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6th grade: Starlab Night Skies

Last week 6th Grade students had a tour of the current night sky with a focus on the planets and constellations inside the Starlab.

The Starlab is an inflatable, vinyl structure that has a 10.5-foot high dome that the night sky is projected upon.  The identification of constellations are necessary to locate stars, the milky way and planets in the night sky. A laser-light is used to point out the planets, stars and constellations that are visible to the naked eye. 

This CASC presentation was sponsored by the Bigelow PTO thanks to the support of our community through donations and participation in events.


Bigelow Green Team informational meeting

Bigelow Green Team informational meeting after school on Monday, 4/29 in room G10. For more information, please contact Deanna Hoffman, Grade 8 Science: 


New Jazz Band Concert Date!

The Jazz Band Concert has been changed.  Instead of May 2, the new date for the Jazz Band Concert is Tuesday, June 4, 7pm.  The Jazz Band and Orchestra will perform at 7pm on this evening, and then the Chorus will perform at 8pm.

Please, update your calendar or sinc it with the Bigelow Calendar


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10

If you want to do something special for your child’s teacher or other staff this year, consider the Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher program. Make a donation to the foundation in the name of one or more teachers. Notifications will be sent to each teacher honored, as well as to Principals and the Superintendent. Their names will appear in a special announcement on the NSF website and in the Newton TAB.  Look for a flyer in your child’s backpack or in your mailbox if you have children in the upper grades. Visit our website to donate online and to find out more about the programs NSF funds. Your tax-deductible donation will support NSF-funded projects encompassing: art; civics; math; music; science; social and cultural studies; literature and writing instruction; and social-emotional learning.


2018-2019 Yearbook – you can order until Monday

Yo yo yo, deadline to order your yearbook has been extended to Monday, April, 29th!  Don’t miss out!

  • All-color pages 
  • Durable hard cover with original design by 8th grade artists
  • Price: $25
  • Order deadline: April 29th
  • Payments: ONLINE, cash or check 

Order today at (Bigelow’s Yearbook ID Code: 1945919)If you would rather pay by cash or check (payable to: Bigelow Middle School), please place payment in a sealed envelope with the student’s name and homeroom written on the front. Your student should give the envelope to his/her homeroom teacher. For more information, please contact Ms. Rice:


Model United Nations 2019

At Newton North Model United Nations (MUN) 2019, students from Newton High and Middles schools will gather to simulate the UN, represent countries, and attempt to find solutions to pressing global issues. The conference is mostly for high school students, but there will have a separate middle school committee as well. Students will learn the basics of Model UN and experience their first UN simulation, on the Syrian Refugee Crisis.

Saturday, May 11, at Newton North. 

Middle school students: REGISTER HERE!


Bigelow Collapsible/Reusable Water Bottle

Keep hydrated during MCAS testing and keep the environment green! Students can buy a Bigelow collapsible and reusable water bottle at the school store for 5$. 


Mark Your Calendars

  • Tue, Apr 30 - MCAS-ELA-Grade 8@ 8:30am details...
  • Wed, May 01 - MCAS-ELA-Grade 8@ 8:30am details...
  • Wed, May 01 - Event for Parents: A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens @ 7:00pm details...
  • Fri, May 03 - Catie Curtis - Presentation to Chorus class @ 11:20am
  • Fri, May 10 - Rising 6th Grade Parent Coffee @ 9:00am details...
  • Mon, May 13 - 8th Grade CASC Presentation: “Midsummer Night’s Dream” @ 8:30am details...
  • Tue, May 14 - MCAS-Math-Grade 6 @ 8:30am details...
  • Wed, May 15 - MCAS-Math-Grade 6 @ 8:30am details...
  • Thu, May 16 - MCAS-Math-Grade 7 @ 8:30am details...
  • Thu, May 16 - School Council Meeting @ 3:00pm
  • Thu, May 16 - PoPs informal gathering @ 5:15pm details...
  • Thu, May 16 - Ghostlike - Bigelow Drama’s Spring Show @ 6:00pm details...
  • Fri, May 17 - MCAS-Math-Grade 7@ 8:30am details...
  • Fri, May 17 - Ghostlike - Bigelow Drama’s Spring Show @ 7:00pm details...
  • Sat, May 18 - Ghostlike - Bigelow Drama’s Spring Show @ 7:00pm details.. 

Community News and Advertisements

Highlights of the week

Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10

Support equity in student travel at the Jennifer Price Global Education Leadership Fund (GELF) Dinner!

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Newton, MA 02458

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