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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




SEPAC Meeting

DRRHS - 6:30 PM



Massasoit League

Math Meet



Movie Matinee

2:30 to 4:30 PM



Rehoboth Special

Town Meeting




PTSA Book Club

7 PM-Blanding Library



Algebra Mid-terms



Term 2 Report Cards



DRRHS Grade 8

Open House



Band Social

6:30 PM



School Committee

Budget Presentation



Faculty Basketball Game


Winter Recess



School Committee

Budget Presentation



School Committee

Budget Presentation



School Committee

Budget Public Hearing


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.






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



The following students were presented with Student of the Month Certificates for the month of December:  Sophia Fiore/Benjamin Wheeler (grade 8), Sophia Silva/Jared LaScola (grade 7), Hazel Thomas/Luke Peltz (grade 6), Penny Braga/Benjamin Pray (grade 5), and Lindsey Luthi/Wesley Lacourse (related arts).


Congratulations to all Geography Bee contestants who competed in the school level bee! Out of hundreds of students who took the qualifying test, the top ten students faced off on January 8 to determine the school winner: Grace Campos, Sam Brown, Ethan Martinous, Ryan Callaghan, Joshua Franco, Benjamin Wheeler, Hayden Bessette, Bryce Downs and John White. Sam Brown came out on top and has been awarded the title of school champion. Sam will take a qualifying test in order to move to the state level competition where he may compete with students from all over the state of Massachusetts.


Congratulations to the following students whose artwork was selected to be displayed at the annual SMARTS Show: Brendan Henneous, Haleigh Kelley, and Xavier Landry (grade 5); Sarah Lima, Riley D'Alessio, Liam Dee, Zoey Lawrence, Sean Callaghan, and Aden Cortinhero (grade 6);  Melody Lowe, Hailey McGee, Harley McCallops, Emilia Toldo, Thomas Dyson, Angelina Araujo, Danielle Amaral, and Abby Gilliatt (grade 7); Charleigh Blackwell, Gianna Blackwell, Ryan Hazel, Kayley Cronin, Benjamin Wheeler, Avery Thomas, Emma O'Neill, and Emma Herman (grade 8). A reception for teachers, students, and their families will be held from March  4-19 at the Fuller Museum in Brockton. Several  pieces  from  each  school  will  be  selected  to  be  part  of  the  traveling  art show.   For more information, visit


Students in grades 5 through 8 have been hard at work with Aladdin Junior, this year’s Drama Club production. After auditions held in October, a cast of 40 students started to learn the music. In November, they began work on the stage and blocking scenes. Now students are learning some wonderful choreography to this upbeat musical.  Another group of almost 30 students are working on making our set and props.

    The Drama Club still has two months of hard work ahead before the performances on Friday, March 16 at 7  PM,  Saturday, March 17 at 7 PM and Sunday, March 18 at 2 PM at Beckwith Middle School. There will be more information to follow about ticket prices, but for now, please save the dates!


Per the Mass. Department of Public Health regulations, students ENTERING grade seven in the Fall 2018 need to show proof of vaccination: Tdap Booster, and a second Chicken Pox (Varicella) PRIOR to the first day of school. In addition, a current physical exam must be done within the year prior to starting 7th grade.  Students who do not have this documentation on file with the school nurse prior to the first day of school are subject to exclusion per MDPH regulations. Please contact Mrs. Cathy Mondor, RN at 508-252-5080, ext. 4007 or email if you have any questions regarding this matter. 


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

Nicholas Antonio, Charleigh Blackwell, Gianna Blackwell, Ryan Callaghan, Grace Campos, Reece Cordeiro, Kayley Cronin, Jillian Ferrara, Sophia Fiore, Hailey Medeiros, Sophie Murdock, Matthew Nadeau, Emma O'Neill, Kylie Palmer, Jillian Ross, Jaelyn Souza, Luke Taylor, Alexander Tomellini, Alanna Ward, Benjamin Wheeler

Grade 7

Tiana Andrews, Hayden Bessette, Anastasia Bettencourt, Emma Bonin, Sofia Brown, Andrew Lucas DaCruz, Ella Damon, Rebecca Davis, Marina DePalo, Thomas Dyson, Luke Flanagan, Abigail Gilliatt, Madelyn Kelley, Kate Lewandowski, Melody Lowe, Lindsey Luthi, James Lynch, Sabrina Marsella, Grace Martin, Samantha Martini, Julia McDonough, Sadie Miller, Meaghan O'Connell, Morgan Randall, Sarah Ranley, Madeline Rossi, Wren Seccareccia, Sophia Silva, Una Soliday, Emilia Toldo, Caroline Vitale, Ella Wasylow, Nathaniel Wheeler, John White

