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D.L. Beckwith Middle School


Beckwith Middle School


Dorothy L. Beckwith School


Joe Pirraglia



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At the end of each marking period, recognition will be given to those students who achieve academic excellence.  Levels of achievement are determined as follows:

High Honors:  A- or higher in all subjects.  Conduct and Effort must be excellent or satisfactory.


At the end of each marking period, recognition will be given to those students who achieve academic excellence.  Levels of achievement are determined as follows:

Honors:  B- or higher in all subjects. Conduct and Effort must be excellent or satisfactory




PTSA Color Run

2:30 to 4 PM



No School

Teacher Workshops



No School

Columbus Day



School Committee

6:30 PM - DRRHS



Grade 5 Bash

2:30 to 4 PM



Grades 6-8 Dance

6:30 to 8 PM



Picture Day



School Committee

6:30 PM - DRRHS



PTSA Book Club

7 PM

Blanding Library




Lip Sync Contest


The cost for lunch is $2.85 this year.  The cost for milk is fifty cents.  The lunch menu is posted in every classroom for the children to view and is also available on the school website. 



The cost of one student textbook very often exceeds sixty dollars.  We ask your cooperation in encouraging your children to respect and care for all books and school materials.  Students who lose or damage books and/or school materials will be required to pay for them.


The school agenda study skills program is an important and required part of student life at Beckwith Middle School.  Each student has been provided with a school agenda, which is a daily planning booklet in which students are required to record all assignments.  Also, you will find the school calendar on the back cover of this year’s agenda.


Please send in a copy of your child's most recent physical exam done by the pediatrician as soon as possible so that it may be added to your child's health record.   It should include any recent immunizations your child may have received. As a reminder, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires a physical every 3-4 years.  As a reminder, students should NOT be bringing medication of any kind in to school. Medication (prescription and over the counter) MUST be brought in by an adult and permission forms need to be filled out by the parent.  If you have indicated on your child’s pupil information/ emergency contact form that your child has an allergy and requires an Epi-pen and/or Benadryl, the medication needs to be brought to the school as soon as possible and the appropriate parent and doctor forms need

to be completed.


For those interested in volunteering to help teacher, assisting with events or chaperoning field trips, please remember you need to have a current criminal background check form on file with the Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District.  Your form needs to be completed in person and you will need to present a valid drivers license or passport.  Once you have been approved, the form is valid for all the schools in the district for a period of three years.



Please take some time to explore our website periodically for the latest information and memos. Just go to and follow the Beckwith links.  You will see the School Calendar to the right which contains important dates, events, and ACE program schedule for easily accessible information.  As you scroll down you will also see important dates and links to other important information including the Beckwith Chronicle.  On the left side of our main page, there are links to other parts of our website, including the student handbook and teacher pages…some of which contain homework assignments.


MAY 2017




2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

DRRHS Media Center


Create an account and add your school to your Stop&Shop card. Every time you purchase, Stop&Shop will donate cash. Don't forget to re-register each year!

Search for your school and then add it to your Target Red Card. Once completed, 1% of ALL Target purchases will be donated directly to your school.

And add Rehoboth PTSA as your charity. Everytime you shop use the above URL to give 0.5% of your purchase to the Rehoboth PTSA.

Made on a Mac



Throughout the school year, Beckwith will recognize students who go “the extra degree.”  These students are selected based on their effort and citizenship and their commitment to the Beckwith Ideal.  Students of the Month make Beckwith Middle School a place where both students and staff want to be every day.


This year Beckwith will be participating in an awesome fundraising experience called the Color Run.  Sponsored by the PTSA, the Color Run replaces passive fundraising drives with an active event that promises a fun experience for students and staff.  All money raised for the Color Run helps bring enrichment experiences for students including motivational speakers, field trips, and enrichment activities.  We are very excited to have this event here at Beckwith this year!


We would like to thank Girl Scout Troop 247 for donating an amazing equipment cart for use at recess.  Basketballs, footballs, playground balls, hula hoops, jump ropes, and bubbles are just a few examples of what Troop 247 has donated for our students.  It has made recess time much more fun and exciting.  Students have already commented on how much more fun recess is this year.  The main office is still taking donations for recess equipment.  Thank you to all who have donated.  We appreciate your support.


Thank you to all students, parents, and BMS staff for donating to the Hurricane Relief Fund.  We collected over $500 for families and communities affected by hurricanes Irma and Harvey.  All proceeds will be given to the Red Cross to aid in their efforts in Texas, Florida, and other areas affected by both storms.


