The latest from the Middle School, including a note from Ms. Smith about this past Wednesday.
MIDDLE SCHOOL MEETING
Dear Middle School Families,
Here's a look at what's happening in the Middle School.
Click here to see the slides from today's Middle School Meeting, and watch the video recap where Ms. Smith shares her reflections on this week's events.
Ms. Smith talked about the state of the world, referencing Wednesday’s events in Washington D.C. as stressful and confusing. She talked about having faith and finding strength in the goodness and selflessness of people. Ms. Smith shared the importance of finding time to laugh especially when feeling frustrated. You can watch her remarks in the video above.
Ms. Jain, Mr. Greenberg, Ms. Savas, and Ms. Hamilton held an optional drop-in lunch session today to discuss Wednesday's storming of the U.S. Capitol.
Ms. Wildes reminded students about the BVR Social Justice Retreat happening January 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This retreat will be a virtual opportunity for Middle School students to engage in conversations about identity and privilege in relation to social justice topics in a safe and welcoming space. This year's theme will focus on wellness and self-care practices and their relationship to identity work and social justice. During the workshops, our hope is facilitators support the students to work together to share stories, acknowledge differences, and find commonalities—with the aim to build a deeper, more inclusive, and committed community.
Ms. Wildes also talked about the 7th grade Community Action Leaders (CALs) event that happened yesterday. CALs made Birthday Wishes packages for children who, for a variety of reasons, may not be able to afford to have a party.
Today's Student Meetings
Sam Fishman '25 and Zack Gross' 25 announced the Student Body Advisory Council, (SBAC) meeting today at 11:25 a.m.
Gabe Cohen '25, Student Council President, announced the Student Council meeting today at 11:25 a.m.
"CREATE: Coding, Robotics, Engineering, Art, Technology, Everything in between", a student group led by Mr. Guevin from the Research + Design team, met today.
The 8th grade Students of Color Community Meeting was today during lunch.
Ms. Smith and I announced students will be working in advisory next week to review the Skills Feedback they received from their teachers just before winter break. They will focus on areas of strength, areas in which they can improve, and goal setting. Completed reflections will be shared with parents via email.