Black River Middle School

"A School to Watch"

September 2019

BRMS Back to School Night Kicks Off a New Year of Learning!

On Thursday, September 12, the BRMS faculty and administrators welcomed parents to Back to School Night. It was an opportunity to meet teachers, visit classrooms, and learn about a typical middle school day. In addition, PTO representatives were on hand to describe the many valuable programs that the group sponsors to enhance learning, and the Eighth Grade Peer Leader volunteers assisted parents throughout the night.
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BRMS Summer Projects are Pleasing to the Eye!

Over the summer, tv screens (generously provided by the PTO) were installed throughout the BRMS building to stream school-related information and to highlight staff, students, and special events. Additionally, the media center was given a mini makeover with a brightly colored accent wall and new furniture. Students now have plenty to look at and enjoy throughout the day!
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BRMS Yearbooks On Sale Now!

BRMS yearbooks are officially on sale-- don't be left out! In addition, 8th grade parents can honor their middle school graduates with a Well-Wisher ad in the yearbook for even more memories! Visit Mrs. Smith's website for additional information:

The deadline for orders is January 1, 2020.

Guidance Corner

The BRMS Guidance Department sponsored an informative parent program on September 25th entitled Raising Resilient Teens in Challenging Times. The program was presented by Phyllis Alongi, a counselor and clinical advisor for the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide. More information is available at
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Faculty Fun Facts at BRMS!

BRMS is a community. As such, this newsletter regularly features highlights about the people who make our school a special place. This time, please meet our newest faculty members, French Teacher Alexandra Livesey and Science Teacher Amy Schwartz. Did you know?

Ms. Livesey:

1. Spent some time in Paris this summer.

2. Taught herself how to play the ukulele and a little bit of piano.

3. Speaks some Spanish, too!

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Mrs. Schwartz:

1. Is a BRMS graduate! While a student here, she played the clarinet and was a member of the field hockey, basketball, and softball teams. She also played club soccer.

2. Enjoys hiking, jogging, biking, and snow boarding.

3. Loves to read, especially Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Game of Thrones.

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Coming Soon:

Oct. 4- 8th Grade Peer Leader Trip



Oct. 29- Picture Retakes