Grade 6

Dylan Andreozzi, Kelsey Bain, Sean Callaghan, Caraline Corvi, Jacob Coutu, Sophie Darling, Laura DeGirolamo, Aidan Haskell, Nevaeh Kaszyk, Alexis Leonard, Sophia Lin, Zi Jie Lin, Eva Maloof, Kylie Mirra, Elizabeth Parker, Luke Peltz, Sydney Pestana, Sarah Rodrigues, Stephanie Sican Velez, Camden St James, Hazel Thomas, Ava Wasylow, Kaelyn Whitaker, Timothy Zibrida

Grade 5

Ethan Antepenko, Adrianna Barbosa, Penny Braga, Ayden Bronsdon, Louis Butler, Brayden Campos, Kali Caouette, Hannah Carey, Mackenzie Clark, Tiago Conceicao, James Czech, Victoria D'Aiello, Megan Daniels, Nicholas DeCilio, Keira DePalo, Finnley Dietrich, Joseph DiGirolamo, Ella Enos, Kyle Foley, Jonathan Franco, Seamus Galeone, Brendan Henneous, Nathanial Inman, Zachary Inman, Kamil Kabli, Eleanor Karl, Haleigh Kelley, Jessica Lyle, Emily Marquis, Madison Mello, Aubree Miller, Skyla Perry, Mylee Ramer, Jacob Resendes, Ella Rosa, Charles Roth, Joshua Roulier, Abigail Salwierz, Isabella Silva, Nathan Vicente, Olivia Visinho

Grade 8

Ashley Anderson, Devin Andrade, Jordyn Armfield, Aliyah Barbosa, Alexandria Caito, Hailey Calore, Sarah Charbonneau, Landon Chaves, Shaun Conklin, Sebastian Coogan, Kristin Corvi, Alexander Cote, Ethan Cutler, Leah Daniello, Sabrina DaSilva, Lauren DeCoste, Samuel DeMoura, Bryce Downs, Nathan Ferreira, Noah Ferreira, Ashlyn Galloway, Ella Gesner, Autumn Gousie, Callie Gouveia, Samantha Grady, Jacob Greenberg, Joshua Guarino, Marisa Guertin, Carleigh Hall, Emma Herman, Brandon Johnson, Lauren Kerwin, Mason Kimple, Tyler Kindberg, Morgan Lawton, Jarrett Lyne, Aiden Maciel, Samantha Malloy, Ethan Martinous, Cormac Masterson, Lexie Menezes, Lucy Messenger, Ethan Mourao, Cherise Muniu, Quincey Munson, Isabel Murdock, Ian Papa, Samantha Paulino, Evan Pereira, Jillian Pestana, Hendrix Pray, Ryan Rebelo, Caroline Reed, Katelyn Schultz, Lucas Silva, Dario St James, Mia Stanzione, Jacob Suprenard, Julia Tavares, Avery Thomas, Molly Walsh, Samuel Watts, Thomas Zibrida

Grade 7

Lindsay Allard, Samuel Almeida, Angelina Araujo, Alyssa Barros, Isaac Bates, Julia Boivin, Caden Brown, Kaitlin Butler, Evan Cady, Kaylee Cambra, London Coogan, Cassidy Cross, Kalmia Cryan, Ahmed El-Alami, Nicholas Farrell, Kathryn Favali, Aniyah Ferry, Wendy Fitzgerald, Kevin Foley, Dustee Forster, Joshua Franco, Aiden Garabedian, McKenna Garcia, Bethany Griffin, Madison Hathaway, William Kimmell, Will Kinniburgh, Delaney Kotch, Jared LaScola, Marielle Lobban, Nathan Maiato, Lauren Marcotrigiano, Brianna Marshall, Jamileth Martinez, Harley McCallops, Hailey McGee, Rachel Medeiros, Kyle Mello, Harold Messenger, Destin Michener, Tallula Miller, Michael Minassian, Kevin Moitoso, Kate Moitoso, Jack Morris, Benjamin Murray, Colten Nastar, Lily Nees, Wyatt Nunes, Cassidy Pittsley, Olivia Poirier, Aaron Prata, Kianna Reuter, Rylee Rodriques, Samantha Santos, Jadyn Saunders, Daniel Savary, Kyllei Shelton, Benjamin Sirois, Essie Stebbings, Benjamin Tran, Haleigh Ulicnik, Thalia Vasquez, Katherine Vitale, Nicholas Ware, Morgan Xavier

