Barrington Middle School

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BMS Connected Learning Newsletter: Week of 11.20.2022

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 behalf of Barrington Middle School, I would like to take this moment to express our gratitude for our amazing students and amazing parents. Thank you for your ongoing support in making Barrington Middle School an amazing learning community! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! 

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, Nov 25, 2022- No School (Thanksgiving Holiday)

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - Picture Retake Day

  • Friday, December 2, 2022 - End of First Trimester

Stay Connected with BMS:

BMS Weekly Schedule

Week of November 20, 2022:













Advisory Day



No School for Students

No School Happy Thanksgiving!

No School

What is New at BMS! 

(note: the following information is new)

BMS Eagle Gazette: 

Please see a link to our latest Eagle Gazette! 

Eagle Gazette Issue 2 2022 2023

Volunteers for Shark Tank:

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

School Picture Retake Day:

Picture retake day is Tuesday, November 29, 2022.  Please click here for more information.

Your holiday shopping can help BMS:

Help support the BMS PTO with your holiday shopping

  • Choose AmazonSmile for all of your Amazon shopping

  • Select Barrington Middle School Parent Teacher Organization as your charity

  • For every purchase, 0.5% will be donated to the BMS PTO

  • Money raised will support PTO and school events and programs such as field trips, classroom needs, 8th grade celebration, One Amazing Night, Book Fair, faculty and staff appreciation, etc.

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.

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 Olive Cladis. Several Lime Cluster Students entered the Bookmark Contest at the Barrington Public Library, and Olive Cladis was named a winner! Her bookmark design will be professionally printed, mass-produced, and given to patrons as they check out books! (Nominated by a BMS Teacher). 

This week we would like to shine our BMS Spotlight on the BMS Morning Show! They are deserving of a spotlight because they do so much for the school. They put in hard work every morning and put a great show on the air for BMS. Thank you BMS Morning show team for all that you do. (Nominated by a member of the BMS Learning Community).

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 

Around Town

(Community News)

Americanism Essay Contest:

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is sponsoring an Americanism essay contest.  The theme of the contest is:  “What is your American Dream?”   Plaques and monetary awards will be given to selected winners.  Please click here for the informational flier.  Essays should be submitted to the indicated Elks Lodge on or before December 15, 2022.