Celebrate Red Ribbon Week!

The Red Ribbon Campaign® was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG – FREE AMERICA.

Monday, 10/22 – Thursday, 10/25: Please join your BFMS Above The Influence (ATI) group in showing your pride in your choice to live a drug free life!  Our 7th grade ATI students will share facts throughout the week on the announcements. You can show your pride in living above the influence by joining in our spirit days next week.

Show pride in your choice to live a drug free life!


On Thursday October 4, girls from the eighth grade class took part in the “Young Women in Engineering Day” at River Valley Tech Center. This immersive, hands-on STEM day introduced them to various engineering concepts such as: Electrical Circuitry, Marine Engineering, Plasma Cutting, and Solar Electricity. The learning program was organized by Northern Heritage Mills with the goal of encouraging  young women in middle and high school to consider entering the fields of employment in STEM and business leadership. A total of seven schools were in attendance with workshops hosted by college students and professionals from The Landing School, Dartmouth Thayer School of Engineering, Hypertherm, Eversource, Wheeling Engineering, and Norwich Solar Technologies.

BFMS 7th Graders Participate in Source to Sea Cleanup

The Source to Sea Cleanup is an annual trash cleanup of the Connecticut River and its tributaries in NH, VT, MA & CT. Volunteer group leaders coordinate local cleanup sites where participants of all ages and abilities spend a few hours picking up trash. We all have a responsibility to solve this trash problem—individuals, manufacturers, businesses, and government. By participating in the Cleanup, the students are part of the solution for cleaner rivers!

The Bellows Falls 7th grade participated in this cleanup on Friday Sept. 28th, in partnership with the Connecticut River Conservancy, which organizes this large, source to sea effort.They also visited the Adams Grist Mill with Larry Clark and Chris Glennon of the historical society, who gave a lesson in Bellows Falls industry.  They cleaned approximately a hundred pounds of garbage off the side of the river, and in town, including paint cans, glass and rusty metal, and a large amount of plastic. 

October 2018 Lunch Menu

Our new “Farm To School Cafe” food services offers fresh, locally sourced meals for our students! Check out this month’s menu.

Fall Into Afterschool!

Welcome to Afterschool: Learning and Exploring Happens After 3:00 PM –  Design your own dystopian universe, learn how to code, help make a change in your community, express your creativity with art, ride your bike around town, or cook up a new recipe – whatever your passion, you will find something to do with A.I.M. Afterschool. Our program runs Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM with a variety of activities that offer enrichment and educational opportunities. Fall session starts Monday, September 17th. [Transportation is provided]  CLICK HERE for more information!

Greetings from Mr. Aquadro

Mr. Dana Aquadro, Assistant Principal

I’m honored to take the next step of my career at the Bellows Falls Middle School. Middle schoolers are a great age group; it’s a time when students are beginning to figure out their passions and take steps to turn their dreams into realities.  As assistant principal, I’ll be able to work with all of the students and families for many years. I’m delighted to continue contributing to Bellows Falls and the surrounding communities.

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