Big Rapids Middle School students learned about careers and the value of hard work by helping out the community. On Friday, January 22, 2016, the eighth graders took part in the first Community Service Day. The students broke into groups and went to Spectrum Hospital, the Public Library, Metron, Evergreen Assisted Living, ARC Animal Shelter, Artworks, Salvation Army, Project Starburst, Aris and Aldrich Farms, and the Education Center and performed various tasks to help out the community. The project was well received by the community and students alike.
Last fall’s first annual BRMS Color Run was a huge success, thanks to a Yoplait grant, student and staff participation, and parent and Ferris athlete volunteers. Students were given a t-shirt, packet of colored powder, and a healthy snack to start and end the run. Parents, staff, and Ferris athletes enjoyed dousing walkers/runners with colored powder throughout the mile long course. Hundreds participated in this first-time event!
BRMS fine arts had a celebrated year: first, with the performance of Lion King, Jr. by nearly 70 middle school students put on in the month of February; then, the 7th and 8th grade bands performed at a very high level this year at the state level and scoring all 1's, which is the highest rating possible for bands.