MS Minutes 05.03.22

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Hello, Middle School Students and Families!

Here is this week’s update:


Theo Greene ’27 and Louise Stedman ’27 ran today’s meeting. You can check out the slides from this week’s meeting here.


This week’s…

BVR STUDENT HIGHLIGHT

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Cam Bloch ’27 presented asks for help when they are struggling.

“I think that it is important to ask for help sometimes because we all have our weak points. Although these may not be academic, we are surrounded by people who are more than willing to help. After all, there is nothing wrong with asking for a little help. No one will judge, as we have all been in this situation. For example, if you’re stuck on a math problem, there is no shame in asking your teacher for some assistance. Not only will you solve the problem, but you will also become a more intelligent student.”


FEED YOUR BRAIN PICK

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin

Recommended by Shirin Sakoulis ’28

WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK …
“It’s a really interesting historical fiction book about Nazi Germany. There’s lots of character development, and it’s very detailed.”

WHY I THINK YOU WOULD LIKE IT …
“It’s a very compelling book with a plot that makes you not want to stop reading.”


LUNCH & RECESS PROGRAMMING
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Today in RISE students went on a Nature Walk.


WHAT ELSE WE TALKED ABOUT

Friday is the R+D Curiosity Corner MAYkers Day Edition. There will be 15-minute (or less!) creation stations (pop-up cards, paper flowers, buttons, and more)—with sweets—on the D-Level and Lower Field during Middle School recess.


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


The deadline to apply for the Hiatt Summer Fellowship is May 19. Students are encouraged to email Ms. Wildes to set up a meeting to learn more about the program or brainstorm summer plans.


Friday, June 10 is the 8th-grade promotion! The whole Middle School attends this event. Our 8th graders are having a class meeting Friday to hear more details. The 8th-grade class will select classmates to speak at promotion; 8th graders need to let me know by Thursday if they are interested in being considered for a class speaker.

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