Student Health Survey

To make sure we give the best possible services to Beverly children, we want to learn what our students know about health and how they take care of their own health. One way that we do this is through a student survey. This survey has questions about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; violence and safety; sexual issues; mental health; exercise; food; and other general information consistent with the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Youth Risk Behavioral Survey.

We will be administrating this survey to Beverly students in grades 6 through 12 in mid-April 2015/ The survey is private – your child will not put his or her name on the survey and they may skip any question they do not wish to answer.

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment is a Federal Law that requires that we notify you ahead of time about the survey. This gives you the opportunity to review it, so that you can inform you child’s school if you do not wish your child to participate.

The information gained by this anonymous survey, allows the District and community providers to better meet the needs of Beverly children. The results will be compiled and posted on the school and district websites.

If you wish to see the high school survey, a copy will be available in the main office, from March 20th – April 3rd, 2015. If you DO NOT wish your child to participate in the survey, you must call Beverly High School’s main office @ (978) 921-6132 by April 9, 2015.

Beverly Education Foundation “Honor a Teacher’ Award

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Please help support all Beverly Public Schools, teachers and their students through the Beverly Education Foundation’s annual “Honor a Teacher” Awards.

This annual drive promotes the honoring of “teachers” to include all exemplary educators including teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, art, music, media, physical fitness and science specialists, coaches, guidance counselors, support staff, custodians, etc throughout our district who have made a positive difference in the life of a Beverly student. Monies raised go directly to fund Teacher/Parent grants, awarded each June, which carry out our mission:
“… Beverly Education Foundation shall enhance and support improvements in the educational experience for Beverly Public School students as well as providing further professional development for its faculty. This financial support will facilitate greater learning opportunities for our children.”


Choose from three ways to ‘Honor a Teacher’ this school year:

  1. $25 ‘Honor a Teacher’ Certificate and Letter: With a donation of $25 or more made in the name of a special educator, a certificate will be sent to the individual indicating both the donation in their name as well as how important they have been in the student’s or your life. Please attach comments to your Award Form about why you chose to honor this teacher. A copy will also be sent to the Beverly Public Schools to communicate how important that person is to Beverly Public Schools.
  2. $10 ‘Honor a Teacher’ Notecard: With a donation of $10 or more made in the name of the teacher honored, a card will be sent to the teacher indicating your thanks for all the time, effort and caring they have given your child throughout the year.
  3. $15 ‘In Memoriam’ Note: A thoughtful way to let the families of a deceased teacher, staff member or student know that their loved ones have made a difference in Beverly Public School education (donation of $15 or more).

Remember that no matter which level of support you choose – every dollar counts. Kindly have your donation in no later than June 4, 2014. Acknowledgements and certificates will be distributed on June 15, 2015. All donations are tax deductible matching gifts are welcomed and appreciated.


Click here to make a secure online donation. Please use the “Comments” section to designate the Educators you wish to honor.

Download the ‘Honor a Teacher’ Award Form and mail with a check made payable to the Beverly Education Foundation, Inc. to PO Box 407, Beverly MA 01915

2015 PARCC Testing Schedule

PBA (Performance Based Assessments)


  • March 26 (Thursday – Panther) – Extended Advisory (12:50pm-2:33pm)

  • March 31 (Tuesday) – 2 Hour Delay (8:15am-10:15am)

  • April 1 (Wednesday) – Extended Advisory (8:15-10am)

Math – (Algebra II or Geometry – Grade 11 & Algebra I or Algebra II – Grade 9)

  • April 2 (Thursday) – 2 Hour Delay (8:15am-10:15am)

ELA & Math May – EOY (End of Year)


  • May 12 (Tuesday – Pride) – Extended Advisory (1pm-2:33pm)

  • May 13 (Wednesday – Panther) – Extended Advisory (1pm-2:33pm)


  • May 19 – 2 Hour Delay (8:15am-10:15am)

