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BTMES 8th Grade Step Up Ceremony

The 8th grade Step Up Ceremony is an important one. We commemorate the end of our students’ time at Barre Town School and celebrate all the growth they have made as they transition to high school. This year, our ceremony must look and feel different. It is certainly not what we had hoped or wished for our 8th graders. While we are saddened that we are unable to celebrate how we previously have, we are glad to find a way for each 8th grader to be recognized.  For more details, please click the photo above.

free meals logo

The Barre Unified Union School District will be offering free meals to anyone ages 18 and under starting March 18.  These meals will be offered weekly Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until further notice.

We will have one open meal site and multiple sites we are delivering to.  Click the image above to learn more.

Tech Tip of the Month-February

The attached slideshow will explain the features of TikTok, how to view/create content in the app, and the very important privacy settings that all users should consider.  There is a slide that contains explicit videos that you may not want to watch with younger children around. These videos were included to show you what is easily accessible to all users of the TikTok app. 

As always, if you have any questions or suggestions for next month's topic, please email our Technology Integrationist, Jess VanOrman, jvanobte@buusd.org 

Yearbooks for Sale Online!

Middle School Families, yearbooks are now for sale online.  The cost is $21.50 and all orders must be placed before April 20th.  If you do not preorder a yearbook you will not be able to get one on the last day of school.  If you have any questions, please email Jess VanOrman, jvanobte@buusd.org

Tech Tip of the Month- January

This month's tech topic is primarily for middle school families. At BTMES we use Infinite Campus to track attendance, grades and student data.  Infinite Campus has a parent portal that you can use to see a live view of your student's progress which is available for grades 5-8.  You can see grades as they are scored, attendance records, and assignments that are missing and much more. Click to learn more about the app and how to use it!

BTMES Lead Testing

The State of Vermont passed a new law in 2019 that requires all schools and child care providers to test their drinking water for lead. Under this new law, Barre Town Middle and Elementary School was one of the first schools in the state to complete testing.

Congratulations Alison Grogan!

Congratulations, Alison Grogan! Alison Grogan, a special educator at BTMES, recently became a National Board Certified Teacher. 

Social Media for Parents- Snapchat

This month's social media topic for parents is Snapchat. Click above to learn about the features of Snapchat, the things to watch for, and important safety and privacy settings.  If you have any questions, or would like to suggest a topic for next month, email Barre Town School's Technology Integrationist, Jess VanOrman at jvanobte@buusd.org

Student Council Food Drive 2019!

The David Stefaniak Memorial Food Drive has started! This annual effort directly supports families in our Barre Town community, and in past years we've been able to gather more than 4,500 items. Thank you for your support!  

BTMES Social Media November

This month's social media topic for parents is Instagram!  If you'd like to assist your child in navigating their social media use, click the resource above.  If you have any questions, email Barre Town School's Technology Integrationist Jess VanOrman at jvanobte@buusd.org.

Hat Day is Friday, November 15!

The 5th grade is sponsoring a Hat Day for all students and staff on Friday, November 15th. The proceeds will go towards the families that they adopt through the Annual David Stefaniak Food & Gift Drive. Students and staff can bring in $1.00 tomorrow and wear a hat for the day! Thank you for your support!  

Picture Retake Day is Coming Soon!

Picture Retake Day is Wednesday, November 13! Students must return their original picture day packet on retake day. Thank you! 

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