Hello, Middle School Students and Families! Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Middle School this week.
Sam Kosberg ’29 and Ave Hurley ’29 ran today’s meeting. You can check out the slides from this week’s meeting here.
THE BVR STUDENT
At Middle School meetings throughout the year, students present elements of The BVR Student.
Today, Eka Krishnan ’29 presented Tries New Things.
I chose it because I think it’s an important thing for everyone to think about and try. You should go above and beyond, take a different path, and try something new. You could try an activity, like last year I did debate. If you don’t try new things you will never know if you like it or not and new opportunities will never open up.
FEED YOUR BRAIN BOOK BUFFET
We had our first Feed Your Brain Book Buffet presentation. Ms. Kelley-Mudie, Librarian and Educational Technology Specialist, talked about how much Beaver loves to read! She loves when people recommend books to her, and of course, her job is to help the BVR community find books they would like to read. At MS Meeting we will have students share books they like. Our first presenter today was Catherine da Silva ’30.
THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS AND SNAKES by Suzanne Collins
Recommended by Catherine da Silva ’30
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK …
It’s a prequel to The Hunger Game series about President Snow. It gives a different point of view and makes him look like a better person. You can’t really know him as just a villain.
WHY I THINK YOU WOULD LIKE IT…
If you haven’t read Hunger Games yet, I recommend reading this book first, but it would also be good to read if you’ve already read the series. If you like dystopian fiction, you’ll like this book.
Ms. Kelley-Mudie also encouraged any Middle School reader to consider becoming a book reviewer for a website called Reading Middle Grade. Anyone interested can email Ms. Kelley-Mudie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow we will have the Student Council grade representative forums.
The 6th grade candidates:
- Catherine da Silva
- Layla Gold
- Olivia Smith
- Alessandro Traverso
The 7th grade candidates:
- Taylor Andrews
- Zach Chiu
- Rishaan Chowdhury
- Preston Toussaint
- Juliet Wasserman
- David Yatskar
The 8th grade candidates:
- Kellan Glass
- Joe Murphy
*Since there are two candidates for 8th grade, instead of a vote, they will each take half a year. At the forum tomorrow they will answer questions about their hopes and goals as 8th grade reps.
K.L. Benjamin ’28, Quinn Burke ’28, and Abigail Zimman ’28, this year’s Head Admission Ambassadors, announced that everyone who applied to be an ambassador was admitted. They have their first meeting on Thursday during recess in the Rogers Room.
Maggie Whitney ’28 and Romy Seidman ’28 announced Student Body Advisory Council (SBAC). Students can apply to be a part of this group that meets monthly to make Beaver better. An application was emailed to students today.
PROGRAMMING & EVENTS
LUNCH & RECESS PROGRAMMING, CLUBS & AFFINITY GROUPS
Today’s RISE activity was sidewalk chalk. Through fun activities, students learn how to deal with stress and worry. (And, in this case, made a really beautiful finished product!)
This week’s home games:
Field Hockey vs. Milton – 3:15 p.m. Upper Field
Boys Soccer vs. LCA – 3:15 p.m. Upper Field
Girls Soccer vs. Winsor – 3:45 p.m. Upper Soule Field
Check out the athletic schedules on the BVR website.
Wellness classes this week:
Today: History 7.2, 12:35 p.m.
Wednesday: History 7.3, 12:35 p.m.