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 (especially at the end!) to see the fun energy the community brought today.
Meeting Recap
Happy 100th Birthday Beaver!
This week Beaver celebrated its 100th birthday! Students enjoyed BVR100 cookies at lunch and Bryson King from the alumni office collected birthday wishes from the Middle Schoolers to BVR!
  • Gabe Krakauer ‘25 and Nora McBride ‘26, from the Glass String Ensemble, gave a presentation on the Paper Instrument Project. This is a project all second and third year string students do at the start of the school year. They design paper string instruments to be laser cut out of cardboard to send to kindergarteners in the Boston Music Program. Next Wednesday at 8 a.m, they have a virtual field trip to be present while the kindergarteners put together their cardboard instruments.
  • Kayla Toussaint ‘25, Xiao Mei Casado ‘25, Skyler Montgomery ‘25, and Robin Murphy ‘25 announced the winter musical, Annie. The musical will look a bit different this year. Instead of the production being live and in-person, it will be recorded ahead of time and released online to the Beaver Community in February 2021. Stay tuned for more details!
  • Nora McBride ‘26 announced that SBAC applications are being sent out today. SBAC, the Student Body Advisory Council, is a student group that meets with Ms. Caruso, Associate Head of School, to discuss Beaver and ways to improve our school. Nora encouraged students to apply to be in SBAC this year if they are interested in talking about ways to make our school even better. 
  • 8th grade Community Actions Leaders have been organizing the Lost and Found. Skyler Montgomery ‘25 and Emma Thiebault ‘25 explained the Lost and Found process this year: Items found around the school/main building will end up in the plastic bin at the bottom of the GREY stairs near the student lounge. After that bin is full, the items get moved into storage where we sort, number, and photograph the items. All of these items end up in the L+F SLIDESHOW for the community to view. If students see an item that is theirs, they should email lostandfound@bcdschool.org with their claim number and someone will email back and arrange for pick up. If any valuables, such as electronics, jewelry, phones, etc are missing, those items will go straight to the front desk for safe-keeping and photos will not be taken. Please email lost and found to inquire about valuable items.

  • Gabe Cohen ‘25, Student Council President, announced the Student Council meeting today at 11:25 a.m. Student Council worked with Sage Dining Services, and now Middle School students will have a dessert each Monday.

  • SAGA, the Middle School Sexuality and Gender Alliance, met today from 11:55 a.m. to 12:25 p.m.  

  • CREATE: Coding, Robotics, Engineering, Art, Technology, Everything in between, a student group led by Mr. Guevin from the Research + Design team, met today from 12:25 to 12:55 p.m.  

  • Students receive an email each morning with a link to their schedule. Mr. Christy explained that these schedules are best viewed on a laptop, not a phone. The links on phones often do not update properly. Students should always look at their schedules on their laptops. We reminded students that phones should be away at all times during school hours.

  • Yearbook is meeting next week! Bailey Litchman ‘25 reminded 8th graders their baby pictures are due today, and she reminded teachers their self-portrait sketches are also due today.

  • The Students of Color Community Meeting is next Friday, December 18 at 11:55 a.m. during lunch.
Associate Director of Middle School