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Friday, March 27, 2015 

Attention 8th graders! Today at lunch, we will be doing a prize giveaway to 5 lucky students who've already turned in their  money for the end of year celebrations!  If you'd like your name in the hat, please bring your contribution in ASAP!   The form has been emailed to your parents; follow up with them to make sure they fill it out and give to you to turn in. $25 covers the dance, picnic, and ice cream social!   All completed forms should be given to the 8th grade house secretary.  If you need a copy, see Mrs. Newman.  If you have turned in your form and check, you will automatically entered.   You have to be in in to win it,  SO GET YOUR MONEY IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! 

Would you like to have fun creating a Peep Diorama?  Go to the Ashburn Library on Wednesday, April 1 at 3 P.M.for some creative fun over spring break!

 

If you like Naruto, go to the Ashburn Library on April 1 at 6 P.M. to explore the ninjas.


8th Grade Students. Course Selection Forms for Riverside High School are now past due. If you have not turned yours in yet, please do so immediately. Students who do not turn in their form risk missing out on some of the classes they might have chosen.

 

We are now only weeks away from the first ever fan convention to be held right here at Belmont Ridge Middle School.  RiverCon is coming Saturday, May 9th and will welcome any and all students and members of the community who share an interest in art, anime, comics, fantasy gaming, science fiction and fantasy genres to come together and celebrate their passions. We are pleased to announce that our special guest will be special effects artist Mr. RJ Haddy!  You might know Mr. Haddy from his amazing work on the hit SyFy Channel show FaceOff where he was a finalist and fan favorite.  Mr. Haddy has also worked on such films as Contact and Batman & Robin.  Mr. Haddy will be on hand to perform a special effects make-up demonstration as well as to answer questions. RiverCon will be held at Belmont Ridge on Saturday May 9, from 9am-1pm.  Admission will be $5 for Belmont Ridge students and children under 14, $7 for adults.

 
Reminder to ALL 8th grade students…..SOL review sessions start after Spring Break  every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks  Come on Tuesday, April 7th at 7:45a in the library to review Classification and cells from 7th grade and then on Thursday-  Water and Weather from 6th grade!     
 
Thursday, March 26, 2015 

The spring season of Kids Living Fit is starting on Wednesday, April 8! We train to run 5 k races, and have so much fun while doing so! We run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5. If you are interested in joining the team, see Ms. Raburn in C12 for more information.

 

Math Olympiad will meet this Friday morning at 7:45!


Let the games continue…Today the PE dept is raising money for the American Heart Association with the Hoops for Heart Activity.3 on 3 basketball games in each block… teams must pay to play. The top fundraising teams will play against the teachers and staff in a SHOWCASE GAME the last 15 minutes of each block…Sounds like fun for everyone!


Attention 8th graders! This Friday at lunch, we will be doing a prize giveaway to 5 lucky students who've already turned in their  money for the end of year celebrations!  If you'd like your name in the hat, please bring your contribution in ASAP!   The form has been emailed to your parents; follow up with them to make sure they fill it out and give to you to turn in. $25 covers the dance, picnic, and ice cream social!   All completed forms should be given to the 8th grade house secretary.  If you need a copy, see Mrs. Newman.  If you have turned in your form and check, you will automatically entered.   You have to be in in to win it,  SO GET YOUR MONEY IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Thanks!

8th Grade Students. Course Selection Forms for Riverside High School are now past due. If you have not turned yours in yet, please do so immediately. Students who do not turn in their form risk missing out on some of the classes they might have chosen.


From the Library...Remember to stop by and tell the Library staff the number of Virginia Readers’ Choice books you’ve read.  You have until April 8th to check in with us.  “Score 4!” to vote on April 9th! 

