• Jan. 12: BVR Summer Camp Information Night, 5-7 p.m., Summer Camp Office
  • Jan. 12: Sophomore Skating Trip to Larz Anderson, 12:15-2:15 p.m.
  • Jan. 13: NO US CLASSES: US Parent/Teacher Conferences, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Parent Association Hospitality Suite + BVR Gear Sale, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Foyer
  • Jan. 16: SCHOOL CLOSED: Martin Luther King Day
  • Jan. 17: Parents and Guardians of Students of Color Reception, 6-7:30 p.m., Rogers Room, more details here.
  • Jan. 17: Mock Trial Scrimmage at Needham High, 7-9 p.m.
  • Jan. 20: NO US CLASSES: US Parent/Teacher Conferences, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Parent Association Hospitality Suite + BVR Gear, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Foyer
  • Jan. 20: MS Dance, 7-9 p.m., Gym B
  • Jan. 23: MS Semester Switch
  • Jan. 25: 8th Grade Parents Upper School Welcome, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 26: 8th Grade Parents Upper School Welcome, 8:15-9 a.m.
  • Jan. 27: Parent Association Assembly: How Does Beaver Teach Leadership, Civic Engagement, and Social Justice?, 8:15-9:15 a.m., Rogers Room
  • Jan. 27: Freshman Skating Trip to Larz Anderson, 11:45 a.m.-2:25 p.m.
  • Jan. 27: Game Time Refreshments + Student Council Pop-Up Shop, 3-5:30 p.m., Athletic Center Lobby
  • Jan. 27: Freshman and Sophomore Semi Formal, 7-10 p.m., Bradley Hall
  • Jan. 28: 11th Grade Field Trip to the Boston College Hockey Game, 6:15-10 p.m.


  • Feb. 1: Financial Aid Application Deadline
  • Feb. 2: Winter Carnival, 2:15-3:45 p.m., Bloomberg Plaza
  • Feb. 2-4: US Winter Play, Arte of Comedy, 7-9 p.m., Black Box Theater
  • Feb. 7: Pre-College Meeting for 9th and 10th Grade Parents, 7-8 p.m., Rogers Room
  • Feb. 8: Belize Trip Parent Informational Meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Rogers Room
  • Feb. 9: US Choral Coffeehouse, 7-8 p.m., Bradley Hall


If your child is missing anything, please have him/her check the lost and found by Friday, January 20. All items remaining will be collected and donated on Monday, January 23. The lost and found areas are located under the stairwells in the MS and US hallways and in Gym B.


US Parent/Teacher Conferences kick off tomorrow and continue next week, on Friday, January 20. Please arrive 10 minutes before your first conference to ensure we start on time; conferences start every 15 minutes. If you are running behind schedule, call the Beaver main line at 617-738-2700. As a reminder, parents of students attending NuVu this term do not have conferences at this time.


In December, Beaver’s legal counsel, Daryl Lapp from Locke Lord, led a discussion of the Massachusetts’ Social Host and Liability Law with many Beaver parents in attendance. Using examples from Massachusetts law, Mr. Lapp detailed both the civil and criminal risks parents and students take when hosting a party and serving alcohol in their homes. After the formal part of the presentation, a lively conversation ensued. Parents shared concerns, stories, and strategies for dealing with the contradictions inherent in the 21 year old drinking age and their worries for their children’s safety. See upcoming Parent Association events here.

The Performing Arts department is in the midst of rehearsals for a busy winter season! Upcoming performances include the US play, Arte of Comedy (Feb. 4-6); the MS Musical, Oliver! (Feb. 16-17); and the US Advanced Drama play, Distracted (Feb. 23-24)Musical concerts include the US Choral Coffeehouse (Feb. 9); US Instrumental at Ryles (Feb. 25); and the MS Music Exhibit (Mar. 2). For the full Performing Arts schedule, visit the arts calendar
Stop by the Athletic Center on Friday, January 27 from 3-5:30 p.m. for Student Council's winter Pop-Up Shop. The Parent Association will also be hosting game time refreshments including coffee and hot chocolate. Games to watch: Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Lincoln at 4 p.m. and Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Tabor at 6 p.m. in Gym A. See more Parent Association events here.
Over 150 US students, parents, and teachers attended screenings of the award winning exposé, The Hunting Ground last month. The Hunting Ground tackles the complicated issue of under-reported sexual assaults on college campuses and the culture and practices that further contribute to the social toll on these communities. Beaver identified this film in response to student and parent interest in a broader conversation about healthy relationships, personal responsibility, and the impact of sexual violence. Read more here.
As we head into the winter months, the chance for weather that may cause a delay or cancellation of school increases. For the most up-to-date information for closings, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, check our website, call the main line at 617-738-2700, or watch channels 4, 5, and 7. We also encourage families to sign up for weather alerts with channels 5 and 7. We will make our decisions as early in the morning as possible. Read more.
"In The Heights" cast & crew (including several #BVR2016 alumni 👋👋👋) talk with 8th grade students about the musical, their experience working on the show, and what the characters taught them. 


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