Middle School has 710 students in grades 6, 7 and
8. Currently we have 53 teachers. In each grade there
are two teams that consist of 4 teachers, 1 in each
of the following areas: Language Arts, Mathematics,
Science and Social Studies. For the 2008-2009 school
year, students are offered Encore classes as follows.
Grade Six: Physical Education,
Developmental Reading, Computers, Music, and Drama.
Grade Seven: Physical Education, MCAS math,
Drama, Art and Wellness.
Grade Eight: Technology Education, Physcial
Education, MCAS math, Wellness, Art, Computers.
Each student is assigned a guidance
counselor, who will remain assigned to that student
throughout his or her middle school career. Our marking
terms are quarterly and parent conferences occur in
November, February and April. The school day begins
at 7:45 a.m. The late bell rings at 7:55 a.m. Students
must be seated in class by 7:55. Homework is given
regularly and it is very important that all homework
is completed. At the start of the school year students
are issued an agenda book. All assignments should
be written in the agenda book, and school rules and
information are listed at the beginning of the book.
All students also have a locker. Only school issued
locks may be used on our lockers.
Our parent volunteers are a valuable
resource to the Belmonte Community. The Parent Advisory
Board meets monthly. See the school calendar for dates
and times. Additionally, communication with parents
is sometimes made easy by use of the ConnectEd phone
system. This allows the principal to call all families
with general messages and important information.
Our vision statement is as follows:
"The Belmonte Saugus Middle School
will advance the intellectual, social, emotional and
physical development of all its students while servicing
each individual's immediate needs within an environment
that promotes success for all students. Technology,
hands-on activities, and interdisciplinary instruction
will enhance teaching and learning. Curriculum development
will be an ongoing process geared to the needs of
the children in accordance with state-mandated standards.
Faculty, students, families and the community will
be actively involved in the educational process to
create a safe, supportive environment where students
are motivated to earn and believe that success is
attainable. Everyone will honor and respect the difference
and uniqueness of each individual while developing
a sense of responsibility toward themselves, their
school community, and the community at large.
Belmonte Middle School will be a school where both
students an faculty come together as a community of
life-long learners. Students will learn how to learn.
They will leave middle school with the knowledge and
tools necessary to confidently meet the challenges
of high school and beyond."