 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 

Virginia Readers’ Choice…Get Out The Vote! Voting will take place in the Library during lunch time on Thursday, April 9th. To qualify, you had to have read 4 of the 10 Virginia Readers’ Choice Books. I need all students’ names by April 8th!  If you have already had a book talk with me, you are on the list. For those students who have not, please stop by the library before school, during resource, or at lunch to let me know about your participation. On the morning of April 9th, a special pass will be in your locker.  The pass allows you to come to the library during lunch and to vote! So, stop by the Library to check out another Virginia Readers’ Choice book to read over spring break! The books are: Endangered, One for the Murphys, Bomb-The Race to Build and Steal the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, Cinder, How They Croaked, Spy School, Ungifted, On the Day I Died, and Drama.

The spring season of Kids Living Fit is starting on Wednesday, April 8! We train to run 5 k races, and have so much fun while doing it! We run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5. If you are interested in joining the team, see Ms. Raburn in C12 for more information.

 

Math Olympiad will meet this Friday morning at 7:45!

 

Battle of the Books Club will meet today after school, in the library.  Be there!

Let the games begin…

Today and tomorrow the PE dept is raising money for the American Heart Association with the Hoops for Heart Activity. 3 on 3 basketball games in each block… teams must pay to play. The top fundraising teams will play against the teachers and staff in a SHOWCASE GAME the last 15 minutes of each block…

8th Grade Students. Course Selection Forms for Riverside High School are now past due. If you have not turned yours in yet, please do so immediately. Students who do not turn in their form risk missing out on some of the classes they might have chosen.

Attention 8th graders! This Friday at lunch, we will be doing a prize giveaway to 5 lucky students who've already turned in their  money for the end of year celebrations!  If you'd like your name in the hat, please bring your contribution in ASAP!   The form has been emailed to your parents; follow up with them to make sure they fill it out and give to you to turn in. $25 covers the dance, picnic, and ice cream social!   All completed forms should be given to the 8th grade house secretary.  If you need a copy, see Mrs. Newman.  If you have turned in your form and check, you will automatically entered.   You have to be in it to win it,  SO GET YOUR MONEY IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! Thanks!


Bright Life Buddies is canceled for today.


BASAP class “Picture This” is also canceled for this afternoon.  There will be two more classes. April 8 and April 15th.  Remember to take lots of pictures over spring break. Again, no “Picture This” class this afternoon.

 
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 

Here is your heart healthy fact of the day from The American Heart Association:

Heart Attack Warning Signs…

      Uncomfortable pressure in the chest

      Pain in one or both arms

      Shortness of Breath

      Break out in a cold sweat

Heart Attacks are serious and are a Medical Emergency… Call 9-1-1. Better safe than sorry…

Long Distance Basketball Shooting Contest will be held on Wednesday and Thursday between games. Each shot attempt is $1 with prizes for made baskets. Proceeds benefit Hoops for Heart and the American Heart Association!

8th Grade Students. Course Selection Forms for Riverside High School are now past due. If you have not turned yours in yet, please do so immediately. Students who do not turn in their form risk missing out on some of the classes they might have chosen. 

Monday, March 23, 2015 

Due to the Snow day on Friday, the Book Fair will be open until 2:00 today!


Ready for spring?  Get a Belmont Ridge t-shirt at belmontridgespiritwear.com.

 

Congratulations to the Eighth Grade Chorus and Chamber Choir. Both groups received a Superior Rating at the District Choral Assessment Thursday in both their overall performance and sight reading with perfect scores in sight reading. Way to go Belmont Choirs!


Here is your heart healthy fact of the day from The American Heart Association: Did you know that your heart beats 30 million times a year without taking a rest! A happy heart is a healthy heart!!

Calling all Hoopsters: Beginning this week, the PE department will be holding a long distance basketball shooting contest during all lunches. Each shot attempt is $1 with prizes for made baskets. Proceeds benefit Hoops for Heart and the American Heart Association!  

