MS Minutes: 04.30.24

Hello, Middle School Students and Families! Below is this week’s MS Meeting recap.

Ava Clark ’30, Alice Gametchu-Walker ’30, and Catherine Crooker ’30 ran today’s meeting. You can check out the slides from this week’s meeting here.


Daniel Orloff ’30 and Sascha Ip ’30 presented: Takes care of spaces, materials, and our community.

If you don’t take care of your spaces it won’t help you learn. It can make the school dirty, distracting, and disgusting. If you don’t take care of your materials, then you won’t have anything to learn with. Ways we can take care of our community include cleaning up any mess we or anyone else makes.


April is Poetry Month! Ms. Kosberg read three poems written by last year’s 8th graders.

Ms. Garayúa from the Hiatt Center reminded students that applications for the Hiatt Summer Fellowship are due May 17. She highlighted volunteer opportunities including Community Servings, Boston Cares, and Teen Life.

Ms. Garayúa also announced the last Hiatt Institute is this Monday, May 6 at 8 a.m., titled Leaping Into Action. She encouraged students who have yet to attend an institute to sign up for Monday morning.

Ms. Smith talked about the Learning Speedway. During R-TIME and advisory this week, students will be reflecting on the BVR Student feedback. Students will review the feedback they received via email last night. Then they will fill out a Google Slides presentation and share it with their parents/caregivers.

I addressed the 6th and 7th graders to let them know about a form to complete with their families about their thoughts and reflections on this year as we prepare for next year. Each spring, Ms. Smith and I carefully place students in class sections and advisories for the following school year, and we will do our best to create the groupings of students most conducive to learning. The Looking Ahead Form 24-25 will be sent to rising 7th and 8th grade students and families next week.



Today’s RISE activity was painting mini planters. Through fun activities, students learn how to deal with stress and worry.

This week’s advisory agenda: BVR’s spin on PowerPoint Night. Each advisory will be making Google Slides of fun topics ranging from “invent sports each person could compete in at the Olympics” to “plan your dream road trip.”

Wellness classes this week:
Science 7.3 today @ 12:35 p.m.
Science 7.1 Wednesday @ 12:35 p.m.

This week’s home games:

A2 + B Tennis vs Dedham @ 3:30 p.m. at Pine Manor

Baseball vs LCA @ 3:30 p.m. on Upper Field

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