unity within your cluster by wearing your cluster color!

  • Friday, September 22 - Wear Your Blue and Gold Day  Wear your Blue and Gold to show unity and inclusion at BMS!

BPS Volunteer BCI Drop-In Events:

If you are interested in volunteering in the Barrington Public Schools, there will be two opportunities to apply for a BCI check held at Barrington Middle School.  No registration required, just come!

Wednesday, Sept. 6th 9-10am

Wednesday, Sept. 13th 9-10am

BMS Picture Day:

BMS Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2023.  Order forms are available in cluster teacher classrooms or the front office.  Online orders are welcome at

Save the Date: Learn About the Future of Barrington Schools:

The Barrington School Building Committee is hosting a series of community meetings in preparation for Stage II of its Necessity of School Construction application. Each meeting will include a short presentation and community discussion. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the future of school construction projects in Barrington that address the District's facilities needs.   

  • Wednesday, September 13 at Barrington Middle School (6:00-8:00 PM)

  • Wednesday, September 27 at Barrington Middle School (6:00-8:00 PM)

  • Wednesday, October 11 at Barrington Middle School (6:00-8:00 PM)

  • Saturday, October 21 at Barrington Middle School (12:00-2:00 PM)

  • Wednesday, October 25 at Barrington Middle School (6:00-8:00 PM)

These events are open to all Barrington community members. You are encouraged to attend the meeting date that best fits your schedule. For those unable to attend in person, all meetings will be livestreamed and recordings will be made available to watch on replay.   

~ BMS Activity Corner ~

Robotics 2023-2024 Season is Starting Now:

There will be a Robotics Info Meeting on September 6th from 3:30-4:30 in room 3225, all students interested in trying out for the team need to attend. 

Tryouts will be Sept. 11 & Sept. 12 from 3:30-5:30, a signup genius will be sent out to students for them to sign up for a tryout spot after the robotics info meeting. 

Please email Ms. Cotnoir at if you plan on attending the meeting on Sept. 6. 

BMS Cross Country and BMS Field Hockey Startup News:

There will be a required family meeting for all students interested in playing either Field Hockey or Cross Country on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 in the BMS Auditorium starting at 6:00 pm.  

There will be an initial welcome, details on how to register your student and information on practices and equipment.  Both seasons run for approximately 8 weeks and practices are daily from 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm during the season which runs from about the second week in Sept to the end of October.  

Registration paperwork is mandatory and may be found at this link (note this is the same link as high school sports’ registration.)

Investment Club:

The first meeting will take place on Monday, September 18 in room 1202 at 7:45am.  All students are welcome to come and learn how to invest and make money.  Sign-up Link.

BMS Fall Tennis:

BMS Fall tennis will be starting the week of Monday, September 11th.  All abilities and grade levels may sign up for any day Monday-Wednesday (but please limit your student's sign up to one day per week). 

We will be offering six weeks of tennis and each week will focus on a different set of skills culminating in some games between classmates.  There is no cost to participate! There will be a new sign-up sheet in the Connected Newsletter each week so keep an eye out for that. Please reach out to Riley Spillane ( with any questions. 

Please sign up using the following link:

~ BMS Spotlight on Learning ~

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on the Blue Cluster Team. They held a unified cluster meeting to review expectations with all students together. Their approach allowed for consistent messaging as well as community building for all of their students on their first day as 7th graders. Great work Blue Cluster! 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on our amazing BMS Students who assisted with Locker Night and our First Day of School. These students provided our new 6th graders with a smile and a helping hand. Thank you Violet Milliken, JR Breen, Charlotte Erickson, Rylie Rhoderick, Olli Taub, Sam Bancroft, Haya Mahmood, Anna Friel, Chloe Buteau, Juliana Quadros, Aven Sheets, Giancarlo Oliveira, Vera Magaji, Ramsey Abbas, Aarav Work, Zachary Warila, Calvin Mentzer, Emily Peluso, William Reardon, Winslow Sonpal, and Maggie Raia. 

Do you know of a BMS Faculty/Staff/Student member that is shining bright? If you do, please complete the form below and we can include the nomination in an upcoming newsletter. 

BMS Spotlight Nomination 

~ BMS Older but Current News ~

~ BMS Standing Items ~

BMS Procedures

  • Dropoff/Pick Up Process - If you choose to drop-off and pick-up your student from BMS, please see this map for directionsBus Eligibility Guidelines

  • Early Dismissal:  Handwritten notes brought to the office before homeroom or emails to are needed every time you need to dismiss your student prior to the end of school.  Middle School level students are not allowed to bike home early, even with permission by note.  ID and a physical presence is required to dismiss your student early. Please note that the last early dismissal of the day is at 2:45 pmPlease click here for full details about dismissing your student early from school.

  • Daily Announcements:  Click this link daily to find out important information about upcoming clubs, sports, enrichment activities and more!

BMS Pride: 

This year, each week we would like to invite all of our students to join BMS Faculty/Staff in showing BMS pride and school spirit by the following: 

  • Motivational Message Monday- We encourage you to wear your favorite motivational message proudly! 

  • Wednesday College and Career Day- Faculty/staff and students are encouraged to wear their favorite university colors/names and/or support different careers, trades, and occupations. 

  • Thursday Cluster Color Day: Faculty/staff and Students are encouraged to proudly wear their cluster colors. 

  • Friday School Color Day (Formally known as Blue and Gold Day)- Faculty/staff and students are encouraged to wear blue and gold on Fridays to show our school pride. 

Community News

YMCA Clubs:

The Barrington YMCA is offering two clubs starting soon!  Call 401-245-2444 for more information.

The Dungeons and Dragons club will meet on Friday evenings from 5:00 to 6:15 pm starting on Friday, September 8, 2023 to Friday, October 27, 2023.

Magic the Gathering club will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:00 pm starting on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 to October 24, 2023.

Barrington Youth Basketball Association:


Recreational League Program:

The Recreational League Program allows youth who are both new to the game and experienced and are interested in learning the fundamentals, to continue to learn new skills, while participating in a fun atmosphere. This commitment is optimal for families who travel on weekends during the winter months, but whose child is still interested in playing the sport of basketball. Playing time will be equal among all players.

The season will begin November 27th and end with a tournament on February 17 th . Divisions in the recreational league program will be divided by grades (3/4), (5/6), (7/8). Each team will have a one hour practice during the week and a game on Saturday.

**Early Bird Special $25 OFF if register before September 15 th **

Competitive Travel Program:

The Competitive Travel Program provides an opportunity for players in Grades 3-8 that have experience playing basketball, advanced skills, and are seeking an opportunity to play in a highly competitive league.  Players and families must be willing to make an increased time commitment for practice and games.

TRYOUTS are scheduled for the weeks of September 18th and 25th with two sessions per grade.

Attendance at both tryout dates is strongly encouraged, and a third date may be offered if there are

extenuating circumstances. A tryout schedule is posted on the league website. There will be a $40 fee to register for tryouts, if your child does not make the team, it will be refunded. The season begins the week before Thanksgiving and runs until mid-March. All teams will play in post-season tournament. Players are required to participate in 70% of Recreational League practices. An exception will be made for players on the Middle School Team. Registration for this league includes the Recreational League Fee!

Must register before September 16 th to be eligible for tryouts!

**Scholarships are available upon request**

Coaching Opportunities Available! Please register on the league website for consideration!