Thursday, March 19, 2015 

Attention heart healthy Riverhawk Hoopsters: There is only 1 more week to get your team together for the Hoops for Heart basketball tournament during your PE class. See any PE teacher for a roster and information!! Have a heart healthy day

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 

BYOT doesn’t start until April 7th.  You will be hearing more about it between now and then.  You can always check out the BEM website for more information on BYOT.


Do you like pizza? How about yogurt? You can have both for dinner tonight! Come to Manhattan Pizza and Luv ‘n Berry in the Best Buy shopping center TONIGHT. Manhattan Pizza is hosting a Belmont Ridge spirit night. Come, eat, hang out with friends and raise money to fight cancer. We hope to see everyone at the Leesburg Manhattan Pizza tonight!


The Rust Library has a D.I.Y. Workshop at 6 P.M., making friendship bracelets and keyrings.  It’s a great time of year to have fun making crafts!


Here is your heart healthy tip from The American Heart Association: A 12 ounce can of soda has about 8 teaspoons of sugar and not a single nutrient you need to stay healthy! Instead, try drinking low-fat milk or water to quench your thirst. Jump into the day with a smile on your face!

Have you formed a Hoops for Heart team in your PE block to play 3 on 3 basketball on March 25 or 26…? Don’t wait, do it today.

This week is National Foreign Language Week, and today we’ll be hearing about Latin. Latin was spoken by the Romans and is the root for many other languages, including French and Spanish. In addition to reading Latin, students learn about the history, culture, and mythology of both Greece and Rome. 

 

Coming Soon: RIVERCON! Belmont Ridge Middle School is proud to announce the first ever convention to be held right here at school!  The first convention of its kind, RiverCon, will welcome any and all students who share an interest in art, anime, comics, fantasy gaming, and science fiction and fantasy genres to come together and celebrate their passions. Activities will include gaming, film screenings, an art auction, costume contest, panel discussions, and more! RiverCon will be held at Belmont Ridge on Saturday May 9, from 9am-1pm.  Admission will be $5 for Belmont Ridge students and children under 14, $7 for adults. For more information and to download our schedule of events (subject to change based on interest and availability),

 
Monday, March 16, 2015 
This week we are celebrating National Foreign Language Week with announcements about the languages taught in our school. The theme for this year is "Learn a Foreign Language, Gain a New Perspective!". There are 6,000  languages throughout the globe. Being bilingual is a life-long skill that prepares all students to be more competitive in the global market. 
 

Be sure to visit the “Under the Sea” Scholastic Book Fair this week!  You won’t want to miss out!  Hours are 8:00-3:30, with late hours until 7:30 Wednesday only. We hope to see you there!


Attention Chamber Choir and 8th Grade Chorus Members.  There is rehearsal today after school in the auditorium.

 

Relay for Life

St. Patrick’s Day is Wacky Tacky Spirit Day! Wear green and be as crazy as you want! Remember to bring in money for the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle today and tomorrow. Wear green tomorrow and you can get 2 raffle tickets for $1. The winners will be announced at the end of the day tomorrow. 

 
Eat and help fight Cancer! That’s right! Manhatten Pizza in Leesburg is sponsoring a Family Spirit Night on Tuesday. Order out or dine in. Just say you’re from Belmont Ridge and a portion of the sales will benefit our Relay for Life Team. That’s tomorrow night! See you all there!

Here is your heart healthy fact of the day from The American Heart Association: Physical activity doesn’t just strengthen muscles, it also has been shown to help with better blood flow to the brain and other organs. Your brain works more efficiently when the heart stays strong. Have a heart healthy day! Relieve stress and increase self-esteem. Did you ask your family and friends for donation to the American Heart Association over the weekend?

Friday, March 13, 2015 

The library is hosting “The Under the Sea” Scholastic Book Fair next week!  Be sure to look at a flyer for a sneak peak at some great reads!  Language Arts teachers will bring their classes, so remember to bring money if you would like to make a purchase.


The Ashburn Library celebrates Teen Pi Day, with pies!  Saturday, March 14 at 3 P.M.


