W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School

Summer at a Glance, News and Note

June 21, 2022


Note from the Principal:

Hello from the start of summer!  I took a few days to actually write this end of school year note, because it took so much energy to get to the finish line well.  It was a wonderful end of the school year with lots of celebrations and activities.  We had a wonderful graduation last Thursday, sending our eighth graders off to high school.  There were many recognitions of students, faculty appreciations and student shares.  It was a fitting celebration to several long years of middle school through this pandemic for our oldest kids.  It made me hopeful for the next grades coming up through our school!

Fifth grade capped off the year with their study of Loon Lake, a fabulous mystery that unfolds as students use their skills and understanding from the past year to figure out what happened to a lake very much like ones that are in our own community, and how to find a solution to make it healthy again.  Their showcase was on the last day of school–way to go for learning all year!!!  Sixth grade got to revive an important aspect of our school culture, the annual field day at French Park.  This is an important activity that celebrates the end of the “upper elementary” program at Du Bois, and launches them into our “secondary” program for the last two years of middle school.  The seventh and eighth grade teams had awards ceremonies for their students, and fun end of year challenges to celebrate our time together.  

In the next week you will receive a mailing from us with the end of year report card and other pieces of info for the past school year and this coming summer.  We will send out this “Summer at a Glance” periodically through the next two months so you have the information you need to prepare for next school year.  I hope you have a glorious summer and get time with friends and family.  

Please drop me a note if you have feedback or questions at ben.doren@bhrsd.org

Be well!


Ben Doren





School Calendar 2022-2023




Family choice for student name and identity

Massachusetts now allows for families to tell their child’s school to use a different name for a student that is not the same as the name on the birth certificate and other legal documents.  Please use this form to tell us at the middle school that you want us to use a name for your child that is different from the legal documents we have from when you enrolled them at the school or in the district.  We will update our Student Information System, PowerSchool, with the information you tell us to use, so your child’s name appears as you direct.  If this is a legal name change, please provide the documents to us so we can make the update for the legal name of the student.  Email ben.doren@bhrsd.org if you have any questions about this form or this process.

Form in English: https://forms.gle/PALB99wyuE29gW1Z7

Forma en Español: https://forms.gle/jcFoaQAB8KkGPWhH6






Flyers and School Letters

Flyers and School letters are available on our website at this link:  https://mvrms.bhrsd.org/category/families/flyers/


This week’s flyers:

  • Nutshell Playhouse Presents:  Spy Jinks!

Recent flyers:

  • Library Book Sale
  • Berkshire Hills Tennis Association Youth and Adult Summer Programs
  • BSRCC Welcome Summer Festival
  • The Black Legacy Project Documentary Film Premiere & Community Conversation
  • Planet Fitness free summer pass for youth 14-19 years old
  • GB Libraries:  Summer Reading Newsletter
  • RSYP:  Budget Bootcamp Pizza Party
  • RSYP:  Drab Ave Concert

Older flyers:

  • DARTS project at Tanglewood
  • The Great Barrington Project:  Unbleaching the Souls of Black Folk
  • Berkshire Concert Choir
  • Young People’s Program
  • Camp Hi-Rock – UPDATED FLYER
  • Southern Berkshire C.A.R.E Adaptive Kickball

  • Camp Hi-Rock Overnight Camp & Wilderness Expedition Info Session

  • Flying Deer Evening Camp for youth ages 11-16

  • Guide to Food Access and Assistance Resources in South Berkshire County

  • Spring Indoor Soccer Training @ Berkshire School

  • Du Bois Wizard of Oz 2022 Poster

  • Kids Sing for Peace-Benefit Concert for Ukraine Aid
  • FREE Adult ESOL Classes:  English and Spanish versionsBabe Ruth Softball Registration
  • 2022-2023 Butternut BHRSD Student Season Pass-paper applications are also available in the school office
  • World Down Syndrome Awareness Day March 21, 2022
  • World Autism Awareness Day April 2, 2022
  • 2022 Spring Lacrosse
  • Berkshire Busk
  • 5th Annual Spotlight on the Arts
  • 2022 South Berkshire Babe Ruth Spring Sign Ups
  • GB Girls Softball Registration 2022
  • Bilingual Computer LIteracy Workshop
  • CHP March Playgroup Schedule
  • Read Across America:  GB Libraries
  • Gt. Barrington Little League RegistrationMMRHS Ski Team Dine to Donate Event at Marketplace Wed. 2/9/22
  • Young People and Anxiety, Depression and Stress Free Forum Tues., 2/15 6:30pm
  • Young People and Anxiety, Depression and Stress Forum–Spanish version
  • Community Health Programs:  Virtual Parent Workshop
  • FREE Family Social-Emotional-Learning Session (Virtual): 2/17/22 at 12 pm
  • FREE Glee Club Class–Grades 1-5
  • YMCA Camp Hi-Rock Virtual Information Session Flyer
  • BRIDGE:  Lesson Plan and Project for MLK Day 2022
  • Winter Project Connection Packet
  • Winter Project Connection Packet – en Espanol
  • Stateline Youth Wrestling
  • Du Bois Middle School 2022 Musical: THE WIZARD OF OZ! (English & Spanish versions)