MS Minutes 05.24.22


Hello, Middle School Students and Families!

Two quick reminders before we get into the good stuff:

  1. If you haven’t already, please complete the Family Survey emailed out last week.
  2. Friday’s dismissal is 2:25 p.m. for Memorial Day weekend; there are no afternoon activities. The T bus will depart at 2:30 p.m.; all other busses will depart at 3:30 p.m.

And now on to today’s recap!

Sam Singer ’28 and Jaz Winston ’28 ran today’s meeting. You can check out the slides from this week’s meeting here.


Family Survey

Zach Litwinsky ’26 spoke about the Family Survey, which was emailed out to all BVR Middle School Families last week. We encouraged students to talk to their families about completing this survey as we’d like as many responses as possible.

Click here to fill out the survey



Today in RISE students decorated flower pots; next week they will plant in them!
Music R-TIME is Thursday.


Mr. Rohn, middle school science teacher, is thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. Starting in June, Mr. Rohn and his wife will hike more than 2,000 milesfrom Georgia to Maine! They both love to hike and spend time in the wilderness. You can follow his adventure on his blog, Trekking Sketches. Mr. Rohn will be back at BVR in January 2023.

Adyana Gresham ’28 and Aubrey Harper ’28 announced Dr. Joanne Lee Williams, a developmental psychologist from Rutgers, is on-campus today and tomorrow—visiting classes, meeting with students one-on-one, and attending the Students of Color meeting. She will be collecting information to help inform us on how to improve the middle school experience for all.

Student Council members Leili Singer ’26, Verveine Oringer ’27, Toby Marsh ’28, and Reid Bugbee ’28 announced the Middle School Social is happening next Thursday night from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gym. There will be games, food, candy, and music; the theme is beach/summer.

On Thursday, during recess, Ms. Hart and Ms. Graham are doing a special activity called B Kind To Your Mind, which will include gentle yoga, mindfulness, a gratitude challenge, coloring, and B Kind bracelets.

Mr. Adjout announced the Learning Opportunities and Interests Survey by the University of Washington that the 7th graders took today in R-TIME.

As the grand finale to today’s meeting, Mr. Greenberg, Ms. Winston, and I sang the school song—Stand We Now To Hail Thee, Beaver—to the whole middle school, in preparation for 8th-grade Promotion. I’m happy sad to report I do not have a video to share of this incredible performance.


There are lots of items in the lost and found—from water bottles to backpacks to sweatshirts. An email went out today to all students with the link to the lost and found slideshow. If you see an item that is yours, please email and someone will retrieve the item and arrange for you to pick it up.

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