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Friday, February 12, 2016

Do you love Manhattan Pizza and Luv N’ Berry frozen yogurt? Come out to the Leesburg location on Tuesday Feb. 16th from 4-9 pm and mention Belmont Ridge Middle School SCA.


VEX robotics competed in the Northern Virginia robotics tournament last weekend, and came in third place out of all schools! VEX members, we will have a celebration on Friday after school from 3:30-4:30!


New Before and After School Program are available - check out our web site information.

 
Thursday, February 11, 2016

There are some really AWESOME writing contests that the BEMS Language Arts teachers think YOU should participate in! The It’s All Write Short Story Contest is sponsored by the Loudoun County Public Library.
1st place: $200, 2nd place: $100, 3rd place: $50. Entries are due no later than March 1st!! Winners will be announced at a celebration by author Alex Sanchez.

Loudoun County Public Libraries are also hosting awesome writing workshops this month! See your LA teacher for more info on these workshops or for additional It’s All Write contest info!


Harmony Middle School is also hosting a writing contest. There are three separate categories and a winner from each grade will be chosen from each category. The categories are: personal narrative (memoir writing, personal essay, etc.), argumentative/persuasive, and creative short fiction! There will be a winner from each grade in each category. Again, see your LA teacher for contest rules!
These are great opportunities for sharing your amazing writing with other and for being recognized for your talent! We hope you enter!


In partnership with Riverside High School, Belmont Ridge Middle School will be recognizing Substance Abuse Awareness Week.

Tomorrow’s THEME IS:  "PURPLE OUT!"  Wear as much purple as possible!


Jazz Band Members: Don’t forget our 6pm call time tonight for the Music Test Drive.

8th Grade Band Members who are volunteering for the Music Test Drive: Please report to the Band room at 6:15pm tonight.  


VEX robotics competed in the Northern Virginia robotics tournament last weekend, and came in third place out of all schools! VEX members, we will have a celebration on Friday after school from 3:30-4:30!


New  After and Before School Clubs are being offered:   

Fun with Food

Description: Have you ever wanted to be encouraged to play with your food?  If so, join Fun with Food!  We will make ourselves a beautiful breakfast each Monday morning, turning fruits, pancakes, and more into virtual works of art.  We will design, construct, photograph, and then eat our creations.  Sign up for Fun with Food right away!

Teacher: Elizabeth Cox

Email: Elizabeth.cox@lcps.org

Grades: All

Class size: Minimum 6. Maximum 25

Location: Teacher Workroom A

Day: Monday Morning

Dates: 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/28, 4/4

Price: $80 ($20 supply fee, cash on the first day)

 

Writing!  Keep It Simple!

Description: Experience proven easy methods to improve writing quickly for all levels!  Fun and engagement while we create!

Teacher: Jeri-Ann Williams

Email: jwillial@lcps.org

Day: Tuesday morning

Dates: 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/29, 4/5

Class size: Minimum 8. Maximum of 15.

Grades: All

Location: Spectrum-Resource 2 (across from the band room)

Price: $80

 

Photoshop 101

Description: Have you always wanted to learn how to manipulate photos to get those cool results?  If so, join Photoshop 101.  You will learn how to touchup photos and add awesome effects.  We will be using Photoshop Elements 13.  Join today!

Teacher: Elizabeth Cox

Email: Elizabeth.cox@lcps.org

Grades: All

Class size: Minimum 6. Maximum 25

Location: Computer Lab 2

Day: Wednesday Morning

Dates: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6

Price: $80

 

Character and Creature Make-up

Description: Learn how to create realistic bruises and cuts, simple prosthetics and special effects with make up!

Teacher: Aryn Garfield

Email: Aryn.Garfield@lcps.org

Day: Wednesday morning.

Location: Art 2

Dates: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6

Class size: Minimum 5. Maximum of 12.

