Billerica Memorial High School
The 9 Pillars of our past, present, and future:
B Proud, Strong, Resourceful, Creative, Insightful, Determined, Inventive, Wise & Honorable
December 19, 2021
Aerial photograph courtesy of Michael Moore
Phone Numbers

Absence Line

Main Office

Attendance Secretary - 978-528-8709

Principal - 978.528.8711

Grades 8 & 9

Assistant Principal - 978.528.8730

Assistant Principal - 978.528.8720

Grades 10-12

Assistant Principal - 978.528.8740

Matthew Flood -
Assistant Principal - 978.528.8750


978.528.7925 - School Counseling - Melinda Cripps
978.528.7922 - Athletics - John Magliozzi
978.528.8591 - Special Education Team Chairperson - Richard Thompson
978.528.7928 - Fine, Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator - Christopher Dearbeck
978.528.2849 - Humanities Coordinator - Marian Dyer
978.528.2737 - STEMB Coordinator - William Manchester
978.528.7924 - Wellness/Nurses' Coordinator - Bernie McCann
978.528.8782 - School Nutrition - April Laskey

Nurse's Office

978-528-8754 - Ms. Greenlaw, LPN
978-528-8757 - Ms. Moore, R.N
978-528-8758 - Ms. Venezia, R.N.

School Information
NCES Code: 25-02670-00177
Sunrise at BMHS
Courtesy of Brian Flanagan
Follow Up on Last Friday
Last Friday brought another reminder that although we all long for normalcy in schools, there will always be individuals that want to create fear and disruption to an environment that should be sacred and protected. When those moments occur, we as parents are forced to make a decision regarding the safety of our children. Last Friday's threat was unique as it wasn't targeting a specific school, but all schools nationwide. I spoke with many parents last Friday, some on the phone and others who came to school looking for assurances that they were doing the right thing in regards to sending their child to school, or keeping them home. As I said to each parent I spoke with, there is no right answer, only the best answer for each family. As the father of a 16 year old high school junior, I was forced to have the same conversation last Thursday. In the end, we made the decision for my daughter to go to school for the day because I have to trust that the people in her building are looking after my child as if she was their own. It is the same way I view the 1532 students that walk into our building each day. While I hope these situations will not occur in the future and parents will not need to make these types of decisions, please know that I am always available to answer any questions you may have to help each family make the best decision for them.
Early Release Thursday, December 23
Students will be dismissed at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, December 23 for the holiday break. Classes will resume on Monday, January 3, 2022.
The Student Produced Arts Show was started by former BMHS Social Studies Teacher Don Staveley. He saw this production as a way to show of our students' talents while providing support for our local food pantry. Please use the QR Code to purchase tickets for the show. The production will begin around 8:00 a.m. on the 23rd and conclude around 10:10 a.m. in time for dismissal.
COVID19 Contact Tracing
Close contact 
Individuals who have been within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive individual while indoors, for at least 15 minutes during a 24-hour period.  

The following close contacts are exempt from testing and quarantine response protocols:

• Asymptomatic, fully vaccinated close contacts

• Classroom close contacts: An individual who is exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual in the classroom while both individuals were masked, so long as the individuals were spaced at least 3 feet apart.

• Bus close contacts: Individuals on buses must be masked according to federal requirements. As such, individuals who are masked on buses when windows are open are exempt from testing and quarantine response protocols.

• Close contacts who have had COVID-19 within the past 90 days: An individual who has been previously diagnosed with COVID-19 and then becomes a close contact of someone with COVID-19 is exempt from testing and quarantine response protocols if:
o The exposure occurred within 90 days of the onset of their own illness AND
o The exposed individual is recovered and remains without COVID-19 symptoms.

