On Tuesday April 15, 2015, the Bellows Falls Middle School Band performed at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC. After months of preparation, this was a dream come true for a group of talented musicians hailing from a small, rural town in Vermont. Led by BFMS band director, Stanley Rumrill, the students performed a list of songs chosen for this specific occasion. What an honor!
- Edible Cake Contest
- Edible Cake Contest
- Yummy Cakes
- Edible Cake Contest
- Making the Cakes
- Destination Imagination Team
- D.I. Team Performing
Parents, the Bellows Falls Middle School will be conducting a parent survey on school climate at the request of the Vermont Agency of Education. We would be most interested in receiving your feedback. This is an opportunity for you to participate in decision-making around how to make the school a better place to learn and inform the process of change and decision-making. This is a helpful way for us to assess perception by different constituencies and better understand the school’s perceived strengths and weakness around the enivorment in which your child learns.
The survey will be available online from April 6th to April 17th.
Please CLICK HERE to complete the survey.
Congratulations to the BFMS Destination Imagination team for placing third at the Vermont D.I tournament for the Middle Level Improv Games and winning first place in the Instant Challenge! The team traveled to Burlington High School to compete against students from across Vermont! A big thanks to Mr. Cliff DesMarais for leading the group to victory this year. Destination Imagination is a national creative problem solving program that challenges students to work together!
GIRLS ON THE RUN PRACTICES START ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17th!
Important details: Parents, if you haven’t already done so, registration is now online! [Please click on this link.] The registration fee is $25 per student which can also be paid online. If you need help with the registration process, please contact Ms. Orianna Baez at extension 411.
Meeting Times & Location: Girls will meet in the cafeteria on Tuesdays and Thursdays immediately after dismissal for a snack. Our coaches, Ms. Bizaoui and Ms. Jennett will meet the students in the cafeteria for lessons and practice. Girls should change into their running clothes prior to practice (recommended attire: comfortable running clothes, sneakers, lightweight jacket). Unless the weather is too extreme, practices will be outdoors (we usually run laps around School Street and Henry Street). Practices end at 4:30. Students have an option of being picked up/walking home at 4:30 or waiting in Homework Club until 5:00 p.m. for general afterschool dismissal where a bus is available for transportation. GOOD LUCK TO ALL OUR GIRLS THIS SEASON!
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Start designing your future now! 8th grade students that are part of the VSAC program were able to visit the new Vermont Tech/CCV building in Brattleboro. 6th grade students participated in a health careers exploratory provided by the Southern Vermont Area Health Education Center during science class!
We all got a BIG surprise during Friday’s Student of the Month assembly when a “renowned group of percussion soloists” joining the band for a special performance turned out to be none other than our teachers (Mr. Harris, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Read, Ms. Davis)! A special thanks to Mr. Rumrill for orchestrating [pun intended] this fun-filled number!
After a month long food drive to benefit the Our Place Drop In Shelter, students from the Bellows Falls Middle School collected a total of 2,280 food items, doubling their original goal of 1,200. In what has now become an annual event, the drive culminated in a human chain that went around the school to symbolize the importance of giving to others.
“This is going to make a lot of people happy”, commented a sixth grader as he passed along each food item down a line that extended throughout the four levels of the middle school building. To build up an incentive, teachers developed a friendly competition between grades, with the winning team receiving a half-day of gym time and games. The results were very close with the 7th and 8th grade team collecting 1,116 food items and the 5th and 6th graders bringing in 1,164 – a 48 item difference!
A special assembly was held on Monday at the Bellows Falls Middle School in honor of Veteran’s Day. The event was opened with a rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” by the middle school band, chorus, and 7th and 8th grade general music group. Guest speakers Richard Long (Social Studies teacher at Kurn Hattin) and Cheryl Gay-Sherwin, Air Force Veteran (Speech/Language Therapist at WNESU) spoke on the importance of honoring veterans, and of paying it forward by serving the community.
A special homage was paid to the Bellows Falls Union graduates who gave the last full measure of their devotion to their country in World War II – Raymond Metcalf (Class of 1933), Bertrand Roby (Class of 1936), Edward Naski (Class of 1937), Donald Shaugnessy (Class of 1937), Gordon Graham (Class of 1938), Robert Roby (Class of 1938), Anthony Lowkowgi (Class of 1939), Stephan Woynar (Class of 1939), Lloyd Fairbrother (Class of 1941), Raymond Massucco (Class of 1941), William Burrough, Jr (Class of 1943), Robert Huntoon (Class of 1943), Lawrence Gray (Class of 1944). A plaque honoring these brave men was donated by the BFUHS class of 1944 and is displayed outside the main doors of the auditorium.