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Price: $115 (price includes most materials for course)

 

Jewelry Making

Description: Ever wanted to make your own jewelry? We'll work with paper, beads, wire, and more to create earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that you can show off to your friends! You'll learn how to use materials to make jewelry in the future to go with your outfits, or to give as gifts.

Teacher: Aryn Garfield

Email: Aryn.Garfield@lcps.org

Day: Wednesday after school.

Dates: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6

Class size: Minimum 5. Maximum of 16.

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Location: Art 2

Price: $110 ( price includes all materials for course)

 

Video on Mini-Set Dioramas

Description: Students will storyboard, build mini-set dioramas, video and edit a film project.

Teacher: Elizabeth Cox

Email: Elizabeth.cox@lcps.org

Grades: All

Class size: Minimum 6. Maximum 25

Location: Computer Lab 2

Day: Wednesday After School

Dates: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6

Price: $80 ($5 supply fee, cash on the first day)


 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In partnership with Riverside High School, Belmont Ridge Middle School will be recognizing Substance Abuse Awareness Week from February 8 through February 12.  We will also be participating in the spirit week activities with our partners at Riverside.   


Tomorrow’s theme is  "Don't Ruin Your Future" College Spirit Day

FRIDAY’s THEME IS: :  "PURPLE OUT!"  Wear as much purple as possible!


Jazz Band Members: there is a required rehearsal today after school, from 3:30-4:30pm in the Band room.  That’s jazz band today after school.

 

After and Before School Clubs are being offered:   

Fun with Food

Description: Have you ever wanted to be encouraged to play with your food?  If so, join Fun with Food!  We will make ourselves a beautiful breakfast each Monday morning, turning fruits, pancakes, and more into virtual works of art.  We will design, construct, photograph, and then eat our creations.  Sign up for Fun with Food right away!

Teacher: Elizabeth Cox

Email: Elizabeth.cox@lcps.org

Grades: All

Class size: Minimum 6. Maximum 25

Location: Teacher Workroom A

Day: Monday Morning

Dates: 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/28, 4/4

Price: $80 ($20 supply fee, cash on the first day)

 

Writing!  Keep It Simple!

Description: Experience proven easy methods to improve writing quickly for all levels!  Fun and engagement while we create!

Teacher: Jeri-Ann Williams

Email: jwillial@lcps.org

Day: Tuesday morning

Dates: 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/29, 4/5

Class size: Minimum 8. Maximum of 15.

Grades: All

Location: Spectrum-Resource 2 (across from the band room)

Price: $80

 

Photoshop 101

Description: Have you always wanted to learn how to manipulate photos to get those cool results?  If so, join Photoshop 101.  You will learn how to touchup photos and add awesome effects.  We will be using Photoshop Elements 13.  Join today!

Teacher: Elizabeth Cox

Email: Elizabeth.cox@lcps.org

Grades: All

Class size: Minimum 6. Maximum 25

Location: Computer Lab 2

Day: Wednesday Morning

Dates: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6

Price: $80

 

Character and Creature Make-up

Description: Learn how to create realistic bruises and cuts, simple prosthetics and special effects with make up!

Teacher: Aryn Garfield

Email: Aryn.Garfield@lcps.org

Day: Wednesday morning.

Location: Art 2

Dates: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6

Class size: Minimum 5. Maximum of 12.

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Price: $115 (price includes most materials for course)

 

Jewelry Making

Description: Ever wanted to make your own jewelry? We'll work with paper, beads, wire, and more to create earrings, necklaces, and bracelets that you can show off to your friends! You'll learn how to use materials to make jewelry in the future to go with your outfits, or to give as gifts.

Teacher: Aryn Garfield

Email: Aryn.Garfield@lcps.org

Day: Wednesday after school.

Dates: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6

Class size: Minimum 5. Maximum of 16.

Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th

Location: Art 2

Price: $110 ( price includes all materials for course)

 

Video on Mini-Set Dioramas

Description: Students will storyboard, build mini-set dioramas, video and edit a film project.

