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The Bellows Falls Middle School hosted a Winter Showcase Night on Thursday, February 8th featuring student poetry, individual research projects, personalized learning plans, and various opportunities for family engagement. Principal Karen Bukowski said, “Winter Showcase Night continues to be one of the highlights of the school year! It was great to see so many of our families.”
The focal point of this student-centered event was the eighth grade anchor project, an immersive learning experience that challenges students to find and research a topic of interest while utilizing skills they’ve acquired and practiced throughout the school year. In a process that included weeks of preparation, students conducted research, interviewed experts, and built visuals/interactive aides to help explain their learning to audiences. “The impetus behind the anchor project is to make school relevant to students by giving them a choice in what they learn about.”, said Dana Aquadro, eighth grade English Language Arts teacher. The anchor project topics were varied and ranged from themes like climate change, sports, maple sugaring, music, history and mental health.
With over 150 families in attendance, this event was a success for all involved.
Last week during a combined Health and Physical Education class, Barbara Hodgkins RDH, from Children’s Dental Health Care Project made a special presentation to fifth and sixth grade students about the importance of oral health and its relation to the kinds of food and beverages they consume. Bellows Falls Middle School has partnered with the Springfield Medical Care System to offer dental services to students while at school – dental cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments and oral health education is available at no cost to all students whether or not hey have dental insurance and whether or not they have a regular dental home! The opportunity for improving dental health is made possible through Springfield Medical Care System’s grant from the Holt Foundation.
Oral health and learning about is is important! Multiple exposures to services and education are valuable tools in preventative care for a healthy smile. For more information about this program, please read this Parent Letter. If you’re interested in your child receiving dental services, please fill out these forms.
If you go to the Springfield Redemption Center ( 6 Chester Rd) to redeem your bottles and can you can now contribute your refund to BFMS. All you have to do is let them know and they save the money in an account and will issue the PTO a check. The next PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 10 at 5:30 PM.
As we get ready to start our Okemo Ski Program, we wanted to share some important information. Our schedule this season:
- Sunday, January 7
- Sunday, January 21
- Sunday, January 28
- Sunday, February 4
- Sunday, March 4
- Sunday, March 11
- Sunday, March 18
Congratulations to the BFMS Girls Purple Team for their win at the Keene tournament on Saturday, December 2!
Extra, extra, read all about it! The November 2017 edition of the Terrier Times Student Newspaper is now ready. Click here to read!
Review and analyze films, build your own recycled racer, save energy around the school building, use your brain to “tinker” and build, learn how to kickbox, or explore the hit musical about Alexander Hamilton – 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. Return your forms by December 1st to Room 411, your advisory teacher, or the main office! Session Starts on Monday, December 4