Sunday, April 29, 2018

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Bigelow Middle School 2017-2018 Yearbook

It is not too late to order a yearbook, the deadline to pre-order has been extended to Monday 4/30. There are usually some extras that can be bought after this deadline by cash or check – but only while supplies last.

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

Order online HERE. (Bigelow’s Yearbook ID Code: 1945918). 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Sherri Rice at

Bigelow students at the ADL Youth Congress

Twenty five Bigelow students from 7th and 8th grades, who participate in the ADL Peer Training Program, attended the 24th Annual New England ADL Youth Congress on Friday April 13, 2018 at the Boston Sheraton Hotel.

The theme of this year’s Congress was ‘Courageous Conversations’. This one-day conference brought together over 1,300 middle school and high school students, teachers and community leaders from over 70 schools across New England, including Bigelow Middle School.  Four Bigelow students were selected to lead a workshop for peer leaders from other schools doing activities similar to the ones they do in Advisory at school, when they visit with students from all grades to present on bullying, cyber-bullying and anti-bias behaviors.

Educator, writer and national leader in social justice Brittany Packnett was the keynote speaker. Mya and Deanna Cook, the sisters who advocated for greater cultural responsiveness at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School, also spoke to students about their experience creating change in their school.

The ADL Peer Training Program at Bigelow, part of “A World of Difference,” is funded by the Newton Schools Foundation.

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Earlier Announcements

MCAS this week.
Thursday: “Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood”
Bigelow Beautification – April 29th
Let’s get our kids outside!!! Parents volunteers wanted
Last Day of School: June 22nd  

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Mark Your Calendars

  • Wed, May 02 - Montreal Pre-Departure Meeting @ 7:00pm details...
  • May 07-10 - Math MCAS - All Grades
  • Tue, May 22 - Bigelow’s Civics Day@ 8:30am details...
  • Wed, May 23 - Band Concert@ 7:00pm
  • Mon, May 28 - Memorial Day - Recess
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Spring Volleyball for Grades 2-5
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