Week of January 16-20, 2017

Week of January 16-20, 2017

Week of January 16-20, 2017

BMS Spelling Bee!

BMS Spelling Bee Thursday, January 19, 2017

Attention all students interested in the Spelling Bee, the Spelling bee is being rescheduled for next Thursday, January 19, 2017 after school from 3:30 – 5pm.  Any student who is interested in participating should stop by the Media Center to pick up a permission slip and the word list to study.


BMS Step Team–Sophisticated Steppers

Starting January 18th, students will have the opportunity to be a part of the Berkeley Step Team, the “Sophisticated Steppers.” The step team will be open to boys and girls, in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade! It involves a lot of precision and instills discipline and creativity



Important BMS Band Dates

Important BMS Band Dates

Tuesday, November 15th         7th grade Band Rehearsal after school 3:20-4:15


Thursday, November 17th       8th grade Band Rehearsal after school 3:20-4:15


Tuesday, November 29th         7th grade Band Rehearsal after school 3:20-4:15


Thursday, December 1st          Winter Parade Rehearsal at Lafayette High Band Rooom 2- Students will ride a bus from Berkeley to Lafayette at 1:30pm. Parent pickup from Lafayette at 4:00pm

Saturday, December 3rd          Berkeley 8th grade Band performs in the Williamsburg Christmas Parade with the Lafayette High Marching Band.


Tuesday, December 6th           8th grade Band Rehearsal after school 3:20-4:15


Wednesday, December 7th      7th grade Band Rehearsal after school 3:20-4:15


Thursday, December 8th          Band Winter Concert performances – 7th followed by 8th grade Bands in the Berkeley Middle School Auditorium. 7th grade performance on stage 6:25 pm. 8th grade performs on stage 7:25pm


Thursday, January 19th            8th grade Band field trip – WJCC High School Band Visitation Day. Students participate in this division-wide event by attending the High School they are currently zoned to attend in 9th grade.



BMS Theatre Wins Silver at VTA! Actors Receive Awards!

The Berkeley Theatre team had a wonderful time at the theatre conference the weekend of October 28-30, 2016. They won a Silver award for their one-act play, I Remember. The students had an opportunity to take workshops from college professors and professionals in Stage Combat, Improvisation, Auditioning for Commercials and Film, Musical Theatre, and Dance. Students met, Enrique Brown, a dancer who starred on Broadway in The Little Mermaid and began his career as a professional ballet dancer. They spent time with the theatre teams from all around the state including Toano and Hornsby and became great friends (exchanging Snapchat and Instagram accounts). Also, two of our students were recognized with outstanding acting awards. Nia Mucher was awarded Best Actress and Ryan Holcomb was given the distinction of All-Star Cast. Congratulations to our awesome theatre students!


Ryan H. All Star Cast

Ryan H. All Star Cast

Nia M. Best Actress

Nia M. Best Actress

Portraits courtesy Katherine Whitney Photography.


Successful Canned Food Drive for Erase the Need Center



Canned goods were collected at the Fall dance and were delivered to the Erase the Need Center.  Erase the Need provides food and supplies to families in need in the Williamsburg/James City County area. Way to go Bulldogs!


Mrs. Cecelic’s Art Classes Create Sugar Skull Art!

Mrs. Amy Cecelic, one of our oustanding art teachers, taught her students about sugar skull art which is used in the celebration of the Day of the Dead or El Día de los Muertos, a holiday celebrating ancestry in Mexico and Guatemala.



Unity Spirit Week at BMS!