Grade 6

Iliana Almeida-Dixon, David Anghinetti, Nathan Barriere, Avery Botelho, Corinne Braga, Trey Brierly, Genevieve Brown, Chayce Bryant, Charlize Cabral, Lily Charlonne, Justin Chmielewski, Joshua Cote, Ethan Coyne, Evan Cutler, Riley D'Alessio, Dillon Darnbrough, Liam Dee, Juliana Dias, Leah Earle, Justin Escobar, Mason Ferreira, Angelique Ferreira, Elaina Flood, Tyler Foley, Jaylin Gaudreau, Madison Gomes, Justin Govoni, Alexis Guertin, Jonah Hebda, Kylie Hillier, William Hoskins, David Hunt, Lorelei Kellum, William Kendall, Taylor Kimmell, Jane Kostka, Nicole Lacasse, Caitlin Laliberte, Victoria Landry, Aidan LeBlanc, Gabrielle LeBlanc, Sarah Lima, Luke Lindberg, Olivia Lubrano, Griffin Machie, Jeffrey McNaughton, Joseph Medeiros, Corey Medeiros, Dylan Medeiros, Montana Mello, Gage Mello, Angelina Musial, Liam O'Neill, Connor Pacheco, Giselle Pacheco, Ashley Pellechio, Matthew Pickering, Antonio Placido, Dylan Quinn, Malakai Risotti, Madison Root, Sarah Simon, Ella Slater, Fiona Soliday, Peter Stchur, Matthew Suprenard, Gianna Viola, Evan Watts, Ryann Welzel, Rowan Whittaker, Noah Williamson, Aisha Zia

Grade 5

Seth Almeida, Braxtyn Andrade, Landyn Andrade, Lilyana Arnold, Davante Arocho, Aidan Benjamin, Ryan Bomes, Isabel Bonin, Sean Boyden, Sarah Cady, Adelaide Caron, Eli Cavanaugh, Jolena Coletta, Alyssa Copeland, Shea Cote, Benjamin Cote, Emma Couto, Amanda de Abreu, Sophie DiRenzo, Bryce Dowdall, Cyrus Duczkowski, Kennedy Ferreira, Gianna Figueira, Justin Fiore, Ace Fortin, Kaeden Francis, Lily Fredericks, Jason Gelfuso, Sean Grady,

Logan Keating, Sasha Kiley, William LaCombe, Xavier Landry, Tucker Levisee, Winni Lin, Ella Malinowski, Kathryn Martini, Aidan Melo, Benjamin Miller, Kiley Miranda, Ryan Moitoso, Emma Paquette, Landon Paquette, Sophie Pequeneza, Faith Pimental, Jalynn Pittsley, Benjamin Pray, Ryan Proctor, Jason Proctor, Adriana Quattrucci, Brennan Silva, Patipan Sintorn, Jack Swan, Jadyn Toddings, Landis Treichler, Seth Varhol



One afternoon when I was in middle school, my computer teacher made an announcement that our lab was now connected to the internet.  My classmates and I looked at each other unimpressed.  We didn’t really know what the internet was or why we needed to learn how to use it.  Was this another way to play The Oregon Trail game? 

   My computer teacher then announced that we would each be receiving an “internet driver’s license” after completing a safety course about the internet and signing an agreement that we would use the internet appropriately.  This “license” would give us access to the internet at school.  With the creation of the “internet driver’s license,” my computer teacher developed what would be soon known as “acceptable use policies” for computers and the internet in schools around the country.  At this time, all schools were grappling with this new concept of the internet and how to safely expose students to its capabilities. 

    As we enter 2018, schools are still struggling with students’ use of the internet, but in the form of personal devices rather than school computers.  Many students have personal devices that access the internet with little restrictions resulting in inappropriate use.  As adults it is difficult to proactively educate our kids on the dangers of the internet because new dangers are invented every day.  Usually by the time adults know and understand a potential risk, kids have moved on to a new trend.  We see this with apps, challenges, videos… the list goes on. 

    The reality is that we understand the risks the internet can pose for kids.  We knew this 20 years ago when the internet came into our schools and homes.  Anything that poses a risk for kids should be regulated or at least have restrictions.  At school we regulate our internet connection by using filters to block inappropriate content.  However, we obviously cannot regulate students’ personal devices so I am asking for help. 

    If your child needs to have a cell phone, please work with your service provider to find appropriate ways to help regulate the content to which your child has access and the capability of the device.  Too many kids are negatively affected by cyber bullying, sexting, and inappropriate and dangerous content directed toward kids.  We all collectively work hard to protect our kids from danger but we too often forget the threat in their front pockets.  We need to work together to outsmart phones and keep our kids safe.

Joe Pirraglia, Principal

Fifth grade students using Chromebooks for a writing assignment.

2018 BMS Geography Bee contestants.

2018 BMS Geography Bee winner Sam Brown with Mrs. DeMelo and Miss Mullaney.

Students hard at work during Alladin Junior play practice.

Beckwith author reads Native American Children’s book.


Fifth grade students in Mrs. Heim's and Mrs. Coyne's social studies class have been studying various Native American tribes and their ways of life.  After learning about where the tribes lived, the natural resources available to them, their culture and their lifestyle, the students wrote Native American themed childrens' books using  The fifth grade authors then visited Mrs. Oremrod's and Mrs. Larrivee's second grade classroom at Palmer River Elementary School to share their stories.