Barrington Middle School
BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: March 23, 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.
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Week of March 14, 2022
BMS Spotlight on Learning!
This week, we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mr. Mark Aubin. Mr. Aubin is a great teacher! He educates us in such an amazing way. He's kind, funny, and he listens to us. You are an amazing teacher. He is a remarkable teacher and definitely deserves the spotlight. I am deeply thankful that you are my teacher. Your positivity and encouragement brightened my days. Thank you, Mr. Aubin! (Nominated by Lime Cluster Student: Afraz Rahman).
This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Mrs. Dail Bienkiewicz. Ms. B is an amazing person who keeps a positive attitude and always helps us with music (and is honest with us when our band sounds bad!) She is supportive and driven to help us embrace and love music. (Nominated by student Sophie Halloran).
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.
The following items are new to this week’s newsletter!
Trimester 2 to Trimester 3 Important Dates:
Below you will find some important dates regarding the end of the trimester:
BMS Welcomes Ms. Gabriela Mendez:
We would like to welcome Ms. Mendez to our BMS Learning Community. Ms. Mendez will be teaching 7th and 8th grade Spanish. Welcome, Ms. Mendez!
BHS Environmental Club and BMS Climate Change Club:
BHS Environmental Club and BMS Climate Change Club are having a tree sale to offset Barrington schools’ paper usage! We are selling Paper Birch, Red Maple, and American Sycamore. Each tree is $5 and is native to Rhode Island. Purchase by April 1st! Pick up your tree/s on May 1st at the high school.Link to our website!
Environmental Club and Climate Change Club
Stomp Out Smoking Week:
March 21st through March 25th is Stomp Out Smoking Week here at BMS! Mrs. Rodrigues, the Student Assistance Counselor, has organized activities throughout the week to the highlight the dangers of smoking both combustible cigarettes as well as e-cigarettes (such as JUULs), bring awareness to the manipulative tactics cigarette/e-cigarette companies use to target teens, and to give students the opportunity to share why they choose to like a smoke-free lifestyle.
Please see the complete schedule of the week!
If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to talk more about this topic, please contact Mrs. Rodrigues at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BMS Spring Tennis (Limited spaces!):
Group 1 - Beginners/Less Experienced Players- WIll learn skills and technique, play games to improve consistency, placement-, scoring, and serving- TUESDAYS until 4:20. Late Bus available
*This is only open to students who DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE FALL.
Group 2- SELECTION BY TRYOUT- Tryouts held week of March 28. Once the group is formed, this group will meet Thursdays and may occasionally vary depending on if we get matches with other schools. Sign up for TRYOUTS- must be able to serve, keep score, and hit consistently
BHS Environmental Club and BMS Climate Change Club are having a tree sale to offset Barrington schools’ paper usage!
We are selling Paper Birch, Red Maple, and American Sycamore.
Each tree is $5 and is native to Rhode Island. Purchase by April 1st!
Pick up your tree/s on May 1st at the high school. Thank you!
Support Unified Sports:
If you would like to order a t-shirt for Unified Sports, here’s your opportunity! Deadline is Friday (sorry for short notice!) Please click here to order and for more information.
BMS Before and After School Enrichment Opportunities April/May:
Click here for the full program descriptions and exact dates!
RICAS and NGSA Assessment Information:
Please see RICAS/NGSA information and testing schedule below.
*There is a minor change in the schedule. The testing window will begin at 9:00. It is important that students are in their homerooms by 8:40 am.
Pictures around BMS
Students in Mrs. Roberts class engaging in a Socratic Circle:
7th Grade Band Warming Up:
Student Supporting Ukraine:
Lime Cluster’s Calming Art:
Mrs. Boyle’s Silly Mood Meter: