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Friendship Bench

posted Apr 14, 2017, 11:59 PM by Muriel Hall

On April 5, BMS fifth and sixth grade students gathered in the Pinkham Gymnasium to hear Acacia Woodley, a Florida sophomore and founder of TinyGirlBigDream, speak of her vision to create a friendship force across the globe. Sitting next to her was a beautiful double Adirondack bench just waiting for the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life.

As his BHS senior project, Jack Rich got involved with Acacia’s organization and developed a plan to bring the friendship benches to Bow’s youth. Our new friendship bench will be painted with words of character and kindness to help remind each of us how to act toward ourselves and others.

Acacia inspired and engaged her attentive audience as she conveyed that bullying is not an option, and friendship is everywhere. She told her story of confronting a bully in her own school; she ended up inviting the girl to her home and they ultimately became friends! Acacia stressed how each one of us, like the bench, is imperfect, yet we are each amazing in each our own way.

The colorful bench, sometimes referred to as a buddy bench, will rest in the recess area and will serve as a quick reminder to others that someone would like a friend with whom to talk. What a great way to spread sunshine and watch new friendships blossom! 

Special thanks to Bow Plumbing and Heating for providing the funding necessary for BMS to get its very own Friendship Bench! 

Click here for more photos.

Invention Convention

posted Mar 19, 2017, 7:09 PM by Muriel Hall

The 2017 Invention Convention was a great success! The inventions and Rube Goldberg Machines were amazing and the students did an outstanding job presenting them. 
*The first place winner from each grade and category will be nominated to compete at the NH Young Inventor’s Program on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Southern New Hampshire University.


Congratulations to all of this year’s student inventors. Click here for a complete listing of awards.

Click here for more photos.



INVENTIONS
Best in Grade 5 Invention
*Alexa Widman--THE SUBWAY WALL


Best in Grade 6 Invention
*Noah Crear--BAT CAVE


Best in Grade 7 Invention
*Madeleine Kropp and Kate Billow--
THE RETRACTABLE SKIS


Best In Grade 8 Invention
*Josh Beaulieu and Owen Libby--
THE MULTI-MAGNETGATE


INVENTION CHALLENGE
Best in Grade 5 Invention Challenge
*Melanie Labrecque--CIPHER CHALLENGE


Best In Grade 6 Invention Challenge
*Camryn Szumierz--BEAM DREAM


Best In Grade 7 Invention Challenge
*Dylan Kiniry--FOREVER MAZE


RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE
Best in Grade 5 Rube Goldberg Machine
*Alex Sloat--DRAWING A DOT


Best in Grade 7 Rube Goldberg Machine 
*Oliver Dolcino--THE DOMINATOR

Stomp Out Bullying

posted Nov 3, 2016, 4:07 PM by Muriel Hall

Stomp Out Bullying!

October is National Bullying Awareness Prevention Month. To acknowledge this month and the importance of this topic, Peer Outreach hosted specific activities during the week of October 3, 2016. 

Peer Outreach asked students, teachers, and our school to Stand Up against BULLYING each and every day because being kind is being awesome! To start off the week, students and faculty wore blue in recognition of Blue Shirt Day--World Day of Bullying Prevention. During the remainder of the week, students signed footprints at lunch, pledging to stomp out bullying.

The club also hosted the Bully Proof Photo Booth at lunchtime. Students got their pictures taken while showing their stand against all forms of bullying. To end the week, Peer Outreach hosted a Unity Get Together at which students engaged in a team-building activity centered on helping others up, never down. At the end of the activity, students led a Unity chant that could be heard through the halls of BMS! 

Pictures and footprints are displayed throughout the school. Click here for more information on Peer Outreach or on the week's activities.





firstdayofschool

posted Oct 6, 2016, 2:12 PM by Muriel Hall

On Monday, August 29, Bow teachers and staff returned to work to make final preparations for the big first-day-of-school on Tuesday.

As the busses rolled in one-by-one and unloaded the anxious and excited students, the cafeteria buzzed with talk of summer activities, homeroom teachers, and student schedules.

We wish everyone a great school year and strongly encourage all students, faculty, and staff to continually 'Reach and Reflect' on their educational experiences in Bow and Dunbarton.

Welcome back!

All that Jazz

posted May 4, 2016, 9:08 PM by Muriel Hall

It was a great night for jazz in Bow! The BMS jazz band, under the direction of Matt Davis, and the BHS jazz band, directed by Michelle Jaques, were joined by Concord’s FREESE Brothers Big Band for a night of great musical entertainment. A number of our talented students were featured as soloists, as well as some of our guest Big Band performers, including our very own Mr. Davis on the trumpet. It was an impressive night of musical and spontaneous creativity!

Click here for more Jazz Night photos.

"Birdman Returns"

posted May 4, 2016, 9:05 PM by Muriel Hall

Tom Ricardi’s annual visit with our 7th graders turned out to be yet another fantastic experience! Affectionately known as “The Birdman,” Mr. Ricardi is the founder of the non-profit Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Center located in Conway, Massachusetts. The center’s mission is multi-faceted and includes the successful introduction of captive bred bald eagles into the wild as well as the rehabilitation and release of injured raptors. 

While showcasing the eight birds that he brought with him this year, Mr. Ricardi shared his wealth of knowledge with both students and adults. The majority of the birds were raptors whose injuries do not allow them to be released back to the wild. He presented them individually, describing each bird and its characteristics and walked around the room allowing the students a close-up view. He also discussed the plight that many birds and various animals are facing today due to human activity, including loss of habit. In reference to the baby birds and other young animals we will soon be seeing, "Mr. Birdman" reminded us all that, “IF WE CARE, LEAVE IT THERE!”

A huge thank you to the Bow PTO for continuing to sponsor this incredible day!Tom Ricardi’s annual visit with our 7th graders turned out to be yet another fantastic experience! Affectionately known as “The Birdman,” Mr. Ricardi is the founder of the non-profit Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Center located in Conway, Massachusetts. The center’s mission is multi-faceted and includes the successful introduction of captive bred bald eagles into the wild as well as the rehabilitation and release of injured raptors. 

While showcasing the eight birds that he brought with him this year, Mr. Ricardi shared his wealth of knowledge with both students and adults. The majority of the birds were raptors whose injuries do not allow them to be released back to the wild. He presented them individually, describing each bird and its characteristics and walked around the room allowing the students a close-up view. He also discussed the plight that many birds and various animals are facing today due to human activity, including loss of habit. In reference to the baby birds and other young animals we will soon be seeing, "Mr. Birdman" reminded us all that, “IF WE CARE, LEAVE IT THERE!”

A huge thank you to the Bow PTO for continuing to sponsor this incredible day!



BMS Math Team Champs!

posted Apr 15, 2016, 6:25 PM by Muriel Hall   [ updated Apr 15, 2016, 6:27 PM ]

The BMS Math Team, made up of students in grades 5-8, ended its season as the 2015-16 Contoocook Valley Math League Champions! Other teams in the league are Hopkinton, Henniker, and Shaker Road School. Bow closely edged out Hopkinton in the final meet (by 1 point!), and with three 1st place season finishes and one 2nd place finish, they ended up at the top of the leaderboard. Congratulations, Bow mathematicians!

Career Day

posted Mar 28, 2016, 3:45 PM by Muriel Hall


On Friday, March 4, students in grade 8 participated in our Annual BMS Career Day. Students were able to visit three different sessions of presenters based on their selected interests. Eighteen occupations were represented, some of which included cyber security specialist, lawyer, heart surgeon, writer, architect, police, fire, pediatrician and many more. It was a great learning experience and career exploration activity. Thank you to all the presenters for providing our students with this worthwhile experience.






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