Teacher: Elizabeth Cox

Email: Elizabeth.cox@lcps.org

Grades: All

Class size: Minimum 6. Maximum 25

Location: Computer Lab 2

Day: Wednesday After School

Dates: 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/30, 4/6

Price: $80 ($5 supply fee, cash on the first day)

Monday, February 8, 2016

In partnership with Riverside High School, Belmont Ridge Middle School will be recognizing Substance Abuse Awareness Week from February 8 through February 12.  We will also be participating in the spirit week activities with our partners at Riverside.   


Tomorrow’s theme is “Don’t let drugs trip you up” and the theme is tacky tourist day.

Wednesday’s theme is  "Stay Clean of Drugs & Alcohol"  Super sharp dress up day.

Thursday’s theme is  "Don't Ruin Your Future" College Spirit Day

FRIDAY’s THEME IS: :  "PURPLE OUT!"  Wear as much purple as possible!

Thank you for your support of Substance Abuse Awareness Week.


Congratulations to the 8th Grade Chorus on an outstanding performance at the Wizards Game Friday evening. You sounded great and represented our school with pride.  Way to go!


Congratulations to our Belmont Ridge students who participated in the All District Band this weekend!  You did a fantastic job and we are all so proud of you!

 
Thursday, February 4, 2016

In partnership with Riverside High School, Belmont Ridge Middle School will be recognizing Substance Abuse Awareness Week from February 8 through February 12.  We will also be participating in the spirit week activities with our partners at Riverside.  The theme for Monday is “Putting drugs to bed” and the theme is pajama day.  The Belmont Ridge dress code does apply.  Tuesday’s theme is “Don’t let drugs trip you up” and the theme is tacky tourist day.  Students from the Riverside PEER group will be speaking with students during resource periods on Monday and Tuesday next week.  Thank you for your support of Substance Abuse Awareness Week.


The Public Speaking Club is cancelled for today.

 
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

If you are on the Friday Science Olympiad competitive team, please attend the club either Tuesday or Thursday morning instead, because of the teacher workday on Friday. T shirts will be ordered this week, and instructions will be given about our competition.


Battle of the Books will meet after school in the Library today.  Special passes will be handed out as we prepare for battle.  Be there!


There will be an after school rehearsal today for Students who were selected for the All-District SATB Choir from 3:30-4:30 in the chorus room.


Permission forms are due today, by the end of the day, for the 8th grade field trip to the Holocaust Museum.  Phone permission will not be accepted tomorrow.


In partnership with Riverside High School, Belmont Ridge Middle School will be recognizing Substance Abuse Awareness Week February 8 through February 12.  We will also be participating in the spirit week activities with our partners at Riverside.  The theme for Monday is “Putting drugs to bed” and the theme is pajama day.  The Belmont Ridge dress code does apply.  Tuesday’s theme is “Don’t let drugs trip you up” and the theme is tacky tourist day.  More information regarding the events and activities for Substance Abuse Awareness Week will be announced next week.  

 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

If you are in the Friday Science Olympiad competitive team, please attend the club either Tuesday or Thursday morning instead, because of the teacher workday on Friday. T shirts will be ordered this week, and instructions will be given about our competition.


Come enjoy a museum display with the theme “Coming of Age.”  You will enjoy the beautiful artwork and creative writing shared by Riverside High School students!


There will be an after school rehearsal today for Students who were selected for the All-District SSA Choir from 3:30-4:30 in the chorus room.  No activity buses are available, so please make sure you make arrangements for transportation home. The All-District SATB Chorus members will meet tomorrow after school.

 

Monday, February 1, 2016

If you are in the Friday Science Olympiad competitive team, please attend the club either Tuesday or Thursday morning instead, because of the teacher workday on Friday. T shirts will be ordered this week, and instructions will be given about our competition.


Eighth grade students - Remember that CAMPUS applications are available online and must be completed and turned into Mrs. Mawyer by Friday, April 1, 2016


Students! If you are in SCA- We will be having a meeting after school today in B10!  Please come and bring your friends as we have some upcoming activities to discuss.
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