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BMS CREW
In 2015, BMS debuted a special daily CREW advisory period to build student and staff relationships, focus on goal setting and academic achievement, and practice our Habits of a Scholar. For more information, visit our CREW page

BMS Band
The Basalt Middle School Band is open to all 5th through 8th graders. Over 40% of students participate in the band program, which holds fall, winter, and spring concerts. The program offers a bi-annual band trip and special opportunities such as applying to the various Honor Bands, Aspen Music Festival PALS program, and various Jazz Aspen Snowmass programs, which are year-round. For information on our music programs, click here
Contact: Band teacher Nick Lenio, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5866

BMS Choir
In 7th grade, each student takes one quarter of “Intro to Choir and Drama.” This class involved theatre exercises and vocal warm-ups. Most exercises are group participation activities that are fun and educational. In 8th grade, students can choose choir as a specials option. First quarter is a girls’ choir, second quarter is a boy’s choir, and third and fourth quarters are a mixed choir. For information on our music programs, click here.
Contact: Brittany von Stein, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5879

BMS Gender & Sexualities Alliance
BMS is home to a new Gender & Sexualities Alliance student group that is facilitated by Garfield County PREP's Diana Andrews. For more information on this student group, contact Principal Ellsperman.

BMS Makerspace
BMS debuted a state-of-the-art Makerspace in 2015. The space is open to students during lunch to explore a variety of rotating STEAM activities, including electric circuits, 3D printing, rockets, Legos, Minecraft, and more. The space is also used for after-school classes and evening programming. For information on the Makerspace, click here.
Contact: Allison Johnson, 309-5485, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BMS PEAK Program
BMS offers a gifted and talented program for qualifying students that includes in-class differentiation, social-emotional support, and extracurricular activities. For more information, click here.
Contact: Kristi Groves at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BMS Student Council
The BMS Student Council is for 7th and 8th grade students. Applications to join student council require two peer recommendations and one teacher recommendation. Applications are due in early September. Student Council plans events like school spirit days, a field day, a talent show, Colorband Games, and a food drive. (Year-round)
Contact: Counselor Marlon Funez at 384-5899
Applications are typically due in early September

BMS Student Garden
BMS is home to a community garden that is planted and harvested by students. A new greenhouse opened in 2015 as well.
Contact: Mitch Wyatt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

BMS Yearbook
Pictures of students, staff, and school-wide events are collected all year long. Students apply at the beginning of the year to be on the staff that will create the annual yearbook.
Contact: Allison Johnson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 309-5485

BMS Brain Bowl
BMS students put their heads together to compete in teams by grade in district-level knowledge tournaments. Students practice at lunch over several months before competing. For details, Click here
Contact: Kristi Groves at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BMS Student of the Month
Each month a student who represents a particular value such as trustworthiness or responsibility is chosen to be honored by teachers. The student receives a diploma at a special Town of Basalt awards ceremony.
Contact: Ty Hayden, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5902

BMS Pre-collegiate Program
The Roaring Fork School District Pre-Collegiate program is an academic enrichment and support program for first-generation college students. For more information, click here
Contact: Counselor Marlon Funez, 384-5899

The Buddy Program
Peer to Peer Buddies are students from Basalt High School that mentor middle school students weekly. Community Buddies are adult mentors who meet with students in the community at least 3-4 times per month. 
Contact: Marlon Funez, 384-5899 or the program directly at http://www.buddyprogram.org/

 


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Annual Student Events


BMS Art Show
In conjunction with the spring band concert, BMS fills the front lobby with art installations and exhibits. (Spring)
Contact: Guinevere Jones, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5883

BMS Student Concerts
The BMS Band hosts a Welcome Concert in the fall, a Winter Concert before Christmas, the Joy of Music band fundraising event in late winter, and a Spring Concert. The BMS Choir hosts winter and spring concerts. For information on our music programs, click here.

Homecoming
Longhorn Pride reaches a fevered pitch as middle school students join in to celebrate the high school’s homecoming spirit and game. Sixth to 8th grade band student participate in a parade through Basalt, while 7th and 8th grade band students perform at the Homecoming Game. BMS also hosts a Pep Rally in the gym. (Fall)

Honor Roll and Longhorn Pride Assemblies
Students gather to honor the hard work and effort of students at the end of the first three quarters. Parents are welcome at assemblies first and third quarter. For honor roll requirements, click here.
Contact: Principal Jennifer Ellsperman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5901.

Kidsculpt
BMS students are chosen to participate in Aspen’s Winterskol celebration each year by working as a team to design and sculpt a snow sculpture along with other regional middle schools. (January)
Contact: Guinevere Jones, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5883

Scholastic Book Fair
Students and parents are encouraged to peruse the latest middle school titles when the Scholastic Book fair comes to town in conjunction with first quarter Parent/Teacher conferences. (November)
Contact: Librarian Jane Douglass, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5907

Talent Show
BMS musicians, comedians, magicians and more hit the stage at this annual Student Council-sponsored event. (Spring)
Contact: Counselor Marlon Funez, 384-5899

Field Day
BMS’s field day is hosted by student council for all grades. (Spring).
Contact: Counselor Marlon Funez, 384-5899

Staff-Student 8th Grade Basketball Game
Our annual student-staff basketball game is the Friday before spring break. 8th graders with good academic standing make up the student team. Students purchase challenges for their teachers to make the game fair and crazy costumes abound. All money raised goes to a local charity. (Spring). 
Contact: Counselor Marlon Funez, 384-5899

Kate Keenan Memorial Mile Run
All 8th Graders participate in this annual fun run from BMS to BHS representing the transition from middle school to high school. (Last week of school)
Contact: Principal Ellsperman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 384-5901

Family Science Night
Each November, BMS holds a science evening filled with demonstrations, experiments, and hands-on learning. This event is open to students throughout the valley. (November)
Contact: Allison Johnson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 309-5485

 

 

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