Belmont Ridge Spirit Wear is available at belmontridgespiritwear.com link on our web site..


8th Grade Band Members: this is a reminder that we have our District Band Assessment tomorrow.  Please report to the Belmont Ridge band room tomorrow morning at 8am.  Come dressed in your concert attire and bring your instrument and music.  

 

Attention Chamber Choir and 8th Grade Chorus Members.  There will be a rehearsal for both groups after school on Monday March 16.


We want to wish good luck to the Belmont Ridge Odyssey of the Mind team as they compete in the Region 16 tournament on Saturday at Park View High School.  The event is open to spectators so come out and cheer on our team.  Event times are 9:40; 10:10; 10:50; and 2:10.  Go team!


Current 8th graders, did you remember your “yellow” copy of the course selection form due to Mr. White today. If not, please remember to bring it in on Monday.

 

Here is your heart healthy fact of the day from The American Heart Association: Did you know that your heart beats 30 million times a year without taking a rest! A happy heart is a healthy heart!! Have you asked your family and neighbors to make a donation to the American Heart Association yet? Do it this weekend… don’t wait.

Hey guys!! Have you ever wanted to win a raffle! Now you can! How, may you ask? Well on  March 12-17 you can buy a raffle ticket for $1. On Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day,  if you wear so much GREEN that you blow up everyone’s eyes when they look at you,  you can buy  2 raffle tickets for the price of one (2 tickets for $1)!!!!! The prizes are a basket filled with Green: Belmont Ridge Spirit T-shirts, a water bottle, Sunglasses, CANDY, a bouncy ball, gift cards, shamrock socks, nail polish, And so Much More. BRING YOUR MONEY to buy raffle tickets STARTING today THROUGH TUESDAY!!!

Congratulations to members of the Advanced Orchestra for earning a SUPERIOR rating at All-State Orchestra Assessment this past Saturday!  Even better, Belmont Ridge students and families hosted the event with a whopping 16 groups and over 700 students and directors.  Thank you very much to everyone who helped make the event a success.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Current 8th graders, Mr. White would like to have your “yellow” copy of the course selection form signed and returned by tomorrow, March 13th.


Science and Math Olympiad will not meet tomorrow morning. Those science olympiad students competing in the state competition are reminded to continue working on their events.

 

Here is your heart healthy fun fact of the day from The American Heart Association: Did you know that aerobic exercise increases heart rate and flow of oxygen rich blood to muscles. This includes activities such as brisk walking, and jogging, that if done regularly can build endurance and burn calories! Love your heart, because it loves you!

The Region 16 Odyssey of the Mind Regional Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 14th at Park View High School in Sterling.  Come out and cheer on the Odyssey of the Mind Team on their quest to states!  Events are scheduled at 9:40; 10:10; 10:50; and 2:10.  Events are open to the public.

On  March 12-17 you can buy a raffle ticket for $1 . On Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day,  if you wear so much GREEN that you blow up everyone’s eyes when they look at you,  you can buy  2 raffle tickets for the price of one (2 tickets for $1)!!!!! The prizes are a basket filled with Green: Belmont Ridge Spirit T-shirts, A Water bottle, Sunglasses, CANDY, A Bouncy Ball, Gift Cards, Shamrock Socks, Nail Polish, And so Much More. BRING YOUR MONEY to buy raffle tickets STARTING today THROUGH TUESDAY!!!

 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 

Battle of the Books Book Club will meet today after school, in the library.  Be there!


Jazz Band Members: District Jazz Band auditions are today at River Bend Middle School.  Registration begins at 5:30pm.  If you are auditioning for the District Jazz Band and have any questions, please see Mrs. Robblee.


8th Grade Chorus members, rehearsal is today after school in the auditorium.


Current 8th graders, Mr. White would like to have your “yellow” copy of the course selection form signed and returned by this Friday, March 13th.


Rust Library is hosting Introduction to Scratch Programming today, at 6:00.


