Barrington Middle School 

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: December 13, 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, 12/21/2021 - Deadline for 8th graders to upload their baby/toddler pictures for the BMS yearbook

  • Thursday, 12/23 through and including Friday, 12/31/2021 - No school-Winter Recess

Stay Connected with BMS:

This Week’s Schedule: 

Week of December 13, 2021







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Grade 6 Block

7&8 Non Block Even

Grade 6 block

7&8 Non Block Odd

BMS Spotlight on Learning!

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Henderson. I believe she deserves this recognition because of her kind, calm, and persevering personality. She helps us all so much, and we all really appreciate her not just being our teacher, but our friend too. I wouldn't have gone anywhere in your class without your support. It was delightful to be in your class this year. You made our class enjoyable, and amazing. Thank you Mrs. Henderson! (Nominated by Student Afraz Rahman)

This week we would also like to shine our BSM Spotlight on the Red Cluster Teachers! Red Cluster adopted three students in need this holiday. They made their holiday brighter with their generous donations, festive wrapping, and spirit of the holidays. Thank you, Red Cluster, for going above and beyond in supporting those in need this holiday season. (Nominated by a BMS Faculty member)

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 

~New Items~

The following items are new to this week’s newsletter! 

December Fun!

This week, we continue our December fun! Winter break is almost here, let's have some fun and spread some cheer! (12/7-12/22)

2021 12-Days till Winter Break

Baby/Toddler Pictures for Yearbook:

DEADLINE is DECEMBER 21!  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.)

Musical Showcase Opportunity!

The BMS Library would like to showcase the talent of our students by opening up the library the first Friday of each month for casual musical performances before school. Students should click this form for more information and to sign up.

Write for Rights Amnesty International program:

Each year, Amnesty International hosts a global event called Write for Rights where hundreds of thousands of people worldwide write letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience, human rights defenders, and others at risk of human rights violations. If you are interested in the opportunity to participate and make a difference in the world on a global scale then you can join the high school's gender equality club in writing to government officials for different individuals who have been unjustly imprisoned and seek justice for human rights. The “Write for Rights Night” event will be on December 15th from 3:20-4:10 in the Cafeteria. Please click here for more information.

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!

~Older Items~

The following items are older, but still relevant and important! 

Barrington Public Library event:

Celebrate 42 years of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on Monday, December 20 at 6:30 pm at the Barrington Public Library.  The book.  The film.  The snacks and 42 things to find.  Click here to register.

BMS Book Club:

Join us on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 8 AM in the BMS Library to chat about A Place to Hang the Moon by Kate Albus. The author will meet with us virtually, read a passage from the book, and answer some of our questions. Sign up here

BMS Video Department Sign-Up Form: 

Are you interested in becoming a member of our BMS Video Department? If so, please sign up using the form linked below: 

BMS Video Department Sign-Up Form

Thank a Teacher with a B.E.F. Star:

Our S.T.A.R (Staff Teacher Appreciation Recognition) certificate is the perfect holiday gift! 

This year has been challenging for our Barrington Education Community. Let's recognize our teachers, administrators and staff for being the STARS that they are!  

Click HERE to order your STAR!

Make a tax-deductible donation to Barrington Education Foundation, and we will send each of your honorees a beautiful S.T.A.R. certificate.* (Min. of $10 per certificate.)  See example of the certificate HERE . Orders are due by Friday, December 17th. 

BEF champions extraordinary educational opportunities in the Barrington public schools. 

BMS Yearbook:

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

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).