This information is adapted from the August 13, 2021 newsletter DESE/DPH Protocols for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios - SY 2021-22.
The BMHS App provides quick access to timely news and upcoming events. It also allows the user to determine how often and what type of notifications they receive. The first page provides 9 options (not all options are available to all users). The "News" option provides a weekly overview of coming events at BMHS. Currently, this would include all school events including clubs and the Fine Arts performances. We are working on an athletic integration as well. The "Events" option provides access to the BMHS Calendar, Fine Arts Calendar, and soon to be included Athletics Calendar. Each of these calendars is dynamic and encompasses the entire school year. The "My ID" and "Hall Pass" are only available to students and staff. The "Directory" provides access to all Staff emails and, if applicable, phone number. The "Quicklinks" option provides quick access to Aspen, Athletics, Community Pass, Guidance, Clubs, Nutrition, and the BMHS Library sign up form. "Documents" provides access to Bus Routes, Lunch Menus, COVID information, and other documents. The "Map" option provides driving directions to MVC schools and locations for school functions, e.g. Blue Ocean Event Center (location of Senior Prom). The "Language" icon allows the user to convert the app into one of 42 different languages. The phone icon on the bottom of the home page will call our Absentee Line (978-528-8710).
Dollars for Scholars Trivia Night
String Orchestra Holiday Teacher Luncheon
Last Friday our String Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Cardella, treated the staff with two hours of holiday music throughout the lunch periods. Special thanks to the parents for providing snacks and beverages for the staff. A very special thank you to all the students that performed throughout the day. The music provided an uplifting moment for the school community on Friday.
Fall Athletic Season Recap
Video courtesy of BMHS Junior Sriganesh Srinivasan.
On The Spot Admissions Day at BMHS:
On The Spot Admissions Day at BMHS: Southern New Hampshire University 

On Friday, January 7, the BMHS School Counseling Department will hold an on-the-spot admissions day for students interested in Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Interested students will need to register with Ms. Sarah Eaton either in the main office or via email at [email protected]. Students will also be expected to complete an application (which Ms. Eaton will provide).  On January 7, students will meet with an SNHU admissions counselor at an assigned time, who will review their application and transcript. Please note that because this is a special opportunity, SNHU is waiving letters of recommendation and essays for this admissions day only. Students can expect an admissions decision while they are meeting with the SNHU admissions counselor. 
BATV Sports
Club News
Cool Science
Food Rescue Mission
Hello! My name is Shiv Meiyur: the founder of Your Share. I have been working on Your Share for around two months now, and I have loved working on it. “Your Share” is a nonprofit organization that works on rescuing food. Usable food items and produce are thrown away by stores, restaurants, cafeterias, and farms for various reasons. This adds to food waste while many people are still hungry and have no food to eat. Your Share rescues food from these places and donates it to various homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, and transitional living centers. Our mission is to make sure that no usable food is thrown out and can reach the needy. Since my workforce is very small and demand is high, I need more helping hands to make my mission grow. For volunteering opportunities, students can help by picking up from location and delivering to the locations that have it, and delivering it to places that can properly utilize it. The time invested in this task is converted into volunteer hours! Contact us and make sure everyone gets their share! The specifics of how volunteer hours will be given after contacting us. 

Preferable Contact Number: (781) 467-8168

Secondary Contact Number: (610) 322-1486

Primary email: [email protected]
BMHS Athletic Association
Air Force Academy
Shawsheen Tech Applications

On October 20, all students in Grade 8 attended a presentation from the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School.  

If you are interested in exploring Shawsheen Tech, please click HERE

If you want to apply to Shawsheen Tech, please click HERE

Our school counselors are ready and able to assist students with the application process to Shawsheen Tech or any other high school (private or public). If you have questions, please contact your child's school counselor HERE
BMHS School Council
2021-2022 Meeting Schedule

All meetings are from 4 - 5:30 p.m.

June 22, 2021
July 19, 2021
October 5, 2021
November 2, 2021
December 7, 2021
January 4, 2022
February 1, 2022
March 1, 2022
April 5, 2022
May 17, 2022
June 7, 2022