Science and Math Olympiad will not meet Friday morning. those science olympiad students competing in the state competition are reminded to continue working on their events.


Congratulations to the Belmont Ridge Advanced Orchestra for earning STRAIGHT SUPERIOR ratings at our VBODA All-State Assessment Festival, which was held here at Belmont Ridge this past Saturday.  A huge THANK YOU goes out to all of the students and adults that helped out that day.  The event was a success, thanks to all of the help!


Here is your heart healthy tip from The American Heart Association: Aim for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Try a new activity like dancing, martial arts, or swimming- anything that will get you excited about staying active! Have a laughter filled heart healthy day!

 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 

Attention 8th graders: Let's get ready for Spring! Don't forget to turn in your $25 participation fee for our dance, picnic and ice cream social.  All 8th graders who've contributed will be in the first raffle drawings that will take place during lunch this Wednesday.  If you have turned in your form you will automatically be entered to win. Cool prizes and gift cards...See you then!


A reminder to 8th Grade Chorus members that there is rehearsal tomorrow after school in the auditorium from 3:30-4:30.


Current 8th graders, Mr. White would like to have your “yellow” copy of the course selection form signed and returned by this Friday, March 13th.


The Rust Library has Minecraft Club at 6 P.M.  You can be there in person or log onto the LCPL server to join the fun!


Just a reminder that the BASAP class ‘so you want to be a scientist’ will NOT meet tomorrow morning

 

Attention Riverhawks: It’s March Madness Time, and you know what that means! Basketball… Basketballl… Basketball. It’s time to get your team together for the 4th Annual Hoops for Heart basketball Tournament. Listen up during your PE classes today and tomorrow for information on how to participate and support Hoops for Heart and the American Heart Association! 

Monday, March 9, 2015 

Attention 8th graders: Let's get ready for Spring! Don't forget to turn in your $25 participation fee for our dance, picnic and ice cream social.  All 8th graders who've contributed will be in the first raffle drawings that will take place during lunch this Wednesday.  If you have turned in your form you will automatically be entered to win. Cool prizes and gift cards...See you then!


Attention Mr. McGuire’s math seminar students.  This is a brief reminder that we will meet after school today in room A-1.

 
8th Grade Band Members: We have a required rehearsal today after school from 3:30-4:30pm in the auditorium.  This is our final rehearsal before District Assessment this Saturday- please come ready to make some awesome music! 

Attention Chorus 8 members.  We will rehearse this morning at the beginning of 2nd block for the first half of the block.  Please report to the auditorium following first block.

 
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 
 Battle of the Books Book Club meets today after school, in the library.  From now on, we will meet every Wednesday until the competition.  See you there!

8th Grade Band Members: We have a required rehearsal today after school from 3:30-4:30 pm in the auditorium.  Please report to the auditorium with your instrument and music today after school.  We will have a special visitor...Thank you!


Still chilly out…. need a Belmont Ridge sweatshirt?  check out belmontridgespiritwear.com


Please remember to stop by your House Office to pick up a Picture Order Form to take home

with you.

 

Fantastic Fandom at the Rust Library tonight at 6 P.M. Discover Divergent, and pick your faction!

 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Today,  Tuesday, March 3rd, there will be a Foreign Language Information Night here at Belmont Ridge from 5 - 8 pm.  This includes a French Open House!  Come join us for a night of fun including information on your foreign language options and why you should take French.  There will be centers including a French movie, games, and cultural centers as well as current high school students that can talk about what it’s like taking different languages.

Battle of the Books Book Club meets tomorrow...be there!


The library will be closed through Friday, due to S.O.L. testing.  Please use the book drop outside to return your books this week. Thank you for being quiet in the hallways and for showing consideration for  others, who are taking the S.O.L. tests.


Do you have spirit?   New Belmont Ridge Spirit Wear is available at belmontridgespiritwear.com

Link is on our School web page.

 
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