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Student Council

Do you want to make a difference? Are you willing to make your voice count? Do you have a passion for helping out in the community? Find the leader in you – join the Bellows Falls Student Council group and impact change!

We are looking for students to represent each grade. If interested, please grab an application in the Main Office or contact Ms. Morris in Guidance or Ms. Baez in Room 411.

First Student Council Meeting Will Be On Friday, October 2 at 7:30 A.M.


Above The Influence Student Group


Above the Influence (ATI) is a national social norm campaign that encourages our youth :

  1. To learn the facts of drug and alcohol.
  2. Reject peer pressure and unhealthy choices.
  3. Celebrate individual talents and abilities.

All students are invited to join the ATI group. Students are encouraged to ask questions, seek clarification, provide feedback, and express their opinion about the true effects of drug and alcohol and its effect on the developing brain, body and health.

For more information, please contact the Student Assistance Professional (SAP), Jamie Card at jamie.card@wnesu.com or extension 110.

Sign Up For Afterschool Activities!


Welcome to Afterschool: Learning Happens After 3:00 PM – Take part in a play performance, expand your mind with Destination Imagination, get inspired with gardening and local farms, challenge yourself with martial arts, or get your reading gears activated with a book challenge – whatever your passion, you will find something to discover with A.I.M. Afterschool!

Our program runs Monday through Friday from 3:00 to 5:00 PM with a variety of activities and educational opportunities. We also offer bus transportation for students who need it. Please contact Ms. Baez at 802-463-4366 ext. 411 for more information or at orianna.baez@wnesu.com

Register Online – Click Here

Welcome Back To The 2015-16 School Year!

Here’s some useful information for this academic year:

2015-16 Student Handbook Click Here
Power School Log-In Click Here
Parent Portal Information Click Here
Report Card/Trimester Schedule Click Here
2015-16 WNESU Calendar Click Here

Meet Our New Principal!

KarenHello, my name is Karen Bukowski and I am the new Bellows Falls Middle School Principal, I’m also a new Vermonter, having recently moved from the Chicago Metropolitan area where I was born, raised, attended college, taught and was a school administrator. My official hometown is Oak Park, Illinois a suburb just west of the Chicago city limits.  Oak Park is the birthplace of writer Ernest Hemingway and it’s also famous for being where architect Frank Lloyd Wright had his home and studio (it is still there and attracts many tourists at all times of the year) – one of the high school’s alumni is Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s!

I’ve been in education over 25 years.  I began my career as a Physical Education Teacher and then became an Assistant Principal at the Middle School level, and recently was the Principal of Forest Park Middle School (FPMS) for 13 years. Outside of school, I enjoy biking, hiking, golfing, swimming, snowshoeing, cross country skiing kayaking – basically any outdoor activity.  I can downhill ski but I haven’t really done any skiing for a few years.  (There aren’t many mountains in Illinois) Therefore, I’m looking forward to more skiing now that I’m a Vermonter.

Since I’m from Chicago, I’m a Bears, Cubs, Bulls and of course the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks! However, my new favorite team is going to be the BFMS Terriers! My door is open and I welcome the opportunity to meet the students and families of Bellows Falls Middle School.  I’m looking forward to great school year – Go Terriers!

Bellows Falls Middle School Band Performs in Washington, DC

BandOn 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!

BFMS Destination Imagination Team Takes Third Place in Tournament


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!

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