Eric Anable - Parent
Catie Button - Teacher
Terri Bynoe - Teacher
Rebecca Chaffee - Parent
John Gibson - Parent
Katie Daubman - Parent
Tom Murphy - Principal
Brianna Phelan - Student
Zac Vennard - Teacher
The Writing Center
The BMHS Writing Center is now open and ready to help students with essays, creative writing and poetry, or any other writing both fiction and non-fiction. Available in the library Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays after school or during your study by appointment, The Writing Center is the place to go for help throughout the writing process. This Tuesday, the 19th, will be a special college essay session from 2-3 for anyone who needs additional help with their college applications. For questions, or to arrange study block sessions, email Ms. Button or Mr. Landry
Job Opportunities
We’re looking again this year for winter laborers to help with snow shoveling.  Hourly rate is $16.50/hr……would need to be available on weekends, after storms, or when there is no school. Perhaps some availability after school.  We supply the shovels.
Applicants should be at least 17 years of age. They should contact me to come in for an interview. They MUST bring the following when they come in for an interview:
  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Photo ID
  3. Social Security Card
  4. School Work Papers
They will complete an application etc. They could be shoveling at 13 River Street or 16 River Street….or at 33 Talbot Ave in North Billerica (we would bring them to the Talbot Ave location).
Any assistance getting a crew together would be most appreciated. Thanks!
Robert M. Correnti
Executive Director

16 River Street
Billerica, MA 01821
Tel: 978-667-2175
Fax: 978-667-1156
Cell: 617-962-4728
 2022 BMHS Yearbook Information (Seniors)
Senior Photo, Write-up, Toddler Takes, Parent Ads, Photo Submissions, Photo Specs., Yearbook Purchases

Senior Portraits, Toddler Takes/baby Pictures and Senior Write-ups due NO LATER THAN: Wednesday December 1st 2022

IMPORTANT: You must submit a senior photograph for your picture to appear in the yearbook.

We will not use your ID photo from the school picture day.

Senior Portrait, Toddler, Photo Specs, Photo Submission & Write-up Information:

Please provide this information to your photographer:

You may use any photographer of your choice for your senior portrait photo.
Click on the link below to submit write-up, senior portrait & Toddler Take

Guidelines/specs. Senior Portrait & Toddler Take: 
  • Optimum size is a 5”x7”
  • Minimum size of the photo is a 3X5
  • portrait orientation only
  • 300 PPI (pixels per inch)
  • Photo must be saved as a jpg, png, or tif file
  • IMPORTANT: Save photo file as your NAME

EXAMPLE: DavidsonSandra.jpg or FredericksBrenda.jpg

Do you have photos of school related events past & present?
Upload them to Josten’s private upload site.
1.) To upload photos directly to Jostens use the following link (if asked for an ID# use the numbers in the link (416355989)

2.) To place a recognition ad: Click on the file below for complete instructions.
A Word from Our School Counseling Department
The website will be very helpful for folks looking for financial aid information. Click HERE to learn about different types of financial aid. MEFA hosts webinars throughout October to outline the FAFSA application process, and you can find those webinars HERE. It will be very important for families of students heading to college to attend one of these webinars to learn about the application process.  
FAFSA and Financial Aid Information
Click here for FAFSA. Please note that FAFSA opens on Oct. 1, 2021. It is advised that you complete and submit the FAFSA as soon as possible.  
Click here to create a FSAID
Click here to apply for CSS Profile. You will also find here a list of participating colleges. 
Click here for FAFSA Day info. Click here for FAFSA Day registration.
Click here for Billerica Dollars For Scholars. Your student can click here to create a DFS profile at this time, and can complete much of the demographic information, resume/awards information, etc. You can also complete much of the parent information. In the winter, there will be a Dollars For Scholars night, and you will receive notification via email. The DFS night will discuss the DFS program, how students select the scholarships in DFS that they want to apply to, and how the DFS process works. **Please note that if your child attended our BMHS College Boot Camp, they will have already started their DFS application. 
Click here for Fastweb, a popular scholarship engine. It is one of many out there. 
The rule of thumb is this: Don't ever pay money to get scholarship money. If there's a fee to apply for a scholarship, chances are that it is a scam.
Families who qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program can get $50 off their monthly broadband bills, thanks to a new, emergency federal program, the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Communications Commission emphasized in a May 12 meeting.

Low-income families living on tribal lands are eligible for an even steeper discount, $75 a month.
What’s more, students in post-secondary education who receive Pell Grants can also tap the funding. And eligible families can receive $100 in one-time help in paying for digital devices—such as laptops, tablets, and desktop computers—as long as the family contributes between $10 and $50 for the hardware.
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