Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 11.6.2022

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.


Hoşgeldiniz, benvenuto, bienvenidos, bienvenu, 欢迎, mirëseardhje, ברוך הבא, xoş gəlmisiniz, 환영하다, добро пожаловать, خوش آمدید, स्वागत हे, స్వాగతం, வரவேற்பு, 

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

Message from Dr. A: 

On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, we will be having our PTO meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. We encourage our families to attend and support our PTO. Below you will find some additional information on how you can become involved with our PTO. 

Important Dates:

  • Friday, November 11, 2022 - No school - Veterans’ Day

  • Monday, November 14, 2022- Family Learning Walk from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. 

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022- PTO Meeting from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Room 1202) 

  • Friday, November 18, 2022- Principal Luncheon from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Stay Connected with BMS:

BMS Weekly Schedule

Week of October 30, 2022:














No School

Election Day

Even Block

Gr. 6 Odd Block 

Gr. 7&8 


No School

Veterans Day

What is New at BMS! 

(note: the following information is new)

RICAS/NGSA Results! 

We wanted to take this time to inform you that our RICAS/NGSA results are in! For what was probably one of the most difficult teaching years we experienced (balancing distance learning, contact tracing, and finding a “new normal”), BMS was able to achieve some amazing results! We were able to achieve these results by not necessarily focusing on the test, but rather focusing our attention on connecting with our students, and teaching and learning at a very high level! 

School Wide Data: 

ELA: 72.2>#/p###

Math: 61.7>#/p###

Science: 65.3>#/p###

Over the next coming weeks/months, our teams will take a deep dive into the data and undoubtedly find opportunities for growth, but in the meantime, we should all be very proud of what we were able to accomplish. Great work BMS! 

BMS Media Center:

Click here for the latest BMS Media Center newsletter!

BMS “Shark Tank”:

Volunteers are needed on November 30th from 10:10 am - 12:10pm to judge the "Shark Tank" style presentations from the BMS Entrepreneurship Class.  

The 8th grade Shark Tank preparations are well underway and students have been working hard to develop their business ideas. This year’s Shark Tank presentations will take place on November 30th in the BMS Student Union and we are in need of volunteer “Sharks”. As a Shark you will watch student presentations and use a rubric to provide feedback. No prior experience is required.  Click here for more information!

Principal Luncheon:

Join Dr. Anderson on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm for a principal luncheon.  The goal of the luncheon is to connect with families, discuss BMS related topics, and to answer any questions families may have.  No pre-registration necessary.

Oldies but Goodies

(note: information previously seen, but still relevant)

BMS Yearbook:

Time to order your BMS Yearbook!

  1. Visit

  2. Click on tab “Yearbook”, then Yearbook Order.

  3. Password:  BMS23

BMS Yearbook - 8th Grade Baby Pictures:

It’s tradition!  See how much the 8th graders have grown! Each year we have pages in the yearbook dedicated to 8th grade baby/toddler pictures and it’s always fun to see how far they’ve come.  Please complete this form and upload your child's baby/toddler photo directly. To avoid confusion, please ensure only one photo is uploaded per student.  Deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2022.

PLEASE NOTE: You need to be signed into your or your child's gmail account. If not, you will not be able to upload the photo.

CoffeePond Picture Day Follow-up:

Picture packages are in and have been distributed by teachers.  Picture retake day will be on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 if you'd like to have your student's picture redone (or if they were absent on September 28).  Please send in your picture package with your student on that day if your student will be retaking their picture.  If you have any questions about ordering, reordering or just in general, please contact CoffeePond directly at 800-632-2323, extension 0 or email

Drop-off/Pick-up Instructions:

If you choose to drop-off and pick-up your student from BMS, please see this map for directions.  Please note that the last early dismissal of the day is at 2:45 pm.

Early Pick-Up Reminders: 

Notes 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, even with permission by note.  ID and a physical presence is required to dismiss your student early.  Please click here for full details about dismissing your student early from school.

PTO Corner: 

Welcome to the new school year from the BMS PTO! We are excited for the new year and a return to many of the events and activities that have been missed over the past couple of years. Here are a few PTO updates to start off the year:

  • Join the PTO: Become a member of the BMS PTO for $20 through our BMS online store. Proceeds go directly to the school and PTO programs and membership is required to vote at PTO meetings.

  • Volunteers needed: We are in great need of volunteers for the board (President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary) and committees (Book Fair, Hospitality, Fundraising, One Amazing Night, Variety Show, 8th Grade Celebration). Please email if interested or with any questions with no pressure to commit.

  • Next PTO meeting is Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in Room 1202.  Please join us!

BMS Spotlight on Learning

Let’s Celebrate our Amazing Learning Community!

(note: below you will find our standing/weekly BMS Spotlight on Learning)

BMS Spotlight on Learning: 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Ms. Jen Gladney. Ms. Gladney is the nicest ALP teacher I have ever met. She is extremely patient with kids and helps them finish all of their work. She also brings in special treats for everyone, she is an amazing teacher! (Nominated by Student Adelaide Wilson)

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Ms. Allison Pomeranz. She is so helpful and kind, she is also willing to help everyone she meets. (Nominated by Student Elizabeth Hanely) 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on Rain Kelley. Congratulations to Rain Kelley for winning Mrs. Bannon's Two Sentence Super Short Scary Story Contest! The winning entry was: "There's nothing I love more than going out camping with my friends! After all, deep in the woods, no one can hear their screams." Rain's story received votes from all around the world! Great work, Rain! (Nominated by Mrs. Bannon)

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 

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