📚NATIONAL SUMMER LEARNING WEEK:
This week, July 10-14, is National Summer Learning Week!
National Summer Learning Week celebrates the many ways children and youth can engage in new and continued learning over the summer break months. Our District recognizes the social, emotional, and educational benefits of summer learning. Our students and schools have been busy this July!
Here are some resources to keep learning all summer long:
Our Barrington Public Schools Summer Learning site has summer reading and learning activities for all students in the District, grouped by grade level, school, and subject: https://www.barringtonschools.org/o/page/summer-learning
The Barrington Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge allows Barrington children and teens to earn virtual raffle tickets for reading books and completing book reviews now through August 18 to use toward prizes: https://barringtonlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365
The National Summer Learning Association's Discover Summer website has resources, activities, and access to local programs to keep children engaged all summer long: https://discoversummer.inplay.org/
⭐BMS BEST BUDDIES RECEIVES OUTSTANDING RECOGNITION:
Barrington Middle School models a respectful, responsible, and inclusive learning community where all students can excel. Recently, BMS Best Buddies was recognized as the 2023 Outstanding Middle School Chapter by Best Buddies Massachusetts & Rhode Island. The award letter written from Best Buddies MARI states that BMS "epitomize[s] our mission of inclusion" with "incredible students that lead by example and show others what kindness and inclusion truly look like."
Congratulations to BMS Best Buddies and to the administrators and staff whose support of student organizations like Best Buddies enriches our students' middle school experience.
As a result of receiving this award, Barrington Middle School is being considered for national recognition. Recipients of national Best Buddies awards will be announced at next week's Best Buddies International conference in Indiana.
Learn more about Best Buddies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island here: https://www.bestbuddies.org/mari/
This photo was taken by Julie Furtado for East Bay Media Group.
🎊BMS BRIDGING CEREMONY:
Flashback Friday to this year's Eighth Grade Bridging Ceremony!
Two weeks ago today, Barrington Middle School celebrated the end of an era for Grade 8 students completing their middle school experience.
Proud parents and families packed school grounds under sunny skies for the Bridging Ceremony. Even Taylor Swift made an appearance - through Dr. Anderson's insightful and inspiring send off speech.
Congratulations to our BMS Class of 2023! We'll be cheering you on as you enter high school this fall.
☀️END OF SCHOOL YEAR SUPERINTENDENT UPDATE:
Summer break is now in full swing, following the last day of school on Friday, June 23.
Thanks to the hard work of our students, educators, staff, and administrators and the continued support of our parents, families, and Barrington community, Barrington Public Schools had an incredible 2022-2023 school year. This year, students, staff, and schools in our District have been recognized by organizations like Rhode Island Department of Education - RIDE, US Department of Education, National History Day, Rhode Island Interscholastic League, New England League of Middle Schools, National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, and more!
Congratulations to our BPS community for a year well done. Have a safe and enjoyable summer! Read the full end-of-year message from Superintendent Messore here: https://www.barringtonschools.org/article/1162725
🪁BPS YEAR END ACTIVITIES:
As the school year winds down, students across the District are enjoying outdoor field day activities.
Last week, Barrington Middle School's Lime Cluster had fun sack racing, playing Capture the Flag, and more! Barrington's four elementary schools also participated in exciting year end field day traditions, with each school hosting outdoor activities for students this week.
This story was covered in the Barrington Times on June 15: https://www.eastbayri.com/barrington/stories/barrington-middle-school-students-focus-on-fun-at-field-day,113461
All photos were taken by Richard Dionne, Jr. for the Barrington Times.
💼BMS CAREER DAY:
Career Day returned to Barrington Middle School on Friday, June 9. Students in Grade 7 and Grade 8 experienced a full day of exploring how different career paths intersect with their interests and passions.
Andrew "Mr. L" Lazouras, karate master and program director at Rocky Silva's American Karate, gave an inspiring keynote in the BMS auditorium to kick off Friday's event. Students spent time throughout the day learning from local professionals about various careers, including culinary and visual arts, and reflecting on what they learned. Career Day ended with a closing keynote from Matty Blake, Lite 105 morning co-host and host of The Curse of Oak Island: Drilling Down, and a musical performance by the band Wildflower.
Career days are immersive learning experiences that help students connect their classroom learning to future paths and enable students to begin thinking about potential areas of interest. They also provide a supportive setting for students to practice their communication skills like public speaking and active listening.
This year's Career Day would not have been possible without the hard work of BMS staff like Mrs. Poirier, Mrs. Nary, and Mrs. Nelson whose leadership and organization made this event such a success.
📖BMS STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN PRIMROSE HILL SCHOOL READING WEEK:
This week, a long-standing tradition returned to Barrington Public Schools: Barrington Middle School students reading to Primrose Hill School students during their Reading Week!
On Tuesday, June 6, BMS students visited Primrose and read with students in five different classrooms ranging from Pre-K to Grade 3.
Prior to Reading Week, middle schoolers were selected to join the in-District fieldtrip after reading aloud a few pages of a picture book on FlipGrid. BMS students say their favorite things about participating in Reading Week at Primrose Hill School include "meeting all of the kids and getting to read to them" and "getting to see [their] old teachers".
Thank you to Mrs. Roy and Ms. O'Kane for bringing this very special tradition back to BPS - and to all students and teachers whose participation made this possible. What a great way to kick off the last few weeks of the 2022-2023 school year!
👩🏫RAZZ CLUSTER WAX MUSEUM:
Barrington Middle School's Grade 7 Razz Cluster spent Tuesday morning, June 6, turning their school's Library Media Center into a wax museum.
