Barrington Middle School 

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: March 2, 2022

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:

  • Monday, March 7, 2022 - BMS Newcomers’ Indoor Game Night

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 8th-grade orientation at Barrington High School for families.7:00 pm (hopefully will be in-person held in the auditorium - more information to come)

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - BMS Robotics Club - introductory meeting after school in the Media Center Maker Space

  • Thursday, March 24 - Vision Screening for 7th Graders assisted by the Lions Club

Stay Connected with BMS:

This Week’s Schedule: 

Week of February 13, 2022







Non Block






Grade 6 Block

Non Block 7&8


Grade 6 Block Non Block 7&8

BMS Spotlight on Learning!

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Connie Oswald. Mrs. Oswald is one of the kindest teachers I've ever had. I have learned so much from her. She always makes sure that you feel comfortable in her classroom and is always willing to help out when you need it. (Nominated by Yellow Cluster student)

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Amy Boyle. Mrs. Boyle is such a fun teacher and I feel like she makes anything that would usually bore me to death really fun. She is so creative with the way she teaches, even if it means if she plays a KEEP CHANGE FLIP rap cartoon on loop to teach us how to divide by a fraction (and possibly make us go crazy). I also love how she doesn't care that probably no other teacher in the world welcomes their student by blasting "Let it Go" on her phone and sings it in the hallway on her, as she calls it, "obnoxiously" pink microphone. She is just such a great teacher along will all the other teachers in the Razz cluster. (Nominated by Razz Cluster Student Maya Shukla)

This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mr. Altieri. He is a wonderful teacher who is very calm and can solve almost any of your problems. (Nominated by Student Kyle Mohlman.

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! 

RICAS and NGSA Assessment Information: 

Please see RICAS/NGSA information and testing schedule below. 


Letter to 6th Grade Families

Letter to 7th Grade Families

Letter to 8th Grade Families

Schedule for Testing


Lunch Schedule Shift: 

We are currently working on revising our lunch schedule for the start of Trimester 3. We hope to move to 3 lunch periods where we will be combining clusters in the cafeteria at one time. Please stay tuned for more information. 

Trimester 2 to Trimester 3 Important Dates: 

Below you will find some important dates regarding the end of the trimester: 

  • Last day of Trimester 2: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 (note: update due to recent snow day)

  • First day of Trimester 3: Wednesday, March 23, 2022

  • Grades published in aspen: Friday, April 1, 2022 

Professional Development Asynchronous Learning Days: 

As you are aware, we have scheduled professional development coming up in March and a little later on in May. For planning purposes: 

  • March 14, 2022 will be a designated odd asynchronous learning day 

  • May 11, 2022 will be a designated even asynchronous learning day 


At the beginning of March, families will have an opportunity to take part in our annual SurveyWork questionnaire. Please consider participating in this survey as the information you provide will be valuable to us as we continue to move our school and learning community forward. 

Newcomers to BMS:

Save the Date!  Newcomers’ Indoor Games!

Monday March 7, 2022, 3:15pm-4:30pm in the BMS Gymnasium

All students who are new to the Barrington district this year are welcome to attend! This will be a

fun way to get to know peers, and have a chance to connect with BMS!  Email Jordan Rodrigues at if you’d like to attend or have any questions.

BMS Robotics Club:

The Robotics Club's 1st Meeting will be Tuesday, March 15 @ 3:45 pm in the Media Center Maker Space Classroom. Please see Ms. Cotnoir in Room 3225 (or email her at before the first meeting to state interest if you plan on attending the 1st meeting.

BMS Best Buddies Friendship Walk:

The BMS Best Buddies would like to invite the BMS Community to join them at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk on Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at Providence College.  Visit for more information.

Monthly Media Center Newsletter:

Please see this link to the BMS Library February newsletter.