You may want to discuss with your child what he/she should do in the case of an unplanned early dismissal from school or if after-school activities are canceled.  In the event of unplanned, district-wide early dismissals our automated “One Call Now” system will allow us to notify parents by telephone.  We will also send notification through our email listserv.  In this situation, the high school is dismissed first, followed by our middle school and finally the elementary school.   If your middle schooler would be the first one home, he/she should know how to get in the house (with a key pinned in a special section of the backpack that isn’t used often perhaps or knowledge of where a special key is kept for emergencies).  Hopefully we will not have any unplanned early dismissals, but it is always good to be prepared.


Dear families,

It has been a great start to the school year at Beckwith Middle School.  We are very happy to welcome a new assistant principal to Beckwith, Mr. Aaron Viera.  Mr. Viera shared a little bit about himself for the Beckwith Chronicle:

I would like to introduce myself to the students and families of the Dorothy L. Beckwith Middle School. I am very excited to begin meeting everyone and to start working with all members of our school community. I look forward to having many conversations with students, teachers, parents, and staff with a mindset formed on the belief that no matter how good we are today, our best days will always lie ahead. I am dedicated to helping your sons and daughters fulfill their potential in whatever field that potential lies. This has always been my cherished educational goal. I believe that if we live by that creed, we can help children realize their highest dreams and aspirations.     Mr. Aaron Viera


If you would like to receive the email announcements, please be sure that we have your email address.  We have also established a Facebook page where we post our Daily Announcements. We also use the CallOneNow system to notify parents of students’ absences from school if the parent has not already notified us of the absence.  The system is also used for other important, and at times district-wide, notifications.

Grade 8

Brianna Benjamin, Hunter Brierly, Cameron Carro, Bella DeCilio, Nathan DeMoura, Mason Mello, Megan Reilly

Grade 7

Ashley Anderson, Nicholas Antonio, Aliyah Barbosa, Pilar Beerman-Rodriguez, Charleigh Blackwell, Gianna Blackwell, Samuel Brown, Ryan Callaghan, Grace Campos, Kayley Cronin, Ethan Cutler, Lauren DeCoste, Samuel DeMoura, Bryce Downs, Autumn Gousie, Jacob Greenberg, Joshua Guarino, Marisa Guertin, Carleigh Hall, Ethan Martinous, Cormac Masterson, Hailey Medeiros, Nicholas Medeiros, Lexie Menezes, Isabel Murdock, Sophie Murdock, Kayla Owens, Kylie Palmer, Jillian Pestana, Ryan Rebelo, Caroline Reed, Jaelyn Souza, Julia Tavares, Luke Taylor, Avery Thomas, Alexander Tomellini, Benjamin Wheeler, Thomas Zibrida

Grade 6

Hayden Bessette, Anastasia Bettencourt, Emma Bonin, Sofia Brown, Rebecca Davis, Marina DePalo, Abigail Gilliatt, Madelyn Kelley, Delaney Kotch, Kate Lewandowski, Sabrina Marsella, Julia McDonough, Meaghan O'Connell, Morgan Randall, Una Soliday, Ella Wasylow, Nathaniel Wheeler

Grade 5

Iliana Almeida-Dixon, Kelsey Bain, Corinne Braga, Genevieve Brown, Sean Callaghan, Lily Charlonne, Justin Chmielewski, Caraline Corvi, Jacob Coutu, Riley D'Alessio, Sophie Darling, Laura DeGirolamo, Juliana Dias, Tyler Foley, Madison Gomes, Jonah Hebda, Ian Hoskins, Nevaeh Kaszyk, William Kendall V, Alexis Leonard, Sophia Lin, Eva Maloof, Jeffrey McNaughton, Joseph Medeiros, Kylie Mirra, Seamus Murphy, Liam O'Neill, Elizabeth Parker, Sydney Pestana, Malakai Risotti, Sarah Rodrigues, Fiona Soliday, Camden St James, Matthew Suprenard, Allison Tito, Ava Wasylow, Kaelyn Whitaker, Timothy Zibrida

Grade 8

Kara Bisbano, Kyle Bisbano, Skylar Botelho, Benjamin Branco, Samuel Branco, Isabella Brown, Hannah Bruno, Hannah Caouette, Kamila Carreiro, Breanna Couto, Taylor Creel, Colin D'Ambrosio, Emily D'Ambrosio, Thomas D'Ambrosio, Ariana DaConceicao, Jennifer Doan, Matthew Duarte, Hailey Enos, Owen Fagundes, Iris Freitas, Madeline Glynn, Anna Hazel, Bryce Henriques, Olivia Higbie, Benjamin Horowitz, Nathan Howard, Sarah Howard, Madison Kotch, Andrew Kozatek, Nathan LaBrie, Cameron LeBlanc, Ethan Leland, John Lewandowski, James Lobban, Paige Lopes, Justin Maciel, Audrey Michener, Caitlin Morgado, Marshall Morgado, Mackenzie Morgenweck, Marissa Mourato, Wyatt Nastar, Jacob Nunes, Shane Paul, Christopher Pike, Victoria Richardson, Carla Sirois, Jordan Soufy, Christian Strollo, Harrison Taraian, Aelyn Tougas, Alexis Wells, Rhett Whittaker, Jack Wilson

