Thursday, December 15, 2016

BRHS Holiday Spirit Days Begin!

BRHS Student Council and friends decorated hallways Wednesday night to kick off the Holiday Spirit Days! Nice job!

Spirit Days are:  Thursday- Holiday Character Day, Friday- Flannel Friday, Monday- Holiday morning/comfy day and Tuesday- ugly sweater day!

Students dressed up for "Holiday Character Day"!

Hallway Decorating!

Friday, December 9, 2016

BRHS Student Council Food drive for Angels of Action

BRHS Student Council had a successful food drive and collected their goal of 500 non-perishable items for Angels of Action! Way to go Student Council!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Big Rapids Middle School Students in MSBOA Honors Band

The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association hosted their annual Middle School Honors Band.


The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association held their annual Middle School
Honors Band Tuesday night (12/6/16), this year at Shelby High School. For students to
be eligible for admission into the group they must have earned a First Division rating on
their solo performance at Solo and Ensemble Festival earlier this year. The Big Rapids
band program was well-represented by having 28 7 th and 8 th grade students nominated to
perform with the Honors Band, 25 of whom attended the Honors Band. Dr. John Martin
and Mr. Ted Malt were the guest conductors for the Honors Band.

Pictured (left to right):
Front Row
Madison Reidinger, Katherine King, Courtney Inosencio, Abigail Strasser,
Owen Ettinger, Emily Seaman, Jacob McLeod, Varun Piram, Ethan Fuller, Luke Zhu,
Trenton Barone, Amina Masoud, Brenna Kelley, Gabe Myers

Back Row
BRMS Band Director Mr. Allman Todd, Justynn Bobon, Avery Eddinger,
Siri Quist, Tyler Brown, Zoey Watters, Frances Arquette, Annika Lipar, Tennessee
Swearingen, Eric Cohen, Matthew Hardesty

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

BRMS Student Council has been very busy over the last few weeks of school!

The Big Rapids Middle School Student Council has been very busy over the last few weeks of school!

The Big Rapids Middle School Student Council has been very busy over the last few weeks of school!

Last week, the  Student Council hosted a Water Bottle Flipping Competition last week to raise money for an in-school water filling station, promoting healthier lifestyles through adequate hydration throughout a long school day! We had a great time and celebrate those with some pretty remarkable skill!! Thank you to all of the students who participated in the event!

In addition, the BRMS Student Council went through some goal setting and leadership training last week during the first ever Student Council Retreat. A thank you to some of our BRHS dual enrollment students for helping coordinate some teamwork and leadership training, as well as to supervisors Mrs. Jensen and Mrs. Kelley. 

Also, Student Council President, Lauren Posey, represented our building in donating over 300 pairs of socks to Our Brother's Keeper, a local community service organization that helps families in need throughout Mecosta-Osceola Counties. Great job BRMS students, staff, and families for helping support our community! 

Finally, the Student Council participated in a Food Drive competition last week. The 5th Grade won the can drive competition, collecting the greatest number of donated items for Manna Pantry of Big Rapids. Thank you to all those who donated items to be distributed to some of our families in need throughout Mecosta/Osceola County!All donations will go towards Manna Pantry.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Big Rapids High Schools' Key Club Sponsors another "Angel Tree" for the Holiday Season!

Key Club is a student-led community service organization sponsored by Kiwanis Clubs International. This holiday season the Key Club will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army and sponsoring an "Angel Tree." Gifts will be collected and donated to the Salvation Army so that area children in need may have a more joyous holiday season. Contact Brian Weaver ( if you would like to participate in the Angel Tree project.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Check out BRPS on 9 & 10 News!

Catch BRPS on the morning show of 9&10 News on Friday, November, 18th with Spectrum Health!

We'll be on air and online with school nurse Mary Underhill. Join BRPS Superintendent Tim Haist and 9&10 reporter Adora Namigadde as they discuss the benefits of our new school nurse position. You will also experience the convenience of the Spectrum Health MedNow feature, a great resource for our students and families.

