Big Rapids Middle School

 

BRMS is proud of the many great things that happen every day in our building as we continue to work to fulfill our mission:  "To provide a safe and caring environment wherein all students achieve expected academic skills, develop positive attitudes, and exhibit responsible behavior. We believe this necessitates student, parent, teacher, staff, and administrative involvement."

  • BRMS Student Council has been a busy bunch, learning along the way about finance and planning of all the events they've participated in thus far.  Those events include:  Match Day; raking for a community member; clothing/toy drive with donations going to the new Salvation Army store and the Wise Shelter; sock drive for My Brother's Keeper; and a food drive collecting over 400 cans donated to Manna Pantry.  Collectively, they would like to use monies raised for new recess equipment (soccer nets, painting football lines, balls) and also to upgrade the drinking fountains at the Middle School.  They should all be very proud of their efforts as they are doing an awesome job!
  • BRMS students are reaching new levels of interaction in Language Arts learning with the help of the adoption of a StudySync curriculum.  Working on Chromebooks, students are able to get a deeper understanding of literature through higher-level thinking questions and skill activities.  BRMS Teacher Devann Hattis expressed, "The best part is how excited students are about the process."  She added, "The kids are definitely benefiting from this new curriculum!"
  • The BRMS 8th Grade Band performed at the Michigan Music Conference on Friday, January 20, 2017.  The band had to go through an application process and was one of only two middle school bands selected to perform from across the whole state of Michigan.  BRHS students Mollie Weber and Jacob Bleeker performed with the 8th Grade Band as featured soloists.  This was the eighth time a BRPS band was selected to perform at the MMC since its inception many decades ago, and the first time BRMS has ever had a band perform.

To view our District-wide Points of Pride, click here.