Hello, Middle School Students and Families! Here’s a look at what’s happening in the Middle School this week.
Patrick Shea ’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.
Fiona Freedman ’29 and Ava Thorpe ’29 presented Takes Time for Mindful Breaks To Improve Mood and Reduce Stress.
If you don’t take breaks then you might get stressed and not do your work as well as you could. A mindful break is stepping away or focusing on yourself and what you need for a minute to calm down and refresh your mind. You can use Ms. Graham as a resource if you need ideas for how to take mindful breaks. She has lots of tools to help you chill out.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
Recommended by Amber Kuntz
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK …
It follows the main characters from middle school until adulthood. The main characters have a close friendship that morphs over time and is very enjoyable to watch unfold.
WHY I THINK YOU WOULD LIKE IT …
I think you will like it if you like books about video games, if you like books based in Boston, and if you like books that follow a character for a long span of time.
All students started an SIP (Student Inspired Project) proposal during R-TIME recently. When students are ready to actually start their SIP, they need to fill out the Get Me a Coach Google Form. It was emailed to students today and there will be a link posted on the SIPs Canvas Course all year. Only one student per group needs to submit the form.
In 7th grade math, students have been using percentages to identify the serious issue of food insecurity. On Thursday, the 7th grade will meet in the Rogers Room at 1:55 p.m. to hear from a special speaker from Lovin’ Spoonfuls, an organization addressing food insecurity in our community.
The optional after-school trip to Dave & Buster’s in Natick is happening this Thursday, November 30.
- The bus will leave BVR at 3:45 p.m. and return to campus at 6:45 p.m.
- Dinner is included
- 70 students have signed up!
- There are a few spaces left; students can contact me if they want to go but didn’t sign up before break.
We talked about a BVR way: how to behave during MS Meeting.
Our meeting was short today, so we ran an impromptu open mic telling jokes.
What did the sheep wear to the beach? A Baaaaakini.
Students who jumped up to tell jokes in front of the whole Middle School included: Catherine Crooker ’30, Jasper Ingenthron ’29, Reade Mrazek ’30, Zach Chiu ’29, Charlie Schaffer ’28, Sonny Stedman ’29, Sam Kosberg ’29, Conor McKinley ’29, Ava Thorpe ’29, Fiona Freedman ’29, Cassie Scott ’28, Iris Jurkiewicz ’28, Aly Diaz ’29, Quinn Burke ’28, Jonah Freifeld ’29, and Thomas Laukien ’30.
PROGRAMMING & EVENTS
LUNCH & RECESS PROGRAMMING, CLUBS & AFFINITY GROUPS
Today’s RISE activity was making beaded bracelets. Through fun activities, students learn how to deal with stress and worry.
This week’s advisory agenda: Middle School dilemmas. As an advisory, we will read a dilemma that can be common in middle school. After reading, we will talk about our reaction, response, and solutions.