Monday, October 31, 2016

BRMS celebrates Halloween with Autumn Assembly!

BRMS celebrates Halloween with Autumn Assembly!

On Friday, October 28th, 2016, the Big Rapids Middle School celebrated Halloween.  Students dressed up in a variety of fun, unique costumes.  In the afternoon, students participated in an assembly of games, from wrapping a teacher, to scooter races, to bopping a balloon into a basket!!  Teachers and students also had a chance to win the Halloween costume contest.  Our winners were Mr. Hooker and Brady Fox.  

Throughout the week, students participated in a coin war to have the opportunity to "slime a teacher."  Proceeds earned from the coin war are going to Angels of Action.  The Big Rapids Middle School students were able to raise $350.00 for the cause!  As a result, the students witnessed ten staff members get slimed!
Here are the results:
1. Mr. Cumings
2. Mrs. Morgan
3. Mrs. Weber
4. Mrs. Bowman
5. Mr. Armand
6. Mr. Aldrich
7. Mrs. Selzer
8. Mr. Bennett
9. Mr. Hooker
10. Mr. Brejcha

Friday, October 21, 2016

Big Rapids High School “Grace Adventures” Assembly!

Recently the Big Rapids High School brought in Grace Adventures to perform a two hour student workshop on Positive Peer Relationships for each class at the High School. “Positive Peer Relationships” at Grace Adventures will “equip and prepare teachers and students to develop the school as a place where people are respected, heard and known.” Their goal is to provide a learning experience, creating a culture where everyone has value, positive relationships are built and everyone is responsible. The purpose is to create a culture of value where each person is respected, heard, and known.

Students began the presentation in the gym with a presentation by Grace Adventures. Part of this presentation talked about building positive relationships and covering the learning targets:
  • Everyone has Value 
  • How to build positive relationships 
  • Each student must take responsibility to lead 
The presentation then transitioned into small group activities and games.

Grace Adventures is a year-round Christian non-profit Training Center in Silver Lake Michigan. Grace is located in the Silver Lake Sand Dunes area and sits on almost 400 acres. They work with both faith-based and non faith-based organizations.

Leadership and Character are in high demand today. Grace wants to help create a surplus of leadership. They have workshops for individuals or teams, businesses, organizations, and more in order to train and equip others in leadership and character.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

BRMS Art Students visit Local Art Exhibit

Mrs. Eichelberger’s Art classes from BRMS attended a local art exhibit called “What’s in the Truck” at Artworks. The theme of this art exhibit was Industrial Arts. It was a wonderful opportunity to see the connection of art to real world applications.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Big Rapids High School Quiz Bowl Team competes in ​WCMU's ​Quiz Central

The Big Rapids High School Quiz Bowl team competed in Quiz Central at Central Michigan University last week as part of ​WCMU TV's annual competition.

In this competition, top students face off in an ​educational and entertaining academic quiz show.
​As part of the program, students have the opportunity to earn academic scholarships and textbooks are awarded by CMU and the CMU Bookstore.

​The match between BRHS and Ovid ​​Elsie high School will air Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. on WCMU TV.

Pictured (front row, left to right) are Varsity A Team Members Ryan Draves, Ethan Westerkamp, Arya Rao, and Ryan Cosper; and (second row)  team alternates Susanna Kailing, Luke Somsel and Coach Sue McCullen.

Friday, October 7, 2016

BRMS holds 2nd Annual Color Run!

On October 6th, 2016, the Big Rapids Middle School held the 2nd annual Color Run. Due to the weather, the event was held indoors. Staff and volunteers used markers,instead of powdered chalk, and wrote/marked on students as they ran by each station throughout the hallways of the middle school! At the end of the event,participants gathered in Cardinal Hall for a "Color Burst!" Despite the changes, everyone still had a great time! Thank you to all of the volunteers and staff for your help! A big thank you goes out to Yoplait for making this happen!