A “wax museum” is an interactive exhibit where students, costumed as well-known figures, stand at attention like a museum mannequin in front of a visual display describing the life of the person they are representing. Visitors "activate" a wax museum figure by pressing a button on the display. This signals the student to begin reciting a short monologue as their historical figure.
Wax museums are immersive learning experiences - and require lots of hard work! Razz Cluster students each chose a historical figure and researched their life, their experiences, and their accomplishments. Based on their research, students designed a visual display showcasing the biographical information they learned and wrote and memorized a monologue speech to deliver as their wax museum figure. Finally, students created a costume representative of their figure to wear during the presentation.
Kudos to Razz Cluster students and their teachers for today's well-attended wax museum exhibit!
🎓BHS SENIOR SCHOOL WALK:
Students and staff in the District showed out to congratulate the Barrington High School Class of 2023 during the first annual senior school walk!
Dressed in their graduation regalia, BHS seniors visited Primrose Hill School, Nayatt School, Sowams School, Hampden Meadows Elementary School, and Barrington Middle School and walked through each school building to excited applause and cheers from students lining the hallways. Seniors stopped often to high-five elementary and middle school students and hug their former teachers.
What a fantastic send off for Barrington's next graduating class as they head into graduation weekend. The graduation ceremony for the Class of 2023 is scheduled for 2:00 PM on Victory Field.
Pending inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the large gymnasium with additional overflow seating (livestreaming the ceremony) in the auditorium.
🗺BMS GRADE 8 VISITS WASHINGTON, D.C.:
Barrington Middle School eighth graders left Barrington for their class trip to Washington, D.C., on June 1 and safely arrived in the nation's capital after a 9-hour drive.
Today, they kicked off Day 2 of the trip with an early morning visit to the White House. While exploring landmark locations in the District of Columbia, BMS students are learning about how the United States and its government operate.
Thank you, Mr. Moran, for photographing the experience.
BARRINGTON MEMORIAL DAY PARADE:
Barrington Public Schools students remembered those who have died in military service to the United States by participating in Barrington's Memorial Day celebrations.
Barrington High School seniors walked alongside the Barrington Education Foundation in Monday's Memorial Day Parade while bands from Barrington Middle School and Barrington High School played music. Members of BMS Best Buddies also walked in the parade carrying a handmade banner honoring Barrington's fallen heroes.
This story was covered in the Barrington Times on May 30: https://www.eastbayri.com/stories/photos-barrington-celebrates-memorial-day,113117?fbclid=IwAR2HfafWxMv1BZtAKM--Lcv5wytwS0yExvrO5v79rVEAunk_XlCNVRlF2S8
All photos were taken by Julie Furtado for East Bay Media Group.
🧘BEF/BPS WELLNESS EXPO:
On May 13, the Barrington Education Foundation partnered with Barrington Public Schools to host a Wellness Expo for students, families, and the Barrington community. More than 30 vendors and local organizations shared health and wellness resources and activities. The Expo reflected a joint commitment by BEF/BPS to prioritize social, emotional, and physical wellness for all.
Zoom is not available at tonight's school committee meeting. We are live streaming.
The Rhode Island Art Education Association (RIAEA) has recognized 6 Barrington Middle School students for their outstanding artwork with Honorable Mention awards at this year's RIAEA Anchor Awards. Submissions by three Barrington High School students were also awarded Best in Category.
All BMS submissions will be on display in Alex & Ani Hall at Rhode Island College through the month of March. RIAEA is hosting the Anchor Awards opening reception and awards ceremony on the afternoon of Saturday, March 12, 2023.
Best in Category Award:
Eden White, "Stone Cold" (10th grade)
Jane Bryant, "The First Holy Communion (11th grade)
Fiona McManus, "Grounded" (12th grade)
Tessa Rigamonti, "2022" (7th grade)
Myles Hosey, "Landscape" (8th grade)
Ana Mycue, "Mountainscape" (8th grade)
Carla Chen, "Grandeur of the Seas" (8th grade)
Mira Scheiner, "Serenity" (8th grade)
Myles Acosta-Gil, "Snowy Fox" (8th grade)
Maddi Cohea, "A String of Me" (9th grade)
Keta Douglas, "Recovery" (9th grade)
Adrienne Kollie, "A Winning Solute" (10th grade)
Ryan Bianco, "Reaching from Darkness" (10th grade)
Ian Pirraglia, "(almost) timeless" (11th grade)
Jane Bryant, "What I Used to Hold Dear" (11th grade)
Nicole Becker, "The Wolf Strikes at Sunset" (12th grade)
Rosie Delaney, "Laundry Day, 1750" (12th grade)
Rosie Delaney, "Pizza Parlour, 1790" (12th grade)
Immediate Help Wanted. Barrington Middle & High School are ready to return to full in-person learning 4/26. We need lunch monitors to help us achieve this goal. As an employee, you would be eligible to receive RI COVID vaccination. https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3490394
Gov. Raimondo & RI Commerce announced recipients $3 million grants to help Take It Outside to encourage & increase outdoor use & reduce the transmission rate of COVID-19 @BPS_RI was awarded, $55,000 & Town of Barrington was awarded $30,000 https://www.ri.gov/press/view/...
Barrington Public Schools is experiencing a shortage of PreK-12 substitute teachers. Subs must have an associates degree or higher & a Background Check. Daily rate is $90.00. If interested contact Nancy Gladney, email@example.com
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Barrington Public Schools is experiencing a shortage of elementary recess&lunch monitors. Monitors must have a background check. 180 day position $11.50/hr. For full or part time work. contact Nancy Gladney, firstname.lastname@example.org
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