  • May 20 – 2 Hour Delay (8:15am-10:15am)

2015 MCAS Dates & Times


  • March 31 – Reading Comprehension I & II (2 Hour Delay – 8:15am-10:15am)

  • April 1 – Reading Comprehension III (8:15am-10am – Extended Advisory)

  • April 2 – Composition (2 Hour Delay – 8:15am-10:15am)


  • May 19 – Part I (2 Hour Delay – 8:15am-10:15am)

  • May 20 – Part II (2 Hour Delay – 8:15am-10:15am)

STE – Biology

  • June 8 – Session I (Pride – E Block 8:15am-9:35am)

  • June 9 – Session II (Panther – A Block 8:15am-9:35am)

Senior Baccalaureate – Thursday, June 4


The Senior Baccalaureate will be held on Thursday, June 4 at 7:00, Temple BNai Abraham, 200 East Lothrop St. This is a very important part of “senior week” with a very long-standing tradition here at BHS. We strongly encourage all seniors to get involved in this celebration and participate. Individually or as a group you may sing, dance, do an instrumental performance, read a poetry or essay selection, create a video of your artwork, or anything that you feel you would like to do. We would also like for a senior to volunteer and put together a video presentation of your classs accomplishments and contributions of the last four years. We are also looking for someone to design a program. There are no practices but we do need to know ahead of time who will be participating in order to create the program. If you would like to sign up, you may notify Mrs. Borsetti,(rm 167), Mrs. Curley (rm 301) or any of your senior English teachers. I know most of you will be leaving to do your internships so please let us know as soon as possible. The Temple generously donates their space and provides light refreshments. Please join us for a night that you will long remember!

Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety Presentation



Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety:

A Parents Survival Guide

by Dr. David Stember, Ph.D.


6:45pm – 8:45pm


Anxiety is everywhere in our schools, in every grade level, affecting students of all ages and stages. Get educated about anxiety and anxiety causing stresses in your child/teens life so you can be actively involved in helping your child/teen to navigate the high pressure environments that our students find themselves in today.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Tickets Available Now!

Singin’ in the Rain will be performed Thursday 3/26, Friday 3/27 and Saturday 3/28 at 7 pm and Sunday 3/29 at 2 pm.

Online ticket sales ended Sunday at 6 pm. Tickets will be available at the door.


Tessa Duzz and Lyla Norton will both be receiving awards on Thursday, March 12 at 5:00 to 6:30 for the fourth annual Endicott College High School Art Competition. This juried exhibit consists of over 100 sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have been chosen by their art instructors to take part in this prestigious exhibition.


BHS students under the direction of faculty member, Mary Bigus, will perform in Skinflints and Scoundrels at 2:30 on Saturday, March 14 at Danvers High School for the semifinals of the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival.

The BHS robotics team, Bevbotics 5752, will move on to the district competition in First Robotics.  BHS students under the guidance of BHS faculty member, Mike Pellegrino and John Riley, participated last weekend at Reading Memorial High School in the “Recycle Rush” in which the school’s robot must collect and stack recycle bins and pool noodles in 2.5 minutes per match. Bevbotics exceed their goal in every single match and will move on to the next level.

Freshman Lia Baker, Junior Anna Gibson, and Seniors Sophie Claus and Zachary Bauer all won awards in the regional Massachusetts History Day competition.  Under the guidance of faculty member Julia Brotherton, these students will represent Beverly High School at the Massachusetts History Day state competition that will take place at Stoneham High School on April 11.

BHS Documentaries

Beverly High School Students in the Top 10 Documentaries by MA High School Students

Allie Clancy and Aaron Van Cleef’s documentary “To Be A Filmmaker” was chosen as one of the top 10 documentaries created by MA high school students in the Salem Cinema’s 2015 Five Minute High School Documentary Contest. The contest is part of the annual Salem Film Festival. The top 10 documentaries were presented at the Salem Cinema on Saturday, March 7th.

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