Saturday, May 28, 2016

Open Enrollment at Big Rapids Public Schools

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year is open for children in all grade levels.  

Kindergarten Registration for the 2016 - 2017 School Year 

If your child is going to be five years old by December 1st, 2016 it is time to register for kindergarten. Please register early so we can make sure to get your child scheduled for screening by our current kindergarten teachers. Enrollment packets can be picked up at the Board of Education Office at 21034 15 Mile Road, Big Rapids MI. You will need to bring your child’s birth certificate and their immunization records.

School Registration for grades 1st through 12th

We are also enrolling students in grades 1st through 12th for the 2016-2017 school year as well. Enrollment paperwork can be filled out at our Board of Education Office at 21034 15 Mile Road, Big Rapids MI.  Please make sure to bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records for their school files.

For further information on enrollment, please contact us at (231) 796-2627 or email Sandy Enszer at

Friday, May 27, 2016

BRMS 8th Grade Band has been selected to perform at the Michigan Music Conference!!

Big Rapids Middle School is proud to announce that the BRMS 8th Grade Band has been selected to perform at the Michigan Music Conference in January of 2017!! This is the highest honor a band can achieve through our music educator's group (Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association). This year, BRMS is one of only 2 middle school bands chosen to perform from the entire state of Michigan! Congrats!!! What an accomplishment!!

Friday, May 13, 2016

BRMS - Amazing Race!

Over 160 Big Rapids Middle School students participated the Amazing Race on Friday, May 13th at the High School. Students raced around the school, competing in different events. These events consisted of dancing, obstacle courses through bounce houses, bean bag throwing, rolling in a giant ball, sling shots, and many more!

Here are the winners:  
5th Grade
1st Place: Team Awkward (58:00)

Addison Mossel

Josie Cornell
Madisynne McCarty

2nd Place: Pink Men (66:34)
Owen Gammons
Levi Teske
James Caldwell

3rd Place: BBL Beasts (67:00)
Bretton Root
Brock Smith
Logan Aldrich

6th Grade
1st Place: Pacers (63:00)

Gigi Green

Faith Hauger
Maddie Pincumbe
Laney Jorgenson

2nd Place: Team Lazer Sharks (67:32)
Max Daday
Hunter Mossel

3rd Place: XD ((69: 45)
Owen Ettinger
Varun Piram
Alex Wall
Luke Zhu

7th Grade
1st Place: Jalapeno Hotties (52:04)

Olivia Owens

Destiny Weckesser
Jorden Snow

2nd Place: Red Rippers (60:00)
Gretchen Purcell
Gena Root
Rylie Haist

3rd Place: No Names (63:00)
Elizabeth Goodwin
Ashley Wall
Alice Miller

8th Grade
1st Place: Triple Threat (46:31)

Payton Fuller

Savannah Seath
Holly McKenna

2nd Place: Savage Kings (52:52)
Megan Mackall
Abby Saxton
Ariana Costie
Vallery Seay

3rd Place: Ice Dogs (54:16)
Nick Somsel
Grant Kidder
Jack Somsel
Colin Morrissey

5th Graders Dissect Pig Lungs!

The Big Rapids Middle School 5th Grade Class spent Friday afternoon dissecting pig lungs. High School science teacher, Sue McCullen, brought over some of her students to assist the 5th Graders with the process!

 From Left - Grant Potter (High School Student), Matthew Mapes, Chloe VanWestrienan, Tonya Morgan (5th Grade Teacher)

From Left - Owen Westenkamp, Alex McCullough (High School student), and Courtney Myers

Maiya Johnson

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

BRHS Senior Scholastic Awards Evening

The class of 2016 had many award recipients at the ceremony in the auditorium on May 9th. The following are just a sample of the awards distributed...

The fine arts department:  Erin Coady, Visual Arts
                                          Aidan Reynolds, Vocal Music
                                          Amanda Smith, Instrumental Music
                                          Audree Stephens, Theatrical Arts
                                          Eden Scott, Excellence in the Arts
Foreign Language:  Kayla Horvath
Industrial Technology:  Alex Graham
Language Arts:  Amanda Smith, Geoffrey Pisani, Ashley Vissers, Ayla Vitello
Math Award:  Geoffrey Pisani, Amanda Smith
Physical Ed:  Kayla Somsel, Michael Zeilinger
Science Department:  Brigette Berke, Geoffrey Pisani, Amanda Smith, Ashley Vissers
Social Studies:  Zach Besemer, Deanna Burgo
MHSAA Scholar-Athlete:  Crystal Brinker, Hannah Davis, Alexis Dawkins, Alex Graham, Caleb Newlin, Geoffrey Pisani, Andrew Upham, Ashley Vissers

Predident's Educational Award (Top 10) recipients:  (from left) Ashley Vissors, Geoffrey Pisani, Madeline Stanislav, Mark Wissink, Amanda Smith, Gwen Graham, Paige Brady, Coltrane Groves, Kelsey Blatchford and Alax Graham

Senior Scholar Award Recipients
National Merit Award:   Amanda Smith

TV 9&10 Best of the Class: Geoffrey Pisani

Science Department Recipients

MOCC Honors Cords Recipients:  Taylor Erickson, Walker Weipert, Christopher Johnson, Brook Doerr

Scholar Athletes

Anonymous Scholarship recipients:  Katie Adrianse, Darrin Vedder

Friday, May 6, 2016

BRMS Technology Students have been making Weekly Video Announcements

The 6th Grade Technology students at Big Rapids Middle School have spent the trimester learning how to make and edit videos. They have been creating weekly video announcements that have been shown to the entire school each Friday Morning! They have even learned how to work with a Green Screen! They have even made a few special videos for Mother's Day and Teacher Appreciation Week!

Check out their work!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

BRHS National Honor Society's Red Cross Blood Drive

The National Honor Society sponsored another Red Cross blood drive on Friday, April 22nd and collected a total of 28 donations from students and staff.

Big Rapids High Schools National Honor Society hosts a total of three blood drives per year.

Donors:  Maddie Tassoni (front) and Annika Schlaupitz

BRHS Junior/Senior Prom 2016

Big Rapids High School students and their guests celebrated together at the Holiday Inn for Prom 2016 - "Vintage Carnival". Over 200 students got together for food, music, and games which included corn hole and ring toss. A full candy bar of 12 different candies capped off the steak, chicken, or vegetarian dinner. Many students enjoyed taking a lot of pictures in the photo booth or the Tarzan and Jane background made by McKenna Saunders. Kenny Davis and Jonatha McAdams were voted and named the Prom 2016 King and Queen while Grant Potter and Alex McCullough were voted Prince and Princess. The night was capped off by the seniors dancing and singing to Don’t Stop Believing by Journey.