Barrington Middle School 

“We are BMS”

BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: November 14, 2021

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.

Important Dates:

  • Tuesday, 11/16/2021 - PTO Meeting via Zoom (link will be sent out to all families tomorrow)

  • Wednesday, 11/17/2021 - Picture Retake Day (if you ordered pictures, please send the picture package in with your student on picture retake day)

  • Wednesday, 11/24/2021 through Friday, 11/26/2021 - No School/Thanksgiving Break

  • Monday, 12/6/2021- Family Engagement Day (see information below) 

Stay Connected with BMS:

This Week’s Schedule: 

Week of November 15, 2021







Non Block





Even Gr 6 Block

7&8 Non Block

Odd Gr 6 Block

7&8 Non Block

BMS Spotlight on Learning!

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Lori Dalessio. Lori has been doing an amazing job with bringing consistency to Purple Cluster, as well as been instrumental in her work with the 8th Grade Humanities. Thank you Lori for all of your hard work and dedication to BMS! 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mr. Chris Keller. Mr. Keller does so many things behind the scenes that should not go unnoticed. Mr. Keller is always there to help any faculty member when it comes to learning and implementing new technology, especially with his helpful videos. This past week he noticed a group of students outside in the bitter cold before the start of the school day practicing a capella. Mr. Keller invited the group out of the cold and into his room to sing, and suggested that his room could be their meeting place moving forward. Thank you, Mr. Keller, for all that you do for the BMS learning community!

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mr. Eric Alteri. Last week, Eric provided our students with a wonderful opportunity. He brought in an industry expert who did a live makeup artist demonstration for our students. He turned our very own Mr. LeFaiver into a zombie. Thank you Mr. Alteri for this amazing experience!

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 

Eagle Gazette: 

Please see our latest school newspaper, the Eagle Gazette. 


Eagle Gazette Volume 4 Issue 1

BMS Family Panorama Survey:

During the week of November 15, 2021, families will have the opportunity to provide feedback on school climate and culture on a separate family survey in order to help us gain insight into your perception of our school and district effectiveness.   To ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and career, we need your feedback.  To administer these surveys, we have partnered with Panorama Education. Panorama safeguards your privacy, keeping your responses confidential. The survey shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes to complete, and will be a valuable source of information for us as we work to make our schools and district as good as they can be.

BMS Panorama Survey Fall Communication

BMS Family Engagement Day: 

The BMS Family Engagement Day will provide our families with a balanced virtual experience. Families will be able to virtually check-in between 11:00am - 6:00pm with cluster and allied art teachers, review student portfolios, learn from cluster teachers about cluster/school initiatives, and learn from allied art teachers on various deeper learning projects. Please stay tuned for a schedule and Zoom links. 

(Note: BMS Family Engagement Day is not a time for individual parent conferences)

Pick-Up Reminder:

As a reminder, please do not block the bus driveways when picking up your students at dismissal as well as please leave ample room for the buses to turn out of the driveways.  

Medal Design Contest:

Design the prize medal for the Asian & Pacific Islander Community Book Award!  Deadline January 31, 2022.  Click here for the informational flyer.

BMS Yearbook:

It’s time to order your BMS 2021-2022 Yearbook!  Click here for all the information you need to order!

School Pictures:

School picture packages have been received and distributed.  If you have any questions, please visit the Coffee Pond website at or by calling them at 800-632-2323 extension 0.  Picture retake day is this Wednesday.  If your child received a picture package you would like to return and have retaken, please send the picture package in with your child on Wednesday.  If your student was absent on the first picture day, please feel free to send them for their picture to be taken on Wednesday.

Baby/Toddler Pictures for Yearbook:

Calling all 8th graders!  It’s your turn to upload your baby/toddler picture for this year’s yearbook.  It’s an annual tradition so upload yours here!  (Being logged into a Google account is required in order to upload your picture - feel free to use your own account or have your student log into their school account.)

Submit your Book Bite Suggestion and be featured on our BMS Morning Show!

Calling all readers!  Students can choose one of their favorite books and fill out the questions on this Google Form.  They will have a chance to have their name and  book mentioned on the BMS morning show!

COVID-19 Protocols: 

Full COVID Protocols are available on the District website by clicking here. Please note that all staff, students, and visitors will be required to wear a mask in the building. All visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination, as well. 

Consent for COVID Testing: 

Below you will find a link for our BMS Student Voluntary Consent for COVID testing:

Student Voluntary Consent for COVID testing


Who should complete this voluntary consent for COVID testing: 

  • Any student who participates in BMS Sports. (Note: all non vaccinated BMS athletes must be tested once a week)

  • Any student who is in our BMS Band and plays a wind instrument. (Note: all non vaccinated BMS wind instrument players must be tested once a week)

  • Any student who is in our BMS chorus (Note: all non vaccinated BMS chorus students must be tested once a week)

  • Any student, for whatever reason, wants to have our BMS medical staff take a COVID test at any time for any reason. (Note: students who are not on the consent to test list will not be allowed to test).