MS Minutes 01.31.23

Hello, Middle School Students and Families! Here’s what happened at today’s MS meeting…

Lila Faye Mandelman ’28 and Charlie Schaffer ’28 ran today’s meeting. You can check out the slides from this week’s meeting here.



Caden Salzano ’28 presented Collaborates positively and productively.

“This means you work with classmates and you can get work done quickly, efficiently, and positively. When you work with classmates you need to be productive and get work done. Also, it’s important to be positive towards each other, your teachers, and the people around you. Sometimes it can be hard to collaborate with classmates and be productive at the same time but if you really focus on work you can get it done quickly”.

Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

Recommended by Jasper Ingenthron ’29

The story involves lots of different dimensions and interesting science. But beware – there is some false physics in the book. Some of the science isn’t real in our world, but it is real in the book.

You’ll like this book if you like science fiction. There are also lots of funny situations.


Gisele Figueroa ’27, Vanessa Jean-Marie ’29, Maya Feinberg ’29, and Ty Moyo ’27 recapped the Middle School Social Justice Retreat.

Gisele said, “The workshop I really liked was when we learned about how to be an activist through art with Genesis Be. My favorite part of the workshop was being able to see the speaker use her art to change the Mississippi flag because the old Mississippi flag had a confederate flag and she used her artwork to speak up. One thing I learned is that you can be an activist in more ways than just protesting and speaking.”

Vanessa said, “I did the storytelling workshop, and I really liked hearing other people tell stories. I learned that there are disappeared kids from places across the world and that Nelson, the person who did this workshop, was a disappeared kid from El Salvador.”

Maya said, “I did the social media workshop, and I really enjoyed learning about how to tell if a post is fake or real.”

Ty let everyone know that 85 students attended this year’s Social Justice Retreat. He reminded the participants to return their lanyards to the Hiatt Center and to complete the feedback form. See a full list of the workshops students experienced here.

Nate Howard ’28 and Kaz Jurkiewicz ’28 announced the Middle School Musical, Roald Dahl’s Matilda, The Musical.

Performances are Thursday and Friday, February 9 and 10, at 6 p.m. in Bradley Hall. Tickets go on sale Monday and students can sign up to be ushers for the show.

Wednesday is National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

National Girls and Women in Sports Day is a day to celebrate and honor the achievements of female athletes, coaches, and leaders. It is to inspire young girls through movement and help them unlock their full potential in sports and life!

Tomorrow there will be a scavenger hunt around Beaver featuring influential women in sports history.

Mr. Hausman announced a special master brass class led by renowned jazz trumpet player, Ingrid Jensen this Friday. All brass players will meet with Ms. Jensen on Friday from 1:40 to 2:30 p.m.

Rishaan Chowdhury ’29 announced the Times of Boston is publishing its first edition on Friday. Rishaan encouraged students to submit articles to the paper including current events, sports, poetry, and comics.

Margo Kuznetsova ’27 and Zarra Burke ’27 reminded the 8th grade class to submit their baby pictures; the deadline is coming up on Monday. All 8th graders should submit a picture of themselves as a baby, between the ages of 0 and two years old.

Margo Kuznetsova ’27 and Lilly Welford ’27 announced this week’s Teacher Appreciation. Margo presented Ms. Wolf. Lilly presented Ms. Flannery.

Leila Sakoulis ’27 and Grace Batycky ’27 announced a new recess activity on Thursdays: knitting and crocheting.

Romy Seidman ’28 and Maggie Whitney ’28 announced this week’s advisory activity: making paper flower centerpieces for Hebrew Senior Life Center.

Romy and Maggie want to spread joy and kindness to seniors, especially ones who may have limited access to friends and family. All advisories will create a centerpiece made of paper flowers to be delivered to the Hebrew Senior Life Center.


Today’s RISE activity was making beaded bracelets. Through fun activities, students learn how to deal with stress and worry.

This week’s home games
Boys B Basketball vs. Fessenden at 3:15 p.m. in Gym A

Girls B Basketball vs. Charles River at 3:30 p.m. in Gym A

Boys B Basketball vs. Charles River at 3:30 p.m. in Gym A

Boys A Basketball vs. Milton at 3:00 in Gym B

Wellness classes
Art 7.2 at 8:50 a.m.

Art 7.3 at 12:35 p.m.

Art 7.1 at 12:35 p.m.

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