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Beckwith Middle School





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Dorothy L. Beckwith School

PRINCIPAL

Joe Pirraglia

ASST. PRINCIPAL

AARON VIERA

special education

JANET GRIFFITH

HIGH HONOR ROLL CRITERIA

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.


HONOR ROLL CRITERIA

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

CALENDAR:


THURSDAY

NOVEMBER 23

and

FRIDAY

NOVEMBER 24

No School

Thanksgiving Recess


NOV. 27 to DEC. 1

PTSA Book Fair


MONDAY

NOVEMBER 27

Early Release at

11:30 AM

for

Parent Teacher Conferences afternoon and evening


WEDNESDAY

NOVEMBER 29

PTSA Book Club


MONDAY

DECEMBER 4

Picture Retakes


MONDAY

DECEMBER 11

Chorus Concert

6:30 PM

DRRHS Auditorium


FRIDAY

DECEMBER 15

Movie Matinee

2:30 - 4:30

(all grades)


MONDAY

DECEMBER 18

Band Concert

6:30 PM

DRRHS Auditorium


FRIDAY

DECEMBER 22

Early Release Day


MONDAY

DECEMBER 25

through

MONDAY

JANUARY 1

No School

Holiday Recess





LUNCH

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. 


TEXTBOOKS

and MATERIALS

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.


SCHOOL AGENDA

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.


NURSE’S NOTE:

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.


CORI/SORI CHECKS

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.


BECKWITH

WEBSITE

Please take some time to explore our website periodically for the latest information and memos. Just go to www.drregional.org 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.

HONOR ROLLS

MAY 2017

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MAY 2017 HIGH HONOR ROLL

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:30 PM

DRRHS Media Center

DECEMBER NEWS

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MAY 2017 HONOR ROLL

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to the students chosen for the month of October:  Hendrix Pray/Jillian Pestana (grade 8); Angelina Araujo/Andres DaCruz (grade 7); Timothy Zibrida./Elaina Flood (grade 6); Julia Chaves/Landon Paquette (grade 5); and Emily Marquis/Eli Cavanaugh (related arts).


CARPENTER MUSUEM VISITS BMS

This year, the Carpenter Museum and the Beckwith Social Studies department have partnered to provide students access to artifacts, primary source documents, and historical information not available in text books.  On November 16 and 17 representatives from the Carpenter Museum visited Beckwith to deepen students’ understanding of the Revolutionary War and Colonial America.  Dr. Elyssa Tardiff, director of the Carpenter Museum, and Collections Manager Crystal Johnson, collected artifacts, replicas, and primary source documents from the Revolutionary War and presented to grade 8 students.  Students were able to try on and hold replica jackets and items used by Revolutionary War soldiers.  Students also analyzed letters written during the war.  It was a great experience for students.  Beckwith would like to thank Dr. Tardiff, Ms. Johnson, Mr. Kelly, and Ms. Mullaney for giving students this amazing opportunity.


BOY SOCCER TEAM WINS DIVISION

Congratulations to our Boys Soccer team for finishing first place in the Massasoit League.  Coach Freeman and her team worked extremely hard and demonstrated great team work throughout the season.  To honor the accomplishment, BMS will hold a banner ceremony on December 1 after school in the gym.  Families and friends are invited to help celebrate the team’s success.


LIP SYNC COMPETITION

Beckwith Middle School students participated in the annual Lip Sync Competition on October 26.  Students performed in groups or solo and were judged on Creativity, Lip Syncing Ability, and Performance.   The event was hosted by Mrs. Jerauld.  The participants were all outstanding and the event ended with a performance by the Beckwith staff.


DRAVET SYNDROME AWARENESS

Sixth grader Alex Dalpe raised awareness of Dravet Syndrome, a type of epilepsy, at Beckwith by writing and delivering a morning announcement on November 15.  He also sold shirts to staff that were worn on the 15 as well.  Beckwith would like to thank Alex for making this great day possible.


GRADE 5 VISITS PLYMOUTH PLANTATION

Grade 5 students ventured to Plimouth Plantation on November 6 to learn more about colonial life in 1621 and Native American culture.  The Plimouth museum educates students by recreating life in 1621 and demonstrating craftsmanship and the toils of daily life for people living in New England during the seventeenth century.  Students enjoyed speaking with members of local Native American tribes and reenactors playing the roles of John Winslow and Myles Standish.


TLC THANKSGIVING FEAST

On Monday, November 20, we had a TLC Thanksgiving Feast and all of our friends came. We ate turkey, mac and cheese, gravy, corn, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, squash, biscuits and rolls.  Our parents made the yummy food.  After dinner we drew on the paper tablecloths and talked with our friends.  It was fun! We hope we can do it again next year.  We are thankful for good friends and delicious food. By Alex, Josh, Will and Raymond


MOVIE MATINEE

Get your popcorn ready!  BMS is hosting a Movie Matinee for students after school from 2:30-4:30  on Friday, December 15..  This event is open to all grades.  Multiple movies will be shown and each will include an intermission with an opportunity to purchase refreshments.  Movie selections will be revealed when tickets are sold.  


MAKERSPACE BLACKOUT POETRY CONTEST

Ms. McQuilkin would like to thank all of the students who participated in the Blackout Poetry contest.  Students were given the challenge of using published pages of magazines, books, and newspapers to isolate words to create a message.  Students also were asked to create a design to accompany the message of the poem.  Congratulations to Giselle Pacheco, Lorelei Kellum, and Ava Wasylow for winning the contest and thank you to all students who participated!

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

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

Students in Ms. Garnett’s Science class make observations during a lab.

Grade 5 student tries on deerskin shawl at Plimouth Plantation.

Beckwith Boys Soccer Team

IMAGES

The Sturdy Hospital Health Fair visits BMS with a presentation to grade 5 students.

Eighth grader models replica garb worn by Revolutionary War soldiers.

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE
Generally students are required to do some work outside of the classroom.  There is much research regarding homework, but a good rule is the 10 minute rule supported by Harris Cooper, a professor of psychology and director of Duke's Program in Education.  "With only rare exception, the relationship between the amount of homework students do and their achievement outcomes was found to be positive and statistically significant," the researchers report in a paper that appeared in the spring 2006 edition of "Review of Educational Research."
    While it's clear that homework is a critical part of the learning process, Cooper said, the analysis also showed that too much homework can be counter-productive for students at all levels.
    Harris Cooper (Duke University/author of The Battle Over Homework), NEA, and National PTSA support the 10-minute rule for homework that may include nightly assignments, independent reading, studying for assessments, reviewing notes, and reorganizing materials.  On a average, students should be doing homework 5 out of 7 nights per week in a quiet, distraction-free setting. Setting consistent guidelines and time tables for homework promote work ethic, time management, and organizational skills. 

Joe Pirraglia, Principal

Makerspace Blackout Poetry Contest

Students examine a real drum played by a child during the Revolutionary War