Sunday, September 26, 2010



The practice SAT, known as the PSAT will be given at Beverly High School on Saturday, October 16th from 7:30am to 12:30pm. The PSAT is recommended for juniors planning to attend a four year college and sophomores in honors level courses. It is the only time of year that the PSAT is offered.

The PSAT is truly a practice SAT, it will never be a part of a student's record to colleges, but may qualify students for scholarships. Taking the PSAT will make a student more prepared for the real SAT, administered in the spring of junior year. According to the College Board, students who take the PSAT score 120 points higher on the SAT than those who don’t.  For more detailed information, visit

Registration will take place beginning Monday, October 4th. Students must register after school only, not during the school day, in the B wing office. Registration will run from October 4th through October 15th.

Cost of the PSAT will be $25 until October 13th and $30 on October 14th and 15th. Register early to avoid the $5 late fee. Cash or check payable to “BHS PSAT”.  Fee waivers are available for juniors; please see your counselor. Results will be available in December during a counselor presentation.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010


German students visiting BHS

Students from BHS partner school in Germany, the Kopernikus Gymnasium Bargteheide,
are arriving on September 29 for a three week stay in Beverly. The students will be staying
with Beverly High School students and their families. They will visit BHS classrooms and
take field trips into Boston, accompanied by their chaperones, music teacher, Henrike Korb and history/political science teacher, Caroline Ritter.


Sunday, September 19, 2010


Beverly DECA Cares

Beverly DECA Cares” was started in June of 2010 by DECA members, Matthew
Eriksen and Ashley Chalifour with our public relations assistants, Alexandra
Kelly, Katerina Hillios, and George Kastrinakis. The mission of our
organization is to raise awareness and funds for the not-for-profit Autism
Speaks ™ association.

What is Autism Speaks™? Autism Speaks™ is dedicated to funding global
biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for
autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on
individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal
with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds
necessary to support these goals.

What is DECA? The mission of DECA, Inc. is to enhance the co–curricular
education of students with interest in marketing, management and
entrepreneurship. DECA helps students to develop skills and competence for
marketing careers, to build self–esteem, to experience leadership and to
practice community service. DECA is committed to the advocacy of marketing
education and the growth of business/education partnerships.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010


New building moving plan-calendar

Moving schedule
Mon. 11/22- Half day for students-full day for staff.  Staff begins packing
Tues. 11/23- Professional development day-staff completes packing.  No school for students.
Wed. 11/24-No school for staff or students.  Moving company begins moving process.
Thurs. 11/25-Thanksgiving Day- no school
Fri. 11/26- Thanksgiving break- no school- Moving company continues move.
Mon. 11/29- Professional development day for staff. No school for students.  Staff unpacks rooms.
Tues. 11/30 - Classes resume in new building.  School day for students and staff.

Other important calendar dates

Friday, 10/8-Staff Development Day for all schools.  No school for students.

Tuesday, 11/2-  Full day of classes for Beverly High School students. Staff Development Day for elementary and middle school staff.  Elementary and middle school students do not have school.

 Friday, 1/14 - Full day of classes for Beverly High School students. Staff Development Day for elementary and middle school staff.  Elementary and middle school students do not have school.



Beverly High makes Boston Magazine's honor roll

In a recent excerpt from Boston Magazine, Beverly High School was recognized as making the magazine's "honor roll" for our use of technology and particularly the one on one laptop intiative. Though we will begin the program next September (2011), Beverly High School is setting the bar high. This extension of teaching and learning through technology highlights our great staff at Beverly High School.

Boston Magazine; September 2010 Edition

Best Schools 2010: The Honor Roll
From Acton to Wellesley, area high schools are offering students unprecedented opportunities to excel. Here, some standout programs that prepares kids for life beyond the classroom.

Beverly High School
Picture this: every student working wirelessly on a Mac laptop in a new building. Teachers using Wikis to post assignments, give feedback, and encourage discussion online. Assessments that aren’t just term papers, but 21st-century ways to demonstrate knowledge — blogs, documentaries, PowerPoint presentations, and podcasts. It’s about to happen at Beverly High, which this September becomes the first school in eastern Massachusetts to require every incoming freshman to have a laptop. (Thanks to a deal with Apple, students can purchase, rent, or borrow a computer.) The school teaches everything from basic computing literacy to AutoCAD, the design-industry standard. And it also trains students to provide tech support to peers. Kyle Sweeney, Beverly class of ’07, says that experience helped him get into college. “It taught me communication and problem-solving skills better than any class.”


Thursday, September 2, 2010


Useful information

From the Student Assistance Program (SAP) @ BHS
School is back in session, which naturally carries a mixture of stress and excitement for everyone involved. But for some students who struggle with psychiatric, social, and learning difficulties, making the transition back to school is much more of an arduous event for them, as well as their parents.

Follow the link below to a brief article from discussing how to help young people with getting back into the classroom.

SAP is sponsored by the North Shore United Way and serviced by Health & Education Services, Inc.


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