Hello, Middle School Students and Families! Here’s what happened at today’s MS meeting…
Lulu Muwina ’27, Ruby Nielsen ’27, and Juliet Svenson ’27 ran today’s meeting. You can check out the slides from this week’s meeting here.
THE WEEKLY FEATURES
THE BVR STUDENT
Kiki Peguero ’28 and Lila Faye Mandelman ’28 presented Expresses opinion mindful of intent and impact.
To me, this means to be mindful of saying anything that someone might find rude or offensive, even if that’s not your intention. This is important so you can still get your point across while being kind and thoughtful so that you don’t hurt someone’s feelings intentionally or accidentally when you are trying to state your opinion. This way everyone will feel accepted around friends and peers.
FEED YOUR BRAIN PICK
Starfish by Lisa Fipps
Recommended by Caley Rice ’28 and Carolina Savoulides ’28
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK …
I like this book because it offers a different perspective. The main character is being bullied for her weight and you see how she responds. Each scene has lots of details and explains how she is dealing.
WHY I THINK YOU WOULD LIKE IT …
You’ll like this book if you enjoy realistic fiction or books in written in poem form. This book is also good if you want to hear the perspective of someone who is being body shamed.
WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT
Seniors Rebecca Goodman ’23 and Marin Mitchell ’23 announced the Heliconian, Beaver’s literary and arts magazine, published once annually. Beaver students and faculty can submit any type of work, including drawings, poems, photography, and more. They will be sending out more information about submissions soon.
Senior Lily Recht ’23 announced ways Middle School students can participate in this year’s You Got In video. The You Got In video is one of the ways we welcome accepted students to the Beaver community. Through this video, we want to show our new families what our school is about, and who we are, and also make them excited about coming to Beaver!
Many Middle School students were filmed today during recess by waving at the camera, doing a fun dance move, or doing a special trick. They can also be in the dance section happening next week. Students learn a short fun dance and then the videographer will film it in a location on campus. No dance experience is required and everyone is encouraged to be in every part or any combination of parts.
Maddy SaCouto ’29 and Ruby Nielsen ’27, Student Council representatives, announced the next Guess the Candy in the Jar contest will be filled with White Rabbit creamy candy in honor of the Lunar New Year. Maddy and Ruby gave a brief presentation about the Lunar New Year the year of the rabbit, and how it is the biggest celebration in all of China.
Reid Bugbee ’28 and Niko Reuning ’27 announced this week’s Teacher Appreciation. Reid presented Mr. Derisier. Niko presented Mr. Garver.
Next Monday, January 23 is the MS Semester Switch. Students who have been taking Visual Arts will switch to Theater Arts. Students who have been taking Theater Arts will switch to Visual Arts.
This Friday, January 20 there are no arts classes, instead, special classes will be held. 6th grade will have special programming in Gym A when they usually have their arts class. 7th and 8th grade will have wellness classes when they usually have their arts class.
KL Benjamin ’28 and Naima Russell ’28 announced this week’s advisory activity: technology and social media. Students will be analyzing pictures that depict their relationships with technology, both the positives and disadvantages.
THIS WEEK’S LUNCH & RECESS PROGRAMMING, CLUBS & AFFINITY GROUPS
Today’s RISE activity was yarn wrapped letters. Through fun activities, students learn how to deal with stress and worry.
This week’s home games
Boys A Basketball vs. Milton at 3:00 in Gym B.
Boys A+B Basketball vs. DVD at 3:30 p.m. in Gym A.
Today: Spanish C.2 and 8th grade students in Spanish A
Friday: All 7th grade and all 8th grade