Grade 7

Sarah Amaral, Devin Andrade, Kylie Antonio, Jordyn Armfield, Alexander Arocho, Connor Bain, Kylah Blair, Cayden Bryant, Alexandria Caito, Hailey Calore, Sarah Charbonneau, Landon Chaves, Shaun Conklin, Sebastian Coogan, Reece Cordeiro, Kristin Corvi, Aysia Crawford, Arianna Crosby, Leah Daniello, Sabrina DaSilva, Kayley Dias, Jillian Ferrara, Noah Ferreira, Sophia Fiore, Ella Gesner, Cassidy Gobin, Emma Goulart, Callie Gouveia, Samantha Grady, Jack Griffin, Emma Herman, Madison Hinerman, Ali Kabli, Lauren Kerwin, Mason Kimple, Tyler Kindberg, Thomas Lawrence, Morgan Lawton, Jarrett Lyne, Aiden Maciel, Samantha Malloy, Lucy Messenger, Cherise Muniu, Quincey Munson, Robert Myers, Matthew Nadeau, Emma O'Neill, Ian Papa, Ava Pequeneza, Evan Pereira, Rian Pontes, Hannah Pratas, Hendrix Pray, Maximus Reuter, Jillian Ross, Katelyn Schultz, Abigail Sousa, Dario St James, Mia Stanzione, Jacob Suprenard, Madison Tavares, Marc Thaler, Brady Walsh, Molly Walsh, Alanna Ward, Samuel Watts

Grade 6

Lindsay Allard, Samuel Almeida, Tiana Andrews, Angelina Araujo, Gianna Bairos, Julia Boivin, Kaylee Cambra, Cassidy Cross, Ella Damon, Thomas Dyson, Nicholas Farrell, Luke Flanagan, Kevin Foley, Dustee Forster, Emma Garabedian, McKenna Garcia, Madison Hathaway, William Kimmell, Jared LaScola, Marielle Lobban, Melody Lowe, Lindsey Luthi, James Lynch, Nathan Maiato, Brianna Marshall, Samantha Martini, Mackenzie Medeiros, Rachel Medeiros, Kyle Mello, Destin Michener, Sadie Miller, Michael Minassian, Zoe Morgenweck, Jack Morris, Benjamin Murray, Lily Nees, Olivia Poirier, Sarah Ranley, Abrianna Razza, Rylee Rodriques, Madeline Rossi, Wren Seccareccia, Kyllei Shelton, Sophia Silva, Essie Stebbings, Emilia Toldo, Nicholas Ware, John White

Grade 5

Dylan Andreozzi, Donald-Anthony Azar, Nathan Barriere, Idalia Beerman-Rodriguez, Camren Bernier, Avery Botelho, Kevin Boucher Jr., Trey Brierly, Chayce Bryant, Charlize Cabral,Cheyanne Cabral, Aaliyah Carvalho, Travis Chartier, Aden Cortinheiro, Ethan Coyne, Aiden Crawford Aguiar, Evan Cutler, Liam Dee, Quintin Erskine, Angelique Ferreira, Mason Ferreira, Elaina Flood, Christina Gariepy, Jaylin Gaudreau, Kevin Gousie, Justin Govoni, Alexis Guertin, Aidan Haskell, William Hoskins, David Hunt, Lorelei Kellum, Taylor Kimmell, Caitlin Laliberte,, Zoey Lawrence, Aidan LeBlanc, Sarah Lima, Luke Lindberg, Olivia Lubrano, Dylan Medeiros, Gage Mello, Adam Morris, Angelina Musial, Connor Pacheco, Giselle Pacheco, Olivia Pacheco, Brady Palazzi, Luke Peltz, Matthew Pickering, Antonio Placido, Emmalee Razza, Aden Rheaume, Ethan Sammis, Evan Sampson, Sarah Simon, Ella Slater, Hazel Thomas, Gianna Viola, Ryann Welzel, Rowan Whittaker, Noah Williamson, Aisha Zia

New Assistant Principal Aaron Viera is introduced to the Dighton Rehoboth Regional School Committee.

Students swarm Principal Pirraglia and the equipment cart during recess.

Students in Mrs. Darmondy’s class learn about the Scratch program.

Students in Mr. Ketler’s science class work together on a project.

Students engaged in Color Run Pep Rally held during lunch period.

Chris from Boosterthon pumps up students.

A sixth grade student checks out the book display in the library.