Enrichment & Specials Classes

At BMS, each student has one enrichment or intervention class and one specials class every day. Enrichment and Specials classes are provided to all 4 grades and offer students the chance to explore vibrant topics of interest outside (but often connected to) the academic realm. These two types of classes are separate and taught at different times of day.

Students rotate through a different specials class each quarter. Students remain in enrichment classes for the duration of the year.

Enrichment Classes

Enrichment classes provide different programming options at each grade level and students rotate through four different enrichment classes for the year, one each quarter. Class meets every day of that quarter including Wednesdays. If a student is in a lab class to accelerate a specific content area learning (Math Lab or ELA Lab), they may stay in that enrichment for more than one quarter if they are making progress and continue to need that level of additional teaching. Enrichments by grade level are:

5th: Library Skills, Human Body, Book Club, A.C.T., ELA Lab, Math Lab

6th: Coding, Movement, Mars, Poetry, ELA Lab, Math Lab

7th: Modern Music, Wellness, Behavioral Economics, Community Projects, ELA Lab, Math Lab

8th: Environmental Ed, Lego Robotics, Community Arts, Global Issues, ELA Lab, Math Lab

Class lists for enrichment classes are created using various sources including teacher feedback and student needs. Middle School students benefit from being exposed to many types of learning experiences and career paths to help them develop their interests during a time when their identity is still forming. If you have ideas for enrichment classes that we could be offering at BMS, feel free to share them with Principal Ellsperman.