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
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
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."