Spring Into Afterschool!

Relax and stretch with a yoga, write an article for the student newspaper, build up your strength, learn about Disney movie history, or repair a bicycle – whatever your passion, you will find something to do with A.I.M. Afterschool. New clubs start on Monday, March 18th – click here to sign up online!

Terrier Times – February Edition

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Check out the latest edition of the Terrier Times featuring stories about: The Robertson Paper Mill, WNESU’s Diversity Committee, The Bellows Falls Historical Society, and an interview with a Corrections Officer. Click here to read

The Terrier Times is a community newspaper written and edited by the students of Bellows Falls Middle School in the A.I.M. Afterschool Program. We welcome your comments and questions. We hope that the Times provides a way for people in the community to communicate about local interests and goings on! You may email us at stuart.strothman@wnesu.com

Dental Opportunities at BFMS

Bellows Falls Middle School has partnered with Springfield Medical Care Systems and the Holt Foundation to offer dental services to your child while at school.

Barbara Hodgkins, RDH from the Children’s Dental Health Project is looking forward to providing dental cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, and oral health education to any child at the school. These services are offered at no cost to you. The opportunity for improving dental health is made possible with a grant from the Holt Foundation.

These services are open to all BFMS students and provided at school, whether or not they have dental insurance and whether or not they have a regular dental home.

Please call or email your school Jeannie Hodsden to have the sign up forms sent home with your child.  You may leave a message on the confidential voice mail.  The number is 463-4366 option #5.

Published Writers

Congratulations to the following BFMS students whose work has been selected by the Young Writers Program and will be published in the Stranger Sagas book (February 2019). 

Alex Leonard
Raymond Plummer
Austin Mallan
Edward McCormack
Ana Hernandez
Ariana Heist
Dylan Stewart
Nevaeh Bostwick
Charlie Hodgson
Justin Draper
Ruby Besson
Kelsey Bacon
Isabella Stoodley

YOUNG WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY

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.