MS Minutes 04.12.22

MS Minutes 4.12

Hello, Middle School Students and Families!

We’re happy to be back with our meeting minutes this week. Here’s what happened at today’s MS meeting:

Raul Cruz ’26 and Gus Knoedler ’26 ran today’s meeting. You can check out the slides from this week’s meeting here.

This week’s…

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Zach Delaney ’26 presented Acts with Honesty, Integrity, and Sincerity.

“I think this is important because you should always be honest if you want to improve yourself and others. If you are sincere you will build better relationships. If you act with integrity and are honest to your teachers you will greatly improve as a student and be able to get more help with problems.”


Endling: The Last by Katherine Applegate

Recommended by Nate Thompson ’27

“It’s about a mythical land and a creature called a dairne that might be the last of its kind. The dairne is on a quest to see if there are any others like it left. I like it because it’s about adventure and fighting for survival.”

“You’d like this book if you have a large imagination.”

MS Lunch 4.12

Also happening this week …

April is National Poetry Month. Mr. Rohn, MS science teacher, read Mary Oliver’s When I Am Among The Trees.

Bee Ashburn ’27 and El Strom ’27 announced a new lunch activity: Dungeons and Dragons (DnD). Through a short presentation, Bee and El described how DnD works, including creating characters and going on adventures. DnD starts this Thursday on the Design Level.

Kyle Chiu ’27 recapped last Monday’s Middle School BVR Leadership Institute workshop, Balance of Power. In the workshop, students watched a video about female leaders from the past and the present and discussed looking at women in leadership from a place of abundance rather than a place of scarcity. They made pledges and set goals around supporting and learning more about women and other underrepresented voices.

The next workshop is on climate justice on April 25.

Ms. Wildes thanked Community Action Leaders (CALs) Rylee Barnwell ’26, Caroline Agola ’26, and Charlie Schaffer ’28, who delivered leftover dining hall food to CASPAR in Cambridge last Thursday.

Lila Faye Mandelman ’28 and Charlie Schaffer ’28 presented their Hiatt Summer Fellowship plan: Paws and Claws, a pet-sitting service. They encouraged students to sign up to pet sit this summer through their service.

8th-grade students and families will receive an Upper School Course Registration email tomorrow. There is an 8th-grade class meeting on Thursday during R-TIME to help the students navigate the signup process.

Wesley Todd ’26 announced the Middle School Students of Color Conference, hosted virtually by Rocky Hall Country Day School, on Saturday, May 14 from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. All students of color are invited to register for this event. Since the conference is virtual, BVR students are encouraged to come to campus that day to participate with other BVR students and faculty.

Ms. Smith shared that students will receive feedback from their teachers in the coming weeks in the following three areas of The BVR Student:

  • I am ready to learn.
  • My behaviors and choices allow me and others to learn.
  • I am committed to growing as a student.

Middle School Student Council President and Vice President, Dany Sidman ’26 and Christopher Anderson ’26, announced that the Cookie Monstah food truck was coming to campus today at lunch!

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